Studio in idyllic Lakeland location

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Keswick, England CA12, United Kingdom

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.

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.

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.

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 Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $791 /week
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • As all of the other reviews mentioned, this place is perfectly situated. We took a walk through the neighborhood (they provide an outline of 10 walks right out the door) on our first night and it really felt like we were going on a treasure hunt! The scenery is breath-taking. I would strongly recommend hiking up Castle Crag (provides panoramic vistas of Derwentwater on one side and of brilliant green, rolling sheep pastures on the other) and Catbells (provides a long view of the lake). We came in early April and the weather was ideal--clear skies and magical scenery for miles.

    Alice is fabulous--easy to communicate with, helpful, and enthusiastic. The place was clean and had every kitchen tool we needed. Oh my goodness I want to live at Manesty it's so beautiful.

    April 2014
  • Had an excellent time. Was looked after and given ample information. Would visit again.

    March 2014
  • What a lovely weekend. A warm welcome, beautiful location and practical and cosy apartment. The walks recommended by Alan and Cheryl were fantastic, would definitely go back.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    March 2014
  • Alan and Cheryl's place is the perfect base for outdoorsy activities- both for its location, and their excellent recommendations for what to do. After a long day of walking, it was nice to be able to come and relax in the cosy studio.

    Although we never met Alan or Cheryl, they were easy to liaise with. The only downside of our stay was how short it was- there was so much to do, we would have loved to stay longer.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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!!

    December 2013
  • 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

    November 2013
  • Lovely place and lovely people. I would happily return to stay again some time.

    November 2013
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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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