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Beckwood

(Ref. 1066761)

Troutbeck near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property."

    Unfortunately the windows were very dirty. However would definitely return in the future

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.4Sep 2023

  • "Beckwood is a lovely very well equipped cottage in a very convenient location We reported a really strong smell from the boiler which wasn’t dealt with until the last day I think having to be out by 9."

    0am is too early especially as it accommodates 8 people in fact we left the night before to make sure we could get it all done 10 am would be a much better time

    Reviewed by Susanne4.7Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Beckwood cottage."

    The surrounding area was lovely. However, we did encounter a problem with the shower leaking which meant that we could not use it for a few days. However, we cannot fault the management company as they acted quickly on the matter. It is worth noting that there is a few repairs that are needed at the property. This includes the windowsill at the rear of the property where the slate has fallen off.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2023

  • "Spent a week with the family and 2 dogs at Beckwood and we absolutely loved the place."

    The views from the house are stunning, we had everything we could want for a homely stay. Very peaceful, plenty of space and a well equipped with a fabulous luxury bath in the main bathroom. We would definitely book this place again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Inaccurate description of gardens - said small enclosed garden and semi enclosed garden, the small garden had no gate and was part of a different let."

    Listed as Sky tv, it was Freeview. Not properly maintained, the Velox widows jammed and the pole was broken, kitchen windows do not fully open, key missing from Balcony doors. Main bedroom base sheet to small for bed. Floor mop absolutely filthly. No Broom or dustpan and brush. As a dog owner the incorrect description of the property is unacceptable and causes unnecessary problems. Beckwood would be a lovely property if it was properly maintained and had an easily added garden fence and gate from the front door to the hedge. This was our first time booking with Sykes, with previous lets from other companies we have never been mislead, you really need to check your descriptions of your properties, to ensure the details are accurate.

    We appreciate the time taken to send your observations which we will pass onto our housekeeping team. We are sorry that you were unable to locate the keys after speaking with us. If we had known about this and other maintenance issues we could have resolved them to make your stay more comfortable. Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by William3.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The setting is amazing and the property is really comfortable for a large group. Before next winter, the two large patio doors could do with replacing to save on energy.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at this wonderful property. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Owner Relations - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1May 2023

  • "Lovely home great location stunning views."

    Lovely watching the horses in the field and swallows flying around. Great sized home for a large group and plenty of space. Does need a little tweaking here and their .Cleaner really needs to pay attention to the sinks and drainage in shower .Had to clean myself as they were full of hair .I do think 9 is abit early to be out of the cottage. But had a lovely stay and the views are fantastic.

    Reviewed by Sally4.1May 2023

  • "The house was absolutely stunning, well decorated throughout."

    Downstairs had wood and slate flooring which is great for the dogs. The house was in such a gorgeous location with stunning views all around. You could hear no noise from the other house/cottage next door which made for a really private and comfortable stay. Will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "Access to the property is ok if you haven’t got a low vehicle."

    Our Volvo estate was still bottoming out. Also, it would be helpful if the garden was secure for dogs as there is nowhere near to walk them that is clean.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Mar 2023

  • "The property was excellent for four people and three dogs."

    The bedrooms were spacious and light, it felt that we were not on top of one another. Two shower rooms and three toilets worked very well. The kitchen and dining area was excellent with fantastic views from every window. The downside was the heating was not working properly when we first arrived and with the cold weather felt very uncomfortable. The problem was confirmed by a maintenance man who called for some paint pots from under the stairs. We all felt the coal fire was too small for the room. Overall, it was a very successful and joyful stay, we are thinking of booking again next year for a longer stay.

    Thankyou for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and apologise for the heating problems, but glad that they were rectified. We look forward to you staying again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Mar 2023

  • "Great stay in fabulous cottage."

    Spacious and very well equipped. Perfect for our family gathering. Good location too. Wonderful scenery. Would highly recommend and also the Troutbeck Inn which is just up the road. A very friendly welcome and amazing food

    Reviewed by Beverley4.1Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location so peaceful , will definitely be returning one day ."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was lovely."

    Especially the beds, bath kitchen and log burner. The only things that let it down was only one TV and not a smart one. Very few channels and delayed remote. It drove us mad. There isn't much to do on cold wet nights and we got very bored tbh. The other thing was the light bulbs kept blowing and there was no way of refreshing them. One was flashing like a strove in the lounge for two nights. Also a message left by the owners said there were appliance instructions left for us and a visitors book. There was neither and it took us ages just to figure out how to set the washer machine up. Also wasn't able to figure out his to dry clothes had to take some home still wet. Then there was no balcony available either. But the place was clean, spacious, warm and lovely and in a good position for Keswick and Windermere so win win.

    Reviewed by Jeanette3.8Nov 2022

  • "Amazing location."

    Smashing walks. Well stocked kitchen for cooking. Washing up is a treat with that view. Should have brought a bird feeder. Look forward to moving the check out time to later than 9:00

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Oct 2022

  • "Very well equipped accommodation, with everything you’d need in the kitchen."

    Beautiful surroundings 360 degrees of views. We had three small dogs and easy to let them out to do their business without worrying they’d disappear. All round very comfortable an met all our needs.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property and location, with all you could need for a home away from home."

    We had a wonderful stay and would happily come back.

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Jul 2022

  • "Our group was made up of 4 adults and 2 dogs, the area is not dog friendly."

    Signs are up at the fields saying if your dog is off the leash they will be shot. The worst thing was we were inundated with flies, we think this is due to birds that are nesting under the roof all the way round the building and their droppings are not being cleaned as when we arrived there were piles of it so the house was full of flies and we had to keep the windows closed. The windows in the master suite really need cleaned as we couldn't see out of them. The bed maybe be a superking size but the mattress is not. The mattress did not fit the bed and the bedding did not fit the mattress. We were told upon booking the following; We would have access to a field for the dogs to run about. There was no field just a shared lawn. That there was a TV in the master suite and their wasn't. That the cottage had Sky TV - which it hasn't. Our friends were booked in with us for the week but they left on the Sunday as the dogs were getting very stressed as the horses, cows and sheep came up to the garden and got angry at the dogs. Our friends only got 2 nights stay instead of 7. I'm very angry about this and I will think twice before booking with Sykes in the future. We have booked with Sykes before and never been let down but this year.

    Reviewed by Audrey2.2Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful place clean and we'll equipped."

    Plenty of room for the dogs. The lounge area beautiful setters great to sit in but difficult to get out of. The swallows are fascinating to watch. bedroom were nice a bright.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beckwood is ideally situated with wonderful views from every window."

    10 minute drive from Ullswater and National Trust Aira Force waterfall and woodland walks. The property was lovely and spacious and well equipped, ideal for families.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2022

  • "Beckwood is a very comfortable, clean, well appointed and homely property which accommodated our party of 6 adults, 2 children and a lively spaniel perfectly."

    The views are stunning and we were surrounded by wildlife and birds. The dog loved the freedom of the large garden and we could safely let her out to play as it is fully enclosed. Facilities are excellent with every need catered for. However, we had only one problem and that was with the hob on the range being somewhat temperamental which was an annoyance when cooking for a large family. Eating out is great with excellent hostelries close by - The White Horse Inn at Scales (A66) and the Troutbeck Inn a mile up the road. Overall, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2022

  • "This house is in a great location for exploring this part of the lakes."

    We found it very practical for a group of outdoorsy people. The kitchen was well equipped and having a separate utility room and also roomy entrance was great for coats and boots. Lovely sunsets through the dining room windows. The house was clean and we really enjoyed our stay. My general feed back is there are a few things that need attention. It had been mentioned in a previous post that lots of light bulbs need replacing. The house has many many lights so its not dark, but its a bit odd so many need replacing. The toilet seat in main bathroom tries to bite your bum as it wont stay up. Towel rail in main bathroom doesn't work. Towel rail in ensuite quite rusty. We stayed in January. The house has a thermostat in every room and was incredibly hot. We turned down all of then but still had to open windows. Lastly the stove rings on the electric cooker. Only 2 seem to function normally. They all heat up when turned on but only 2 actually stay hot. Anyway as I said, its a very practical space and if you are planning to spend most of your time outside then it is absolutely ideal and overall a comfortable house and we thought good value for money.

    Reviewed by Dominique4.1Jan 2022

  • "Really enjoyable relaxing stay at beckwood, great location."

    Very well equipped with pretty much everything that you need. Great outdoor space for dogs. Thank you for such a lovely break

    Thankyou for your positive feed back. So glad that you love the property as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jan 2022

  • "The property itself was lovely but it was completely let down by the standard of the cleanliness which was very poor."

    In order for my family to feel comfortable we had to clean the property on arrival. It was not up to the usual standard I have come to expect, which was really disappointing given the amount we paid for 7 days. The dishwasher doesn’t function properly. One of the ovens on the range cooker is not working properly. The left hand oven will gently warm or heat to 220c nothing else. A number of bulbs had not been replaced. I have booked through Sykes over a number of years and whilst the property itself was good, the attention to cleanliness and ensuring facilities are working was poor. Overall disappointed.

    Thank you very much for your feedback following your stay at Beckwood. Firstly may I apologise for any issues you may have encountered during your stay we do hope that this did not detract from your enjoyment of the Lake District. Please be assured that had the information been forthcoming during your stay we would have acted immediately to rectify them to your satisfaction. Once again thank you for your feedback we really do appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1Dec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Beckwood."

    The cottage is extremely well equipped with everything we needed as a family. It is positioned in a very quiet and peaceful area, with stunning views in all directions, especially at sunset. Our dog could run around the large enclosed garden safely, which was a bonus.The beds are all comfortable, as is the lounge with the log burner. We would definitely like to return, and are very grateful to the owners for making the cottage so homely... thank you!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very roomy comfortable and well kitted out house."

    Some of the outside is looking a little tired and in need of a coat of paint

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Oct 2021

  • "These are just things that need to be feed back but did not affect the stay."

    The double glass doors in the dining area can not be opened. The upstairs toilet seat slides around The fire extinguisher that should be in the kitchen is in the laundry room. Thanks for the place though, very nice place for

    Reviewed by Barney3.8Sep 2021

  • "The property was in a great location with stunning views."

    The house had everything you would ever need to use. The house was clean and had very comfy beds and seating. However, the massive downside was that there were no blinds in the downstairs windows, which meant the whole living space (kitchen,dining room & living room) was so hot it was like being a greenhouse/conservatory. Even though the property had many windows we could not open any of these as there were an excessive amount of flies, which within minutes would consume the whole house if a window or door were open. This made everything uncomfortably very hot. We would however love to stay again but would need to have blinds downstairs.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.1Jul 2021

  • "Beckwood is a stunning location."

    Only 10 mins from Keswick but you feel as if you have The Lakes to yourself. The property is spacious, clean and very comfortable. Sykes were great and phoned on day 2 to make sure we were settled in well. All very highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "We thought the Beckwood cottage was really quite wonderful."

    The cottage was very clean and had all the essentials for a relaxing stay. The area around the house was beautiful and it was centered in the middle of everything we wanted to see and do. I would recommend it to everyone. Thanks again, Sam

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Beckwood cottage."

    Spacious with lovely rooms and comfortable beds. 2 fridges is a great idea as quite a few people brought stuff. Beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

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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.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 2 x twins
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • flat screen TV with Freeview, CD/DVD Player WiFi
  • Electric inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture & a shared lawn
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9.1 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Beckwood is a charming attached barn conversion near Keswick and Ullswater in the Lake District.

This beautiful stone-built barn has been renovated throughout and enjoys stunning views of Blencathra and the Dodds.

The cottage is large enough for a group or an extended family, with the ground floor boasting a contemporary kitchen with a range cooker and Belfast pot sink, perfect for preparing home-cooked meals, giving way to a large conservatory diner with floor to ceiling windows, where guests can enjoy spectacular views of the fell as they dine or socialise.

The downstairs flooring is a mix of slate and polished oak, both with underfloor heating throughout, housing a welcoming lounge with sofas, recessed lighting, a flatscreen TV, and a toasty woodburning stove.

There is a double bedroom on the ground floor as well as a cloakroom with WC, utility room with washer/dryer and porch.

Upstairs you'll find a master bedroom with a super king size bed, balcony, dressing room and en suite, as well as two twin bedrooms and a luxury family bathroom with a roll top bath and walk-in shower.

The semi-enclosed back garden backs on to open pastures where sheep or ponies may wander.

The garden is made up of a lawn with borders and also features a covered patio area with garden furniture and exceptional views.

Beckwood is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Lake District and for enjoying quality time with family and friends in comfortable surroundings.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1066762, together sleeping 10 guests.

Greenbank Farm Cottages

Positioned in the idyllic location of Troutbeck, lying north of Ullswater, in the Lake District National Park are these two delightful dwellings, Greenbank Farm Cottages. This stone-built barn conversion comprises of Beckwood, boasting four bedrooms and sleeping eight guests, and Glen Cottage, an adjoining one-bedroom retreat. The properties are ideal for families seeking a homely base for Lakes adventures, easily accessible from the M6, with plenty of friendly local pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Penrith and Keswick with their lively shops, bars and restaurants are both a short drive in either direction from the cottage, providing you with ample facilities to stock up on essentials and browse through dining options. Local attractions nearby include boat trips out on a Windermere Lake Cruise, the famous Theatre by the Lake, the Pencil Museum, Lake District Wildlife Park, and great hiking trails up Skiddaw and Catbells. Enjoy a hike up to Great Mell Fell which sits practically on the doorstep of the properties, or take a trip to Ullswater to see the unmissable Aira Force. Blencathra, Derwentwater and Hellvelyn are all within easy reach, and a scenic drive takes you over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass towards Ambleside and Windermere. Create unforgettable memories in the Lakes with your loved ones at Greenbank Farm Cottages.

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About the location

KESWICK

Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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