Caudale Beck accommodation summary
Large utility room
Second dining area/studyFirst Floor
Master king-size bedroom with en suite shower room
Second king-size bedroom
Gated patio areaParking
There is parking in for several cars on the cobbled farmyard. Please do not obstruct the farmer's access to barns and fieldsOther Info
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking
All coal is provided for the open fireGeneral Description
Caudale Beck is a stunningly set Grade II listed cottage surrounded by the farmland and majestic mountains. Sleeping up to six people in four lovely bedrooms the cottage offers exceptional fell walking right from the door, a real feeling of peace and seclusion as well as a window into Lakeland farming life, situated as it is on a working farm.
Built in the 1600s, Caudale Beck is a charming former farmhouse set alone in the southern end of the Ullswater Valley as it rears up to Kirkstone Pass. It has character in abundance with exposed beams, wood panelling, undulating walls, an open fire and uninterrupted views of the beautiful mountains that surround it.
Guests enter the property via a porch way into the welcoming farmhouse kitchen/diner. There's a substantial wooden dining set and traditional dresser while the kitchen is equipped with an oil-fired Rayburn oven with two hobs as well as four electric hobs and a microwave. The view from the kitchen sink will have you staring out in awe with your morning cuppa. Just off the kitchen is the utility room where guests will find the large fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. This room is likely to have once been a dairy so makes an excellent cool store with its huge slate block. it also has masses of storage space for all the muddy boots and outdoor bits and bobs you use.
Back to the rest of the house, where the character of the building really shines through. The living room is a wonderfully welcoming space with an open fire set into a stone fireplace, exposed beams and original wood panelling. Clues to the heritage of the building can be found in here too such as the built-in spice cupboard from 1699. The room is decorated in sumptuous warm colours and has three comfy sofas for lounging around the fire and planning your Lakeland adventures or relaxing with a film on the large TV with DVD player built in. Just off the living room is a further small dining space for three which can double up as a study or games room. The owners have thoughtfully left plenty of board games and books to while away your evenings.
Heading through the panelled door from the living room you come to the curved staircase, take a moment to look at the fell view from the landing window. The spacious master bedroom has a king-size bed and a delightful window seat with views across to Brotherswater. There is also an en suite shower room comprising WC, large hand basin, heated towel rail and large walk-in shower with overhead fixed shower head. The second king-size bedroom has another wonderful view from the deep set window seat, a dressing table along with a wardrobe and dresser for storage. The lovely light double bedroom has a large wooden dresser for storage and two windows looking out onto the fields and fells. Why not enjoy an early morning cup of tea in bed enjoying the view? Next to this is the charming single room, which makes the perfect hideaway for little ones. It has a wooden dresser for storage and the window seat is the perfect place to curl up with a book or watch the farmyard comings and goings. Lastly, on the first floor is the spacious bathroom with massive, free-standing, roll-top bath, large hand basin, WC and two heated towel rails. (Please be aware that the water supply at Caudale Beck is from a mountain spring that is filtered and fills the tank far more slowly than mains pressure water. Therefore it is advisable not to run both the bath and the shower at the same time, otherwise you may create an air lock.)
Outside the house has an enclosed patio area immediately outside and the rest of the farmyard to potter about and explore too!