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Coney Garth Retreat

Beckermet, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 980465)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Very warm welcome, great location, superb facilties and going the extra mile with a ready to go hot tub, chilled prosecco and freshly baked scones and cake."

    Luxurious experience all over!

    Reviewed by TheoAug 2022

  • "In my view, the key considerations which elevate any assessment of holiday accommodation to "excellent" and above, are the extent to which the advertised description of the location and the accommodation is matched in reality, and the extent to which the owners go above and beyond to ensure that every small detail achieves perfection."

    'The Retreat' more than justifies being classified as excellent. The introduction from Julie was welcoming and explanatory, augmented by her most appetising home baking. The accommodation was impeccably clean and furnished to the highest standard. The 'Retreat' is fully equipped and all appliances are provided with every necessary sundry. The Retreat enjoys the optimum location within Beckermet, being in the village but also on the edge of the countryside, and within 5 minutes walk of two pub/hotels: that is increasingly unique nowadays. Altogether, I reccommend the Retreat in the highest terms.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2022

  • "Must go, you won’t regret it!"

    This is the best self catering place I have ever stayed. Hot tub amazing, properly lovely, the hosts are perfect, shout to Julie’s who is just lovely and her baking is to die for, little complimentary extras such as Prosecco and the toiletries are really luxurious. They really understand what a guest looks for.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely gorgeous!"

    We loved our time staying in the retreat. It was so clean and modern, light and the window in the kitchen was just wow. It made cooking so much more enjoyable :) The hottub was lovely and we often had the cows coming to visit haha. Overall, I would stay here again and would highly recommend it to a friend. Geoff and Julie are wonderful hosts and were there if we needed anything. Julie, your scones and cakes were delicious and made my partner very happy!

    Reviewed by AliceJun 2022

  • "The cottage was well equipped to a high standard."

    It was situated in an attractive village with two pubs serving food within walking distance. The owners were friendly without being intrusive and ready to suggest amenities worth a visit. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and this area of the Lake District is less commercialised than other areas yet has some beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by JillJun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage - cosy, comfortable, with everything you need provided - well stocked kitchen, comfy beds, toiletries in the main en suite and mirrors beside plug points for drying your hair (this is my pet hate as so many places don't have this, so extra bonus points from me!"

    !). Lovely views from the upstairs lounge. Julie was friendly and helpful, giving us ideas of where to go and what to do. Really appreciated the bottle of fizz and cookies that were left for us as well as the scones and cake brought round on our last night. It's these little extras that make all the difference. Loved the hot tub at the end of the day. If I had to criticise anything, it is the lack of bright lighting over at the sitting area for evening reading. However would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay here."

    The owners were fab and clearly really loved and looked after the accommodation. It was ideally located for us. The beds were incredibly comfortable. The house was really clean and so was the hot tub. The owners were very thoughtful and left lots of little treats for us - mini eggs, cookies, Prosecco and some homemade scones and coffee cake! They also had flip flops and gowns available for the the hot tub which was really helpful and an airer to dry off wet costumes/towels. All in all a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by KatieApr 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage in a great area to explore smaller lakes and beauty spots."

    Great facilities within the cottage - couldn’t think of anything else you could possibly need!!!

    Reviewed by SueMar 2022

  • "Accommodation was like home from home."

    Very clean and spacious. Host where very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation, we had the perfect 1st stay in the lakes, we will definitely be back!"


    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2022

  • "Really nice and comfortable property."

    ....we had such a relaxing time. The hot tub was great and such a cozy sofa to snuggle into. The hosts were fantastic and the Prosecco and scones were a lovely touch as well....will defo reccomend the place to friends and family

    Reviewed by DuaneFeb 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Coney Garth Retreat."

