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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.

The detached property is situated in ten 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 superb views across the vale of Keswick to Derwentwater and the Newlands Fells.

There are associations with the poet Wordsworth who was given the property by Sir George Beaumont so that he could be near Coleridge. He wrote a sonnet in which he described the Ghyll as 'A seemly cottage in this Sunny Dell'.

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.


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To make a reservation call
Shirley Thompson on
01768 892 777 or fill in the form on the contact page.

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The Ghyll is wi-fi enabled.