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  • Cumbria Tourism Quality Charter
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 7 units £424-£1230 pupw sleeps 2-8

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Manesty Holiday Cottages offers weekly bookings starting on Friday and Saturday and sometimes short breaks.

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21 Sep 2019

Children of any age are accepted.

CH Byre
(cottage sleeps 2 + 1)

CH Stable Loft
(cottage sleeps 3 + 2)

CH Studio
(studio flat sleeps 2)

High Seat
(bungalow sleeps 3 + 2)

(cottage sleeps 5 + 1)

The heart of the original farmhouse at Manesty.
Ground floor: Large farmhouse kitchen/dining room with dishwasher and wood burning stove, cosy lounge looking across borrowdale, shower room/w.c. and entrance area with original stone slab. Original features such as meat hooks, oaks beams and bulls eye window.
First floor: 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 with a double and a single bed) with views east over Borrowdale or north towards Skiddaw and a bathroom/w.c.
Garden with lawn and outdoor seating and tables. Parking next to the cottage for 1 car with space nearby should you need it.

Price is for 5 people. For 6 people add 16%, for 7 people add 24%. Electricity is included in the rent.

Manesty offers weekly bookings starting on Saturday and sometimes short breaks.

Facilities: Bath, Hot Tub, Non-smoking unit, Scenic view, Shower

Unit availability from Saturday 21 September 2019
Manesty Band
(cottage sleeps 6 + 2)

Manesty Dairy
(cottage sleeps 2)

Availability last updated 17 Sep 2019 08:01

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    Mature / Senior Couple A S
    Deventer, Netherlands
    02 November 2016
    Rated as 3 out of 5

    “Comfortable stay in nice area”

    We were a little disappointed by the very small kitchen and bathroom. the bathroom is so narrow that I kept burning myself on the heated towel rack. The kitchen was also very tiny with minimal work space and only a 2 pan cooker. We often arrived back to the cottage after dark and then there is no outside lighting anywhere near the front door so it was a challenge to find the keyhole to open the door.
    On our arrival we didn't feel very welcome. First you have to open a gate to get to the owners house, and we weren't even sure we could drive in there. Then we were met by a young lady who told us to wait outside and sit on the bench there, while she found the owners. The owners were however very friendly and welcoming and gave us a great deal of useful information regarding the house and the area.
    Overall the location is excellent as is the view out the studio window, but I think we will opt for a slightly larger and better equipped cottage next time around.

    Reply from Manesty Holiday Cottages at 7 Nov 2016

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We do describe in the listing that the studio has a kitchenette with only a 2 plate electric hob; I am sorry that you did not realise this. It is a shame that you did not tell us about the towel rail in the shower room which we could have helped you with; we are now replacing it. Also, just a note for your next visit to the Lakes, gates are very common here where the sheep graze the roadside and are only too keen to graze the garden! We hope that you enjoyed your stay and thanks again for your review, feedback from guests is a vital part of our business.

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    Welcome to Manesty Holiday Cottages, the ideal base for your Lake District self catering holiday. If you are visiting Borrowdale for the first time, you’re in for a treat amongst some of England’s most spectacular scenery: walk the lake shores, valleys and high fells; tour picturesque villages and fascinating places; cycle, row, birdwatch, fish, climb; or simply unwind in rural tranquility.

    Our cottages, 1 to 4 bedrooms in size, are converted from the original farmstead buildings and constructed in the traditional Lakeland style. They are comfortably furnished and well equipped: facilities include satellite TV, DVD players, free wireless broadband internet and an outdoor, all natural, woodfired hot tub which can be booked by the day.

    In addition to our main 5 cottages, we have:
    A luxury 1 bedroomed cottage, Cocklety How Byre, which is available Mon - Fri and Fri - Mon all year round.
    A studio apartment for short breaks all year round.
    A holiday caravan for the ‘close to nature’ experience.

    As a family business, we are proud to offer excellent value and our guests’ comfort is our priority. In the interests of our customers we have a no smoking indoors policy and do not take pets.

    Situated in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, just five miles from Keswick, Manesty Holiday Cottages is in the heart of the Lake District. The elevated situation gives magnificent views across Borrowdale, and the extensive well kept grounds are attractive all year round. Less than a mile from the shores of Derwentwater, Manesty is one of the most peaceful corners of Borrowdale. The picturesque village of Grange is 3/4 mile away. Manesty has been in the Leyland family for six generations, so we are a mine of local knowledge. Our ‘walks from the door’ are just one example of how we can help you make the most of your Lake District self catering holiday. We look forward to welcoming you.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • RadioRadio
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Satellite TVSatellite TV
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
    • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
    • FreezerFreezer
    • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
    • DishwasherDishwasher
    • Linen providedLinen provided
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • FishingFishing
    • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
    • DVD playerDVD player
    • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
    • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
    • Cots availableCots available
    • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
    • Washing machineWashing machine

    Walks from the door to fells, lake shore, woodlands and riverside. Wood fired hot tub. Wireless internet. Children welcome from any age.


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    Plan route to Manesty Holiday Cottages using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 250184  Lat: 54.55572 Long: -3.16078

    Leave M6 jct 40 and follow A66 to Keswick. From Keswick follow B5289, signposted Borrowdale, for 4 miles then turn right over Grange Bridge, signposted Grange & Newlands. Continue for 0.75 mile. Manesty is on the left.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Parking for Single unit properties:
      • YesParking space provided
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • YesGravel
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesSteps and no ramp


    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

    Bed/ Bathrooms

    • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
    • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesSeparate shower unit
      • YesBath with shower
      • YesBath
    • YesBath with support handrails available


    • YesSteps to the main entrance:
      • 2
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit


    • YesSink taps have lever handles
    • YesSeating available in kitchen


    • YesService dogs not accepted:

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