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Coombe Cottage in Rosthwaite, Cumbria

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
3 bathrooms

Coombe Cottage description

Borrowdale is arguably the most beautiful valley resting on the shores off Derwentwater. 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.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

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.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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November 2019
We would have booked this property for October half term if only the owners had responded to the agents' repeated requests for a response. I telephoned the agents to double check that we could book this apparently lovely but pet-free property, accompanied by our two adult children and their children, the eldest of whom has additional needs including a vision impairment, and who is accompanied everywhere by his registered assistance dog. The very professional agents made repeated requests to the owners to respond to our request. The Equalities Act 2010 makes interesting reading, including: "if you provide any sort of accommodation, serviced or self-catering, the Equality Act 2010 applies to you .... it would be unlawful to refuse access to a disabled person accompanied by an assistance dog .... the Equality Act does not allow any justification for direct discrimination". The owners did not respond to any request from the agent to get in touch with them to address our request to book the property (thus, they did not act against the law by refusing; they simply refused to reply). After a period of eight days, and with alternative options for a large family property at half term then limited, we opted to book two small properties elsewhere, disappointed that we could not all be together as we had hoped. I hope that the owners of Coombe Cottage may reflect on their apparently refusal to act within the law, and the effect that their actions had on one family. Living with disability is never easy, but I have yet to meet such a family that would expect or want sympathy. Understanding and lawful behaviour would, though, be helpful.
Mrs Street
May 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).
Mrs Mellor
April 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.
Mr Hilliar
December 2018
Lovely cottage, everything you could want..
Mr Myers
November 2018
Absolutely fantastic cottage
Mr Grearson
August 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.
January 2014
Our family party of 7 enjoyed a memorable Christmas in this beautifully furnished and spacious property. An initial problem with the heating was quickly resolved by a phone call to the owner. Thank goodness we were warm and snug inside, since the weather was truly horrendous for most of the week! We could not fault the amenities of Coombe Cottage and the well-equipped kitchen made for hassle-free cooking. We would certainly visit again - but would hope for kinder weather next time!
September 2013
This beautiful cottage is a lovely home from home. It is well laid out so the living area makes the most of the amazing views over Derwent water towards Catbells. Well equipped for a family stay. I would highly recommend.
August 2013
Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. Enjoyed every minute of our stay. Cottage has everything you could wish for.
August 2013
We stayed in this very nice cottage for 4 nights. We were 2 couples and 1 child. This is very nice and relaxing cottage and there is plenty of space in the house for two small family or a single big family. There are plenty of places in lake district to do, so we were mostly outside but it is very relaxing to stay indoor as well There is parking for 2 cars and I believe you must have a car if you are staying in this property as Keswick is almost 5 miles away and you will feel fairly crippled if you depend on public transport. The land lady was very polite, she called us personally on the phone to enquire if everything is OK, we did feel very welcomed and it was a nice experience. The agency had charged us 10 pound for cot which was bit irritating and the land lady was also very annoyed at hearing at this and she said she will speak to them about it but we did not pursue it any further, as I was not bothered for extra 10 pounds, considering I had paid almost 700 pounds. In nutshell I will highly recommend this property
May 2013
Superb spacious cottage with spectacular views, close enough to pop to keswick for a shopping trip or a takeaway! Fantastic walks from the cottage. Would highly recommend and hope to return soon!
January 2013
Picked up the keys in Keswick (2-sets) and drove to the cottage which was beautifully clean and tidy. A good supply of logs and coal was on hand which we had requested and a Xmas tree with a large box of chocolates under it was waiting for us in the lounge, we were pleased about the tree as we had our two year old granddaughter with us and Xmas without a tree would be unthinkable for a two year old, the chimney was also ideal for Santa access. The cottage is ideal for our family,my mother in law is 87 so the downstairs bedroom with en-suite is perfect for her and the upstairs bedroom is perfect for my Son and his partner. The location is unbeatable with lovely walks to Watendlath etc on the door step together with easy car access and a bus stop nearby, the views over to cat bells are to die for. I can,t think of anything bad to say apart perhaps for the lack of hot water in the middle of the day.This is the second time we have stayed at Coombe cottage in less than three years and we hope to return in the future.
September 2012
The property was very very well maintained and nice beyond the description provided in an ideal location. It had everything one can wish for and more. The description ads and and pictures do not do it justice. I would suggest to owners and agent to update them. It even had internet and WiFi which I didn't remember seeing in description. It being my first holiday in a cottage has surely set my expectations very high :)
June 2012
Having stayed at nearby Lodore Falls Hotel a few years back, we wanted another crack at KeswickBorrowdale with our extended family, and we really were not disappointed. Situated next to the Borrowdale Hotel, this cottage offers enough space to accommodate 8 people (3 double beds and 1 twin). The location is stunning, do not be put off by the road being near the front-door, or a hotel next door, or a B&B nearby, it is secluded enough to provide a certain amount of privacy and intimacy. The cottage is kept impeccably clean and there was not a spot of dust when we arrived (although it was a tad cold on arrival - we soon put on the log fires to get the house warmed up; central heating comes on at 4:30pm). Most of the bedrooms are situated downstairs, the kitchen diner area is modern and spacious but traditional at the same time, and is equipped with all the utensils, cutlery and crockery you could wish for; all bed rooms are cosy (when warm), modern and fantastic views of the surroundings! The 'wow' feature is the upstairs lounge which is thoroughly spacious with wonderful views of all surroundings (including Skiddaw, Catbells); again this is equipped with all the furniture you would need, flatscreen TV with Sky (could be a little bigger I suppose), fast internet, chill-out areas, DVDs, books, upstairs balcony area behind the cottage. We adhered to the house policy of not wearing shoes upstairs which made for a clean lounge area... Outside, there was a small garden area, garage and space for two hatch-back cars. With different people wanting to do different things, this was an ideal place for people that did not want to go on hikes to chill out and relax, and an ideal place for those with tired legs to relax after a nice hot bath. The bathrooms were well equipped and done up up to a very good standard; you will need to bring your own towels (including hand-towels). There's not much to criticise really,and if i was nitpicking, then it would be to have a larger TV, possibly have some hand-towels (although tea-towels were provided), maybe some warmth on arrival. The stay was made all the more wonderful due to the amazing weather, and was a perfect place to enjoy the various sights of Borowdale and Keswick. There are plenty of areas to explore around here, and we particularly liked taking morning strolls along the Manesty Path near Derwent Water (absolutely serene and stunning in the mornings!), this is just down the road, and also the Lodore Falls are nearby too. The village of Grange is about a 10-15 min gentle stroll... We came here to celebrate a landmark birthday, and we were not disappointed! The owners also made a nice gesture of phoning us up to find out how our stay was! Keep up the good work guys, and I'm sure anyone who stays here will feel the same! Btw, during our sty, we explored Catbells, Lake cruises, Latrigg, Skiddaw, Stone Circle, Keswick....wonderful place!
May 2012
Had a brilliant long weekend at Coombe Cottage. The best feature was definitely the upstairs open plan lounge which had amazing views from all the windows. Too cold to use the balcony but it would be great on a warmer day. Cottage was cold a times though there were extra heaters provided and wood for the fires. Would have preferred to regulate the heat though. Bedrooms were nicely decorated and beds were very comfy. Lots of bathrooms and has been symapthetically renovated with utilisation of local materials. Its in a beautiful spot with walks nearby. Garden was smaller than looks in pictures so kids couldn't really run around but conservatory was a definite plus for relaxation. Overall one of the best stays we have had. A truly beautiful house - would definitely use again.
April 2012
Coombe cottage was a delightful cottage in every way: fantastic first floor sitting rooms with wonderful views, lovely ensuite bedrooms, really well equipped kitchen. We also loved the conservatory down one side of the cottage and the balcony. We had a very special family event there and all thought it was a wonderful choice.
January 2012
A wonderful cottage in which to spend Christmas and New Year. Far enough away from the madding crowd but close enough to Keswick if you needed anything. Wonderful low level, high level and mid level walking available from this ideal location. The cottage is luxurious but cosy with everything you could wish for provided. Marvellous large kitchen dining area with seating for eight guests in comfort. Thank you we had a memorable holiday with our family.
August 2011
Comfortable and spacious cottage, staff at the office very helpful, before arriving and during our stay. Well done.
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