Lake District - Bed in Borrowdale

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Cosy period Lake District cottage with fantastic access to beautiful countryside and walks.

The space

Spare double bedroom in a humble cottage in Rosthwaite. Use of own modern shower room. I'm not set up to cater so although I can provide milk, tea coffee you'll need to source your own breakfast. Although there is no TV I have a large lounge where you may relax & read. Wifi also available.

Ideal location in the heart of The Lake District. Hotels & pub in the village available for meals and small shop with basic groceries.


From sailing on Derwentwater , through hiking to Scafell Pike to cragging on the cliffs of Borrowdale this area is: Quite simply, “The Adventure Capital of the North”

Cottage is just outside what AW Wainwright described as “The most beautiful square mile in the whole of Lakeland”

Good transport connections by bus.

There are few alternatives that provide a cosy comfortable dry nights accommodation in beautiful Borrowdale at anything near this price!

I find it difficult to accept bookings more than a month in advance as my own plans are often fairly fluid - please try to delay requests until no more than 30 days before hand

Guest access

There are two bathrooms and two sitting rooms - so it's easy to provide an exclusive shower room & wc, and a lounge with TV & ipod dock when I'm not at home - as I usually let my rooms when I'm working guests have much freedom.
In the kitchen there's free use of kettle, microwave and hob for making Breakfast & Light Snacks. I'm not offering self catering so I do encourage my guests to dine out

Interaction with guests

Usually very little as mostly I'm at work in the small hotel opposite. So I'm around if you need help or advice but also out of your way. If I'm on the bar that evening you are welcome to join me for a drink and share your adventures.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 5PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $14
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 5PM - 9PM

I don't like making rules but as I'm often at work early in the morning and the boiler is timed to go off by 11.30pm... this seems to be a sensible time to expect guests to retire by.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

76 Reviews

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Phil User Profile
September 2017
Nuala has a lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Her comms before we arrived were very helpful and she made us very welcome. Though we saw her very little over the weekend we were there, it was reassuring that we knew where we could find her, had we needed her. Whilst it was very warm and welcoming, you don't come to this area to stay indoors, and the location is superb for getting out and about.

Tarbo User Profile
August 2017
Thanks to Nuala's place and her extensive local knowledge of the fells we had a fantastic weekend. Make sure to bring your own food for breakfast as Rosthwaite does not have many options otherwise. We also loved her dog, who seemed to own the village!

Wade User Profile
July 2017
Nuala place has charm, location, style and warmth - a gem in the Lake District. Verdant and quiet. She demonstrates her love of the area and its history and future. Her guest bathroom soothes away the aches and pains of a day of hiking. Easy getaway to reach to and from Keswick on the local buses - but no being a midnighter without a car or taxi. But if you want wild nights, you ain't coming to the Lake District!

Alex User Profile
July 2017
This room is Nuala's cottage is perfect for a break in the Lake District. It's located in Borrowdale, right in the center of the National Park, and pretty easy to get to. Furthermore, Nuala is an extremely kind host, she spoke to us on the phone and gave us directions to find her place and was very welcoming even though we arrived after the check in time (we were running a bit late, as we had some problems when picking up the car we had hired...). All in all, great place to stay at great value!

Jacqueline User Profile
July 2017
We had a fabulous time at Nuala's place. A perfect location, very friendly and comfortable stay would visit again

Rohan User Profile
May 2017
Nuala is a wonderful host and the location is divine. There are some wonderful crags close by where you can walk/hike to and from. Highly recommend Eagle Crag.

Noémie User Profile
May 2017
A very cute and cosy cottage in Rosthwaite just 10 min drive from Keswick. We spent a lovely bank holiday weekend at Nuala's who made our stay very easy. We did not see each other much because she was working and we were wandering about the Lakes, but the interaction was smooth and easy as she works just across the street from the house. Note that this is not a self catering house, in case you wanted to cook in, and that breakfast is not provided. Overall a trouble free stay in a wonderful location !

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England, United KingdomJoined in March 2012
Nuala User Profile

Local Hotel owner with a spare room in her own lovingly restored Lakeland Cottage. A member of the local Mountain Rescue Team with an interest in Local & Natural History. Member of The John Muir Trust and a committed traveller.

Along side my mountains and work I'm now studying again with the OU and I suppose have become something of a TG activist at a local level. I'm happy to answer any questions if you need to be convinced that I should be treated any differently than before - you'll still find the same happy and enthusiastic wilderness lover nestled like a Russian doll deep inside.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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