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Gardeners Cottage

(Ref. 972334)

Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We were looking for something 'Away from it all' we certainly found it here!"

    Fantastic location to explore the Fells. We were blessed with the most amazing weather too! Can't thank Jane + Geoff enough for their very warm welcome and all the treats they left for us which really made us feel at Home :) GREAT place! GREAT Hosts!

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean, and easily slept 4 people."

    It was very convenient to exploring the northern lakes in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cosy cottage in a quiet location about 1 mile from Heskett Newmarket where there is a very good pub serving meals."

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped for 2 people and our dog. Lovely garden surrounded by fields with sheep & lambs so not secure for our inquisitive dog.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Apr 2023

  • "Had the listing described the twin room as a mezzanine then we would not have booked this property."

    We visited as a family of 4 with two small boys aged 4 and 6. As their room was a mezzanine, once they had gone to sleep we were unable to use the living room as the noise of chat or TV would have woken them. The wifi only works in the kitchen. Not a huge deal for us, more of a minor inconvenience. The hosts however are lovely and could not have been more hospitable. Even being kind enough to lend us some ground coffee until we could get to the shops the next day. The property was also impeccably clean and in a wonderful, quiet spot a short drive from Hesket Newmarket.

    Reviewed by Frances4.1Dec 2022

  • "Had a lovely holiday in this idyllic cottage."

    Would highly recommend Gardeners Cottage to anyone wanting peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Gardener’s cottage maybe small but it’s very cosy!"

    The cottage is attached to Jane & Geoff’s farm house, but the large garden is all yours during your stay, it was ideal for our dog and sitting outside at the table or on the bench ( our dog Dylan is a sprockapoo ) we found the garden very secure, but our dog knows not to go out of the garden. There was every thing we needed in the cottage for our ten day stay. If there is anything you need Jane and Geoff are on hand. It’s an ideal base for exploring the Lake District. There’s a pub and village shop within walking distance in Hesket Newmarket. We’d have no hesitation of returning to Gardeners Cottage. Di & Norman

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage, most clean cottage we have stayed in yet, lovely ..."

    Beautiful little cottage, most clean cottage we have stayed in yet, lovely goodies and thoughtful facilities, peaceful and a warm welcome

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in glorious countryside."

    Great to be able to take our dog on his first holiday . Everything we needed for a short Lakes break. Very friendly hosts. Might be worth adding that this is not a location for anyone who needs guaranteed connectivity.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property is not where it is located on the Sykes web site."

    It is about half a mile away, Luckily not too much of a problem as we could still walk to our friends house near by. The owner was lovely and the cottage was perfect for the two of us. But not sure I would Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage on a working farm surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    Very well equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay for a few days. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and left us some lovely biscuits and supplies of tea & coffee. We would definitely stay at Gardeners Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, warm, comfortable and has a 'home' feeling."

    Location is very peaceful, we slept like logs! Wonderful base to explore Lake District

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2020

  • "Friendly and helpful owners."

    Great value Exceptionally well prepared holiday let in a great peaceful location. Would certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for an ideal base from which to explore the Lakes but who don't want to be in amongst the overly commercialised areas.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely people, lovely cottage, beautiful garden, great surrounding scenery."

    We could not fault this cottage

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really nice cottage and very nice people, felt peaceful and was quiet."

    An ideal place to stay. I wrote a message in the guest book that was incorrect. I wrongly thought that the owner had turned off the electricity before we left to remind us to leave on time. I later learned that was a power-cut and had a...Doh moment. I can only apologise to the owner.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Aug 2020

  • "This cottage is set in beautiful surroundings on a well kept farm, and we were ..."

    This cottage is set in beautiful surroundings on a well kept farm, and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners who are busy farmers, very quiet location which was perfect after visiting all the local attractions

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Aug 2020

  • "A wonderful cosy cottage with everything you need."

    Great garden with scenic views to relax in on an evening. Ideally placed in North Cumbria to explore the Lakes and coast. Overall a very satisfying stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic, such a lovely location with a beautiful garden."

    All of the facilities were great and the location was ideal for everywhere we wanted to visit. I would most certainly and already have recommended you to friends and family. We would be very happy to return at some point.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Gardeners Cottage in such beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage itself is small but very clean and well equipped. The Garden area is idea for relaxing or playing with small children or a dog .As long as you are aware that the bedrooms and en-suite are small you will have a perfect holiday . It certainly didn’t spoil our stay.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Jul 2019

  • "The ad says 2 bathrooms, but there is only the en suite which is tiny."

    The en suite is so small you can hardly dry yourself after a shower. The shower was extremely slippery and there is nothing to grab if you slip. The bed was up against the wall so the person sleeping on that side of the bed could only get out by climbing over the other person. The bed could not be pulled away from the wall as there was not enough room. Anyone else staying in the cottage needing the bathroom during the night has to enter the bedroom to use the en suite. AS THERE IS ONLY ONE BATHROOM NOT TWO. The garden is shared with owner and it is immaculate. Pesonally we were nervous to let out dog into the garden in case he damage the plants when chasing the ball. Also, and this is purely a personal opinion, it is not secure garden. My dog is only small but he can jump and would have easily been able to jump the wall to get in the next field, which contained sheep. There is a road that boarders the end of the cottage garden and the fence would be easy for any small dog to get through. Very often the garden gate to the garden was left open. This lead into the open farm yard on out onto the road. The cottage was clean, warm and contained everything you needed, the owner was pleasant and extremely helpful. However, I am sorry to say, due to the size of the bathroom and the unsecure garden I would not come back.

    The property has only one en suite shower room . There is no mention of two bathrooms on the website just the one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie2.8Jun 2019

  • "A lovely clean, well equipped cottage, set in a beautiful area."

    We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Abigail4.4Jul 2018

  • "An excellent base provided by a very pleasant and helpful couple."

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two Bedrooms: 1 x first floor mezzanine twin bedroom with sloping ceiling suitable for children, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower room, basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/diner.
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • Heating
  • TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Mezzanine level bedroom opens above the sitting room so TV can be heard from bedroom, please bear this in mind when booking

The property

Gardeners Cottage is a wonderful retreat located within the village of Caldbeck resting on a working farm.

Perfect for couples or a small family this cottage makes an ideal base for a relaxing holiday, with a twin bedroom on the first floor that is suitable for children due to its sloping ceiling, leading downstairs to the main accommodation where you will find a further double bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

The characterful lounge with its beamed ceiling boasts views over the garden with a feature inglenook fireplace including an electric stove, creating a lovely space to relax and unwind.

The breakfast kitchen is equipped for all of your holiday needs where you can appreciate a family meal in true style.

The garden is a charming spot to unwind benefitting from a rural outlook; a warm welcome awaits you from the owners who will be pleased to show the children around the farm and animals.

The local village pub is a short walk away, here you can enjoy a home cooked bar meal and sample a pint made in their very own brewery.

The village is an ideal base for the northern Lakes, the market town of Keswick, as well as Lakes Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite.

The natural beauty of the Solway coast, well-known for its golf courses and the town of Cockermouth is not to be missed.

Please note that no pets are allowed to be left unattended in the cottage

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About the location


Wigton 7.5 miles; Carlisle 12 miles; Keswick 16 miles; Cockermouth 17 miles.

The charming Cumbrian village of Caldbeck is situated on the northern fringes of the Lake District National Park and is surrounded by beautiful moorland and fells. It’s a classic stone built village with a church, pub, village green and duck pond. The church dates back to the 12th century and is famous for being the resting place of the renowned huntsman John Peel. Although in every sense a ‘traditional working village’, the local craft centre at Priest Mill and the riverside walks to the Howk gorge, draw visitors to Caldbeck. The village is an ideal base for the northern Lakes, the market town of Keswick, as well as Lakes Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. The natural beauty of the Solway coast, well-known for its golf courses and the town of Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth are close by, whilst also within driving distance is the cathedral city of Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders.

Note: Mezzanine level bedroom opens above the sitting room so TV can be heard from bedroom, please bear this in mind when booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season