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How Cottage

Borrowdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
3 more

At a glance

  • Charming, terraced cottage with stunning views of the Lake District mountains from every window
  • Dine alfresco and soak up the views from the patio
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Borrowdale Valley with walks from the door
Property code: SZ262

A spacious living room and a dining table for five makes this perfect for couples, a group of friends and small families, with days spent discovering fell walks, country pubs and spectacular views.

Situated in the pretty village of Grange-in-Borrowdale, this cottage offers comfortable self catering holiday accommodation for 5 people.

This terraced cottage has stunning views of the Lake District mountains from every window and a garden that is the perfect place to relax in after a day on the fells. The village boasts two tearooms, one with its pretty garden on the river is only a few steps further. There are two beautiful slate churches too, both lovely to sit inside for a few moments of quiet contemplation. There are also plenty of pubs in the neighbouring villages, the nearest being in Rosthwaite.

Rosthwaite also has a delightful tea room which serves as the village shop too. Borrowdale is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks – either on the mountain tops or along the bottom of the valley. You may find that you can walk all week, from Grange, without feeling the need to use your car.

The property is only a 10-minute drive from all the facilities of the bustling market town of Keswick, but why drive when you can take the Derwentwater Launch for an altogether more leisurely journey. There is also a regular bus service to Keswick that loops around Derwentwater, another service takes the longer route route over Honister Pass and past Buttermere. Keswick offers an unsurpassed range of outdoor shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. By day, Keswick is the ideal starting point for walkers and climbers, as well as those who want to potter the cobbled Market Place. By night there is a cinema, or the famous Theatre by the Lake, which puts on plays, shows and concerts all year round.

The front door opens to the entrance hallway with boot rack and leads to the sitting room. The sitting room benefits from lovely views of the Borrowdale Fells and is comfortably furnished including a cosy multifuel burner. Comfortable seating is arranged around the TV with Freesat, Blu-ray and Wi-Fi. There is a selection of board games, DVDs, books and maps for visitors to use.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, full height fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is plenty of storage space and a dining table with seating for four with a further chair kept under the stairs.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms; a king-size, a twin and a single bedroom. The family bathroom has a bath with shower above, WC and wash basin. There is an additional WC and wash basin in the ground floor cloakroom.

Outside there is a patio at the front of the house with fantastic views. Garden furniture is provided to enjoy the morning and early afternoon sun.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, full-height fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • TV with Freesat, Blu-ray player
  • Wi-Fi included (speed can be variable)
  • Towels not provided
  • Front patio with garden furniture
  • Regret no pets
  • 1 on-road parking space available. Additional on-road parking close by
  • Lockable storage for four bikes
  • Shop and restaurant 4.5 miles, pub 2 miles


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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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