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Yew Tree Cottage Borrowdale

Borrowdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041301)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely cottage, comfortable, spacious and well equipped."

    There was a lovely suprise gift of a tray of goodies which was a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2021

  • "Fabulous well maintained and well equipped cottage - felt very homely."

    Fabulous location - walks galore from your doorstep and a pub up the road - and also right near a bus stop. Would definitely return. If you're looking for constructive feedback, the things we would note given the 4 star rating are: 1. Needs a bigger fridge - this is a cottage for 5 people - the fridge wasn't big enough for two of us. 2. Needs a DVD player. 3. Needs more than 3 loo rolls if more than 2 people are staying. 4. Needs a new frying pan. 5. Albeit the thought of a welcome pack was very much appreciated (and unexpected), we're vegan so having dairy milk and non-vegan products left for us wasn't great - just needs more consideration.

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2021

  • "This cottage is perfect - location and facilities were excellent with the best welcome pack ever."

    We have already looked at booking for next year but are totally appalled by the price increase of about £500 for the same week ! Really? You will sadly upset customers who always holiday in the UK and that is why I will be reluctant to recommend you. So sad and disappointed.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "Fantastic quality from the cleanliness to the furniture & appliances, every detail had been considered and we had a wonderful stay."

    Location was also perfect in the beautiful Borrowdale valley, would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by CarrieAug 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location with many walks from the doorstep."

    The owners provided a welcome pack. We found the cottage had everything we needed, the boot room was very useful. There is now extra seating in the garden.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "Really well appointed cottage in an excellent location with idillic walks from the Doorstep in every direction."

    Nice treats provided on arrival.

    Reviewed by MilesAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage set amongst a small settlement in a great location!"

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped. Lovely showers with lots of hot water. Very comfortable beds. Towels and bed linen provided. Boot room with separate access - very useful for muddy boots and dogs. Garden with bench seating surrounded by countryside. Small tea room nearby. Lots of great walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2021

  • "Thank you very much for this lovely holiday."

    We had a marvelous time and the weather was very good. Plenty of walking, running and general enjoyment.

    Reviewed by BobJul 2021

  • "The cottage is extremely comfortable and well-equipped in a wonderful location."

    Lovely garden and plenty of room for 5 adults with very comfy beds and 3 bathrooms for all. The utility room was so useful and the house spotless and homely.

    Reviewed by TeresaJun 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage in the heart of Borrowdale."

    Perfectly located for many walks straight from your door such as Castle Crags and Watendlath. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and the boot room is great. Confortable beds and a separate shower room downstairs as well as full bathroom upstairs.Wehad a lovely welcome pack left for us. I would recommend the property without any hesitation.

    Reviewed by KellyMay 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage in a small village,the cottage is delightful, recently modernised and fitted out with care and attention."

    Very thoughtful welcome pack,even towels left for dog.Road from Keswick needs to be taken with care,burst a tyre on rough stone kerbing avoiding a pothole. Only thing we felt was missing from the cottage was an outside table and chairs,there is only a bench.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2021

  • "Cottage is excellent."

    The communication with Lakelovers/Sykes was very poor. Failed to respond to 2 emails and don’t answer the phone. I would always choose another platform before them again.

    Reviewed by TimMay 2021

  • "Booking process was very easy with Sykes."

    I forgot to add the bed configuration on the booking so called to give this and the customer service lady couldn't have been more helpful. We had an amazing stay and felt very lucky to have secured 4 nights at a relatively late stage. Loved the welcome gifts. Cottage was very comfortable, beds were lovely (husband wants a new mattress at home now!), all very well equipped. The drying/boot room is an extremely handy space for storage. Great walks straight out of the door, very quiet at night apart from the owls. The garden is pretty dog secure as long as you have a dog that won't jump over an approx 4ft wall, we pulled the garden bench away from the wall so our hound wouldn't even consider it but if you have an escapologist for a dog then it might be a bit more tricky.

    Reviewed by TheresaMay 2021

  • "Fantastic little cottage, in a stunning location."

    Interior and cleanliness to a very high standard. Cottage situation in a quiet village, with local pub in walking distance. Lovely views and walks straightout the front door. A lovely hamper, milk etc already provided on arrival. Cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by LukeDec 2020

  • "This cottage is beautiful!"

    Equipped with everything you need and decorated with a luxurious touch. The boot room is so useful for all of your walking kit- which is needed as there is so much beautiful walking to be done straight from the door! The welcome hamper was much appreciated and made for a lovely start to a perfect, cosy Christmas in the heart of Lakeland. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JosephDec 2020

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The property

Located in the pretty hamlet of Rosthwaite, in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley, surrounded by stunning scenery and offering a great choice of walks of all grades leading directly from the village, whilst being just a fifteen minute drive to the popular market town of Keswick and only five minutes from the shores of Derwentwater.

Yew Tree Cottage Borrowdale is a charming traditional Lakeland farmhouse.

Park just outside the garden gate and step through the front door into the welcoming sitting room with dinning area.

Comfortable sofas are arranged in front of the cosy log burning stove and Smart TV and in the dining area there is a large family dinning table.

Traditional features can be found through out the property with low ceilings, oak beams, antique doors, slate floors and exposed stonework.

To the rear of the cottage is the fitted kitchen and to the side is the utility and boot room.

Also on the ground floor is the smart shower room.

The traditional Lakeland staircase leads to the first floor landing and the three bedrooms and family bathroom.

To the front of the cottage is a pretty cottage garden with lawn and mature borders.


  • Maximum 4 adults, Bedrooms: 1 King size with ensuite shower room, 1 twin or Superking, 1 single suitable for child only
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating and wood burning stove, electric range cooker with five ring hob and double oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/drier, Smart TV
  • Cottage garden
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Wifi
  • Two pet dogs welcome

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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.

Region Information

Yew Tree Cottage sleeps a Maximum of 4 Adults due to the size of the property and parking. Children and Pets welcome.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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