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Kestrel Cottage

(Ref. 952692)

Beckside near Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful little Lakeland cottage."

    Gorgeous location. Karen & Martyn are very welcoming and accommodating hosts, living in the adjacent property. After booking, the info from Sykes stated no visitors or guests allowed. This was not stated on the website. The hosts assured us we could have our family visit for an Easter meal

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage needs new sofa and tv."

    Lovely people to deal with.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Sep 2023

  • "A fabulous stay in Kestrel Cottage the cottage was extremely clean and well equipped with a comfy bed."

    Plenty of space for dog to exercise in the paddock. Peaceful surroundings. Friendly helpful owners. Delightful stay

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2023

  • "The oven is very powerful and resulted in a few over cooked meals but other than that no issues"

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful stay at Kestrel Cottage."

    Beautiful views and lots of walks. We enjoyed our week exploring the South Lakes.

    Reviewed by Moira4.4Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful area, lovely bedroom very spacious,sofas in the ..."

    A lovely cottage in a peaceful area, lovely bedroom very spacious,sofas in the lounge only disappointment,very uncomfortable and very low down,

    Reviewed by Arthur3.4Jul 2023

  • "We had an excellent holiday."

    The host was very polite and informative when we arrived but left us to ourselves unless we needed them. The cottage was so very nice and we felt at home. It is very well equipped with everything you need. The bed was super comfortable and very large. So much space in this cottage, not at all cramped. We will be coming back here at some point.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage, and the area country side in which it is sited, are excellent - it would be difficult to find better."

    The hosts, Karen and Martyn, could not have been more supportive and they made the stay first class.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2023

  • "The location, comfort and facilities were ideal for us, however there is one major issue that had been raised on reviews in the past and is still a concern, can the owners rectify /replace the extremely uncomfortable seating arrangements in the lounge, quite the most uncomfortable seating area we have ever experienced Moan over everything else extremely cosy and convenient for our needs, thank you!"

    Reviewed by David4.1Mar 2023

  • "5☆'s A beautifully renovated cottage tucked away down a private lane."

    No passers by or traffic. Just the sound of birds . A true Shangri-la. Every mod con to hand. Karen and Martyn have thought of everything. Bedding, linen towels all spotless . The cottage was warm, relaxing and very cosy. We could not have chosen anything better. We will return one day and recommend it to our friend's and family

    Reviewed by Elfed5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and very clean."

    A lovely welcome and helpful owners. The comfort of the sofa was very poor, the sofa isn't an actual sofa it is a number of seating cubes assembled into sofa, which is extremely uncomfortable and impacted on the comfort during our stay as you look forward to curling up and having some rest time during a cottage holiday. I notice previous reviewers have mentioned this on other booking sites. it is a shame that the owners don't consider investing in a new sofa given the rest of the property is very well appointed and comfortable e.g. the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful location."

    Lovely cottage, very spacious with modern design .The area around the cottage ,including massive garden is also available for visitors, plenty of green space to walk the dogs.The Hosts are very kind and helpful. We had fantastic time and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Agata5.0Aug 2022

  • "The pictures do not do the lovely cottage justice."

    Located in a beautiful tranquil location with lovely views of the Lake District countryside. Inside the cottage is clean, well maintained and quite luxurious. The bedroom is a real treat, large airy and a really nice bathroom too. The one downside of the stay was the sofa, it’s not the most comfortable and really could do with being replaced, but that didn’t detract from an otherwise lovely stay and as we had amazing weather I preferred sitting outside on the little patio in the sun having breakfast, lunch and dinner or just a cup of tea! The outside space is lovely and our dog loved the paddock where she could run around freely and have a lovely time sniffing. There is also a nice walk to Cartmel where you can get some yummy sticky toffee pudding or easily find somewhere for lunch or dinner. It’s a short drive to Windermere or grange over sands. In summary a perfect little place to stay.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay with our little springer spaniel , first time in the Lake District did not disappoint."

    Kestrel Cottage is comfotable and has everything you need and the enclosed Paddock for the dogs is perfect. Karen & Martyn were very helpful and so nice we would definitely recommend Kestrel Cottage.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property in a great location, just a few minutes drive from Cartmel or a 25 minute walk across fields."

    Hosts were welcoming and very helpful. The cottage was extremely well presented and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Our dog especially liked the enclosed paddock where he could run around safely. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kestrel Cottage."

    The owners Martyn & Karen made us very welcome and were close by if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage."

    Comfortable and cosy. Lovely large bedroom with a beautiful view.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2021

  • "The hosts were very welcoming and helpful during our stay."