    The retreat itself has been done to a very high standard and is so homely. The hot tub is a lovely added extra, and was nice to use after a long day out. Hosts Julie and Geoff were great, providing information on places to visit and even providing toys to entertain the kids on rainy days, not to mention the amazing homemade treats, its no wonder people come back again.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2021

  • "Just perfect lovely cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    Could not have wished for more. Great hosts, lovely warm welcome.Prosseco, biscuits and coffee to welcome us. Fresh homemade scones during our stay. They even gave us some delicious apples from their garden when we left. Which we have just finished. So we will need to retur soon.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Julie and Geoff Nugent were very helpful and ensured we were happy with everything on our arrival on during our stay."

    They were both very informative of what was around the area to do and visit. Geoff took us around the luxury retreat on arrival, explaining everything we needed to know. The situation of the retreat is very peaceful, beautifully kept and the village itself was ideal for walks and for a visit to the Royal Oak pub for lunch/drinks is highly recommended. The hot tub was a lovely bonus which was checked on a daily basis. The nice touches of the prosecco, biscuits and home made scones was really appreciated and the scones were delicious. I would definitely recommend the retreat to anyone as it is definitely a luxury escape from real life!

    Reviewed by PamAug 2021

  • "A fabulous cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Julie is a lovely host - freshly baked scones, with jam and cream, delivered on a very wet day lifted everyone’s mood! The Royal Oak in the village serves superb food. Recommend paddle boarding on Wastwater and a trip to Go Ape Whinlatter if you’re with teenagers/young adults. Seascale is lovely and has a fabulous ice cream shop too. Coney Garth is a great base to explore the West Lakes from.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Wow! What a fabulous place!"

    The accommodation was amazing, decorated to the highest of standards with all the luxuries you could possibly want! The local area is beautiful and quiet, we loved taking the cycle routes to Seascale for beach days and ice cream and to Gosforth for some yummy Italian food! Wast Water was incredible, one of my favourite days! The Ravenglass railway and Muncaster Castle are close by for and well worth a visit! At the end of busy days we came back to the cottage to relax in the hot tub and enjoy the fizz and other treats left by Geoff and Julie; fantastic hosts with great local knowledge and ideas about how you can spend your holiday! We’d waited so long for this holiday and it was definitely worth the wait! I don’t think I’ve ever felt so relaxed and refreshed! We cannot wait to come back! Xxxx

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2021

  • "Another great holiday at coney garth."

    Julie was very accommodating and responded to requests as well as checking on our comfort. We would definitely recommend staying here!

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "Well thought out quality cottage, couldn't fault it and the owners were very generous lovely people"

    Reviewed by JJul 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully furnished a true retreat."

    The views are stunning. Local area has lots to offer - hot tub was a bonus. Highly recommend we will be back.

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Coney Garth Retreat."

    The accommodation was utterly fabulous, well appointed and sparkling clean. The hosts were on hand for any questions and even brought us a homemade afternoon tea - the scones were delicious! We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2021

  • "Had a great trip, hosts were fab & the accommodation exceeded our expectations, would definitely recommend!"

    Reviewed by DionneApr 2021

  • "Absolutely Fabulous!"

    ! We had such a great time!! We will definitely recommend it!!

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2020

  • "Had an amazing 4 days in this gorgeous cottage."

    Every single thing we needed was in the cottage. Julie and Geoff the hosts wee fabulous and the wee touches such as Prosecco and home made scones were lovely. The hot tub was great and we made good use of it. One of the best holiday cottages I have visited and look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2020

  • "This was our second visit to the cottage but it still exceeded expectations, some nice unexpected extras from the owners was wonderful."

    The accommodation is comfortable with well stocked high quality fittings, furniture and equipment. Location provides good access to many of the area attractions. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Great cottage, hosts Julie and Geoff about if needs be but not intrusive."

    Lovely scones, biscuits and fizz. Lots of extras in the cottage like loo roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs etc. Nice village, able to walk to the beach.

    Reviewed by CateAug 2020

  • "The owners of this cottage are literally the loveliest people you could meet."

    Made us feel very welcome and the cottage was immaculate. Was also lovely for them to have had the hot tub heated and ready for when we arrived. Getting greeted with a hot tub and a bottle of Prosecco was much appreciated. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KerryJul 2020

  • "Had a fabulous weekend at Coney Garth retreat ."

    Beautiful property in beautiful village . Hosts amazing and arrived Saturday with freshly baked scones jam and cream which were lush. Hot tub gorgeous . Had a meal at the white mare in the village which would highly recommend. Thank you so much and planning a return.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2020

  • "Fab holiday cottage, absolutely everything thought of by the owners Geoff and Julie."

    We wanted a relaxing break before the rush of Christmas and that’s what we got. Perfect house, perfect scones Julie ;) and perfect Lake District to explore, not forgetting the lovely pub down the road. We hope to return xx

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2019

  • "A very well appointed property."

    The hot tub was a must after a day of walking! A warm welcome from our hosts.

    Reviewed by ElisabethOct 2019

  • "This cottage is a wonderful place to go to and relax its so peacefully in a lovely village setting."

    Geoff and Julie are a lovely couple who all ways put you first. I would like to thank them both such a wonderfully stay, and me and my wife will be back to enjoy another week there soon. First time to the lake district but not the last you can get to every where you want from this cottage. Once again thank you both for a fantastic week

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

  • "The cottage and hot tub were lovely and very clean."

    The owners were welcoming and the facilities excellent . It was a great location with lots of places to visit to keep the whole family entertained. We had a great holiday and would highly recommend to others!

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2019

  • "We absolutely loved this holiday rental."

    The retreat is beautifully finished, clean and generous in size throughout. The hot tub is lovely and clean and was a favourite with our children. The TV is set up with Netflix and the retreat has WiFi, both which made it easy to entertain the children in the evenings. We would 100% recommend booking the retreat.

    Reviewed by HeidiJul 2019

  • "The cottage was bful the country side was amazing!"

    Everyday the hot tub was cleaned out. We will be coming back. Thank you for making us feel so welcome Elaine - Manchester

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2019

  • "The retreat is amazing!"

    Very clean and furnished beautifully. We loved the hot tub and fantastic hosts who made our stay extra special with some lovey touches. The location is good, a few things to do near by. The only thing we would have liked is a more lively pub or more pubs near by.

    Reviewed by AbigailJul 2019

  • "Fabulous luxurious accommodation, lovely little extras provided by hosts , location in a lovely quiet setting and accessible to surrounding attractions."

    Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "This is a superb new barn conversion with everything required to enjoy a holiday."

    Very comfortable with lovely views and a delightful hot tub. Plus a very good pub / restaurant only a few minutes walk away. With the Lakes and the Coast on the doorstep it is absolutely perfect!

    Reviewed by LindsayJun 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Owners really helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2019

  • "We felt very welcome and at home."

    The cottage was a great space for a family holiday and a good location to explore the Lakes from. There were lots of little touches here and there which added to the whole experience! We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2019

  • "Afordal luxury in the stunning Lake District."

    Was a pure joy to roam about the fells all day, then return to a hot tub and stylish accommodation. Our hosts could not have been more friendly and really went the extra mile to make us feel welcome. A few less marketing emails from Sykes would make this the ideal experience.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2019

  • "The cottage was spotless , the owner lived 100 yards away and was most helpful, all the facilities including the hot tub were first class , and the local pub , really only 4 minutes walk , was excellent for both food and drink, the cottage was central to most area facilities."

    We had an excellent long weekend and would certainty stay there again

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2019

  • "Stunning holiday let with all the mod cons including underfloor heating and a fabulous hot tub!"

    Lovely relaxing break! Can't wait to visit again!

    Reviewed by StaceyFeb 2019

  • "Coney Garth Fam is an excellent property."

    From location to facilities and everything in between it was fab. We will DEF recommend both the property and Sykes cottages to others.

    Reviewed by ThomasJan 2019

  • "Lovely, friendly, clean, well maintained - couldn't think of a way of improving it!"

