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 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 which is 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.
At the rear of the property there is right of way to the back gardens of the two houses next door, it's only used very occasionally and is fully gated but if you let your pet run free in our garden you should be aware of this.
We only allow a maximum of two dogs, because of previous bad experiences we're sorry but if you turn up with more than two you won't be able to stay.
Wireless Broadband Internet
1 Baby crib
1 Double bed
1 Fold-away bed
1 King-size bed
2 Single beds
Parking and facilities
Parking available, Parking Included , Private Garden
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome , Smoking not allowed
Deck chairs , TV (Satellite)
Kitchen and dining
Charcoal grill BBQ, Children's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner
Bathroom and laundry
Bed linen, Hair dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Washbasin , Washing machine
Heating and cooling
Central heating , Fireplace
Internet and office
Wireless Broadband Internet
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Security system , Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Smoking not allowed
Check in: 04:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM