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Greta Mill

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972402)

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    • “Wonderful Holiday”
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    • “Just back from a superb break in Keswick. Stayed in Greta Mill Cottage and it was brilliant. We stayed before and were delighted with the alterations they have made. A warm and comfortable cottage with beautiful views from the upstairs front room windows. Plenty of room for a 3 year old to run around and a lovely hot tub for us all to relax in. The town itself is slowly recovering from the damage caused in recent flooding. Loved it and will definitely go back again!”

    Margaret A, South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom, May 2016

    • “Spacious, character-full house in a great Lake District location”
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    • “My family (2 adults and two teenagers) and our friends (2 adults and a teenager) really enjoyed our week at Greta Mill. The living accommodation was very spacious, which included a dining kitchen, snug and large L-shaped living room. Three of the bedrooms were very large, with the front bedroom enjoying spectacular views of Skiddaw, River Greta and Fitz Park. The courtyard is a sun trap and contains the wonderful hot tub (unfortunately now and additional £100 supplement) which was very welcome after a long day walking. It is located a few minutes walk away from the centre of Keswick with all the facilities, shops and cafe's, and is within 5 minutes walk of the lake. The cottage is also just across the road from the lovely Fitz Park with the bowls, lawn tennis and putting activities. There were a few minor niggles - mainly the road noise through the single glazed windows and the inadequate plumbing for the en-suite shower facilities. However, these are minor issues and would not deter me from booking again..................but it would be nice if they were improved. Lastly, do not trust the google maps location for this cottage. Greta Mill is on the corner of Penrith Road and Wordsworth Street with off road parking for two large cars. The office for collecting the keys is then down Station Street (about a 400 yard walk from the cottage). Also, the google maps / street view picture is old (pre-refurbishment) and not representative of the way the cottage looks now. The garage has gone and the walls and windows have been repainted.”

    DevonDon, Tiverton, United Kingdom, August 2013

    • “Stunning House”
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    • “What a magnificent house! Great location in Keswick for the Convention Centre in Skiddaw Street. My wife & I stayed here with our extended family - 6 adults, 3 children and an infant. Excellent facilities, en-suite in each of the 4 bedrooms. I can't understand one review who complained about this! We found all the catering utensils to be just right. The Hot Tub was a great bonus for the children (and adults!). Maria (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. The only downside was that the letting agents don't operate a loyalty scheme enabling guests to have first option to re-book for the following year (not the owners fault!). Note that your green bin (paper/cardboard) may not get emptied (ours didn't). Would definitely re-book another year!”

    KeithRD, Manchester, United Kingdom, August 2013

    • “A superb break”
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    • “The cottage was lovely and had plenty of room. It was our first holiday with our 4 month old grandson and his mum and dad so we wanted the space. The bedrooms were all very spacious and it was lovely to have en-suites with them all. The downstairs was fine although the sitting area in the living room was a little dark even with the blind open. Been to Keswick many times, love it there and would definitely book the cottage again. Only gripe and its very small, there were tools for the fire, and where was the gazebo pictured over the hot tub?”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Lanark, May 2013

    • “Relaxing, family friendly, central location with views!”
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    • “Greta Mill was a very special place for me this year. A gathering together of our two sons and their partners in celebration of my retirement, their father's birthday and one son's return to these shores from being far away for over a year! Key pick up was straight forward...just down the road, within walking distance. Lovely contemporary decor. It had 3 doubles all with en-suites! (quite rare) and was central to Keswick's amenities. Real ale Pubs,Shopping and the brilliantly stocked Booths!(Not cheap but 5 types of coconut milk to choose from!) so couples could be as independent as they wished, without compromising on my view of the snow capped mountains drinking tea in bed each morning from the front master bedroom. No rain all week!! The wonderfully equiped kitchen and large dinning table lead to a type of 'Come Dine With Me' arrangement for eating. All parties scoring maximum marks. more intimate eating could have been don by couples in the kitchen or utility / boot sitting room. Our only regrets were:- Not finding the time to use the Hot Tub, too much time taken up walking, climbing, eating and drinking...though I did luxuriate in the fabulously indulgent bath a couple of times. Also the master bedroom shower was in need some plugbustering as it overflowed the shower tray. Front bedroom had busy road noise, but it didn't bother us. And there were no instructions on the use of the log burner in the cosy little extra room. So after filling the kitchen with smoke, we abandoned the attempt for hopefully a better informed future visit. Sadly Greta Mill is up for sale and I can't afford to buy it. It's not a cheap family holiday option, but, for me, definately worth it'(...also we went at the cheaper time) So go and enjoy!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northumberland, March 2013

    • “very nice property”
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    • “We enjoyed the stay at Greta Mill, the place is central to town, well set up, warm clean and nicely decorated. We would recommend to friends with no concerns.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cambridge, December 2012

    • “Excellent accomodation in a lovely position”
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    • “Greta Mill is a beuatifully kept property, well equipped and set out to welcome us. All local info was provided in a welcome note, with a bottle of wine in the fridge and a plate of cakes to start our holiday. Even the dogs had a jar of treats supplied! The house is tastefully decorated and furnished and a delight ot stay in. Situated opposite a large park it was perfectly located and there were some good walks to be had in the vicinity. Shopping centre was about 5 minutes walk away and we found Keswick a delightful town. The only thing I missed was a decent, sharp knife for cooking purposes and a cheese grater, so would recommend anyone to take their own; a very minor point! Also worth noting that the beds are doubles in three of the bedrooms, so if you're travelling with friends make sure they are good ones! We all loved the hot tub and it was perfect to fall into after a few hours of hill walking! Would definitely go again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Colchester, August 2012

    • “Fantastic cottage , it made our holiday one of the best we have”
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    • “Greta mill was an amazing cottage , excellent in every way , on arrival we where met by cakes , wine and a very nice welcoming card saying have a lovely holiday ... Much appreciated ! We had not stayed in Keswick before but found so much to do and the walks where within easy walking distance from the cottage , also opposite the cottage is a lovely park with tennis courts and a leisure centre which we used while on holiday ! We look forward to visiting Greta Mill and it's relaxing hot tub in the near future !”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Scarborough, July 2012

    • “Perfect for large groups”
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    • “We wanted to be close to the town and this is in perfect location. Good to have parking for 3 cars as it would have been hard to find street parking. 4 bedrooms having 4 en-suites was brilliant and it meant that we all had our privacy. There was also the lovely large bathroom with large bath but remember to allow an hour before using the other showers. We were a family of 8 adults and the house had plenty of room downstairs to give us room to spread ourselves around. Great kitchen to cook in with plenty of pots and pans etc. It was a shame the log burner was in the small utility room/breakfast room and not in the large lounge/dining room but maybe it wasn't possible to build one in there. There is an electric mock log burner with a fan heater to keep the room warm which is perfectly adequate as well as gas central heating. A bit noisy in the front bedroom , so take ear plugs unless you can sleep through anything. The rest of the rooms are towards the side or back of the house so they are fine. I mentioned to the owner when we met her on the last day that a couple of the beds weren't particularly comfortable, even though they were new, and she said she would put a 'topper' or something on them to sort this out. I would definitely recommend this house to other people.”

    Jagster1957, Exeter, United Kingdom, April 2014

    • “Very relaxing”
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    • “The owners, Maria and David are really nice people and only too willing to help with any queries. The house has been sympathetically renovated and retains a lot of original old world charm. The ladies loved the hot tub and the outside seating area became a little sun trap later on. The utility room made a great little snug as it has 2 comfy chairs, small dining table and a compact but very efficient wood burner. We had a very relaxing week there and did a lot of exploring as it was our first time in keswick. The only downside was the hot water system, we found that the best way to take a shower was using one at a time and not to turn on any other taps.”

