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Greystones - Borrowdale

Borrowdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • Stylish apartment with uninterrupted views of the Borrowdale Valley
  • Explore some of the Lake District’s iconic landmarks, such as Skiddaw and Scafell Pike
  • Remote location, yet just 5 miles from the bustling market town of Keswick
Property code: SZ224

Chic apartment in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley, with dramatic walks from your front door and numerous Lake District highlights within easy reach.

If you’re looking for some calm in an outstanding location, then this property is the place for you. The owner has an eye for detail and the whole place oozes character and comfort. Picture windows allow for uninterrupted views of the Borrowdale fells and you have some of the Lake District’s finest walks right on your doorstep, standing as it does between Catbells and Castle Crag. Follow the river through the woodlands, exploring the valley as you go; or strike out up Catbells, Maiden Moor and beyond; a hike up Scafell lies at the far end of the valley.

The village has two cafes and is within a 10-minute walking distance of two very good bars. Keswick with its shops, restaurants, cinema, theatre and lake is a 5-minute drive away.

From the moment you step into the cottage, the feel is of simple luxury. The stairs lead to a hallway from which you can access all the rooms.

The open-plan sitting room with kitchen and dining area command beautiful views across the Borrowdale valley. It's the small features that make the difference. There is a Smart TV with an Xbox that also plays DVDs. The bookshelf in the centre of the stacked logs with all the Wainwrights to browse through; the picture window that allows you to look down the Borrowdale valley without any frames getting in the way; the mix of slate and brick surrounding the fireplace where the wood burner stands, pride of place, complete with an initial supply of logs to get you started.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric hob and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave. A washing machine and tumble dryer is located at the bottom of the stairs in a small cupboard. This is a good place to dry muddy boots too.

There are two bedrooms, both beautifully furnished. The main room has a king-sized bed, the second room has zip-and-link beds which are usually made up as two singles. If you would like the beds to be zipped together, please let us know at least two weeks before you come to stay. There is one family bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC.

The property is above a cafe serving delicious cakes which has an outdoor seating area. The perfect place to soak up the last of the sun's rays when everyone else has gone home!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin zip-and-link (can be made up into a super-king-size on request prior to arrival)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in cupboard
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV/DVD, Xbox
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Roadside parking for 1 car by property
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Hotel bar 0.5 miles, shops and restaurants 5 miles


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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.

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.

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