Cottage in Borrowdale, Nr. Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Peaceful Location With Many Walks Accessible Straight From Your Door
About Laura Fearon
My name is Laura Fearon and with together with my husband Gavin we have been tenants on this National Trust Farm since 1993, we have grown up in the area and are both from farming family's. We run the farm together and have help from our two sons.
What makes this Cottage unique
Hollows Cottage is only 1/2 mile from Grange, where there is 2 busy tea rooms, and less than 5 mile from Keswick which is a bustling market town, the farm is rural but not isolated. We live next door to the cottage, it is owner maintained, and we have a good knowledge of the area for walks, eating out. Our youngest son has free range eggs for sale. You can often see Gavin working and training sheep dogs. We look forward to welcoming you to Hollows Farm.
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Getting away from it all
The cottage is ideally located, far enough away to feel very rural and tranquil without all the other tourists around, but also close enough to Keswick and village pubs/cafes for convenience. Blissfully quiet, all you can hear is birds, sheep and the babbling stream. Fresh flowers from the garden were a welcoming touch, and there are idyllic walks straight from the cottage such as Cat Bells and Derwent Water. Laura is welcoming and helpful and we enjoyed watching the sheepdogs working from the window. The cottage is adjoined to the farmhouse so there is the odd infrequent noise from the house and from campers coming to book in from the farm's campsite down the road, a few of them mistook the cottage for the farmhouse (even though there's a sign on the cottage door!) but this wasn't really a problem unless you're precious about your privacy. The cottage is equipped with most things, the only things which could improve it I would say are a hairdryer and a decent frying pan for those all important breakfasts. Overall a very pleasant stay and highly recommended.
Perfect Walking Location
Hollows Cottage is a fantastic place if you enjoy walking. We spent a week here and didn't use the car at all! There are so many different paths to take we were spoilt for choice. There is an excellent bus service from Grange which we used once to go a little further afield. The cottage is cosy and well equipped with a great view, and we enjoyed having the lambs and calves as entertainment.Laura is very helpful made us feel welcome, as did the rest of the family. We have no hesitation in recommending Hollows Farm.
Excellent, very impressed.
Cottage very cosy and comfortable.
Everything we needed for our stay was provided.
Our hosts were very friendly and helpful,
The location is beautiful.
The activity on the farm was most interesting.
Cosy farmhouse cottage in Barrowdale
Such a cosy cottage bed and sofa was very comfortable. Fully equipped with everything you need. The view from the cottage was outstanding. Plenty of walks close to the river and around the village. Even saw a deer crossing the drive up to The farm. Would highly recommend this place to a couple 👍�👍�👍�
Thank you for your kind comments, I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hollows Farm, you seemed to make the most of your week here despite the wet weather you had. Best wishes, Laura
Good location if you don't mind animals and smells, which I don't.
Cottage was an ideal base for walking. It was clean and comfortable with everything you need. Enjoyed my stay. Owners helpful and on hand if needed.
Small, clean & perfect property in borrowdale valley
Lovely stay, clean and perfectly positioned accommodation. We had a lovely holiday walking and kayaking around Derwent water area. Hope to be back again soon.
Special interest holidays:
Borrowdale is an excellent area for walking, climbing, mountain biking, water sports and sightseeing,many walks straight from the door, including the popular Catbells with amazing views from the top over Derwentwater and Newlands valley, Scafell and Great Gable are close by for the more adventurous. There are many less strenuous walks around the valley to enjoy with plenty of lovely view to take in. For a lazy day, walk to the shore of Derwentwater 1-2 miles,then pick up the launch, relax and have a trip round the lake, You can even stop on route at the historical market town of Keswick
for a browse around the many shops.There is also a regular bus service from Keswick to the top of the valley.
The west coast is 45 mins by car,where you will find the towns of Maryport, Whitehaven,Workington and Silloth.
Nearest airport - Newcastle (90 miles)
Nearest train station - Penrith (20 miles)
A car is not essential but recommended.
We are 1/2 mile from Grange Village.
Rosthwaite village - 2 miles
Keswick - 4 miles
Penrith - 20 Miles
Cockermouth - 12 miles
Keswick is where you will find a Information centre, 2 supermarkets, plenty of shops, banks, laundrette, petrol stations, pubs, takeaways, cinema and the Theatre by the Lake.
There is tea rooms and places to eat out scattered around the Borrowdale valley