Thornthwaite, Keswick, Lake District


Luxury, luxury, luxury best describes Ladstock Hall.  The grade II listed building is a fine example of an Arts and Crafts House with many original features including fireplaces, leaded stone mullioned windows some with stained glass features, ornate cornicing and oak panelling.

The Hall dates bath to the 18th century but was extended in its current style in 1902.  It is the major part of the development and has a private elevated position standing in its own extensive grounds.  Situated at the foot of Whinlatter Forest, the Hall commands superb views over nearby Bassenthwaite Lake to the Skiddaw range towering above.  Situated just off the A66 with easy access to Keswick 3 miles, Cockermouth 7 miles and Penrith 21 miles.

From the moment your approach up the sweeping driveway you will be impressed with this magnificent house and its setting.  Heated with oil central heating it comprise:  A studded oak entrance door leads to an imposing panelled dining hall with a copper canopied open fire and an Art Nouveau stained glass window.  There is an antique oak dining table seating 10 to enjoy many family and social occasions.  A magnificent oak panelled staircase with carved view foliage leads from the hall to the first floor with a half landing study area and views over the extensive garden from the bay window.

Ground floor: The spacious sitting room has a large bay window providing superb views, there is an impressive carved oak fireplace with open fire, oak panelling and ample comfortable seating around the TV with DVD player and Wi-Fi.  The breakfast/kitchen has a large table and seating in the bay window and an arts and crafts fireplace with recessed Inglenook seats.  The bespoke oak kitchen units with granite worktops house an electric range cooker, an American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and TV.  Snug/children’s sitting room is connected to the kitchen and has views over the garden with comfortable seating, TV and DVD player.  Cloakroom with hand basin and WC.  The utility room has fitted units with sink and washer/dryer and ample storage for boots and outerwear.

First floor: A second staircase with a feature window with original shutters leads to the first floor with 2 double bedrooms with king size beds and en-suite shower rooms, hand basins and WC, both rooms have large bay windows with fantastic views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw.  The twin bedroom has zip linked beds with can be converted to a king size bed on request and also has wonderful views.  Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

The second floor has a double bedroom with king size bed, exposed beams and panoramic views to Skiddaw and Borrowdale from the leaded windows.  Children’s twin bedroom with a beamed ceiling and velux roof light.  Shower room with hand basin and WC.

All oil, electric, bed linen, towels and logs provided.  Two cots and highchair available to hire at £10 and £5 per week respectively.  Ample private parking.  Outside there is extensive gardens with large lawned areas, paved terrace with garden dining furniture, log store and lockable shed for storing mountain bikes etc. 

There is a £200 refundable breakage deposit payable.



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Thornthwaite sits close to the western shores of Derwentwater and within easy reach of Keswick with its many shops, pubs and restaurants. Ideally located for some of the more challenging walks within the Lake District including Catbells, Skiddaw and Helvellyn or for those looking for something less energetic there are low level walks around Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. Whinlatter Forest is home to some of the best mountain bike trails in the lakes as well as Go Ape or for less strenuous sports there is fishing in the lakes.