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Clerk Beck Cottage

(Ref. 1038990)

Great Urswick near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property for a large family."

    The rain didn't spoil our week, but sunshine would have been a grateful bonus!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful property with everything you need and more."

    Owner very helpful. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Phyl5.0Mar 2024

  • "Clerk Beck is a lovely large holiday home."

    Everything we needed was there and more, lovely welcome hamper. Really comfortable beds. Situated in a nice village with a great playpark. Great for a large family get together. Lots of short toddler friendly walks nearby. Well equipped kitchen. Amazing, well kept garden with lovely water feature and some of our guests loved being able to go out on the Tarn on a kayak.

    Thank you so much for the great feedback Rose and so pleased you all enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Great you got to enjoy the garden and tarn a little too! Thanks again, Joanne and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Mar 2024

  • "Clerk Beck Cottage is absolutely stunning."

    You could not enjoy the cottage. The area ,walks,locals everything was just perfect EVEN THE WEATHER. Joanne & Terry are lovely people who really care about guests staying in their property. They couldn’t have done more for us. The property & surroundings were spotless with so much attention to detail. Just amazing. We will be back for sure. THANKYOU

    Awww thank you so much for such a wonderful review Frances. It does indeed mean a lot to us that our guests have a lovely holiday. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you all, and those beautiful dogs of yours too!! We do hope to see you again sometime in the future. Take care , Joanne and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Mar 2024

  • "Clerk Beck Cottage is large enough to feel spacious, yet at the same time warm, cosy and very homely with lots of nice touches."

    Everything we needed was generously provided, I would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage.

    Thank you so much for your feedback Andree. Lovely to meet you all and so pleased you all had a lovely Christmas together in the cottage. We are especially pleased that you found the house so cosy and homely, this is just how we like our guests to feel! Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2024. Joanne and Terry :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andree5.0Dec 2023

  • "The bed in back bedroom very comfy, the on-suite ok."

    Although the house was good there could be improvements. Seating in the kitchen wasn't that comfortable and also the front/garden room was cold and seating to low. The fountain feature looked good but thought you could hurt yourself on the sharp edge if you happened to stumble. Lovely village and Tarn. Pub was very good, food excellent, staff and locals very friendly. Would stay at village again.

    Thank you for your feedback David and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will of course look to make improvements where it is possible to do so. Take care , Joanne and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Nov 2023

  • "The property is well maintained clean and tidy."

    All facilities helped make it a very enjoyable stay. The large garden area and use of the Tarn was well used by the family.

    Thank you so much for the lovely review David. Lovely to meet you and pleased you all enjoyed your stay, Joanne and Terry : ) Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful house with an amazing garden, so peaceful."

    Location was perfect and the pub which served delicious food is directly across the road. Beach just a couple of miles away. Will definitely be back

    Thank you so much Donna for the lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay and our local pub too! Hope to see you all again, Joanne & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna Marie5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful week in a beautiful house with a stunning garden and beautiful views of the Tarn, which sporty individuals can make use of and the rest of us can sit and watch with a tea or a wine."

    It can be rare to arrive at a holiday home (and it definitely feels like a home, not a ‘let’) and immediately feel relaxed and comfortable, Clerk Beck cottage provided that feeling which made the holiday seem longer than a week. We loved the comfortable bedrooms and the different areas for a larger group to either spread out in or all come together to eat or play games, watch TV – both inside and outside. Admittedly, we found our spot in the kitchen/sofa area as so welcoming and the dogs could easily go in and out!! Jo and Terry were fantastic – not just as hosts, with each query answered efficiently & patiently but as individuals - we had a situation arise before arriving, where we had to make a special request and they were brilliant in accommodating when they didn’t have to. Thank you! With regards to the Lake District – it is as stunning as expected and there are also some great shorter trips to local beaches and south edge of Windermere to walk in surrounding areas on the days when a longer drive isn’t fancied or an end of day ‘top-up’ walk for the dogs. All in all – fantastic holiday enhanced by a lovely home.

    Thank you so much Liz and Donna for the really fantastic review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and the doggies too! So pleased the cottage felt so homely for you all, this is exactly the vibe we aspired to create for our guests. Take care and hope to see you again in the future, Joanne & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house, facilities and garden were excellent."

    It was in a great location, which our family greatly appreciated. Brilliant! I do not usually consider booking the same place twice, but we all greatly enjoyed the house and area it so much I will consider booking it again.

    Thank you so much Ian for the lovely review and it was lovely to meet you all. Hope to see you again in the future, kind regards Joanne and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Photos didn’t do it justice."

    The property was absolutely lovely to stay at and we didn’t want to leave! Even in the first few days, the weather was against us with rain but we still enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Would definitely recommend to others!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Alec and so pleased you all enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Hope to see you all again in the future, Joanne and Terry :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Aug 2023

  • "I went with my sisters, kids and grandparents and we had a fantastic time at Clerk Beck."

    The cottage is really big and plenty of space for all us, with lots of toys for the children and games to keep us entertained on very wet days!! The kitchen is very well equipped with lots of storage space. The beds are comfy too. The garden is beautiful! we enjoyed sitting out on the patio and going for a paddle on the kayaks early evening. We would highly recommend

    Thank you so much Angela for the lovely review and so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Family time is precious, take care , Joanne and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2023

  • "A comfortable, spacious and homely property with a beautiful garden leading down to a tarn."

    The property is clean and well equipped with plenty of things to do when the weather is wet. The owners were friendly and helpful and although they were away at the time they kept in contact. We felt confident to ask them about any problems or questions we had. We enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend this property to others.

    Thank you so much for the lovely review Angela and so pleased you all enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the rain!! Joanne and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2023

  • "Outstanding Property, Photo's do not really do it justice, Exceedingly large gardens & patio area, We had 3 large dogs that loved the space."

    We would like to stay here again. Plenty of room in the house as well.

    Thank you for your great feedback John and pleased you all had a lovely time at the cottage. The dogs too!! We hope to see you again in the future. Joanne & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "The owner was very attentive and helpful."

    The cottage was spacious and well-equipped and the garden beautiful - the easy access to the lake was a real boon that the whole family took full advantage of. All in all we had a wonderful holiday celebrating our Golden Wedding with close family in the perfect accommodation and setting.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review. So pleased you all had a lovely week in the cottage with the added bonus of amazing weather, Joanne & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 2023

  • "This property is amazing, so welcoming and extremely well equipped."

    The garden is stunning with its mature plants/trees and the stunning water feature. The pictures don’t do it justice, especially the size of it. We used the tarn for kayaking and paddle boarding, which even the dogs enjoyed. In fact, we struggled to keep the dogs out of the water! They had an amazing week! We were lucky enough to have a full week of sunshine, so we enjoyed the garden to its full extent. The local area is fantastic for walking, dog walking and cycling. Local restaurants were fab - The Farmers at Baycliff, Naaz Indian & The Mill in Ulverston. The General Burgoyne pub over the road had just shut towards the end of our week there, so we only had a drink there before it shut until further notice, a real shame. We will definitely be looking to book this property again! The hosts were so lovely and helpful. You will not be disappointed if you book this property!!!!

    Thank you so much for the lovely review Laura and so pleased you all enjoyed your week in the cottage. Lovely to meet you and happy that the dogs had a wonderful playful time in the garden. We hope to see you all again in the future. Take care, Joanne and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2023

  • "The property is superb The house was lovely and clean and the garden is amazing We would definetly go back"

    Thank you so much for the fab feedback Sharon and so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Joanne & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent in every respect."

    We all had a memorable family holiday and would like to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spacious. Well kitted out. Immaculate and comfortable. Really recommend this place. The owners are very helpful too. We had a really lovely week here and hope to return some time.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing house, suited 2 families perfectly, very luxurious with everything we needed, plenty of space, shame we couldn’t use the tarn and that the pub opposite is no longer serving food but hopefully both short term issues, would have no problem recommending this house to anybody else, beautiful area with lots to do very close."

    Thanks Joanne for the great review. Apologies that during your visit the tarn had an issue with blue green algae and the pub opposite was in the process of changing tenants. Thankfully the tarn is now all clear and the pub starting serving food again shortly after your visit. Hope to see you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great quality property for a large family group."

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2022

  • "The home and the gardens were better than the photos showed."

    Also, the owner were very lovely and he very helpful. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely, deceptively large house with lots of room to spread out."

    Gorgeous gardens and outdoor space with a beautiful tarn at the rear. We had a great week and the owners are lovely and friendly. We received a welcome pack (Thankyou) and it was like going from home to home as the property had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Navkiran5.0May 2022

  • "The property was well maintained and had just about everything that one required, both cooking and leisure time."

    Plenty of space for large families Tarn beautiful with exceptional views and wildlife, and gardens reasonably well kept. Weather fantastic, no rain so were able to get out and about. Pub opposite was very good and walks, views exceptional in the area. Goody box nice surprise thanks, and special thankyou from the dog. The Pask family.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Apr 2022

  • "The photograph don’t do the property justice."

    It’s amazing! The hosts are so welcoming and they cater to ensure the minutest of touches are there to ensure you feel welcomed and at home and we did. That said, whilst they are joined to the property you are there on hand for help but they are so respectful of your space. The kitchen couldn’t be more fully equipped. If I’d been unable to leave the property to visit all that the lakes had to offer I’d have been just as delighted. Grateful thanks to Joanne and Terry - we will be back.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent property very well equipped kitchen lots of space brilliant gardens Joanne keep in touch during our stay"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cottage was perfect had everything we needed to enjoy out stay."

    10 of us (6 adults and 4 kids) plus 2 small dogs went for my Mum 70th. Would deffo stay there again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Clerk Beck Cottage."

    It was the perfect place to make memories at Christmas with our family of 10 of and our 2 dogs. The house is beautiful, homely and cosy warm with the log burner, it’s well maintained and very well equipped with everything you will need for a perfect stay and it was spotlessly clean. I had excellent communication from the owners before and during our stay, nothing was too much trouble. The garden and view was nice too and must be wonderful to use in the summertime. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home and for our welcome gift. Best of luck for 2022 !

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Dec 2021

  • "Already booked again for next year, says it all really"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2021

  • "Both Sykes and holiday cottage owner extremely helpful."

    Cottage perfect accommodation and location for family get together, we were 3 generations and there was plenty of room. Lots of extras such as children’s playroom, games and books. Garden amazing, spent a day on our paddle boards on the tarn. Weather horrible but what can you do......it was the Lakes! Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The photos dont do it justice."

    A lovely cottage and amazing garden. We had a brilliant weekend.

    Reviewed by Elsie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Thanks for a great stay."

    Especially sending us our stuff back that we left!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2021

  • "Everything that could be done for the comfort of the guests was done and with finesse."

    Thank you very much Jill

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Sep 2021

  • "Plenty of room within the property and in the beautiful garden."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage comfortably accommodated 10 adults, a baby and a dog."

    Having the tarn at the bottom of garden made our holiday. Amazing outdoor space. Owners lovely and helpful.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a great time, the owners are also lovely"

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great place, but the rules about going in the lake should be clearer on the advertisement."

    They put us off coming back another year.

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Aug 2021

  • "Loved this house!"

    Lots of space and very well equipped with lots of added extras, welcome pack, doggie treats etc. The most amazing thing is the garden. Huge patio with lots of garden furniture and a BBQ. This leads to a massive lawned area perfect for football and finally at the end of the garden is the lake which is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the wildlife and soak up the tranquility of this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Lois4.7Jul 2021

  • "Clerk Beck Cottage provided a beautiful spot to enjoy the Lake District."

    The house was great, lovely bedrooms, brilliantly equipped kitchen, and comfy seating areas inside and out. The access to the tarn was such a bonus with plenty of swims, allowing for sharing with the swans and their cygnets of course. Clearly so much effort has gone in to making this a lovely holiday home and it was hugely appreciated.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb location,the property and gardens leading."

    down to the lake are simply stunning . Excellent value!! I would pay considerably more to stay at a propert like this…. A huge thank you to Terry & Joanne for being Wonderful hosts … Dean &Kelly

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Jun 2021

  • "Clerk Beck Cottage is an amazing place to stay."

    The garden is huge and the view from it is fabulous. The lake at the bottom of the garden is beautiful and we had lots of fun on the kayaks left by the owners. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and Joanne and Terry were so friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it and return for a 2nd visit.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is amazing and has everything you could possibly need during your stay."

    The location is beautiful and the kayaks and tarn were enjoyed by everyone! Thanks Joanne & Terry!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    Loads of space for 2 families and a dog and the views onto the lake are stunning! The cottage is well equipped and very clean. Highly recommend this cottage and we are already looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2021

  • "Brilliant Holiday Cottage and Fantastic Owners!"

    ! Couldn’t have asked for more from our stay, the house is perfect and meets all your expectations. The owners made sure everything was nice and easy for us and that our stay was everything we wanted with some nice touches. All the other guests couldn’t believe how nice the property was and it surpassed their expectations. Thank you so much Chris & Caroline

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is stunning in all aspects."

    the garden is magnificent and the views onto the lake stunning. the younger members loved messing around on the lake in the kayaks provided. The owners are very friendly and helpful so its a great place for a large family or group of friends to get together in the lake district area.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "The hosts Joanne and Terry were excellent, they left us to enjoy our holiday and just dropped us a couple of texts to check all was ok which I thought was excellent."

