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Carwinley Mill House Cottage

(Ref. 972318)

Longtown, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The hot tub was not warm until the second day of arriving it should be made aware to people not to open the patio doors on a night time as was geeen flys everywhere bed covered could not get rid of them used vacuumed smelt of dog so badly stunk cottage out for days this is a no pets property?"

    Had to sleep in living room all week

    So sorry you did not enjoy your stay at our cottage . We wish you had come to us with your concerns during your stay and we could have dealt with them . Firstly regarding the hot tub .After every set of guests leaves our tubs are emptied ,cleaned and refilled it does say in the booking information that the tub may not be at its maximum temperature when you arrive . We do live in the countryside so if patio doors are left open with lights on it will attract insects . We do not allow pets in any of our properties ! with no exceptions and as we live onsite i would be aware of someone breaking this rule . Housekeeping would have come in cleaned and changed bedding had you spoken to us . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa2.8Aug 2023

  • "Nice secluded location."

    Lovely large hot tub. Lots of upgrade work due to creation of wedding venue so occasional noise. No information regarding area in cottage, would have been good to have at least local info. Mattress on bed needs replacing very saggy, not comfortable. When we left we tried to hand in keys and there was literally nobody there. Had to leave key in the door. I called the mobile number provided and left a voicemail to say we were going and to apologise as I had broken a plate, didn’t get any response.

    Reviewed by Karen3.1Feb 2023

  • "Great cottage in an excellent location."

    Hot tub was fantastic,the cottage was very clean and well maintained. The only minor faults we did find was the blinds in the bedroom could not be wound back up once you pulled them down also the same issue with one in the living room and the sofa would be better if it was a 3 seater and not a 2. Overall we had a fantastic experience and we would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by James4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting that had everything we needed for a week's stay."

    The hot tub was great for unwinding after a day exploring the area. Quiet, peaceful, comfy+cosy- just what we wanted, thank you!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate my birthday and it was absolutely perfect."

    The host was warm and welcoming. The cottage was beautiful, clean and had everything you might need. The hottub was wonderful and surrounded by stunning woodland. It was a brilliant base for visiting the surrounding areas and the bottle of prosecco was a lovely touch that added to the celebrations. Perfect romantic getaway. We'd absolutely love to come back. Thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely review i will pass your comments on to our team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just back from a perfect little 2 day break at this lovely cottage which had everything we hoped for a relaxing trip away with my partner."

    The owners were fantastic,friendly and it was a nice little touch with the bottle of prosecco upon arrival.

    thankyou on behalf of all our team for your lovely review Danielle Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Would highly recommend perfect for romantic weekend away"

    Reviewed by Kimberley4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great location and cannot fault the facilities within the cottage."

    The hot tub was amazing. The only downside was the lack of notice regarding the ongoing building works, Being woken at 7am was not good and several mornings the noise started at 8am. A little warning would have been good from the host. It didn't spoil our week away but took the gloss off it.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "Such a lovely stay and brilliant hosts."

    Would highly recommend.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abi5.0Mar 2022

  • "Friendly owners, great location and lovely property."

    Will definitely be booking again in future.

    Thank you for your lovely review .We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2022

  • "My partner and I stayed at Carwinley Mill House Cottage for Valentine’s Day and it was the most romantic getaway we could’ve ever wished for."

    Danielle and Trevor are great hosts, super friendly and have great knowledge of the local area which was helpful. The cottage itself is well equipped, and has no flaws. A super comfy bed, great open kitchen diner space with open plan living area. Outside there is a private hot tub with a lovely view of the river. If you are considering booking Carwinley Mill House Cottage but are unsure, do it! You will not regret it.

    Reviewed by George5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, comfy bed, nice little touches left by the owners, bottle of wine, tea/coffee/hot chocolate sachets, marshmallows."

    Dressing gowns and extra towels to use when we got out of the hot tub. Would recommend

    Thank you for your lovely review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.4Jan 2022

  • "Just recently visited Carwinley Mill House Cottage for 5 nights and had an absolutely amazing stay!"

    Couldn’t fault anything, cottage was spotless, hot tub was relaxing and Danielle and Trevor are amazing, very accommodating! Will definitely be returning, thank you for a lovely stay!!

    Thank you for your lovely review Our great little team work hard to try and ensure all our guests have a great experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fabulous as always."

    This was our 4th visit and we’ll be back for a 5th! We love the setting and the facilities. We lock ourselves in and don’t come out for the duration of our stay. Our only comment would be that there seemed to be a huge amount of chlorine in the hot tub this time. Our skin has been in a bit of a bad way since but we know that this isn’t the norm and was likely just a one-off.

    Hi James Thank you for your lovely review Really sorry to hear about your skin reaction. We no longer use chlorine in any of our tubs We use Bromine tablets which are are on a slow release system in a tube I can only think that this may have come accidently loose and released Bromine into water faster. We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wow, couldn't say enough good things about our stay."

    Beautiful cosy cottage with a lovely hot tub that was ideal in the evenings for enjoying the starry night sky over a gin & tonic or other alcoholic beverage. Lovely kitchen and settee. Once you closed the front door in the afternoon /evening you were nicely cocooned inside. We will be returning.

    Thank you for your lovely review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2021

  • "My husband and I decided to book a mini break and chose to stay at Carwinley Mill House cottage When we arrived we were greeted by the owner Trevor who gave us a quick tour and provided us with some useful information."

    To say we were In awe of the property is an understatement. It was cosy with a warm homely feel. The views from the rear are spectacular of the river. The hot tub was lovely underneath a clear sky with the stars above. We will certainly be returning in the future for a return visit

    Thankyou so much for your lovely review it makes all the hard work we and the team put in worthwhile XX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, it was so much bigger then we expected!"

    Very clean and comfy. Had the best stay it was so relaxing we spent every single night in the hot tub we loved it that much! Somewhere we would love to go back to for sure!

    Thankyou for your review delighted that you enjoyed your break Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chelsea5.0Nov 2021

  • "Cottage in a excellent location, quiet and private."

    Well equipped and cosy. The addition of the platform above the river only adds to the experience.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "Myself and my partner spent a week at the property."

    We had a wonderful experience, The property was in a stunning location and it was was beyond stunning, The owners at the property Were Lovely they were extremely attentive if you had any issues, nothing was any trouble to them they would do anything they could to make your stay a wonderful one. Would Absolutely recommend this property and the other properties they also have also look very nice. We liked it that much we even rebooked for next December. Many thanks for our wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very nice relaxing break with great hosts"

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Sep 2021

  • "The holiday cottage is in a beautiful location and the views are fabulous and the host's are very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "My partner and I both had an amazing stay at the cottage."

    Beautiful location, peaceful and super relaxing! Trevor and Danielle were incredibly welcoming and made us feel at home. Would 100% go back again!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely, private cottage in a picturesque setting, close by stream with new sitting out area just a few steps away."

    Lots of internal space and large private garden with huge hot tub, which is a great place to relax after a day out and about. Very quiet and peaceful, but only a short drive to lovely pubs and local shops. Friendly owners with 2 friendly dogs. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "The setting is lovely and the hot tub is so relaxing"

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2021

  • "Very relaxing stay in a peaceful setting."

    The owners were very welcoming and very informative regarding the surrounding area and gave good advice to ensure we made most of our visit.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a lovely week here weather was amazing, cottage was lovely a few things could of made it better but nothing that ruined our holiday, hot tub was huge and very hot once warmed up but couldn’t use it the first day as it didn’t reach the right temperature until early Saturday morning so if your coming just for the weekend I would of been disappointed that we missed a whole afternoon and evening of the hot tub but it’s great that the hosts change it between every new booking due to COVID so it was worrh waiting for for that reason, Danielle the owner was very nice thank you for the Prosecco by the way but never got to say thank you and goodbye when we left, I did message her to say thank you but never got a reply!"

    All in all was a great place loved sitting out on the Deck over the river with a glass of wine and the fire pit was lovely of an evening, bed was very comfortable we hope to return one day. All the other properties there looked great as well

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "We came here for our honeymoon and it was amazing."

    Danielle and Trevor are wonderful! The views and surrounding areas are beautiful. Such a lovely place & we will definitely be back! Thank you so much!!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2021

  • "Booked the cottage as a mini break for my husband's 60th birthday and after the last 12 months it was just what the doctor ordered."

    My husband said he couldn't remember the last time he was so relaxed. The cottage itself is beautiful and the hot tub, seating area and surprise deck were wonderful. The owner was extremely friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend and will also more than likely rebook.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "The quiet setting and all was well catered for and nothing was any problem if we needed anything"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week at Carwinley Retreat."

    Danielle and Trevor were so welcoming and always on hand if we required anything. The cottage was fully equipped and had amazing views over the stream. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub after a day walking in the Lakes or North of the border in Scotland. Thoroughly enjoyed our week, thank you

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was immaculate, comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Location was very private considering there were 4 other modes of accommodation. Grounds were well maintained with our cottage enjoying a viewing platform overlooking a river. Hot tub was an absolute dream, again felt very private. Really enjoyed being able to unwind, relax, enjoy a bottle of wine, (left by host), and get away from the madness.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "We were in the area earlier than the 4pm check in and we called Danielle to see if we could arrive a little bit early, She checked with the cleaner and then called us back to say it was ready early for us, which was a nice start to our break."

    When we arrived we were greeted by Danielle and her two lovely dogs and she told us about the hot tub, walks in the area and places to eat nearby, all extremely helpful. The cottage was spotless! You could see it had been deep cleaned ready for us, we found a lovely bottle of prosecco and some home made rocky road brownies waiting for us in the kitchen which was a nice touch by the owners. The cottage was warm, cosy and right next to the river Esk. The hot tub was huge and great to relax in on a night with a glass of bubbles ! We had a newly built viewing area down some steps over looking the river, this would be lovely on a warm morning/evening to sit and watch the wild life. Bed was very comfortable and plenty of wardrobe space, could have done with more hangers in the wardrobe and one of the roller blinds was broken, no pully to open/shut the blind. Bathroom was light and airy and has a very good shower, plenty of towels (even though we took our own too), the shower glass door is very loose and can open so water can go on the floor, this needs attention. Kitchen was a great size and had plenty of cupboards but few glasses, only 1 wine glass and no prosecco glasses. It has two plastic glasses for out side but not great to drink out of while chilling in the living room, and needs a blind at the front door window. Outside area was relaxing and plenty of wood and matches for the chimenea, it does have a small two seater wicker sofa but the cushions had been left out so they were wet and mouldy, not sure why these weren't brought into the cottage ? so we couldn't use that seating area. We are been a little picky with these issues but they are so small and could be easily remedied to make the cottage even better than it is, we will definitely be going back, such a relaxing spot away from everything, just what's needed if you want a chilled out break!

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2020

  • "From start to finish we were kept informed of developments during the COVID restrictions and we were offered new dates as soon as they were available."

    The holiday itself? The best, most relaxing week ever and the prosecco and brownies left for us on arrival was a lovely surprise. The hosts, Danielle and Trevor are amazing. We had planned to get married whilst there and our wonderful hosts went above and beyond the call of duty to make our wedding day extra special. Thank you so much, we will never forget your kindness. The cottage itself is beautiful, and felt amazingly clean and comfortable. Everything you could need for a romantic break for two. Sitting in the hot tub listening to the birds singing in the mornings, the chimnea and viewing platform above the beck made this holiday perfect. We have already booked to go back next year!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay, the cottage was excellent, the owners were also excellent, friendly and informative, their local knowledge was invaluable."

    We would not have known about the village of Powfoot a small coastal village near Annan. or the river walk to the church and swing footbridge had they not advised us. the only shortcoming was that the roads did not have footpaths which made walking difficult. However, very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had such a lovely time!"

    The cottage itself is beautiful but it’s the scenery and the environment around really makes the experience! The owners were lovely and friendly! Highly recommend! Amazing <3

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our stay at Carwinley was everything we needed."

    It was extremely relaxing and gave us the break we needed from our busy day to day lives. We received homemade brownies and a bottle of bubbly on arrival which was a great gesture from the very welcoming owners. Towels and toiletries were provided, the hot tub was a great extra! The hot tub was always hot which was amazing to relax in surrounded by nature. It looked onto fields and trees with a stream just down the stairs from the hot tub. The cottage was extremely roomy with plenty storage space and kitchen space for home cooking. I couldn't recommend this cottage enough for a relaxing romantic retreat!

    Reviewed by Chelsea4.4Mar 2020

  • "What a perfect weekend away!"

    We loved every second in this beautiful cottage it was so peaceful and relaxing, just what we both needed. Both Trevor and Dani could not do enough for us and made us feel so welcome as soon as we arrived. The cottage itself was perfect, a home away from home, it was cosy, immaculate and the hot tub just topped it off. We cannot wait to return and will be recommending to all our friends and family. Thank you for a lovely stay and weekend!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2019

  • "I booked this for my partners 30th birthday and it didn’t disappoint!"

    The whole cottage is gorgeous, the hot tub in the garden is definitely the best feature, set in a private garden this is the ideal place to relax! The owners are lovely and do leave you alone. We WILL be back and if you book this so will you! Thank you so much for a fantastic break away x

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2019

  • "Loved the cottage, greeting was great, comfy and relaxing."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful and peaceful, lovely grounds to wander around and the owners Trevor and Danielle were absolutely lovely so friendly and helpful!"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2019

  • "It was absolutely amazing!"

    ! the cottage is the most romantic place I’ve ever been to it exceeded my expectations and more! we will deffo be returning to this cottage if not another one of the 4 on that property the owners were such loverly kind caring people also! they made the experience even more special thanks so much Trevor and Danielle

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - perfect for a relaxing few days."

    The hosts are very welcoming. A lovely plate of brownies and a bottle of bubbly to welcome us. Excellent

    Reviewed by Anwen5.0May 2019

  • "We had the most amazing weekend."

    The cottage had eveything we needed. Lovely place, lovely people, we will be going back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was homely and cosy, surrounded by lovely countryside and views."

    Very comfortable and had everything we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable and the hot tub was a perfect way to end a day, bathing and looking at the stars. There was even Wi-Fi, something that was not listed as being available, so that was an added surprise.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had the most amazing time, couldn't fault it at all."

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Mar 2019

  • "A most relaxing break, Dani greeted us as we arrived, bubbly and cakes on arrival, and hot tub ready to get into!"

    ! i will definitely be returning at some point.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2019

  • "The hosts Trevor & Danielle are lovely & very accommodating & the setting is idyllic."

    Totally tranquil & relaxing, Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage in an idyllic, peaceful setting."

    Beautiful part of the world to relax in peace and quiet. Trevor and Danielle are the perfect hosts (not forgetting Rufus and Bentley

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2018

  • "Had a great week in the cottage."

    Lovely warm welcome with homemade cakes and loan of a baby bouncer by the owners. Fabulous hot tub. All facilities very clean and private and a small hitch with the lock was rectified immediately.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely well kitted out and its location perfect for exploring the northern Lakes, south west Scotland and Gretna."

    The cottage owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The hot tub was amazing. The only time we were disappointed was to always have cloud cover, and not exoerience looking up into a clear sparkling sky. A tv in the bedroom would have been useful. Will DEFINATELY book again.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • All on ground floor: 1 x double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan sitting room area with archway into kitchen area with breakfast bar and dining seating.
  • Oil central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, breakfast island
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • wifi available.Off road parking for 1 car
  • Two patio areas, one with garden furniture, one with private hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Walks within grounds
  • Nearest shops and amenities 4 miles
  • Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and re filled between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature for your arrival.

The property

Carwinley Mill House Cottage is a charming getaway in Netherby, positioned perfectly on the edge of the Lakes and Scottish Borders.

This property is a converted building in the grounds of the owners’ own listed mill house and offers a perfect break for a couple looking for an indulgent escape to the countryside.

Set on one level, the flow of this ground-floor two-person retreat is a delight as you take in the spacious living area.

Beams straddle the vaulted ceiling in the sitting-room section, with its comfortable furniture, sandstone feature fireplace and patio doors into the private decking area beyond.

A stunning archway leads into the luxury kitchen, with its high-end finish and indulgent breakfast island.

The double bedroom has its own patio doors into the outside space with a comfortable bathroom completing the property.

The sitting room leads out onto a decking area with patio furniture, and the bedroom patio doors lead out to your own private hot tub, perfect for a romantic summer’s evening.

Netherby is a tiny hamlet near to the England/Scotland border.

The cottage is set within significant grounds, perfect for a walk and a bit of bird-spotting.

Longtown is the nearest town, offering your closest shops and amenities.

Being located so close to the border there is much to appeal in the region.

A trip south will take you to the city life of Cumbria’s capital, Carlisle.

If something more secluded appeals, thirty miles north finds the beauty of the Kielder National Nature Reserve, with its Water and Forest Parks.

Gretna and Hadrian's Wall are other attractions nearby.

Located so perfectly on the edge of the Lake District and Scottish Border, Carwinley Mill House Cottage offers an ideal spot for a couple to grab a romantic break for two in some beautiful scenery, whatever the time of year.

Carwinley Mill House is one of a group of properties which may be booked together to sleep up to 10 people.
Ideal for groups of friends who like to holiday together with the benefit of individual private facilities.

The Heronry sleeps 2. Reference 972390
Reflection sleeps 2 Reference 973959
The Snug sleeps 2 Reference 973959
The Chard sleeps 2 Reference 1016227

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About the location


Gretna Green 7.7 miles; Carlisle 8.5 miles; Brampton 11 miles; Dumfries 27.5 miles

A delightful, well-stocked town in northern Cumbria that runs alongside the River Esk. Longtown is a fantastic base for a holiday as it comes in the centre of four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Solway Coast AONB, the Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB and the Lake District National Park.The local area offers a pleasant range of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to choose from. There are some beautiful places nearby, offering even more places to go and things to do. Brampton and Carlisle are nearby with beautiful buildings. As Longtown is so close to Scotland, it would be rude not to visit Dumfries and Galloway. Edinburgh and Glasgow are just over an hours drive away.

Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and re filled between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature for your arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute