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Beautiful character cottage In Millbeck, Keswick, Northern Lake District



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay...couldn't imagine going anywhere else

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is even better in person than in the pictures! The setting is lovely and a stream runs right next to the property. The interior is very clean and well done with all the mod cons - feels like a home and not a rental. Parking was convenient and detailed directions made finding the cottage easy. Kids loved taking mini hikes following the stream and finding waterfalls. Wifi signal was strong, which is important since even on holiday, still need to check work e-mail ;-( . Loved walking down the street and buying eggs from the neighbors. This property is excellent value for the money and if I come back to the area, would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impressive and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, very cosy and amazing location. Skiddaw as the back garden couldn't be any better. Lots of little touches like tea coffee and sugar provided and the jug of milk in the fridge made this an effortless stay for me and my three teenage sons. Will definitely be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


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.


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with exposed stone wall, luxurious power shower over bath, sink, wc and heated towel rail.


  • 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.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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