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Lydia's River Cottage

Relax on the riverside patio and take pictures of the birds.
8 reviews
Relax on the riverside patio and take pictures of the birds.
The bathroom features a very nice and very large shower and good views across the river.
Picture of heron taken from patio to the rear of Lydia'sRiver Cottage.
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Lydia's River Cottage is located on the banks of the River Greta, enjoying the best of both worlds, nestling in it’s rural setting by the river but in easy walking distance of Keswick town centre (around 10 minutes flat walk by the river).

Dedicated private off road parking for two cars to the front of the cottage.

Downstairs is open plan with a very nice kitchen dining area to the rear of the property featuring a fully fitted kitchen with a dishwasher, washing machine and all modern conveniences.

To the front of the property we have a comfortable sitting room, a remote control gas coal effect stove and although the cottage is fully centrally heated living flames create a lovely focal point.

WiFi is complementary and unlimited, and there is a 40 inch smart TV and DAB radio, bird books, walks books and a set of binoculars.

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About the Owner, Daphne B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : May 2017
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We look after Lydia's River Cottage personally and like to make every guest welcome, though due to varying arrival times we leave the keys in a key safe to the right of the front door, you will receive an email two days prior to the start of your holiday with the key safe code.
We are usually on hand in the event of a problem with the property or if you simply need some information on the area and will help if we can. Full contact details are in the cottage.
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Excellent - based on 8 reviews
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in February 2018

We have loved our stay here and will definitely be back. The cottage is beautiful in every way. I would highly recommend it. The decor, facilities and private parking are all great.The location on the river, and within a 10 minute walk of Keswick is just perfect. The owners are super helpful and very friendly too. There was even homemade...

Management response:

Hi Karen, thank you so much for your lovely review, we are always delighted when our guests enjoy Lydia's River Cottage and doubly so when they consider returning. We look forward to extending a warm Cumbrian welcome at some point in the future. Daphne & Michael.


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Lisa B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We stayed here for a week over New year and had a lovely break at this beautiful cottage, it is well equipped and tastefully decorated, The owners are so helpful from the minute we booked with advice on Restaurants/ Theatre shows through to sorting a parking problem we had when we arrived, We walked into town most days as there...

Management response:

Dear Lisa,Thank you so much for your lovely review, it means such a lot to us when people enjoy their stay and take the trouble to let us know. Much appreciated. Kind Regards Daphne & Michael.


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Perth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

A fantastic location for a holiday in Keswick. A beautiful cottage in gorgeous surroundings. The riverside patio was very peaceful. The cottage has everything you need and is very cosy. We were a family of four and found the size more than adequate for us all. There is plenty of storage space (especially for all our walking gear). The open...

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Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Lydia's River Cottage and hope to welcome you back someday.


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Due to the tranquil location we request no stag or hen parties or similar noisy functions as this would impact on our neighbours.
    1 Shower
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
Keswick is suited to people of all ages and interests, quite apart from it's beautiful location it is a vibrant bustling market town with it's own theatre, art deco cinema an abundance of restaurants to suit all tastes, mainstream shops and artisan shops. Golfers are catered for at the nearby Keswick golf club, there are two bridge clubs in town which welcome visiting players, angling opportunities on the river or in Derwentwater (permit required).
Getting around
There is a bus stop for destinations to the south and east (south lakeland and the eden valley) 50 metres from the front door, guests wishing to travel north or west would need to depart from the main bus station which is located close to the town centre.

Open top double decker busses provide an excellent way to see the lakes in the summer months.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Teeside: 130.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 28.0 km
Ferry: Heysham: 111.0 km
Lydia's River Cottage enjoys good public transport links, by rail to Penrith station and the connecting bus service to the bus stop which is within 50 metres of the cottage. The majority of our guests however arrive by car, there are dedicated private off road parking places for two cars to the front of the cottage.
Postcode CA12 4JY.
Sat Nav Coordinates (N) 54.604875 . (W) 3.122805
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 38.0 km.
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