Lounge with log fire
Kitchen to enjoy rustling up something special
Cook up a storm
Scenic location
Garden room
Enjoy your surroundings
Looking from the shared grounds on to the apartments
Double bedroom
Relax in style
Shower room
Twin bedroom
Tasteful decoration
Situated in well-kept grounds
Lovely stream at the front of the apartment on the grounds
Fantastically well-kept shared gardens for you to enjoy
Situated in a peaceful location
Looking towards the apartment
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2 / 18  Kitchen to enjoy rustling up something special
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6 / 18  Enjoy your surroundings
7 / 18  Looking from the shared grounds on to the apartments
8 / 18  Double bedroom
9 / 18  Relax in style
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11 / 18  Twin bedroom
12 / 18  Tasteful decoration
13 / 18  Bathroom
14 / 18  Situated in well-kept grounds
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16 / 18  Fantastically well-kept shared gardens for you to enjoy
17 / 18  Situated in a peaceful location
18 / 18  Looking towards the apartment

Mill End,

Starnthwaite (Nr Crosthwaite), Lake District
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ground floor apartment sleeping four guests
  • Situated in a former mill, a grand period property with a strong sense of history
  • Shared gardens, offering a wonderful space to unwind and enjoy the tranquil surroundings
  • Located in a rural area of the Lake District National Park, five miles from Lake Windermere and one mile from the village of Crossthwaite
  • Ideal location for exploring the lakes and fells.
  • A lovely holiday home which has been recognised by Visit England with a 4 star gold rating
Property code: LCC35

Overlooking the river, this handsome building was once a thriving mill. Today it provides a place for those who seek true peace and relaxation, enjoy the beautifully kept grounds or venture down the river path.

Ground floor apartment sleeping four guests, situated in a handsome former mill in the eastern region of the picturesque Lake District, just five miles from the shores of Lake Windermere. The lake and its shores are a wonderfully scenic location to enjoy a huge range of outdoor activities a well as a good network of footpaths. Activities range from leisurely boat trips to open-water swimming, fell walking, cycling, canoeing, and sailing. Those with an interest in culture and history are also well-catered for in the area, with the stately home at Sizergh Castle lying six miles south of the property and is a fascinating destination for a day out, particularly when coupled with a stop at Sizergh Barn, a fantastic farm shop and tearoom, which is also home to a fun and educational farm trail.

Stepping through the apartment’s private entrance, guests will come first to a garden room which provides them with a lovely place to sit back and enjoy the views across the garden. This room, in turn, leads onto the spacious lounge/diner, an elegantly styled room with two comfortable sofas, a roaring log fire, and TV/DVD. The dining area is situated at the opposite end of the room, and makes the perfect space to enjoy leisurely meals in the evenings. Next to the dining area, the kitchen is well-equipped and offers an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. The apartment has two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both tastefully finished to a high standard. Guests have a choice between a shower room with WC, and a bathroom which has a shower over bath and WC.

Outside, the shared riverside gardens are an attractive place to sit out and enjoy the tranquillity of the location. There are benches dotted about to give guests a quiet space to sit, but please be aware that the river is not fenced. There is parking provided for two cars and there is bike storage available.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-sized double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Shower room with WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire - starter set of briquettes and kindling included
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shops 5 miles, pub 1 mile

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jackie, 5th July 2019

This is a beautiful cottage in a very peaceful place. It allows easy access to the Lake Districts varied attractions.

Reviewed by Lorna, 22nd June 2019

Really enjoyed our stay. Lovely location, spacious and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Carole, 10th June 2019

Comfortable and nicely decorated. Well equipped kitchen. I would recommend this property if you want a quiet location. But dont expect to be able to walk to a pub in the evening, as its over a mile down some very narrow lanes!

Reviewed by DAVID, 3rd June 2019

Quiet, perfectly located appt for walking or tourist ventures across the Lakes. Appt is well equipped and comfortable for 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Reviewed by Paula, 19th April 2019

Lovely quiet and pretty setting. A good option for those with restricted mobility, no steps, stairs and the parking is on site.

Reviewed by Joanna, 30th December 2018

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location.

Reviewed by Kelvin Allen and Claire, August 2018

The drive was very long but worth it! The house is beautiful and well equipt with everything you could think of. We took board games, DVD's books etc but didnt need it! The girls enjoyed the toys in the bedroom . Lovely and clean bed linen. Bathrooms were clean too. It is well thought of for familys if ever there are rainy days. Plenty to do here aRead morend not to far to travel to and from places. We felt right at home as soon as well walked throught the door. We would love to come back and I will be reccomending this place to friends and family :) Hide

Reviewed by Sylvia and Keith Mitchell, May 2018

Our second visit and even more enjoyable than the first. Surberbly equipped and immaculate. Visits to Elterwater (delightful walk), Bowness and Cartmel plus Grange - lovely gardens. Met the owners - a really friendly couple who made us welcome and helped ensure a wonderful weekend. We hope to return.

Reviewed by Myburgh Family, South Africa, May 2018

For a first visit to the UK this were a great surprise. Thanks for a peaceful countryside stay / visit. Will recommend Mill End to others. Thanks.

Reviewed by G and D Boyle, Sydney, NSW, Australia, June 2017

Our stay at Mill End was very comfortable despite the wet weather! It is a well equipped apartment and the layout of 2 bedrooms each with an adjacent bathroom was perfect for 2 couples. The outlook was wonderful and it was great being able to go walking without using the car on our one dry day! The nearby National Trust homes were a great wet weathRead moreer option. Hide

Reviewed by Chef Mehernosh, May 2017

We had a wonderful time and will recommend you to our friends.Thanking you.

Reviewed by Sylvia and Keith

Just the loveliest birthday present one could wish for. Need I say more than to say what a lovely peaceful, super spot. Thank you!

Reviewed by Fitton Family

Very relaxing week - very peaceful location, but only a short drive away from Bowness, Kendal and Lancaster. The guide books were very useful - we particularly enjoyed the Coniston to Tarn Hows walk although the descent by Tom Gill needed some care! Would definitely recommend to friends. Thanks.

Reviewed by Swifts

Lovely place, wonderful surroundings. Would recommend to anyone who wants to chill and unwind! Local walks from the house are a must.

Reviewed by Wells

On honeymoon- beautiful area and lovely relaxed walks to Punch Bowl- pudding was gorgeous there. Golf brilliant at Windermere, great afternoon at the farm where they filmed Beatrix Potter. Relaxing week- cheers!

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Lounge with log fire
Kitchen to enjoy rustling up something special
Cook up a storm
Scenic location
Garden room
Enjoy your surroundings
Looking from the shared grounds on to the apartments
Double bedroom
Relax in style
Shower room
Twin bedroom
Show 6 moreTasteful decoration


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