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Gillbank Cottage from the track
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
24 reviews
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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Overview
Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Boot, Lake District, Cumbria, England
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... Read more
About the Owner, Matthew L
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 16 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 24 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL213907
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in April 2017

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Galahad12...
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Stayed here with family for the weekend the cottage was in a lovely and secluded location. The rooms were clean and beds comfy and the kitchen was well equipped. Some great walks right on the doorstep and plenty of games etc for kids to play. Had a great time and would happily return.

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Paul B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had a fantastic weekend at Gillbank Cottage. The house is lovely, with plenty of space for our large group. There is great access to some beautiful walks. There are also several good pubs/ restaurants nearby, which were busy, so book in advance! I would advise to take plenty of supplies as we had a bit of a trek to...

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Amenities
  • 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
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates

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 Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
$448
£350
$3,074
£2,400
Apr 28, 2017 -
May 1, 2017
Default
2 nights
$448
£350
$2,753
£2,150
May 2, 2017 -
May 25, 2017
Default
2 nights
$448
£350
$2,241
£1,750
May 26, 2017 -
Jun 1, 2017
Default
2 nights
$480
£375
$3,195
£2,495
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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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About the neighborhood
Within the valley lie the villages of Boot, Eskdale Green and Ravenglass, a Narrow Gauge Railway, a Castle, the last working Corn mill in the Lake District, several Galleries, 3 Campsites, 7 Inns and much much more.<BR><BR>The river Esk starts it's journey to the sea from high in the fells at Esk Hause, passing through Great Moss at the base of Scafell Pike then tumbling down through a narrow gorge and a series of waterfalls. The stream swelled by many becks becomes a river and encounters it's first road at the foot of Hardknott Pass England's steepest road. From here the river takes on a more gentle character with small rapids as it passes through some of the most beautiful oak woodland in Cumbria. The Esk is responsible for carving this remarkable landscape which... more
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Railway: Ravenglass for Eskdale: 8.1 mi
By Car<BR>Leave the M6 motorway at junction 36 for Kendal/Lakes.<BR>Follow signs to Barrow (A590).<BR> Turn right to Workington (A5092) 3 miles beyond Newby Bridge and follow this road to Broughton-in-Furness (10 miles).<BR>Turn right to Ulpha before the River Duddon (3/4 mile beyond Broughton).<BR>After 4 miles turn left in Ulpha village to the steep hill signed Eskdale.<BR>Follow the fell road to the King George IV pub (6 miles).<BR>Turn right.<BR>At the Brook House (Poachers Bar) turn left into Boot village. Pass the Boot Inn on your left and immediately after the red phone box turn right into the lane before the small bridge.<BR>The road is labelled as private.<BR>Follow this track up the hill for approximately 1/2 mile. This... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 16.8 mi.
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