Honister Cottage

Our 400-year-old cottage is well located at the foot of Honister Pass in the tiny hamlet of Seatoller surrounded by fells in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley.

Our beautiful cottage dates back to the 1600's and has been lovingly restored while retaining its original charm. Featuring a traditional cast iron fire range, the original stone staircase, floors, oak beams and oak paneling.


Sleeping up to six adults it's perfect for families, friends and active groups such as cyclists and runners. 


On the ground floor a modern kitchen sits off the traditional lounge which features the old cast iron fire-range and an open plan seating and dining area. The first floor features 3 double rooms including a master bedroom with a king size sleigh bed, t.v. and full en-suite facilities. The second and third bedrooms can be either a twin or transformed into a super-king bed if preferred. There is also a second bathroom with a bath, shower, WC and basin, and a lovely second lounge with sofas and a TV.

To the rear is a large enclosed garden which leads down to the river where you’ll find a stone BBQ and seating area. In years past, the famous Yew Tree Inn was situated to the side of the cottage, this space has now been repurposed and guests can freely use for secure storage after a days walking, paddleboarding or cycling! It’s also useful space to clean and dry any muddy/wet equipment or dry off dogs before going into the cottage. (Please note: Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior agreement).


From the cottage
Right out of the door you'll find yourself at the start of famous walks and cycle routes  inc. iconic Strava segments and climbs. Honister Slate Mine and Via Ferrata are located nearby at the top of the Honister Pass, all of which are a must visit when in the area. At the very least you must sample the amazing cakes and homemade sausage rolls in the Slate Mine cafe whilst taking in the incredible views.


  • Modern fully equipped kitchen

  • Large Ground floor lounge with fireplace, sofa and dining area for up to 8 people

  • First floor lounge area with sofas & flat screen TV (Amazon Firestick - access to Netflix, Prime etc)

  • Front and back private entrances

  • Bed 1 - Master bedroom with super King size bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with bath & shower

  • Bed 2 - Double bedroom with either 2 single beds or a master king size*

  • Bed 3 - Double bedroom with either 2 single beds or a master king size*

  • Master bathroom with bath and shower

  • Full central heating & hot water throughout 

  • Wood fuel for fire

  • Wi-Fi

  • Bang & Olufsen music system

  • Hairdryer & iron

  • Linen, towels, soaps and toilet paper

  • Enclosed outdoor dining area with table and chairs

  • BBQ

  • Drying room and area to securely store bikes and sports equipment

  • Private off-road parking for up to 3 vehicles**

  • Full access to private garden with access to river

  • Dogs welcome (by prior arrangement)

  • Every booking receives one adult ticket for Honister Slate Mine

* We will confirm your requirements upon booking, **Please note off road parking for 1 vehicle at cottage, additional off road vehicle parking is at the bus turn around point opposite the cottage.





Dog friendly cottage