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The bedroom is spacious, with a king size bed, comfy rocking arm chairs, a separate dressing room area and stunning views.Oak fitted kitchen with range style cooker and dining area, and the same great view.
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Luxury Lakeland cottage, Borrowdale

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Alan & Cheryl

Luxury Lakeland cottage, Borrowdale

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean5 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location93% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

The space

Please note, except for very last minute bookings, arrival / departure days are Mondays and Fridays.

Cocklety How Byre is part a 17th century converted barn that sits at the peaceful foot of Catbells, overlooking the fields, woods and fells of the Borrowdale valley. We built the Byre extension in 2000 with great care and attention and are really proud of the result! It's a beautiful cottage that blends the original stonework and beams of the old byre with a modern vaulted ceiling extension that curves along the contour of the fellside to make the most of the spectacular views. The cottage is extremely spacious and the fixtures and fitting are of a very high quality, with La-Z-Boy leather arm chairs, solid oak floors and a sound system. Treat yourself to some luxury!

The cottage is all on one level. The bedroom has a king size four poster 'pencil post' bed (just new before Chirstmas 2014, we haven't had a chance to take any photos of it yet!), fabulous views east and north, luxury 100% wool carpet, and big comfy cane rocking armchairs. There is a separate large walk in wardrobe/dressing room with window to the fell (plenty of space for a cot). The en suite bathroom/wc has a shower over the bath.

There is a lovely big oak fitted kitchen with dining area at the other end of the cottage from the bedroom. It has original exposed beams and stonework, a range style cooker, dishwasher and all the equipment you'll need to cook up a storm.

Between the kitchen and the bedroom is an open-plan living area, with solid oak floor and rugs, and a double height vaulted ceiling. You can relax after a walk in reclining leather armchairs and sofa. There's also the additional sofa bed for the third guest. The living room's French doors open onto the patio and the wonderful views across the valley of Borrowdale. If you get bored with the view (unlikely we think!) there's a 32″ flat screen TV with DVD player & free-sat TV and a sound system (ipod and mp3 player compatible).

At the back of the cottage is a utility room with sink, washing machine, drier and back door.

Please note: the bathroom/w.c. are en suite to the bedroom, so the thrid guest using the sofa bed has to go through the bedroom to use the bathroom.

Outside we've made a private fell garden behind the Byre with beautiful panoramic views and water feature. At the front, the patio & gravelled area outside front door look out across the valley. There's a choice of garden furniture including recliners, table and chairs. Parking for 2 cars by the cottage.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


64 Reviews

Kate User Profile
July 2015
Fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting. Cheryl and Alan made us feel very welcome and provided great tips about things to do and places to see in the surrounding area. They provided 12 walks of varying lengths and terrain from the front door of our cottage which were fabulous. …
Anne User Profile
July 2018
Very spacious and elegant cottage in the heart of the Lakes. We particularly liked being able to walk from the door, the walk suggestions, and the gorgeous roses in the garden. Only downsides were the spare bed not being made up and the kitchen was surprisingly poorly equipped.
Paul User Profile
July 2018
This beautiful 3 room cottage is located in the heart of the Lake District, with multiple walks starting right outside the door. The furnishings and space are pristine, and Alan and Cheryl are delightful hosts. Follow their directions to the place-they're much better than the GPS…
Hedwig User Profile
June 2018
We had a wonderful stay - the location was great for walking and the accomodation very clean and comfortable.
Ian User Profile
May 2018
Great location and great accommodation
Crystal User Profile
May 2018
We really enjoyed our stay at Alan and Cheryl’s place in Keswick. The location was about 15-20 mins drive from the town centre but very well placed for walking. Cat Bells walk was accessible by walking directly from the accommodation. Alan was a very friendly host who made sure…
Jay User Profile
February 2018
The Byre is just as the photos show it to be. Amazing views over the Borrowdale Valley, modern, spacious, clean, vast kitchen with no expense spared. Its a real home from home with everything you could need when self catering etc. Nice peaceful location but easy to find and not…

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Alan & Cheryl User Profile
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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 s…
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