Beck of Beyond is a 5 Star luxury lodge, one of only five on an exclusive site situated on the edge of the picture perfect village of Hawkshead, right in the centre of the Lake District. The quality of these lodges really makes them stand out from the crowd as a superb base for your holiday - we have never seen lodges like this before and are delighted to be able to offer them in our portfolio. Beck of Beyond is also to be featured on Sky TV, from its build, also right here in Cumbria, through to its arrival in Hawkshead, furnishing and completion.
The location offers tranquillity and fantastic countryside views onto Latterbarrow and Hawkshead Hill whilst being an easy quarter of a mile walk to Hawkshead village. Hawkshead has strong links with Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth and has all the amenities you would expect from a small Lakeland village. Nearby are Tarn Hows, Claife Heights and Grizedale Forest, to mention just a few, where lovely walks can be enjoyed. Coniston Water and Lake Windermere are also only four miles away where a great variety of water sports and activities can be enjoyed.
Accommodation: Entrance, via useful boot room with hanging space for outdoor gear into the contemporary and well planned lounge/kitchen/dining room. This space is light and airy with oak flooring, vaulted ceiling and two sets of double glass doors leading on to the large veranda with views onto Hawkshead Hill. Stylish lounge area with large corner sofa to one side (flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod docking station and free Wi-Fi broadband) and to the other the dining area, overlooking the veranda, and stylish fitted kitchen complete with island breakfast bar. The wood burning stove sits between the veranda doors and gives the whole open plan living space an air of cosy comfort.
There are two bedrooms, the master with king-size bed, fitted carpets and fitted wardrobes has a large fully tiled en-suite (large walk-in rain shower, basin, wc and heated towel rail). The second bedroom is a twin with fitted carpets, which has use of the main bathroom, which is again fully tiled (shower over bath, basin, wc and heated towel rail).
Beck of Beyond is a beautifully equipped and stylish retreat ideal for a Lake District holiday at any time of the year. Its central heating and feature log burner will keep you 'toasty warm' in the cooler months whilst the large veranda is ideal for morning cups of coffee, evening drinks and meals during the warmer months.
The owners have tried very hard to ensure that there are all the amenities anyone could want whilst staying at Beck of Beyond and so you will find plenty of books, DVDs and games, a storage bag with everything you may need for a baby including a steriliser, changing mat, toddler cups and plates and a variety of toys. In addition to all of this there is a box of toiletry essentials if you find you have forgotten something.
Outside: Well-lit and spacious decked veranda with garden furniture overlooks Black Beck and across to Hawkshead Hill. Private parking for two cars next to the lodge. Hawkshead village 10 minute walk or 15 minutes through the fields.
About the location
Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.
Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.
Note: Due to a few steps to reach the entrance, the property is not suitable for those with limited mobility.