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Email :- nan@swaledale-watch.co.uk

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

"Whereabouts are you?”
Caldbeck is well situated for both walking the rolling northern  fells or touring by car. We are almost equi-distant from Keswick, Cockermouth (Wordsworth’s birthplace), Penrith (Ullswater), Carlisle (The Border City) and  the Solway coast.   Go to the
Maps page for more details of our precise location.

“Where can we go for a day out?”
If we may suggest, days out to consider are Hadrian’s Wall, the Eden Valley, with its red sandstone villages, or a trip on the Carlisle to Settle railway.

"What bedrooms do you have?"
We have twin, double and family rooms. All very comfortable and tastefully decorated, all have private facilities, with both bath and shower. All rooms have tea tray, colour TV, clock radio, shoe cleaner. Clean towels are provided daily. Our
Tariffs page shows the range of rooms we can offer, and the Rooms page gives you an idea of our very high standards.

"Are you a working farm?”
Yes, we are a busy sheep farm. Lambing time is a favourite with our guests and we always say come prepared with warm woolies and wellies, then you can join in.

"Do you mind if we wander freely on the farm?"
You are welcome to walk in our fields. We farm 300 acres and will point out to you where they are. We are set in our own little nature reserve and we are very conscious not to disturb the habitat of the natural flora and fauna that surrounds us.

What would you suggest if we left the car behind one day?"
You are within 100 yards of the start of a memorable walk into Caldbeck. You pass through "The Howk"; a limestone gorge with a beautiful waterfall and the remains of the old bobbin mill. Stop off in Caldbeck for refreshments in the well-stocked village post office/shop or the pub, which serves bar snacks or full restaurant meals. Carry on to Hesket-Newmarket via "Waters meetings".   There are many well-marked  footpaths for you to choose a day out locally. You will find hedgerows bursting with wild flowers, and we are fortunate in still having red squirrels in our woodlands and trout in our streams.   A variety of animals and birds can be seen around the farm at various times of the year, lambing time being a particular favourite.

"Does Caldbeck have a long history?"
Indeed it does. Going back as far as 560 AD, Caldbecks mining  and milling industries (long since gone) have also left a wealth of fascinating history behind them. Retrace this by visiting the numerous mills still in existence, including Priests Mill which is now a thriving tourist centre.

"What if it is pouring down?"
Don’t worry, you are welcome to use the lounges and there are plenty of books to be read or looked at. We also have board games and jigsaws. When the weather gets a bit chilly there are open fires, but we do operate a no smoking policy.

         Come and stay with us in these peaceful, unspoilt surroundings