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Nook Cottage

(Ref. 1100848)

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


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Very cosy country cottage attached to a working farm."

    Very light and airy feel, with views on 3 sides and great walking right on the doorstep (both low-level walks along the riverside as well as easy access onto the surrounding hills). Spotlessly clean on arrival and the owners - Faye and Craig - were really welcoming and helpful. Recommend the tea room and farmshop attached to the farm. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, all we hoped it would be"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Feb 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Nook Cottage."

    We were really looking forward to a post christmas break & the cottage & stay didn’t disappoint. The village & surrounding fells are extremely picturesque, and there are walks in every direction which lead you to some of the best scenery in England. The cottage is right next to a working farm so we loved seeing the animals (especially the piglets & Betsy the highland cow!). We also loved being able to purchase eggs from the owner next door. The cottage itself is perfect. Felt very homely & the owner has thought of everything. We have stayed in multiple holiday cottages over the years and being used to bringing our own loo roll/kitchen roll and hand wash etc, we brought lots for our week stay. However, we really didn’t need to, as it was all there for us to use, which was really appreciated. Welcome basket and dog basket were a thoughtful touch too. The bed was super comfortable and we loved the open fire (which we used every night). Everywhere was spotless & maintained to a high standard. We really can’t wait to return and will hopefully return in the summer months when we can make best use of the garden! Thanks for a perfect stay :)

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Jan 2024

  • "A typical lakeland little cottage in a quiet and peaceful little hamlet just south of Derwent Water."

    Perfect for exploring the valleys that are perhaps not as manic as the main lake walks but with well maintained and easy to follow paths none the less. Quite cozy inside with a good central heating system plus an open fire if you need a romantic touch on a cold wet night. The chimney didn't seem to draw too well and some smoke did escape into the room which did make it smell smoky, so keep all the logs etc at the back of the fire to minimize this. Kitchen had all the equipment you would if you want to cook for yourself and the electric, over the bath, shower was beautiful and hot. I banged my head on the low beam in a bedroom and the low door frames a few times so be careful if you are over 6 feet tall. There is a lovely little shop in the hamlet for basic essentials and a pub and a hotel with a non-resident restaurant so you dont need to travel if you dont want to. The most important thing to note is there is no mobile signal in the cottage or surrounding area. Both my wife and myself are with O2 and we had to drive halfway to Keswick before we got a mobile signal ( this could obviously be different with other carriers ) so if you have people who need to be in contact with you or if you need to contact people, emergency services etc bear this in mind. All in all though a lovely get away from it all little break

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2023

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in around Borrowdale."

    Very comfortable, cosy, everything you needed although cannot comment on the cooking facilities as we ate at the local pub, 3 minutes walk, every night! Was lovely to see the birds on the bird feeder every morning. Breakfast at the Flock Inn 100 yards away is a must, breakfast with a view!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cosy and comfortable farm cottage, plenty of character, loved the sloping floors!"

    Welcome pack much appreciated, and really enjoyed reading and sipping wine while the rain lashed against the windows.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2023

  • "A Lovely cottage tucked away in a small village perfectly positioned for exploring the fells."

    Having a secure garden is a bonus as we had a dog and the separate bike shed is a fantastic feature allowing this to store gear and wet items.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a peaceful location."

    Very spacious and lots of little extras to make it easier when you first arrive. Definitely going to book again!

    Thank you for your feedback Gemma, we try to make our cottage cosy and welcoming! We look forwards to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage is so cosy and peaceful and seeing the birds and woodpecker at the feeder is just beautiful. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a few meals and make our breakfast. The log fire was welcome when it rained to keep warm and read our books after a long day on the hills. We also loved to sit in the garden and hear the sheep … really beautiful place to stay thank you xx

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Mary. It is lovely to see the Woodpecker at the feeders! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nook Cottage is in a superb position and has all the facilities needed."

    The welcome pack was very welcome and the cottage, on the whole, was clean and tidy (bathroom and toilet were very clean). If we were to provide some constructive criticism, there are areas which could be improved upon. All the glasses, pans and oven trays were far from clean. One of the frying pans was unusable due to a deformed base. Most were very old. The oven itself was serviceable but old, without a working light. It was also heavy with old grease deposits. The glasses were all covered in a greasy film which, whilst easily removed by a fresh wash, was not nice to start with. The same applied to the cutlery. The carpets throughout were old and worn and, I fear, not particularly clean because of it. In the main bedroom, the drawers and cupboard shelves needed wiping down before we could use them. All in all, an enviable position, great little garden for a sunny breakfast, and everything needed for a great time in The Lakes. The cottage is just a little tired.

    Hi Neil, thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback, it is always appreciated. I am sorry that things weren’t up to standard for you. Had you made us aware of these issues we would have happily resolved them for you asap, including cleaning all cutlery and glasses. We weren’t aware the light wasn’t working in the oven, again this could have been easily fixed if you had asked. At some point yes, the carpets do need replaced as like you say, they are worn in some areas however if you had any concerns about the cleanliness of them we would have appreciated you letting us know so we could have rectified the issue. We are only next door and our contact numbers are in the guest information folder if we need contacted for any reason. I did send you a message the night before your departure however you didn’t mention these issues then. Any constructive criticism is always welcome to help us improve but it is hard when we are not given the opportunity to rectify any problems. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was extremely cosy and it had everything we needed."

    A doggy hamper was a lovely surprise and one for humans too! The little farm next door was lovely and it was nice to hear the cockerills too. The pub was just down the road and the scenery was breathtaking. We would definitely stay at Nook Cottage again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Hopefully we will see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Feb 2023

  • "We love Nook Cottage for a winter Lakes holiday."

    It has all we need, is warm and cosy and there are plenty of walks straight from the front door to cater for all levels of fitness. We always visit in early December and are greeted with the cottage decorated for Christmas along with a welcome pack of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk and cake and treats for the children. There is ample parking as Craig and Fay allow cars in front of the adjoining farmhouse. Shopping has to be done in Keswick (we do this on the way as you have to pass through the town on the way to the valley) as there is no shop in Rosthwaite in the winter but there is a cosy bar for meals at The Scafell Hotel in the village if you don’t want to cook. A lovely start to the Christmas month! We’ll be back next year!

    Thank you for your lovely review. Hopefully we will see you this year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2022

  • "This cottage was well equipped, comfortable and cosy for the four of us and set in a lovely location."

    We enjoyed the log fire at night and appreciated the welcome pack of milk, tea/coffee and teacake that the owners had left for us together with the fresh flowers. Parking was tight at the front for 2 cars but the owners were very accommodating and allowed us to park both cars outside their farmhouse. It would be worth liaising with the owners before arriving about this. There were plenty of great walks directly from the house and we would like to come back to this lovely area.

    Hi Suzanne, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We always appreciate constructive criticism so we can improve for future guests. I apologise that the cleanliness was not up to standard. If we had been made aware of this we would have resolved it for you asap. I hope it has not put you off staying with us again as we do try incredibly hard to make sure our cottage is welcoming, cosy and clean. Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.8Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    We loved watching the birds coming to the feeders outside the window. Lots of good walks from the cottage and also convenient for higher peaks. There is a good bus service along the valley to get further afield if you don't want to use a car. A nice log fire was welcome after a rainy day out walking.

    Thanks for your feedback Jon. We are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon4.1Sep 2022

  • "Really loved the cottage and location."

    Clean and cosy and friendly host. It is quite a small 6 person place but ideal for weekend

    Thank you for taking the time to review Stephen. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Sep 2022

  • "The property was very comfortable and we enjoyed the fire in the evening."

    The owners were pleasant and helpful and there was a basket of things for the dog, fresh flowers and a welcome pack for us which were lovely gestures. I have already recommended this cottage to friends who are intending to go to the Lake District. There were a couple of minor problems and we notified the owners by leaving a note when we left.

    Hi Yvonne, thank you for your review. The note you left was appreciated in helping us improve. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.4Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous, cosy cottage in a beautiful location."

    Had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Great hosts, lovely touches with fresh flowers, doggy treats, and a little hamper with cake and tea, coffee and hot chocolate and fresh farm eggs to buy, We’ll definitely be back.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We try hard to make Nook Cottage very welcoming so it is nice for it be recognised. See you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Sep 2022

  • "Generally we had a lovely stay, it's a pretty cottage in a great location."

    I would say that the bathroom facilities are very basic, a tiny bath and a weak / ineffective shower - these should really be upgraded for the money we paid. The other challenge is the parking is not ideal, not a huge issue but awkward for turning etc. Other than that, all good - thanks!

    Hi Nicholas, thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately there is little we can do about the water pressure in the bathroom however we do have plans to upgrade the bathroom when we can. The driveway for cottage use is spacious but I agree not great for turning! We advise guests to use the lane as a one way system to make turning slightly easier! Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.8Aug 2022

  • "Nook Cottage is superbly situated in Rosthwaite, away from the bustle of town but 10 mins from a bus stop and easily accessible by car."

    All facilities functioning nicely and the access to an open fireplace comforting in the evening. Central heating and hot water very efficient. All clean and tidy,an ideal lakeland getaway. Thanks.

    Thank you for taking the time to review. We hope we see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was well equipped and the little extra touches that were there for our dog a ball, treats and towel were a lovely touch Also cafetière and coffee and cake for us."

    Plenty of towels. The owners were very accommodating when we had a few cars as we all arrived at different times. Home from home. The garden was a bonus at front for our puppy but maybe an extra bit of security around the fencing at back and side of property as he did get through one of the gaps at bottom of fence. Also as you can’t open back door from kitchen as it’s a working farm and the sheep are very close to property maybe a low fence where the chain is so you can open door for fresh air especially on hot day . Just suggestions as we had a wonderful stay at Nook Cottage. Thankyou again Faye and Craig.

    Hi Janet, thank you for your feedback. We now have gates to the rear so the doors can be open without any escaping dogs! We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with truckle
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • First-floor cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed, front lawned garden with furniture
  • Rear courtyard
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: The property has low beams so please be cautious.

The property

Keswick 6.5 miles.

Perched in the village of Rosthwaite near Keswick is this semi-detached, family-friendly cottage in the Lake District, Nook Cottage.

Retaining much of its original character on the owner's working farm, this charming abode is pet-friendly and ideally located for a family of six to explore a wonderful National Park.

Roadside parking is just outside the cottage before you enter the gate into your private front garden; a lawn area with a picnic bench is sure to be your favourite spot for morning coffees in the sun!

A homely living/dining room welcomes you in with two leather sofas, an armchair, and Smart TV to relax after the day's adventures.

Light the open fire for added ambience, a feature your dog will love too, as you set the table for six, ready for dinner, which can be prepare in the fully equipped kitchen just next door.

With an electric oven, halogen hob and microwave, this contemporary space is sure to please the chef of the family!

After challenging hikes or gentle strolls around the shores of Derwentwater, load up the washing machine with your walking gear and climb the stairs to find the family bathroom to freshen up.

With a split-level landing, climb a few more steps up to the bedrooms, each with gorgeous mountain views, bedside lamps, and plenty of storage space; choose between the master double, a twin, and single with truckle bed.

Sitting next door to a traditional, stone-built farm and surrounded by countryside views, Rosthwaite is a picturesque village to call home during your holiday with plenty of walks right from your doorstep.

Stop for breakfast at The Flock-Inn Tearoom serving home-cooked food using local produce, while the Royal Oak has a bar and restaurant on days when you don't feel like cooking; enjoy a peaceful walk to Galleny Force Waterfall or hike up Eagle Crag!

Spend the day in the market town of Keswick where Derwent Pencil Museum, Castlerigg Stone Circle, and the romantic Theatre By the Lake are sure to please the whole family, but if you're looking for adventure, there are boat tours and watersports available on Derwentwater.

If there are keen hikers and climbers in your group, close by you'll find Pillar, Great Gable and Scafell Pike all offering spectacular views making the scramble worth it.

To the east lies Ullswater where picturesque villages rest along the shore, while further north lies Bassenthwaite Lake and Cockermouth, home to Wordsworth House and Garden, Castlegate House Gallery, and Cockermouth Golf Club.

If you're looking for a traditional, pet-friendly cottage in the Lake District, Nook Cottage is sure to please!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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