Keswick Holiday Cottages
Self-Catering Cottage in the English Lake District
View from Castlehead: 15 minutes walk from Morven Cottage front door
*** Covid-19 update ***
I have contacted everyone with a booking before the end of June to offer either a refund on their deposit or the opportunity to rebook at a later date (this is beyond the advice of the Keswick Tourism Association).
Self-catering accommodation will re-open in England from Saturday 4 July and we are happy to take bookings from Saturday July 18. If the lockdown continues, we will continue to offer the opition to refund the deposit or to rebook at a later date.
We believe that Visit England are writing a Covid standard for holiday
cottages but this is yet to be published.
We believe that Visit England are writing a Covid standard for holiday cottages but this is yet to be published.
In addition to the normal cottage cleaning using the vacuum cleaner, hot water and detergent the following will be carried out between each booking:
All horizontal surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, living areas and bedrooms cleaned and then sprayed with Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleaner.
All door handles, taps, switches, remote controls and instruction booklets cleaned and then wiped with Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleaning wipes.
All towels and teatowels washed at 60oC at least one week in advance; new dishcloth provided.
All duvet covers, sheets, pillowcases, mattress and pillow protectors washed at 40oC at least one week in advance.
All pillow and duvets are hypoallergenic (from the Silentnight Luxury Hotel Collection) and are replaced each week.
All crockey, glasses and cutlery dishwasher washed at >60oC and replaced each week.
The following will be provided:
Prosan hand sanitizer gel (>70% alcohol, proven in cross infection control programmes in hospitals) available with reminder sign in cottage porch.
Carex Dermacare antibacterial hand wash liquid soap available with reminder sign at kitchen sink and at each washbasin.
We are using the lockdown period to
carry out further refurbishments both inside and outside the cottage and will
post images as soon as this work is complete.
We are using the lockdown period to carry out further refurbishments both inside and outside the cottage and will post images as soon as this work is complete.
I do hope that everyone takes care and remains well – David Brown
NOTE: we can now accept payment by credit or debit card. Simply forward your card details (long number, expiry date, CVV code, together with postcode) by telephone (017687 74324), by text (07565 008326) or by e-mail (email@example.com).
Morven Cottage has been regularly inspected by Quality in Tourism at 4 stars (excellent standard throughout; latest inspection December 2019). During 2017 Morven Cottage was let for 48 out of 52 weeks (we need to keep some weeks free for redecoration); for 36 of these 48 weeks the guests had stayed with us before and had chosen to rebook.
Morven Cottage sleeps 4 guests (plus a cot) in very comfortable and warm accommodation. The cottage is open all year round and is decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Morven Cottage is in Ambleside Road, a quiet residential area on the edge of the centre of Keswick and adjacent to St. John's Church. Morven Cottage has its own gated drive, two private off-road parking spaces adjacent to the cottage and a private and enclosed patio/garden area with Lakeland slate benches. Free wireless internet access is available. Please note that smoking is not permitted in the cottage.
We are members of both the Keswick Tourism Association and Quality in Tourism (recent December 2019 annual inspection for 2020 at 4 stars (excellent standard throughout)).
Morven cottage is very popular with many guests returning each year. We are normally booked for 48-50 weeks per year, with many of our visitors coming back year after year, and so we recommend early booking.
Full details including photographs, prices and the availability can be seen by following the link below to our on-line brochure:
Morven Cottage online brochure
An initial payment of £100 is required to reserve any week at the cottage (please e-mail or telephone to confirm that a week is still available and to make a preliminary booking). The balance remaining should be paid two weeks before the stay together with a refundable deposit of £50 which will be returned within 10 days of the end of the holiday if there are no breakages or damage (this deposit does not apply if you have stayed with us before). Payment can be made by credit or debit cars, by cheque, or by BACS transfer (please e-mail for account details).
A small selection of comments from our guest book is reproduced below:
"Very good location, well equipped, clean and comfortable. Must be one of the best cottages in the area."
"Our fifth visit here, it just gets better every year!"
"We have been giving the cottage rave reviews to everyone who will listen. The facilities were excellent and the location couldn't have been better."
"A wonderful cottage, the best we have ever stayed in. Lovely to open the curtains and see the beautiful mountains."
"Such a peaceful and private location, yet convenient for town centre and walks. We loved it, a fabulous week."
"As far as holiday homes go, this is the very best one we have stayed in. Well done!"
To make a preliminary booking or for further enquiries please contact David Brown at
member of the Keswick Tourism Association
member of Quality in Tourism
View of frozen Derwenwater: 10 minutes walk from Morven Cottage front door
Links which may be of interest:
Lake District weather forecast
current weather in Keswick (Keswick School weather station)
street map of Keswick
street map of Keswick showing the location of Morven Cottage
list of major events to be held in Keswick during 2016
Holiday Cancellation Insurance
Keswick Tourism Association
Information on Keswick from the Cumbria Tourist Board
Keswick Theatre by the Lake
Keswick Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre
Keswick Golf Club
Keswick Rugby Club
Keswick Cricket Club
Keswick Launch Company
Keswick Beer Festival
Keswick Mountain Festival
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
Crosthwaite Conference Centre