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Mill Cottage, Hartsop

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This lovely historical cottage, recently developed to a high standard, has great character and magnificent views. Located within the Lake District National Park, in a quiet, peaceful and picturesque hamlet named Hartsop, the cottage offers relaxation away from life's hustle and bustle, in comfortable, spacious, well-equipped accommodation. Take the opportunity to chill-out in the garden on a deck chair and be mesmerised by the views of Dovedale and the gurgling sounds of Hayeswater Gill. Hartsop is a haven for photographers being a designated Conservation Area, noted for its pretty lakeland-stone traditional cottages and spinning galleries, Mill Cottage is surrounded by high mountains, and is an ideal base from which to explore and walk. If you are a walker, leave your car at the cottage, and start your walks at the front door. All levels of interest and ability are provided for. Situated at the bottom of the Kirkstone Pass and close to Ullswater, the cottage provides a central base for exploring the whole of the Lakes.

The cottage is surprisingly spacious for three adults, and has an upside-down design, the main room and kitchen being on the first floor to take advantage of the lovely panoramic mountain views. The use of natural wood is a special feature of the cottage, notably the exposed beams, pitched rafters and hardwood floors. In particular, local ash wood has been used extensively for doors, architraves, skirting boards and floors. All first floor rooms have high pitched ceilings and the main room has a cosy wood-burning stove. The entrance hall and utility room have local green slate flooring.

On the ground floor, the main bedroom, overlooking the garden and stream, has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has a single bed with guest bed suitable for a child. The bathroom is on the first floor and a bathroom is adjacent to the bedrooms. The utility room provides facilities for supporting activities on the patio, which overlooks the garden and stream.

Change over is on a Sunday, arrival time 16.00 and departure 10.00. Electricity, linen and a starter wood pack are included in the tariff. The cottage is for non-smokers only and sorry, no pets. We ask our guests to provide their own personal towels, though we can supply them at a small additional cost.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Manchester, Nearest railway: Oxenholme/Windermere or Penrith
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Lake District

The Lake District National Park


Hartsop is located at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass, close to Brotherswater and Ullswater, and is surrounded by high fells. Mill Cottage is conveniently situated for walking to Helvellyn, Fairfield, St.Sunday Crag, Dove Crag, and High Street from the doorstep. The area also has many valley and less demanding walks.

Located close to the A592, Hartsop is well located for visiting other areas of the National Park. Winderemere , Ambleside and Grassmere are a short travelling distance away to the south, and Ullswater, Penrith and Keswick to the north. Water sports and Ullswater lake-cruises are available at Glenridding 3 miles away.

The nearest shop is the Post-office at Patterdale (2 miles), and nearest pubs are at the Brotherswater Inn (1 mile) and the White Lion in Patterdale (2 miles). Hotels and restaurants are also located in Glenridding.

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17 Jan 2015


"Perfect Lake District Hideaway!"

We had a lovely 3 nights at Hartsop Mill Cottage. It was super cosy but the main living room still feels spacious. It also has a lovely word burner which means you can get yourself toasty then retiri… More

28 Oct 2014


"A really lovely place!"

We stayed for a week in Mill Cottage, walking in the local area. The cottage gave plenty of space, and was very well planned out - getting wet walking kit off and sorted was made easy with the hallway… More

27 Aug 2014


"Great location, warm welcome, delightful cottage"

Mill Cottage is the perfect location for a Lake District holiday, with great walks from the door, good pub food nearby and central to most attractions. The cottage is well equipped, we were very comf… More

16 Jun 2014


"Lovely cottage in a beautiful peaceful location"

We had a superb time at Mill Cottage. It was very homely and comfortable. We enjoyed being able to walk from the doorstep without having to use our car.The owners Mel and Hilary were very informative… More

18 Mar 2014



Stayed at Mill Cottage from 10-16 March this year and can honestly say it was heaven. If you are after a cottage in the middle of nowhere, with fantastic hill side views, walks-a-plenty and with char… More

22 Jan 2014


"Perfect and beautiful Cottage for a retreat away from the City!"

I loved my stay at Mill Cottage, it was gorgeous and exactly what I had wanted. It was spotless and beautifully decorated, there was even a Christmas tree and other Christmassy foliage displays which were a lovely touch. Everything was catered for and I was left a lovely bottle of wine for my arrival. It's a very warm and cosy cottage and the surrounding views and area are truly stunning! I felt very at home and safe, as I was travelling on my own. Mel and Hilary were very forthcoming with information and making sure that I got there safely and was settled in on arrival (they were away for the Christmas break) and had everything that I needed, they also made sure that I could get hold of them in case anything should go wrong.

I absolutely loved my stay and can't wait to visit again! I will be going back, hopefully this Summer.

14 Jan 2014


"Wonderful stay in cosy cottage in the heart of the fells and lakes"

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely little cottage which is beautiful situated amidst the lakes and mountains with a bubbling stream at the bottom of the garden. There are absolutely superb views from the cottage.

We received excellent service from Mel and Hilary, who were warm and friendly and very helpful. The cottage was well equipped and had Sky and wifi. There are beautiful walks for all abilities from the doorstep of the cottage and a lovely pub a short walk away.

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