RiverView is a 3 bedroom cottage located on the banks of the River Greta, a tranquil base from which to explore the great outdoors. Easy to find being situated on Penrith Road coming in to Keswick the cottage is a short stroll to the footbridge to Fitz Park. The park is ideal for exercising dogs, it has an enclosed children’s play area and a cricket pitch with Skiddaw and Latrigg providing a stunning backdrop. This Lakeland cottage, built in 1865, has plenty of character and was fully renovated and refurbished in 2013, having a well equipped modern kitchen, a bathroom and a wetroom.  Located only 400 yards to Keswick town centre and amenities the cottage has a safe, enclosed garden with 2 patios and a lawned area.  The cottage sleeps 6 plus 1 baby and we welcome guests to bring their dogs (2 maximum) to stay and enjoy the cottage and surrounding area.


Keswick is the jewel of the northern Lakes, situated between Skiddaw mountain and Derwentwater lake.  Recently voted as the most dog friendly town in Britain, many of Keswick’s shops, pubs and accommodation welcome dogs.  The town is the home of the modern Theatre by the Lake which is the permanent home for repertoire and festivals and is also the site of the Cumberland Pencil Museum, where visitors can explore the manufacturing history of pencils and how pencils have been used through the ages. One of the exhibits is what is claimed to be the world’s largest pencil. Castlerigg stone circle, a well preserved prehistoric monument, is 2 miles (3.2 km) away and Honister Slate Mine. Fitz Park, located on the bank of the River Greta, is home to the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, a Victorian museum which features the Musical Stones of Skiddaw. In 2001 the park was voted the “Loveliest Cricket Ground in England” by Wisden Cricket Monthly. Ormathwaite Hall is Grade II listed Georgian mansion house near Keswick. It belonged to the Brownrigg family from 1677 to 1800. The doctor and scientist William Brownrigg hosted a visit by Benjamin Franklin in 1772.  The best way to see Keswick is from the top of Latrigg  which is one of the Lake District’s lowest and most accessible fells but has spectacular views of Borrowdale and the surrounding area.

Lake District

The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes, forests, and mountains (or fells), but also for its associations with the early nineteenth-century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets. The Lakes were designated a National Park  on 9 May 1951, becoming the second National Park in the United Kingdom after the Peak District. It is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom with 15.8 million annual visitors and more than 23 million annual day visits.  Historically shared by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District now lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere, respectively.  The Lake District offers a range of activities for visitors including watersports, fell walking, mountain biking, climbing and scrambling as well as more gentler pursuits including low level walks, lake cruises, steam railway trips and tea and coffee shop tours!


Cumbria and Cumbria County Council, its local authority, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria’s largest settlement and county town is Carlisle and the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness on the south-western tip of the county which has a population just slightly smaller than Carlisle. The county of Cumbria consists of six districts, and in 2008 had a population of just under half a million. Cumbria is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the United Kingdom, with 73.4 people per km2 (190/sq mi). Cumbria, the third largest county in England by area, is bounded to the north by the Scottish council areas of Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, to the west by the Irish Sea, to the south by Lancashire, to the southeast by North Yorkshire, and to the east by County Durham and Northumberland. Cumbria is predominantly rural and contains the Lake District and Lake District National Park, considered one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for artists, writers, and musicians. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it contains every peak in England over 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea level, with Scafell Pike at 978 metres (3,209 ft) being the highest point of England. An upland, coastal, and rural area, Cumbria’s history is characterised by invasions, migration, and settlement, as well as battles and skirmishes between the English and Scottish. Historic sites in Cumbria include Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey, and Hadrian’s Wall.