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Castle Crag - Kiln How

Borrowdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage set in a beautiful Borrowdale Valley village
  • Stunning fell views from the property and the private patio
  • Village pub less than 300 metres away
Property code: 86397

Set in the Borrowdale Valley, this cosy cottage has stunning views and a private patio with views over the fells and village, and is just a short walk to the village pub and tearoom.

This pretty apartment has plenty of space for four friends or a family who want to stay in the heart of stunning countryside with lots of walks and outdoor activities on their doorstep. It’s in a pretty village close to Keswick and Derwentwater with gorgeous views, a great garden, and stylish interiors.

The flat is fresh and contemporary throughout with an immaculate finish and lots of attention to detail. The gorgeous traditional features, such as the wooden beams, cupboards and flooring, and large Range oven for cooking hearty meals after an exciting day out, give it bags of charm. There’s a Smart TV in the kitchen and one in the lounge, with a big comfy sofa and a cosy wood burner too. There are two gorgeous bedrooms, a twin and a double, and a shower room/wet room. Patio doors in the kitchen/dining room lead outside to a large, private patio. You also have use of the shared garden, where you can sit and admire the views.

There’s a farm shop and a pub in Rosthwaite. For more shops Keswick is 6.5 miles away, where you’ll also find a cinema, the Theatre by the Lake, and lots of great places to eat out. The village is in Borrowdale Valley surrounded by fells, and you can head out on walks from the house. There’s a lovely circular walk that crosses the steppingstones in the village then goes up to Millican Dalton’s Cave (1 mile away) where the “Professor of Adventure” spent his summers for 50 years. One of the most popular and scenic local routes is the walk to the top of Castle Crag (3 miles away) passing through old slate mining works. You can also arrange to go paddleboarding, rowing, sailing, canoeing, or kayaking on the lakes for more outdoor adventures.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric range-style cooker, slimline dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, full-size fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner in the lounge
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Private parking for up to two cars in the small car within walking distance
  • External slate-built outbuilding, with combination lock, available for bike or sports equipment storage.
  • Private patio with seating and fell views
  • The village pub and farm café/shop (seasonal opening) are within walking distance.
  • 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 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 22nd November 2022

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Castle Crag is a spacious, well equipped property in Rosthwaite, directly opposite the Royal Oak. The kitchen is kitted out with plenty of equipment and a good size fridge/freezer. Walks are possible from the doorstep with some detailed in the handy guide (would recommend the Castle Crag walk itself). Private parking available on site and buses appRead moreroximately 50 yards walk into Keswick. Log burner made it extra cosy in a very damp week. Hide

Reviewed by John 4th November 2022

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First class accommodation in a beautiful part of the county. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Carolyn 28th October 2022

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Castle Crag is a beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated and very well equipped. It is larger than the pictures suggest and has everything that you need. The location in Rosthwaite is perfect for many hikes that can start outside the door. A very lucky find and we will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Michael 26th October 2022

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Wonderful cottage run by someone that really cares.

Reviewed by Douglas 22nd October 2022

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First time at Lake District the property really helped with our beautiful experience. Well located, easy access ride to main attractions. Host provided a very nice welcome pack and house is so spacious and well equipped. I really recommend.

Reviewed by Anna-lena 26th September 2022

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Wonderful location if you are after a quiet break whether a few days or longer. We had 7 nights and it was wonderful. The cottage is comfortable, the garden heavenly and the locals are generous with their time and knowledge of area. Will definitely recommend and we will be back. 5 *

Reviewed by Raymond 16th September 2022

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Good cottage in great location handy for some excellent walks and good local pubs. Actually more spacious than the website shows. Clean & well equipped. Problem with heating took a couple of days to sort out but would still stay here again.

Reviewed by Duveken 2nd September 2022

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A lovely ocation in a beautiful and quiet area. Spacious cottage with all the facilities you need for a good stay. The kitchen is wonderfully spacious and fully equipped. Beautiful living room with wood stove and a nice bathroom. You can make beautiful walks from here, but you can also easily reach Keswick by car. If you don't want to leave in the Read moreevening, you can eat or have a drink in the bar across the main road. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 26th August 2022

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Fabulous location for scenery and exploring interesting places. Excellently equipped, immaculate and spacious accommodation with outdoor space to enjoy the view, house martins whirling overhead and the night sky. Local farm shop is a must.

Reviewed by Gillian 14th August 2022

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Reviewed by K 4th July 2022

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We had a lovely short stay in the apartment. Fantastically located for hikers. There a is lovely farm shop where we picked up delicious lamb pasties for our lunch on both days just 50m from the door. Also sells eggs, emergency tins of soup and toothbrushes. For a proper shop Keswick has a couple of supermarkets. Also 100m or so from the bus route, Read moreso we walked over the top of catbells one day down into Keswick and then took the bus home. We would love to here stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Alasdhair 25th March 2022

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Great cottage in a beautiful part of the Borrowdale valley. A real home from home with some really lovely touches, including welcome treats . You can see the effort and thought that has gone into the finish of this cottage.

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