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Tan Cottage

Borrowdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
Parking on site / nearby
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At a glance

  • A secluded cottage with views of the Borrowdale Fells, Grange Fell and Skiddaw
  • Set in the village of Grange, this is a great base for walkers exploring the central Lake District
  • Relax in the evening in the warm and cosy lounge with its extensive selection of books
Property code: SZ459

A mile to the south of Derwentwater, this cosy, welcoming and relaxing bungalow provides simple and comfortable self-catering accommodation for two guests discovering the glorious Borrowdale Valley.

Situated in the Borrowdale valley, this attractive holiday home offers basic yet comfortable self-catering accommodation for two people amidst picture perfect scenery. The sitting room windows beautifully frame the Borrowdale Fells, with inspiring views to Cat Bells, Grange Fell and Skiddaw.

The village of Grange is the starting point for a wealth of wonderful walks and bike rides for all abilities. Choose from gentle rambles along the river and old miners tracks, or the lofty heights of ridge walks high above the valley.

Grange has two pleasant tearooms and two churches, one of which houses an informative exhibit on the story of Borrowdale, plus a hotel with a bar and restaurant, which is open to non-residents; italso offers Wi-Fi, a few minutes stroll from the cottage.

The property is just ten minutes drive from the facilities of Keswick, a bustling market town. Keswick offers an unsurpassed range of outdoor shops and activity providers. You will also find traditional pubs, stylish bars and welcoming tearooms. Theatre by the Lake offers a varied programme of plays, speakers and concerts throughout the year.

The front door opens into a small entrance hall with doors leading off it to all rooms. There is useful space for taking off muddy boots and a small cupboard for hanging coats etc.

The large sitting rooms retains a cosy feel thanks to period furniture and a stone fireplace with an electric fire. There is Free Sat TV and a DVD player, and access to the owners extensive book library.

A writing desk is positioned underneath the picture window with inspiring views of Grange Fell. There is also a table and chairs for dining situated next to a further window. Wi-Fi is available. As the router is in the owner's property, the signal is not very fast.

The kitchen is well appointed for two people, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, small fridge/freezer and plenty of storage space.

The bathroom features a white suite of shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. The owners can offer towel hire, please enquire at the time of booking.

The bedroom has twin beds and a small vanity desk.

Outside there is a shared garden with the owners which enjoys a sunny aspect and wonderful views. Parking is across a cattle grid and is shared with the owners.

 

  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Electric fire
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Wi-Fi may be available via the owner's router but please be aware the connection is not very fast
  • Towels not included but available for hire – please enquire when booking
  • Shared garden
  • Parking for 2 cars by the cottage over a cattle grid (shared with owners)
  • Bar in local hotel 0.5 miles
  • Derwentwater 1 mile
  • Limited mobile reception
  • Telephone available
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 14th June 2024

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A lovely cottage, well positioned for some lovely walks. Very well equipped. The owners were very nice and helpful. Becky the dog nearly had a new home with us.

Reviewed by Sabine 7th June 2024

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Reviewed by Emily 31st May 2024

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Beautiful cottage in an outstanding location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We'd love to come back.

Reviewed by Edward 3rd May 2024

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Reviewed by Richard 5th April 2024

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Reviewed by Graham 29th March 2024

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Reviewed by Alex 8th March 2024

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Cosy, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location

Reviewed by Stephen 23rd February 2024

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Reviewed by Linda 17th November 2023

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A friendly both dog and people property

Reviewed by Kevin 5th November 2023

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Lovely quaint cottage. Ideal for a couple. Great location to explore the lakes and Keswick. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Kieran 28th October 2023

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Thank you Judith for your lovely welcoming cottage, the kind pickup on our way back to the bus station and an altogether lovely stay in Lake District. The cottage location is fantastic for a great number of walks, and we had a great stay.

