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Cherry Tree Cottage - Cockermouth

Papcastle, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
5 more

At a glance

  • Charming cottage with cosy woodburner in a beautiful rural setting
  • Safely enclosed rear garden with mature plants
  • Just 1 mile from the Georgian town of Cockermouth
Property code: SZ129

Studded within a traditional Cumbrian village close to the local pub, this charming cottage is suited to couples and their dogs seeking a base for exploring the North Lakes.

Situated in the village of Papcastle, this cottage, offering self-catering accommodation for two, is ideally located for exploring the Lake District with the convenience of all the facilities that the nearby town of Cockermouth has to offer. The pub in Papcastle is within walking distance of the cottage and serves real ale and excellent homecooked bar meals.

Cockermouth is just a mile away and has a supermarket as well as smaller shops, a small cinema, cafes, restaurants and pubs, and river walks.

Loweswater Lake is the cottage's nearest lake with lovely woodland walks. For the more energetic, Skiddaw is one of the highest mountains in the Lake District and is a 15-minute drive away.

The front porch leads into a sitting room with a dining area for two people. The sitting room is light and warm with a beautiful, traditional sandstone fireplace with a wood burner and comfortable seating for two in front of a TV.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine.

Steep stairs lead to a cosy double bedroom. The bed will be made up for you and two small bath towels and two hand towels are provided. The bathroom features a white suite, with a bath and shower over, wash basin and WC.

Outside is a pretty lawned garden which is enclosed and has garden seating. There is on-street parking outside the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Wood burner – first set of logs provided
  • TV
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • On-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Please note the stairs to the first floor are steep
  • Pub within 0.5 miles, shop within 1 mile


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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.

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