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Lake District Self Catering cottage, The Hayloft, Keswick, sleeps 2

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The Hayloft
CA12 4TN

The Hayloft, Keswick, Cumbria

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £390

The first floor apartment is situated beside Thirlmere, just five minutes from Keswick and sleeps two people in one bedroom.

The Hayloft is a first-floor apartment set in a converted Victorian barn, located beside Lake Thirlmere and just 5 minutes away from Keswick. The apartment sleeps two people and has one double bedroom and a bathroom with shower over bath. There is an open plan lounge/diner with exposed wood beams.

Outside are exquisitely maintained gardens and Lake Thirlmere is just yards away. Private parking is available, and Keswick's amenities which include numerous bars and restaurants, are only a short drive away. The Hayloft is an ideal getaway for couples seeking a romantic retreat surrounded by dramatic natural beauty.


Peace and Birdsong
We booked this first floor apartment a while ago and had not expected that I would be on crutches due to an ankle injury. However the stairs were not too many or too steep although some may find the cobbles a little tricky. We did have an initial problem with the hot water but helpful staff explained how to get the system working and things went well. This property suits those of us who like things quiet and gentle, the garden leads down to the lake and birdsong stats the day and ends the evening: owls, cuckoo and woodpecker. The hotel bar means everyone can have an evening drink and the Kings Head is just down the drive and serves good food. The property is well situated for exploring the Lake District without the crowds

not even OK
The hotel described as close by on the site was drab, unwelcoming and did not serve food or drink whilst we were there. There was no view from the windows although the website indicated there was. We will neither return nor recommend the apartment to any friends.
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Great location, quiet and peaceful.
Great lakeside location and handy for Keswick and Windermere. Lovely and quiet and peaceful. Apartment was clean and comfortable, but very small with only small window and no view. Lacked some 'equipment' eg no kettle, DVD player very basic so couldn't use fast forward or 'scene selection', old microwave that doesn't 'do' seconds. No washing machine. You need to supply basics such as wiping up cloths, hand towels, detergent, toilet paper. So feel this should be cheaper to make up for above. Their other apartments at Dale Head Hall looked much better and we would book one of them next time.

Bad - to keen to take you money, but not good on service
We were very disappointed with the booking service. When our on line attempt failed (probably my fault) we sent an e-mail with dates we wanted plus contact details. They rang back to confirm and we thought they were the dates we had put in the e-mail. On checking e-mail a few days later they had booked us in one day earlier. contact with the booking agency and the owners proved fruitless so we ended up forfeiting one day. The pub down the road is a much better option for accommodation, plus the staff are friendly and accommodating, and the food is good.

Great location for walkers
I went to this beautiful location in mid September with my boyfriend. As we drove up to the property we were stunned by the natural beauty surrounding it. The apartment itself is a good size. There is not much shelf space, but plenty to hang your things, as well as a separate room in the building opposite for your wet walking gear. There is a reasonable size living/dining/kitchen area, and a bathroom with shower/tub. The only downside was that the heating is not on much, and the flat was pretty cold a lot of the time(and it was pretty cold that week in Sept). As well as there is not heaps of hot water, not enough to fill the tub completely or have a longer shower/or two right after each other. The views you see over the lake are stunning, but all you can see from the window facing it, is the back of the main house, but the small window to the back of the flat looks over the garden which is nice. For those who loves walks. this was great area, from the main garden towards the lake(just around the main house) you have a path straight onto the walking paths around thirlmere lake itself. And you are within a 15min walk to helvellyn. And the owners of the property are more than happy to help, as well as serving food if you book in advance with them. Its within great distance for driving to explore more of what the north has to offer to. Would definitely come back to the area, but perhaps book one of their other suites that overlook the lake.
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Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Oil central heating
Electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD player, CD player, radio
All electricity, towels and bed linen included in rent
Laundry service available
WiFi available
Private parking
Shared use of extensive gardens and lake access
Shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, 5 mins drive
No pets allowed
Note: Max 2 adults

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Thirlmere - 2.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Helvellyn - 2.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Dob Gill Waterfall - 2.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Lodore Falls Waterfall - 3.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Castlerigg - 3.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Derwentwater - 3.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Bowder Stone - 4.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Derwent Island House - 4.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Keswick Museum - 4.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Castle Crag - 4.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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