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Banks Court House Apartment

Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Sky TV
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ground-floor apartment with a sun trap patio space to be enjoyed
  • Walking distance from the amenities and attractions of Cockermouth town centre
  • Fully equipped with SkyTV, jigsaws, board games and puzzles for relaxing evening downtime
Property code: SZ056

Bright and cheerful ground-floor apartment in the heart of historic Cockermouth, perfect for those eager to soak up the local area of venture into the adventure-filled Lake District National Park.

This is an award-winning property built by the owners in 1999. The ground-floor apartment is situated within walking distance of Cockermouth's attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants.

Completely refurbished in 2010, this cottage offers comfortable accommodation for two with plenty of little touches to make your stay all the more relaxing. The apartment has Sky+ TV, Wi-Fi, all towels provided, and a very well-equipped kitchen. There are laundry facilities and bike storage in the adjoining garage.

The centre of Cockermouth is just a short walk away. The town is popular with antique hunters and the main street is lined with independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Even closer to the apartment is Jennings Brewery which runs popular tours and tasting.

Cockermouth is on the edge of the Lake District with views to the western fells. It is within convenient driving distance of Ennerdale, Loweswater and Buttermere, and also the Cumbrian coast. Also within easy driving distance is Keswick, 20 minutes to the east, offering a wide selection of pubs, cafes and outdoor shops.

The ground-floor accommodation is suitable for those with limited mobility. The sitting room has double aspect windows, offers comfortable seating, Sky+ recordable TV and Wi-Fi. There is a selection of games, jigsaws, books and guides to the immediate and wider area.

The kitchen is compact but amply equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice box, kettle, toaster and all other necessary kitchen implements. There is an ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner and first aid kit in the hall cupboard.

There is one double bedroom which is amply furnished with chests of drawers, a wardrobe and hairdryers and shaving adaptor. The shower room has a large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

The attached garage provides secure car parking, or can be used for bike storage. It also houses the washing machine and dryer and a large clothes dryer for wet outdoor gear. The owners have thoughtfully provided washing powder. You will also find bird seed and peanuts for feeding the birds and the occasional squirrel that visits the patio.

Outside is there is a shared patio which catches the sun for much of the day, furnished with plenty of seating and a dining table.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Fridge with ice compartment, electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • Access to shared garage with laundry facilities
  • SkyTV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shared garden with patio
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Please note the owners are unable to accept dogs at the apartment,  however the property  and complex  shouldn't be considered dog-free
  • Secure bike storage in garage
  • Pub and shop within walking distance

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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