Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Recently renovated and refurbished, the property boasts the latest in modern convenience while maintaining the intimate features of a classic lakeland cottage. The house is private, secluded and self-contained, one of the only self-catering properties in the area with all of its own amenities, accommodation and grounds. Why share when you can enjoy all your holiday in private?
It is nestled in the fells leading to Scafell from Boot and has its own private gardens and parking area - so no other guests to disturb your enjoyment of the property and grounds.
The cottage - once owned by renowned Lakeland poet William Wordsworth - boasts many period features including an early 18th Century tapered porcelain bath and exposed oak beams.
Views of Scafell and the Esk valley greet visitors from the windows and gardens. Numerous walks invite you outdoors - whether for a leisurely stroll among the hills and tarns or a quick trip to one of the three pubs within walking distance. The Eskdale and Ravenglass miniature railway runs at the base of the hill and the many lakes and seaside are only a short drive away.
Soak up the beautiful mountain views from your private patio and grounds, or relax and enjoy a DVD – Gillbank Cottage's accommodation has the little extras that make your holiday more relaxing.
Large living space
Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
Ground floor bedroom and ground and first floor full bathrooms
Bed linen (excludes cot)
Guest soap and bath/shower gel provided
SKY+ full package widescreen TV
Range of books, DVDs, videos, and board games
All bedrooms include an alarm clock and hairdryer
Open fire/stove with wood and coal supplied
Broadband and WiFi with BT Vision
Early 18th Century tapered porcelain bath with overhead shower
Luxury leather sofas and oak chairs and table
Washing machine and tumble dryer
DVD and VCR players for each TV
Second TV with SKY connection in main bedroom
High chair and cot available
High pressure (2 BAR) UV-filtered private water supply
All five bedrooms feature CD clock radios, hairdryers, and large mirrors. The fell bedroom has an ensuite shower room, oak king size bed, oak dressing table and mirror, original exposed beams and 21 inch TV with DVD/video and independent Sky box.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Bees 27 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Ravenglass for Eskdale 12.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The fell bedroom has an ensuite shower room, oak king size bed, oak dressing table and mirror, original exposed beams and 21 inch flat screen television with DVD and Freesat and on-demand streaming TV.
The Lindsay room boasts two single beds with Lindsay tartan throws and matching cushions. There is also a chest of drawers and large double wardrobe.
The Duckegg room is decorated in an attractive duck egg blue design and overlooks the front garden. It comprises of two single beds a large double wardrobe and a wide chest of drawers. The Duckegg room also has a large sink and splashback in the corner.
The Heather Bedroom sleeps two with a double bed and it overlooks the large gardens and orchard to Whillen Beck, a small stream that runs alongside the property. It is pleasantly decorated in heather colours and comes with a large chest of drawers and double wardrobe.
The former Library Bedroom is on the ground floor and boasts two single beds. The windows look over the gardens and down the valley over the village of Boot toward the sea which is approximately seven miles away.
The large family room has two large leather sofas, a leather chair and leather stool on an oak woodfloor. The room contains a widescreen television with Freesat Satellite TV, DVD and VHS video player and on-demand streaming TV. There is a broad fireplace containing a powerful solid fuel stove with glass windows for safe operation as either an open fire or a closed stove. Coal and firewood are provided to create the perfect atmosphere. Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, cards and other games are provided for entertainment.
Sitting Room with Fireplace
Garden view from sitting room
Also, downstairs is a full entrance hall and wet room for boots and coats. There is a table football game to occupy the younger (or young at heart) members of your group. Off this room is a full bathroom and storage room.
The cottage is situated over two floors. There are four bedrooms, one ensuite, and a full bathroom on the first floor (upstairs). On the ground floor is one bedroom, one full bathroom, two reception rooms and the large open plan kitchen and dining area.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the kitchen/dining area is a large slate paved patio for enjoying meals or relaxing in the outdoors. There is a large private garden laid to lawn and flowerbeds. The property includes a former watermill on the Whillan Beck and grounds directly on the stream.
Please note that the cottage is a family-friendly property and not suitable for Hen or Stag breaks
Wheelchair and limited mobility access: the ground floor can be accessed by those with limited mobility but externally there are some loose stone paths and internally there are low steps between some rooms. The downstairs bathroom is not disability adapted, but is relatively large for ease of movement
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District is world famous for its large, open spaces. The mountains, valleys, and lakes inspired some of the great romantic poets including Blake, Shelley, and Wordsworth. Beatrix Potter's home near Windermere is a popular attraction and there is a wealth of options for the serious walker or the more leisurely.
The quiet and clean air alone provides a luxurious break from the fast-paced life.
Within the valley lie the villages of Boot, Eskdale Green and Ravenglass, a Narrow Gauge Railway, a Castle, the last working Corn mill in the Lake District, several Galleries, 3 Campsites, 7 Inns and much much more.
The river Esk starts it's journey to the sea from high in the fells at Esk Hause, passing through Great Moss at the base of Scafell Pike then tumbling down through a narrow gorge and a series of waterfalls. The stream swelled by many becks becomes a river and encounters it's first road at the foot of Hardknott Pass England's steepest road. From here the river takes on a more gentle character with small rapids as it passes through some of the most beautiful oak woodland in Cumbria. The Esk is responsible for carving this remarkable landscape which is both picturesque and dramatic with majestic high peaks, stunning waterfalls and rolling green hills. (from eskdale.info)
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7 Sep 2014
"Really fantastic stay at Gillbank Cottage"
The cottage was clean and supplied clean bedding and towels and had a well stocked kitchen. Very conveniently located 10mins walk from the local pub which serves great food and some lovely walks right… More
15 Jul 2014
"Wow! Don't think about it book it."
We stayed for just 2 nights and wished we could stay longer! The cottage had so much room. .Our group of 7 , three generations. grandparents, parents and 3 teenagers loved the cottage The youngest… More
2 Jul 2014
"Great location, but not 5 star accommodation."
The lake district is a truly wonderful place to both relax and stretch your legs a bit on the many wonderful walks. However Gillbank cottage was not quite the 5 star luxury cottage they make out it is… More
29 May 2014
good directions to cottage ,lovely cottage, great setup super location with good local pubs with real ale, a nice big table in a well stocked kitchen for everyone to enjoy meals . There were 9 adult… More
12 May 2014
"Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."
Lovely cottage, spacious, comfortable and clean. Ideal location, wonderful walks on the doorstep and nice pubs just down the lane. Looking forward to our next visit to Gillbank cottage.… More
27 Apr 2014
"Lovely house in stunning, secluded location"
We enjoyed a fantastic 6 days with family in this stunning, secluded house. The property was as described, with a good standard of decor and furnishings. The lounge area was spacious, with plenty of s… More
19 Mar 2014
"Brilliant weekend break, wish we could have stayed longer!"
Thanks firstly to Matthew and Fred for resolving the unavoidable problem with the water so swiftly! The accommodation was just what we were looking for and the location was fabulous! The only real dow… More
4 Feb 2014
"Super place, highly recommended"
The cottage was very clean and tidy, with lots of space and a well-stocked kitchen. Lovely and warm and the fact that the heating and some of the lights were on when we arrived was greatly appreciated… More
12 Aug 2012
"Excellent facilities in stunning location, a super group/family getaway."
The cottage stands in beautiful countryside with village amenities just a short walk or drive away. The directions provided were excellent and when we arrived we were relieved to see the high standard of accommodation awaiting us for our group getaway (four couples, an infant and a child). The kitchen was well equipped and the open plan kitchen diner was great for communal gatherings whilst the living room was big enough to seat everyone comfortably. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable and there were ample bathrooms for the number of guests. A travel cot and highchair was provided for the infant and z bed for the child. We would definitely return.
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