Sleeps 4 in 1 double and 1 twin
To the front of Melbecks, Skiddaw looks straight out across the meadows
towards Binsey, and lies next to the farmstead’s original well, renovated but safely covered.
A driveway leads directly to the property”s entrance. Situated on the grass in front of
Skiddaw, a picnic table gives the opportunity to enjoy the stunning backdrop scenery whilst
taking lunch or supper, or simply relaxing. The Cockup fell lies directly behind the property,
with Skiddaw and Ullock Pike rising beyond.
Skiddaw Cottage Gallery
Skiddaw Cottage provides spacious accommodation for four people and two dogs.
On the ground floor, an entrance hall leads into the open-plan kitchen/dining and sitting room, complete with upright piano and two large sofas. Windows to the front of the sitting room have views down the valley to Bassenthwaite Lake, giving evening sunlight and spectacular sunsets.
Upstairs there is a pretty double bedroom, and twin bedroom looking out towards the lake. A bathroom consisting of a bath with shower over, washbasin and WC is directly off the landing.
Outside the cottage is a tarmac driveway with parking for two cars. A lawn to the front of the cottage is occupied by a picnic bench. There is also a barbecue for al fresco dining. There is also a wishing well that used to be the original source of water for Melbecks Farm many years ago.
- Sleeps 4 in 1 double and 1 twin
- Bathroom: Bath with shower over, washbasin and WC
- All electricity included in tariff
- Electric storage & convector heating
- Bed linen and towels included, Cot & High Chair optional extra
- Digital Colour TV, Video & DVD Player
- Combined Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher
- Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Electric cooker
- Barbecue (please bring your own charcoal)
- Parking for two cars
- Childrens play area within lawned and wooded grounds to 1 acre
- Shared Games Room – table tennis, pool table, DVD library & games
- Private water supply & drainage
- Two dogs by prior arrangement
Skiddaw Cottage is named after the Lake District’s fourth highest mountain – Skiddaw. There are several circular routes to climb Skiddaw starting directly from the cottage. A typical route up Skiddaw would take 4 – 5 hours. The classical route is to ascend via Ullock Pike and descend via Bakestall and Whitewater Dash.
Week bookings begin on a Friday, but other days are sometimes possible so do please inquire. The minimum stay is for a week during April to October, and three nights in the Low Season (November to March excluding Christmas and New Year). Last minute 3-night short breaks are also available within two weeks of the holiday start date.
Skiddaw Cottage Pricing
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