Catstycam ref: UK10219

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

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


If you’ve ever imagined waking in the morning with the sight of rugged mountains and stunning Lake District landscapes all around, then this is the place for you. Helvellyn, the third highest mountain in England, standing at 3114 feet, serves as the perfect backdrop to this idyllic Lake District cottage. Its location between Thirlmere and St John’s in the Vale offers stunning panoramic views to the surrounding fells and farmland, with dramatic views of some of the most revered walking and climbing routes in the area.

This quaint, end terrace cottage has been carefully furnished with a modern and contemporary twist to offer a great base for the perfect adventure in the Lake District National Park. Sleeping up to six adults in three good-sized bedrooms, this property is perfect for multiple couples and families alike. Featuring two separate living areas it offers plenty of flexibility. The first, a snug, is perfect for reading or even a snooze. The second, with Freeview TV and a wood burner, is great for cosy nights by the fire and a movie night. With an open plan kitchen and dining room, you will love the social aspect to this house and it offers the perfect space for dinner or preparing your energising food for a day in the fells. It also has a separate downstairs toilet and utility room with washer/dryer. On the first floor you will find two spacious double bedrooms, one featuring an en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, a good sized twin room and a separate family bathroom complete with bath and separate shower. At the rear there is a lawned garden with a raised decked area, garden furniture and great views. Perfect for soaking up the morning sun as it breaks over the tops of the fells.

If you prefer to relax and take in the sights on your holiday, then you couldn’t be better situated. Just 5 miles north is the popular market town of Keswick. With its abundance of bars, restaurants, shops, fine dining, local ales, coffee shops and tourist attractions, it’s no wonder this place attracts millions of visitors every year. Famous for its narrow streets and courtyards, this traditional market town is one not to be missed. If you like culture, check out the Theatre By The Lake, with its arts and drama on the banks of Derwentwater, where you can hire a rowing boat or take a dip if you’re feeling brave.

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, 14 miles, or The Lakes Distillery offering daily tasting and tours, also 14 miles away. If you fancy a round of golf, Keswick Golf Club is just 5¼ miles. If you like outdoor adventure, there is walking, cycling and climbing, where you will be surrounded by some amazing scenery. Jump in the car and the beautiful drive over Dunmail Raise brings you to Grasmere, 7 miles, Rydal, 10 miles, Ambleside, 11 miles, Bowness and Windermere, 16 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance (level access to the rear).
Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, thereafter at £5 per basket. Travel cot and highchair available on request.


Enclosed lawned garden with decked sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 11 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5.5 miles
  • Distance
    5.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    18.0 miles
  • Lake
    0.8 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.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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.

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

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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