Reviewed by Lee 13th October 2023

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We had a lovely stay at Tan Cottage in Grange, in the great Borrowdale valley! Malcolm, Judith and Becky the dachshund were friendly and welcoming, and it was a pleasure to come back to Tan Cottage and it's lovely grounds at the end of the day, after a hike or day traveling around the Lake District on the great bus services Stagecoach run! We wouldRead more like to come back. It's two thumbs up from us! Also, customer services at Holidaycottages.co.uk were top notch as well! Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 6th October 2023

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Cannot recommend this dear little cottage enough for its central position, cosiness and friendly owners. We walked straight from the door, bused to other walks, great little cafe nearby, walk to the ferries (except we couldnt use them as the jetties were submerged,!), plenty of wildlife, red squirrels in the garden and even saw an otter . We didnt Read morehave any wet weather but if we had we would have spent our time reading some of the interesting books on offer. Thankyou Malcolm and Judith x Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 22nd September 2023

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A very nice small cottage in an absolutely fantastic location. To be able to go from the doorstep on a wide variety of walks is a fantastic convenience and the excellent, subsidised bus routes stopping a hundred metres from the cottage gives even more choice. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped and the welcome from the owners was much appRead morereciated. A really enjoyable week even if our waterproofs were in constant use!! Freddie, our dachshund also enjoyed himself. Thanks very much. Hide

Reviewed by Joyce 15th September 2023

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Tan cottage is perfectly placed under the catbell mountains for great stay . Dogs welcome , lovley garden and quiet space. Owners warm and welcoming

Reviewed by Sam 28th July 2023

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Lovely spot, lots of walks from the house - and very comfortable to come back to at the end of the day, with added bonus of a garden to sit in on a summer evening.

Reviewed by Edith 21st July 2023

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This is a lovely little cottage, great views from the windows. It was clean and the owners were friendly. Their little dog is a little character and she liked to pop over to see us and our dog, very friendly. We had a comfortable stay but shower could do with an update. We dont drive so did find the lack of shops in the area difficult as we expecteRead mored there would be somewhere close by that sold essentials. There is a good bus service into Keswick though. A lovely quiet holiday location. Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Rachel 16th June 2023

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A great base out of the hustle and bustle, but close enough to get to the hustle and bustle if you want to! Walks from the front door and lots of access to water

Reviewed by Elaine 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 28th April 2023

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I had a very comfortable week staying at Tan Cottage. Solo traveller. Grange is very well positioned to explore the Borrowdale Fells and beyond with access to a good bus service. Would return to this cottage in the future for a visit to Borrowdale.

Reviewed by Darrell 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Jeanette 5th March 2023

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The owners were amazing and would 100% recommend tan cottage. Dog friendly and ideal for people who love the mountains lakes and walks. Thank you

Reviewed by Veronica 10th February 2023

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Reviewed by Sue 14th October 2022

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Excellent location. This is a cosy space although rather dated in style and standards of furniture and fittings. Cleanliness was a problem which somewhat marred our stay. However we understand that the owners are planning some improvements in the near future.

Reviewed by Susan 30th September 2022

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What a lovely setting. Cosy, comfy cottage - welcoming with room to dry off after a rainy day too. Lots of walks nearby and easy access to other parts of the District. Our hosts were very friendly and Becky the dog was very friendly and tolerant of our rather boisterous young dog. Thank you for a lovely week

Reviewed by Julian 23rd September 2022

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Exquisite location

Reviewed by Brian 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Joyce 2nd September 2022

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Lovley spot to stay in. Reasonable prices.

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th August 2022

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Basic accommodation in the most beautiful part of Lake District. No hairdryer. Fantastic walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Yvon 12th August 2022

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This well stocked lovely cottage is situated in one of the most beautiful part of the lakes, we think. Walks can start from the cottage, long challenging ones and shorter easy ones. If you like books, there is a wide selection.

Reviewed by Hannah 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Dave 15th July 2022

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Lovely location and use of a secluded garden. Cottage small but perfectly formed! Large comfortable lounge. Wonderful for walks from the door

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