Darwin Cottage

Guests - FROM £510
(4.8 out of 5) based on 25 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews


Set over two floors, Darwin is entered from the street via a small set of stairs. You enter the lounge where there is comfortable seating for all to get cosy around the log burner or to catch up on your favourite TV shows after a day out. The feel of a traditional Lakeland building is maintained throughout through its exposed wood beams. All its amenities are good quality modern facilities, ensuring a comfortable stay.

Through the back of the lounge is the bright spacious kitchen where you can gather to re-fuel and recount the adventures of the day, and plan for the next. You can also get your wet gear back to top form with the laundry facilities here.
Upstairs you’ll find the two bedrooms and the house bathroom. The main bedroom is a double with a dressing area and storage on either side of the comfy bed. The second bedroom is a single and is equipped with a cupboard and chest of drawers for storage, and a chair to one side. The two bedrooms share a house bathroom with a bath with a shower, hand basin, and WC.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    only the washing machine
  • Log Burner
    Fuel available locally
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


  • Lounge – Log burner, TV, comfy seating
  • Kitchen – Electric hob and oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer


  • Double bedroom – fitted storage cupboards, draws, dressing area
  • Single bedroom – fitted storage cupboards, draws
  • House bathroom – Bath with shower, hand basin, WC
  • Gas-fired central heating
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Friday and Monday changeover
  • Parking is via supplied permit
  • There is a shared garden area to the rear of the property
  • Fuel for the wood burner is available locally
Location & Nearby

All of The Amenities of Keswick, Right on The Doorstep

No more than a stones throw from the front door and you’re into Keswick town centre. This traditional cottage, with exposed wood beams and decorations celebrating the local area and the adventures it holds, makes for a perfect base for a family or group of friends looking to explore the area.

Close by, the fantastic Square Orange is just down the road for evening drinks or snacks, pizzas, and tapas. The Alhambra cinema is almost next door. And, for picking up a lunch to take away there’s Jan’s Lakeland Sandwich Shop. That’s just within 2 minute walk of the front door. If you’re looking for a cosy home to call your own while getting a taste for what Keswick has to offer, you don’t get much more convenient than Darwin Cottage.

