Our Skiddaw apartment was used by Beatrix Potter as a studio in the late 1890s where she painted a view of Lingholm entitled “The Rain” and where she also painted her pet rabbit in front of the fireplace.


These days Skiddaw is a popular apartment that sleeps four in two bedrooms. The twin bedroom overlooking the front lawn and the main double bedroom which has dramatic views up to Skiddaw and a wonderful old fireplace that may then have been warming the room on that rather damp, wet day that Beatrix Potter did her famous painting.


Set on the second floor in the eaves of the house, Skiddaw has a spacious lounge with dining table which also has a great view of the mountain of the same name. The apartment has a compact but well equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower over bath.


Skiddaw is on the top floor of the main house across the landing from Borrowdale apartment, they can be booked as a pair to suit larger groups holidaying together. Wifi is available throughout the apartment.




Sleeps 4


2 Bedrooms

1 x double

1 x superking / zip and link twin



1 x bathroom



Fully equipped with all mod cons, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer-dryer


Living areas

Large living room overlooking the surrounding fells and dining area with a table to seat everyone



Large car park



Bed linen / towels / tea towels / cleaning pack & hair dryer are all provided

WiFi is available

Need to speak to someone?

Please call our office on

017687 74238

Therapists can be booked for treatments in the comfort of your accommodation.

To book please call Icon directly on 01768 860065. Click here for more information.