Apple Barn ref: UK30236

Applethwaite, near Keswick, Keswick Area in the Lake District

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Quirky Interior 
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Description

Newly renovated for 2020 and presented to an excellent standard, this contemporary detached barn conversion offers all the design elements you would expect from a 21st-century holiday cottage. A lot of thought and care has gone into creating the perfect holiday experience with guest comfort top of the list of priorities. Sleeping four in two comfortable bedrooms each with its own en-suite, and you will love the attention to detail which is second to none. This barn has an open plan living, kitchen and dining room, which can accommodate a cot if requested, all on the first floor to make the most of the spectacular views to the surrounding fells and the imposing Skiddaw in the backdrop. The furnishings, decor and design have been carefully considered and there is plenty of space for a social break. Outside is a patio with garden furniture to take in the views and soak up the sunshine.
Apple Barn is in a great location, whether you’re looking for action packed adventure or just a relaxing and peaceful break, you have plenty to do in the area. If you like outdoor adventure including walking, cycling and climbing, you are surrounded by some amazing scenery and routes around, while Skiddaw and Latrigg can be reached from the door, Blencathra and Catbells are within a few miles. Derwentwater offering sailing and other watersports is just 2 miles away. If you like culture check out the Theatre By The Lake, 2 miles away, with award winning arts and drama on the banks of Derwentwater where you can hire a rowing boat or even take a dip. Of course the bustling town of Keswick is just 1½ miles away which is an easy walk or a short 5 minute taxi ride if you want to leave the car behind and head out for a meal and a few drinks. Keswick is vibrant with a great outdoor market. Its bustling centre has an abundance of quality restaurants, pubs serving local cask ales, independent shops and the obligatory outdoor and fashion brands. Plenty of deli’s, bakeries, coffee shops and local craft stalls. For family fun why not try Puzzling Place, a mind boggling attraction based on optical illusions or the Derwent Pencil Museum, home to the largest pencil in the world. Or for a really wild day out, try The Lake District Wildlife Park at Bassenthwaite or The Lakes Distillery offering daily tasting and tours, both 8 miles away. If you fancy a round of golf, Keswick Golf Club is just 5½ miles. Beach 23 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, slate floor and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, slate floor and en-suite with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With 42’’ Freeview Smart TV and bluetooth stereo speakers.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating (underfloor in bedrooms and shower rooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot available on request.

Miscellaneous

Courtyard with sitting-out area with garden furniture. Patio (occasional access to other property on-site). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Keswick
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    1.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Penrith
  • Pub
    1.2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    18.0 miles
  • Lake
    2.3 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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 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

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

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

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

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

Theatre by the Lake

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

Nichol End Marine

AALA licensed watersports centre located on the shores of Derwentwater.

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.

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