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Self Catering Cottages In Cumbria The Lake District. - Beck Cottage

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Alston - Kirkland Hall Cottages

4 unique self catering cottages for 2-4-4-6 Or collectively sleeping 16 people

Our self catering cottages have featured in Country Living Magazine's 'Great Escapes'. They are comfortable, well furnished and are maintained to the highest standards by the resident owners.

Each cottage was created from a range of ancient stone barns, a project which was voted 'the best barn conversion in the North of England'. All cottages have large wood burning stoves as well as gas central heating for that cosy night in by the fire.

The large informal gardens and pastures surrounding our holiday cottages are a haven for rabbits, badgers and red squirrels. They are host to dozens of species of migrant and resident birds including woodpeckers, tree creepers and nuthatches, whilst the Fells above us are home to skylarks, curlews, buzzards and peregrine falcons.

Details for holiday cottage Beck Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

A cosy Hideaway for two set by a mountain stream

Beck cottage was featured on the Country Living Magazine Calendar. It’s set apart from our other cottages in it’s own wildlife garden with a mountain Beck (stream) bordering the gardens. The cottage was sympathetically created from a range of ancient stone farm buildings retaining many original features such as beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. Our 4 cottages were refurbished in 2010 with English Oak floors and new bathrooms and all have gas central heating as well as large wood-burning stoves/open fires.

The cottage is on one level. It has an entrance hall opening onto a large lounge area with a wood-burning stove, a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen and dining area. There is a double bedroom, and a bathroom with a bath & shower. The cottage which is set in its own wildlife garden

The cottages have been rated 4 STAR by Visit England (formerly English Tourist Board) and are maintained to a high standard.

  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children

Ian Howes
Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Beck Cottage
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Romantic idyll in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings. A cozy retreat. Perfectly placed for Lakes and the Pennines. Gorgeous walks from cottage and major attractions only a short drive away. Private, tranquil, peaceful and relaxing. Excellent facilities. Large wood-burning stove. Large private garden with a beck forming the boundary at the bottom of the garden. Wild birds and red squirrels just outside landscape window. Host very welcoming, helpful and charming. Very highly recommended. Can't wait for a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Lovely, cosy, cottage in an idyllic setting

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has everything a couple could want for a peaceful, relaxing holiday.

Comfortable seating with a log burner for chilly nights (but it also has radiators if you really needed them!).

A well equipped kitchen/dining area, good bath/shower room and lovely, cosy bedroom with very comfortable bed.

Everything clean and tidy on arrival and instructions sent beforehand were easy to follow with a few contact numbers in case you needed them. Wonderful scenery as you travel to the cottage and around the area.

On a fine, clear day a trip to Alston is a must, where you can also take a trip on the South Tynedale Steam Railway…stop at the café on the drive up to Alston for the most magnificent view.

The cottage has lots of information of places to visit, together with a very comprehensive guest guide book with suggestions for visits on rainy days.

The local Shepherds Inn at Langwathby has excellent food – but you need to book ahead for Sunday lunch.

Visit Lowther Castle to see how magnificent it is as it is being restored, even if you don’t pay to go into the garden you can see the castle and have morning coffee and cake at the café. After that it’s a short distance to visit Larch Cottage Nurseries and wander around the gardens and even buy some plants, before having a lovely, freshly cooked lunch upstairs on their Italian style balcony café.

As you can tell, we thoroughly enjoyed our week’s holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property was great, very cosy, quite charming and perfect for a quiet break!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at 4.30pm. The directions we received were easy to follow and the instructions on gaining entry were precise.

We intended to go walking but due to the freezing cold weather we didn't end up leaving the cottage. It was perfect though and we were happy with our lot.

The cottage was clean and tidy and very well equipped. The wood burner was a novelty and I had great fun keeping it burning. It let off some heat too! The bathroom was quite modern and the bedroom although quite cold at night was very cosy once we had settled in. Overall, we had a fantastic couple of days and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Beck cottage to anybody looking for a relaxing stay in the countryside.

5 stars from us

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay & thanks for your nice comments Ian & Lesley
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Rustige vakantie

  • 3 of 5

Een mooie cottage op een rustige maar afgelegen plek aan de voet van de Pennines, mooi om te wandelen maar voor boodschappen 16 km rijden. Het huisje zelf heeft een mooie tuin, de keuken is groot met een gasfornuis, een zeer kleine koelkast en een grote afwasmachine. Het bed is te smal en beweegt mee als een persoon zich omdraait. Badkamer is gedateerd met een te klein bad en geen plaats om spullen op te bergen. De wc loopt niet goed door. De woning was redelijk schoon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
M6 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: necessary

The Lake District Fells and panoramic views of the Eden Valley are the backdrop to our exclusive self catering holiday cottages. The cottages nestle in an area designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' the foothills of the North Pennines, home to some of the rarest plants and wildlife in Britain.

Cumbria and the Lake District is renowned for it's wild and stunning landscapes. There are beautiful lakes like Ullswater, Buttermere and Coniston to the south, with the lush Eden Valley and the rolling North Pennines as its eastern boundary.

A network of footpaths starts right outside your holiday cottage door. You can wander just 100 yds up the track to experience the tranquillity and freedom of the open Cumbrian fells (hills). The more energetic can make for the top of Cross Fell for spectacular views of the Eden Valley and the Lake District fells.

If you want to get away from it all, explore some amazing landscapes, do a few walks, visit some traditional pubs or just relax in front of an open fire, our cottages are just what you need.

The cottages are the perfect base for walkers, cyclists and motorists, exploring not only Cumbria and the Lake District National Park, but also the Yorkshire Dales, Northumbria, County Durham and the Scottish Borders.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Alston, Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
29 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly rates from 325 to 425

Short breaks are available until April 11th

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Accommodation and facilities for Beck Cottagein Alston, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wood burning stove Wireless broadband is available in all our cottages There is a communal utility room with a chest freezer,a washing machine and tumble dryer. Patio furniture provided

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