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The Old Posthouse - Rosthwaite

Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located in the Borrowdale Valley
  • Located in a pretty village a short walk to village pub
  • Fabulous walks from your front door
Property code: 86249

Traditional Lakeland stone house, originally the village Post Office, lovingly refurbished, a fabulous base to explore the Lakes and a haven for keen walkers and cyclists. The village pub is within walking distance.

Located in the pretty village of Rosthwaite in the stunning Borrowdale Valley, the village is the starting point of many walks including over the fell to the hamlet of Watendlath. This is a great base to explore the Lakes either on foot, bike, by car, or by bus. There is a lovely circular walk from Rosthwaite taking in Millican's Dalton's Caves. When walking to castle Crag the stepping stones are always fun to cross at drier times of the year. The Coast to Coast and Cumbria Way walks both pass through the village. The local area offers fishing, rock climbing and water sports and there is a spa just three miles away.

As you enter this ground-floor apartment you will find yourself in the cosy lounge with a wood burner, comfy sofa, Smart TV, and window seat if you want to read a good book and watch the world go by. Off the lounge, you will find the bright spacious kitchen/diner, with an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is a double bedroom which is accessed from the kitchen with an en-suite shower and WC. Head back through the lounge and down a small hallway, which has a traditional tiled floor and space to hang your coats and store you’re your walking boots. The second bedroom follows on through from the hall, it is a super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made into a twin on request) with an en-suite shower and WC.

There is an enclosed shared courtyard, which has cycle storage racks to store your bikes. There is private parking for one car and additional car parking in the village car park which is approximately 200 meters away.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 double
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner in the lounge
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Shared back yard with bike racks
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub, village shop, tea room and farm shop within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sally 24th June 2022

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Very clean and well equipped cottage with comfortable beds in ideal area for walking straight from the property. Parking can be an issue especially if you or guests in other properties have large vehicles. The cottage opens straight onto the road which can be busy at times. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Ian 27th May 2022

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Great apartment in an excellent location. Fantastic walks without having to get the car out. Would book again.

Reviewed by Rebecca 15th April 2022

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We had a really lovely time in the Old Posthouse. It is in a beautiful setting in Borrowdale with a multitude of walks from the doorstep. The cottage is nicely appointed and very clean. It is right on the road, and the farm traffic does start early but a few good walks should have you sleeping through this! A lovely welcome pack awaited us which waRead mores a nice touch. The cafe in the village is well worth a visit, and there is also a lovely cafe in Grange. We would definitely visit again, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Loraine 11th March 2022

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Fantastic cottage. Well presented and very clean. Kitchen well stocked Beds were extremely comfortable. Great welcome pack, much appreciated. Good location and pub very close by. Farm shop / cafe up the lane is also very good and staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return.

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Location

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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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