Gillbank Cottage is a luxury 400-year-old self-catering Lake District cottage sleeping 10, located in the Eskdale valley, one of the loveliest areas of the Lakes, in the beautiful hamlet of Boot. Once owned by William Wordsworth, the well appointed detached property boasts many period features, ample gardens, and access by private road.
Gillbank Cottage, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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View Gillbank Cottage, holiday rental in Boot, Eskdale, Cumbria in a larger map BY CAR
From the South

  • Leave the M6 motorway at junction 36 for Kendal/Lakes.
  • Follow signs to Barrow (A590).
  • Turn right to Workington (A5092) 3 miles beyond Newby Bridge and follow this road to Broughton-in-Furness (10 miles).
  • Turn right to Ulpha before the River Duddon (3/4 mile beyond Broughton).

  • After 4 miles turn left in Ulpha village to the steep hill signed Eskdale.

  • Follow the fell road to the King George IV pub (6 miles).

  • Turn right.
  • At the Brook House (Poachers Bar) turn left into Boot village. Pass the Boot Inn on your left and immediately after the red phone box turn right into the lane before the small bridge.


    The road is labelled as private.
  • Follow this track up the hill for approximately 1/2 mile. This is a single track that is quite steep in some areas, so proceed slowly and carefully. Gillbank Cottage is the first property on your left after you go over the stone track. There is a large monkey puzzle tree immediately behind the stone wall. If you reach the white farm yard, you have gone too far.
From the North
  • Leave the M6 at Carlisle (junction 44) and follow the A595 (signed Barrow).
  • Turn off at Gosforth and follow the road (6 miles) to Eskdale.
  • Keep going right through Eskdale Village until you come to the George IV on your right.
  • At the King George IV pub, turn left and follow as above.
  • At the Brook House (Poachers Bar) turn left into Boot village. Pass the Boot Inn on your left and immediately after the red phone box turn right into the lane before the small bridge. The road is labelled as private.
  • Follow this track up the hill for approximately 1/2 mile. This is a single track that is quite steep in some areas, so proceed slowly and carefully. There is a gate just before a straight stone track that says Gillbank Farm. Gillbank Cottage is the first property on your left just before the Gillbank Farm house. There is a large monkey puzzle tree immediately behind the stone wall. If you reach the white farm yard, you have gone too far.

BY RAIL

The village of Boot is served by the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. The closest main line station is Ravenglass for Eskdale from which the small gauge railway can be accessed. To find out journey times check the National Rail Journey Planner.

GPS COORDINATES

Lat: 54:24:20N Lon: 3:15:48W

MAPS

Follow these links for a map and computer generated directions from your destination.
Street map of Gillbank or Multimap aerial with OS overlay

You can also use the convenient theAA.com service or the RAC by entering CA19 1TG as your destination and it will produce detailed directions and a map. Note: avoid Hardknott and Wrynose as this is a very steep and slow route.

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