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Character 4 Star Cottage On The Lower Slopes Of Skiddaw

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Millbeck, Nr. Keswick, Lake District, England - Peaceful Location with Direct Access to Fells, 2 Miles from Keswick

The cottage is ideally situated up a private drive nestling at the foot of Skiddaw with the mill stream running next to the grounds. There is ample off road parking at the front and at the rear a sheltered private garden. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard ('Visit Britain' 4* rating). There is a spacious entrance hall leading into the large living/dining room and fully fitted kitchen. Upstairs one double bedroom has recently fitted en-suite shower room and the other has king size bed with an extra single bed. There is a third twin bedroom and family bathroom. There are footpaths adjoining the grounds including the path up Skiddaw so the cottage is perfect for fell walking without the need to drive anywhere or just for relaxing and enjoying the stunning scenery. Only 2 miles away is Keswick with restaurants, shops, Theatre by the Lake and other facilities. The cottage is also ideal for exploring the Lake District and is close to many well known places.

Richard Watson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Richard Watson

I am a solicitor in private practice living in Hertfordshire. I first began letting a holiday home in the Lake District in 2000.

Armed with that experience, I set about achieving a similar four star standard in Italy. It was important to make sure there were new, comfortable beds and a well-equipped kitchen such as we would want for ourselves.

I am interested in old properties and enjoy travelling within Europe. It is always a pleasure to arrive at Naples Airport and drive down to Laureana. In the summer there may be people enjoying live music in the little piazza.

Outside the summer months the area has a character of its own. I have swum in the sea in October. In winter I can enjoy a meal in front of an open fire in a local pizzeria, or see the sights when they are quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage was great, very cosy and well equipped. A lovely start to the new year.
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Underskiddaw, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and basin. En-suite with shower, wc and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with king size bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and single bed. Bedroom 3 with twin 3" pine beds, hanging rail and cabinets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The heating is a combination of electric storage heaters, an easy to use 9KW multi-fuel stove that heats the sitting room and radiators in the kitchen and upstairs, and electric wall heaters. The mill stream runs past the property and can be heard at night in the front bedroom. It is fenced off. Outside: The cottage stands at the end of a private drive running past the gardens of the Towers, a holiday-letting property belonging to the National Trust. From there a five-bar gate gives direct access to the fells. There is parking for up to four cars. At the rear there is a small, enclosed private garden with a patio, a bench, table and chairs, and an outhouse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and tea towels included and property is cleaned before and after stay. Bathrooms towels can be supplied at extra cost.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Beautifully thought out holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you walk in, there's everything you need. Kitchen is well stocked, livingroom - large with lots of seating. TV is freesat with dvd player. There is a coal fireplace in the property and outhouse with garden table and chairs. Upstairs are two large bedrooms one ensuite, with a small third bedroom. All in all a good place to go for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice - would recommend

  • 4 of 5

Well specced, comfortable and cosy. Great location.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property in an excellent location

  • 4 of 5

This cottage has every facility needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable holiday. The location was picture perfect and within very easy reach of Keswick. The third bedroom in the property is a little tight for space but this would certainly not put me off booking again. Well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property. Well equipped and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay at Millbeck.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Cosy Cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a comfortable cottage in a nice location being in a small village and with direct access on to the fells below Skiddaw but at the same time being only a few minutes drive from the shops in Keswick. The walk on to the fell from the front of the cottage is a delight and a little effort is rewarded with stunning views over Derwent Water and surrounding fells, our Cocker Spaniel puppy was in heaven on this easy walk. We found the cottage to be warm (minus 4 outside one night) and the multi fuel fire in the living room easy to use and cosy on the cold nights (the coal supplied by the owner is a bonus). Facilities and equipment levels were good and beds comfortable (a must for us) although we did encounter one or two building maintenance issues during our stay which hopefully will be attended to by the owner, but these did not spoil our stay in any way. The two double bedrooms are a good size with plenty of cupboard/storage space but the third twin room is tight and has no storage. I would certainly book again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A very cosy, clean cottage. Very well equipped kitchen with everything you need. The beds were comfortable. A very pleasant owner to deal with. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking and the balance is required to be paid 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. Payment can be by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day. Arrival after 4.00pm and departure by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK sterling.

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