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

Welcome to Croft House Cottages

“Views to die for” and “like staying in a friend’s home” – just two recent guest comments. With spectacular views and a peaceful location 1 mile from Keswick and with fell walks from the door our two holiday cottages offer self catering accommodation for either 2 or 4 people in the Lake District. Google Street View shows both our location and the views!

The cottages are both Visit England 4 stars with a Gold Award and are personally managed and maintained by ourselves. They are prepared with great care for our guests’ comfort. Over 50% of our bookings in 2018 are by returning guests. There are 3 restaurants and a health spa within walking distance of the cottages and in addition they have WiFi, on-site parking and their own gardens.

Sometimes we have late availability or special offers and these are indicated here – but see also our News & Offers page for more details – and also for our recent guest reviews.

We hope that one of our cottages will be of interest to you – Croftside sleeps 4 people and Croft Corner sleeps 2 people. Croft Corner has accommodation entirely on the ground floor.

The cottages 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.

Cottage Features

  • Visit England 4 stars with Gold Award
  • Spectacular fell views
  • Peaceful village location
  • Just 1 mile from Keswick
  • WiFi, own gardens, on-site parking
  • Three restaurants within walking distance
  • Health spa facilities likewise


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 – 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 hours 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.

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!