Thursday 16 November 2023

Field Beck, Cartmel, The Lake District, Cumbria

Field Beck, Cartmel, The Lake District, Cumbria

Nestled on the edge of the ancient village of Cartmel, Field Beck is a Grade II Listed Georgian house offering a characterful retreat with glorious views of the medieval Priory and local fells. Ideal for exploring the Lake District, this meticulously conserved property accommodates six people comfortably, with discounts available for smaller groups.

The ground floor reveals a welcoming sitting room with a wood stove, a dining room, a scullery/boot room, and a kitchen/breakfast room featuring original 1950s stainless steel units. The light-filled rooms on the first floor comprise a twin and two double bedrooms, one with a washbasin, along with a bathroom. The large attic hosts an extra TV for added entertainment.

Original cellars beneath the house boast stone-flagged floors, an extra toilet, and a games room equipped with snooker and football tables. The surrounding walled garden, complete with a pond and stream, creates a tranquil ambience, complemented by the sun-soaked patio, perfect for barbecues.

Field Beck's features include two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, a bathroom with a shower, bath, and WC, an extra WC, a basement games room, an attic TV room, and off-road parking for two cars. Welcoming well-behaved dogs, the house offers fibre broadband, a wood-burning stove, two televisions with DVD players, a Bose Bluetooth Sound-Dock, books, board games, a dartboard, and local maps.

The local area of Cartmel is renowned for its 800-year-old Priory, racecourse, and picturesque village square. A haven for food enthusiasts, the village boasts four excellent pubs, exceptional restaurants like L’Enclume, and a variety of artisan shops, from a cheesemonger to a chocolatier. Monthly food fairs and the renowned Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding add to the culinary delights.

Situated in a charming valley away from tourist crowds, Cartmel provides an ideal base for exploring the entire Lake District. Recognized globally, Cartmel secured the 44th spot in The New York Times list of 100 best places to visit and ranked 10th in Which magazine's prestigious compilation of the best towns and villages in England.

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