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Thornthwaite, Keswick
Guide Price £950,000

Thornthwaite, Keswick

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  • 3 bedroom house, 3 holiday cottages & Gallery with tea room
  • Fantastic business opportunity
  • Views over Skiddaw
  • Private established gardens
  • Situated near Keswick in the Lake District National Park
  • Luxurious accommodation

Sitting in the village of Thornthwaite just up the road from Keswick in the Lake District National Park is this amazing opportunity to live, work and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a great income. There is a stunning three bedroom house, built by local high end builders Lattimer Homes, currently also a holiday let but would make great owners accommodation, three holiday cottages and there is also a wonderful gallery with tea room or a fantastic space for another business venture.

The House

The Cloisters is a light filled and airy three bedroomed home with open plan dining kitchen, lounge with feature fireplace, utility room, shower room, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. With many character features and beautiful views across to Skiddaw, this property is luxurious and finished to a very high quality. It has its own private garden bordered with established trees, shrubs and flower beds, a patio terrace, lawned garden, a small pond and a wooden greenhouse.

The Cottages

The three holiday cottages share a cottage style garden which also enjoys far reaching views of the surrounding fells and Skiddaw. Rowan Cottage and Birch Cottage each have two bedrooms and Elm Cottage is a one bedroom studio cottage. All are spacious, have character featured and are immaculately presented throughout.

The Gallery

The gallery has a fabulous vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and exposed stone walls and could come as a very profitable going concern.  The space is huge and could be used for a variety of business from Architects studios through to various bespoke retail sales.

If you are looking for a great change of pace or wanting space and a great income then this property is for you!

The whole property comes to the market for £950,000 and to put this into perspective it is important to mention the following figures as if this was bought separately it would cost you:

 2 bedroom flat - £200,000, 2 bedroom flat - £190,000, Studio flat - £125,000, Main house - £400,000, Commercial area - £250,000. With a grand total of £1,165,000

Thornthwaite is a Lakeland village with a stunning backdrop of Whinlatter Forrest and enjoys spectacular views of the Lakeland fells and Skiddaw.  Ideally situated for exploring the Lake District National Park, with easy access to Keswick, Cockermouth, Penrith, M6 and A66.  


Rowan Cottage


Approached up two stone steps and through a glazed wooden door into a spacious living/dining room with wooden double glazed windows overlooking the front elevation and the garden, large Lakeland slate fireplace with woodburning stove and slate hearth, carpeted flooring and 2 electric storage heaters

Bedroom One

Double bedroom with painted wooden panelling on one wall, window to the side elevation, electric storage heater and carpeted floor.

Dining / Kitchen

Painted wooden panelling to the walls, obscure glass double glazed door leading to the side, a range of cream wall and base units with oak effect work surface arranged in a horse shoe layout, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, electric oven and extractor, housing for a under counter fridge, and cupboard housing the water tank. A part glazed door into bedroom 2.

Bedroom Two

Double room with window to the side elevation, LED ceiling lighting and velux style window

Shower Room

Fully tiled shower room with corner shower, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and extractor, glazed ceiling panel and light tunnel, LED ceiling lighting and lino floor.


Doorway from kitchen in Rowan Cottage leading to kitchen in Elm cottage, can be separated or opened up depending on bookings.

Elm Cottage


Approached up steps and through an impressive stone archway to an undercover porch area and through a glazed door into the living room/bedroom studio room.

Living Room / Bedroom

Large studio room, utilised as both a bedroom and living room. Lakeland slate feature fireplace, electric stove and slate hearth, large wooden glazed feature window and glazed door overlooking to the garden. There are some original stone features in this room and the walls are partially painted wood panelled and carpeted flooring.


Cream wooden wall and base units, electric oven, housing for a under counter fridge, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and breakfast bar. Obscure glass window through to the main living area.

Shower Room

Walk in shower with tiled walls and extractor fan and lino floor


Recently renovated with contemporary white tiles, white low level WC, wash hand basin, extractor and heated towel rail

Internal Door

An internal door connects Elm Cottage to Birch Cottage and can be separated or opened up depending on bookings.

Birch Cottage

Living Room / Dining Room

Living/Dining Room Approached up stone steps and through a glazed front door, feature window to the side aspect, painted wooden panelling on the walls, electric storage heater and modern oak effect fireplace with electric stove and a black tiled hearth. Carpeted flooring


Partial painted wood panelling and some original stonework, carpeted flooring


Double bedrooms painted wooden panelling, window to the side elevation


Through a sliding door, white three piece suite with WC, wash hand basin and shower over the bath. Heated towel rail, obscure glass window and extractor fan


Double bedrooms painted wooden panelling, window to the side elevation


A range of cream wall and base units with stainless sink with mixer tap, extractor, space for a Fridge freezer and lino flooring.

Outside of the Cottages

A shared garden for all three of the cottages. Accessed from the side gate, a gravel pathway leads to the entrances of all three cottages. Mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature trees and shrubs, a wonderful space to enjoy the far reaching fell views. To the side of the cottages, there is a utility area for recycling, a gravel parking area and raised flower bed.

The Cloisters


Entered through a part glazed wooden door into a spacious entrance hallway with tiled flooring, wooden doors lead to a storage cupboard, utility room, shower room and steps down to the kitchen and living areas. A carpeted staircase leads to the first floor.

Utility room

A good sized room with a vaulted ceiling, a range of fitted base units, housing for washing machine and tumble dryer, wooden double glazed window to the side elevation, stainless steel sink and mixer tap, pressurised water tank, electric consumer box and baxi combi boiler.

Shower Room

A stylish shower room with a low level WC, wash hand basin in a wooden effect vanity unit, shower cubicle, obscure glass window, extractor fan and tiled flooring.


Cream wooden wall and base units with a cream Rangemaster 5 burner stove, LED ceiling lighting, window to the side elevation, tiled flooring continued from the hallway, white ceramic sink, integrated dishwasher and under counter fridge. An island unit separates the kitchen from the dining area where there large full length windows overlooking the patio area, filling the room with light.


Down steps in to Lounge with vaulted ceiling. The hexagonal shape room has full length windows on one side and French doors leading to the garden. Inglenook style fireplace with Lakeland slate hearth, woodburning stove, wooden mantel and carpeted floor.


Oak balustrade stairway leading to the first floor galleried landing with large window. Wooden doors leads to three double bedrooms and family bathroom, radiator.

Bedroom One

Large double room with a full wall of fitted wardrobes, window overlooking the front elevation and having amazing views across to Skiddaw. Carpeted flooring, radiator and ceiling pendant light.

Family Bathroom

Contemporary double shower, bath, low level WC and circular wash hand basin on a vanity unit, radiator, extractor fan, obscure double glazed window and tiled floor.

Bedroom Two

Up two steps to this double bedroom with exposed beam, fitted wardrobes, velux window and window to the side elevation and radiator.

Bedroom Three

Double room with an exposed stone wall and exposed beam. Velux window, ceiling pendant lighting, window looking over the rear garden and fell views of Skiddaw.


From the main gravel parking area, through a gated paved area with wall lighting and steps down to the rear patio areas and garden. Established and mature trees, shrubs and flower beds, a number of terraces, lawned garden, a small pond, a wooden greenhouse.

The Gallery / Barn


A large gravel parking area with a curved footpath and raised flower beds leading to the front entrance, glazed door leading into the gallery/barn.

Entrance Vestibule

Vaulted ceiling, doors leading into the kitchen and into the Bathrooms and Store Room


A ladies/disabled WC with sliding door, LED lighting, WC, wash hand basin in vanity units, laminate flooring, velux window. Further down the corridor is a male WC with urinal, wash hand basin and separate WC.

Store Room

Housing the electricity consumer units, loft hatch access and water tank, window to the side elevation.


Fitted with a range of wall and base units, two velux window, housing for two fridge, hand basin, tow sink units with mixer taps.


The barn has a fabulous vaulted ceiling with exposed beams throughout and exposed stone walls, one of which is painted. Dual aspect with uninterrupted views across to Skiddaw and over the gardens for the cottage. Wooden flooring and suspended ceiling lighting and ceiling fans To one end of the barn is a large feature Lakeland slate fireplace with electric stove. Door leading back into the kitchen. All windows are wooden double glazed and have Lakeland slate surrounds and tiled window sills.


Mains Water, Drainage, Electricity Gas Central Heating Double Glazing



These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. The services, systems, and appliances shown may not have been tested and has no guarantee as to their operability or efficiency can be given. All floor plans are created as a guide to the lay out of the property and should not be considered as a true depiction of any property and constitutes no part of a legal contract.


Keswick CA12 5SA
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DBE01600
Donna Vogt
David Britton Estates
P: 01768 881111
PRS Rightmove Zoopla Primelocation