Secure your holiday for £20. Limited availability, could end at any time.
All available departures from 23/01/24. Selected properties only. T&Cs apply
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 27 View Image Gallery
  • Beckfold Cottage - Lake District - 1025088 - photo 1

Beckfold Cottage

(Ref. 1025088)

Seathwaite near Broughton-In-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (21)
  • walks (16)
  • pub (16)
  • door (15)
  • garden (15)
  • next (15)

27 Customer Reviews

  • "We found Beckfold cottage very comfortable and it’s situation was absolutely ..."

    We found Beckfold cottage very comfortable and it’s situation was absolutely perfect next to a very nice pub yet in a beautiful remote valley with walks from the door will definitely try to book again

    Reviewed by Roy3.8Oct 2023

  • "Great little cottage with a lovely garden and stunning views and a brilliant pub next door."

    Would definitely visit again. Huge steps to garden through doors which can be a bit tricky with your hands full but no complaints. Couldnt find a couple of items (tea towels, bag for dirty towels and bedding) but again no complaints. Didn't get to use the fire as although the weather was a bit cloudy and rained at times, the cottage was warm enough without. A great place for walks just outside the door.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week in Beckfold Cottage."

    The cottage is comfortable and cosy with a lovely little garden. It was exactly as described in the details and the information booklet provided by the owners was brilliant. A great base for walking.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful place."

    Everything you could want is provided and the handbook very comprehensive and welcoming. Having the pub next door is a bonus!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were very impressed with the cottage and area."

    Really comfy cottage with everything provided but no frills.The dog blankets provided to put on the furniture and dog bowls etc were amazing.The views are stunning and the long secure garden is fantastic.Comfy cosy beds and lots if hot water were all we needed at the end of the day. The Newfield Inn next door is amazing for food and open 9am -11pm every day!The fact they sell bread and other essentials is great .We were able to have a Tesco delivery for day of arrival and was very helpful too. The book of information and instructions is extremely helpful with lots of walks. We had a super relaxed week and the dogs were so happy too.The smart tv with Netflix was used a lot. Thanks for providing such a lovely place to stay and we will be back Huw,Ruth,Sky and Bugsy

    Reviewed by Hew5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage is all about the location for us."

    If you are looking for something out the way but with the convenience of a close pub then this is great. The valley its in is stunning, you have so much to explore right on your doorstep, from mountain walks to a river with small waterfalls and pools. Definitely 5 stars for location. The cottage itself, there are two sides to this review for us. The good points are its a lovely old cottage, nice size and has everything we needed. Furthermore the garden was great, a good size, enclosed so good for your 4 legged friends and the views were stunning and the soundtrack of the nearby river very relaxing. The negatives are unfortunately around cleanliness and Maintenance. It is in need of attention on both fronts. On the surface its clean enough, perfectly livable, however if you have the need to move any furniture for example, you find that the cleaning doesn't extend beyond the surface! From a maintenance perspective it really is in need of decorating, new furniture and general maintenence in the bathroom and kitchen. In summary we would recommend, its location is the main selling point and although we have honestly reviewed above, including the negatives, it was overall a nice cottage to stay in, perfect place to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Carl3.8May 2023

  • "The cottage was well appointed in beautiful surroundings and had everything needed in terms of kitchen appliances etc."

    The pub next door was most welcome! The burner is a bit fiddly requiring some working out, but once we read the detailed instructions we worked it out. The information in the house folder was very useful and detailed. The weather was beautiful while we were there, which unfortunately meant the bedding supplied was too heavy for the levels of warmth. Maybe there was lighter bedding stored that we didn’t find? The shower was also a little lacking in pressure. Having the wild swimming locations pointed out was very welcome- and it was amazing to be able to walk from the front door to such a magical spot near memorial bridge! Our party decided we would definitely return in future to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Janina5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at Beckfold Cottage, it was warm and very comfortable."

    The valley is so peaceful with some great walks straight from the door. The kitchen was well equipped and there was a basket of dog blankets for the sofas which made us feel very at home. No wood is supplied for the log burner so if you want a fire make sure you take fire lighters, kindling and logs.

    Reviewed by Eleanor3.8Apr 2023

  • "The house was very nice There were some issues with the cleaning before arrival, which could have been more thorough."

    The heater in the main living area was permanently on and might need checking as the thermostat did not exert any control over it

    Reviewed by Tom4.4Mar 2023

  • "First time using Sykes cottages and the experience wasn't the best one."

