Before you arrive

Getting here

We have directions to Manesty, with or without a car, in the contact section of the website. Please take care if you are using your sat nav as our rural postcode is a mile in diameter! We have a google pin too – search for Manesty Holiday Cottages. We recommend driving through Keswick and along the B5289 on the east side on Derwentwater.


On arrival

  • Arrival time is from 4pm
  • Come to Youdale Knot (our home) which is the most southerly building at Manesty
  • General parking is signposted and is at the end of our barn
  • We will show you to your accommodation and designated parking space
  • The balance of the rent for your holiday is due on your arrival

If you wish to arrive either before 4pm or later in the evening please let us know by email or phone and we will do our best to accommodate you. You are always welcome to park your car at any time on your arrival day and go for a walk or for lunch in Grange if your accommodation is not ready. We just need to know in advance, so do give us a ring (017687 77216) before you get here.

What to bring

  • Slippers or indoor footwear
  • Swimming costume and bathrobe if you are hot tubbing
  • Kitchen roll; toilet rolls; towels (unless pre-ordered); extra tea towels (we provide one); washing powder for the washing machine.
  • A torch! In the winter it gets dark early at Manesty and there are no street lights. We provide you with a rechargeable torch but we also advise you to bring your own for any unexpected trips out into the dark.
  • Your outdoor footwear and clothes - remember there is no such thing as bad weather - just bad clothing!

This is obviously not a definitive list, but rather a few handy hints specific to staying at Manesty. You can find a comprehensive list of everything we provide on our amenities page. Some amenities are specific to the accommodation so you will need to know which place you are staying in when you read this.

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Groceries & deliveries

Online groceries  Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda deliver to our area. Use our personal address for deliveries: c/o Leyland, Youdale Knot, Manesty, Keswick  CA12 5UG. Please book your delivery slot for after your anticipated arrival time and let us know so that we can direct it to your cottage.

Local groceries  Our nearest supermarket is Booths, in Keswick, which is 5 miles away. It specialises in local produce.

Other deliveries  We can help you organise local milk delivery and can take delivery of flowers, parcels and post. Just get in touch.

Preprepared meals  Booths stocks the well known pre-prepared meals by COOK. J & J Graham of Penrith will deliver hampers of locally sourced sausage, ham, cheeses and chutneys. They also provide hampers ‘especially to suit your taste’, which can be ordered by making a phone call to 01768 862281. As with other deliveries use our name and address and let us know.

Other useful info

  • Towels are available on request for a small charge; please mark on the booking form.
  • We provide complimentary Christmas trees at Christmas; bring your favourite decorations.
  • You can book the hot tub in advance or on arrival (subject to availability).
  • Cots & high chairs available. Baby sitting - contact Keswick Childminding directly.
  • Specialist cooking equipment (blender mixer bread maker etc) is available on request.
View hot tub info Keswick Childminding

Stay with us

We offer short breaks and full week holidays all year round, with usual arrivals on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, depending on the accommodation. We can sometimes be more flexible, so if you cannot find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to get in touch by using the enquiry form, by emailing us or by giving us a ring.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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