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5 Holiday Homes for the Keswick to Barrow Walk, the Lake District, UK

When attending the Keswick to Barrow Walk you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


People walking on a green mountain in Keswick, the Lake District, UK

If you’re heading to the Lake District for the Keswick to Barrow Walk, often held in May, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Keswick to Barrow Walk

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our the Lake District collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Silver Vane

Silver Vane, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Silver Vane, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Click to book Silver Vane now: from £249 per night If you seek seclusion and immersion in nature, Silver Vane offers just that with the added benefit of being easily accessible from the M6, avoiding all those narrow country lanes. The interiors speak for themselves, with elegant furnishings and bedrooms to our very high standards – expect plump bedding and soft linens. You'll need a good night's sleep to make the most of the scenic country walks that start from a path directly outside your home. A short drive will take you to quaint villages which are worth a visit, such as Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale, if only to regain some energy between walks in the village pub. If the group's feeling adventurous, there are many other popular trails to explore in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Coming back home after a long day out and relaxing in the cosy lounge with striking Howgill Fells views and the warming fireplace is the one experience that we look forward to the most. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Castle Carrock Cottage

Castle Carrock Cottage, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Castle Carrock Cottage, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Click to book Castle Carrock Cottage now: from £200 per night Set on the outskirts of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this cottage is a country retreat with a touch of luxury. Views of the rolling hills and Castle Carrock reservoir are plentiful from every room of the house, though best of all from the patio hot tub. If you fancy a bit more privacy, the deep free-standing tub is perfect for soaking away the stress. While it's tempting to lie back and do very little at this home, the surrounding area is full of outdoor activities. Try your hand at sailing, canoeing or fishing on the reservoir or follow one of the many walking routes that snake Eden Valley. If the weather isn't playing ball, all stays have complimentary access to the nearby leisure club, which has a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, swimming pool, and gym. Hadrian's Wall is less than a 30-minute drive, as is the city of Carlisle, which has several fascinating museums and a beautiful cathedral. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Counting Sheep, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Click to book Counting Sheep now: from £99 per night Located on a quiet residential street less than a ten-minute walk from the bustling town of Ambleside, this home is the perfect getaway for exploring the natural beauty of the Lake District. Fresh and recently fully refurbished, this delightful, contemporary space is full of thoughtful details that make it sing with style. From its colourful artwork and lighting fixtures to the honeycomb kitchen tiles and Harris tweed furniture, there’s a touch of funky charm to its otherwise sleek design. Upstairs, vintage-inspired wood furniture mixes with blue and mustard features to create a warm and peaceful bedroom that feels like a cosy cocoon that will be most welcome after a day of adventures. Ideal for a couple looking for a clean and modern retreat that’s well-equipped for a range of activities, this home maximises its space and includes a stylish tiled entrance to store your walking gear and a snug little study nook in the bedroom if you need to catch up on any last-minute emails or map out your next hiking route. After a day out exploring Ambleside, the National Park or the top of Lake Windermere, it's the perfect space to come home to for a comforting meal and a relaxing rinse under the rainfall shower before snuggling up for a restful night’s sleep. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Hideaway Thatch

Hideaway Thatch, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Hideaway Thatch, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Click to book Hideaway Thatch now: from £90 per night Straight out of a fairytale, this cosy home is perfect for a romantic getaway with your beloved. The quaint thatched cottage in the Cumbrian village of Laversdale is surrounded by colourful gardens bursting with roses and kniphofia, where you can dine out on the patio and watch the sun go down over the distant Pennines. It’s surprisingly modern inside, with a fully equipped kitchen and a stylish bathroom with a walk-in shower and illuminated mirror. Head upstairs and you’ll find a relaxing space for just the two of you, where a leather seating area (complete with flatscreen TV) leads into an intimate sleeping area with an inviting king-size bed and an ornate bureau. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Lakewatch Sanctuary

Lakewatch Sanctuary, Plum Guide home in the Lake District

Lakewatch Sanctuary, Plum Guide home in the Lake District

Click to book Lakewatch Sanctuary now: from £200 per night We guarantee you'll fall in love with the picture-perfect lake views from the moment you walk through the door. This peaceful spot by Windemere Lake is ideal for a romantic getaway full of breakfasts on the terrace and afternoon strolls by the lake. It's a studio apartment so come ready to snuggle up and feel all cosy. You can impress your better half with culinary inventions rustled up in the sleek kitchen or, if cooking isn't on the menu, the renowned Storrs Hall Hotel is just moments away and offers a refined dining experience that is sure to impress. For a little more action, drive five minutes and reach Bowness-on-Windermere, a sprawling tourist town from where you can plan sailing trips or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the town’s delightful lakeside setting. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

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