“For lovers of the Lake District it doesn't come any better” We have been returning annually to StoneyAcre since 2008 having discovered it purely by chance. It is spacious, comfortable, warm and well equipped. Having breakfast on a sunny morning, looking out across to Cat Bells is truly memorable. Stepping out onto the veranda and look towards Skiddaw, the Lake District colours can just take your breath away.
The Newland Valley is certainly one of the quieter Lake District valleys. For walkers, many of the North-Western fells can be walked directly from the StoneyAcre doorstep. Access to the rest, along with the Central Fells, the Northern Fells and the northern Western Fells is but a short car ride away. Keswick is just over 4 miles away by road, Buttermere just over 5 miles and Ambleside 20 miles. Even the Langdale Valley is less than 30 miles away and can be reached in under an hour.
“A really lovely holiday!” Apartment is spacious, warm, comfortable and very well equipped. Fabulous views from the windows and gorgeous fell-walking from the door. David, the owner, is a welcoming and thoughtful host. A lovely week, thanks!
“LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!” Unbelievable property, huge with fantastic views towards Catbells. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we loved the peace and quiet amongst stunning scenery but with all the facilities of Keswick nearby. The photos don't do the Byre justice! We will definitely return and would recommend.
Had a lovely relaxing holiday at High Snab Cottage. The cottage was lovely and clean and had everything in it. The cottage was a little secluded but we enjoyed the peace and tranquility. There are amazing walks and scenery right on the doorsteps. Derwent Lake is amazing with beautiful scenery and the kayaking is a must. We will be going back soon! …
StoneyGill A, Newlands Valley nr Keswick
Breathtaking view from a relaxing retreat.
A great week starting with a warm welcome from the proprietor, David. The apartment was a delight - the living room balcony commanding spectacular views which ensured we were never bored whatever the weather.
It was a cool week but the fire was very efficient at warming the living area, central heating was available if needed which is unusual in our experience of ropey storage heaters in Lakeland properties.
The bed was marvellous; a super king with a memory foam mattress, a great nights sleep was assured.
There were pleasant walks from the property including a walk across the valley to Hawse end to catch the launch into Keswick.
The only drawback to the location was the main road one has to take to reach the property, a stretch of it is single track with passing places. Some motorists did not take care as they hurtled around the blind bends so it's not for nervous drivers. Currently the bridge at Stair is out of commission which is an inconvenience but not unsummountable.
It is a property we would like to return to in the future! …
The Byre, Newlands Valley nr Keswick
A well-equipped cottage in a wonderful location
We stayed a week at The Byre and loved every minute! The cottage far exceeded our expectations - it was spacious and warm, with the most amazing views from the lounge. It was tastefully decorated and well equipped with a comfortable bed - a must! It was a treat to be able to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the beautiful Newlands Valley, plus being able to hear the cuckoo calling. There were several walks from the cottage to Lake Derwentwater and the hills outside the cottage, and it wasn't far to drive to Keswick.
We'd love to come back again! …
StoneyGill B, Newlands Valley nr Keswick
Superb location, especially for access to the fells. Superb facilities and great views. Simply Lakeland at its best. …
StoneyAcre, Newlands Valley nr Keswick
Spacious, well presented apartment
Stoneyacre is very well looked after both inside and out. Lounge and kitchen particularly spacious with everything you will need for your stay there. Area is beautiful and very quiet, the only problem is the narrow road from Braithwaite but well worth the journey. My only suggestion for an improvement would be the addition of hand rails,either side of the slate steps leading to the front door , which could cause a problem for older people carrying cases. Plenty of parking outside the property.
Overall a very enjoyable holiday. …
Beautiful Bawd Hall
A great place to Stay. We booked in May 2015 on the recommendation of friends and liked it so much came back in 2016 and are booked in again in 2017. The guest book shows that many holidaymakers return here year after year. My reason for coming back, the warm welcome from the owner, the peace and tranquility of the setting, the comfortable accommodation, stunning views of the surrounding landscape, many different birds on view from the lounge window, watching a barn owl from the conservatory at dusk after a days walking, lots to do near by and an inexpensive taxi ride from Keswick if you fancy a meal out. …