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The terrace at Riverside Cottage, Keswick

The river view terrace at Riverside Cottage

The twin bedroom facing the river

Twin bedroom at Riverside Cottage

The single bedroom at Riverside Cottage

Facing the front of the house

From the river to Riverside Cottage

Riverside Cottage in Keswick

Riverside Cottage and Lydia's River Cottage are luxury self-catering cottages located on the banks of the River Greta in Keswick, in the Lake District

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Riverside Cottage

Riverside Cottage is a beautiful, original Victorian end-of-terrace property on the banks of the River Greta. This owner maintained self-catering cottage has been lovingly restored to the highest standard.

Located in a quiet, country location; it is only a 10 minute flat walk by the river to Keswick town centre. The cottage is also ideally situated for those arriving by coach, with the bus stop only 50 yards from the door. Public transport is good and many Keswick walks can be undertaken from the front door.

The cottage is centrally heated throughout and now has unlimited use of high-speed broadband for you to use during your stay.

This cottage sleeps 5 people in a king-size double bedroom, a twin-bedded room and a single bedroom. The bedrooms retain their character with the double and twin rooms having (non-working) traditional cast-iron fireplaces. The double and twin-bedded rooms have spectacular views over and along the river; the single bedroom looks over the rooftops to Walla Crag. All the rooms are light and airy with large state of the art UPVC sash windows.

A stable door from the kitchen and dining area leads to the private riverside patio with garden furniture; an ideal place to relax and watch the wildlife on the river. Guests have reported seeing varied wildlife from the patio, including herons, kingfishers, mergansers, goldeneye, red squirrels, otters and goosanders. Grey wagtails nest very close by every year, as do dippers. The ducks are also usually also waiting to be fed.

The beautiful kitchen and dining area was fully refurbished in 2016 and has stunning riverside views. The kitchen offers every amenity, including oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. A tumble dryer is located on-site in the shared recycling room. The dining area still has the original Victorian (non-working) fireplace. In the interests of modernity, a HDTV television and a DAB radio have been added, as well as assorted books and games.

The lounge is to the front of the property. There is a remote control gas coal effect stove here, which adds to the cosy cottage feel on cooler evenings. The lounge contains comfortable seating and a Panasonic 40-inch Smart ultra HDTV.

The cottage has two family bathrooms - the first-floor bathroom with a bath, and the ground-floor bathroom with a modern shower.

There is private parking to the front of the property for two cars.  

Lydia's River Cottage

Lydia's River Cottage is next door to Riverside Cottage. It also has private parking for two cars adjacent to the property and benefits from the same public transport links.

Although it is smaller (sleeping four guests) it has been lovingly renovated and completely refurbished by its owners in 2017. This beautiful cottage has a large, private riverside patio, with garden furniture, which benefits from the late afternoon sunshine. Here, guests can enjoy relaxed outdoor dining combined with wildlife viewing as above at Riverside Cottage.

There are two bedrooms - a double bedroom to the rear of the property, which overlooks the river, and a twin bedded room to the front with views over the rooftops to Walla Crag.

The property has an upstairs family bathroom. As we have no bath in the property, we have fitted a beautiful large, modern shower; wash basin and toilet.

The ground floor has a beautiful open-plan living space complete with a lovely, original fireplace and remote control gas coal effect stove. The area contains comfortable lounge seating, a dining area for four guests, a 40-inch Smart TV, radio and unlimited use of high-speed broadband. The kitchen has every modern amenity including oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. A tumble dryer is located on-site in the shared recycling room.

Terms and Conditions

Bed linen, tea towels, dishwasher tablets and all utility costs are included in the prices for both cottages. Towels can be provided at a charge of £4.00 per person per week. Sorry, no smoking and no pets. A travel cot and high chair are available free of charge, please remember to request them when booking.

Full terms and conditions of booking and stayng at Riverside Cottage and Lydia's River Cottage can be read here

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Relax at Lydia's River Cottage

Time to unwind

Enjoy the patio area at Riverside Cottage

Riverside Dining

The Twin Room at Lydia's River Cottage

Twin room

Patio area at Lydia's River Cottage

Patio area at Lydia's River Cottage

Lydia's River Cottage Living area

Lydia's River Cottage Living area

The front garden at Riverside Cottage

The front garden at Riverside Cottage

The double bedroom at Riverside Cottage

Double room

Lydia's River Cottage bathroom

Lydia's River Cottage bathroom

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