Blakebeck Farm is nestled in wildflower meadows two miles from the unspoiled lakeland village of Mungrisdale.
Close to Souther Fell on the flanks of Blencathra, Blakebeck farm has glorious views of Wainwright’s favourite mountains, Blencathra to the north and Helvellyn to the west. Near to Threlkeld in the Ullswater Area, the farm is a five miles from Keswick, an ideal location for exploring the tourist attractions of the Northern Lakes. The Cumbrian Way and C2C cycle route pass close to Blakebeck Farm, there are many Lake District Peaks within easy reach and plenty of scenic walks from the doorstep.
The whitewashed face of the eighteenth century Lakeland Farmhouse looks out over the old farmyard. To the side of the Farmhouse are two holiday cottages facing onto the farmyard with stunning views of Blencathra from the rear. Across the farmyard is the camping barn and music studio. A small stream named The Blake meanders its way through the buttercup meadows behind the farm, giving its name “Blake Beck” to the farm as is passes through.
In the sheltered vale of Mungrisdale, Blakebeck Farm has an idyllic holiday air, even the animals are relaxing. A small herd of mixed sheep are surrounded by lush grassland. A couple of donkeys bray to announce the arrival of a stranger, but nobody is a stranger here for long, Moss the Collie greats them all.