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    • “Lovely base for a Lake District walking holiday”
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    • “This is a lovely little cottage, with a nice patch of outside space and views of Causey Pike (when it's not cloudy!). Ideally located for conquering some Wainwrights - we did Causey Pike and the Newlands Horseshoe, both from the front door - so pleasant not to have to use the car! The cottage was neat and cosy, and well equipped for cooking - vital for a good holiday in our opinion! Perfect for a couple to retreat from the world for a while.”

    Rose H, July 2017

    • “Excellent little cottage perfect for a short break for a couple.”
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    • “Clairgarth is a brilliant little 1 bed cottage with plenty of charm and a tasteful decor. Everything you need for a break away to the country side - very comfy bed and great bathtub. No wifi, although exactly missed. Stunning surroundings, secluded yet a short drive / very brisk walk to Keswick. Loads of great walks nearby, especially catbells. Would thoroughly recommend.”

    Thomasasmith, April 2015

    • “Tranquillity in wonderful surroundings.”
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    • “Well appointed and gloriously located cottage. Mountains on 3 sides, and sits in Newlands Valley. Lovely walks available from straight from the door, including the ascent of Catbells for wonderful views of Skiddaw and over Derwentwater. The charming market town of Keswick is just 4 miles away. Many birds frequent the garden, and there is a good chance of seeing at least one of the pair of red squirrels that reside in the garden - throwing some hazelnuts outon the lawn in front of the big fir tree certainly rewarded us with great close views of a red squirrel eating a few hazelnuts, and then burying well over a dozen. he bed, bath and shower were all faultless, and cleanliness was fine. It is a delight,even on a wet day, sitting in the bay window looking out over the garden, river and towards the hills. T”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicester, April 2014

    • “Perfect Cottage”
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    • “Excellent location, great views of Catbells from the front...lovely garden area at the back with wonderful wildlife including Red Squirrals, Nut Hatches and Woodpeckers. Facilities in the Coattage were great, everything you could need and great decor too. Swinside Pub fantastic and only a 10 min walk good and views from garden amazing. Fab place to stay!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Godmanchester, August 2013

    • “We got away from it all”
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    • “We hired a couple of bikes to get in and out of Keswick with. The ride takes about 30 minutes if you get off and walk up the hills, 15 if you don't. So, this place is right out in a quiet valley. There are other people around, but you don't really hear them. It's so peaceful. Inside, it's well turned out and spacious, and has everything you need for a relaxing break in the country.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, August 2011

    • “Still cold”
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    • “My wife and I stayed in this cottage exactly a year ago, and after the first night popped into the office in Keswick and mentioned to the staff about how cold it is in the cottage, this year my mother booked us a weekend away in the lakes as a pressie, when we found out it was where we stayed last year we were really pleased because this is probably one of the best positioned cottages we have ever stayed in, you can walk everyday from the front door, and walks for all levels, the pub up the road as always was fantastic for food and ale, this cottage is finished to a very high standard and we found the cleanliness ok, however the heat problem is still there, there is daylight all the way down one side of the rear door, and the front door is much the same which is creating a draft right through the downstairs, the remedy for this from whoever seems to have been to remove all the feed back in the visitor book that mentioned the problem ( i remember seeing 4 and adding mine) and placing a small radiator which is uselessand the fitted fire merely warms a small area of carpet.I would love to stay here again but in warmer times and would always recommend the place,I just feel this needs attention, one carpenter and a couple of hours should do it.”

    John W, Rochdale, February 2017

    • “Great Location”
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    • “Fascinating little cottage with walks from the door. Nicely decorated and equipped. A little chilly for us soft southerns.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sandwich, January 2014

    • “Intimate and comfortable cottage”
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    • “Homely cottage with all mod cons, some good walks direct from the cottage including Causey Pike. Keswick nearby with a good selection of both mountain and gift/craft shops. The cottage provided a good base, somwehere warm and comfortable to return to after a hard days walking. Interesting feature the bath being in the bedroom but actually works well.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chelmsford Essex, October 2013

    • “Great Scenic Holiday”
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    • “Ideal location peaceful and quiet amenities were excellent everything you could need for your stay”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Waltham Abbey Essex, July 2012

    • “Delightful location and a delightful cottage”
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    • “We have stayed here before so knew what to expect. The standard of cleanliness was not great but did not detract from our enjoyment. We were surprised at the absence of an adequate information folder e.g. location of recycling; use of immersion; location of key etc. The cottage and the location is wonderful however. If you want to cover the North Western Wainrwright fells this cottage is ideal”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nayland Suffolk, May 2012

    • “Fantastic cottage, great location”
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    • “Would recommend this to any friends looking for great accomidation in a fantastic location”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leamington Spa, January 2012

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    • “Thoroughly enjoyed our stay st Clairgarth and would highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying in this area. My husband has one fault and that is the main cold pipe that feeds the hot cylinder in the airing cupboard needs a clip(s) on it to stop the vibration when using the cold tap in the bathroom.”

    Mrs Pooley, Kettering, September 2018

    • “We were unhappy with the noise late at night from Newlands activity centre.Also the shower head has not been cleaned for a while.. this needs lookin at.The extractor fan lightening did not work so this needs attention.”

    Mrs Johnson, Norwich, September 2018

    • “The cottage was very comfortable in a lovely location. We loved the views from the windows. You could actually sell the views more and explain there is a nice garden (though shared). Great to be able to walk to Cat Bells from the cottage and we appreciated the book of local walks which was very useful. The kitchen was well provided, but the lighting was dreadful. There were no under counter lights and the lights over the stove didn't work, so it was very difficult to see when cooking, particularly in the evening. The standard of cleaning was mediocre - the sitting room carpet needed vacuuming thoroughly, there was dust and cobwebs in some corners and some of the crockery was dirty. Although the kitchen was generally well equipped, there was no scrub brush or anything to wash dishes with on arrival - it may seem a small point but was actually very inconvenient as there are no local shops.”

    Prof Evans, Bristol, September 2018

    • “Lovely, light spacious cottage for two with stunning views to the front and rear.”

    Mrs Hill, DERBY, July 2018

    • “Lovely, comfortable property, have already recommended to another couple. Would like to stay here again on next visit to the Lakes. We were also delighted that we were able to get onto a number of walks from our doorstep and did not have to worry about parking the car. Looking forward to our next visit already”

    Mrs Pooley, Kettering, June 2018

    • “We've stayed at this cottage before and we enjoy the location. In future we are likely to stay elsewhere for the following reasons. The cost - happy to pay this amount for good quality accommodation but this isn't value for money. The cleanliness of the cottage was not good - black dog hairs covered the carpet and kitchen floor, under one of the tables there were a couple of moulding grapes (not a pleasant impression), and the fire surround was very dusty. Cobwebs can develop quickly in a property too so the odd web is not a problem, but it appeared that these webs were more than a few weeks old - a thorough dusting/clean is needed.”

    Mrs Miller, Gateshead, August 2018

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The Property

Nestling in the Newlands Valley this beautifully furnished and romantic Cumbrian cottage, with a roll top bath in the bedroom, is the perfect retreat from which to explore the Lakes and take in the breathtaking scenery the area has to offer.
Clairgarth enjoys a delightful rural setting at the foot of Catbells with superb views over the Newlands Valley to Causey Pike. The cottage sits in a row of 5 on the outskirts of Stair in the Newlands Valley, close to Keswick, renowned for its association with Beatrix Potter. The winding country lanes offer walking and cycling opportunities and, for the more energetic, the nearby Fells of Catbells, High Crags and Swinside beckon. Water pursuits at nearby Derwentwater, with equipment available to hire in Portinscale, one mile north, make this an ideal location for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. The tranquil setting is only a short drive from the delights of Keswick.
This cosy cottage has been tastefully furnished and equipped to cater for your every need. Heated by night storage heating the accommodation comprises:
Open plan ground floor with dining area leading to lounge with stone effect electric fire, TV, DVD player, glazed door to the garden and views to Catbells.
Kitchen area with electric oven and hob, fridge, washer/dryer and microwave.

First floor: Large double bedroom with roll top bath.
Bathroom with shower, hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen and towels included.

Private parking for 1 car.
The Swinside Inn is 1/2 mile.
Shared lawned garden area.

PLEASE NOTE there is Wi-Fi access to BT if you are subscribed to FON


Over two floors, the ground floor comprises of a kitchen, dining room and lounge.  The first floor has one master double bedroom with roll-top bath and a separate bathroom with shower cubicle, basin and WC


  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, DVD
  • Power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in the rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • No pets
  • No smoking
  • Pub is 10 mins walk
  • Shared lawned garden area
  • PLEASE NOTE: There is Wi-Fi access to BT if you are subscribed to FON.

Regional Information

KESWICK Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 20 minutes. Cockermouth 13 miles. The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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