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The Old Forge

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Beckermet, near St Bees
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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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Open PlanOpen Plan
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 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.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/08/2016
    Lovely cottage great location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/07/2016
    A lovely cottage, very comfortable, well equiped and in an idyllic private location. It has a beautiful garden frequented by all manner of garden birds. It is also dog friendly!! Would definitely stay again with out any hesitation.

  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2016
    Very disappointed with the standard of the cottage. Poorly equipped, we had to ask for another egg cup(!), the wood burner was a cause for concern as was the shaky bannister. The fridge had been turned off and the glass shelf above the salad crisper had been replaced with a painted piece of wood. The cups were badly stained and the cottage smelled damp. Once the windows were opened, they had to stay that way as we couldn't get them shut again. No mobile signal and wifi only available from the garden or by hanging out upstairs bedroom window. The garden was lovely. We left after three days.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are disappointed these guests did not enjoy their stay, the points mentioned have been noted and have been actioned as below:- 2 extra egg cups have been provided. The wood burning stove has been passed by the Building Control and the local Fire Station. A carbon monoxide and mains alarm are installed. The stained mugs have been replaced. The cottage is free of damp and is now well aired before occupancy The hard wood windows swell in the summer and have been freed. The WiFi signal is fine in the dining room and for most computers on the sofa.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/07/2015
    Really great location and friendly owners. Probably best if you have a dog - dog friendly premises.

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7.8 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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