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Beautiful character cottage In Millbeck, Keswick, Northern Lake District

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Millbeck, Keswick, England - Peaceful Location At The Foot Of Skiddaw With All Home Comforts And Excellent Walking From The Door

Underskiddaw Cottage is part of a converted Lakeland mill situated at the foot of Skiddaw, just above the hamlet of Millbeck 2 miles north of Keswick. The cottage is beautifully appointed with full central heating, a multi-fuel stove in the lounge and lots of character including exposed stone, thick walls, sash windows, exposed beams and solid oak flooring. Internet access is also available. The sheltered patio garden is the perfect location for summer barbeques. Accessed via a short tarmac track, the cottage is in a tranquil, woodland setting but within a short drive of the charming market town of Keswick which has a wide range of amenities including a swimming pool, cinema and its famous Theatre by the Lake. Walking from the cottage is outstanding with immediate access to Skiddaw and the Dodd Wood area with a short drive into the Newlands Valley opening up a further range of excellent hills in the north west Lakes.

PLEASE NOTE: Our usual changeover day is Friday (or Friday and Monday/Tuesday for short breaks when available). If you would like to book the cottage with a different changeover day, please get in touch first so we can check availability. Thanks.

More Details

Owner
Lynne Burwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mar 14: Just returned from a lovely short break at Underskiddaw, which was as delightful as ever.

Sep 13: The cottage is as lovely as we remembered - roll on next time!

Aug 13: Fantastic cottage, lovely location.

Jul 13: Lovely cottage - simply enchanting.

Jun 13: A gem in the most beautiful surroundings.

May 13: Cottage surpassed our expectations ... already decided to book the cottage again next year.

Mar 13: ...really enjoyed our stay in this cosy cottage...always looked forward to getting back to the fire!

Jan 13: The place was beautiful and the cottage was wonderfully presented and well equipped.

Jul 12: A Spanish friend was left speechless by the setting and the cottage. We just love it here.

Jun 12: Another fantastic stay in our favourite cottage.

Apr 12: The cottage was incredibly warm...self catering facilities were great..but more than this location, location, location - a real gem!

Dec 11: This cottage is our best ever find and we will definitely be returning.
Jan 2012
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Amenities

Underskiddaw Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with exposed stone wall, luxurious power shower over bath, sink, wc and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , King-size bed and space for cot or child's z-bed (provided)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room can also be made up as a double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom has a kingsize bed with space for the fold out bed or travel cot (+1) and 2 windows to the rear with meadow/woodland view. Twin bedroom has a single window to the front and can be made up us a double if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: The attractive patio garden is sheltered and catches the sun for most of the day. It is equipped with a table and 4 chairs, a bench and a Weber barbeque. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price includes CH, basket of logs (Sep-May), towels, bed linen, tea towels, cleaning after your stay and essentials arrival pack (washing up liquid, loo rolls etc). We can also help with supply of groceries, celebration arrivals, local spa days etc.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Beautiful character cottage In Millbeck, Keswick, Northern Lake District
average rating of 4.7 based on 21 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Quite, cosy cottage, perfect for getting away from the crowds, peaceful rural location, cottage had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent location for exploring the North Lakes.

  • 4 of 5

Well presented cottage. Loved the log burner. Nice finishing touches. Lighting in the lounge poor for reading.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. As a listed building, we are unable to change the windows but we do have a floor-standing reading light in the living room for reading in the evenings etc. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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5

What a lovely cosy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location with lots of walks on the doorstep. We were beautifully looked after by Ellen. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Fantastic location and very cosy accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, fabulous cottage with everything we needed. The location was perfect nice and quiet with walks on the doorstep. We will be visiting again

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean and off the beaten track- great place to go and get away.

  • 5 of 5

Close to Keswick yet away from the crowds. Very much enjoyed the location. The flat was plenty of space for my husband and I.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great location, great accommodation for our little one and dogs.

  • 5 of 5

We had three nights at Milbeck Cottage and loved it.

The decor is modern and clean but retains the cottage feel.

Its location is ideal for access to the northern fells and is just a few minutes from Keswick.

The owners and house keeper communicated well and answered our queries quickly. We were made to feel thoroughly welcome, baby, pets and all

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Travel:

Underskiddaw Cottage is a 20 minute drive from J40 on the M6. There is also a good bus service from Penrith mainline railway station to Keswick. There is a bus service between Millbeck and Keswick except Sunday.

Distances:

Keswick is 2 miles south of Millbeck. The Lyzzick Hall Hotel (evening meals available) is a 10 minute walk. The Pheasant at Crosthwaite (good pub food) is a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk.

Further Details:

There is a large Booths supermarket in Keswick and a wide range of pubs and restaurants including The Dog and Gun, an excellent real ale pub.

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Rates & Availability

Underskiddaw Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$122
$668
 
 
Early summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$122
$693
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$854
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$122
$610
 
 
Autumn half-term 2017
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$764
 
 
Late Autumn 2017
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$122
$591
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2017-18
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$809
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$116
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.84

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday although we can often be more flexible during the quieter times of the year.
Short breaks:
Out of season short breaks are available Friday-Monday or Monday-Friday.
Booking Notes:
Bookings are made direct with the owner. A 50% deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due 2 months before the holiday starts. Following final payment, guests will be contacted by Ellen Barker, our housekeeper, who will provide directions for arrival and check on any other requirements. Ellen lives very close to Underskiddaw Cottage and is usually available to help ensure that guests have a comfortable stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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