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Manesty, Lake District Cottages

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Manesty offers a small selection of quality accommodation at from a luxury modern barn conversion to a cosy farmhouse and even a secluded retro caravan and shepherd’s hut.  All enjoy beautiful views and Manesty’s perfect Lake District location at the foot of Catbells, just a short stroll from the lake.

Manesty Cottages

The accommodation at Manesty is varied and makes the most of the original farms buildings.

Manesty Band - a Victorian barn conversion, sleeps 6 – 8 in 4 bedrooms and enjoys stunning views from all the rooms. Electric Range cooker, perfect for bigger gatherings. Rain head shower and roll top bath.

Manesty - the heart of the original farmhouse, sleeps 5 – 7 guests in 3 bedrooms. It is full of original period features. Look out for exposed beams, thumb latch doors, hooks in the ceiling, a massive stone table in the hallway.

Cocklety How Stable Loft - a rural apartment, sleeps 3 – 5 in 3 bedrooms. Sweeping and unparalleled views across Borrowdale at the front and up into the woodland at the back. Short breaks all year.

High Seat - converted ground floor barn, sleeps 3 – 5 in two bedrooms. Converted in the 60s with a mid century feel. Huge south facing windows in the kitchen and living room with views up towards the high fells of Borrowdale.

Cocklety How Byre - a very spacious ground floor barn conversion & extension, sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (third guest can be accommodated on sofa bed). Fabulous views across Borrowdale, double height vaulted ceiling. Short breaks all year.

Manesty Dairy - converted Edwardian Dairy, sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom. A cosy cottage with lovely woodland aspect, and sunny veranda/porch for enjoying the wildlife.

Cocklety How Studio - studio with en suite shower and kitchenette, sleeps 2 (double or twin). Fabulous view across Borrowdale and patio with woodland views. Short breaks all year.

Retro Caravan - sleeps up to 3 in two bedrooms. A retro static caravan with many original features including pink bathroom suite and worn red worktops! On the edge of our woodland fell side with great opportunities to spot our resident red squirrels.

Tommy Bit - a little shepherd’s hut, sleeps 2. Ultimate glamping with everything you need cleverly fitted into the little hut. Shower/WC. 30m away in our barn.

Free wifi in all accommodation. There is also a wood fired hot tub in our wood with stunning view across Borrowdale. Available to rent by the day. Extensive and well kept gardens and grounds. Off street parking.
‘Honister Rambler’ bus past the door from Easter to November.

Short weekend (Fri – Mon) and mid week (Mon – Fri) breaks are available all year round in Cocklety How Stable Loft, Byre and Studio. They can be booked together for up to 9 guests. Manesty Band, Manesty and Manesty Dairy can be booked together for up to 14 guests with arrivals and departures on Saturdays.

Information for Walkers

Manesty stands at the foot of Cat Bells and Maiden Moor where the open fell meets the stone walls of the fields. It is built in the traditional Lakeland style, on a site chosen centuries ago for its sunny elevated position and its sweeping views across Borrowdale. Lying at the heart of the Lake District, it is the ideal base for a Cumbrian holiday whether walking or touring by car. Access from the door to woodland, valley, river, lake-shore and fell-top walks. All guests are provided with our 12 ‘Walks from the Door’ leaflets – our favourite walks from Manesty, chosen and written by ourselves to help our guests make the most of their holiday.

The immediate vicinity includes many wonderful walks including the short ascent of Catbells from where magnificent views can be enjoyed across Derwentwater and the surrounding fells. Also close at hand are walks along the shores of Derwentwater, rambles in Borrowdale and the fells of the beautiful Newlands valley.

For the more adventurous, many of the high fells of the Lake District National Park are within easy reach with more than enough walks to keep you busy throughout your stay. Suggestions include Skiddaw with its commanding view across Derwentwater, the Newlands Valley Horseshoe, Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere, and Scafell Pike via the Corridor route.


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