    The house way exceed expectations and the photos do not do it justice. This house oozes charm and this is complimented by the quality of the decor, furnishings, equipment and location. The garden is just amazing and the kayaks were a great surprise which enabled us to have even more fun. The patio is wonderful on a sunny evening and the seating at the edge of the lake was a great place to watch the wildlife. I have already recommended this property to friends and hope to return one day. The location is good with Ulverston being close by and is a lovely little town. Sella brow area is great for kids and adults paddling and even swimming in some parts and It’s free to park along roadside (google maps is best to find it) Windermere is also beautiful but was extremely busy. Kendal is nice is you want a larger town. There are also some good beeches but the best ones seem to be west and if you are willing to travel a bit further, some real gems. We had an amazing holiday!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Set in stunning surroundings, the cottage was truly perfect."

    The weather was good and it enabled us to make full use of the most amazing garden which leads right down to the Tarn. Joanne is a super host who added lots of thoughtful touches to make the stay extra special and also lots of practical touches for our dogs happy stay as well. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was so well provided for whole family - including use of kayaks which was smashing!"

    situated in a very quiet village - only disappointment was that the pub was closed due to Covid 19 - we would not hesitate to travel there again with 4 teenagers as the cottage is very spacious and with 5 bedrooms ideal for large family. The owners - Joanne and Terry made us feel very welcome and the welcome pack left for us was a real bonus. We can't thank them enough for letting us use their beautiful holiday home

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2020

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  • Five bedrooms: All first floor 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room - seats 10 people
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Playroom
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with 2 x electric ovens, grill and 5 x gas hob rings, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, selection of books, DVDs, games, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private lawned gardens and patio with furniture and barbecue
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times due to open water
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: The use of the Tarn for either fishing or boating/kayaking is free of charge
  • See information book for details

The property

Ulverston 3.2 miles.

Clerk Beck Cottage is a captivating waterside property, found on historic grounds in the centre of Great Urswick.

The dwelling is close to the market town of Ulverston, just on the corner of the southern Lake District, perfect for a large family group looking to catch-up.

Enter towards a large garden which leads directly onto the Urswick Tarn, boasting opportunities for fishing, kayaking and lots of space, perfect for large gatherings of friends and family.

This enchanted cottage is built with five bedrooms, including a king-size boasting an en-suite shower room, and the rest of the king-size, two doubles and twin have access to a stylish family bathroom, other rooms include a chic kitchen which has a seating area, a separate sitting room with a woodburning stove, a family dining room, fun small playroom and a relaxing conservatory.

The kids can challenge each other to board games in the playroom, before settling down for the evening in the homely living room to watch a family film.

Cook up a delicious home-cooked meal in the well-equipped kitchen, fitted with a large range cooker to feed your whole group.

There's a tranquil conservatory where you can read and enjoy a warm cup of tea as you admire the expansive grounds and Urswick Tarn.

Great Urswick is home to an award-winning rural pub, The General Burgoyne, where you can sample local beer and classic pub treats.

adventure playground a short walk awayA short bike-ride away is Cumbrian Cow Ice Cream, a mouth-watering delicacy which is very popular for tourists visiting the area.

Cumbrian Cow Maize Maze is also available to use with extensive outdoor adventure play area is open during July and august.A short drive away is the market town of Ulverston, where you can discover cobbled streets, independent shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, there’s also a chance to experience a historic theatre at the Roxy Cinema.

Laurel & Hardy fans will love their dedicated museum, and other cultural attractions include the Hoad Monument, the Sir John Barrow Monument and Herbert's Cliff.

Discover the spectacular coastline of the Furness Peninsula, where you can spend a day at sandy beaches, nature reserves and take part in birdwatching.

The Lake District National Park is close by, with the crystal waters of Windermere to the snowy peaks of Scafell Pike, and an array of quaint villages throughout.

Clerk Beck Cottage is a fantastic base for a memorable Cumbrian holiday, great for families!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Lake Windermere 10 miles; Coniston Water 11 miles.

Ulverston is a traditional market town built around a cobbled main street. It boasts a fine selection of independent shops, café’s, and pubs with open fires and real ales. There is an extensive selection of eating places to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food. Ulverston is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer months and with the renowned Dickensian Christmas festival in late November. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and world record holder of the biggest foam pie fight in the world giving a glimpse into the fun community spirited little town. There are excellent walks around the town and beautiful countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Home to the deepest, widest and shortest canal, which makes for a lovely afternoon walk with a pub at the end and views over the bay. All of the attractions of the National Park are also easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston and popular Birkrigg Common, with its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter