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Gillbank Cottage

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Gillbank Cottage from the track
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Gillbank Cottage from the track
Living room with wood burning stove. large sofas and wide screen Sky+ TV Wood burning stove in oak fireplace
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Gillbank Cottage from the track
Living room with wood burning stove. large sofas and wide screen Sky+ TV
Wood burning stove in oak fireplace
All bedrooms individually made up with linen, towels, shampoo and shower gel provided
Private, secluded cottage accessed by private track and set in its own grouns
Fully enclosed gardens with views across the Birker and Muncaster fells toward Ravenglass and the Ir
Beautiful setting opens on to hundreds of fell and tarn walks from the doorstep
The Eskdale & Ravenglass miniature steam railway runs from the village terminus at Dalegarth
Wastwater and Wasdale are a short drive or a lovely half day's walk from the cottage
St Bees Head and the start of the Wainwright Coast to Coast walk is only miles away
Private track leads up to the cottage from the village of Boot
Step out of the front door into the fells of Eskdale and explore the wonders of the Lake District
Duckegg twin-bedded room with its own sink
Lindsay-tartan twin-bedded room
Library downstairs twin-bedded room
Fell bedroom includes desk and shower ensuite
Living room with leather sofas, throw cushions, oak wood floor and wood and coal burning stove
Private cottage nestled in the fells of the Eskdale valley, Scafell in the background
Floorplan showing ground and first floor rooms
Table football table in the boot room with slate flag stone floor and bench for getting into and out
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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
Sleeps 12
Pet friendly
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Recently renovated and refurbished, the property boasts the latest in modern convenience while maintaining the intimate features of 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?<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>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.<BR>Views of Scafell and the Esk valley greet visitors from the wind...
About the Owner, Matthew L
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 21 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL213907 by: Holiday Lettings
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Rosie U
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

A group of 10 friends and I rented this cottage for a weekend in November. The weather was very wet, however, the cottage was so lovely and cosy that we didn't mind not being able to get out much. All of the bedrooms are beautifully presented and the beds are the comfiest I have experienced in a long time. The...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Gillbank cottage is in a fantastic setting and has all the amenities we needed for a family get together. Very comfortable beds and tasteful decor. The kids enjoyed the table football

Jenni C
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

When we first planned this weekend away I didn't expect much - we were 10 adults and 2 dogs so you never know what kind of accommodation you're going to get! However we were over the moon with Gillbank Cottage! Beautiful house, lovely secluded location - wouldn't have changed a thing! Will definitely try and stay here again!

  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Kid Friendly:
Additional amenities & feature info
Fell Bedroom <BR>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.<BR><BR>Lindsay Bedroom<BR>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.<BR><BR>Duckegg Bedroom<BR>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.<BR><BR>Heather Bedroom<BR>The Heather Bedroom sleeps two with a d... More
Gillbank Cottage from the track
Living room with wood burning stove. large sofas and wide screen Sky+ TV
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Wood burning stove in oak fireplace
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
Oct 21, 2016 -
Nov 3, 2016
Autumn high 2016
2 nights
Nov 4, 2016 -
Dec 22, 2016
Autumn low
2 nights
Dec 23, 2016 -
Dec 29, 2016
Christmas 16
4 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Typical rates per week are:
from £895 to £1,650
or £388 for two nights or £580 for three nights during non-holiday periods
Security deposit is £100
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