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.

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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.

Enjoy & Explore

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!

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Our Guests

  • The cottage was as described, very lovely. Especially enjoyed the many walks that are available from the cottage - Catbells hike is one of the best things to do in the Lake District, amazing. The hot tub is an absolute must do!!

    Johan – Airbnb guest, stayed in Manesty Dairy
  • It was exactly what I wanted, and beautifully rural without being very remote. We will definitely be coming back!

    Sula – airbnb guest, stayed in the Retro Caravan
  • 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
  • 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
  • A week in High Seat: We couldn't have picked a more perfect place to stay.

    kelly053 – tripadvisor review, stayed in High Seat

Our accommodation

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