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Gillbank Eskdale Holiday Cottage in the heart of the Western Lakes of Cumbria

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Gillbank Cottage from the track
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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
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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? Please check local Covid-19 restrictions on groups before travelling at the UK government website. These are beyond our control unfortunately. 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 Es...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? Please check local Covid-19 restrictions on groups before travelling at the UK government website. These are beyond our control unfortunately. 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. Amenities include: Large living space Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer Ground floor bedroom and ground and first floor full bathrooms Central heating Bed linen (excludes cot) Towels Patio furniture Charcoal barbecue 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 Plus: Early 18th Century tapered porcelain bath with overhead shower Leather sofas and oak chairs and table Dishwasher 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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No parties in the house or grounds please. We must follow the Covid-19 regulations for groups in the house. These change over time, so please be aware if circumstances change. 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.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Matthew L
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent remote location added feeling of freedom and beautiful nature of surrounding areas helped to maximise quality of our stay. Cottage was very well looked after and well equipped. We all had absolutely amazing time! Thank you

Date of stay: September 2021
Thank Petr_Vykydal
Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Off the beaten track but within easy walking distance to pubs and a popular village shop, there lies an idyllic 400 year-old cottage, lovingly preserved and thoughtfully modernised. It's quirky and homely, but still spacious and light. The mattresses and bedding are all of very...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank drcat73
Reviewed June 13, 2021

We visited Gillbank Cottage as a base for a walking break. The cottage is beautiful, easily big enough for all of us and full of character. It was very clean, warm and the comfiest beds ever (best pillows and duvets too!). The kitchen is really...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2020
Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

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 could need except a phone signal and Wi-Fi was slow, but this...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Diapie
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

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Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed May 9, 2019

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 on beds. Washing up liquid & toilet paper. Lots of hot water. Nicely landscaped...More

Date of stay: April 2019
4  Thank Jo Q
Reviewed November 15, 2018

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. The whole area around Boot is rugged and beautiful....More

Date of stay: August 2018
3  Thank Linda I
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

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 cottage because the facilities were excellent there. Beds comfortable.Water hot-even with...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Karen A
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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 set in stunning grounds. The kitchen, lounge and bedroom downstairs were absolutely...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
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. 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 is both picturesque and dramat...
Getting around
Once at the cottage, you can access a range of sites and attractions on foot or bicycle or by the small railway station at Beckfoot in Boot.
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Gillbank Eskdale Holiday Cottage in the heart of the Western Lakes of Cumbria is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

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