Gardening at The Towers

Cumbria, Cumbria
Garden tools
The exterior of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The sitting room at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
The twin bedroom on the first floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
Garden tools The exterior of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The sitting room at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria The twin bedroom on the first floor at Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Dates19 September 2020 to 26 September 2020
  • Holiday typeHand picked
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Gardening
  • Cost£210
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code20JHW206
  • AccommodationMillbeck Towers

About Gardening at The Towers

Help restore the gardens at Millbeck Towers to their former glory.

We are once again running a working holiday concentrating on the continued restoration of the huge garden at Millbeck Towers holiday cottage. Continuing to work to the ten-year plan, we hope to restore the gardens to their former glory for all to enjoy.

About the accommodation

This intriguing property, formerly an eighteenth-century carding mill, has wonderful spacious rooms, most of them enjoying spectacular views of the northern Lakes. It stands in the small hamlet of Millbeck close to Keswick. There is a large rambling garden to the rear with its fenced pond, numerous streams and a large flat open area that is ideal for games. The house allows direct access to the Skiddaw range, much admired by the famous Alfred Wainwright, with its good paths allowing easy navigation and fine views across the Vale of Keswick.

Facilities: garden, open fire/woodburner, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Bedding: all bedding/linen and towels provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: sensible foot wear and gardening gloves

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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