    Reviewed by LisaJan 2019

  • "It was perfect!"

    Would highly recommend to anyone, it’s an amazing getaway! Very friendly and helpful host, exceptionally clean, and lovely facilities (and a very very nice hot tub) 11/10!!

    Reviewed by LouisNov 2018

  • "Amazing stay in this wonderful cottage."

    The attention to detail in each room was lovely and the owners were accommodating to our needs, but kept to themselves to ensure that we had full privacy and made the most out of this mini break! Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others, especially as it has a hot tub!

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2018

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double (zip/link can be twins on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating, ground floor underfloor heating
  • Oven and hob, fridge, wine chiller, dishwasher, washing machine
  • WiFi, TV, DVD player, DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden to the rear with lawn, patio, furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 4 mins walk

The property

This exceptional barn conversion rests peacefully opposite the local school in Beckermet village within private farmland.

Nestled at the West Coast of Cumbria, this superb holiday let is ideal for families, couples and friends alike.

With reverse-level accommodation, the bedrooms are thoughtfully presented on the ground floor.

Enjoy a luxurious soak in the hot tub after a long day exploring the region or wake up to a refreshing shower in the en-suite.

One of the double rooms boasts views of open green fields and patio doors out to the enclosed garden.

Upstairs, the open-plan living room makes the most of the views, with dual-aspect windows allowing the natural light to flood the interior.

A superb base in beautiful Lakeland countryside.

This property can be booked alongside properties 980466 & 980462, in total they can sleep 12.

Coney Garth Cottages

Tucked away between the dramatic West Coast and the picturesque Lake District National Park, within the small village of Beckermet are Coney Garth Cottage, Coney Garth Retreat and Coney Garth Barn. They are each well-appointed for indulging in a spot of relaxation on return from exploring the local sights. The interiors are modern in design with all the necessities for home-cooking, dining and unwinding in the living areas, surrounded by the company of your loved ones, the ideal getaway for groups celebrating an occasion or just an opportunity to get together with friends. During the warmer months, enjoy a spot of lunch on your own private patio area before heading out for the day. If you can tear yourself away from this delightful accommodation, venture into the centre of the village where you will find two traditional pubs, each offering a delicious dining menu and local beers. For those feeling adventurous, head to the Lake District National Park where you can trek up England’s highest peak or discover the magnitude of picturesque lakes. Alternatively, head to the west coast where you can soak up the sun at the glorious beaches or stroll along the coastal paths to enjoy breath-taking scenery. These cottages promise a memorable experience in a part of beautiful Cumbria. 

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About the location


Egremont 3 miles; St Bees 5 miles; Whitehaven 8.5 miles; Seascale 7 miles; Eskdale 11 miles.

The small village of Beckermet is located just one mile from the beautiful West Coast and sits amongst dramatic Lakeland countryside. Consisting of a scattering of cottages, farm dwellings, modern homes and two traditional English pubs serving local beers and good food; The White Mare has even won awards for 'Best Pint' and 'Best Pub in Cumbria'. The fells and lakes of the Western Lake District are close at hand. Relatively unknown to many Lakeland visitors, this area offers easy access to the towering peaks of Scafell Pike - England's highest peak, as well as Scarfell, Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell: the lakes of Ennerdale, Loweswater, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Wastwater, England's deepest lake is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. The nearby stunning valleys of Eskdale, Wasdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. The nearby popular seaside resort of St Bees, with its historic Priory, has a long sandy beach, plus the rocky promontory of St Bees Head, the westernmost point of Cumbria and the start of Wainwright’s famous 'Coast to Coast walk'. An RSPB nature reserve on the headland is home to England's only colony of Black Guillemots. Other local attractions include Muncaster Castle, the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys imaginable, the famous Hardknot Pass with its Roman Fort, and the Georgian town of Whitehaven with its picturesque harbour. This stunning location will have visitors returning time and time again.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas