Hartsop, CA11 0NZ
High Beckside is nestled in the lovely conservation village of Hartsop in the Lake District National Park, 450 metres from Brothers Water and 2.5 miles from the shores of Ullswater where you will find a multitude of water activities including the famous 'Steamers'.
The cosy 17th-century farmhouse offers 3 spacious bedrooms in the main house and an additional en-suite bedroom in the former wool loft adjoining the main house (accessed from an external stone staircase outside the front door). The whole house is decorated with touches reflecting the local landscape and the owners' lives as Lakeland farmers, with carpets in the living/dining area, stairs and landing made from the wool of the local Herdwick sheep, which graze the surrounding fells. There are also local Herdwick wool rugs and throws throughout the house, and a number of original paintings and prints by local artists hang on the farmhouse walls.
The Ground Floor:
Comprising of the living room, dining area and fully-equipped kitchen, with Lakeland stone worktops, is open-plan and spacious, making a great space to gather in the evenings in front of the roaring open fire. Leading off from the living area, through the original oak panelled entrance hall, is a large drying room, laundry room, and downstairs WC, ideal for drying wet walking gear and boots, with plenty of room for mountain bikes - dry and secure.
Three spacious bedrooms - a double, single and twin all benefiting from beautiful views of the surrounding fells. A modern shower room with basin and toilet.
The splendid natural garden surrounds the farmhouse and offers a tranquil mix of wild and grass areas ideal for barbecues and picnics and the southerly views of Hartsop Dodd and Dovedale are superb. Parture Beck runs below the bottom of the garden, fenced off for safety. It can be accessed via a publc footpath running adjacent to the property. The garden is a magnet for the local wildlife and birds, with badgers and red squirrels being regular visitors.
Three bedrooms in the main house can accommodate five guests in total. A double, twin and a single bedroom. The adjoining en-suite Wool Loft is a twin bedroom with a separate entrance and its own bathroom with shower, basin & toilet. The layout of the property offers flexibility to hire just the main house, sleeping 5 or add the Wool Loft for an additional two guests. A 20% Discount is available when booking for 5 or fewer guests, using the main house only. Please let us know at the time of booking.
High Beckside dates from the 17th century, so it comes with uneven stairs, low door frames and exposed beams. Taller guests should take care.
While the garden is enclosed, it is not dog-escape-proof. Please keep an eye on children when playing near the river.
Two lovely villages are within walking distance of the property as well as Ullswater.
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