    Lovely setting . Only one problem . . the low height of the settee in the lounge. Good exercise but difficult to get out off.

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely property and Martyn and Karen were excellent hosts."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very well presented property great location very friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage to stay in, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    It is set in a very peacefull location but is only minutes away from Cartmell and Grange over Sands and easy travelling to Lake Winderemere. The cottage is very well equipped and we enjoyed our short break there very much.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had been looking for a comfortable place to stay for New Year from which we could base ourselves for walks in the Lake District; Kestrel Cottage met all our expectations and then some."

    Karen was great, answering all of our questions and was always available to help us. We felt right at home from the moment we arrived. The cottage has everything you could need, is spacious and feels like a complete getaway. Karen and Martin provided us with their favourite route maps in the local area around Cartmel as well as an excellent walk up Pike of Blisco which had fantastic views. We will most certainly be recommending Kestrel to our friends, we couldn't have been happier seeing in the New Year here.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2019

  • "This would be our second visit to this fine pair of cottages ."

    You always receive a kind welcome and a big smile

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2019

  • "The kindness of the owners."

    Beautiful cottage. Beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by Harald5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent and as describes (though may be useful to point out that the fire/wood burning stove appliance is only decorative."

    We sort of assumed this but it would be helpful to make this explicit, as a real one would be a real plus). The owners of the cottage were lovely and very helpful

    Reviewed by Olwen4.7Dec 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely, so cute and very clean."

    Only thing I’d change would be the couch as it was uncomfortable but apart from that it was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Sep 2018

  • "Nicely looked after property and very welcoming hosts."

    Lovely area and wouldn’t hesitate to return one day.

    Reviewed by Darren4.1Jul 2018

  • "Kestrel Cottage is totally beautiful and the attention to detail is outstanding."

    It was immaculate in every way and really looked after by its owners even the pictures don't do it justice. The owners are lovely people and most helpful and go out of there way to make you comfortable. If you're looking for a perfect stay this is the one.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2018

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  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 2 x TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Shared, terraced garden with lawned area and patio with furniture
  • Will accept 1 well-behaved small dog, £18 supplement per booking
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: There are a number of steep stone steps in the garden, care to be taken and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Bedroom has open access to the stairs.

The property

This semi-detached cottage is a fantastic romantic retreat set within beautiful countryside.

There is an open plan living area with wooden flooring and an electric stove which is a lovely, cosy area to curl up at the end of the day.

Upstairs, the comfortable and pretty bedroom has a high apex ceiling and has an en-suite bathroom.

This room looks out over the fields and has a small table and chairs to enjoy a cup of tea in the morning.

A charming cottage, ideal for a holiday at any time of year.

Note: This cottage is next door to Ref 952674, together they sleep 6.

Wall Nook Cottages

Cartmel 2 miles. These two fantastic stone barn conversions are set next door to each other in a lovely rural location outside the village of Beckside and two miles from Cartmel in Cumbria. With beautifully-appointed accommodation, feature beams and charming decor, these cottages are a lovely base for friends, a family or couples who are looking to explore Southern Cumbria. Both cottages are set over two floors and have open plan living areas with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable seating and a dining area. The cottages have very pretty, cosy bedrooms, most with en-suite facilities, which are delightful retreats at the end of the day. They also have the added benefit of laundry facilities. Outside is a shared tiered garden which has patio areas and a lawned area while Pheasant Cottage also has its own private patio area. At the top of the garden, which is reached via two sets of steep stone steps, is a fantastic patio area with furniture where the views reach out across the cottages to the surrounding countryside and breathtaking sunsets can be enjoyed. The village of Cartmel is just two miles away and can be reached via a footpath which leads from your doorstep across the fields. This is a beautiful location, ideal for having meals out as a visit to the Michelin starred L’Enclume restaurant is a must. There are a number of excellent walks in the area and many attractions to keep everyone entertained which makes this a perfect holiday location.

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About the location


Grange-over-Sands 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 12 miles.

The historic, South Lakeland village of Cartmel is renowned as the prettiest village in the Lake District. The Priory Church, one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England, remains the heart of the community with its gatehouse forming the entrance to the village. The village features pretty streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, a charming gift shop, welcoming, traditional pubs serving real ale, the nationally acclaimed, Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant, and the Cartmel Village shop, which sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit The National Hunt Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings and mountain backdrop, is a mere 2 miles away, whilst Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a thirty minute drive. A superb holiday destination, at any time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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