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Whitbeck

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1026858)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • HelenF851
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    “Great house - poor cleaning!”

    Perfect location in Keswick - 5 min walk to town centre. Amazing views from back windows and garden . Front windows good views too . ...

    Perfect location in Keswick - 5 min walk to town centre. Amazing views from back windows and garden . Front windows good views too . Whitbeck was booked through Sykes Cottages who we have used before . The house is very roomy and spacious for 6 people with a good sized drive and rear garden . The 2 Large doubles were roomy and spacious but the 3rd was a very small double !! The brief should explain this as you could just squeeze around the bed . No mirror , no wardrobe , just drawers - not big enough I’m afraid especially compared to the other two . The bathrooms had excellent showers and was clean . The bedrooms were cleaned Ok but had cobwebs in corners ! The hallway is spacious and the sun room very comfortable and clean . Unfortunately the kitchen was NOT cleaned to Covid standards ! The fridge / freezer was awful with the drawers being dirty with dry cheese etc left in bottom . The dishwasher filter was completely filled with spaghetti and other food debris . ( photos available ) . The whole house did not smell clean and fresh sadly on arrival. . There is no clothes airer , no tumble dryer and no pegs for small washing line - Not Good Enough!! After a wet day with 6 adults no where to dry anything ! No bin liners for kitchen big or bedroom bins - I’ve never or been self catering without this being provided . No hand towels for bathrooms but did take my own Luckily . Good accommodation in a great location but the cleaning was NOT Covid recommended . Sadly won’t stay again but if you do just be aware of my comments . Hope this helps Sykes Cottages please make note.

    - HelenF851, August 2020
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The property

Whitbeck is a delightful, large semi-detached property on the outskirts of Keswick, at the heart of the Lake District National Park with mountain views to front or rear from every room.

It comes well equipped for those seeking to explore all that the surrounding area has to offer.

Designed to offer a flexible sleeping arrangement, the property comes with four bedrooms, comprising of one double en-suite, one king size and a twin, which will convert to a king size upon request and one single bedroom.

Each bedroom enjoys a refreshing interior, lovely views and ample space for your essentials.

Friends and family can gather in the evening within the living room and light the wood burning stove as you cosy up on the plush seating.

If you fancy an hour away from the rest of the group, the conservatory offers an alternative space for you where you can read a good book or watch the TV; alternatively the upstairs has a picture window offering magnificent views over the fells.

Moving through the property, you will find the well equipped fresh modern kitchen, boasting everything you could possibly need during a self-catering break, including a washing machine and a dishwasher.

Unwind after a day's exploring in the lovely lawned garden and patio area that has far reaching views towards the Borrowdale valley.

You will also find a useful garage which is suitable for bike storage .

If you don't feel like cooking, head into the centre of Keswick where a vast array of pubs and eateries await you, as well as shops for picking up the essentials.

The town also boasts a number of attractions to keep you busy, including the famous Theatre by the Lake and great mountain biking opportunities as the property is within cycling distance of the mountain biking centre at Whitlatter Forest Park.

Further afield, you could enjoy a boat trip around Derwentwater or visit the Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Whitbeck is an outstanding getaway for your next adventure.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king size; 1 x double en-suite, 1 x twin (can be made into king size upon request at booking), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting/dining room with wood burning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating and wood burning stove
  • Fridge/freezer, induction hob, washing machine, dishwasher, electric double oven, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2-3 cars
  • Private garden
  • Garage (suitable for bike storage)
  • 1 x Travel cot provided
  • 1 x Highchair provided
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.2 miles, pub within 0.6 miles

About the location

KESWICK

Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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