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Borrowdale House

Borrowdale House
5.0 of 5 stars
5 reviews
Borrowdale House
Master bedroom
Shower room
Second-floor twin bedroom
First-floor twin bedroom
Living room
Borrowdale House
Double bedroom
Dining room
Enjoying Derwentwater
Borrowdale House location
Castlerigg stone circle
Derwentwater from Walla Crag, a lovely walk from the front door
Latrigg viewed from Borrowdale House
Helvellyn from Skiddaw
Derwentwater on Christmas day
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Borrowdale House is an ideally located holiday cottage – on a peaceful street, surrounded by beautiful scenery, yet with all the amenities of the charming market town of Keswick close at hand.

The house comfortably sleeps eight and is well suited to two families sharing or a group of friends (though not for parties, so as not to disturb this quiet neighbourhood).

There is plenty to do within walking distance from the house: exhilarating fell walks straight from the door or a leisurely stroll to beautiful Derwentwater, where you can hire a rowing boat or take a ferry cruise. There are two lovely parks in Keswick including a fantastic playground, river walks and obstacle golf. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, two supermarkets, and even a cinema and theatre close at hand. For rainy days there are some interesting museums and a fami...
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About the owner, Jocelyn P
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 40 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 81 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL268261 by: Holiday Lettings
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  • English first
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English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Great house in a central location. Jocelyn is excellent and always provided great communication and helpful advise. Kitchen excellent, great family dining room, beds wonderful, log fire a great asset. Just returned from a family break, house suited all, teenagers had wifi, cast iron bath was wonderful, log fire at night was fab, and such an ideal location with everything... more

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Located in a quiet street but only a 5 minute walk from Keswick centre, this warm and comfy house was perfect for our group which included 2 young adults and a 3 year old. The house has everything you could need with the added luxury of excellent quality bedlinen and towels. Thoughtfully decorated with contemporary lightshades, accessories etc.. (yes, these... more

Management response:

Thank you for your wonderful review of Borrowdale House. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the house met your group's needs so well. It's also great to know that the 'lack of tat' is appreciated! more

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Rachel B
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This self-catering house was perfect for our week in the Lake District. The property was furnished to a high standard and the beds in particular were extremely comfortable. All the bedrooms were good sizes and the view from the top room was fabulous. The house is located on a quiet street, but only 5-10 minute walk from central Keswick, where... more

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and especially that you found the beds comfortable, as this was something I wanted to achieve when I furnished the house! (They are Warren Evans beds, with pocket-sprung mattresses and 'just like down' hypoallergenic duvets, made up with 300 thread-count pure cotton bedlinen.)... more

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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
We know that a great holiday starts with a good night’s sleep, so we have provided solid, handcrafted wooden beds from the award-winning Warren Evans bed company, along with supportive mattresses, pure cotton sheets and a choice of duvets. The beds are of course made up on arrival but if you prefer you can choose a lighter or warmer duvet to suit your preferences.

As well as the log fire in the living room we have central heating and many guests have commented on how warm and comfortable the house is. There is unlimited hot water, a shower room tiled in natural travertine stone with a modern walk-in shower, and a spacious bathroom with charming freestanding rolltop bath.

We welcome children and we provide highchairs, stairgates, cots (made up and ready for any sleepy babies/toddlers on a...
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
29 Aug 2015 -
22 Oct 2015
Mid season
3 nights
23 Oct 2015 -
30 Oct 2015
Half term
7 nights -- --
31 Oct 2015 -
18 Dec 2015
Low season
3 nights
21 Dec 2015 -
26 Dec 2015
7 nights -- --
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Discounts available in low season for couples and groups of 6 or less. Please enquire for details.

Payment accepted by cheque or PayPal.

The rates are all-inclusive.

Bedlinen, towels and baby/toddler equipment are provided free of charge.
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Car not needed
How to get there
From Penrith station: take the X4/X5 bus just outside the station (35 mins; approx. hourly) or call Davies Taxis on 017687 72676 (www.daviestaxis.co.uk).

By car fom the M6 north or southbound: exit at junction 40 and follow the A66 going west (20-25 mins). The mountains get more and more dramatic as you approach Keswick.

An alternative route from the south is to exit the M6 at Junction 36 and drive right through the Lake District, passing Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. This is an exceptionally scenic route. It is a shorter distance than the motorway but takes about the same time or a little longer.

Nearest airports: Blackpool (Jet2) and Manchester. There is a direct train from Manchester airport to Penrith. Go to www.nationalrail.co.uk for timetable and tickets.

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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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