Retro caravan in nature's paradise!

Camper/RV - Entire home/apt · Youdale Knot, Manesty, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5UG, United Kingdom

The Space

Our static caravan is nestled at the edge of a small wood in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale in the heart of the English Lake District. It's a cool and affordable glamping -like holiday in a stunning countryside setting. It's great value for week long stays.

The caravan has many of the original fittings and has been really well cared for - we'd call it 'good vintage condition'. We've gone with the 70's vibe with the accessories!

There is a double room and the second bedroom can be either a double or a twin (it has two 2ft beds). The fully equipped galley kitchen extends to a spacious living/dining area.

The wooded fell is behind the caravan and to the front are fabulous views across the valley. The wood is home to our resident tawny owl, red squirrels and woodpeckers. So, it's great for wildlife enthusiasts as the birds can also be watched from inside at the breakfast table or from the sofa. Outside, there's parking for one car (more nearby if you need it) and picnic tables and chairs to enjoy the views.

Manesty is less than a mile from the Derwentwater lakeshore and about the same distance from the pretty village of Grange, with its teashops and double hump-backed bridge over the River Derwent. The 'Honister Ramber' bus takes you into Keswick 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: 11 walks of varying lengths that you can enjoy straight out of the gate.

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.

‘Free Sat’ TV.
Shower room/wc with shower over hip bath.
Laundry room with washer, dryer, games cupboard and library shared with the holiday cottages.
Kitchen: the 4 cubic ft refrigerator has a small ice box. There is no dishwasher or microwave, although we can provide a microwave if you wish.
Heating: electric.
Hot Water: there is instantaneous electric water heating.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The caravan was just right: cosy and warm but with enough space to spend two rainy days indoors and not get cabin fever! Alan, Alice and Cheryl couldn't have been more helpful. Next time I need to get away from it all (in comfort) I'll definitely consider returning to the (website hidden) I heard the tawny owl and saw red squirrels - a wonderful added bonus.

    October 2013
  • I loved staying here and will definitely be back! I received such a warm welcome from Alan, Cheryl and Alice and the caravan is excellent! It's in great condition, very clean, tidy, cozy and looks as presented in the photos. It's also very private with a lovely view over the valley to the mountains. Cheryl and Alan are very knowledgeable about the area. Manesty is beautifully quiet (without the crowds) and you can't beat the location for walking.

    September 2013
  • Alan and Cheryl are perfect hosts, very informative, the place is beautiful, and we will definitely return. Linda and John

    September 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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