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Howes Beck Cottage

Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 990111)


Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Suzanna

    “Howes Beck Cottage is the perfect place to stay.”

    The location is peaceful, the scenery is lovely and the Lake District is on the doorstep. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. Everything you need for the perfect stay, including little extras for the dogs. We love it there and will definitely return.

    The location is peaceful, the scenery is lovely and the Lake District is on the doorstep. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. Everything you need for the perfect stay, including little extras for the dogs. We love it there and will definitely return.

    - Suzanna, May 2024


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twin upon request), 1 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with wood burner
  • Kitchen/diner.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Oil central heating with wood burner
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Outdoor furniture for four people
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1/4 mile
  • Pub 1/2 mile
  • Note: There is secure storage for bikes and mountain gear

The property

Resting in the fells above the cosy village of Bampton within the Lake District National Park, this unique barn conversion is ideally placed for taking in all that the destination has to offer. Perfect for couples, friends and families Howes Beck Cottage is a delightful getaway, your peaceful escape from the demands of everyday life. Situated across the ground floor, you will discover a collection of rooms, commencing with a lovely kitchen/diner with comfortable seating for four people, and a stylish colour scheme. Adding to the charming overtone is the wonderful views over the fells. Next door, the sitting room is attractive and modern, including leather sofas, exposed beams and original features, all tied together with a wood burning stove. There is a newly modernised family bathroom benefiting from a bath with a separate shower, and two bedrooms presented in a quality fashion. To the outside is a seating area which encapsulates stunning views across the valley to Knipe Scar where you can relax after the days exploring with the only sound being from the birds and the nearby beck that cascades to the village below. There is also the benefit of an enclosed space with access to secure storage for bikes or other equipment. The Cottage is immediately surrounded by 6,890 acres of common land, the home of a variety of wildlife, with sheep, fell ponies and red squirrels visiting the cottage almost daily. There are wonderful walks and cycle routes right from the door, including on the surrounding fells leading over to Haweswater and Ullswater, with excellent high level walking for the more adventurous, many of the Lake District's walks have their starting point from around Ullswater, including the renowned trek to Helvellyn's summit via Striding Edge, and more gentle footpaths, bridleways and quiet scenic roads for those just looking for more light activities in beautiful countryside. The attractive hamlet of Bampton situated in the Lowther Valley is a traditional Lakeland village away from the hustle and bustle of the busier central Lake District towns and villages, but with all the popular and much-loved tourist destinations close at hand. This is a tranquil, unspoiled and beautiful area of the Lake District: perfect for getting away from it all and for seeing wildlife. However, the location is still also convenient for accessing not only other parts of the Lake District, but also the Yorkshire Dales, Pennines and Hadrian’s Wall. Bampton has a village store/Post Office with tea room and children’s playground a gentle stroll away in the neighbouring hamlet of Bampton Grange. For those who want to venture further afield by car, Askham and Pooley Bridge are only a short drive away with a traditional village inns, cafes and shops. For a fine dining experience, try the Michelin Star Allium at Asham Hall; or a trip over Kirkstone Pass brings you into Ambleside where there is an abundance of shops, pubs and restaurants. Howes Beck Cottage is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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