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Derwent Lea

Applethwaite, Lake District

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 3
grade 4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous country cottage, set in the magical Lakeland village of Applethwaite
  • Mountain views from almost every room
  • Fabulous setting for long country walks and yet just 1.5 miles from Keswick
Property code: SZ167

An enticing, holiday home for up to eight guests, set within the picturesque village of Applethwaite, while also ideal for Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake.

Escape to the tranquil village of Applethwaite for a Lakes experience like no other, treating your party of eight to exciting walks around stunning Bassenthwaite Lake and water-based adventures on Derwentwater. Cosy, homely and brimming with excellent features for socialising such as a large garden for al fresco dining and an open fire for snuggly evenings, your accommodation is ideal for reconnecting with your loved ones. Set out to explore from the comfort of your doorstep, basking in the views of mountains, hills and fells as you trek with your three canine companions. Keswick is also within easy reach 2 miles away for a healthy dose of retail therapy, a taste of the local arts scene and delicious home-grown fare.

Inside is homely and comforting with bold splashes of colour and pleasing contemporary details. Prepare a grazing plate of tasty snacks and snuggle up in the lounge for a family film, lighting the fire for the ultimate treat. By day, the large windows have fabulous views of the surrounding countryside for your first coffee of the day. Mealtimes are a breeze thanks to the excellent kitchen facilities and the homely dining room, but if you slide open the doors you can venture outside for an al fresco meal with the mountains as your backdrop. Weary from your day, the four bedrooms offer a sanctuary for a restful night’s sleep on the first floor. There’s a bunk bedroom for the youngest guests to enjoy a sleepover. All four are served by a generous bathroom and a shower room, perfect for some well-deserved pampering. The private garden is another excellent spot to perch with a coffee and soak in the scenery.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath and hand held shower plus WC, and 1 shower room with WC
  • Integrated electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fire (coal included)
  • TV
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio and garden furtniture
  • Towels not included
  • We kindly ask that dogs are kept off furniture and out of bedrooms.
  • Shops, supermarkets, cafes and pubs, 1.5 miles away
  • Group bookings - these may need to be checked with the owner first before confirming
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

The Borrowdale hills are ripe for exploring, so all you’ll need is a map and your favourite picnic delights and you are good to go. Skiddaw looms in the distance for the seasoned hikers, but you’ll just as easily while away the hours following the gentler routes around Bassenthwaite Lake. Derwentwater is the place to be for water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing, and it can also be a good option for cold-water swimmers keen to get their wild swimming fix. Keswick itself has a treasure trove of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and interests, plus there is a cinema, the pencil museum and the Theatre by the Lake. Take a cruise across the water and discover High Brandlehow (5.5 miles) with its superb walking routes through the Catbells, or visit Lingholm (4 miles), the favoured holiday destination of Beatrix Potter.

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Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carolyn 14th June 2024

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Location perfect and views amazing. Cottage spacious but decor quite tired. Wonderful garden for the dog!

Reviewed by Roy 10th May 2024

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Great place, amazing views, well laid out and very peaceful. Would definately stay again and have no issues recommending it.

Reviewed by John 5th April 2024

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Reviewed by Jazmine 15th March 2024

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12 years of Lakeland holidays and this is one of our favourites! Stunning location, comfortable accommodation. All the amenities of Keswick a short drive away. The bonus of the field next door was a huge hit with the kids, especially with the resident chickens and lambs! Will definitely come again

Reviewed by Paul 8th March 2024

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Stunning location 5 minutes drive from Keswick, some of the best views Ive seen in the lakes from the living rooms and bedrooms, cosy and spacious accommodation, friendly owners on hand if needed , highly recommend, we squeezed a lot in on our 4 night break and managed some relaxing time too , drinking by the roaring fire in the evenings

Reviewed by Jordan 26th January 2024

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Stayed a few times now always perfect never want to leave.

Reviewed by Sean 1st September 2023

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Great location, amazing views of Borrowdale and Grizedale. Clean and tidy. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Barbara 4th August 2023

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A lovely roomy house. Very comfortable. Kitchen dining was great so we used the dining room for craft and games. Excellent for adults and children. Garden was wrap around .. The dogs had a wonderful time.. Very convenient, quiet location. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Mike 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Dave 26th June 2023

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Reviewed by Keith 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Penny 19th May 2023

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The house was fabulous for ourselves and three dogs. very comfortable , loads of space in the house comfy lounge , beds and super equipped kitchen. inncredible views from the patio. Having access to the field next door to let the dogs run around was an added bonus. 5/5 all round recommend to anyone wanting a quiet location, and dog friendly, fabuloRead moreus with easy walks to Keswick. . Hide

Reviewed by Michael 12th May 2023

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Lovely well-equipped house, amazing view of the fells across the valley. Very good location to get to anywhere in the lakes, particularly the north lakes. We certainly expect to stay there again next time we come to the Lakes.

Reviewed by Louise 5th May 2023

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Beautiful setting in an extremely quiet village with the most fantastic views from inside the house. The house could do with a bit of sprucing up and tlc, although this would probably increase the rental price.

Reviewed by James 17th December 2022

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We had an asboluetly incredible stay at Derwent Lea. Ian was a wonderful host and very accomodating. The views were amazing, and the locations was perfect for a holiday stay. We were close enough to Keswick for convenience, but at the same time Applethwaite is such a lovely countryside village. We are looking forward to returning!

Reviewed by Julian 28th October 2022

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A lovely cottage with stunning views. Spotlessly clean, good amenities, an ideal stay for anyone visiting the area. Perfectly located for Keswick and the surrounding areas.

Reviewed by Helena 23rd September 2022

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The location is the highlight of Derwent Lea, there are beautiful views from all windows. The next door field has friendly chickens and sheep. You can walk into Keswick across the fields and Spoonygreen lane and you can walk to Latrigg and Skiddaw via Underskiddaw. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable if you are staying with dogs.

Reviewed by Patrick 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 5th August 2022

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We had a great time, the house is well maintained, the garden is fantastic, the views are the best. We have been here twice now, will stay again. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Julie 29th July 2022

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The cottage is in a lovely location . Very spacious, well equipped.

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