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7 Nights  

  • £450  to  £585

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  • £ Enquire
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About The Mouse House

The Mouse House is an idyllic retreat for up to two guests. Formerly a traditional Lakeland stone barn dating from the period when Rowling End was a farm, it has been sympathetically developed as a one bedroom cottage and is awarded 4-Star in Quality in Tourism.

Lake Derwentwater is a pleasant fifteen minute walk away across the fields and from here you can catch a ferry to Keswick. The Mouse House provides a superb starting point for a number of Lakeland walks and is an an excellent base for exploring the areas many attractions whether you want to discover the beauty of the lakes, the high fells or purely relax amongst glorious scenery. Enjoy direct access from the house, out onto the fells, taking you to Coledale Round, Catbells and the Newlands Round - just a few of Wainwrights favourite walks!

Dogs have always enhanced the owner's family’s enjoyment of walking and you are very welcome to bring your own dog to share your holiday with you.

The village of Braithwaite is only three miles from The Mouse House with a choice of three pubs for a pint or meal out, and a village store for forgotten provisions. Across the fields (only one mile or alternatively walk down the lane) the Swinside Inn provides a warm welcome serving excellent food and drink.

Wainwright saw Newland’s 'greatest blessing' as the peace and freedom that the valley brings where you can escape the commercialisation of busier tourist areas. Today this beautiful area continues to offer an undisturbed oasis of calm where you can enjoy a relaxed pace that in essence has not changed over the years. A working farm until the 1950s, Rowling End is surrounded by lush pasture land where cattle and sheep peacefully graze.

Whilst The Mouse House is in a delightful secluded position, it has a wealth of attractions within easy reach being centrally located in the heart of the Northern Lakes with Borrowdale, Derwentwater, Buttermere and Keswick easily accessible - whether you explore by foot, bike or by car.

Keen walkers will love the hike up Catbells (located directly opposite) which offers magnificent views where on a clear day you can see the Solway Firth.

The land surrounding The Mouse House provides a haven for wildlife including buzzard and deer. Guests are welcome to explore the fields but must be mindful of any livestock and leave the wildlife undisturbed.

There are plenty of things to do and see in this area to keep all ages amused, including: Honister slate mines; Borrowdale Go Ape; Braithwaite Keswick Climbing Wall; Whinlatter Forest; Cumberland pencil museum; The puzzling place; Newlands Adventure centre; Keswick Mire House; Keswick Trotters world of animals; Keswick Alhambra cinema; Keswick Launch ferry and Thronthwate Galleries.

For those who want to venture a little further afield, Penrith is twenty one miles, Carlisle thirty five miles and Workington is twenty miles.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Alan & Jo-Anne Roberts joined Independent Cottages in July 2009

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation and facilities comprise:

  • Open plan living space with handmade kitchen with oven, induction hob, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
  • The living space includes a dining and sitting area with flat screen television (freesat) and a built in DVD player.
  • Super king-size bed or twin beds (please specify when you make your booking).
  • En-suite shower room with walk in shower.
  • Patio area over looking Catbells and the beauty of the Newlands Valley.

Additional information: Bed linen is provided along with towels. A welcome is provided upon arrival. Dogs are free of charge. Short breaks through out the winter. Travel Cot available.

Larger Parties: The Mouse House can be rented with the owners other house, Rowling End House, to accommodate parties of up to ten guests.

Star Rating: 4 Star

The Mouse House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Super King or twin beds)
Enquire with owner
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £450
To £585
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Payment Options:
Paypal, 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)7584 138682 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Alan & Jo-Anne Roberts
Member Since July 2009

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The Mouse House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024