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Manesty Dairy

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7 Nights  

  • £612  to  £708

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Short Breaks From

  • £122 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Hot Tub

About Manesty Dairy

Manesty Dairy was once a place for making butter. Built in around 1905, this part of the farmhouse has now been transformed into a welcoming holiday home for couples with lovely views of the surrounding woodland and the Borrowdale fells. It is one of the owners' several fantastic Lake District holiday cottages, enjoying peace and privacy with the ability to be hired together with one or more of the other cottages to accommodate larger groups if required.

Manesty Cottages are close to the southern shores of Derwent Water near Keswick in the north of the Lake District. There has been a dwelling of some sort on the land for centuries, with the farm dating back to Furness Abbey's wool producing empire. The buildings sit comfortably in this timeless landscape, providing a wonderful place to stay while you explore this most beautiful part of Britain. Exploring is easy, as memorable walks lead from the door to famous places like Catbells and the Bowder Stone, and quieter fell tops and walks such as Kings How and Brund Fell, High Spy and the Newlands Horseshoe.

Whether your favourite sort of walk is a sunny stroll or you are happy to explore regardless of the weather or the season, your perfect route is here and waiting for you. The owners have helpfully provided leaflets and maps in the cottage, and they can also recommend a local guide to help you get off the beaten track and experience the raw beauty of the fells in safety. Cycling is another favourite way to get around, whether you enjoy the sweeping roads or want to test your skills on the trails at Skiddaw and Whinlatter Forest Park. Horse riding, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing and golf are all popular outdoor activities - you need never feel bored on holiday here!

At five and a half miles away, along a picturesque lakeside road, Keswick is the nearest town to Manesty Dairy. It is a friendly community that is welcoming to regular and first-time visitors alike, offering a wide variety of places to shop, eat and drink. Keswick attractions include Derwent Water Marina, Keswick Museum, the Derwent Pencil Museum, the Puzzling Place and the Theatre by the Lake. The Lakes Wildlife Park and Lakes Distillery are nearby, as is Go Ape. Wander through the ancient stones of Castlerigg Stone Circle or go to the slate mine at Honister. The heady height of Scafell Pike is within easy reach, as are the villages and towns of the southern Lakes, allowing you to experience your dream Lake District holiday, whatever that may be.

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
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Manesty Dairy is a private annexe of the main farmhouse. It has an "upside down" layout to make the most of the views.


  • The bedroom has a comfortable double bed and proper storage.
  • Spacious tiled bathroom with underfloor heating, a bath with shower overhead, WC and handbasin.
  • Enclosed porch enabling guests to enjoy the sensation of sitting in the garden even if the weather is not permissible. It has a wicker table and chairs so that you can sit and chat over a cup of tea, or relax in peace with a good book.
  • There is space to store waterproofs and walking boots beside the front door.


  • Open-plan layout which allows in lots of natural light through windows that frame views over the rock garden and wooded fell side.
  • The living area has a comfortable sofa facing a television with DVD player.
  • The kitchen/dining room is a place you will happily linger after meals. The fitted kitchen features worktops made from local green slate, and an antique dresser, as well as a dishwasher, microwave and double oven. The pine dining table faces a large window through which you can see the tops of Bleacrag and Castle Crag.

Outside: Manesty Dairy and the other holiday cottages sit in two acres of private grounds which include both landscaped gardens and woodland fell side. There is an outdoor wood-fired hot tub available for guests to hire for exclusive use for an additional charge. Please check availability when booking. Guests have allocated off-street parking. There is garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue for guests to use.

Additional Information: Manesty Dairy has central heating and WiFi, and all utilities and sheets are included, with towels being available on request. Short breaks are possible out of season, and the cottage can be hired together with one of the larger cottages on the estate to accommodate bigger groups.

Manesty Dairy Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (Double)
Enquire with owner
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £612
To £708
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
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.

Owner Area

Alan & Cheryl Leyland
Member Since October 2018

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Manesty Dairy 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024
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