Rowling End House & Mouse House, Keswick

Holiday Cottage: 4601 Cumbria

Looking over at Rowling End

Enjoy England:   5 star
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Rowling End House and The Mouse House can be booked together for all the family, sleeping up to 10 people.

Wainwright saw Newland's greatest blessing as the undisturbed peace, a freedom from mass tourism and commercialisation, the valley continues to enjoy a way of life that in essence has not altered. Rowling End itself was a working farm until the 1950s and the land in front of the house provides sheltered pasture for sheep and cattle from neighbouring farms.
Whilst secluded, Rowling End is at the heart of the Northern Lakes within easy distance whether on foot, bicycle or car from Borrowdale, Derwentwater, Keswick and Buttermere. For walkers the great joy of Rowling End is the ability to walk from the house, whether you are looking for a full days hiking across the tops of the mountains (Wainwrights the Newlands Round or the Coledale Round) or a gentle stroll around the valley or down to the Lake (Half an hours walk from where you can get a ferry around the lake or across to Keswick).
For all those new to walking in the Lakes climbing Catbells, which is directly opposite is a must - the views are magnificent, on a clear day you can see the Solway Firth. Catbells is the perfect introduction to fell walking.

The land in front of Rowling End through which Newlands Beck flows, belongs to Rowling End. Although much of the land is quite marshy it is a haven for wildlife including buzzard and deer. You are welcome to walk the fields at your own risk but please be mindful of any livestock and leave the wildlife undisturbed. The public footpath across the valley runs across the driveway to the side of the main house down to a bridge across the stream and up the other side, turn left along the lane for 20 m before the path continues on your right across the fields and up to the foot of Catbells.

Rowling End House sleeps 8 people.

The property is fully central heated, with 2 open fires in both lounges.

There are 4 bedrooms 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms, 2 with ensuite and a full sized family bathroom with walk in shower and separate bath.

There are 2 lounges to relax in with open fires and TV and DVD players. (freesat tv)

Kitchen/dining room has an oil fuelled Aga, also an electric oven and hob, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and large dining table.

Drying room/utility room for your out door gear, also a washer dryer. There is also a cloak room with WC and wash basin.

There are outside buildings to store your bikes or climbing gear in.

All bed linen and towels included.

The Mouse House:
Sleeps 2 people, it is a 1 bedroomed property.

The kitchen and lounge are open plan, the kitchen is well equipped with hob, combination oven ie; grill, oven and microwave, there is a dishwasher, fridge with small freezer compartment & a washing machine.

The lounge has a TV and DVD player (freesat tv)with leather seating.

Upstairs there is an ensuite shower room. The large bedroom can be a king size bed or divided into single beds on request. The property is fully central heated.

  • Access straight on to the Fells, open fires in winter
  • 1 mile to the Swinside Inn, Stair, 4 miles from Keswick

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Rowling End Lounge
Rowling End Lounge
Mouse House kitchen
Mouse House kitchen
King size bedroom with a view
King size bedroom with a view
King size bedroom with ensuite
King size bedroom with ensuite

Sleeps:   8
Bedrooms:   4
Cot Available:   Yes
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: Yes.
Pets Allowed: Yes.
Pets welcome, we do not charge for pets.
Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: Yes.
Fuel type: Wood
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: No.

Exit junction 40 on the M6:
Proceed along the A66 towards Keswick. Bypass Keswick and take the left turn into Portinscale/Newlands valley, continue through Portinscale past the Marina. After approx 1.5 miles turn right towards Swinside/StairNnewlands Valley.
Pass by the Swinside Inn and then Newlands Adventure Centre and over the little bridge through Stair. Follow the road up the hill by Stair Mill, over the cattle grid and you will pass Ellas Grag guest house. Go straight on and you will see a gate on your left with Rowling End on it, go through this gate to the bottom of the drive were you will arrive at 2 Rowling End.
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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Prices range from £365.00 through to £1,500.00.

Bookings are from Friday to Friday.

We are open all year round.

Short Breaks through the winter months. Novenber through to March (This offer excludes Christmas, New Year and Half Terms)

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