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Dine al fresco on the terrace area
Dine in with woodland views
Views from the terrace
Double bedroom with patio doors
Relax in the comfy double bed
Terrace area with seating
Cosy up in front of the coal effect electric fire
Relax after a day exploring
Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Stylish and contemporary shower room
Spacious single bedroom
Enjoy the views through the woodland
View towards the property
1 / 13  Dine al fresco on the terrace area
2 / 13  Dine in with woodland views
3 / 13  Views from the terrace
4 / 13  Double bedroom with patio doors
5 / 13  Relax in the comfy double bed
6 / 13  Terrace area with seating
7 / 13  Cosy up in front of the coal effect electric fire
8 / 13  Relax after a day exploring
9 / 13  Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
10 / 13  Stylish and contemporary shower room
11 / 13  Spacious single bedroom
12 / 13  Enjoy the views through the woodland
13 / 13  View towards the property

Beck Head Tarn

Ambleside (2mls W), Lake District
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Indoor swimming pool
Spa Facilities
Log Cabin / Lodge
Swimming pool
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Lodge positioned on the slopes of a woodland area with wonderful views
  • Offering full use of the on-site leisure complex which includes a pool, jacuzzi and sauna
  • Just a short drive from Ambleside with a range of shops and National Trust’s Wray Castle
Property code: 75731

Stay in this quaint log cabin situated in a woodland area with patio area and seating. Close by you will find a vast choice of walking and cycling routes, and Windermere and Bowness a short drive.

Surrounded by delightful woodlands and set on a private estate, this light, cosy and cheerful log cabin makes a fantastic retreat for three guests. Ideal for small families exploring the Langdale Valley or for couples seeking a secluded romantic getaway, this bright and airy lodge is perfect for discovering a breathtaking part of the Lake District. The property has been stylishly updated and is part of a small complex with shared access to a number of facilities including a swimming pool, a hot tub and a sauna. Within easy reach of Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Water, this relaxing property is a wonderful base for keen walkers, climbers and nature lovers.

Entering the lodge, a few steps lead you down and through to the spacious, bright and relaxing open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The cosy lounge is a perfect spot for unwinding in, with plenty of seating, a Smart TV/DVD, a coal effect electric fire and Xbox One. The fresh and airy dining area is ideal for enjoying all your favourite meals which you can rustle up in the light-filled and fully equipped kitchen. The cabin also features an invigorating shower room and two lovely bedrooms: a spacious double with patio doors and views of the woods; and a sweet single room overlooking the woodlands. Heading outside, the charming, decked terrace has outdoor furniture so you can take in the woodland views as you dine alfresco.

The picturesque village of Skelwith Bridge (2.5 miles) has some cheerful places to eat and drink and is perfect for visiting the northern banks of Windermere (4.5 miles). Grasmere (8 miles) and Rydal Water (6.5 miles) are both to the north, with other local attractions including Rydal Cave, Ambleside Roman Fort, Wray Castle, Tarn Hows, Rydal Mount and Gardens, Stock Ghyll Force and Wordsworth Grasmere (all within 8.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and coffee machine
  • Smart TV/DVD with Netflix and Xbox One with Kinect in lounge
  • Shared utility room on-site with washing machine and tumble dryer, charges apply
  • On-site shared swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna (available from 1st March - 15th November)
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Complex of properties
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kerry 2nd July 2022

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Lovely accommodation with a beautiful setting very peaceful and full of nature. Would highly recommend for a perfect getaway.

Reviewed by Stacey 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Kerri 11th December 2021

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Reviewed by Pamela 22nd November 2021

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Reviewed by Jane 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Samantha 1st November 2021

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Perfect

Reviewed by Julia 16th October 2021

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Location amazing .incredible walks on the doorstep . Sadly the cabin didnt live up to our expectations mainly due to issues which previous guests reported which had not been fixed . For example no hot water in the bathroom sink , leaking loo , central light not working ., poor access lighting , incorrect arrival instructions . The sauna , swimming Read morepool and washing machine should not be advertised as non worked !!!With a little effort things could be vastly improved . Very expensive . Hide

Reviewed by Daren 9th October 2021

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Our second visit and enjoyed it just as much. Easy access to great walking to Ambleside, Grasmere and an easy but very scenic walk along the river from skelwith Bridge to Elterwater with very good pubs at either end. Accommodation is compact very well equipped and we discovered the reclining sofa seat buttons so we could really put our feet up afteRead morer a long walk. Hide

Reviewed by Sylvia 5th October 2021

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This is a wonderful location but the cottage bedrooms smelt of body odour.

Reviewed by anna 2nd October 2021

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Very lovely location/warm & provided with lots to be occupied. Lovely balcony looking down on woods/wildlife. Place is a little tired & needs a re-vamp. Difficult to find on way in & not well signposted. Lights down to it are v poor & lay in the grass. Lights on kitchen wall don't work outside/wires exposed. Not v clean in places inside & handy thiRead morengs like scissors missing. Only 1 toilet roll provided. No hot water in bathroom sink taps for whole of stay. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 4th September 2021

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Would not recommend this accommodation as was unclean and poor maintained inside and out .

Reviewed by Lee 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Kerry 3rd July 2021

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Perfect,peaceful and magical log cabin surrounded by trees the view from the windows is stunning. This is our 3rd holiday on this site love it but the 1st time at beck head tarn best accommodation by far came home and booked it again for next year.

Reviewed by Julie 26th June 2021

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The accomodation was one of the best we have stayed in, it was comfortable and clean, the products which are at the accomodation were very helpful, the outside space was very relaxing, lovely neighbours also. We intend to book again.

Reviewed by Donna 19th June 2021

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Such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. The location is stunning and our little house in the woods was everything we had hoped for and more. We had a fabulous holiday and will definitely return.

Reviewed by Melvyn 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Carey 15th May 2021

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Fabulous location and place to stay

Reviewed by Daphne 8th May 2021

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Reviewed by William 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Jonathan 24th October 2020

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Really nice cottage/lodge, pity we didn't get access to the pool but expected during these times. The cottage needs better signposting as trying to find it in the dark was hard work, the directions are great but finding the right one was hard. Great location, great area, my lad loved the x-box and wifi! We all enjoyed the walks and laughs, the dog Read moreenjoyed the lakes and muddy walks Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 7th October 2020

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This was a wonderful little house in the woods. Perfect for us. Quiet, surrounded by trees and very cosy. Also perfect for our Springer spaniel...so many walks!

Reviewed by Lynne 3rd October 2020

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Stunning location amazing views from the terrace Close proximity for many walks The cabin was clean and of a high standard and we will definately return. Dog friendly Close to a friendly Pub and Cafe

Reviewed by Julia 26th September 2020

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Wonderfully sited cabin offering beautiful views, privacy & located to either walk or short drive to numerous breathtaking sights. Very comfortable & well stocked lodge, providing everything & more you could possibly need. Absolutely the best lodge site I have ever encountered for peace & tranquility!

Reviewed by Sarah 19th September 2020

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Beautiful location. The lodge is tucked away in the forest with stunning views and lots of different wildlife around like red squirrels, deer And so many types of birds. We even had bats at night. Perfectly located to access Ullswater, Hawkshead, Grasmere, Windermere and many other locations. Friendly pub just a short walk away that serves deliciouRead mores food. Peaceful get away. The lodge is so comfortable with breathtaking views from the French windows in the bedroom as you wake up. Hide

Reviewed by Ros 12th September 2020

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Well equipped and comfortable the landlord went over and beyond with little extra bits to make your stay enjoyable . I would most certainly book again

Reviewed by Julie 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Rob 15th August 2020

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The cottage was clean and comfortable with plenty of space for the two of us and Elsie, our Labrador. Beds were really comfortable and we made good use of the Bluetooth speaker in the bathroom. Spectacular views from the decking area and we felt at home from the start to the end of our weeks holiday.

Reviewed by Charles 8th August 2020

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Dine al fresco on the terrace area
Dine in with woodland views
Views from the terrace
Double bedroom with patio doors
Relax in the comfy double bed
Terrace area with seating
Cosy up in front of the coal effect electric fire
Relax after a day exploring
Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Stylish and contemporary shower room
Spacious single bedroom
Show 1 moreEnjoy the views through the woodland

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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