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Rock Cottage

(Ref. 998650)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything you need it's good to see all the cleaning materials available water /heating good."

    Good to have sensible off road parking . Wildlife a bonus . enjoyed thanks

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2023

  • "Rock Cottage is, for us, in an ideal location for enjoying the ever rewarding surroundings— even in a very wet and stormy week!"

    It is clean, very well equipped and maintained, and with the added bonus of a garden of delights— red squirrels, a range of colourful birds and dramatic views in every direction. We have already booked to come again in the spring. Thanks to the owners. PS- A tiny request for more than 2 small loo rolls to be provided as they were difficult to source locally!

    Reviewed by JennySep 2023

  • "We have just enjoyed a lovely short stay at Rock Cottage."

    Really impressed! A gorgeous cottage in a fantastic location. Beautiful views from every window and the added bonus of having a red squirrel visit the garden every day, as well as the lovely little birds. Lots of lovely walks closeby and a nice cafe down the road serving food, drinks and snacks. We would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to return in the near future! Thank You!

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2023

  • "Excellent Cottage, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2023

  • "A well appointed property."

    Nothing I needed that wasn't provided. Very clean and well stocked. Courtesy tray was a lovely touch for our arrival. Fabulous views and entertaining wildlife in the garden especially the squirrel. Decent bus service from main road and café within village - delicious bacon butties.

    Reviewed by ElsieJul 2023

  • "We have had another lovely week at Rock Cottage."

    There are great views from the cottage of the surrounding mountains, sheep in the field at the bottom of the garden and it’s great for watching Red Squirrels lots of blue tits woodpeckers Sparrows and goldfinches in the garden too. The weather was mixed but we still walked from the cottage around Derwent water. The Cottage is cosy and well equipped with everything you need for a brilliant holiday. We will be going again next year.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay in Rock Cottage earlier this month."

    It's in a beautiful setting with glorious views of the fells from every window. We even had a red squirrel visit a few times! We've stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this is one of the nicest. We always say that the most important things are a comfortable sofa and bed and a good shower - and Rock Cottage has all three. Parking is very good and the garden a lovely place to sit and relax. Only one minor negative: the wifi doesn't reach the master bedroom very well, but a booster would easily solve this. The kitchen was well-equipped with plenty of storage/fridge space. We would definitely return again so thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2023

  • "Property was described well, it was clean and had everything needed for a week away."

    What was not acceptable was the bedroom curtains without blackout lining. The daylight streamed through the curtains from 5am; not what you want on holiday. The exit time of 9am on the last day was unnecessary and unachievable which meant we left a day early. The picnic bench in the front garden is unsafe. the wood has shrunk which has revealed raised screw heads which ripped a cut in the back of my heel putting an early end to the hiking I was enjoying.

    Reviewed by GeoffMay 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Rock Cottage and will certainly aim to book again in the future."

    The cottage itself was ideal for us and Grange is a great location to relax in and get quickly into the fells for hiking. Had the added bonus of watching a red squirrel in the garden every morning. There's a good cafe in the village too. We only have one very minor comment, which didn't affected our stay. Would it be possible when staying out of season to have more wood and some kindling. We only use wood for our own fire so would prefer not to use the coals. A lovely place and we'd certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2023

  • "Delightfully comfy, warm and welcoming property."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Spotlessly clean on arrival, we found it very well furnished and equipped with everything we needed. The stove was most welcome for the evenings, with the Christmas tree twinkling. Situated in a lovely quiet position in the village, with outstanding views from all sides of the stunning local fells, with plenty of walks straight out of the gate. The shower and bathroom is very good, beds comfy and bedding / towels of very good quality. We would definitely return to rock cottage.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick JDec 2022

  • "Great holiday home, my wife and I spent a week with our 3-year-old and the house had everything we needed."

    It was very wet and windy but the fireplace was great (and there was a basket of wood provided and even an axe in the little shed outside). The area was great lots of walks straight from the house, and nice areas along the river (walk down next to the cafe towards the campsite and lots of forests and rivers for the kids to play in). And the WiFi at the house was really good, made for a good movie night next to the fire. The only downside was the shower was extremely tricky to keep warm, there was hot water in the taps that would burn you, however, the shower while starting hot got lukewarm quickly no matter the pressure or settings. But we were able to shower which was fine.

    Reviewed by WesleyNov 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, but we were very disappointed that there were no logs available for the log/multi-fuel burner."

    Sadly the weather was wet and windy, but then you expect that going away in October, so the log/multi-fuel burner would have been an ideal comfort. It seemed strange to me to advertise the log/multi-fuel burner and not provide even one basket of logs. Cottage itself was well equipped and very clean and the views were out of this world.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2022

  • "I was disappointed that when I asked for reasonable adjustments for my disabled ..."

    I was disappointed that when I asked for reasonable adjustments for my disabled husband ie exit time to be extended until 10am rather than 9 am, no adjustments could be considered

    I have followed this up and on this occasion the late check out was not possible as the housekeeper had other commitments on that particular day . Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillSep 2022

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable cottage with all amenities needed."

    The only thing I would point out to anyone with issues with steps is - there are a couple of steps up to the front door and one down from the back door - we had our own mini ramp with us. There is a grip at the front door to hold however. It was lovely and clean and very well equipped in the kitchen. I appreciated the dishwasher and washer dryer. Great shower.

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2022

  • "The cottage was great, lovely and clean, in a beautiful situation."

    Our only complaint was with the kitchen knives, it was a real struggle even to cut an onion, in self catering you hope to prepare your own food. A couple of comments: we couldn't find pegs for the washing line and the sign to Grange is very small and partly obscured by foliage. We were about 3 miles beyond Grange before we found a local resident who told us it was 3 miles back. Even 1.1 miles beyond Lodore Falls Hotel would be helpful in the directions. It is a busy, twisty road from Keswick to Grange.

    I was disappointed to read your comment about the knives as new knives were purchased in December last year. I will make sure they are sharpened and leave a sharpener at the cottage. The pegs are usually kept on the top shelf of the cleaning cupboard. Otherwise I hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2022

  • "The best thing about this cottage is its quiet and scenic location."

    Perfect for exploring Borrowdale and the northern lakes. Plenty of lovely walks from the doorstep! The cottage was clean, comfortable and equiped with everything you'd expect in a self catering cottage.

    Reviewed by KJun 2022

  • "In the cottage it is requested that the wheelie bins are put out on certain days but it would be helpful to know which days since it says that some are emptied alternate weeks we don't know which week we are there."

    If a calender was put up with coloured days for certain bins it would be helpful. We did try to put out the recycling bin when we noticed others had put there bins out but it was full to the top and we could not move it.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2022

  • "Great cottage in a fantastic location."

    Amazing walks off the doorstep whether you like the fells or the lakeside. The cottage is lovely and has everything you need, including a nice garden and an enormous rock for scrambling on. Perfect location for a break in the Lake District!

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Rock Cottage would recommend to anyone who wants a nice quiet break ."

    The wardrobe door in the bedroom was a bit of an issue as struggled to open it properly! (DIY needed) Every window had a view of the mountains !!

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2022

  • "What a fantastic stay in Rock cottage."

    The views were stunning . Comfortable beds. Everything was lovely. Saw deer in the feild out the front also the red squirrel in the garden fabulous. Location was excellent. Wonderful time we had . Thank you .

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "Rock cottage was absolutely perfect, the location was amazing, the facilities were spot on."

    We had visits from the local deer each morning and couldn’t have picked a better spot for our stay in the lakes. We would definitely recommend to our friends and would definitely stay here again. Thanks so much :-)

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2022

  • "This was a fabulous place a real chill out and we would go again, we have also given friends the information on the cottage so that gives insight to how we feel about the place."

    Reviewed by LynnFeb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and fantastic location."

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

  • "Very warm and cosy cottage with a beautiful views from every room."

    Lots of kitchen equipment . Very good location. Keswick town just 10 min away. Every evening we enjoyed fire place, really relaxing after long walks. We had little amount of wood for the fire place, we had to buy it in the Keswick town. And also the sleeping duvets were to thick and heavy. Otherwise everything was very good.

    Reviewed by VilisNov 2021

  • "Normally we would not return to the same property."

    Rock Cottage was different and that says it all! (See comment Sept 2020). Two improvements noted this year. A new drive surface and a dish washer - both very welcome. Wardrobe door problem still needs attention. Sadly big price increases for 2022 are unlikely to result in another visit!

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, situated in a great spot for walking has very good transport links right On the doorstep to Keswick and surrounding area's Lots of splashing around for the kids by the bridge on the river with very friendly ducks."

    Beautiful views from the cottage.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, very peaceful and plenty of opportunities for walking within the local area, Keswick worth a visit during your stay."

    Although you have neighbours and properties around you it was extremely quiet. We would return again!

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2021

  • "Shopped in Keswick on our way to the cottage."

    Directions spot on . Only had to go out again, Thursday Market day, to stock up on goodies. Walks for every capability right from the door and the wildlife and Birdlife are to die for. RED SQUIRRELS fabulous. I am looking to come back next year.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2021

  • "The location of the cottage is stunning, surrounded by beautiful scenery, ..."

    The location of the cottage is stunning, surrounded by beautiful scenery, mountains and lots of outdoor space for watching the sunsets, wildlife (lots of birds, lambs in the next field and also a red squirrel) Facilities were good and cottage was very comfortable

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage loved the veiws from all the windows."

    Loved watching the birds and the squirrel who visited every morning . Would love to come back again some time .

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "Lovely quiet cottage with beautiful views from every window."

    Excellent location for walking from the door on the Borrowdale fells and by the river on the Allerdale Ramble, while convenient for Keswick. Very clean, good shower and comfortable beds. Red squirrels and woodpeckers were regular garden visitors - bring peanuts!

    Reviewed by RApr 2021

  • "Cottage was as expected as per description."

    Very clean, well equipped apart from lack of replacement vacuum bags as the one inside the machine was full to overflowing therefore very little suction. Delightful location surrounded by falls.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2020

  • "Sliding doors of wardrobe limited movement."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Away from the busy part of Grange this is an excellent place from which to explore the area with many valley and hill walks close by."

    The bungalow is made more private by the rock (or miniature Lake District!) at the front. Look out for the red squirrel that appears almost daily. Although this is a semi detached property and there are properties to the front and rear this does not distract from its privacy and great views of the surrounding mountains.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "The weather was very wet, which is expected in January, but hard standing for the car and guests to get down the garden is in my opinion essential."

    We were covered in mud everytime we went out as the garden had been churned up by someone else, (not us).

    Reviewed by JuneJan 2020

  • "I think it would be a good idea to have a key safe on the outside of the ..."

    I think it would be a good idea to have a key safe on the outside of the property so you don't have to pick up and drop off key in keswick

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2020

  • "We had the most relaxing and peaceful week."

    What a gorgeous location, great walks and so easy to get to Keswick. Rock cottage has everything you need, really good cooking facilities if you don’t want to have to eat out. Sykes cottages were so quick to sort us out with a hairdryer on Christmas Eve when I realised I hadn’t taken on and there wasn’t on in the cottage.

    Reviewed by MaddyDec 2019

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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.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove (logs not provided)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Oil fired Central heating
  • TV with DVD player
  • Selection of books, games and DVDs
  • WIFI available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (logs not provided)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.0 miles, pub 1.5 miles

The property

This pretty, semi detached bungalow rests within striking distance of the majestic Derwentwater, in the stunning rural village of Grange in Borrowdale, four miles from the market town of Keswick.

This heart-warming retreat is perfect for a family or group of friends looking to explore the surrounding countryside, with an abundance of exhilarating hikes and gentle strolls to purse throughout the area.

Here you will find two charming bedrooms to choose from, comprising of a refreshing double and twin bedroom.

Each bedroom enjoys a tranquil setting, with stunning views of the rolling hills and open fields, offering a welcoming base to return to after a day of rambling the area.

Look forward to spending your down time in the cosy lounge, with an alluring wood burner to keep you toasty while you tune into the TV and catch up on your favourite programmes.

Head to the kitchen and prepare a sumptuous feast whilst a range of appliances help to assist you, before gathering round the dining area to tuck into your lovingly-prepared meal.

On a fresh morning, sit outside and sip on your warm coffee whilst taking in the picturesque views, contemplating how to best go about your day.

For those feeling active, choose to hike up one of the surrounding mountains, including Scafell, Skiddaw, Glaramara and the famous Great Gable.

Head into the bustling town of Keswick and delight in the many attractions on offer, whether you fancy browsing the independent shops, sampling one of the fine restaurants and bars or visiting the fascinating artwork exhibitions, there’s something for everyone in this lively town.

Rock Cottage is a lovely base for exploring all that this stunning location has to offer.

Please note :- The charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas