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Beckside

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, almost mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 2 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britain's Best View. There are ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick. The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including newly planted woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional kingfisher that visits the beck. Southwaite Green is a devel...Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, almost mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 2 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britain's Best View. There are ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick. The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including newly planted woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional kingfisher that visits the beck. Southwaite Green is a development of four properties that were converted and constructed by the owner, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard. The cottages have an abundance of local timber used by local craftsmen to retain the traditional character and wherever possible used the original timbers from the barn. They have been painstakingly converted using “green design and technologies” with ground and air source heat pumps to power the under floor heating beneath the slate and oak floors. A design feature has been the use of solar panels and the positioning of the windows to generate maximum solar heating to produce the heating and hot water. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that these are eco-friendly properties, including organic bedding and towels, handmade furniture from sustainable sources and even to the extent of using eco-friendly paints. The owners have gone to great trouble to ensure the properties have a low 'carbon foot-print' and to ensure your holiday is an enjoyable experience. The development briefly comprises two, two bedroom/two ensuite shower room cottages, Skiddaw and Esther's Barn. Buttermere is a ground floor two bedroom cottage which is specially adapted for disabled use with mobility one and two rating and Beckside is a three bedroom, three bathroom house. The properties have been given the much acclaimed Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No hen or stag parties please.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Marna M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This cottage, in a small courtyard with its sisters, is in a peaceful, beautiful corner of the Lake District. The accommodation was perfect for 6 of us, beautifully equipped and comfortable. The grounds are pretty, with a lovely stroll to a stunning pond area, brilliant...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 1jw60
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Perfect location for great walks around lakes and up the hills. Excellent restaurants nearby plus anything else you might need. The accommodation was perfect for our family of six adults and two dogs, very well equipped, comfortable, environmentally friendly in beautiful grounds with lots of...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Julie S
MarnaMcMillin, VR Owner at Beckside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm glad you had a good time. Marna

Reviewed 6 May 2014

Absolutely beautiful location, alongside a beck, with a view of surrounding fields. We've stayed at Southwaite Green previously in other cottages, but this was our first time staying in Beckside. It's my new favourite of the cottages. Spotlessly clean, luxurious, comfortable beds, log burner in...More

Date of stay: April 2014
1  Thank MrsH75
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Excellent accommodation in a wonderful setting. Natural grounds which were perfect for the whole family including the three dogs. Swimming in the spring fed pond, walking through the developing woodlands and sundowners with a view of the hills. We could not have asked for more....More

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank JulesO96
Reviewed 13 July 2013

My husband and I with our 2 dogs took advantage of the brilliant weather to spend 5 days in the Lake District. We chose Southwaite Green because of it's excellent reviews and I can only add to them, The situation is perfect - in the...More

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank CHRISTINEDWirral
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

Nature prevails at this environmentally friendly location in West Cumbria. The modern accomodation is constructed from local materials and nicely furnished. The care with which attention has been given to detail to ensure a well balanced relaxing holiday is very impressive. The welcome crate with...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank thwilson
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We stayed in Beckside during the May half term and found it to be a very lovely peaceful experience. Beckside is one of a number of properties on Southwaite farm but as they are set in beautiful surroundings and looking out in different directions, the...More

Date of stay: May 2013
Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Beckside is one of four eco-friendly holiday accommodations at Southwaite Green, converted by Marna, who resides on site however, leaves you alone but is readily available to assist in anyway required. Set in tranquil, beautiful and picturesque surroundings. This was our second stay at Southwaite...More

Date of stay: February 2012
1  Thank devina11_11
Reviewed 10 October 2011

We ( a family of five with children aged 9,14,16) found this cottage in the Lake district to be a splendid surprise. The house we stayed in near the beck was spacious yet cozy and very homely. It was lovely and secluded, nestled between the...More

Date of stay: September 2011
Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 8 October 2011

This complex of several rental cottages is an eco-friendly environment so you must buy into that concept to really appreciate it. Beckside is a fantastic 3BR/3BA unit that is very well-furnished, with an unbelievably well-stocked kitchen. It has a patio (for warmer weather (sadly not...More

Date of stay: September 2011
Thank loulou29494
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The lakes Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater are very close, Loweswater a nice walk, with Keswick and Borrowdale a short drive away over the Whinlatter pass. Hiking, climbing and other outdoor pursuits are very popular, with many walks made famous by the Wainwright series of guidebooks. The C2C bike route passes close to the cottage, so bring your bikes or hire them in Cockermouth, but be prepared for hills. Cockermouth is one of the few towns in the Lakes that retain its traditional look and feel, with individual independent shops on the tree-lined main street giving the town great character. There is also a farmers' market in the market square the first Saturday of each month. Wordsworth was born here and his house is a National Trust property, with staff dressed for the 18th cen...
Getting around
You really are better off with a car here. We are in the country, quiet and peaceful and a bit off the beaten track, but only 10 minutes from Cockermouth and 20 minutes from Keswick over Whinlatter Pass.
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