Welcome

Spectacular views and peaceful locations at two holiday cottages offering self catering accommodation for 2 and 4 people 1 mile from Keswick at Applethwaite.

The cottages are both Visit England 4 stars with a Gold Award and are family managed and maintained. There are fell walks from the door and a pub and 3 restaurants within walking distance – also a health spa. The cottages each have their own garden, wifi and parking. Croft Corner for 2 has accommodation all on the ground floor. There is easy access to many other areas of the Lake District.

The two cottages are on one side of Croft House – a large Victorian house on the edge of Applethwaite village. We live in the remainder of Croft House – on hand but never intrusive. Each year about 40% of our bookings are by returning guests.

Applethwaite is an unspoilt hamlet which nestles at the foot of Skiddaw. Wainwright felt that the view from Skiddaw Little Man “commands the most beautiful and comprehensive view of the Lake District” – that view is out over Applethwaite and over Croft House to Keswick and Derwentwater and the fells beyond.

We hope that Croftside or Croft Corner will be of interest – just go to the “Cottages” page and from there to the page for each cottage. Sometimes we have last minute booking opportunities – see our “Special Offers” page.