Stair House is an authentic period semi detached cottage built in 1647 which retains many of its original features. The house has been sympathetically restored and furnished to a high standard to provide a unique holiday experience. The cottage is in an idyllic location set in the heart of the beautiful Newlands Valley and benefits from a large self contained, well screened garden backing onto Newlands Beck.

The House is also Grade II listed with a 1647 date stone above the entrance door. The cottage displays considerable character with a wealth of period features including stone flagged floors, inglenook fireplace with wood burner, exposed timbers, latched doors, some wonderfully irregular shaped walls and an old slate shelved buttery.

The accommodation comprises of a new modern kitchen with a beautiful Cumbrian slate work surface, the former buttery is now used as a utility area, a large living/dining room with wood burner, the original curved stairwell leads to three double bedrooms one with ensuite and the main bathroom. Outside the cottage boasts a large garden with ample parking, mature gardens which back onto the fast flowing Newland Beck which provides a wonderful soundtrack to your holiday experience.

Features and Facilities

  • Bedroom One – Super king or Twin Beds, with ensuite.
  • Bedroom Two – Twin beds
  • Bedroom Three – Super king or twin beds plus bunkbeds – Max 2 adults, 2 children
  • Main bathroom with bath/shower
  • Fully fitted kitchen with electric range cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave plus the usual appliances and utensils.
  • Lounge/Dining room with inglenook and wood burner. Dining table can seat 8.
  • WIFI, flat screen TV, DVD and Blue tooth speaker.
  • Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels provided
  • Pets welcome by arrangement
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Parental supervision is recommended for small children by the Newlands Beck and on the staircase


  • The Swinside Inn, a renowned local inn, is only a 10 minute walk away. The pub serves a selection of Real Ales and serves a hearty food menu using locally sourced produce and using their own herb garden.
  • Keswick Town is 4 miles away and provides a host of shops, restaurants and visitor attractions. A farmers market is held on the 2nd Thursday of every month in Keswick Moot Hall.
  • The nearest railway station to Keswick is Penrith, on the West Coast Main Line, a distance of 17 miles. A bus service, taking forty minutes, connects Penrith railway station with Keswick Bus Station.