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Stair Cottage

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Stair near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at Stair Cottage was absolutely first class."

    Luxuriously appointed property in a great location, lovely welcome package waiting for us. We will thoroughly recommend this to all of our friends. This is not a criticism at all but we had to hunt down the instruction manuals to find out how to work some of the electrical equipment and we always like to clean up before we leave and could not find a small dustpan and brush. Otherwise, it was a fabulous accommodation.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very high quality cottage in a beautiful and quiet location."

    Very clean and well maintained with thoughtful touches such as a welcome tray of goodies and adequate cleaning materials.Nespresso coffee maker,Sky Tv with TNT sports and a Jacuzzi bath all great features along with a peaceful garden.Well equipped kitchen.The parking is opposite the cottage and you have to bump your car over a low kerb to get onto it and this needs levelling to avoid scraping the underside of cars.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very well equiped cottage."

    It had everything we needed. Wonderful location and having two parking spaces was very helpful. Very comfortable, quiet and private. The gentle sound of Newlands Beck just at the end of the garden was a lovely backdrop. Plenty of walks from the door and many others a short drive away.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the property has to offer and the local walks and views. Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our second stay."

    As lovely as we remembered it. Lovely location with walks from the door. Furnished to a high standard. Everything we needed and more. We made the most of the log burner and it was great you’d left so much wood for the fire. I’m sure we’ll be back. Lovely to see Dippers in the river from the kitchen window and pheasants and other birds just outside the window too. Lovely arrival hamper too. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2023

  • "We wanted to call during our stay to report an issue but it’s very hard to find a way to contact from your website."

    The main shower overflowed water out into the carpeted corridor which the house notes said should be difficult to do! On investigating the long drainage cover has evidently not been cleaned out for years - I can send a photo of the disgusting mess off hair we had to clean out - not a nice thing to do on holiday . Would recommend this is added to the cleaners routine. Otherwise this was our 4th stay and booked for next year as a great cottage

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Oct 2022

  • "Everything was lovely apart from the central heating in the living room and bedrooms was inadequate therefore somewhat spoiling our stay."

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Sep 2022

  • "We stayed at Stair cottage with family and had an amazing week in the most beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    The cottage was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The beds were comfortable with lovely fluffy pillows. There are many walks from the door including Cat Bells. The garden was very peaceful with a stream running at the bottom of the garden and only 10 minutes drive into Keswick for shopping and restaurants. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stair cottage is very comfortable, well equipped, clean and decorated to a very high standard."

    It is in a beautiful and peaceful location, with many walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Stair cottage was extremely well fitted out with everything expected in a five star holiday cottage and was very comfortable in every respect."

    There are, however, some aspects which were a little disappointing. A advertised as being fitted in the main bathroom. Unfortunately there wasn't one when we were there, only a note to say it was broken. This needs amending in the advert for the cottage. Also the walk in shower floor tiles and grouting are black in places and some of the grouting is coming out. The whole shower really needs retiling. The other matters are related to housekeeping. The glass dining table was very smeared and had to be washed and polished. The gas hob splashback was greasy and the top rim adjacent to the wall was filthy. With the exception of one plastic rubbish bag no others were provided, which was inconvenient. Notwithstanding the above, we had a most enjoyable stay at Stair.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jun 2022

  • "Great place to stay with great walks from the house."

    Quiet location. Will book again in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "An absolutely brilliant cottage in a stunning location."

    Everything had been considered by the owners and the information, welcome pack and complementary items were very generous. The property was very clean and the accommodation was great for a young family of four with our 3 and 6 year old sharing a double bed. The main bedroom is beautiful with an amazing free standing bath! So much to do locally- an abundance of walks from the door to suit all abilities. We booked alpaca walking at Lingholm prior to the stay and we found Newlands adventure centre close to the stone circle to be a hit. It has great outdoor play in Rookery woods (£5 for the day) and our eldest had a go on the climbing wall which we booked whilst we were there. All in all a fantastic holiday which flew by!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage, we felt very lucky returning each day after exploring this fabulous part of the country."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage in a secluded village outside of Keswick."

    A well maintained property, possibly the best I have stayed in. If you are looking for a quiet retreat in the stunning countryside of the north lake district area then this is the cottage for you.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very enjoyable relaxing stay."

    We had some boiler issues which affected the hot water and heating but they were quickly resolved via excellent communication with the property owners Linda & Stan. The cottage is well equipped with all the mod cons whilst still retaining its cosy character. The area is lovely with easy access to some great walks and the cottage is on a very quiet road and backs on to a river which sits at the bottom of the garden. We would like to stay again.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2022

  • "Stair Cottage is in a beautiful and quiet location with multiple walks from the cottage without using the car."

    Other beauty spots are only a short drive away - Buttermere and Crummock Water, Borrowdale Valley. The cottage is very comfortable, of a very high standard and well-equipped. It was extremely clean and covid measures had been carried out so that we felt safe. It was lovely to come back to the cottage at the end of the day to relax.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2021

  • "Stair cottage exceeded our expectations with everything supplied to meet your needs and more, very comfortable and beautifully furnished, wonderful location."

    It was great to return each day after a hard day walking to such a warm and cosy home! We hope to return in the near future. Thank you for the welcome basket!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "Stair cottage is so beautiful you almost don’t want to go out!"

    It is luxurious, cozy and very stylish. There are great walks you can do from the front door-Catbells, Derwent water (and the pub), so you can have completely car free days. We had a whole week here and could have stayed longer. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Lara5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage clean and fresh felt at home as soon as we arrived."

    All the utensils and cleaning products were provided to make our stay easy. The location you couldn’t get any better no need to use your car all week if walking with amazing scenery is what your looking for. Thank you we hopefully will be returning in the future. Mel, Andy & Jo

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Equipped to the very highest standard."

    Beds were comfortable and well dressed. Loved the jacuzzi bath & tv in the main bathroom. Good walk straight from the door.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2019

  • "The paths to the property."

    were slppy & un even. More care was needed when wet.. This was the only isuue to be aware of.. We had Fantastic time Totally well equipped highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful scenery on the doorstep."

    Lots of walks available from the cottage. The cottage itself was extremely clean, beautifully decorated and of a very high specification. We would highly recommend it and can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2019

  • "A comfortable well equipped cottage but in my opinion, not 5 star luxury."

    The outdoor area to the back door was difficult to navigate due to the uneven surface and it was slippy due to the rain and algae from the trees.The front access was similar. There was NO mobile phone signal or texting available. The lounge area was dark due to the overhanging trees at the front of the building and the garden was much the same

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.4Sep 2019

  • "Stair Cottage was exceptional."

    We loved it. All facilities were to the highest standard and the cottage was clean and prepared to a very high standard. The photos and listing were very accurate and everything was at least as we expected, if not more. The cottage is extremely well placed to enjoy the Newlands and Borrowdale valleys, along with Keswick.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location surrounded by wildlife."

    High specification cottage to ensure a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2019

  • "Stair cottage is in perfect location for visiting the Northern Lakes."

    Facilities are perfect for two couples. Everywhere was extremely comfortable and clean. We loved the garden with the babbling brook at the bottom and enjoyed feeding pheasants out of our hands.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Apr 2019

  • "The collection day for the rubbish needs changing in the cottage guide to Wednesday from Tuesday."

    The cottage is a really good one and the provision of logs especially welcomed.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, luxurious but also cozy and ok for a lively 5 yr old."

    Loved the birds in the garden, brilliant position for walking. Already booked again!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jan 2019

  • "Such a lovely cottage which is so well equipped and beautifully located."

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Nov 2018

  • "The property is actually much bigger in real life than the photographs show."

    We chose the Cottage for it's secluded location and we were not disappointed the activity centre being close by may put some people off but we hardly heard them during our stay. Newlands Valley is very much a rural part of the Lake District with nice walks close by and with Derwent water not too far away the lake Taxi to Keswick made for some nice outings.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, in a lovely peaceful location."

    Stair Cottage is both luxurious and comfortable, with many little extras such as toiletries and kitchen essentials provided, as well as blankets to snuggle under in the lounge. This is the standard which all cottages should aim for. We also enjoyed a great variety of walks, long and short, from the door. Having easy access to a pub with food about 10 minutes' walk away was an added bonus. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with king-size bed, TV, free-standing bath and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV
  • Family bathroom with TV, Jacuzzi bath, double shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, drinks chiller, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and DVD player
  • Oil central heating and wood burning stove
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio and lawned area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 5 mins walk
  • Shops 4 miles

The property

Stair Cottage is a restored stone-built home offering luxury accommodation in the village of Stair, in the Newlands Valley. Finished to the most exacting standards, this character cottage has lost none of its country feel during its high-end renovation, making it perfect for a small family or two couples looking to enjoy a luxurious Lake District holiday. The ground floor allows you to cosy up by the wood burning stove and relax in the inviting furniture while looking out through the patio doors - that is if you can tear yourself away from the stunning open plan kitchen and dining area.

The kitchen section has high-end amenities throughout and a large breakfast island, while light oozes into the beautifully modern furnishings of the dining room area, perfect for the finest of dinners.

Upstairs are two sumptuous bedrooms, both with their own TV, with the master benefitting from its own free-standing bath as well as having a luxury en-suite shower room. The gardens to the property are of a traditional country style, with space to the front and rear.

The rear benefits from a small patio area and lawn with an immediate woodland outlook maintaining a relaxing privacy. Stair is the principal settlement within the stunning Newlands Valley, making it an ideal starting point for a day’s walking around the picturesque countryside and also playing host to the Valley’s only pub. Just four miles on are the full amenities of the popular tourist town of Keswick.

Multiple energetic activities are on offer crossing the range of hills between the Newlands Valley and Derwentwater, or at the nearby Newlands Adventure Centre, while the Newlands Valley is also the inspiration for the Beatrix Potter stories. The Newlands Valley scenery is peaceful and breath-taking, and combined with the cottage’s stunning standards this makes a perfect location for a small family or two couples to enjoy a luxury Lake District holiday.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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