In the popular Lake District village of Braithwaite, close to Keswick, Applegarth is a fabulous Victorian house just perfect for big gatherings, comfortably sleeping 12 and welcoming up to two dogs. With large rooms, an open fire, and mountain views, it is the perfect Lake District holiday home.
Applegarth is an imposing, slate-fronted, Victorian house with a lovely, private garden and views of the Lake District mountains. You will find the property in the village of Braithwaite, a popular location offering hundreds of walks, and within easy reach of the popular market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth.
On the ground floor of this pet friendly Braithwaite holiday cottage is a large living room with a roaring open fire - perfect for snuggling up in front of after a long day on the fells. There is also an airy dining room with more than enough space for everyone as well as a well-equipped kitchen (including range cooker), and utility room. The rest of the rooms are spread across two more floors: on the first floor are three bedrooms, all with their own wash basins, a bathroom with over-bath shower, and a separate toilet. On the second floor are three further bedrooms (one with en suite shower room), an additional shower room, and a games room with a TV and Nintendo Wii (and a sofa bed on request) - perfect for keeping the kids entertained!
Braithwaite is the perfect base for exploring the mountains, rivers, and lakes of the Northern Lake District. Family-friendly Catbells is nearby, or Blencathra poses a more challenging hike. The lakes of Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater have pretty lakeshore paths that are perfect for little legs and a picnic along the way. Derwentwater is also surround by outdoor-activity providers if you want to get onto the water and pump that adrenaline! Whinlatter Forest rises steeply above the village and has famous mountain biking trails, a Go Ape! high ropes course, Osprey viewing points, Segway tours, and plenty of woodland trails for all abilities. There are three pubs in Braithwaite as well as a village shop and a restaurant.
Popular Keswick can be reached on foot or by car and has a huge amount of things on offer including an Art Dec cinema, a lakeside theatre, two parks, golf, eateries, shops, riverside walk, a swimming pool, an ancient stone circle, and more! In the opposite direction, Cockermouth has wonderfully-pretty streets to explore, a castle (not open to the public), William Wordsworth's childhood home (now a museum), and the Jennings Brewery (offering tours and tastings) as well as a large Sainsbury's supermarket and a cinema. There are various exciting festivals taking place in both Cockermouth and Keswick throughout the year.