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Becks Fold

Coniston near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 3854)

4.9

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JoanOct 2021

  • "Perfect location and a perfect house ."

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 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.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 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 AlexAug 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 JayJul 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 GillianJun 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 WilliamMay 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 AngelaOct 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 ColinOct 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 LeonieSep 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 SharonSep 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 KerryAug 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 MariaJul 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 GurpreetJul 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 CatherineDec 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 MerinaAug 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 VictoriaMay 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 ElaineMay 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 MatthewMay 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by VivienneDec 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 LeahOct 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 SheenaSep 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 AdamAug 2018

  • "Beautiful house, had everything we needed."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 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 RobinJun 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 DeanJun 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by DavinaMay 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-carmenMar 2018

  • "Great house in a very good place"

    Reviewed by SusanJul 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 JasonNov 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 EleanorSep 2016

  • "Becksfold is a complete package for a 5 star holiday to stay, I really would like to get back to same cottage next year!"

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    Reviewed by SameerAug 2015

  • "Such a lovely house, better than the photos from the website."

    I would use this house again and recommend it.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2015

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by CatharineAug 2014

  • "The property was situated in a lovely spot with beautiful views from the back of the house."

    The house itself was comfortable and large. It was well equipped and tastefully decorated and furnished. In fact we all agreed we would love to live in it ourselves! We would certainly recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by MauriceAug 2013

  • "A beautiful area - very good location."

    We found the house to be very spacious and clean. We would not hesitate to rent it again.

    Reviewed by JackyMay 2013

  • "The house was above expectations and when I spoke to the owner on the phone he was very helpful with information about the area."

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2013

  • "Accommodation was fantastic and location was spot on."

    It is the nicest property I've stayed in on a short break. Owner was really helpful on the phone when confirming key collection.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2012

  • "The cottage was modern, large and equipped with everything we could have needed - a lot of thought had obviously gone into this."

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2012

  • "The property suited having the whole family together very well."

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2012

  • "Brilliantly furnished and tastefully decorated, this house had everything we wanted and more."

    Reviewed by AdamApr 2012

  • "Everything - the house was more than we could have hoped for."

    Fantastic attention to detail!

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2011

  • "This was a great house to stay in - extremely well appointed and a good size for two families."

    It was lovely to have hand soap in all the (many) bathrooms, and things like tea, coffee, sugar, bread, milk and wine. Having washing powder and dishwasher tablets also made for very comfortable living. Everything was of a really high standard, clean and new. We were very impressed. Excellent! Well done!

    Mrs SmithOct 2010

  • "The house was lovely and very well situated."

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2010

  • "Property was excellent, very comfortable and welcoming."

    Very spacious and attention to detail made it feel very homely. Will definitely be recommending it and hopefully returning soon too!

    Mrs CollinsJul 2010

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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.

Summary

  • 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.

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About the location

CONISTON

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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