The Old School House

Threlkeld, Nr Keswick, The Lake District, Cumbria, North-West England


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To enquire call  0161 928 6290  

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Threlkeld is a small village, 5 minutes drive from Keswick, situated at the foot of the magnificent mountain Blencathra, which is very popular with fell walkers.  The cottage is ideally located for those looking for a picturesque base in which to explore the northern fells with many walks and cycling tracks right on the doorstep.  There is also a children’s play area nearby and you can watch your children at play from the rear patio of the cottage.

The village also has 2 excellent pubs both serving food.  

       Threlkeld main street
View from Keswick Golf Club

There are lovely riverside walks and an old railway line providing a pleasant way to cycle or walk to Keswick.  There is a great circular walk in St John's in the Vale with an excellent tea-room at Low Bridge End Farm. Castlerigg Stone circle is also in walking distance from the cottage.


For keen golfers, just across the main road is Keswick golf club, which is open to visitors.


The village is steeped in history with its church dating back to 1573 and its pubs back to 1688.  Click here to visit Threlkeld village website and find out more information about Threlkeld and the history of the area or visit our Useful Links page to view other local sites.

There is golf, pony- trekking, sailing, rowing, canoeing, motor cruising, windsurfing, tennis, bowls, fishing and other outdoor activities close at hand. 


There are lots of great walks from the cottage up and around Blencathra. There are several country houses and gardens to visit.


For the more adventurous, at Whinlatter Forest close by, there are several mountain bike routes and a Go-Ape course. Also very close to the cottage is the Keswick Climbing Wall and Activity Centre

Beneath Blencathra
View of Keswick The popular market town of Keswick, on the edge of Derwent Water, right in the heart of the English Lake District, has many attractions including a leisure swimming pool with wave machine, 'black hole' slide and well equipped gym, a motor museum, the famous Theatre by the Lake, parks, as well as many speciality shops, cafes, cinema, pubs and restaurants.

With its picturesque setting and proximity to Keswick and with Derwent Water, Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite lakes close by, this is a ideal holiday base, from which to explore the  breathtaking scenery of the Lake District National Park.  The peace and tranquility of the local area can be enjoyed whatever time of year you visit.          



View of Blencathra from near Keswick Golf Club
Looking down on Threlkeld village from Blencathra Looking down on Threlkeld village from near the top of Blencathra

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'Perfect place to come and relax and unwind. 

Beautiful walks from the doorstep, lovely scenery from the cottage and 

nice eating and drinking places in the village - will definitely be back'

Mr & Mrs B- Norley


'A lovely holiday in a superb location. 

The cottage has everything you could need - we would recommend it to friends. 

Tried both village pubs - both excellent'

Mr M - Swindon


‘Great Holiday. Cottage comfortable and warm.  

Ideally situated for great views and walks  

 Mr M – Herfordshire

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For further information, contact Lucy Swarbrick:

Tel: 0161 928 6290, E-mail: here


Self catering holiday cottage accommodation with WiFi near Keswick in the English Lake District