Barrow Gate


£445 - £1995

Pets Allowed?:
not enclosed
Fire type:
open fire
Damage deposit:
Nearest Pub:
0.7 miles

Barrow Gate is enviably positioned just steps from the shores of beautiful Derwentwater. Dating from the 17th century, Barrow Gate now provides welcoming accommodation for up to five people and two lucky dogs. It offers, all on one level, a well equipped kitchen, separate dining room, and overlooking the lake, a living room with open fire, as well as three lovely bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside is parking for two cars. Three gentle steps lead up to the lawned garden and stone flagged verandah. With stunning views immediately onto the lake and fells beyond, Barrow Gate is certainly not one to be missed.

Nestled in the Borrowdale Valley and with Derwentwater on your doorstep, you’re perfectly placed for spending a day at, in, or on the water. Sit and simply enjoy the ever changing moods of the lake or use it as a base for walks of all levels. Pack a picnic and try the scenic ten mile walk around the lake, wild swim, hire a rowing boat or enjoy a trip around the lake or into Keswick on one of the popular launches. Head south from the cottage into the heart of the Borrowdale Valley, one of the most beautiful parts of the Lakes. There are fantastic walking opportunities for all abilities whether you prefer a day on the fell tops or a lower level ramble; serious hikers can tackle Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, or why not seek out the beautiful Surprise View, with its dreaming views of Derwent Water.

The town of Keswick, with its regular markets, is just 2.5 miles away and is easily accessible by car or on foot along the shores of the lake. There's a handy bus stop outside the cottage too. Indulge in some retail therapy, or treat yourselves to an evening out and take in a film at the local cinema or a show at the renowned Theatre by the Lake. Families will love walking through the town’s cobbled streets, or head to the Lake District Wildlife Park at nearby Bassenthwaite for a fun day out. Whatever you decide to do during your stay, Barrow Gate will be a welcome home away from home retreat.