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Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket cottages

The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)
The Stick House - Wigton (SZ524)

The Stick House - Wigton

Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria

4
2
2
pets 1

An enchanting holiday home for four, nestled in a peaceful, country setting, ideal for fell walking and exploring the magnificent northern section of the Lake District National Park.

Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)
Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck (SZ212)

Glebe Cottage - Caldbeck

Caldbeck, Cumbria

4
2
3
pets 1

Four guests are welcome at this spacious, country-style cottage situated in the vibrant village of Caldbeck, close to walking routes and the many sights of the Lake District.

Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)
Oakview Cottage (SZ364)

Oakview Cottage

Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria

6
3
2
pets 2

With exposed beams adding character and a wood burner to keep you warm, this home is a great escape for six guests. Head out to explore straight from your door and enjoy your proximity to the local pub.

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Lamonby, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 2

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Wellbrow

Uldale, Lake District

2
1
1
pets 1

Traditional Lakeland cottage, with stone feature walls, beams and lots of quirky features, the perfect hideaway for a couple discovering the Lakes.

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Barrony Cottage

Uldale, Cumbria

4
2
1
pets 1

This charming and characterful cottage boasts original features and is ideally located for couples/families who want to discover the Northern Lakes and a wealth of adrenaline-filled activities.

Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)
Quarry Hill Stables (SZ396)

Quarry Hill Stables

Boltongate, Cumbria

4
2
2
pets 2

Surrounded by peaceful countryside, this charming and unique property offers a scenic escape for couples or families just 2 miles from the Lake District National Park.

Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
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Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)
Bowscale View - Mosedale House (SZ092)

Bowscale View - Mosedale House

Mosedale, Cumbria

4
2
2
pets 1
This property enjoys a remote location yet is within easy reach of Keswick and Ullswater. Walkers will be treated to a wealth of routes, from exhilarating mountain hikes to gentle waterside strolls.
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)
Gate Cottage (SZ207)

Gate Cottage

Mungrisdale, Cumbria

4
2
2
pets 1

A delightful cottage situated in a serene location with magnificent mountain views. Perfect for couples or families of four looking for a restful escape in the Lake District.

Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)
Granary Cottage - Mosedale House (SZ218)

Granary Cottage - Mosedale House

Mosedale, Cumbria

4
2
1
pets 1
Benefitting from an idyllic setting in a sleepy Lakeland hamlet, this cosy cottage allows small families and couples to fully switch off and yet still be within easy reach of Lake District highlights such as Keswick and Ullswater.
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)
Ashley House (SZ050)

Ashley House

Ireby, Cumbria

6
3
2
pets 3

Home-from-home property in the tranquil village of Ireby, an ever-calming and relaxing place to unwind with your nearest and dearest - four-pawed friends included.

Caldbeck

Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket are traditional villages situated in the Northern Fells of the English Lake District or the 'Back O' Skidda' as the locals call it. Almost equidistant from Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith and Carlisle, these village gems in North Cumbria are well worth a visit! The huntsman John Peel of the song fame "Do ye ken John Peel"  was born and lived in Caldbeck and his grave can be seen in the churchyard.

Cald Beck

The village of Caldbeck is named after the river (Cald Beck) on which it stands. This river and its tributaries provided the water for the important industrial development of the area in the 17th and 18th centuries - woollen mills, bobbin mills, corn mills, a paper mill and a brewery. The village still reflects this former industrial activity with many of the old mill buildings still in use.

Peace and quiet

The area is one of the more remote and lesser-known parts of the Lake District, but boasts some outstanding scenery and some of the best, less frequented walking in the whole of the Lake District. Skiddaw and Blencathra can be reached from the north along quieter footpaths than the usual approaches from the South, and there are many other fine fells to explore such as High Pike and Carrock Fell.

Industry and mining

Mining in the local fells behind Caldbeck began as early as the 13th century but the heyday was in the 17th century, with the last mine closing in the 1960s. These fells are rich in a variety of minerals, in particular lead, copper and barytes. It was once a common saying that "Caldbeck and the Caldbeck Fells are worth all England else" because of the extensive range of minerals to be found in the area. The industry is now gone and what remains exist now blend into the countryside.

The Roughton stone

The 'Roughton stone', in the churchyard of St Kentigern's, is in tribute to the men and their families who lived and worked in the mines of Roughton Gill for four hundred years and who now lie in peace in the churchyard. The stone itself was used in the 19th century in its original circular form to process mineral from the mines. Today, fell farming remains the most important industry in the area. The 12th-century St Kentigern's church is the resting place of the famous huntsman, John Peel.

Priest's Mill

Priest's Mill is an old watermill built by a Rector of Caldbeck just below the church, the waterwheel of which is in full working order. The award-winning restoration of the mill was completed in 1986 and is used to house a splendid Watermill Cafe overlooking the river, together with interesting shops and workshops, including a jewellery maker, antique shop and The Wool Clip - a co-operative of local ladies making and selling woollen products, many made from the local Herdwick sheep wool. The village has other craft shops, tearooms and a fair-trade shop, as well as the post office and general shop (with motor fuel pump and selling local produce).

Walking galore

The surrounding fells and woodlands of Caldbeck are easily accessible on foot and there are many signed footpaths. The well known high peaks of Skiddaw (4th highest in England at 3,053 feet high) and Blencathra (2,847 feet) are only a short distance away.

Just up from the village duck pond (situated in an old clay dubs), is a popular short walk that follows the river up the Howk, a limestone gorge containing beautiful waterfalls and the picturesque ruins of the old bobbin mill. The bobbin mill once had the largest waterwheel in the country, at 3 feet wide, and 42 feet in diameter.

The Cumbria Way also passes through the village as well as two long-distance cycle routes nearby, namely the C2C (Coast to Coast) and the Reivers Route.

Local community

The locals take great pride in their lovely village and have a very active resident community where visitors are always welcome to join in. Local activities include bowls, cricket, tennis, guided walks, hound trailing and fox hunting (within the law).

The welcoming village pub, The Oddfellows Arms, is a traditional Lakeland inn serving good food and Jennings real ales.

Hesket Newmarket

The neighbouring village of Hesket Newmarket, 1.5 miles southeast of Caldbeck, has a fine wide main street with many 18th-century houses and a central market cross on the well-kept village green. The villages also boast a chapel, a pond, a brewery and a well known traditional pub (The Old Crown), famous for the unique real ales from the Hesket Newmarket Brewery.

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