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Bobbin Mill Cottage

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972347)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Tracy

    “Tucked away in tranquil spot with lovely walks on the doorstep but close enough to the Lakes.”

    Cottage was spotless and had everything we needed. Owners were very amenable and offered us another night to avoid driving home in storm Eunice.

    Cottage was spotless and had everything we needed. Owners were very amenable and offered us another night to avoid driving home in storm Eunice. Tracy

    - Tracy, February 2022

The property

This former Bobbin Mill is now a converted Lakeland cottage on the banks of the river tucked away down a quiet country lane, yet only 5 miles from Windermere with a wealth of amenities.

With complimentary leisure club the cottage is sure to appeal to both couples or a family alike. Starnthwaite Ghyll is a riverside hamlet converted from the former Bobbin Mill and is now a traditional Lakeland built group of cottages and apartments on the banks of the River Gilpin with extensive lawned gardens.

There is walking from the door following the path of the river from where you can appreciate the abundance of local bird and wildlife.

This is a great area for cycling through the Lyth Valley, known for its damsons, and through the country lanes. The Bobbin Mill is in a rural location, tucked away down a quiet country lane, but less than a mile from the picturesque village of Crosthwaite with renowned Punch Bowl Restaurant which was voted Michelin British pub of the year and church.

Windermere with a wealth of attractions and amenities is 5 miles away.

The cottage is well equipped to suit two couples or a family group looking for accommodation in a peaceful haven but with facilities close by. The accommodation is centrally heated and comprises: Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen with pay phone, widescreen TV including freeview channels, DVD player, video and music centre. Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. First floor: Master double bedroom overlooking the river. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC. All electric and bed linen included. Towels provided. Wi-fi available. Cot and highchair available. Private parking. Shared use of the large landscaped gardens. Complimentary leisure club membership available at Damson Dene (1 mile) with pool, gym, steam room and sauna.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating and electric wood burning stove effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, Freeview TV, DVD player, music centre
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available for additional fee
  • Off road parking
  • Shared use of large landscaped gardens with picnic tables
  • Note: garden un-fenced next to river
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Complimentary leisure club membership 1 mile away
  • Pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Max 4 adults.

About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 6 miles.

Crosthwaite is a small village set in the picturesque Lyth Valley, famous for its damson trees, and boasts a lovely pub known nationally for its excellent food. The lakeside towns of Windermere and Bowness are nearby, with plenty of activities, interest and entertainment for all ages. Also within easy reach is the popular market town of Kendal, an historic Lakeland town with a fine reputation for shopping. Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden, are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season