Gill Beck

Caldbeck, Cumbria
+44 (0)1729 850459

Rich wildlife and wonderful walks from this old-fashioned English cottage. Village life surrounds with cafes and a ‘proper’ local


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome

The Experience

Hike the nearby fells Carrock Fell and High Pike, and return to an airy, comfortable and unpretentious cottage with basics in the cupboards and French doors from the sitting room to a little garden.

Embrace village life; in summer months find agricultural fairs, cricket matches and sheepdog trials. Go up against the locals in the pub quiz, sipping on a pint of ale after a day spent hiking. Stroke the fell ponies on the Caldbeck Commons, spy red squirrels and Ospreys, watch the sheep wandering the village at will.

The area is rich in trails and this northern part of the Lakes is quieter than its southern counterpart. For a more gentle stroll head to the bluebell woods or the spectacular waterfalls at Howk Gorge straight from the village green.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in the quieter part of the Lakes
  • Alone time: head off to the hills and walk all day – there’s a good chance you won't see another soul
  • Picturesque, village life with great cafes and local pub
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You should know

  • You all share a bathroom but there is a downstairs loo. Bring your own towels
  • There’s an unfenced beck in front of the cottage
  • Sadly no dogs


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 6pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season.
30 October - 21 December, 7 January - 4 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £395
1 House for 5
From £804 beds3 bedrooms


Delightful cottage- clean and bright, cosy and spacious. And situated in a charming village away from the main touristy areas of The Lake District. The kitchen has everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable. Nice views from all rooms. Lovely local walks from the house. We would stay there again.

Celia, St Albans

My family and I had a most comfortable week in this charming and spacious house in the beautiful village of Caldbeck. Though Susie, the host, wasn't present herself, she was in easy contact. Friendly neighbours were also at hand to deal with more immediate issues should they arise and to share their local knowledge. The house was perfectly placed for exploring the area, but also great for just feeling at home. We even hosted a local friend for dinner in the garden one evening, overlooked by cows, bats and a local owl. Thank you Susie


A very pretty village cottage in Caldbeck - the quieter northern part of the lake district - perfect for families, hikers who want to walk all day and not see a soul, and for just collapsing in.

Jill, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The Oddfellows Arms sits across the road - a very easy commute home after a satisfying drink. Sample both cafes in this village; cream teas and vegetarian food are the order of the day. The heart of the Lakes, Keswick, is just 15 miles away. You’re really here for the great outdoors, with wonderful walks of the Lakeland Fells on your doorstep.

Local points of interest from Susan Yorke

  • Caldbeck is full of history from John Peel's burial place in St.Kentigern's churchyard to the ruins of the Bobbin Mill in Howk Gorge, with footpaths to waterfalls straight from the village green.
  • Gentle walks can be taken around the village or through the bluebell woods at Watersmeet and the more challenging peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra are a short distance away.
  • Visit Keswick's famous Theatre by the Lake - a full and varied programme each season. There's also Cockermouth and Carlisle, the Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall within easy reach.
  • In the village of Hesket Newmarket, 1.5 miles away, The Old Crown is famed for its home-brewed real ales
  • Nature lovers can enjoy The Lake District Wildlife Park in Bassenthwaite, home to hundreds of animals, birds of prey and reptiles. The more adventurous will enjoy Go Ape or hiring mountain bikes at Whinlatter Forest.
  • Historic Houses nearby include Dalemain and Hutton-in-the-Forest in Penrith, and Mirehouse in Bassenthwaite.


Susan Yorke

Susie and her family have been heading to this bolthole for village life and memory-making for years. The family still use it as a holiday home so it feels as welcoming and cosy as you would expect. You’ll meet a friendly neighbour if you need but you’re good to settle in - the kitchen is stocked with basics and there are biscuits to go with your cuppa.