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Stunning views within Wainwright's "loveliest square mile" in Grange, Borrowdale

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful walks from the door, glorious views, sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Wainwright, considered to be the expert on the Lake District fells, loved Borrowdale, and Grange is at its heart. Grange Fell Cottage, the end cottage of a row of three, flanks one side of the original village centre, with the green immediately outside the front door.

We have reduced our prices to accommodate for the service charge that Owners Direct have added.

The cottage is comfortably furnished and well-equipped throughout, whilst the stunning views from every window of traditional Lakeland buildings - a church, a barn, a cottage - with the fells as backdrop, take your breath away. It is the perfect base for a walking or activity holiday, whether it be messing about on Derwentwater, or challenging your stamina at one of the local activity centres. The Derwent River, a stone's throw from the cottage, is ideal for paddling.

The lounge has seating for six across two settees and a beanbag that is large enough to sink into!. Snuggling up in front of the woodburner watching the TV/DVD, playing games, listening to music or reading a book is the perfect end to a day out on the fells. A selection of DVDs are provided, including the BBC TV series about Wainwright's walks, as well as music CDs. Plenty of books, including Julia Bradbury's book that accompanies the BBC series and other books about Wainwright, as well as Hugh Walpole's 'Rogue Herries' series, which are set around Borrowdale, are provided. Games such as Cluedo, Scrabble and Pictionary, as well as jigsaws, are provided for those days when keeping warm and dry might be preferable to venturing out on the fells!

The kitchen has the usual facilities such as a coffee maker and microwave as well as all the cutlery, crockery and equipment to feed the hungriest teenager! To make mealtimes a bit easier, a dishwasher does the hard work for you. .A washer/dryer is provided, essential for those wet days when you have been watching the waterfalls at their most spectacular! Six fit comfortably around the solid wood table, and there is a high chair and booster seat so that the little ones don't miss out on the fun! An ordnance survey map centred on Grange Fell Cottage hangs on the wall so that you can look to see where you have been that day or rehearse tomorrow's activity.

The cottage benefits from two bathrooms and a cloakroom, so no queues in the morning!. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, whilst the ensuite to the master bedroom has a walk-in shower. Both the family bathroom and the ensuite have heated towel rails to keep your towels toasty warm! The double bed has a king size duvet, and blankets are provided to keep you warm on those colder nights. A hairdryer is also provided. Two further spacious bedrooms each have twin beds; one is a loft conversion and enjoys superlative views. Both twin bedrooms have two comfortable tub chairs so that you can enjoy a quiet chat or just sit and soak in the views. The beds are of course made up for you before you arrive. For young guests, a travel cot, potty, trainer seat and step-up stool are provided, whilst a stair gate helps to keep them safe.

The cottage has a porch at the front and back - plenty of room to store boots, cagoules and walking gear. Outside the front is an enclosed area within a traditional dry stone wall. Admiring the view as you enjoy breakfast around the patio table is the best way to soak up the sunshine in the peaceful beauty of the morning. The cottage has two parking spaces, and secure storage is provided for bikes.

WiFi connection means that the outside world need not be completely lost. Phone connection is possible in the cottage, depending on your provider. A landline phone is provided for incoming and emergency calls for your safety. An iron and ironing board is provided. Heating is by night storage heaters. Several oil filled radiators are also provided for when a little top-up might be needed, whilst hot water bottles ensure that you are warm at night! Please bring your own towels. It is possible to hire towels at £5 per person (one bath and one hand towel). If you would like to hire towels please advise when booking. One small to medium sized dog is welcome. Changeover day is Friday, and short breaks are available out of high season. A welcome pack greets you with all the basics to start the week: tea and coffee, toilet rolls, washing machine and dishwasher tablets, and a dishcloth, A comprehensive Welcome Book tells you nearly everything you could possibly want to know about the area!

Grange itself has two cafes and is known for its double-arched bridge. Grange was loved by poets such as Wordsworth and Southey, as well as artists such as Turner and Heaton Cooper. You can walk for miles in any direction from the front door. East takes you up Grange Fell (after which the cottage is named) and towards the idyllic hamlet of Watendlath. South penetrates further into the hamlets of Borrowdale, or the great fells of Scafell, Great Gable and Glaramara. West takes you up Castle Crag or High Spy, whilst the pleasures of Derwentwater’s water activities and cruises lie to the North.

The cottage is ten minutes’ drive from the attractions of Keswick, which include the famous Theatre by the Lake, Wildlife Park, GoApe, cinema, Pencil Museum, brewery, distillery and several Activity Centres, as well as shops, restaurants and a Saturday market.

A selection from the comments in the Guest Book:

"The cottage is spotlessly clean and well-equipped. We love this area and can't think of a better base."

"A very comfortable and cosy cottage. We have had a most enjoyable stay and are sad to be going home."

"It has been a privilege to stay in this lovely cottage in such a fabulous location."

"What a lovely cottage and the perfect location for so many walks. We've had a fantastic stay and were really impressed by how well equipped this place is, especially for families."

