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Forge Cottage

Keswick - Cumbria

Forge Cottage

Keswick - Cumbria

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"Become immersed in historical character at the Grade II listed Forge Cottage a pretty holiday home in the marvellous Lake District"

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1


  • Forge Cottage dates back to the 1400s.
  • Original elements of this former smelting house and chapel still on show for added rural charm.
  • Riverside patio with outdoor furniture and barbecue is an ideal spot for lunch in the summer time.
  • Located in the beautiful market town of Keswick.
  • Many walking and cycling routes through the Lake District right on the doorstep.

  You should know...

  • No pets.
  • No smoking.

The Details...

Become immersed in historical character at the Grade II listed Forge Cottage. Dating back to the 1400s this property has been a smelting house and a chapel, but has since been refurbished to a high standard, stunning holiday home.

Sleeping up to four guests, the cottage is upside down, with the bedrooms on the ground floor. The master suite has a king size bed and en-suite, while the second bedroom comes complete with a super king bed that can also be converted into twin beds. There is also a slate tiled bathroom with a bath and walk-in shower.

There's access to the ground floor by a separate door, but the main entrance is up the slate steps which lead to the first floor and the living area. Although it has been renovated to a high spec, the cottage's rich history is still apparent with elements dating back hundreds of years. The living area has a corner sofa and armchair around the large wood burning stove, with the open plan design leading into the kitchen. This is complete with an electric oven, gas hob integrated into an island worktop, microwave, dishwasher, integrated fridge-freezer, and washer-dryer. There is also an oak dining table seating up to six guests, making it a great spot for evening meals in with friends.

A spiral staircase leads down to the living quarters, where there is also access to the riverside patio at the rear of Forge Cottage. A nice sun-trap, the patio has outdoor furniture and a barbecue both situated by the River Greta. There is also a slate patio at the front of the property alongside the parking space and bike rail.

The cottage is located in Keswick, known as the jewel in the Lake District's crown. It is a beautiful market town with an array of eateries, pubs, and independent shops. Sat on the shores of the picturesque Derwentwater, the town has a number of walking and cycling routes nearby, and the ancient and mysterious Castlerigg stone circle is less than a mile away, which dates back to 3000BC.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Town/village Location
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Forge Cottage

  Nearest Airport

Newcastle Airport - 1hr 45mins

Detailed Pricing Information...

Week break price range: £510 - £990
Short break price range: £350 - £590



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