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Castle Crag - Kiln How

Borrowdale, Lake District
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
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
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
  • Pub and tearooms 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 tearooms.

This location offers the perfect base for keen walkers, cyclists, and lovers of the great outdoors. The market town of Keswick is just 6 miles away, well known as the adventure capital of the Lakes, and there is a great choice of outdoor instructors available to help you find your wild side just a short drive or bus ride away. Surrounded by fells the cottage is also just 3 miles from Derwentwater where you can hire kayaks, paddleboards, sailing, and rowing boats. The local area offers fishing, rock climbing, and water sports; it is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Alternatively, take in the views from one of the stately Derwentwater launches – there are seven landing stages. Keswick has a lovely bustling atmosphere; enjoy the shops, take in a film, visit a museum or catch a play or concert at the wonderful Theatre By The Lake.

Enter the property into the hallway; there is a pretty twin bedroom to your left, and across the hallway is the family bathroom offering a walk-in shower and WC. As you head down the hall, you will find the bright and spacious country-style open-plan kitchen and dining room, with patio doors opening onto the private patio. The dining area offers seating for the whole family; it is a great sociable space to prepare dinner and make plans for your stay in the Lakes. The kitchen has everything you may need: a Smart TV, a slimline dishwasher, a washing machine, a full-size fridge/freezer, and an electric range-style cooker set in an alcove with an attractive beam. Leaving the kitchen and heading back into the hallway, there is a spacious double bedroom with lots of storage and built-in wardrobes. The lounge is next door and offers a great space to kick back, relax and enjoy a board game or movie together. There is a large corner sofa, a Smart TV, and a cosy wood burner.

Head outside from the kitchen/dining area and you will find a private spacious patio with views over the fells. There is seating to enjoy al fresco dining on a nice evening or a coffee in the morning. There is private parking for up to two cars in the small car park just 20 metres from the property. The village pub, restaurants, shop, and tearoom are just 300 metres from the property.

  • 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
  • Private patio with seating and fell views
  • Pub, village shop, tea room, and restaurants within walking distance
  • 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

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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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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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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