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Beautiful character cottage In Millbeck, Keswick, Northern Lake District

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Lynne Burwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 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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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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21 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at Underskiddaw cottage. It really felt like home away from home, there was everything you could possibly want during a short break. The cottage is very well maintained with comfortable furnishings. The location is excellent with easy access to Keswick and surrounding walks. We will definitely go back again. The perfect place for a break away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£540
 
 
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£665
for 7 nights
£665
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£475
 
 
Autumn half-term 2017
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Late Autumn 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£460
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2017-18
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

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

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 20-Jun-2017
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with 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 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, King-size bed and space for cot or child's z-bed (provided)
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 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.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

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.