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The Old Posthouse - Rosthwaite

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

  • Perfect location in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley
  • Fabulous walks and cycling routes from your front door
  • Relax in front of the wood burner after a busy day exploring
Property code: 86249

A traditional stone house, this former post office in the pretty Lakeland village of Rosthwaite, is an ideal base for a family or friends to explore the glorious Lake District. Sleeping four guests, this characterful property is set in the Borrowdale Valley, with lovely views of the surrounding fells. The village is less than 4 miles from beautiful Derwentwater and has a year-round bus service to Keswick (6.5 miles). It also boasts a restaurant, tearoom and farm shop.

The front door of this ground-floor apartment opens to a cosy lounge with stylish sofas, a wood burner set in a brick hearth and a window seat where you can enjoy a view of trees and fells. A door leads to the simple white and wood kitchen/diner. There are two bedrooms: a double, reached from the kitchen and a super-king-size, accessed from the hall. Wooden floors, pine cottage doors and a traditional tiled floor in the hall enhance the charming interior. You can park your bikes in cycle storage racks inside the enclosed, shared courtyard.

Rosthwaite is the starting point of many wonderful walks and cycle routes, with the fells on your doorstep. Take the packhorse trail to the picture-postcard hamlet of Watendlath and have a reviving drink at the National Trust tearoom. You can explore more lovely walks on a circular boat tour of Derwentwater. It stops at eight jetties, where you can hop on or off to visit must-see landmarks such as the Lodore Falls, picnic on small, secluded beaches or enjoy a wild swim. Keswick is a lively market town where you can see a show at Theatre by the Lake, play crazy golf in Hope Park or visit the famous Pencil Museum.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 double
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Heated electric clothes dryer
  • Wood burner in the lounge
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Shared back yard with bike racks
  • Allocated parking for 1 car only in the shared car park
  • Farm café/shop (seasonal opening) are within walking distance.
  • 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 £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. 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 26 guest ratings

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Overall equipment
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Reviewed by Lindsey 13th October 2023

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We found it a bit soulless and corporate - pricey for a place that's not particularly special.

Reviewed by Bryan 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 13th September 2023

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Reviewed by Fiona 3rd September 2023

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Lovely cottage, very clean, well equipped and nicely decorated, in a fantastic location for walking. Quiet at night despite location on street. Scafell Hotel/Riverside bar both great places to eat.

Reviewed by Marcus 27th August 2023

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Great flat in great location but close to road...........

Reviewed by Catherine 18th August 2023

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Fabulous holiday. Lovely cottage. Comfortable. Layout excellent. Wi-Fi very reliable. Great location. Good info in visitor book. Hopefully this will be sorted from now on but there was dog hair on floor throughout. Also on bedclothes and chair in back bedroom and in shower there. Will consider returning if we stay in Borrowdale again. Car parking fRead moreor one car only but paid 5 a day to the Scafell Hotel to use their car park for the second car. Hide

Reviewed by Nicky 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by David 7th July 2023

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Both bedrooms had ensuite shower rooms and the beds were large and very comfortable. Would definitely stay again,

Reviewed by Bryan 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by A 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Beverly 21st April 2023

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Great location for quiet stay in the lakes. Scafell serve great food both in the bar and their restaurant.

Reviewed by Adele 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 18th March 2023

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A great location for walking from the door. Good facilities and amazingly comfortable beds. Ten minutes drive to Keswick if you need to restock, hikers bar serving food, 50 yards from the door.

Reviewed by Carol 17th February 2023

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Had a fabulous week, amazing cottage. Great location. Definitely be back, just one negative, could of done with having a hoover at the property, especially having our 2 dogs with us.

Reviewed by Sarah 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Kevin 30th September 2022

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Loveley 1 floor accomodation,very clean,pub 2 min walk. Parking a bit cramped.

Reviewed by Andrea 26th August 2022

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Ideal location for walking the Borrowdale valley. Front door opens directly onto very busy road care must be taken with small children and pets.

Reviewed by Linda 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Rowena 5th August 2022

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Lovely cottage - well presented, clean and comfortable with a nice welcome box. Very surprising not to have a washing machine given the 4 star rating. The shared courtyard is more of an alley to the parking area - it cant be used to sit out or dry clothes. Road outside is surprisingly busy.

Reviewed by Jill 11th July 2022

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Great cottage in a wonderful location. Would definitely go back there. Absolutely loved the Welcome pack and all the extras.tea, coffee, biscuits and milk. So many great walks literally on your doorstep

Reviewed by Sally 24th June 2022

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Very clean and well equipped cottage with comfortable beds in ideal area for walking straight from the property. Parking can be an issue especially if you or guests in other properties have large vehicles. The cottage opens straight onto the road which can be busy at times. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Ian 27th May 2022

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Great apartment in an excellent location. Fantastic walks without having to get the car out. Would book again.

Reviewed by Rebecca 15th April 2022

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We had a really lovely time in the Old Posthouse. It is in a beautiful setting in Borrowdale with a multitude of walks from the doorstep. The cottage is nicely appointed and very clean. It is right on the road, and the farm traffic does start early but a few good walks should have you sleeping through this! A lovely welcome pack awaited us which waRead mores a nice touch. The cafe in the village is well worth a visit, and there is also a lovely cafe in Grange. We would definitely visit again, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Loraine 11th March 2022

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Fantastic cottage. Well presented and very clean. Kitchen well stocked Beds were extremely comfortable. Great welcome pack, much appreciated. Good location and pub very close by. Farm shop / cafe up the lane is also very good and staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return.

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