Nestled on the outskirts of Keswick, situated at the heart of the Lake District National Park is this Scandinavian-style lodge, Skiddaw 12. With it excellent position for exploring all that this National Park has to offer, you and your loved ones will be delighted to call this holiday lodge home for a week or two. The property benefits from a reverse-level layout with the open-plan living room situated on the first floor to truly showcase the fabulous treetop views. Climb up the staircase to enter into this space, where you will find everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catered stay, as well as a large picture window, which floods natural light into the space, creating a tranquil ambiance as you relax. The kitchen comes complete with an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, so that you can prepare delicious meal or picnics for the next day. Joining the space is the dining table, where you can all gather to tuck into your meals and enjoy some well-deserved, quality time together. Afterwards, kick back on the sofa and find a family favourite film to truly unwind after an adventure-filled day. During balmy evenings, be sure to open up the patio door and dine alfresco on the balcony, where you can further admire the views. Once the sun has set, catch your rest in one of the two bedroom, comprising of a twin bedroom and the master bedroom, which contains a plush king-size bed, a TV for those lazy mornings and its very own en-suite. If you can tear yourself away from this unique property, head into the centre of Keswick, which plays host to a twice-weekly, award-winning market, in addition to a plethora of shops, including supermarkets, craft bakeries and a butchers. For the evenings where you do not feel like cooking, the town also hosts a superb range of bars, restaurants and pubs, offering a great opportunity to sample local cuisine. Attractions within the town include the famous Theatre by the Lake, which is a cinema on the shores of Derwentwater, the 100-year-old Alhambra, a traditional first- class cinema and the endearing Pencil Museum. Alternatively, you could brush up on the local history by making time to visit include the National Trust property of Derwent Island House and the Castlerigg Stone Circle, both promising wonderful days out for the whole family. Keen walkers will be spoilt for choice by the number of fells that are awaiting to be explored in the area, including Cat Bells, Coledale Horeshoe, Blencathra and Skiddaw, which is the 5th highest peak in the Lake District. Skiddaw 12 promises to be a wonderful retreat all year around.
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.