Doddick Farm Cottages - Derwent Dale Cottage ref: UK1334

Threlkeld, 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 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 


This pretty terraced cottage built from locally sourced stone is one of just six properties on a working beef and sheep farm. This quiet part of the farm is dedicated to a handful of holiday cottages all in landscaped grounds and just perfect for a peaceful and memorable stay. Inside the cottage you’ll find everything you need including a well equipped kitchen with views to the rear garden and sheep in the fields beyond. On the ground floor you’ll also find an open plan living/dining room which makes a great social space for a family get together. Derwent Dale Cottage comfortably sleeps six guests in two double bedrooms and a twin room, each with plenty of storage for your belongings, making it ideal for larger families and couples. From the ground floor you can access the garden which has been newly renovated for 2018 and now features decking with patio furniture, artificial grass for a bit of year round colour, and the best bit, a relaxing hot tub so you can sooth those aches and pains after a long day of adventure. If you like the outdoors, you have direct access to Blencathra which can offer anything from a leisurely stroll to a quite challenging climb. Other Lakeland Fells in the area include Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Catbells and Latrigg, so pack your walking boots!
Doddick Farm Cottages are situated on the main route from Penrith to Keswick and are just off the A66 so you’re never too far from any of the local delights including two excellent pubs with local ales and great food. Keswick Golf Club, which is surrounded by amazing scenery, is just 1 mile away. You can reach Keswick in just 5 miles which boasts a number of fantastic restaurants, bars, pubs, shops, a very popular local market and a number of attractions. There are a variety attractions for children including Puzzling Place, a fun attraction based on optical illusions, or perhaps the Derwent Pencil Museum, where you can find the largest pencil in the world. Make sure to visit the Theatre by the Lake. Set on the shores of Derwentwater it offers award-winning drama and arts and with such a beautiful backdrop you can watch the sunset over the lake. If you want to try some water sports while you’re on holiday, you have Derwentwater just 7 miles away, Thirlmere within 8 miles and Bassenthwaite within 10 miles. Shop 4½ miles, pub ¾ mile and restaurant 1¼ miles.
Derwent Dale Cottage can also be booked with Harrison’s Lodge (UK1259), Lucy’s Lodge (UK1260), Grajo Cottage (UK1284), Darci’s Lodge (UK1297), Brackendale (UK1335), Shepherd’s Bield (UK1349), Doddick Chase Cottage (UK1363), The Rocking Lodge (UK11517) and Danika East (UK32363) to accommodate up to 32 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV and beams.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair.


Enclosed garden with artificial grass, decked area and garden furniture. Hot tub for 6 (private). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4.6 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.75 mile
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake
    6.2 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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