Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Rowling End is situated in one of the Lake District's most beautiful and tranquil valleys.
Rowling End is a traditional Lakeland farmhouse which can accommodate up to eight people. It was fully restored in 2009 and has been awarded a Five Star Quality in Tourism rating and a Gold Award each year since then. The house is stylish and comfortable, with a large farmhouse kitchen and open fires.
House sleeps eight (Rowling End and the Mouse House can be booked together to provide luxury accommodation for ten people)
• Sitting room with open fire. Firewood provided. TV and DVD
• Library/sitting room with open fire. TV and DVD. Library of books and small DVD selection
• Kitchen with far reaching views of Skiddaw. Aga plus induction hob and electric fan oven. Tiled floor and farmhouse table and chairs.
• Boot room with slate flagged floor, washing machine and tumble drier
• Two WCs downstairs
First and second floors
Bedroom 1 King size bed with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 2 Twin beds with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 3 King size bed
Bedroom 4 Super king size bed or twin beds (please state you preference when making the booking)
All bedding, bed linen and towels are from The White Company
• Walk in shower
• Roll-top bath with views across Newlands Valley to Catbells
• The bath is over a hundred years old and was formerly in a country house in Norfolk which regularly hosted Winston Churchill; the taps are of a similar age and were originally from the Basil Street Hotel in Knightsbridge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Silloth 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle airport 72 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 21 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Cumbria/Lake District
The heart of Keswick is its Market Place, ringed round with shops and hotels. which is now renovated into a pedestrian priority area. The dominant building is The Moot Hall, an ancient foundation which currently holds the National Park Information Centre. Close by are two large public parks offering games facilities in open, garden and wooded settings. They are an important part of Keswick's well tended appearance which has won it several national awards, European commendation and, very importantly, the appreciation of its multitude of visitors.
Though only a small town, Keswick has a range of shops and services far larger than might be expected. The friendly attention in the shops and the weekly markets around the Moot Hall is seen as a pleasant reminder of days gone by. Keswick is now rapidly becoming known as the" outdoor clothing capital" of England because of the number of national and local specialist retailers supplying every need. The visitor also has the choice of four museums. art and craft galleries, cinema, and the successful and all year round Theatre by the Lake.
Few visitors come to Keswick without making the short walk to the lakeshore and the boat landings from where rowing and small motor boats can be hired; the regular launch service around the lake also starts from here. Another five minutes walk brings you to Friar's Crag with its tremendous views across the lake and Borrowdale. The climbing wall is for the more adventurous while the leisure pool, tennis and bowls add to the list of activities for all.
Rowling End and The Mouse House provide the perfect base for walking and mountain biking in the Lakes. It is quite possible to spend a week here walking from the house without repeating your route, which makes it entirely possible to have a holiday from your car too.
This area of the Lake District is covered in Wainwright's book of the North Western Fells, and two of his favourite walks - The Coledale Round and The Newlands Round - are perfect to be walked from Rowling End.
The unspoiled beauty of the valley is still its greatest virtue. Whether you are looking for a full days hiking across the tops or a gentle stroll around the valley or down to the Lake, Rowling End couldn't enjoy a better position. The land in front of the house through which Newlands Beck flows, belongs to Rowling End. Although much of the land is quite marshy, it is a haven for wildlife including buzzard and deer, and even, if you are lucky, a glimpse of a red squirrel. The history of Newlands dates back two thousand years to when the Romans passed freely up and down the valley. Troops were stationed at Galava, now called Keswick, to guard the strategic passes of the Derwent, Greta and other narrow valleys in the area. Later the Vikings settled here as evidenced through the present day names of Uzzicar, Ullock, Swinside and How Keld which are Norse in origin. These farms, small hamlets and the Swinside pub are just down the valley from Rowling End.