Wildlife Around Melbecks

In May 2018 we were fortunate enough to have a wildlife photographer stay with us here are Melbecks. Not only did he take some great photographs from his cottage window but also managed to get some photographs of badgers as they emerged from there sett in the nearby woods. Squirrels In Action The Red Squirrels […]

Hound Trailing in the Lake District

You may not have noticed this activity in the Lake District. Despite its popularity, it is a low key event that is not widely advertised. However, this sport in which hounds race along a pre-planned route is great for spectators and dog lovers alike. Hound Trailing has its origins in the 18th Century but it […]

Easter in the Lake District

Easter is a great time to visit the Lake District. It’s a time for daffodils and new born lambs. It’s a time to shrug off the winter blues and look forward to the spring with all its new growth. Take some time out this Easter and book yourself in to one of our pet friendly […]

The Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier is a particular breed of dog taking its name from the area where it was bred, namely the Lake District. Its original use was that of a working dog used in the main for hunting foxes and rabbits. Today the Lakeland Terrier is a popular show dog. SIZE Lakeland Terriers are classed […]

Pet Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

Choose from our selection of five pet-friendly cottages at Melbecks. All of our properties are pet-friendly – we just vary the number of dogs each property accommodates according to its size. Melbecks is situated at the foot of Skiddaw and just 1 mile from Bassenthwaite, and just 7 miles from Keswick. Our self-catering cottages sleep […]