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Bobbin Mill,

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 3
2
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Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Converted former bobbin mill with intact waterwheel
  • A number of period features inside and out
  • Secluded rural location next to waterfalls
  • Lovely wild gardens with stream and slate bridges
  • Less than a mile from Hawkshead in a peaceful, out of the way location.
  • Ideal location for exploring the Lake District and top visitor attractions
Property code: LLH27

Rustic cottage in a heritage bobbin mill with intact waterwheel, less than one mile from the village of Hawkshead and close to Lake Windermere.

This cottage is located in a secluded valley with many scenic walks from your doorstep. It is perfect for birdwatchers and those who really want to get away from it all. The village of Hawkshead is nearby, with its shops, pubs, and collection of National Trust properties. Coniston Water is just three miles from the cottage, where a boating centre gives visitors the chance to hire boats, take out canoes or try their hand at stand-up paddle boarding.

Access to this property is via an iron gate which brings guests to a field, crossing the field, guests will come to the cottage in its secluded valley. On entering the cottage, the hallway is the perfect place to leave coats and boots before going through to the spacious lounge/diner, with its long dining table and three comfortable sofas which are arranged around the cosy wood burner. The CD here allows guests to play their own music whilst they enjoy the tranquillity of being disconnected from screens. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer. The slate staircase lead up to the first bedroom which is a large room, with twin beds, a small-sized 4’ double bed, and a working fireplace. A second  set of steps leads to the bathroom with cast iron bath with hand-held shower and WC. Another step leads up to the spacious double bedroom which has a door leading out into the garden.

Outside, the heritage water mill makes an attractive backdrop to the property’s lawns and wild gardens with mill stream which is crossed by slate bridges. Younger guests will enjoy the swing which hangs from one of the trees, but guests should be aware that due to the stream, children should be supervised at all times in the garden.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king and 1 with twin beds and additional small double
  • Bathroom with bath with hand-held shower and WC
  • Accessed down a track through an iron gate and across a field
  • Wood burner and open fire (logs provided)
  • Oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Regret no washing machine or TV
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Logs provided
  • Heritage water mill
  • Shops and pubs under 1 mile
  • Not suitable for young children or people with mobility issues. There are steep steps, drops to the water wheel and waterfall.

Holly Popham

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline, 3rd August 2020

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Amazing place, really in the middle of nowhere. Lots of room and ample equipment/crockery/blankets etc. If you need clean lines and minimalist this isnt the place for you though! We had a memorable stay and hope to go back again

Reviewed by Ron, 21st February 2020

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Fantastic location, need to understand the steep stairs and raging waters during the storms which for us was all part of the charm. We visited in winter during the worst storms for years and enjoyed every moment, must be fantastic in summer, but we had the roads to ourselves. We drove to almost every lake seeing spectacular views around every corneRead morer and not many other people out there doing the same. Our idea of a winter holiday. Thank You. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 4th January 2020

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I have to Bobbing Mill twice now so I must like the place It suits my needs with a small dog I can see safety problems with larger dogs and children near the ravine. super isolated cottage with lots of charm but not suitable for the weak and faint hearted The ghost could be a little more active

Reviewed by Stephen, 7th September 2019

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We loved the seclusion and peacefulness along with the wild life. Having no internet or TV gave us the opportunity to just sit and talk like when I was young. The whole house and grounds have so much character. And the cottage is situated so that areas of interest are not far to travel. The only issue would be it only has one inside toilet and if aRead more large family go then you do have to wait your turn unless you want to use the outside toilet by the swing that has no flush- Hide

Reviewed by David, 31st August 2019

A hidden retreat a step into the past

Reviewed by Simon, 27th July 2019

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Reviewed by Carol, 20th July 2019

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Bobbin Mill is an absolutely idyllic get-away-from-it all treasure, everything about it is magical. It has everything you could want or need for a lovely holiday. We were blessed with lovely weather and had the most relaxing stay. My three labradors particularly enjoyed cooling off in the stream after a long day on the fells.

Reviewed by Corrin, 25th May 2019

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This quirky building over 4 floors is a real step back in time. The grounds are a paradise of green with a long swing over the cascade of the former mill stream super fun for older children. Also paths and slate bridges, a hammock and badger set. We saw an owl and heard cuckoos. There was a room with a table tennis table which was great on the inevRead moreitable wet days in May. Location is excellent for Comistin, Hawkshead, Sawrey and Ambleside. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 8th May 2019

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Reviewed by David, 27th April 2019

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This is a true gem, tucked away in a steep-sided gorge and invisible from the road. It is like stepping back to the '70s or earlier with no washing machine, no wi-fi, no TV but full of quirky charm in the most beautiful of settings. It's a bit shabby, with only one loo at the top of the house, lethally slippy slate outside (when wet) and no shower.Read more But we loved it, the wildlife (cuckoos!), the marvellous woodburner and the sound of the falls. Please, owners, don't ever modernise it. Hide

Reviewed by Aimee, 6th April 2019

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Really quirky. Loved it !

Reviewed by Deborah, 16th February 2019

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A beautiful and traditional Lakeland cottage in an idyllic setting. This is the best holiday cottage we have been to in the Lake District; it is unspoilt, albeit a bit rough and ready.Unlike other properties that look great on the outside but too clinical and modern on the inside. The games room is an added bonus ( not mentioned in the description)Read more; once again rough and ready but great fun. A truly magical holiday destination! Hide

Reviewed by Dominic, 26th January 2019

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Reviewed by Matthew, 19th January 2019

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Reviewed by Anne, 3rd November 2018

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Bobbin Mill is a very special building in a wonderful location. Secluded, beautiful and free from the day to day modern world

Reviewed by Penny, 22nd October 2018

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Reviewed by Sue, 8th September 2018

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We had a lovely holiday, despite the rain, and found some wonderful walks - one of the best was right on the doorstep (Tarn Hows) and round to Coniston. There's a great bus service which goes from the Baptist Church (100 metres or so right on road at end of track) - and the weekly ticket is a a fab price! The cottage is lovely and the kitchen is thRead moree best equipped one we've ever found in a holiday cottage, but we feel that some attention needs to be given to comfort (mattresses and sofas). Hide

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