Garden Cottage ref: UK31415

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

4 Stars



Local area

Prices & availability

Book now

Check prices and book

Book your short break or week away with 0% credit card fees. *

Check Availability
Max sleeps
Pets allowed
Changeover day
Changeover day
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Sitting on the south facing slopes of the iconic Blencathra, Garden Cottage is set in the wonderful village of Threlkeld in the Lake District National Park. The property dates back to circa 1700, and is one of the oldest houses in the village. On the ground floor, the original stone flooring runs throughout, along with beamed ceilings and windows that either enjoy views of the garden or the towering neighbourly fell range. Once entered through the utility area, a handy place to kick off shoes and hang your jackets, you walk through to the stunning open plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a hearty meal, although there is a very good pub nearby that offers excellent meals, so you could easily be tempted out for the evening. Cooler evenings around the wood burner in the living room are the perfect place to sit and recap the day’s adventures, or even plan the days ahead. The comfy sofas and a large screen TV could be a perfect movie night for all the family. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, a double and two twins, with a family bathroom to wake up revived and refreshed from a good night’s sleep. Your four legged friend is welcome to stay here, and there is a lovely enclosed garden for them to play in whilst you enjoy the views from the seating area.
There are plenty of walks right from the doorstep, so leave the car behind and tackle the numerous routes up Blencathra, or explore the old railway line path that goes for miles and is enjoyed by walkers and cyclists alike. The A66 runs just past the village, and within minutes you will be in the popular market town of Keswick. Be sure to visit the Pencil Museum on those wet days, and on sunnier drier days, jump on to one of the launches that travel up and down Derwentwater, with plenty of stops to get off and explore.
This is a great base to discover so many interesting places in this part of the country. Easterly you are in the Eden Valley, or travel a little more north and you can walk along historic Hadrian’s Wall. The village itself is home to good local pubs serving real ale and home cooked food, a coffee shop for something lighter, and is very accessible using the local bus service too. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Read more about Garden Cottage

Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Slate floors throughout.
Living room: With wood burner, 43" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast bar, electric oven, gas hob, oil Rayburn, microwave and dishwasher.
2 steps to...
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Separate toilet.

First floor

2 small steps on the landing and small steps into each bedroom.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The garden is accessed via a communal service path to adjacent property.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    13.0 miles
  • Lake
    5 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.

Read more things to do nearby

Availability selector

Start Date
cottage-detail-pet-price-free cottage-detail-pet-price-payable
There is currently no availability for the options selected. Please modify your selection or contact us on 0345 268 1486.

Availability calendar

Available start date Unavailable