The Owners of Gillbank Cottage near Scafell Pike
The Lindsay family have been holidaying in the Lake District for almost one hundred years. Many of the family still live in or retain properties in the Eskdale and Duddon valleys. The original family property Low Ground on Birker Beck above Stanley Force, was bought on 11 July 1928 from the estate of Thomas Holford Coward by Alexander Dunlop Lindsay.
Gillbank Cottage near Scafell Pike – England’s highest peak, has been a treasured base for the diaspora of the Lindsay clan for over fifty years.
In 2004 and 2005 the cottage went through full renovation and refurbishment. The property is now fully modernised with new plumbing, heating, electricity, double-glazed windows, bathrooms, kitchen, and professional interior decoration and furnishing throughout.
We have continued to modernise the cottage over recent years, ensuring everyone can enjoy their stay by providing Sky+, BT Broadband and WiFi. See all the cottage’s amenities here.
We trust that you will find the results to be an enjoyable base from which to explore the beauty of the Western Lakes and beyond.
The Eskdale area provides a friendly community, mixed with traditional hill farmers raising sheep and cattle, to the more recent leisure staff helping to accommodate the increasing numbers of tourists. Many of our visitors to the area are discovering the beauty of the Lake District, such at climbers and walkers, making Gillbank Cottage near Scafell Pike a perfect place to stay.
Walking is still the main attraction for the Lake District. From Gillbank Cottage you can step out of the door onto numerous tracks where adventure awaits. A holiday cottage near Scafell Pike makes an assault of England’s highest peak a must! It is a beautiful round trip, easily completed in about five hours with stunning view all along the way. Dotted amongst the fells are numerous tarns or lakes, enjoyed even more by the relative isolation of the Eskdale valley.
In the hamlet of Boot alone there are three traditional pubs which serve food. All are within walking distance of the cottage, perfect after a long day of hiking.