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South View

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042841)

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Ford

    “This was a return visit and we really like this apartment.”

    However, as with last year, we felt that the cleaning left something to be desired. It seems as though the cleaner cleans the bits he/ she can see but does not go the extra mile. This year the sofa in the sitting room was covered in toast crumbs ( you wouldn’t notice unless inspected properly as it is patterned). We also had to hoover the rug ourselves before being able to start a jigsaw, as the rug was dirty! Neither bedroom had been dusted properly, only a cursory dust along edges etc. In ...

    However, as with last year, we felt that the cleaning left something to be desired. It seems as though the cleaner cleans the bits he/ she can see but does not go the extra mile. This year the sofa in the sitting room was covered in toast crumbs ( you wouldn’t notice unless inspected properly as it is patterned). We also had to hoover the rug ourselves before being able to start a jigsaw, as the rug was dirty! Neither bedroom had been dusted properly, only a cursory dust along edges etc. In the bathrooms it seemed as though they had been mopped without first being swept, as behind the doors there were patches of wet scum/dust. It is such a shame because it’s such a cosy place to stay with amazing views. These comments would not stop us returning again but it takes the edge off a lovely stay.

    - Mrs Ford, September 2021

    Owner response: Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do endeavor to make South View as comfortable as possible for our visitors and are naturally very disappointed by your findings. I have spoken to our housekeeper and she will address these matters with our cleaner. On her advice, we have arranged to replace the vacuum cleaner with one which is more flexible and easier to handle. We will also reinstate our periodic inspection visits which we regret have been curtailed this year, due to our personal circumstances, and the pandemic. If you should return to South View and do not find everything as you (and we) expect, do please contact our housekeeper as soon as possible so that any issues can be promptly address so as not to detract from your stay. Property Owner

The property

South View is in an idyllic location in the northern lakes and, with its panoramic south facing mountain and lake views, you will be assured of a holiday in beautiful surroundings in any season of the year. The apartment is located in an impressive, former gentleman's residence set in extensive gardens about two miles from the centre of Keswick. The building has been sympathetically divided into a small number of privately owned properties offering a peaceful location for relaxing and many opportunities for enjoying the surrounding area. There is so much walking to be done in the area that you will be spoiled for choice, whilst Keswick has good shopping and a choice of local eating places. Accommodation: South View takes up two floors with the main living areas at a raised ground floor level entered via a spacious shared entrance hall which also serves the other apartments. Once inside the apartment you have an inner hallway (wc and cloaks). Striking spacious sitting room furnished in cherry-wood has three high windows, two of which have dramatic south facing views (TV, DVD/video, stereo, fireplace with gas fire and free wireless broadband). The kitchen/dining room has side door to patio and gardens. The bedrooms are at lower ground floor level where there is also a laundry room/store. The master bedroom has a spacious king-sized bed with newly fitted en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower, basin and wc). The second bedroom is a twin, again with en-suite bathroom (bath, basin and wc). Fitted carpets throughout with off peak night store heating and hot water. Quality furnishings throughout create a welcoming and relaxing feel. Outside: Private parking for one car. Extensive shared gardens with terrace and pond. Ample room for sitting out of doors and views to the hills and down Borrowdale. Keswick centre 2 miles.

Summary

  • Reverse-level-accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower-ground-floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lower-ground-floor utility room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Night store heating and gas fire
  • Electric built-in oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, stereo, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Private parking for one car
  • Use of communal gardens with terrace, lawned area and pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

KESWICK

Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.