About this listing
Our cosy cottage is a converted Edwardian dairy in the heart of the Lake District in north west England. It was the scene of butter making and meat curing well into the 20thC. A peaceful hideaway, ideal if you are looking to get away from it all!
***Please note, except for last minute bookings, Manesty Dairy is let on a weekly basis (Saturday-Saturday) between February/March and October and over Christmas and New Year. But do message us for a special offer or last minute deal - we have great discounts between September and March and stays of a week are always better value.***
A cosy cottage for two in Borrowdale in the heart of the Lake District. Manesty Dairy is an attached Edwardian cottage, tucked at the edge of a small private wood which shelters rare native red squirrels, owls and other wildlife.
The cottage is 'upside down' so the open-plan living room and kitchen are upstairs and look out to the little wood. The fully equipped kitchen has locally mined slate worktops and modern appliances as well as Emma Bridgewater mugs, to celebrate British craft. The living area has a big dining table and comfy sofa.
Downstairs is the bedroom and the bathroom, which has underfloor heating and a shower over the bath.
You enter the cottage through is a sunny porch, a nice place to sit at breakfast, but also great for drying wet waterproofs and for storing your walking boots.
Outside is a courtyard garden and access to the woodland walk and its secret places to sit and enjoy the view. The wood fired hot tub is also in the wood and is available to hire for £25 per day (please book in advance). There is space to park one car by the cottage.
Guests have their own parking space and entrance and have exclusive use of the cottage. They are welcome to explore our small wooded fell side behind the cottage. 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.
Except for last minute bookings, Manesty Dairy is usually let Saturday-Saturday between February and November. In winter, the minimum stay is three nights. If you are looking for a short break, try our Studio Apartment - or drop us a line and we'll try and accommodate you.
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! We do have cottages for more than 2 if you need.
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 (£10 per person, min £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!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
This host has 365 reviews for other properties.View other reviews
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!