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Here at Heart of the Lakes we offer you a fine selection of Lake District cottages sleeping from just two up to the largest sleeping ten. Whatever time of year you choose to stay you will find one of our self-catering cottages in the Lake District that fits the bill. Our Lake District cottages come in all shapes and sizes with a range of quality to suit every taste and pocket. Locations vary from village centre to remote and rural but all are in the most sought after parts of the National Park.

Many of our guests return year after year to their favourite cottages in the Lake District so, if this is your first visit to the Lake District, we hope you will enjoy exploring our website to maybe find your own favourite cottage in which to enjoy many delightful holidays.

The area abounds in places to visit, beautiful scenery, lakes and mountains, wonderful food, country pubs, pretty villages, lake cruises and boat hire. In fact there is so much to do that you may not have time to fit it all in... but make the most of your busy days out and return to your comfortable Lake District cottage to relax and plan your next activity.

Every holiday booked with Heart of the Lakes includes free Leisure Club membership in the price - a facility much enjoyed by our guests. Many of our Lake District cottages are pet friendly and most are family friendly. Don't miss our fine selection of luxury cottages in the Lake District for couples, perfect for that romantic break or just simply for a relaxing getaway at any time of the year.

If you have any queries please do contact us for individual attention. Our expert booking staff will be able to answer any questions to make sure that you choose the most perfect spot your holiday in one of our delightful Lake District cottages.

The Garth

Keswick/North Lakes

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  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Facility Rating 5
  • Pets Welcome
  • Short breaks
  • Ground floor bed
  • Parking
  • Keswick Leisure Pool
  • Garden
  • Rural
  • Quiet Location
  • Views

Where is The Garth?

Blakebeck, Mungrisdale, Nr. Keswick, Cumbria, CA11 0SZ

Information about The Garth

Property ref: 4003

Current Special Offers

10% OFF all available weeks from 27/2 to 2/10 and the property NOW ACCEPTS A DOG...BOOK NOW!

The Garth is one of a cluster of picturesque early 18th century Lakeland buildings - formerly a farm, nestling below the eastern slopes of Bannerdale Crags, just a couple of miles from the tiny village of Mungrisdale.

With mighty Blencathra virtually on your doorstep you will certainly not lack for challenging walks and the really adventurous will be drawn to Sharp Edge - surely one of the finest ridges in the Lakeland mountains. Plenty of gentle rambles can be enjoyed in the area, with ample opportunities for cycling on quiet country lanes marked as cycle ways.

Situated almost midway between Keswick and Penrith you will find good shopping in either, whilst Keswick offers varied live theatre, lake cruises on beautiful Derwentwater, and of course the famous Keswick Convention (held in July). Ullswater Lake is just a short drive away for steamer cruises, boat hire and fine walking. There are several good pubs nearby and golf courses in both Keswick and Penrith. Pony trekking and off road driving are also nearby.

Accommodation: Carefully and sensitively renovated this Grade II listed barn retains a wealth of character features including fine beams, picturesque 'owl' windows and interestingly sloping walls. Spacious front entrance hall with hooks for coats etc. The beautiful square living room has living flame gas log burner, and glazed door to the rear garden (TV, satellite with free channels, DVD, video, CD/radio/cassette). Glass doors open into the delightful oak-fitted farmhouse dining/kitchen. Spacious ground floor bedroom (twin or zip-link king-size but please pre-order), en-suite bathroom has bath, separate shower, basin and wc. Additional downstairs wc.

Upstairs you will find a most attractive galleried landing leading to three further bedrooms - a master (king-sized) double en-suite (shower, basin, and wc), and two good twin-bedded rooms. Family bathroom has bath, separate shower, basin and wc. The property is most attractively furnished with every thought for your holiday comfort, with harmonious colours, fitted carpets and oak floor.

Outside: The property faces away from the other buildings, across the adjoining open sheep-grazed fields with a lawned rear garden where mature trees offer shade to the picnic table area. Ample parking provided for two or three cars. Secure bike storage available. Clients also have use of a shared games room with table tennis, mini pool, and table football. The owners live on site and will make you most welcome whilst leaving you alone to enjoy your holiday. Together with the owners' farmhouse, a cottage and small camping barn.  The Garth is also ideal for just a couple with a dog just using the ground floor accommodation.

One well behaved dog accepted * non-smokers please * duvets/beds made up for arrival * towels included * electric cooker and hob * dishwasher * microwave * fridge/freezer * auto washer/dryer * oil central heating and hot water * all fuel included * travel cot and high chair available - please order  **sleeps 2 and a dog using ground floor only**

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  • Just a most wonderful & relaxing week. Cottage is in a perfect location for walking & biking. Felt very at home - thank you.

    / Walker Ground Barn
  • A superbly well equipped and comfortable house with lots to keep kids and adults alike amused.

    / Gillercombe
  • Lovely cottage, well situated in the village. Had a really good week. Will be looking to come back. Thank you.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • We found cottage immaculate as usual. All had a lovely stay.  Hope to be here again next year.

    / Thomas Fold Cottage
  • Amazing simply the best, and yes we will be back. Thank you so much you have thought of everything. We have had the best New Year ever and I love this place. Happy New Year to you both

    / Greenside House
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    Thank- you very much

    / Riverside Park 3
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    / Studio Cottage
  • Lovely flat with everything we needed. Overall a good holiday, hope to come again soon.

    / Over Ghyll
  • We have so enjoyed our short stay in your lovely home, which is so comfortable. A really restful break from work.

    / St Giles
  • Really lovely holiday, comfortable cottage, Lovely location and enjoyable walks

    / Altar End
  • Wonderful cottage, owners very accommodating, well recommended, would stay again.

    / The Garth
  • Hillandale has been an excellent retreat and we would love to come back - the views are stunning and the house very comfortable. 

    / Hillandale
  • Wow! I came expecting one of those lovely but tiny apartments typical of the lakes.  I was astonished to find how large the place was. An amazing holiday in the lakes, thank you for such a lovely place to come back to after a long walk.

    / South View
  • Superb bungalow - lovely views from all windows

    / Greenside Garth
  • Lovely stay, very comfortable

    / Altar End
  • A great week in this lovely cottage, comfy beds and power shower much appreciated, especially after climbing Skiddaw, a perfect stay.

    / Kent Cottage
  • Excellent - good to see that the red squirrels are being cared for.

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  • Fantastic Home, lovely personal touches and well appointed.

    / Rose Barn
  • Lovely cottage. Spent many evenings on the balcony overlooking the spectacular mountain range.

    / Old Mill Cottage
  • Had a fantastic week & don't want to leave! Cottage perfect, everything you need. It is a really peaceful village - pub had good food. We hope to be back soon.

    / Rowan Cottage
  • One of the nicest places we have ever stayed in, so homely. Loved the games room and the scenery. Thank you.

    / The Garth
  • Perfect everything thought of, nothing missing, enjoyed lovely weather and walks around Ullswater and Derwent.

    / The Garth
  • Wonderful cottage, owners very accommodating, well recommended, would stay again.

    / The Garth
  • Thank you for your caring thoughtful attention to so many details

    / The Garth
  • Perfect Cottage and wonderful location, everything we needed and more, had a great time hiking biking and running and will definately be back. Thank you so much.

    / The Garth
  • Charming and very helpful hosts. A beautful location and very cosy cottage.

    / The Garth
  • As ever a great place for Family Time thank you so much.

    / The Garth
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