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Manesty’s wonderful central location is on a site chosen centuries ago for its sunny, elevated position and its sweeping views across Borrowdale. Our family has lived here for six generations and we have a wealth of local knowledge. We are:

  • 22 miles from Penrith and the M6 following the A66, the B5289 and an unclassified road from Grange.
  • 5 miles from Keswick and 3/4 mile from Grange.
  • on the south west end of Derwenterwater, 3/4 mile from the lake. Keswick is on the north east end.
  • at the foot of the southern end of the Cat Bells footpath, Cat Bells is a 40 minute climb from the door.
  • on the western side of Borrowdale underneath Maiden Moor.

We, the Leyland family, operate the cottages personally from our nearby home at Youdale Knot. Even after 150 years, though, our family are relative newcomers. Manesty’s history reaches back to ancient times, when it was the northern outpost of Furness Abbey’s wool producing empire.

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Cheryl and Alan Leyland

Manesty Holiday Cottages
Youdale Knot
Cumbria CA12 5UG

Our Guests

  • A week in High Seat: We couldn't have picked a more perfect place to stay.

    kelly053 – tripadvisor review, stayed in High Seat
  • 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
  • The house was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Super location for hillwalking. Highly recommended.

    Oliver – Airbnb guest, stayed in Manesty
  • 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
  • Comfortable, well equipped and fantastic views: Fantastic views from front bedroom, kitchen and sitting room. The hosts were hospitable but not at all intrusive.

    Cymy – tripadvisor review, stayed in Cocklety How Stable Loft
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