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The Shieling

Keswick, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Former coachman’s apartment for two, on the fringes of the popular market town of Keswick
  • Well located for accessing the town’s shops, pubs and restaurants, and Derwentwater
  • Ideal for those who enjoy walking, climbing, cycling or water sports
Property code: SZ516

A delightful cottage, with a pretty garden and views out towards the fells, perfect for a couple, and just under 1 mile from the centre of Keswick and 1.5 miles from Derwentwater.

Make a romantic retreat to this welcoming 19th-century, Lakeland cottage to the east of the lively market town of Keswick. Sleeping two guests in one bedroom, the unique abode is in a great location for exploring the town, 1 mile away, with its independent shops and boutiques, as well as its eateries, cinema, theatre and museums. Stroll down to Derwentwater, about 1.5 miles from the cottage, to follow footpaths or book a seat on a cruise out on the lake. Drive to the marina, 3.5 miles away, to try canoeing, kayaking or windsurfing. Visit the Castlerigg Stone Circle, less than 1 mile from the cottage; plan a day trip to Cockermouth, 15 miles away to see Wordsworth’s House and Garden.

Follow the steps up to the garden and open the door to find a reception hall, with storage for outerwear and access to the rest of the inviting accommodation. Wander on through into the lounge/kitchen/diner, with its wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and revealed woodwork. Choose a DVD from the selection then settle on the sofa to watch a film or switch on the satellite TV. Find a book to read or puzzle to complete or simply take in the fell views. Discover the kitchen area close by has an oven, induction hob, microwave, a fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Make yourself a cup of tea or pour yourself a glass of something from the welcome pack; then start thinking about dinner. Prepare a romantic meal to enjoy together at the table. Further on in the cottage is the bathroom, which has a shower, bath and WC, then the bedroom, with its king-size bed and distant mountain views.

Spend sunny days relaxing out in the private, leafy garden. Have a quiet drink out here or dinner in the evening. Find parking for one car at the cottage.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Oven, induction hob, microwave, a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Garage with tumble dryer and freezer
  • Welcome pack
  • Freesat TV
  • Regret no WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Garden with seating
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Within 1 mile of shops, restaurants and pubs
  • Please note, the cottage is on one level inside but accessed by 17 external stone steps
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • 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 is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 9th September 2023

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Lovely compact and cosy cottage with off road parking at the property. Very clean and comfortable, equipped with everything we needed. Lovely welcome pack and lots of helpful information from the owner. Ideally situated to walk into Keswick and it was a lovely walk along the old railway cycle path which was mostly flat and tarmacked.

Reviewed by Amanda 26th August 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 19th August 2023

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Reviewed by Suzanne 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by A 22nd July 2023

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the accommodation was excellent, lovely views, the host was most helpful and the 'get you in' pack waiting was totally unexpected and very much appreciated. the information packs were very welcome to work round the TV/DVD/Oven etc, other than the DVD had been replaced and didn't find the details, but was easy to figure out. the only small sticking Read morepoint was how close it was to the main road and the traffic noise. but this was only really noticeable in the day and i was normally out. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 15th July 2023

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We enjoyed our stay in The Shieling very much. It was quite convenient for the town, though we wished it had been a bit lower down the very long hill!

Reviewed by Andrew 17th June 2023

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This is my third visit. My partner and myself both like stopping here. We hope to be back in 2024.

Reviewed by Robert 3rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Mandy 27th May 2023

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Absolutely the most perfect holiday cottage. It is beautiful. Ideally located. Approximately 5 mins walk to the nearest pub, Twy Dogs, and about 15 to 20 mins walk into town. Keswick is stunning but when you get a beautiful cottage booked aswell then that just makes it perfect. Thank you Pat...

Reviewed by Tracy 18th March 2023

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Reviewed by Anna 30th December 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 29th October 2022

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Great location for exploring the local area

Reviewed by Fiona 22nd October 2022

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It was a nice accommodation to come back to with a good shower and comfortable bed. The cooking facilities were fine and the living area too was comfortable.

Reviewed by Charlotte 15th October 2022

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Very well-provisioned accommodation, with great attention to detail and lovely new kitchen and bathroom. The road is a bit busy, so getting off the drive could be a bit tricky. Good location to walk into town along the lovely rail path. Very helpful owner with good recommendations. The welcome pack was a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Darren 10th September 2022

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Lovely cottage, very clean , well equipped and in a great location. Met the owner. Pat, who was lovely and helpful. Welcoming box a nice touch and appreciated. A great holiday, highly recommend

Reviewed by Janet 27th August 2022

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Reviewed by Suzanne 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Linda 6th August 2022

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A really cosy and comfortable one bedroomed cottage with a bus stop almost outside the door for easy access to Keswick or surrounding towns such as Grasmere and Windermere.

Reviewed by Kathleen 21st May 2022

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Lovely little cottage everything you need for your stay, welcome pack when we arrived, thank you Pat, very clean & cozy easy walking into Keswick. Will be back.

Reviewed by John 23rd April 2022

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Location

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