Our self contained studio is in the heart of the Lake District National Park in north west England. It has stunning valley, forest and woodland views from the window. Our nearest town is Keswick (just 5 miles by bus, boat, boot or car).
Our studio apartment is in the English Lake District. With it's own entrance super king size bed, dining area, en suite shower and separate kitchenette it has everything you need for a short break (or longer!) away in the Lakes.
Cocklety How Studio is in the first floor of a converted 17th Century barn at Manesty in Borrowdale, in the heart of the Lake District. The studio has its own entrance at the back of the building at ground level (first floor).
The galley kitchen has a combination oven/microwave, hob-plate, kettle, toaster and fridge with icebox. The super-king bed can be made up as two singles.
The Studio has a great view over the valley of Borrowdale. By the entrance is a private sunny patio looking up into the woodland, home to owls, rare red squirrels and other little mammals. You are free to explore the wood, which is also where our wood-fired hot tub is found - this is available for £25 per day for exclusive use, please book in advance.
Guests have their own parking space, entrance and private patio with table and chairs and have exclusive use of the studio. They are welcome to explore our small wooded fell side behind the studio. They have access to a shared utility room with washer, drier, extra tourist information, games, puzzles, books and portable bbq.
Our family have lived at Manesty, a traditional Lakeland farmstead in Borrowdale, for nearly 200 years and have a long history of welcoming visitors to share our beautiful part of the world. We live in the house near the original farmstead built by Alan's father and grandfather and let the original farmhouse and converted barns as holiday cottages. We're here to help you get the best out of your stay if you want and are always happy to offer advice, just ask.
Manesty is less than a mile from the Derwentwater lakeshore and about the same distance from the pretty village of Grange, with it's teashops and double hump-backed bridge over the River Derwent. The 'Honister Ramber' bus takes you into Keswick (5 miles) from the doorstep between Easter and November, or the launch runs all-year round, as does a bus from Grange.
We're in a perfect location for walks, water sports, touring the villages, or just sitting back to relax! We provide all our guests with our 'walks from the door' which we have written ourselves: 12 walks of varying lengths that you can enjoy straight out of the gate.
From Easter to October a bus (77/77A, the 'Honister (website hidden)') goes from Manesty's front gate to Keswick. All year round the 78 goes to Keswick from Grange, less than a mile away and there is also a boat, the 'Keswick Launch' which picks up from High Brandlehow and Lodore landing stages, both about a mile from Manesty.
From Keswick, there is a bus to our nearest railway station Penrith which is well served by high speed trains (less than 3 hours to London).
And of course, you can bring your car. We have off road parking.
We had an amazing time here. The flat is great, really clean and well furnished and full of useful information about local walks and entertainment. The hot tub was fantastic too! Alan and Alice were really friendly and helpful hosts and gave us lots of information too. We'd gladly stay here again.
Perfect weekend. Studio exactly as described. Couldn't get a better location, hosts lovely, hot tub was great be sure to book for a night. Already looking at dates to go back end of August! Loved every minute of it. The walking guides were a great help, located within in easy walking distance to 2 pubs and cafes. Absolutely stunning views.
A wonderful stay at the Studio in Manesty!! Alan & Cheryl were very helpful.
We stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate the new year. The studio had everything you needed.
First night we strolled down to the Borrowdale Gates hotel for a few drinks and a game of scrabble by a lovely open fire. Second day, we climed Maiden Moore and Catbells, then went into Keswick for our evening meal, then back to Studio for a well deserved bottle of Prosecco and watched the fireworks! On our final evening we rented the wood-fired hot tub and spent a good few hours bathing in it, it was glorious, and we didnt let the wind and rain put us off!
All in all a wonderful stay and could highly recommended staying in this lovely part of the world.
We had a really lovely few days at the cottage! Beautiful scenery and both Cheryl and Alan were really friendly and gave us loads of info about the local area. Thank you!!
We had a fantastic stay here and would highly reccomend it! Lots of walks literally from your door step to Cat Bells and the surrounding area, will definitely be back! Thanks x
Lovely place and lovely people. I would happily return to stay again some time.
We had a fantastic time at Alan and Cheryl's place. A beautiful place in a really idyllic setting. The view from the window was amazing and there were fantastic walks right from the doorstep. Alan gave us some brilliant advice on walks and rides to do, and they had lots of information about places to eat and visit that meant we always had lots of options - we recommend the walk up catbells and then along the lake front! We would definitely go again. Thanks Alan and Cheryl for being such great hosts!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Alan & Cheryl's lovely warm cottage. Aside from the idyllic location, Alan and Cheryl were very friendly and welcoming - you can tell that they clearly want all their guests to get the best out of their stay in the Lakes. The 12 walks that they designed from the front door of the cottage are a great idea, and certainly we enjoyed the walk we did.
Thanks very much!
We really loved our stay at this rural hideaway.Alan was very welcoming,and the cottage was clean and beautifully presented,with sensational views of the surrounding countryside.
The property is well situated for walkers,but also has a bus at the door and a boat service from the nearby wood,both to Keswick.
We had such a wonderful time celebrating our 1st anniverary at this beautiful location. Alan, Cheryl and Alice were so welcoming and always willing to help with advice. We're looking to our return trip in 2014!