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Howes Beck Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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92 Customer Reviews

  • "Feedback about Sykes."

    Don't appreciate an email from Sykes telling us what to do before we leave. I find it insulting, in fact I chose not to read it all! We know what to do as we respect all properties we visit. No doubt they will choose not to publish this feedback, although I'm going to say yes to it being published online.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a fantastic cottage!"

    Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The beds were super comfy and plenty of hot water for a lovely bath after gorgeous long walks. Loved every minute!!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Everything thought of for a perfect holiday. Very warm and cosy. Great location for walks, villages and lakes. Will definitely be booking again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage & welcome goodies including flowers a lovely touch Have booked again for next year"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "We really enjoy our stay, everything was perfect."

    Richard and Kate would great hosts and made sure everything we needed was catered for. The location was lovely and 5 minute walk to the wonderful community pub and shop were ideal, we’d really recommend the Sunday roast. Hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Dec 2023

  • "A magical week in a very cute cottage!"

    Everything was perfect, the Christmas decoration was a beautiful surprise ;) Extremely comfortable, in a beautiful region! We felt at home and will definitely be back soon! THANK YOU SO MUCH! It was a perfect week!

    Reviewed by Eloyse5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great time away shame about the weather Really enjoyed it"

    Reviewed by John Anthony5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with very welcoming owners in a peaceful area of the Lakes, with easy access to Lowther Castle and Haweswater."

    Very dog friendly, we had some great early morning walks across the Common and along the riverbank.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Nov 2023

  • "Howes Beck Cottage is simply perfect."

    We have now been 4 times and love it. Kate and Rich are welcoming and so helpful. There are many beautiful walks from the cottage. There is a local shop and great community pub. Sunday roast was amazing. We will be back next year. Thank you for your hospitality Kate and Rich. Ps There are two gorgeous dogs too. Fraggle and Luna. Sheep and horses visit you at the gate. Oh I could go on and on. LOVE IT THERE

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We stayed at Howes Beck for a week, we fell in love with the place and are seriously considering living in the area as we loved the village life and the community feel where everyone pulls together."

    Howes Beck cottage was a delight to stay in and it had everything anyone would need for a stay here and there wouldn’t be any hesitation in staying here again and most likely I will book for next year as well now. Thankyou to Rich and Kate for our relaxing time, it was a pleasure. Vanessa/Andy and family + 2 dogs from Kent.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Aug 2023

  • "Super holiday let in great location."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views but unless you are a walker or youngsters ..."

    Lovely cottage with beautiful views but unless you are a walker or youngsters then there is nothing to do and have a long way to go to do anything so sorry not really for pensioners Found the shower dangerous as very slippery Said its dog friendly but found a lot of restrictions and no outdoor space apart from a cobbled drive

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage clean and spotless enjoyed our stay were made very welcome by Kate and rich hope to visit again"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage second time stayed there will be going back again next year"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had another great stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Owner Relations - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property, really comfortable and cosy."

    Really handy for the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Howes Beck Cottage is just a wonderful cottage, so much space and so safe for the dogs to potter about in the yard, then go through the gate to the magical walks the common has and lovely to meet the ponies."

    The location of the cottage is perfect and the village and people are lovely. So sorry to leave, wished we had booked for longer. Hosts excellent All equipment and furnishings within Howes Becks 1st Class, 5 stars all the way. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Walks on the doorstep or a short drive away. Horses to greet you in the morning and so peaceful. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped. We had everything we needed. The beds were super comfy and the dogs loved lying in front of the log burner on the one night we lit it. We had a wonderful time, had everything we needed and would highly recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the Lake District. The hosts Rich and Kate were on hand if needed.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent cottage well equipped."

    Everything we needed was there. Great base for outings.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our third visit and as perfect as ever."

    Immaculate, well equipped cottage in such a peaceful setting. Easy access to so many different areas of the Lakes. Already booked our next trip!

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2023

  • "A totally outstanding holiday cottage in an amazing location."

    Everything you need and more. Rich & Kate are wonderful hosts. The beds are so comfortable and huge! The living room so spacious and cozy and the bathroom and kitchen done to a very high spec. I usually bring extra stuff from home when self catering, it is not required, there is everything you could possibly need , including a washing machine. I only got home yesterday and am already planning my booking for next year Xx

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2023

  • "Just a superb and well catered cottage,the location is just right to plan walks to nearby places or afar."

    Can't find a negative about Howes Beck Cottage and Bampton

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2023

  • "Howes Beck Cottage is situated in a quiet location surrounded by countryside yet within easy walking distance of the village shop and excellent community pub."

    The cottage has everything you need for countryside break with modern conveniences including a dishwasher, smart TV, washing machine, drying places and a microwave. There's also a woodburner.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

    The property is beautiful, situated in a wonderful, peaceful and very scenic part of Shap. Wild horses, sheep and a lovely stream on the doorstep. The owners had decorated for our arrival for our birthday celebrations. The welcome pack was very informative, especially for our first visit to the area. The house was immaculate throughout and very comfortable for our family of 4 + our doggo. Could not fault it! Will highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Mitchel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Property was perfect."

    Beautiful conversion. Very clean and well equipped for anyone’s needs. The owners should be proud of what they have achieved.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautifully situated, spotlessly clean and full of thoughtful touches."

    The owners were helpful and kind. A wonderful base from which to explore the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Petrina5.0Jan 2023

  • "Such a lovely place to stay we didn’t want to leave ."

    Although it rained our entire stay it only served to let us appreciate even more the comfort of this super cottage . We will definitely return again ..

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jan 2023

  • "We have stayed in many cottages with Sykes, but this has to be one of the best."

    We wanted to try a different area in The Lakes to where we normally go and we were not disappointed, we were able to do so many new walks and visit so many new places being based slightly further north within The Lakes. The cottage itself is beautiful, so well equipped and very comfortable - especially the beds, I slept in until 10am on the first night, which is absolutely unheard of for me! We are especially grateful to the cottage for being two-dog friendly, we sometimes struggle with two so really are so happy to find somewhere so amazing that is two-dog friendly! A shout out to the owner(s) also who helped us on the first evening! We absolutely hope to come again very soon!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful holiday cottage."

    Comfortable and cosy with lots of lovely touches making us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the lakes. Fabulous pub in the village too!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage in the perfect setting for the lakes."

    The owners had made an extra effort with Christmas tree and decorations. Great to have dog biscuits and chocolates on arrival. The cottage has everything you need. Highly recommend a stay at Howes Beck to anyone. We all had a great stay in the week before Christmas. Highly recommend a meal at the Mardale Inn. Our children loved seeing the ponies that visited. We will be booking here again.

    Reviewed by Mathew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great very well equipped and quiet little retreat to enjoy a stress free break."

    Immaculately clean with excellent communication with the owners who dressed the barn for Christmas. Everything and everyone catered for including our dog. Loved it so much we’ve already booked for next December.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "Could not have asked for anymore."

    Directions owner supplied were excellent and accurate. Cottage is very well equipped, the best I have ever had. The only slight quibble I had was instructions regarding dogs, had I known that dogs were not welcome in the bedroom, whilst understanding this request had I known before booking I would not have booked. One of my dogs is a Rescued dog and needs to be able to find me in strange surroundings so for his happiness I could not comply with this request and felt uncomfortable doing so. But that is a minor quibble in what was otherwise a wonderful week. ,

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation and hosts."

    Location near enough to motorways for convenience but not too close. Location great for exploring the Lakes and fells and also very peaceful Thanks for making our stay very enjoyable. .

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2022

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in a lovely area."

    A perfect place. The owners very helpful. Only negative comment is that Sykes holiday cottages gave the wrong key pad number for the let. This was sorted out very quickly by the owner. Would highly reccommend the property

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very helpful owners. Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thank you both!"

    Our 3rd year coming here and we love it, the area the people. Kate and Rich couldn’t be more helpful. Kids love the freedom of the vast area surrounding the cottage. See you next year!!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, greeted by horses, so lovely and miss the cottage."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great cottage in a fantastic quiet area, away from the tourist hotspots."

    Highly recommend to walk in the hills above the cottage to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage Lovely and peaceful Beautiful views Hopefully will be ..."

    Beautiful cottage Lovely and peaceful Beautiful views Hopefully will be able to come and stay again Kate and rich were lovely and helpful

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very well equipped, comfortable and cosy cottage in beautiful, quiet surroundings."

    We loved our stay here and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great time cottage was lovely."

    will be booking again for next year . lovely place for a break

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great week at Howes Beck cottage and have already booked for next year."

    Beautiful peaceful area and very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2022

  • "A glorious week in this beautiful cottage."

    Really well equipped with everything you need and spotlessly clean. Perfect owners - available but not intrusive. Already booked a return visit.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2022

  • "Howes Beck Cottage is absolutely idyllic, the location is stunning and I cannot wait to return!"

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in."

    Great location , well appointed and remarkably comfortable. We would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect property and very well equipped cosy and warm."

    Hosts very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2022

  • "The single story barn conversion was lovely, warm, wood fire, all you would need, lovely comfy mattresses and perfectly situated for walks along the river or up the tops from the house."

    Excellent for our dog too. There is sadly no pub in walking distance but there are advanced plans for a community owned pub nearby. The local shop is convenient and plenty of choice for places to eat in a relatively short drive. Only drawback is the lack of a view from inside the accommodation, but I guess if it had a picture window it would be much less affordable! And the view is there if you put a coat on and open the door! Absolutely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great accommodation , could nt fault it at all !"

    Fab location and friendly owners .

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jan 2022

  • "A gorgeous place to stay."

    Wonderful setting & lovely cottage. The hosts made sure everything was in place for a comfortable stay, with great attention to detail. We loved it & our two dogs were very settled & comfortable too, with dogs treats, dog towel & safe secure yard. Ponies stopped by for a greeting over the gate one evening and we met them again on beautiful walks directly from the cottage. A wonderful place off the beaten track but still in easy access to the attractions of the lakes. Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Top quality accommodation in the most perfect setting."

    Warm welcome, everything you needed, some personal touches like Christmas decorations and dog treats. The best accommodation I have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2021

  • "The quality of the building matched the inside decor , fantastic touches ..."

    The quality of the building matched the inside decor , fantastic touches throughout ,lovely owners and surroundings won’t hesitate to return

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic property , everything you need for a great week away from it all , ..."

    Fantastic property , everything you need for a great week away from it all , walks from your doorstep , very friendly horses at the kitchen window

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2021

  • "An Excellent cottage."

    Very well presented and equipped. Both owners very friendly and respectful of quests privacy. In a special setting with wildlife on the doorstep. Couldn't really ask for more. Thank you Kate & Rich

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday."

    Ideally situated on the edge of the Lake District giving access to the Lakes and Scottish Borders for day trips. Very rural feel with sheep & horses roaming around, spectacular sky’s at night. Cosy & very comfortable, we want to go back!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Howes Beck Cottage is a very comfortable home from home barn conversion."

    It has great facilities and a very high level of cleanliness. The location is idyllic and peaceful and you will not find better hosts.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage out in the sticks great view and there is a small river just out the back which was ideal for the dogs as our week was very hot indeed."

    Area between the cottage and the owners house is secure for medium sized dogs upwards and is perfect for outdoors on a hot day at nights as it keeps you shaded. Walks for dogs are on your doorstep just keep an eye out for the sheep. Facilities indoors were ideal everything you need is there apart from a toilet brush is all I could find lacking. And just personal taste but the seats in the living room were high armed leather ones. That apart the cottage is very clean and has everything you need. A good base for anyone with dogs visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Ronnie4.7Jul 2021

  • "Such a wonderful holiday cottage on the fells by a babbling brook."

    The pub was closed and the landlord/Lady had moved to Australia. But a lovely cafe and shop in the village, maybe a little remote for some people but we absolutely loved where it was. Cottage well equipped and spotless. And within 5 miles from pubs.. would recommend if you love walking and peace a tranquility

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy, well equipped cottage."

    The owners live next door and are warm, welcoming and couldn’t be more helpful. The cottage was immaculately clean, comfortable, and provided everything we needed for our weeks stay. Milk, biscuits, tea, coffee, treats for the dog and fresh flowers left as a welcoming gift. Had a relaxing stay and wouldn’t hesitate to stay at Howes Beck Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a really nice little cottage in the middle of open common land."

    There are regular visits from Sheep, Horses, even an occasional Red Squirrel. It's ideally located on the East side of the Lakes. Be aware there are many narrow, twisty and steep roads around the area.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable, well presented and the owners seem to have thought of everything as it was very well equipped."

    They even thought of our dog, with treats and towel etc. The off road parking is good and secure. It's in a lovely, quite remote area on the fells. There are barely any amenities in the local village, just one little shop/tea room so you do need to drive a lot if you're not planning on just taking walks in the area. Inside, the cottage is a little dim, even on a very sunny day, as all but one little window in the kitchen face the large barn conversion at the side rather than the views but nevertheless we had a great time and the surroundings are beautiful!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week but sadly the astronomical price rises for next year make it unlikely that we can afford to go again."

    Reviewed by Penny5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very warm and comfortable very friendly helpfull owners in an amazing area of the lake district."

    Look forward to revisit.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2021

  • "Howes Beck Cottage is like Mary Poppins."

    Practically Perfect in every way. The location is stunning. The cottage has everything and the Hosts are amazing. Been twice so far and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    The owner had put Christmas decorations in which were very much appreciated. A fabulous location, very quiet and peaceful perfect for relaxing. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Dec 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely brilliant, lovely and clean, cosy and had everything you needed!"

    Our girls loved the horses that visited most days to the gate for a carrot. Great location, for walking, Lowther Castle, Horse riding, and Askham is a beautiful little village with a nice pub and excellent pizza from Askham Hall. We cannot wait to return!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was just perfect."

    It was well placed. It had everything you needed and more. It was clean and comfortable. We sat with log fire every night. It was just amazing. Felt relaxed and recharged to be honest didn't want to come home. Highly recommended. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Hows Beck cottage was warm cosy and very clean."

    Everything we needed was available. The Woodburner was the devil to get going so we only used it the one evening it made it nice and cosy with the glow of a real fire. Already looking forward to next time.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely property that was fully equipped with everything you could need."

    Lovely deep bath with piping hot water and comfy beds. A warm, welcoming property that I would have no hesitation in recommending.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2020

  • "An excellent place to get away from it all, and away from the busier areas of the lakes."

    Some great areas nearby for walks and mountain biking. The owners Rich and Kate are lovely and most helpful, and the cottage was perfect. For a small family or group its great.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a great week staying in this lovely cottage."

    We had never been to the Lake District before and we felt this cottage was in a great location to get out and about to Ullswater and surrounding areas. Fully equipped and comfortable, and the enclosed space was great for our dogs.

    Reviewed by Hollyanne3.8Jul 2020

  • "This is a great place."

    Quiet, clean and great value. We had a lovely week up here with our two kids and dog. Beautiful walks in the middle of nowhere, then relaxing in what is a comfortable and well equipped cottage overseen by two charming people who can't do enough to help, or leave you to just get on with your holiday. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2020

  • "Owners were excellent, obviously put a lot of thought and consideration into the property."

    Had also gone that extra into keeping things safe for us, following the Covid restrictions and regulations.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2020

  • "Enjoyed our 3 weeks stay !"

    The location is lovely , so visited nice places , had wonderful walks some of them straight from the cottage . It was always a pleasure to come back to this cottage as we found it very comfortable and spacious . Would certainly recommend it to anybody who likes peace and quiet combined with comfort .

    Reviewed by Natalia5.0Feb 2020

  • "What a magical place to spend Christmas!"

    The cottage was so cosy and well equipped. Kate and Rich were lovely hosts- made us feel truly welcomed. This was a fantastic dog friendly place that provided bowls and towels to wash and dry dirty paws as well as dog food bowls and doggy treats. Safe enclosed area and fabulous walks from the cottage gate-Murphy loved it!!! It was in a stunning area- secluded but only a few minutes walk from the little village and a short drive from shops and the Lakes. Fantastic to walk round festive Keswick and Ambleside. Drove to Haweswater and managed a wee hike up the pass on Christmas Eve- absolutely awesome views! Definitely recommend Howes Beck Cottage for a proper dog friendly break.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful secluded accommodation with all the facilities you could wish for"

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had a lovely time at Howes Beck Cottage."

    The cottage is very clean, comfortable and has everything you need for a great holiday. The Red Squirrels that came daily for nuts that I left out, and the horses that visit the gate for an apple or just a fuss absolutely brilliant

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Oct 2019

  • "A peaceful location."

    A relaxing and homely cottage. We enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.1Sep 2019

  • "This lovely cottage is nicely situated that you can easily get around to visit the Lake District or you can just relax and chill in semi-seclusion."

    It's fantastic having the moors around you with the sheep roaming freely and the occasional horse may come to say hi too. There are some great places to eat just a few miles down the road in Askam but the local pub only feeds it's residence.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2019

  • "The place was amazing and very well decorated!"

    Could have lived there forever!! However the hot water for the baths kept running out so we took about 20min to run a very small bath. Apart from that all was perfect :)

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Aug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, in a secluded part of the lakes."

    The cottage is extremely well stocked and supplied with everything you could think of. It’s also very clean and tidy. The WiFi was a most welcome in the evenings and was really fast. Nice extra touches for your canine friends.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage in a fabulous rural location."

    Reviewed by Polly5.0Jul 2019

  • "Howes beck cottage was a great location."

    Comfy cottage with everything you could need. lovely warm welcome from the owners. So many places to visit and pubs to eat at, we didn’t have enough time, so we will have to go back. Really great place to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jul 2019

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    It had everything that you could want & more. It was lovely to wake up to sheep baaing & birds singing.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable and warm cottage ,beautiful setting all around ."

    Very friendly people everywhere we went .The lounge and kitchen were slightly dark and needed lights on most of the day but this is unfortunate and something the owners are trying to rectify with the local planners .our dog absolutely loved the outside area to the cottage and the sheep that wandered by . A very clean and shallow srream runs just behind the cottage which he loved . Will hopefully return in the future .

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Well presented barn set in a beautiful location."

    The facilities in the cottage were excellent. We had our two dogs with us who were made very welcome, and loved the many scenic walks in the area. Great time had by all, and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Walter5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent location very secluded."

    Scenery and walks were amazing. Cottage was exceptionally clean, everything was well provided, would highly recommend it and will definitely be going back there.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic peaceful break,Will go back."

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is large, clean and comfortable."

    We. Arrived to find the owners had left us a pint of milk - invaluable. TV reception and WiFi was excellent. A jar of dog treats left for our dogs. We were self catering and found the kitchen absolutely fully equipped including a dishwasher and washing machine. The shower was really efficient and bathroom well equipped and modern. The beds were comfortable and plenty of storage. Heating was good including log stove. Would definitely book again. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage and facilities were superb."

    Excellent location for our needs for the holiday. Within easy reach of all the main towns in the area. Cannot be faulted.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was quiet and cosy."

    I would definitely rebook there again.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2019

  • "When we arrived, the owner gave us a fantastic greeting , All the information you could possible need is in a clip folder (idiots guide) complete with pictures showing what is being described."

