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Skimming Stones

Keswick, Cumbria

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Impressive, three-storey holiday home, close to the heart of the market town of Keswick
  • Ideal for a group break or two families holidaying together in the Lake District
  • Dog-friendly accommodation in a great location for waterside and hill walks
Property code: SZ443

An imposing 19th-century holiday home, with modern accommodation to suit a large party, including one dog, in the middle of Keswick close to shops and restaurants.

Enjoy time away with your friends and family at this beautifully finished, traditional town house, within reach of the independent shops and eateries of Keswick. Up to eight guests and one delighted dog are welcome to stay at the four-bedroom property, which has an enclosed west-facing courtyard. Make the most of your central position to stock up on local provisions or dine out when you choose. Plan a 10-mile walk right around Derwentwater or hire electric bicycles and explore the area on two wheels. Book a seat on a lake cruise or hire your own motorboat. Have a go at windsurfing, canoeing or paddleboarding while you are here. Catch a film in the cinema or a play at the theatre.

Enter this striking Victorian house via a lobby with room for outerwear, and then the main reception hall. Spread out in the lounge/diner, with its period features, including its bay window and high ceiling. Make yourselves at home in here by lighting the wood burner and switching on the TV with Freeview or watching a DVD. Wander through to the dining area to play games at the table or enjoy holiday meals together. Find the airy kitchen next door, which is the perfect place to whip up these feasts. The kitchen comprises an electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, four-slice toaster and kettle. Head upstairs to find the family bathroom halfway up. This gorgeous room has an elegant bath and a WC. Follow the remaining stairs up to the first floor, where there is a twin bedroom, plus a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room, also with WC. Two more bedrooms, both with dramatic views, can be found on the top floor of the house. These include a double room and a twin room. There is also a family shower room with a rainforest shower and WC up here.

Spill out into the enclosed, gravelled garden to soak up the sunshine in the afternoon and evening. Dine out here to enjoy the fresh Lake District air. A washing machine plus storage for bicycles and other outside gear is available in the garage. Parking is on the street and is unrestricted.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 2 twins
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, shower and WC, and 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, four-slice toaster and kettle
  • Washing machine in garage
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • TV with Freeview and DVD
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed rear yard
  • Unrestricted roadside parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Storage for bikes and outdoor gear in garage
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within 300 metres
  • Please note the wood burner in the dining area is decorative and is not to be used

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Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynne 28th December 2021

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Highly recommended Family of 8, 3 generations (5 adults, 3 kids & dog); frequent visitors to Keswick. First time at Skimming Stones. Lovely, clean and well equipped property. Great location. Worth the extra 5 min walk from town as much quieter. Currently no tumble dryer or dog wash facilities though.

Reviewed by Charlotte 21st December 2021

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A fantastic house in an excellent location. Basic interior but very comfortable and well equipped. Excellent amount of space for two families and children. Would recommend and hope to return soon!

Reviewed by Debbie 17th December 2021

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Really lovely well kept property Open plan living accommodation downstairs and a well equipped kitchen Set over 3 levels , 2 double bedroom and 2 twin Very spacious with an enclosed yard from the kitchen area , ideal if u have a dog with you Street parking but we never struggled to get parked Short walk to Keswick and its lovely high street and theRead more lake Beautiful views also Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 9th December 2021

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Had a great family gathering. The house was clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Sue 26th November 2021

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LOCATION

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The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210