£201 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Longthwaite Farmhouse – Home 5773136 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Longthwaite Farmhouse – Home 5773136

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 21 reviews

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House / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Longthwaite Farmhouse is a traditional, seventeenth century farmhouse with many of the original interior features retained and restored. Nestling in the beautiful Borrowdale valley, the heart of the Lake District, its front windows look out towards Watendlath Fell and its garden runs down to the River Derwent - with endless paddling, dam building and swimming opportunities along the river.
 Longthwaite is very much the simple family holiday home - we do not have a TV, Wi-Fi, freezer or dishwasher. The house's unique location makes it a perfect base for walkers and climbers as it offers immediate access by foot to the best loved Lakeland peaks: Scafell, Great Gable, the Langdale Pikes and Buttermere fells.
 Great on and off road cycling routes and access to both rowing and sailing on nearby Derwentwater ensures that there is something for everyone.
Excellent local restaurants include the Scafell hotel in Rosthwaite and Langstrath hotel in Stonethwaite - both a short walk away.
Keswick offers a wide variety of food shops (the Co-op currently deliver free in Borrowdale, and Sainsbury’s deliver if you order online although there is none nearby), excellent outdoor equipment shops, a theatre and cinema along with many other attractions.
 A regular bus service runs directly to Keswick down Borrowdale or using the scenic route via Honister pass and Buttermere.

Please note that Longthwaite Farmhouse is situated between a river and a working farm. It can feel cold and damp when it has been unoccupied for a week or more and there are occasionally mice. The house uses a wood burning stove and night storage heaters downstairs, rather than central heating. During the winter months especially, we recommend that on arrival visitors light the stove and put hot water bottles in the beds. We suggest you should aim to get there in daylight.

With heavy rain, Borrowdale receives over 200" per year (London 25"), the access lane can become impassable where it runs beside the river. The level may rise rapidly but recedes just as fast and access is rarely restricted for more than a few hours. On extremely rare occasions the river level reaches the front door and may seep into the ground floor. There are detailed instructions at the house about what to do in the very unlikely event that this should happen during your stay. If the above does not put you off, then we know you will love it!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: 3 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Telephone

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There is a good bus service up and down the valley. The direct bus to Keswick takes about 20 minutes, there is a more scenic route over Honister pass and though Buttermere village. Day saver and family tickets are available. Look at the Stagecoach timetable online. There is also a good ferry that goes round Derwentwater several times daily - you can hop on and off during the day.

Interaction with guest

We will send you full visitor instructions including access details, a few weeks before you are due to arrive. In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have any queries.


Check in time: 14:00, 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).

Damage deposit: £75.00
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 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

About the owner

Tim D.
Average reply time:
3 hours 34 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
22 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Jan 2015. Located in Keswick, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £687 to £974.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

21 reviews

Very Good

“Rustik, very old fashioned , great location, but liked by all 8 of us.”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2019

College reunion great catch-up, great location any issues with the property quickly resolved by owner. will come again!

“Longthwaite Farmhouse”

Reviewed 7 May 2019

A wonderful house for a family get together. A warm and cosy farmhouse in a beautiful setting. The children were pleasantly impressed with the fun they had in the river and the close proximately of the Youth Hostel with its games room making up for the lack of internet and TV. Excellent communication from Tim, the owner, thanks for sharing your holiday home with us.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your kind words. It always encouraging to receive compliments about the house which I have enjoyed for over 50 years. Tim

“Great base to explore the Lakes”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2017

Longthwaite was perfect for me and a group of friends as a base to go walking & cycling around Borrowdale. As Tim (the owner) says, it doesn't have all the mod cons, but it's full of character, has plenty of room and a fantastic wood burning stove! The location is excellent - very close to the river, walking distance to nearby pubs and you have immediate access to many walking routes without the need to drive. We loved it and will definitely be back for a future visit!

“Wonderful stay at Longthwaite.”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2017

We travelled to Longthwaite Farmhouse in Borrowdale to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday and Father's Day, with our family and their partners. . I did at first worry that the lack of mobile phone reception and WiFi would prove challenging for the younger generation, but no need. They were so charmed and enthralled by the house and riverside location that they had a wonderful time and had to be prised out on Monday morning, so saddened by the prospect of leaving and returning to normality. Even though we live, and they were raised in the Northumberland Dale's, Longthwaite was utterly captivating. . We are all in agreement, "we must return some day soon" . . . Many Thanks Tim for sharing your beautiful house with us. . . Karen Pringle.

“Family Break.”

Reviewed 1 Mar 2017

Had a great time here. Just what we wanted,beautiful setting and loved the log fire which made it cosy.

“Old and perfect”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2016

We were 4 old ladies who like the borrowdale Valley, so it was perfect for us. We liked that the house had character and seemed loved. Saw a red squirrel too!

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Tim (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Tim (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.

How do I contact Tim (the owner)?

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 Tim the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Tim (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

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

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Tim (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Tim (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

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. Tim (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.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

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

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

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.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Tim (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

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 Tim (the owner) a message.

If Tim (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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