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Rosewell House

Loweswater, Lake District
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 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

  • Nestled in beautiful Loweswater this gorgeous Georgian house sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms
  • Stylish and elegant interior create a warm welcoming space for big groups
  • Close to towering mountains and three beautiful lakes, discover walks from the door
Property code: SZ424

Relax and unwind amongst elegant interiors and luxurious furnishings, after a day exploring fantastic fells and gentle walks along the Loweswater and Crummock shoreline.

If you'd like to gather family or friends in a stunning Georgian house at the foot of the Cumbrian fells, then this property could be the perfect place for you. Furthermore, if your ideal holiday home is refurbished to the highest standards with elegant interiors, luxurious furnishings, indulgent bathrooms and a warm and welcoming feel then you've certainly found the right place. Nestled in beautiful Loweswater in the Lorton Vale and sleeping up to 10 in five beautiful bedrooms, this is a Jane Austen fantasy of a house brought lovingly into the 21st century with every possible comfort.

Loweswater is a picturesque scattering of houses along the flank of the Lorton Vale. This area is a tranquil haven with towering mountains and three beautiful lakes. The property sits at the foot of Low Fell, in an enviable position for making the most of the unparalleled walking opportunities that this area offers. Well prepared walkers could take on one of the mightier peaks such as Grassmoor or Whiteside and reward themselves with a meal and a pint at a local pub. Crummock Water and Loweswater are within easy range of the house, why not pack a picnic and find a spot along their shores? You could even try a wild swim or at least a paddle in Crummock or Buttermere's crystal-clear water. Cyclists are well catered for with quiet roads, undulating bridleways and iconic mountain passes all within easy reach. The Sustrans Coast to Coast route even goes right past the door!

If you'd like to explore slightly further afield there's plenty to do. Families will love Whinlatter Forest Park which is just 6 miles away. There are miles of forest trails, a high ropes course, an excellent cafe and even a Gruffalo that your woodland sprites can find. Cockermouth is a charming Georgian town seven miles from the property, well known for being Wordsworth's birthplace, it's now a bustling hub with a delightful array of independent shops and eateries. Why not head to the Lake District's adventure capital, Keswick, just over Whinlatter Pass? Explore your wilder side by getting out ghyll scrambling, climbing or kayaking alternatively take in a play or concert at the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake. So, whether you'd like to get outdoors and explore Lakeland's wilder side, enjoy fabulous local food and drink or just indulge yourself by staying in a simply beautiful historical holiday home then this property is the ideal place.

This characterful holiday home is an exceptional Georgian cottage for up to ten people in the glorious Lorton Vale. Refurbished to a very high standard this former gentleman's residence makes an indulgent base for a gathering of family or friends. The owners have used a subtle palette of heritage colours, sumptuous furnishings, well-chosen art and 21st century comforts to create a holiday home you'll want to visit time and time Again.

On initial arrival at the property guests enter via the imposing front entrance (once you have settled in, it would be preferred if you could use the rear entrance to the house). Ornate double doors lead into the welcoming entrance hall, off which lies the living room. It's a beautifully proportioned space with two comfy brown leather sofas and two armchairs arranged around a wood-burning stove and large Smart television. The period flavour is kept with two large sash windows, original shutters and a fabulous plaster moulded ceiling. Off the entrance hall you'll also find the spacious downstairs super-king bedroom, ideal for guests who have slightly limited mobility (this room can also be made up as a twin if required, please advise on booking). It's a gorgeous room with a wardrobe for storage and a large sash window looking out onto the grounds to the front.

Moving through to the back of the house you'll find the back door and plenty of space for all your party's outdoor gear. The stone-flagged back hallway has a shoe bench and coat hooks while a large boiler cupboard provides a handy drying space for muddy boots and wet clobber, an absolute necessity for a large group returning from a rainy walk. The well-designed downstairs shower room and WC has a large easy-access shower enclosure with a mixer shower and hand attachment.

