Swaledale Cottage ref: W1780

Caldbeck, near Keswick, Caldbeck Fells in Cumbria

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4
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Drive along unfenced roads surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the northern lakes, until you arrive at these cosy character holiday cottages, on a working sheep and beef farm 2.5 miles from Caldbeck. Renovated from an old barn (Swaledale Cottage (ref W1780) is the middle cottage, Ellerbeck Cottage (ref W1821) is the end cottage), they are nicely decorated and furnished and feature exposed beams, with views over farmland to the fells beyond and walking right from the door. Children can explore the workings of a real farm, they can sit on a tractor and feed the lambs (accompanied by the owner). In John Peel country, Caldbeck is a pretty and peaceful village which has, in addition to cafes, craft and antique shops, a goldsmith, clogmaker and bowling green. Situated on the edge of the National Park, it is known locally as ’Back o’ Skiddaw’, a walk over which will bring you into the bustling market town of Keswick. Keswick with its lakes, Bassenthwaite and Derwent Water are a 15-minute drive and full of interesting things to see and do. Enjoy a ride up Derwent Water on the Keswick Launch, use the many walking and cycle paths to explore the breathtaking scenery, experience Keswick Spa, the theatre by the lake and the numerous museums suitable for all the family. The traditional market town of Cockermouth, Wordsworth’s birthplace, is 14 miles and the historic city of Carlisle and the Scottish border is 16 miles. This is an excellent base for exploring the northern Lake District. Shops 2.5 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room/kitchen with beams.

First floor

2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Open fire in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher.

Miscellaneous

Shared enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Smoking permitted.
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  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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About the local area

Located high in the Northern Lakes on the northern fringe of the Lake District National Park lie the ancient fell villages of Caldbeck, Hesket Newmarket and Uldale. This area is rich walking and cycling country, with breathtaking local peaks such as Skiddaw and Blencathra, old mine trails and picturesque limestone gorges with waterfalls waiting to be explored.

This area is rich walking and cycling country, with breathtaking local peaks such as Skiddaw and Blencathra, old mine trails and picturesque limestone gorges with waterfalls waiting to be explored. It really is a place to `get away from it all' but is also within comfortable reach of Bassenthwaite, Derwentwater and Ullswater lakes.

The renowned Mae's Tea Room and Gallery in Uldale is open throughout the year, serving tasty home cooked food through the day and some evenings and exhibits paintings by local artists.

Named after the `cold beck' which runs through the village, Caldbeck was once an important centre for lead mining and corn and woollen milling. The old mines have long since blended back into the dramatic landscape and the mills are now craft workshops and a locally well known restaurant called `Priests Mill'. At the centre of the village is St. Ketingern's church dating back to 1112.

Just down the road is Hesket Newmarket, a pretty village set around a wide green with a canopied market cross. Hesket is also known for its tiny brewery which supplies several local inns within the area.

Things to do nearby

High Pike (Caldbeck)

In the heart of the Caldbeck fells is High Pike, the most northern peak in the lakes standing over 2000 ft. This is a summit worth climbing as when you reach the top you will have wonderful views.

Dave's Adventure Company
Country Experiences

A small independent outdoor provider offering holiday makers tailor made packages for you and your family. Activities include rock climbing, kayaking and Ghyll Scrambling. Tel: 01768 776143

St Bega Church

Next to Bassenthwaite Lake is St Bega Church which is the parish church of Bassenthwaite. Services have been going on here at this ancient location for over a thousand years.

Lake District Maps

`Lake District Maps' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.

Mae's Tea Room and Gallery
Mae's Tea Room and Gallery

The renowned Mae's Tea Room and Gallery in Uldale is open throughout the year, serving tasty home cooked food through the day, some evenings and shows exhibits by local artists.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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