On the corner of a pedestrian-only street leading to Keswick’s busy market square, this friendly…
“Historic property with fell views” - VisitEngland Assessor
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Built circa 1790, Shelley Cottage is a Grade II-listed Georgian property with an impressive connection to the revered 19th-century romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, who spent his honeymoon here with his first wife. It’s a quaint and characterful cottage with a new modern kitchen, and the private enclosed gardens complete with summer house are delightful.
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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