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Maiden Moor Cottage

Borrowdale, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Homely cottage with stunning views towards the fells
  • Peaceful setting in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley
  • Just 4.5 miles from Keswick, with its great selection of independent shops and eateries
Property code: SZ334

This cosy cottage, surrounded by tranquil woodlands, is perfectly placed for a walking holiday in the Borrowdale Valley. Lake District top attractions, such as Scafell Pike, are also within easy reach.

This holiday cottage offers self-catering accommodation for up to four people. The cottage is in an incredible peaceful setting in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley with spectacular views of nearby fells including Catbells, Maiden Moor and High Spy.

The village of Grange in Borrowdale, a short distance away, boasts two tearooms and two churches. There are plenty of pubs in the neighbouring villages while Borrowdale, one of the Lake District's prettiest valleys, is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks – either on the mountain tops or along the bottom of the valley.

The cottage is also only 5 miles drive from the bustling market town of Keswick, with its 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 around the shops or take a ride on the launch on Derwent Water. By night there is a cinema, or the famous Theatre by the Lake, which puts on plays, shows and concerts all year round.

The cottage is accessed via a small hallway leading into the lounge at one side and the kitchen at the other. The kitchen is well equipped with under counter fridge and freezer, microwave, ceramic hob, electric oven and dishwasher. There's a cafetiere, and some great views to make the morning coffee extra special.

The comfortable lounge has an electric fire, comfortable sofas and a window looking out onto grounds of Greenbank Country House. There's a television with a DVD player in the lounge, for relaxing evenings in. There is a dining area with table and seating for four people. The downstairs bathroom has bath, WC and wash basin.

The stairs lead from the hallway to the two spacious and airy bedrooms - one twin and one double, the latter having a TV. Both of the bedrooms have ample hanging space for clothes, and lovely woodland views. There is a newly refurbished bathroom with tiled shower, wash basin and toilet.

There is a small garden surrounding the cottage and back door leading out onto a small decked area. There are woods at the rear and lovely grounds surrounding the cottage. The magnificent views from the gardens look down the valley and across to Derwent Water and the fells beyond.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine/dryer in garage
  • Electric fire in lounge
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Decked area and small private garden
  • Ample off-road parking available within grounds
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub less than 500 metres, shops 4.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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Reviewed by Teresa 18th December 2021

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Maiden Moor Cottage is in a perfect location - easy to get to from Keswick, in the grounds of a big house and wooded garden and with wonderful views. At the end of the drive a frequent bus service takes you up the valley to the starting point of many stunning walks. The house has everything you need and more, was beautifully clean and is warm and cRead moreosy. The owner Janet could not be more helpful - when my husband tripped and fell on one of our walks she was kindness itself. A lovely place. Hide

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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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