How does a lovely traditional cottage up a quiet lane with only the sound of a millstream tumbling past appeal to you? Well if that sounds good then Beck View might be just the place for you. It is a characterful and cosy end of terrace house sleeping up to seven people in three delightful bedrooms nestled in a gorgeous hamlet just over a mile from the much loved Lakeland town of Keswick. There's a wealth of walking and cycling right from the door as the cottage sits on the flanks of the mighty Skiddaw range and is just a short jaunt to Latrigg, the beautifully situated small fell overlooking Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with the bedrooms looking out over the bubbling stream or the surrounding woodland and there's even a charming upstairs playroom which younger members of the party will love to commandeer for magical story times.
Millbeck and its neighbouring village of Applethwaite remain wonderfully tranquil Lakeland settlements while being just on the doorstep of the bustling market town of Keswick, well known for being the adventure capital of the Lake District. For those keen to find their wild side among you it's a wonderland filled with opportunities to test yourself in the great outdoors. From rock climbing and ghyll scrambling to white water tubing and a via ferrata it really is a place to get the adrenaline pumping. For cyclists the area could scarcely be better placed with a mountain forest park at Whinlatter and a wealth of bridleways for the mountain bikers and a wonderful network of quiet roads and mountain passes for the road cyclists.
Alternatively for those of you who enjoy a more relaxed break it also offers a plethora of possibilities. Several of the local hotels have renowned spas for a little pampering and the town has its own beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake offering a varied programme of drama, comedy, music and events throughout the year. It's a great place for the foodies among you too with a wonderful array of restaurants, pubs and cafes. For a gentle day out, why not take a stroll along the side of Derwentwater have lunch in Borrowdale and catch one of the stately launches back while taking in the scenery? Marvellous stuff. However you choose to spend your break here whether it's enjoying the peace and quiet of Millbeck or the gentle bustle of Keswick then Beck View is a warm and welcoming place to start.