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Sparrow Cottage

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1068335)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Donald

    “We really enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable cottage, which has been renovated to a very high spec.”

    It is a credit to the owners who must have put a great deal of hard work in to it. However, just a few suggestions. As there is a washer/dryer, it would be good to have an iron & ironing board, also a few more kitchen utensils, a sieve, microwave equipment & salt & pepper pots & a sugar bowl & a nice big fruit fruit bowl for the table. We presumed there wasn't a hoover because the cleaning is contracted out, maybe they could be asked to hoover up the crumbs we found under the settee cushions ...

    It is a credit to the owners who must have put a great deal of hard work in to it. However, just a few suggestions. As there is a washer/dryer, it would be good to have an iron & ironing board, also a few more kitchen utensils, a sieve, microwave equipment & salt & pepper pots & a sugar bowl & a nice big fruit fruit bowl for the table. We presumed there wasn't a hoover because the cleaning is contracted out, maybe they could be asked to hoover up the crumbs we found under the settee cushions . Thank you for a lovely holiday in your super cottage. Don & Sue

    - Donald, June 2022

The property

Keswick 3.9 miles.

This charming mid-terrace cottage of Sparrow Cottage is located in Threlkeld, Cumbria, near Keswick.

Sparrow Cottage is a fantastic base for a family of four looking to explore this beautiful region of the Lake District National Park; it enjoys elegant decor throughout and is accessible to a variety of outdoor pursuits.

After parking in the off-road spot, enter the cottage to find a beautifully decorated open-plan living area.

Lounge on one of the sumptuous sofas and turn on the Smart TV to catch up on your favourite programme; while you're at it, fire up the woodburning stove to fill the space with a warm glow.

Proceed to the kitchen, which features sleek white cabinets with stylish, wooden worktops and a wide range of equipment, including a dishwasher and a washer/dryer.

Once the family's aspiring chef has prepared a culinary treat, serve it at the adjacent dining table or take it out to the shared garden to enjoy while watching the picturesque beck run past.

At the end of the day, ascend the stairs to find two lovely bedrooms, a double and a bunk, as well as a superb bathroom featuring a large corner bath and a contemporary walk-in shower. When it comes to dining, The Sally Inn and Horse & Farrier are two wonderful choices close by, where you can enjoy a bite to eat, before or after enjoying the surrounding wonders of Keswick Golf Club, the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum, and Thornsgill Beck.

You can reach Keswick by car or by foot via the Railway Path, where you can see the beautiful Derwentwater with its watersports, the Keswick Museum with its unusual displays, and the Puzzling Place with its mind-boggling illusion.

The next stop is Bassenthwaite Lake Visit Bassenthwaite Lake, a National Nature Reserve featuring sailing, waterside walkways, Dodd Wood, and accesss to the neighbouring Lake District Wildlife Park. Skiddaw and Ullswater are both close by, as are the picturesque towns of Cockermouth, Ambleside, and Bowness-on-Windermere, all of which provide a variety of attractions.

For a fantastic break in the Lake District, choose Sparrow Cottage.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with corner bath, walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Communal lawn with picnic bench overlooking the beck
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Will accept up to three
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Please note this property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues due to a steep staircase

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