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Coombe Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second stay at Coombe Cottage."

    It is very comfortable and is in an ideal location. There is nothing I would seek to change about it.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2024

  • "We had a good stay."

    . would have liked information book on heating, recycling or lack of, best places to eat, special food shops. The kitchen was very well equipped and liked the fact that basic herbs and pepper mill supplied. We left cooking oil which is another essential often missing. So thank you very much PS Bolt in bathroom to double bed room doesn't work very well

    Thank you for our feedback We are glad that you had a good stay at the cottage We are pleased to hear that you made use of the complimentary items in the kitchen. Thank you for making us aware of the issue with the bolt in the bathroom, we will pass this on. We hope to welcome you again. The owner relations team - Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely loved it it’s a beautiful cottage the interior is amazing very very ..."

    Absolutely loved it it’s a beautiful cottage the interior is amazing very very clean the views are spectacular and it’s so beautiful we are trying to contact the owner as we would love to buy it

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the second year we have stayed at Coombe Cottage we love it so much."

    We were a party of eight ranging in age from 20 months to 81 and we all had a wonderful time. The location of the cottage is beautiful and perfect for all water sports, walking, climbing etc which suited the fitter members of our group. The views from the cottage are stunning and the garden though small is perfect for sitting out and plenty room for all of us. We especially loved what the owners had done to the sun room. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need to so no need to bring anything from home. I would mention though that there is no handrail for the bottom short flight of steps and perhaps the owners might think about rectifying this as it made it a bit tricky for some of us to negotiate.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fabulous, comfortable, well equipped holiday home in a beautiful setting."

    Views of the lake from the large airy first floor sitting room which has windows on all sides. Being able to walk to hills, waterfalls, river and lake from the house was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location but disappointed in the poor standard of cleaning and some maintenance issues."

    Reviewed by David3.8Apr 2023

  • "We were disappointed to find that one bedroom in the property was spider infested with a slat on the bed broken."

    The floor was filthy under the beds and also under the bed in the ground floor adjoining room. Cobwebs were around the rooms and adjoining on-suit. Regarding comfort, it was hugely disappointing that the heating was set to come on at 7 am. This was the time we got up each day to engage in walking and other outdoor activities around the lakes. We therefore had to endure getting washed , dressed and fed in a very cold house every morning as the temperatures were cool. Realistically, the heating should come on earlier at this time of year (6am) I would suggest. I appreciate peoples preference for this may differ, but by day 4 of our stay I found it to be rather tiresome. Added to this fact we came home on our second day to NO HOT WATER. As we had had a full days walking we were extremely disappointed to say the least. We contacted Sykes but were unable to contact the owner not least because there is extremely poor phone signal. Owner called following day and organised plumber to get hot water back on. So this was not fixed till that evening for us to use, which meant no hot water and no heating that morning. Given the displeasure this caused throughout the week, I think it would be appropriate to receive some compensation commensurate to our discomfort. I look forward to your view on this ❓ So no hot water the following day

    Reviewed by Michael2.2Apr 2023

  • "A lovely week at Coombe Cottage."

    This is a very well equipped cottage and we needed none of those extras that we take with us that we have found we need at other cottages (an indication that the owners also stay). Plus with a hotel next door for special meals, walks from the doorstep (round Derwentwater or up to Watendleth) and a bus stop outside with a twice hourly bus service direct to Keswick there is hardly any need for a car all week.

    Reviewed by B A5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Comfortable and spacious, enjoyed walking and running from the door. The large lounge perfect for 8 of us to chill out and enjoy the stunning views.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage is great, we had a lovely time as there is lots of room for everyone so you can have some quite time and having a hotel next door is really handy because you are out of the town you can go for a drink and some great food."

    The only thing I would ask is that there is some instructions about how to use the central heating.

    Reviewed by Jamie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very spacious accommodation with the benefit of lovely walks and opportunities ..."

    Very spacious accommodation with the benefit of lovely walks and opportunities to canoe and climb all within walking distance of the property

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "Coombe Cottage is a perfect choice for a Lake District holiday, with fabulous views of Derwentwater and the fells and fields nearby and numerous walks right from the cottage."

    The neighbouring sheep and cows are lovely to watch and the cottage itself offers privacy and all the comforts of home. The kitchen is especially well equipped, with everything a family or group needs to self cater. Highly enjoyable and recommended!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in Coombe cottage which is in a great location in Borrowdale; our favourite part of the lakes."

    The upstairs sitting rooms with big windows give great views of Derwent Water. All bedrooms are en-suite and a good size with comfortable beds and the large kitchen has everything you could need. The cottage is on the road from Keswick but we didn’t find the road noise a problem. The Borrowdale hotel is next door though we didn’t try their meals others gave good reviews. There is a small but lovely garden with seating and a balcony for those sunny days in the lakes (!) and lovely walks round the lake or up the hills from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely, spacious cottage with the perfect location for all kinds of holiday pursuits."

    Ample heating, mood lighting and fuel for the two fires was included and there are comfortable beds, linen and bathrooms. The kitchen is large and comprehensively equipped, with a very effective wood burner. However, the toaster, kettle and cooker hob could all do with updating for a cottage of this otherwise excellent standard. The lounges upstairs were characterful, large and comfortable, with striking views towards Derwentwater, Skiddaw and Catbells. The wifi was not fast but, given the location, is probably up to local standard. A wifi extender for couples using the rear, ground floor bedroom would be helpful. These small negatives do not stop this being a great cottage and we would definitely consider a further stay.

    Reviewed by Paul S4.4Jan 2020

  • "A couple of suggestions, the cottage is for 8 people but only has a single set of keys, making it difficult if the 4 couples are doing different things - could there not be a key safe?"

    Lacked enough baking trays

    Reviewed by Craig4.4Dec 2019

  • "We greatly appreciated the unexpected Xmas decorations, tree and box of chocolates which we found on arrival."

    Likewise the telephone call from the owner to see whether everything was OK which it certainly was. When the dishwasher packed up it was dealt with extremely quickly. What made this holiday however was the spacious accommodation which enabled eight people to relax in considerable comfort.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2019

  • "We paid more than double what I would normally pay for a long weekend cottage hire, but it was worth every penny!"

    The kitchen and living space were awesome and spaces to cook and eat together and relax together Infront of the fire. The bedrooms were luxurious and comfortable with ensuites and one room had a full length bath. Very highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Persephone5.0Nov 2019

  • "We've been using Sykes for a decade now, and each of the four Lakeland Properties we have stayed at have way exceeded expectations."

    We only have had to move on to each new property once our old favourite is no longer listed. Coombe Cottage was exemplary, the location, the property itself, and the amenities. We very much hope to be able to return in the near future. It would benefit from a key safe, rather than having to go to Keswick for pick up/drop off (parking there is not easy or cheap)

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Good location."

    Well equipped kitchen with large dining area. Excellent upstairs lounges. Very comfortable beds and very good showers. We enjoyed being able to park our third car in the Borrowdale Hotel car park.

    Reviewed by G5.0Jun 2019

  • "Coombe Cottage was excellent."

    Everything was there which had been advertised on the website but often adverts exaggerate so it was great that Coombe Cottage was just as it had been described. It was lovely to relax after a walk on the fells, to spread out in the spacious cottage, either in the conservatory when the sun was shining or in the lounge area with a fire on the colder evenings. We enjoyed preparing our food, putting it in the oven and popping next door to the Borrowdale Hotel for an aperatif before going back to the cottage to eat. It really did feel like home from home. Thank you for the fantastic cottage (Lem and Kal), the cleanliness and order (Keith) and the beautiful garden (Dave). Well placed for Keswick (10 minutes' drive), walks from the cottage or a short drive away and the Borrowdale Hotel right next door.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The only slight negative was that some of the cookery items and beds and sofas were in need of replacing as they are quite worn.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is great, in particular the seating upstairs would suit any group configuration and having reliable wifi enabled us to contact each other and family not with us, with ease."

    We were delighted the property included towels! We'd like to feedback a couple of points which didn't work so well for us or could be made clearer in the cottage info. It didn't feel as though the cottage is in Rosthwaite altho the online info describes it as such. In fact we liked the fact there were good bus links, but this wasn't promoted.. There wasn't a proper folder with clear info in the cottage. The notice board was very bitty and confusing. Before arrival: We should have been told the cottage landline as it made our food delivery tricky as we didn't realise there was no mobile signal. It could be helpful to mention the back/side door is where the coat hooks and boot shelf are, as we didn't discover this straight away coming in the front door. The garden would benefit from a table and the chairs could be set out in the area of the garden which gets the sun. Although it was no bother to pick keys up before going to the cottage it was more complicated dropping them off at the end and we had not had to do that in a lot of years of cottage holidays! ( Most properties have a key safe system) We can't be the only family group with more than 2 cars? (The info could include the Borrowdale Hotel and their ability to help out with extra visiting cars).

    Reviewed by Kate4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in a stunning location with a tearoom and restaurant very close."

    The charming garden was a pleasant surprise. The views from the living area are fabulous. We were able to do a variety of walks straight from the door and there is easy access to bus and ferry options if you want to get further afield whilst leaving the car behind. It's handy to be able to pop into Keswick for shopping. Comfortable beds, good showers and a well equipped kitchen. Some of the furnishings upstairs are starting to look a little worn and the spotlights in the ceiling are clearly difficult to access and many are no longer working. This made it a bit gloomy after dark. Overall a great cottage.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you could want."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "Coombe Cottage is outstanding and situated in a perfect Lakeland holiday situation."

    It is maintained to the highest of standards and provides ideal accomodation for a family holiday. The owners have created a wonderful home to share with visitors and it is easy to see why many of them return.We were able to enjoy five days of walking capturing the beauty of the Lakes ......a great way to rejuvenate ones spirit and escape the constraints of city life! Just fabulous, thank you.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Aug 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.


  • Over two floors
  • Ground floor Master bedroom with King size bed, en-suite, 1 x twin and double bedroom sharing a Jack and Jill en-suite shower room
  • First floor 1 x King size double bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC
  • Open plan lounge/diner with doors leading to balcony
  • Large Kitchen/breakfast room with wood burning stove
  • Equipped with oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC
  • Conservatory overlooking the garden
  • Gas central heating
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wood burning stove
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Travel Cot (No high chair but welcome to bring your own)
  • Private parking space for 2 cars
  • Large garden
  • No pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants are a 10-mins drive

The property

Coombe Cottage is a wonderful 4 bedroomed characterful Lakeland cottage with superb gardens in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale.

On the ground floor you will find a stylishly furnished, master double bedroom with en-suite shower room with basin and WC that look towards the lake.

A further double bedroom and twin bedroom that share an en-suite shower room with basin and WC.

 A fabulous well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with wood burning stove a cosy place to start the morning.

A comfortable conservatory overlooking the designed garden.

Utility room with WC.

Continuing onto the first floor where there is a further double bedroom with shower over bath, basin and WC.  The lounge/diner is open plan and comfortably furnished with fabulous views towards Derwentwater and Skiddaw with a lovely feature balcony that lead out from double doors enabling you to take in the stunning views and the garden.  Coombe Cottage is ideal for family or friends; a large sociable house that has an enviable location and only a short drive into Keswick, with all the amenities you will need whilst on holiday.

Please note this property only accepts Friday arrivals.

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About the location


Keswick 6.5 miles.

The pretty village of Rosthwaite is situated in the Borrowdale area of the stunning Lake District National Park. The village, surrounded by fells and meadows offers a pub, shop and tea room. You’ll be delighted with the location - just driving up the Borrowdale Valley past Lake Derwentwater is sure to please, and once you arrive in Rosthwaite you will be charmed by the traditional Lakeland cottages. Within driving distance is the town of Keswick, which boasts a number of shops and restaurants, along with miniature golf, parks, the Pencil Museum and the famous Theatre by the Lake. With Derwent Water and Honister Pass close by, the village is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists, and is in a superb location to discover all of the Lake District.