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Luxury renovated lake district period cottage suitable for couples and families

Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria, UK
  • Cottage1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

3 Bedrooms (1 en suite), 1 bathroom with shower /whirlpool bath.Sleeps 5 +cot

Situated on the edge of Caldbeck, with views across open countryside yet within easy strolling distance of all village amenities, this 3 bedroom 18C luxury cottage with charming period features and fittings has been fully renovated to an exceptionally high standard. Internally: large living/dining room (with wood burning stove), fully fitted kitchen (washer, dryer, dishwasher etc), hall, cloakroom, 3 bedrooms - 1 king (+ en suite) , 1 super king/twin (zippable), 1 large single bedroom downstairs with flexible mezzanine area for sitting/dressing - large family bathroom, oil fired central heating throughout, Externally: large garden with generous patio (furniture and barbecue), off street parking for 2/3 cars. Please see more on Caldbeck village website and Marlowe Cottage website

Contact us for further details: Further information is available on our personal website - please contact us for the address. Our house has also been featured in Country Living (March 2008) Supplement under Romantic Retreats.

Property Manager

Anne & Peter Burgess

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Zip to make super king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single
      • Cot available-would fit in all bedrooms.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, en-suite
      • Bathroom 3

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village


              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Maps
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone
                      • Tiled Stove
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Books
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Patio
                                      • Terrace


                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Whirlpool


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • forests
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • pond
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                15 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                A Perfect Retreat

                                                                Nigel & DeniseSwadlincote

                                                                Marlowe Cottage in my opinion can only be described as perfect in every respect. It was immaculately clean, superbly furnished and very comfortable.

                                                                The attention to detail is incredible; ranging from fresh flowers around the house, a bowl of fresh fruits and a very nice 'welcome hamper'.

                                                                We ordered a meal from the 'drop-off' menu for our arrival which was excellent and very welcome after a long journey. We would highly recommend the food which we believe is home cooked by the owners.

                                                                The village of Calbeck is quiet and away from the 'commercialisation' of some of the Lakeland towns and villages but very pretty and friendly. There is good food and beer at the village pub, just short walk away. We didn't see much of the surrounding area, we were so comfortable where we were!

                                                                The owners are very helpful and accommodating and despite being 2 hours later than expected arriving they were there to greet us, with logs burning on the stove.

                                                                We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing break in luxurious surroundings. We have just booked another stay!

                                                                Excellent and charming cottage

                                                                Marijke L.

                                                                We loved our stay in this beautifful cottage.

                                                                Everything we needed and more was available.

                                                                We enjoyed the cottage and gorgeous garden.

                                                                The cake,scones and Cream was a warm welcom.

                                                                Thank you very much Peter and Ann

                                                                A beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Absolutely perfect

                                                                Anita S.

                                                                We loved Marlowe Cottage. The owners have considered every possible need and the welcoming cream tea was delightful. Our granddaughter loved looking at all the books. There was nothing more we needed and the cottage is located in a pretty village. Overall perfect.

                                                                An Amazing cottage!!

                                                                Kate C.

                                                                We had such a lovely stay, Anne and Peter have thought of EVERYTHING!! We cannot praise it enough and wouldn't hesitate in going again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Kate

                                                                Thank you for your kind review.

                                                                We hope we can welcome you back in the future.

                                                                Kind Regards

                                                                Peter & Anne

                                                                Simply perfection!

                                                                Eleanore K.Dexter, MI

                                                                We have stayed in many VRBO and Air BNB properties and this was the very best of them all! EVERY detail has been thought of (even wash cloths for Americans - hardly any to be found in Europe, it seems!). We were greeted by fresh flowers in several spots, a cream tea set out, everything fresh and lovely, even on that cloudy day. All is in perfect repair though the property is authentic and old. Each room is cozy and comfy. One bathroom has tub and shower. Both have towel warming racks. The views from every window are gorgeous - either the exquisite, fairy-land garden in back (it has filled in since the photos were taken) or the distant hills out front. Sitting at the hilltop picnic table, one sees the countryside and hears only the breeze, bees and birds. Delightful. The weather precluded our using the grill and lovely patio seating area, but that would have made for a perfect evening as well. We did use the wood stove for a cozy dessert time one evening. The road is VERY quiet, and we never heard a sound from any neighbors. The village of Caldbeck is charming in every way. You can walk just down the hill to it - 5 minutes. We had a fabulous morning tea and pastry at the Old Smithy and had two of our 4 dinners at The Oddfellow Arms. Highly recommend both. The cottage has detailed information about area attractions and walks, several of which we took, enjoying them all; even one around the village along the small river - very picturesque. Do not let the northern Lake District location put you off. We could get to all main towns and points of interest on good roads and in good time. We had a perfect walk around Lake Buttermere - no crowds there - peace, quiet and beauty. We also did the steep but short hike to see the wonderful Aira Force (waterfall). Ambleside is touristy but still retains much charm. We did not get to Windermere, and the weather precluded any boat rides, unfortunately. If you're on a budget but are able even just to walk the lake shores a bit, you will get a very good idea/impression of the lakes. The admission charges for many of the residences, etc. were too steep for our family of 5 "adults" (children 23, 20 and 16), but we did go to Lowther Castle - a ruin whose skeleton offers many dramatic pictures and whose grounds are extensive and include an incredible glen-type garden and a ridge walk overlooking the entire countryside, plus a fine museum and tea shop with lots of delicious choices. Altogether a memorable, perfect stay!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your kind review it is much appreciated.

                                                                We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at Marlowe Cottage.

                                                                We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.

                                                                Kind Regards

                                                                Peter & Anne

                                                                Marlowe Cottage

                                                                Charming cottage

                                                                Valerie F.

                                                                We had a lovely stay in Marlowe cottage. The cottage was a real delight with its jugs of daffodils and homely old world charm! The beds were really comfortable and the linens were sumptuous! And the beautiful tasty baking left out for us was a real treat for all of us. The attention to detail was second to none. Caldbeck is very quaint. We got out and explored the Lake District which is very beautiful. Overall a lovely holiday was had by all and we hope to go back at some stage.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your kind comments we hope we can welcome you back again in the future .

                                                                Kind regards

                                                                Anne & Peter

                                                                Marlowe Cottage


                                                                Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria, UK

                                                                Caldbeck is a charming village nestling in the fells of the Northern Lake District, almost equidistant from Keswick, Penrith, Cockermouth, and Carlisle. The area has outstanding scenery and excellent walking, with Skiddaw, Blencathra and many other fine fells readily accessible. Sheep and ducks roam freely, whilst the 12th century St Kentigern's Church is the resting place of the famous local huntsman, John Peel. Marlowe Cottage is the birthplace of Julia Marlowe, an acclaimed American Shakespearian actress. The welcoming village pub, the Oddfellows Arms, is a traditional Lakeland inn serving good food and Jennings real ales, whilst in the neighbouring village of Hesket Newmarket The Old Crown is famous for its unique real ales from the Hesket Newmarket Brewery. The Priests Mill, an old watermill built by a former Rector of Caldbeck houses the Watermill Cafe overlooking the river, together with interesting shops and workshops.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                Included in the rate- All linens, towels, heating (+ logs and firelighters) and lighting. Bathroom toiletries. Washing/dishwashing products . Tea ,coffee ,hot chocolate supplied in abundance! Also included- Welcome afternoon tea on arrival and wine

                                                                15 Reviews
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