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 towards 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!


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 the TV above, ideal for relaxing into after a day on the fells. A fully tiled wet room provides a large shower area, small basin and WC, 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 secure bike storage is available. Parking is close by.

All On The Ground Floor:

  • 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 Freesat 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
  • Secure bike storage
  • Parking close by in 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


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Bike Storage
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
  • Traditional


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Double Bed


  • Double Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freesat
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • Pet Free

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote


  • Shower

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(5 out of 5) - based on 10 reviews.

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  • Mark says:

    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!!

  • Petra says:

    Lovely cozy private cottage with a wonderful views.

  • Ed says:

    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.

  • Rob says:

    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.

  • Gerant says:

    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.

  • Christopher says:

    Cosy & well-equipped property in a great location.

  • David says:

    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.

  • Sophie says:

    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.

  • Oliver says:

    Had a great stay here. Location is perfect and the cottage has everything you need.

  • Olivia says:

    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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