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Kings How - Rosthwaite

Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A charming traditional stone cottage for couples exploring the heart of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley
  • With vaulted ceilings and timber beams, this is a cosy and airy single-level Lakeland hideaway for two
  • This delightful property lies in a secluded village between Buttermere, Thirlmere and Derwentwater
Property code: 86245

A cosy retreat offering the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors. Watch the sheep and lambs from your window in springtime.

A cosy retreat offering the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors, this pretty Lakeland cottage is the perfect place for couples seeking a relaxing getaway. Tucked away in the small and picturesque village of Rosthwaite, the property enjoys peaceful surroundings and offers spellbinding walks from the door. The Seatoller bus runs all year round and, between April and October, the Honister Rambler offers a circular service taking in Portinscale, Catbells, Honister Slate Mine, Buttermere and Whinlatter Forest, all within 11 miles. Derwentwater is less than 4 miles north of the village; there are eight jetties where you can hop on and off the boat to explore. Visit Theatre by the Lake to take in a show and, from Crow Park opposite, you can get 360° panoramic views of the mountains along with stunning views down the lake towards the exceptionally beautiful Borrowdale Valley. Also at the northern end of Derwentwater, the bustling town of Keswick (7 miles) is home to Puzzling Place and the Derwent Pencil Museum.

Entering this light and cheerful cottage, a small hall has storage space for coats and muddy boots before leading you through into the bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With a lovely beamed ceiling and views across the fields, this is a fantastic room for relaxing in at the end of a memorable day exploring the heart of the Lake District. The pretty lounge has a wood burner effect electric fire and comfortable sofas perfect for snuggling up in the evening to watch a favourite movie on the Smart TV. There’s a sweet dining table over by the window so you can take in the delightful views as you enjoy a light breakfast or sit down to a romantic meal for two, which you can prepare in the spacious and fully equipped kitchen. Leaving the lounge, a step leads down into the hallway and along to the cosy, fresh and relaxing king-size bedroom, ideal for a good night’s sleep after an exhilarating day. Finally, the refreshing shower room is just across the hall.

Stepping outside, there’s a delightful shared garden which you can relax in and watch the sheep and lambs in the neighbouring fields, or you can head over to  the welcoming tearooms, within 200 metres.

  • 1 king-size bedroom 
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Heated electric clothes dryer
  • Shared garden with seating
  • Allocated parking for 1 car only within shared car park
  • Farm café/shop (seasonal opening) are less than 1 mile
  • 3 country pubs within 1 mile of the property
  • There are alternative routes to Rosthwaite available from Braithwaite or from Grange. From these two start points, route to Buttermere via the Newlands pass. Once in Buttermere, take the B5289 to Rosthwaite via the Honister pass.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 44 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Keith 6th July 2024

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Ideally located for touring the Northern Lakes. Excellent shower, comfortable lounge area, and a very firm mattress on the bed. Walks directly from the property and private parking within a few metres of the door.

Reviewed by Darren 14th June 2024

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The size and location of the cottage was great. Would stay again. Walks straight from the door and local cafe wonderful. Shame the Riverside Bar is no more.

Reviewed by Sarah 7th June 2024

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Lovely cottage situated in a lovely part of the Lake District, local walks are brilliant and no need to drive anywhere as lots of them, although some are pretty vertical and rocky.

Reviewed by Lynne 31st May 2024

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Small but well fitted cottage. Smelt damp on arrival but OK once ventilated. Main issue was traffic fumes in garden which made it impossible to use. A real shame because otherwise an ideal cottage for 2 in a lovely setting.

Reviewed by Derek 3rd May 2024

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Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The cottage has a very cosy feel and offers constant peace and quiet. The use of a shared garden was a bonus at the end of the day to sit and relax and enjoy a late afternoon drink. This is our second stay at Kings How and will certainly return again to enjoy yet another stress free holiday.

Reviewed by Neil 26th April 2024

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We've had a wonderful week staying at Kings How. A very comfortable,clean cottage that was equipped with everything we needed. Lots of stunning walks straight from the doorstep. Absolutely loved it thank you.

Reviewed by Sally 16th March 2024

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Cute cottage, great value, ideal for a couple. Excellent walking right from the doorstep. The village pub was closed for the foreseeable when we were there, it was a shame to miss out on the anticipated very local early evening socialising and potential pub grub but we went prepared and had a great time. Easy daytime bus to Keswick, beautiful locatRead moreion, would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Katy 4th March 2024

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A small basic cottage in a good walking area.

Reviewed by Matthew 23rd February 2024

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Reviewed by Catherine 2nd February 2024

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Lovely cottage in great location. We thoroughly enjoyed it

Reviewed by Evelyn 29th December 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage,clean and fairly well equipped, bed abit clonky...but over all comfortable and absolutely perfect location with a welcoming bar just a few steps away.

