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Greta Mill

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972402)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Provided us with a great family break, very comfortable and spacious accommodation, with all amenities clean and modern."

    Reviewed by HarryFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic and very comfortable house in a perfect location to explore Keswick and the Lake District."

    Lovely little welcome package and very good value for money. I would highly recommend xx

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2021

  • "The double beds in the two main bedrooms were not comfortable and really should be replaced as back problems were pretty bad by mid week."

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "We had a great stay at Greta Mill, it was perfect for a family getaway."

    Plenty space and so convenient to have a ensuite bathroom in each room. We loved the location and the added benefit of a hot tub! Would definitely stay again. Only small criticism us that one of the neighbours complained about us using the hot tub before the cut off time of 10.30 pm. Otherwise it was a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by NatalieNov 2021

  • "Greta Mill was a lovely place to stay it had plenty of room for the six adults two children & two dogs & each room having an en-suite was an added bonus , the house was very well equipped with plenty of everything , the only thing extra we could have been doing with as we all like to cook was a small food processor & a pestal & mortar but we improvised and made do ."

    Greta Mill sits in an ideal position being close to the park , shops, the Lake & mountain walks , overall we were delighted & had a wonderful week spent with our family & would definitely book again . Thanks

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "4th visit, says it all really."

    Feels like coming home. Love staying at this house, just sad that, due to Covid restrictions, some of our family couldn’t be there!

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2020

  • "The only thing we would mention was that we were told a high hair and travel cot would be readily available."

    Upon arrival, we couldn’t find either. After a phone call to the office, we came to realise that the travel cot was in a wardrobe in a different room than we were told (this wasn’t really too much of a problem). However, in order to locate the high chair we had to unlock the cleaners cupboard door upstairs, locate a key which unlocked a door downstairs to a cupboard with the high chair in (felt a little bit like Crystal Maze). However, overall, we had a very pleasant stay. The hot tub was a wonderful added extra and really made the holiday for us, after long days of walking, a relaxing time in the hot tub was well needed. The property was a 5 minute walk to the town centre which was perfect (we saved so much money on parking). The property itself was wonderful, very spacious, very homely. The beds were comfortable, the ensuites were great and the family bathroom was lovely. Everywhere was very very clean. This property would be the kind of property we would be looking for when and if we move to the Lakes. Would 100% recommend the property and would definitely stay here again. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 5 stars!!!

    Reviewed by KieranAug 2020

  • "We had a great family reunion, the cottage was very clean and we all thought the beds were extremely comfy."

    It was great having an en-suite each but the tub in the main bathroom was particularly appealing to one member of the family. The sitting room was well used of an evening, the woodburning stove was lovely and very well used as we did find the property very difficult to heat but being from Scotland and Snowdonia, North Wales we are built of sturdy stuff! A couple of members did think the large sofa in the sitting room was uncomfortable but the dining area was ideal, plenty of seating and space for the family meals we enjoyed together. As the nominated cook, I did think the kitchen lacked a lot of general utensils and more serving dishes and egg cups (3 for 8 of us!) would have been appreciated. Hot tub was great, although the fellas didn't get a look in. The parking was a real bonus and we could fit 3 cars quite easily as advertised. The location was perfect for us, close to Fitz Park (literally on the other side of the road and river) and Hope Park and just a short stroll through Keswick town (which we loved) to Derwent Waters. The girls (our 2 dogs) loved the extra walks and it was nice to have a fully enclosed patio at the rear for them. All in all a great week away and we are most definately thinking of rebooking for next year.

    Reviewed by AngieNov 2019

  • "Previous feedback on the site mentioned the front bedroom was subject noise from the busy main road and people walking home after a night out."

    This was noticeable on our first night (Saturday) but it wasn't every night. And that room was across the road from the river and park so beautiful views and nice early morning walks. It would be simple enough to put some secondary double glazing on those windows though it wouldn't stop us going back in the future.

    Reviewed by DebraJul 2019

  • "Road noise is a problem for people in front bedroom,if you like to sleep late in the morning I advise you to take some ear plugs with you."

    Parking for 3 cars is a bit optimistic unless they are small cars. Other than that its a fabulous place and we will surely be back.

    Reviewed by AlexanderMar 2019

  • "Extractor in the kitchen didn’t seem able to deal with busy cooking - the alarms were activated a couple of times."

    Maybe an extra key or a key safe would be ideal - several groups coming & going at different times. It’s a very lovely house & these are relatively trivial things. It is a super house in a great location.

    Reviewed by LornaMar 2019

  • "We loved this cottage so much we came back for the second time this year and intend to again, will definitely visit more Sykes places too."

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2019

  • "Superb location."

    Brilliant for families to share accommodation with the four double bedrooms

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2018

  • "Generally a lovely house, very comfortable and ideally located a few minutes walk from the center of town."

    Great location for dog-owners as it is right opposite Fitz Park. However the owners could do with addressing a couple of points. No adequate drying facilities for clean laundry, only a boot room for drying waterproofs etc. We had to go to the local laundrette for this. Maybe a retractable washing line in the yard or exchange washing machine for a washer-dryer? Crockery needs checking over, quite a few cracked plates (mostly large green ones). Small issue with towel rails not working, but office were notified. Hot tub lovely - but has a tendency to turn on during the night on its own!! Very strange!! There was also no plug in the family bathroom hand sink, not sure why??

    Reviewed by SamAug 2018

  • "The house worked really well, being four en suite rooms with the additional family bathroom."

    This is the comfiest house we've ever stayed in in Keswick.- we really appreciated the owners' efforts to make it so nice. I would have liked more plates and glasses which were matching. The crockery and dishes to cook with or serve up food were the weakest parts of the accommodation experience 0 I actually headed off to a charity shop to buy a milk jug of decent size and left it behind for the next folks.. We loved the tasteful patio where we could eat out this year - an uncommon experience for us in Keswick!! and we enjoyed the hot tub. We'd love to book Greta Mill again but we see it's already booked for 2019, so maybe 2020! Well done everyone for making our stay so enjoyable - including Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double with en-suite shower room, wash basin and WC, 1 x twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, wash basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with free standing roll top bath, wash basin and WC
  • Living/dining room, breakfast kitchen.
  • Central heating and wood-burning stoves
  • Dual fuel range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV in living room and all bedrooms, DVD player, DVDs, books, maps, guides and tourist information, WiFi
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel Cot and highchair, Z beds for 2 children available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture, secure storage for bikes and outdoor gear, hot tub
  • Two dogs are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Check in time 4pm.

The property

This beautiful character property in the heart of vibrant Keswick in the Lake District blends character and charm with modern luxury. Finished and decorated to the very highest standards, Greta Mill is the perfect base for families or a group of friends looking for a luxurious home away from home in the northern Lake District.

With a hot tub for the ultimate in relaxation and a wonderful period feel, Greta Mill is the perfect holiday destination whatever the time of year. Just minutes from the heart of Keswick, this Georgian/Victorian property has been renovated with a real flair for combining contemporary design and period charm.

The entrance hall with its wonderful barley twist staircase leads into the open plan living and dining room with its timber floor and exposed character beams.

There's a feature brick fireplace with a large wood burning stove that's ideal for those cooler evenings and plenty of squashy sofas for relaxing.

There's also a TV and DVD, WiFi and a selection of information on the local area.

The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with a range cooker and central island unit, and there's another cosy sitting area with its own wood-burner.

Up the beautiful period staircase, you'll find four spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms, three double and one twin, all with a TV and en-suite contemporary shower room complete with wash basin and WC.

There's also an absolutely delightful family bathroom with free standing claw foot bathtub, period style telephone shower, pedestal wash basin and WC.

Should you need extra accommodation for children, Z beds are available plus a cot and high chair. The patio garden is a real sun trap, and the ideal area for dining al fresco or enjoying your morning tea or coffee before a busy day's sightseeing in the Lakes.

You can also enjoy use of the hot tub in total privacy.

There's secure storage for your bikes, boots and other outdoor equipment and off road parking for three cars. Keswick is the ideal base for exploring the North Lakes.

Enjoy a cruise on Derwentwater or an evening at the Theatre by the Lake.

The kids will love scratching their heads over the conundrums at the Puzzling Place or competing to see who does best on the climbing walls at the King Kong climbing centre.

Everyone will love seeing the red pandas at the Lake District Wildlife Park or taking in the breathtaking views of Whinlatter Forest, the only true mountain forest in the UK.

And for a real challenge, the walks to stunning Skiddaw and Latrigg will reward the hardy with exceptional Lakeland panoramas. Venture a little further afield and enjoy the majesty of the stunning Aira Force waterfall at Ullswater, or the incredible views from the Kirkstone Pass as you head for Lake Windermere and a trip to Dove Cottage or a cruise on a Windermere steamer.

Head north to historic Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall or spend a day at the beautiful Cumbrian coast, both under an hour's drive from Keswick. There's so much to see and do in the Lake District and Greta Mill is the ideal base for a family or friends wishing to explore Britain's favourite country park, whatever the time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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