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Millcroft Cottage

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Glenridding, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage - well equipped and cozy a great base for exploring the surrounding area."

    Glenridding is a quiet village - walks from the door so no need to use the car. A couple of housekeeping issues , but these were resolved quickly once reported. We ate at the Travellers Call one evening after reading other reviews but were a little disappointed.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Oct 2023

  • "What a fantastic place to stay."

    The cottage has plenty of character and is lovely and cosy, especially with the log burner lit. The well equipped kitchen is great for making a meal and having off road parking is very convenient too. The location is ideal for anyone wanting to walk up Helvelyn or any other Fells near by, there are also plenty of other walks around Ullswater, Aira Force, Patterdale and Grisedale if you don't like big hills. On the down side, Kirkstone pass was closed, which meant a long diversion to go south, there was no pen to write in the visitors book but I was told that has been sorted. Finally, Ann was wonderful, I was informed about an issue with one ring not working on the hob but it was sorted before I arrived. There was also an issue with me having to leave in a hurry but Ann delt with that with no fuss whatsoever. I will definitely be looking to visit again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our stay at Millcroft Cottage was very enjoyable."

    The location is excellent and the provision of off street parking is a great advantage. Our only disappointment was with the exterior appearance, Weeds growing at the front left Millcroft Cottage looking uncared for. Also at the rear, the entrance door area was grubby looking and we felt compelled to get the brush out and tidy things up a bit to help avoid treading dirt into the kitchen. This may sound picky but we just thought this lovely cottage deserved a little more love!

    Reviewed by Norman4.4Aug 2023

  • "Just be aware kirkstone pass is closed until sept 2023 - can just make some journeys a little longer, not a problem but good to know."

    Cottage is very warm and cosy, no tumble driver as advertised though and you need to bring your own logs/kindling for the fire, not that you’d need to use it as it’s warm enough. Well equipped - a couple of more toilet rolls would have been good as we ran out. Definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that you found the cottage cosy. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola Maria4.7Mar 2023

  • "A perfect little cottage with everything you'd need for a stay."

    Great location in Glenridding with every amenity close at hand and a plethora of walks and excursions in every direction.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Millcroft, and we hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jan 2023

  • "Good location."

    Did you know the main road south of Glenridding was closed for road works? Mattress in main bedroom needs to be replaced

    Thank you for your feedback, I can now confirm a new mattress have been delivered to replace the old one Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage, everything was there that we needed, very well equipped kitchen, comfortable living room and bedrooms and a very good shower/bath."

    We did all of our walks from the door including Helvellyn, so no need for the car at all, though the parking space is very useful as there isn't much on the roadside. The dustmen didn't leave any of the blue bags as was suggested, or not that we could find anyway but most things go in the recycle area just across the road behind the health centre. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at Millcroft Cottage and definitely plan on going back."

    The location was superb and everything exactly as described, and as per the pictures. Felt right at home and comfortable the moment we walked in through the door. The facilities were all fine. Nice hearing owls at night and seeing bats. You may even hear and see a Eurofighter or two flying down the valley during the day. Zero complaints here!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and ideally located."

    You’re just a short walk from Ullswater and perfectly located for hiking the Helvellyn loop. My only issue with the cottage was that hot water wasn’t available on a few occasions due to the boiler going on lockout. The first day of the stay, it failed and the owners sorted it for the next day. It then failed again on the 2nd to last day, which was very disappointing as we’d had a day on the lake, paddle boarding and could do to get a hot shower. We ended up cutting the holiday short to head home. I did eventually find out how to reset the boiler online but, we’d already packed up the car by the time hot water was available. Hopefully the owners can sort the boiler issues for the next occupants.

    Reviewed by Jason3.4Aug 2022

  • "Meeting the owners would have been lovely."

    Reviewed by Christophe5.0Aug 2022

  • "For the price we paid for the property we would have expected it to be clean."

    The kitchen was grubby with dirty doors, radiators and floors with the corner under kitchen units covered in spiderwebs also in the corner of the roof. It is quite clear this is not deep cleaned and not even sure some of the surfaces. Only one bath towel for the whole week. Garden also needed some tlc a lot of weeds front and back. It stated we had parking but there were cars where we should have been there all week. Very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Pauline2.2Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our week's stay here - very well located cottage within a short walk of the Traveller's Rest."

