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Comments from our lovely guests.


Scots Pine is a little hidden gem of the lakes, perfectly located within an easy walk of Keswick. Scots Pine has everything you could ask for in a holiday home, it’s clean, cosy and very well equipped.

— Mrs Soraya Colquhoun, Aug 2021


Wonderful cottage, just a short walk from Keswick town centre. So easy to do great walks straight from the door, we only used our car once! Cottage best equipped we have ever stayed in, perfect in every way. Lovely paved small garden where we were able to enjoy a few warm sunny evenings, very dog friendly.

— Ms Sarah Warner, Jul 2021


This property was lovely. It was clean and very well equipped. It had the added advantage of being near enough to Keswick to walk in but far enough away to be peaceful.

— Mr Robert Colbran, Jul 2021


Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Well equipped and very comfortable.

— Mr Pete Doyle, Jun 2021


Lovely cottage, well equipped and nice patio outdoor area for afternoon/ evening sun. Great location – 10 mins walk from centre of Keswick and ideal for walking on the northern fells

— Mr Terry Epps, May 2021


Couldn’t have been better. Scots Pine was beautiful and equipped with everything we needed (and lots of lovely touches/local design). Neil was very helpful and the location was great, fantastic for walkers. The hamper on arrival was a well received touch. We’ll definitely be back.

— Chris Carter, Jan 2021


Warm welcome, amazing cottage, stunning scenery and some fine weather. A superb week’s holiday. Hope to come back soon.

— Steve, Mel, Ellie and Leah, Aug 2019


Perfect vacation! Third time in Scots Pine, for 2 weeks now! We already have booked our next stay in 2020. We love to see you all again and have lots of laughs and beautiful walks. Thanks so much dear Julia and John!

— Jacqueline, Rolf and Rijn, Netherlands, Jul 2019


Another fabulous 2 weeks. Weather was brill, great walks and the most lovely fab hosts! Couldn’t wish for more. A home from home. Nothing too much trouble. Shall miss you all. House so lovely and clean. Big thank you to Julia and John for everything.

— Chris, Jackie, Claire and Ben, Jun 2019


The best cottage we have stayed in. Thanks John and Julia.

— David and Vicki, Jun 2019


Thank you Julia for a wonderfully warm welcome and your devotion to making Scots Pine so special. Great to meet you and John.

— Bob and Louise, Jun 2019


Thank you Julia! Probably the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Absolutely perfect!

— Marel and Ron, Jun 2019


Feel so utterly blessed to have stayed in this wonderful cottage. Julia, thank you so much for everything. It has all been such a lovely experience from beginning to end. Thank you to John also.

— Norman, Ruth and Rob, May 2019


Amazing week. Cottage and everything about it superb. Wonderful hosts and a beautiful part of the Lakes to stay. Lovely to come back and relax outside, so near to Keswick but could be miles away.

— David and Anne, May 2019


3rd visit! Another wonderful week with wonderful landlords! Perfect in every possible way – sadly we have to go home. More to explore next time – booked 4th visit already.

— Janet and Alan, May 2019


Julia and John have set an extraordinarily high bar in terms of the quality of the accommodation and attention to all the fine details which make for a perfect holiday. Scots Pine will live long in our memory and be at the top of our list for our next visit in the Keswick area.

— Ian and Nicky, Apr 2019


Definitely home from home. We have loved our few days here. John and Julia’s attention to detail have made Scots Pine so comfortable. We didn’t want to leave and we’ll certainly be back. Thank you very much.

— Caroline, Bradley, Nathan and Caitlin, Apr 2019


A lovely place to stay. Everything you could need and more. An excellent welcome and a good location for heading to the shops or the launch and for a walk. Thank you!

— Chris and Elizabeth, Apr 2019


We’ve stayed in many cottages in the Lakes and this is the best one of them all. Home from home doesn’t cover it at all – it’s better than that. Everything is perfect, from the beautiful furnishings and comfy beds to the peaceful elevated location. Julia is the perfect host; from the minute we got there her only aim was to make sure our stay was perfect and it definitely was. We came as guests and left with two new friends in Julia and John.

— Colette and Stan, Apr 2019


Scots Pine is a beautiful cottage, so thoughtfully and tastefully furnished. Everything you need is here. A true reflection of Julia and John who so obviously want you to enjoy every minute of your stay. Fantastic walks and views! Thank you for a wonderful few days.

— Anthea, Mar 2019


Our first but not last visit to this fabulous cottage. Julia and John have made this the perfect place to stay. Thank you for your help and for all the extra luxuries.

— Margaret and Peter, Mar 2019


Perfect. An immaculate cottage beautifully presented. Really appreciated all the thoughtful extras; flowers, chocolates, wine, biscuits. Will highly recommend and hopefully return in the near future.

— Brian and Lyndsay, Feb 2019


Feeling completely restored once again on our third stay here at Scots Pine. Julia and John’s dedication to the sustained perfection of this magical place is truly incredible. Thank you once again for surrounding Scots Pine in love for all to share. See you later in the year.

— Allison and James, Jan 2019


Really sad to be leaving. Made Christmas special for us. Scots Pine now has a special place in our hearts and we can’t wait to return. Many many thanks.

— Graham and Julie, Christmas 2018


This is our home from home. Wouldn’t stay anywhere else!

— Gail and Chris, Dec 2018


Really great time in a lovely cottage. Lovely welcome from Julia. Thanks for all the treats! Best cottage we’ve stayed in. Great to see the woodpecker.

— Carole, Paul and Richard, Nov 2018


Still as beautiful as ever! Fantastic location and a warm and cosy cottage. Wonderful hosts as always! Please cancel next week. They’re not coming!

— Mark and Kate, Oct 2018


Fabulous cottage, absolutely first class. Julia is a very caring and welcoming host. You will not find better. We will be back!

— Rob and Elaine, Oct 2018


What a lovely cottage. Thank you for a lovely home from home. Thanks Julia and John and thanks Gail for recommending.

— Joyce, Barry and Joan, Oct 2018


What a fantastic week! Weather brilliant! Accommodation excellent – 5 Star. Hosts absolutely wonderful! Thank you Julia and John.

— Pauline, Rob and David, Sep 2018


Recommended by my parents! Amazing, beautiful cottage. Perfect place for our honeymoon!!! Hope to be back soon for another perfect stay.

— Kate and Mark, Jul 2018


For the second time we stayed at Scots Pine. What a great week it was!! Thanks Julia and John, you are super! See you next year – staying for 2 weeks!

— Jacqueline, Rolf and Rijn, Jul 2018


Well, what can I say that hasn’t already been said – wonderful cottage, quality furnishings and spotlessly clean. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful cottage. We had a relaxing stay, bed was so comfy and thank you Julia for everything, from the ease of booking to your very warm welcome. Please say goodbye to Alfie – we will miss his little face through the gate!!

— Sue and Nigel, Jun 2018


Scots Pine is probably the best holiday cottage I’ve ever stayed in. The owner has thought of everything. It’s often the small things that make the biggest difference and there are 100’s of small things here. We will definitely come again.

— Jane, Jun 2018


Heaven meets earth here at Scots Pine. So much love surrounds this place bringing peace and restoration of mind and soul. Thank you Julia and John.

— Allison and James, May 2018


We have been blown away by our stay. Julia has been so accommodating – allowing us to arrive on Easter Sunday. providing Easter eggs and chocolate galore plus Prosecco, for a special occasion. This is easily the highest standard cottage we have stayed in. The warm welcome was fabulous!

— Karen, Apr 2018


Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to your beautiful cottage Julia. Thank you for your warm welcome and for everything you did to ensure that our stay here was a positive experience.

— Evelyn, Mar 2018


Slept and slept, recharged and refreshed. Knew it would be lovely and wasn’t disappointed. Lovely to be back. Just the job. Thank you for the little piece of heaven you have here!

— Jenny, Feb 2018


Stayed at Scots Pine over the New Year. Owner couldn’t have been more helpful, and very good instructions provided for the equipment which was excellent. Everything was spotless less clean. So many thoughtful touches provided, from dressing gowns, and bathroom accessories to sweets, cake, tea and coffee. We had a relaxing stay and made use of the Games, DVD’s and books in the evenings. A throughly good week – with walks from the doorstep.

— Christine, Jan 2018