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The Old Forge

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Beckermet, near St Bees, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
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Spacious 200 year old property with peaceful gardens and stream running adjacent. Close to the harbour town of Whitehaven. Beach just 1.5 miles.

Ideal for Western Lakes

Tucked away in a peaceful lane at the edge of the village, this sympathetically converted detached cottage provides welcoming holiday accommodation of a very good standard. The 200 year old detached Old Forge retains many character features, and has an enclosed garden which is fully fenced to keep dogs in the garden. The property is situated in the picturesque village of Beckermet, close to Whitehaven with its historic harbour, marina and shops, which has twice been named as a Brita resort, and St Bees with its expanse of sandy beaches. This is an ideal situation from which to explore the wonderful Western Fells of the Lake District National Park and the Cumbrian coastline. Ennerdale Water and Wastwater near to Scafell Pike are within easy driving distance. For a superb day out Muncaster Castle also has beautiful gardens and an internationally renowned Owl Sanctuary, not to mention the amazing views from its elevated position. Shop and pubs 0.25 miles, beach 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/02/2017
    We had a great week here. The owners even helped us when we had a puncher. There was a fire lite on arrival. We were made to feel welcome and our little dog felt at home from the first min. An idea base for exploring both coast and east lakes. Local pub does good quality food. We would be happy to return

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/11/2016
    We enjoyed our quiet break away with our dog. Lots of beach and rural walks. Fabulous walkable White Mare restaurant/pub in Beckermet village.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2016
    The cottage itself was lovely but it is in need of some new clean furniture and bed as the sofa was dirty and the bed very uncomfortable. we couldn't get a bath the first night but the owners left the hot water on continually after that but we had to wait for for the water tank to heat up again so we could have a proper bath. The fridge still has a wooden shelf in in and the freezer compartment has a bolt on to stop it coming open and not sure if this is a good thing really. On a good note the owners were lovely and helpful and we did have a great holiday otherwise.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your feedback. The sofa and bed will be replaced and a new glass shelf has been ordered for the fridge

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2016
    Certainly not our most successful holiday. The cottage was beautiful as was the garden but I am sure there was life in the carpets as our dogs would be sleeping peacefully and then jump up and start looking around them and I had bites around my ankles. We left three days early as we had the most dreadful problem with blue bottle flies - maybe the warm weather followed by a wet day - but it felt as the cottage was full of them. Wifi and phone connection was non existent unless you were hanging out of an upstairs window, when you come away with work to do that makes things very difficult. There was also a smell of damp throughout the property.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments. We were not made aware of the fly problem or we would have rectified it as we live next door and would be pleased to help resolve any problems. The best wifi signal is on the dining room table next to the window. However wifi is only meant for pleasure and not business as stated in the booking terms and conditions, “Where Wi-Fi is an advertised facility, please note that its provision is subject to availability and network conditions. It may not be available 24 hours a day and is provided for pleasure not for business purposes. Bookings are not accepted if they are wholly reliant on the uninterrupted, unlimited provision of Wi-Fi"

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