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Exterior | Little Beck, Troutbeck, nr. Keswick
Living room | Little Beck, Troutbeck, nr. Keswick
  • Cottage
  • Troutbeck, near Keswick
  • W41282

Little Beck

9.1

out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 2

  • 1

Pets stay free
Wifi
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Set against the spectacular backdrop of Blencathra and the northern fells, this property is perfect for walkers and nature lovers.

All on ground floor: Living room/dining room/kitchen. 1 super kingsize bedroom. Shower room 1 with walk-in shower and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry facilities (coin operated). Lawned garden with patio and furniture (shared with another property on-site). Portable gas barbecue. Bike store. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a stream 10 yards from the cottage.

Fell walking from the door

Little Beck is a delightful cottage style ground floor holiday apartment, part of the owner’s farmhouse. Gill Head Farm is a working hill farm which also runs a caravan and campsite. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Blencathra and the northern fells with a lovely rural yet central location, this is perfect for walkers and nature lovers. Only 4 miles from Ullswater, with its many great walks, water sports, lake steamers, fishing etc. The nearest town is Keswick on the shores of Derwentwater and the popular resorts of Windermere and Grasmere are just a short scenic drive away. Golf is also available locally. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Features

Accessible – Walk In Shower or Bath

Cycle Store

Fishing nearby

Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Internet Connection

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile

Telephone Chargeable

Washing Machine

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 16 reviews

9.1

out of 10

Value for money

9.3

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort and Equipment

9.1

Location

9.6

Local amenities

7.9

Overall rating

9.1

David

  • Dunnington

  • Couple

8

out of 10

Nice place, good location, would/will book again. Very happy with little beck.

1 Aug 2022

Thomas

  • Couple

6

out of 10

We visited Little Beck in May 2019 and were so happy with the accommodation and its location that we decided to visit again in July 2022. Unfortunately, Little beck has a few issues, some of which existed during our first stay and are very minor, to a few that did impact our experience in the Lake District during our latest visit. The policy for dogs has been updated from 2019 to 2022 such that you are no longer allowed to leave your dog in Little Beck unsupervised. In 2019 a crate was provided by Gill Head Farm, and we were allowed to crate our dog in Little Beck for a short time while we visited some of the less dog friendly establishments in the area during an evening or two. This policy has unfortunately changed meaning we weren’t able to visit some of the establishments we would have liked to and this is something to bear in mind for new and returning visitors. Access to WiFi is advertised on the webpage for Little Beck, but this was unfortunately not available or broken while we stayed this time round. Inside Little Beck there is absolutely no telephone signal, 4G/5G connection (or any mobile internet of any kind), and now no WiFi. This made planning our walks, dinner reservations, and keeping in touch with family a much more arduous task that we would have better planned for before our visit if we knew the present situation with the internet connection. The last change that impacted our stay was that the new bed in Little Beck is towards the extreme end of hard. It took quite a few days to get used to, going from a medium hardness bed to the very hard bed now in Little Beck. The first few nights were somewhat sleepless, but we did get used to it after a time. The last couple of issues are very minor that we remember from our last stay and still persist today. The kitchen could be better stocked. Particularly the normal drinking glasses in that there are only two. There are also two wine glasses, two brandy glasses, and two champagne flutes, but another two normal drinking glasses wouldn’t go a miss. The general cleanliness of Little Beck could be improved with minimal effort. The tea mugs were stained, but this was easy enough to clean while we were there, and the bathroom had a few cobwebs and a rather smelly shower mat. To summarise, Little Beck has lost some of its appeal and charm in the last few years but still remains a fabulous getaway for a couple and their dog, located in an excellent part of the Lake District, with good connections to Keswick and the surrounding walks. We had a lovely time in Little Beck, however, I don’t think we will be back.

14 Jul 2022

David

  • Stockton on Tees

  • Couple

10

out of 10

Brilliant got no complaints at all everything you need all close by we have already booked up again for the end of August lovely place

13 Jun 2022

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