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The Old Post Office - Papcastle

Papcastle, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful former post office in a quaint village just outside the Lake District National Park
  • Dine in the delightful enclosed garden or enjoy a stroll to the local village pub
  • Take to the fells for stunning views, head to the coast for remote sandy beaches or into Cockermouth for the independent shops and eateries
Property code: SZ601

This cottage is full of character and makes a wonderful base for small families and couples. On the fringes of the Lake District, you’ll have walking opportunities in abundance and the sandy shores of the Solway Coast are just 7miles away.

This is a delightful cottage, right in the heart of the pretty village of Papcastle. Deceptively spacious, inside you will find welcoming accommodation for four. Down a step from the front door is the living room complete with feature exposed brick wall and cosy electric fire. This leads through to the spacious kitchen-diner, and the family bathroom is also on the ground floor. On the first floor there are two lovely bedrooms: the king-size room which can also be made up as a twin upon request, and the cosy double room which has its own en-suite shower room. To the front of the cottage is off-road parking for one small car, and to the rear is a pleasant enclosed patio garden and bike storage, a real bonus.

A former Roman settlement, Papcastle is a quaint village just outside the Georgian market town of Cockermouth. From peaceful riverside rambles to the old Roman Road, there are plenty of local footpaths to explore from the door.  Perfect for refreshments after a day out exploring, Cockermouth is just a 15-minute stroll away; visit the childhood home of William Wordsworth, indulge in some retail therapy or enjoy a drink, coffee and delicious homemade food at one of the town’s many quirky independent cafes and pubs. Both the Lake District National Park and the Solway Coast are within easy reach, so you’re perfectly placed for exploring both. Popular Keswick is less than a 30-minute drive away, known as the adventure capital of the North Lakes – why not sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies here? Try paddleboarding and raft building on Derwentwater, or have a go at ghyll scrambling or canyoning. Head west from Papcastle to the beautiful Solway Coast; enjoy a stroll along the sandy and pebble beaches whilst taking in the wide-open vistas out to sea, before indulging in an ice cream - a must for a day at the seaside.

This charming cottage is sure to delight. A step leads down from the front door into the lovely living room. By the door, there is a handy coat stand and shoe rack, ideal for storing wet weather gear. The local slate flooring and feature exposed brickwork wall give the room plenty of character, whilst the large window at the front is ideal for watching the world go by. The two-seater sofa and two inviting armchairs are positioned in front of the electric fire, and there’s also a TV with Freesat, perfect for relaxing evenings in.

Continue through to the fantastic kitchen-diner at the back of the cottage. The country-style kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, additional wine fridge and a handy microwave. There’s also a washing machine, should you wish to make use of that during your stay, and even a dishwasher, so there’ll be no need to fight over who has to do the washing up! The wooden dining table sits by the large picture windows, which flood the space with light, making this a delightful place for convivial mealtimes.

Also on the ground floor is the family bathroom. Compact, but with a WC, washbasin and shower over bath, all tastes are catered for, whether you prefer a soak in the tub or a refreshing shower.

Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor, where you’ll find the two bedrooms. First up is the large king-size room. The free-standing wardrobe with drawers provides plenty of storage, and there’s a charming feature fireplace too. This room has zip-and-link beds and can also be made up as a twin upon request. The second bedroom is light, bright and airy thanks to the large window overlooking the rear of the cottage. It’s a cosy double with a useful, small built-in cupboard and a little en-suite shower room with WC, washbasin and shower cubicle.

Outside to the rear of the cottage is an enclosed, gravelled patio garden. A real suntrap, it’s a lovely spot for sitting out. There’s also a useful outhouse (accessed via the lane behind the cottage) which houses the BBQ, ideal if grilling is your thing. Bikes can also be stored in the outhouse, perfect for getting out and about on two wheels. Fans of fishing can use the outhouse to store rods and fishing gear; the picturesque River Derwent is a popular choice for anglers, and fishing licences can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre in Cockermouth.

There is off-road parking for one small car in front of the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size (can be made up into a twin on request), 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC (downstairs), 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, wine fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Electric fire in lounge
  • Enclosed patio garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking available for 1 small car, further roadside parking available in the village
  • Lockable bike storage in garden
  • Charcoal BBQ available to use
  • Pub , shops and restaurants 1 mile
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. 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 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alan 14th June 2024

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A nice little snug cottage which was comforytable and very well appointed

Reviewed by Mark 31st May 2024

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Overall we had a lovely stay, Bed linen was lovely and the cottage was in a lovely location. I Hope we didn't annoy the neighbours with the smoke alarm going off when we used the toaster :-)

Reviewed by Pamela 17th May 2024

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Reviewed by Karl 10th May 2024

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We stayed for a week, had a lovely visit the cottage was ideal for us with everything we required, its in a perfect location for cycling, or walking, Cockermouth is only a short walk away with what my wife described as beautiful shops, and cafes, there is an very useful shed which was big enough for our tandem and a nice sun trap at the rear of theRead more cottage, this is not very private but the neighbours were very friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Kimberley 13th April 2024

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The holiday was amazing. The place was clean, spacious and very well equipped. We felt so at home! Thanks for a great holiday!!

Reviewed by Kelly 5th April 2024

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The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked with anything youd possibly need to cook. The beds were comfortable and the road was quiet at night. The outside space was great for our small dog and would have been lovely to sit in had the weather been better. You can walk to Cockermouth in 10-15 minutes and everythingRead more you need is there from pubs to restaurants takeaways and supermarkets. Hide

Reviewed by Sophie 29th December 2023

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The cottage is in the perfect location. Walkable to Cockermouth and a 20/30 minute drive to Buttermere & Crummock. There's so much to see nearby, it's the perfect base. The cottage itself is very quaint and is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The bottle of Prosecco and milk in the fridge is a lovely touch. Thank you for a lRead moreovely stay! Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 23rd December 2023

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A fabulous well-equipped cosy cottage in a great location. Some lovely walks from the doorstep and Cockermouth is a short walk away. The welcome pack was a very thoughtful touch. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Amanda 1st December 2023

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Reviewed by Rozalyne 24th September 2023

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The cottage had all I needed and was in an ideal location to visit areas I I had not previously seen. Adequate shops nearby in Cockermouth.

Reviewed by Sarah 1st September 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage. Well equipped. Set in a lovely village.

Reviewed by Paul 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Anthony 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Ross 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Philippa 26th May 2023

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Fabulous cottage in a great location. Kitchen was well kitted out with everything we needed (sharp knives which was a bonus!). In a great location to explore the local area. Lots of great walks nearby. Had a great long weekend, would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Gillian 5th May 2023

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A lovely cottage situated in a charming village. A short walk into Cockermouth, which has plenty of nice places to eat and to explore. An ideal base for enjoying the Lake District.

Reviewed by Anne 21st April 2023

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Absolutely adored this cottage! Fabulous location in a peaceful village, close to charming Cockermouth and the wonderful, quieter Lakes of Crummock Water, Loweswater and Ennerdale. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a perfect, well-equipped cottage. Will definitely recommend and return as soon as we can! Thank you! Anne, Joellie and Poppet

Reviewed by Sarah 8th April 2023

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Very comfortable cottage in a friendly village. The house was warm and cosy, very well equipped with a pleasant small sunny garden where we were able to sit out and have a drink. It was perfect for us with our elderly dog.

Reviewed by Tracey-anne 1st April 2023

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Reviewed by Ann 22nd December 2022

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A lovely cottage with very comfy beds and clean linen. It was quiet and Cockermouth and the Lakes in easy reach. The cottage was lovely and warm and decorated for Christmas. A welcome pack of goodies and milk and prosecco in the fridge was a thoughtful touch. The bathrooms were very bijou which may not suit everyone.

Reviewed by Abigail 9th December 2022

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Fantastic cottage, everything we needed kitchen wise was there. Great walks from the doorstep and a lovely local pub for Sunday lunch. Our dog is quite fussy and will only do any sort of toilet on grass which the courtyard doesnt have HOWEVER very close (approx 2 min walk) is a little Lane thats funny fenced off which allowed us to let her off so sRead morehe could toilet no issue. Hide

Reviewed by Mike and Hil 23rd September 2022

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Excellent cottage with good facilities and location. Very comfy beds and equipment really well maintained. Lovely welcome hamper. Good for exploring the area and easy to walk to town which has lots of good shops and attractions. Would recommend. Thank you

Reviewed by Rachel 20th August 2022

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A lovely, well equipped quaint cottage in a good location for the northern lakes. Lovely kitchen diner space & overall quite comfortable for 4 adults although the bathrooms are very small.

Reviewed by Khalid 26th July 2022

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Reviewed by Mike 15th July 2022

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The cottage was really nice - very cool in the recent extreme heat - and in a location that enabled exploration of boath the coast and hills.

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