    Lawrenceault, Glasgow, United Kingdom, September 2013

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    • “Superb location. Brilliant for families to share accommodation with the four double bedrooms”

    Mrs Weetman, SPALDING, October 2018

    • “Generally a lovely house, very comfortable and ideally located a few minutes walk from the center of town. Great location for dog-owners as it is right opposite Fitz Park. However the owners could do with addressing a couple of points. No adequate drying facilities for clean laundry, only a boot room for drying waterproofs etc. We had to go to the local laundrette for this. Maybe a retractable washing line in the yard or exchange washing machine for a washer-dryer? Crockery needs checking over, quite a few cracked plates (mostly large green ones). Small issue with towel rails not working, but office were notified. Hot tub lovely - but has a tendency to turn on during the night on its own!! Very strange!! There was also no plug in the family bathroom hand sink, not sure why??”

    Mrs Parker, Macclesfield, August 2018

    • “The house worked really well, being four en suite rooms with the additional family bathroom. This is the comfiest house we've ever stayed in in Keswick.- we really appreciated the owners' efforts to make it so nice. I would have liked more plates and glasses which were matching. The crockery and dishes to cook with or serve up food were the weakest parts of the accommodation experience 0 I actually headed off to a charity shop to buy a milk jug of decent size and left it behind for the next folks.. We loved the tasteful patio where we could eat out this year - an uncommon experience for us in Keswick!! and we enjoyed the hot tub. We'd love to book Greta Mill again but we see it's already booked for 2019, so maybe 2020! Well done everyone for making our stay so enjoyable - including Sykes Cottages.”

    Mrs Allstaff, Aberfeldy, July 2018

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The Property

Greta Mill is a stunning 4 bedroom luxury Lake District cottage with hot tub and views over the river to the fells beyond, ideally located in the heart of the popular town of Keswick. To the rear of the cottage there is an enclosed courtyard with a Hot Tub for relaxation. Greta Mill is a perfect base for families or groups of friends looking for relaxation after busy days out exploring the northern Lake District.
The area is ideal for those looking to explore the northern Lake District. The shores of Derwentwater are close by where a lovely day can be spent on board a launch cruising around the lake relaxing and taking in spectacular views whilst you sail. Keswick has a wide variety of amenities including pubs serving fine food and real ales, restauarants, shops, museums, pretty parks a golf course and much more. There is a whole host of walking opportunities from the doorstep including the nearby slopes of Skiddaw and Latrigg.
Situated only a short stroll from the centre of Keswick, Greta Mill built circa 1850 is a late Georgian/Victorian town house which has been sympathetically renovated by the owners using their flare for design and now provides a base for large families or groups of friends looking for a luxurious and centrally based retreat from which to explore Keswick and the surrounding area. Greta Mill boasts amazing views over the River Greta to Fitz Park and Skiddaw towering above.
This centrally heated cottage comprises:

Entrance hallway with timber flooring.
Lounge/diner with timber flooring, log burner, TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi and a selection of local maps, walking, shopping and eating guides, DVDs and children's story books.
Kitchen with cosy seating area and wood burning stove, central island, duel fuel range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

First floor Double bedroom with king size bed, wall mounted TV and en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC
Double bedroom with king size bed, TV and en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC.
Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC.
Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC.
Family bathroom with traditional roll top bath, hand basin, WC and washing machine.

All, gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.
Travel Cot and highchair available,
Free Wi-Fi available.
Z beds available for 2 extra children upon request .
Private parking for up to 3 cars.
Secure storage area suitable for storing outdoor equipment, boots and bikes.
Access to a private paved courtyard with seating area.


Four bedrooms: 3 x double with en-suite shower room, wash basin and WC, 1 x twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, wash basin and WC. Family bathroom with free standing roll top bath, wash basin and WC. Living/dining room, breakfast kitchen.


  • Central heating and wood-burning stoves
  • Dual fuel range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV in living room and all bedrooms, DVD player, DVDs, books, maps, guides and tourist information, WiFi
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel Cot and highchair, Z beds for 2 children available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture, secure storage for bikes and outdoor gear, hot tub
  • Two dogs are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Check in time 4pm.

Regional Information

KESWICK Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 20 minutes. Cockermouth 13 miles. The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.