Cottages

Croftside for 4 and Croft Corner for 2 are at Croft House – a large victorian house built in 1901 and set surrounded by fields on the southern edge of the village of Applethwaite. Croftside and Croft Corner are just 1 mile from Keswick.

To see the details for either property just click on one of the photos in the set of two. Both properties are VisitEngland Four Stars – and both properties have a Gold Award. The facilities we offer at the properties are listed in the table on the right hand side.

There are fell walls from the door of each property – including Skiddaw by easy or more challenging routes – and many other walks nearby – ranging from dramatic high level ridge routes to idyllic riverside strolls and lakeside paths. For a meal out after a busy day there are three restaurants within walking distance of the properties and many others in Keswick and nearby. The facilities of Oxleys Health Spa at Underscar in Applethwaite are also just a short walk away.

Just to the south of Keswick and Derwentwater is the beautiful Borrowdale valley leading to the Honister pass and over into Buttermere. Wainwright described the area containing Castle Crag near Rosthwaite as “the loveliest square mile in all of Lakeland”.

Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite are just a few minutes drive away and there are no less than 7 other lakes all within a 30 minutes drive – Ullswater, Loweswater, Buttermere and Crummockwater, Grasmere, Rydal and the head of Windermere. It is only a little further to Ennerdale and Wastwater.

The area abounds with places to visit (including houses of historical and literary interest) and things to do for guests of all ages. For those seeking an adrenalin “rush” Keswick is the “adventure capital of England” and a wide range of activities can be arranged locally.

For more detail on Keswick, walks, the local area and good places to eat go to the Things to do page – we hope the latter will help you plan your time in the Keswick area.