Thornthwaite, Keswick, Lake District


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 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.

The luxurious Grade II listed house is perfect for larger groups or two families holidaying together with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Retaining original features including beams, lead windows and oak panelling, the house oozes charm and sophistication. The large lounge brings the family together around an open fire and large 50” smart TV. Enjoy family meals in the dining room with the copper fireplace housing an open fire. The bespoke kitchen has all the equipment needed to cater for a large group with a range cooker and dishwasher, the separate utility room has a washer/dryer and storage area for walking gear.

The first floor has 2 bedrooms with king size beds and en-suite shower rooms. Twin bedroom with zip link beds which can convert into a king size bed on request. Family bathroom with shower over bath.

The extensive landscaped gardens are the perfect base from which to enjoy lazy days or picnics where you can take in the stunning views circumscribing the house. There is a children’s playhouse and patio area with furniture for al fresco dining and lockable outside storage area. 2 cots and a highchair can be hired on request. A starter pack is included for the open fires and all bed linen and utilities are included. There is a £200 security deposit required for this property.

PLEASE NOTE: £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.