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Greta Mill

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Really only space to park 2 cars not three."

    Only seating for 6 in lounge. Apart from that we really love the property and think it is wonderful. 5 minute walk to Keswick centre. Lovely bedrooms, all ensuite. Superb kitchen with plenty of equipment. I could happily live there for the rest of my life.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Greta Mill. We hope to welcome you back again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Apr 2024

  • "Greta Mill was fabulous, I can highly recommend it."

    It was very spacious and beautifully decorated and furnished. Bedrooms were amazing, all being ensuite, and there was plenty of room for all 7 of us in the sitting room and kitchen. Loved the hot tub, which got a lot of use by the kids. And it was a brilliant location, being both an easy walk into the town and opposite the lovely Fitz park with quick and easy access to paths up the fells too. It was clean and very comfortable indeed. A wonderful place to stay in Keswick.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a lovely property a short walk from the town centre."

    The two big downstairs rooms are separate from each other so you get a great sense of space. It is an old property and so although fully modernised is a bit quirky. I was worried about how close it it is to a busy road but that was not a problem and the closeness to the park and the river was perfect.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful property."

    A free minor issues with hot tub and DVD player but quickly resolved. Great sup port and service.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovely property in a great location for town, walks and ample parking for 3 cars."

    Couldn't fault!

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great place to stay."

    Clean and comfortable. The only thing I would say is that for 8 people there isn't quite enough comfy seating in the lounge area, which could be rectified by moving things around slightly. Other than this would recommend and go again.

    Reviewed by Lea4.4Jan 2024

  • "Great property located in centre of Keswick."

    Will look to book again

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location and very clean and well-maintained"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Good location, though not clear from the advert that it is on a main road."

    Good sized rooms, though not enough comfy seating in the living room for more than six people. Bath taps did not work properly making it impossible to use. The fixtures and fittings of the accommodation area are dated. Garden area is more of a yard and overlooked.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Unfortunately we were not made aware of the bath taps not functioning, otherwise we could have resolved this to make your stay more comfortable. We are glad that you found the location good. Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne3.4Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, however needs some attention some of the heated towel rails don’t work, one toilet has a small leak, another toilet just keeps running once flushed."

    Sofas in lounge are not very comfortable to sit in. Hot tub pumps randomly come on during the night and can be heard in the bedrooms. I would definitely stay again, the cottage is in an amazing location it just needs a little bit of attention. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sian3.4Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful home in a perfect location"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage in central location with much appreciated parking."

    Well equipped with comfy beds and good showers. Meets all the needs of a walking holiday and hot tub nice to help aching muscles. Could use a bit of maintenance eg bits of peeling wallpaper and poorly fitting curtains.

    Reviewed by Tamsin3.4Apr 2023

  • "Greta Mill was lovely and perfect for us."

    All the facilities we needed as a group of four couples. Thank you.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Greta Mill, we would love to welcome you back to Keswick again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage in a perfect location."

    We got a lovely welcome pack ( one of the best we ever had ) and it was so great being so close to Keswick centre . We did have a problem with a toilet and the owner and Sykes sorted it out so promptly. The staff at Sykes are so helpful ( especially Amy) which is why I use this company on a regular basis . We loved the cottage so much we booked again BEFORE we left

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2023

  • "The hot tub was not hot."

    So we could not use it We reported it to Sykes representative in Keswick office She contacted The owner who said we wouldn’t come over because he had “ guests “ so he asked the lady called Sharon to try and sort it . She couldn’t.She also confirmed it was not hot The owner made a visit the next day but did not fix it That was the last we heard from either the owner or Sykes We only went in the tub once . We paid a lot of Money to have a hot tub over Xmas and we never had use of one I believe we are due some money back

    Reviewed by Dave3.4Dec 2022

  • "Greta Mill was clean, warm and well looked after with comfortable furniture and fittings."

    The space was adequate for eight adults, with enough crockery and cutlery. The spacious dining table was a bonus. The lounge and bedrooms were all comfortable, although the twin room was a bit tight. The showers were good with on tap hot water at all times. The kitchen was well equipped, with enough equipment to enable us to cook meals several times. The location is excellent, we didn’t use the cars all week and ample parking on site and free on road parking meant this was easy for all. Great base to explore Keswick and surrounding areas with walking and bus routes on the doorstep. Niggles about the house were too minor to give feedback on, and are about personal preference, none of which spoiled the time we were in the house. In fact, we would book again. (Not a complaint, but the owner may like to know that the guttering at the rear of the house - above the dining room windows, leaks significantly when raining.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a great week in Greta Mill."

    The house suited our family of 6 adults and one dog,- plenty of space, well equipped kitchen and en-suites with all the bedrooms. We enjoyed the hot tub, even in the rain. It was great being able to walk into Keswick for shops, restaurants, theatre and pubs, also walking to Derwentwater and catching the launch to walk along the lake to Grange.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is a brilliant property in an excellent location."

    So much room for a family of 5 adults. Hot tub was lovely, got colder at times but we did use it a lot. Beds were very comfy. The one at the back of the property could do with an upgrade as its squeaky but overall great. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage clean and a great space to have family and friends as all bedrooms have en-suite facilities, a major plus."

    Showers v powerful and plenty of hot water. Kitchen lovely and location within a short walk to all facilities. HOWEVER, the beds are terrible! The mattresses all look new'ish but are totally worn out, dipped, lumpy and very uncomfortable. When your 13 year old daughter complains she can not sleep because her back hurts - its got to be bad! I think the divans also contribute, as they are all collapsed and really old, circa 1980 I'd say. It's a mistake so many rental cottages make - with a high turnover of people, the beds (including their divans) need changing every 6 months. Such a shame that a minor, easy fix at little expense, REALLY caused us an uncomfortable stay at this cottage :-( The sofas are also very well used and a bit grubby, plus a lick of point wouldn't go amiss. Final moan, no black out on curtains so summer sun at 5am and you are awake! Please fix these small things as the rest of the cottage is perfect, such a shame.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.4Jul 2022

  • "The house was clean and had everything we needed."

    It is a great central location for a mixed age family gathering.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Feb 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 Rebecca5.0Dec 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 Ian4.7Nov 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 Natalie5.0Nov 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 Linda4.7Sep 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 Margaret5.0Oct 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 Kieran4.7Aug 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 Angie4.7Nov 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 Debra5.0Jul 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 Alexander4.4Mar 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 Debbie5.0Mar 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 Lorna5.0Mar 2019

  • "Superb location."

    Brilliant for families to share accommodation with the four double bedrooms

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 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 Samantha3.4Aug 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 Katie5.0Jul 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 bar
  • Kitchen
  • Dual fuel range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Central heating and wood-burning stoves. 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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