Derwent Garden Estate

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 8
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Overview

Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Beach Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

Derwent Garden Estate can sleep eighteen people, and has just been renovated to an exceptionally high standard. This dog-friendly luxury self catering accommodation is ideal for families, walkers or anyone wishing to visit this beautiful peaceful part of the National Park.

Situated at the end of a mile long private drive with its own six acre private landscaped gardens, Derwent Estate allows guests to truly relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings.

Derwent is a historic building, its gardens sit on the border of the Lake District National Park with a prime position on a south-facing hillside with a panoramic view of Skiddaw, Grassmoor and the Lorton and Buttermere Valleys.

While renting the Estate, guests have full reign of the staggering six acre gardens which were designed by international landscape and garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1910. They were featured in Cumbria Life magazine in 1998, and in Country Life in June 2000. The gardens are beutiful and very large with many vantage points that give guests different views of the Lake District and the River Derwent below.

There are two stone summerhouses where guests can enjoy an evening tipple overlooking the beautiful view. Right in the heart of the garden, there is a stone BBQ and outside dining area perfect for making the most of any good weather.

There are croquet and boules available and the large front lawn is perfect for outdoor games. The kitchen garden also has its own gas BBQ, dining area and gorgeous herb garden.

*Please note the following changeover days: week-long bookings must begin on Fridays, 3-night short stay bookings must also begin on a Friday and 4-night bookings are only available during the week and must begin on a Monday.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There is no ground floor bedroom so the house is not handicap accessible.
  • As beautiful as the gardens are, they are not child proofed. Children need to be watched when not in the main part of the garden as there are slippery steps and ponds.

Property Features

Internet BBQ Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
Derwent’s conservatory with floor to ceiling windows, is the ideal place to sit and look out at the beautiful Lake District landscape as well as down at the impressive Derwent Estate Gardens below. The conservatory leads into a large open plan sitting/dining room meaning the whole room benefits from the magnificent views of the mountains. Surrounding the wood burning stove there are big comfortable sofas and a coffee table hosting a large selection of reading material. The bespoke oak dining table seats eighteen. A state of the art Sonos music system has been installed and can be controlled from any android or smart phone. The open plan nature of this impressive room means it is perfect for large gatherings. All the beautiful wooden furniture has been made by local craftsmen using wood from the area and even the Estate's very own gardens.

There are sliding glass doors dividing the sitting/ dining room from the brand new expansive kitchen giving you the option of keeping the kitchen separate – a useful feature if you are using caterers. The kitchen has an electric five oven Aga, a large American fridge/ freezer, a Quooker boiling hot water tap, a double Belfast sink, two dishwashers, a microwave and toaster. There are large French doors which open up into a large kitchen garden which guests are invited to help themselves to. There is also a gas BBQ and outdoor dining area so on finer evenings you can enjoy eating outside whilst admiring the views that surround the Estate.

From the sitting/ dining room you go through the to a spacious hallway where there is a cloakroom just under the stairs.

On the other side of the hallway there is a large informal TV room which comprises of a upright piano, cozy wood burning stove and a 40 inch flatscreen TV with Sky channels and a DVD player. There are large comfortable sofas and a wide selection of DVDs. There is also a 7ft pool table as well as a selection of board games and a large bookshelf containing books of all genres.

Next to the TV room is a boot room with plenty of storage for boots and coats and a utility room with sink, separate washing machine and tumble drier.

First Floor
The Main House has a total of eight bedrooms (five double, three twin) and seven bathrooms (four ensuite). Most of the bedrooms have stunning views of the Lake District although the master bedroom is particularly special as guests can admire the beautiful landscape from the freestanding copper bath in the bedroom. The master bedroom also has Bose iPod speakers and its own private spacious balcony.

All of the bedrooms come with dressing gowns and hairdryers. All of the bathrooms are stocked with locally produced organic toiletries.

Use of wireless high speed fibre optic broadband internet is included and is available throughout the main house and The Coach House.

Children
The Estate provides two cots, one highchair, a Bumbo seat, a collapsible pram (suitable from birth onward) and an Avent microwave bottle steriliser. Within the TV room is a large box of children’s toys and books. Outside there is playground in the back orchard comprising of a slide, swing, double swing and climbing rope.We can also recommend a local babysitter if you would like an evening out.

Dogs
The Estate is dog friendly although limited to two dogs per booking and we request that no dogs be allowed in the bedrooms.

The Coach House
A stunning redevelopment has transformed The Coach House within Derwent Garden Estate. It now has a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a large sitting room with high ceilings and a woodburning stove. There is also a television with freeview channels, WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge. The Coach House has its own terrace with wonderful views of the surrounding area. The Coach House is a short 50 metre walk down a gravel path from the Main House.

Gardens
Whilst renting Derwent Garden Estate, you will have full reign of the staggering six acre gardens which were designed by international landscape and garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1910, and were featured in Cumbria Life magazine in 1998, and in Country Life in June 2000. The gardens are very beautiful and large enough you can feel completely immersed when you explore them. There are many vantage points which give you different views of the Lake District and the River Derwent below.

There are two stone summerhouses where you can enjoy an evening tipple overlooking the beautiful view. Right in the heart of the garden there is also a stone BBQ and outside dining area where you can make the most of any good weather you have.

There is croquet and boules available and the large front lawn is perfect for any outdoor games. There is also a children’s play area in the back orchard comprising of a 12ft sunken trampoline, slide, swing, double swing and climbing rope

The kitchen garden also has its own gas BBQ and dining area as well as a herb garden we invite you to help yourselves to.

The back of the house has room to park up to seven cars.

Location

About the surrounding area of Derwent Garden Estate
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Derwent Garden Estate is situated in an amazing position overlooking the mountains of the Western Lake District just two miles from Cockermouth and 20 minutes from the beautiful town of Keswick.

Cockermouth is a pretty market town with a wide, tree-lined and flower-decked main street, boutique shops and a large supermarket. There is an interesting museum, two art galleries, and a sports centre with climbing wall and indoor swimming pool. Cockermouth has a wide range of excellent restaurants and a list of the owner's favourites is included in the welcome pack.

The traditional pastimes of the Lake District are easily accessible at this quieter end of the National Park. The estate is a great place for walkers to stay with so many of the Western Wainwright fells within 15 minutes drive.

There are three golf courses within ten miles, including Silloth, which is consistently voted as one of the top 10 links courses in the country. There is also some of the best fishing in England on the river Derwent.

Derwent Garden Estate is just a few miles from popular walking destinations like the Northern Wainwright Mountains, Crummock water, Buttemere and Loweswater Lakes and a five minute drive from the market town of Cockermouth. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Newcastle

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Bridekirk

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Cockermouth

(2 km)

Nearest Restaurant Numerous restaurants in Cockermouth

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Numerous pubs in Cockermouth

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Allenby

(11 km)

Nearest Golf There are three golf courses within ten miles, including Silloth, which is consistently voted as one of the top 10 links courses in the country. Cockermouth Golf Course is the closest - 1 mile away

(2 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There is a beautiful expansive garden ideal for children to run around and play in. As there is a pond please ensure you supervise any young children at all times.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Pushchair
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Welcome basket of local goodies and bathrooms supplied with local toiletries (not available for short breaks).
  • If prearranged our housekeeping team can take delivery and unpack your grocery shopping (if you pre-order online) so everything can be waiting for you when arrive!

The owners can give guests the shortlist of highly recommended local cooks if given enough notice. Their fees vary, and they can meet all catering needs, from grocery shopping to making three course meals and all the tidying up afterwards.

A local babysitter can also be recommended. Please enquire prior to booking.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500. This is paid directly to the owner prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection
Arrival time 4.30 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? The Estate is dog friendly, although limited to two dogs per booking and the owners request that no dogs be allowed in the bedrooms. Additional charge of £15 per dog.
Changeover day Please note that these are non-negotiable: Friday for 1 week stays, Friday for 3 night short stays, Monday for 4 night short stays
End of stay cleaning included? Included
Smoking Allowed? No
Other Ts and Cs Please note:- Derwent Garden Estate sleeps a maximum of 18. Inviting any additional guests to the property, without prior approval from the owner (whether for an evening party or day visit), will result in your damage deposit being deducted and a request to vacate the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2019 - Apr 26th 2019 £3,596 £4,495 £4,795 £4,795
Apr 26th 2019 - May 24th 2019 £3,365 £3,646 £3,927 £4,489
May 24th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - - £5,612
May 31st 2019 - Jul 26th 2019 £3,548 £4,435 £4,730 £4,730
Jul 26th 2019 - Aug 9th 2019 - - - £5,359
Aug 9th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 - - - £5,160
Aug 30th 2019 - Sep 6th 2019 £3,801 £4,750 £5,064 £5,064
Sep 6th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019 £3,365 £4,207 £4,489 £4,489
Oct 18th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 - - - £4,816
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 £2,812 £3,513 £3,741 £3,741
Dec 20th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - £5,612
Dec 28th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - - £6,241
Jan 3rd 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 £2,812 £3,513 £3,741 £3,741
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 10th 2020 - - - £5,343
Apr 10th 2020 - Apr 17th 2020 £4,223 £5,275 £5,612 £5,612
Apr 17th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 - - - £4,795
Apr 24th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 £3,365 £4,207 £4,489 £4,489
May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020 - - - £5,612
May 29th 2020 - Jul 24th 2020 £3,548 £4,435 £4,730 £4,730
Jul 24th 2020 - Aug 7th 2020 - - - £5,359
Aug 7th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 - - - £5,160
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 £3,801 £4,750 £5,064 £5,064
Sep 4th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 £3,365 £4,207 £4,489 £4,489
Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020 - - - £4,816

