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    • “Spacious, clean, and well furnished”
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    • “Two friends and I stayed at Wrenville for a long weekend in the fells. We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived - the place is much larger than it appears in the photos, and there is ample space for storage of bikes/boots/backpacks etc., not to mention the large upstairs room with kitchen, dinning area and living room. Downstairs are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a utility room (complete with washing machine and tumble dryer). The bathroom is really great - heated floors, power shower and large bath. The beds are comfortable, although the road can be a little noisy. Bring ear plugs if you're a very light sleeper. The windows are double glazed, and the road gets quiet a night so it isn't too bad The upstairs is probably the highlight of the place - one very large and bright room with a large kitchen. The kitchen has all the equipment you'd need to cook, as well as some other things that come in handy (tin foil, washing up liquid, etc.) I'd really recommend staying here. The only complaint: no wifi! This is particularly a problem in Keswick where there is very very limited mobile phone data signal. If there was wifi, I'd say this place is perfect”

    Elizabeth B, Oxford, United Kingdom, May 2015

    • “Modern & Convenient”
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    • “We had a great stay here! The location of WRENVILLE couldn't be better, less than 5 minutes to stroll into Keswick with lots of bars, restaurants & activities, with the park directly opposite. Many walks from the doorstep! The property has been designed & maintained to a very high modern standard with attention to detail features such a LED lights up the stairs & daffodils on the table! The weather was cold (but thankfully dry!) & the property was very warm, with lovely views from the upstairs lounge. Great to have a private parking spot. The big fluffy towels were appreciated too! The only negative is the noise, whilst not the property owners fault - the house is on a busy main road and the slash windows don't seem to offer much protection - when in bed (bedrooms are at front of house on ground floor), we could also hear the conversations of people passing (or singing/shouting if they've had a few beers!) Not really suitable for children due to the open staircase.”

    Rollonfriday, Chester, February 2013

    • “An excellent stay at a outstanding cottage in an excellent locat”
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    • “This cottage is very modern and well equipped. The living space is upstairs having great views and is very warm: we hardly needed to turn the heating up! The beds are really comfy and the bathroom is beautifully fitted making a hot bath very welcome at the end of a days walking.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Burgess Hill, January 2013

    • “Romantic getaway and daughters first trip to keswick”
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    • “We were impressed with Wrenville as soon as we pulled up outside as there's almost a temporary parking area right infront with a low kerb allowing us to unload on what can be quite a busy road at times.As soon as we entered the property its apparent that everythings been finished to a very high standard from the bathroom and brilliant shower right through to the kitchen fittings and lounge. My girlfriend particulary liked the stair lights at night,a nice touch.A couple of nights we actually stayed in and cooked (which is very unusual for a keswick trip because all the pubs are that good) and chilled out on the large leather sofas and enjoyed the views and a few local beers.The panaroma from the upstairs kitchen/lounge is brilliant with latrigg to the front and dodd wood to the rear.There's a lovely deep bath which was a nice place to be after a wet descent of skiddaw and the utility room with dryer ensured that all my gear was ready for more of the same the following day.Wrenville's very well located opposite fitz park and the river greta for pushchair rides for little un's or just a lazy walk to the pub or shops.The only negatives were road noise in the down stairs bedrooms but with a 6 month baby and keswick on your doorstep would you really want a lie in.The parking down the side of the house is great but unless you've got parking sensors your best getting someone to watch you in and approach from blencathra street down the alley at the back of the property.We loved it and would we stay again, most definately i'm already planning a winter mountain biking trip with a few buddies!!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Liverpool, September 2012

    • “Ideal for walkers”
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    • “A high spec rental property in a good location (although there is a fair amount of road noise!). Very well equipped throughout, in a modern and minimalist style, and ideal for walkers with its wet room at the rear of the property. Vital for drying boots and outdoor clothes, the utility room really added extra value for us on a winter walking break.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Grantham, January 2012

    • “very good accomodation”
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    • “Just returned from a short stay at this property. The house is lovely in an ideal location for walking, drinking, eating and shopping. Clean and tidy with all the little extras you need. The only reason we would not come back is the street noise at night. On a relatively busy road and could hear traffic a lot through the night and we stayed out of school holidays. Other than that would recommend, maybe just take some earplugs.”

    Tlauder, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “Can't wait to come back”
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    • “Our second stay at Wrenville which was just as good as the first. The cottage is in a great location for visiting Keswick and the Northern lakes. It is ideal for walkers with it's large utility room which is ideal for for storing/drying boots and wet gear if you get caught in the rain (it does occasionally rain in the Lake District!) The house is very comfortable and has everything you need - although we did miss having Wi Fi. It is great to have your own parking space next to the house which can be at a premium in this area. We have stayed in Keswick on numerous occasions and this is now our first choice if travelling as a family - highly recommended”

    Lindum5, Lincolnshire, October 2013

    • “Brilliant cottage in great location”
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    • “This was a very well equipped cottage, which fulfilled all our expectations from the website descriptions. The location was excellent, a short walk into Keswick with parking for our small car. The cottage was very well equipped and very comfortable. We had a great holiday and would definitely recommend this cottage. It had lovely views across the river and to the hills in the distance.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hull, September 2013

    • “Modern, clean, very comfortable”
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    • “Brilliant and would happily stay again. Four stars rather than five because of the lack of wifi.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cambridge, May 2013

    • “Central location.”
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    • “Modern and well equipped. Walking distance to pubs and shops. Very small courtyard. Located on a noisy main road.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sunderland, October 2012

    • “Wrenville”
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    • “Accommodation well laid out / spacious with mnodern interior”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Grantham, September 2012

    • “Gorgeous house with great views”
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    • “A beautifully updated house in a good position in Keswick with parkind space which was very important to us.The upstairs lounge had great views.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northampton, November 2011

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    • “We enjoyed being in such a central location, as it's the off-season. The weather was better than the forecast, consistently, which is good. The house was ideally equipped for our stay. Sykes responded instantly in acknowledging minor issues on outstanding maintenance, and ideally the owner will use the off-season to get them fixed, could be done in an hour.”

    Mr Ind, Walton-on-Thames, November 2018

    • “Our expectations were met. Thank you.”

    Mrs Clark, Hampton, July 2018

    • “My husband and I had the misfortune to book Wrenville at Keswick on the 9th June 2018. This is the filthiest house we have ever had, it had to be seen to believed I have never been so disgusted in my life. Many many photos were taken of all the muck and mess that was in in the house,. This was supposed to be a high end property at £675 per week, nothing was high end ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I complained to Sykes Cottages and sent all the photos which they agreed was dreadful. The owner would not respond when Sykes tried to contact him, not surprising he’s got his money he doesn’t care. Sykes them selves have been extremely helpful and have resolved this to my satisfaction. It won’t stop my using Sykes as we’ve had many cottages booked through them, just hope they consider not working with this owner and letting him pull down the good reputation Sykes have.”

    Mrs Aird, Cramlington, June 2018

    • “Hade everything we could have wanted comfort relaxing and wonderful views close to amenities”

    Mrs Dickenson, Worksop, May 2018

    • “The cottage was a perfect size, however the cleanliness was not as one would expect, coffee / tea stains on the bed side cabinets, cooker / toaster needed cleaning out and the bathroom could have had a more deeper clean. Outdoor area at the back is not really ideal to sit out in Wifi was advertised however there was none, the engineer came to install midway through our holiday, however it was still not working when we left, so very disappointed with that”

    Mr Jeffries, Irvine, May 2018

    • “This property could be really very good, but is let down by a few problems, which should be an easy fix. Firstly, the property was not as clean as we would have expected. The kitchen was very grubby, and needs a thorough deep clean. It could do with some of the cupboards repairing too. The windows in the property were filthy too, spoiling the views it brags about having. Some of the window blinds didn't work properly, especially the main bedroom one, which could not be closed, and it let a lot of light in. But the main problem with this property is the noise. We appreciate it is on a main road, but the windows are inadequate. They need to be at least double glazed, to help with the noise. Even passing pedestrians sounded like they were in the room. Someone previously suggested using ear plugs, which we did, but they are not a perfect solution, and are not something we found comfortable in using. A real shame, because otherwise the location for Keswick and surrounding area is perfect.”

    Mr Fletcher, Stafford, June 2018

    • “Unfortunately the maintenance of the property was below expectations. The property commanded top price as it looks to be of a very high standard, and I was happy to pay the extra as it looked so lovely. Lots of things were broken, including the main cooker, dvd player, fire, and no hot water to the lovely deep bath. The edging under the cupboards in the kitchen had fallen off and was just lying in the kitchen area, 2 window blinds were broken, a towel rail in the kitchen was broken and one of the large kitchen floor cupboards would not stay shut. The dust bins outside were full to overflowing. I did go to the office mid week with a list of problems, and staff were very polite to me, I was expecting to be contacted so that a maintenance person could at least come and see the problems but I wasn't. However I again spoke to the office personnel when I gave back the key, and they did go out to the property straight away. When I got home I did have an email acknowledging my concerns and giving me a named person who was dealing with the issues. The area is amazing, despite the inclement weather we had a lovely visit. We come to the lakes every year as we love it so much, usually staying in much cheaper properties, but as it is my 60th birthday I thought I would go for something more luxurious, so I was rather disappointed, and would not stay in Wrenville again.”

    Miss Blackburn, REDDITCH, April 2018

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The Property

Stunning 2 bedroom cottage situated in the centre of Keswick, with a modern first floor lounge which overlooks the river to the Lakeland fells beyond. Private parking and small outside seating area.
Wrenville is a stunning end of terrace cottage situated in the centre of Keswick, with glorious views over the River Greta and Fitz Park to Latrigg and surrounding fells. A ten minute stroll will take you to the shores of Derwentwater, where you can enjoy a launch trip or hire your own rowing boat. Keswick is an ideal base from which to explore the Northern Lakes.
This architecturally designed property has ground floor bedrooms, bathroom and utility room. A wooden and glass stair case takes you to a light and airy first floor open plan living area from which you can enjoy beautiful views. The property has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard with great attention to detail and benefits from a small outside seating area and private parking for one car.
The gas centrally heated accommodation comprises:

Double bedroom
Twin bedroom.
Family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Large utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer

First floor: Light and airy open plan lounge with TV, DVD, electric fire and dining area.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.
Private parking for one car.
Small seating area with furniture to rear of the property.
Due to the open style staircase, this property is not suitable for children under 7 years of age.


Over ground and first floor. Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Ground floor utility room. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with freeview, DVD, Washing machine and Tumble dryer in Utility
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in the rent
  • Private parking for one car
  • Small seating area to rear of the property with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Not suitable for children under 7 years of age due to open style staircase
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk.

Regional Information

KESWICK Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 20 minutes. 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:

  • Off-season