Converted Lakeland barn all on one floor, with stunning views from large pictures windows. Sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms. Fully equipped kitchen/dining room. Separate sitting room with wood burning fire, comfy sofa, arm chairs and stunning views.
High Seat is a barn which was converted and extended in the 1960s. It has huge picture windows in the sitting room and kitchen/dining room which face south up the valley and has spectacular views.
The cottage can sleep up to 5 in 2 bedrooms: one double bedroom with a king size bed and one family bedroom with a standard double and a single bed. There is one bathroom with a shower over the bath and a wc. The kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with double oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, double sink (with a view), dining table and all the crockery/cutlery/cooking equipment you should need. The sitting room has 3 armchair and a comfy sofa, a real wood burning fire and views valley views in 2 directions (including the sunny south aspect). There is a back porch with plenty of space to store boots and coats and a sunny front porch/conservatory where you can sit and relax and enjoy the view!
Outside there is space to park one car (more nearby if you need it) and there is a large south facing lawn.
Please note: at the moment we only let this cottage for full weeks from Saturday - Saturday. If you are interested in a shorter break, have a look at our other listings which offer breaks from Mon - Fri and Fri - Mon for up to 5 guests, and breaks of any length for couples.
Guests have their own parking space, entrance and lawn and have exclusive use of the cottage. 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.
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.
From Easter to October a bus (77/77A, the 'Honister Rambler') 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.
Please do not exceed the maximum occupancy of 5 guests. When you book we will ask for the names and addresses of the guests staying - we are happy for you to change these, but just let us know!
The price includes bed linen, towels, electricity, heating and a basket of wood for the fire.
Our accommodation is non smoking 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 (£1p per person, minimum £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!
We felt very much at home in Alan and Cheryl's very comfortable and clean cottage. We really appreciated the folder with information about everything we needed, especially all the walks. We definitely plan to come back!
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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!