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Deer Close Cottage

Borrowdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic, stone retreat for two, set in the heart of the beautiful Borrowdale Valley
  • Just 1 mile from vibrant Keswick and less than 0.5 miles from the shores of Derwentwater
  • Glorious, far-reaching views down and across the valley, and towards Walla Crag
Property code: SZ163

An enchanting, traditional Lakeland cottage for two, sympathetically  converted to offer light, inviting accommodation in an enviable position near Derwentwater and Keswick.

Soak up the magnificent scenery and tranquillity of the setting from this lovely stone cottage in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley. There is an abundance of walks from the door, be it a short stroll to Derwentwater or a more strenuous ascent of Walla Crag with its superb views to the west and spectacular sunsets.  Walk through woodland and farms to the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle or to Ashness Bridge and Lodore Falls, all within three miles of the door. Why not traverse the ridge from Maiden Moor to Cat Bells and look back at the cottage from across the lake?  Follow cycle routes, hire a boat or go shopping and dine out in Keswick, only a mile by footpath.

Step into the attractive home, across the drive from the owners' house, to find yourself in the open-plan kitchen/dining room. This is where the two of you can prepare tasty, home-cooked feasts while taking in the impressive vistas. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. There is also a washer/dryer in the utility room. Set the table and dine together in this bright space or carry breakfast, lunch and dinner to the outside table and chairs on warm days. Return home after exhilarating days out to relax in the sitting room with its beautiful views. Settle on the sofa to watch the flat screen TV or a DVD. Wake up in the superking size bed, which can also be arranged as twins and take in the leafy outlook over a cup of tea. The bathroom at the cottage features a bath with shower above, WC and a recessed handbasin.

You can choose between two stone terraces to take in the sweeping vistas and watch for wildlife, including numerous birds, red squirrels and deer among the trees. There is ample parking available.

 

  • 1 bedroom –  superking-size bed (which can be made into twins upon request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, WC and recessed basin
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included (subject to occasional interruption, although the service in the valley is to be upgraded)
  • Two stone terraces, one of which has a table and chairs for outside dining
  • Parking in front of the cottage
  • Regret no pets
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • 1 mile from shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Cottage is located across the drive from owners' home
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sandra 18th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location, close to all local amenities and lots of walking options. Plenty of wildlife to sit and watch from the window. We have stayed here a number of times and will return.

Reviewed by Jonathan 14th May 2022

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Wonderful place to stay in a wonderful area.

Reviewed by Andrew 7th May 2022

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Attractive cottage just right for two people. Set in a wonderful location with views of the fells on all sides. Outside sitting area is very nice depending on the weather. The small garden at the side offers daily entertainment from the local wildlife coming to feed, the birds and especially the red squirrel. You have to keep topping up the feedersRead more as they are really hungry critters! The bed is very comfortable after all day hikes in the ever beautiful Lake District. would come again. Hide

Reviewed by MARTIN 16th April 2022

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Our 3rd stay and still find this cottage so wonderful. Perfect location for getting away from it all yet an easy stroll into Keswick, maybe for a drink or bite to eat. Great location for walking the fells. Met the owners for the first time and they were very welcoming. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Donna 19th March 2022

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A perfect cottage! Our third stay and we will be back. Ideal location and the cottage is so comfy, clean and has everything you need. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Rhian 11th March 2022

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Absolutely love Deer Close cottage. Beautifully kept, well equipped and super comfy!!! A really beautiful place :)

Reviewed by Jean 7th March 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 22nd January 2022

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What an absolute delight to stay in, a mile from Keswick but with an isolated feel as well. Comfortable with everything you need, thank you for the wine. Booked again for next year, before I'd come home and would definitely recommend to anyone. Only downside as mentioned by others is the wash basin in the bathroom, it is only really useful for washRead moreing your hands. Hide

Reviewed by John 8th January 2022

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Well equipped, in a lovely, quiet yet convenient place and for two people, spacious Deer Close Cottage is a great place to relax and enjoy Keswick, Borrowdale and the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Fiona 21st December 2021

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Reviewed by Derek 14th December 2021

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Great cottage with a few minor niggly issues which would not put me off booking again but might put off someone to whom I would recommend it

Reviewed by Nick 29th November 2021

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A well equipped cottage in a super location. Wildlife on the doorstep was a bonus.

Reviewed by Caroline 20th November 2021

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The location of this cottage is perfect. Inside is warm, cosy and clean. It has all you need to have a relaxing stay. If you love watching the wild birds then this is the place for you.

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Location

Map
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The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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