Glen Holm ref: CC111313

Keswick, Keswick & Area

4 Stars



Local area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Cot Available 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Car Parking Available 
  • Washing Machine 


Glen Holm is a very spacious cottage with the benefit of an enclosed garden, conservatory views from all rooms and private parking. New Bathroom for 2014. It is situated on the main road into Keswick, across the road from the Townsfield green and river Greta, 200 yards from the twa dogs Inn and just a ten minute walk into the town centre. In Keswick you will find a wealth of amenities, including restaurants, shops, museums, pubs, a leisure pool, parks and numerous visitor attractions. There are enough walks around Derwentwater and on the fells surrounding Keswick so your car could remain on the drive all week, which is great for the people who don’t have cars.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has gas central heating, double glazing and comprises:
Lounge: With 32" TV with Freesat HD+, DVD, CD radio and a door leading outside onto the decking.
Dining room: Leading into...
A large conservatory: with door to the garden.
Kitchen: With double electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Utility Room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Family Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
Cloakroom: with WC.

Second floor

Third floor


All fuel and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available. One well behaved pet welcome.


Outside: Front lawned garden, ample parking for two cars. Rear lawned garden with decking and two seating areas.
A refundable damage deposit of £50 is payable one week prior to arrival
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 Mile
  • Distance
    0.5 Mile
  • Restaurant
    0.5 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    18 Miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

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.

Things to do nearby

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.

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.

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 720000

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

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

Nichol End Marine

AALA licensed watersports centre located on the shores of Derwentwater.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Theatre by the Lake

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

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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