Gatesgarth ref: CC111397
Keswick, Keswick Area in the Lake District
Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile
Pets – not allowed
Parking - On Site
This luxurious accommodation has got the wow factor, with three bathrooms, two lounges, conservatory, large front and rear gardens, ample parking, absolutely stunning views and superb location. Gatesgarth is situated on High Hill, less than 10 minutes level walk to Keswick town centre. Guests with mobility problems will appreciate the ground floor bedroom and shower.
Sitting room: With two large sofas, TV, CD/radio, wood burning stove (fuel not provided).
Kitchen/Diner: With granite work tops, electric cooker with gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility: With tumble dryer and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and wash basin.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
Nearest railway stationPenrith
Railway station distance20.0 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.
Things to do nearby
This theatre is beautifully situated overlooking Derwentwater and the surrounding fells, only a short stroll from the centre of Keswick.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.
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.
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
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.
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 offers fun for all the family, with a wave machine,`black hole' slide and a pool side cafe.