Ghyll Cottage & Little Ghyll
Originally two cottages, believed to be occupied by cotton weavers or
lead miners, both prevalent industries at the time, Ghyll Cottage was
converted into one spacious, well-proportioned home in the mid-1900s.
The room sizes - at 21ft, the sitting room is unusually large for a
cottage - are matched by the kind of characterful features typical for
a period property, with exposed (occasionally low - 6 footers take
care!) beams, irregular walls and hints of a life and time gone by.
To the front you'll find a bench perfectly located to simply watch the
world, its walkers and its sheep go by; to the rear is an enclosed
south-facing terrace with side views to the fell, garden dining
furniture to seat 8 and a barbecue.
Formerly a village washhouse, our annexe, Little Ghyll, offers
self-contained sleeping and bathing accommodation from its idyllic
location right alongside Kettlewell Beck. Light, bright and spacious,
this allows a couple in your party to enjoy everything Ghyll Cottage
has to offer, with the added benefit of their own front door to close
at the end of the day. A private beckside deck, complete with bistro
table and chairs, provides the perfect spot to grab a cup of tea/glass
of something suitable/cheeky nightcap and simply take in the beautiful
If you're in need of a little restorative TLC, we sincerely hope you'll
find it here.
Please note: access to Little Ghyll is via 4 irregular steps down and
4 steps up, so we ask any guests with mobility issues to take particular
care. The beck is deep in parts here - historically sheep were dipped in
this stretch of water - so we strongly advise that only adults stay in
the annexe. Children should be supervised at all times.