Reviewed by Tina 22nd December 2023

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The cottage was perfect for our needs. It is well equipped & we easily cooked a 3 course Christmas dinner. The separate freezer was bonus meaning we didnt have to keep going to the shops. Also the electric airer was a godsend as the weather was somewhat wet. The entrance is tiled, perfect for sorting out wet dogs. Although we had a problem with theRead more electric fire, this was sorted out quickly by Simon & Rachel (thank you) The location is a walkers paradise & we will definitely return Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 15th December 2023

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Reviewed by Karren 29th November 2023

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Lovely dainty quaint cottage. Ideal location. Dogs love it. Pub on doorstep that does lovely meals. Toiletries included, also welcome pack with milk, coffee, tea and biscuits. Lovely place to have a break. Lovely walks around the area.

Reviewed by Annabel 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 29th September 2023

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Lovely little cottage with car parking It's small but has a well equipped kitchen &modern bathroom,we were warm and cosy We were able to do many walks from the door both up hill and along the river & the pub is close by A very peaceful village

Reviewed by Sue 15th September 2023

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Perfect little place to stay for the Borrowdale Valley & its walks. We loved our week & will go back in the summer months, however the cottage felt a little damp by the end of the week. It was very wet during our stay & the walls were covered in condensation & the sky lights dripped as we sat on the sofa. Its difficult given the area which is a shaRead moreme. Not sure what you can do as it is The Lakes after all! Hide

Reviewed by Julia 21st July 2023

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Lovely property, great walking, close to pubs & cafes/farm shop2nd stay here and hope to visit again

Reviewed by Marie 14th July 2023

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An absolutely beautiful cottage to stay in - location perfect for getting about from - very comfortable and spacious - will definitely be coming back - parking space a def bonus as once parked it was never moved until we left. We had a dog and it worked very well.

Reviewed by Richard 7th July 2023

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Nice little Cottage ideal for two people and a dog....

Reviewed by Elaine 30th June 2023

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Great little cottage , in a lovely quiet village. Loads of walks from the door . Lots of sheep for neighbours, heaven .

Reviewed by Hazel 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by John 9th June 2023

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A little gem in the heart of Borrowdale, well-equipped for a weeks stay for two, including a separate fridge and freezer and a comfy sofa. The location is ideal - there are so many high level and low level walks from Rosthwaite that you could get out every day whatever the weather or your ability. Its so good we have already booked to stay again inRead more October. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 2nd June 2023

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A great location - the cottage was very clean but perhapse a little "basic". Also no mobile phone signal or land line.

Reviewed by Annabel 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Hilary 12th May 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in King's How. The cottage had everything we needed and is in a perfect place for exploring the Lakes, in a really dog friendly area. . Loved that the only sounds in the morning were the birds and the sheep yet all the facilities we could need were close by. We'll definitely stay there again

Reviewed by Derek 7th April 2023

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Absolutely lovely cottage in a fabulous location. Borrowdale Valley is one of the most scenic places we have stayed. Very tranquil ! Pub only yards away to enjoy in the evening after walking. Accommodation is everything you need. Cottage has a nice feel to it. Bus stop right outside to get into Keswick if you dont wish to drive and park.

Reviewed by Beverley 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Rachel 17th March 2023

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Lovely relaxing location. Easily accessible to get to most places in the Lakes from there. Very warm and welcoming Cottage. No obvious allocated parking for the cottage and we had to park elsewhere for the first two nights as someone else was parked where we assume was meant to be for Kings How. It was better during the week when we were able to geRead moret a space every evening. Hide

Reviewed by Georgina 21st February 2023

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Reviewed by Charles 18th February 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia 6th January 2023

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Lovely cottage , clean and comfortable. Great shower !

Reviewed by Simon 27th December 2022

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Absolutely adored our stay! Really well equipped for a cosy little hideaway. There are a good few walks straight from the house and despite the constant rain we still got out and about. There was no garden or enclosed space for our dog but that really didn't matter with all the beautiful surrounds. Keswick a 15 minute drive away. Riverside bar nextRead more door dog friendly and reasonably priced. We are new converts to the Borrowdale Valley now! Hide

Reviewed by John 24th December 2022

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Fanstic location brilliant walks comfortable cottage ideal for couples

Reviewed by Judith 3rd December 2022

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Cosy cottage for 2 in a great location

Reviewed by Karren 30th November 2022

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This is our second visit to this Cottage, and wont be our last! Perfect location. Great walks for our French bulldogs. Friendly pub on doorstep. Quiet area, lovely views. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Nicola 18th November 2022

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Excellent location for Borrowdale valley and good value for money. We will definitely book this cottage again.

Reviewed by Frazer 9th September 2022

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Cozy cottage with fantastic access to great walks straight from your doorstep

Reviewed by Rose 26th August 2022

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with a glass of wine and just chill out,we did miss that.

Reviewed by Chris 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Paula 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Carol 6th August 2022

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Lovely cottage in a glorious location. Plenty of room with every accessory you could need. Very comfy bed. The only downside was the parking. The parking space which should have been for our cottage was used by someone else all week. You can't park in the village car park in the day as it is full and you are not allowed to park in there overnight.

Reviewed by Micheal 1st August 2022

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Reviewed by Julia 22nd July 2022

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Excellent location, walks and pubs from the door, farm shop also useful. Lovely contemporary property, would definitely stay again.

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