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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!