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Barrow Gate

Borrowdale, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful 17th-century property set on the shores of Derwentwater
  • This cosy and inviting property enjoys stunning views of the Lake District
  • The cottage is a wonderful base for keen walkers discovering the Borrowdale Valley
Property code: SZ061

Sitting just a few steps away from the banks of a magnificent lake, this fantastic single-level cottage is perfect for a family or friends seeking an idyllic holiday retreat with spellbinding views.

With Derwentwater across the road, this is a fantastic base for exploring this beautiful lake and its magical surrounding countryside. The scenic 10-mile walk around the lake provides many memorable highlights, with Surprise View and Lodore Falls just a mile to the south, and the thriving town of Keswick to the north (2.5 miles). Keswick is home to a range of great places to eat and drink, as well as popular attractions including the Derwent Pencil Museum, the Puzzling Place and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Climbers can head to local peaks including Dale Head (6 miles) and Grisedale Pike (7 miles). Several other lakes are within easy reach including Bassenthwaite Lake (6.5 miles), Buttermere (9.5 miles) and Crummock Water (11.5 miles).

Three gentle steps lead up from the road and onto the path leading to the cottage. Entering the property, the airy and relaxing lounge is a perfect space to unwind in, featuring a lovely open fire and arched windows with extensive views over the surrounding fells and the lake. TV reception is limited, so the room is ideal for cuddling up, chatting into the night or catching up with a good book. The light and stylish kitchen has a wide range of equipment including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. There’s also a handy store room which contains a Swedish drying cabinet perfect for laundry or wet coats and boots. In the spacious separate dining room you can gather to plan your day or share your favourite meals. Exploring further, there are three delightful bedrooms, decorated in delicate light tones and with plenty of storage space: there’s a bright double room with dual aspect windows, a pretty twin room overlooking the lake and a cosy single room, also with lake views. The property features a family bathroom complete with a shower and a WC.

Stepping outside, the veranda looks out across the garden and features outdoor furniture perfect for a picnic or a morning coffee as you take in the fantastic scenery. There is ample parking available for two cars. 

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 1 shower room with sink and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Open fire
  • TV  - please note there is limited reception due to the remote and mountainous location  
  • Electric heating included
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Garden with veranda, lawn and outdoor furniture
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • EV charging available - payment to be made directly to owners
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Keswick 2.5 miles
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by IAIN, 16th March 2024

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Reviewed by Claire, 23rd January 2024

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Its a wonderful location and the cottage itself was comfy and warm with great WiFi. However there were a few issues that I wanted to raise and the biggest issue was getting hold of anyone from local management. I contacted the main number only to be told to contact the local number on my booking. No response from either number or texting for days aRead morend then no further contact when I raised other issues. Be prepared there is nothing provided regarding basic consumables minimal loo roll etc Hide

Reviewed by Dawn, 6th January 2024

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As others have said the cottage is on the lakeside across a small road. In weekends the road can get busy but not bad at all during the week. We loved the cottage but a few things are needing attention. The settees need the upholstery cleaning, one small rooms radiator (we werent using) wasnt working. The peaceful evenings are wonderful just be awaRead morere that the bus stop is right outside the property so you can be on view in the living area. All that said, we would return. Hide

Reviewed by Sean, 29th December 2023

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This was our 4th stay here in as many years, we love the cottage and location. Its on a road that can get busy at times but this doesnt bother us at all. Great for walks and Keswick town is only a hours walk away. The bus also stops right outside of here which is handy for those who dont drive or like us it doesnt move once we get here

Reviewed by Barbara, 17th November 2023

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Lovely quirky cottage with fabulous views and location .. nice new kitchen and bathroom , rest of cottage a little tired and could do with a freshening up . But Id definitely stay again as its perfect for the outdoor people but also perfect views for my dads 80th birthday .

Reviewed by Steven, 10th November 2023

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Awesome location. Lovely cosy cottage. If you plan to cook pack an oven glove and a sharp knife.

Reviewed by Alison, 20th October 2023

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Location is fantastic. Many walks from the cottage. Good public transport links.

Reviewed by Peter, 29th September 2023

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The cottage just feels like home. We were here in May last year and happy to come back and see the area in Autumn. It didn't disappoint.

Reviewed by John, 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Steve, 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Nick, 25th August 2023

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The cottage is amazing, we swam everyday in the lake. Just crossing the road ready to swim is amazing. The road is busy at times but we didnt notice when in the house. Walks from the door are wonderful and Dawn and her coffee cart and cakes is really one of the nicest people in the lakes.

