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Becks Fold

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Coniston near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Photos do not do this place justice"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2024

  • "This was our second time at the cottage."

    Our party of 10 from age 2 to 84 found the cottage delightful and well equipped. The youngsters missed WiFi but got used to the idea of managing without it. It’s a wonderful peaceful location and we particularly loved being able to walk on footpaths to the lake, into Coniston and seeing the tiny lambs in the field next to the house. The mattresses were rather hard sadly and the House Book information needs updating on recycling but we enjoyed the underfloor heating and would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Mar 2024

  • "Have stayed with Skye’s several places but this is the first time that the owner called me on the day I arrived to say there was no towels ."

    On the Skyes information it’s says no tea towels and take your own beach towels. There was loads of tea towels and bedding but no towels. As the other guests had started their journey I had to take towels for 3 people. In the owners book it says no towels supplied. Very unusual and inconvenient on the day of travelling. The Sykes website details should say that if that is normal for this cottage

    We are sorry for any inconvenience but had you contacted us no later than 48 hours prior to your arrival, as advised by Sykes this could have been avoided. This is to get the access details for the cottage and for you to ask any questions. As you had not contacted us we rang you on the morning of 3rd Nov when we advised with the exception of towels all linen including a good supply of tea towels were available for your stay. We have checked with Sykes regarding your reference to beach towels and they have confirmed their Tick list suggests guests take their own beach towels and any towels for pets even if the cottage description states bath towels are available. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Nov 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at dancing beck ."

    It was very well equipped. Loads to see in the surrounding area and to do for the little kids. Just one gripe the wi fi obviously we were out during the day because of the nice weather but I'll bet that's what is putting people off coming to your lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely family size home."

    Clean and well equipped. Need mattresses on all beds replacing for a better night's sleep.

    Reviewed by Eleanor3.8Jul 2023

  • "Comfortable clean accommodation and very well equipped, convenient location with walks from the door."

    Thank you for the very generous welcome pack. Had a very enjoyable stay at Becks Fold.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Jun 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Could do with more mugs for large party. Sofa bed very uncomfortable so not used. Very convenient to go to many places in lakes, and near to coniston. Lovely welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Miriam4.7Jun 2023

  • "Becks Fold is in an ideal location for low level walks and swimming in Coniston, as well as the usual higher level walks."

    There is a pub within 2 minutes walk, as well as Coniston village shops, restaurants and pubs within 10 minutes walk along the old railway line. There is very little need to use cars. The house is very well equipped, but there is no wi-fi. The landlord is easy to contact for help when needed.

    Reviewed by Grayham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage in a nice area, couldn’t have asked for a better holiday."

    Reviewed by Sean5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent. A lovely cottage, in a great location with a warm welcome from the owners on arrival."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic, very clean, had everything you needed if you forgot to pack it."

    Games,books and DVDs. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful well equipped house in a great location"

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing house they have thought of everything you need for your stay."

    As regards cleanliness the house is immaculate. The area is nice and peaceful, with some lovely walks. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to hire.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful stay, would highly recommend."

    Well equipped, clean, very spacious and perfect location!

    Reviewed by Janine5.0May 2022

  • "Fully enjoyed our stay at Beck's Fold."

    A lovely house with superb views. Short of nothing. Beyond all expectations.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Becks Fold is a beautiful property in a great location within short walking distance of Coniston lake & village."

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, just a shame it wasn’t longer!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed at Becks Fold for s short 4 day break."

    We're a family of four with two kids aged 8 and 10. that wanted to explore the local area. Becks Fold is a lovely house, spacious, well furnished with everything your own house has. Spotlessly clean, in a quiet location by a brook, it really is an ideal home from home to spend a break. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2022

  • "We travelled as three couples for our annual pre Christmas getaway, we were certainly not disappointed with Becks Fold the welcome pack was very much appreciated."

    The house was large and comfortable with everything you needed apart from towels, obviously due to covid I presume. The beds were comfortable possibly a little soft for us after four nights though. The location is great as just a 10min walk into Coniston with the Ship Inn 2 min walk great welcome good traditional pub with great pub grub too. All in all a great few days at a lovely home and location, would definitely recommend and return soon hopefully.

    Reviewed by Neill4.7Dec 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Becks Fold."

    The house was very clean and comfortable and the facilities were perfect for what we as a large group needed it for. It was very impressive with regard to the space it offered and the comfort of feeling very much at home. Everyone was impressed although there were a couple of comments that the single beds weren’t comfortable. There was also comments about the water pouring from the guttering during the night during heavy rain which kept them awake. I didn’t experience this but others in the party did. This didn’t distract from the fact that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect location and a perfect house ."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2021

  • "It is a lovely location 0."

    7 miles out of Coniston village. Very well equipped apart from needing a toilet brush and cleaner in each bathroom. One bathroom needs a heated towel rail.

    We do not have toilet brushes as we do not consider them to be hygienic. All three bathrooms have heated towel rails. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2021

  • "Superb place to stay, everything you need is there."

    Ideally located to explore the Lakes. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2021

  • "What an absolute gem of a house!"

    The accommodation was even better than expected! Rooms were extremely spacious and the whole house and garden were immaculate! The beck babbling along side the property was bliss to listen to. The location was great too! A five minute walk to the waters edge and a beautiful 15min stroll through fields and along the lake to Coniston village. Slightly shorter perhaps along the road side. Such a beautiful place to stay!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely loved it!"

    Beautiful and clean house with plenty of space and everything one could possibly need! 3 nights seem too short to fully enjoy the beautiful surroundings - we will definitely be back for longer! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jay4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house was lovely, location excellent."

    Our only disappointment was the lack of Wi-Fi. Not the end of the world but we did miss it! Other than that we couldn’t have asked for a better holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location and a very nice house."

    Well equipped, comfortable and clean. The owner and manager were extremely helpful. One drawback was the lack of WiFi, with Covid-19 requiring prebooking of so many things, WiFi would have made it a lot easier.

    Reviewed by William4.4May 2021

  • "Great place for a large family or a mixed group of family and friends."

    Enough space for everyone to feel comfortable and have their own privacy.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great cottage, even better than pics show, really good size and great location with all facilities needed."

    Really comfortable for whole family, kids loved it. Owner very responsive. This was our second visit to Coniston this cottage over 6 years and would definitely revisit next time.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage - well located, lovely rooms and lots of space."

    There was a well equipped kitchen which is always a plus! We had a great weekend at Becks Fold.

    Reviewed by Leonie5.0Sep 2020

  • "This house is great!"

    Pictures don’t do it justice at all. The bedrooms are all large and lots of space. The lounge area and kitchen is cosy really homey, has a lovely feel to it.The garden was lovely and the views are great, the location is great love to be near the lake and use the local pub as well as the pubs in town. Highly recommend would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2020

  • "This house is amazing!"

    The pictures online do not do it justice. It has everything available that you could possibly want and is well looked after, very clean and spacious. The scenery around it is also lovely, including a little stream running right next to it. I would definitely like to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house is extremely spacious and very comfortable."

    We had a fantastic family holiday. The hosts are also very helpful and easy to contact.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2020

  • "The owners of the property were lovely and really helpful and so was the local lady who looks after the property on a day to day basis."

    The property had great facilities and a brilliant location just ten minutes walk from the Coniston lakeside. There was some lovely walks and public footpaths from very close to the house. The property itself was clean and friendly with a lovely wood burner and supply of logs, as well as a jacuzzi bath. It has a lovely friendly atmosphere and all the essentials are provided including good quality washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, etc. We have stayed in the northern lakes many times (Derwentwater, Ullswater, etc) and this was our first time staying in the southern lakes. We found Coniston a little less touristy than the northern lakes which was great. Coniston has its own boating centre where you can hire all sorts of boats, paddle boards, kayaks etc. Grizedale forest is only 20 mins drive away (with lovely walks as well as Go-Ape etc). Windermere and Kendal are pretty close too. We highly recommend Becks Fold.

    Reviewed by Gurpreet5.0Jul 2020

  • "I thought the house was absolutely lovely."

    So warm and cosy with plenty of space for 7 of us and in such a good location. The beds were wonderfully comfortable and we all slept really well. The decorations and candles were a lovely addition and the hampers were a total festive surprise and very gratefully received. Steve the owner, went above and beyond our expectations.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Dec 2019

  • "The location is perfect."

    The house is very spacious and has everything you would need. We will definitely book this accommodation if we come back to lake district.

    Reviewed by Merina5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable; the kitchen is very well equipped so it was an excellent venue for a family weekend get together."

    The location is quiet and close to facilities and the mountains..We did feel that considering the price towels should be included, members of the family came by train so I ended up with a large pile of damp towels to take home... not the end of the world but having spent twenty years in the holiday cottage business ourselves we did wonder why! Members of the family would have also liked internet.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4May 2019

  • "Stayed at Becks Fold for a weeks break, weather was excellent which made a difference."

    Becks Fold is a beautiful place to stay, the owner has thought and catered for everything you need while stopping there. The house is beautifully furnished and spacious so if there is a group of people staying you are not under each other feet. We had a minor issue at first but after contacting the owner this was sorted straight away with no further problems. We cannot recommend this place enough beautiful place to stay and gorgeous countryside, we will definitely be staying there again.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage is brilliant!"

    It is filled with quality and was even better than expected when we arrived. It’s a great location for walks and a short walk to the pub and town. Great value and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage was fantastic, lovely decor and facilities in idilic location."

    Great for relaxing with friends, walks and exploring the lake district.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Dec 2018

  • "The booking process was really simple, easy to use and quick."

    The App is really useful also. House immaculate and the welcome hamper was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Leah4.7Oct 2018

  • "Becks Fold was an absolutely amazing place to stay."

    We were welcomed with a beautiful basket of bread, cereal and wine. Everything is organised in such a thoughtful manner for guests to stay and self accommodate and catered comfortably. We had both my parents ( from the US), my in laws, my 9 month old baby and my 2 year old and my 2 sister’s ( from US) and my husband and I stay at the cottage. It comfortably accommodated us. It is very spacious. The cottage looked exactly like the photos but felt even bigger in person. The front of the house is not shown in the photos, so when you arrive it will look like a bungalow but the house is built on a lovely hill next to a Brooke. In the morning we would have coffee in the garden and listen to the water streaming down. Pure relaxation. The cottage comes with high chair, cot, kids toys, board games and garden games. We were blessed with lovely weather so we had a bbq one night! And you are a 2 min walk to Ships Inn a local pub. And a 10 min walk to the lake and you can see the sheeps graze as you stroll down. My kids loved it! It was our first time at the Lake District. Great location to drive to the Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth and Lake Windermere attractions and also great location to just stay in Coniston and enjoyed the lake. Everything was perfect and we surly will book again at this cottage as another family get together holiday. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sheena4.7Sep 2018

  • "This was the best holiday our family has ever had."

    Becks Fold was amazing and had everything and more that we needed. I wish I could of spoken to the owners as they have done a terrific job in building the perfect home. Coniston is just a dream and if I could move there I would in a heartbeat. I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I would return there in the next couple of years and there would be only one place I would stay and that’s Becks How you can get such a perfect place is incredible and hats need to go off again to the owners. 10/10 holiday. I am getting emotional just writing this. Thank you. If there was something to change for the owners it would be the bin situation as the dustbin men never came and all the rubbish was in bags next to the wheelie bin. Perfect holiday perfect house perfect location just perfect

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful house, had everything we needed."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2018

  • "I absolutely loved the location."

    The house was fabulous. We didn't even miss a car as it was an easy walk to the shops, Lake and mountain/ sedentary walks.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jun 2018

  • "Becks fold is a beautiful house with everything you could need and in a great location ."

    Just a 10 min walk to the centre of comiston .

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Becks Fold Property far exceeds the Sykes description."

    . It was a Fabulous, spacious, modern, well appointed property :D

    Reviewed by Davina5.0May 2018

  • "Very clean, spacious, tidy, good location from the center."

    A complimentary welcome pack was provided which I thought was a very nice gesture.

    Reviewed by Mihaela-carmen5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great house in a very good place"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2017

  • "This a superb property that is in a beautiful location, just a 10 minute stroll into Coniston village."

    The owner was very informative and helpful, which made everything perfect for the family. Everything worked and was kept in very good order. Good fridge / cooking facilities / dishwasher / washing machine etc. etc. everything you could want on a mini family break. If I had to be ultra picky, and I really don't want to be, the only thing missing was wifi. With so may people there, 1 or 2 that still had to do a little work to do, so It would have helped and eased a little work frustration. I would definitely recommend this property, and possibly stay again in the future! For info - There were 8 adults and 1 child in the group.

    Reviewed by Jason4.8Nov 2016

  • "A group of us were in Coniston for the weekend - taking part in the Lakeland Trails challenge race on the Saturday."

    The cottage was in a perfect location for getting to and from the start and finish. The degree of comfort for weary runners was lovely. We were all impressed by the attention to detail and the thought that had gone into equipping the whole place. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Sep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x lower ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, whirlpool bath, basin, WC plus dressing room & doors to garden, 1 x lower ground floor twin, 1 x lower ground floor double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin & WC
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC
  • Ground floor basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with woodburner & sofa bed.
  • Gas underfloor heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Dual fuel cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 6 x TVs with Freeview
  • Fuel, power & initial supply for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars, good roadside parking available for further two cars
  • Spacious two-tier garden with BBQ, decking & furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking, no stag/hen parties & no under 21s
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk.

The property

An outstanding, detached house in tiny Haws Bank, close to the centre of Coniston.

Offering first-class accommodation over three floors, this cottage boasts contemporary styling, a spacious living room, woodburner, vaulted ceiling with lovely old beams, a modern kitchen and beautiful bedrooms with en-suite facilities.

Extra touches such as underfloor heating and a spa bath create a luxurious cottage of real style.

Outside, the garden of this superb cottage is set over two tiers, with dry stone walls built by local craftsmen providing a lovely space to relax and listen to the babbling beck that flows past.

The cottage is set in a quiet, peaceful location with lovely views of the countryside and magnificent 'Old Man of Coniston'.

The local fells provide superb walking, while Coniston Water offers sailing and leisure cruises.

A great retreat to get together in this outstanding cottage.

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About the location


Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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