Bleach Green Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Bleach Green Cottage has been in the owner's family for 4 generations, with their Great Grandfather building the whole terrace. They have lovingly renovated this traditional Lakeland cottage to give a light and homely feel, perfect for families or couples. The lounge is great for relaxing after a hard days walking, with the wood burner effect gas fire and open plan layout making the cottage very cosy and sociable.
The location of the cottage is hard to beat, just a minutes walk from the centre of Keswick and all its amenities, while still having private parking and a quiet garden with views of Skiddaw. So if you don't fancy cooking one evening there are plenty of options for local Cumbrian food and ales within a short stroll. The town is not the only thing within easy reach, as Derwentwater is only a 10 minute walk away, where you can take a rowing boat out or catch the Launch, which is a water bus service running around the Lake. This gives access to hundreds of different walks of all levels straight from the door, so you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Lake District's stunning scenery.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool, Nearest railway: Penrith and Windermere|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
The Cumbria/Lake District
With its breathtaking mountain scenery, beautiful lakes and picturesque villages, the Lake District is a paradise, not only for outdoor enthusiasts but for anyone who loves peace and beauty.
Discover Beatrix Potter's Lakeland or walk along the Lake shores or hire a rowing boat and relive the adventures of Swallows and Amazons.
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. Summer brings it's own magic, either lazing by a lake or enjoying the view from the high mountain peaks. Beautiful Autumn colours hopefully bring along an Indian Summer and wild winter on the frosty fells, makes the most of an open fire and a seasonal glass of mulled wine.
The beautiful lakes with dramatic fells rising from there shores are just part of a great experience of excellent local food and fantastic activities. A holiday here can live long in the memory and get you coming back for more
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 , 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 lovely cafe.
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!
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