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High Doat Family Cottage in Keswick, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

High Doat Family Cottage description

Holiday home
High Doat is a semi-detached bungalow set on a small hillside just a few minutes' walk from the Lake District town of Keswick. With one double bedroom, one twin and a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep up to four people. Also within the cottage are a fitted kitchen with a summer room cum dining room and a sitting room with a gas fire. To the outside of this cottage is off road parking for 2 cars a front garden and an enclosed rear garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ as well as a garage for storing bikes. Wonderfully located in the centre of the Lake District National Park and within walking distance of the town centre, High Doat is a superb cottage all year round.

The 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 and great fishing opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwent Water at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is onlya few minutes' walk from the town centre. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Cat Bells, there really is something for everyone. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks, the Theatre by the Lake, and Trotters' World of Animals this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, radio, selection of books/DVD/games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front garden, plus enclosed rear garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Garage for storing bikes. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk.


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  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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December 2011
Beautiful, cosy bungalow - a home from home with everything you could need. Very quiet location with fantastic views but within easy walking distance of the town centre. You could even park a little closer to town if you were lucky (maybe not in high season though. The garden would be a lovely place in good weather to have your meal. Nothing to dislike at all.
Mrs Galway
July 2016
It was well equipped, comfortable, cosy and clean. It was in a quiet location and near to the centre of Keswick.
Mrs Brady
May 2015
The bungalow was a lovely place, with everything you would need and more. A great location were able to access many walks from the door, without using the car.
Mrs Locke
April 2015
The bungalow was very well equipped and comfortable with a private garden. In easy walking distance to town and lake, 10 - 15 minutes. Everything you could need and more, and the scenery was spectacular. Would highly recommend this holiday home.
Mrs Harrison
August 2015
We had a very relaxing holiday. The area of the bungalow was quiet which is what we like, yet we were only a few minutes from the centre of Keswick. The bungalow was by far the nicest we have stayed in with you.
Mrs Thompson
February 2014
Very comfortable and warm accommodation. In a great location for Keswick centre and lovely walks without need for the car. Recommended.
Mr Duffill
May 2014
The location was perfect, very quiet with easy access no problem parking. Just the right distance from town. Perfect.
Mr Barber
March 2015
Lovely warm, cosy cottage with great views..Immaculate throughout.
Mrs Locke
April 2015
The accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped with a private garden. We were able to leave the car at property, as it was only a 10 - 15 minute walk to town and the lake. We would highly recommend this property.
Mr Cottis
May 2013
Very comfortable and quiet bungalow, lovely lounge. Great location.
Mrs Phillips
August 2013
High Doat is a lovely comfy bungalow with everything you need. The town and Derwent Water are just a 10 minutes walk away. Lots of good walks from the door and lots more from just a short car journey.
Mr Stark
February 2013
It was an excellent property in every respect and very close to Keswick centre.
Mr Ratcliffe
March 2013
Very peaceful, home from home with very good views.
Mr Cox
February 2013
High Doat was lovely to relax in, the weather was dreadful but having a cosy place to come back to made up for this.
Mr Kelsey
December 2012
Beautiful setting and fantastic views of the mountains, warm and cosy inside.
Mr Knott
December 2012
The location, wonderful views from the window in the lounge which was very cosy.
Mrs Rowley
October 2012
Everything that we expected to be there was there and in very good order. Very convenient location for both the town centre and the beautiful local environment, including walks from the door. We could have happily stayed for a fortnight!
Mrs Wiggins
July 2012
Excellent property, so clean it was a treat.
Mr Snelling
May 2012
We always like our trip to Keswick once a year. The excellence of the property made it even more special.
Mr McKiggan
May 2012
Being able to park a car off street, yet being a short walk from the town centre. We were well pleased with the location and quality of the cottage.
Mr Rushforth
April 2012
Great location, loads of room, modern kitchen, great view from the living room and garden. Very clean and tidy. This is honestly a home from home just 10 minutes to the town centre or lake. Great walking from the door. Great central location for Skiddaw, Honister Pass etc. Brilliant.
Mr Young
February 2012
The property was very warm, comfortable and well equipped. Within walking distance of Keswick so no need to get into the car all the time. We would recommend High Doat for a stay at any time of the year.
Mr Chegwidden
March 2012
Spacious, comfortable, very well-equipped bungalow. Spotlessly clean. Ideal location for road and footpath access, and for the town centre and lake. Delightful welcome pack of cake, tea and coffee.
Miss Coates
November 2011
The cottage is conveniently situated and very comfortable with everything you would need for a holiday.
Mrs Thompson
November 2011
The property was excellent and nicely situated, only a ten minute walk to the center. Really quiet and relaxing and the views were excellent. Would certainly come to High Doat again!
Mrs Brayshaw
October 2011
High Doat was very good and in a nice quiet area.
Mrs Burgess
October 2011
A homely bungalow with off-road parking. Very good situation, nice to be so near to the town and have such good views to the surrounding fells.
Ms Carr
October 2011
It was a cold, wet, windy week but we had a comfortable, welcoming home to return to each evening.
Mr Millward
August 2011
The property was very clean and in an excellent, quiet location. Lovely views of the surrounding fells and ideally situated with only a 10 minute walk to the center of Keswick. We would definitely stay there again.
Mr Howarth
August 2011
A prime location for the North Lakes at High Doat and Keswick is just a short walk away. The cottage was just what you want when coming back from a full day out, every thing was there that you could need. It was a home-from-home.
Mrs Johnson
June 2011
Lovely bungalow, great setting, really enjoyed ourselves.
Mr Hagues
July 2011
A very good all round property in a very pleasant location. Can't find a fault.
Mrs Sunter
July 2011
A little gem of a property, it was perfect for our young family. In an ideal location for exploring the surrounding area, it had everything we need from a holiday cottage. We can't wait to return!
Mr Mrs Brear
June 2011
We absolutely loved the accommodation and it's setting and could quite happily live there!
Mr Stevens
November 2010
A very comfortable, cosy property with everything we needed for the perfect break. A great location with great views too.
Mrs Roberts
January 2011
Well furnished and comfortable. Near to Keswick.
Mr Keeney
March 2011
Quiet location, very nice, clean and well maintained property with all mod cons. The welcome milk, tea, coffee and cake was a nice gesture. The careful and comprehensive instructions show an attention to detail from a very considerate owner.
Mr Cowan
May 2011
High Doat is perfect in every way, we will use again! Good price, great location and very peaceful. A proper home from home.
Mrs Kouvoussis
June 2011
Our hostess left a very welcoming letter, and offered her services to us should we have had any difficulties. The cottage was terrific. We are cottage folks and have visited many. This was one of the nicest we have visited. Please thank her very much indeed!
Mrs Spence
April 2011
A lovely warm, cosy bungalow to retreat to after a day on the fells or out in the rain. Lovely views and a garden to look out on from the comfort of the property, no matter what the weather. A comfortable property making for a relaxing time.
May 2015
We were up in Keswick for our annual family gathering and in particular this year to celebrate a 90th birthday. Have stayed in other properties in the location but first time in High Doat. Great little bungalow with the added bonus of a large entrance lobby and a sun room off the kitchen. Excellent shower in the bathroom - the best we've had in a number of years. Although there was a musty smell that we couldn't track down. Beds were comfy and plenty of bedroom storage space. Towels aren't provided which is a shame as they are bulky items to pack. Internet would have been useful especially as mobile signal is intermittent. Would be reluctant to book again due to the lack of wifi - but if wifi was included would love to stay again!
August 2014
Clean, comfortable, good location, 10 mins walk from town centre, good view of mountains. Nicely positioned bench in garden if you have the weather to be able to use it. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.
February 2013
we have just returned from a week in this lovely holiday home,what a great place, excellent position,a few minutes walk from town and so very quiet.the owners had thought of everything to make your stay good, even down to leaving a cake & fresh milk, all linen provided, but remember to take towels. we will definatly book high doat again, having stayed in lots of places in keswick, this is our favourite.
david ratcliffe
May 2013
We went this february for my wifes birthday easy to book and find and were greeted with a lovely note ad a fruit cake by the owners. we have been going to the keswick area each year for approx 15 years and this one of the most welcoming cosy cottages we have been to. an easy 10 minute walk into keswick. the views from the front are superb and it is situated in a good quiet area. it is a lovely home from home and is superb value for money. we loved high doat and will be going again
January 2012
Both my husband and myself really enjoyed this property it had lots of good things going for it. Nicely tucked away in a quiet area with easy access to all walks,town and pubs. On our arrival to the property the owners left milk,teabags and a cake which was really nice. The bungalow was well equiped clean spacious and lovely views. So overall excellent.
September 2012
This accommodation made our stay in the UK from australia one of the best yet as it empowered us to get out and about the lake District when we wanted with easy parking, good central location to Keswick for walking into town or just rambling. Cottage is well maintained and provided us with all of our needs, the one exception was a lack of bath towels that we had to purchase locally. We would definitely recommend to couples or families.
July 2011
We've just returned from this property and would return without a doubt. My husband and I, along with our two young sons (aged 4 and 10 months) had a wonderful week here, and the property catered for all our needs. The cottage was spotless and the owner left milk and tea bread (to be highly recommended!) for our arrival, which was a nice touch. It is an ideal location for exploring Keswick and the surrounding area - close enough for the local amenities, but far enough out to appreciate the peace and quiet of the lakes. I can't recommend this highly enough.
August 2011
We absolutely loved High Doat. It is the first time we have stayed anywhere and have planned a return stay within days of coming home.
August 2011
lovely place all round value for money /location /and place first class
March 2011
We enjoyed our stay in this house and found it convenient for Keswick and close to main roads for travelling about. We would stay again when in the area.
May 2011
What a find. A 10 minute walk into Keswick (turn left out of the house down the snicket at the end of the road ,it's a lot quicker!). It's situated on the edge of town so well away from what can be a very busy town centre. The cottage is very clean and has EVERYTHING you need for a real home from home holiday. There's so much to do in Keswick and there are dozens of great walks within a 20 minute drive. We even did Skiddaw from the house. The pitch and putt golf near the lake is great fun. Still lots of walks to do in the area so we'll be back again
May 2011
This cottage is very highly recommended it is furnished to a very high standard with everything in pristeen condition. The only downside and there is only one it is very steep access to the property for elderly people as we are. Fortunately we have a disabled badge hence we were able to park free of charge in town which we had to do but apart from that we would rate this as superb.
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