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West Lakes Retreat

St Bees, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1115721)

Lakelovers rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Donna

    “We had a family gathering for a birthday celebration weekend in this beautiful house.”

    We loved our stay and the table tennis was a big hit with us all. Huge house with plenty of space and lovely sized bedrooms. Would recommend.

    We loved our stay and the table tennis was a big hit with us all. Huge house with plenty of space and lovely sized bedrooms. Would recommend.

    - Donna, April 2024


  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin (two single beds, zip/link, can be king-size on request), 1 x bunk with trundle
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug/study
  • Garage/games room with storage
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • 65” Smart TV, table tennis and WiFi, Bluetooth sound system, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars, with additional free parking within 200m
  • Enclosed lawned and paved garden with decking and furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome witha £20 pet supplement
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the garden; please take care

The property

West Lakes Retreat is a detached, three-storey property, set a mile from the coast in the charming village of St Bees, Cumbria. Offering sea views from the second floor and delightful living areas, West Lakes Retreat is a wonderful choice for a family looking to holiday in this part of Cumbria, with easy access to the Lake District National Park. Step inside this inviting dwelling and discover a kitchen fully equipped with all the amenities you need to rustle up some delicious home-cooked meals. Share your creations with loved ones over mealtimes in the adjacent dining room, before curling up in the sitting room for a movie night in front of the Smart TV. If you’re feeling competitive, why not challenge each other to a game of table tennis in the games room or take a break in the study and catch up on your emails. Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will find four bedrooms and the main bathroom; a super-king-size, a king-size with en-suite shower, a double and a bunk with trundle. On the second floor, you will discover two further bedrooms, a king-size that provides far-reaching views across St Bees headland, and there are two singles that convert easily to a king-size. Outside is an enclosed, safe garden with extensive decking to enjoy alfresco dining; the various decking areas facilitate opportunities to soak up the sun as it moves throughout the day and there is a small grass area ideal for reading your favourite book, and by contrast a larger hard landscaped area, perfect for ball games. St Bees is a place where the coast, lakes and fells all combine to create a destination, full of exciting contrasts, adventure, and tranquillity, that you will want to return to time and time again; it also has a splendid, mile long sandy beach, considered to be one of the finest on the western Lake District coast, perfect for walks or a dip in the sea. The wide promenade is the official start of the Wainwright Coast to Coast walk to Robin Hood’s Bay, crossing the breath of North England, over Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Nearby is St Bees Head, a sandstone headland that is the only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales. It forms one of the most dramatic natural features along the entire coast of Northwest England and is home to an RSPB bird reserve, with the largest cliff-nesting seabird colony on the west coast of England. From St Bees, the four main valleys, Ennerdale, Eskdale, Wasdale, and Dunnerdale, each distinct in character lead from the coast into the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District. Wasdale is the home of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and the deepest lake, Wastwater. The radiant beauty of the shimmering lakes, uplifting forests and tranquil mountains attract walkers, runners, mountain bikers, climbers, paddlers, swimmers, sailors, divers, painters, poets, and sightseers with countless options of stunning routes, locations, and views to choose from. Five miles away lies the Georgian town of Whitehaven, easily accessible via bus service or railway, boasting an elegant port and exciting array of heritage, interactive galleries, and exhibitions. Venture into the Lake District, where you can explore Cockermouth the birthplace of Wordsworth and Keswick on Derwent Water for shopping, culture, eating and drinking experiences, all within an easy driving distance. West Lakes Retreat provides a wonderful base for exploring the Western Lake District and coastal regions of Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £700.

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About the location


Whitehaven 5 miles.

St. Bees is an historic seaside village on the west coast of Cumbria with a Norman priory and Elizabethan public school, as well as a shop, post office and old traditional pubs. It's an ideal base for exploring the western Lake District and Cumbrian coast, and is the start of the famous Wainwright coast to coast walk. St. Bees Head is the only major sea cliff between Wales and Scotland and is the only Heritage coastline in Cumbria. There is a fine beach and many wonderful walks are available along the clifftops, which are also home to one of England’s most important seabird colonies. There is also a nine-hole golf course in the village. Nearby Whitehaven, an elegant Georgian port, and the spectacular western Lakes, are more than worthy of a visit. Muncaster Castle is 8 miles away, as is the Eskdale and Ravenglass miniature railway. Cockermouth, the birth place of Wordsworth, and Keswick on Derwentwater are also within easy driving distance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas