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The Ivy Cottage ref: 111301

Keswick, Keswick & Area
3 Stars
  • Sleeps 66
ParkingOn street parkingGardenCourtyard
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


This light and airy sandstone cottage provides spacious accommodation for up to six people, furnished to a high standard of comfort. The Ivy Cottage is situated in a residential area of Keswick, opposite the Keswick Convention Centre and only a five minute level walk into the town centre. Four free passes are provided for Keswick Leisure Pool.
The cottage has a private courtyard garden providing a pleasant area to relax.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is heated by gas central heating and comprises:-
Lounge: With TV, games console with family games and board games, DVD, video, CD radio and electric fire.
Kitchen/diner: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.
Utility rooms: With washer/dryer and separate secure bike storage space.

First floor

Master Bedroom: With king size four poster bed and TV/DVD.
Bedroom 2: With adult size bunk beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Second floor

Bedroom 3: With a double and single bed for flexibility of sleeping arrangements, not for a seventh person.
Front bedrooms give a view to Latrigg.


All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available. Four passes for Keswick Leisure pool and fitness suite. Wi-Fi.


Rear courtyard garden with a picnic bench. On street parking.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960

Nearest townKeswickShops500 yds
Distance500 yrdsRestaurant500 yds
Nearest railway stationPenrithPub500 yrds
Distance18 milesLake0.75 miles

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

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What our customers say about The Ivy Cottage

D B Curwen -

It is a property we have visited a number of times before and we love going there. It is homely and conveniently placed for the town. It is also dog friendly which is great for us and Harvey our westie. We will be booking again soon.

A Bill -

Once again , Ivy Cottage proved a friendly place to stay with all the essentials to hand , holiday was enjoyed by all family members . Well done .

Mrs Bk Robson -

Lovely comfortable family house.

Miss A Laverick -

Another lovely stay, very comfy beds to come back to after a soggy day out.

Mrs Janet Brown -

Very comfortable and homely - wifi was a lovely surprise.

Mrs Cr Brabazon -

Warm comfortable cottage.

C R Brabazon -

Good location, and able to keep it very warm, despite the weather being very cold.

a very cosy and well equipped cottage

S Soper -

Lovely property, well presented and clean, had everything we needed.

R Jones -

Well maintained property which was comfortable and homely. Enjoyed our stay very much.

M Wadsworth -

Lovely and clean.

A Laverick -

Loved the layout of house & the location - close enough to town centre but far enough away that it was in a fairly quiet street. Really cosy home from home, modern neutral decoration but manages to retain quirkiness. Impressed with fact that owners review (& act upon where necessary)comments in visitors book.

D Lyons -

It felt like home.

K A Slack -


V A Robbins -


A Bill -

A comfortable cottage for all the family

V Robbins -

Ivy Cottage is well looked after and very clean and comfortable.

J Venables -

The main bedroom is fantastic. Heating instructions perfect. A great family house.

G O'Neil -

Excellent. Home from home and fab location


Bassenthwaite Lake

The glacial formed lake of Bassenthwaite which once was linked to Derwentwater many years ago, is the only water form in the Lake District which is named a ‘lake’ as the others are ‘waters’, ‘meres’ and ‘tarns’.

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Ashness Bridge

The idyllic setting is one of the most photographed viewpoints in the Lake District, with an amazing view over the lake of Derwentwater towards Keswick and the surrounding fells.

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Borrowdale Valley

South of Keswick you can find the stunning valley of Borrowdale where you will discover the three valleys known as Watendlath, Stonethwaite and Seathwaite.

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Bowder Stone

Located in the Borrowdale valley near the Grange village is a 2000 ton boulder. It is most unusually placed, balanced on a strange angle.

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The beautiful lake of Derwentwater is located in the north of the Lake District, and is surrounded by magnificent fells, the Borrowdale Valley and Keswick.

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Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens

On the outskirts of Keswick is the grand historic home known as Mirehouse built in 1666 by The Earl of Derby.

Read more about Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens
Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter Forest Park can be found up the Whinlatter Pass past Braithwaite. This is a brilliant place to get spectacular views over the Lake District and into Scotland.

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St John In The Vale

Just five miles from Keswick, you can find the stunning glacial valley which is known as St John’s in the Vale. This amazing scenic location is home to several small settlements and farms.

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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

If you want to learn about and explore the history of the industry which was thriving in the Lake District many years ago, this is the place to come.

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Lodore Falls

A popular place to visit in the Borrowdale Valley is the Lodore Falls, a waterfall which is formed by the Watendath Beck and is located near the southern end of Derwentwater.

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Newlands Activity Centre

In the Newlands Valley you can find this centre which provides you with a number of great exciting adventures to take part in during your holiday.

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St Bega Church

Next to Bassenthwaite Lake is St Bega Church which is the parish church of Bassenthwaite. Services have been going on here at this ancient location for over a thousand years.

Force Crag Mine

Last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District. Explore the processing mill and landscape with a guide. Tel: 01768 774649

Mountain Biking on Skiddaw

Skiddaw will provide you with the longest downhill mountain ride in England! This 17km descent is the ideal route to take if you’re a fan of this amazing extreme sport.

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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Thornthwaite Galleries

In the village of Thornthwaite you can find a local gallery full of contemporary artwork by many local artists.

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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.

Derwentwater Marina

Situated within easy walking distance from Keswick Derwentwater Marina is an ideal location for trying out some popular watersports.

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Keswick Golf Club

Across the valley from Threlkeld is the Keswick Golf Club, this is a beautiful place to have a round of golf with stunning panoramic scenery.

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Help & Advice

Call us: 01228 599960

What our customers say

D B Curwen - October 2013

It is a property we have visited a number of times before and we love going there. It is homely and conveniently placed for the town. It is also dog friendly which is great for us and Harvey our westie. We will be booking again soon.

A Bill - September 2013

Once again , Ivy Cottage proved a friendly place to stay with all the essentials to hand , holiday was enjoyed by all family members . Well done .

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Cumbrian Cottages is a trading name of Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number 00965389. VAT Registration Number GB 598 2299 77. Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB94 0AA.