Lakes Cottage Holidays rating
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
18 Customer Review(s)
“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
“The cottage is great, we had a lovely time as there is lots of room for everyone so you can have some quite time and having a hotel next door is really handy because you are out of the town you can go for a drink and some great food.”
The only thing I would ask is that there is some instructions about how to use the central heating.- Jamie, October 2021
“Very spacious accommodation with the benefit of lovely walks and opportunities ...”
Very spacious accommodation with the benefit of lovely walks and opportunities to canoe and climb all within walking distance of the property- John, August 2021
“Coombe Cottage is a perfect choice for a Lake District holiday, with fabulous views of Derwentwater and the fells and fields nearby and numerous walks right from the cottage.”
The neighbouring sheep and cows are lovely to watch and the cottage itself offers privacy and all the comforts of home. The kitchen is especially well equipped, with everything a family or group needs to self cater. Highly enjoyable and recommended!- Joanna, July 2021
“We had a wonderful week in Coombe cottage which is in a great location in Borrowdale; our favourite part of the lakes.”
The upstairs sitting rooms with big windows give great views of Derwent Water. All bedrooms are en-suite and a good size with comfortable beds and the large kitchen has everything you could need. The cottage is on the road from Keswick but we didn’t find the road noise a problem. The Borrowdale hotel is next door though we didn’t try their meals others gave good reviews. There is a small but lovely garden with seating and a balcony for those sunny days in the lakes (!) and lovely walks round the lake or up the hills from the cottage.- Sandra, September 2020
“A lovely, spacious cottage with the perfect location for all kinds of holiday pursuits.”
Ample heating, mood lighting and fuel for the two fires was included and there are comfortable beds, linen and bathrooms. The kitchen is large and comprehensively equipped, with a very effective wood burner. However, the toaster, kettle and cooker hob could all do with updating for a cottage of this otherwise excellent standard. The lounges upstairs were characterful, large and comfortable, with striking views towards Derwentwater, Skiddaw and Catbells. The wifi was not fast but, given the location, is probably up to local standard. A wifi extender for couples using the rear, ground floor bedroom would be helpful. These small negatives do not stop this being a great cottage and we would definitely consider a further stay.- Paul S, January 2020
“A couple of suggestions, the cottage is for 8 people but only has a single set of keys, making it difficult if the 4 couples are doing different things - could there not be a key safe?”
Lacked enough baking trays- Craig, December 2019
“We greatly appreciated the unexpected Xmas decorations, tree and box of chocolates which we found on arrival.”
Likewise the telephone call from the owner to see whether everything was OK which it certainly was. When the dishwasher packed up it was dealt with extremely quickly. What made this holiday however was the spacious accommodation which enabled eight people to relax in considerable comfort.- Margaret, December 2019
“We paid more than double what I would normally pay for a long weekend cottage hire, but it was worth every penny!”
The kitchen and living space were awesome and spaces to cook and eat together and relax together Infront of the fire. The bedrooms were luxurious and comfortable with ensuites and one room had a full length bath. Very highly recommended!- Persephone, November 2019
“We've been using Sykes for a decade now, and each of the four Lakeland Properties we have stayed at have way exceeded expectations.”
We only have had to move on to each new property once our old favourite is no longer listed. Coombe Cottage was exemplary, the location, the property itself, and the amenities. We very much hope to be able to return in the near future. It would benefit from a key safe, rather than having to go to Keswick for pick up/drop off (parking there is not easy or cheap)- Martin, November 2019
Well equipped kitchen with large dining area. Excellent upstairs lounges. Very comfortable beds and very good showers. We enjoyed being able to park our third car in the Borrowdale Hotel car park.- G, June 2019
“Coombe Cottage was excellent.”
Everything was there which had been advertised on the website but often adverts exaggerate so it was great that Coombe Cottage was just as it had been described. It was lovely to relax after a walk on the fells, to spread out in the spacious cottage, either in the conservatory when the sun was shining or in the lounge area with a fire on the colder evenings. We enjoyed preparing our food, putting it in the oven and popping next door to the Borrowdale Hotel for an aperatif before going back to the cottage to eat. It really did feel like home from home. Thank you for the fantastic cottage (Lem and Kal), the cleanliness and order (Keith) and the beautiful garden (Dave). Well placed for Keswick (10 minutes' drive), walks from the cottage or a short drive away and the Borrowdale Hotel right next door.- Kathryn, June 2019
“We had an amazing time.”
The only slight negative was that some of the cookery items and beds and sofas were in need of replacing as they are quite worn.- Sarah, June 2019
“The cottage is great, in particular the seating upstairs would suit any group configuration and having reliable wifi enabled us to contact each other and family not with us, with ease.”
We were delighted the property included towels! We'd like to feedback a couple of points which didn't work so well for us or could be made clearer in the cottage info. It didn't feel as though the cottage is in Rosthwaite altho the online info describes it as such. In fact we liked the fact there were good bus links, but this wasn't promoted.. There wasn't a proper folder with clear info in the cottage. The notice board was very bitty and confusing. Before arrival: We should have been told the cottage landline as it made our food delivery tricky as we didn't realise there was no mobile signal. It could be helpful to mention the back/side door is where the coat hooks and boot shelf are, as we didn't discover this straight away coming in the front door. The garden would benefit from a table and the chairs could be set out in the area of the garden which gets the sun. Although it was no bother to pick keys up before going to the cottage it was more complicated dropping them off at the end and we had not had to do that in a lot of years of cottage holidays! ( Most properties have a key safe system) We can't be the only family group with more than 2 cars? (The info could include the Borrowdale Hotel and their ability to help out with extra visiting cars).- Kate, May 2019
“Lovely spacious cottage in a stunning location with a tearoom and restaurant very close.”
The charming garden was a pleasant surprise. The views from the living area are fabulous. We were able to do a variety of walks straight from the door and there is easy access to bus and ferry options if you want to get further afield whilst leaving the car behind. It's handy to be able to pop into Keswick for shopping. Comfortable beds, good showers and a well equipped kitchen. Some of the furnishings upstairs are starting to look a little worn and the spotlights in the ceiling are clearly difficult to access and many are no longer working. This made it a bit gloomy after dark. Overall a great cottage.- Jo, April 2019
“Lovely cottage, everything you could want.”- Robert, December 2018
“Absolutely fantastic cottage”- David, November 2018
“Coombe Cottage is outstanding and situated in a perfect Lakeland holiday situation.”
It is maintained to the highest of standards and provides ideal accomodation for a family holiday. The owners have created a wonderful home to share with visitors and it is easy to see why many of them return.We were able to enjoy five days of walking capturing the beauty of the Lakes ......a great way to rejuvenate ones spirit and escape the constraints of city life! Just fabulous, thank you.- Alistair, August 2018
- 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
- 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.
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.
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