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Deer Close Cottage

Borrowdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic stone retreat for two, set in the heart of the beautiful Borrowdale Valley
  • Just 1 mile from vibrant Keswick and less than 0.5 miles from the shores of Derwentwater
  • Glorious, far-reaching views down and across the valley and towards Walla Crag
Property code: SZ163

An enchanting, traditional Lakeland cottage for two, sympathetically  converted to offer light, inviting accommodation in an enviable position near Derwentwater and Keswick.

This cottage provides light and airy, tastefully decorated and very comfortable accommodation for two people in a striking location in the Borrowdale valley, just outside Keswick. The attractively furnished cottage, a stone-built conversion, occupies a superb elevated position with a sunny south-west aspect just in front of Walla Crag and overlooking the beautiful Borrowdale Valley.

It is located just over a mile from the market town of Keswick, thereby having the best of both worlds with the town amenities to hand but being in a rural location with an abundance of wildlife. The woods to the rear provide a habitat for deer and for rare flora and fauna and are carpeted with bluebells in the spring. There is an abundance of walks from the door including down to Derwentwater lakeside as well as onto the fells. The summit of nearby Walla Crag provides superb views down the Derwent Valley to Keswick and beyond and spectacular sunsets can be seen to the west.

The cottage is accessed via the large doorway from the patio area, leading into the open-plan kitchen and dining room. This room has splendid views from the windows looking across to the fells and down the Borrowdale Valley. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer shelf, dishwasher and microwave. There is a separate utility room housing the washer/dryer and controls for the external boiler.

The tastefully decorated bedroom has a zip-and-link superking-size bed (can be twins if required) and views on two sides to the adjacent woods and field. The modern bathroom has a shower over the bath and heated towel rail, and window to the rear with views of the woodland.

The lounge has comfortable seating and a wall-mounted Smart TV. The double aspect windows provide lovely fell views.

Outside there are two patio areas, one of which has a table and chairs to enjoy the superb views to the fells. Across the drive, the adjacent owner's house and garden are a delight to look out upon, and wildlife, including deer and red squirrels, can often be seen in the woods at the rear.

  • 1 super-king-size bedroom (which can be made into twins upon request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, recessed washbasin and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Smart TV
  • Two stone terraces, one of which has a table and chairs for outside dining
  • Parking in front of the cottage
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

 

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 45 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 1st June 2024

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Great value and fantastic location, easy walk into Keswick. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Marilyn 25th May 2024

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Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Clean with everything you need. Plenty of wild life and easy access to the lake .

Reviewed by Paula 18th May 2024

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Reviewed by Andrew 4th May 2024

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I would honestly very highly recommend this location to anyone, who likes to do self catering, in a very homely and comfortable environment, with wonderful views out of the kitchen windows, and not wanting for anything, excepting for food, everything is there. And I would like to say a very big thank you, to the proprietor's which alas, their name Read moreescapes me. A truly wonderful time, and so relaxing. Thank you again. Hide

Reviewed by MARTIN 6th April 2024

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Beautifully presented cottage for two people with everything you need. Location is perfect with views of the surrounding fells and loads of wildlife. Bring bird seed if you can as they go through it like wildfire.

Reviewed by Tamasin 30th March 2024

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A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. We had a very enjoyable week at Deer Close Cottage. The views from the cottage are hard to beat and the wildlife in the garden was just lovely - so much bird life and a visiting red squirrel. There was an issue with the boiler during our stay but the owners fixed this promptly within 24 hours and were extRead moreremely friendly. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone and will definitely be returning next year! Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 16th March 2024

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We had a wonderful 2nd stay at Deer Close Cottage. The cottage is clean, warm and very cosy. Location is perfect for many walks from the door and within easy walking distance of Keswick. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 2nd March 2024

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A nicely situated comfortable cottage. A good base for tramping the fells or somewhere to relax in peaceful surroundings.

Reviewed by David 18th February 2024

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Reviewed by Robert 27th December 2023

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Reviewed by Ray 25th November 2023

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cottage is amazing, really cozy, location couldnt be better. close enough to town to walk, but isolated enough to feel like you are the only ones in the area. will deffo be going back

Reviewed by Andy 7th November 2023

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Reviewed by Steve 28th October 2023

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Beautiful cottage thats very cosy and warm. Once you get used to where it is off the road you can find it easily, but we took 3 x attempts first of all although it was in the dark to be fair.. Really lovely 20 minute walk to Keswick by the side of the lake, really convenient access opposite the cottage driveway. We walked into the forest next to thRead moree property which was brilliant, right from the door. Overall the cottage had everything we needed it to have and will come back again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 7th October 2023

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We had a brilliant week in this cosy cottage. A very relaxing and peaceful location and yet handy for Keswick. There were so many birds in the garden so be prepared with bird seeds and nuts. And we saw a deer in the adjacent field on our final day. We will return!

Reviewed by Stephanie 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Janet 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by Rhonda 9th September 2023

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A really fabulous little cottage. We didn't realise what a great town Keswick is. We had an amazing holiday, great walks around Derwent water.... we did everything and more. Went to Ambleside and Aira Force.. Ullswater, we sat on a bench and had a perfect view of a Typhoon & 2 F15s fly through the valley, we were ecstatic, a great site!! Went to SiRead morezergh and Dalemain. We've had such a great time were planning to revisit. Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 2nd September 2023

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We loved the cottage It is in a perfect location for the lake and Keswick . Also we used the buses all week and saw many wonderful nearby locations

Reviewed by Graham 26th August 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 29th July 2023

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What a fantastic cottage, we've been coming to the lakes for 5 or6 years now and this must be the best cottage we've stayed at, fantastic location, fantastic views, fantastic wildlife in the garden, the owner has gone above and beyond to make the stay comfortable, can't wait to go back. Mandy and Rob, S. Wales.

Reviewed by Catherine 1st July 2023

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Reviewed by David 24th June 2023

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Reviewed by Jan 17th June 2023

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The cottage has obviously been fitted to a high standard. Unfortunately the standard of cleaning could be better as we found dirty crockery and cutlery put away, dust and cobwebs in corners and hard to reach places and glass and surfaces that looked like they'd been wiped with a wet rag. It's a shame because the cottage was very comfortable and in Read morea lovely location with good views and easy access to Keswick. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 27th May 2023

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This is a lovely cottage with beautiful views and we really enjoyed our stay. It is well-located for the Keswick/Borrowdale area. We enjoyed the bird life coming to the bird feeders , which we kept refilled. The bed was comfortable and the cottage well equipped. It was nice to receive a bottle of wine on arrival.

Reviewed by Millicent 6th May 2023

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Peaceful, secluded and great ornithological entertainment. Buses not too far away, so easy to access other parts of the area without using the car. Downside is the bathroom washbasin location.

Reviewed by Ian 22nd April 2023

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Don't tell anyone else as this place is brilliant for young and old couples, but me being a loud mouth I WILL and already have !. Just a lovely location and great accommodation.

Reviewed by MARTIN 8th April 2023

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What can we say about Deer Close Cottage, other than WOW! Our 4th visit and doubt it will be the last. Such an amazing location and a lovely cottage for two. Take seed and nuts for the bird feeders, you can literally while away hours watching a wide variety of feathered friends. However don't forget the mountain or lowland hiking opportunities whicRead moreh are in easy reach. Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 2nd April 2023

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Reviewed by Deborah 11th March 2023

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We loved our stay at Deer Close Cottage. There is plenty of walks from the door, the views are stunning and the cottage was clean, warm and cosy.

Reviewed by Richard 4th March 2023

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A peaceful and comfortable retreat.

Reviewed by Carl 6th February 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a perfect location - feels very remote being close to the woods allowing guests to enjoy the peace and quiet but with in easy reach of amenities in Keswick. Perfect for walks on the doorstep so can leave the car in the drive. Perfect for wildlife watching too. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Reviewed by Elizabeth 3rd February 2023

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This was our 2nd time staying at Deer Close cottage, it was just as we remembered, it is a lovely quiet secluded cottage that is also close in either direction for loads of places to visit, sometimes you hear low level military aircraft, plus we had loads of beautiful birds visiting us plus the odd pheasant owls and woodpeckers, you can also hear tRead morehe geese and ducks if you sitting outside, we would definitely recommend you stay here Hide

Reviewed by Lewis 29th December 2022

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This is a wonderful cottage for two, very well presented and equipped, with nice touches making it cosy and welcoming.

Reviewed by Adrian 3rd December 2022

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Reviewed by Barnaby 19th November 2022

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The cottage is very cosy even on chilly November nights. Although we had a car, most days we began our walks straight from the cottage. There is a bus stop a few hundred yards from the cottage if you wish to travel further and not worry about parking. The walk along the path opposite the end of the drive into Keswick only takes about 25 minutes, alRead morethough we didn't fancy it in the dark. We hope to return next year, although most weeks are already fully booked! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 12th November 2022

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Beautiful property and location.

Reviewed by Reg 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 1st October 2022

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Excellent cottage, very well-equipped, in excellent location. Attention to detail e.g. bird food provided for the bird feeders. Good heating when needed. Plenty of storage space.

Reviewed by Gillian 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by Vanessa 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by STELLA 16th July 2022

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Very spacious and well laid out cottage. Wonderful location/views. Lovely outside seating areas. Great for walks and access to the lake. Keswick easy walking distance.

Reviewed by Tracey 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 25th June 2022

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Fantastic location. The birds and the acrobatic squirrels were amazing entertainment. Loved the cottage and will probably return in the future.

Reviewed by Sandra 18th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location, close to all local amenities and lots of walking options. Plenty of wildlife to sit and watch from the window. We have stayed here a number of times and will return.

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