Stunning landscape
Get cosy by the wood burner
Contemporary decor
Relax and unwind
Finishing touches
Relax and enjoy a coffee
Light filled space
Contemporary feel
King-size bedroom
Accessed by 3 steps down
Pretty decoration
Get a good night sleep
Twin bedroom
Shower room
Tranquil location
View towards the property
Shared gardens
Unfenced, deep pond
Stunning local views
Extensive shared gardens
Fancy a hike to the summt of Skiddaw?
Perfect for the adventurous
1 / 26  Stunning landscape
2 / 26  Get cosy by the wood burner
3 / 26  Contemporary decor
4 / 26  Lounge/diner
5 / 26  Conservatory
6 / 26  Relax and unwind
7 / 26  Finishing touches
8 / 26  Relax and enjoy a coffee
9 / 26  Kitchen
10 / 26  Light filled space
11 / 26  Contemporary feel
12 / 26  King-size bedroom
13 / 26  Accessed by 3 steps down
14 / 26  Pretty decoration
15 / 26  Get a good night sleep
16 / 26  En-suite
17 / 26  Twin bedroom
18 / 26  Shower room
19 / 26  Tranquil location
20 / 26  View towards the property
21 / 26  Shared gardens
22 / 26  Unfenced, deep pond
23 / 26  Stunning local views
24 / 26  Extensive shared gardens
25 / 26  Fancy a hike to the summt of Skiddaw?
26 / 26  Perfect for the adventurous

Garth Cottage,

Keswick, Lake District
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful garden apartment sleeping four guests
  • Set within a large former-gentleman’s retreat, with characterful period features
  • Plenty of space to relax with cosy lounge and additional comfortable seating area in the conservatory
  • Beautiful location surrounded by mountains close to the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Extensive shared grounds featuring lawns, terraces, a pond, and a stream
  • Situated two miles from the popular market town of Keswick
  • A cosy apartment which has been recognised by Visit England with a 4 star gold rating
Property code: LCC19

Stunning garden apartment sleeping four guests, set within extensive grounds, enjoying a breath-taking location under the shadow of Skiddaw and only two miles from the town of Keswick.

This apartment enjoys a wonderfully tranquil location in the Lake District, with the stunning landscape of Skiddaw as a backdrop. The area around the apartment is perfect for enjoying scenic walks or mountain bike rides, whilst more adventurous visitors may like to hike to the summit of Skiddaw. Just a few miles north of the property, Bassenthwaite Lake is the most northerly lake in the region and is a popular destination for keen sailors. On the northern shore of the lake, the Lakes Distillery offers tasting tours and is also home to a bistro and a group of resident alpacas who visitors are able to handfeed. Two miles south of the property, the town of Keswick is a vibrant market town offering a good range of shops and eateries, as well as a museum, the intriguing Puzzle Place, and an indoor climbing centre.

Guests staying at this ground-floor apartment are in for a treat, as it has been lovingly maintained by the owners to create a stylish and comfortable retreat. Passing through the courtyard garden, guests enter the property through the conservatory, a peaceful spot to relax on the armchair and sofa and enjoy the views over the gardens. Double doors lead through to the lounge/diner, a spacious room which has been tastefully decorated, offering two inviting sofas from which guests can enjoy the warmth of the wood burner and a favourite programme or film on the Smart TV/DVD. A window seat is a great place to sit with a good book, whilst the dining table with its leather chairs is perfect for enjoying leisurely meals into the late evening. Moving through to the kitchen, guests will find a light-filled space with a contemporary feel to it, which is well-equipped offering an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The first of the property’s two bedrooms is a delightful king-size room which is accessed via three steps down and offers an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. The second bedroom is a charming twin room, which can be made up as a king-size on request at the time of booking. The shower room, close to the twin bedroom has a shower and WC.

Guests staying at the property enjoy access to the extensive shared gardens, which offer a magnificent amount of space comprising lawns and terraced seating areas. There is also a pond and a small stream which add pretty touches to the grounds. Please be aware that the pond is deep and unfenced and there are also some steep drops around the grounds, therefore children must be supervised at all times. There is off-road parking for two cars.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king by request at the point of booking)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC to the master bedroom
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • Smart TV/DVD, iPod dock, and DAB radio
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Louise, 18th October 2019

Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings.

Reviewed by Alan, 11th October 2019

Garth Cottage is in a spectacular place and is a beautiful property. We loved our visit and would go back in a heartbeat. The grounds of the house are wonderful. It's like having a self-catering flat at a superb country house hotel. We had a wood fire in the lovely stove every night and enjoyed snuggling into the big sofas in front of it. Previous Read morecomments have been made about the sounds from above. But these were by no means intrusive and expected in a big old character house. Hide

Reviewed by S, 31st May 2019

The property is very well equipped especially the kitchen. There are plenty of different seating options. The king size bed is very comfortable. The lounge is quite dark and we needed the light on during the day. There is a good choice of books and DVd's, also OS maps, but was missing one for the area you are in. Had issues with heating as noted abRead moreove. When people were in flat above the floor creaked really badly and you could clearly hear their television. Views from property very good. Hide

Reviewed by Trevor, 17th May 2019

Such a beautiful cottage with beautiful views

Reviewed by Anne-Marie, 10th May 2019

The location of Garth Cottage is wonderful. I think that the sitting room was the original billiards room when it was a grand house, so it is very spacious! The cottage is very comfortable with everything you could need and we would certainly return again.

Reviewed by J, 26th April 2019

A beautiful location, we could have just sat on the terrace all week & enjoyed the stunning views. The hidden garden & ornamental pond were delightful. An early evening glass of fizz sitting by the pond was magical on a sunny day. A splendid place to stay & perfectly located to enjoy the beautiful scenery of The Lakes. Thank you

Reviewed by Lawrence, 12th April 2019

Fantastic Week. We loved Garth Cottage and will definately go back. It was a home from home for us. The cottage is very comfortable and well equiped. The views from the terrace are stunning and the weather was great too. .

Reviewed by Maxine, 28th December 2018

This is our second visit to Garth Cottage - the cottage is in a fabulous location, great views but only minutes from Keswick. The sitting room has a real 'wow' factor whilst the rest of the accommodation is pretty good. The only downside for us was the noise from the neighbours above - creaking floorboards, conversations and the TV on both night anRead mored day which could be clearly heard from below. Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 5th October 2018

This is a very well done apartment with fantastic views perfect for two couples

Reviewed by Robert, 28th September 2018

The apartment is great. It is comfortable and very well equipt. We can not fault it in any way.

Reviewed by Margaret, 21st September 2018

This cottage is in an ideal position for Keswick and for visiting the rest of the Lake District. It is very well equipped with high quality linen and kitchen utensils.

Reviewed by Daniel, 13th August 2018

Stunning cottage - we had a lovely time - would highly recommend.

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Stunning landscape
Get cosy by the wood burner
Contemporary decor
Relax and unwind
Finishing touches
Relax and enjoy a coffee
Light filled space
Contemporary feel
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1/3 Deposit

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