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Maximum number of adults and children is 3
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Guest feedback for Darwin Cottage
(4.8 out of 5) based on 25 Reviews
On Tuesday, 11 Jun 2024
Great little terraced cottage slap bang in central Keswick, under one minute walk from good eateries and pubs and super close to the Derwant Water. The lack of parking wasn't a big issue as the Central Car Park is about 3 minutes walk away and owners kindly organised a permit for the time we were there. Something to consider is the check in and check out. House is on a relatively busy (at times) road which is narrow and really should be one way but isn't, with double yellows on both sides. We had a large amount of stuff including a toddler, so made unloading and packing up a bit tricky but not insurmountable! A small point- the kitchen is very well stocked with useful bits of kit but we were mostly self catering so a bit more cupboard space would have been helpful. On the whole, a great place in a super location. We had a fab time exploring the local area
On Friday, 07 Jun 2024
Amazing location.
On Sunday, 12 May 2024
we had a lovely stay. amazing location in the centre of Keswick, and the parking being included was a huge asset. cosy and good place for 2 adults (would be a bit tight if any more!)
On Tuesday, 07 May 2024
Gorgeous little place right in the heart of Keswick. Cosy, comfortable and clean!
On Thursday, 07 Mar 2024
Very cozy cottage. Didn’t need log burner. Central heating very warm. Had to turn down.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
We had a great stay at Michelle’s place! The house was clean, perfectly sized, so close to the town and we really appreciated the well equipped kitchen, the beds were comfy and cosy, and lots of space for storing items.
On Saturday, 02 Dec 2023
Perfectly positioned near all amenities and easy access to quieter spots. Had a lovely time cosying by the log fire and drinking tea after a long walk.
On Sunday, 12 Nov 2023
The cottage was beautiful and had everything we could possibly need during our 1 week stay. The beds are so comfortable too I slept better than at home! And the location is amazing too: 1 min away from many great restaurants and 5-7 mins away from the lake by foot. Overall we had one of our best vacations at Keswick thanks to Darwin cottage and the super responsive Lakeland Retreat team!
On Tuesday, 07 Nov 2023
For two or three people who want to stay within Keswick this is a great choice. Very comfortable, two-floor layout. There's a well equiped kitchen. Steps to everything. There's no parking on site but we were able to unload and move the car to public parking close by. The host was also flexible about extending our parking on the last day. I highly recommend this place.
On Sunday, 05 Nov 2023
Beautiful cottage, great location everything you need for a lovely stay. The only downside was road outside is quite noisy, but not enough to stop us returning.
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
We had a great stay at Michelle’s place! The house was clean, perfectly sized, so close to the town and we really appreciated the well equipped kitchen! Thanks will definitely be staying again
On Wednesday, 25 Oct 2023
A very well equipped, beautifully clean small cottage. Well located for the town centre of Keswick. Parking is included which was a nice touch and is about 2 to 300m walk away. A very enjoyable stay. Thank you
On Monday, 16 Oct 2023
We had a great stay at Michelle's. The cottage was super clean and just the right size for a long weekend away for two people with lots of hiking gear. Our favourite place to stay in the Lakes is Keswick so we really appreciated how central the cottage was to town while still being on a quiet street. It would have been perfect if the cottage had a parking space at the house, but the nearest car park is only a couple minutes' walk and we appreciated that we were able to be set up to park there for free during our stay.
On Saturday, 14 Oct 2023
We loved our stay here and would recommend it to anyone who wants to be in the heart of the Lakes but with easy access to all that Keswick has to offer.
On Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
Great clean cottage, in a great location.
On Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
I enjoyed staying at Darwin Cottage. The location was fantastic, right in town and close to many pubs and restaurants. It was a bit tricky unloading and reloading the car as the car park was a 5 min walk away and the street was too narrow to stop outside, but it was clean and warm and pleasant.
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
This is a superbly presented beautiful cottage, in a great location in the centre of Keswick. Close to the shops & lakeside. The decor is top rate, as are the facilities provided. The only disadvantage is the early morning roadside noise, to be expected as it is right on the road, but the road does seem to be busy early on. Would definitely recommend.
On Tuesday, 15 Aug 2023
Absolutely perfect for a couple, clean, comfy and right in the heart of things! Loved it.
On Saturday, 12 Aug 2023
Great stay in Keswick in this lovely cottage. Perfectly located in Keswick but also very quiet. Lovely garden with a table to enjoy dinner in the evening.
On Saturday, 12 Aug 2023
Perfect for a couple or small family trip away. Few too many pet hairs but then it is a dog friendly house so to be expected. Check in and out was seamless. Comms were spot on. Only negative. Please Michelle change the sofa and chairs. I’m winter with that lovely fire on snuggled up. Would be great. But not on that sofa! All in all a great stay and would recommend.
On Thursday, 13 Jul 2023
A comfortable, and well equipped cottage. In a good location, near the lake and all the shops ,pubs and restaurants.However the street is quiet.
On Thursday, 06 Jul 2023
Great location.
On Thursday, 18 May 2023
Darwin cottage is a very cosy, lovely decorated and comfortable cottage. The cupboards are full of board games, maps and books on the Lake District. The kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom is spacious and clean. The cottage is situated in a very quiet street (apart from the cute birds song in the morning), but very close to the lively central square of Keswick where you'll find everything you need (pubs, shops, the bakery, and bus station). Derwent water is only a short walk from the cottage and makes for a lovey evening stroll or a short dive/swim. The tourist information offers good advice for hiking in the Lake District while depending on public transport. All in all this is the perfect base for exploring the Lake District and coming ‘home’ to a cosy cottage after a day of severe hiking! I hope to come back some day!
On Wednesday, 12 Apr 2023
Excellent location. Centrally located to everything Keswick has to offer. Good restaurants and pubs close by
On Monday, 03 Apr 2023
Couldn’t fault the description and cleanliness of the accommodation. I would recommend Michelle as a host to anyone
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