Gillbank Cottage – Home 213907 Cottage
- 5 bedrooms
- 12 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
Gillbank Cottage – Home 213907
- 5 bedrooms
- sleeps 12
- 2 nights min stay
Cottage / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12
- 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
- CD player
- 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
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 13 Nov 2018
- 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 37 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £2004 to £2628.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Nov 2018.
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– based on 37 reviews
- Very Good
The cottage had everything we required for a comfortable stay. There were nine persons in our party and the accommodation never felt cramped or limited. Location was ideal for us, especially for star gazing and photography as there is very little light pollution. Highly recommended for large parties or families.
“Family anniversary weekend”
Had a wonderful wkend at the cottage. It had everything we needed, the kitchen was well equipped and everything in working order. The drive up the lane was steeper than expected and a little unnerving the first time but we got used to it. Definitely come again.
“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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