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Cosy cottage hideaway in Borrowdale

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hosted by Alan & Cheryl
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Our cosy cottage is a converted Edwardian dairy in the heart of the Lake District in north west England. It was the scene of butter making and meat curing well into the 20thC. A peaceful hideaway, ideal if you are looking to get away from it all!

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***Please note, except for last minute bookings, Manesty Dairy is let on a weekly basis (Saturday-Saturday) between February/March and October and over Christmas and New Year. But do message us for a special offer or last minute deal - we have great discounts between September and March and stays of a week are always better value.***

A cosy cottage for two in Borrowdale in the heart of the Lake District. Manesty Dairy is an attached Edwardian cottage, tucked at the edge of a small private wood which shelters rare native red squirrels, owls and other wildlife.

The cottage is 'upside down' so the open-plan living room and kitchen are upstairs and look out to the little wood. The fully equipped kitchen has locally mined slate worktops and modern appliances as well as Emma Bridgewater mugs, to celebrate British craft. The living area has a big dining table and comfy sofa.

Downstairs is the bedroom and the bathroom, which has underfloor heating and a shower over the bath.

You enter the cottage through is a sunny porch, a nice place to sit at breakfast, but also great for drying wet waterproofs and for storing your walking boots.

Outside is a courtyard garden and access to the woodland walk and its secret places to sit and enjoy the view. The wood fired hot tub is also in the wood and is available to hire for £25 per day (please book in advance). There is space to park one car by the cottage.

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What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Where you’ll be

Keswick, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Manesty is less than a mile from the Derwentwater lakeshore and about the same distance from the pretty village of Grange, with its two teashops and double hump-backed bridge over the River Derwent. The nearest shops are in Keswick. The 'Honister Rambler' bus takes you to the 5 miles into Keswick from the doorstep between Easter and November, or the there is a bus from Grange all-year round, a also a launch service on the Lake.

We're in a perfect location for walks, water sports, touring the villages, or just sitting back to relax! We provide all our guests with our 'walks from the door' which we have written ourselves: 12 walks of varying lengths that you can enjoy straight out of the gate. We're at the foot of Catbells, which is well known as the Lakes' favourite beginner's fellwalk, but there are also challenging day hikes up Scafell (the highest mountain in England) or relaxing rambles by the lake or in the woods.

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4.81 out of 5 stars from 64 reviews

Hosted by Alan & Cheryl

Joined in July 2013
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Alan's family has lived at Manesty, in Borrowdale, for nearly 200 years. Our children (now grown up) are the sixth generation to have lived here. Our family has a long history of welcoming visitors to this magical part of Borrowdale and we are proud to continue the tradition of sharing our beautiful little corner of England.

If you want, we're able to provide you with a wealth of local information and tips. Our 'walks from the door' is just one way that we try to make sure you get the most from your Lake District holiday. We live next door so we're always on hand to answer questions, help you book activities and recommend things to do but far enough away though that you don't need to see us if you don't want to. We're really proud of our cottages and glamping accommodation and love our area. We hope to welcome you soon!
Alan's family has lived at Manesty, in Borrowdale, for nearly 200 years. Our children (now grown up) are the sixth generation to have lived here. Our family has a long history of w…

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Our family have lived at Manesty, a traditional Lakeland farmstead in Borrowdale, for nearly 200 years and have a long history of welcoming visitors to share our beautiful part of the world. We live in the house near the original farmstead built by Alan's father and grandfather and let the original farmhouse and converted barns as holiday cottages. We're here to help you get the best out of your stay if you want and are always happy to offer advice.
Our family have lived at Manesty, a traditional Lakeland farmstead in Borrowdale, for nearly 200 years and have a long history of welcoming visitors to share our beautiful part of…

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Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 64 reviews.