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Victoria Cottage - Keswick

Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporary and open-plan one bedroom cottage tucked down a back-street in the heart of Keswick
  • Surrounded by independent shops and eateries and just 1 mile from Derwentwater
  • A great choice for keen walkers with wonderful fell and valley walks from the doorstep
Property code: SZ543

Enjoy a romantic getaway for two in charming Keswick with this stylish town-centre hidden bolthole in the heart of the picturesque Lake District National Park.

Right in the centre of Keswick, this cosy cottage for two is just steps from the town’s array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Also boasting a museum, cinema, theatre and climbing wall, there is no shortage of things to do on rainy afternoons in this thriving market town. In dry weather, however, there is no better place to be than beautiful Derwentwater. Stay on dry land to enjoy a lakeside picnic or hop on and off the regular launch service to discover the many fascinating sights including the waterfall at Lodore, Surprise View at Ashness Gate and Beatrix Potter’s walled garden at Lingholm. Beyond the lake lie miles of excellent walking and cycling opportunities, from Skiddaw and Catbells to Whinlatter Forest, all just 5 miles away.

This traditional Lakeland cottage has been tastefully modernised and updated in April 2022 to provide a spacious, open-plan and modern accommodation that’s ideal for romantic retreats. Prepare tasty meals for two in the kitchen area, while your companion enjoys a glass of wine at the breakfast bar. This compact yet cleverly designed space is fitted with an electric oven, gas hob, fridge and microwave together with all the essentials. After dinner, curl up on the sofa to relax and unwind in front of the Smart TV while the flame effect electric fire creates a cosy atmosphere. Upstairs, the double bedroom is spacious and inviting with calming neutral decor, a metal-framed bed, wall-mounted TV for lazy mornings and plenty of storage space for making yourselves at home. Also, on the first floor is a clean and bright tiled bathroom with a shower over the bath - perfect for soothing tired muscles after long walks.

There is on-street parking within a short walk of the cottage.

 

  • Updated and modernised in April 2022
  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge and microwave
  • Smart TV
  • Flame effect electric fire
  • On-street parking within a short walk
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Tessa McDonald

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kenneth, 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Robert, 20th October 2023

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Cosy, clean and well-located. Perfect for a couple with a dog.

Reviewed by Mark, 11th October 2023

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Kitchen needs some TLC, updating & a good clean & it lacked some essential equipment. Sofa & the bed were very uncomfortable! Not having any off road parking meant you had to find somewhere down one of the little roads. However it was a great location for the lovely town with great shops & coffee houses.

Reviewed by Caroline, 23rd September 2023

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Sadly, despite its ideal location we were disappointed with Victoria cottage. It felt grubby and neglected. The kitchen is damp and dingy with a leaking mixer tap. Crockery is minimal, some items cracked or chipped. Seating in the lounge not comfortable for taller people. Water leaked through the chimney onto the electric fire. Bathroom radiator noRead moret working so cold and damp in there, fixed finally 2 days before we left. Carpet grubby upstairs. Could be a sweet little place with some TLC Hide

Reviewed by Catherine, 17th September 2023

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Reviewed by Simon, 2nd September 2023

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Delightful property based in the city centre. Great location for access to the lakes. Parking on local streets easy, an local roads. Easy walks straight from door. Perfect for relaxing, and many great places to eat locally. We had a fantastic break and look forwrd to returning soon

Reviewed by Katie, 26th August 2023

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Loved Victoria Cottage, great location, clean and perfect size for the two of us and our dog. We loved the addition of washing up liquid, hand soaps, sponges, tea towels, as other apartments we have stayed in haven't included these.

Reviewed by Nicola, 11th August 2023

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Perfect location. Very good value. Cosy cottage, ideal for two. Very close to town centre and a good starting point for some wonderful walks. Would definitely stay in Victoria Cottage again.

Reviewed by Geoff, 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Rachel, 28th July 2023

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House was in an amazing location but, felt damp/cold and this was most evident with the floor and kitchen side feeling sticky dispute out best efforts to clean it. Overall we think you are paying for the location over a better standard of cleaning

Reviewed by Christine, 21st July 2023

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This cottage is tiny but the kitchen is well equipped but no freezer compartment in the fridge. The entrance alley way to the property is not very pleasant, though it is in the centre of Kesw.ick There is building work at the front of the property and because of this the owners have put plastic on the windows to that it looks like frosted glass. ThRead moreis is not good if you are even slightly claustrophobic. There are too many vases and plastic flowers (dust collectors ) that clutter the place. Hide

Reviewed by John, 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Maureen, 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Susan, 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Peter, 20th April 2023

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It is difficult to give a fair review of the property while the building work is ongoing opposite the cottage, it is a small courtyard and the workvans, noise and general footfall past it was quite intrusive at times particularly having our dog with us during the stay. The parking situation is not ideal also however it is in a great location and isRead more a cosy well laid out cottage with everything needed for an enjoyable stay and we would consider staying again once the building work was complete. Hide

Reviewed by Julie, 5th April 2023

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Wouldn't stay again

Reviewed by Lisa, 25th March 2023

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We feel its really difficult to give this cottage a fair review and thats why weve given 3 stars for all areas. The actual cottage and location is good, however it is situated in what can only be described as a builders yard. The windows have all been obscured so you cannot see out or in to the property due to the obscene ugly mess outside. This isRead more along with the builders vehicles that park 2 ft from the from door, obstruct the entrance and makes the property very dark. The bed is comfy. Hide

Reviewed by Bobbie-jo, 10th March 2023

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We had a great holiday. The cottage was situated in the most perfect spot, it was small but very cosy.

Reviewed by David, 25th February 2023

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A great place to stay!! Its a lovely cosy cottage in the centre of Keswick. The property is clean, comfortable and well equipped for people who want to cater for themselves. Theres a lovely Thai restaurant just around the corner. The property allows dogs and the pubs and cafes in Keswick are all dog friendly.

Reviewed by Andrew, 12th February 2023

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There should be a warning about the extensive building work outside the front door of the cottage and the outlook resembled a building site. The cottage was cold and the bathroom sink would overflow with taps running. The bed is not comfortable

Reviewed by Charlotte, 13th January 2023

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We enjoyed a nice long weekend in this cosy cottage. Great location for going to Keswick & exploring the lakes. Although there is no parking at the cottage we found street parking. The local park is across the road for walking the dog first thing & last thing. Extremely comfy bed! Cottage layout ensured the space was optimised.

Reviewed by Karen, 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by David, 7th November 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne, 29th October 2022

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Beautifully placed, hidden gem. A stunning little cottage that is true to description. Hoping to return very soon.

Reviewed by Willemijn, 23rd September 2022

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Cosy cottage right in the middle of Keswick!

Reviewed by Tracey, 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Heather, 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Louise, 29th July 2022

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Very central to Keswick. Cottage not in the prettiest of spots. But if you're out most of the day then it probably doesn't matter. Pictures of the inside are an honest reflection.

Reviewed by Mandy, 24th June 2022

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Nice little cottage ideal for couple and in prime location for all amenities in Keswick. We had our 2 yr old terrier and missed outdoor yard/garden space but had good week with lots of walking. No parking at cottage but we booked months permit 28 for long stay car park 2 mins away.

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Location

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