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Caudale Beck Holiday Cottage

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £460
    Low season
  • £890
    Peak season

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  • Available
  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking

About Caudale Beck Holiday Cottage

Caudale Beck sleeps six guests and is one of two traditional holiday cottages located on the Hartsop Hall Estate mid-way between Ambleside and Patterdale (Ullswater) amongst some of the most beautiful fells in the Lake District. Sitting at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass near Brotherswater, the cottages are spectacularly positioned on a working hill farm and offer guests self-catering accommodation amongst a beautiful Lakeland setting.

The peaks of Dove Crag, Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd dominate the surrounding landscape and provide shelter to the valley and the entrance to picturesque Dovedale, with its wonderful waterfalls.

Hartsop Hall is owned by the National Trust and is a 16th Century Grade I listed building of historical significance. It is a Lakeland working farm of some three thousand acres which are grazed by predominantly Swaledale sheep, along with a herd of Aberdeen Angus cows. The farm provides a unique opportunity to experience a traditional way of life that is fast disappearing.

The area has wonderful walks with plenty of footpaths that criss-cross the land, leading out over the fells. There is an old bridle path which runs past Hartsop Hall leading to Brotherswater offering a more level walk to the lakeshore (the bridle path has been resurfaced and allows wheelchair access).

Locally, there are plenty of things to see and do without the need of a long car journey. Ullswater, one of the most beautiful quietest lakes, provides endless opportunities for boating activities and lakeshore walking. You can take a trip on a steamer and cruise the lake from end to end, or depart at Howtown and enjoy a splendid shore side walk back. Aira Force Waterfall is an incredible sight (especially after heavy rain) and is just a short walk along the lakes west shore. Pony Trekking also provides a great way of exploring the area and is available from the north eastern end of the lake.

At the north end of Ullswater is Dalemain with its beautiful garden. Home for generations to the Hasell family, it is open to the public and well worth a visit, as is Townend, an almost untouched yeoman farmer’s house just a short drive away. Troutbeck is also home to the Lakeland Horticultural Society’s Open Gardens at Holehird which is popular with gardeners.

The popular town of Ambleside is six miles away and is a magnet for climbers, walkers and tourists with its pubs, restaurants, outdoor clothing shops and cinema.

With so many things to do in the immediate local area and a vast array of attractions within easy reach, this is an ideal place to enjoy a beautiful tranquil setting and a taste of farmlife in the Lake District.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Fran Townsend joined Independent Cottages in April 2010

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Farm Stay

Location (The Lake District)

Caudale Beck sleeps six guests and is a Grade II listed traditional Lakeland farmhouse that sits in a wonderfully isolated position along its own private farm drive. It has immense character and interesting features with stone walls, lots of beams and a fireplace in the lounge with spice cupboard!

Accommodation is spacious and comprises:

  • Entrance porch where you can hang outdoor clothes leading into...
  • Beamed farmhouse kitchen with warming oil-fired Rayburn, microwave, electric hob and large pine table and chairs. Leading off to...
  • Pantry which serves as a utility room with dishwasher, big larder fridge, freezer, ample shelf space (to keep things cool) and washing machine for freshening clothes.
  • Lovely lounge which also has beams on the ceiling and a wonderful open fire to relax in front of, comfortable sofas, Freesat television and DVD player.
  • Separate dining room with antique pine furniture - a nice place to enjoy supper or to use as a study for those looking for a quiet moment.
  • Inner hall with more hanging space leading to the staircase which takes you to...
  • Large landing area which leads into each bedroom.
  • Two large bedrooms with king-size beds.
  • Two single bedrooms.
  • Family bathroom with plenty of space to house the bath (with shower attachment), wash basin and WC - lovely views!

Outside: There is a small paved area where you can sit out during the warmer weather with ample parking beyond and barns adjacent where the cattle are housed during the winter - a chance to experience a real taste of country life and escape the hustle and bustle of modern living (no mobile signal!).

Additional information: Traditional antique furniture compliments the age and character of this lovely property which is heated via the Rayburn in the kitchen and assisted by storage and electric heaters, along with the open fire (fuel provided). Short breaks available out of peak season. Discounts for couples. Prices include heating fuel, electricity and coal. Internet access available at the nearby Brotherswater Inn.

Caudale Beck Holiday Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms (2 King-size bedrooms & 2 Singles)
2 Dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £460
Mid Season from £695
High Season from £875
Peak Season £890
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1229 860206 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Fran Townsend
Member Since April 2010

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Caudale Beck Holiday Cottage Noticeboard

Short breaks are available (minimum three nights) outside of peak seasons - just phone or e-mail with your enquiry. Full week bookings only at Christmas and New Year.

Last Minute Offers

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Caudale Beck Holiday Cottage 18 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 21st May 2018
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