Towards the property
Dining area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Perfect for children
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Bobbin Mill,

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 3
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Towels for hire
4 more

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 and Lake Windermere
  • 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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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 included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Logs provided
  • Heritage water mill
  • Shops and pubs under 1 mile
  • Not suitable for young children
  • Regret no smoking

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Ruth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 2 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Katherine, 11th November 2017

Lovely quirky property in a secluded location. Well equipped. Definitely a place to stay if you want to get away from it all.

Reviewed by William, 21st October 2017

This is an unusual property, a former industrial building converted into a quirky house. It is cosy and welcoming and in a great location for exploring the Lakes.


Towards the property
Dining area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Perfect for children


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