Egremont holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and TV and rural retreat

Briscoe Mill Cottage

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Briscoe Mill Cottage

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 329180

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Situated in West Cumbria just outside of Egremont, Briscoe Mill Cottage is a 2 bedroom self catering cottage next to the River Ehen. Recently renovated, the cottage dates from around 1783 and has been lovingly restored by us to provide you with a comfortable, peaceful and relaxing holiday.

It forms part of the old mill house and sleeps 4 people with one king size bedroom and one twin/bunk bedroom.

2 well behaved pets are allowed at a small extra cost. We are very pleased to have recently been accreditated by "Quality in Cumbria".Short Breaks:

We do accept short breaks and they typically run from Mon -Fri and Fri - Mon and these are charged at 70% of the weekly rate.

Change Over Day: Arrival Saturday from 3pm & departure Saturday for around 10.30am. Alterative checking in & out times may be arranged prior.

Payments:A deposit of £100 is required when booking and the remaining balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival. Electricity,bed linen and towels are all included in the price.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach St Bees 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 132 km, Nearest railway: St Bees 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Cumbria region

Egremont can be found near the western Coast of England in the County of Cumbria.

The Town is situated at the foot of the Fells and Western Lakes and is a few short miles from the coast. This makes Egremont an ideal "hub" for all the exciting and interesting things to see and experience.

To make sure you enjoy your visit to Egremont please take a few minutes to find out about all the attractions and activities available in the area at the tourist information office located in the Lowes Court Gallery.


The rugged coastline of the Western Lake District is one of its unique assets. Whether you're heading to the coast for the wildlife and birdwatching, planning a coastal stroll, or coming to sample the freshest fish and seafood, the Western Lake District can offer all kinds of shoreline adventures. It's also the place to set off on your Coast to Coast (or C2C if you're cycling) adventures – a true challenge of endurance that takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in the British Isles.

Food & drink

The Western Lake District is the perfect place for the food lover. Local produce from the hillside farms, fresh fish and seafood, Cumberland sausage, cream teas and award-winning ales mean you'll be spoilt for choice.

We love our food and drink so much that there are even entire festivals dedicated to our Cumbrian culinary delights


If you're looking for an adventure in the great outdoors, the Western Lake District is one of the very best destinations in the UK. The real beauty lies in the undiscovered places, the places untouched by tourism – the rugged fells and tranquil lakes brimming over with such beauty that, once discovered, you might want to keep to yourself!

The valleys are truly inspiring. Eskdale, Ennerdale, Borrowdale… the lowland landscapes are peppered with farms, forests, villages and streams. Whether you're on a gentle short stroll or a more ambitious hike, the Western Lake District makes for the perfect adventure.


For a relatively small area, the Western Lake District has more than its fair share of heritage. From the maritime stories of fishermen and smugglers to Roman ruins and ancient castles, you could spend days exploring the history of the area.

While you're in this part of the Lake District, stop off at Georgian Whitehaven, Roman Maryport, Muncaster Castle or simply stumble upon the stone-built villages that punctuate the landscape. Every town and village has a story to tell and a past to be discovered.


This Georgian town, situated on the west coast of Cumbria, was one of the first post-renaissance planned towns in the country. Built on shipping and mining, both industries have now declined, but Whitehaven is never-the-less an attractive town and is one of the 40 Gem Towns in England (the only other in Cumbria being Cockermouth).

The development of Whitehaven owes much to the Lowther family, it was Sir John Lowther, inspired by Christopher Wren's designs for rebuilding London after the Great Fire of 1666, who laid out the original grid system of streets and specified the type of houses to be built. Many historians believe that New Yorks street system is inspired by Whitehavens grid system.

The port development was linked to the exploitation of rich local deposits of coal and iron ore. Some coal mines extended for several miles beneath the sea bed. You can learn more about the history of mining at Whitehaven at the Haig Colliery Mining Museum. The first undersea mine in England was constructed in Whitehaven in 1729. By 1931 it was the deepest undersea mine anywhere at the time.

Whitehaven was the last place in Britain to be attacked by American naval forces. On 23rd April 1778 during the American War of Independence, John Paul Jones arrived in Britain with the intention of setting the whole merchant fleet on fire. The alarm was raised, and he retreated forthwith. Another American link is that Mildred Warner Gale, the grandmother of the American president George Washington, came from Whitehaven. She was buried in the grounds of St Nicholas' Church, on 30th January 1700/1. Visitors may climb a narrow spiral stair in the Clock Tower, to see the workings of the clock, and to see a small display relating to the Gale family.

Whitehaven has had a large grant for regeneration of the harbour area for the millennium. It is now host to many visits from Tall Ships.

Whitehaven has over 250, mostly Georgian, Listed Buildings, many tastefully restored, including St James' Church, once described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as 'the finest Georgian church interior in the county'. The tourist information centre, in the Market Place, is itself one of the town's many listed buildings.

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