    Cosy and comfortable - think it would be a squeeze for 4 adults but good for 2 or a family. Enjoyed the wood burner and a well equipped kitchen. Some minor repairs on door locks needed and the extractor fan in the bathroom only works intermittently. You also need to be sure to shut the fridge door firmly.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.1Jun 2022

  • "This is a really lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    There is parking for one car, and our car fitted fine. The kitchen is well equipped (although note there is no dishwasher or dryer). The washing machine was useful, and there is an under counter fridge, and a freezer. There are a couple of small shops in Glenridding and we used the supermarkets in Penrith. No tea, coffee milk etc is provided so make sure you bring with you everything you'll need (oil, salt, any cooking stuff). The shower is fantastic and the bathroom is great, it could do with a few shelves. The bed was a bit soft for my personal taste. The cottage was really cosy and comfy. The location is incredible, you can walk to Hellvelyn from the door, and there are many other fells in the area that are easy to reach without moving your car. We had a great stay and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4May 2022

  • "We much enjoyed our stay - the cottage is in a great location and very comfortable."

    Really good shower, and kitchen very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jan 2022

  • "Two of us spent a fantastic week at the cottage, was exactly what we were looking for."

    Very cosy, private and excellent location in Glenridding. Despite being end of terrace on a three row terrace of stone cottages, it felt extremely private. Parking bay at the back was convenient, as was the private yard. Being 100 yards from the quaint Travelers Rest was great, there were also several small stores within 5 mins walking distance for food/supplies etc. Kitchen was ideal and well equipped. Living room was cosy, we went through a lot of wood in front of the stove! Bathroom/shower was great. Whole property, with the oil-fired heating I believe, was very warm. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kyle5.0Nov 2021

  • "Glenridding is a great place as a base, short on eateries and pubs but the surroundings are phenomenal."

    The house is great and well equipped but beware if you’re a large or extra large as there isn’t enough room to use the lavatory unfortunately …

    Reviewed by Mark Thomas3.4Oct 2021

  • "Millcroft is a great base in which to explore the lakes."

    It is a lovely little cottage with most amenities that you need. There was no tumble dryer despite being one listed, however apart from that all was as expected. As others have mentioned a net curtain would be helpful, to stop the numerous passers by having a nosy! All in all it is a cosy cottage and we enjoyed our stay. The beds are comfy, however the main double is quite a soft mattress so beware if you have a bad back like me!

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Aug 2021

  • "Great location for walks and the lake."

    We barely used our car! The cottage itself was small but comfortable and had most things we needed. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.8Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, will definitely stay here again."

    3 thoughts to further improve quality of stay. You mention dishwasher in your detailed instructions to us. Either install a dishwasher or amend your instructions. A blind at the front window would greatly enhance privacy. Small, light folding garden chairs would have been appreciated. Please take these three thoughts as genuine feedback. Simply looking to make the cottage even better. Many thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1May 2021

  • "This was our second visit to this charming cottage with its lovely furniture & fictures & fittings."

    Very cosy, clean & tidy. We’ll be back again, hopefully this Autumn.

    Mrs Hushon-BrownDec 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Garden patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

This traditional, stone-built cottage lies in the delightful village of Glenridding, at the southern shores of Ullswater.

With various pubs, cafés and places to eat within a short stroll, Millcroft Cottage offers a charming base for a small family looking to stay within the beautiful scenery of the Lake District National Park.

Be welcomed into the well-equipped kitchen/diner, housing all the essentials for a self-catered break, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and even laundry facilities for additional convenience.

The sitting room is comprised of two plush sofas and an alluring woodburning stove, making it a welcoming and homely atmosphere to unwind in the evenings.

Climb the stairs to access the bedrooms, offering the choice of a king-size double and twin, both decorated with a calming light colour schemes and a good amount of storage to house all your personal items.

Venture over to the bathroom where you can soak in the warm water that fills the tub, providing relief to your muscles after a long day of fell walking, or freshen up with a brisk shower in the morning.

To the rear of this Lakeland cottage is a pretty garden patio, where you can dine alfresco style whilst taking in the rural setting.

Get to know your surroundings by following the nearby route to Helvellyn, taking you on a rugged trail up one of the Lake District’s most iconic peaks, or you could take the steamer along Ullswater to Howtown and enjoy the scenic walk back along the eastern side of the lake.

Take in some history of the local area at Dalemain, a beautiful Georgian mansion and gardens with a rich history dating back to Saxon times, or visit Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth once lived, offering chance to see where the famous writer produced most of his greatest and best-loved poems.

Day trips to Ambleside, Bowness and Keswick are also highly recommended, making Millcroft Cottage an excellent starting point for all Lake District getaways.

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

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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