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7 Nights See prices

  • £980
    All year

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Short Breaks From

  • £140 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Next OfferMore offers

£450 Fri, 28 Jun 2024
3 nights - Save £60

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About The Watermill

Rutter Falls Holiday Cottages are in a truly magnificent location, nestling at the foot of a picturesque waterfall (wild swimming available in the deep pool below) within the beautiful Eden Valley in Cumbria. Located close to the Lake District, these two welcoming holiday cottages are presented to a high standard and provide a perfect self-catering getaway at any time of the year.

The site that The Watermill and Ford Cottage sit on is of historical interest and dates back as far as the 16th Century. Set in its own secluded  valley, the location is the perfect place to relax and unwind whilst watching deer, red squirrels, dippers, heron, kingfishers, gold crest and many more. You may even see spawning salmon at the right time of year! An exciting newcomer is the elusive otter.

The Eden Valley is one of Cumbria's best kept secrets with its beautiful lush meadows and rolling fields, edged with hedgerows and dry stone walls, giving a sense of wide open space. With lovely quiet roads, this area offers superb cycling, as well as walking opportunities with tracks and trails allowing you to explore the fells and countryside that surrounds.

Close by are the market towns of Kirkby Stephen and Appleby with ancient buildings home to independent shops offering antiques, crafts and local produce. Within easy reach you also have the Northern Lakes along with North Cumbria, Hadrian's Wall, the beautiful Pennines and the Scottish Borders a little further afield providing great days out.

If you are a keen walker, wildlife photographer, cold water swimmer, or are simply looking for a magical setting to escape and relax, Rutter Falls Holiday Cottages are a the perfect choice.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jim & Jane Wilson joined Independent Cottages in June 2009

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

The Watermill - Nestling in a tranquil position at the foot of a beautiful waterfall, this characterful converted watermill provides a warm and welcoming retreat which is perfect for couples (one or two). It offers open plan accommodation which beautifully combines unique charm with contemporary facilities set over two floors.

Facilities include:

  • Two double bedroom areas on separate floors with King-sized beds. One en-suite bathroom and one en-suite shower room providing a lovely Victorian slipper bath for long soaks and a spacious power shower.
  • Well equipped kitchen with a unique design which has been hand painted by a local artist. Facilities include a dining table with chairs, dishwasher, Bosch oven, hob, microwave, fridge and freezer.
  • A spiral staircase takes you up to the first floor where you have the sitting room with a cosy log burning stove, two leather sofas, hi-fi, Sky television/DVD and comfy seating.
  • Secret south facing garden.
  • Beck side east facing balcony overlooking the floodlit waterfall.

Additional information: Gas central heating. Linen and towels are supplied. A floodlit waterside balcony overlooks the falls, adjacent to a secret rear garden with sunny south facing aspect. Private parking for two cars. For safety reasons, no children under twelve years of age. A welcome pack of basic essentials including chilled Champagne (or wine for short stays) awaits you. Pets allowed by arrangement, £30 per pet/stay.

The Watermill Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 3rd Jun 2024 - Thu, 26th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 27th Sep 2024 - Thu, 19th Dec 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £450 - £510 | 4 nights: £600

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 20th Dec 2024 - Thu, 2nd Jan 2025
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £510 | 4 nights: £680

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 2 bedrooms (2 Ensuite bedroom areas)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)17683 53036 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Jim & Jane Wilson
Member Since June 2009

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The Watermill Noticeboard

No pets allowed in The Mill, due to conflict with our own dogs on site. 

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 28 Jun 2024 for 3 nights, £450
Save £60.
Fri, 5 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £950
Save £100. Short stays also possible during this week.

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Owner's other properties

Ford Cottage

Ford Cottage

Sleeps 2+2 | Bedrooms 1

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The Watermill 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 19th June 2024
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