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. 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.
Note: Internet connection can be intermittent due to area, streaming may not be possible. The property has a private water supply.
Sorry no pets * non-smokers only * duvet/beds made up for arrival * Aga style oil cooker* separate two ring ceramic hob * microwave and separate electric oven * dishwasher * fridge/freezer * washer/dryer * oil central heating/hot water * all oil/electricity included * logs for log burner available locally * parking for two cars in the driveway * lockable cycle storage * cot/high chair available to order * towels available to order
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A delightful place to stay with every comfort and convenience catered for.Kennedy Family
A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location.Heath Family
Very well equipped cottage in an amazing location for lots of activities.Fuller Family
An excellent cottage which we have booked again.Mr De Backer