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Stunning views within Wainwright's "loveliest square mile" in Grange, Borrowdale

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Beautiful walks from the door, glorious views, sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Wainwright, considered to be the expert on the Lake District fells, loved Borrowdale, and Grange is at its heart. Grange Fell Cottage, the end cottage of a row of three, flanks one side of the original village centre, with the green immediately outside the front door.

We have reduced our prices to accommodate for the service charge that Owners Direct have added.

The cottage is comfortably furnished and well-equipped throughout, whilst the stunning views from every window of traditional Lakeland buildings - a church, a barn, a cottage - with the fells as backdrop, take your breath away. It is the perfect base for a walking or activity holiday, whether it be messing about on Derwentwater, or challenging your stamina at one of the local activity centres. The Derwent River, a stone's throw from the cottage, is ideal for paddling.

The lounge has seating for six across two settees and a beanbag that is large enough to sink into!. Snuggling up in front of the woodburner watching the TV/DVD, playing games, listening to music or reading a book is the perfect end to a day out on the fells. A selection of DVDs are provided, including the BBC TV series about Wainwright's walks, as well as music CDs. Plenty of books, including Julia Bradbury's book that accompanies the BBC series and other books about Wainwright, as well as Hugh Walpole's 'Rogue Herries' series, which are set around Borrowdale, are provided. Games such as Cluedo, Scrabble and Pictionary, as well as jigsaws, are provided for those days when keeping warm and dry might be preferable to venturing out on the fells!

The kitchen has the usual facilities such as a coffee maker and microwave as well as all the cutlery, crockery and equipment to feed the hungriest teenager! To make mealtimes a bit easier, a dishwasher does the hard work for you. .A washer/dryer is provided, essential for those wet days when you have been watching the waterfalls at their most spectacular! Six fit comfortably around the solid wood table, and there is a high chair and booster seat so that the little ones don't miss out on the fun! An ordnance survey map centred on Grange Fell Cottage hangs on the wall so that you can look to see where you have been that day or rehearse tomorrow's activity.

The cottage benefits from two bathrooms and a cloakroom, so no queues in the morning!. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, whilst the ensuite to the master bedroom has a walk-in shower. Both the family bathroom and the ensuite have heated towel rails to keep your towels toasty warm! The double bed has a king size duvet, and blankets are provided to keep you warm on those colder nights. A hairdryer is also provided. Two further spacious bedrooms each have twin beds; one is a loft conversion and enjoys superlative views. Both twin bedrooms have two comfortable tub chairs so that you can enjoy a quiet chat or just sit and soak in the views. The beds are of course made up for you before you arrive. For young guests, a travel cot, potty, trainer seat and step-up stool are provided, whilst a stair gate helps to keep them safe.

The cottage has a porch at the front and back - plenty of room to store boots, cagoules and walking gear. Outside the front is an enclosed area within a traditional dry stone wall. Admiring the view as you enjoy breakfast around the patio table is the best way to soak up the sunshine in the peaceful beauty of the morning. The cottage has two parking spaces, and secure storage is provided for bikes.

WiFi connection means that the outside world need not be completely lost. Phone connection is possible in the cottage, depending on your provider. A landline phone is provided for incoming and emergency calls for your safety. An iron and ironing board is provided. Heating is by night storage heaters. Several oil filled radiators are also provided for when a little top-up might be needed, whilst hot water bottles ensure that you are warm at night! Please bring your own towels. It is possible to hire towels at £5 per person (one bath and one hand towel). If you would like to hire towels please advise when booking. One small to medium sized dog is welcome. Changeover day is Friday, and short breaks are available out of high season. A welcome pack greets you with all the basics to start the week: tea and coffee, toilet rolls, washing machine and dishwasher tablets, and a dishcloth, A comprehensive Welcome Book tells you nearly everything you could possibly want to know about the area!

Grange itself has two cafes and is known for its double-arched bridge. Grange was loved by poets such as Wordsworth and Southey, as well as artists such as Turner and Heaton Cooper. You can walk for miles in any direction from the front door. East takes you up Grange Fell (after which the cottage is named) and towards the idyllic hamlet of Watendlath. South penetrates further into the hamlets of Borrowdale, or the great fells of Scafell, Great Gable and Glaramara. West takes you up Castle Crag or High Spy, whilst the pleasures of Derwentwater’s water activities and cruises lie to the North.

The cottage is ten minutes’ drive from the attractions of Keswick, which include the famous Theatre by the Lake, Wildlife Park, GoApe, cinema, Pencil Museum, brewery, distillery and several Activity Centres, as well as shops, restaurants and a Saturday market.

A selection from the comments in the Guest Book:

"The cottage is spotlessly clean and well-equipped. We love this area and can't think of a better base."

"A very comfortable and cosy cottage. We have had a most enjoyable stay and are sad to be going home."

"It has been a privilege to stay in this lovely cottage in such a fabulous location."

"What a lovely cottage and the perfect location for so many walks. We've had a fantastic stay and were really impressed by how well equipped this place is, especially for families."

"Last day, sadly, in this gorgeous spot which we have enjoyed so much! It was a great discovery for us as we had never visited Cumbria, and Grange Fell has been a real 'hit' for us! This cottage is so well-equipped and so comfy! Never slept so well! Will be back! Thank you so much."

More Details

Owner
Jean and John Burden
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Jean and John Burden

Jean’s mum grew up in the Lake District, in Little Langdale and Hartsop, a hamlet near Patterdale. She has always felt more at home in the Lakes than anywhere else, and it didn’t take her husband, John, long to feel the same way. With their four children, the family have enjoyed many happy holidays here. We love Grange Fell Cottage and Borrowdale, and we hope that you do too!

Jean and John Burden purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Jean and John Burden chose England

Borrowdale is spectacular in many ways. Walking, at both low and high level, is superb in any direction, and the views stunning wherever you look. Hamlets nestling in the valleys, or mountain scenery. Derwentwater, offering cruises or water activities, is within easy reach. What we love about this property is that we do not need to use the car, if we want to get away from it all. The bus stops close by, and together with the lake offers transportation to Keswick and Honister or Buttermere.

What makes this cottage unique

When we look for a holiday cottage, we want to find somewhere comfortable and happy - a home from home that we are content to spend lots of time in, especially when the weather can be unpredictable. This cottage ticks all the boxes: the cosy wood burner for those cold, wet evenings, the patio set within the enclosed front garden to sit outside and enjoy the views on those warm, sunny evenings, WiFi, and stunning views from every window. Most of all, what we love about Grange Fell Cottage is that is light and airy; it is truly a delight to spend time there, whatever the weather!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Borrowdale in Allerdale District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Cloakroom with hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , On second floor with lovely views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , With en-suite
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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Stunning views within Wainwright's "loveliest square mile" in Grange, Borrowdale
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
5

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean property well set out

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and found it everything you wanted it to be.
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5

excellent location for walking

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable well equipped cottage in beautiful setting

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and found the cottage all you wanted it to be. We agree - Grange is a beautiful location.
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5

Comfortable and well equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Grange Fell Cottage. The weather was kind so we walked every day, some walks were more strenuous than others. The cottage was a delight to return to, tired and aching and ready for a large glass of wine. The bottle waiting for us on arrival was very welcome, thank you. The kitchen was well equipped and we even cooked a roast lamb dinner for 6 with all the trimmings on Easter Sunday. All the beds were very comfortable, showers were hot and rooms were spacious. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a comfortable week in the Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your week at our cottage, and are glad you found it warm and comfortable. We are very impressed that you cooked a roast on Easter Day!
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Excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

Warm, comfortable and well equiped.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting this review, and we are pleased you found the cottage comfortable. Grange, of course, is so pretty, with the double-humped bridge over the river!
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5

Beautiful cottage in a perfect location - couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

Grange fell cottage is one of the best cottages I have ever stayed in! It has everything you need for a perfect week in the lakes. There are some really great walks straight from the cottage door and various pubs around to indulge after the hard work (and to dry off if necessary!). Would recommend to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely holiday and found that the cottage had everything you needed. We never tire of the beautiful walks you can do from the door, whatever the weather, and have also enjoyed sitting beside a welcoming, cosy log fire in a pub to dry off!
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Well equipped, charming location and clean and tidy.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week away in Grange! The cottage was terrific in every way. It felt homely and comfortable and lovely and warm.

The only thing I thought of that could be improved was to sharpen the kitchen knives. That's how good it was as that is all I can think of. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Grange Fell Cottage. We feel very 'at home' here and it is our hope that our guests do as well, so are really pleased you did! Thank you for your comment about the knives. We are sharpening them straight away and will put a knife sharpener in the cottage.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Penrith
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Borrowdale, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early October 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
£500
 
 
October Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Early Nov 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
November December 2017
17 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
From
£83
£430
 
 
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
New Year 2017-2018
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
January February 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£440
 
 
February Half Term 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£605
for 7 nights
£605
 
 
Feb to March 2018
23 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£755
for 7 nights
£755
 
 
April-May 2018
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
May Half Term 2018
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Early July 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£640
for 7 nights
£640
 
 
July-August 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
September 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
October 2018
5 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 
 
October Half Term 2018
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
Early November 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
November December 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£440
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
New Year 2018-2019
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
£440
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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