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Guardhouse - Near Keswick

Key Information


Star Rating:VE 4 Star


Pets:Pets - See Property Inventory

Other: Wi-Fi Broadband

Wrens Access Statement

Accessibility Guide for Wrens

Contact for accessibility enquiries: Felicity Barnard


Wrens is a Lakeland barn cottage, located in the tiny rural hamlet of Guardhouse about 1.5 miles from the village of Threlkeld and 4.5 miles east of Keswick and Derwentwater. The cottage is of a contemporary design set in a traditional Lakeland barn.

At a Glance

 Level Access

  • There is level access from the main entrance to:

–         Garden

 Access with steps

  • There are steps from the main entrance to:

–         Living room

–         Balcony


  • We have non-allergic bedding.
  • The route to the bedroom is 750mm wide, or more.
  • The bedroom door is 750mm wide, or more.

 Level access bedrooms

Getting here

CA12 4SZ

 Travel by public transport

  • You can get to Wrens by bus and train.
  • Nearest bus stop is in Threlkeld. The bus stop is 1.5 miles / 2.4 km from Wrens.
  • The nearest train station is Penrith. The train station is 13 miles / 20.9 km from Wrens.
  • You can get a taxi with Keswick Cabs by calling 07428 091915.


  • We have a car park. The parking is less than 50 metres from the main entrance. Parking is free.
  • There is a drop-off point at the main entrance.The drop-off point has a dropped kerb.
  • From the parking to the main entrance, there is 1 step. There is no ramp and no lift.Steep slope from road to parking



Path to main entrance

  • From the street to the main entrance, there is 1 step. There is no ramp and no lift.
  • The path is sloped.

 Main entrance

  • The main entrance has level access.
  • The main door is side hung and manual.
  • The door is 900mm wide.
  • Our lettings agent, The Lakeland Cottage Company, will provide guests with detailed directions to the property and how to gain entry when they issue the final confirmation information.

Getting around inside


  • All bedrooms have windows.
  • Bedrooms have ceiling lights, bedside lamps and natural daylight.
  • Lights are LED.All bedrooms are non-smoking.
  • We have non-allergic bedding.
  • No bedrooms have fitted carpets.
  • We can move the bedroom furniture, to improve accessibility.


  • We have an open plan kitchen.
  • From the main entrance to the kitchen, there are 14 steps. There is no lift and no ramp.
  • The table and plates have high colour contrast.
  • Upstairs is fully open plan with a kitchen-diner, and then one step down to the living room area.

Living room

  • From the main entrance to the lounge, there are 14 steps. There is no lift and no ramp.
  • Living room is on first floor with direct access onto the balcony.
     TV has subtitles.

Getting around outside


  • From the main entrance to the gardens, there is level access.
  • The route is sloped.The route is 900mm wide, or more.


  • From the main entrance to the venue, there are 14steps steps. There is no lift and no ramp.
  • Large balcony on first floor with level access via patio door directly from the living room area.
     There is no external staircase from the garden to the balcony.


Customer care support

 Accessibility equipment

  • The nearest toilet area for assistance dogs is located in the front garden, 3 metres from the main entrance

 Customer care support

  • Local representative/housekeeper is available 24 hours for emergencies.
     Our property is represented by The Lakeland Cottage Company www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk
     Telephone 015395 38180.  Bookings can be made online via the website or by telephone.


Guide last updated: 7 December 2017