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Clerk Beck Cottage

Great Urswick near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1038990)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SusanApr 2022

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

    Reviewed by AlanMar 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 StephanieMar 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 EmmaFeb 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 TinaDec 2021

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

    Reviewed by AngusDec 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 SusanOct 2021

  • "Thanks for a great stay."

    Especially sending us our stuff back that we left!

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2021

  • "The photos dont do it justice."

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

    Reviewed by ElsieOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

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

    Thank you very much Jill

    Reviewed by JillSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 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 KarenSep 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 SamAug 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 LoisJul 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 NeilJul 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 DeanJun 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 LesleyJun 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 ClaireJun 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 MatthewMay 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 ChrisSep 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 ChrisSep 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 SharonAug 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 SusanJul 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 JayneJul 2020

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  • Five bedrooms, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • 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
  • Fu 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
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Garden is not enclosed, children must be supervised at all times due to open water
  • Note: Mobile reception in house is limited
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200
  • Note: If using the Tarn for either fishing or boating/kayaking then licenses must be purchased from the Local Parish Council by telephone or at the pub across the road at a cost of £5 per person per day.

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 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, here you can also find access to the 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 where you can sample local beer and classic pub treats.

Not far is a children's adventure playground with farmyard animals that your little ones can pet.

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

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.

Region Information

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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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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