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Western Lake District Cottages - The Old Forge

Beckermet, near St Bees, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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This property is part of our Welcome Cottages collection

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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.

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

Willow Barn Cottage (ref UKC2811) and Barn Owl Cottage (ref UKC2812) are quaint, converted cottages which have been tastefully upgraded and offer welcoming accommodation of a very good standard. Outside is a shared gravelled seating area, a suitable place to enjoy a morning coffee or relax in the evening overlooking open farmland. The Old Forge (ref W40295) is a sympathetically converted, detached 200-year old cottage retaining many character features, and has an enclosed garden. All properties have barn owls for neighbours - they nest in the adjoining barn!
The dog friendly properties are tucked away in a peaceful lane adjacent to the owner’s home on the edge of the picturesque village of Beckermet. They are 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.

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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 Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • 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, 11/03/2019
    Great little getaway beautiful setting .

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 07/01/2019
    Nice cottage in a quiet location Cosy with log burner and great location for visiting the beach at St Bees and the secluded lakes to the west. Quiet lanes to walk the dogs to the coast

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 31/12/2018
    We had lovely relaxing quiet time there , but 4us as dog owners not at lot of local walks, but the forge its self bed not comfortable, lighting when we arrived at 5o'clock was very poor down path way. We felt that the cooker was a little dangerous because when we pulled the cooked meat out, the shelf collapsed & Coursed meat to fall on floor& splash meat fat,I feel we were mislead in read up because it was not rural we were right in the middle of a village.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments following your stay at The Old Forge. In reply to your comment regarding dog walks, there are 2 footpaths leading to the beach and walks down lanes and foot paths leading from the village. There are 2 external motion lights on the path leading to the cottage to improve the lighting. The cooker shelf appears to be fitting correctly but will be checked again. The cottage is situated on the southern edge of Beckermet village population approx. 1700, on the boundary and over looks fields and a river.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    I loved the location of the Old Forge even though Beckermet no shops and only two pubs it was a perfect friendly little village. The cottage its self had everything that we needed and its garden was beautiful and perfect for the dog. Such a quiet place to stay and a perfect base to explore the surrounding areas.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    Great owners had a great time thanks

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    Had s lovely relaxing holiday. I was there for rest, peace and tranquillity. I got them all 😀

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2018
    We could not have wished to stay at a better place. The Old Forge offers peace and quiet and security for our dogs. Wendy and Brian are the perfect hosts and always available should you need them. Wendy's write up's about places to stay was excellent meaning each day we were able to visit such wonderful places of interest and of course the beach was a short drive away. The facilities and the cottage itself was first class. Already booking for next year.

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8.4 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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