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Skimming Stones

Keswick, Lake District

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
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.

Plan a stay away in the vibrant Lakeland town of Keswick and share your special break with your family and friends. With accommodation set across three storeys, this lovely property, which dates back to the 1800s, could be perfect for a large family or two smaller families together. With room to sleep eight people across four bedrooms, and also welcoming one of their four-legged friends, it could also suit a party of friends. Find you have ample space here to spread out and enjoy the airy accommodation, as well as to sit outside in the courtyard garden. Make the most of the exceptional location of the house to stroll out to pubs, restaurants and shops. Take your party on hikes through the picturesque surroundings of the Lake District, enjoy long walks by Derwentwater and books tickets for everyone to enjoy a cruise out on the water or to see a production at the Theatre by the Lake.

Make your way into the impressive, stone townhouse, leaving boots and coats in the lobby. From the hall, amble on into the light-filled lounge/diner, where you can all relax together in the cosy glow of the wood burner. Settle down in here too to watch the TV with Freeview or a DVD. Read your books, play games or make your way over to the dining area for a hand of cards perhaps. Dine here as well after cooking up delicious holiday meals in the bright kitchen, where you will find all the equipment you need. Head upstairs to lay your head in one of the inviting bedrooms at the end of each fun-packed day. Make your way up to a half landing, where the chic family bathroom is situated, for a long soak in a hot bubble bath before turning in. Continue on up to the first floor to discover a king-size bedroom, with an en-suite shower room, and a twin bedroom. Further up still, on the second floor, another double bedroom and twin room are situated. These two rooms both enjoy access to the family shower room, with a rainfall shower. Enjoy your courtyard space whenever the weather is warm. Have morning coffee outside after breakfast or a glass of wine together as the sun goes down. The garage houses a useful washing machine, as well as space for bikes and other equipment. Find parking is on the road, subject to availability.

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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
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. 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

Lace up your boots and stroll approximately 1.5 miles from the house to visit the Castlerigg Stone Circle. Walk less than 0.5 miles to reach the shores of Derwentwater. Embark upon a group hike 10 miles all the way around the lake. Hire your own boat for a fun day out on the water.

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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 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jackie 29th July 2022

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This is a wonderful property in Keswick would definitely recommend so close to everything

Reviewed by Alan 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca 18th June 2022

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Reviewed by Judith 10th June 2022

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Highly recommended. Very clean on arrival, well equipped and comfortable. Great location. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Ian 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Carole 16th May 2022

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Skimming stones was a lovely house. Well situated for a 10min walk into the town centre. It was lovely and clean when we arrived. An earlier check in would have been great or a later morning check out say 11am or 4pm arrival. It was well equipped kitchen. An ice tray for the freezer and some basics salt & pepper, bread, milk, butter & jam. Only 1 tRead moreoilet roll in the bathrooms The furnishings were all new and soft furnishings all nice and clean. The beds were super comfortable too. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 22nd April 2022

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Cottage lovely, great location. Great facilities.

Reviewed by Richard 3rd April 2022

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Skimming Stones is perfectly located, just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Keswick. The house itself is really characterful, split across 3 floors with plenty of space for a large family. The bathrooms and showers are great and it was great that we could take the dog. We would definitely recommend and stay again!

Reviewed by Hugh 18th March 2022

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This is the second time we have stayed at Skimming Stones (and we're returning again in May!). It's a lovely, spacious and well equipped house and ideally situated for walking into town. The kitchen equipment is plentiful with lots of crockery, mugs and glasses. We were blessed with fantastic weather and it was really lovely to be back in Keswick. Read moreMany thanks for a great stay! Sam & Hugh Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by David 4th March 2022

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Lovely property that was ideal for our stay. Perfectly located less than a 5 minute stroll from Keswick town centre and for exploring the surrounding area. The wood burner was a bonus after a long walk. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Rosalind 11th February 2022

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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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