Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our Family run holiday home, Shelterstone is situated on the edge of Keswick, ideal for getting out and exploring the Lake District or just popping down in to the town. The property in the heart of the Lake District boasts great views of the Lakeland fells, Latrigg and Blencathra to mention a couple. The generous plot mean parking is in abundance with plenty of garden and patio space to use on those warm summer days. There is also an integral garage for our gusets to use either to store bike or even the car.
The house has three bedrooms, a double with double aspect windows, dressing table and DAB radio. A twin downstairs with great views to the hills a dressing table and radio alarm clock. Finally a twin bedroom in the atic which also benefits from a radio alarm clock. There is a large kitchen/dining area with plenty of equipment and utensil to prepare meals but of course Keswick is home to a diverse range of restaurants, pubs and bakeries so the choice is yours. The lounge on the front of the house benifits from the veiw to the hills and makes for a cosy night in front of the 32inch Led TV with Freesat+ (Record your favourite program with the touch of a button) six HD channels and DVD player. The modern bathroom is split into two, a bath and shower in one and the toilet next door. There is also a playroom upstairs where the children can play, watch a great selection of Freesat TV channels or a DVD. We find it to be a really useful space for the children or even if you just want some extra space. . There is gas central heating and double glazing throughout making this a cosy property any time of year.
Included in the rental is the use of Keswick Leisure Pool and gym. The pool is great for children of all ages with the sloping beach area providing easy entry, a 30m water slide and wave machine. Also 15% off mountain bike hire and Cumbria's newest attraction Clip 'n Climb in Maryport.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester Airport 200 km, Nearest railway: Penrith Train Station 27 km|
|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|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District has many impressive mountains, open fells and beautiful lakes. The landscape has inspired several literary greats, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. You can cruise on a steam-powered yacht or walk the hills and valleys. There are simply so many great ways to explore the Lake District.
For the serious walker, the mountains of Skiddaw, Helvellyn or the highest peak in England, Scaffell Pike provide a great challenge. At lower levels there are hundreds of routes wandering among the lakes and
You can even choose a lake to suit your mood: if bustling lakeside towns and exhilarating watersports take your fancy, then Windermere, Derwent Water and Coniston Water will suit. If itÃ¢??s peace and tranquility you seek then the secluded lakes of Buttermere and Wastwater are not to be missed. Yet Cumbria offers much more than the lakes alone. Explore the National Nature Reserve on Walney Island or visit the picturesque Duddon Valley, where the heather clad moors peppered with birch trees inspired many of WordsworthÃ¢??s poems.
There are a variety of castles, old statley homes and interesting Slate buildings accross the area. You can even visit a working Slate mine and learn how the process begins. Whinlatter and Grizdale forrests are great for mountain biking and walking, you can even Go Ape and climb through the trees. To the east lies the green and sheltered Eden Valley. Its dramatic landscape provides a range of activities including walking, cycling and watersports making for a perfect family day out.
Keswick just 20 minutes from junction 40 on the M6, is easily accessed down the A66 driving right in to the heart of the Lake District. Breathtaking scenary surrounds this popular Lakeland town as it is situated on the shores of Derwent Water and close to both Bassenthaite and Ullswater. There are some great family hills like Catbells or challenging peaks like Skiddaw which one of the highest in the Lake Districk.
There are many nearby attractions and extensive aray of lakes and fells to explore. Vist Whinlatter forest where you can walk, bike or even climb through the trees -'Go Ape' is great for a challenge. View the only pair of Osprays in England which nest in the trees around Bassenthaite. On a wet day, The Rheged visitors centre which is 15 minutes down the road is great with shops, cafes, children play area and I-max cinema. Keswick Golf course, just a short drive away boasts 18 holes in the most beautiful surroundings shadowed by the impresive slopes of Blencathra. Finally for the adventurous, Rookin House which is on the way to Keswick offers outdoor pursuits such as karting, quad biking and archery. Also at Honistor Slate mine you can scale the rock face of the famous Fleetworth Pike or explore the mine shafts deep into the mountain itself.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to eating out with a great selection of eateries on the doorstep within walking distance. There is a varity of restaurants, hotels and lots of great pubs serving home cooked food and lakeland ale. Fish and chips are a firm favourite or why not vist one of the delicious Keswicks bakeries.
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13 Apr 2014
Our 2nd stay at Shelter Stone. Lovely bungalow. Spacious, clean and well equipped. Great position for walking, climbing and shopping in Keswick. Good for all ages. We really appreciated the welcome gi… More
6 Oct 2013
"wonderful large bungalow"
My wife and i booked Shelter Stone last minute and was suprised how big the bungalow was. It had everything you needed to make for an enjoyable holiday and it was just far enough out of the hustle and… More
4 Oct 2013
"Lovely cottage, ideally located."
We spent a week at this cottage and were very impressed. It has ample room for a large family having one double, two twin rooms and a den. There was also a travel cot with a comfortable mattress for o… More
22 Jun 2013
"high quality accomodation on edge of keswick"
Did not want a full week as only had 5 days off, the owner was very helpful and amenable and very kindly priced the accommodation accordingly. The bungalow is high quality with 3 good size double bedr… More
Thank you very much for the kind words and some great information for future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
7 Jun 2013
"a really nice cottage in a really nice area."
Shelter stone is a very clean, well laid out holiday home. We loved the fresh flowers and wine that awaited us.It was lovely to see the hills from the windows. Keswick centre was only a short drive aw… More
Thank you very much for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again!
15 Apr 2013
"Excellent value, position and amenities."
We were welcomed by the owner who explained about the house and local amenities. There were complementary gifts as a welcome. The house was very clean and tidy. It was exactly what we wanted and we ha… More
Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate the time you have spent in writing your review.
We are working to constantly improve aspects of the house and look forward to welcoming you back.
Craig and Suzanna
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