Millbeck TowersKeswick, Cumbria
- Guests 12
- Bedrooms 6
- Preferred changeover day Saturday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 2
- Acorn rating 3 What's this?
- Reference 009011
About Millbeck TowersAn impressive 18th-century carding mill, now a large six-bedroom escape perfect for family get-togethers.
Sitting in an elevated position above the Northern Lakes, you’ll feel like King of the land in this castle. It’s actually a former 18th-century carding mill, but nonetheless impressive. Step inside the turret-adorned property to an atmospheric space with high ceilings and historic detailing in all its nooks and crannies. An intricate stained glass window, open fireplaces and chequered tiled floors are just some of the notable features of this large six-bedroom mansion.
It’s ideal for those special get-togethers with its large rambling garden with a pretty pond, perfect for summer soirees. If you’re an outdoorsy bunch, you’ll have direct access to Skiddaw Range with its easily navigational paths and fine views across the Vale of Keswick.
Also close by is the bustling small town of Keswick, just a 10-minute drive from here. Go a little further south to Derwent Water, also known as ‘Queen of the Lakes’. It’s nestled in the idyllic Borrowdale Valley. You can explore the islands on your own vessel or rent boats from hire centres around the lake.
Why book with us?
- Unrivalled locations
- Free entry to our places
- Award-winning customer service
- Help us care for nature, beauty and history
Our Covid promise
- Postpone or refund with no admin fee
- Enhanced cleaning regime
- Discover more about our Covid promise
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 362 KB)
Entrance hall, large dining room with open fire, breakfast room with wood burner, kitchen, lavatory and utility room.
Large sitting room with open fire and fine views, two bedrooms (1 twin connected to 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower) and a further separate WC.
Second floor: four bedrooms (1 double with en-suite bathroom, 1 double with 5' bed and 2 twins) and bathroom with shower.
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.
Heating: Oil central heating included.
Parking: There are spaces for up to four cars.
Garden: There is a large enclosed garden. There is a large fenced pond that can be deep at times, numerous streams and becks also run through the garden so care is needed and children should be supervised.
Guests should expect to see dedicated National Trust Volunteer Gardeners tending the grounds on one or more days of guests' stay as part of the ongoing programme of maintenance and restoration of the whole gardens.
Utilities: There is a fridge-freezer, two further fridges and another freezer.
Television: FreeSat is provided in the lounge and both en-suites.
*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.
Please note: There is a traditional open-banister stairwell from the second floor down to the ground floor, children should not be allowed to play on the banisters.
There are fruit trees at the top of the garden which are sometimes tended to by a couple of the local residents.
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