House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
With nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms (five of which are en suite) there is plenty of space for up to 18 people to enjoy each others’ company. There is also private parking for nine cars and it is possible to leave your car at the house for the duration of your stay with lots of good walks right from the front door of Hazelwood.
Named for the copse immediately behind it, Hazelwood stands on the edge of town, with open fields above, but with Keswick, with its selection of good pubs, restaurants and cafés only a ten minute stroll away. The best of both worlds. Incidentally, the copse is open to all, and a great place for kids to make dens – and you can get in straight from the garden!
Internally, the house allows for all sorts of interaction: you can all be together round the magnificent dining table or lounging in the conservatory; you can have smaller groups in the two sitting rooms; or if you really need some time alone, the bedrooms are very attractive and most have a TV.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 190 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Further details indoors|
The spacious hallway leads to a dining room with a table to seat 18 on the left, and the first sitting room on the right. This sitting room has TV, DVD player, wood burning stove and great views towards the Keswick fells from the window seat.
The kitchen is to the back of the house and opens out into the conservatory area which has a breakfast table and seating area. The kitchen is fully equipped with a double oven gas aga, two fridges, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of storage space. There is a small pantry from the kitchen which has more storage space and houses a washing machine and tumble drier.
From the kitchen is the second sitting room with an inglenook gas fire.
Also downstairs is a twin bedroom.
Upstairs there are six bedrooms on the first floor. There are four en suite doubles (with showers) and a further double. There is also an en suite twin bedroom. The bedrooms on this floor each have flat screen TV. On the first floor is a family bathroom with shower above the bath, toilet & sink. There is also an additional toilet.
Stairs lead to the attic bedrooms - please note limited headroom under the eaves. There is a twin room that leads through to a zip and link room which is usually made as two singles but can be zipped together to create a double. Again, please let us know in advance if you would prefer this option.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside is parking for up to 9 cars. The garden is to the front and the back of the house. Garden furniture is provided.
The Cumbria/Lake District
With accessible mountains, beautiful lakes and tarns, woodlands and moorlands, the Lake District is a haven, not only for outdoor enthusiasts but for anyone who loves peace and beauty. The changing seasons bring with them different highlights – Spring is a time of new life with baby lambs, Wordsworth's daffodils, and walks through bluebell woods.
Lazing by the lake in Summer while others reach the highest peaks. The beautiful Autumnal colours and hopefully an Indian Summer. And winter with its wildness and feelings of satisfaction sitting in front of an open fire with a warm cup of tea after a day out on the fells.
Keswick is the adventure hub of the northern Lake District, with a vast choice of outdoor activities on two feet, a bike, and on water. The town also has lots of places to eat and a wide choice of things to do in rainy weather. You couldn't get a better base for a Lakes holiday!
Derwentwater has an easy, ten-mile path around it, and a paved, pushchair-friendly stretch along its western shore. Lake cruises take 50 minutes for a round trip, or you can hop on and off at any of the seven jetties around the lake. Alternatively, hire self-drive motor boats and rowing boats, or even hire the Keswick Launch for special events.
Derwent Island House - This eighteenth century house is on an island on the lake. It is owned by the National Trust but lived in by a tenant (how lovely). It is open to the public for a few days each year, subject to lake levels. Tickets must be booked in advance either by calling 017687 73780 or visiting the small National Trust shop by the lakeside.
Hope Park This park, between the town centre and the lake, has a 9-hole pitch and putt course, crazy obstacle golf, a plant centre, lots of seats, and an ice-cream stand.
Fitz Park This park has a children's playground, a cricket pitch (see the locals play in summer), a bowling green and tennis courts
The Theatre by the Lake - Positioned between Hope Park and the lake, the Theatre has a summer season of 6 rotating plays. It is much loved for its Christmas shows and also the many festivals it hosts, including Words by the Water and the Jazz and Mountain festivals.
The Pencil Museum - At Southey Works, Main Street. The Cumberland Pencil Co. has been based in Keswick for 175 years, and this well-thought out museum tells the history of pencil making, with a replica of a graphite mine. It is highly suitable for kids, with a quiz and drawing zone. There is also a café and pencil shop. Open daily from 9.30-4.
