Tuesday 25 October 2022

Manesty Holiday Cottages, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, Lake District (Sleeps 1-8)

Manesty is in Borrowdale in the heart of the Lake District. We are 5 miles from the market town of Keswick, less than a mile’s walk from Derwent Water and less than a mile from the little hamlet of Grange.

Our cottages and glamping accommodation sleep from 2 to 8. As well as week-long stays from either Fridays or Saturdays (arrival day depends on the accommodation), we also offer short breaks from Mondays for 4 nights or from Fridays for 3 nights in some of the accommodations. Set in about 2 acres of well-tended gardens and grounds our accommodation has wonderful views towards the fields, woodland and fells of Borrowdale. We offer reduced prices in the larger cottages for smaller parties.

Manesty has been our family’s home for 6 generations. Our family has a long history of welcoming visitors to the Lakes and we are proud to continue the tradition. Our accommodation is summarised below and is explained on our website in detail.

In the interests of our customers, we have a no-smoking policy, both inside and in the garden and grounds, and we do not accept any pets.

Manesty Band (sleeps 6/8):
Manesty Band was originally a barn which was incorporated into the old farmhouse in the 19th Century; consequently, it has a Victorian feel.

2 double rooms, 1 single room and 1 family room with a double and a single bed.
1 bathroom with shower over roll top bath, 1 shower room, 1 cloakroom WC.
Large sitting room and large kitchen dining room with range cooker.
Large garden.

Manesty (sleeps 5/7):
Manesty is the heart of the original farmhouse and dates back to medieval times when Manesty was the northern outpost of Furness Abbey’s wool-producing empire.

2 double rooms and 1 family room with a double and a single bed.
1 bathroom with shower over bath and 1 shower room.
Cosy sitting room and large kitchen dining room with wood burning stove exposed beams and traditional meat hooks.

Cocklety How Stable Loft (sleeps 3/5):
Cocklety How Stable Loft is part of Cocklety How, a beautifully situated converted and extended barn.

1 king double room, 1 standard double room and 1 single room with wide 4ft single bed.
1 bathroom with shower over bath, 1 shower room.
Sitting room and kitchen dining room, both with views across Borrowdale.

High Seat (sleeps 3/5):
High Seat is the southern farm building which was extended and converted into a bungalow in the 1960s when the large picture windows in the sitting room and kitchen were installed.

1 king double room and 1 family room with a double and a single bed.
1 bathroom with shower over bath.
Sitting room and kitchen dining room, both with big windows and fabulous views.
Large garden.

Cocklety How Byre (sleeps 2/3):
A turn of the millennium extension to Cocklety How.

Extremely spacious cottage.
1 king size double room with walk in wardrobe/dressing room area.
En suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
Large open plan sitting room and kitchen/dining room.
Fellside garden.

Manesty Dairy (sleeps 2):
Manesty Dairy is the compact Edwardian extension which was originally built to replace the front dairy. It was the scene of butter making and ham curing well into the mid-20th century but is now a cosy hideaway for two.

1 double room on ground floor.
1 bathroom with shower over bath on ground floor.
Open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining on 1st floor.
Small rockery garden and close to the path to panoramic views in our fellside woodland.

Cocklety How Studio (sleeps 2):
Cocklety How Studio is part of Cocklety How, a beautifully situated converted and extended barn.

Large room with super king size double bed and dining area.
Small kitchenette (2 plate hob, combination oven/microwave/grill and fridge).
Shower room.

Retro Caravan (sleeps 3):
A fun, retro static caravan for a back-to-nature break next to woodland. Ideal for the wildlife enthusiast with birds and squirrels close by.

1 double room, 1 double or twin room.
Galley kitchen.
Shower room.
Sitting room/dining area.

Shepherd Hut (sleeps 2):
A tiny traditionally styled shepherd’s hut for the ultimate glamping experience.

1 double bed, turns into a sofa during the day.
Tiny wood-burning stove.
Kitchen area with kettle, toaster, microwave and fridge.
Firepit and seating area outside.
Shower 50m away in our barn.

Visting Borrowdale & Exploring Cumbria:
In Borrowdale, you will be in for a treat amongst some of England’s most spectacular scenery: walk the lake shores, valleys and high fells; tour picturesque villages and fascinating places; cycle, row, birdwatch, fish, climb; or simply unwind in rural tranquillity.

From Manesty you can step out into a walking adventure straight from the door, be it a relaxing ramble along the river or lakeshore; a rewarding walk up the famous Catbells (the path starts right next to us); or a long day hike taking in some of Borrowdale’s high fells or the Newland’s Horseshow. Grange boasts a picturesque stone bridge, a shallow gravelly stretch of the River Derwent, ideal for paddling and exploring, and a cafĂ© offering delicious home-cooked food. The rocky shores of southwest Derwent Water are ideal for exploring, picnicking and skimming stones! There are plenty of companies locally who can help you find your adventurous side: is yours on the water, up a crag or even maybe in the sky?

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