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This imposing and intriguing property, formerly an 18th-century Carding Mill, has wonderful spacious rooms, most of which enjoy spectacular views of the Northern Lakes. It stands in the small hamlet of Millbeck close to Keswick. It is ideal for family get togethers that can spill out into the large rambling garden to the rear with its fenced pond, numerous streams and a large flat open area that is ideal for games.
The house allows direct access to the Skiddaw Range, much admired by the famous Alfred Wainwright, with its good paths allowing easy navigation and fine views across the Vale of Keswick. Derwentwater is just a short drive away, there is an eight mile walk around the lake or a much gentler 50 minute cruise available from Keswick.
Keswick is a bustling small town offering a good mix of shops, a thriving market, cafes and restaurants. Cockermouth is only 14 miles away and is home of the Jennings Brewery Tours, Wordsworth House and a ruined Norman castle.
The National Trust has events and activities in the Lake District to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.
Heating: Oil central heating included.
Parking: There are spaces for up to four cars.
Garden: There is a large enclosed garden. There is a large fenced pond that can be deep at times, numerous streams and becks also run through the garden so care is needed and children should be supervised.
Utilities: There is a fridge-freezer, two further fridges and another freezer.
Television: FreeSat is provided at this cottage.
Please note: There is a traditional open-banister stairwell from the second floor down to the ground floor, children should not be allowed to play on the banisters.
There are fruit trees at the top of the garden which are sometimes tended to by a couple of the local residents.
The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages, campsites and bunkhouses are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.
The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.