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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
Kitchen with cooker
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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 17 July 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 10 July 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
Thank aliatkins
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We stayed at Gillbank with a party of 10 adults and 1 child for a family wedding. From start to finish, Matthew the owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. The cottage was spotless on arrival and had everything that you could wish for. Stunning views...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank Polly987
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I stayed in this beautiful cottage for two nights with family and friends for my 30th birthday. Nice local walks with gorgeous surroundings and village pubs. All very welcoming. The house has everything to offer. Never went without anything. Will definitely return

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Andy G
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We followed the advise of the owner to avoid Hardknott pass and didn't use the sat nav until we were off the M6. The directions were good. We found the cottage warm and welcoming( the radio greeted us) and soon we were enjoying the scenery....More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank dOrOthy88_12
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Eleven friends and I have just returned from a fantastic weekend at Gillbank Cottage to celebrate my 50th Birthday. We found the cottage warm, cosy, clean and welcoming. Everything we needed was provided and we loved staying there. The setting is so peaceful and scenic,...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Amanda255093
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2017
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When we first arrived at the cottage we have a few issues but Mathew resolved these very quickly and satisfactorily. The cottage comfortable accommodated our two families. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and I had forgotten how relaxing a real fire is. It was...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank David L
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great find for a group of us climbing scarfell pike. We enjoyed a two night stay. 10 people in total. Ample space and equipment for us all. Nice log burner and logs provided for a cosy evening in after our climb. Thank you Matthew for...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We spent a weekend with a group of friends at this cottage. The cottage is quite remote and the approach road is very steep and the last 100m is very a rocky unsealed track so beware the bottom of your vehicle. Make sure you bring...More

Date of stay: September 2017
3  Thank fifimacp
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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