Skiddaw View is a duplex self catering apartment sleeping 4, situated in the centre of Keswick with beautiful views of the surrounding fells. The property is located only a minutes walk from the town centre and five minutes from the shores of Derwentwater. Ideal for couples and families, looking for a central base from which to explore.
This lovely, well appointed apartment is situated only minutes from the centre of the popular Lake District town of Keswick which offers ample opportunity for gentle lake shore and low level walks to more strenuous day long hikes to the summits of Blencathra or Helvellyn.
In fact you can park your... car for the duration of your holiday and enjoy the many parks, gardens, museums, shops pubs and restaurants which the beautiful market town of Keswick has to offer.
This duplex apartment with lift access to both floors, has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. Towering above the windows and roof tops of surrounding properties it boasts fantastic views of Latrigg and the Skiddaw range to Bassenthwaite in the distance.
The gas centrally heated apartment with stairs or lift access to both floors comprises:
* Double bedroom with co-ordinated linen, scatter cushions and throw.
* Twin bedroom with beds that can be zipped together to create a double bed.
* Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.
* Sitting / reading room over looking the church, with easy chairs and a selection of books.
* Open plan lounge/diner with TV, CD/radio player and magnificent views over the rooftops to the surrounding fells.
* Luxurious kitchen area with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge and freezer.
* All gas, electric and bed linen included.
* Private parking for one car, plus on street parking.
* Towels can be hired from Lakes Cottage Holidays office.
* Cot and highchair available to hire from Lakes Cottage Holidays office.
Additional amenities include: october half term availability, keswick and district, open fire or wb stove no, bedrooms 2: 1, no. bathrooms: 1, star grading: 4*, lakes cottage holiday 4*, changeover saturday, seasonal promotionals, may half term availability, christmas and new year availability, parking facilities: private parking, easter availability, february half term availability, no. bedrooms: 2, cottages for 2, valentine availability, price f from £420 pw, pets no, this months bargains, keswick convention availability, summer school holidays, budget holidays, bathrooms 1: 1, budget cottages, sleeps 4.Read more
All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Left on 01/17/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | LakesLover
We always try to stay in Chaucer House apartments when visiting Keswick. On this occasion, all others were booked for new year. This proved a cosy apartment in which to shelter from the extreme wind and rain during the last week of 2013!
The bedrooms are lovely and the double bed is really comfortable with views over the rooftops to hills beyond. We didn't make the most of the little reading room but could see it being more appealing on a sunny day.
The photos of the apartment don't really suggest the amount of floor space that is under the pitch of the roof - not really an issue until our tall 6'2" friend visited!
You do pay a slight premium for this apartment - maybe for the additional reading room as oppose to living space. Read more
Thank you for your feedback of your stay at Skiddaw View.
We are delighted you enjoyed the comfortable beds and enjoyed the views from the property.
Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Skiddaw View or another Lakes Cottage Holiday property in the future.
Lakes Cottage Holidays
Excellent location, fantastic apartment
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Tim
This two storey apartment was perfectly placed in Keswick. Less than a two minute walk would take you into the centre of Keswick. The apartment itself was clean, spacious and well maintained. An excellent experience Read more
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at this property and found the property clean, spacious and well maintained.
We hope that we can welcome you back in the future.
Lakes Cottage Holidays
Tel 017687 74060
Gord and Sue
Lovely comfortable base to exploere the Lakes
Left on 10/17/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Gord and Sue
Fiona and the young ladies in the office were very helpful, pleasant and polite they are a credit to your company.
With people like this your company will always be at the top of my list for future stays in the Lakes. Read more
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Skiddaw View and the Keswick office staff.
Thank you for your lovely comments about our Keswick office staff and we hope to welcome you back to a Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the near future.
Lakes Cottage Holidays
David and Janet Brereton
Left on 09/27/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | David and Janet Brereton
We had a fabulous stay at Chaucer House and are looking forward to returning next year. The location was quiet, but very near all the amenities e.g. Keswick, Theatre at the Lake, parks etc. The accommodation was first class and very clean and tidy. We picked up our keys as instructed by very friendly staff. Excellent. Read more
Thank you for your feedback regarding Skiddaw View, Chaucer House, Keswick.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the property and will be returning next year.
Lakes Cottage Holidays.
Everything you could want
Left on 09/18/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Dianne
This duplex apartment is wonderful. It is only 2 mins walk from the center of Keswick with all it's lovely shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars and 5 mins from the lake. It has fantastic mountain views from every window, plus the advantage of a parking space. It is really well equipped inside, home from home. The only negative, which is why I gave it 4 starts instead of 5, is because the shower was blocked up the first day of using; it hadn't been cleared out from the previous occupants, plus inside the toilet bowl could have been cleaner. I'd definitely recommend this apartment.
Mr and Mrs Loftus
Great location shame about the cleanliness!
Left on 07/27/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Mr and Mrs Loftus
The apartment is in a great location. Close to the centre but nice and quiet. It had some great features - good views, comfortable beds, great shower. It was comfortably furnished and had everything you needed. The only problem was that it wasn't clean. It was grubby. (The bedding was clean). Usual stuff, grill full of last week's bacon fat, floors not swept (rotting tomato behind the settee), last week's soap splashes (at best) on taps and mirror and bathroom, fridge a bit flakey and sticky in parts... The rental company did offer to get the cleaner back but who wants to stand there watching someone clean after they've complianed about them - awkward and not my idea of a holiday. For over £100 per night I had expected better. All that said, after we'd cleaned the place ourselves we enjoyed staying in Skiddaw View.
Wonderful visit to Lake District
Left on 04/10/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | N. Edwards
We booked apartment after speaking to an agent from booking office. Advice given was very helpful in helping make best decision regarding location. Apartment was lovely and was perfectly located, minutes walk into heart of Keswick. Would definately stay here again. Lots of pubs, cafes and shops. Visited pencil museum and imagination centre on one rainy afternoon and kept us all occupied. Parking was good and useful if you wanted to have a sample of the many bars and cask ales!! Children enjoyed it and liked reading room
in the apartment and even suggested we should have one at home.
Geoff & Deanna
Left on 11/10/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Geoff & Deanna
Our stay did not start well as the boiler was not working when we arrived and the property was very cold. However, a plumber arrived within half an hour of us reporting the problem and took about an hour to fix it, which was fine.
All the comments below should be taken in the context that Skiddaw View is described as 'luxurious' in the description on the Cottage Holiday Group website...
All the top floor windows were very noisy and draughty when the weather conditions were windy (which was quite often during October!) and one window actually blew in when it was very windy on Sunday evening.
Although the TV is perfectly serviceable, it is rather old and small. We were also disappointed that a property advertised as 'luxurious' did not have wi-fi (although to be fair, this is not advertised in the property description).
We found the front bedroom to be very noisy due to regular bell chimes and noise from the street. It also has white blinds and no curtains, so becomes light as soon as dawn breaks.
The decorative condition of the bathroom was rather shabby, especially when compared with the rest of the property.
Finally, my wife also found it very frustrating that there were no mirrors in the bedrooms. The only mirror is in the downstairs hall and does not have a plug socket located near it.
Our disappointment is therefore based on the issues above. This is a shame because the property is in an excellent location and could be a great property if these issues were resolved.
Left on 08/23/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | David, Glasgow
This is a superb property, ideally situated about one minute's walk from Keswick's Main Street. The parking space provided is essential due to the very busy surrrounding area. The apartment is spotlessly clean and finished to a high standard. There is also a lift to both floors of this duplex style apartment which was helpful with our young baby's buggy. Key collection is also a bonus as the office is a short walk from the apartment.
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