Millbeck Towers

Keswick, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 009011

About Millbeck Towers

An 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.

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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 accessible


  • Ground floor

    Entrance hall, large dining room with open fire, breakfast room with wood burner, kitchen, lavatory and utility room.

  • First floor

    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

    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: 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. 

Utilities: There is a fridge-freezer, two further fridges and another freezer.

Television: FreeSat is provided at this cottage. 

*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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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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