"Last day, sadly, in this gorgeous spot which we have enjoyed so much! It was a great discovery for us as we had never visited Cumbria, and Grange Fell has been a real 'hit' for us! This cottage is so well-equipped and so comfy! Never slept so well! Will be back! Thank you so much."

More Details

Jean and John Burden
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Jean and John Burden

Jean’s mum grew up in the Lake District, in Little Langdale and Hartsop, a hamlet near Patterdale. She has always felt more at home in the Lakes than anywhere else, and it didn’t take her husband, John, long to feel the same way. With their four children, the family have enjoyed many happy holidays here. We love Grange Fell Cottage and Borrowdale, and we hope that you do too!

Jean and John Burden purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Jean and John Burden chose England

Borrowdale is spectacular in many ways. Walking, at both low and high level, is superb in any direction, and the views stunning wherever you look. Hamlets nestling in the valleys, or mountain scenery. Derwentwater, offering cruises or water activities, is within easy reach. What we love about this property is that we do not need to use the car, if we want to get away from it all. The bus stops close by, and together with the lake offers transportation to Keswick and Honister or Buttermere.

What makes this cottage unique

When we look for a holiday cottage, we want to find somewhere comfortable and happy - a home from home that we are content to spend lots of time in, especially when the weather can be unpredictable. This cottage ticks all the boxes: the cosy wood burner for those cold, wet evenings, the patio set within the enclosed front garden to sit outside and enjoy the views on those warm, sunny evenings, WiFi, and stunning views from every window. Most of all, what we love about Grange Fell Cottage is that is light and airy; it is truly a delight to spend time there, whatever the weather!


Borrowdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Cloakroom with hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On second floor with lovely views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With en-suite
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Stunning views within Wainwright's "loveliest square mile" in Grange, Borrowdale
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Comfortable and well equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Grange Fell Cottage. The weather was kind so we walked every day, some walks were more strenuous than others. The cottage was a delight to return to, tired and aching and ready for a large glass of wine. The bottle waiting for us on arrival was very welcome, thank you. The kitchen was well equipped and we even cooked a roast lamb dinner for 6 with all the trimmings on Easter Sunday. All the beds were very comfortable, showers were hot and rooms were spacious. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a comfortable week in the Lakes.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your week at our cottage, and are glad you found it warm and comfortable. We are very impressed that you cooked a roast on Easter Day!
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Excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

Warm, comfortable and well equiped.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting this review, and we are pleased you found the cottage comfortable. Grange, of course, is so pretty, with the double-humped bridge over the river!
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Beautiful cottage in a perfect location - couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

Grange fell cottage is one of the best cottages I have ever stayed in! It has everything you need for a perfect week in the lakes. There are some really great walks straight from the cottage door and various pubs around to indulge after the hard work (and to dry off if necessary!). Would recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely holiday and found that the cottage had everything you needed. We never tire of the beautiful walks you can do from the door, whatever the weather, and have also enjoyed sitting beside a welcoming, cosy log fire in a pub to dry off!
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Well equipped, charming location and clean and tidy.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week away in Grange! The cottage was terrific in every way. It felt homely and comfortable and lovely and warm.

The only thing I thought of that could be improved was to sharpen the kitchen knives. That's how good it was as that is all I can think of. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Grange Fell Cottage. We feel very 'at home' here and it is our hope that our guests do as well, so are really pleased you did! Thank you for your comment about the knives. We are sharpening them straight away and will put a knife sharpener in the cottage.
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Comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cottage well equipped. Comfortable beds and seating although a bit of a squash for 6 adults. Enjoyed the break and would return.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your break in Grange Fell Cottage and found it comfortable and well-equipped. We have provided a large beanbag to supplement the settees in the lounge, but appreciate that an adult might not want to sit on that! We have today ordered a larger settee to replace the smaller one so that there will be enough room for six adults in the future. We have also provided tub chairs in the bedrooms to give more space. Despite the problem with the settees, we are pleased that you would come here again.
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Lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Grange Fell cottage. It was clean and well equipped for any need we might have with a few lovely extra touches. The log fire was cosy and the welcome book provided us with lots of information, tips and recommendations regarding the local area. The cottage was nicely decorated and even provided games, books, dvds and a tv to entertain us in the evening. The location is perfect as you can access many stunning walks and you are close to the lake. We enjoyed a different kind of tour of the lake and rented a canoe from Portinscale marina. Keswick town is just a few miles away and provides shopping and entertainment; the Saturday market is a must. There is so much to do here and we will definitely be returning to Grange Fell.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday at the cottage. We love it that the cottage is both in the middle of a small village with beautiful walking around, yet also within easy striking distance of Derwentwater and Keswick. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Borrowdale Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April May 2017
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
May Half Term 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Early July 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late July August 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
September October 2017
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 5 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Early October 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 19 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
October Half Term 2017
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
November December 2017
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year 2017-2018
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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