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Bookends House

Cockermouth, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy mid-1800s house decorated in a contemporary style
  • Located in the small town of Cockermouth, birthplace of Wordsworth
  • Enjoys a small courtyard and easy access to town centre
Property code: 81448

This charming house, built mid-1800s, is on a quiet residential street, just moments from Cockermouth’s Main Street with its lovely coffee shops, independent shops and lots of places to eat.

Sitting on a peaceful street in Cockermouth, this charming 19th-century home is overflowing with character. Sleeping four people over three bedrooms, it’s the ideal accommodation option for small families or groups of friends who want to spend their days kayaking at Derwentwater or exploring beautiful Buttermere Valley, and their evenings sipping wine in the property’s quaint courtyard or meeting the locals in the pub.

Step inside and you’ll find a welcoming lounge/diner where you will feel immediately at home. Head through to the kitchen to cook a tasty dinner. Get everyone together to eat at the dining table and then crack open a bottle of wine and head out to the courtyard to watch the stars come out. Alternatively, slip onto a sofa in the lounge and catch up on your favourite TV shows, lose yourself in a good book (you’ll find plenty of books to read in the property’s quirky ‘stairway library’), or grab a game from the games’ cupboard. When it’s time for bed there’s a spacious double bedroom on the first floor and a twin and a king-size room on the second floor to choose from.

Just 400 metres from your front door you’ll find the famous Wordsworth House and Gardens, which is presented as it would have been when the Romantic poet lived during the 1770s. Alternatively, head to Derwentwater (16 miles) for sailing and kayaking, or Whinlatter Forest (8 miles) to explore the fabulous cycling tracks. Or make your way to Keswick (14 miles) to discover the shops and galleries and treat yourself to a delicious cream tea.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom, with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine
  • Parking permit for 1 car in public car park
  • The permit is bespoke to your car registration therefore please add your car registration to the request box when completing your booking details
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants under 0.25 miles
  • Small courtyard with seating to the rear of the property
  • Smart TV with Netflix in the lounge
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Arrival: 16:00 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 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 10th June 2022

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Cottage is old and fit's in well with surrounding buildings, ideal as a base to see the Lake District North and West areas, Ullswater, Coniston and Windemere?/Ambleside are in easy reach as is Bassenthwaite Lake. Keswick is within easy reach and the Thursday market is well worth a visit. An ideal place to stay if you don't mind walking, the view frRead moreom the bridge as you walk back from the car park is magnificent. I would recommend this cottage as a great base for a fantastic holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Ros 1st April 2022

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Lovely town house in a quiet but central street. Very well equipped, it was warm and welcoming. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Sara 13th September 2021

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Reviewed by Simon 6th September 2021

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very Clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Jamie 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Simon 3rd July 2021

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We had a great time staying this cottage, which was well kept and convenient for days out with the family.

Reviewed by Mark 18th June 2021

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Bookends is a lovely cottage. Ideally located for evening walks into town and short drives to some of the local lakes. Parking is easy too but make sure your vehicle is registered before you arrive. The cottage is simply but nicely presented and furnished. Beds were comfortable. TV is a little temperamental and might be challenging for those that hRead moreave not experienced Smart TV before but its easy to use once you get the knack. Really enjoyed our break. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 4th June 2021

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Nice cottage, convenient for shops and river walk Not far from main road so a bit noisy at times and there is a builders merchants across the road not a problem at weekends but 7am start in the week Only 3 of us, would find it a bit small with more people as only one bathroom, and it loses the sun in the late afternoon But l would recommend this, aRead morend cockermouth is a lovely place, lovely shops. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Susanne 21st May 2021

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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