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Swinside Cottage in Keswick, Cumbria

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sleeps 3
1 room
1 bathroom

Swinside Cottage description

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Swinside is a Lakeland cottage situated in the centre of Keswick. The property sleeps three/four and has one bedroom with king size double bed, one single bed and a pull out bed. Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC. Located centrally with all the amenities right on the doorstep makes Swinside an ideal property for a family or couple to explore the scenery and all that the bustling town of Keswick has to offer.

The bustling market town of Keswick, a walkers paradise surrounded by stunning and spectacular scenery. The lower slopes of Skiddaw, Latrigg and the jaws of Borrowdale Valley are all within walking distance. Other beauty spots include Whinlatter Forest, Ashness Bridge, Surprise View and of course the shores of Derwentwater offering a wide variety of activities including boat hire and cruises. For the less active there are numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, museums and parks and of course The Theatre by the Lake. There really is something here for everyone.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Gas central heating. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher washer/dryer. TV, DVD player. CD/radio.Wifi. Power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in the rent. (Linen not provided for the pull out bed). Towels are supplied. Roadside parking. Travel Cot and highchair available. 1 well behaved pet allowed. No smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants and cinema 5 min walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Near golf
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Mrs Gleave
May 2019
Lovely cottage in a great location, close to everything you would need.. Comfortable & clean. Close to some lovely walks & very assessable to other lakes & attractions. The only thing that was tricky was the parking.
Ms Stephens
April 2019
What a fantastic break we had! Swinside Cottage is beautifully appointed, warm, comfortable and it would suit anyone who wants to be in the heart of Keswick. From furniture to crockery, everything was high quality and after much discussion with my husband, we decided on a score of 11 out of 10! Very impressed indeed!
Miss Spruce
March 2019
Never moved car for three days walks only ten minutes away shops pubs five minutes
Mrs Brown
September 2018
Perfect location.. Not too far from town centre, parks and lake. Great for a stroll or a meal /drink in the evening. Couldn't fault the accommodation. Owners had furnished and equipped the cottage very tastefully and to a high standard. The bed was really comfortable and much appreciated after a good days walking. We have spent three holidays there and will continue to do so in the future as it most definitely ticks all our boxes.
Mr Summerill
September 2018
After been out for the day we totally chilled out in cottage just like home from home ,our dog Indi actually settled in straight away which wasn't normal for us she normally walks the floor all night but she crashed out in her own bed all night and rest of the week ,first time for us ,the cottage is a credit to the owner .. We would definitely go back to this cottage again.
Mrs Roberts
September 2018
Nearby parking can be tricky.. Good position to be in for walks and town. Cottage comfy and welcoming, decorated and furnished to high standard.
Mr Studholme
August 2018
The cottage was fabulous, lovely size that we would of loved it for our own home.. But it would of lacked space for all our clothes especially our daughter's. (Who has special needs.) Would go again and again. THANKYOU for making our stay enjoyable.
Mr Homewood
August 2018
The cottage was in a perfect location for our holiday.. Close to the lake , town and walks. Lovely and cosy and very quiet all day and night.
Miss Humphries
July 2018
Great location in centre of Keswick, really close on foot for everything we needed.. Only used the car to drive to other areas outside of Keswick. Initially concerned as previous reviews mentioned parking problems - however we didn't have any issues parking outside for the entire week. Power shower was fantastic and the beds were wonderful. Although very small, the kitchen everything we needed to prepare all our food for the week. Only minor comment on the house is that the leather sofas are not particularly comfy - especially after long days walking! Strong wifi was a bonus. We love Keswick and will certainly be back - this trip is becoming a yearly tradition for me and my mum :)
Mrs Ellison
June 2018
The only problem was parking ,had to search for parking spaces but would go back again it was a lovely cottage and only five minute walk to town centre..
Mrs Brown
June 2018
Excellent property.. Ideal location. Suited the two of us. Furnished to a very high standard and lots of thought had gone into ensuring we had everything we needed. We couldn't have asked for more. Our second stay here and we have another week booked for later in the year. Can't wait! B & G from Wolverhampton 9.06.18-16.06.18
Mrs Mcmahon
May 2018
The cottage is in a perfect position for walking to the shops and so quiet even although you are surrounded by properties.. Fantastic place all round.
March 2018
Been two years in a row now to this cottage and love it. Lovely refurb in early 2018 just adds to what was already a great cottage. Great facilities, comfy beds, good WiFi, well laid out and 5 mins from town centre and banks of dereentwater. Will def be back
March 2018
Fantastic cottage, very well equipped and comfortable.. Cosy and warm with easy access to town and Derwent Water within a 5 min walk. Good WiFi. Lovely recent refurb of what was already a great cottage. Been twice now and will def be back.
Mr Thompson
March 2018
Parking outside the property is a serious problem during the day.. Basically you just won't as shopworkers in Keswick park outside the town and walk in to work. I can only assume that you airbrushed out all the cars in the picture of Swinside as cars are parked all day (workers) and night (occupiers). Our first time booking a property in a town and probably the last as I like to be parked fairly close to the property at all times. I am a keen recycler but all items had to be placed into purple plastic bags of which non were provided in the property, you were expected to go to the council offices to get them. Thats a no-no. We were on holiday and not traipsing around town looking for the relevant office. We will not be back at Swinside.
Dr Bryans
March 2018
Fantastic cottage, cosy and well equipped.. Ideally situated for town, lake, parks, shops, pubs. Beautiful refurbishment recently. Will def be back.
March 2017
Our third stay at Swinside in 4 years! It was great to be back in the cottage which is like a home away from home. It's perfectly situated for the short 5 min walk into Keswick town centre and all the amenities and to go walking up the fells or out for a drive to other parts of the wonderful Lake District. We made full use of the fully equipped kitchen this time cooking most nights and enjoying cosy nights in before a late night meander for our pooch to stretch his legs as there is no garden at the property. If I had to be picky I'd say that the downstairs could do with a spruce up paint wise, some parts are looking dirtier than others, which of course is only natural given the cottage is both dog and child friendly. However this certainly would not put us off coming back to Swinside next time we're in Keswick!
September 2016
Comfortable good quality interior. Have enjoyed our stay. This place is ideal for town centre, and Keswick well located for other outings
April 2016
Very happy with our short stay in Swinside, it is a very clean, comfortable and well-equipped cottage, conveniently situated in the heart of Keswick just minutes walk from all its amenities. We will certainly be back, thank you.
Paula K
May 2014
Have just come back from having a wonderful time in Keswick. Stayed at this gorgeous cottage which was very clean, tidy and had the most comfortable beds! It is fitted out with everything you need and has been renovated to the highest standard. Great pictures on the walls too! Thank you very much for a wonderful stay!
March 2014
We have booked with Lakes Cottage Holidays before and again everything was simple & very straightforward. The cottage was warm, compact and had everything we needed for our weekend away with the dog. It has been renovated to a high standard, comfortable and tasteful furnishings, heating was easy to control, as was the shower. It was located close to the town centre, just a short walk away, we love Keswick and feel its our second home! We hope to return to this lovely cottage again soon.
March 2014
Really clean and well maintained and with everything you could want for a stay in Keswick. Everything worked perfectly (wifi, shower, heating, tv etc etc) and we will definitely be shortlisting this and booking again. Comfy bed with almost no outside noise. Slept really well. Well located just a short walk to the centre. We managed to park right outside but if you cant then park somewhere close and be patient as spaces will become available. This company are excellent to deal with.
February 2014
This was the 3rd time we have stayed at Swinside and we love the place. It's clean & tidy plus has all that you need. Great location for walking into Keswick and ideal for the walks in the area. We love the place so much we are booked to return twice this year.
July 2013
The service we received from the company was excellent. The cottage was lovely, it would have been better with a carpet in the lounge. What I didn't like was the lack of a back door. There was everything in it that you needed, but felt cold and not very homely. The location was great for what we wanted, hardly had to use the car at all. We would have liked Freeview TV.
July 2013
It was very easy picking up the key for the cottage. The location is very near the town centre and park(s). The cottage is very clean and comfortable with instructions about oven central heating etc... clearly marked also leaflets about what to do, where to eat etc..
June 2013
Lovely traditional cottage but with a modern and bright interior. Perfect size and loved the kingsize bed with a really comfy mattress. 5 minutes walk from town centre but peaceful and quiet. 10 minutes walk from Castle Wood which was beautiful with Bluebells everywhere and perfect for walking the dogs - also had a handy bin close to the entrance for dog waste. Would love to stay in Swinside again and will be looking to book next year.
March 2013
Just back from a 5 day stay in Keswick. This is our fourth visit to Keswick in 3 years but the first time as dog owners. B&B's that we had previously stayed in didn't accept dogs so we tried to find somewhere we could use as a base that was modern and close to the centre of Keswick that would accept Oscar our 2 year old Golden Retriever. Swinside was the perfect pace for us to stay. Well equipped with all the mod-cons and the most comfortable bed after a long day walking the fells. It was a 2 minute walk to the town centre and parking was not a problem. It was quiet at night-time and all the local residents were lovely. We had a wonderful time and we are planning when we will be able to return again and look forward to Swinside being our holiday cottage each time we visit Keswick.
November 2012
Booking through Lakes Cottage Holidays was efficient as always. We chose Swinside because it was available to book in advance for a short break and we were not disappointed. The cottage is clean and comfortable and is in a quiet, but convenient location. The walking maps were a nice touch.
October 2012
I was amazed and very pleased with the high standard of the accomodation, especially when it's pet friendly- the photo's really are of the current condition of the accomodation. In the lounge the heavy duty lined curtains co-ordinate with, rug, cushions, roller blind. Wi-fi easily accessed.The kitchen is well equipped with white goods, cutlery and Denby crockery. Bedroom- king size bed with memory foam mattress, duvets, throws, new carpet with thick underlay, wall mounted tv. Bathroom- spotlessly clean -as was the whole property. No problem parking and neighbours very friendly. Needn't have worried about forgetting anything- the owners have everthing there-- from tape measure to note paper.
September 2012
Good location - within easy walking distance to lake and the town centre. The house was clean, tasteful and well equipped. We slept very well. There is plenty to do nearby with or without a car. Having free wifi is a big selling point for us. We were a bit chilly at times but that's pobably why there are blankets and throws to snuggle into! For eating out there are plenty of pubs to choose from. Supermarkets are also easily accessible, as is the bus station. For quiet nights in or rainy days there are plenty of books, information, games, Dvds and freeview TV.
August 2012
We found booking online very easy and the staff at Cottage Holiday group were friendly and happy to help. The cottage was small but adequate for our needs and was extremely well appointed. The location was good - quiet and only a short walk to all facilities the town offerred
April 2012
We were very happy with Swinside. It was very tastefully decorated and had every modern amenity needed. It was quite modern but still had charm and was cosy.It was perfectly situated for access to everything Keswick has to offer. My only small gripe is that parking was occasionally difficult to find outside the cottage and the central heating was a little bit complicated and didn't really warm the house that much. The cottage is perfect for couples and we'd definitely stay there again.
April 2012
We had a lovely week at Swinside. Everything there we could possibly need. Appreciated the maps, torches, books, dishwasher, plenty of cutlery and crockery, nice big mugs, very comfortable kingsize bed. Great to have WiFi. Parking wasn't always easy, but we managed. Friendly neighbours. No garden or space to sit outside, but an ideal location for walking to the Lake or town (where there are plenty of benches to sit on). Spar shop very near, open long hours. Lots of lovely walks from house or from short drives away. Plenty of space for the 2 of us. We would recommend Swinside to other couples (probably not families), who wanted a good base for exploring Keswick and the Lakes.
February 2012
We had a relaxing holiday in a beautiful cottage close to all amenities. Will definitely be staying again soon.
January 2012
From the pictures this cottage looked well finished and yes, contemporary. But on arrival it became immediately clear there was more. Firstly it seems bigger but more importantly they have managed to preserve the original cottage feel. A welcoming fire awaited us on our late arrival helping us feel on holiday proper after a wet and windy journey. The cottage is in the heart of the town but away from any busy roads. Perfect access to the hills or shops depending on the weather and your legs. We'll be back again. Lets hope it stops raining by then!
November 2011
We spend most of our time out on the fells and need a well equipped and comfortable place to stay with our dog. Swinside ticked the boxes. Having the wi-fi to check the Mwis was a bonus.
October 2011
Swinside in a perfect, quiet location close to the town centre. It is clean, well furbished, well equipped and I would definitely love to stay there again if I wanted to do some walking around the Keswick area.
October 2011
I visited for a photography trip and brought my dog I found Swinside to be a well thought out accommodation and pet friendly, easy to keep clean, but small so if you have a lot gear, backpacks, boots etc you need to be tidy. It's a short walk to the centre of town and Lake Derwent, which I loved. The weather during my stay was cold and wet and I had some things that couldn't be dried in the tumble dryer which were still damp the next day because the heating was a bit low. Dogs are not allowed upstairs but the stairs are open plan off the lounge so the only way of definitely keeping the dog downstairs was to lock him in the kitchen. A baby gate would be a small adjustment they could make. Overall though I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, there is a dishwasher and a huge stack of plates, but I still only used one cup, bowl, tea plate and dinner plate all week! The decoration and furniture was of a very high standard for holiday accommodation. For a trip where you are going to be out all day it's the perfect place to return to at night and recharge your batteries and excellent value for money.
September 2011
A lovely cottage in superb condition and ideally situated.
Maura C
August 2011
Fantastic clean newly modernised property. This centrally located property is a fantastic base for all of whats on offer in and around Keswick. The property has just been newly refurbished to a very high standard. It is very clean and has everything you need for your stay. It is compact and I would reccommend it for couples. The only downside is the lack of outside space. It would have been good to have been able to sit outside with a glass of wine after days out. But with it being so close to the town centre there were plenty of bars restaurants available for this. There is also the problem of parking as there is no designated parking space for the property. Overall a good newly modernised, compact clean central property.
August 2011
Best use has been made of limited size accommodation, Everything expected was provided and was functional. All operating instruction were unusually clear and helpful. Decor is extremely fresh and tasteful.
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