    We arrived in the evening under heavy snow looking forward for a warm place and the cottage was set to SEVEN degrees! It was absolutely freezing in there. We turned all the heater on but they are electric ones and takes a long time to kick in. I tried to light the fire but there was only one log and half-burned one in the basked and some newspapers, nothing else, no kindling, nothing. I tried to contact Sykes straight away to see if they could provide an emergency fan heater but no reply whatsoever. We had to go to the pub to stay in a warm environment while the house was getting warmer but it didn't make much difference to be honest. We were extremely frustrating and disappointed with Sykes Cottages. Next day I found some logs and kindling in the shed but Sykes should have provided it on reception. Other things that worth mentioning is the access to the garden is very difficult, if one has a mobility issue it would be almost impossible. The step from the living room to the garden is over 40cm high! I'm glad I had a sturdy box with me that I could use as a mid step. We didn't see a reason to choose the zipped bed therefore we were using the double bed. The problem is the floor is completely uneven (understandable) so the bed is in a position where your head is lower than your feet making utterly uncomfortable to sleep. Once the cottage was warm it was very pleasant to stay, someone mentioned it is a bit dated but I see no reason why change anything in there since they accept dogs and that's a very good thing. They even provide a few specific things for the canines. The location is brilliant and the pub next door is also excellent and very helpful (the landlord gave me a couple of logs for the fire in the first night). Many walks from the property and a big folder with details about the surrounding area. Many books about lake district with all sorts of walks possible. Quite well equipped kitchen and there were coffee and tea available. The shower pressure is very weak but better than not having one, one can have a good shower anyway. The garden is secure for the furry friends. Despite all the disappointment with Sykes Cottages on arrival it is a place I would stay again.

    Reviewed by Daniel3.1Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was very well furnished and very cozy!"

    The double bed was sooooo comfy! Great position for long walks and the pub next door but one a great way to finish of the day. I will definately be coming back to Beckfold Cottage.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely small cottage in lesser known Duddon Valley in the Southern Lakes where you can do a number of walks straight from the door or go next door for a pint and a meal!"

    ! The cottage had all the things I needed for a week’s stay with my dog, a well equipped kitchen, tv and Wi-Fi and a very comfortable bed. When the weather warms up I can imagine sitting out in the small enclosed garden on the chairs there. Full of snowdrops for my week. If you want to explore further afield it’s not far to Coniston, Ambleside or the coast. For shopping you will need to travel about 30 minutes but I did see Tesco deliver locally!! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Wyn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very nice place to stay ,clean and warm when we arrived after a long journey ..."

    Very nice place to stay ,clean and warm when we arrived after a long journey plenty of good walks to do The information pack was fantastic everything you could possibly need to know

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2023

  • "We enjoyed staying at the cottage, it suited us well."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very dog friendly cottage comfortable and tidy with good facilities and well equipped."

    Would stay again and recommend. Walks from the door so you don't need to use the car. safe off road parking in front of cottage. Enclosed garden which is ideal or dogs. Comfortable beds and living room, no phone signal however wifi easy to log onto. The pub next door is excellent for real ales and serves very good meals including breakfast. The staff are very friendly and helpful, especially Zac who goes the extra mile! Would definitely recommend popping in for a pint and meal. Can recommend Beckfold cottage without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.4Nov 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    The area is wonderful for walking and it was great that there were walks we could take without driving anywhere. The cottage is lovely and very well equipped. The owners obviously like dogs and even left blankets for covering the furniture. The garden is enclosed and ideal for dogs. We took advantage of the cottage's being next to the pub and had some lovely meals there. The file of information supplied covers everything necessary but also has many suggestions for walking in the area. We have no criticisms at all and have already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage in a beautiful location."

    The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we could need and the inclusion of dog bowls, blankets and dog first aid kit was much appreciated. The garden was huge and secure for the dogs to play in. We spent the whole week exploring the local walks and this was the most relaxing holiday we've had. The folder of information contained everything we could possibly need to know. There are no shops near by so I was glad we had arranged for a supermarket delivery but the pub next door sold essentials. Can definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "Good cottage in need of a little updating and a bit scruffy in places but overall was clean and satisfactory - back room radiator didnt work and whilst we requested the twin be zipped to a super king bed this didnt happen either."

    Garden was great for the dogs and the views and location are brilliant, lots of walks on doorstep. The kitchen lacked a few things like teatowels. Due to remote location of cottage a small welcome pack of tea, coffee and milk would have benefitted. We did have an Asda delivery which helped and I would recommend, plys the pub next door but one serves good home cooked meals and local ale. The cottage offered netflix & Sky which was nice treat after a day walking, and if needed the wifi was good. Also loads of games on offer to play. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1May 2022

  • "Lovely place in otherwise rather isolated area, great walks from doorstep."

    Because of neighbouring pub (Newfield Inn) with nice atmosphere and good food, there is everything you might want for a Lakedistrict holiday

    Reviewed by Paulien4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful! It ticked all my boxes of what I look for in a cottage."

    There were no problems with parking at any time of the day. Beautiful views from all the windows in the cottage. A lovely, enclosed garden so I didn’t have to worry about my dog! The cottage was so cosy with the log burner. The bed was very comfortable! The bath hot water tap wasn’t working but someone came out the same day to fix it! Multiple hikes from the doorstep, with a beautiful woods that had a spot perfect for some cold water therapy/wild swimming. It is a fair drive to the nearest shop, however that is stated in their description and we didn’t mind as they were scenic drives to the shops, and it is also the price you have to pay if you want your stay to be quiet and secluded, away from the noise! There is a pub next door that does breakfast, lunch and dinner! Also very dog friendly and the staff were lovely. In the cottage, there were dog blankets provided and dog bowls. My dog was very comfortable and settled there. There is no signal in this area but the WiFi works great - if you’re using maps/GPS on your phone then make sure to start it before you leave the cottage! My partner can be picky but he absolutely loved this place. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Phoenix5.0Apr 2022

  • "A well presented and equipped cottage Lovely garden and a relaxing and comfortable holiday home."

    Great information provided about the cottage and facilities Great location to stay with easy walks and lovely scenery locally Would highly recommend and would stay again

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Having never visited the Lake District before, I spent many an hour trawling through accommodations and areas trying to find the perfect one - my hours spent were well worth it as this house was absolutely perfect."

    Not too far to to travel to stunning locations - Coniston, Ambleside, Windermere etc all within an hours drive. The cottage itself was in the most perfect spot - peaceful with stunning scenery from all sides of the cottage. We spent days walking just direct from the cottage. The pub (right next door!) was lovely - very friendly and welcoming. Nice to pop in for a drink before heading back to the cottage for dinner. The cottage was so well equipped (I was very impressed) with everything thought about in the small but perfect kitchen - including Tupperware for those left over meals and crystal style wine glasses and a lovely Denby dinner set. Lovely big TV with netflix, which I will admit we barely used - it was nice to just cosy up on the sofa with a good book after a day spent exploring. Very steep steps towards the top of the staircase (I am just under 5ft) so felt like I was climbing a mountain with each step! But absolutely fine, just helped burn off those extra calories from the drinks! Bed super, super cosy - with a lovely mattress topper and a duvet that seems to wrap you up making it very difficult to get out of in the morning! (we looked at the label so we can try and get the same duvet at home!) We had difficulty getting timer on the radiator in the bedroom to work but got it on the override setting for a few hours each morning and evening and that worked fine and kept the room nice and toasty. Also couldn't get the hot tap in the bath to work (shower was fine) but have reported that to Sykes so I am sure that will get sorted soon. All in all, my partner, dog and myself had a fabulous week and already can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Feb 2022

  • "We loved the property, thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Would recommend to others and we look forward to our return. Thank you for sharing this lovely location with us.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is a wonderful little cottage, so peaceful and relaxing."

    We had wondered if we would regret going for somewhere more remote than our usual choice, but we needn’t have worried, we absolutely loved the peace and quiet. Woke up the first morning to cows gently mooing in the field at the front and birds chirping in the garden at the back. The next morning I happened to look out and saw a sea of sheep being herded past the cottage… It was like going back to another time and slower pace of life, you could feel the everyday stresses just melting away. It’s a beautiful area with the river nearby and nice walks right from the door if you don’t fancy driving, and plenty of space for parking outside the cottage. The pub is practically next door and does great food with a good selection of ales. There are no shops nearby, but we brought our own food with us so it wasn’t an issue and the pub sells all the basics (including tasty farmhouse bread). The cottage itself is small but cosy and well equipped with everything we needed, nice comfy beds and good heating. Pleasantly surprised to find no problems with the Internet, although there was no mobile reception (I turned on Wi-Fi Calling and it was fine). There’s also a landline you can use, which is reassuring. Great to have a porch for wet coats and muddy boots. The enclosed garden is fantastic for dogs (although no garden light so bring a torch for letting dogs out late at night). Refreshing to get away from the crowds you always find at better known places like Windermere, even at this time of year. So pleased we discovered this little gem, we’ll definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Would have appreciated bath sheets rather than just bath towels."

    Bath and shower area had no steady handles for getting in and out of bath.

    Reviewed by Stuart3.1Oct 2021

  • "The views were great, you get them from all round the house."

    Lovely to have the enclosed garden for both us to enjoy the views and our dog to run around. Cottage was cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Katie4.4Sep 2021

  • "The property was great, excellent garden for dog."

    Closely situated to great pub. Real cosy village feel for the stay

    Reviewed by Benjamin4.7Sep 2021

Show more Hide all

This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double
  • 1 x Twin (zip/link, can be a superking on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, multicooker, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove (Logs not provided).
  • Electric central heating as well as woodburning stove. TV with Sky Q box and Netflix and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed multi-level rear garden with patio, lawn and garden furniture
  • Bikes can be stored in the garden on the patio area which is accessible but not visible from the road but will not be in a covered area so not protected from elements
  • Bikers may wish to bring their own padlocks
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.3 miles, pub 0.1 mile (pub sells basic provisions such as tea, longlife milk, bread, butter & eggs
  • Note: There are stone steps in the garden, please take care
  • Note: The staircase is fairly steep and narrows at the top to 58cm (banister protrudes an additional 10cm) and is therefore not suitable for people with mobility issues
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm and check-out by 10am

The property

Broughton-in-Furness 6.7 miles.

Enjoying the countryside on its doorstep in the hamlet of Seathwaite near Broughton-in-Furness in the beautiful Duddon Valley is the delightful end-terrace house, Beckfold Cottage. In a perfect location to experience the Lake District National Park's outdoor wonders and with spectacular surrounding views, this is the ideal spot for an idyllic country getaway.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by ample off-road parking before entering this welcoming little home-from-home.

The living/dining room is a cosy area where you can relax in the comfy seating, to enjoy your favourite Netflix show on the TV.

Rustle up a tasty meal in the well-stocked kitchen, which benefits from a washer/dryer for any laundry needs and a dishwasher - no washing up!

After dinner, climb the stairs to the two restful bedrooms, a double room with superb views towards Harter Fell and a twin room (with beds that can be zip/linked to a super-king-size on request) enjoying stunning views towards the Coniston range and onto the garden.

Both bedrooms share a tiled family bathroom with a bath with shower over.

The secluded enclosed garden is perfect on a sunny afternoon for alfresco dining at one of the two dining areas while your furry friend runs free on the lawn; or simply relax and watch the visiting birdlife and view the fells beyond.

Enjoy one of the pretty scenic walks from the doorstep, or venture further afield and spend the day exploring Walna Scar, or the Coniston Range and the renowned Old Man of Coniston peak, and visit the nearby historic Hardknott Roman Fort, before ending the day with a delicious home-cooked meal at the nearby Newfield Inn. Travel to Broughton-in-Furness, a small picturesque market town nestled in the Duddon Valley, where you can find all your amenities in one place, including a selection of pubs and a petrol station with a well-stocked shop.

Venture to Coniston and discover the local history at The Ruskin Museum, board the Steam Yacht Gondola and sail across Coniston Water, or venture across the lake to spend the afternoon exploring the enchanting Brantwood.

Ulverston is a superb day out with the unique Laurel and Hardy Museum, green spaces of Ford Park and Yacht Park, and the fabulous Shed 1 Gin Distillery where you can enjoy a well-deserved drink in the evening.

Make the most of the wider region and visit the picture-postcard towns of Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, or venture further into the National Park and climb its peaks, including Scafell Pike or travel to the Cumbrian coast for an outing in Seascale and St. Bees.

However you decide to spend your time, a rural escape awaits you at Beckfold Cottage.

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

View on map

About the location


  • Millom 7.5 miles
  • Coniston 9 miles
  • Ulverston 9.5 miles

Dating back to the 11th century, Broughton-in-Furness is situated in the south western corner of the Lake District and is just six miles from Coniston Water. There is much to please the visitor such as a pretty, cobbled square complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes, many of them Georgian in origin. The village provides an ideal base for a walking or climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells. Norman Nicholson, one of Britain's finest 20th century poets and William Wordsworth, both immortalised this area in their writing and poetry. The village was home to Branwell Bronte, brother of the Bronte sisters, for a short time. The Furness railway line runs from nearby Foxfield and makes for an ideal day out, travelling the west coast of Cumbria. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District and close to the sea, this attractive town makes an inspiring choice from which to further explore a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely, heather-clad moors.

Please Note: The staircase is quite steep and narrows at the top so may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues.
Bikes can be stored in the garden on the patio which is accessible but not visible from the road but will not be in a covered area so not protected from elements”.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute