Gillbank Cottage is a luxury 400-year-old self-catering Lake District cottage sleeping 10, located in the Eskdale valley, one of the loveliest areas of the Lakes, in the beautiful hamlet of Boot. Once owned by William Wordsworth, the well appointed detached property boasts many period features, ample gardens, and access by private road.
Gillbank Cottage, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
©Photo of the Library Bedroom, ground floor overlooking the gardens
Kitchen/dining area
Fell Bedroom
Lindsay Bedroom
Duckegg Bedroom
Heather Bedroom
Library Bedroom
Reception Rooms

Soak up the beautiful mountain views from your private patio and grounds, or relax and enjoy a DVD Gillbank Cottage's accommodation has the little extras that make your holiday more relaxing.

Amenities include:

  • Large living space
  • Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Ground floor bedroom and ground and first floor full bathrooms
  • Central heating
  • Bed linen (excludes cot)
  • Towels
  • Guest bath/shower gel provided
  • Patio furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • SKY+ full package widescreen TV
  • BT Broadband and Wi-Fi
  • Range of books, DVDs, videos, and boardgames
  • Alarm clocks and hairdryer
  • Open fire/stove
  • Early 18th Century tapered porcelain bath with overhead shower
  • Luxury leather sofas and oak chairs and table
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • DVD and VCR players for each TV
  • Second TV with SKY connection in main bedroom
  • High chair and cot available
  • High pressure (2 BAR) UV-filtered private water supply
All five bedrooms feature CD clock radios, hairdryers, and large mirrors. The fell bedroom has an ensuite shower room, oak king size bed, oak dressing table and mirror, original exposed beams and 21 inch TV with DVD/video and independent Sky box.

The Kitchen/Dining Area
On the ground floor is a fully equipped modern kitchen with stainless steel electric range with ceramic hob and large oven, fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. For dining there is a large extending French Oak table with matching oak chairs and benches. The cottage benefits from oil-fired central heating throughout.

Fell Bedroom
The fell bedroom has an ensuite shower room, oak king size bed, oak dressing table and mirror, original exposed beams and 21 inch television with DVD/video and independent Sky box.

Fell Bedroom

Lindsay Bedroom
The Lindsay room boasts two single beds with Lindsay tartan throws and matching cushions. There is also a chest of drawers and large double wardrobe.

Lindsay Bedroom

Duckegg Bedroom
The Duckegg room is decorated in an attractive duck egg blue design and overlooks the front garden. It comprises of two single beds a large double wardrobe and a wide chest of drawers. The Duckegg room also has a large sink and splashback in the corner.
Duckegg Bedroom

Heather Bedroom
The Heather Bedroom sleeps two with a double bed and it overlooks the large gardens and orchard to Whillen Beck, a small stream that runs alongside the property. It is pleasantly decorated in heather colours and comes with a large chest of drawers and double wardrobe.

Heather Bedroom

Library Bedroom
The former Library Bedroom is on the ground floor and boasts two single beds. The windows look over the gardens and down the valley over the village of Boot toward the sea which is approximately seven miles away.

Library Bedroom

Reception Rooms
The large family room has two large leather sofas, a leather chair and leather stool on an oak woodfloor. The room contains a widescreen television with Sky+ satellite, DVD and VHS video player. There is a broad fireplace containing a powerful solid fuel stove with glass windows for safe operation as either an open fire or a closed stove. Coal and firewood are provided to create the perfect atmosphere. Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, cards and other games are provided for entertainment.

Sitting Room with Fireplace

Garden view from sitting room

Also, downstairs is a full entrance hall and wet room for boots and coats. There is a table football game to occupy the younger (or young at heart) members of your group. Off this room is a full bathroom and storage room.

The cottage is situated over two floors. There are four bedrooms, one ensuite, and a full bathroom on the first floor (upstairs). On the ground floor is one bedroom, one full bathroom, two reception rooms and the large open plan kitchen and dining area. Outside the kitchen/dining area is a large slate paved patio for enjoying meals or relaxing in the outdoors. The full floorplan is available.

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