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Bobbin Mill

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
2 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Converted former bobbin mill with intact waterwheel with number of period features inside and out
  • Secluded rural location next to waterfalls with a lovely wild garden, stream and slate bridges
  • Less than a mile from Hawkshead in a peaceful, out of the way location.
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 converted former bobbin mill offers a true taste of rural life and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle. Accommodating five guests and up to three dogs, it boasts a unique location in a lovely, secluded valley. Local pubs and shops are less than a mile away should you need them, while there are endless scenic walks on the doorstep.

This rustic cottage, with original waterwheel, oozes character and old-world charm. Retaining many period features inside and out, it is accessed by crossing a field. Gather your guests around the dining table in the inviting lounge/diner, where there’s plenty of space to enjoy a meal and catch up on the day’s events. The warming wood burner adds to the already cosy atmosphere in the lounge, where comfortable sofas offer a welcome place to unwind. Meanwhile, the well-equipped kitchen has all you need whether you’re preparing a family meal or a picnic. A slate staircase leads to the first bedroom, while further stairs lead to the second. Both have a cosy, country feel, making them relaxing retreats. Outside, soak up the tranquil surroundings in the property’s wild gardens, while the dogs enjoy cooling off in the mill stream, which is crossed by slate bridges.

Take a stroll into Hawkshead, less than a mile away, where you’ll find some friendly pubs and cafes for a drink or bite to eat. Enjoy the stunning mountain views on the popular circular walk at the picturesque Tarn Hows (1 mile) which suits all abilities. A visit to this area wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Lake Windermere (6 miles) where you can try out various water sports or sit back on a ferry cruise. There are some scenic woodland trails at Grizedale Forest, perfect for those on two or four legs.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Regret no washing machine or TV
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Logs provided
  • Heritage water mill
  • Shops and pubs under 1 mile
  • Not suitable for young children or people with mobility issues. There are steep steps, drops to the water wheel and waterfall.

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 4th September 2021

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Unique but very out dated. Memorable for the one stay.

Reviewed by Leoni 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Jonathan 14th August 2021

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We absolutely loved our week at Bobbin Mill. From the history of the house to the location it is an absolute gem. We enjoyed playing table tennis and my daughter enjoyed the swing, stream, exploring and the WIFI. My wife enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels and she wished she had taken her trail cam to see what other wildlife was in the area. I Read moreenjoyed the walks on the nearby footpaths up into the pine forests. We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by IRENE 17th July 2021

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This place is just magic. We had a wonderful week lost into the woods. Quiet, birdwatching, hikes and walks all around. It was so sad leaving this amazing place.

Reviewed by Caroline 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Terry 26th June 2021

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Fascinating old building in a beautiful spot, a lovely week of peace and quiet

Reviewed by David 12th June 2021

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This is my second visit to Bobbin Mill and hopefully not my last. The Mill won't be everyone's cup of tea and that's fine by me. (It'll make it easier for me to book again in the future). I love the old-fashioned style of the place, and that it has no TV nor Wi-fi - heck, barely any mobile coverage at all. But the wildlife, the stream, the ambienceRead more, the fire are all marvellous. A perfect location for getting out on the Fells too. We had the best week since Covid's cheerful arrival last year. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 15th May 2021

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A delightful period property in an idyllic location - excellent for anyone who loves character properties and wants to get away from the normal. Dont expect modern living!

Reviewed by Katie 9th May 2021

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Reviewed by Catherine 24th April 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by Caroline 3rd August 2020

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Amazing place, really in the middle of nowhere. Lots of room and ample equipment/crockery/blankets etc. If you need clean lines and minimalist this isnt the place for you though! We had a memorable stay and hope to go back again

Reviewed by Ron 21st February 2020

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Fantastic location, need to understand the steep stairs and raging waters during the storms which for us was all part of the charm. We visited in winter during the worst storms for years and enjoyed every moment, must be fantastic in summer, but we had the roads to ourselves. We drove to almost every lake seeing spectacular views around every corneRead morer and not many other people out there doing the same. Our idea of a winter holiday. Thank You. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 4th January 2020

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I have to Bobbing Mill twice now so I must like the place It suits my needs with a small dog I can see safety problems with larger dogs and children near the ravine. super isolated cottage with lots of charm but not suitable for the weak and faint hearted The ghost could be a little more active

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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