Close to the centre of the popular town of Keswick and just one minute
from the market square, The Cats Bield is a beautiful cottage that
offers quality accommodation, in a handy location and makes the ideal
base for getting out and about but also enjoying having everything you
need on the doorstep. Within easy walk of all the local shops bars,
restaurants and cafes and the twice weekly award winning market.
The owners, who are involved locally with the Lake District Mountain
Rescue Search Dogs Association, have created a lovely cottage for those
who enjoy the great outdoors. The Cats Bield (taking its name from the
neighbouring Cat Bells that overlooks Keswick and Derwentwater), offers
two bedrooms, one with ensuite, a smart lounge, kitchen dinner and on
the top floor the owners have created a Climbers Loft, the ideal
retreat to plan your next walk, climb or Lakeland adventure.
The shores of Derwentwater are just ten minutes' walk away and there is
a fantastic selection of walks to choose from including gentle walks
along the lake shore, walks to popular Ashness Bridge and Surprise view
or the nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle or those seeking out the high
fells will head to the summit of Latrigg and Skiddaw that dominate the
town's skyline and mountain bikers will enjoy the award winning Altura
Trails in Whinlatter Forest
Accommodation in detail
The Cats Bield is located in the north of the town centre, close to the
old Cumberland pencil factory.
The front door opens to the hallway with coat hooks and boot racks. The
cosy lounge offers a comfortable sofa, welcoming armchairs arranged
around the coffee table and Smart HD TV.
To the rear of the cottage there is a spacious kitchen diner with
fitted traditional oak style kitchen and which is very well equipped
with all you could need including gas hob, electric oven,
fridge/freezer and family dining table just the spot for a hearty
breakfast before a day on the fells or a dinner with family or friends.
Beyond the kitchen there in a utility area with dishwasher and washer
drier and the rear door leading to the rear yard and private parking
On the first floor there are two bedrooms to choose from, the first,
named Skiddaw, is a welcoming king size double with views across the
roof top to the mountain that gives the room its name and that towers
above the town this room is complemented by an ensuite shower room with
basin and WC. The second bedroom, Causey Pike, can be presented either
as a king size double or two 2'6 twin beds (please specify when
booking). Off the landing there is a quality family bathroom with
P-shaped bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Steep steps lead to the top floor where, in the eaves of the cottage,
the owners have created the Climbers Loft, with relaxing sofas, a
second TV but also a miscellany of all things Lakeland, from maps,
guides, vintage climbing gear and local memorabilia just the place to
relax in an evening and to plan your next Lakeland adventure.
To the rear of the property there is a private parking space for one
medium size car.
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 village 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
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
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 and perhaps even a cup of tea and homemade cake in the
unspoilt village of Watendlath.
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