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Deer Close Cottage

Borrowdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
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 TV and DVD. 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. 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 bedroom –  superking-size bed (which can be made into twins upon request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, WC and recessed basin
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included (subject to occasional interruption, although the service in the valley is to be upgraded)
  • Two stone terraces, one of which has a table and chairs for outside dining
  • Parking in front of the cottage
  • Regret no pets
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • 1 mile from shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Cottage is located across the drive from owners' home
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by MARTIN 16th April 2022

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Our 3rd stay and still find this cottage so wonderful. Perfect location for getting away from it all yet an easy stroll into Keswick, maybe for a drink or bite to eat. Great location for walking the fells. Met the owners for the first time and they were very welcoming. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Donna 19th March 2022

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A perfect cottage! Our third stay and we will be back. Ideal location and the cottage is so comfy, clean and has everything you need. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Rhian 11th March 2022

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Absolutely love Deer Close cottage. Beautifully kept, well equipped and super comfy!!! A really beautiful place :)

Reviewed by Jean 7th March 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 22nd January 2022

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What an absolute delight to stay in, a mile from Keswick but with an isolated feel as well. Comfortable with everything you need, thank you for the wine. Booked again for next year, before I'd come home and would definitely recommend to anyone. Only downside as mentioned by others is the wash basin in the bathroom, it is only really useful for washRead moreing your hands. Hide

Reviewed by John 8th January 2022

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Well equipped, in a lovely, quiet yet convenient place and for two people, spacious Deer Close Cottage is a great place to relax and enjoy Keswick, Borrowdale and the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Fiona 21st December 2021

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Reviewed by Derek 14th December 2021

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Great cottage with a few minor niggly issues which would not put me off booking again but might put off someone to whom I would recommend it

Reviewed by Nick 29th November 2021

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A well equipped cottage in a super location. Wildlife on the doorstep was a bonus.

Reviewed by Caroline 20th November 2021

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The location of this cottage is perfect. Inside is warm, cosy and clean. It has all you need to have a relaxing stay. If you love watching the wild birds then this is the place for you.

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Location

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