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Tan Cottage

Borrowdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star

At a glance

  • A secluded cottage with views of the Borrowdale Fells, Grange Fell and Skiddaw
  • Set in the village of Grange, this is a great base for walkers exploring the central Lake District
  • Relax in the evening in the warm and cosy lounge with its extensive selection of books
Property code: SZ459

A mile to the south of Derwentwater, this cosy, welcoming and relaxing bungalow provides simple and comfortable self-catering accommodation for two guests discovering the glorious Borrowdale Valley.

Situated in the Borrowdale valley, this attractive holiday home offers basic yet comfortable self-catering accommodation for two people amidst picture perfect scenery. The sitting room windows beautifully frame the Borrowdale Fells, with inspiring views to Cat Bells, Grange Fell and Skiddaw.

The village of Grange is the starting point for a wealth of wonderful walks and bike rides for all abilities. Choose from gentle rambles along the river and old miners tracks, or the lofty heights of ridge walks high above the valley.

Grange has two pleasant tearooms and two churches, one of which houses an informative exhibit on the story of Borrowdale, plus a hotel with a bar and restaurant, which is open to non-residents; italso offers Wi-Fi, a few minutes stroll from the cottage.

The property is just ten minutes drive from the facilities of Keswick, a bustling market town. Keswick offers an unsurpassed range of outdoor shops and activity providers. You will also find traditional pubs, stylish bars and welcoming tearooms. Theatre by the Lake offers a varied programme of plays, speakers and concerts throughout the year.

The front door opens into a small entrance hall with doors leading off it to all rooms. There is useful space for taking off muddy boots and a small cupboard for hanging coats etc.

The large sitting rooms retains a cosy feel thanks to period furniture and a stone fireplace with an electric fire. There is Free Sat TV and a DVD player, and access to the owners extensive book library.

A writing desk is positioned underneath the picture window with inspiring views of Grange Fell. There is also a table and chairs for dining situated next to a further window. Wi-Fi is available. As the router is in the owner's property, the signal is not very fast.

The kitchen is well appointed for two people, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, small fridge/freezer and plenty of storage space.

The bathroom features a white suite of shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. The owners can offer towel hire, please enquire at the time of booking.

The bedroom has twin beds and a small vanity desk.

Outside there is a shared garden with the owners which enjoys a sunny aspect and wonderful views. Parking is across a cattle grid and is shared with the owners. The owners may consider accepting one dog, please ask at the time of booking.

  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Electric fire
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi may be available via the owner's router but please be aware the connection is not very fast
  • Towels not included but available for hire – please enquire when booking
  • Shared garden
  • Parking for 2 cars by the cottage over a cattle grid (shared with owners)
  • 1 dog by arrangement
  • Bar in local hotel 0.5 miles
  • Derwentwater 1 mile
  • Limited mobile reception
  • Telephone available
  • 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

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Mark 11th March 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location, everything you could want or need is there and very cosy, I would definitely recommend Tan Cottage..

Reviewed by Stephanie 2nd January 2022

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The cottage was lovely, in an beautiful, quiet location with a very friendly and helpful host close by if needed. The cottage is warm and inviting with lots of interesting books and a nice big table to sit at and play games. The kitchen had everything we needed and there is a very handy cupboard for drying out wet coats after a walk in the rain. ThRead moree village of Grange is a great base to explore from and the church which has a local history exhibition is full of wonderful old photos. Hide

Reviewed by Jelena 21st November 2021

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Beautiful and comfortable cottage ideally located almost at the foot of the mountains and Derwent Water. We had a really time!

Reviewed by Sam 5th November 2021

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Wonderful, small base for exploring one of the most beautiful parts of The Lake District. Highly recommended.

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