Rowling End

House sleeps 8 people (Rowling End and the Mouse House can be booked together to provide luxury accommodation for up to 10 people)

Rowling End is a traditional Lakeland farmhouse which provides relaxed Five Star Gold Award luxury accommodation for up to eight people. With its Aga kitchen, log fires and stunning views, Rowling End is the perfect base to enjoy the dramatic landscape whatever the weather.

Booking Rowling End with The Mouse House provides accommodation for 10 people, ideal for groups celebrating a special occasion or relaxed get-togethers with family and friends.

Rowling End and the Mouse House offer you exceptional comfort, warmth and style for your holiday in one of the Lake District’ most beautiful and  tranquil valleys.

We pride ourselves on doing everything possible to help you enjoy your stay with us. Whether you are planning a short break or a longer holiday we want you to be as happy to stay in as to spend your days out walking and exploring the Northern Lakes.

With red squirrels  feeding outside the kitchen window as well as a wide variety of native birds, Rowling End is an ideal place for nature lovers.

5 Star Gold Award

Rowling End

Accommodation Summary
House sleeps eight (Rowling End and the Mouse House can be booked together to provide luxury accommodation for ten people)

Ground Floor

  • Sitting room with open fire, firewood provided, TV and DVD
  • Second library/sitting room with woodburning stove, TV and DVD
  • Library of books and small DVD selection
  • Kitchen with far reaching views of Skiddaw. Aga plus induction hob and electric fan oven. Dishwasher. Tiled floor and farmhouse table and chairs.
  • Boot room with slate flagged floor, washing machine and tumble drier
  • Two WCs downstairs

First and second floors

  • Bedroom 1 King size bed with en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 Superking size bed or twin beds with ensuite shower room (please state preference when booking)
  • Bedroom 3 King size bed
  • Bedroom 4 Super king size bed or twin beds (please state preference when booking)

All bedding, bed linen and towels are from The White Company

Main bathroom

  • Walk in shower
  • Roll-top bath with views across Newlands Valley to Catbells
  • The bath is over a hundred years old and was formerly in a country house in Norfolk which regularly hosted Winston Churchill; the taps are of a similar age and were originally from the Basil Street Hotel in Knightsbridge

To check rates, availability or to make a booking at Rowling End please use the online booking form. Alternatively, please call Joanne Roberts on 017687 77025 or 07584 138682 or email

Rowling End

House sleeps eight (Rowling End and the Mouse House can be booked together to provide luxury accommodation for ten people)
  • Age farmhouse kitchen
  • Central heating
  • Open fire and woodburner with logs provided
  • Walks from the door with direct access to the fells
  • Red squirrel and bird feeding station outside kitchen window
  • Derwentwater Lake nearby – 15 minute walk across fields
  • Pub within one mile. Village shop (Braithwaite) is three miles away. Keswick is four miles
  • Internet shopping and delivery available from Tesco and Sainsburys
  • Dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD/WiFi
  • Good mobile reception for most networks
  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Secure yard to rear of house leading from the boot room for dogs
  • Garden with camp fire
  • Ample private parking
  • Secure storage for mountain bikes
  • Beds all prepared for your arrival
  • Travel cot and demountable stairgate available on request
  • Towels provided, please bring your own swimming towels
  • On call maintenance and housekeeping
  • Welcome pack for your arrival
  • Outside Catering available by The Lakeland Catering Company
  • Up to ten people can be accommodated by booking Rowling End and the Mouse House together

Points of Interest:

  • Outstanding views from the house
  • Direct access to the fells and some of Wainwrights favourite walks – including Catbells, the Newlands Round, the Coledale Round
  • Newlands Beck runs through the fields below the house. The fields are home to a huge variety of wildlife including deer and buzzards
  • Rock climbing, water sports, mountain biking nearby
  • Keswick within walking distance (via the Keswick launch from Hawes End)

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Guest Comments
There is a visitors book at Rowling End and we welcome your comments and feedback. We update this section regularly.

Just wanted to say a big thank you for our wonderful stay over the new year at Rowling End. I loved your Christmas tree. Thank you so much for your lovely gifts on arrival too. You really went the extra mile to make sure we had a perfect stay – and we did – when can we move in! We all had a great time, and I managed to cook roast turkey and all the trimmings on the Aga – I swear it tasted much better than if it had been cooked on an ordinary stove! Hope you had a good New Year and all goes well for you. We’ll be back for sure – thanks again for making everything so perfect for us.

Just to say thank you so much for the wonderful house. We all had a good holiday, Molly cried when she had to go! We loved the kitchen and Aga, always so warm and it attracted all, so no one of us was left cooking on their own, a real plus!

Many thanks we hope to come again!

We all enjoyed our stay in Rowling End House very much. The accommodation was excellent and very comfortable – perfect for us all with the dog and the baby. We cooked in every night because of the baby and found the kitchen facilities to be of a very good standard. The position of the house was just what we wanted, lovely views and good walks right from the house. We all want to return sometime and explore some more.

What a stunning house, home from home, we loved the family atmosphere. A great place to relax by a log fire, superior quality throughout.

Thank you so much for everything and for making us feel so welcome, especially the chocolate cake!! Seriously its been like home from home for these past two weeks. Everything has been thought of and everything catered for.

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Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions are provided to ensure that everything goes smoothly for you when you book a holiday at Rowling End. Your booking is conditional on these terms being adhered to.


  • Confirmation
    We will confirm your booking with you by e-mail (or letter if preferred).
  • Deposits
    The letter of confirmation will provide details of the deposit which is required to secure your booking. We ask that deposits are paid within seven days from the issue date of our letter of confirmation. Please note that your booking is not considered firm until the deposit payment has been received. Payments should be made using either cheque or credit/debit card. Cheques for the deposit should be made payable to “Rowling End”.
  • Payment
    Payment for all self-catering accommodation is required at least six weeks prior to your arrival date. We accept bank transfer, cheque or credit card payments. Credit card payments are taken over the phone.
  • Cancellation
    In the event of cancellation more than four weeks before the start of your stay, your deposit will not be refunded unless the accommodation is re-let for the same period. Should cancellation take place less than four weeks before the start of the holiday the rental is payable in full. It is recommended that you consider taking out suitable holiday insurance. Should, for reasons beyond our control, the property be rendered unsuitable for letting on the dates booked, all money paid will be returned in full without further claim.
  • Dogs
    Well-behaved dogs are permitted at Rowling End by prior arrangement. Please provide details of the well behaved dog(s) coming with you and ensure that they have a collar and tag bearing your (the owners) name and address
  • Bedlinen & towels
    Bed linen and towels are provided for guests for the duration of their stay at Rowling End.
  • Young children
    A travel cot, high chair and stairgate for the main staircase are available. Please bring your own swimming towels.
  • Bed configurations are:
    Bedroom 1: King Size bed with ensuite shower room.
    Bedroom 2: Super king size bed or twin beds with ensuite (please state your preference when booking).
    Bedroom 3: King size bed
    Bedroom 4: Super king size bed or twin beds (please state your preference when booking).
  • Smoking
    Guests are requested to observe a no smoking policy.
  • Cleanliness/breakages/damages
    You are responsible for any breakages or damage you cause to the property and its contents. Please report these before you leave (otherwise we will send an invoice which will include an administration charge of £25. Please note that we don’t normally charge for minor breakages (e.g. glassware, crockery) provided that these have been reported. Rowling End is thoroughly cleaned between holiday lets. However, because only a limited period is available, we ask that you leave the property and its contents clean and tidy. We reserve the right to make an extra charge of £35 where extra cleaning is required.
  • Liability
    We do not accept liability for damage, loss or injury unless caused by proven negligence or omission by ourselves, our employees or contractors, or agents of the same, whilst acting in the course of their employment. This includes loss or damage to vehicles and their contents, and to the personal possessions you bring with you. We do advice people to take out their own holiday insurance.
  • Complaints
    Should you find any faults or have any complaints during your stay, please advise us of these immediately so that any appropriate action can be taken. Any unresolved disputes may be referred to arbitration.
  • Mobile Phones
    Signals from most providers can usually be received in or near the property. This cannot be guaranteed, however.
  • Arrival
    Rowling End will be available from 4pm on the date of arrival.
  • Departure
    Guests are requested to vacate Rowling End by 10am on their day of departure. You are asked to leave the cottage in a clean and tidy condition. The owners reserve the right to make a charge for extra cleaning of £35 if the accommodation is not left reasonably clean and tidy.
  • Feedback
    We provide a visitors’ book at Rowling End. We welcome your feedback and comments and would be very grateful if guests would sign it.
  • Queries
    If you have any queries relating to these terms and conditions, please contact Joanne Roberts. Joanne may be contacted by telephone on: 017687 77025 or 07584 138682 or by e-mail at: