An historic retreat in the English Lake District
This attractive and secluded holiday cottage, in Applethwaite near Keswick, is perfect for garden-lovers and great for families too.
“If you were to imagine the perfect Lakeland cottage you wouldn’t get closer than this.”
R FAMILY, DUBAI
The detached property is situated in 4.5 acres of garden, meadow and woodland with a tumbling beck. It occupies a fine position in a little valley on the south facing flank of Skiddaw with suberb views across the vale of Keswick to Derwentwater and the Newlands fells.
“A magical place . . . another fantastic holiday. Our second visit and not our last.”
C FAMILY, IOW
There are associations with the poet Wordsworth who was gifted the property so that he could be near Coleridge. He wrote a sonnet in which he described the Ghyll as ‘A seemly cottage in a sunny dell‘.
“Beautiful house and wonderful grounds. Every need catered for. We will be back.”
M and MF, BIRMINGHAM
There is a small waterfall near the house, a number of woodland paths and a gate from the grounds leads directly onto the slopes of Skiddaw which is one of the highest Lake District fells at 3,053 feet. From this gate there is a pleasant circular walk across the flank of Skiddaw which takes about 45 minutes or there is a full ascent described in Wainwright’s book of the area.