Caudale Beck Holiday Cottage, between Ambleside & Ullswater/Patterdale

Self Catering Lake District Accommodation, Dog Friendly, sleeps 2 - 6

Caudale Cottage Main Bedroom

Built in 1699, this Grade II listed traditional Lakeland farmhouse nestles in seclusion at the end of its own driveway, about 300 yards from the Kirkstone Pass road. It offers self catering accommodation for up to 6 people between Ambleside and Ullswater/Patterdale in the Lake District.

Accommodation Summary:

  • large dining kitchen with Rayburn
  • separate large utility room
  • large lounge with open fire
  • separate small dining room/study

Upstairs: two large double bedrooms, two singles, family bathroom.

Caudale Beck has vast stone walls, lots of beams and interesting features, including a spice cupboard by the fireplace in the lounge.

Caudale Holiday Cottage front

It is a very spacious property, where the provision of modern creature comforts has not been allowed to interfere with its traditional features and character appeal.

Self Catering Accommodation : the entrance porch leads into the beamed farmhouse kitchen with oil-fired Rayburn, electric hob, microwave, usual cupboards, large pine dining table and chairs.

Leading off the kitchen is the old pantry, providing a spacious utility room, with a large larder fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, drying space, and plenty of useful cool shelf space.

There is a clothes airer above the Rayburn in the kitchen.

From the kitchen a door leads directly into the lovely oak-beamed lounge, with its open fire, comfy sofas, TV (via FreeSat) and DVD. There is also a separate dining room, furnished in antique pine, which makes a very quiet study area or board games room, if needed.

Caudale Cottage Living room

An inner hall (with coat hanging space) leads to the wide staircase and big landing above, where doors lead to all four bedrooms – two singles and two spacious king-sized doubles.

The family bathroom is big, with bath, hand basin and WC, and lovely views up to Middle Dodd.

The furnishings throughout are traditional antique oak and pine, in keeping with the character of this farmhouse. Heating is by the Rayburn, storage radiators, panel heaters and the open fire, for which fuel is provided.

Outside the farmhouse is a small paved area for sitting out or barbecues (BBQ not provided), and beyond that, plenty of hard standing for car parking. The adjacent barns are in use, and house cattle during the winter months. This is remote country - having neither wi-fi nor mobile phone reception, but both are available at the nearby Brotherswater Inn.

This is a dog friendly cottage and welcomes well behaved pets.


Details for Caudale Beck:

sleeps 2 - 6
secluded situation accessed by its own private drive
oil fired Rayburn and storage heaters for all-round warmth
traditional Lakeland farmhouse features
spacious accommodation

* Natural filtered Spring water - on arrival, run taps before drinking