About Us - Lake District Holiday Cottage - The Tree House Cumbria
- SQM 81
The Tree House Cumbria is a characterful, beautifully furbished 170-year-old cottage with internal arboreal architecture, our cottage offers all the traditional comforts, plus modern smart home technology, located within easy reach of England's highest peak, Scafell Pike, scenic lakes, quiet, beaches and spectacular coastline.
Set in the pretty farming village of Beckermet in the Western Lakes, the pet-friendly cottage is within two minutes' walk of a friendly village pub, The Royal Oak (re-opening with new owners in time for May 2021) and a few minutes' drive from a plethora of traditional pubs offering real ales, roaring fires, casual/fine dining restaurants, shops and sight-seeing attractions and experiences. For cyclists,the vicinity boasts a wealth of cycle routes including the West Cumbria Cycle Network. The location also offers great opportunities for bird-watching as the Heritage Coast, within four miles, supports the largest seabird colony on the west coast of England .
Nearby are some of the most spellbinding areas of the Lake District, less frequented by tourists but revered by climbers and connoisseurs of the Lakes. All the highest peaks including Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Pillar can be accessed from Wastwater, a 20 minute drive from the cottage, whilst the quiet shores of Ennerdale and Loweswater offer tranquil views and scenic walks. For very different landscape, the unspoilt Cumbrian coast is just three miles away with its dramatic sandstone cliffs at St Bees Head, its spacious and quiet beaches, cliff-top walks, and historic towns including the Georgian 'gem' town of Whitehaven and historic Egremont, whilst the 'hotspots' of Keswick and Cockermouth are within easy reach.
The cottage is more of a tree in a house than a house in a tree (we're not sure how it got there! ). This spectacular natural 'sculpture' provides the focal point of the living room and is wrapped by a wooden spiral staircase which leads to the master bedroom.
Inside accommodation comprises a romantic spacious double bedroom with cathedral-style, vaulted ceiling and comfortable seating areas with views over the garden. Downstairs there's a small, well-equipped bedroom with full-size bunk beds. The cottage will comfortably sleep four but there's also a luxurious sofa bed so there's a potential to sleep six (as long as you're good friends!). We also have a baby travel cot which can be used if requested. Total area is 80 sq. mtrs
A rustic open plan kitchen with live edge worksurfaces and island hob means the cook (if there is one), can be part of the party whilst preparing dinner. The living room is cosy with a comfortable sofa; a log burning stove set in a traditional fireplace, Laura Ashley soft furnishings, dresser add to the country feel. Leading from the living room is an attractive conservatory dining area which seats up to six people, looking out over the patio where you can sit out in summer (or winter), cook up a barbeque or pizza or simply relax on the comfy garden chairs.
The long, country garden on several levels provides many places for retreat and relaxation: by the large pond spotting dragonflies, or sitting by the mysterious 'standing stones' , simply lounging in the hammock or you can walk past the bamboo to the end of the garden which looks out over peaceful pastureland.
The Tree House is packed with traditional features, but also boasts the most up-to-date technology with a Samsung Frame TV including free Amazon Prime Video and a Smart TV in the main bedroom, a Blue-Tooth speaker to which you can link your device, superfast fibre broadband and Amazon Prime unlimited music played through Amazon Echo. The cottage is a fully integrated Smart Home, however if Alexa and technology are not your cup of tea, there's also the more traditional way to operate lights with switches.
Bedding is provided for up to 6 guests but please bring your own bedding for the travel cot and the extra fold away bed which is standard single size
1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, High quality double sofa bed, Travel cott
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 Fold-away bed, 1 King bed, 2 Single bed
CookingCoffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
Heating/CoolingCentral heating, Fireplace, Gas central heating with Wood burning stove
OutsidePrivate Terrace, Patio with seating, Large private garden
EntertainmentWireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite), Amazon Echo with Prime unlimited music, Amazon Prime movies on smart TV, Bluetooth sound bar
SanitaryHair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
LaundryIron & Board, Washing machine
MiscellaneousCarbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Security system, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
OutsideCharcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden