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Mill Cottage

(Ref. 972297)

Garnett Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a picturesque area near Kendal."

    The cottage has everything we needed and George (son of the owners) was brilliant in giving us local advice and helping with the aga. We had a lovely time there and the dogs loved it. Kendal is only an 8 minute drive away with all the usual supermarkets nearby. As I was there with my daughter and her friend from uni ( both 18) we headed out to windermere for our entertainment in the day and the pubs on Kendal in the evening. Fully recommend mill cottage.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2024

  • "We loved our stay and didn't want to leave."

    A beautiful cottage with lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2024

  • "Cottage is lovely ; excellent facilities throughout!"

    Extremely comfortable beds , lovely furnishings and surroundings. The Aga is easily managed and adds to the overall ambience of the cottage. Super place to stay and well located to access the many delightful places to see in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0May 2024

  • "Loved our stay in Mill Cottage."

    Logan and Jeanie so lovely - very welcoming and knowledgeable about the local area. Cottage beautiful and cosy. Local area absolutely fabulous with walks from the door but also more challenging walks only a short distance away. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ngaire5.0Jan 2024

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful cottage."

    Great location for a stay in The Lakes. Homely, comfortable and full of character. Made even more special by the owners Jeanie and Logan who were so friendly and welcoming. We we definitely live to stay again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2023

  • "Mill Cottage was a wonderful place to stay during our week in the Lakes District of Northern England."

    Jeanie and Logan were the perfect hosts. The cottage was very charming and Logan filled us in on some of the history behind it since he had once lived there. He also shared information about routes to take around the lakes district which was very helpful. The cottage still has an 1920's Aga coal range in the kitchen which we had the fun of maintaining during our stay. It was our range, oven, dehumidifier and dryer. We were hoping for a historical cottage experience and Mill Cottage fit the bill perfectly!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a wonderful comfortable stay in a lovely quiet setting, the cottage is quirky and original which we loved - the hosts were very friendly and informative of areas we hadn’t visited before."

    We all had a great comfortable stay and will probably be back again. The only downside is the pressure on the shower is non existent.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage full of character, very well equipped for self catering should we have wanted to cook."

    The Aga and open log fire were very welcoming giving a cosy feel. Jeane and Logan were very welcoming, we did not really want to come home ! Definitely be our place to stay when we visit the lakes again….

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Mill Cottage was excellent in nearly every way."

    The bathroom was superb. My little granddaughter especially loved the enormous bath. The extra large double bed was much appreciated. We also enjoyed the Aga. It was lovely to hear a singing kettle. Our only criticism was the poor lighting in the sitting room. As one gets older you need good lighting to both read and sew. The quiet setting of the cottage was just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Hedley5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great property and fabulous owners."

    Absolutely had a brilliant stay would highly recommend, I now want my own aga.

    Reviewed by Stella4.7Aug 2023

  • "A fantastic stay was had by all."

    The electric kettle was a bonus as we found the Aga took some getting used to. What can I say? We like our home comforts! It was lovely to meet the owners and learn about some of the history of the area and local walks too. We definitely recommend Mill Cottage to anyone looking to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your fantastic cottage."

    It was cosy and warm thanks to the Aga, slept really well, plenty of sofa space for all. It would have been great to be able to go outside in the mornings to sit and inhale the atmosphere but as the garden was across the road this was a bit of a no no especially when you have your pyjamas on, and 2 lively dogs,perhaps installing a barn door in the kitchen so as the atmosphere could be let in. Ideal property for mobile Adults stairs into kitchen and narrow curving stairs to bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Susan3.4May 2023

  • "An interesting historic and beautifully presented cottage in a most relaxing location."

    Logan and Jeanie were so friendly and informative. Must go back again!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely stay and a step back in time at this beautiful cottage."

    The location is great and so peaceful, with walks from the door. The Aga and open fire are a joy and the owners are lovely and really laid back. We hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful and rustic cottage in the Lakes The cottage had everything you would need on hand and provided an excellent cosy retreat at the end of the day."

    Logan and Jeanie were very welcoming and made our stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you!!!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely friendly owners met us on arrival and explained everything we needed."

    The cottage had everything and more. We would definitely stop again but probably in summer.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable. A perfect retreat from which to enjoy the Lakes. Welcoming owners. Will be coming back!

    Reviewed by Lizzie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We received a very warm welcome from our hosts, who gave clear and detailed instructions on how everything worked."

    The cottage was beautiful, very clean, the beds were incredibly comfortable and the bath was a dream. Lovely people, great place, beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Antonia5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and very clean, however the garden is not attached to the cottage so not ideal for dogs."

    ...this wasn't made very clear in the description. The garden across the road is very small and larger dogs could jump out onto the road. The small area in front of the cottage is not secure and you can't let dogs wee there so always have to take them on leads up the road. The cottage is smaller than the pictures suggest, especially the dining room which doesn't comfortably seat 6 people. The local area is lovely and quieter than the central Lake District with nice walks around.

    Reviewed by Stuart2.5Aug 2022

  • "Wow! What a lovely week we had at Mill Cottage!"

    The cottage is beautiful and traditional with renovations done with care and authenticity. The host made us feel part of the village for a week. We’ll definitely be back and already recommended the cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was superb lovely kitchen which had every cooking utensil you would ..."

    The property was superb lovely kitchen which had every cooking utensil you would need lounge very clean and tidy as was the rest of the house The property owners made us very welcome and helpful with ideas of places to visit which all helped to make out stay perfect

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed a really warm welcome to mill cottage from Jeanie and Logan and their lovely family."

    A lovely rustic cottage with an aga with all the comfort you need . An extremely well equipped kitchen and lovely warm comfortable bedrooms. Spotlessly clean throughout. Set in the most idyllic place we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and are already planning our return. Nothing was too much trouble and the knowledge and history of the cottage and area was superb from the owners. Thank you Jeanie and Logan .

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent well equipped character cottage, helpful owners with great access to the Lakes"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely friendly hosts."

    Relearned skill of cooking on Arga which I enjoyed. Jim learned the art of keeping Arga lit. Lovely surrounding area with Lakes accessible easily. The cottage is full of interesting bits and bobs that kept me amused and evoked memories of the past. Thank you we both enjoyed the stay

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and cosy."

    The owners are very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed our time there very much and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Oct 2021

  • "Our second visit to Mill Cottage (hence the 'Met Expectations' rating)."

    Situated in one of the few unspoilt valleys remaining in Lake district but still within easy striking distance of facilities and the more well known areas or the national park. The cottage retains great character whilst still providing for the needs of the today.

    Reviewed by R5.0Sep 2021

  • "Mr & Mrs Thom were very friendly and hospitable."

    The cottage is located in a very quiet hamlet and perfect for dogs and walkers. Thouroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a quiet area with good walks from the door."

    Lovely hosts. We had a wonderful week and will definitely go back there.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Mill Cottage is situated in an excellent location: secluded enough to ensure a quiet and peaceful retreat, but close enough to the motorways and major roads to provide ease of access to the rest of the Lake District."

    Jeanie and Logan were fantastic hosts. The family were considerate and attentive to our needs as guests, but allowed us to enjoy our stay at our own pace. The property had all the charm and character expected of a countryside retreat and easily accommodated our group of six. It was clean and well-maintained, yet simultaneously rustic and homely. We felt confident that the cleanliness conformed to current sanitary expectations relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. I would highly recommend this stay.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2021

  • "Hard to fault this authentic lakes cottage, set in a lovely quiet hamlet, with walks from the door."

    It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. We wanted for nothing and the supply of fuel and logs was a bonus. The hosts Jeannie, Logan and family are lovely, very kind and attentive and just next door for help and advice if needed. We would highly recommend and will return

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2021

  • "Stayed at Mill Cottage over Christmas."

    Such a lovely cosy place with the open fire which was needed with the cold weather. The garden isn't attached to the property which we were not aware of before. This caused a little more work letting the dogs out due to the potential traffic. Despite this we would happily return. Good location, comfy bed and all the necessities for a good break. Owner's came over and were very friendly. Couldn't have felt more welcome. Plus when the rain came in the superfast broadband was useful for netflix.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Dec 2020

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage in a great quiet location but very easy to get to all the local attractions ( Kendal only 10 min drive with shops , supermarket etc and Windermere 20 mins the opposite way) The cottage is perfect with open fire and Aga which kept the kitchen very cosy !"

    Jeanie and Logan were great hosts so friendly and helpful , especially when I had car trouble , nothing was too much trouble for them . I can not recommend this cottage enough and have already booked for next year !

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2020

  • "Mill cottage was a very homely place to stay very well equipped and very clean."

    The owners were very welcoming and very helpful . We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was in a lovely setting and the owners we extremely friendly and informative"

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Mill cottage, the hosts who live next door were fantastic."

    The location was lovely and peaceful but an easy drive to Kendal and other locations. The measures put in place due to COVID were thorough and the house felt very safe and clean.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "Hill Cottage was by far the most beautiful and scenic accommodation I have stayed in."

    Loved everything about it. It was great for our two dogs inside and out. The owners are very helpful and friendly who live in a barn conversion next door. Thank you for a great weeks break , highly recommended

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was wonderful."

    .. cozy and interesting! We loved everything about it and it suited us well and Jeannie and Logan were very welcoming and helpful as well as reassuring us within the COVID pandemic situation. I’m not sure if I missed it in the description but I just wonder if the need to empty red hot ash from the solid fuel aga and fill with coal twice daily, and the 3 large steps from the kitchen to the living room, should be mentioned in the cottage description as they may be challenging for some people. Our group found them charming!

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Jul 2020

  • "We were absolutely blown away by the effort and commitment to ensuring the cottage was clean and safe in adherence to covid guidelines, with both a newborn and elderly family member in tow this was invaluable."

    The owners were incredibly welcoming and reassuring and the cottage was stunning. Beautiful location and charming accommodation and very helpful and friendly owners on hand if any help is needed.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is amazing!"

    So cosy and welcoming. The owners were really friendly. We couldn't recommend this more!

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Mar 2020

  • "This cottage was more than I hoped for!"

    Beautiful location, Wonderful owners (seriously so nice- couldn't do more for us) and incredible views. Really cosy feel to the place- you felt at home the minute you walk in. The beds were so comfortable and the history of this place was so humbling. I ADORED the Aga- kept the cottage so warm and got the quickest cuppa's, if that wasn't enough- there was also an open fireplace- perfection. If you get the opportunity to go, definitely go and make the point of star gazing at night- you'll be glad you did. I am very glad my friends and I went- and we wish that we went for a longer period, lesson for next time eh!

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very nice relaxing break and the cottage was amazing."

    Better than described with all the amenities you could possibly need. The owners were very helpful and lovely people. I would fully recommend

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great hosts and the cottage was as hoped all good"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2019

  • "We received a lovely warm welcome from the owners, who explained the cottage facilities and the surrounding areas."

    The cottage was built in the 1600's and it's facilities are in fitting with it's age as well as being practical for our modern needs. We particularly enjoyed the AGA experience which needs to be embraced. The area is very quiet but only 4 miles from Kendal and all it's facilities. We have enjoyed a wonderful week at Mill Cottage and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2019

  • "Mill cottage is like going back in time which we absolutely loved, cooking on an Aga was great for us but some people might struggle ."

    Reviewed by Eric4.4May 2019

  • "A group of six of us stayed at Mill Cottage and we all enjoyed our stay in this traditional, comfortable, quaint cottage."

    It is handy for biking and walking in a very quiet location. Jeanie and Logan were great hosts and we wold thoroughly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "Absolutely idyllic and we would visit again without question."

    Located in a tiny cluster of other cottages, there is a river on one side and endless hills on the other. Super nearby is the town of Kendal with a big Sainsburys. The cottage has everything you need and oozes charm, beds are also very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2019

  • "The old rustic 17 century cottage is set in an idyllic location with easy access to many facilities by car."

    Many features still exist from the original building giving the cottage ample character. The cottage was perfect for our pet dogs with the slate floors and access to local walks. All of the rooms are clean and fresh. Many useful utilities were available to make our stay easy and enjoyable: washing machine, dish washer, iron, aga ( tremendous heat), variety of cooking pans and large Belfast sink in utility etc The helpful owners are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. A very inviting open log fire helped finish off the enjoyable days you will have in this location.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had the most magical Christmas break at Mill Cottage."

    Our cottage was a little slice of heaven and and experience we won’t forget. The cottage was cosy and warm, functional and had everything we needed for our Christmas country escape. Cooking a goose on an aga for Christmas lunch in the pristine countryside was just a real memory. Logan and Jeanie were excellent hosts and made sure our stay was one not to forget for all the right reasons. From the morning visit by the local chickens, to the gorgeous walks at our fingertips and the fact the cottage looked like it was under permentant Instagram filter - the whole experience was just magic.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Dec 2018

  • "The owners Logan & Jeannie were most welcoming & could not do enough to make us feel at home."

