What would you say represents a quintessential Lake District cottage?
Would it be the character with wooden beams and wonky stairs? Would it be the views out onto the Lake District fells? Would it be the sound of lambs in the fields outside? Would it even be the name?
Our most popular cottage here is Rose Cottage. We have eight of them!
Here they all are…
Rose Cottage, Eskdale
Eskdale is a great starting point for hundreds of walks - from the garden at Rose Cottage head out into the woods behind and onto Giggle Alley. Continue along the fellside and up to Scafell Pike if you're feeling fit! You'll have earned that drink in the Bower House Inn when you get back, that's for sure!
If you prefer, there are loads of valley walks, as well as a miniature steam railway that chugs seven miles to the coast at Ravenglass.
Sleeps 6, and welcomes up to 2 dogs
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Rose Cottage, Portinscale
Does the sound of an indulgent, newly renovated cottage, brimming with historical detail, just a stone's throw from the shores of picturesque Derwentwater sound appealing to you? Well, if so, then Rose Cottage should suit you down to the ground. It's in the much-loved village of Portinscale - a marvellous base from which to explore the natural and cultural surroundings of this wonderful area.
Sleeps 6, and bring your dog too!
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Rose Cottage, Threlkeld
This is a beautiful spot with views of Blencathra from the conservatory. The kitchen is convivial with a large dining table here, and there is a wood burning stove in the sitting room. If you don't fancy cooking for everyone, the popular Horse and Farrier is next door!
Rose Cottage, Underskiddaw
This Rose Cottage is the epitome of a traditional Lakeland home. Stone built, with a cosy welcoming interior, gorgeous flower filled garden and unbeatable fell and lake views, it's just a mile or so from Keswick, a bustling town on the shores of Derwentwater lake - handy for the shops and restaurants.
There are great walks right from the front door.
Sleeps 5, up to 3 dogs welcome here!
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Rose Cottage, Keswick
Set in a quiet back street near the centre of Keswick, you're within walking distance of shops, pubs, and of course Derwentwater is only a 10 minute walk from the cottage. It makes for a lovely evening stroll to the lakeshore.
Sleeps 3, and your pet is welcome too!
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Rose Cottage, Bassenthwaite
The village of Bassenthwaite lies just over a mile from the head of the lake from which it takes its name. It is a traditional gem blessed with a village green, working farms and, being overlooked by the mighty Skiddaw, there is fantastic walking right on the doorstep.
Rose Cottage, Pardshaw
Here is a fantastic budget cottage which dates back to 1662. It's a traditional whitewashed Lakeland cottage set in the peaceful hamlet of Pardshaw. The owners of the cottage live on the farm next door and they are happy to taxi you to the nearby pubs if you'd like - The Royal Yew in Dean and The Old Posting House in Deanscales
Sleeps 6, two pets are welcome!
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Rose Cottage, Lamplugh
This is a lovely budget cottage with a big garden for dogs and children to play in. It's cosy with an open plan living area and open fire. Your nearest lake is Loweswater - one of my favourites - the walk along the shore edge takes you through woods to one of the best pubs in the Lake District!
Sleeps 4, and up to three dogs welcome
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“That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”