Converted 17thC Lake District Barn

House - Entire home/apt · Cumbria, CA12 5UG, United Kingdom

Our converted barn is in the heart of the Lake District National Park in north west England. It has stunning valley, forest and woodland views from the windows. Our nearest town is Keswick (just 5 miles by bus, boat, boot or car).

The Space

Please note, except for very last minute bookings, arrival/departure days are Mondays and Fridays. If you're looking for other dates, try our Shepherd's hut or Studio apartment at Manesty.

Cocklety How Stable Loft is part of a converted 17th century barn in an idyllic Lake District location. Situated next to the main farmhouse building, it is nestled at the foot of the slopes of Maiden Moor with sweeping valley views across Borrowdale towards Brown Dodd and King's How and woodland views towards our private small woodland which you are free to explore.

It has 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 single), and kitchen/dining room and a bathroom on the first floor. There is access out the back of the cottage at this level to a sunny patio with garden table and chairs.

On the ground floor the large entrance hall leads to the spacious sitting room with 3 armchairs, a reclining armchair and a little sofa. There is also a washing machine and drier at this level and a shower room.

The cottage is spacious and we offer lower prices for smaller parties of 3 or 4 guests.

Outside at the front of the cottage there is a sheltered lawn and parking for one car (more parking nearby if you need it).

Guest Access

Guests have their own parking space, entrance, lawn and private patio with table and chairs and have exclusive use of the house. They are welcome to explore our small wooded fell side behind the studio. They have access to a shared utility room with 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 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: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Extra people: $28 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • We had a great stay with Alan and Cheryl - very comfortable three bedroom more than accommodated our family of four. We have had several AirBnB experiences and while all have been great, we have to say that this home had the best prepared kitchen of any to date making it easy to prepare meals and not run out of plates, silverware or pots and pans early! We enjoyed three nights of comfortable sleep with days full of exploring the Lakes District - we come from Vancouver, and were very impressed with the scenery the area provided! We would stay with Alan and Cheryl again, and would recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable stay with helpful, informative hosts.

    January 2014
  • lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings would highly recommend

    December 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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