    Mill Cottage is extremely clean, cosy, comfortable & well equipped. We enjoyed cooking on the Aga & sitting around the log fire. Our dogs loved all the walks. The scenery was stunning & everything was right on our doorstep. Logan recommended some beautiful routes to suit our abilities. All in all a great holiday in a lovely cottage. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed at !"

    Lovely owners next door,on hand if you need anything at all, the setting of this small hamlet is totally beyond picture box perfect. Great open fire and Aga, lovely comfortable beds, the property is all beams and quirky cupboards,no phone signal but the free unlimited Wi-Fi is great. 10/10 we will definitely be returning !

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a very relaxing time, there was everything we needed and more, Jeanie and Logan were great, and on hand if we needed anything, but not intrusive."

    I got to grips cooking on the Aga, and dog quickly felt at home, and was soon in protective mode thinking she owned the place. The weather was not great, but we would love to go again

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage!"

    Jeanie and Logan were very friendly and knowledgeable and the lakes and Rydal caves are a short drive away! Our puppy loved his first holiday!

    Reviewed by Molly4.7Aug 2018

  • "24/8-31/8/18."

    Great location, cosy, comfortable, clean dog friendly cottage. Owners only next door...really welcoming and very approachable

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2018

  • "We loved the warm welcome that Jeanie and Logan gave us when we arrived."

    They not only explained about Mill cottage, but about the history of the cottage and the surrounding area. Also advised us about the local supermarkets and places where to eat. The cottage was homely and really comfortable. If you wanted somewhere peaceful and tranquil to enjoy your holiday break with excellent hosts, then this cottage is the place for you. It is not far from Kendal, Windermere and if you are feeling suitable brave the Wrynose Pass (east direction). Really enjoyed our stay at this lovely, beautiful character cottage. Our little dog -Miah loved it as well.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a fab time staying at this cottage with our 3 boys and dog."

    The property was very clean and the owners were more than helpful. The only thing that let it down, and this is the only thing!, was the shower was not very good. we did, however, have the option of using the bath.

    Reviewed by Nina4.7Apr 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely accommodation in lovely setting."

    We too our elderly parents along and they too loved everything about the property and the area, and the welcoming hosts. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2015

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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.


  • Three Bedrooms 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link please request if you need a double at time of booking), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Utility with downstairs WC
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Kitchen.
  • AGA cooker, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, TV in kitchen
  • Electric Heating, open Fire
  • Washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, payphone
  • Hyperfast Fibre Optic WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ nearby
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles

The property

Garnett Bridge is a delightful hamlet at the beginning of the beautiful and unspoilt Longsleddale Valley and just four miles from Kendal. This grade II listed Lakeland Stone Cottage, originally the home of the local miller has an abundance of oak beams and flagstone floors, an AGA and an open fire to make it cosy throughout the year.

There is a comfortable lounge with beamed ceiling and open fire to snuggle up on chilly winter evenings. The dining room leads to a utility room. Climb the winding staircase up to the first floor with a double bedroom, twin bedroom with beds which can make a double and a further twin bedroom.

All bedrooms have exposed wood floors and beamed ceilings, Family bathroom with shower over corner bath, hand basin and W.C.  Outside there is a lawned garden adjacent to the mill race with a seating area and parking for up to four cars on the cobbled yard.

Tucked away in this peaceful haven, there are lots of walking and cycling opportunities from the door or visit Windermere and Bowness for a multitude of attractions and stunning scenery.

The cottage has excellent access to and from the motorway and Lake District via Windermere for the South lakes or Penrith for the North Lakes.

The Western Yorkshire Dales are a just a short, lovely drive away via the town of Sedburgh.

The nearby town of Kendal (sometimes known as the gateway to the Lakes), offers a wide variety of pubs and restaurants with the Brewery Arts Centre offering live entertainment and cinema, as well as excellent dining experiences.

Longsledale offers an excellent location for a holiday.

A superb, iconic Lakeland Cottage, ideal for an away from it all break.

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About the location


Kendal 4 miles, Windermere 9 miles, Penrith 24 miles

The Garnett Bridge is located 4 miles north of the nearby market town of Kendal, 2 miles from Burneside and at the foot of Longsleddale Valley. The hamlet is situated at the edge of the National Park with walkiung from the door onto the fells such as Potter Fell and Kentmere Pike. The area is also excellent for cycling being located on several popular roads and mountian biking routes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas