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Blencathra, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043144)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Ruth

    “Great location.”

    Clean and tidy property.

    Clean and tidy property.

    - Ruth, March 2022


The property

Expect breathtaking views and a fine rural setting at Castlerigg, nestled on the lower slopes of Blencathra just over half a mile from the village of Threlkeld and within the grounds of the Blencathra Centre. Castlerigg is ideally placed for walking amidst some of Lakeland's finest peaks. The nearby paths will take you to the summits of Blencathra and Skiddaw or you can explore the trails up the valley and join the Cumbria Way on its northern route through the National Park. The village of Threlkeld has two good pubs which serve great bar meals and the nearest town is Keswick where you will find fantastic shopping, lake cruises, theatre and much more. Castlerigg is one of four properties at the Blencathra Field Studies Council, the others are Borrowdale, Latrigg View and Derwent Cottage. All offering amazing views and an excellent place to hike through the Northern Lakes. These properties are the optimal place for the active and offer a warm and comfortable base. Blencathra Centre was Cumbria Tourism Sustainable business of the Year 2016 and has achieved the Gold Award for Green Tourism. Short breaks accepted all year round at Castlerigg and meals are available in the Blencathra centre for those lazier of days. Read more information about the Blencathra Field Centre >> Read More << Accommodation: Renovated to a high standard back in 2017 the property was developed with the active in mind for a base after a hard days hike. Enter into the hall way and find the delightful open plan living area with a modern sofa from where you can catch up on the day on the Freeview TV. The well equipped shaker style kitchen also has space for a dining table and chairs. The bedroom benefits from views across the fells and features a zip link king size bed, which can also be set up as two singles. Off the bedroom you will find the modern ensuite bathroom, with shower, WC and basin. Outside: Parking in allocated area. Bike storage available.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking in allocated area
  • Secure bike storage
  • Garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

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

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About the location


The charming village of Threlkeld is just to the east of Keswick in the Northern Lakes. The steep sided Blencathra looms over Threlkeld village, a popular starting point for walking the mountain. Threlkeld's history reaches back more than 800 years; the Romans were here from the 3rd to the 8th century, followed later by the Norse. In the village the church dates back to 1578 and there are two pubs that first opened their doors in 1688.
Though only a few miles outside Keswick, the village is tranquil and unspoilt with great views of Blencathra and the Helvellyn range.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas