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.

In addition to the normal cottage cleaning using the vacuum cleaner, hot water and detergent the following will be carried out between each booking:

The following will be provided:

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 (

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


telephone: (017687)74324

download a booking form in Word format

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 Cinema

Keswick Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre

Keswick Golf Club

Keswick Rugby Club

Keswick Cricket Club

Keswick Launch Company

Osprey Watch

Keswick Beer Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

Keswick School

Crosthwaite Conference Centre