Caudale Beck


£440 - £1220

Pets Allowed?:
Fire type:
open fire
Nearest Pub:
0.3 miles

Caudale Beck is a gloriously situated former farmhouse nestled on a working farm amongst the fields and fells of the Ullswater Valley. Sleeping up to six people in four spacious bedrooms and offering unrivalled walking opportunities from the door, this magical world of undulating walls and period details is a perfect place to find complete peace and tranquility away from the stresses of 21st century life. The cottage dates from the 17th Century and has Grade II listed status  with all the character you would hope for from a traditional building of its vintage. It is warm, welcoming and secluded so that the only traffic you'll find passing the door is the neighbouring farmer occasionally moving animals through the yard outside. Perfect family entertainment. 

Caudale Beck's position, at the southern end of the Ullswater Valley just as it starts to ascend to Kirkstone Pass, is absolutely stunning. It's a fell walker's paradise with the Helvellyn range, High Street, Dove Cragg and Fairfield are all within range of the cottage. There's also a regular bus service operating between Penrith and Ambleside opening up a vast choice of challenging linear walks after which you can relax on the bus back! If the mightiest peaks aren't on your list but more gentle potters would suit then there is the ancient bridleway (upgraded for wheelchair use) to nearby Brotherswater. This utterly idyllic body of water is perfect for a paddle or a wild swim if you're feeling more daring. Why not pack a picnic and enjoy it on the shore?

Don't be fooled by its remoteness; town and village life is also easily explored from Caudale Beck. Ambleside, one of the Lake District's most beloved gems, is just a 20-minute drive over Kirkstone Pass while in the opposite direction just a few miles away you have Patterdale and Glenridding, two lovely little villages where you can make the most of the water-based activities on picturesque Ullswater. You could hire a kayak or sailing boat to go under your own steam or take a cruise on Ullswater's heritage steamers where you can take in the stunning scenery that has captivated visitors for hundreds of years. The Brotherswater Inn is also just a short walk away from Caudale Beck, why not treat yourselves to a pub meal or a pint of local real ale. Whatever you choose to do in this beautiful area, we're sure you'll be captivated by this characterful gem of a cottage