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Coombe Cottage

Borrowdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972286)


Lakelovers rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Damien

    “Absolutely loved it it’s a beautiful cottage the interior is amazing very very ...”

    Absolutely loved it it’s a beautiful cottage the interior is amazing very very clean the views are spectacular and it’s so beautiful we are trying to contact the owner as we would love to buy it

    Absolutely loved it it’s a beautiful cottage the interior is amazing very very clean the views are spectacular and it’s so beautiful we are trying to contact the owner as we would love to buy it

    - Damien, August 2023


  • Over two floors
  • Ground floor Master bedroom with King size bed, en-suite, 1 x twin and double bedroom sharing a Jack and Jill en-suite shower room
  • First floor 1 x King size double bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC
  • Open plan lounge/diner with doors leading to balcony
  • Large Kitchen/breakfast room with wood burning stove
  • Equipped with oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC
  • Conservatory overlooking the garden
  • Gas central heating
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wood burning stove
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Travel Cot (No high chair but welcome to bring your own)
  • Private parking space for 2 cars
  • Large garden
  • No pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants are a 10-mins drive

The property

Coombe Cottage is situated in Borrowdale the most beautiful valley in England with stunning panoramic views. The cottage which has been featured in the Sunday Times homes section has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard, and is perfect for groups looking for a characterful cottage in a stunning Lakeland location. We are delighted to add the former Lake District home of film director Ken Russell and his wife Vivian Russell the well known garden writer and photographer. This landmark Lakeland stone property, featured in Bill Burketts book on Borrowdale, dates to the 1860s and has now been the subject of a major refurbishment to provide 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom accommodation in a much sought after location in the Borrowdale Valley with views to Derwentwater. Borrowdale is arguably the most beautiful valley in England with the mighty Skiddaw presiding over Derwentwater. It has been featured in recent television programmes hosted by David Dimbleby and Griff Rhys Jones and in the series on Wainwright walks. The late Alfred Wainwright himself described Borrowdale as the fairest valley in the Lake District. It is much loved by walkers, climbers and the true Lake District enthusiast due to its dramatic, stunning scenery and is within 3 miles of Keswick with a wealth of local amenities. Coombe Cottage sits on the roadside at the entrance to the Borrowdale Valley with superb views from each room to the fells and a superb 360 degree panorama around Maiden Moor, Catbells, Derwentwater, Skiddaw, Shepherds Crag and Coombe Fell from the upstairs living room. The Derwent River with its picturesque China Bridge and duckboards leading to the shores of Derwentwater are only a few minute walk from the house. The garden has been designed by Vivian Russell in response to Borrowdales legendary rainfall. Topiary in box and yew predominates, designed to echo the shapes of the surrounding fells, gives the gardens good all year round colour and is an ideal place to enjoy an evening glass of wine, views to the nearby fells and to admire the birds and local wildlife that visit the garden.

Please note this property only accepts Friday arrivals.

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About the location


Keswick 6.5 miles.

The pretty village of Rosthwaite is situated in the Borrowdale area of the stunning Lake District National Park. The village, surrounded by fells and meadows offers a pub, shop and tea room. You’ll be delighted with the location - just driving up the Borrowdale Valley past Lake Derwentwater is sure to please, and once you arrive in Rosthwaite you will be charmed by the traditional Lakeland cottages. Within driving distance is the town of Keswick, which boasts a number of shops and restaurants, along with miniature golf, parks, the Pencil Museum and the famous Theatre by the Lake. With Derwent Water and Honister Pass close by, the village is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists, and is in a superb location to discover all of the Lake District.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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