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Otley Beck Cottage at Howe Foot

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7 Nights See prices

  • £595
    All year

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Short Breaks From

  • £115 p/night
    (4 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    4 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Otley Beck Cottage at Howe Foot

Otley Beck Cottage is a dreamy retreat where couples can leave the real world behind, even if only for a few days. It sits peacefully in the rural hamlet of Lowick just two miles from Coniston Water and near to some of the finest walks in the Lake District National Park. Otley Beck is one of two Howe Foot cottages and is set within an acre of mature gardens, offering space, privacy and breathtaking views.

Crossing the beck into Howe Foot feels as if you're stepping back in time in the nicest possible way. There is no annoying traffic noise to wake you up in the morning, and no light pollution to dim the brilliance of the night skies. The cottage also has a timeless charm with reassuringly solid oak beams and lots of other natural textures and colours. At the same time, Otley Beck is wonderfully contemporary with spacious rooms and modern comforts that will make your stay one you will happily remember and want to repeat.

Coniston Water, the third largest of the lakes, is just two miles away and easy to reach on foot or by bike if you'd prefer not to drive. Do your shopping, enjoy a pub meal or a slice of cake and a coffee six miles away in Ulverston, which boasts the world's only museum dedicated to comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy. Ulverston is home to the Lakes Glass Blowing Centre, a popular theatre with an excellent calendar of events, and the starting point for the Cumbrian Way footpath which runs for 70 miles between Ulverston and Carlisle. Make a reservation at the two-Michelin starred L'Enclume restaurant to celebrate (or make) a special occasion, or treat your sweet tooth to some sticky toffee pudding in Cartmel, where the favourite dessert was invented.

Staying at Otley Beck Cottage means you are not only close to the lakes and mountains, but also the beautiful beaches on the Cumbrian coast as well. Day trips can include walking around Hawkshead, mountain biking in Grizedale Forest and sailing on Coniston Water. Admire the gorgeous Holker Hall and its gardens, paddleboard or fish on Windermere, play a daily round of golf, walk for miles under a vast open sky, or pack a picnic and find a quiet spot for lunch and a snooze in the sunshine. It is the perfect holiday destination in all seasons.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Susan Hawkard joined Independent Cottages in August 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Otley Beck is everything you'd expect from a Lake District Cottage, from the dry stone garden wall to the handcrafted window frames that showcase the panoramic views. Its creation has been a labour of love for the owners and their passion for perfection shows in every room. The semi-detached cottage adjoins the owner's house but is entirely self-contained and private.


  • Fans of country chic will adore the gorgeous aqua AGA that greets you as you enter through the porch. It not only cooks like a dream but will also keeps you toasty warm on winter mornings. The hand-crafted cupboards are full of utensils, crockery and glasses, with plenty of space left over for storing food.
  • Linger over meals at the oak dining table which overlooks the window and beck where you can watch a variety of birds that include garden warblers, woodpeckers and goldfinches.
  • Light the fire and settle back for a relaxing evening of watching TV, reading or chatting about everything as the logs crackle and burn in the wood burner.
  • Meticulous attention to detail doesn't exclude the shower room which has a traditional feel thanks to the choice of colours and fixtures. There is a shower, WC, heated towel rail and a hand basin.


  • You'll sleep soundly in the king-sized oak bed with its very comfortable mattress and high-quality bedding. Solid oak flooring is softened with cosy rugs, and there's plenty of hanging space and shelving.

Outside: In addition to shared use of the extensive gardens, guests have a private patio and garden with a table and chairs, and off-road parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are provided. Short breaks (minimum of four nights) are possible depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Otley Beck Cottage at Howe Foot Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 1st Mar 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 4

7 Nights

Min. 4 nights:
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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 King)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Susan Hawkard
Member Since August 2020

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