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Tilly Mint Cottage

(Ref. 1100709)

Nr Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    Great location and really good amenities on site e.g. bar and restaurant , reception , pool , kids play park , kids playroom. All good. Staff were also very good , helpful and knowledgeable.

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely homely property, warm and cosy with nice touches, all cutlery, pots and pans etc all immaculate, everything you needed is provided."

    Only negative is poor Wi Fi reception and the Whitbarrow restaurant is expensive but very poor quality food, the local pubs however serve very good food.

    Thank you for your positive response. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately the Wi Fi is beyond our control. It is usually sufficient for browsing. We are glad you found some good pub grub. We would recommend the Boot and Shoe in Greystoke, though it is wise to book in advance if you can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2023

  • "Overall, we loved the property and the location, property was a little tired in places but there were obvious improvements such as the new carpet so it looks like the owners are making improvements when they can, the property was very clean and we would definitely stay here again."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the late response. We continue to try to update the property and hopefully you will see further improvements if you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Sep 2023

  • "Well equipped and a perfect family venue."

    Extremely clean and comfortable. The swimming pool and facilities on the site made the week very enjoyable despite the rain. Excellent service and accommodation.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to make the comments and we are glad you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage, fantastic complex with so much for the whole family to enjoy."

    The property was the most well stocked accommodation we've ever stayed in, completely home from home. We would definitely go back. The only downside was the upside down element of the cottage as it wasn't as convenient to go outside and use the facilities outside from a bedroom. Saying that, it wouldn't deter us from staying there again.

    Thank you for your positive feedback , we appreciate you taking the time to make the comments and hopefully you will return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Tilly Mint Cottage - it had everything we needed, thanks!"

    Thank you for your positive comments. Good to know you were happy with the facilities. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation, plenty of room for us all and very comfortable!"

    Great holiday village…the kids loved the use of the crazy golf and swimming pool! Fab location…perfect for exploring the Lakes.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. John and Eileen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2022

  • "Spent a week at Tillymint cottage during august."

    We are a family of four and the cottage had plenty of room. It was clean and tidy on arrival and well stocked. We liked the fact there was things like drying maiden, hoover and cleaning products available. The site itself was amazing, kept clean and tidy and lovely and quiet. The playground, crazy golf and golf frisbee we’re fab! The pool was well maintained, and our kids loved they could go every day and that towels were available, which was really helpful. Staff were lovely and polite, always said hello and very attentive in the restaurant on site. Food was lovely albeit a tad pricey, however the activities that ran that week were definitely a nice added bonus. The area is beautiful and the closest big supermarket was about a 10/15 min run, so not bad at all. Lots to do in the Lake District, a week just isn’t enough and the odd day we decided to stay on site there was plenty to keep us occupied and the cottage had a really good selection of books and dvds. We did however have two minor points with the cottage; the plywood decking area upstairs did look a bit a dodgy but we know the cottage has not long been taken over, so I’m sure that will be dealt with, and the the key safe…was a bit tricky opening it and just wouldn’t open when it came to returning the key which made us panic and flap. Overall, we would definitely recommend Tillymint cottage to anyone and we will be booking again for next year as we enjoyed it that much

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and had a great holiday. The balcony area is next on our list of things to do and we will look into the key safe, we were not aware of this issue. We would love you to return next year. John and Eileen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Tilly Mint was an excellent place to stay, and Whitbarrow Village has superb facilities, with plenty of space and activities for the kids."

    The house had a range of books and DVD's available. Only down point was the balcony floor, which was covered in OSB (Chipboard like material) which resulted in a splinter! Fantastic place to stay, would definitely return to the future. On site restaurant was good quality and reasonably priced. Pool is free and well controlled, all staff really friendly. Kids loved feeding the ducks. Weather in the August'22 heatwave was great too!

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are sorry about the balcony. As we have not long owned the cottage it is on our list of jobs to do. We will be upgrading the balcony in the very near future. We would love you to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property, we enjoyed our stay, we loved all the little extras like toiletries and tea coffee etc and blankets for beds, books and dvd’s etc are all a lovely addition and make it feel much more welcoming, so much more than just a basic holiday home."

    There were just a couple of minor tweeks that could be made to make it perfect. The bedroom windows let in a lot of light so blinds would be good behind the curtains, the oven knobs made it hard to work out the temperature of the oven so we had to guess. We wouldn’t hesitate to book this property again however. Thanks

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have not long owned the property so it is a work in progress. Your suggestions are really valuable. We will be looking at the curtains and adding blinds in the near future and will change the cooker in due course. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra4.4May 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor bunk
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating TV, WiFi, a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Private car park
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Guests have access to facilities, such as the Eden Cafe Bar, an indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor children's play area, crazy golf, a games room, a giant chess board, a putting green, laundry room, gym, steam room, sauna and frisbee golf
  • Note: There is a step up in the open-plan living space, please take care
  • Note: There is drop-off point to the front of the property that is for unloading luggage only
  • Note: Check-in is from 3pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Penrith 8 miles.

This charming, reverse-level mid-terrace cottage, Tilly Mint Cottage, rests in Whitbarrow Village near Penrith, Cumbria and is the perfect place for a family holiday.

Tilly Mint Cottage is within a holiday village and is fully equipped for a relaxing break; the cottage has access to a private car park, and there are a range of leisure facilities for you to enjoy.

After unloading your bags at the drop-off point and parking up, make your way inside and up the stairs to come across a tastefully furnished open-plan living space.

The kitchen can be found the rear of the space and is not only well-fitted but is amply equipped with everything you need to make tasty meals, including a dishwasher.

These delicious dishes can be savoured at the six-seater dining table over a bottle of wine as you discuss the day's adventures.

Finish off the day with a spot of unwinding in the sitting area, where cushioned sofas allow you to stretch out in front of the TV; there are also a selection of books to keep you entertained.

When night falls, head downstairs to find three fantastic bedrooms, all of which enjoy wooden furnishings and ample storage for your things, the first being a double with an en-suite shower room, the second being a twin, and the third comprising a bunk bed.

The bathroom is close by and offers a bath with shower over, so you can relax your muscles with a soothing soak at the end of busy days.

Be sure to make the most of your on-site facilities, where a bar/cafe and laundry room can be enjoyed, as well as a children's play area, gym, heated swimming pool and a sauna!

When you can finally tear yourself away from the property and holiday village, venture to Penrith, a market town resting at the foot of the North Pennines and hosting an array of amenities, as well as some fantastic attractions, including Penrith Castle and the Thacka Beck Nature Reserve.

Make the most of your close proximity to the Lake District National Park and pay the town of Keswick a visit, where Derwentwater with its watersports and boating opportunities, along with the intriguing Puzzling Place attraction and Keswick Museum await.

Explore more of the Lake District National Park, where the towns of Ambleside and Windermere offer plenty to see and do or travel further afield to Carlisle for the day.

There is so much fun to be had at Tilly Mint Cottage!

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

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About the location


Penrith 6 miles.

The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance. Pooley Bridge is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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