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Kings How - Rosthwaite

Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A charming traditional stone cottage for couples exploring the heart of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley
  • With vaulted ceilings and timber beams, this is a cosy and airy single-level Lakeland hideaway for two
  • This delightful property lies in a secluded village between Buttermere, Thirlmere and Derwentwater
Property code: 86245

A cosy retreat offering the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors. Watch the sheep and lambs from your window in springtime.

A cosy Lakeland stone cottage in the pretty village of Rosthwaite is the perfect romantic getaway for a couple who loves the great outdoors. Overlooking the lovely Borrowdale Valley and surrounded by magnificent fells, this tranquil property has wonderful countryside walks on the doorstep and is less than 4 miles from beautiful Derwentwater.

Enter the cottage via a small hall, with storage for muddy boots and parkas. It leads into the well-designed, light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen diner. This delightful room has beams on the vaulted ceiling and above the windows, and comfortable seating in front of the wood burner-effect electric fire where you can curl up and unwind after a day of adventure. There’s a compact kitchen and a pretty dining table for two. A step down into the hall brings you to an inviting, king-size bedroom, with a shower room opposite. Outside is a garden with seating, shared with neighbouring holiday properties, and boasting lovely views. Look out for lambs in the springtime.

Whether you fancy a quiet night in or dining out, you are well served in Rosthwaite, with a tearoom within 200 metres, as well as a restaurant and farm shop. Take the packhorse trail up the fell to the National Trust’s picture-postcard hamlet of Watendlath and have a reviving drink in the Trust tearoom, while you admire the magnificent view. Explore Derwentwater by boat; take the 50-minute round trip or hop on or off at eight jetties en route to explore more lovely walks to landmarks such as Lodore Falls. Keswick (6.5 miles) is a lively market town where you can take in a show at Theatre by the Lake or visit the famous Pencil Museum.

  • 1 king-size bedroom 
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Heated electric clothes dryer
  • Shared garden with seating
  • Allocated parking for 1 car only within shared car park
  • Farm café/shop (seasonal opening) are less than 1 mile
  • 3 country pubs within 1 mile of the property
  • There are alternative routes to Rosthwaite available from Braithwaite or from Grange. From these two start points, route to Buttermere via the Newlands pass. Once in Buttermere, take the B5289 to Rosthwaite via the Honister pass.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 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.

 

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 46 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 2nd February 2024

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Lovely cottage in great location. We thoroughly enjoyed it

Reviewed by Evelyn 29th December 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage,clean and fairly well equipped, bed abit clonky...but over all comfortable and absolutely perfect location with a welcoming bar just a few steps away.

Reviewed by Tina 22nd December 2023

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The cottage was perfect for our needs. It is well equipped & we easily cooked a 3 course Christmas dinner. The separate freezer was bonus meaning we didnt have to keep going to the shops. Also the electric airer was a godsend as the weather was somewhat wet. The entrance is tiled, perfect for sorting out wet dogs. Although we had a problem with theRead more electric fire, this was sorted out quickly by Simon & Rachel (thank you) The location is a walkers paradise & we will definitely return Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 15th December 2023

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Reviewed by Karren 29th November 2023

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Lovely dainty quaint cottage. Ideal location. Dogs love it. Pub on doorstep that does lovely meals. Toiletries included, also welcome pack with milk, coffee, tea and biscuits. Lovely place to have a break. Lovely walks around the area.

Reviewed by Annabel 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 29th September 2023

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Lovely little cottage with car parking It's small but has a well equipped kitchen &modern bathroom,we were warm and cosy We were able to do many walks from the door both up hill and along the river & the pub is close by A very peaceful village

Reviewed by Sue 15th September 2023

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Perfect little place to stay for the Borrowdale Valley & its walks. We loved our week & will go back in the summer months, however the cottage felt a little damp by the end of the week. It was very wet during our stay & the walls were covered in condensation & the sky lights dripped as we sat on the sofa. Its difficult given the area which is a shaRead moreme. Not sure what you can do as it is The Lakes after all! Hide

Reviewed by Julia 21st July 2023

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Lovely property, great walking, close to pubs & cafes/farm shop2nd stay here and hope to visit again

Reviewed by Marie 14th July 2023

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An absolutely beautiful cottage to stay in - location perfect for getting about from - very comfortable and spacious - will definitely be coming back - parking space a def bonus as once parked it was never moved until we left. We had a dog and it worked very well.

Reviewed by Richard 7th July 2023

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Nice little Cottage ideal for two people and a dog....

Reviewed by Elaine 30th June 2023

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Great little cottage , in a lovely quiet village. Loads of walks from the door . Lots of sheep for neighbours, heaven .

Reviewed by Hazel 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by John 9th June 2023

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A little gem in the heart of Borrowdale, well-equipped for a weeks stay for two, including a separate fridge and freezer and a comfy sofa. The location is ideal - there are so many high level and low level walks from Rosthwaite that you could get out every day whatever the weather or your ability. Its so good we have already booked to stay again inRead more October. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 2nd June 2023

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A great location - the cottage was very clean but perhapse a little "basic". Also no mobile phone signal or land line.

Reviewed by Annabel 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Hilary 12th May 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in King's How. The cottage had everything we needed and is in a perfect place for exploring the Lakes, in a really dog friendly area. . Loved that the only sounds in the morning were the birds and the sheep yet all the facilities we could need were close by. We'll definitely stay there again

Reviewed by Derek 7th April 2023

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Absolutely lovely cottage in a fabulous location. Borrowdale Valley is one of the most scenic places we have stayed. Very tranquil ! Pub only yards away to enjoy in the evening after walking. Accommodation is everything you need. Cottage has a nice feel to it. Bus stop right outside to get into Keswick if you dont wish to drive and park.

Reviewed by Beverley 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Rachel 17th March 2023

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Lovely relaxing location. Easily accessible to get to most places in the Lakes from there. Very warm and welcoming Cottage. No obvious allocated parking for the cottage and we had to park elsewhere for the first two nights as someone else was parked where we assume was meant to be for Kings How. It was better during the week when we were able to geRead moret a space every evening. Hide

Reviewed by Georgina 21st February 2023

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Reviewed by Charles 18th February 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia 6th January 2023

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Lovely cottage , clean and comfortable. Great shower !

Reviewed by Simon 27th December 2022

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Absolutely adored our stay! Really well equipped for a cosy little hideaway. There are a good few walks straight from the house and despite the constant rain we still got out and about. There was no garden or enclosed space for our dog but that really didn't matter with all the beautiful surrounds. Keswick a 15 minute drive away. Riverside bar nextRead more door dog friendly and reasonably priced. We are new converts to the Borrowdale Valley now! Hide

Reviewed by John 24th December 2022

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Fanstic location brilliant walks comfortable cottage ideal for couples

Reviewed by Judith 3rd December 2022

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Cosy cottage for 2 in a great location

Reviewed by Karren 30th November 2022

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This is our second visit to this Cottage, and wont be our last! Perfect location. Great walks for our French bulldogs. Friendly pub on doorstep. Quiet area, lovely views. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Nicola 18th November 2022

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Excellent location for Borrowdale valley and good value for money. We will definitely book this cottage again.

Reviewed by Frazer 9th September 2022

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Cozy cottage with fantastic access to great walks straight from your doorstep

Reviewed by Rose 26th August 2022

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with a glass of wine and just chill out,we did miss that.

Reviewed by Chris 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Paula 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Carol 6th August 2022

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Lovely cottage in a glorious location. Plenty of room with every accessory you could need. Very comfy bed. The only downside was the parking. The parking space which should have been for our cottage was used by someone else all week. You can't park in the village car park in the day as it is full and you are not allowed to park in there overnight.

Reviewed by Micheal 1st August 2022

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Reviewed by Julia 22nd July 2022

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Excellent location, walks and pubs from the door, farm shop also useful. Lovely contemporary property, would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Robert 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Carl 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 16th May 2022

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Lovely little cottage: perfect for one. Great location for walking in Borrowdale.

Reviewed by Caroline 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Clare 2nd May 2022

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Fantastic location for so many mountain walks in both the Buttermere and Borrowdale valleys. Cosy cottage with a lovely hot shower and baby lambs for neighbours!

Reviewed by Linda 30th April 2022

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Small but has everything you need, is very cosy.

Reviewed by Simon 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Paula 18th April 2022

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Absolutely loved this little cottage so much we booked again. Loved the location and the beautiful scenery surrounding it. Well worth a visit our dog loved it

Reviewed by Kevin 18th March 2022

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Lovely cottage,ideal for a couple and dogs.Lovely quiet village with amazing views.We were lucky to pick a week when the sun shone everyday.Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Clare 11th March 2022

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This is a fantastic little gem, brilliant location, the cottage is set out lovely and far bigger inside than the pictures. It was so cosy we have no complaints and will definitely be back

Reviewed by Holly 21st February 2022

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Great cottage just what we wanted somewhere small just for us and the dogs, lots of kitchen equipment which was good & great location will definitely be returning in the future:)

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