Return to search

Stair Cottage

Stair near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972594)

1 / 22
  • Stair Cottage photo 1
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets



    • “Amazing!”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Easily the nicest place we have ever stayed. Feasants in the garden, your own beck, 2 amazing baths, the biggest bed we’ve ever seen and everything you could ever need on a week away. Beautiful surroundings, nobody to bother you and easy parking. Feels like you’re at home, not like a rental at all- if we could buy this cottage we would! Thanks for a wonderful stay.”

    Chloe P, November 2018

    • “Perfection!”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “We booked this cottage for our 25th wedding anniversary break. Our booking was through Lake Cottage Holidays which I subsequently found was part of Sykes Holidays. I wasn’t impressed with the communication throughout the booking process but I will review the management company elsewhere as I don’t feel the cottage itself should be judged on the company who manages the bookings. The directions to the cottage were easy to follow as were the instructions for locating the key. As we walked in, the beauty of the setting of this cottage and the peace and tranquility were pretty stunning. Another reviewer had mentioned about there not really being views as such so I had been a little concerned about the location, however don’t let this comment put you off. The location is beautiful. The back of the house overlooks the beck and soon after arriving we were visited by the friendly pheasants who remained a permanent presence through the week, and who were really very tame. It was a delight to sit in the kitchen or lounge and watch the various birds come along for their food. A lovely little welcome pack was a thoughtful gesture. We arrived over a very cold weekend with wintry snowy weather and the house, although underfloor heating had been left on for us, was pretty cold. After a while we were able to locate the heating and get the place warmed, along with setting a log fire. This is the first cottage holiday we’ve had where it’s been a completely ‘hands off’ welcome. I think it would have been nice to have had a more personal welcome with a little intro to what was where and how to work things-that’s just me and again I feel is more about the management company than the cottage. The cottage is very spacious, is decorated and furnished in a delightful way and not only has a lot of thought been put into providing everything you need, you also feel that no expense has been spared in making this a luxury, home-from-home place. My first feeling when we arrived was that I didn’t want to leave the place all week as it was so lovely. The beds were super comfy and with a super king size in the master bedroom, and the option of the second bedroom to kick hubby out into if his snoring got too loud, this proved to be a perfect set up for us! Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer all made life nice and easy while we were at the cottage. (Although there was a container for washing powder marked for our use when we arrived this was empty so I had to wait a few days before we went out into Keswick before I could wash bits and pieces we needed.) I would recommend having shopping delivered if possible or bring your food shopping with you on the way as supermarkets are limited locally. There is a small selection of games and puzzles, and a bigger selection of various books for the use of guests. This cottage is a must, there’s nothing not to like! Our only negative....finding two pieces missing from the jigsaw puzzle!”

    Bexi1971, Norwich, United Kingdom, March 2018

    • “Faultless”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “I booked stair because it looked so Good in the pictures, and wasnt disappointed when we got inside, this is with out doubt the best place we have stayed in, you can immediately feel that the owners have done what they can to make you feel welcome, it is amply stocked with everything that you will need to make your stay pleasurable. The adventure centre wasn't an issue, in fact it was quite good fun seeing the group's do there stuff in the trees and the zip wires etc.(take time to explore the garden through the gate on the right) The river at the bottom of the garden was brilliant, first day a mere trickle, second day after 12hrs of rain was a raging torrent, It's unusual to find a property where the owners trust the guests and this is hopefully reciprocated by the guests looking after the property more, the little messages around leaving instructions on the heating and showers are very friendly and not like the usual do this do that stuff. This is clearly a place where the owners stay, so from our point of view it needs to be respected for that. Without repeating what previous reviews have said, you won't be disappointed if you book stair cottage. The super kingsize bed was super comfy, very warm every where,a real home from home. A fantastic kitchen fully equipped with everything. Most of our walks were from stair cottage and ended at stair, your right in the fells but with lots of low level walks.newlands valley is so green and lush (mid May) a brilliant part of the lakes, much better than the langdales. This is a top draw guest cottage with a fantastic family bathroom. We feel very lucky to have found this place and would definitely come back. There are no negatives we have stayed in many many places for the same rate and they have ranged from very poor to ordinary to good. Stair is at the top of the pile, plus there are lots of extras that just make this a memorable visit. The info folder is clean and tidy unlike some places that just can't be bothered, it's packed with useful info. Book this place, you won't be disappointed. We already have for next year.”

    Eddiest111, Crawley, United Kingdom, May 2017

    • “Perfect in every way”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Excellent location with hiking out the door. Luxurious and spacious with very well appointed eat-in kitchen- just like being at home. Even had a Nespresso machine- lots of herbs, spices, olive oil etc. Beautiful view from dining area to Newland Beck. LR with wood stove and gorgeous couches was great in cool evenings. Bedroom was huge with soaker tub for after hike relaxing. We were 2 couples and it was perfect as we ate in most nights and the well equipped kitchen made it easy. Keswick is only 10 minutes away. Best rental we have had in several years. Will be going back for sure.”

    Ian A, Toronto, November 2016

    • “Total perfection, stunning cottage in equally stunning location, ideal for walking and relaxation.”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “We have stoped in many holiday cottages but to date this is the best by far.Everthing that was said about this delightful cottage was true. It was luxuriously appointed with attention to detail throughtout with many extras once you got there. After a hard day walking on the fells it was heaven to relax in a deep bubble bath whilst looking out across the garden. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and was light bright and modern and a great place to chill out with a glass of wine watching the squirrel stealing the food from the biord feeeder! The location was perfect for walking and meant we never had to take the car. We would recommend this property to anybody looking for a touch of luxury in the Lakes.”

    Debra B, Ulverston, United Kingdom, April 2016

    • “Lovely, lovely, lovely”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Cottage was absolutely gorgeous, exactly as pictured... luxurious and spacious. There was only two of us but four would have been equally as comfortable. Kitchen equipped incredibly, everything you might need at your finger tips. Very modern yet cosy and comfortable, warm and welcoming, very much fitting in it's lakes cottage setting. I loved getting up to see the birds feeding in the garden, as well as a red squirrel! It was an incredibly wet week so the utility room was much appreciated. Owners very responsive and friendly. Absolutely perfect and excellent value for money.”

    Liz W, London, England, United Kingdom, January 2016

Show more (6)
    • “Such a lovely cottage which is so well equipped and beautifully located.”

    Mrs Bye, Leatherhead, November 2018

    • “The property is actually much bigger in real life than the photographs show. We chose the Cottage for it's secluded location and we were not disappointed the activity centre being close by may put some people off but we hardly heard them during our stay. Newlands Valley is very much a rural part of the Lake District with nice walks close by and with Derwent water not too far away the lake Taxi to Keswick made for some nice outings.”

    Mr Pugh, July 2018

    • “Excellent cottage, in a lovely peaceful location. Stair Cottage is both luxurious and comfortable, with many little extras such as toiletries and kitchen essentials provided, as well as blankets to snuggle under in the lounge. This is the standard which all cottages should aim for. We also enjoyed a great variety of walks, long and short, from the door. Having easy access to a pub with food about 10 minutes' walk away was an added bonus. Will definitely return.”

    Ms Langridge, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, March 2018

View All (3)


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Check availability

Checking Availability ...


  • Fr
  • Sa
  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th

Loading ...

Arrival date

Not available



Your selection:

{{ getButtonHeading() }}, however the property is available from {{ getReadableChangeoverDay() }}

{{ getButtonHeading() }}

Nearby dates:
  • {{ row.duration }} nights from {{ row.start }} - {{ row.end }}

    {{ }}

    {{ row.price }}

Your selection:

{{ getButtonHeading() }}

Nearby dates:
Available dates:
  • Checking Prices ...
Other available dates:

There are no prices available for the dates selected.

  • {{ row.duration }} nights from {{ row.start }} - {{ row.end }}

    {{ }}

    {{ row.price }}


All prices above are inclusive of the booking fee.

The Property

A luxurious and characterful holiday cottage in the Lake District awaits you. Stair cottage is a charming stone built cottage with cosy wood burning stove, delightful cottage style garden and situated in a spectacular location. Perfect for a memorable holiday at any time of the year.

The Newlands Valley is one of the calmest and most picturesque valleys in the Lake District. The Newlands Valley is an excellent base for a walking, cycling or relaxing holiday it stretches from Braithwaite near Keswick all the way to Buttermere. Theres a variety of walking routes which include low level valley walks, ridge and fell walks and include Causey Pike, Robinson, Catbells, Maiden Moor and Barrow. Nearby the market town of Keswick offers a wealth of amenities including shops, pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Stair Cottage is located in the heart of the Newlands Valley, it is a stylish and luxurious Lakeland stone built cottage furnished and equipped with fantastic attention to detail throughout with a lot of thought given to ensure your stay is made as comfortable as possible. The cottage has a delightful cottage style garden to the rear which backs onto a stream, a delightful place to sit, relax and unwind after a day exploring the surrounding scenery.

The cottage has oil fired central heating and comprises:

Spacious and cosy lounge with wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and door leading to a slate patio and the rear garden.
Modern and luxurious kitchen/diner with central island, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, drinks fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cloakroom with hand basin and WC.

First floor. Master double bedroom with king size bed, wall mounted TV, free standing bath and luxurious en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Double bedroom with wall mounted TV.
Family bathroom with wall mounted TV perfectly placed to watch whilst relaxing in the Jacuzzi bath, double shower cubicle with rain shower, hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.
Free Wi-Fi provided.
Highchair available.
Private parking for 2 cars.
Outside cottage style gardens to the front, side and rear garden with seating area.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with king-size bed, TV, free-standing bath and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV. Family bathroom with TV, Jacuzzi bath, double shower cubicle, basin and WC. Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Sitting room.


  • Oil central heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, drinks chiller, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, DVD player, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio and lawned area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 5 mins walk
  • Shops 4 miles.

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute