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Sun setting over High Spy taken from our field, Saltwell Park

Covid policies at Manesty in 2022

Following the Government’s announcement in February 2022 we have reviewed our policies. Our priority is to continue to minimise risks for our guests, those who help us and ourselves while providing our guests with an enjoyable holiday. Below is a summary of how our reviewed policies affect holidays at Manesty. Before you arrive –  If

We are looking forward to 2022!

Happy new year to you all! We had a very mild and somewhat damp Christmas and New Year, which was followed by some much colder and more seasonal weather. Sledging and snowman building however has only happened once back in November! We have walked up to snowline a couple of times, most recently on Catbells.

Covid policies at Manesty

After the Governments changes in July we have reviewed our policies. Our priority is to continue to minimise risks for our guests, those who help us and ourselves while providing our guests with an enjoyable holiday. Below is a summary of how our reviewed policies affect holidays at Manesty. Before you arrive –  If you

May Snow

Its nice to be posting about things which are not Covid related! We could not resist sharing these images of our early morning walk up to the snow on Catbells on Wednesday (5th May). So quiet and peaceful, even if unseasonably cold. We have some availability for 2 weeks from today so get in touch

Pheasant on the wall at Manesty

Offers and availability in May

We have a few weeks left in our larger cottages during May and are offering discounts for ‘twos’: 8th – 15th May Manesty Band  £793 for 2 guests (usually £905 for up to 6 guests) 10th – 15th May Manesty  £479 for 4 nights or £547 for 5 nights for 2 guests (otherwise £546 for

Covid-19 policies at Manesty

Once again we are delighted to be open and to be welcoming guests in 2021. We have reviewed the advice from the Government to make sure our policies remain relevant and that they minimise risks to our guests, those who help us and ourselves while providing our guests with an enjoyable holiday. Below is a

Daffodils in the garden at Manesty

Re-opening on 12th April

Good news! After the announcement today we can confirm that we will be re-opening as planned on Monday 12th April. If you have a holiday booked with us arriving on 12th April, we will be in touch tomorrow with arrival details. If you have a holiday booked with us later in the year, we will

View of the Skiddaw range from the fields near Manesty

The ‘Roadmap’ – closed until at least 12th April

Well the eagerly anticipated ‘Roadmap’ is here. Drum roll please…! Reopening of self catering accommodation will fall into step two, which will happen no earlier than 12th April. Therefore we have changed our current policy for taking bookings and will take bookings for holidays from 12th April onwards. If you make a booking and we

Happy New Year and Covid Closure

Happy New Year everyone! We were hoping that the new year would bring a better outlook, but with Cumbria’s entry into Tier 4 on 31st December and then the nationwide English lockdown on 4th January, it looks like we’ve got a bit more of the rough before we get to the smooth(er). We are currently

Open from 2nd Dec

Re-opening (again) on 2nd December

We are pleased to be allowed to re-open on 2nd December as from Wednesday Cumbria will be in Tier 2. If you would like to book a break away please just get in touch or have a look at our prices and availability to see if we have something that suits you. We will of course

November at Manesty

Given the announcement from the Prime Minister yesterday evening (Saturday 31st October) we assume that we will be instructed to close later this week. We will stay open for as long as we are permitted. We will no longer be taking any bookings for November. If you have a stay which falls in the planned

Covid-19 policies at Manesty

We are delighted to be open and to be welcoming guests again. Things are not quite the same here at Manesty as they were at the beginning of the year and we have had to make changes to adhere to relevant rules and to minimise the risks to our guests, to those who help us

Re-opening on 4th July!

Today (23rd June) the Prime Minister announced in the House of Commons that ‘From 4th July, provided that no more than two households stay together, people will be free to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation’. Therefore, we will be re-opening and welcoming guests on 4th July. Naturally, in the circumstances it will not be quite

Sun setting over High Spy taken from our field, Saltwell Park

Covid-19 Looking ahead to re-opening

Dear All We finally feel like we have turned a corner and are looking ahead to reopening and welcoming guests again with more clarity than before. You can sign up to our mailing list if you would like to be the first to hear when we know our actual reopening date. The Government has indicated

Pink flowering cherry tree at Manesty

Covid-19 Update

Dear all As the Government’s ‘Stay at Home’ instruction has been renewed for another three weeks from Thursday 16th April, we will remained closed as instructed until at least Thursday 7th May. We had already re-organised all holidays which had been booked within that period. For those of you with holidays booked in the weeks

Manesty Band in the spring with daffodils

Covid-19 Closure

Dear all In these extraordinary times, as instructed by the Government, we are currently closed. We have been given no indication how long we should remain closed, so in the absence of further information we are assuming initially that the closure will last as long as the Government’s ‘Stay at Home’ instruction, which was brought

Catch up on your favourite TV after a day on the fells

Our first task of 2020 was a TV upgrade. All our cottages and our studio now have a Full HD Smart TV, so you can keep on top of your favourite programmes while enjoying time on the fells. The TVs are set up for BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and My5. If you have a

Happy New Year!

We’ve had a lovely end to 2019, with sunny weather and clear skies. This photo was taken from the garden today and catches some of the first sunshine of the year up on the fells across the valley from Manesty. All the best for 2020 to all of our guests, past, present and future. Thank

Holly tree with berries on Manesty Band's lawn

Holly berries

This week has been marked by the annual ‘stripping’ of the holly berries by our local and visiting birds. We have a number of hollies at Manesty, with red berries, yellow berries and also the berry-less variegated tree with green and yellow leaves. This photo is of the variegated and red berry trees on Manesty

View of Manesty with autumn colours

Autumn colours and red squirrels

The autumn colours are particularly lovely this week. These photos are of Manesty today, basking the midday autumn sunshine. This morning the red squirrel was out and about in our back garden, busy burying nuts for the winter. We often see them at this time of year, as they venture out of their hazel tree

Jam and cream scone at Littletown Farm

Super Sunny Bank Holiday!

Well for once the weather was on side for the August Bank Holiday! We were out and about and here’s how we fared ‘tourist-ing’ on our home turf… Can’t recommend enough our lunch at Littletown Farm which we walked to over Catbells Hause. They were very welcoming, the food was delicious and the garden has

New website

Welcome to our new website. We hope we have managed a balance between refreshing the look and usability while maintaining a useful and informative site to help you plan your Lake District holiday. We have done our best to go through the new site with a fine tooth comb to eliminate errors, but please do

Rannerdale Bluebells

If you are in the area and haven’t seen the bluebells yet on Rannerdale Knotts in Buttermere then put it on your to do list for your visit! Photos don’t do them justice and the scent that lingers over the hillside is fabulous. We visited today and this was the scene.

Happy New Year!

All the best from Manesty for 2019. We hope to see you soon.

More spring snow

We had another snowfall on Wednesday night, with the snow line advancing to about half way down Narrow Moor (the fell behind Manesty). A lovely day followed on yesterday (Thursday) with bright sunshine, wonderful clear Alpine conditions on the tops and lovely spring walking at the lower levels. The longer days make exploring more of a treat as

Minutes old triplet lambs, born in the fields near Manesty

Slow spring!

The cold has certainly slowed down the arrival of spring, but we have have lambs in the fields, daffodils in the gardens and have heard the baby owls in the wood. Spring is definitely trying hard!

A66 update

The A66 nighttime closures between Threlkeld and Scales have now finished and the road will be open as usual over the Easter holidays. Nighttime resurfacing work is scheduled to start again at 10pm on Mon 9th April with a convoy system rather than a closure. The work is scheduled to be finished by the end of

Road Reopening

The road north from Manesty to the end of Catbells, Gutherscale and eventually Portinscale is due to reopen tomorrow lunch time (have a look at the Cumbria County Council’s facebook post here). It was washed out after the floods in December. ‘Our’ bus, the 77/77A Honister Rambler has been operating along the east side of Derwentwater

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. For those of you who have visited this year or who have booked for next year, thank you very much for your custom and we look forward to welcoming you again. For everyone else, what are you waiting for?! Our

Information for our Christmas and New Year guests

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to ask how we fared during the floods last weekend. We spent the Saturday making sure the water from the fell went around and not through the houses and are pleased to say that personally we have not been adversely affected here at Manesty. Locally there


The living certainly is easy with the weather we’ve had this week, with temperatures hitting 24 or 25 deg C the last couple of days. We are having to water the garden, particularly the potatoes. The owls nesting on our wood are doing well. Guests have reported 3 babies, which have all left the nest

The daffodils are out!

The daffodils are out, the sky is blue and spring has sprung! Lots of other early blooms, including one lone camelia flower (lots more buds on the bush though), an arrray of different coloured heather and the end of the snowdrops which we first saw in the middle of January. We’re now offering short breaks

A new wood burning stove for Manesty

We’ve been busy refurbishing Manesty’s kitchen and have installed a lovely new wood burner in the old inglenook fireplace.  There’s now a comfy sitting area by the fire as well as toasty underfloor heating, new tiled floor and a brand new cooker, fridge and separate freezer.  It now really is the heart of the home!