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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Pelham House, Keswick, sleeps 6

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Pelham House
CA12 4EP

Pelham House, Keswick, Cumbria

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

Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £467.00

Pelham house is a three bedroom town house sleeping 6 people, located in the centre of Kewick in the Northern Lakes.

Pelham House offers affordable and comfortable accommodation. Sleeping people in three bedrooms 1 x double and 2 x twin There is a ground floor shower room and WC and a second floor bathroom with separate WC. Living room has a cosy open fire and a well equipped dining kitchen.

Storage for bikes and outdoor gear is available and there's on-street parking for your cars. Ideally suited to groups of friends or families with pets.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Poor maintenance
On arrival, we discovered that the microwave was not working. It lights up and turn table circulates with buzz but the food is not heating up at all. We reported immediately. We were pleased that Sykes cottage phoned us back promptly to tell us that they would be in touch with the owner. However, we received no update through the week. We were unable to use the microwave. Secondly, the shower was slow to drain and the base was very shallow, which was about to overflow. I had to minimize the use of water, shampoo and body wash, worrying about flooding. I cleaned the drainage hole which had hairs and scum from previous guests, but it did not make too much improvement. I could either wash my hair or use body wash but not at the same time. I washed my hand towel in the separate basin. I couldn't have shower with peace of mind through the week. The kitchen is much smaller than how it appeared on the photo.

Very Poor
Pelham House is badly in need of refurbishment. It is NOT shabby chic. Very shabby. Very amateur DIY. Very grubby. Blood stained bed cover. Filthy looking (also blood stained) rag rug in top bedroom. Stairs to upper floor very steep with shallow treads. Grab rails attached to the walls eith clanky chunks of wood. As a relatively agile 60+ I found it just didn't feel that safe. Upper floor toilet and bathroom would meet 1970s standards / expectations ... perhaps. Opportunity to crack your head on the way to the toilet (you need to remember to duck). Person at Lakes Cottage Holidays said (when we went back to complain) that people "either love it or hate it" which suggests something has been very wrong for some time. We were moved to an alternative property and were appreciative of that. Pelham House, whatever it's star rating on the system, is FAR too expensive given how dirty it is. My advice is don't even consider it. We hated it. Horrible. It needs a very thorough deep clean to make it even OK. But even then it would be a dismal place to pay to stay in. Debbie W.

What a dump
Booked Pelham House for a visit to the beer festival. The house is poorly maintained and not clean. It's in need of massive investment to bring it up to an acceptable standard.



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


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
Gas central heating
Wood burner (please supply own wood, local petrol stations do supply) TV, DVD, WiFi
Gas and electricity included
Bed linen and towels provided
Travel Cot on request
Storage for bikes and outdoor gear available in the porch area
Roadside parking
No garden
Two dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops, restaurants and pubs in Keswick 5-mins walk
Derwentwater 5 mins walk
Note: stairs to second floor bedroom and bathroom are very steep, not suitable for those with limited mobility and please take care

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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

Keswick Museum - 0.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Derwent Island House - 0.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Castlerigg - 0.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Crosthwaite, St Kentigern's Church - 1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Derwentwater - 2.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Dodd Wood - 2.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Lodore Falls Waterfall - 2.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mirehouse - 3.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

St Begas, Bassenthwaite - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Whinlatter Pass - 4.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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