Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.
With an upside down layout the elevated open plan lounge and kitchen offer treetop views and the impressive picture window opens to a large balcony. The three bedrooms, one king size with ensuite shower room, the second with twin beds and the third with full size bunk beds, are located on the ground floor and accompanied by a family bathroom.
Keswick's market square is just a ten minute, level, walk and here the twice weekly award winning market draws visitors and locals alike giving the town a vibrant atmosphere that also offers a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants and shops of all kinds. For those wanting to explore there is a myriad of activities to choose from. You don't have to look far for waterborne adventure where the nearby lake of Derwentwater offers regular cruises and activities for all ages. There is abundance of walks of all grades to choose and a great variety of walks can begin right from the doorstep so why not put on your boots and head to the summit of Skiddaw that towers above the town.
Accommodation in detail
From the adjacent parking space the front door opens to a spacious hallway with plenty of space for coats and boots. Stairs lead up to the first floor open plan lounge and kitchen with family dining table and an impressive double height picture window that lets the light flood in and which opens onto a large balcony with patio furniture. Well furnished with comfortable sofas and a large TV the lounge is a lovely place to relax at any time of day. The fitted kitchen is well equipped and the open plan layout creates a lovely social space.
Back downstairs there is a welcoming kingsize bedroom with ensuite shower room with shower cubicle basin and WC. The second bedroom is presented with twin beds and the final bedroom offers full size 3ft bunk beds. The bedrooms are accompanied by a smart family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. There is a handy store cupboard in the hallway and an electric drying cupboard that may come in handy if the Lakeland weather did not quite turn out as you hoped for.
Please note: Keswick Bridge operate a fair usage policy for electricity to encourage guests to be eco-friendly. The electricity you use during your stay is not included in the rental price but is charged on departure based on consumption during your stay - the typical cost is between £50-£70 per week depending on the time of year. In consideration of other guests and due to the extensive use of timber in the construction of the properties, BBQs are not permitted at Keswick Bridge.
Keswick is one of the Lake District's most popular destinations. This friendly town hosts the very popular twice weekly market that has recently won the coveted "Best Outdoor Market" in the Great British Market Awards. The town also offers a fantastic array of shops offering everything from craft bakeries and local produce, antiques, crafts and much, much more.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat and drink, a week just won't be long enough to sample the great range of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes and wine bars! For a great evening out why not visit the 100 year old Alhambra offering first class cinema entertainment in traditional surroundings or enjoy an evening at "the most beautiful and friendly theatre in Britain", the 400 seat Theatre By The Lake on the shores of Derwentwater.
Enjoy a cruise on Derwentwater, walk onto the fells; Cat Bells, Skiddaw, Coledale Horeshoe and Blencathra are all nearby, head underground at Honister Slate Mines, enjoy mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest; explore the exquisite beauty of Borrowdale and the Scafell range.
For day trips throughout the Lake District, Ullswater is a short drive away offering lake cruises, great walking and the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall, Buttermere and Crummock Water offer sublime scenery. Ashness Bridge and Surprise View situated above the Borrowdale Valley should not be missed; nor should the unspoilt village of Watendlath.
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.