Situated in a picturesque part of the Lake District National Park and just a short walk away from the centre of Keswick is Skiddaw 21, a Scandinavian-style lodge, named after the summit of Skiddaw – the 5th highest peak in the Lake District. This outstanding holiday accommodation has been designed with a family in mind and is perfectly positioned for enjoying the attractions within Keswick town and beyond. After an action-packed day of exploring the surrounding landscapes, gather within the social hub of the home, the first-floor open-plan living room and soak up the stunning views of the treetops, framed by the impressive picture window. Settle down on the sofa as you flick through the channels of the TV or kick back with a good book, as natural light fills the room, creating a tranquil aura. Joining the space is a well-equipped kitchen, where the chef of the group can make the most of the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, and the handy dishwasher offers a helping hand when it comes to washing up. Meals and general catch up time can be enjoyed at the dining table or during the summer months, dine on the large balcony, where you can catch the final glimpses of sunshine. Once the sun has set, retire to one of the elegantly-presented bedrooms, comprising of a twin bedroom and a king-size bedroom, which has access to its own en-suite shower room, a great set up for a family of four. From the lodge, a leisurely stroll will bring you to a plethora of shops, ranging from craft bakeries, a butchers, a supermarket, antiques and more, in addition to a twice-weekly market. The town also plays host to great range of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes and wine bars, so that you never have to cater for yourselves! Attractions within the town include the endearing Theatre by the Lake on the shores of Derwentwater, the Pencil Museum, miniature golf, excellent parks and the National Trust owned 18th century house, Derwent Island House. Be sure to make some time to hop on board one of the many lake cruises or to lace up your walking shoes and explore the fells of Cat Bells, Skiddaw, Coledale Horeshoe and Blencathra. If you want to explore further afield, be sure to venture to the town of Ullswater, home to the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall or challenge yourself with a hike up Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak. With so much to see and do, Skiddaw 21 is an outstanding base in the Lakes.
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.