I needed to book on short notice for a large group of friends, and Manesty offered us the location and price that we needed. The owners were very helpful and accommodating and very patient - we'd had a very long drive and ended up getting lost -so a little frazzled on arrival. The cottages were basic inside, our only disappointment was making our beds, and paying for towels (£1 each - if we had realised we could have brought our own). We did have problems with running out of hot water - but I put this down to the fact that we had filled the little cottage to the brim with tired hikers, so a normal family would have been fine. The views from the cottage were breathtaking, nestled at the foot of some beautiful hills, perfect for our mix of levels of hikers - Scarfell to a walk around the lake! Oh - and plenty of room for groups - large vehicles absolutely fine as there is extra space down the road. Overall, don't expect luxury here, but if you need a getaway that won't break the bank with location to die for, this is it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday cottages with stunning views of the most beautiful valley in England. Manesty stands at the foot of Catbells in well-maintained private grounds. Relax with family and friends in a peaceful rural setting just 1km from Derwentwater. Enjoy walks from the door to lake, river, woodland and high fells - we provide 10 detailed suggestions (and maps) to get you started! Owner operated. Cottages sleep 2 - 8. ... more less