Boot holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and fireplace

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  • Cottage
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Gillbank Cottage is 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?

Please check local Covid-19 restrictions on groups before travelling at the UK government website. These are beyond our control unfortunately.

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 an on-demand film or DVD – Gillbank Cottage's accommodation has the little extras that make your holiday more relaxing.

Amenities include:

Large living space

Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer

Ground floor bedroom and ground and first floor full bathrooms

Central heating

Bed linen (excludes cot)

Towels

Patio furniture

Charcoal barbecue

Widescreen TV with Freesat receiver and on-demand streaming services from BBC iPlayer and others

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

Plus:

Early 18th Century tapered porcelain bath with overhead shower

Leather sofas and oak chairs and table

Dishwasher

Washing machine and tumble dryer

DVD and VCR players for each TV

Second TV with Freesat connection in main bedroom

High chair and cot available

High pressure (2 BAR) UV-filtered private water supply

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 an independent Freesat box.

Further details

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 cottage is within the Lake District National Park and neighouring a working National Trust hill farm. As the cottage is almost 400 years old in parts, we advise guests that it can experience the usual features of older properties in this part of the country. These features include unavoidable damp and moisture along external walls, although every effort is made to avoid and reduce this, and the sounds and smells of livestock and country life in the area.

The property best suits those with a love for the outdoors whether this is walking, cycling, running, mountain climbing or simply enjoying the views of the National Park.

Further details indoors

Fell Bedroom
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.

Lindsay Bedroom
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.

Duckegg Bedroom
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.

Heather Bedroom
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.

Library Bedroom
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.

Reception Rooms
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.

Floorplan
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. There are two king sized beds, 6 single beds, two folding beds and two travel cots in the cottage.

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.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 4: King Bed
  • Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

The keys will be made available on the day with details provided with the remaining payment. Phone numbers are provided for advance or during holiday queries.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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Booking confirmed
100% refund100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 17:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £100.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

No parties in the house or grounds please.
We must follow the Covid-19 regulations for groups in the house. These change over time, so please be aware if circumstances change.
Under usual circumstances:
No more than 10 adults 18 years old or over. Although we will allow up to 12 guests provided 2 or more are children under 13 years old.

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About the owner

Matthew L.
Calendar updated:
03 Jul 2021

Years listed:
9

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Mar 2012. Located in Eskdale, it has 42 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £2462 to £2857.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Jul 2021.

Reviews

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Cruiser26831951109

Walking break
Jun 2021

We visited Gillbank Cottage as a base for a walking break. The cottage is beautiful, easily big enough for all of us and full of character. It was very clean, warm and the comfiest beds ever (best p… More 

Reviewed 13 Jun 2021

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Lovely weekend getaway
Sep 2020

Fantastic weekend stay for 10 of us. The cottage was excellent, very well equipped and beautiful location. The kitchen was a great size and as was the lounge area.

Reviewed 25 Sep 2020

Diapie

Cottage with private location and stunning views!!
Jul 2020

Just returned after spending 5 days at this beautiful cottage, location was fantastic with gorgeous views. We were 2 families, 7 adults, 3 older teenagers and a dog. The cottage had everything you cou… More 

Reviewed 6 Aug 2020

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Lovely cottage with everything for a perfect stay
Jul 2019

Had a lovely stay at the cottage for a family celebration for twelve people. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we wanted. The beds were particularly comfortable and clean and the vie… More 

Reviewed 22 Jul 2019

Jo Q

Well converted traditional farmhouse badly in need of refurbishment & a deep clean
Apr 2019

GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY Good: Stunning location. Radiators on full to greet us. Clean glasses. Clean crockery & mostly clean cutlery. Clean bed linen & towels. Towels artistically placed… More 

Reviewed 9 May 2019

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Or send Matthew (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Matthew (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Matthew (the owner) a message.

If Matthew (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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