Manesty stands at the foot of Cat Bells and Maiden Moor where the open fell meets the stone walls of the fields. It is built in the traditional Lakeland style, on a site chosen centuries ago for its sunny elevated position and its sweeping views across Borrowdale. Lying at the heart of the Lake District, it is the ideal base for a Cumbrian holiday whether walking or touring by car.
We, the Leyland family, operate the cottages personally from our nearby home at Youdale Knot and as Manesty has been the family home for six generations we have a fund of local knowledge. Even after 150 years, though, our family are relative newcomers. Manesty’s history reaches back to ancient times, when it was the northern outpost of Furness Abbey’s wool producing empire.
There’s so much to see and do in The Lake District, some of the options are: walking, cycling, water sports, horse riding, golfing, fishing, climbing, wildlife/nature, animals, geography, touring, gardens, trips on launches/buses/trains, historic sites, historic buildings, museums/art galleries, theatre/cinema, shopping, literary connections, mining.
If there is not enough to inspire you here on our own website, then have a look at the Lake District National Park’s website, which has a whole section for visitors to the Lakes.