Gillbank Cottage – Home 213907 Cottage
- 5 bedrooms
- 12 sleeps
- min stay varies
Gillbank Cottage – Home 213907
- 5 bedrooms
- sleeps 12
- min stay varies
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 27 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from 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?
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.
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)
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
Early 18th Century tapered porcelain bath with overhead shower
Leather sofas and oak chairs and table
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.
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
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. 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.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- 2 Cots available
- High chair available
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
- Wi-Fi available
- Mountain Views
- Private garden
- Private fishing lake or river
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Games room
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 17:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.
2 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
Until the England guidance changes, no more than 6 people allowed unless in the same household or part of the same household support bubble.
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.
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 13 Oct 2020
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Mar 2012. Located in Eskdale, it has 41 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £2004 to £3264.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Oct 2020.
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– based on 41 reviews
- Very Good
“Lovely weekend getaway”
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.
“Cottage with private location and stunning views!!”
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
“Lovely cottage with everything for a perfect stay”
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 views from the cottage were exceptional. The premises is quite isolated although only a 10 minute walk to Boot, although it can be challenge walking back up the steep hill. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend
“Well converted traditional farmhouse badly in need of refurbishment & a deep clean”
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
Lovely spacious pet friendly cottage. Lots of room for 10 of us adults and baby and two dogs. The cottage is totally out of the village so quiet and secluded with lovely walks from the doorstep. Th… More
“Fabulous for 50th”
Spacious comfortable cottage.Equiped with everything we needed .BBQ on Friday was just perfect. We ate at the Boot Inn on Saturday-food was great but would have been more than happy to cook at the cot… More
“Nice area...cottage disappointing!”
Just come back from a lovely weekend in Boot with the family. Absolutely stunning area with amazing views. Did the steam train ride to ravenglass which was lovely. Lovely garden at the property s… More
We stayed at Gillbank with a party of 10 adults and 1 child for a family wedding. From start to finish, Matthew the owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. The cottage was spotless on arrival … More
I stayed in this beautiful cottage for two nights with family and friends for my 30th birthday. Nice local walks with gorgeous surroundings and village pubs. All very welcoming. The house has everythi… More
“A cosy, comfortable well equipped cottage.”
We followed the advise of the owner to avoid Hardknott pass and didn't use the sat nav until we were off the M6. The directions were good. We found the cottage warm and welcoming( the radio greet… More
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