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Coombe Cottage

Borrowdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972286)



Lakes Cottage Holidays rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Mike

    “Lovely cottage in a fantastic location.”

    Comfortable and spacious, enjoyed walking and running from the door. The large lounge perfect for 8 of us to chill out and enjoy the stunning views.

    Comfortable and spacious, enjoyed walking and running from the door. The large lounge perfect for 8 of us to chill out and enjoy the stunning views.

    - Mike, February 2022


  • Over two floors
  • Ground floor Master bedroom with King size bed, en-suite, 1 x twin and double bedroom sharing a Jack and Jilll en-suite shower room
  • Large Kitchen/breakfast room with wood burning stove
  • Utility room
  • WC
  • Conservatory
  • First floor 1 x King size double bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC
  • Open plan lounge/diner with doors leading to balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric hob/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, washing machine/dryer in Utility
  • Wood burning stove
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in the rent
  • Towels are provided
  • Travel Cot
  • Private parking space for 2 cars
  • Large garden
  • No pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 10 mins drive.

The property

Coombe Cottage is situated in Borrowdale the most beautiful valley in England with stunning paroramic views.

The cottage which has been featured in the Sunday Times homes section has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard, and is perfect for groups looking for a characterful cottage in a stunning lakeland location. We are delighted to add the former Lake District home of film Director Ken Russell and his wife Vivian Russell the well known garden writer and photographer.

This landmark Lakeland stone property, featured in Bill Burketts book on Borrowdale, dates back to the 1860s and has now been the subject of a major refurbishment to provide 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom accommodation in a much sought after location in the Borrowdale Valley with views to Derwentwater. Borrowdale is arguably the most beautiful valley in England with the mighty Skiddaw presiding over Derwentwater.

It has been featured in recent television programmes hosted by David Dimbleby and Griff Rhys Jones and in the series on Wainwright walks.

The late Alfred Wainwright himself described Borrowdale as the fairest valley in the Lake District.

It is much loved by walkers, climbers and the true Lake District enthusiast due to its dramatic, stunning scenery and is within 3 miles of Keswick with a wealth of local amenities. Coombe Cottage sits on the roadside at the entrance to the Borrowdale Valley with superb views from each room to the fells and a superb 360 degree panorama around Maiden Moor, Catbells, Derwentwater, Skiddaw, Shepherds Crag and Coombe Fell from the upstairs living room.

The Derwent River with its picturesque China Bridge and duckboards leading to the shores of Derwentwater are only a few minute walk from the house.

The garden has been designed by Vivian Russell in response to Borrowdales legendary rainfall.

Topiary in box and yew predominates, designed to echo the shapes of the surrounding fells, gives the gardens good all year round colour and is an ideal place to enjoy an evening glass of wine, views to the nearby fells and to admire the birds and local wildlife that visit the garden. The accommodation is centrally heated and comprises: Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC. Breakfast kitchen with wood burning stove.

equipped with oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and fridge/freezer. King size double bedroom with views to the lake and en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC. 1 x Twin bedroom and 1 x double bedroom sharing a Jack and Jill en-suite shower room with hand basins and WC. Conservatory overlooking the garden. First floor: Open plan lounge/diner with views to nearby Derwentwater with Skiddaw and Shepherds Crag towering above, patio doors lead to a balcony with view to Coombe Fell, with TV and DVD player. 1 x King size double bedroom with view to Coombe Fell.

Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC. All gas, electric, bed linen included.

Towels are provided at this property. WiFi. Cot available, sorry no highchair but your are welcome to bring your own. Private parking for 2 cars.

Please note this property only accepts Friday arrivals.

About the location


Keswick 6.5 miles.

The pretty village of Rosthwaite is situated in the Borrowdale area of the stunning Lake District National Park. The village, surrounded by fells and meadows offers a pub, shop and tea room. You’ll be delighted with the location - just driving up the Borrowdale Valley past Lake Derwentwater is sure to please, and once you arrive in Rosthwaite you will be charmed by the traditional Lakeland cottages. Within driving distance is the town of Keswick, which boasts a number of shops and restaurants, along with miniature golf, parks, the Pencil Museum and the famous Theatre by the Lake. With Derwent Water and Honister Pass close by, the village is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists, and is in a superb location to discover all of the Lake District.