Exterior | The Old Forge, Beckermet, nr. St Bees
Open plan living/dining room/kitchen | The Old Forge, Beckermet, nr. St Bees
  • Cottage
  • Beckermet, near St Bees
  • W40295

Western Lake District Cottages - The Old Forge


out of 10

  • 3

  • 2

  • 1

  • 2

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
Spacious 200 year old property with peaceful gardens and stream running adjacent. Close to the harbour town of Whitehaven. Beach just 1.5 miles.

Beamed throughout.
Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture and portable barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

Ideal for Western Lakes

The Old Forge is a sympathetically converted, detached 200-year old cottage retaining many character features, and has an enclosed garden. It has barn owls for neighbours - they nest in the adjoining barn!
The dog friendly property is tucked away in a peaceful lane adjacent to the owner’s home on the edge of the picturesque village of Beckermet. It is situated 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 location from which to explore the wonderful Western Fells of the Lake District National Park and the Cumbrian coastline. Ennerdale Water and Wastwater, once voted ’Britain’s Best View’ and nearby 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. Day permits for trout fishing are available within half a mile. Beach 1½ miles. Shop 3¾ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.



Coastal Within 1 Mile

Cycle Store

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property

Enclosed garden or patio

Fishing Nearby

Garden or Patio

Grouped Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge

Pub Within 1 Mile

Romantic Getaways


Satellite TV

Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks


Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

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


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 17 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Burton on Trent

  • Couple


out of 10

As another reviewer said the kitchen needs a deep clean. They advertise as internet available but it isn’t, no phone signal either and even with password for internet it made no difference. Bed uncomfortable and if you have a bath there is no hot water for the rest of the day I even rang owner regarding cleanliness of kitchen and he assured me it was clean

5 May 2022


  • Halifax

  • Couple


out of 10

We loved the cottage overall but the cleanliness of kitchen was very poor and really needs a deep clean

4 Apr 2022


  • Derby

  • Couple


out of 10

We had a great week, the cottage is very quaint and we loved it and the garden. Great pub and shop a 5 min walk away. We had a great walk to the beach about 45 mins. Close to Whitehaven for a coastal walk, Eddendale for beautiful lake and mountains and Seascale beach. Would definitely recommend.

20 Mar 2022

Customer reviews