Beckfoot is perfectly positioned for Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk or C2C route. It is a Georgian farmhouse nestled below Great Borne by Ennerdale Water.
We have two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, one super king bedroom and one twin bedroom which share a shower/bathroom.
FELL VIEW: Huge double or twin with shared bathroom.
(We have 3 other rooms listed if this one is booked:
Ennerdale 1: Anglers' Crag
Ennerdale 3: Crag Fell
Ennerdale 4: Great Borne)
Beckfoot is one field away from Ennerdale Water and offers a complete retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A warm welcome is given to visitors who want to chill out for a few days.
It is ideally suited for walkers on Wainwright's Coast to Coast route - end of Day 1.
Breakfast is included in the price. Sample menu:
~ Home-made Bircher muesli with fresh berries
~ Cereals and yoghurt
~ Smoked salmon and creamy scrambled eggs
~ Oeuf en cocotte (Baked with creme Frâiche or ham)
~ Curled Cumberland sausage and local bacon
~ Juice, fresh coffee, tea
~ Artisan bread
Packed lunch can be provided by arrangement.
Evening meal can also be provided if ordered in advance.
We are off the beaten track for sure!
Guests have access to a sitting room with wood burner which leads through to a conservatory - a window on the world of the lake, mountains and wildlife. Star gazing at night is amazing! A large garden has several separate seating areas to allow guests their own secret space. Lie on the sofas - or the lawn in summer - and look up.....
Interaction with guests
Interaction with guests is as little or as much as is desired. Peace and privacy are cherished. Sharing knowledge of the local area and suggested itineraries as required. Guests eat together in a large old converted Pantry. Special evening dinners can be provided in the private dining room by arrangement. Sometimes the guests dine together and a house party develops.
Other things to note
Residential courses in Art, Creative Writing, Personal Development, Yoga and Meditation, and Singing take place in the summer. At these times Bed & Breakfast availability is restricted.
We have other bedrooms if more than two guests want to book.
Our water supply is from the surrounding mountains and we have our own water purification system. In the Summer of 2014 our vegetable garden was reinstated!
• Check-in time is 4PM
• Limited phone signal
• No wifi available
Treat the house as a home and respect the antiques.
• No smoking inside
• No loud music
• Pets by special arrangement
• No children under 16
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I have travelled the World extensively and have a high standard of how I would like guests to experience their stay at Beckfoot.
My work has taken me from Moscow to Milan filming European TV commercials and Cape Town to Chennai as a visual effects director creating 'Matrix' style stunts. I really enjoyed my time working in Bollywood, Mumbai with Shah Rukh Khan on a feature film called Main Hoon Na. I retired from the media industry and my focus is now hosting guests from all over the World and sharing stories of our lives!
Ennerdale Water is a very quiet part of the Lake District - ideal for a relaxing getaway or stop off for those doing the Coast to Coast. Beckfoot, a Georgian farmhouse, is a base for Residential Courses as well as Bed & Breakfast to walkers and visitors who really want to find themselves in the heart of the Lake District. The house is furnished with a mix of antiques and unusual finds.
Good cuisine is important to me - healthy, fresh, locally sourced ingredients are used. Vegetarian, gluten and/or lactose free are available on request.