Greta Bank Cottage
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Greta Bank Cottage is a cosy three-storey Green Slate Cottage located on the bank of the River Greta, this cottage sleeps four people in two double bedrooms. Greta Bank Cottage is also less than ten minutes walk from Keswick town centre; this popular market town has a range of tourist attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants.
The cottage is less than 10 minutes walk from the town centre of Keswick; and thus provides an excellent base for exploring the Lake District, with the spectacular Borrowdale and Newlands valleys only a few miles and a wealth of outdoor activities and attractions just on the doorstep of this property.
Situated between Skiddaw and Derwent Water, Keswick is a popular market town offering a wide range of tourist attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants and many museums and other places of interest. The town was recorded during the 13th century as a market town for cheese (the name Keswick actually means "cheese town"). Some of the most popular attractions of Keswick include: the Theatre by the Lake and the Cumberland Pencil Museum. Many of the popular attractions of Keswick are within walking distance of Greta Bank Cottage.
To the rear of the cottage is access down to the beautiful river Greta.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Aspatria 21.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Lounge: The Lounge has comfortable sofa seating, television and gas flame fire
Kitchen and Dining Room: Fully fitted kitchen is complete with everything which you would need including electric hob and oven and fridge with ice box.
Double Bedroom: This double bedroom has dressing table with chair, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bathroom: Family bathroom complete with bath with shower over, toilet and wash basin.
Double Bedroom: With double bed, wardrobe with drawers, dressing table and chest of drawers.
|Further details outdoors|
Greta Bank Cottage has one parking space to the front of the cottage.
All of the bed linen, towels and fuel is included. Pets are NOT welcome in this property.
The Cumbria/Lake District
Cumbria is home to the Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland is world renowned for the beautiful lakes and mountains (or fells). The Lake District is home to the highest mountain in England: Scafell Pike measuring 978m (3210 ft).
The National Park was founded in 1951 to offer protection to the well known beauty spots and landscape that has provided inspiration to generations of artists' writers and musicians.
From a stroll around Buttermere to a climb to the highest peak a holiday in the English lakes provides exercise for the body and relaxation for the mind.
Market towns such as Keswick and Cockermouth give the opportunity to sample the delights of Cumbrian fare many establishments now source their ingredients from local producers.
Whilst areas like Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside are extremely popular other less commercial locations like the Solway Coast and Allonby give you space and quiet with the vast open shingle beaches the majestic beauty of the Solway.
A Cumbrian Cottage holiday booked through Stay Lakeland assures you of quality and value we have a unique selection of accommodations from simple Holiday home caravans to stunning timber lodges plus a range of cottages in and around this beautiful part of the country.
Keswick is a vibrant and bustling market town on the edge of Derwentwater, a lake quite rightly regarded as "The Queen of Lakes". Keswick is a popular town offering a vast range of tourist attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants and many museums and other places of interest. The town was recorded during the 13th century as a market town for cheese (the name Keswick actually means "cheese town").
Keswick was granted a charter for a market by King Edward I, today the town still holds the market every Saturday in the pedestrianised Main Street. The marketplace features the iconic Moot Hall, which was once the Town Hall but now acts as the towns Tourist Information Centre.
In addition to the weekly market the town centre has a tempting array of shops where you are sure to fin everything you’ll need from your daily requirements to that elusive special gift to take home. There is a vast array of independent and individual shops offering speciality foods, local produce, antiques, books, gifts, crafts and traditional toys, the town also has and an excellent choice of outdoor clothing and equipment retailers, thus earning the town the title of "Outdoor Retailer of the UK".
Derwent Water often referred to as "The Queen of Lakes" is located within the town of Keswick as well as occupying parts of Borrowdale, it is fed and drained by the River Derwent and measures approximately 3 miles long and 1 mile wide, Derwent Water is unusual in that it has four islands dotted along its length: Derwent, Lords, Rampsholme and St. Herbert’s. The lake also has cruises and row boats, allowing you to take advantage of the beautiful fells surrounding the lake. The Keswick Launch on Derwent Water sails from seven
In addition to the beauty of the local area, wealthy choice of pubs, bars and restaurants and the attractions of the town centre, Keswick also has an abundance of popular visitor attractions including: the Theatre by the Lake, Cars of the Stars, The Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and the Cumberland Pencil Museum. In addition the town holds a number of festivals and conventions including: Beer Festival, Mountain Festival and the Keswick Convention; to name a few.
Keswick has two main park areas Hope Park and Fitz Park. Hope Park is located between town centre and Derwent Water. It was originally donated to the town in 1925 by Sir Percy Hope and after his death the park was taken over by the Hope Park Charitable Trust. This magnificent park provides a quite area to admire the magnificent scenery. The park also has a Lakeland themed Crazy Golf Course, and 18 hole putting course and a 9 hole pitch and putt course. Fitz Park is only a short distance from the town centre, and has excellent views towards Skiddaw and Latrigg the park also houses the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.
The mountains surrounding Keswick are a major attraction and it’s easy to get to the top of most of them. Skiddaw has a wide footpath to the summit, every day of the year; whatever the weather you’ll find someone making the ascent.
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28 May 2014
"Great time had by all !"
Really chuffed, lovely location, nice cosy little cottage with fantastic River Greta as the back garden. Husband got fishing permit and fished along the river so we could watch from the garden ... lu… More
2 Jul 2013
"A quality cottage - very homely"
A modernised quality cottage, with good facilities, very near to town, within easy walking distance of a local pub [reasonable food - real ale]. Good views and easy access to the river at the back of … More
12 Jun 2013
"compact, convenient & comfortable"
This was our 2nd visit to this cottage which has all the facilities we need. Its on a main road into Keswick about 10 mins walk into the town centre. Parking is allocated off road although a bit tight… More
6 Nov 2012
"A cosy and homely base for exploring a beautiful area"
A friendly little cottage with all the basics (plus a few extras) required for a pleasant stay in the lake district. On the outskirts of the town so some countryside walks available from the cottage without having to travel. Cottage within easy walking distance of the town centre if you want to go shopping or to cinema or theatre. Pub just opposite if you are so inclined. All major scenic areas of the lake district within easy driving distance.
All in all a very good base for a stay to explore one of the best areas of the country.
16 Oct 2012
"Cosy and comfortable"
3rd time at this cottage and we had the usual warm welcome from Dot and Ron. Situated 10 mins walk from Keswick it is ideal for the northern lakes. Cottage is clean and comfortable and with the fire o… More
6 Jul 2012
"Lovely comfy cottage in superb location"
Really enjoyed our stay in Greta Bank Cottage, met with the owners on our arrival, which was lovely, cottage clean and well equipped, on the banks of the River Greta. Nice level walk into Keswick To… More
10 Apr 2012
"what a lovely cottage in Keswick"
We booked this cottage at the last minute, and what a delight it was. When staying in the Lake District, I usually prefer to stay in Ambleside or Windemere but we thought we'd try someone differe… More
15 Mar 2012
"10 mins walk from Keswick"
cosy 3 storey cottage,nice and light....will book again....… More
13 Oct 2011
"very nice cottage and well placed for walking in the Keswick area"
The cottage was well equiped and well maintained. nice seating area by the river and very quite.But the car parking is very tight if all the cottages are occupied. Meals in the Four in Hand pub in Kes… More
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