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This lovely historical cottage, developed to a high standard, has great character and magnificent views. Located within the Lake District National Park, in a quiet, peaceful and picturesque hamlet named Hartsop, the cottage offers relaxation away from life's hustle and bustle, in comfortable, spacious, well-equipped accommodation. Take the opportunity to chill-out in the garden on a deck chair and be mesmerised by the views of Dovedale and the gurgling sounds of Hayeswater Gill. Hartsop is a haven for photographers being a designated Conservation Area, noted for its pretty lakeland-stone traditional cottages and spinning galleries, Mill Cottage is surrounded by high mountains, and is an ideal base from which to explore and walk. If you are a walker, leave your car at the cottage, and st...This lovely historical cottage, developed to a high standard, has great character and magnificent views. Located within the Lake District National Park, in a quiet, peaceful and picturesque hamlet named Hartsop, the cottage offers relaxation away from life's hustle and bustle, in comfortable, spacious, well-equipped accommodation. Take the opportunity to chill-out in the garden on a deck chair and be mesmerised by the views of Dovedale and the gurgling sounds of Hayeswater Gill. Hartsop is a haven for photographers being a designated Conservation Area, noted for its pretty lakeland-stone traditional cottages and spinning galleries, Mill Cottage is surrounded by high mountains, and is an ideal base from which to explore and walk. If you are a walker, leave your car at the cottage, and start your walks at the front door. All levels of interest and ability are provided for. Situated at the bottom of the Kirkstone Pass and close to Ullswater, the cottage provides a central base for exploring the whole of the Lakes.
The cottage is surprisingly spacious for three adults, and has an upside-down design, the main room and kitchen being on the first floor to take advantage of the lovely panoramic mountain views. The use of natural wood is a special feature of the cottage, notably the exposed beams, pitched rafters and hardwood floors. In particular, local ash wood has been used extensively for doors, architraves, skirting boards and floors. All first floor rooms have high pitched ceilings and the main room has a cosy wood-burning stove. The entrance hall and utility room have local green slate flooring.
On the ground floor, the main bedroom, overlooking the garden and stream, has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has a single bed with guest bed suitable for a child. The bathroom is on the first floor and a bathroom is adjacent to the bedrooms. The utility room provides facilities for supporting activities on the patio, which overlooks the garden and stream.
Change over is on a Sunday, arrival time 16.00 and departure 10.00. Electricity, linen and a starter wood pack are included in the tariff. The cottage is for non-smokers only and sorry, no pets. We ask our guests to provide their own personal towels, though we can supply them at a small additional cost.
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VisitEngland 587489More
The cottage is heated by electric storage heaters supplemented by a wood burner. During the winter months, November to March, a contingency payment of £50, made directly to the cottage owner, is required 28 days before the booking to cover higher-than-usual consumption of electricity. The tariff for the cottage allows for heating etc. costs of £30 for a 3 or 4 night stay. Any additional cost for higher usage will be taken from the £50 payment and the residual amount returned to the guest.
2 Full baths
About the Owner
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
Interaction with guests:
Guests are contacted before, or straight after booking, to welcome them to the cottage ,and to answer questions they may have. Help with planning their holiday is offered during the time before the start of the holiday, then during the week prior to the start, the guests contacted by E-mail with help will be given for finding the cottage, etc. We make an effort to welcome our guests personally at the cottage, show them around the place and discuss local amenities and places worth a visit. A welcome tray is provided to aid relaxation after long journeys. We also discuss their experience at the end of their stay, and note their feedback.
This cottage is to a very high standard which is why it has a gold award ,if you are a walker there are a number of good walks which can be done from the front door without the bother of using a car to start...More
Date of stay: August 2018
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer Manchester, United Kingdom
Hartsop is so beauitful the mountains all around the breath taken cottage to the farm land birds that are singing in the tree views to die for you will not what to go home we will be returning it is near to so many places...More
The cottage is roomy and comfortable with a good-sized kitchen and living/dining room. Much bigger than many Lake District cottages. The location is excellent for the Eastern and Far Eastern fells with many walks available right from the door of the cottage. There is a...More
Hartsop is located at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass, close to Brotherswater and Ullswater, and is surrounded by high fells. Mill Cottage is conveniently situated for walking to Helvellyn, Fairfield, St.Sunday Crag, Dove Crag, and High Street from the doorstep. The area also has many valley and less demanding walks.
Located close to the A592, Hartsop is well located for visiting other areas of the National Park. Windermere , Ambleside and Grasmere are a short travelling distance away to the south, and Ullswater, Penrith and Keswick to the north. Water sports and Ullswater lake-cruises are available at Glenridding 3 miles away.
The nearest shop is the Post-office at Patterdale (2 miles), and nearest pubs are at the Brotherswater Inn (1 mile) and the White Lion in P...
Our guests are served well by walks starting at the cottage door, and many are pleased to leave their car behind during their stay. However, a car is recommended for visiting further afield. Only at holiday times does a bus service link Hartsop to the local villages of Patterdale and Glenridding, and to Windermere, Penrith and Keswick. At Glenridding (3 miles away), Ullswater Steamers operate a service throughout the year to Aira Force, Howtown and Pooley Bridge.
Hartsop is conveniently situated for exploring the whole of the Lake District by car, and visits to Borrowdale, Buttermere, the Langdales and Coniston Water are frequently chosen by our guests.