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Cottage Situated In The Heart Of The Beautifull Borrowdale Valley

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Borrowdale, Nr. Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Peaceful Location With Many Walks Accessible Straight From Your Door

Hollows Farm is a National Trust farm which offers B&B in its 17th Century Farmhouse and this adjoining self-catering cottage was converted in 2001 from a stable and hay loft. The cottage comprises of downstairs kitchen/dining area and shower room with WC and wash basin, stairs leading to open plan bedroom/sitting room, owner maintained no smoking or pets. The farm is 1/2 mile from Grange village and is situated on the edge of Wainwrights favourite square mile. There is a variety of walks from the farm which include Catbells and Castle Cragg, walks that people never tire of and keep returning to the cottage year after year.

Laura Fearon
Member since: 2015
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Laura Fearon

We are Gavin & Laura Fearon and have been tenants on this National Trust Farm since 1993, we have grown up in the area and are both from farming family's. We run this together and have help from our two sons.

What makes this cottage unique

Hollows Cottage is only 1/2 mile from Grange, where there is 2 busy tea rooms, and less than 5 mile from Keswick which is a bustling market town, the farm is rural but not isolated.

We live next door to the cottage, it is owner maintained, and we have a good knowledge of the area for walks, eating out. Our youngest son has free range eggs for sale.

You can often see Gavin working and training sheep dogs.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hollows Farm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good to be back for a relaxing break in this comfortable cottage, with its beautiful walks and seeing the spring lambs. Richard and Margaret (April)

Our 7th year! we love it here, The perfect bolt-hole. Ann and David (June)

Only our 3rd year! But love this place and the walks you can do from the door! Thankyou. (July)
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Borrowdale in Allerdale District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One with: WC, shower & wash basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs open plan bedroom/living-room, with double bed.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: No pets and No smoking The cottage is available for shorter stays (minimum 3 nights) outside of the peak season, please email any request. Outside: No private garden, but ajoining Farmhouse is run as a bed and breakfast and the garden can be shared with B&B and cottage guests which includes patio area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided, as are tea towels and bath mats, please bring your own towels. All heating and electric in inclusive. Other: There is a barn next door where wet coats can be hung and also to store bikes.


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Cottage Situated In The Heart Of The Beautifull Borrowdale Valley
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Stunning location, footpath right outside the door, only a short drive to Keswick and Honister

  • 5 of 5

Nestled under High Spy and Maiden Moor, Hollows farm is full or Lakeland charm and character, you can leave your car at the farm, then take a short walk straight from your front door, gaining height and stunning views quite quickly from High Spy across Derwent water, Skiddaw and Blencathra to the north, the Borrowdale valley, High seat and Helvellyn range to the east, the Scafell's to the south, Buttermere and Crummock to the west, you really feel right in the middle of it all.

From High spy you can walk south to Dale head and down to Honister for lunch, then back along side Honister pass to Castle Crag and back to Hollows farm, buy yourself some eggs from Laura at the farmhouse and rest your tired feet or drive to lakeside in Keswick for a boat trip on Derwent water and some shopping.

I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Hollows farm to anyone, if it's your first trip or your a seasoned Wainwright bagger, Laura and her family are friendly and helpful without invading your space, it really is a good balance. The cottage was clean, warm and well equiped, I am very much looking forward to my next stay at Hollows farm.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to welcoming you back sometime, and hopefully we could order the same beautiful weather for you. Thanks for your kind comments and some useful advice for future guests.
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Outstanding Holiday Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is one of the best my husband and I have stayed in. It is clean and designed with attention to detail and with all the amenities you need for your stay. We were a little disappointed that the Wi-Fi signal was too weak to make a connection most of the time, but apart from this it is an excellent place to stay to explore the Northern Lake District. We are thinking of returning in the Winter time to get some photos of snow on the fells.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property. Very clean. Ideally situated.

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous cottage on a working farm.Beautiful scenery right outside the door.many walks in either direction through the Borrowdale valley. An ideal location . Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and will definitely return . Could not fault anything!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, hope you had a good journey home, and have recovered from all the walking you did during your week with us. Look forward to seeing you again someday. Best wishes, Laura
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lovely cottage, beautiful views and situated in perfect place.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hollows Farm cottage and would have liked to have stayed longer! Very comfortable in an ideal location so couldn't have been better. Would like to return if find ourselves in same area again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soggy week in beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Hollows Cottage is a very well equipped ,cosy cottage on a busy working farm surrounded by spectacular scenery. The sitting area upstairs works well and affords lovely views over the farmyard to the hills. I

The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable week . The kitchen was well equipped and worked well.

We even had no trouble drying our wet coats!!!!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh dear you did have a very soggy week, but I'm pleased you did manage to get out and enjoy yourselves, Hope to see you again sometime.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location for walking and exploring the Lake District. It's a great cottage situated on a working farm run by really helpful and welcoming people, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Borrowdale hotel
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Borrowdale hotel
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Borrowdale is an excellent area for walking, climbing, mountain biking, water sports and sightseeing,many walks straight from the door, including the popular Catbells with amazing views from the top over Derwentwater and Newlands valley, Scafell and Great Gable are close by for the more adventurous. There are many less strenuous walks around the valley to enjoy with plenty of lovely view to take in. For a lazy day, walk to the shore of Derwentwater 1-2 miles,then pick up the launch, relax and have a trip round the lake, You can even stop on route at the historical market town of Keswick

for a browse around the many shops.There is also a regular bus service from Keswick to the top of the valley.


The west coast is 45 mins by car,where you will find the towns of Maryport, Whitehaven,Workington and Silloth.


Nearest airport - Newcastle (90 miles)

Nearest train station - Penrith (20 miles)

A car is not essential but recommended.


We are 1/2 mile from Grange Village.

Rosthwaite village - 2 miles

Keswick - 4 miles

Penrith - 20 Miles

Cockermouth - 12 miles

Further Details:

Keswick is where you will find a Information centre, 2 supermarkets, plenty of shops, banks, laundrette, petrol stations, pubs, takeaways, cinema and the Theatre by the Lake.

There is tea rooms and places to eat out scattered around the Borrowdale valley


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Borrowdale, England

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Phone or email to reserve your dates, a non refundable deposit of £80.00 is required at time of booking, full payment to be made 4 weeks prior to holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day.
Arrival time after 2.30pm
Depart time before 10.30am

Notes on prices:
Short stays are available out of season (Min 3 nights), or last minute if not already booked.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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