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7 Nights  

  • £950  to  £1398

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Short Breaks From

  • £185 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner

About Manesty

Manesty is an idyllic self-catering cottage in the Lake District, less than a mile from the hamlet of Grange and the shores of Derwent Water, and only five miles from Keswick. The welcoming farmhouse, which has been in the owner’s family for generations, enjoys stunning views towards Blencathra and across the Borrowdale Valley. It sleeps up to seven guests, with reductions as standard for smaller groups of 5 and 6.

If you have come to the Lake District to enjoy the beautiful walks, then you will not be disappointed. The southern path up Catbells starts just next to the cottage and you can be at the summit in around an hour - or less if you are feeling energetic! From the peak, you can enjoy the sight of the northern Lake District spread out before you, stretching for miles in all directions and showcasing why the beauty of this area is famous worldwide. Keen hikers will enjoy the challenge of Newlands Horseshoe, Skiddaw or Scafell Pike, and although the paths leading to Kings How and Castle Crag may be more accessible, they are certainly no less picturesque.

Fishing, golf, sailing, rock climbing, wild swimming and horse riding are just a few more ways you can enjoy being outdoors and active in the Lake District. Whinlatter Forest is a particularly good place for mountain biking, with trails suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. It is a beautiful mountain forest with miles of lovely waymarked walking paths, children’s themed walks, a Go-Ape high ropes course, cafe and picnic sites, and resident Ospreys that nest in the woods each year.

Popular Lake District attractions close to Manesty include Honister Slate Mine, The Lakes Distillery, The Pencil Museum and The Lake District Wildlife Park. Slightly further afield are Grasmere village, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount (the homes of beloved English poet, William Wordsworth), and Windermere and the World of Beatrix Potter. Looking around, you will find it easy to understand how the landscape and communities have inspired artists and writers over the centuries. Staying at Manesty also means that a day trip to Hadrian’s Wall is also possible - it really is a holiday destination for everyone.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Alan & Cheryl Leyland joined Independent Cottages in October 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • 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 is the oldest part of the buildings at Manesty. The owners have sympathetically modernised the cottage with contemporary touches such as underfloor heating and a wood burner, while retaining the original character in features like exposed beams, thumb latch doors and meat hooks in the ceiling.


  • Guests enter Manesty through a former scullery that is now a welcoming entrance hall complete with the original stone table, exposed beams and meat hooks in the ceiling.
  • Kitchen/dining room which 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 peaks of Blencathra and Walla Crag.
  • The peaceful sitting room at the front of the house has beautiful views over the Borrowdale Valley. The Victorian cast iron fireplace makes a lovely decorative feature, while four armchairs and a sofa provide ample seating for everyone.
  • Separate utility room housing a washing machine and dryer.
  • Shower room with shower, WC and handbasin.


  • Manesty has two double bedrooms at the side of the house, both furnished with comfortable beds and enjoying views towards Blencathra and Skiddaw mountains.
  • The third bedroom is a family room, with a double and a single bed. It is at the front of the house and looks out towards Borrowdale.
  • Family bathroom with a bath (plus overhead shower), WC and handbasin.

Outside: Manesty has lots of outdoor space, with both a gravel area with seating and a lawn. From the garden you can enjoy the fantastic views which stretch from Maiden Moor and the Borrowdale high fells in the south to Blencathra and the slopes of Skiddaw in the north. There is parking for one car next to the property, with extra spaces around 80 metres from the front door. Guests can access undercover bike storage, a charcoal barbecue, and a separate utility room with books and games. Manesty has a secluded wood-fired hot tub that guests can book for an additional charge.

Additional Information: The cottage can be booked on its own or together with Manesty Band and High Seat or Manesty Dairy to sleep up to 12 people. All utilities and bed linen are included, with towels being available for an additional charge. No pets. No smoking. Wood fired hot tub is available for an additional charge – please check availability in advance.

Manesty Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Family room with a double and a single bed)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £950
To £1398
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.

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Alan & Cheryl Leyland
Member Since October 2018

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Manesty 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 29th May 2024
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