Welcome to our 4 Star Lake District Cottages
Welcome to Greta Hall former home of the Lake Poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey, now a family home and three extremely comfortable 4* self-catering holiday cottages near Keswick in the Lake District. We have a variety of excellent cottages providing self catering accommodation for 2 to 11 people.
A large family orientated, utilitarian garden and untamed woodland with river frontage surround this fine Georgian house. The buildings have been sympathetically restored using traditional materials; the structure of the house has changed little since the early 1800s except with some additional plumbing!
The Coach House
Sleeps 9 - 11 (3 x doubles, 1 x triple, 1 x gallery twin)
The Coach House is located at the rear of Greta Hall high above the banks of the River Greta. The top floor features one large sitting / dining / kitchen room with an 'apex' ceiling and a wood burning stove. There is also a family bathroom, one double bedroom and a small gallery twin room (this has no external window but a window overlooking the sitting room).The ground floor comprises two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, a triple room with adult sized bunks and a single bed, a separate toilet w/hand basin, washing machine & tumbler dryer. Three parking spaces.
The Coach House (Top Floor) - only bookable two weeks in advance.
Sleeps 2 - 4
The top floor of the Coach House - one double bedroom, one twin gallery bedroom, huge sitting / dining / kitchen and a bathroom (bath with shower).
The Coleridge Wing
Sleeps 5 - 6 (2 x doubles and 1 x twin)
The Coleridge Wing is located on two floors of the main house (left-hand side) and features two rooms of outstanding literary history. With two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, large sitting room (open fire), kitchen, bathroom (with shower, bath & toilet) and separate toilet. Perfect for a family holiday. 2 parking spaces.
The 'Old Wash House'
Located on the ground floor of the main house (rear right-hand side), the 'Old Wash House' features one good sized double bedroom, kitchen / dining room/ sitting room, bathroom with shower and large entrance hall. One parking space.
Pet Friendly Lake District Cottages
We are happy to have your pets to stay (by prior arrangement) as long as they are restricted to the entrance areas of the accommodation. Greta Hall has a large communal garden in which there are free range chickens & ducks - so if you are bringing a dog please keep a close eye on them.
Greta Hall has a large utilitarian garden, space for football as well as quiet benches for reading. A rough path runs down through the 'untamed' woods to the River Greta. The river is shallow enough to paddle, there is a rope swing, dogs & children love it. bbq, swings, tree dens, a 'little ones' play area, two zip wires, a children's bungee trampoline, adult sized trampoline (with safety net), goal post, etc. You can canoe down into Derwentwater and we also have the fishing rights (brown trout) if you're interested.
Meals, Special Meals, Cakes & Special Occasions
We offer homebaked, nutritional family meals (vegetarian and locally sourced are our specially) delivered to your accommodation in oven to tableware for you to serve yourselves. In addition, we bake a range of family cakes and biscuits or we can order a special celebration cake for you.
For a really special occasion we offer fully catered meals. Buffet or sit down with waitress/waiter service in your accommodation or in the garden. We can cater for up to 50.
Our Lake District Location
Greta Hall offers unexpected seclusion only five minutes’ walk from Keswick town centre. Ideal for exploring Skiddaw, Latrigg, Derwentwater and the Borrowdale, Bassenthwaite and Newlands valleys. We are just 13 miles from Grasmere (Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount) and 17 miles from Hill Top Farm (Beatrix Potter). A perfect base for walkers, cyclists, families, historians; anyone wanting to relax and enjoy the Lakes. We are really happy to help with walk suggestions, buses, attractions, tea shops etc
For more information on our 4 star Lake District holiday cottages please contact us or visit our website using the links above.