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Skiddaw View
CA12 4DR

Skiddaw View, Keswick, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £446.00

This second floor apartment is located in the village of Keswick in the Lake District and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Skiddaw View apartment is located in the centre of Keswick, so you can leave your car in the allocated private parking space and make the most of the amenities that Keswick has to offer with its shops, restaurants and bars. The apartment has lift access to all floors, with 2 bedrooms; 1 double and 1 twin that can be made into a king size bed that share a bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. The open plan lounge/diner is a sociable space and has been tastefully decorated with wonderful views looking out over St Johns Church and the fells.

Upstairs is the well equipped kitchen and reading/sitting room. The market town is a few minutes walk for you to discover the array of activities that Keswick has to offer on your doorstep, the lake is a few minutes walk away and on the shores you will find a fantastic theatre.


My family thought the apartment was ideal for our holiday.
Unfortunately when we arrived on the Saturday, we discovered that the heating did not work. We reported this on the Sunday and it was repaired Wednesday morning. Obviously these things happen, however the manner of one the members of staff at Lakes Cottage Holidays was appalling. Yes she did offer us another electric heater, and provided us with a second quilt with no cover on from underneath the stairs, but not once did she offer an apology. Her manner with my husband, daughter and myself left a lot to be desired. Manners cost nothing, we did not expect a refund, but I will be honest if that lady had been placed in that situation for four days without any heat in October, I bet she would have had more to say than what we did.

Great apartment and location
We used the apartment for a short stay during Easter holidays. I like the fact that the living room and dinning room are upstairs very handy with the boys who could have their own space. The apartment is just a short distance from the town centre and from the walks we did. No need to use the car ( parking space provided). The flat had all the comfort we needed for a relaxing time which is a plus and the view was also fabulous.
sandrine b

Great apartment in good location
This split level apartment is about four minutes walk to the start of the pedestrianised Main Street in Keswick. There is a very good parking space outside the main door allocated to the apartment and a lift which goes to both floors, the top floor being you living room/kitchen combined and downstairs are two bedrooms, family bathroom and snug reading room. The views as you would expect are great over the rooftops to the hills and the apartment is bright and clean and while we were there we found it very quiet. We really liked the apartment and as there were only two of us there was plenty of space, Keswick is a great place to visit and we do a lot of walking whilst there. The only downside to the apartment was that the washing machine didn't work, the on/off button was stuck in and the power was on all the time with no visible sockets and it was inoperable. We reported it first thing Monday morning as we knew we would have to do plenty of washing due to the walking we were doing and we were disappointed to find that we had no further updates from the management company until at 4pm on Friday afternoon the repair man arrived, stated it was a fire hazard as he could not isolate the machine and said he could not fix it. I do not whilst on holiday expect to find myself in the laundrette and it doesn't matter how much the apartment was and if it for a week or a year, management companies usually have much faster response times, the next day being standard. I have rented from a very similar management company in Keswick before and they attended that afternoon when there was an issue. That is my only issue with the property but still worth considering as a more serious issue with the property and a five day response time could ruin a holiday.

1st time for New Year in Keswick
We always try to stay in Chaucer House apartments when visiting Keswick. On this occasion, all others were booked for new year. This proved a cosy apartment in which to shelter from the extreme wind and rain during the last week of 2013! The bedrooms are lovely and the double bed is really comfortable with views over the rooftops to hills beyond. We didn't make the most of the little reading room but could see it being more appealing on a sunny day. The photos of the apartment don't really suggest the amount of floor space that is under the pitch of the roof - not really an issue until our tall 6'2" friend visited! You do pay a slight premium for this apartment - maybe for the additional reading room as oppose to living space.
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Excellent location, fantastic apartment
This two storey apartment was perfectly placed in Keswick. Less than a two minute walk would take you into the centre of Keswick. The apartment itself was clean, spacious and well maintained. An excellent experience
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Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television


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Gas central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD, Radio, washer/dryer
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen incl in the rent
Towels are NOT provided
Private parking for one car
Sorry, NO pets and no smoking
Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 mins walk
Sorry NO cot or highchair available
Please note: Windows are large full length sash windows

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Nearest Attractions

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

Keswick Museum - 0.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Derwent Island House - 0.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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

Castlerigg - 1 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Derwentwater - 2.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Lodore Falls Waterfall - 2.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Dodd Wood - 2.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mirehouse - 3.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Whinlatter Pass - 4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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

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