|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Field Beck is a house full of character with parts dating back over 250 years. We have furnished it carefully and the house has escaped too much modernisation, retaining many of its original charming features.
This elegant Georgian house superbly positioned in the ancient medieval village of Cartmel with beautiful views of Cartmel Priory and the Lakeland fells.
We offer traditional self-catering accommodation for 6 adults and 2 children comfortably. The house will sleep 8 adults and there are two loos, but as there is only one bath (with shower over) 6 is probably a more practical maximum number. We can also offer discounts for smaller groups.
Set in a quiet lane on the edge of the ancient village of Cartmel, Field Beck looks like the sort of late Georgian house that Jane Austen might have lived in. It is a Grade II Listed building and all of its light and airy rooms catch the sun. The house has been lovingly restored and furnished to keep its historic character and charm.
Field Beck was built on the site of the medieval tithe barn and is surrounded by a delightful well maintained walled garden with a pond, a stream and a patio that is a real sun trap - perfect for barbecues! It's secluded, sheltered and sunny with patio furniture so you can relax and take in the countryside and views of Cartmel Priory.
On the ground floor is a sitting room, with woodstove and Freeview TV, a dining room, a breakfast room, a scullery and a kitchen which features 1950's style stainless steel units.
On the first floor are 2 double bedrooms (1 with washbasin), a twin bedroom and a bathroom. Above is a large attic with twin beds and an extra TV.
Beneath the house are the original cellars, with stone flagged floors, an extra cloakroom and a games room with mini-snooker and football tables.
The position is superb - quiet with lovely views yet only a short walk from fabulous eating and drinking!
Field Beck is truly delightful! If you like modern everything and en-suite bathrooms then this is not the place for you. It was perfect for us, lots of space and nobody minded going to the cellar to make use of the excellent games facilities. It was also closer to the wine and beer down there!
The view across the private garden to The Priory was lovely. The garden was well used by us all, the pond caused no problems with the small boys.
The house is very clean with just about everything you could need in the kitchen. We entertained twice whilst there, plenty of room round the dining room table for us all. There are lots of places to eat in Cartmel if you don't fancy cooking and lots of information is provided on places to shop, eat & visit by the owners of Field Beck.
It is certainly a house we will use again, in fact we have already booked for next year. It suits us perfectly, thank you John & Pat.
It is difficult when searching for a holiday cottage online to take in the information provided on various websites about a particular property so often a review is a good gauge. I am not a person who normally writes reviews, but feel it is appropriate on this occasion due to the fabulous two week holiday my wife, my five grown up children and I had in Field Beck in August 2015. We love the Lake District and for a while we owned a holiday home of our own near Ambleside so we are fully aware of the facilities and opportunities this area provides. Certain places in the Lakes are busy and Cartmel is pretty busy during the day, but the beauty of Field Beck’s location is the ability to join in the vibrancy yet then retreat to the quiet. The many attractions of Cartmel are a few minutes walk away but the Priory and grounds sit between that part of the village and Field Beck. You can sit in the lovely garden and not hear the bustle of the village at all. This holiday cottage has been carefully and thoughtfully decorated, furnished and maintained, and has everything you may need. Take in the information provided on the website. There is plenty of space and you are not on top of one another by any means. There are film, music, game and book options to suit all ages and tastes. In usual Lake District weather you could happily be entertained in the cottage. During our holiday we were fortunate and got out and about – so some recommendations. From Field Beck you can walk up the hill to Hampsfell Hospice and from the viewing platform above enjoy a marvellous view of the Lakeland mountains. We went up the Old Man of Coniston, on the paddle steamer at Ullswater, visited Hawkshead using the car ferry, walked round Grizedale Forest, walked up one of our favourites Orrest Head for the view of Windermere past the blacksmith’s house, did the guided tour of Cartmel Priory, visited Kendal, visited the little church at Cartmel Fell and had a meal at “The Masons Arms” at Bowland Bridge and so much more. We used the pubs in Cartmel for drinks, snacks and sit down dinners. In Field Beck there is lots of information about the cottage, the local facilities and food options. Where the owners mention repeat business the evidence is clear from the visitor’s book – if you are lucky enough to secure a visit to Field Beck you will definitely want to come back. Book early…
This is our second visit as we loved it so much the first time. Lovely private garden for our dog and us. Field Beck is a period property both inside and out. The house is comfortable warm and inviting with bags of living and sleeping space.I would recommend this house for people who have taste for charm and something a little different. Situated within 5 minutes walk to the village with several Pubs and shops and walks aplenty.The owner provides excellent customer service and oversees this well maintained and clean house. There is loads of information about the area and points of interest available.We hope to return again as we just love the house and its situation.
Cartmel is famous for its Priory church, its racecourse and picturesque village square, but in recent years it has also become celebrated for gastronomy! It has four excellent pubs which all do good food and there are several exceptional restaurants nearby including L'Enclume voted Britain's Best Restaurant three times in three years. It is also home to the world famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Shop as well as a cheesemonger, an artisan bakery, a micro-brewery, a delicatessen and a chocolatier! There is a monthly open-air food market. The New York Times vote ranked Cartmel 44th on its list of best places to visit in the world.
Set in a lovely valley and, being off the busy tourist routes, Cartmel is ideally placed for visiting the Lakes, Windermere being about 5 miles away.
Apart from the walking and scenery there are many activities close by such as golf, swimming, tennis, steam railways, riding and country sports, and many stately homes and places of interest to visit.
Cartmel’s religious history dates back to 677 when King Egfrith of Northumbria gave the village to St Cuthbert. Cartmel Priory Church has been a focus for Christian worship for more than 800 years. It continues to serve as a centre for the local community
At the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries the inhabitants of the village were given leave to keep their church “unplucked down”. Steeped in history and tradition, it has been preserved as one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England.
The impressive medieval Gatehouse (built in 1330) still dominates the square. Villagers once traded at the Market Cross and Fish Slabs situated by the water pump. Today, they are still at the heart of the village that sits on the gently meandering river Eea.
Horse racing at Cartmel dates back to 1856, but it is likely to have been a sport dating back to at least the middle of the fifteenth century when monks from the Priory would have entertained themselves by organising races on mules!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Hire charge - from £600 to £975 per week depending on the season and size of group.
Pets allowed - a well behaved dog is welcome at £30 per week.
Shorter or longer breaks sometimes possible out of school holidays. Email us!
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A deposit to confirm the booking with the balance payable six weeks before the holiday. Discounts for groups less than six people. Small supplement for 7 or 8 people.