The last area on the ground floor is the stunning kitchen-diner. Truly the heart of the house, this gorgeous room has a wonderfully sociable feel and will surely be your preferred space to gather everyone during your stay. Double doors lead out to the raised terrace area and frame a staggering view of Whiteside across the valley. The contemporary kitchen is a chef's dream being equipped with a Rangemaster dual fuel cooker with five gas hobs, hot plate and griddle, eye-height microwave and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your group meals. There's a large fridge and dishwasher built into the stylish units and a marble-topped island unit with breakfast bar making for sociable meal preparation. The dining area has a large wooden table with a mixture of chairs next to a deep fireplace with wood burner, perfect for long post-dinner conversations planning your Lake District adventures. Also off the kitchen is a handy utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and under-counter freezer, it also makes a cosy bedroom for any pooches who've accompanied you.

Time to ascend the sweeping classic staircase to the first floor where you'll find undulating floors and wonky doors reminding you of the property's history. The first king-size suite is an exquisite dual aspect room. Its floor to ceiling sash window boasts a majestic view of Whiteside while a further window looks over the grounds towards the slopes of Low Fell beyond, it's definitely worth enjoying a morning cuppa in the metal-framed bed taking in those vistas. A traditional built-in cupboard and decorative fireplace adorn the room while three steps lead you down to the luxurious en-suite bathroom where there's a double-ended claw-foot bath and separate shower enclosure. The first of the two twin rooms is next, it has white wooden bedsteads, a wardrobe for storage and a charming window seat. The second twin also has a large wooden wardrobe and a view over the grounds. Across the hallway from the twin rooms is the delightful family shower room. Built into the eaves and drenched with light from a skylight it has a mixer shower with a large drencher head and further shower attachment. Lastly to the second of the gorgeous king-size suites. Another dual aspect room, the views from this one benefit from the evening sun and a further lovely fell panorama. There's a romantic metal bedstead, a wardrobe for storage and an en-suite bathroom. The spacious beamed en-suite was formerly the maid's accommodation in the property's history, it's now home to an elegant suite with a claw foot double-ended bath and separate shower enclosure with indulgent drencher head.

The wonderful gated grounds offer something for everyone. To the front of the house there are large lawns, a circular driveway and a woodland area with a small stream running through. A raised terrace leads out from the kitchen double doors, sheltered by the house and outbuildings this stunning suntrap, with its glorious view of Whiteside, is the perfect place for outdoor dining. Whether you'd like to spend your time outside in the magical grounds or inside gathering your family together in an indulgent haven, The property is the perfect place to do it.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size (can be made up as a twin room on request), 2 king-size and 2 twin
  • 4 bathrooms – 2 en-suite bathrooms with separate showers and roll top baths and 2 shower rooms
  • Rangemaster dual fuel cooker with five gas hobs, hot plate and griddle, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and freezer
  • 2 wood burners (logs provided)
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Extensive gardens with lawns, woodland and stream. Raised terrace with outdoor dining furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Lockable bike storage in shed
  • Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 6.5 miles
  • Group bookings - these may need to be checked with the owner first before confirming
  • Once you have settled in, please use the rear entrance to the house
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs 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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Christine 29th April 2022

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Stunning period house. Very comfortable with everything you could ever need. Bedrooms were amazing and tastefully decorated. Modern bathrooms. Ample space for everyone. Super.

Reviewed by Anna 8th April 2022

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A handsome, comfortable house in a gorgeous location.

Reviewed by Eileen 25th March 2022

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Rosewell House is a comfortable, beautifully-furnished and well-equipped house that we hope to visit again one day. It is elegant and spacious and the furnishings ooze quality. Great care has obviously been taken in selecting the paintings, ornaments, floral arrangements and other personal touches that make it feel like a cherished home. The peace Read moreand tranquillity of its fairly remote location contribute to the calming aura of the house and its extensive grounds. This is a place to unwind. Hide

Reviewed by Liz 11th March 2022

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Rosewater House is a beautiful, cosy haven near Loweswater Lake. Theres a wonderful circular walk around the lake & a friendly pub down the round. The kitchen is great for cooking & eating together; so spacious & the lounge is comfy, cosy & room for all.

Reviewed by Steve 4th February 2022

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Great location even better than photos.

Reviewed by Amanda 21st December 2021

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Highly recommended

Reviewed by John 12th November 2021

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Wonderful part of the lakes well clear of busy tourist attractions. So much more to do and see well have to return!

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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.

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.

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