Gillbank Cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen with range cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, pots, pans, and all the kitchen implements you would expect. A charcoal barbecue is also available for use outdoors.
There are many dining options in the village of Boot and further afield.
In Boot, there are three pubs, all of which serve food at major meal times. The Boot Inn along the small main road has both formal dining and traditional pub fayre to satisfy a hungry appetite. The Poachers Bar at Brook House also offers food and snacks. The Woolpack Inn up the valley towards Hard Knott serves a variety of hearty meals and wood fired pizzas.
The small railway at Dalegarth Station offers food in its cafe along with usual teas, coffees, sweets, and ice creams to take away. Similarly, the old post office and shop in Boot sells sandwiches and local Lakeland foods plus the usual convenience snacks.
Further afield (a car drive away) are several fine restaurants. Whitehaven is well-equipped with restaurants, and a trip to Ambleside or Keswick will reward the traveller with a wide selection of French, Italian, Chinese, and traditional British foods. Of particular note are the Michelin star restaurants in the area:
Sharrow Bay Hotel
Lake Ullswater (01768 486 301) Michelin-starred celeb retreat with views of Lake Ullswater. Puddings come highly recommended. This is where sticky toffee pudding was invented.
Cavendish St, Cartmel, Cumbria (015395 36362)
Proving Heston Blumenthal doesn’t have a monopoly on molecular gastronomy are Simon Rogan’s witty tasting menus at L’Enclume in the picturesque Lake District town of Cartmel.