Millbeck Towers

Keswick, Cumbria
The exterior of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The sitting room at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The kitchen at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The breakfast room at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The twin bedroom on the top floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The first floor double bedroom at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The twin bedroom on the first floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The twin bedroom on the top floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The en-suite bathroom of the first floor double bedroom at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The bathroom on the second floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The ground floor lavatory at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The bathroom on the second floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The top floor en-suite bathroom at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The view outside of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The exterior of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The sitting room at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The kitchen at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The breakfast room at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The twin bedroom on the top floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The first floor double bedroom at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The twin bedroom on the first floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The twin bedroom on the top floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The en-suite bathroom of the first floor double bedroom at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The bathroom on the second floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The ground floor lavatory at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The bathroom on the second floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The top floor en-suite bathroom at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The view outside of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, 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.
 

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day

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

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • 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 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.

Places nearby

Map

Map Loading...
  • Selected icon Millbeck Towers
  • Cottage icon Cottage
  • Bunkhouse icon Bunkhouse
  • Bothy icon Bothy
  • Campsite icon Campsite
  • Hotel icon Hotel
  • National Trust Place icon National Trust place to visit
  • Multiple places icon Multiple places

Share this property

Similar places to stay

Colchester, Suffolk
Cottage

A striking eight-bedroom farmhouse with fine historic detailing throughout.

  • Sleeps 18
  • 8 bedrooms
  • Dogs welcome
Ticknall, Leicestershire
Cottage

The perfect get-together pad with seven bedrooms, a large garden and miles of parkland walks.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Dogs welcome
About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day