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Beck Place Cottage

Gosforth, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A welcoming family cottage in a picturesque village
  • Cosy up in front of the wood burner or dine alfresco in the sunshine
  • Set on the fringe of the Lake District within easy reach of the sea
Property code: SZ064

This cosy cottage is full of character and makes a fabulous family holiday home, set in a delightful spot between the mountains and the sea in the picturesque Lake District village of Gosforth.

Situated at the gateway to two of the Lake District's most beautiful and tranquil valleys is this cottage. Sleeping up to six people in three comfortable bedrooms, the cottage is in the heart of the bustling village of Gosforth and is perfectly placed to make the most of all the outdoor opportunities that the area has to offer. It has bags of character with countless period details revealing the personality of the building while benefiting from modern, comfortable furnishings and an elegant eye for decor throughout.

Gosforth is a delightful little village nestled between the mountains and the sea on the western fringe of the Lake District National Park. Boasting four pubs, a busy village shop, an excellent child-friendly restaurant and a great network of walks right from the door it's a vibrant little place which provides the perfect jumping off point for exploring this corner of Cumbria. The area's Norse and Roman heritage will delight history buffs with evidence of both ancient cultures evident in the countryside nearby. Families are well catered for with an excellent play park in the village as well as wonderful easy walks and gentle riverside strolls for puddle jumping welly walks. Muncaster Castle makes a great family day out just six miles away. It's a historic and according to legend 'haunted' gem set in stunning grounds with lots of events going on for visitors throughout the year.

The simply staggering valley of Wasdale is nearby, renowned for having England's highest mountain, deepest lake and smallest church. In a national poll it was also voted Britain's favourite view. Despite of all of these accolades it remains a wonderfully tranquil haven for walkers, cyclists, wild swimmers or anyone just wanting to sit and marvel at its magnificent scenery. Eskdale is another stunning valley with an atmosphere all of its own. Just 5 miles from Beck Place it also has a world of wonderful walking with high fells, forest ambles and even a Japanese Garden. The valley also boasts the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway; a magical narrow gauge steam engine which gently trundles up to the foot of the high fells at Boot from the delightful village of Ravenglass on the coast. Whether you'd like to spend your visit out in the fresh air or enjoying a pint of real ale by the roaring log fire of a local pub then this cottage makes a marvellous western Lake District base.

This comfortable cottage has been thoughtfully decorated to make the most of its period features while bringing it right up to date with luxurious furnishings and modern decorative touches.

Guests enter via the back door where you are first met with a porch area with coat hooks. Beyond this is the lovely bright kitchen. With light modern units, wooden worktops and a stylish stone floor it's a lovely space to create your culinary delights. It's well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, Bosch fan oven, halogen hobs, fridge/freezer and washer/ dryer. The kitchen opens up into a delightful dining area with a decorative fireplace, wooden floorboards and a heavy wooden dining set. There's a stereo in here and a great selection of music thoughtfully left by the owner to create the soundtrack to your holiday.

Moving through to the wonderfully comfortable living room guests will find two stylish deep sofas perfect for cuddling up around the cosy wood burner set into the original sandstone fireplace. There's lovely heavy wooden furniture, a sumptuous rug and some gorgeous decorative touches making it feel the perfect relaxing space. There's also a large flatscreen TV with Sky and a DVD player complete with a great selection of DVD for whiling away chilly evenings.

Upstairs, the three lovely bedrooms have a wonderful mix of elegant antique furnishings and modern decorative touches. With natural wood details, thoughtfully chosen local artwork and traditional wooden latched doors it really is a stylish and welcoming space. The king-size bedroom has a lovely white metal bedstead with wardrobe and drawers and a view to the front of the house. The super-king bedroom has zip-and-link beds which can be made up as a twin should your party require. (Please advise us on booking how you would like the room to be made up) It also has a large dresser and built-in wardrobe space. The cosy bunk room looks out to the rear of the house. The lovely light bathroom has a modern white suite with over-bath mixer shower.

Outside there's off-street parking for one large car or up to two carefully parked small cars with one blocked in. Moreover, there's a delightful enclosed garden with raised lawn and patio area making a gorgeous sun trap on lovely days. There's a substantial outdoor dining set on the patio which is perfect for sunny evening meals, morning cuppas and relaxing post-ramble glasses of wine.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link which can be made up as a twin on request, 1 bunk bedroom
  • Sleeps 4+2 - please note the bunk bedroom is small and suitable for children only
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Sky TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Partially enclosed garden and patio with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for up to 2 cars (space for 1 large car or 2 well parked small cars with one blocking other in)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub 250 metres, beach 3 miles, Wast Water 5.5 miles

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Location

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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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