Self Catering in Cumbria - Keswick
Areas: Lake District
Keswick Travel and Heritage Information
Sleeps a maximum of:
Pricing From: £446.00
A fabulous cottage offers wi-fi and is pet friendly, close to the town centre of Keswick in the Lake District National Park sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
Fountain Cottage, Keswick is a lovely, welcoming cottage, located in Keswick town and close to the River Greta. The cottage is close to local pubs, shops, and restaurants, and within easy reach of fell walks and local visitor attractions. The cottage sleeps 6 adults, with one double bedroom, two twin bedrooms, and a family bathroom.
The sitting room features stone flags, and a fireplace with a cosy electric stove effect fire. There is a traditional dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. There is private parking for 1 car.
Explore the beautiful fells, sail on Derwentwater, explore the shops, restaurants and attractions of Keswick, all within easy reach of Fountain Cottage, Keswick for an amazing family holiday.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Nice house, good location
Clean, warm, comfortable, quite stylish house with plenty of room. Some pretty mountain views form the windows too. Easy/quick walk to town centre. Quiet too.
I missed being able to make proper coffee in the mornings - perhaps a cafetiere would be a good addition for the future, otherwise all good for us.
Ideal for 4 people without dogs
I booked this cottage for a weekend as it advertised garden and dog friendly.
It is a nice cottage, but the top room in attic has exceedingly steep stairs, so not ideal for anyone who may struggle a bit.
The garden at the front is miniscule. The enclosed space at the back has a car space, however the neighbours are not very friendly and I was forcefully told not to let my dogs - who were on a lead - to urinate anywhere as her grandchildren played out there. It rather spoilt my weekend having to deal with unfriendly locals in such close proximity.
The cottage is well equipped and in a good place for getting in and out of town.
I would love to visit Keswick again, but not so sure I would stay at this cottage due to neighbours and the attic room.
Have arrived back home today after spending a week in this house for our holidays in Keswick. Can?t fault it, lovely cottage with everything we could need and right next to the town centre, perfect location. Clean and tidy and larger than expected inside. Only fault we had with the cottage is that the parking isn?t very good as there is only room for one car. (We had 2) Would stop here again, and definitely recommend for anyone who is looking to stay here. Thank you for a lovely week in your home :)
Hive Ruined our Stay
I will start by saying that Lakes Cottage Holidays (who we booked through) were very helpful and I appreciate the help they gave us in giving us a number of heaters.
However I can only surmise that the owner of this particular property hasn't been doing holiday lets for too long. The fact that upon arrival at the property there was no hot water or heating was unacceptable. My Nan who is 86 was staying with us and without the heaters that LCH kindly provided she would have been near freezing for the first night. This all down to the fact that the owner "forgot" to manually set the Hive system to be on.
My father also informed me that the heating was cold on the Sunday which would suggest to me that the owner only heats the property from a set time on a Friday until a set time on a Sunday. This is not right as you can be in the property form 15:00 Friday until 10:00 on the Monday. But clearly the owner either wants to force people out or try to save money on the bills.
The electrical wiring must be bodged also as the fuse kept tripping out, meaning that half the lights went out as well as items plugged into sockets. We had to change a bulb which had blown in the third bedroom, which is a nice thing to do on a family break.
There are 6 beds, it's not unclean and the shower (when not sub zero) is very powerful. The parking isn't great but then it never really is in Keswick. I've been going there since I was 5 years old, so I normally know what to expect. But there are certain expectations you have about a property and FC just didn't get the basics right at all. All this results in unhappy visitors.
So in summary: LCH is good but Fountain Cottage is not. I would avoid if I were you. There are much better options, but if you are desperate or quite like Fawlty Towers then this may be for you.
VERY DISAPPOINTING STAY
House advertised for 6 people with garden. Garden is postage stamp size at front, one parking space, other family members have to park past petrol station on High Hill, not near house. Stairs to 3rd bedroom so steep and narrow, so unsafe we didn't use the bedroom. Light on dressing table, cooker hood, 2 in the bathroom and 2 in the kitchen didn't work, fused. On entering the house, the smell of damp was unbelievable, it was a wet mop in the cupboard under the stairs, which I put outside for the weekend. The whole house is in need of decoration, walls are far from clean. we have stayed in holiday cottage in Keswick for over 30 years. this is the worst yet and certainly not worth the money.
Gas central heating with electric stove effect fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, Blue Ray DVD player, XBox games console, a selection of books, board games, and films
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent, cot and highchair available, private rear parking for 1 car, small shrubbery to the front, 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
Pub within walking distance
Note: Max 6 adults
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