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Newlands Valley, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043139)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • A

    “Property is generally good with the Lakeland views being the USP.”

    Could have been cleaner and is let down by a few things which could be rectified easily. ...

    Could have been cleaner and is let down by a few things which could be rectified easily. The key issue is the main sofa in the lounge which is beyond a joke in terms of wear and comfort. I’ve never seen anything like it in a “premium “ property. I can only describe it as “knackered “. Given the location, the property would benefit from some comfortable outdoor furniture and a knife sharpener as well as a couple more sharp knives. Minor points. Bedding, towels and other facilities are great. Just a shame about the awful sofa, particularly if there are 8 of you.

    - A, April 2022


The property

Imagine waking up to one of the most outstanding panoramic views in the Lake District - with the luxury of enjoying it for a full week. Picture yourself dining al fresco while taking in the enormity of the rolling hills and mountains such as Cat bells, Robinson, Causey Pike all-encompassing the town of Keswick and Derwentwater. Gillside is a 1920s detached house that has been architecturally redesigned with a stylish practical interior design with some top of the range designer furniture to provide a bespoke holiday home from home accommodating 8 people. Gillside is situated in the village of Milbeck which nestles at the foot of the south facing slope of Skiddaw two miles from Keswick. On arrival there is parking for 3 cars with electric car plugin and then 16 steps lead you to the front door where there is a utility room to take shoes and dry coats off. The house is a juxtaposition of the beautiful local lakeland stone against the modern glass at the rear to provide the uninterrupted mountain view. On entering you can choose to go up 6 stairs to reach the to 2 king size beds with en-suites, and a twin (or supersize king) with its own dedicated bathroom downstairs. Or 7 stairs down take you into the lower ground level which boasts a bathroom with beautiful claw foot roll top bath wc and basin, on the left open plan lounge kitchen diner straight ahead and another king en-suite to the right. You won’t want to leave the comfort and warmth the owner has so thoughtfully added to every room. Upstairs wooden flooring throughout, comfortable top of the range Vi-Spring hotel quality beds and linen, decorated in soft Farrow and Ball hues and iconic Ercol furniture. Both the twin and the master bedroom windows frame the glorious mountain view. Downstairs polished concrete floors with the added luxury of underfloor heating, a cosy log burner and sliding doors to the balcony are just the start of your holiday. The open plan kitchen dinner is the heart of the property, planned to encompass the lakeland view. The new solid wood kitchen boasts muted colours to blend in with this wow space. There's the latest boiling water tap rather than a kettle, the nice touch of a wine cooler fridge, gas hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Dining for 8 is around a beautiful circular Knoll designer marble table. Enjoy a morning coffee at the breakfast bar while drinking in the alpine view or in the evenings there’s plenty of room of everyone to spread out in the open plan living area, have an aperitif on the deck, eat dinner, watch TV, play board games, or just sit by the fire.

Please note: no pets allowed at this property


  • Four bedrooms: 3 Ensuite bathrooms and one family bathroom
  • 1 x upper ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request), 2 x upper ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground-floor king-size with en suite bathroom with roll top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining table and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler fridge, boiling water tap, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, Fibre optic WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking for three cars & Electric car charging point
  • Secure bike storage
  • Decked balcony with seating and landscaped gardens
  • Sorry, strictly no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Fuel for the woodburner can be purchased locally
  • Please note: Due to the quite peaceful location of this property, situated closely to neighbours, the owner would prefer family groups

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas