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Enclosed courtyard garden to the rear
Snug area attached to the main bedroom
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Kirkgate Cottage

Cockermouth, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Tucked away in the old part of Cockermouth, ideal for a romantic getaway with the dogs
  • Close to independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Ideal for exploring the north-western Lake District as well as the Solway Coast
Property code: SZ294

A traditional, two-storey cottage, with a bright, inviting interior, set in the market town of Cockermouth, yet also perfect for days out and long walks in the Lakes.

Enjoying a charming courtyard setting, this cottage is a wonderful retreat for a couple and one dog. The open-plan living/dining room is super stylish and the separate modern kitchen will no doubt impress the chef de jour! Upstairs is the handy shower room and spacious bedroom. Full of character with its vaulted ceiling and feature beams, it's the perfect mix of modern comfort and period charm. Part of the bedroom but tucked around a corner, the snug area is a cosy little den just perfect for relaxing.

Though tucked away, this cottage is just a stone's throw from the centre of Cockermouth. With a great selection of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs, Cockermouth has plenty to delight and entertain. The famous Jennings Brewery, a Cockermouth institution, sits proudly by the river; offering regular tours - and tastings! - and a great shop, it's a must for any real ale fans. From quiet riverside ambles to longer walks out into the surrounding countryside, there's a great choice of walking available straight from the front door.

If you do fancy exploring slightly further afield, ever popular Keswick is an easy 15-minute drive away. Take a ride on the launch and enjoy a cruise around Derwentwater or set off on foot along the lake shore path. From Keswick avid fell walkers can tackle Latrigg, Catbells and Walla Crag to name but a few of Alfred Wainwright's favourites. Why not head west from Cockermouth to explore the picturesque Solway Coast? Stroll along the promenade at Silloth or visit Whitehaven harbour to learn about the area's maritime history.

Hidden behind a traditional latch door, you'll find this cute and characterful cottage. The charming courtyard is a welcome sight upon arrival; with its wooden bench and potted decorative plants, it's the perfect place for a relaxing few minutes before heading inside this gem of a cottage.

There's a handy porch area by the front door, ideal for drying wet coats and boots after a day out exploring. The living/dining room is cool and stylish yet still cosy, comfortable and characterful. The exposed stone work on the feature wall, quirky shelves and wooden beams are all nods to cottage's Georgian heritage. At the back of the cottage is the sleek, modern kitchen and utility area. Well equipped with everything that you'd need for a self-catering holiday there's a gas oven and hob, integrated fridge, useful dishwasher, handy washing machine, as well as the requisite kettle, toaster and microwave. Enjoy your morning coffee whilst perched at the breakfast bar, the perfect place to plan your day's adventures.

Head up the stairs to find the useful shower room and fantastic bedroom. Wonderfully spacious and full of character thanks to its vaulted ceiling and original beams, this really is an amazing room for some real relaxation. Off the main part of the bedroom, tucked around a corner, you'll find the bonus snug area with a single bed. A wall-mounted TV means its the perfect spot to have an early night watching your favourite programmes.

As well as the enclosed front courtyard, guests will also have access to a patio area to the rear of the cottage just off the kitchen. This rear patio area is part of the owners garden.

  • Sleeps 2+1 - please note the snug which includes the single bed is part of the main bedroom and is not private
  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, integrated fridge with freezer box, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Electric fire in lounge
  • 2 Smart TVs (in lounge and snug)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed courtyard to the front of the property and courtyard garden to the rear.
  • Parking available outside the cottage on a first come, first served basis. (there is parking for 4 cars and this is shred with the neighbouring properties). On street disc parking is also available and public par and display car parks are a few minutes walk away.
  • Pubs, shops, restaurants under 0.25 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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 Karen 6th July 2024

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Wonderful cottage, so handy to the main town of cockermouth. We travelled everywhere on buses, landlord Matt is lovely so approachable. The cottage has everything you need home from home. Plenty of room is like a little tardis. Highly recommend if you have a dog, enlcosed space both front and back. And really private. Will most definitely return.

Reviewed by Lara 21st June 2024

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We had such a wonderful time, the cottage is very well equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, iron, hair dryer etc. We found the location ideal, with the Bitter End pub being across the road and serving excellent food. Parking was never an issue for us, we managed to park in front of the cottage all but 1 day, and then there was a car park 2 miRead moren away. Cockermouth was a excellent base for walks and getting to the coast. It was our babymoon and we loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Jordan 11th June 2024

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The cottage was great, very homely, clean and catered to all of our needs. Wed definitely recommend for any couples looking for a quiet getaway with plenty of things to do in the surrounding areas and high street with plenty of pubs, shops and cafes/food establishments.

Reviewed by Andrew 11th March 2024

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A lovely "private" cottage in the midst of pleasant, centrally located small town, easy access to a number of routes in and out of Cockermouth and The North Lakes, the Lake District as a whole and also the opportunity to visit Hadrian's Wall and the Roman excavations which are a little over an hour away. "The Bitter End Pub" is just down the road aRead morend offers both a welcome and great food and drink. Thank you for a great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 19th February 2024

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A lovely clean cottage ideally situated in Cockermouth . Plenty of places to eat and drink all within a short walk-in distance .

Reviewed by Andrew 16th February 2024

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Pros: Lovely clean cottage in a great location. Ideal for exploring northern lakes Very near The Bitter End pub which serves great food and beers. Cons: Bed, bedding and seating in lounge were uncomfortable and poor quality compared to other cottages weve stayed in.

Reviewed by Benjamin 27th January 2024

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Reviewed by Alistair 1st January 2024

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Reviewed by Helen 8th December 2023

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Would highly recommend this property. The location was amazing, communication from the owner was excellent, the property itself is lovely, very clean and has everything you need, wouldn't hesitate to book again and will definitely return

Reviewed by Neil 11th October 2023

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The Cottage was perfect. Although this was a work trip I was there for fours weeks, so weekends to myself. I found it a great place to relax and tucked away, yet only a short distance from Shops and a handy Pub"

Reviewed by David 23rd September 2023

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lovely little cottage set back between the buildings and no more than a stone throw from the town, yet so quite. clean, warm, spacious and ticked all the boxes. definitely returning next year.

Reviewed by Mark 8th September 2023

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A nice clean property in a good location for visiting the lake district and beyond. Parking can be an issue but we managed to work around it. Cockermouth itself is a lovely small town don't miss out on the riverside walk past the castle and the brewery. There are also a couple of reasonable eateries within walking distance of the cottage.

Reviewed by Barry 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Isobel 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Cynthia 17th March 2023

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Difficulty parking although car park near by at 6.30 per day. Only when unpacking and packing the car was it a difficulty really. Lovely little cottage for two. Thoroughly enjoyed weekend.

Reviewed by Naledi 20th February 2023

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The cottage was as pictured and conveniently close to beautiful walking trails and the town. The locals were friendly and helpful, and our host Matt was kind and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean. Thank you, Matt, for your kindness and assistance during our stay. Highly recommend and can't wait toRead more return! Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Rachel 8th October 2022

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Access was tricky as scaffold pole in middle of pathway - we think we should have been notified prior to arrival Getting a parking space is unlikely as property is on a residential street Bed is uncomfortable and creaky, needs replacing Living room furniture not suitable for relaxing on - think hospital waiting room Decor is lovely and the marketinRead moreg photos are spot on but we were left disappointed Windows overlook a wall so no outside view We left a day early Wine was a nice touch though. Hide

Reviewed by Tom 30th September 2022

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Lovely and clean but the bed needs skipping

Reviewed by Fiona 25th September 2022

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Very cosy and comfortable cottage in a central location, it was very clean and well-equipped, although we tended to eat out at midday rather than cook. The Swan pub nearby was also worth a visit.

Reviewed by Nicola 16th September 2022

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Lovely, comfortable cottage, in a good location for town and some good pubs and restaurants. (Bitter End pub and Spice Club were great). Parking is most likely to be in nearby car park as space outside cottage very limited and rarely vacant.

Reviewed by Catrin 28th August 2022

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Our stay at the cottage was disappointing as we left a night early due to no wi-fi and myself not having signal. The living room chairs are uncomfortable to sit on to relax and chill. No fencing in backyard area as another dog from other cottage was coming over to our side of the patch when my dog would be out there. Front gate to cottage not workiRead moreng and overgrown bushes. The towel rack in the bathroom rusting the floor. The kitchen was well equipped and cleanliness was very good. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 29th July 2022

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Lovely and comfortable, we enjoyed our stay. I've put good for location as Cockermouth isn't as pretty as some other towns e.g. Ambleside. Very central. The owner was responsive when Netflix needed an installation code (the code provided worked fine). Great kitchen facilities and some thoughtful touches, e.g. dog bowls and beds, leaflets and tips fRead moreor restaurants. Predeparture email said dogs can't go upstairs, difficult to enforce as there were no doors, we would suggest a baby gate. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd July 2022

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It was just perfect! Very comfy and had plenty of room for 2 adults and 1 dog. Set in the perfect location.

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