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Characterful Lakeland Cottage in the Jaws of Borrowdale.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Traditional cottage with dramatic mountain views, 3 bedrooms for up to 5 people

Situated in the idyllic village of Grange-in-Borrowdale some 4 miles south of Keswick at the southern tip of Derwent Water. The cottage enjoys stunning views of

the Fells with walks to Catbells to the North West and Skiddaw beyond or to Watendlath or a climb up Grange Fell or the Lodore Falls.

The cottage endeavours to capture some of its history as a former barn (probably in the late 1800's whilst offering clean and modern facilities so that you enjoy your stay.

The front patio garden looks over the Green in the centre of Grange and beyond to Grange Craggs, King's How and Grange Fell. What better way to spend a leisurely morning before embarking on a stroll around the two ancient churches or a 12 mile walk around Derwent Water or cycling to Borrowdale or Portinscale. On the ground floor the sitting room has a multi fuel boiler for those cosy winter evenings, freesat TV, a selection of fiction and some games. The spacious kitchen has the usual amenities including a dishwasher and washing machine/tumble drier. Upstairs we have 3 bedrooms for 5 people- a kingsize double with views to Grange Fell and beyond, a large twin room and a single room. The bathroom has a bath with over-bath shower. To the rear of the cottage, a lockable shed has space for 4 bikes. Parking is permitted for 2 cars, one to the front and one to the rear.

More Details

Property Manager
Mr Williams
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017


4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Characterful Lakeland Cottage in the Jaws of Borrowdale.
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic location and great holiday

  • 4 of 5

The property was a little tired and the small bedroom was smaller than expected (couldn't fit a travel cot in there) but the location was fantastic and the cottage was pretty well equipped.

We had an amazing week there and the weather was lovely and warm. Rock climbing, canoeing, swimming, hill walking and Keswick all on our doorstep - would definitely come back.

Would've been nice to have a welcome pack with milk etc. but with Keswick only 5 mins away and 2 cafe's either side of the cottage this wasn't too big a disappointment.

Thanks for a nice holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for leaving feedback - much appreciated. I am pleased that you had such a great time as the cottage truly is in a beautiful location in Grange in Borrowdale. We do leave tea and coffee with small milk cartons for guests but it is difficult to leave other provisions as people's tastes vary. I am a little disappointed with your description of the cottage as 'tired', given that much money has been spent recently with a new bathroom, new decoration and flooring to the hall and a new timber floor to the sitting room with new furnishings and recent new oak beds. We have tried to keep the style appropriate to a traditional lakeland cottage rather than perhaps more flashy decor that can date rapidly. The cottage has 3 bedrooms with the double and twin being substantial and could have easily accommodated a cot or three. The third single bedroom is ok for a single person but would not accommodate a cot, so sorry if you thought it would.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Borrowdale Gates
Car: recommended

Grange is a beautiful small village at the southern end of Derwent Water along Borrowdale road some 4 miles south of Keswick. The River Derwent is crossed over an ancient double arched pack-horse bridge dating back to 1675. How cottage overlooks a small Green in the centre of Grange and has stunning views of the Borrowdale Fells from every window. The cottage is perfect for peace & relaxation and gentle walks, such as the Allerdale Ramble to Seatoller or a walk around the Lake. Or return from Keswick via the Derwent Launch which calls at a couple of Landing Stages nearby to Grange.

With 2 tea rooms, Grange is a perfect place to sit and watch the world go by or to read a novel in the front garden. The Bowder Stone and the Lodore Falls are close by and worth a visit. For Fell walkers, there are walks to Cat Bells or to Grange Fell then on to Watendlath (the Caffle House tea room in Watendlath is a welcome stop). These gentle climbs are always popular and not too demanding. However, keen climbers will not be disappointed as Grange is a great base for ascending Skiddaw, Scafell Pike and The Gables to name just a few.

Rock climbers will be in their element as Little Chamonix (part of Shepherd's Crag) is an absolute classic and lies just off the Borrowdale Road. But if climbing sheer rock faces does not appeal, it can be quite enthralling watching their manoeuvres at Lodore.

Cyclists often come through Grange on a tour of Borrowdale returning from the travails of the Honister Pass along the old packhorse track behind the crags of Castle Cragg. How Cottage has a lockable shed with room for 4 cycles should you wish to bring them.

For a bit of alfresco dining there is a barbecue stored in the shed. There are plenty of good pubs and hotels for eating out in the area. If you wish to self-cater, Booths and the Co-op supermarkets are in Keswick. How cottage has a spacious kitchen with dining table with room for 5.

A must-see is the Honister slate mine which provides guided tours into the mines or try the Via Ferrata track up to Fleetwith Pike (see the photo of our group; the younger contingent were doing rather better than the more seasoned group).


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Borrowdale, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 13 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cloakroom - Toilet , Downstairs toilet with sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Very comfortable Kingsize bed. Room enjoys stunning views.
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Beautiful views to the North, captures the morning sun.
    Single Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Beautiful views to the hills beyond.
  • The double and twin rooms are large rooms with a decent size wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. The single has shelves for clothes storage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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