Threlkeld cottages

A beautiful village just outside the hustle and bustle of one of the Lake District’s busiest market towns; our cottages in Threlkeld provide a secluded escape for all.

Why Book with Us?

  • 4 / 5-star Rated Cottages

    Our holiday homes are family-owned and also highly rated 4 or 5-stars

  • No Booking Fees*

    Secure online booking and up to 25% off last-minute deals (*25% off 3 – 7-night stays in Yorkshire & 15% off The Lake District. No booking fees excludes Keldergat, Seaview, The Forge & Lakes homes.

  • Flexible Holidays

    3 – 14-night short and week-long breaks all year round

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Threlkeld is a small chocolate box village settled just below the striking and steep face of Blencathra and above the picturesque valley of St John’s in the Vale. While four miles away sits the market town of Keswick. It’s home to a rich history dating back over 800 years and bares a name that is taken from the Norse saying ‘well of the thrall.’ Close to Castlerigg Stone Circle, Derwentwater and Grasmere, Threlkeld is a serene and secluded base for your next escape to the Lake District.

Book your next escape to Threlkeld

At Cottage Escapes we do things a little differently. We bridge the gap between traditional and modern, restoring beautiful period properties to their former glory with the addition of the latest amenities and facilities, combined with the style, exceptional living spaces and privacy of Cumbrian countryside living.

We’ll move mountains to make sure you enjoy an unforgettable staycation at one of our holiday cottages in Threlkeld and provide a personal service – not simply accommodation. Supplying all of our properties with fuel, bed linen, towels and WiFi throughout (so if you need to get in touch with the outside world, you can).


Formerly a well-known stop on the train from Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway, Threlkeld is a historic village which still benefits from a central and scenic location and our holiday cottages offer a comfortable home away from home slightly outside the busy tourist trappings of the area. Allowing for a tranquil break spent exploring the surrounding countryside. Or why not step into the action in the nearby towns of Keswick and Grasmere.

Offering access to the heart of the Northern Lakes and tracks and trails for all abilities, Threlkeld is the perfect spot for a summer staycation. While also a wonderful choice for a wintry break. With plenty of traditional pubs (complete with roaring fires) within walking distance of our holiday cottages. It is a small community – but a very welcoming one – and we’ve made sure our properties occupy prime locations for exploring the beauty of the surrounding areas.

Panoramic views and gentle strolls through St John’s in the Vale are a highlight of any stay here in Cumbria. With many routes perfect for younger families and offering opportunities for plenty of tail wag worthy walking. Our dog friendly holiday cottages in Threlkeld ensure no one gets left behind. So the whole family can enjoy an escape to the Lake District.

Threlkeld has a 16th century church at its heart and the two local pubs with a colourful history – the first opening its doors in 1688. Coupled with stunning valleys, tall peaks and plenty of opportunities to explore stunning natural attractions, such Lake Derwentwater and Castlerigg Stone Circle.

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From the blog

We want your stay with us to be memorable ... The Cottage Escapes blog is here to influence your next staycation and includes a special selection of inspiration. From local areas of interest, events and wildlife conservation to the best places to eat and tail-wag worthy walks on the doorstep.

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