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23 reviews
Southwaite Green in its setting
Summer at Southwaite Green
Living area, overlooking the beck
Beckside from beck
Comfortable sofas (and chair!) in Beckside
Upstairs bedroom
Bathroom
Kitchen from the gallery
Downstairs bedroom
Front door
Kitchen
Kitchen close up
From the organic fruit garden
View from the biodigester
Air source for heat pump
Rainwater harvesting tank
Barbecue area
Stoop at view point
Reeds in reed bed
Down on the beck
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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loulou294...
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic soulful getaway in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 8 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

This complex of several rental cottages is an eco-friendly environment so you must buy into that concept to really appreciate it. Beckside is a fantastic 3BR/3BA unit that is very well-furnished, with an unbelievably well-stocked kitchen. It has a patio (for warmer weather (sadly not used during our wet stay) and a wood-burning stove that we used most nights. They provide wood and kindling and just about everything you could possibly need, including a washer and dryer on the premises. The cottage is light and airy and a joy to just hang out in. Marna, the host, is helpful but doesn't hover. The fields and area around the site are planted with native plants, grasses and fruit trees and are stunningly beautiful. We were even provided with a hamper of fresh veggies, as well as some chocolates and some local beers. The cottages are well-located for Cockermouth which is a charming village with a big supermarket and many attractive shops and galleries. I hate to write a review because I want to keep this place to myself! Don't forget your wellies.

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Liked best: The serenity of the setting.
Liked least: The foul September weather.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Martyn T
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Five Star luxury Eco cottages in a beautiful lakeland setting”
Reviewed 11 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

We had a wonderful family and friend's gathering at Beckside and Buttermere in August 2011. All the adults and children had a relaxing time at Southwaite Green and enjoyed playing badminton and croquet on the grass court, BBq's and lots of fresh air in the beautiful Western Lake District. Brilliant that you could take the dogs as they love the long walks up to the stone circle, on the paths all over the car free site and up to the swimming pond too!
The cottages are very comfortable and well equipped with every necessity and lots of nice luxury touches too. Amazing that all of this is powered by state of the art green technology that really works.

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Liked best: The terrace overlooking the beck
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rward2
Belper, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This holiday exceeded all our expectations”
Reviewed 9 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011

This was our third stay at Beckside. The standards at the cottage have remained equally high since the first time we went. The accomadation is built to a high standard and well maintained and still feels "fresh". The beds are extremely comfortable and the en-suites are spacious. The kitchen is built to a high standard and well equipped. Extras such as a box of local organic vegetables and bottles of locally brewed beer are very welcome. We appreciate the accomodation's green credentials: solar water heating and now electricity, underfloor heating from heat pumps and green waste management. Their success is that they work so well you are unaware of them.
The land around the cottages is managed to encourage wildlife. The twice daily 200m dog walk to the pond is a pleasure.
The location is quiet. The nearest town is Cockermouth (10 minute drive or 60 minute walk along the river) which is a very pleasant market town and much less tourist orientated than Keswick (20 minute drive). There are good pubs with food in Loweswater, Lorton and Buttermere. The fells at Buttermere and Winlatter are easily accessible and Borrowdale is only a little further.
We have had good weather everytime we have been. Sadly the weather cannot be guaranteed!

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People with disabilities Older travelers
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CDandB
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Luxurious cottage, beautiful secluded location with access to northern lakes”
Reviewed 5 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011

We were so impressed with this eco friendly luxury cottage, with it's peaceful and secluded location. A high specification cottage in a courtyard setting with lovely grounds, a stream, pond and wild flower meadow. It certainly enhanced our enjoyment of the holiday. We were lucky to have good weather, but can imagine it would also be extremely cosy in autumn or winter. Marna was welcoming and friendly without in any way being intrusive. We took our collie and he certainly enjoyed romping around in the grounds. Should we holiday in the area again, we would definitely re-book.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Reviewed 14 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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