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Hause Gill

Borrowdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Feature stone fireplace complete with a roaring open fire
  • Situated in a walkers paradise with footpaths leading across Borrowdale
  • Within 8 miles of Keswick with its popular museum, shops and restaurants
Property code: SZ234

This delightful family retreat is located amongst the stunning landscape of the Borrowdale Valley, an iconic destination for walking and cycling across the varied landscape.

This spacious and welcoming cottage is perfect for a family or group of friends looking to enjoy a holiday in the Lake District National Park. The quaint little village of Seatoller lies at the southern end of Borrowdale, taking you into the heart of the mountains and offering a quiet haven in the Cumbrian Fells. This lush green valley is a tapestry of grassy fields, dry-stone walls and rolling hilltops, with a dramatic backdrop of high mountain peaks all around. If you are looking to enjoy the best of Cumbria's natural environment, you have come to the right place! The whole area is a paradise for walkers and there is something to suit every level of ability. You can walk to the summit of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, or can enjoy an endless array of low-level walks in the area. For more relaxed days, there are lots of fantastic picnic spots and the beautiful fairy glen waterfalls in the Langstrath Valley that are perfect for a refreshing swim on a sunny day! If you want to enjoy a bit of culture, the bustling market town of Keswick is only 8 miles away and has lots on offer, there is a very reliable bus service which pretty much takes you door to door!

The cottage itself is wonderfully welcoming and has been freshly decorated throughout. The highlight has to be its idyllic location, sat at the end of a little row of white cottages next to its namesake, a beautiful mountain stream that cascades down from the top of Honister Pass. The charm of the surrounding area can be enjoyed from every room, each having a slightly different view. If you decide to head out in the evenings, there are lots of wonderful local pubs dotted all along the Borrowdale Valley, including a bar just 1.5 miles walk away. You can also opt to drive into Keswick, which offers food from all around the world and has a lovely little cinema, as well as a brilliant theatre. You won't be short of things to do!

As you walk into the cottage, you enter into a small entrance way, with handy hooks to hang your coats on the back of the door. Immediately in front of you is the bathroom and the kitchen is to the left, leading through to the living room. The refurbished cottage is bright and welcoming throughout. The ground-floor bathroom has a shower over the bath, WC, sink with mirror, and heated towel rail.

Across the hall is the kitchen/diner, a lovely and bright space with a large sash window that looks up onto a grassy rock-terrace area at the back of the cottage. Decorated in a country cottage style, it's well-equipped with a microwave, oven with electric hob, washing machine, Welsh dresser, and a dining table seating five. It's the perfect place for sociable food prep before you all sit down together to enjoy a tasty meal! There is also a medium-sized fridge/freezer in a small pantry area within the kitchen.

From the kitchen, you walk through to a cosy living room, which has beautiful views of the gill and the mountain tops of Bessy Boot and Glaramara. The living room has a double sofa, two armchairs, open fire under a wonderful stone chimney breast, slate bookshelves with a selection of books, and a small smart TV. There is a set of three tables, for enjoying a cuppa, and a footstool next to the sofa. This is a lovely area in which to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet at the end of each day's adventure.

A wooden door separates the living room from the stairs, which offers a nice division between the downstairs area and the bedrooms upstairs. As you walk up the stairs, you enter into a very comfortable carpeted hallway, which is nice and spacious, with high ceilings and lots of light coming in through a Velux window. The first room you get to is the single room, which has a single bed, a bedside cabinet with lamp, a sink and a set of draws. The room has been tastefully decorated in relaxing floral greens and purples and the window looks across to the terraced area behind the house. There is a small WC next to this and then a twin bedroom. The twin room is a wonderfully bright and tranquil room with two single beds (each with a reading light), a set of draws, and a sink with mirror. Further along the corridor is a small cupboard with space for hanging shirts.

The master bedroom is bright and spacious, with views out of the window that will catch your breath at first sight. Because the cottage sits uphill, you are elevated above the valley and have a sweeping outlook across fields of Herdwick sheep and up to the formidable mountain tops of the valley. The room is stylishly decorated in relaxing green hues and has a double bed with bedside drawers and a lamp on each side, a wooden chair, an armchair, a sink with mirror, chest of drawers, bookshelf of books, and a wardrobe (containing an iron and ironing board). You will find a hairdryer in the bedside drawer.

Outside, a small lockable shed houses a tumble dryer and can also be used for storing bikes (there is space for either one adult bike or a couple of children's bikes). Though there is no garden, the cottage sits on a natural terrace with the gill flowing past, so you can choose to sit on the grass next to the water on a sunny day!

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower-over-the bath and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • Tumble dryer located in outdoor shed
  • Open fire
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars (the second car will block the first in), additional parking along the roadside. Please make sure that you leave enough room for a tractor to get into the field.
  • Small strorage shed for bikes
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • The cottage sits on a natural terrace with Hause Gill flowing past, children must be supervised
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 15th April 2022

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The cottage is in a stunning location and we really appreciated the quiet of Seatoller over the Easter Weekend. The house was well maintained - just needed to remember to bring towels! Really enjoyed the break.

Reviewed by Charlotte 8th April 2022

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We had a wonderful time in the Lakes, and this cottage is perfectly placed with stunning landscape and walks right outside the front door. The cottage itself was rather tired. The bathroom needs updating, and the cleanliness was just ok. The broken kitchen utensils need replacing and a full basket of logs on arrival would be appreciated rather thanRead more the few we were given. Especially as the cottage uses night storage heaters. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Katherine 25th February 2022

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Nearly didn't book this cottage because of the reviews but decided to make up our own mind. So glad we did and it was perfect for our requirements. Location, cosy, great log fire (no logs or kindling to start so good job we bought some of our own) clean, tidy, lovely and warm, the upstairs was very spacious. Looks like there have been new sofa's asRead more different from pictures. We loved it on sight and will definately be coming back again. kitchen needs re-organising but we love it. The views are WOW Hide

Reviewed by Edward 28th December 2021

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Reviewed by Monica 21st December 2021

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We do not recommend this property. The property itself has potential, but the facilities are inadequate. Deficiencies have been pointed out before, but have not been addressed. This is the place to go if you want to holiday in the 1950s.

Reviewed by Sally 12th November 2021

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The only positive I could say about this cottage is the lovely location. Cottage wasnt clean ,dirty table ,dirty utensils ,everything felt old and tired .Smelt damp ,and also tobacco smoke. Sofa was filthy and had holes on the cushion pad A pint of milk and extra toilet roll would have been a nice gesture ,which is usually customary in holiday let'Read mores All in all a negative experience.. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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