Blencathra Skies ref: UK12055

Threlkeld, near Keswick, St Johns in The Vale and Threlkeld in the Lake District

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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Open Fire 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 


Take a break away from the crowds and drink in the uninterrupted mountain views at Blencathra Skies. Nestled in Threlkeld, just along from St John in the Vale, a walking and cycling paradise, this cottage is just 10 minutes’ drive from the picturesque and bustling market town of Keswick with its great cafés and restaurants, shops and pubs, as well as Derwentwater. With mighty Blencathra to the front and Clough Head at the back, the views are truly breathtaking. Helvellyn also awaits!
Blencathra Skies has been designed to maximise the incredible views, with picnic tables at the front and rear of the property making al fresco dining and a glass of wine the perfect option. The rear garden gets the sun all day long and at the front you can watch the sun go down over Blencathra or gaze at the stars in the dark sky.
Inside, the spacious living/dining room with the large wood burner welcomes you, inviting you to snuggle up on one of the sofas and enjoy the view. You have Freesat TV/DVD available offering plenty of viewing options. Wake up to Blencathra in the master bedroom, which has a comfortable kingsize sleigh bed. There is a second bedroom with twin beds and a contemporary family bathroom. The kitchen has a butler sink and traditional slate floor and is well equipped.
Walk through the meadows to the village for a pub lunch or dinner. Pets are welcome at Blencathra Skies so no one needs miss out. The cottage has its own drive at the front, and bikes and any bulky outdoor equipment can be stored in the large shed next to the drive.
Whether you’re a couple or a family, Blencathra Skies is an excellent choice. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

5 steps to entrance (2 steps at rear).
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With wood burner 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen: Farmhouse galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and slate floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize sleigh bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.


Rear enclosed garden and front garden both with picnic table. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional on-road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3.9 miles
  • Distance
    4.3 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    5.3 miles

About the local area

Threlkeld and St. Johns in the Vale are just to the east of Keswick in the Northern Lakes. The steep sided Blencathra looms over Threlkeld village, a popular starting point for walking the mountain; three ridges lead to the summit from the village. St. Johns in the Vale, as the name suggests is set in a peaceful valley surrounded by some of England's highest mountains.

Threlkeld's history reaches back more than 800 years; the Romans were here from the 3rd to the 8th century, followed later by the Norse. In the village the church dates back to 1578 and there are two pubs that first opened their doors in 1688.

St. Johns in the Vale is in one of the most stunning valleys in the Northern Lake District. Though only a few miles outside Keswick, the area is tranquil and unspoilt with great views of Blencathra and the Helvellyn range.

There are many places of interest within easy reach; beautiful Ullswater to the east, the lively market town of Keswick and Derwentwater to the West and Thirlmere to the south, with forest walks and fishing.

Things to do nearby

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.

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

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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.

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.

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