Cockley Moor Cottage accommodation summary
Main living room
Two double bedrooms
Shower room with toilet and sink
Landscaped garden (care should be taken with young children as there is a small drop)
Towels will be provided
A high chair is available
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £30. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Please note that the broadband is not unlimited and there is an allowance in place. Due to the rural location of the property, satellite broadband is provided and, while this generally offers a good connection, it can occasionally be less reliable than what you may be used to.
The cottage is supplied by mains water. Cumbrian water is soft and has a different flavour from the hard water in many other parts of England.
Cockley Moor Cottage is a stunning house set in a position of incredible grandeur overlooking moorland and mountain tops in Dockray near picturesque Ullswater. Sleeping six people in three characterful bedrooms and welcoming up to two well behaved dogs, Cockley Moor Cottage is a luxurious and well-appointed home with a history almost as grand as its outlook. Mentioned in the Wainwright guides as being part of the highest inhabited house in the Lake District, its position means it is a peaceful haven for anyone searching for tranquillity away from day to day life. The owners have substantially renovated the property incorporating subtle decor, luxurious furnishings and thoughtfully chosen art and ceramics.
On arrival at the house guests approach the main door from the parking area via the raised patio. On entry to the building there is a large cupboard for coats and shoes, a downstairs WC and a utility room with washing machine, dryer and further hanging space for wet items and all the muddy boots you're likely to generate on your Lakeland rambles.
This end of the house has a stunning double-height sun room and comfortable seating taking in the staggering views over the fields and fells towards the High Street range. The huge sash windows and double doors out onto the patio have been designed to drench the room in light and make the absolute most of that magnificent panorama. It's a wonderful space to enjoy the peace and quiet of the cottage's setting and lose yourself in a good book.
Moving through from here you'll find the main living room. A warm comfortable space with wooden floor, a large sofa, large flat screen TV with Sky and DVD player not forgetting the beautiful slate open fireplace, perfect for lighting on cold winter evenings. The owners have thoughtfully provided a selection of books to keep guests entertained during their stay.
Beyond this lies the stylish kitchen diner. With elegant heritage blue units the kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, under counter fridge, gas hobs, a raised fan oven as well as a microwave combination oven. it has all the crockery and equipment for the foodies among you and a wonderful larder/cold room which houses the fridge freezer.
Through to the far end of the house you'll find the cosy snug. Vibrantly furnished with gorgeous seating this room has its own large TV with Freeview making it a perfect spot for the teens or tweens in your party to commandeer. No more arguments about what you're watching in the evenings!
The staircase leads up from the kitchen to the far end of the house. The three bedrooms all have their own unique colour scheme and are beautifully decorated with thoughtfully chosen artwork and textiles. You first arrive at the lovely twin room with views out to the forestry at the rear of the house. This end of the house has its own shower room with an excellent mixer shower. Moving through the long upstairs corridor to the two double bedrooms you first arrive at the cosy-feeling blue room, with its delightful decorative fireplace, chest of drawers and corner windows with those glorious views towards the Ullswater fells and beyond. Beyond this there is the bright fresh family bathroom with an over-bath shower and another picture perfect view through the small window. Lastly you reach the green double bedroom. It has drawers and a large wardrobe and is yet another gorgeous space with stunning sweeping views towards Ullswater from its sash windows.
Outside the house the space has been well planned to make the most of those stunning views with a raised patio for outdoor dining (there is a small drop from the patio to the lawn area so small children should be supervised at all times) and a perfect bench for enjoying an evening glass of wine savouring the magnificent outlook. It also benefits from a lovely oval lawn surrounded by plants and shrubs providing year round colour. Truly a place to soak up the tranquility, enjoy the views and, on clear nights, revel in its staggering star-covered skies.