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Borrowdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful cottage that’s just a short walk from the banks of the River Derwent
  • Versatile property sleeping up to eight guests across four varied bedrooms
  • Boasting ground floor bedrooms and wonderful views from all sides
Property code: SZ219

Stay in luxury in the Cumbrian countryside, flocking to this characterful holiday home where no expense has been spared to promise the perfect Lakelands getaway with family or friends.

Nestled in the jaws of the incredibly picturesque Borrowdale Valley, is this wonderfully well-equipped and comfortable cottage for eight people. It’s perfectly situated to make the most of all that the village of Grange has to offer, stunning views, a huge range of walks and cycle rides from the door and the crystal-clear river Derwent running through. It’s also just a stone’s throw from a bar should you need a little liquid refreshment after your long walks! It has versatile accommodation making it perfect for families, groups requiring twin bedrooms or parties needing some ground-floor accommodation. This lovely cottage boasts calm, elegant decor throughout, wonderful views from all sides and has a delightful enclosed garden in which to enjoy a sunset glass of wine soaking up the tranquillity.

Grange is a jewel of a village at the south end of Derwentwater, lying at the point where the dramatic steep fell sides of Borrowdale open out to meet the lake. It has access to the highest fells, lying equidistant between the mighty peaks of Scafell Pike and Skiddaw and boasts a staggering array of lowland walks too. Just over a mile away you can catch one of the stately Derwentwater launches and enjoy the views from the water, alternatively why not pack a picnic and hire a kayak or canoe and explore the lake yourself to find a romantic spot to have your lunch? For the more adventurous souls why not head up Honister Pass at the head of the valley to try the wild and woolly Via Ferrata climbing route at Honister Slate Mine, not a jaunt for the faint hearted!

The cottage lies just 5 miles from the Lake District’s adventure capital Keswick. This vibrant market town is a much loved Lake District destination and it’s easy to see why. It boasts a vast array of outdoor shops, cafes and pubs and a popular market on Thursdays and Saturdays. Added to this it has an art deco cinema and the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake offering a varied programme of plays, comedy and live music throughout the year.

On arrival at the cottage you'll first come to the porch area which has coat hooks and ample space for muddy boots from all of those long Lakeland walks you're sure to do. From here you are greeted with a spacious hallway with beautiful Honister slate floor off which you'll find a handy downstairs WC with yet more hanging space for coats.

To the right of the hallway lies the large living and dining area. This lovely light space is decorated in calm warm colours and boasts five windows out onto the stunning surrounding views. There are three comfy sofas and a TV with Freeview for whiling away relaxing evenings and a large dining table around which to plan or look back on your Lake District adventures or just to sit admiring the views with a cuppa. The very well-equipped modern kitchen has a beautiful black Aga, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, TV and even its own dedicated wine chiller. Handily it has an opening through to the dining area which opens up the space and makes for more sociable meal preparation. From here there is another porch area leading out the back door. The modern downstairs bathroom has a full size 'p' shaped bath with shower over the bath.

The two downstairs bedrooms are ideal for anyone with mobility issues. There is a king-size room and a super-king-size room with a zip-and-link bed that can be converted into a twin should your party require it. The king-size has a glorious view towards mighty Skiddaw. The super-king-size/twin room has views to Castle Crag and the Borrowdale fells beyond.

Upstairs there are two further rooms with a king-size bed and a super-king-size bed that once Again can be converted to a twin should the need arise. Once again both rooms are decorated in fresh calm colours and both benefit from substantial built-in storage cupboards. The rooms look out onto either side of the valley at the dramatic steep fellsides, offering stunning Summer and Autumn colours. The upstairs landing also leads into a fresh modern shower room with a large shower enclosure with a drencher head.

Outside, the property benefits from a lockable garage which is ideal for bike storage this also has an extra fridge in if needed. There is an enclosed section of the garden which has a wide range of mature plants and a bench with a stunning view all the way down the valley to Keswick and Skiddaw. A perfect place for enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine. Beyond the enclosed area is a wider garden and parking area with a stream running through, a picnic table with parasol, and even a vintage red telephone box.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 2 twins that can be made into Super Kings on request
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower over bath, 1 shower room, 1 WC on ground floor
  • Aga, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, wine fridge
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV and Xbox in the lounge, additional TV in kitchen
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with bench, additional garden with furniture and stream, care to be taken around stream and children must be supervised
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Secure garage for storing bikes with additional fridge
  • Wheelchair ramp can be made available and doorways are of adequate width to accommodate a standard wheelchair
  • Hotel bar 0.5 miles, shops and restaurants 5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 15th April 2022

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A lovely house in a beautiful area with all the equipment and fittings needed. Very comfortable.

Reviewed by Katy 8th April 2022

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Gratitude is a really lovely cottage - perfect for what we needed. We were two families of four so appreciated the well thought out living/dining areas that had plenty of room for us all - whether we were chilling out on the sofas or all sitting round eating dinner. We also liked the fact that we could have one family on the first floor with a bathRead moreroom and then the other family on the ground floor with a separate bathroom. The AGA was a real treat and a joy to use. The location was lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Denise 18th March 2022

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Lou Cottage in a fantastic location

Reviewed by Michael 18th February 2022

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Great location for walks in all directions ( including into Keswick) , Lovely views from the house. Easy access and parking. Big light rooms. Really comfortable and spacious. Well equipped kitchen (if you like an Aga) and big enough to cope with 8 people. We didn't get to the cake shop this time but its always been worth it.

Reviewed by Alison 14th January 2022

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The cottage is in a beautiful and very quiet location with easy access to the fells. The views from the cottage are delightful. The cottage is warm, very comfortable and well equipped. It is decorated and furnished to an impeccable standard and spotlessly clean. The cottage had everything we needed and we thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay. The bottRead morele of wine was a nice welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Petra 28th December 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location. Well equipped and cosy

Reviewed by Paul 21st December 2021

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Gratitude. This is a stunning cottage in a stunning location. The moment you walk in, Gratitude oozes charm and warmth. It doesnt feel like a Holiday Let, more like a home. Everything has been thought about in order for you to just enjoy your break. The Aga is easy to cook with. The bedrooms are roomy and comfortable. Lovely showers and bath after Read morea long day on the hills. A large and relaxing lounge area. There are so many walks that can be done straight outside the door. Stunning. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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