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CA12 5UF

Clairgarth, Keswick, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £372.00

Over two floors, the ground floor comprises of a kitchen, dining room and lounge. The first floor has one master double bedroom with roll top bath and a separate bathroom with shower cubicle, basin and WC.

Clairgarth is a one bedroomed traditional stone cottage that sits in the beautiful Newlands Valley in the little hamlet of Stair with beautiful views that reach as far across to Causey Pike. Clairgarth's accommodation is over two floors having a first floor large double bedroom with its own luxurious roll top bath as well as a separate bathroom with shower, basin and WC. The ground floor is open plan, consisting of a fully equipped kitchen, leading to dining area and comfortable lounge with patio doors that lead onto a lovely garden with views towards Catbells.

The cottage is a great place for a romantic holiday to get away from it all, with the luxury of having the town of Keswick a short drive away.


Let down by cleanliness
Positives :- Great Location,walks straight from the door, perfect for a couple, quiet location Clean bedding Negatives :- Cleanliness,we had to clean the oven & racks which were covered in burnt food remains, same inside the microwave, kettle & toaster etc all covered in dirty fingerprints, we also had to wash the dishes and cutlery as they were not washed properly. Shower cubicle had some mould on the tiles and we had to clean the drain cover before use because someones black hair was blocking it Wi-Fi, for a property of this type we were amazed to have to purchase wi-fi through BT fon,a really annoying system which meant you had intermittent wifi and had to log in on every visit, when you pay £400 plus for a property it seems a bit mean not to include wi-fi

Lovely base for a Lake District walking holiday
This is a lovely little cottage, with a nice patch of outside space and views of Causey Pike (when it's not cloudy!). Ideally located for conquering some Wainwrights - we did Causey Pike and the Newlands Horseshoe, both from the front door - so pleasant not to have to use the car! The cottage was neat and cosy, and well equipped for cooking - vital for a good holiday in our opinion! Perfect for a couple to retreat from the world for a while.
Rose H

Still cold
My wife and I stayed in this cottage exactly a year ago, and after the first night popped into the office in Keswick and mentioned to the staff about how cold it is in the cottage, this year my mother booked us a weekend away in the lakes as a pressie, when we found out it was where we stayed last year we were really pleased because this is probably one of the best positioned cottages we have ever stayed in, you can walk everyday from the front door, and walks for all levels, the pub up the road as always was fantastic for food and ale, this cottage is finished to a very high standard and we found the cleanliness ok, however the heat problem is still there, there is daylight all the way down one side of the rear door, and the front door is much the same which is creating a draft right through the downstairs, the remedy for this from whoever seems to have been to remove all the feed back in the visitor book that mentioned the problem ( i remember seeing 4 and adding mine) and placing a small radiator which is uselessand the fitted fire merely warms a small area of carpet.I would love to stay here again but in warmer times and would always recommend the place,I just feel this needs attention, one carpenter and a couple of hours should do it.
john w

Lovely location but disappointed by cleanliness
Got off to a bad start - had to locate travel cot ourselves hidden away in the bathroom despite paying extra for it. We just manged to catch the office in time to ask about it, but poor phone reception, a lively 1 year old and a tiring 7 hour journey made it a stressful arrival. The general cleanliness was poor. There was a clump of hair hanging off the wardrobe, stains on the kitchen units, hair in the shower drain, dust mounting in the corners of bathroom, lampshades and on skirting boards. We got in touch with Lakes Cottage Holidays, and the cottage was eventually cleaned on Monday (not sure why this was not done before our arrival). First impressions left us with a grotty feel, which was a shame as the location was beautiful and the cottage had potential to be a great place to stay.

Nice cottage but has issues that need addressing
The cottage itself is nice, lovely location and well equipped. I didn't realise that it was actually listed on TA before I booked it so read the reviews after. A common theme was the cleanliness of the cottage. I was not concerned as I thought it had been brought up more than once, surely this issue has been rectified... It has not. The cottage is in need of a serious spring clean. I think the cleaning company make the bed, and do a cursory wipe of the horizontal surfaces and that is about it. I took some photos of the dirt I noticed on the first day so you can make your own mind up whether you want to stay here or not. I did not call the cottage company about it as I didn't want the awkward situation of the cleaner coming back and cleaning while we were there to be honest. Paying customers also shouldn't have to do that on the first day of their holiday. It's frustrating really as it is one of the easiest things to get right when renting a cottage and every other cottage I have stayed In, (all booked through Lakeland Cottage Company) have been immaculate. Other than that, it's a nice cottage... a few little improvements and it could be much better.



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Electric heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, DVD
Power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in the rent
Private parking for 1 car
No pets
No smoking
Pub is 10 mins walk
Shared lawned garden area
PLEASE NOTE: There is Wi-Fi access to BT if you are subscribed to FON

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Nearest Attractions

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

Derwentwater - 1.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Derwent Island House - 2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Crosthwaite, St Kentigern's Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lodore Falls Waterfall - 2.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Force Crag Mine - 2.4 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Keswick Museum - 2.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Whinlatter Pass - 2.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Castlerigg - 3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Bowder Stone - 3.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Castle Crag - 3.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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