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Gillbank Cottage

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Gillbank Cottage from the track
Living room with wood burning stove. large sofas and wide screen Sky+ TV
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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 ta...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. 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. Until the England guidance changes, no more than 6 people allowed unless in the same household or part of the same household support bubble. 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:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 1 December 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...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank Rosie U
Reviewed 24 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

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank 255Helen
Reviewed 3 November 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...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank jennic765
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Gillbank cottage is perfectly situated for a fell-walking holiday - there is easily a week's worth of stunning walks all around Eskdale straight from the door. We explored the many paths heading in every direction, taking us to stone circles, hidden valleys, woods, serene tarns,...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank mary rosa b
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Stayed at Gillbank Cottage with friends and kids and we all had a lovely time. The village of Boot is lovely and we were made up with the cottage and its setting. The cottage is very spacious and well furnished and the gardens are huge....More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

A fantastic cottage, with everything you could every need or want for a large group of people. Comfortable, well kept, and a great location. We will definitely be booking up again!!!

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank deanw700
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

We all loved staying here and would definitely recommend.the surroundings are stunning and the place feels lika home from home. Thanks for a great trip

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Fantastic cottage would have liked to stay longer! The place was very well equipped with extra folding beds, log fire, beautiful kitchen, iPod player, long dining table, dishwasher, freezer, fridge with ice maker. Would consider coming back. It was quite tricky to find so do...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank Kim V
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Had a weekend at Gillbank with 9 friends. The cottage was clean, comfortable, well equipped and in a stunning setting. The owner was very helpful- we had a problem on the Saturday morning which had been sorted by the time we came back from our...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank lynnebarker82
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Stayed over the New Year break with 2 other families and our children. Therefore there was 6 adults and 8 children, ranging from 2-11. We really enjoyed ourselves, however it is very isolated and the hill up to the cottage isn't fun with tired children....More

Date of stay: January 2015
Thank Emilyashe
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
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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