Magnificent mountain views near Keswick
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Croft House with Croftside on the right (sleeps 4)

Entrance and garden for Croft Corner (sleeps 2)

Keswick and Derwentwater from Latrigg

Croft House with Applethwaite and Skiddaw

Misty morning view from Croftside

Derwentwater and Skiddaw

Croft House Holiday Cottages near Keswick
with spectacular fell views

Magnificent views, two self catering holiday cottages, family owned, managed and maintained, 1 mile from Keswick in the Lake District. Fell walks from the door with a pub, restaurants and spa facilities within walking distance. In addition the cottages have a peaceful village setting and are 4 stars/Gold Award with wifi, on-site parking and their own gardens. Over 50% of our bookings in 2018 were by returning guests.

Croftside sleeps 4 people and Croft Corner sleeps 2 people and has ground floor accommodation.

Google Street View shows both our location and the spectacular views!

The two Croft House self catering holiday cottages are near Keswick – with the facilities of the town on hand. They are located on one side of Croft House – a large Victorian house on the edge of Applethwaite village which is an unspoilt hamlet nestling at the foot of Skiddaw. We live in the remainder of Croft House – on hand to offer advice if you need it about places to go, restaurants and walks – but never intrusive.

Our late availability and special offers are indicated here – but see also our News & Offers page for more details – and our guest reviews. “Views to die for” and “Like staying in a friend’s home” are just two recent guest comments about Croftside.

By booking direct with us you will always have the best “deal” and your booking will be dealt with personally by ourselves. Our rates include heating, electricity, wifi, bed linen and towels. There is no extra booking fee and no extra fees for cots or high chairs. On principle we do not advertise on self catering websites which add on fees to guests.

Cottage Features

  • Visit England 4 stars with Gold Award
  • Spectacular fell views
  • Peaceful village location
  • 1 mile from Keswick
  • WiFi, own gardens, on-site parking
  • Pub and three restaurants within walking distance
  • Health spa facilities likewise
  • Managed and maintained by local owners


Special Offers and Late Availability

Croft Corner – January/early February weeks £362, 3 nights £253.
Croftside – January/early February weeks £454, 3 nights £318.
Croftside February 26th to March 2nd 3 or 4 nights £318 (4th night FREE!)


Croftside – Sleeps 4


Croft Corner

Croft Corner – Sleeps 2



Keswick is just 1 mile away – a pleasant walk or a short bus or taxi journey. It has an array of eating places, independent shops and the renowned Theatre by the Lake and Alhambra cinema. The town is known as the “adventure capital of England” with an extensive range of sports you can try.

Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake are just a few minutes drive. You can drive down Derwentwater through the iconic Borrowdale valley, over the Honister Pass and back via Newlands valley – such dramatic scenery in just an hour’s drive!

In addition to the walks direct from the cottage doors the local area has a multitude of walks you can try – from high level ridge walks to meandering valley footpaths as well as the summits of the highest fells – Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike.

Further afield

In addition to Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite there are no less than 7 other lakes all within a 30 minutes drive – Ullswater, Loweswater, Buttermere and Crummockwater, Grasmere, Rydal Water and Windermere – and only a little further to Ennerdale Water and Wastwater.

You can be in Ambleside in a 30 minute drive and in Windermere in 40 minutes. There is also a network of local bus services that radiates out from Keswick.

The Lake District – now a UNESCO World Heritage site – has many literary and historical connections – some nearby like Mirehouse, some further away like Dove Cottage, Rydal Mount and Allan Bank – which are all near Grasmere just a 20 minute drive.

For more information on Keswick, houses and gardens to visit, sports, walking routes, the local area and further afield – please go to the Things to do page – we hope this will help you plan your stay in the Keswick area.

Enjoy your time in the Lakes!