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Swinside Cottage is a delightful one-bedroom rural retreat set at the foot of Catbells, with superb views over the unspoilt Newlands Valley. The cottage is one of five, former mill workers' cottages nestling on the outskirts of the hamlet of Stair. It is a fifteen-minute drive to the bustling market town of Keswick and a couple of miles to Braithwaite with its village shop. The well-loved Swinside Inn is an easy half mile walk. The Cottage, which sits in idyllic countryside, has been beautifully refurbished in a modern cottage style. Perfect romantic retreat. There is plenty to see and do - walk from the door for about a mile and a half to catch the launch in to Keswick, and the Newlands Valley Activity Centre is close by where any number of activities such as ghyll scrambling, kayaking, abseiling and pony trekking can be undertaken. There is some of the best hill walking in the area, lake cruises, country rambles, golf, tennis and a whole host of visitor attractions that are open all year. The picturesque surrounding scenery is a joy in any season with wonderful lake and mountain views to be enjoyed throughout the National Park. Sit in the gorgeous bay window of your bright and spacious open plan space and admire the appealing roof lines, open fire with comforting log burner, welcoming dining area and fully fitted kitchen. You are sure to think of cosy romantic evenings in this lovely retreat. Step outside to your patio and enjoy the large, shared landscaped gardens. Climb the open staircase to find your large and characterful bedroom with king-size bed nestling below an original beamed ceiling and en-suite newly fitted modern bathroom with washer/dryer. You will have a choice of many walks right from your doorstep. Explore the Newlands Valley, regarded as one of the most picturesque and quiet valleys in the Lake District, with a huge variety of routes including relaxing, low level valley walks and challenging fell walks such as Causey Pike, Barrow, Robinson and Catbells. For a more relaxing day, drive to Keswick to browse the specialist shops. Walk from the centre through Hope Park to the shore of beautiful Derwentwater, have a bite to eat at the Theatre by the Lake’s café, then enjoy a romantic lake cruise. One bedroom: 1 x king-size. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire. Amenities for Rental Electric storage heating, open fire Electric oven, electric hob, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher, combination microwave, washer, heated clothes airer, Smart TV with Freeview/Freesat, Sky basic package, DVD, Ipod dock, hi-fi No Wi-Fi Towels provided Travel cot and highchair on request One small dog allowed No smoking Furnished patio Gravelled furnished sitting out area Small lawned area Shared landscaped gardens Private parking for one car.
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Listing Updated: 18/06/2021
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