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Dancing Beck Cottage

Millbeck, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042977)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Colby

    “Great holiday here again.”

    Was concerned about falling through the kitchen floor that I gather has been damaged by a leak from the dishwasher (was not informed about this issue). Everything needed for a lovely holiday is provided inside, which is great as we always cook for ourselves. The decking is out of action, waiting to be repaired, not a problem in mid November. Furnishing are absolutely top drawer. Hopefully return again in the near future.

    - Mr Colby, November 2021

    Thank you for your comments. The kitchen floor has now been repaired - unfortunately we were unable to carry out our usual maintenance visits last winter due to covid travel restrictions so we were left with a choice of cancelling guests' holidays or waiting until a vacant week to carry out these repairs. We do apologise for any inconvenience. We anticipate that the decking will be repaired during this coming winter, subject to availability of tradespeople and materials. Property Owner

The property

Dancing Beck Cottage is a beautifully renovated detached character cottage nestling at the foot of Skiddaw, with the most spectacular views across to the North Western fells and a glimpse of Bassenthwaite Lake. Formerly a Victorian stable serving the nearby school it has been tastefully converted to create a beautiful cottage brimming with charm and character. In a peaceful location yet only a few minutes' drive from the centre of Keswick where there is an abundance of shops, restaurants, pubs and a cinema along with a great park for the younger members of the family . There is excellent walking in the surrounding hills, lake cruises on beautiful Derwentwater, valley rambles, live theatre and much more, making this an ideal destination for all seasons. Accommodation : Entrance into porch with underfloor heating - ideal to leave coats and boots. Spacious open plan living area (TV with freeview, DVD, free Wi-Fi and log burning stove) with spectacular views and adjacent kitchen and dining areas. Kitchen is very well equipped and appointed in a contemporary style with oil fired Aga style cooker and additional hob, microwave and electric oven. Dining area with large table to seat six. Off the kitchen is a small breakfast area with storage and sliding doors to rear patio and utility room with sink and washer dryer. Downstairs there are two bedrooms - a large king-size bedroom with beautiful views and a smaller single room also having views across to the North Western fells. Spacious shower room with large shower cubicle, wc, basin, bidet, two towel rails and underfloor heating. Open tread staircase leads to two further bedrooms with shaped rooflines - A master king size with character beams, dormer window showcasing the beautiful views, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, wc, bidet and underfloor heating. The second bedroom is a spacious single room with views overlooking the stream and forested slopes to the rear. Furnishings, colour schemes and fabrics throughout are high quality and carefully chosen to complement the style of the property whilst the host of personal touches reflect the owners' taste and pride in their family Lake District home. There is double glazing throughout, oil central heating and underfloor heating to many of the rooms. Outside : Neat patio area to the front with bench, and larger decked patio area to the rear next to the babbling beck. Please note, unfortunately the rear patio area is currently closed until further notice to enable essential repairs to be carried out. Wildlife including red squirrels can sometimes be observed in the grounds and you are welcome to leave seeds/nuts in the feeder. Parking for two cars in the driveway, steps from the rear of the parking area lead up to the main entrance. Lockable covered bike storage to one side of the cottage. Please note, young children should be supervised due to the stream in the grounds of the cottage. Keswick centre five minutes' drive.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x single, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil-fired central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • AGA cooker and separate two ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Decked patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Due to the stream in the grounds of the cottage, children should be supervised outside
  • Internet connection can be intermittent due to area, streaming may not be possible and we cannot guarantee a connection at all times.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

Note: Due to the stream in the grounds of the cottage, children should be supervised outside.
Note: Internet connection can be intermittent due to area, streaming may not be possible and
we cannot guarantee a connection at all times.