Borrowdale cottages

Borrowdale cottagesBorrowdale penetrates deep into the central massif of the Lake District from the southern end of Derwentwater and is one of the most beautiful places in Cumbria. The entrance to Borrowdale is guarded by Castle Crag which offers panoramic views northwards from its summit across Derwentwater to Skiddaw. Oak woodlands cover the lower slopes of the Borrowdale fells, adding to the valley’s distinctive character. Here, thanks to the damp climate, lichen attaches itself to the trees as well as the drystone walls and embankments. Above, the high, sharp-edged crags wall in the valley before it opens out and divides in two. In Seathwaite the road climbs steeply over the Honister Pass into Buttermere. The road in Stonethwaite soon ends at the hamlet which gives the valley its name, and footpaths head over passes to Great Langdale and Grasmere. The small village of Grange is the gateway to Borrowdale and is known for its old double-arched bridge across the Derwent River. Rosthwaite is at the heart of Borrowdale. Bordered by two rivers, it lies in a wide, open part of the valley, just before the road branches. Seatoller, a cluster of white and grey cottages at the foot of the Honister Pass, once housed miners from the graphite mine and quarrymen from Honister Slate Mine at the top of the pass.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Castle Crag, Catbells, Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Glaramara. A few miles away: Haystacks, High Stile Ridge, Newlands Valley, Skiddaw Further afield: Blencathra, Coledale Horseshoe.

Borrowdale cottages


Check availability Nook Cottage, ,
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £455770 per week * Ref: CC2982
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


Our Rosthwaite cottages include this delightful semi-detached cottage with stunning mountain views, situated on the owners’ livestock farm. Rosthwaite sits in a wide spot at the southern end of Borrowdale, a valley which pen...

Scale Force Seatoller Check availability Scale Force, ,
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4721005 per week * Ref: CC3513
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


Scale Force offers luxury in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley - a walker's paradise. The cottage lies at the foot of Honister Pass, above the hamlet of Seatoller overlooking Hause Gill and England's most beautiful valley. This e...
Ghyllside Check availability Ghyllside, ,
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5231050 per week * Ref: CC3512
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


Ghyllside offers 5 star luxury in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley - a walkers' paradise. The cottage lies at the foot of Honister Pass, above the hamlet of Seatoller overlooking Hause Gill and England's most beautiful valley. T...