Briscoe Mill Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in West Cumbria just outside of Egremont, Briscoe Mill Cottage is a 2 bedroom self catering cottage next to the River Ehen. Recently renovated, the cottage dates from around 1783 and has been lovingly restored by us to provide you with a comfortable, peaceful and relaxing holiday.
It forms part of the old mill house and sleeps 4 people with one king size bedroom and one twin/bunk bedroom.
2 well behaved pets are allowed at a small extra cost. We are very pleased to have recently been accreditated by "Quality in Cumbria".Short Breaks:
We do accept short breaks and they typically run from Mon -Fri and Fri - Mon and these are charged at 70% of the weekly rate.
Change Over Day: Arrival Saturday from 3pm & departure Saturday for around 10.30am. Alterative checking in & out times may be arranged prior.
Payments:A deposit of £100 is required when booking and the remaining balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival. Electricity,bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Bees 6 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 132 km, Nearest railway: St Bees 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
The Cumbria/Lake District
Egremont can be found near the western Coast of England in the County of Cumbria.
The Town is situated at the foot of the Fells and Western Lakes and is a few short miles from the coast. This makes Egremont an ideal "hub" for all the exciting and interesting things to see and experience.
To make sure you enjoy your visit to Egremont please take a few minutes to find out about all the attractions and activities available in the area at the tourist information office located in the Lowes Court Gallery.
The rugged coastline of the Western Lake District is one of its unique assets. Whether you're heading to the coast for the wildlife and birdwatching, planning a coastal stroll, or coming to sample the freshest fish and seafood, the Western Lake District can offer all kinds of shoreline adventures. It's also the place to set off on your Coast to Coast (or C2C if you're cycling) adventures – a true challenge of endurance that takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in the British Isles.
Food & drink
The Western Lake District is the perfect place for the food lover. Local produce from the hillside farms, fresh fish and seafood, Cumberland sausage, cream teas and award-winning ales mean you'll be spoilt for choice.
We love our food and drink so much that there are even entire festivals dedicated to our Cumbrian culinary delights
If you're looking for an adventure in the great outdoors, the Western Lake District is one of the very best destinations in the UK. The real beauty lies in the undiscovered places, the places untouched by tourism – the rugged fells and tranquil lakes brimming over with such beauty that, once discovered, you might want to keep to yourself!
The valleys are truly inspiring. Eskdale, Ennerdale, Borrowdale… the lowland landscapes are peppered with farms, forests, villages and streams. Whether you're on a gentle short stroll or a more ambitious hike, the Western Lake District makes for the perfect adventure.
For a relatively small area, the Western Lake District has more than its fair share of heritage. From the maritime stories of fishermen and smugglers to Roman ruins and ancient castles, you could spend days exploring the history of the area.
While you're in this part of the Lake District, stop off at Georgian Whitehaven, Roman Maryport, Muncaster Castle or simply stumble upon the stone-built villages that punctuate the landscape. Every town and village has a story to tell and a past to be discovered.
This Georgian town, situated on the west coast of Cumbria, was one of the first post-renaissance planned towns in the country. Built on shipping and mining, both industries have now declined, but Whitehaven is never-the-less an attractive town and is one of the 40 Gem Towns in England (the only other in Cumbria being Cockermouth).
The development of Whitehaven owes much to the Lowther family, it was Sir John Lowther, inspired by Christopher Wren's designs for rebuilding London after the Great Fire of 1666, who laid out the original grid system of streets and specified the type of houses to be built. Many historians believe that New Yorks street system is inspired by Whitehavens grid system.
The port development was linked to the exploitation of rich local deposits of coal and iron ore. Some coal mines extended for several miles beneath the sea bed. You can learn more about the history of mining at Whitehaven at the Haig Colliery Mining Museum. The first undersea mine in England was constructed in Whitehaven in 1729. By 1931 it was the deepest undersea mine anywhere at the time.
Whitehaven was the last place in Britain to be attacked by American naval forces. On 23rd April 1778 during the American War of Independence, John Paul Jones arrived in Britain with the intention of setting the whole merchant fleet on fire. The alarm was raised, and he retreated forthwith. Another American link is that Mildred Warner Gale, the grandmother of the American president George Washington, came from Whitehaven. She was buried in the grounds of St Nicholas' Church, on 30th January 1700/1. Visitors may climb a narrow spiral stair in the Clock Tower, to see the workings of the clock, and to see a small display relating to the Gale family.
Whitehaven has had a large grant for regeneration of the harbour area for the millennium. It is now host to many visits from Tall Ships.
Whitehaven has over 250, mostly Georgian, Listed Buildings, many tastefully restored, including St James' Church, once described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as 'the finest Georgian church interior in the county'. The tourist information centre, in the Market Place, is itself one of the town's many listed buildings.
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19 Jun 2014
"A wonderful cottage in the lovely Lake District"
We had a perfect stay in this lovely cottage with its peaceful garden. It is a very nice cottage and you can find so many visitor attractions quite in the near. We liked most hiking on a few pathways … More
9 Jun 2014
"Gorgeous setting great hosts"
My daughter and I stayed here about two weeks ago. First impressions were gorgeous cottage set in a pretty garden on the edge of the River Ehan. We were greeted by Sarah and Sean as old friends.The co… More
25 May 2014
"Beautiful spot with chickens and cows and near to village amenities."
Our second visit to this well equipped cottage situated in a delightful spot. Welcoming owners are onsite. Will return again!… More
Lovely to see you all again and glad there were no injuries! Hope you've still got some fells to tick off as you are all welcome back any time. Best wishes Sarah and family
16 Apr 2014
"Fabulous, well equipped cottage with great views"
We were visiting friends in Whitehaven so using cottage as a base, however it is so lovely we didn't want to go out! The cottage is beautifully decorated, warm and we loved the garden, especially… More
Hi there, glad you had a great time and weather wasn't too bad!. Thanks again for choosing our cottage and that is was a good base for you all. All the best Sarah and Sean
10 Feb 2014
"Wonderful location and accomadation"
The cottage is warm and cosy and in an ideal location we really enjoyed our stay there and would not hesitate to book it again.The large private garden is an added bonus.… More
Thank you for the review it is very much appreciated, glad you enjoyed your time here. Take care Sarah and Sean
28 Sep 2013
"Quaint, peaceful and an Ideal base"
Our first time to the Lake District we were a bit wary of going so far west but, it was ideal, there was so much to do we will have to go back to finish our list. The cottage is lovely, very well tho… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're glad you had a great time and that list will need ticking off soon! All the best Sarah and Sean
23 Aug 2013
"A hidden gem"
we booked a weeks stay at this cottage and was delighted on arrival at the facilities and the location. easy access to all that we needed throughout our stay. the family that own the property could no… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. Guest's feedback is extremely important to us and we welcome any comments which can help us improve. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and would love it if you came for another visit. Look out for our short breaks during the winter months. All the best!
7 Jun 2013
"Beautiful Cottage in Peaceful Location"
We're coming to the end of our stay at this lovely cottage. Sarah and Sean and their lovely children are welcoming and friendly, and the holiday gets off to a fantastic start with a welcome pack… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review and comments in the book. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all - hope the boys weren't too sad on the way home!. Yes indeed, food for thought - hope to see you all soon. Sarah, Sean and gang
2 Apr 2013
"Beautiful and immaculate cottage in idyllic and peaceful surroundings"
We decided to visit the Lake District for a short break over Easter, and feel that we could not have been more fortunate with the property we stayed at. Briscoe Mill Cottage is peacefully located in … More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. Congratulations on the engagement and hope Ennerdale holds some great memories for you both. Good luck with your plans and hope to see you soon!
29 Mar 2013
"Beautiful location, really thoughtful hosts"
On the quieter and most beautiful & wild North Western side of the Lake District tucked away down in the valley of the river Ehen, you will find Briscoe Mill. Although close to Egremont, the first thi… More
Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad you booked our cottage and look forward to welcoming you and the dogs back soon!
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