Looking for stunning scenery, plenty of walking opportunities and lush countryside as far as the eye can see? Then perhaps a holiday cottage in the Lake District can the ideal holiday break.
Sheila Parkinson visited Greta Grove House, and sent the following report…
The town of Keswick is located in the North of the Lake District National Park and is reached from the M6 Motorway at Penrith or by passing through the Lake District.
The apartment at Greta Grove House is in the heart of Keswick and as there is an allocated parking space there are no parking problems. Greta Grove is extremely well equipped and the décor and furnishings of the apartment are practical, tasteful, warm and relaxing.
The location of Greta Grove is excellent, situated very close to Booth’s supermarket with pubs, restaurants and cafes nearby. Various shops are within a very short distance selling walking equipment, maps, guide books etc.
Around Keswick there are many walks which are suitable for the serious walker or for the less energetic. Boat rides on beautiful Lake Derwent are very popular.
There is a motor launch which travels to Hawes End across the lake and from here the walk up ‘Cat Bells’ begins. Cat Bells is a highly recommended walk as the views from here are magnificent in all directions. Some scrambling is involved on this walk but if you are moderately fit it can be easily done. A longer version of the walk returns via the lake side or through the woods back to Keswick.
Keswick has a disused railway line which is used by cyclists, (bicycles can be hired in Keswick) and walkers; suitable for wheelchair users and prams and is located behind the sports centre. It is a level, easy walk with spectacular forest, field and river scenery along the way.
Keswick can be enjoyed at any time of the year from the frosts and snow of winter; to the lambs and flowers of spring; from the beauty of summer to the breathtaking tints of autumn.