£69 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Garden Cottage, Borrowdale, nr Keswick – Home 277369 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


Garden cottage is set in wooded countryside at Fellside, in the Borrowdale valley, near Keswick at the foot of Catbells. The Borrowdale valley runs beside Derwent Water and down to the Honister Pass which leads over to Buttermere. It is a beautiful, scenic part of the Lake District, which recently the tour of Britain passed through. There is much to do in the area including walking, cycling and water sports in addition to many interesting places to visit. The popular village of Grange is 1 mile away with its well known bridge and riverside café. The market town of Keswick is approximately 15 minutes drive away and has plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants, and entertainment including a leisure pool, cinema and theatre. There is direct access onto the fells making it perfect for walkers, and the lake shore is within easy walking distance. Guests are able to enjoy the peaceful grounds in which the cottages are set and which are home to deer and red squirrels.


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The Derwent Launch is a fun way to travel round the lake with stopping off points to combine walks and cafes, bars. The open top Bus runs regularly down the valley and the Honister Rambler bus operates during the summer months.

Interaction with guest

The cottage has a wealth of local information including maps and walking routes. Free Wifi allows guests to look up current events eg cinema show times, and activities plus essentials such as mountain weather forecasts. Guests can contact me with questions at any time via phone, text or email. Living locally I am on hand to answer questions or sort out any problems.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The lead guest should be over 18 and accepts responsibility for adhering to the terms and conditions


About the owner

Helen B.
Average reply time:
2 hours 53 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 Jul 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Nov 2012. Located in Keswick, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £396 to £785.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Jul 2020.


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Guest reviews

17 reviews

Very Good

“A real Gem of a find”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2020

Beautiful cottage in an amazing location, it really is a fantastic find, you take a lot on chance when booking online and hope it lives up to expectations, this little cottage exceeds them on all levels from the high end mattress/linen to kitchen equipment to cleanliness and great commutation from Helen the host.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review, I'm so pleased Garden Cottage exceeded your expectations and you enjoyed your stay.

“Amazing pet-friendly cottage and location, very peaceful.”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2019

What can I say other than we had the best break in the Lakes from start to finish. We arrived to a nice surprise of cookies and flowers as a little welcome treat which we felt was a nice touch. The co… More

Owner's reply: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hearing from you again.

“Lovely warm cottage under CatBells”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2019

Really enjoyed new year at Helen's cottage with family and 3 dogs. Really clean, warm and well equipped. The gardens lead directly onto CatBells path. Perfect remote location but only 5 miles from Keswick for shops, pubs and groceries. Even saw deer in the woods nearby!

Owner's reply: Thank you, LM pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the location.

“Possibly the best dog friendly self catering cottage in the Lake District”

Reviewed 6 Mar 2018

Situated with superb views down to Derwentwater and up to Catbells, Garden Cottage is the best dog friendly self catering cottage that we have stayed in in over thirty years of staying in the Lake District. We struggled through the snow to arrive late in the evening to the lovely warm, clean and well equipped cottage which had been so well prepared by the owner, Helen, including fresh cut flowers and some lovely local biscuits. Everything that we needed was in the cottage and we had a fantastic time exploring the local area with our two children and dog. Helen has been excellent right from our original enquiry and booking through to ensuring we were given regular weather and travel updates to help us get to the cottage in such snowy conditions. We were so glad that we did travel through the snow and had an amazing stay in such a beautiful cottage and will definitely be returning again and again. Our friends joined us for three days and stayed next door in The Coach House, they too felt the same about their cottage and will also be returning. Thank you Helen for everything that you did to make our stay so memorable, form the help and travel advice through to the fantastic cleanliness and warmth of the cottages for our arrival.

Owner's reply: Thank you Adrian, so pleased you managed to get through the snow and that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. Hope to hear from you again one day.

“Lovely cottage in beautiful peaceful location.”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2017

One of the loveliest cottages I have ever stayed in. The location is perfect and the cottage was luxurious and immaculate. Lovely well equipped kitchen, open fire and super comfy beds. The walks fro… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Valerie, so pleased you liked the cottage and the location. Look forward to hearing from you again.

“Lovely location”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2016

Gorgeous location, very quiet, good parking, nice views and lovely setting in 'high parkland'. Superb facilities. Prompt professional correspondence.

Owner's reply: Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the location.

“Another delightful stay at The Coach House”

Reviewed 13 Jan 2016

Loved it so much last year we booked it again this year. It was lovely walking back into the property as it was exactly as I remembered it from the previous year meaning that it is very well maintained with no visible signs of wear and tear. The weather was particularly bad this year with flooding and roads disappearing but Helen had kept us up to date with forecasts and what was open and what wasn't. It didn't put us off and had a lovely relaxing week with our dogs... we even managed Catbells this year! We invited some friends to stay with us for a night and they loved it so much they've booked to stay in February.

“Well equipped cottage in lovely location.”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2015

Stayed here for our 2 week holiday with husband and children aged 10 and 12 plus dog. We had an amazing holiday. The cottages location is so pretty with walks from the front door. The cottage was clean, modern and well equipped. Helen even came in half way through to change the bedding and give the bathroom a clean! The only thing we can say that's slightly negative is the kitchen is small so can be a challenge to eat around the table! We managed it though. We were lucky enough to have house martins nesting in the guttering which was so enjoyable to watch!

“Brilliant location, fantastic accommodation - perfect”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2015

A fantastic location with amazing views, peaceful, beautiful cottage with everything you need - a real home from home.

“Stunning, even in dreadful weather”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2015

Whilst this house was not at all easy to find on a very dark, wet night, and even when we found it , it was not obvious we were in the right place, it was the most beautifully located and well appoint… More

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Send Helen (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Helen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Helen (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Helen (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Helen (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Helen (the owner) a message.

If Helen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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