Stay • Enjoy • Explore

The Lakes

The ideal base

Manesty stands at the foot of Cat Bells and Maiden Moor where the open fell meets the stone walls of the fields. It is built in the traditional Lakeland style, on a site chosen centuries ago for its sunny elevated position and its sweeping views across Borrowdale. Lying at the heart of the Lake District, it is the ideal base for a Cumbrian holiday whether walking or touring by car.


Stay • Enjoy • Explore

We have a small selection of quality accommodation at Manesty ranging from luxury modern barn conversion to cosy farmhouse and even a secluded retro caravan and shepherd’s hut. All enjoy beautiful views and Manesty’s perfect Lake District location at the foot of Catbells, just a short stroll from the lake.

Featured cottage

Manesty, sleeps 5/7

The heart of the original farmhouse and dating back to mediaeval times, Manesty is full of original period features and character. Look out for thumb latch doors, a great slate table in the hallway and exposed beans with meat hooks in the kitchen which are complemented with a wood burning stove, pretty bedspreads and antique furniture.

Highlight: a roaring fire in the wood burner!


Our Guests

"The hut is perfectly equipped, everything is in perfect working order and immaculate condition. The handbook on local walks from the door and the information-laden welcome pack were particularly useful."

— Alex – Airbnb guest, stayed in Tommy Bit

"The house was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Super location for hillwalking. Highly recommended."

— Oliver – Airbnb guest, stayed in Manesty

"The variety of walks from the door of the property were fantastic, and we loved not having to drive everywhere. A peaceful and beautiful setting."

— Laura – Airbnb guest, stayed in Cocklety How Byre

"Stunning Location: Very clean and spacious rooms. The views of surrounding fells are stunning and lots of walks can be done from the door."

— Michael C – tripadvisor review, stayed in Manesty Band

"Perfect: Alan and Cheryl are lovely people who keep a beautiful group of cottages and grounds."

— Leigh B – tripadvisor review, stayed in Cocklety How Studio