Rose Cottages - Silver How ref: UK34629

Rosthwaite, near Keswick, Borrowdale and Buttermere in Cumbria

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Silver How is a first-floor apartment with glorious fell views direct from the 1st floor apartment, a one bedroom accommodating two people in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. One of five apartments in Rose Cottage, a large traditional cottage in Rosthwaite built from locally mined slate.
Rosthwaite is one of the charming little hamlets that make the Borrowdale Valley so special. Lying in the very heart of the Borrowdale Valley, Rosthwaite is a peaceful and picturesque village. Surrounded by lovely views and delightful features and just a gentle stroll from the local pub and village café, it makes a great base from which to explore this wonderful area. There are a host of activities available nearby, from walking the magnificent fells to archery, abseiling, scrambling, climbing and canyoning. With several adventure centres in the vicinity, you can try all these activities along with cycling, sailing and white-water tubing. For a more relaxing time, you could choose a leisurely cruise across Derwentwater, hire a rowing boat, or simply enjoy Keswick’s lovely town centre.
This property can be booked together with Kings How Cottage (UK34628), Great Sickle (UK34630), The Old Posthouse (UK34634) and Rose Cottage (UK34638) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

All on the first floor.
Open plan living space.
Living room:
With Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Small front garden with sitting-out area (shared with Great Stickle, UK34630). Private parking for 1 car. 2 small dogs welcome, to be kept on leads at all times (sheep country). No smoking.
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  • Nearest railway station
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  • Lake

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About the local area

The steep sided Borrowdale Valley extends some 10 miles from its source high in the Scafell Mountains down to the shores of Derwentwater in the Northern Lakes and must be one of the most beautiful landscapes in the British Isles.

Derwentwater itself is ringed by road and footpaths both along the shores and at higher levels, and despite its popularity amongst water sports lovers, the lake always stays peaceful. There is a regular launch service around the lake and is an excellent way to explore the lower valley.

To the south beyond the village of Grange with its double arched bridge dating from 1675 and pretty cottages the wooded valley narrows. Here you will find beautiful riverside walks before opening out into rich pasture land with a cross patch of dry stone walls. At the head of the valley there is Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite, Seathwaite and Seatoller, favourites of walkers and climbers who venture into the dramatic hills and mountains that encircle this area.

Situated alongside the lake from which it takes its name, the village of Buttermere enjoys some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery afforded to the Lake District and is the ideal spot for a tranquil Cumbrian cottage getaway. Buttermere is the most southerly of its nearby sister lakes, Crummock Water and Loweswater. Encircling all three lakes are impressively high fells, over which lies 'Wild Ennerdale', where the National Trust is currently working to encourage wildlife and wilder landscape to flourish. Equidistant between lakes Buttermere and Crummock and a mere 20 minute drive to the shore of Derwentwater, visitors to Buttermere village will also enjoy access to an exciting array of water sports pursuits including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, surfing and windsurfing. Also a mere half hour's drive from the bustling town of Keswick, visitors will be able to take advantage of the many boutique shops, pubs and eateries available at the historic town. With close connections to the likes of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, the town's Museum and Art Gallery will also provide the perfect excursion for those interested in the history literature alike. Keswick is also home to the Pencil Museum, the Cars of the Stars Museum the Keswick Mining Museum, the Viridian Galleries and The Puzzling Place, among countless other attractions, so there really is something here for everyone.

Things to do nearby

Force Crag Mine

Last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District. Explore the processing mill and landscape with a guide.

High Crag
High Crag

High Crag offers the climber open climbing on excellent rock which is positioned fantastically. It can be chilly here though so take your jacket!

Goat Crag

This collection of crags opposite Bowderstone Crags on the west side of Borrowdale have many different routes to offer the climber.

Bowfell

A beautiful conical shaped mountain (2960 feet) of great character with grassy swards leading to exciting rock block slabs and a deserving centre of climbing and walking attention.

Keswick Launch

Enjoy a 50 minute cruise around the lake of Derwentwater. Rowing boats and motor boats are also available for the more adventurous! Tel: 01768 772263

Sergeant Crag Slabs

Located in upper Borrowdale this popular crag boasts excellent views from the top. There are plenty of climbs on these compact slabs so even on busy days you should be able to find your own route up.

Napes Needle - Great Gable

Perhaps one of the most striking rock climbing challenges in the Lake District Napes Needle is not for the faint hearted!

Borrowdale Valley

South of Keswick you can find the stunning valley of Borrowdale where you will discover the three valleys known as Watendlath, Stonethwaite and Seathwaite.

Gimmer Crag

This has to be one of the UK's best crags which dominates Mickleden with its grey buttresses and slabs.

Bowfell Buttress
Bowfell Buttress

Overlooking the upper reaches of Mickleden this classic mountain crag offers many routes most of which are over 100m in length. It can be chilly, it is north east facing but don't let that put you off.

Wastwater

Wastwater is the deepest lake in the whole of the Lake District with a depth of 260 feet. This is well argued to be one of the most spectacular and beautiful lakes in Cumbria.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Neckband Crag
Neckband Crag

A hidden gem in upper Langdale this crag features fine groove and crack climbing on excellent rock. It's a bit of a walk (over an hour from the Old Dungeon Ghyll) but it's well worth it!

Pavey Ark

You will need a whole day for this one, `GoLakes' have described it as a full mountain experience!

Newlands Valley Mines
Newlands Valley Mines

For many centuries, the valley was mined and quarried with the Goldscope mine being one of the most successful and well-known. Found on the lower part of the valley it was a successful mine for the amounts of copper and lead which were extracted. Nice walks can be taken up the valley with spoil heaps from the mines seen when you cross the footbridge over Newlands Beck.

In the Newlands Valley you can find this centre which provides you with a number of great exciting adventures to take part in during your holiday.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Derwentwater

The beautiful lake of Derwentwater is located in the north of the Lake District, and is surrounded by magnificent fells, the Borrowdale Valley and Keswick.

Hemmingways Fishing
Hemmingways Fishing

Unique guided fishing trips and fly casting tuition amongst the beautiful scenery of the Lake District - great if you are not familiar with the area. Tel: 01768 779227

Honister Slate Mine
Honister Slate Mine

First recordings of mining at the Honister Slate Mine dates back to the 1700's, but it is believed it may have started in the Roman or even Pre-Historic era.

Langdale Pikes

The dramatic Langdale Pikes can be found at the head of the Langdale Valley and can often be seen from many miles away overlooking the vale.

Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain and was formerly named `The Pikes or `The Pikes of Scawfell'. It features in Wainwrights top six mountains and it's easy to see why.

Glaramara Activity Centre

The activity centre of Glaramara is a brilliant place to explore the amazing surrounding environment by doing some exciting outdoor pursuits.

Ashness Bridge

The idyllic setting is one of the most photographed viewpoints in the Lake District, with an amazing view over the lake of Derwentwater towards Keswick and the surrounding fells.

Great Gable

A magnificent hulk (2949 feet) famous lying in the heart of The Lakes and famous for rock climbing.

Platty +

This is a family run water sports centre on the shores of Derwentwater. They offer hire and tuition of Canoes, Kayaks, Sailing and Dragonboating. Families, young children, groups and those with special needs all welcome. Tel: 01768 76572

Lake District Maps

`Lake District Maps' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.

Theatre by the Lake

This theatre is beautifully situated overlooking Derwentwater and the surrounding fells, only a short stroll from the centre of Keswick.

Scale Force
Scale Force

Scale Force is the highest waterfall in the Lake District. Out of sight in a deep gorge surrounded by trees close to the village of Buttermere it falls for a total of 170 feet! A path to Scale Force begins in tiny Buttermere village and is a rough walk through a tree-lined gorge.

Harrop Tarn
Harrop Tarn

A very well kept secret high above the west shore of Thirlmere. Reedy banks and golden water lillies make this is a special place.

Bowder Stone

Located in the Borrowdale valley near the Grange village is a 2000 ton boulder. It is most unusually placed, balanced on a strange angle.

Flat Crags
Flat Crags

If you are looking for a challenge this is the place to go. Here you will find some of the hardest routes in Langdale. Accessed from the Old Dungeon Ghyll it forms the eastern edge of the Great Slab.

Buttermere and Crummock Water

If you travel through the Vale of Lorton you will reach beautiful Crummock Water which is then linked to Buttermere by a small beck. These two lakes are ideally located in the heavenly north lakes.

Green Crag
Green Crag

Situated at the head of Warnscale Bottom (a bothy) this large lump of rock offers a range of routes in a great setting. It can be accessed from Gatesgarth - about 30 minutes walk.

Lodore Falls

A popular place to visit in the Borrowdale Valley is the Lodore Falls, a waterfall which is formed by the Watendath Beck and is located near the southern end of Derwentwater.

Derwentwater Marina

The River Rothay is a popular place to kayak. The meandering river provides great waters for novices to have a go at this exciting water sport.

Nichol End Marine

AALA licensed watersports centre located on the shores of Derwentwater.

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