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

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  • 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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  • “It does need another rail on the opposite side of the steps going down to the front door.”

    The sofas need replacing as they are very uncomfortable. At 4 pm the cleaners were still in the house and we had to wait for 20 minutes. Having said that, the house was clean and one of the cleaners offered to help carry our cases into the house which was very much appreciated. The house was well equipped, and probably had the one of the best views in the Lake District. We would certainly recommend Gillside for accomodation and location.

    - Mr Maskell, September 2021

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.


  • 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, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Fuel for the woodburner can be purchased locally.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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