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The Parrock

Newlands Valley, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Well-presented cottage in the heart of the Lake District National Park with beautiful walks from your doorstep to Catbells, Barrow and Causey Pike
  • Occupies a peaceful village location, but is only 4 miles to Keswick, the outdoor capital of the Lakes, and popular Derwentwater
  • An abundance of cycling routes pass by the cottage, including the challenging Newlands Pass, and Whinlatter Forest Park is only 4.5 miles away with its range of outdoor activities
Property code: SZ508

With its large gardens, private woodland and spectacular views of Skiddaw, this is the ideal setting for families to enjoy quality time together whilst enjoying activities such as fell-walking, canoeing or climbing.

This alluring holiday property is set in the heart of the Newlands Valley and has stunning views over Skiddaw, Barrow, Catbells and Causey Pike. Originally a corn mill, this wonderful holiday cottage stands amongst two acres of gardens and woodlands. There are bright and airy rooms with living areas arranged on the first floor to make the most of the glorious views.

Newlands Valley is the picture-perfect valley where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her tales. The mountain scenery is inspiring and the fell walking here is second to none. For those wishing to cycle, then the testing Newlands Pass is on the doorstep, as well as Whinlatter and Honister for the brave. Walkers can easily access Catbells, Barrow and Causey Pike directly from the cottage. Whinlatter Forest Park is just 4 miles away and has a Go Ape! high-wire course, a zip line adventure and miles of trails and footpaths for a leisurely stroll or an adventurous hike.

The nearest pub is 0.5 miles away, serving homemade food and Lakeland ales. The beer garden is the perfect spot to watch the sun set. Keswick is only 4 miles away by car (3 miles on foot) offering a wide selection of pubs, attractions, cafes and shops.

The property has a long entrance hallway into the cottage with hanging space for outdoor clothing.

There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, a double and a twin, both of which have views of the Newlands Valley and Robinson Fell. There is a separate utility room available outside in the shed, equipped with a washer, dryer, ironing facilities and a BBQ.

Upstairs is the open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with superb views. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob and a large freestanding fridge and freezer. The open-plan sitting room is on the first floor to take advantage of the beautiful views from the double aspect windows. The sitting room has a TV with Freesat and DVD and a CD/radio. Here also is an ipod port and Wi-Fi internet. A further double bedroom is on this first floor.

The shower room has an electric shower, wash basin and WC and there is also a bathroom, which has a shower over the bath, basin and WC.

There is a stair gate available at the cottage too (supplied on request).

Outside is a pretty garden to the rear of the property that leads to the private woodlands with a private path through woods giving access to the path to Causey Pike. There is ample parking to the front of the property on a shared driveway.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC and 1 family bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, a large freestanding fridge and freezer
  • Utility room – washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities
  • TV with Freesat and DVD, a CD/radio, iPod port
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Shared front garden, rear garden with access to an acre of woodland. Please note that there is a millpond in the woods which isn’t fenced off.
  • Stairgate available by prior arrangement, please request at time of booking
  • Ample shared parking, please park to the right of the main house by the new barn
  • 2 dogs welcome free of charge
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Neighbouring cottage can also be booked to accommodate an extra 6 guests
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Dawn 18th March 2022

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Very nice property, very clean and welcoming.

Reviewed by Julia 19th February 2022

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Perfect location for walking and cycling. Very well equipped and warm in winter.

Reviewed by Jude 28th December 2021

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We loved our week at The Parrock. The cottage is clean, cosy and very well equipped. The location is great. There are lots of walks of all levels you can do from the door, a decent pub a few minutes walk down the road, and Buttermere and Keswick just a few minutes drive away. The views over the garden to the fells beyond are lovely, with bird feedeRead morers attracting a myriad of birds. The entrance hall is brilliant for coats and muddy boots and the outside hose perfect for muddy paws! Hide

Reviewed by Kate 14th December 2021

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We all had a great few days at The Parrock which is in a fabulous location. The house was lovely and clean and very well equipped with stunning views and loads of birdlife to watch. Martin (the owner) was really helpful and even put some Christmas decorations up, which was a lovely touch. The only downside are the post holiday blues!

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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.

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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