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!
Studio in idyllic Lakeland location

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1 bedroom

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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.

Over Christmas and New Year 17/18 we offer a 4 night stay from 23rd - 27th Dec, a 3 night stay from 27th - 30th Dec and a 4 night stay from 30th Dec - 3rd Jan.

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!


Safety features
Smoke detector
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Fire extinguisher

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David User Profile
September 2017
Our stay in the studio apartment at Manesty was very enjoyable. The apartment was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom were compact but adequate. The views from the window are fantastic and the gardens are lovely. There is so much to see in the Lake District and walks close to this apartment are great. We can recommend a day visit to Ambleside; the Borrowdale Hotel for meals and the Puzzling Place in Keswick for an outing when it is raining. Also a visit to Coniston Water and a ride on the Steam Yacht Gondola and a meal or coffee at the Bluebird Cafe. Alan was very helpful with everything we needed. We had a great week despite rain five out of our seven days.

Nick User Profile
August 2017
Great place to stay in the Lakes. Lots of walks available from the doorstep (with printed maps/directions for 12 of the best provided by the hosts) and places to eat / drink nearby. Recommended.

Martin User Profile
August 2017
Alan and Cheryl's place is the perfect location to explore the northern Lake District. Luckily it is also a bit off the beaten track. The apartment itself is very spacious and offers everything you need. We would stay there again anytime.

Lucy User Profile
August 2017
Lovely views, quite a small room but is ok if you will be out walking most of the time. Great location for visiting Keswick and Derwent water. No tea bags provided so make sure you bring some with you!

Daniel User Profile
August 2017
Words do not do justice to the beauty of this place. Just looking out the window is a tremendous treat, and there are many hikes accessible from right outside the door that will fulfill your greatest, greenest fantasies. Our studio was perfect for our needs, comfortable and spacious, easy for cooking and hanging out. We especially enjoyed firing up the wood-burning outdoor jacuzzi and watching a rainbow peek out from the clouds as the sun was setting. Alan & Cheryl pay attention to details, are readily available to help, and provide a wealth of information about trails and eateries in the area. We will never forget the views from our window.

Sam User Profile
July 2017
Lovely accommodation with incredible view. Lots of walks at the doorstep. Hosts were very welcoming and down to earth, thanks for having us.

Claire User Profile
July 2017
The studio is well equipped and in a stunning location. Alan and Cheryl were happy to answer any questions and very knowledgable on the area. I would certainly stay here in again.

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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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