National Trust Cottages

National Trust Cottages

National Trust Cottages

National Trust Cottages

The National Trust is one of the largest landlords within the Lake District and if you are out walking or hiking there is a good possibility you will be on National Trust land, as around one quarter of the Lake District National Park, which includes 90,000 acres, is in the care of the trust.

Therefore it goes without saying that along with the fantastic Lake District scenery that there will be some varied and interesting National Trust Cottages within the trusts care.

National Trust Cottages

The National Trust has a unique and substantial collection of over 370 holiday cottages situated in outstanding locations in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, for short breaks, weekends away and holiday lets, with advanced National Trust Cottages search to find the perfect romantic holiday. Within the Lake District there are approximately only 20 National Trust cottages for holiday rent.

National Trust Cottages

National Trust Cottages

Some of the National Trust Cottages have been acquired as part of a larger rural estate, or historic building. Small houses can be of great historic interest, especially if part of an estate village, once used for the estate workers and can be of great architectural interest in their own right. This can make for a great holiday base for any family, group or individuals.

You will find that the National Trust Cottages as a general rule will be buildings or dwellings that would be less satisfactory as a family home on a day to day basis, although make great and interesting places to stay and visit for a short period of time.

Lake District National Trust cottages, access to the country’s highest mountains, most stunning scenery and lovely countryside. You can walk hike and climb on the mountains and fells, sail and fish on the lakes. Whilst within the National Trust protection you also have the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline.

National Trust Cottages

National Trust Cottages

National Trust Cottages

With all that the Lake District has to offer any National Trust cottages make for a great alternative holiday let.

Dogs are permitted in some National Trust cottages, although please check when you enquire or make any bookings.

It is also worth pointing out that whilst visiting and staying in any rural community that farming and other local ways of life may begin early in the morning and continue late into the evening.

The National Trust also offers camping facilities within the Lake District and a great outdoor alternative to holiday lets.

There is an abundance of holiday accommodation within Cumbria and the Lake District National Park, with Campsites, Guest Houses and local pubs. For a pet friendly home search our Lake District Cottages for a local cottage close to your desired Lakeland location.

Or for more information on National Trust Cottages and to check availability visit National Trust Cottages

Cottages Keswick

Cottages Keswick

Cottages Keswick

Cottages Keswick

The bustling market town of Keswick, set amongst the mountains and between 2 lakes, is thought by some to be the capitol of the Lake District, and rightly so as it is the hub of all things Lakeland, whilst attracting a great many visitors all year round. Keswick has many shops and a cosmopolitan feel about it with numerous restaurants, café bars and country pubs, which have a great allure when the weather turns wet as often happens in the Lake District, preventing you from venturing onto the local fells. Why not relax in a pleasant tea room and mull over your next route or walk?

Cottages Keswick, self-catering accommodation comes in all discerning categories including, converted barns, farmhouses, apartments, cottages, bungalows, family houses and large houses set within their own grounds. Notwithstanding the beautiful locations, from town centre Keswick, peaceful village to remote Lakeland valley.

With such a large variety of cottages in and around Keswick, there is without doubt something to meet everyone’s personal and unique tastes. With this in mind you should easily be able to find cottages in Keswick which meet you budget and needs. Finding the appropriate self-catering cottages for your needs can save you money as cottages do come in all shapes and sizes, with different facilities and grading’s, locations and situations.

Cottages Keswick

Cottages Keswick

Cottages Keswick

It is a popular belief that booking last minute will yield a bargain, although that myth I will dispel for you now as quality matters in today’s market, and all the great “cottages Keswick” will have been booked months in advance. If you want quality do your research and book early so not to be disappointed.

Should you intend to bring man’s best friend along to enjoy the fresh air and walks you will find most cottages Keswick are pet friendly, permitting dogs, although it is worth checking when you book. Most public houses will also permit dogs in the main bar areas, although once again it’s simply easier to ask first.

What Does Keswick have to Offer?

Keswick boast an array of many attractions, for tourists and walkers alike. You may walk many of the local peaks such as Skiddaw, Latrigg, Cat Bells and Helvelyn, ramble through Borrowdale and for a family walk, suitable for buggies, try the old railway path from Keswick to Threlkeld. For something different, why not visit the impressive prehistoric monument of Castlerigg Stone Circle on the plateau of Castlerigg fell. For warm summer days take a picnic, sit on the banks of Derwentwater or Bassenthwaite Lake.

Should mountain biking be your pleasure, there are many cycle routes plus there are the specifically built trails on Whinlatter Pass, just above Keswick, where you can hire bikes.

Cottages Keswick

Cottages Keswick

Cottages Keswick

Places to visit also include;

Go Ape

Theatre by the Lake

Pencil Museum

Honister Slate museum

Keswick Launch

The shops of Keswick sell everything (all your outdoor needs are covered with an abundance of outdoor shops) from antiques, books, paintings, pottery, jewellery, speciality foods and local produce, as well as clothes, gifts and traditional toys.

There is the Keswick weekly market on Saturdays which sells some great local Lake District produce.

Well that about sums it up for Cottages Keswick and I hope this article has been informative and helpful to you in planning your next short break or holiday to the Keswick area. Feel free to make any comments and or suggestions below and please share with your friends.

There is an abundance of holiday accommodation within Keswick and the surrounding area, with Campsites near Castlerigg Stone Circle, Guest Houses, Hotels and local pubs. For a pet friendly home search our Lake District Cottages for a local cottage in Keswick or the surrounding area.

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