The kitchenette is separate from the main room and has a  kettle, toaster, 2 plate hob, combination microwave oven, fridge with small freezer compartment and all the necessary crockery, cutlery, pots and pans.The double bed in super king size (6ft wide) or can be divided in to two standard size single beds - just let us know what you prefer!

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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).

The space

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. We can usually only accommodate arrivals on Mondays and Fridays, please get in touch if you wish to arrive on another day and we will see if we can accommodate you.

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 kitchenette has a combination oven/grill/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.

Please note: we bought a new bed and mattress in Dec 2014.

Guest access

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.

We have one outdoor wood fired hot tub in our little wood, which can be booked for a day at a time for an additional cost by guests staying in any of our accommodation. Please book in advance and check availability before you book accommodation if this is an integral part of your holiday plans.

Interaction with guests

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We can usually only accommodate arrivals on Mondays and Fridays, please get in touch if you wish to arrive on another day and we will see if we can accommodate you. Our minimum stay is 3 nights, please enquire if you are looking for a 2 night stay and we can let you know whether or not it is possible.

Please do not exceed the maximum occupancy of 2 guests. When you book we will ask for the number of guests staying and their names and addresses - we are happy for you to change these, but just let us know!

The price includes bed linen, towels and electricity.

Our accommodation is no smoking (both inside and in the gardens/grounds) and pet free.

We don't include any cleaning fees in our prices, instead we ask you to leave your accommodation clean and tidy at the end of your stay. On your arrival we ask for a small returnable deposit of £20 which we hold while you are with us. At the end of your stay we return this after a quick check. We would like to do this deposit through airbnb but their minimum deposit is ($100/£70) which we think is too much! If you would prefer to pay a cleaning fee instead, please let us know and we can arrange this.

We have one outdoor wood fired hot tub, which can be booked for a day at a time by guests staying in any of our accommodation. Please book in advance and check availability before you book accommodation if this is an integral part of your holiday plans.

Finally, please let us know of any anything you need or any problems you might have while you are here. We want you to have a great stay with us and letting us know of any issues as soon as they arise means we can sort them out as soon as possible instead of their dragging on through your holiday. Feel free to ask us about great places to walk and visit while you are here - our family has been at Manesty for six generations so we should be able to point you in the right direction!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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103 Reviews

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Alex User Profile
June 2017
Great location, walks from the door a massive bonus and on some of the less travelled routes. Great local places to eat too and eat access to Keswick on the launch or bus. Lovely accommodation, clean, friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful, stress free week. Would definitely go back

Rachel User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful, semi secluded location. Short walks through fields to good pubs/restaurants. Cat bells just behind the accomodation (definitely start here rather than the other side). We didn't have a car and found it easy enough getting around by foot and local bus. Cheryl and Alan were wonderful hosts, knowledgeable but not intrusive. The scenery is stunning.

Jade User Profile
June 2017
Alan and Cheryl couldn't have been more hospitable! The studio was lovely with great views! Would love to come back

Adam User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at Manesty for our honeymoon and had the best week. Alan and Cheryl are the perfect hosts, not in the slightest bit intrusive but always available and happy to help at anytime. We really loved the hot tub and all the walks/exploring you can do from the house. The views out of the studio are stunning, we had fantastic sunny weather but one evening sat and watched a rain/lightening storm travel across the valley. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the future. Thank you Alan and Cheryl for a wonderful stay

Peter User Profile
May 2017
A secluded apartment in the heart of the Lake district. This spotless apartment is surrounded by nature (owls, hares, voles ...) and ideally located for exploring the Lakes, with beautiful hiking on the doorstep. Also important to note is the friendly pub serving great food a 30 minute scenic walk from the door!

Mouli User Profile
May 2017
Lovely house in a very good location near Drentwater lake. We have enjoyed our stay and would love to go back. The house was clean very nicely maintained kitchen with all required utensils. Alan and Cheryl were very helpful and welcoming. We took Alan's suggestion and climed Catbell which is very close to Manasty. It was amazing. Food:Couple of good pubs were close. You can cook and enjoy with a lovely view from your room Walk path: many hiking routes around the lakes.woods Thanks to Manasty to make our holiday a brilliant one.

Julia User Profile
April 2017
What a perfect location! Alan & Cheryl were fantastic hosts. They have folders of maps, walking trails, and things to do, which was perfect because we were a little less than organized for planning this short holiday. We did a number of the suggested walks. The studio was just the right size for the two of us. We'll definitely be heading back in the future!

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Alan & Cheryl User ProfileAlan & Cheryl is a superhost.

Alan's family has lived at Manesty, in Borrowdale, for nearly 200 years. Our children (now grown up) are the sixth generation to have lived here. Our family has a long history of welcoming visitors to this magical part of Borrowdale and we are proud to continue the tradition of sharing our beautiful little corner of England.

If you want, we're able to provide you with a wealth of local information and tips. Our 'walks from the door' is just one way that we try to make sure you get the most from your Lake District holiday. We live next door so we're always on hand to answer questions, help you book activities and recommend things to do but far enough away though that you don't need to see us if you don't want to. We're really proud of our cottages and glamping accommodation and love our area. We hope to welcome you soon!

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