Soak up the riverside scenery from this cottage in picture-postcard Cockermouth. Head into the magnificent Lake District National Park, 1.5 miles away, or out to the dramatic Cumbrian coast, 7 miles away, from the handsome, two-bedroom stone property that sits right on the banks of the beautiful River Derwent and sleeps four guests. Plan days out to Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater or simply enjoy wandering the streets of the town in which famous poet William Wordsworth was born before returning to look out over the water from your courtyard garden.
Open the door to the riverside retreat and untie your walking boots or shuffle off your shoes in the hall. Find yourselves in a welcoming, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, where you can rest and recuperate after your exhilarating excursions. Catch up on a gripping boxset on the Smart TV, steal 40 winks as you relax on the sofa or head over to the kitchen area to unpack the Cumbrian produce you have sourced in Cockermouth and prepare the next mouth-watering meal. Dine at the table together before taking coffee through to the sunroom or out into the garden, depending on the season. The bedrooms, a king-size and a bunk bedroom, are both on the first floor of the cottage, together with a family shower room. Both bedrooms have Smart TVs for lazy mornings in bed. Bask in the sunshine out in the pretty, riverside garden, which features stone steps and terraced seating areas.
Visit Wordsworth’s childhood home during your stay in Cockermouth. Book a tour of the Lakes Distillery and even sample its produce. Take the children to Whinlatter Forest, 8 miles away, for woodland walks or to tackle the high ropes course. Have a day out to Keswick, 12.5 miles away, and hire boats or take a cruise out on Derwentwater.