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2019 - Apr 26th 2019 €3,976 €4,875 €5,301 €5,301
Apr 26th 2019 - May 24th 2019 €3,720 €4,001 €4,282 €4,962
May 24th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - - €6,204
May 31st 2019 - Jul 26th 2019 €3,922 €4,809 €5,229 €5,229
Jul 26th 2019 - Aug 9th 2019 - - - €5,925
Aug 9th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 - - - €5,705
Aug 30th 2019 - Sep 6th 2019 €4,202 €5,151 €5,598 €5,598
Sep 6th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019 €3,720 €4,562 €4,962 €4,962
Oct 18th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 - - - €5,325
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 €3,108 €3,810 €4,136 €4,136
Dec 20th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - €6,204
Dec 28th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - - €6,899
Jan 3rd 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 €3,108 €3,810 €4,136 €4,136
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 10th 2020 - - - €5,907
Apr 10th 2020 - Apr 17th 2020 €4,669 €5,721 €6,204 €6,204
Apr 17th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 - - - €5,301
Apr 24th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 €3,720 €4,562 €4,962 €4,962
May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020 - - - €6,204
May 29th 2020 - Jul 24th 2020 €3,922 €4,809 €5,229 €5,229
Jul 24th 2020 - Aug 7th 2020 - - - €5,925
Aug 7th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 - - - €5,705
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 €4,202 €5,151 €5,598 €5,598
Sep 4th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 €3,720 €4,562 €4,962 €4,962
Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020 - - - €5,325

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2019 - Apr 26th 2019 $4,470 $5,369 $5,960 $5,960
Apr 26th 2019 - May 24th 2019 $4,182 $4,463 $4,744 $5,579
May 24th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - - $6,975
May 31st 2019 - Jul 26th 2019 $4,410 $5,296 $5,879 $5,879
Jul 26th 2019 - Aug 9th 2019 - - - $6,661
Aug 9th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 - - - $6,414
Aug 30th 2019 - Sep 6th 2019 $4,724 $5,673 $6,294 $6,294
Sep 6th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019 $4,182 $5,024 $5,579 $5,579
Oct 18th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 - - - $5,986
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 $3,494 $4,196 $4,650 $4,650
Dec 20th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - $6,975
Dec 28th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - - $7,757
Jan 3rd 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 $3,494 $4,196 $4,650 $4,650
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 10th 2020 - - - $6,641
Apr 10th 2020 - Apr 17th 2020 $5,249 $6,301 $6,975 $6,975
Apr 17th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 - - - $5,960
Apr 24th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 $4,182 $5,024 $5,579 $5,579
May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020 - - - $6,975
May 29th 2020 - Jul 24th 2020 $4,410 $5,296 $5,879 $5,879
Jul 24th 2020 - Aug 7th 2020 - - - $6,661
Aug 7th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 - - - $6,414
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 $4,724 $5,673 $6,294 $6,294
Sep 4th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 $4,182 $5,024 $5,579 $5,579
Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020 - - - $5,986

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owners
Asia and Andrew

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The historic site of Derwent Garden Estate was always occupied by a dwelling of some sort. Current records show that Henricus, a Saxon nobleman, lived here from the year 859. He baptised his children in a stream of spring water which ran through the premises into the river Derwent.

This stream of water runs underneath the present house and into the lower fish pond in the garden. In 1544 a descendant of Henricus, Henry Tolson, obtained a grant from Henry VIII to Wood Hall for the sum of £337 16s 9d. His descendants lived at the Estate until the early 19th century.

The Fisher family bought the site and built a new Hall in 1821. It burnt down in the 1870’s and Edward Tyson, a solicitor at Carlisle and Lord Lieutenant of the County of Cumberland, bought the site, building the house left on the old site in the 1870’s. This picture was taken in 1920 after Edward Tyson had engaged Thomas Mawson, an international Landscape Architect, to design a garden suitable for his house.

The garden was completed in the early 1920s, and Mawson’s plan for the garden, taken from the third edition of his book ‘The Art and Craft of Garden-Making’ is shown below. The old Hall was taken down in 1946, after the lime-laden stream overflowed its confines and rotted the structure. The garden decayed into ruin.

The present Hall is where the previous old stables and barn were situated. The site of the old Hall is no more than an outline in stone, but two stone summerhouses remain, and the lines of Mawson’s design are strong and compelling. The view from the house was loved by Turner, and used as a subject several times.

The previous owners spent many years bringing the gardens back to life over a period of thirty years, and the current owners have very much continued in their footsteps, adding new paths and borders where necessary, whilst at the same time staying on top of the extraordinarily large amount of upkeep.

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Reviews

  • The ideal family holiday house

    Created on 17/08/2018

    This house really ticked every box for our stay. Thankyou for making us feel most welcome

  • Fantastic location

    Created on 13/07/2018

    Couldn’t have hoped for a more beautifully finished property.

  • Beautiful House

    Posted by Nicola on 29/12/2017

    A beautiful house, perfect for two or three families to get together and enjoy the stunning Lake District. Asia, the owner, was helpful in every way.

  • Very Enjoyable

    Posted by Chris on 07/11/2017

    Excellent accommodation, spacious and comfortable.

  • Thank you!

    Created on 15/07/2017

    Our second holiday in this beautiful house surrounded by breathtaking scenery. We enjoyed valuable family time, fun, lots of walks and relaxation. Enjoyed the piano and the children loved the trampoline – more special family memories. Thank you!

  • Just Brilliant

    Created on 24/06/2017

    A welcome return after two years. Enormous quantities of food and alcohol were consumed to replace the energy expended on a variety of walks/climbs. Alterations to the house and the coach house made a huge difference enabling us to gather together. We’ll be back again!

  • Wonderful stay

    Created on 12/05/2017

    Had a most fantastic week in a wonderful house. Particularly enjoyed the open plan setout of the house which enabled us to always be together. Garden was great for exploring and relaxing whilst taking in the stunning views. We are all hoping to return next year.

  • A wonderful time was had by all from arrival to departure

    Created on 15/04/2017

    The house suited our needs completely. A range of ages from 3-88! The location is perfect, visits to Buttermere, Keswick and Cockermouth were made within easy driving distances. Claire (highly recommended) catered for us on two nights – everything cooked to perfection. When do we return for our next ‘big’ celebration?!

  • A delightful home from home

    Created on 18/03/2017

    Such an amazing location for a family gathering – we don’t want to leave! Thank you for making a home from home to enjoy family times and make memories. Highlights – Incredible views, garden wanderings – beautiful to explore, family meals and laughter at the huge table! Having Claire Boisser come cook us a meal – she is wonderful. Do it! A beautiful home but a comfy home – making it possible to relax without being on tenterhooks. We hope to return!

  • Looking forward to our next visit!

    Created on 04/02/2017

    Our whole family has had a wonderful holiday. We are a large family group whose ages range from 2-85 and as I said before we all agree that this is the best place we have stayed in the last 23 years of holidaying together. We would like to book again for next year!

  • A perfect New Years for the whole family

    Created on 21/01/2017

    We’ve had a wonderful time seeing in the New Year in this beautiful house. We’ve enjoyed elevensies in the conservatory every day – coffee, mince pies and a magnificent view what more could you want! The children have had a ball and enjoyed exploring the forest and long walks, as have the dogs. It has been perfect so a very big thank you!

  • Amazing house and views

    Created on 07/01/2017

    Here for Christmas week and had the best Christmas ever! This is the third time we are staying here – it’s like a home from and home and I hope we return many more times!

  • We’ll be back!

    Created on 27/08/2016

    A full house! We enjoyed what was the very best large residence we’ve found after several years of family holidays in the Lake District.

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