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Cosy Castle Lodge, a 16th Century Lakeland Self-catering Cottage Full of Rustic



Updated: 21-Sep-2016
Cottage in Borrowdale, Nr. Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - A Beautifully Positioned, 3 Bedroomed, Rustic, Lakeland Self-catering Cottage With Private Parking

Borrowdale is reputed to be the most beautiful valley in England. Castle Lodge is situated in the heart of the valley, on a quiet lane near Rosthwaite. Step outside the cottage and you are welcomed by the magnificent sights of Glaramara, Maiden Moor and a range of Lakeland fells. Our traditional self catering accommodation consists of a comfortable lounge with open fire, three bedrooms, a bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. There is private parking and an outdoor seating area to enjoy the wonderful sights of Borrowdale. We have retained the character of our Lake District cottage with antiques and traditional furniture throughout the property. Castle Lodge is the perfect ‘get away’, so come and retreat into Lakeland luxury, with warm rooms, big comfortable beds and superb views. Cosy Castle Lodge is a 16th Century Lakeland self-catering cottage full of rustic character, with old exposed beams and traditional furniture combined with fitted kitchen, modern bathroom and three comfortable bedrooms. The Setting: The outside space at Barn House consists of a small yard with a convenient bench, table and chairs for you to sit, relax and perhaps enjoy a coffee or a well earned wine or beer. And if you have arrived by car there is private parking. The Lounge. Castle Lodge living space. The lounge at Castle Lodge is centred around the open fireplace. There are comfy sofas on which to while away the hours it’s too dark to be outside and books, games and a TV to provide some entertainment, should you need it. The Kitchen. Castle Lodge Kitchen. The well appointed kitchen has the usual selection of electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine plus all the utensils you are likely to need. If you prefer to cook at home then the kitchen should not disappoint. The Family Bedroom. The Master Bedroom. The Master bedroom is a large room with a lovely comfy bed, just right for relaxing after a days walking or sightseeing. There is plenty of drawer and cupboard space and the views from the window are just magical. The Twin Bedroom. Twin Bedroom. The twin bedroom, naturally, has two comfy single beds and some great views from the window. Bedroom 3 – Double. The third bedroom. The third bedroom is also a good sized double and a great place to wake up, draw back the curtains and relax with a nice tea or coffee whilst taking in the views from your bed.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Love my property as a family inheritance the area is my life and dont want to live any where else so want to share the love lol but seriously the cottage is an old build with loads of character just like me, home from home feel,

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From the Owner

An Inherited property with access to all the lovely lakeland fells or riverside wanders the valley of Borrowdale is stunning in rain or sun.I love it having grown up here and my family are still all around. The cottage is one of the older properties and according to a WI history research was the vicarage for Borrowdales St Andrews church area .There are old features all over the cottage but I have put heating and glazing for today's living with all modern needs considered . .

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The valley is truly amazing running, at first, the length of Derwent water and beyond to Seathwaite. Whilst the area remains relatively quiet all the year around, the nearby town of Keswick attracts a wide range of visitors. With its variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries, a cinema, leisure centre, museum and well reputed theatre, there is much to see and do for those that like town life. The lake offers travel via the launches, boat hire, fishing etc.

The whole Northern Lake District is a haven for walkers and those that enjoy ‘the great outdoors’. There are many other activities in the area to choose from though, including cycling, water sports, fishing, bird watching and golf.


From the M6: Turn off at Penrith & follow A66 West towards Keswick.

Take the first slip road off A66 signposted Keswick & at the next T-junction turn right – this leads into the town centre. At the next mini-roundabout turn left, following the signs for Borrowdale.

You will pass Derwentwater (lake on your right), Grange Bridge & the village of Rosthwaite. Just after Rosthwaite, opposite the turning to Stonethwaite, there is a small lane which leads to our cottage which is on your right.


The Borrowdale Valley is located in the Northern Lake District, 16 miles West of Penrith, 30 miles South of Carlisle and just a few miles from Keswick.

Further Details:

Borrowdale Valley in the Lake District just about has it all; lakes, mountains, vistas, peace, quiet, walks (both low and high level) and so much more. Tranquil yet close enough to civilisation to get the best of both worlds. For those that prefer not to have to drive everywhere, the regular bus service can take you into Keswick with all its shops, cafes and restaurants or you can just as easily head the other way to the lake and village of Buttermere, Crummock Water or Loweswater.


Where2Walk in the lake district: Ideas for walks in the area

Pace the Peaks: Guided walking tours, differentiated for all levels

Sporting Activities

Platty Plus: Sailing lessons on Derwentwater

Watendlath Trout Fishing: No permits required for this weekly stocked tarn

Keswick Climbing Wall: Excellent facilities near town centre

Keswick Canoe Company: Canoeing adventures for all abilities

Cumbria Gyroplanes: Take a flight in a gyroplane, the Lake District from above!

Places of Interest

Theatre by the Lake: Famous theatre located near Lake Derwentwater

The Pencil Museum: World famous museum of pencils

Alhambra Cinema: Cosy, traditional cinema in Keswick

Honister Slate Mine: Watch slate splitting

Mirehouse Historic House: Historical house

Keswick Launch: Cruises on Derwentwater

Osprey viewpoint: Visit the Osprey viewpoint at Dodd Wood

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

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Notes on prices:
From time to time we do have weeks throughout the year where we can offer special rates. Please, when you contact us, do ask.

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Updated: 21-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Family Bedroom: 1 double bed The Twin Bedroom: 2 single beds Bedroom 3 – Double: 1 double bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Outside: Seating area Utility Room: washer dryer wood store bike store extra freezer outside loo Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: all included

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