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

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!

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Speaks English, French

8 Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Grange Fell cottage. It was clean and well equipped for any need we might have with a few lovely extra touches. The log fire was cosy and the welcome book provided us with lots of information, tips and recommendations regarding the local area. The cottage was nicely decorated and even provided games, books, dvds and a tv to entertain us in the evening. The location is perfect as you can access many stunning walks and you are close to the lake. We enjoyed a different kind of tour of the lake and rented a canoe from Portinscale marina. Keswick town is just a few miles away and provides shopping and entertainment; the Saturday market is a must. There is so much to do here and we will definitely be returning to Grange Fell.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday at the cottage. We love it that the cottage is both in the middle of a small village with beautiful walking around, yet also within easy striking distance of Derwentwater and Keswick. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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5

Great cottage in a delightful location

  • 5 of 5

We really liked this cottage. It had everything we needed - it was comfortable, clean and well equipped. The location in Borrowdale is absolutely beautiful with stunning walks from the cottage. It nestles alongside other picturesque cottages, the chapel and a couple of tea and ice-cream shops. Everything was as described and we will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Grange Fell Cottage and found it everything you wanted it to be. We agree - Grange, with the fells as backdrop, is utterly beautiful in every season. We're glad you would like to return.
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5

Lovely cottage in a great location with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in an excellent spot with lovely walks from the door. It looked quite remote in the photos but there were lots of passing walkers and a tea shop close by. The cottage was clean, very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. We would definitely be happy to stay there again and would highly recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your week. We totally agree; Grange is a very pretty hamlet, with its double-humped bridge. You can walk for miles in any direction from the door, and Grange itself is not so remote that you feel isolated. Grange in Borrowdale is beautiful all year round: the daffodil yellows and sap green of spring; the myriad of greens of summer; the golden yellows and oranges of autumn, and the views through the leafless trees in winter. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Stunning location, lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well equipped and nicely done out. The location is simply stunning, with views from all sides in the very pretty village of grange. We had a wonderful time, with lots of cold but bright, clear and sunny days and this cottage is in a great position to do things from the door, or is in very easy reach of some of our favourite North Lakes locations.

Would highly recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we are very pleased that you had a lovely holiday with good weather. We love Grange as well - it is so beautiful and there is so much to do there without needing the car! And Keswick is so pretty as well! We hope you would like to stay again at Grange Fell Cottage soon!
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4

Excellent cottage.

  • 4 of 5

The wood burner was almost impossible to light. Had to use loads of kindling and firelighter, but it still didn't burn well. Had to put the potato peeler back together before it could be used, so could do with a new one. Otherwise everything worked well.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found that almost everything worked well. Thank you for letting us know about the potato peeler which we will replace straight away. We are sorry that you found the woodburner difficult to light and will test it to find out what the problem is, and rectify it as soon as possible.
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5

Winter break

  • 5 of 5

The property was warm and welcoming and spotlessly clean. It was well equipped and in a wonderful location. It is much better than it looks on the website. We loved it and look forward to going again.

There are lots of walks on your doorstep and a short drive to pubs and the pretty town of Keswick.

Definitely worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you found the cottage everything you wanted it to be, and even more. We will try to do something about the photos. It is a beautiful location and we love the views from every window! We look forward to welcoming you again!
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October December 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£460
 
 
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
New Year 2016-2017
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£955
for 7 nights
£955
 
 
January 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
From
£88
£430
 
 
February Half Term 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£460
 
 
February March 2017
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
From
£88
£430
 
 
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£735
for 7 nights
£735
 
 
April May 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£520
 
 
May Half Term 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£765
for 7 nights
£765
 
 
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£545
 
 
Early July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Late July August 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£545
 
 
September October 2017
22 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£525
 
 
Early October 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
£500
 
 
October Half Term 2017
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
November December 2017
27 Oct 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
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
New Year 2017-2018
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£184
for 3 nights
£430
 

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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Updated: 23-Nov-2016
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Facilities

From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

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

Bathrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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