Threlkeld Mining Museum - It's not well known outside the area, but Cumberland was a hive of mining activity for hundreds of years. This museum, at Otley Road, tells the story, starting with the immigration of German mining specialists in 1564. In the geology room, you can find out about mining copper, lead, graphite, slate, coal, iron and gypsum and discover how they were smelted and treated to provide familiar objects.
The mine at Threlkeld, 3 miles east of Keswick, produced granite for road building until 1982. Here, you can go underground to see a real mine, see the original quarry machinery and visit the geology and mining museum. Open 7 days a week from Easter to October.
Honister Slate Mine - The mine is on Honister pass, 9 miles west of Keswick. It is the last working slate mine in the country. There are guided tours of the mine itself, and a visitor centre, but most people go there for the Via Ferrata. This 'iron road' is an updated version of the climbing system used by Victorian miners to get to work; it has iron cables and hand holds up the rock face, reaching the 2126 ft-high summit of Fleetwith Pike. Open 7 days a week, 9-5.
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery - This free museum was opened in 1898 and well deserves its moniker as the '3rd strangest museum in the world'! It has a mixed collection of interesting objects left to the museum, including a stone xylophone, a 664-year old desiccated cat and a penny farthing bicycle. More seriously, it also has a credible collection of the manuscripts of Southey, Wordsworth and High Walpole, and examples of the Keswick School of Industrial Art's arts and crafts items.
St. Kentigern's Church, Crosthwaite www.crosthwaitechurchkeswick.co.uk This gem lies to the west of Keswick. The first church at this site was allegedly established by St. Kentigern himself in 553AD, but the current church mostly dates from 1523 with parts from the late 12th and 14th centuries. It is unique in having all twelve consecration crosses. It has a 14th century font, a fine mosaic floor and two alabaster effigies dating from 1495. It also houses a monument to the poet, Robert Southey. Weekly services.
The Puzzling Place - At Museum Square. This interesting exhibition aims to entertain with confusion, with lots of optical illusions, including holograms and an 'anti-gravity' room. There is a puzzle shop and a puzzle room. Open 10-6, seven days a week from Easter to November. Open 11-5 from November to Easter, closed Mondays.
Derwentwater Marina, Portinscale - Here you can have lessons in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, climbing and scrambling. Also hire out boats.
Platty+ - Based at the Lodore boat landing. Here you can have lessons in canoeing, kayaking, dinghy sailing, rowing, dragon boating, Viking longshipping and power boating. Also hire out boats. Open Mar- Oct, 10-6.
A number of eating places have live musicians in the evening. Try The Oddfellows Arms, on Main Street or The Square Orange on St. John's Street.
The Keswick Lodore Spa - Treat yourself to a Pamper Day at one of Keswick's most beautifully sited hotels. Indoor pool, sauna, gym, tennis court and full range of beauty treatments.
Oxley's Spa at Underscar - Book a Spa Day Pass at Oxley's Spa at Underscar Manor, Applethwaite. Forty acres of woodland, indoor pool, fitness room and sauna.
Keswick Golf Club - Based at Threlkeld Hall, three miles to the east of Keswick. 18-hole parkland course with Lakeland views. Club house with bar and restaurant, golfing shop.
Castlerigg Stone Circle This sight is not to be missed – a short 1.5mile walk or drive to the southeast of Keswick. This circle of 40 stones is believed to be 5,000 years old, and, in common with a lot of Cumbrian stone circles, is supposed to be aligned to midwinter sunrise…but we don't know why! Sited on a flat-topped hill, overlooked by the peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra, it's a beautiful place to visit, whether you're interested in ancient monuments or not.
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29 Aug 2013
"Clean and modern"
Stayed for a week with 16 of us and a dog. Lovely, spacious house - enough rooms to go and quietly read if required. TVs all actually worked! (We've had houses before with just awful fuzzy pictur… More
23 Jan 2013
"Excellent weekend - Spacious, clean, everything you could need, great location!"
We spent a brilliant weekend in this property as a rental. Our highlights were the Aga, which cooked our meals perfectly and stayed warm constantly! The parking and space was excellant, we never felt … More
31 May 2011
"Couldn't have found somewhwere better for a family party for 18 people!"
A deceptively large property maintained to a high standard - located close to main road but double glazed windows masked most of the noise. For a family party for 18 people it would have been difficu… More
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