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Chestnut Cottage, Millbeck

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Character with home comforts and open views, sleeps 6, max 4 adults, 2 bedrooms

This cottage combines superb traditional features with an unrivalled location at the foot of Skiddaw in the village of Millbeck. The views all around are stunning!! Take your pick between Borrowdale and Derwent Water to the south and towering Skiddaw to the north.

PLEASE NOTE: Chestnut Cottage is NOT PET FRIENDLY and is NOT suitable for babies or very young children due to the steep and narrow staircase.

Internal features include a three hundred year old slate staircase, a double log burning stove, deep-set windows in thick stone walls and many original beams.

Outside there is a porch with slate seating, ideal for removing and storing boots and admiring the view.

The main entrance is through the traditional porch that leads into the living room. This room is divided into a cosy lounge area with comfy seating, log burning stove (logs provided), Satellite TV/DVD/ipod doc/Wi-fi, DVD library, board games and southerly aspect through two windows. The dining end of this room has a round table that seats six comfortably. Four chairs live in the dining area and additional chairs are available in the bedrooms.

A door from the dining area leads into the spacious slate floored kitchen. There is an electric oven and hob with extractor, microwave, large fridge freezer, full sized dishwasher and washing machine. There is a door from the kitchen which opens to views towards Borrowdale. This leads to the elevated patio area via a few stone steps. There is a patio dining set that includes a large round table and chairs.

A door from the living room leads to slate floored rear hallway that has ample hooks over a radiator, ideal for hanging coats etc. The shower room is on the ground floor, directly accessed from the rear hallway. There is a powerful shower, basin with illuminated mirror above, WC, heated towel rail and large recessed shelf for storing toiletries etc.

There is a narrow and steep, 300 year old, slate stair case that leads from the rear hallway to the upstairs landing.

The landing leads to the master bedroom and second bedroom. The master bedroom has a kingsized bed and fabulous views to the south. The second bedroom has bunk beds, a single bed with pull out (sleeps 4 in total) and has lovely aspects to the south and north. Both bedrooms have drawers for clothes storage. There is additional clothes storage in a wardrobe and extra chest of drawers on the landing.

The following are all included in the price of your holiday: Central heating; logs for the log burner; bed linen (beds made in advance of your arrival) and bath towels; hand towel, bath mat and liquid hand soap in the bathroom; cleaning after your stay; welcome hot drinks tray. We also provide a house-keeping welcome pack that includes loo roll, dishwasher tablets, bin liners and firelighting material. These are to help you settle in quickly, but NOT necessarily provide supplies for the duration of your stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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10 Reviews

4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

4

Excellent

  • 4 of 5

Lovely sweet character cottage with spectacular views

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A truly lovely cottage in which we felt immediately at home, wrapped in its warmth and character.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at Chestnut Cottage and (if Ellen will have us!) we'll certainly be returning for more. We had, amazingly for the Lakes, superb weather all week which we spent slogging our way over mountains and across fells. The weather was so good that at one stage on the Thursday on top of Whalla Crag we encountered someone sun-bathing topless on a rock.(It was a man, I hasten to add!)

We had already spent two nights at the cottage with friends over New Years Eve and New Years Day and on returning home we immediately looked up its availability in March. Everything about it is appealing. The views are superb, the setting astonishing and the feel of chestnut Cottage, once you get used to the marvellous stone stairs, is more like coming home than going away. It has everything you could possibly need and more............as does Keswick and the northern lakes, which I've always preferred to southern lakeland.

The Cat Bells walk, which would normally be about 9 miles, turned into a 17 mile all-day long haul after Jennie decided to ignore my advice and insisted that we should "carry on a bit further". That turned out to be across Maiden Moor...and then High Spy....and then the tortuous descent through the quarry and a route march back to Keswick. Despite all that, we were still talking to each other when we arrived at the Dog and Gun . The first pint of fine Keswick ale didn't touch the sides and we insisted on the large version of their Hungarian goulash. An exceptional break in one of our favourite parts of the world, made even more so by the warmth and character of Chestnut Cottage. Many , many thanks to Ellen and her family.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great, cosy little cottage with fantastic views and easy access to Keswick.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint, beautiful, and charming.

  • 5 of 5

There were two of us sharing the two bedroom cottage (one in the double and one with single, bunkbeds, and trundle). It would be crowded for six, but just right for two to three. Very clean and to a high standard with appliances and kitchen ware.

The views were stunning, we didn't have wifi because of the weather, but were happy with the DVDs and woodburning fire. The owner was very good with her communication.

The local Filling Station cafe made an amazing breakfast and the Greens in Grasmere is well-worth the visit, especially for any gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan diets!

Definitely pleased with the stay and would certainly recommend it to friends if they are going to the Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Clare for kind comments and also for your understanding about the lack of Broadband. That turned out to be a local area problem, which has now been fixed by BT. You are correct to say that the cottage would be crowded with six, assuming that you mean six adults. We would just like to say that it works perfectly well for parties of six if children are included in that number.
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5

Beautiful cottage with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to find the stove warm and a delicious smell of wood smoke. Really cosy sitting room and very cute old stone staircase leading to large comfortable bedrooms. Stayed with a couple of girlfriends for a long weekend of walks, good food and wine. Thoroughly enjoyable. No complaints at all other than we all would have liked to stay so much longer!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, lovely house, perfect get-away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chestnut Cottage for a late summer walking weekend. With both easy and challenging walks direct from the house it is ideally situated for a weekend in the Lake District when you want beautiful views but don't want to spend half your time in the car. The cottage was as described, "olde worlde" with its ancient staircase, but clean, comfortable and with a well kitted out kitchen. There is a lovely patio area in the garden which is perfect for watching the sun go down with a beer. We had a lovely stay - great walking, great customer service and I would definitely go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 120 Miles Nearest Barpub : Keswick at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Penrith at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6, junction 40 at 18 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Keswick at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November December
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£90
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£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
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£100
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£150
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£695
 
 
January February March
4 Jan 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£90
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All prices include bed linen, bath towels, heating, logs, housekeeping pack (loo roll, hand soaps, dishwasher tabs etc), hot drinks tray and cleaning after your stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is located downstairs, please note the steep and narrow stairwell, making this property unsuitable for toddlers and anyone with impaired mobility. The bathroom has a large recessed shelf for storage of toiletries etc, a back lit mirror and a heated towel rail.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Second Bedroom - 4 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom has a kingsized bed and fabulous views to the south. Second bedroom has good quality bunk beds and a single bed with pull out underneath. This room has a double aspect with views to the south and north. Both bedrooms have drawers for clothes storage. There is a wardobe for hanging clothes and an extra chest of drawers on the landing between these two bedrooms. All beds are made with high quality synthetic duvets and plump pillows. All mattresses are of a high quality with mattress toppers that provide an extremely comfortable nights sleep. There are drawers in this bedroom, but wardrobe hanging space is provide on the landing immediately outside this bedroom.

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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