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Bobbin Mill Cottage

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A picturesque stone cottage perfect for a romantic break for two
  • Full of character and original features in the tranquil Miterdale valley
  • Enjoy walks along the River Mite or up into the fells and mountains
Property code: SZ086

Situated on a farm in the secluded valley of Miterdale, this characterful stone cottage with a decked garden and scenic surroundings is just the place to unwind after days of walking, biking and hiking in the Lake District National Park.

This holiday cottage offers self-catering accommodation on farm in Miterdale, one of the prettiest and least visited valleys in the Lake District. Standing above the River Mite, this comfortable holiday cottage sleeps up to two people.

Miterdale, the writer Arthur Ransome’s ‘hidden valley’, has magnificent views of Scafell, England’s highest mountain, and branches off from the quiet village of Eskdale, which lies along the valley floor of the River Esk. There are many walks from the front door of this cottage – along the valley bottom which is fairly flat, or up into the fells and mountains.

A favourite walk is over the fells, dropping down into the neighbouring Wasdale valley, with the an inn at the end of the walk. Wasdale is a valley of extremes with England’s highest mountain (Scafell), smallest church (St Olaf’s), deepest lake (Wastwater) and biggest liar competition (held annually at the inn there).

Eskdale is also a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks. The river has natural pools for swimming and is a popular place for canoeing and fishing. The famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely 7-mile journey down to the sea.

There are five pubs in Eskdale, all welcoming children and serving real ales and a wide choice of good food. The nearest pub is a 20-minute walk away along quiet roads. It's a popular pub and so booking in advance is recommended. The village shop is a half-hour walk away and sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, alcohol and newspapers. There is some reception for mobile phones on the Orange network.

The cottage also provides visitors with complementary dressing gowns and toiletries.

Please note this cottage does not accept children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old.

The front door leads to an open-plan kitchen with dining area and sitting room beyond. The lounge area has TV and a DVD player and is furnished with a three-piece suite. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas cooker, microwave oven, refrigerator with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is a double bedroom downstairs with en-suite shower and WC just off the main living area.

Upstairs is a family room with a four-poster bed and a single bed. This room is accessed via the stairs from the living area with no door between. Here there is also an en-suite (separated by a curtain) with a bath, toilet and sink.

Outside there is a decking area with a picnic table beside woodland. At certain times of the year, you can even see the river flowing by! The table catches the morning and afternoon sun so is the perfect place for an al fresco breakfast or lunch!

Please note: even though there are two bedrooms, the cottage can sleep a maximum of two guests.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 double with an extra single bed (even though there are two bedrooms, this property sleeps a maximum of two guests)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC, and 1 en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower and WC
  • Gas cooker, microwave oven, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Enclosed garden with decking and picnic table
  • Parking available in the farmyard
  • Regret no dogs, however please note that the owner's dogs are on site
  • Secure bike storage available
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile, beach 8 miles
  • Private water supply – tested and treated however this does mean that there can be limited water pressure
  • Please note there are number of steps up to access the property
  • Regret no children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old (one infant under the age of 2 is welcome)
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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Reviewed by Stephen 12th November 2021

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Had a great time . Lovely cottage Ann the owner was really helpful and friendly. Great walks on the doorstep. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Colin 29th October 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at Bobbin Mill. The property owners (Anne and Dave) were lovely people and were both very friendly and helpful. The Mill was a perfect place to stay spacious, full of character and extremely well equipped. We both loved Eskdale and it was close to some beautiful scenery such as Wastwater and Birker Fell. We definitely plRead morean to stay again some time Hide

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

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