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Living area, overlooking the beck
Beckside from beck
Comfortable sofas (and chair!) in Beckside
Upstairs bedroom
Bathroom
Kitchen from the gallery
Downstairs bedroom
Front door
Kitchen
Kitchen close up
From the organic fruit garden
View from the biodigester
Air source for heat pump
Rainwater harvesting tank
Barbecue area
Stoop at view point
Reeds in reed bed
Down on the beck
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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thwilson
Putten, The Netherlands
1 review
“Beautifully located naturally peaceful West Cumbrian Cottages”
Reviewed 11 July 2013 for a stay in June 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 a selection of local produce was well received. The methods of energy conservation are technically superior and the underfloor heating system provides a warm friendly atmosphere in the cottage even on cold rainy days. Great care and attention has been given to the layout of the surroundings providing a suitable habitat for the local wild life. Delightful secluded places have been created, there is a small lake with swimming pool facilities and a simple stone bar-be-que with all equipment provided.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Noise from an external motor/ventilator? near beroom window.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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Carrie W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful rural retreat”
Reviewed 25 June 2013 for a stay in May 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 feeling of peacefulness and privacy is maintained. Beckside was very clean on arrival and there was a box of local veg and other delicacies provided which was very welcoming. The house is spacious and airy and felt perfectly warm during our stay. The bedrooms are very pleasant with two en-suites and one separate bathroom. There was always ample hot water. There was plenty of storage space and places to put boots, coats etc. The kitchen had everything that you would expect and the cooker worked well. Outside there is a small sitting out area which looks out over the beck and it is very pleasant to sit and relax there if the weather allows. One of the best things though is the extensive land around all the properties which you are free to walk around and explore. The children loved the field area where they could happily play football and short tennis. Although the house does not have it's own washing machine, there is a laundry room right next door to the house which was extremely convenient. Beckside had it's own washing line and airer for hanging clothes out.

As we were staying in Beckside with extended family in Skiddaw next door it was really a perfect holiday. It is extremely close to many beautiful parts of the Lake District such as Loweswater, Buttermere and Crummock but there are also lots of local walks and we enjoyed cycling on the quiet country lanes nearby. Cockermouth is very close and has a decent supermarket and some interesting shops. There are several pubs within a short distance to go for a meal and also some good restaurants.

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Liked best: The beautiful peaceful setting.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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devina11...
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Fantastic holiday accommodation.”
Reviewed 7 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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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 Green, first time two years ago in Esther’s Barn however, due to an increase in our party of a five month old baby we decided to go for the three bedroom accommodation, also three bathrooms, a good thing with two young adults about! On our first visit Marna had taken time to show us the other three holiday cottages, so we were fully aware of all the amenities available.

Marna is a stickler for attention to detail from the fresh cut flowers, selection of locally produced beers, fruit bread, chocolates and newspaper awaiting our arrival. The kitchen is stocked with all the crockery, cutlery and implements, you would require to cook and serve a feast (or not, if you choose to eat out in the abundance of cafes, pubs and restaurants located in the North, Western lakes).

We were joined by our two (well behaved) Jack Russells, who had also been thought about with a doggy box containing essential items. Their favourite place during the stay is Whinlatter Pass, 5 minutes drive away, a beautiful mountain forest. Just one of the many walks we visited, as well as Buttermere.

Since our last stay Marna has supplied the accommodations with a wood burning stove, this added to the pleasure of the stay and was very welcomed (especially Feb/March), not that the under floor heating isn’t sufficient enough, because it is.

This is were I have to close, I could go on for paragraph after paragraph however, I advise, try for yourself, you wont be disappointed.

We definitely plan to visit again, hopefully in warmer months, to take more advantage of the grounds, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum as well as the patio area by the beck.

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Liked best: Peace and tranquility
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Ellen L
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A homely little cottage with a fantastic vista!”
Reviewed 10 October 2011 for a stay in September 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 beautiful hills. We enjoyed a taste of the countryside, and a relaxing week away from the big cities we visited on our trip. The host was accommodating and the bundle of fresh vegetables straight from the farm left in our kitchen was much appreciated. And the young one enjoyed the chocolates! The only negative I have is that the pillows on the beds were very very thin. And with a five star home such as this softer and fluffier pillows are certainly needed to top it off! And also a pay pal payment option would have been useful. But we will still stay here again if we ever get the chance!

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Liked best: Scenery and spacious house design
Liked least: Bedding
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic soulful getaway in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 8 October 2011 for a stay in September 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 used during our wet stay) and a wood-burning stove that we used most nights. They provide wood and kindling and just about everything you could possibly need, including a washer and dryer on the premises. The cottage is light and airy and a joy to just hang out in. Marna, the host, is helpful but doesn't hover. The fields and area around the site are planted with native plants, grasses and fruit trees and are stunningly beautiful. We were even provided with a hamper of fresh veggies, as well as some chocolates and some local beers. The cottages are well-located for Cockermouth which is a charming village with a big supermarket and many attractive shops and galleries. I hate to write a review because I want to keep this place to myself! Don't forget your wellies.

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Liked best: The serenity of the setting.
Liked least: The foul September weather.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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