The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Discover a lesser known side of the Lake District and stay in a Caldbeck holiday cottage in the magical Northern Fells.
Expect outstanding scenery and excellent walking. Take in the views atop Skiddaw and Blencathra, approached from the north along quieter paths. Enjoy exhilarating rambles across Carrock Fell and High Pike. The Cumbria Way also passes through Caldbeck, while the ever-popular Coast to Coast and Reivers Cycle Routes skirt close by. Don't miss the lovely short walk from just beyond the village duck pond up the Howk, a limestone gorge with waterfalls and ruins of an old bobbin mill. In fact, old mill buildings are a feature of Caldbeck, in particular Priest's Mill, which has been transformed into a visitor attraction offering shops, workshops and a riverside café serving homemade food.
As well as ducks, the conservation village of Caldbeck is home to cute and cuddly, free-range sheep and ponies grazing on the village green. There's also a 12th Century church, a traditional Lakeland inn and a fantastic general store that sells everything from everyday basics and regional produce (great for stocking the larder of your Caldbeck holiday home) to fuel for your car.
Neighbouring villages worth a visit and with good eating establishments include Hesket Newmarket (brewery and agricultural show in September), Uldale and Ireby (music festival). Otherwise opt for the bigger towns of Keswick, Penrith, Carlisle and Cockermouth, all about a 20-minute drive from your cottage in Caldbeck.
All in all, so many reasons to book a Caldbeck cottage for your next British holiday! Please find below our selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in Caldbeck.
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Dash | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cottage near Bassenthwaite with views towards Skiddaw. Cosy family accommodation with shared games room, play area and lawned grounds. Ideal base for walking, touring and more. Bassenthwaite 1 mile.
Skiddaw | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Grade II listed cottage near Bassenthwaite. Shared grounds, games room and play area. Close to lake, village, walking and more. Bassenthwaite village 1 mile.
Uldale | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Grade II listed barn conversion, a wonderful holiday cottage near Bassenthwaite. Shared games room, spacious grounds with play area, a mile from Bassenthwaite and 2 from Bassenthwaite Lake.
Randel | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cosy romantic studio cottage near Bassenthwaite. Open plan pet-friendly accommodation with shared games room and grounds. Bassenthwaite 1 mile.
Gill Head Farm | Troutbeck near Penrith | Cumbria & The Lake District
Impressive cottage near hamlet of Troutbeck and Ullswater, a superb pet-friendly farmhouse with en-suites, woodburners and plenty of character. Ideal for northern Lakes. Penrith 6 miles.
Fell View | Threlkeld near Keswick | Cumbria & The Lake District
Comfortable end terraced cottage, in splendid elevated position, close to Threlkeld. Spectacular views of surrounding fells, great base for walking. Keswick 3.5 miles.
Mell Fell View | Penruddock near Ullswater | Cumbria & The Lake District
Delightful terraced cottage near Ullswater. Fabulous views, on edge of Penruddock village. Ideally-placed Lake District Cottage. Ullswater 4 miles; Keswick 11 miles.
Mell Fell Cottage | Penruddock near Ullswater | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cosy cottage in Penruddock in Lake District National Park. Woodburner, garden, wonderful fell views. Great base for Keswick and the Lakes. Ullswater 4 miles.
The Lodge | Carleton near Carlisle | Cumbria & The Lake District
A superb detached cottage near Carlisle. Excellent road links, woodburning stove and open fire. Pets welcome. Ideal for families. Carlisle 6 miles.
Wren's Nest | Thornthwaite near Keswick | Cumbria & The Lake District
Welcoming Lake District cottage on outskirts of Thornthwaite village. Romantic retreat. Superb views. Keswick 4 miles.