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Pen Cottage

Thornthwaite, Keswick/North Lakes

Ref: 4086

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Changeover: Saturday


Nestled in the heart of Thornthwaite this beautiful property dates from 1648 and was formerly part of the Swan Hotel, now converted into a small number of luxury dwellings.  Pen cottage encompasses a fresh modern feel while displaying a delight of fine furnishings and decor with oak beams and thick walls, keeping the original warmth of the 17th Century Coaching Inn it once was.  The elevated position allows Pen Cottage to hold some of the most mesmerising views in the Lake District. The quality of this property is second to none, proudly showing off oak flooring throughout and perfect craftsmanship in the furniture.

There are many walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding area, the coast-to-coast cycleway passes the door and bird lovers will particularly relish the chance to see the ospreys which nest nearby. Good restaurants in the area include the Pheasant at Bassenthwaite and Ivy House in Braithwaite whilst Keswick offers evening theatre, cinema and all main shopping.

Accommodation: From the entrance porch, straight into the beautifully fitted kitchen with a twin bedded room to your left with large en-suite shower with WC and basin.  King size bedroom with lovely garden views and family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and wc.  A couple of steps take you up to the lounge which enjoys double glass doors inviting you on to the decked patio overlooking the landscaped gardens with pond and the truly embracing panoramic views across to Skiddaw and Helvellyn range.  Cosy red leather settees await your arrival, with ample seating (TV, DVD, electric fire and free Wi-Fi). 

Outside:  Large decked area to the rear with garden seating - ideal for alfresco dining whilst taking in the view!  The property also benefits from extensive shared landscaped gardens with pond (younger children should be supervised) which incorporates a communal covered barbeque area and bike storage area.  Nearest shop and pub in braithwaite 1.5 miles, keswick centre 3 miles.

Note: Cot included, sorry no high chair available.

Strictly no pets (great for those with allergies) * non-smoking * duvets/beds made up for arrival * towels provided * gas hob * electric oven * dishwasher * microwave * fridge * freezer * washer * dryer * gas central heating * all fuel included


  • Grnd Flr/One Lvl
  • Multiple Bathrooms
  • Shortbreaks
  • Travel cot available to order
  • Gas hob
  • Sorry no pets
  • Views
  • Outside Space
  • Leisure Club
  • Parking
  • Rural
  • Keswick Leisure Pool
  • Quiet location
  • Patio or Balcony
  • Wi-Fi
  • Low occupancy tariff for 2
  • Towels Inc
  • Visit England Graded
  • Non Smoking
  • Duvets/beds made up for arrival
  • Utilities included
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Electric fan oven
  • Gas central heating
  • TV
  • DVD

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