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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
2 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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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 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
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

We wanted an isolated rural retreat with great views and character and this is what we got. Absolutely perfect, we feel in love with the cottage and would have stayed longer. The kitchen is well equiped, the rooms were clean and ready, even the outside...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank JackieH035
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We had such a fantastic time as a family, playing games by the fire each night. The local pubs are friendly and great to eat out. The cottage was amazing with all the room we needed for our family. The football table was a great...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank thods2014
Reviewed 7 September 2014

The cottage was clean and supplied clean bedding and towels and had a well stocked kitchen. Very conveniently located 10mins walk from the local pub which serves great food and some lovely walks right from the doorstep. Had a lovely weekend away with 10 friends....More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Mishka827
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed for just 2 nights and wished we could stay longer! The cottage had so much room. .Our group of 7 , three generations. grandparents, parents and 3 teenagers loved the cottage The youngest granddaughter loved the large window seat/ledge in her room and...More

Date of stay: June 2014
2  Thank INGA A
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The lake district is a truly wonderful place to both relax and stretch your legs a bit on the many wonderful walks. However Gillbank cottage was not quite the 5 star luxury cottage they make out it is. The house although newly renovated could do...More

Date of stay: May 2014
2  Thank mogwah
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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