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Manesty Band

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7 Nights  

  • £1070  to  £1621

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Short Breaks From

  • £220 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Hot Tub
  • Off-Road Parking

About Manesty Band

Manesty Band is a spacious and welcoming farmhouse which has has been sympathetically updated by its owners to provide comfortable accommodation for up to eight guests. It is one of several fantastic holiday cottages at Manesty and smaller groups of 6 or 7 guests can enjoy a discounted price as standard, making it ideal for guests who want a bit more space on holiday. With its location close to the shores of Derwentwater and just a few miles from Keswick, staying at Manesty Band makes it simple to plan a holiday everyone will enjoy.

Manesty Band can be booked together with High Seat, Manesty or Manesty Dairy to sleep up to 12 people, making it a possibility for extended families or groups of friends wishing to enjoy a fun-filled holiday or special celebration.

The northern Lake District is stunning. Forests and mountains are reflected in the water of expansive lakes, and there are lots of friendly hamlets, villages and market towns that are a pleasure to visit. One of these, the hamlet of Grange, is within a mile of Manesty Band, with a cafe where you can tuck into a cooked breakfast before hitting the trails for a full day of exploring. Just a few miles further, Keswick is a vibrant town with a twice-weekly market, supermarket and lots of independent shops and places to eat and drink. As the main town of the Northern Lakes, Keswick also has banks and other amenities, as well as museums, a cinema, theatre and other entertainment.

If you are in the Lake District to enjoy walking through a dramatic landscape, then you will be in your element at Manesty Band, with footpaths leading to stunning locations right from the front door. You can roll out of bed and scale Catbells within an hour, stopping at the top for a flask of tea and a picnic breakfast, or pack your rucksack and head out for a day climbing the higher peaks of Kings How, High Spy and Dale Head. Those who prefer a stroll to a hike are also well catered for in a landscape that features footpaths to Derwent Water, beside the River Derwent or along the valley to the Bowder Stone. The southern shore of Derwent Water is only 15 minutes away, and you can walk along the lakeshore and climb aboard the Edwardian launch that regularly sails around the lake, between Keswick and Lodore, Brandlehow and Portinscale. The high fells of Skiddaw, Great Gable or Scafell Pike are just a bus ride away.

Whinlatter Forest is a brilliant family-friendly day out. There are walking paths to suit all abilities - including buggy-friendly ones, a fantastic children’s themed walk, hair-raising Go Ape high ropes course, three professionally designed mountain bike trails and wildlife everywhere you look. Guests at Manesty Band have access to undercover bike storage, and there is a bike shop in Keswick where you can hire a bike and hit the other trails around Manesty and Keswick, including routes around Threlkeld and Skiddaw.

Beatrix Potter spent holidays near Manesty at Lingholm and Fawe Park and was inspired there to create characters like Peter Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin. Littletown, where Lucie met Mrs Tiggywinkle is just over the hill from Manesty. If you are a fan of this beloved British author, then take the 60-minute drive south to her home at Hill Top, or to the World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness-on-Windermere. Otherwise visit the Honister Slate Mine, take a wooden rowing boat out onto Derwentwater, explore Grasmere and the Wordsworth Museum - there is an activity for every day of the week whatever time of year you are here.

A holiday at Manesty Band gives you the flexibility to pack every day full of excitement and activities or to just find a peaceful spot where you can sit and feel at one with nature. Come and discover why the Lake District is one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Alan & Cheryl Leyland joined Independent Cottages in October 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Piano
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Manesty Band is a period property which started life partly as a barn before being converted into a comfortable home in the Victorian period. The owners have sympathetically updated the cottage with modern touches like underfloor heating to create a welcoming holiday home for guests without losing its sense of history.


  • An enormous bay window is the focal point of the expansive sitting room, boasting wonderful views over the Borrowdale Valley. It is a relaxing, sociable room, with ample seating and a piano. There is a television with Freesat channels and a DVD player, and the cottage also has WiFi.
  • The country kitchen dining room is at the heart of the home, featuring cabinets with oak and slate worktops, and a range-style cooker with three ovens so you can cook for large groups with ease. The mahogany dining table can seat up to 12 guests, and the owners have ensured there is plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils so you can cater for everything from boiled eggs and soldiers to Christmas dinner. As with every room at Manesty Band, this room has beautiful views towards Falcon Crag, Shepherds Crag and King's How.
  • There is a separate utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as a cloakroom with WC and handbasin.


  • All of the bedrooms are on the first floor with beautiful views. Each room is carpeted and comfortably furnished in a style that suits the age of the property, with quality bedding and mattresses to help aid a restful sleep.
  • There are two double rooms, each with proper storage, bedside tables and reading lights.
  • The family room has a double and a single bed and a large wardrobe, with an original fireplace making a lovely decorative feature.
  • The fourth bedroom is a light, spacious single room with an armoire, chest of drawers, bedside table and reading light.
  • Family bathroom with a roll top bath and rain shower overhead. Underfloor heating keeps the room cosy even on a chilly winter morning. The room also has a WC and handbasin.
  • A second shower room has a shower, WC and handbasin.

Outside: A gravelled area has garden furniture for summer alfresco meals, and there is a sloping lawn area for children to play. A charcoal barbecue is available. There is parking for one car close to the cottage so you can easily unpack, with further parking available 70m away. The views from Manesty Band's garden are magnificent, stretching from the slopes of Skiddaw in the north and encompassing Walla Crag and the Watendlath fells to the east, past Castle Crag to the Borrowdale high fells in the south and Maiden Moor in the south east. Manesty has a wood-fired hot tub in the woods which guests can hire for an additional fee. Please ask when booking.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi and bed linen are included in the cost of hire, with towels available for an extra charge. Tourist information is provided in the cottage, along with 12 self guided ‘walks from the door’ to help guests find the owner’s favourite walks. Guests can access undercover bike storage. Pets are not permitted at Manesty, and smoking is not allowed. Hot tub available for additional charge, please check availability in advance.

Manesty Band Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Single & 1 Family room sleeping 3)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1070
To £1621
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Manesty Band sleeps 8 people.The owner has 3 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 12 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 12 (guests can be seated together for meals).
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)17687 77216 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Alan & Cheryl Leyland
Member Since October 2018

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Manesty Band 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024
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