The Gables ref: CC111363

Keswick, Keswick & Area

4 Stars



Local area

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


We have four superb cottages in Keswick which will sleep a total of 37 people in 16 bedrooms, or the cottages can be rented separately. They are all individual in character and within 5 minutes’ walk of each other. Firstly we have The Gables (CC111363) which sleeps 12 and then the (CC111364) at the bottom of the Garden which will sleep a further two guests Newlands House follows a close third which will sleep 11, and the most recent addition to our portfolio is Oaklodge (CC111421) which is a 200 year old Coach House and will sleep 12, all of these properties are in central Keswick and a 10 minute walk from Derwent Water.
The Gables is the perfect venue for family gatherings and walking groups. This traditional townhouse has a town centre location opposite Fitz Park, a garden, an abundance of space inside and retains its original character. It was refurbished in 2010 to a very high standard with improved facilities and benefits from fell views from many rooms.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and 2 gas fires.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds.
Shower room: With shower, WC and basin.
Boot room.
Stairs to Half Landing:
Bedroom 2: With double bed and ensuite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

First floor

Large Dining room: With dining table and chairs and pool table.
Kitchen: With gas range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds. (can be made up as kingsize you must request on booking)
Bedroom 4: With twin beds. (can be made up as kingsize you must request on booking)
Bedroom 5: With twin beds. (can be made up as kingsize you must request on booking)
Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Stairs to Half Landing:
Large family Bathroom:
With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.
Steep staircase to:

Second floor

Bedroom 6: With twin beds.
Games area.

Third floor


Utility: With washing machine, tumble drier and storage for bikes. All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available. Internet access available One well behaved pet welcome
Some of the twin beds convert to a superking, please request when booking.


Outside: Front and rear garden with seating. Parking for 1 car and on street parking nearby.
A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable one week prior to arrival.
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  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
    200 yards
  • Restaurant
    20 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    20 miles
  • Lake
    1/4 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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Nichol End Marine

AALA licensed watersports centre located on the shores of Derwentwater.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Theatre by the Lake

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

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