The owners of Millbank, Crosby Ravensworth have shared a blog about the wildlife that often visit their pet friendly cottage in the Eden Valley.

Millbank

Millbank

Spurred on last summer by seeing two Goldfinch at our cottage Millbank, Crosby Ravensworth, one of Lakes Cottage Holidays Eden Valley Cottages, we started to make a proper list of the wildlife we spotted in the garden. To our absolute delight, this winter we’ve been able to add two red squirrels to the list – Andrew took this photo of one of them on the feeding table just an hour or so ago, pictured against yesterday’s snowfall. The squirrels are remarkably relaxed about seeing us, though we don’t always see them together. We just have to keep an eye on our dog, River, to be sure she doesn’t chase them.

Red Squirrel at Millbank

Red Squirrel at Millbank

Birds we’ve seen or heard in the garden at the Cumbrian cottage include the beautifully coloured grey and orange Nuthatch, a tiny Tree Creeper and a Tawny Owl, as well as Curlew, Woodpecker, Dunnock, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Thrush and Pheasant. So bring your binoculars!

Millbank, Crosby Ravensworth is one of Lakes Cottage Holidays dog friendly cottages in the Lake District. The cosy and comfortable family cottage is situated in a quiet and picturesque area of the Eden Valley. With rural views from the cottage, numerous walks from the door and local country pub within walking distance book your stay today!

Views from Millbank

Views from Millbank

This stone cottage sleeps 4, accepts a dog and has wifi, making this cottage a perfect relaxing retreat for a family holiday this February half term, treating your loved one for a Valentines weekend in the Lakes or your Spring Easter holiday.