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Challoner Cottage

Cockermouth, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented Georgian cottage in the town of Cockermouth
  • Light and airy accommodation with a gas effect stove and private back garden
  • Just steps from the local shops and pubs and close to the Solway coast and the Lake District fells
Property code: SZ123

A cosy retreat for couples or families, this charming property is ideally placed for exploring the Georgian town of Cockermouth, the Lake District National Park and the Cumbrian coastline.

This cosy little gem is tucked away in the very heart of the attractive Georgian town of Cockermouth. With a comfortable, homey living room, charming kitchen/diner and two bright double bedrooms, it is a lovely retreat for a family or two couples holidaying together. Effortlessly combining old cottage character with modern comfort and a relaxing vibe, Challoner Cottage is a beautiful home from home in a great location. A quiet private garden at the back is a pleasant surprise ideal for a relaxing drink or dining alfresco and completes this perfectly formed holiday retreat.

Situated just a couple of minutes' walk from the centre of Cockermouth, this cottage could not be better placed for enjoying everything this bustling town has to offer. A good choice of restaurants, bars, cafes and independent shops line the streets and there is sure to be something for all tastes. Jennings Brewery is a Cockermouth institution offering regular tours with the all important tastings and shop. At the other end of town you can visit Wordsworth House, boyhood home of William Wordsworth and his family. There is a choice of riverside strolls and footpaths heading into the surrounding pastoral countryside.

Cockermouth is well located for exploring the whole of north and west Cumbria. There is a huge choice of walks for all abilities with Keswick, Loweswater, Buttermere and Caldbeck all within 30 minutes' drive. For a change of scene why not have a day at the seaside? From Maryport, just 15 minutes away, head north along the Solway Coast for stunning views across to Scotland or south to explore the red sandstone cliffs of St Bees. Heading inland, you will come across tranquil Bassenthwaite and the surrounding Lakes Distillery, Mirehouse stately home, Lake District Wildlife Park, and Whinlatter Forest Park! You will be spoilt for choice whatever you like to do and wherever you go you will be assured of a warm, cosy place to relax in this cottage at the end of the day.

This former worker's cottage was built around 1890. A typical two-up two-down which has been extended and beautifully brought up to date without losing the original features, it is a comfortable cottage full of character effortlessly combining old and modern. Upstairs is cosily carpeted whilst the downstairs has practical wood or tile floors, the doors are original and a beautiful feature of the house.

The front door leads directly into the welcoming living room. Take a seat on the sofa or armchair and relax in front of the original stone and brick fireplace with electric stove, perfect for evenings in front of a mesmerising flame without having to put more logs on! The Freeview TV has a built in and Netflix too, whilst the built in cupboards around the room contain a good range of books and games so there is plenty of entertainment on offer. Amongst the books are local walks guides and OS maps so you can cover the coffee table and plan the next days adventure in comfort. The window looks onto the street and there are paintings of local views on the walls.

The pretty stained glass door at the back of the living room leads through into the characterful dining area containing a table with four chairs. The feature tiled fireplace has shelves above and still has the original bread oven alongside, a lovely piece of history preserved. The dining area is open plan with the kitchen which is small but perfectly formed. Everything you could need has been carefully planned in: electric oven and hob, dishwasher, under-counter fridge and freezer, microwave and a Tassimo coffee machine (remember to bring your own pods) plus all the equipment you need in neat fitted cupboards. There is even a washing machine and tumble dryer in the cupboard around the corner, with iron and ironing board in the cupboard under the stairs, not normally a feature to make much of but the door is an original timber latch door and another lovely part of the history of the cottage. With a rooflight and a window onto the yard this is a bright and sociable room.

At the back of the kitchen is the door out into the yard and at the end of the hallway is the downstairs shower room. This modern, clean and bright room is spacious with a heated towel radiator and tiled floor.

The steep carpeted stairs lead up to the first floor from the dining area. At the top of the stairs are two double bedrooms both lovely and light with a bright relaxed style. Turn right for the front bedroom, pretty in white and pastel colours with solid oak furniture and a window overlooking the street. A wardrobe with drawer beneath, blanket box, bedside tables, mirror and chair deal with the practicalities and there is a charming window-seat on which to while away an hour or two with a good book.

On the other side of the stairs the other double bedroom is decorated and finished in a similar relaxing and homely style with a window looking to the back of the house over gardens and trees to the backs of the historic houses beyond. There is a set of drawers, bedside tables, a hanging stand and a built in cupboard.

The private back garden has a paved area with pot plants, a table and two chairs just outside the back door with four steep stone steps leading up to an area with decorative stones, shrubs and on to a lovely deck with table and four chairs. This seating area is surprisingly private for a town garden, surrounded by a brick and stone wall it is sheltered and being west facing gets the afternoon and evening sun. A relaxing spot to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet, a cup of tea, glass of wine or even a meal alfresco it is a lovely feature of this delightful cottage.

This cottage combines some lovely original features and a homely feel with light bright rooms and lots of little finishing touches to make it feel just right.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 ground-floor shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and Tassimo coffee pod machine
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Freeview TV and Netflix
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Parking can be found in car park close by (£5 per day) or free parking (10 mins walk away) on side streets
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Shops and pubs within 0.5 miles
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicola 25th May 2024

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Lovely cottage, in a central location

Reviewed by John 20th May 2024

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Reviewed by Thomas 22nd March 2024

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Excellent place to stay- central location, extremely clean, great range of utensils etc, comfy beds/bedding. Cant recommend highly enough.

Reviewed by Kim 18th March 2024

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We loved your cottage! It's beautifully presented, has a lovley homely feel & equipt with everything you could need! The position is great, with all the great places to eat & shops just minutes away. We highly recommend 5*

Reviewed by Ve 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Kathy 3rd November 2023

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Enjoyable stay in the cosy cottage which had all amenities. Central to town and close to visit the lakes.

Reviewed by Lucy 25th October 2023

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We were visiting my daughter who lives in the same road as this lovely little cottage. Everything about the cottage was perfect, and the owners had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable . The beds were comfy and so was the sofa. Everything in the kitchen you could possibly need. I cant think of any negatives even though theres no parkiRead moreng, we parked easily in Riverside car park and walked the very short walk to the cottage with our bags. We will definitely be back soon! Hide

Reviewed by Katrina 9th September 2023

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Nice little cottage, very comfortable beds, very clean. Lovely little touches. Lounge would be more suitable for 3 guests, rather than 4. Well equipped little kitchenette. Stopping car briefly to unload/loading luggage a little tricky. Some kind of parking permit for the week in local car park would be good. Cockermouth town lovely, good pubs, restRead moreaurants. Good place to be, to reach; Buttermere, Ennerdale & Whinlatter Forest. Hide

Reviewed by Amy 25th August 2023

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Challoner Cottage is a lovely cosy cottage. Its in an ideal location just off the high street. The cottage is very well equipped with a dishwasher, separate fridge and freezer and washing machine and tumble dryer. It has two lovely double bedrooms and a lovely yard with seating area. This is the second time we have stayed here and we would definiteRead morely return we love it. Hide

Reviewed by Jean 11th August 2023

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Fantastic holiday in spite of some rain at the start of the week but we Brits are used to that so we came prepared

Reviewed by Will 22nd July 2023

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A brilliantly located cottage in the heart of Cockermouth. The beds and bedding were super comfortable. We have found everything we needed in the cottage, very thoughtfully equipped. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Mieke 14th July 2023

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Lovely cottage in the middle of the citycenter. Shops, pubs and restaurants around the corner. Complete kitchen. Good beds. Fine shower. From the city of Cockermouth you can easily reach the Lakes for as much walks as you like!

Reviewed by Elaine 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Amy 27th May 2023

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A great base to discover the lakes. We had a lovely week away in Cockermouth. The cottage is beautifully maintained and well equipped. The location is brilliant and the car park was only a 2 min walk away. Local shops, pubs and restaurants all centrally located within 2 mins. Great place!

Reviewed by Melanie 5th May 2023

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Cosy cottage with all the amenities needed for our long weekend break. Clean and comfortable throughout and the outside area ideal for an cuppa in the sun. Ideally situated for local shops, pubs and restaurants and also for visiting surrounding areas. Parking information was a great help.

Reviewed by Terri 6th April 2023

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Lovely cottage and good location in Cockermouth. Overall, we had a great stay.

Reviewed by Alison 16th March 2023

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Nicely decorated clean cottage within the centre of cockermouth. Only issue would be no parking, but managed to find within short distance walk.

Reviewed by Nicoleta 22nd December 2022

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The house was very clean and fully equipped ,good location for most of what Lake District has to offer.Good value for money as the property had no parking space but the long term parking is just 1 minute away at 5/day

Reviewed by Amy 24th October 2022

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We had a fantastic stay at Challoner Cottage. It is a lovely cosy cottage. It is well equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. We loved the coffee machine too. The location is perfect right in the centre of Cockermouth ideal for all the shops, cafes and restaurants. It was very clean and very welcoming. We didnt want to leave. Read moreGreat value for money too. I honestly couldnt fault it and we will definitely be staying again. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 30th September 2022

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Excellent location right in the centre of Cockermouth. Charming terraced house with all mod cons. We would suggest for future residents parking at the Riverside car park that they purchase one ticket for the whole of their stay as it can become quite expensive and the one way system to reach that car park is a long way round from the accommodation.

Reviewed by Lauren 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Buddug 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Nicholas 20th August 2022

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Loved staying in your house in Cockermouth. It was clean, fresh, homely, well placed and ideal for our needs (family with 2 young children).

Reviewed by robert 29th July 2022

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Wonderful cottage in a great position very clean with everything you need for a break away. Spotless throughout a big10

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