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Pheasant Cottage

(Ref. 952674)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Very tricky roads to and from its location. Walks not easy straight from the door. Good location quite central to most of south and west lakes. Lovely bedrooms very comfy beds. Could do with some larger tea cups!

    Reviewed by SallySep 2023

  • "We could not have asked for anything more."

    Pheasant cottage was beautiful, beds were very comfy and the cottage was spotlessly clean. Our host were great, a lovely extra was the tasty loaf as a gift from them. The views we're breathtaking and waking up to such peace and quiet definitely helped us to unwind. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2023

  • "Lovely, outstanding Cottages!"

    Thank you and for being charming guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BjoernJul 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful."

    Fantastic location. Nice owners. Great location. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2023

  • "The location was beautiful and such a pretty cottage, once we’d finished marvelling at this I was blown away by how practical it was."

    The porchway was perfect for damp boots & coats and drying dog paws, so it kept the living quarters really clean. Very grateful for the bread, eggs, milk, and especially the cooking oil as this is messy to pack and wasteful to purchase. Great maps in the binder for guiding us to the village and delicious meals in the warm, friendly pubs there.

    Reviewed by AlexandraApr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay , the location was perfect for us."

    We walked into Cartmel most days and found some lovely places to have lunch. It was a cosy and comfortable place with everything we could want. We took advantage of the DVD collection for our evening entertainment and the maps for our walking adventures.

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2023

  • "We have just returned from a very relaxing stay at Pheasant Cottage."

    The accommodation is clean and very comfortable with some lovely welcoming touches of fresh bread and milk, thank you. The grounds are beautiful to sit peacefully in and there are plenty of walks directly from the front door. Although the garden itself was shared with the attached property, there was a secure paddock very close by which we could exercise our dog safely in. Cartmel village is a short drive away (tiny roads but traffic is light) or a 25 minute walk across the fields and you can buy a range of delicious local produce from the shops. There are several coffee shops and pubs - something for everyone! It really is a superb location within easy driving distance to the Lakes too.

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2022

  • "A superb holiday cottage in wonderful surroundings,very quiet and peaceful."

    great gardens and some lovely walks, extremely comfortable beds

    Reviewed by LesterJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome from Pam who gave us all the information we needed to know re the cottage and walks."

    (She had also put fresh flowers out and left us bread and milk, a really nice touch). The cottage is furnished to a high standard and is in the most beautiful, peaceful location. The secure garden is gorgeous and secure for dogs, the views are stunning. Karen and Martyn were good sources of information on plants and wildlife. The walks were just what we wanted and it was nice to come back and relax in total comfort. There was absolutely nothing more that we could have asked for, it's a fabulous cottage, great location and we will look at booking again. John , Zoë and Pip the dog.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "This cottage is in a beautiful setting just outside Cartmel."

    Lovely views and idyllic gardens, with a specific closed in field to allow your dog to have a run. It’s not for nervous drivers as has to be accessed via narrow lanes but is typical of the Lake District. Lots of places to visit nearby. Much thought has gone into comfort for guests. It’s cosy, but bright and airy and warm . The bedrooms are ample and beds very comfortable. Lovely duvets and pillows for a good nights sleep. Lots of thoughtful touches including freshly cut flowers , fresh local bread and milk and even skin care products, shampoo and conditioner so I came home feeling pampered. Although dog friendly the owners are clear dogs must be well behaved and I did feel hyper vigilant, and if it had been raining I would have wanted to ensure dogs were washed , but a dog shower is provided outside the main house. We had towels in the porch to dry wet feet etc. If I were the owner of this house I would want guests with dogs to respect the high quality standard of this cottage. The only minor niggle is the tv in the living room had poor quality sound. It’s not our priority as we were out late two evenings and I had a book to read but we found it hard listening when playing a dvd or watching any programmes. Other electrical goods fridge freezer, oven washing machine, and tumble dryer ( if needed) all excellent condition . We loved it and would come again. Best Sykes Cottage I have ever stayed in . My friend who came with us said it’s the best holiday cottage she has ever stayed in. Thank you Karen & Martyn

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "We as a family booked this stunning stone cottage on a wimp."

    all i can say wow amazing.the owners were frendily,the cottage was in the most best location we could ask for not far from cartmel and grizdale the views from the cottage were unbelivable. the cottage itself was perfect for what we were looking for and pet frendly to.extremly comfy and clean, we will be 100 percent back :)

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "What a wonderful place to stay in Southern Cumbria."

    A little off the beaten track until you got to know those narrow roads, but what a peaceful and idyllic setting. The cottage was beautiful, characterful, clean, cosy, very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, warm and very well equipped. We will certainly return to see the garden and surroundings in a different season and enjoy this lovely cottage again. If I had to ask for an improvement, it would be some proper size mugs!! Found ourselves drinking copious lots in those provided

    Reviewed by RuthJan 2022

  • "What a Wonderful Cottage, so peaceful and well off the beaten track."

    Wonderful views with walks and cycling straight into beautiful countryside and hills. Spacious and comfortable with lovely bedroom and bathroom, on each floor. Karen and Martin were so welcoming and such lovely people. It is Ideal for relaxing and enjoying the views. So close to Cartmel and Grange. Really enjoyable stay and big thanks to Karen and Martin.

    Reviewed by AnitaNov 2021

  • "We hired the cottage for two couples and it was ideal."

    Beds so comfortable, each couple had their own bathroom facilities ( one bedroom ensuite and the younger couple had a bedroom upstairs with their own bathroom) so essentially it took away any waiting for showers, etc. Lovely Cottage in beautiful area.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2021

  • "Our stay at Pheasant Cottage was fantastic!"

    Amazing views from a idilyc cottage and Cartmell is a beautiful village.

    Reviewed by SiobhanJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, we both “nested” within minutes of arriving."

    The owner is lovely and welcoming. Great location, great views and walks.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "Loved it. Cottage typical Lakeland cottage was beautiful."

    Not good for nervous drivers as roads around area single track With hedges but beautiful Area. So Much to do and scoot ace had everything you needed. Could have stayed for longer. Will be back i

    Reviewed by AkexanderJul 2021

  • "Top bedroom is 5 star lower bedroom is 3 Beautifull location and garden Hosts were excellent"

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "Spent 5 nights at Pheasant Cottage."

    The owners were very nice. Cottage was clean throughout. Everything you needed was there. Kitchen was well equipped as we ate there all the time due to the current situation. Location was beautiful, very peaceful and relaxing. Enjoyed walking and the beautiful golf course nearby. Highly recommend staying at Pheasant Cottage

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2020

  • "The only negative was the slightly uncomfortable couch."

    The rest of the property is very nice. This would not stop us returning.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "An amazing find for our staycation."

    Martyn and Karen were consummate hosts and couldn’t have done more. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by JanineSep 2020

  • "Just returned from a break in Pheasant cottage near Cartmel in the South Lakes area of Cumbria."

    The cottage is lovely and, on the whole, was very comfortable apart from the settee which was pretty uncomfortable after a while. Location is excellent for a bit of exploring, we went to Grange over Sands which is an unexpected gem of a place and Ulverston, the birthplace on Stan Laurel. We`d have went further if only we had booked for longer but had a very nice break to recharge the batteries nevertheless. We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2020

  • "The location and views were beautiful, the cottage was better than the pictures and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by AshleyAug 2020

  • "Loverly cottage great location and really comfortable."

    Host nearby but not intrusive in any way... Definitely recommend and will be returning

    Reviewed by PhyllJul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a quiet and beautiful location."

    Very comfortable, clean and well presented. Gorgeous garden and scenic views. Secluded and peaceful yet within a short distance of Cartmel, Cark and Ulverston and minutes from Holker Hall. We loved our stay and would recommend staying - we hope to come back too.

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2019

  • "The whole experience was a pleasure from the beginning to the end."

    An easy booking, very welcoming host and a beautiful, well equipped cottage in idyllic surroundings. A thoroughly pleasurable short break. A definite ‘yes’ for a revisit.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Karen meet us when we arrived and showed round nothing was to much trouble.

    Reviewed by PhillipSep 2019

  • "We had an excellent family holiday for a week."

    The owners were extremely welcoming and their cottage was lovely, with a beautiful garden and amazing views which we did not expect. The only suggestion I could make to improve the comfort would be to change the sofa, otherwise all excellent, thank you.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2019

  • "This is our second visit to Pheasant Cottage."

    It was just as charming, thanks again to Karen and Pam

    Reviewed by JacquiJul 2019

  • "The Cottage was perfect for two couples with all the facilities we required."

    Very quiet and extremely comfortable. Cottage was well located with a beautiful and well kept garden and lovely rural outlook. Absolutely tranquil with no passing traffic. Weather was good with two exceptional days - sunshine throughout these days. Spent a stunning day at Tarn Howes - NT with guided walk at 11.00am on Wednesdays. Followed by a visit (and lunch) at Brantwood - home of John Ruskin - overlooking Lake Coniston.

    Reviewed by EJun 2019

  • "Pheasant Cottage is a lovely place,a real home from home."

    Equipped to a high standard with everything you could possibly need.Set in a stunning location with lovely gardens.Met on arrival by the owners who showed us where everything was and how things worked which was very handy.

    Reviewed by NathanFeb 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage for family of 4 or 2 couples."

    Warm, dated furnishings but good quality and well equipped. Beautiful setting and garden. Would definitely stay again. Owner was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AntoniaOct 2018

  • "Such a delightful Cottage very well equipped and lots of extras not expected when hiring accommodation,comfortable beds lovely bathrooms with underfloor heating in the downstairs en-suite."

    our only reason we have not given a full 10 in recommendation is the very uncomfortable settee and chairs ,this did really spoil our stay, the nights being darker earlier and the very narrow roads we spent our evenings in the cottage.such a pity this let the cottage down.

    Reviewed by MarjorieOct 2018

  • "This is our first time with Sykes and the booking through to the payment system and directions to the cottage was a seemless operation."

    The cottage is located just out of Cartmell so not only is it within a two minute drive you can if you wish come out of your front door go through a farm gate and walk to the village. We were met on arrival by Pam and like everyone we met within the Lake District she had a big smile and was very helpful. The property is spotless both inside and outside . We would highly recommend a stay at pheasant cottage and this comment is reflected in the guest book. Well done Sykes we enjoyed our weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2018

  • "We enjoyed our few days in an area of the Lakes that we did not know as well."

    Cartmel is a very interesting little village we still have more of it to explore. The cottage was a delight which was really good as the weather was not. Extremely comfortable and peaceful just what we needed.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, the garden really beautiful and the village very pretty."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "Fabulous location."

    Quiet and tranquil. Perfect.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation, welcoming host."

    Only disappointment no bottle of milk and cake on arrival.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2018

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "Will definitely be back."

    Home from home very comfy, warm and had everything we needed for a great week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlexandraMar 2018

  • "Pheasant Cottage was fantastic!"

    It was comfortable, sytlish, very well equipped and in a beautiful location. We plan to visit again and have already recommened it to friends.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, bidet and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas woodburner-effect stove.
  • Oil central heating with gas woodburner-effect stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair included
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Shared, terraced garden with lawned area and patio with furniture
  • Will accept 2 well-behaved small dog, £10 supplement per booking
  • Sorry, 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.

The property

You enter this lovely semi-detached barn conversion into a glass porch where you can take off your boots after a day spent walking.

This then takes you through to the open plan living area which has a high vaulted ceiling with feature beams.

There is a limestone fireplace which houses the gas woodburner-effect stove and a patio door out to the front of the cottage.

One of the bedrooms is set on the ground floor and has an en-suite with bath and shower for convenience.

The galleried landing then leads to the second bedroom and the family bathroom.

Outside is a private patio area where you can enjoy breakfast in the summer months and the shared gardens.

Note: This cottage is next door to Ref 952692, together they sleep 6.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas