Gilbert’s Warrant ref: UK1261

Keswick, Keswick Area in the Lake District

4 Stars

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7
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4
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Bathrooms
2
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Pets
2
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

A beautifully presented holiday home with stunning Lake District scenery and the delights of Keswick town centre and all it has to offer right on your doorstep. This property has been extensively refurbished in 2018, and has been beautifully decorated and finished to a good standard. It has all the modern luxuries and home comforts you would expect from a 21st-century holiday home. Gilbert’s Warrant is a terraced house built from traditional Lakeland stone and can accommodate up to seven adults in four very well furnished bedrooms and is perfect for multiple couples and families. Spread over three floors, the property has a spacious master bedroom on the top floor complete with a modern en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle as well as a cosy single room with a small, double bed. The ground floor is the heart of the house and offers a great social space to spend time with family and friends. Its open plan living/dining area is just perfect for modern family life and comes with plenty of easy-seating and dining space so you can spend quality time together around the traditional wood burner which is great for those cosy nights in. Wi-Fi is included of course. The well equipped kitchen leads to the back garden which is enclosed and is complete with garden furniture so you can soak up the afternoon sun.
Gilbert’s Warrant is set in the heart of Keswick and for those of you who know area well, you won’t be surprised to find that you can access everything this vibrant market town has to offer on foot. Walking from the property, you will reach the River Greta in just 2 minutes, 175 yards, where you can either cross at the river to reach Fitz Park which offers a great area to exercise your four-legged friends. Continue along the riverside and in just 5 minutes, 500 yards, you will hit the bustling town centre which is brimming with great restaurants, pubs serving local craft ales, an excellent range of shopping experiences and some memorable tourist attractions. If you want family fun then visit The Derwent Pencil Museum, home to the world’s largest pencil, ¾ mile away, or visit Puzzling Place which is full of mind-boggling optical illusions, ½ mile away. If you like culture, you have to try the Theatre by the Lake, with its enviable position on the shores of Derwentwater, it offers award-winning performances in drama and arts, and is just ¾ mile away. If you like walking or cycling, you are surrounded by some of the most challenging and iconic fells in the area as well as a number of less challenging walking routes suitable for families. Keswick is at the northern end of Derwentwater, one of the areas iconic lakes and offers a great base and starting point for many an adventure. You can tick off a few of Wainwright’s 214 Lakeland Fells including Skiddaw, Blencathra and Helvellyn within a few miles radius. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, Keswick can offer it all, and Gilbert’s Warrant gives you the perfect platform for a memorable holiday in the Lake District. Beach 20 miles. Shop 350 yards, pub 700 yards and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 28" Sky Smart TV (entertainment package), DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
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Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With ¾ double bed (for 1).

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Highchair and stairgate.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Keswick
  • Shops
    350 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Penrith
  • Pub
    700 yards
  • Railway station distance
    17 miles
  • Lake
    ¾ 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.

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Things to do nearby

Theatre by the Lake

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

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.

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 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

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

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.

Nichol End Marine

AALA licensed watersports centre located on the shores of Derwentwater.

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

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 Puzzling Place

Spend the whole day being amazed by the many optical illusions and interactive exhibits this attraction has to offer. Tel: 01768 775102

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.

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