Nestled in a quiet locale in the traditional south Lakeland village of Lindale, Cumbria, 2 Beacon High offers comfortable accommodation for families and small groups of up to four on holiday in the Lake District.
This two-bedroom coastal cottage seamlessly combines original features and little nooks and crannies with modern amenities to provide the ideal home base for exploring the North West of England.
The spacious sitting room of this child-friendly holiday cottage in Cumbria comes with open fire and feature window, whilst the large, well-equipped kitchen opens to a cosy dining area with patio doors that lead to a beautiful enclosed garden with furniture and gas barbecue.
Lindale is situated at the southern end of Lake District National Park, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is close to Lake Windermere and its many attractions.
Take in nearby Grange-over-Sands, a charming seaside Edwardian town with its lovely promenade and quaint narrow streets, or just walk the fells, lakes and tarns of this spectacular national park.
2 Beacon High
Home from home
The cottage exceeded expectations. The location in Lindale was excellent, and the cottage was furnished to a very high standard. A bonus was the Lindale Inn only 5 minutes walk away, with real ale and excellent home cooked food.
A fascinating setting for a holiday
The cottage was accessed by a steep stepped garden path, fortunately our party of three septuagenarians was able to use this.The garden and outside siting area were delightful.The parking space was rather cramped when the occupant of the other cottage was in residence.Information about the location and distance from the nearest large stores was not supplied. The use of upstairs space was imaginative. The beds were superb. The shower room off the kitchen was useful but not convenient. There was a motley collection of crockery which served its purpose but was not in the least elegant. I think the property suffers from having non resident owners who live in Harrogate. The local caretaker was not aware that the tap assembly in the bathroom needed attention until I phoned him.A note explaining damage to a garden seat by the previous tenant had been ignored., I drew his attention to this. Perhaps a log book for written suggestions on maintenance needs would be the answer. Lindale is well placed for visiting the South Lakes and we throughly enjoyed our stay.
Well placed pretty and nicely finished cottage for a break in th
First time using Sykes and will certainloy be returning to them for another break. No problems and received regular email updates with driving directions and entrance instructions.
The cottage was easily found with either some very simple directions supplied or by Sat Nav.
We found this cottage nice and centrally located for our weeks holiday and proved to be a good base for us and what we chose to do. It's only a short drive to the Windermere and Kendal for example.
Well worth the drive to Ulverstone via the Kirk Stone Pass to Ullswater Lake and a cruise on there.
Even closer is Grange over Sands a nice quaint town, shame there was no beach there though.
Cottage has a nice blend of old v new decoration with a very nicely finished kitchen and main bathroom whilst the rest of the cottage had more rustic feel to it.
Only grumble about the cottage we had was the bed / matress in the main bedroom. I Personally feel that these could do with being replaced as both my wife and I found this very uncomfortable which stopped us from giving an excellant review for comfort.
Worth noting for members of the National Trust that you will get free car parking in a number of car parks which could work out saving a small fortune over the time of a holiday in the Lake District
Perfect little winter hideaway
Lovely cosy cottage. Beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. We stayed with our 3 year old and 6 month old. The bedroom layout was perfect so we could have the baby in another room but still close enough (and there was space for a travel cot in our room if we'd wanted).
Had to call the owners to ask a question and they were so friendly and helpful.
Good location for exploring the rest of the lake district. The lindale inn does very good food and the owners were friendly and helpful.
We'd definitely stay here again another year.
Lovely cottage, peaceful location, idyllic!
I would recommend this cottage, very clean and tidy, everything you could possibly need included, open fire, pretty bedrooms, well equipped
kitchen, we loved it.
Absolutely loved this cottage and will defiantly be going back! My partner and I got engaged in this cottage - so romantic, Was a very very happy holiday for us. Close to local post office and pub. Lots of takeaways near (they provide you with menus) All attractions near. The view, even from the kitchen, Was so beautiful, we didn't want to leave! The bedroom was clean and comfortable and the kitchen had all you would need and more (dishwasher!)
Loved our stay, Thank you so much!!
Sorry it has taken so long to write this review!
Warm, welcoming and comfortable well equipped but couldn't find a hairdryer but that was a very small thing. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here the area has some lively walks and is a good starting point for visiting the lakes even by public transport.
Charming holiday cottage on 2 levels, well equipped and very comfortable. Located in Lindale which is a small village with two pubs (only one serving food when we visited) and a PO/General Store. However, Grange-Over-Sands is only 5 mins away and offers a number of good shops, cafes and restaurants. A great base for exploring the Lakes as short trips take you to all of the main locations.
German sight of things, Rosamunde Pilcher
Lovely comfortable cottage in quiet location
The house was very comfortable and cosy and we loved it. We felt very at home and everything seemed to have been thought of that you could need. The weather was just starting to get a bit colder and the central heating meant the house was lovely and warm. We catered for ourselves and had all the kitchen equipment we needed. We slept well as the house is in a quiet location. My husband was very pleased with the Smart TV and wifi. We were well situated for trips to Lakes Coniston and Windermere and enjoyed a walk round Tarn Hows. Kendal is certainly worth a visit. We also went to Sizergh Castle and Furness Abbey. We were there for a short break but wished we had booked for longer. It is a lovely cottage to stay in and we will go for longer next time.
Super traditional cottage with all mod cons in lovely small village
This lovely cottage is tastefully furnished and decorated - even better than it looks in the photos. It is very well equipped and has good central heating and an open fire if required.
There is one shop in the village and the Royal Oak at the top of the village serves very good food. Grange over Sands is only a few minutes away for more shops and Carmel is about 10 minutes away and has several good restaurants.
The cottage had good wifi but we could not get any signal for our O2 mobile and this was a common problem in the whole area.
There are a few steps between the parking area and the cottage so not suitable for disabled/frail.
Beautifully decorated cottage
The decor was of the highest standard and was a very comfortable cottage. Beware arriving when it's dark and wet though! No light left on and had to climb slippery wet steps in the pitch dark. Also difficult to locate 'green' shed in the dark where the key was located. One match left out with which to light a fire. Other than that, it was a delightful place.
A very comfortable and homely cottage. A pleasure to stay there for the week.
The welcome card and the flowers on arrival was such a sweet thought, also the post card. I just thouroughly enjoyed the cottage it was exactly what I wanted. I will definitely use Sykes Cottages again and I really felt the price was very reasonable.
An ideal location and a superb cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and certainly did not want to leave on Tuesday morning.Easy access to Lake Windemere which was topped off by a steam boat ride to Bowness and had a great walk in the fresh air around Grizdale forest.
We found the cottage to be better than expected. The photos in the brochure do not do it justice. We enjoyed the quiet location of the cottage within the village and the food at the local pub. The cottage provided an ideal base for exploring the southern lakes and we fully intend to use it again.
The garden was lovely - it was great to sit in the sun listening to the birds. All in all an excellent cottage in a good location.
The cottage and garden were lovely. This is an ideal base to explore the lakes.
The holiday accommodation was lovely, set well back from the road with a great garden to relax in. Excellent base to explore the lakes.
We thought the brochure description made the place sound good but the impact of the cottage on arrival was a real plus and we felt really relaxed and "at home " from the instant we arrived!
A very well appointed property - with excellent facilities.
The cottage was beautiful and in such a stunning location.It was perfect for visiting the countryside and all the visitor attractions.Our 2 young children loved their bedroom and had many hourss making up adventure stories in there. All in all a wonderful cottage.
Cottage was self contained and in a quiet location. Enjoyed the games left in the cottage. Useful to read all leaflets and maps left at cottage.
The cottage was of a particularly high standard and this really made the holiday for us. The views from the garden were lovely and the local pub had delicious food at reasonable prices. Very comfy beds too!
The cottage is located in a quiet village but near a main route so getting around was easy. The cottage itself was wonderful - roomy and with all "mod cons", yet with a cosiness about it, added to by the log fire which was wonderful on cold evenings.The view from the kitchen across the small valley was lovely. An ideal holiday base for up to four people. I will definitely be booking Beacon High again!
The dealings with Sykes Cottages and the key holder were very friendly and efficient. The cottage is in a beautiful setting with an excellent local pub.
Superb location and a beautiful cottage. Garden to sit in. The cottage interior was delightful, very clean and spacious. Equipment provided very good. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends and relatives. It is without doubt the finest cottage we have visited.
The cottage was lovely. Very clean and facilities very good...really can't fault anything about the cottage.
Would like to thank the owners for the use of such a beautiful cottage.
The cottage was lovely, also, the pub down the road, The Lindale Inn was great, big roaring fire, nice food and very friendly service. We also liked the fact that we weren't very far away from anywhere so we travelled round a lot.
We have stayed in I think 3 Sykes properties so far. Always been good quality. Well done.
Easy to find and description of property was very accurate. Central location giving easy access to all walks, sights etc. Good views out of the front of the property. Easy access to Grange-on-Sands which had shops to suit your needs.
The cottage was everything and more I had hoped for. It was a haven of tranquility and beauty. I loved the simplicity and natural character and charm of the cottage. We loved the terrace particularly for gin and tonic evening aperitif to reflect on our day in the peacefulness of the garden.
We just loved the cottage and the lovely garden and we will be back.
The house is in a lovely location with a delightful garden and patio area
The property was a real home from home. The double bed was extremely comfortable.
The quietness, the scenery and the location was close to Windermere. Muncaster Castle was good too.
The cottage was definitely a highlight! It was perfect! So cozy and we felt right at home from the start.
Amazing place - Loved it!
The quiet location and variety of things to do. Nicely presented cottage with everything you need for a quiet family break.
Superb cottage, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Easy access to a variety of interesting things to do and see.
The cottage was lovely. Our first introduction was through a very picturesque path which formed the front garden, leading to the patio area. The location was brilliant - very close to a shop and two pubs and really handy for lots of walks around and about.
Nice location. Well equipped. Lovely garden.
Cottage was very homely and comfortable, garden was lovely to sit in with good views. A great base to return to after busy days.
A nice clean holiday home.
The garden of the cottage was beautiful. A very tranquil setting. The location had good access seeing various sites in the area and for accessing other parts of the Lake District. The cottage was spacious and had lovely decor.
The cottage was everything that we had hoped for and more. It was beautifully kept and we didn't want to leave.
Even though the weather wasn't kind to us every day, at least we weren't at all upset about having to stay indoors.
A superb pub serving beautiful food and ales within staggering distance!
Just was perfect in every way. Anyone would be comfortable at this property.
Quiet, peaceful and very relaxing.
The cottage was lovely and just what we needed for a quiet getaway. It was very well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. I just loved the whole experience.
The cottage was very comfortable, particularly liked the log fire and we had a lovely relaxing stay.
Good location, comfortable cottage with nice homely feel.
The cottage was pretty and homely and warm. The log fire was great.
I love everything about it. In fact I would love to buy it if it is ever up for sale.
The location was perfect for exploring the Lakes and the village itself was charming, with two pubs and a shop. We also really enjoyed the log fire, which made the lounge very snug and cosy.
A very restful location with excellent views.
We liked where the cottage is situated, finding it easy to get to the lakes at Bowness and Windermere. Quiet and relaxing.
The location of the cottage was perfect for days out by car exploring the Lake District, Windermere was only 25 minutes away. It was also a very quiet spot with no road noise.
Very nice place and will use it again.
Went well for the two kids and they were so excited and loved the place.
The location of the property was great to get about the South Lake District. The open fire was really good and the property was warm and cosy.
Delightful cottage, beautifully presented, perfect venue for a family reunion and trip down memory lane.
2 Beacon High is in a good location, nice and peaceful. The Lindale Inn has excellent food and friendly locals. Grange-over-Sands is just up the road and the Lakeland Wildlife Park was fabulous as was the Aquarium.
The cottage was beautiful and very well equipped.
Great cottage - very clean, nice furniture and lovely garden, thank you!
We loved the cottage and will be booking to go back in the spring!
The cottage was warm and cosy, nice at this time of year. The open fire was nice at night and added to the comfort, although you had to turn off the central heating as it got too warm. The local Pub, Lindale Arms, provided excellent fare and was only a two minute walk from the cottage.
We enjoyed the cottage garden and the rustic feel to the house.
A lovely peaceful cottage and an excellent base for touring. We would recommend to anyone. 9 out of 10 on everything, and thanks again Sykes for your excellent service.
The cottage nicely decorated, especially kitchen and main bathroom and is very clean throughout. We found that it was quite central. Local pub is only a couple of minutes walk as mentioned, as was the village shop (I'm normally sceptical about these types of claims).
This was a very well cared for, clean, warm and cosy cottage in a quiet village setting.
We loved the cottage - it was cosy, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The location was perfect for the South Lakes.
A lovely, clean cottage with pleasant views.
The beautiful front garden was an excellent secluded space to enjoy sunny afternoons.
Location was great and was only a short drive from Lake Windermere and other places of interest. The cottage was exactly as shown in all the pictures, it was comfortable and clean throughout. The staff at the local pub were friendly and the food was good. A great holiday thank you.
Peaceful setting, no disturbances, never stayed in a cottage before and really enjoyed the experience, I would love to stay in one again, did not really want to leave! Everything there you could possibly need. The area is really pretty, there is so much to see and do you will never be bored in the Lake District. Must try the world famous sticky toffee pudding from Cartmel well worth a visit. The nearest town Grange-over-Sands has many interesting shops and cafes and walk a long the promenade.
The cottage had a homely feel to it, furnishings were as I would have at home.
Great location and very pleasing property to stay in.
A very peaceful, homely cottage with light airy rooms. Well located for access to the main tourist attractions of The Lakes, or those quieter spots more off the beaten track. Good pub (Royal Oak) with excellent food at the top of the village. Railway station at Grange is handy for accessing walks at Silverdale and Arnside or beyond.
We loved the setting of the cottage and the privacy afforded to us was great. It was nice to know that if required we could contact the owners/caretakers at any time. The whole experience at this lovely cottage and village was more than we hoped for, and have spread the word about it to family and friends.
The cottage is cosy and very comfortable. It has been very well equipped, and is nicely furnished.
A beautiful cosy cottage in a great location. A good fire when we got it going. Nicely furnished and very comfortable. Had a great break away, will definitely be coming back again.
Central heating responded quickly ensuring the house was always warm. Easy to keep clean. Good quality fixtures and fittings. Good TV and reception. Excellent WiFi connection - we faced timed Australia without any problem. Comfortable beds and the quiet location and lack of street lighting allowed some much needed sound sleep!
The cottage is well appointed and well situated for exploring South Lakeland, plus, close to main routes for easy access to other destinations. The weather was kind and the fishing and walking were great.
Everything was great and we had a very good time in 2 Beacon High!
Cottage very comfortable and really enjoyed 'chilling out' there. Enjoyed visiting Grange-over-Sands and walking along the promenade. Also enjoyed visiting Cartmel and the Lakeland Motor Museum. It was good to have Wifi available.
I loved the views from the kitchen and bedrooms and the quiet and darkness at night - absence of street lights and traffic noise is a treat for a townie like me. The location is good for easy access to lots of places. Overall, a lovely cottage.
We arrived on a cold & wet evening to a warm, welcoming cottage. The kitchen was very well equipped and the information book was helpful. Our 2 Boys particularly liked their bedroom with lovely views and of course the WiFi for their games. The lounge was lovely and we enjoyed using the open fire in the evenings.
The cottage was perfect for our needs; quiet, off the main road, cosy and adequately equipped for two people. We like staying at cottages where the key is in a key safe, as it allows flexibility of arrival time. The Smart TV was a bonus as we had mixed weather so spent more time indoors than we would normally do, especially at this time of year the Lake District is more inclined to be wet. There is a pub in a short walk, serving excellent food. We could go walking from the cottage, but also had places to go which were only a short car ride away or by train.
A lovely house with a beautiful garden in a peaceful location. In a good location for the South Lakes. The Smart TV was useful. Would recommend a visit to Cartmel which was a very short drive away.
A good location, and a really nicely presented and equipped cottage, very comfortable. Would book it again.
The house was very comfortable and cosy and we loved it. We felt very at home and everything seemed to have been thought of that you could need. We were well situated for trips to Lakes Coniston and Windermere and enjoyed a walk round Tarn Hows. It is a lovely cottage to stay in and we will go for longer next time.
2 Beacon High was homely and relaxing. The weather was amazing so we made use of the outside area. The location was just right and we could to visit local areas with ease.
An excellent cottage which was well furnished and equipped with everything we needed for a perfect holiday. It was in a quiet location in Lindale which is an attractive village with lovely countryside all around. Lots of places to visit nearby and we also had good weather in spite of the forecasts! We would certainly recommend this as an ideal place for a holiday.
The cottage was comfortable, cosy in a good location to see The Lakes. We particularly enjoyed the garden and the open fire. We would recommend and would visit again.
A really lovely English country cottage in a nice quiet village which is an ideal location for exploring the Lake District National Park. The accommodation was very clean, with really nice traditional cottage d?cor and a peaceful patio area upon which to sit and relax while enjoying the colourful private garden. This was our first visit to this property, but as regular visitors to the Lakes I am certain this will become our regular retreat in future. Must also mention that we only booked the accommodation the day before arrival and there were no problems in the property being ready.