Croft House Cottages - Croft Corner ref: UK1266

Applethwaite, near Keswick, Keswick Area in the Lake District

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

This beautifully presented cottage is just 1½ miles from the popular town of Keswick and is surrounded by amazing views of some of the most iconic fells in the Lake District National Park.

This charming property has everything you need for your next Cumbrian holiday. Adjoining to the owner’s house which dates back to 1901, Croft Corner is a delightful holiday cottage that benefits from stunning views to Skiddaw and Latrigg. Sleeping just two guests in a spacious double bedroom, it also features a bathroom with a shower over bath. It is ideal for couples wanting great access to the popular town of Keswick and the surrounding Lakeland fells. The property is all on the ground floor which makes it a great choice for guests who prefer easy access to all amenities. The living/dining room offer a lovely view out to the garden and incorporates views to the imposing sight of Skiddaw beyond. Just off the living room is a well-equipped kitchen, complete with dishwasher and access to the garden where you will find a patio and garden furniture, as well as a barbecue for making the most of sunshine.

If you love the outdoors Croft Corner is a great place to start. If you’re into walking and hiking, popular routes are available directly from the cottage with varying levels of difficulty. For cyclists the property has some bike storage, shared with another property on-site (available on request) and is a great starting point for both on and off road adventures. Whatever your level of exercise, the good news is you’re never too far from your next reward as the property has a pub serving local ales and three restaurants all within easy walking distance.

You can use public transport if you want to leave the car behind or take a short 1½ mile drive, or walk, to Keswick where there are lots of shops. On the banks of the River Greta and at the northern end of Derwentwater you will benefit from everything this bustling market town has to offer, including great pubs, a diverse selection of restaurants, a local market with all types of craft and local produce and any number of shopping experiences to keep you busy. Keswick also boasts some excellent tourist attractions from the culture of the Theatre by the Lake, offering award winning arts and drama from an enviable lakeside location. The Derwent Pencil Museum, home to the largest pencil in the world, or the mind boggling attraction based on optical illusions, The Puzzling Place, are both loved by families. If that’s not enough, you can continue along the road from the property and you will soon arrive at the quaint village of Bassenthwaite, home to another of the regions famous lakes, natural woodland and plenty of wildlife including a popular osprey viewing point. Bassenthwaite is also home to the Lake District Wildlife Park, with over 100 species of animals and The Lakes Distillery, offering tasting tours and locally produced gin, whisky and vodka.

Whether you want relaxation, adventure or stunning surroundings, you can have all three at Croft Corner. Beach 21 miles. Shop 1¼ miles, pub/restaurants 1 mile.These properties provide everything you need for your next Cumbrian holiday and are perfect for families and couples. The original cottages, which date back to 1901, have been converted and decorated to a good standard and now offer welcoming holiday accommodation that benefit from stunning views from all sides.
If you love the outdoors Croftside and Croft Corner at Croft House is a great place to start. If you’re into walking and hiking, popular routes are available directly from the cottages, with varying levels of difficulty. For cyclists, the properties both have bike storage (available on request) and are a great starting point for both on and off road adventures. Whatever your level of exercise, the good news is you’re never too far from your next reward as the property has a pub serving local ales, and three restaurants all within easy walking distance.
You can use public transport if you want to leave the car behind or take a short 2 mile drive, or walk, to Keswick where there are lots of shops. Beach 21 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub/restaurants 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With double bed and iPod dock.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other property on-site). Storage/drying facilities in boiler room.

Miscellaneous

Courtyard with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store (shared, available on request). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are two small water features in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Keswick
  • Shops
  • Distance
    1½ miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Penrith
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    18 miles
  • Lake

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About the local area

Keswick is overlooked by spectacular scenery including the towering Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell to the north and Derwentwater a stones throw away to the south, in the heart of the Northern Lakes.

The market town gained its original charter in 1276 and although small it now forms the hub of the Northern Lake District. Keswick has great character with its well tended appearance (Winning several national awards); two large parks close to the town centre, speciality, gift and outdoor shops and a range of outdoor and indoor attractions.

Close by is the 4000 year old Castlerigg Stone Circle and the shores of Derwentwater are a mere stroll away past the Theatre by the Lake. During the summer months visitors can enjoy a free minibus service run by the National Trust from Keswick linking into round trips to Buttermere.

Keswick is a great base for a holiday in the Lake District with plenty of facilities close at hand but in the midst of beautiful north Lakeland countryside.

Portinscale at the foot of Derwentwater is neatly sandwiched between Keswick, only a mile away to the east, Bassenthwaite Lake just to the north and Whinlatter Forest Park to the west. All the essentials including a local pub serving bar meals, a restaurant, a tea room and plenty of parking spaces can be found in the village.

There are two marinas on Derwentwater where sailing, windsurfing and canoeing are offered, either for instruction or hire and there is also a jetty where you can catch the motor launch that circuits the lake.

The beautiful Newlands Valley, one of the Lake Districts best kept secrets, is a few minutes walk away. This lush green valley has many opportunities for keen walkers with a great choice of gentle river strolls or more challenging all day hikes! The circuit of the Newlands Valley is one of the best ridge walks in the Lake District. The ever changing scenery and the many interesting sights along the way make this one of Wainwrights most famous and enjoyable walks. Newlands was once a favorite with Beatrix Potter. Here she set the scene for some of her well loved children's classics such as 'The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle'. Sketches of Catbells, Skelgill and Little Town all feature in the novel. The Valley also has a great local pub, The Swinside Inn and an award winning restaurant Swinside Lodge.

This area is ideally located for mountain biking and cycling, the C2C cycle route passes through Portinscale and if you've forgotten your bicycle don't worry; there are a number of bicycle hire shops in nearby Keswick. For the walkers the nearby fells of Catbells, Maiden Moor, Knott Rigg and Causey Pike and beckon.

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Things to do nearby

Theatre by the Lake

This theatre is beautifully situated overlooking Derwentwater and the surrounding fells, only a short stroll from the centre of Keswick.

Derwentwater Marina

The River Rothay is a popular place to kayak. The meandering river provides great waters for novices to have a go at this exciting water sport.

Puzzling Place

In the centre of Keswick is the Puzzling Place, a fantastic attraction based on optical illusions. There are many different activities here designed to be great fun and to get you thinking. An `anti-gravity room', `an amazing hologram gallery' and `an Ames Room' are a few of the attractions on offer.

Keswick Adventure Centre
Keswick Adventure Centre

This adventure provider offers a wide range of activities including Ghyll Scrambling, White Water Tubing and the more relaxing canoeing. Suitable for everyone! Tel: 01768 775687

Mountain Sense Mountain Activities

A centre providing high quality personal guiding and instruction for a range of activities including Rock Climbing, Ghyll Scrambling, Mountain biking and navigation. Based in Keswick the surrounding mountains offer the greatest selection of climbing in Northern England. Tel: 01768 780312

Fitz Park

This is a perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon playing with your children. Try out the brilliant new childrens playground, large open recreational area, putting green and tennis courts. Situated next to the River Greta with wonderful views of the surrounding fells this is great place to relax.

Nichol End Marine

AALA licensed watersports centre located on the shores of Derwentwater.

Lonsdale Alhambra

This first class cinema in Keswick is open seven days a week and offers the latest in films and movies. Other special events also run throughout the year. Tel: 01768 772195

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Keswick Climbing Wall

Set on the edge of the town this 300 square metre climbing wall offers those of no or little experience the chance to try out climbing. They also offer other activities such as Kayaking, canoeing and mountain walking. Tel: 01768 772000

Keswick Launch

Enjoy a 50 minute cruise around the lake of Derwentwater. Rowing boats and motor boats are also available for the more adventurous! Tel: 01768 772263

Treasure Trails Cumbria

Treasure Trials in an award winning attraction which offers a fun and exciting way of exploring Cumbria. Trails can be purchased for villages such as Kendal, Grasmere, Keswick and Bowness. Tel: 07917 303046

The Cumberland Pencil Museum

Home to the first pencil and the world's longest coloured pencil, this museum is full of information about the history of the pencil with activities available for the children including art demonstrations and drawings competitions.

Lake District Maps

`Lake District Maps' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.

Bowling at Fitz Park
Bowling at Fitz Park

Fitz Park is close to the centre of Keswick and is a beautiful place to have a game of bowls on the bowling green. Also available is lawn tennis and putting with the option of also watching some local crickets teams competing on the park's cricket square.

The Puzzling Place

Spend the whole day being amazed by the many optical illusions and interactive exhibits this attraction has to offer. Tel: 01768 775102

The Belvedere Pamper Company, mobile beauty & pampering treatments directly at your accommodation. We heard great things: They do beauty, massage & nails treatments, they arrive fully equipped and ready to perform the treatments.

Lakeland Hauntings runs scheduled walks throughout the year. The stories have been meticulously researched and are based in local legend, myth, folklore, real events and/or eyewitness accounts. Call 07949 909365 for details

Cycling along the Keswick Railway Path
Cycling along the Keswick Railway Path

The dismantled railway at Keswick is a 4.5 km trail with few inclines and spectacular views of the surrounding fells. It's perfect for families with small children but can also be extended to include a climb up Skiddaw if you are feeling more adventurous.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Keswick Leisure Pool
Keswick Leisure Pool

Keswick Leisure Pool offers fun for all the family, with a wave machine,`black hole' slide and a pool side cafe.

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