Reviewed by Di, 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Angela, 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Helen, 30th June 2023

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Fabulous location, lovely cottage equipped. With everything you could need. Close enough to Kewsick for extras, far enough to be a peaceful out of town experience. Perfectly located fpr walking, climbing running, swimming, paddleboarding, all on the doorstep. Absolutely amazing stay. We'll be back if you'll have us!

Reviewed by Laura, 21st April 2023

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We are a family with two young children and we loved our stay. The location is amazing, we made good use of the bus stop and Keswick launch just outside. The cottage is nice and cozy inside. The view of the lake is lovely. We appreciated the washing machine and Swedish dryer. Obviously only a personal preference, but the only downside was that we fRead moreound the mattresses too soft for our liking. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Matt, 17th March 2023

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Absolutely loved our week staying here. It was well equipped, really comfy bed, surprisingly spacious, stunning views and away from the stresses of life! We really didnt want to leave, it was perfect! Great location if you like getting out on foot & exploring!

Reviewed by Claire, 6th March 2023

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A lovely cottage in a wonderful location, Garden Not dog friendly, but we would stay again

Reviewed by Lynn, 21st February 2023

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The most perfect lodge in a beautiful location. It was lovely and warm. The shower was really hot if you pressed the eco button . There was a lovely lady across the driveway selling amazing coffee and cake . We would definitely go back and recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed by Lesley, 10th February 2023

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A quirky, comfortable cottage with great views. Beware no kindling or wood, supplied. Shower disappointing.. Lovely lady selling tea, coffee and hot chocolate just outside the cottage.

Reviewed by Sally, 2nd December 2022

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What a lovely cottage! Perfect for our winter family break. Thank you

Reviewed by Stephanie, 25th October 2022

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Clean and comfortable cottage - beds are very comfy. Good location, with lake just across the main road, and buses from the door. Garden is not secure for dogs or younger children. End of season shabby in places, but normal for late October. Would happily use again.

Reviewed by Hilary, 22nd October 2022

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Lovely cottage, cosy and warm, with lots of blankets and cushions. Freeview TV with Netflix great for curling up after a day outdoors. Pretty much everything we needed in the kitchen. Perfect location for anyone wanting to get out walking, and even better for accessing the lake - literally straight across the road onto the beach. Added bonus of theRead more lady with her coffee machine in the layby outside every day - gorgeous flapjacks, hot choc and oat milk lattes! Hide

Reviewed by David, 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Emma, 26th August 2022

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Ideal location for us as we enjoy paddle boarding and kayaking and the lake was straight across the road so perfect . The cottage was very comfortable but could do with freshening up with a new lick of paint ect . We enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Gary, 5th August 2022

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Really nice cottage for access to the lake, literally just across the road. Cottage is in the shade mainly so kept nice and cool in the sun. Keswick and the supermarkets are a couple of miles up the road, and a hotel with bar and great views a 15 min walk away. Really lovely stay ....

Reviewed by Lisa, 8th July 2022

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Great location - although busy with the road, boat launch, youth hostel, pop up cafe and bus stop. The property was comfortable but needing some work e.g light fitting broken on one room. I think it was overpriced for the facilities available.

Reviewed by Martha, 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Laura, 20th June 2022

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Lovely location near the shores of Derwentwater but separated by a busy road. Very comfortable cottage. Beautiful area lots to see and do.

Reviewed by Kim, 17th June 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Allison, 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Jane, 27th May 2022

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Location was amazing, the views across the lake just stunning. Yes its expensive but the views and location are just perfect. Approx. Drive to Keswick 10 mins at most. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean with everything you could need. All furnishings and beds are of very good quality. Only negative was the shower was Luke warm.

Reviewed by William, 15th May 2022

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Reviewed by Sharon, 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Peter, 9th May 2022

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A beautiful period cottage still retaining its wooden window shutters which is rare. Recently updated kitchen and bathroom give ease of use. Parking area much improved from the previous description. Plenty of space for 2 cars.

Reviewed by Diane, 1st May 2022

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Awesome setting. Comfy beds. Wifi was an unexpected bonus which helped with the limited mobile signal. Bus and boat services on the doorstep were fantastic alongside the pop up coffee shop nearby. Was able to relax in an outstandingly beautiful part of the Lakes.

Reviewed by Mark, 22nd April 2022

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Improved parking has now been completed and this cozy cottage is in an idyllic location with the waterside just across the road, it has most things you could require and is very comfortable for relaxing in the evening after a long day walking, would recommend this cottage highly.

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