Meet The Team

Stephen & Julie

In 2010 we fell in love with Mill House and its stunning location. Mill House is now our family home and the principal site in the Mill House Cottages Collection.

We live in the main farmhouse, with four of our luxury properties also located on the Estate. Surrounded by the most spectacular countryside, this little hamlet is the perfect escape from the hassles of everyday life.
Having sold a manufacturing business in 2009, we never thought we would be running holiday cottages in Cumbria but we love what we do!

Our portfolio has grown organically over the last few years. We have invested in areas that we love to visit ourselves, with luxury holiday cottages in the Lake District, South of France and The Scottish Highlands for example.

In 2016, we started to work with other like-minded owners with 5 Star accommodation and excellent customer service. Their properties are a wonderful extension to our core business and offer our guests a wide range of stunning self-catering holiday cottages to choose from.

We look forward to welcoming you
Stephen and Julie


Commercial Manager
"I have been working with the Mill House family since January 2022, I have over 10 years of experience in the tourism industry and have worked in the South Lake District, Yorkshire Dales & Lancashire over the last few years in the holiday cottage business. As Commercial Manager I oversee most aspects of the business and am always on hand to help with any enquires our guests have.

It has been a fabulous start in my new job role with Stephen, Julie & the Housekeeping team. I do truly love my job!"


Head Housekeeper
"Hi I am Sarah and I have been working with Stephen and Julie since the beginning of the Mill House Cottages journey. I love my job as Head Housekeeper and I enjoy making guests holidays as perfect as I can.

I take great pride in my job and I love that I get to work alongside my best friend Cheryl. We have a lot of laughs together so you may hear us before you actually see us!"


"Hi I’m Cheryl, I have also been working with Julie & Stephen since the very beginning however I moved away from the village for some years before eventually returning. I was eager to start back working with Mill House Cottages and Sarah.

As part of the housekeeping team I take great pride in making sure that the cottages are perfect for the next guests to enjoy. I also bake the biscuits that go in our welcome hamper!!"

Pepper & Ruby

Resident Dogs
We would also love to introduce you to our resident dogs @ Mill House, Pepper & Ruby. Both cockapoos, they have a cheeky nature and are very loving.

You may see Pepper relaxing in the shop window in Kirkby Lonsdale as she watches the passers-by or running around the garden up at Mill House Cottage!