Guests - FROM £479
(5 out of 5) based on 48 reviews
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Created by Local Craftsmen, the Perfect Romantic Bolthole for Two

Lovingly created by local craftsmen in a traditional style, step into the open plan living space comprising of a solid oak kitchen dressed in cool granite with a double electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge with freezer box and microwave. The lounge offers a deep-cushioned leather sofa strategically placed in front of the electric fireplace with a TV above, ideal for relaxing after a day on the fells.

A fully tiled wet room provides a large shower area, small basin and WC, and the pretty bedroom opposite with comfy double bed.
Outside, an enclosed private patio area with creative seating is just the spot to enjoy your morning cuppa or a pre-dinner drink in the evening and parking is available close by.

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Property Includes

Retreats For

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Garden or Outside Area
    Enclosed terraced garden with seating
  • Parking
    Parking close by in a designated space alongside owner’s paddock or (for a small car) beside the property


  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


  • Open Plan Living Space
  • Kitchen with electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer box and dishwasher. Launderette in Windermere
  • Lounge with comfortable leather seating, window seat, electric stove and wall-mounted Free SAT TV and DVD player
  • Dining area with table and chairs
  • Bedroom 1 – double bedroom with pretty décor and fabrics
  • Wet room with large shower area, basin, WC and underfloor heating


  • Underfloor and electric heating throughout
  • All electric, bed linen and towels provided
  • WiFi (not suitable for downloading movies)
  • Enclosed terraced garden with seating
  • Parking close by in a designated space alongside owner’s paddock or (for a small car) beside the property
  • Due to the layout, Bessyboot is not suitable for infants or children, Babies up to 6 months are permitted with their own sleeping equipment
  • Sorry, Bessyboot has a strict no pet policy

Location & Nearby

A Walker’s Paradise Set in The Heart of The Troutbeck Valley

Bessyboot is an adorable, romantic retreat for two set in the beautiful, historic village of Troutbeck. Named after a favourite walk of the owners in the Northern Lakes, this quality bolthole is the perfect choice for a getaway break throughout the year. Character features of exposed beams and flagged floors have been complimented with solid oak furnishings and pretty décor resulting in a peaceful, relaxing haven with stunning views of the local fell range from the private patio.

A walker’s paradise, Troutbeck offers walks for all ages and abilities and the slopes of Wansfell and other Wainwright’s can be reached on foot from the cottage. The village boasts two good country pubs, The Mortal Man and The Queen’s Head, both renowned for their local ales and excellent home-cooked fayre. The local shop is also a quaint tea room, fondly regarded as the geographical centre and heart of the community so do pop in during your visit, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome!

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Guest feedback for Bessyboot
(5 out of 5) based on 48 Reviews
On Monday, 10 Jun 2024
Bessyboot is a perfect little bolthole for two, and is located in a beautiful part of the Lakes. The accommodation is warm, cozy and has everything you might need, including the most comfortable bed, especially welcome after a day's walking. The welcome cookies are a kind touch and the fluffy towels an added bonus. Would definitely recommend this lovely place in the most gorgeous surroundings.
On Friday, 07 Jun 2024
The cottage was so cozy and very well-equipped, providing all the comforts of home. The surrounding scenery was stunning, with picturesque views of the countryside and easy access to a variety of hiking trails. The peaceful location made for a truly relaxing getaway. I must say a huge thank you for the biscuits - they were a lovely touch and much appreciated. I highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking to escape to the tranquility of nature!
On Monday, 27 May 2024
I’ve stayed twice at Bessy Boot, and loved it both times. Troutbeck is a beautiful, peaceful village. I love walking to either of the pubs for a drink or dinner, or having a coffee at the Old Post office. The place feels like a home from home
On Monday, 08 Apr 2024
Lovely accommodation and very well located within ambleside. Absolutely loved the bath, really good to relax in after a really long walk. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. Apart from the bad weather we had a comfortable stay. Thank you 🙏
On Friday, 22 Mar 2024
I absolutely loved my stay at Bessyboot. I went in search of somewhere to de-stress and switch off, and it was perfect. Really snug little place with underfloor heating in both kitchen/living room and bathroom. My morning coffee (on the sunny day!) sat on the little terrace area was a particular highlight, listening to the silence interspersed with sheep and the beck in the distance. Bliss. The Queen's Head pub, a short walk down the hill, was a great place for dinner too. All in all, perfect!
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
A very comfortable 2 person space. Good internet connections and media options. The Mortal Man Inn is just around the corner with great food and friendly staff. My advice would be to always park your vehicle behind the property as the road beside the front entrance is quite narrow. Weather permitting a visit to the church is a must. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
A pretty, cosy and very clean cottage in a great position within the Lake District for access to Ambleside and walks. The cottage had everything we needed. Would definitely like to return.
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
Lovely weekend In a beautiful location Cottage was well equipped with everything you need Would visit again
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
Lovely stay in troutbeck - had everything we needed
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
What a lovely find. Riverside house is situated in a beautiful setting, with walks from the door back door. Inside is spotless with an open fire, and as we visited late October we burnt all the logs, but it is easy enough to buy more, and the heating works well upstairs. The beds are comfy and there's enough showers, baths, toilets for our party of 5, the kitchen is very well equipped with every utensil you could wish for if you plan to self cater, and Ambleside is only a few mins drive away if you'd rather go out for an evening meal, but if you visit during school holidays booking in advance is definitely essential. Chester's by the River Cafe is also worth a visit, the variety of cakes, meals and breads is overwhelming, and the portions are very generous, I will miss the marmalade and ginger cake! Our stay was thoroughly enjoyable and we would come back, communication with Michelle was very prompt when i asked about where to go to eat in Ambleside, all perfect, thank you.
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
We really enjoyed staying at far Nook, ten minute walk to centre of Ambleside. Lovely accommodation, clean and spacious. Good quality, high standards. Good showers and bathrooms. Kitchen great social area, kitchen equipment good. Lovely garden area, although we didn’t use it because we explored the fells everyday. My parents loved sitting in the sun room at the front of the house while we were out walking. Great bedroom for them downstairs. My husband used the office space to work in a lot, which was great for him as this isn’t often found in accommodation. Wi-Fi good Really nice lounge area comfortable sofas and chairs and wood burner. Very homely. I’d certainly recommend this house. We had a wonderful holiday here and we would love to return and stay at Far Nook again. Thank you!
On Friday, 06 Oct 2023
2nd stay this year just love Bessyboot, thank you for a lovely stay we'll be back soon and I can't wait. You do exactly what you say in the tin and we wouldn't stay anywhere else....xx
On Monday, 02 Oct 2023
We had to cut our stay short at Bessyboots due to an unfortunate incident ie leg break. Host communication was great facilities good Troutbeck area local pub nice and sorry we had to leave early. Assistance offered to vacate with injury but not required. I would recommend this home cottage to a couple. Parking a little walk to at rear but fine.
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Lovely place highly recommend
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
A beautiful little cottage in a fabulous location. Very comfortable, well designed and with an excellent shower.
On Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
We stayed over August Bank Holiday and had a wonderful time. Really well located in the village and equidistant for the two pubs. Only very minor niggle was late check in time (4.00pm), 2.00/3.00 would have been better, and early check out (10.00am), which doesn't allow for much of a lie in before the pre departure tidy and exit. Would definitely recommend though.
On Sunday, 27 Aug 2023
Had a lovely week staying at Bessyboot. It was quite difficult to find at first, but with some help from the locals, we managed to find it eventually. The cottage itself was clean and spacious and a great location to get to lots of different towns.
On Monday, 21 Aug 2023
Really enjoyed our short stay, weather was great so we had amazing walks up Troutbeck valley and over to Ambleside.
On Friday, 14 Jul 2023
My partner and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time at Bessyboot. Loved the accommodation; it created a relaxed atmosphere to come back to after a day of exploration. The Queen's Head (pub) down the road was wonderful, brilliant food, beer and the owners were a delight.
On Saturday, 08 Jul 2023
Fantastic cottage in such a peaceful location. The little extras like milk amd cookies were a lovely touch. so glad we booked Bessyboot we couldn't have asked for anything more. We'll definitely be back.....just perfect would highly recommend
On Thursday, 06 Jul 2023
beautiful cottage in the delightful village of Troutbeck, easy access to explore the wider area, lovely and peaceful and perfect cottage for 2 people. we loved it
On Thursday, 22 Jun 2023
Property clean and tidy with good facilities in such a peaceful location-and the welcome pack(tea/coffee/sugar/milk/biscuits) was a really nice touch, something the 'bigger' holiday letting companies could learn from!
On Monday, 05 Jun 2023
I had a WONDERFUL week at Bessyboot. I was very lucky with the weather as well so enjoyed having breakfast on the patio before walking of to wherever I fancied hiking that day. Lots of easy to intermediate hikes in the vicinity. The two pubs are also really friendly and have great food. I recommend stopping by the tea room in the village too. I hope to come back!
On Monday, 29 May 2023
A Great stay overall. exactly what was needed. a beautiful cute cottage with wonderful and peaceful surroundings. would definitely recommend a weekend stay if looking for something peaceful out of the busy bustle of Ambleside and surrounding villages during the busy summer periods!
On Saturday, 27 May 2023
Lovely cottage would recommend to anyone who wants an escape.
On Saturday, 20 May 2023
The location is just amazing, in a beautiful and very quiet valley, with lots of walks straight out of the door. It is small and compact, but had everything in we needed, and we had a very comfortable stay. Well laid out kitchen with 4 burner stove all very easy to cook some nice meals.
On Wednesday, 12 Apr 2023
We both loved our stay at Betty’s Boot, nice touch with the Easter eggs when we arrived. Very cozy, clean and nice and peaceful just what we wanted. Would definitely recommend this place and stay over again.
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
Really enjoyed our stay. It was a beautiful little cottage with everything you need for a very comfortable stay .
On Monday, 19 Sep 2022
Bessyboot is the perfect location for exploring the area. The cottage is very cosy and well equipped with everything you’d need.. There are two pubs within walking distance that serve excellent food.. We would definitely stay again!
On Sunday, 18 Sep 2022
Michelle's Little Cottage is cozy and in a very quiet and tranquil location to escape the stress of big Cities. The atmosphere, around it for nature lovers is magic. It contains all the essentials you need for a short trip. The bed for two is very comfy and soft. It has got a parking space at the back however, if you want to download your belongings you can park for few minutes in the front door. There are two pubs round the corner to a walking distance. The food is good. For people that would like to disconnect completely is a key place However, for those that need internet connection the signal isn't good enough; we needed to use the Sat Nav in the Car as it was working all the time; however, the one on the phone lose signal all the time. it is because of the location, all around the Lakes. There are numerous attractions to visit and see. It was all a thumbs up for us. Highly recommendable.
Bill Matfin
On Monday, 08 Aug 2022
What a beautiful little cottage for a base to see lake district. After day of sightseeing have drink on patio or at pub, the mortal man only 100yrds down street doing a good selection of beer and good food.. cottage is Better equipped than advertised with iron, hair dryer and even a fresh pint of milk and tea coffee and sugar with a nice packet of biscuits on arrival..Dont worry about plug socket. There's about 30 of them no exaggeration. Freeview tv . Dvd playyer with some discs. We would book this again, should we return to area. Its a fantastic base to return to after exploring this stunning area of the UK
On Wednesday, 20 Jul 2022
Excellent place, we’ll away from the crowds and is a very picturesque setting. Unless you’re a dedicated (and fit) walker you’ll need a car since you’re well up a very steep hillside - but by no means remote. All in all, highly recommended and a very enjoyable destination.
On Saturday, 02 Jul 2022
We had a wonderful stay at Bessyboot. The location is perfect and the facilities are exactly what is needed. Comfortable and cozy. Great walks from the cottage gate. Two excellent pubs nearby. The weather was perfect.
On Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022
Brilliant spot, excellent amenities and we had an amazing stay!
On Thursday, 26 May 2022
Great place to stay for a couple ,very cozy. Good walks to be had and a couple of pubs on the doorstep for an evening meal and drinks. drink. Easy access to the lake and surrounding villages.
On Thursday, 28 Apr 2022
This is a very lovely cottage in a peaceful part of The Lakes. It has everything we needed - the kitchen was great and well stocked and it was nice and warm. A great base from which to explore the area and two great pubs very close. We can’t recommend it enough!!
On Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022
Enjoyable stay and a very good location near a lovely pub
On Saturday, 06 Nov 2021
Lovely little cottage in a super location. The cottage has everything you need and the walks straight out of the back door are truly wonderful. Two pubs within easy walking distance but we particularly liked the Queen's Head. Highly recommended.
On Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021
Really lovely cottage in a beautiful location. We particularly enjoyed the lovely shower after a long day exploring and the underfloor heating was a bonus.
On Monday, 18 Oct 2021
Cottage lovely & very clean. Added tea bags, sugar & milk v welcome. Very nice & warm so hand washing dried quickly. Troutbeck is stunning & central, close to Ambleside or Windermere. We flew up so unable to bring our fav pillows & duvet was our only downside. Recommend!!
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Lovely cozy private cottage with a wonderful views.
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Stunning location - a stone's throw away from two lovely lakes. Enjoyed pub meals at the Mortal Man and the Queen's Head which are both a 5 minute walk away or less. Size was cosy for two people but rooms did look a little smaller than advertised.
On Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
We had a lovely stay (Lakes weather the usual unpredictable way). The cottage was everything we needed- small, cozy, warm, well equipped. Troutbeck is so lovely and well placed for exploring- from your doorstep or in terms of access to local towns. Would definitely recommend for an escape bolt hole.
On Sunday, 19 Sep 2021
Had a lovely stay at Bessyboot, a cosy cottage suitable for a couple staying. Troutbeck is a great base for hiking/swimming/running in the Lake District and two good pubs in walking distance from the cottage.
On Tuesday, 17 Aug 2021
Cosy & well-equipped property in a great location.
On Thursday, 12 Aug 2021
Great stay for a visit to the lakes with a lovely host and all the essentials. Ideally located for both a short drive to Ambleside and Windermere.
On Friday, 16 Jul 2021
We had a lovely stay at Bessy Boots. The location was perfect in a beautiful setting, flanked by 2 lovely pubs. The cottage is very comfortable and quiet, with just the noise of the sheep. Would recommend.
On Thursday, 15 Jul 2021
Had a great stay here. Location is perfect and the cottage has everything you need.
On Thursday, 15 Jul 2021
Fantastic cottage, great location and well equipped! This place is everything you would want for your stay in the Lake District! The host was fantastic with any questions asked and so helpful! Although not right in the centre of the busier surrounding towns, it allows you to stay in the gorgeous small village of Troutbeck and from there it is only a small drive to them. Additionally, there are two lovely pubs restaurants which are only a couple minuets walk down the road. We frequented the Queen's Head more and they had fantastic food as well!
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