Manesty, sleeps 5/7

Manesty is the heart of the original farmhouse and dates back to mediaeval times when Manesty was the northern outpost of Furness Abbey’s wool producing empire.  The cottage has retained a wealth of original features, from a great slate table in the hallway to exposed beams and meat hooks in the kitchen and the original thumb-latch doors.  Furnished in a lovely country cottage style, with antiques and pretty bedspreads, the cottage has a modern kitchen in a traditional style, complete with wood burning stove and underfloor heating.  It is perfect for a family or a group of friends.

  • Spacious 3 bedroom cottage
  • Sleeps up to 7 with discounts for groups of 5 or 6 guests
  • Usual arrival and departure day on Saturdays
  • Wood burning stove
  • Original farmhouse features
  • No smoking and pet free
  • Smart HD TV & wifi
Browse availability for flexible dates


  • All 3 bedrooms are on the first floor:
  • 2 double rooms looking north towards Skiddaw and Blencathra
  • 1 family room with a double and a single bed with view east across Borrowdale


  • 1 bathroom/wc with shower over bath on the first floor
  • 1 shower room/wc on the ground floor

Kitchen/Dining Room

  • Original farmhouse kitchen with local slate worktops
  • Wood burner and underfloor heating
  • Sociable sitting area so you can enjoy the fire in comfort
  • Traditional antique pine dining table and oak dresser
  • Exposed beams with original meat hooks in the ceiling
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble drier in separate utility room

Sitting Room

  • Cosy traditional sitting room at the front of the farmhouse
  • View east across Borrowdale
  • Period cast iron Victorian fireplace (not in use – there is no longer a chimney! But there is a fully functioning log burner in the kitchen)
  • Comfy seating for 6 (a sofa and four armchairs)

Entrance Hall

  • Large entrance hall, originally the farmhouse scullery
  • Original stone slab worktop/table and bull’s-eye window


  • Uninterrupted views across Borrowdale from the sitting room and family bedroom
  • Other rooms look towards the peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra


  • Original garden/farmyard gateway leads to gravelled area with seating and lawn
  • Panoramic view of Borrowdale from Skiddaw in the north, swinging round to Watendlath fells in the east, the high fells in the south & Maiden Moor in the west
  • Parking for one car by the cottage and more off road parking nearby
  • Convenient garden seat at entrance

Floor Plans


Manesty amenities


  • Spacious 3 bedroom cottage
  • Sleeps up to 7 with discounts for groups of 5 or 6 guests
  • Usual arrival and departure day on Saturdays
  • Wood burning stove
  • Original period farmhouse features
  • No smoking and pet free

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Browse availability for flexible dates

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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