Greta Howe is a superb first floor apartment in what was formerly the Keswick School Of Industrial Art that was opened in 1894 by Canon Rawnsley, one of the founders of the National Trust and which led the way in the Arts and Crafts movement. It was here that, for many years, beautiful and much sought after handmade silver and copper metalwork was created that has today become famous around the world.
This stunning apartment has high vaulted ceilings, beautiful picture windows, an immense amount of character and offers very high quality accommodation just a few minutes walk from Keswick’s bustling market square, with it’s award winning twice weekly market and a wonderful selection of local shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.
The spacious, split level, open plan lounge with kitchen and dining area is complemented by three welcoming bedrooms, smart shower room and a feature bathroom with roll-top freestanding bath.
With easy access to walks of all standards, from gentle low level walks beside the river, or following the old railway line across the valley, to the high level walks to Skiddaw or the towering peaks of the north Lakes, excitement on two wheels on the tracks through Whinlatter Forest or waterborne adventures on Derwentwater, Greta Howe offers first class accommodation for friends or families whatever the time of year.
Large spiral stone steps lead to the first floor veranda, looking out across the River Derwent to the stunning skyline of Latrigg and Skiddaw and the world famous former Cumberland Pencil Mill. The front door opens to the bright, airy and spacious open plan living area. This incredible space is quite unique with its high vaulted ceiling with impressive oak beams, set with high level Victorian roof lights and large feature windows. Comfortable sofas and armchairs are arranged around the feature fireplace with gas stove and the Smart TV. A couple of steps lead to the elevated, bespoke, fitted kitchen, that overlooks the living area with range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. To the side the large family dining table is set into the bay window, with views over the lower roof to the northern fells.
Choose from one of three welcoming bedrooms all with their own Smart TV. To the front is the spacious dual aspect master bedroom with superking bed and views to Skiddaw. To the side a smaller double room and at the rear and with views to the fells the third bedroom can be presented with a choice of superking or twin beds (please specify your choice when booking). The bedrooms are complemented by a feature bathroom with an elegant rolltop bath where you can relax after a day on the fells and enjoy the view to the hills beyond, a large walk in shower cubicle, basin and WC. Off the landing is a smart shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.
Outside: Parking is available for three cars. Outdoor table and chairs are provided for those wishing to sit out on the veranda on a summers evening.
There is a £250 Good Housekeeping deposit payable with the final balance which will be refunded subsequent to departure.
About the location
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.
Please Note: There is a £250 Good Housekeeping deposit payable with the final balance which will be refunded subsequent to departure.