    We didn't use the log burner , too lazy, but we are sure it would have given a lot of heat.. the local shop was very accommodating although, only open 10 to 1 pm.. The lakes were In easy reach and beautiful. A GOOOD all round Quiet holiday made even better by excellent weather for the time of year (5th to 12th Jan 2019) Well done to the owners .. we will be back. 10/10

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jan 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely first rate."

    It was spacious, warm, plenty of instant hot water, beautiful comfy beds and lovely clean bedding and the kitchen so very well equipped. The entertainment systems, radios and tvs etc, were modern and first class, a good sized telly is always a welcome bonus. The surrounding area is a delight and the space immediately adjacent was very secure for our 3 small doggies. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. A total delight.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2018

  • "The new owners have made this cottage a wonderful relaxing place to stay, the bedding, towels etc was top quality and felt like a lovely treat, we have never stayed anywhere before where literally everything was provided, so we took a lot of our own things only to find they were not needed as everything was available to us."

    We can not recommend this cottage highly enough and we will definitely be booking again. It was situated ideally to explore north or south lakes and we found lovely places to walk with the dog. A big thank you to the new owners who made us feel welcome with the note and flowers and gift of wine as we were their first guests, and the biscuits for the pooch! We had a wonderful time thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Nov 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.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twin upon request), 1 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with wood burner
  • Kitchen/diner.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Oil central heating with wood burner
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Outdoor furniture for four people
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1/4 mile
  • Pub 1/2 mile
  • Note: There is secure storage for bikes and mountain gear

The property

A unique barn conversion resting in the fells above the cosy village of Bampton within the Lake District National Park, ideally placed for taking in all that the destination has to offer.

Suited for couples, friends and families Howes Beck Cottage is a delightful retreat, your peaceful escape from the demands of daily life.

Situated across the ground floor, you will discover a collection of rooms, commencing with a lovely kitchen/diner with comfortable seating for four people, and a stylish colour scheme.

Views over the fells add to the charming overtone.

Next door, the sitting room is modern and attractive, including leather sofas, exposed beams and original features, all tied together with a wood burning stove.

There is a recently modernised family bathroom benefiting from a bath with a separate shower, and two bedrooms presented in a quality fashion.

To the outside is an enclosed space with access to secure storage for bikes or other equipment and a seating area which encapsulates stunning views across the valley to Knipe Scar where you can relax after the days exploring with the only sound being from the birds and the nearby beck that cascades to the village below.

The Cottage is immediately surrounded by 6,890 acres of common land, the home of a variety of wildlife, with sheep, fell ponies and red squirrels visiting the cottage almost daily.

There are wonderful walks and cycle routes right from the door, including on the surrounding fells leading over to Haweswater and Ullswater, with excellent high level walking for the more adventurous, many of the Lake District's walks have their starting point from around Ullswater, including the renowned trek to Helvellyn's summit via Striding Edge, and more gentle footpaths, bridleways and quiet scenic roads for those just looking for more light activities in beautiful countryside.

The attractive hamlet of Bampton situated in the Lowther Valley is a traditional Lakeland village away from the hustle and bustle of the busier central Lake District towns and villages, but with all the popular and much-loved tourist destinations close at hand.

This is a tranquil, unspoiled and beautiful area of the Lake District: perfect for getting away from it all and for seeing wildlife.

However, the location is still also convenient for accessing not only other parts of the Lake District, but also the Yorkshire Dales, Pennines and Hadrian’s Wall.

Bampton has a village store/Post Office with tea room and children’s playground all a gentle stroll away in the neighbouring hamlet of Bampton Grange.

For those who want to venture further afield by car, Askham and Pooley Bridge are only a short drive away with a traditional village inns, cafes and shops.

The Michelin star Allium at Askham Hall is also a short drive away for the ultimate in dining experience; or a trip over Kirkstone Pass brings you into Ambleside where there is an abundance of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Howes Beck Cottage is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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