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!


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.

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 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


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room


  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Modern
  • Parking
  • Traditional

Children & Pets

  • No Pets

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote

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(5 out of 5) - based on 17 reviews.

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  • Andrea says:

    Really enjoyed our stay. It was a beautiful little cottage with everything you need for a very comfortable stay .

  • Alicia says:

    Little Bethel Cottage is cosy 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 says:

    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

  • David says:

    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.

  • Madeleine says:

    Brilliant spot, excellent amenities and we had an amazing stay!

  • Julie says:

    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.

  • Isabelle says:

    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.

  • 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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