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Cobbler's Cottage - Lorton

High Lorton, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
3 more

At a glance

  • Traditional stone cottage with a wood burner for chilly nights
  • Characterful village location surrounded by open fields and pastoral scenery
  • Dramatic ridges of Whiteside and Hopegil Head accessed from the village
Property code: SZ136

This cosy cottage offers a base for groups keen to explore the majestic Lake District National Park with its glacial lakes, sweeping valleys and imposing mountains.

Located in Lorton village, this property is a traditional holiday cottage for 4 people. The interior is warmly presented and provides comfortable holiday accommodation. There are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and a relaxed sitting room with a cosy wood burner.

High Lorton is incredibly peaceful, surrounded by open fields and pastoral scenery. There are superb walks from the village including the dramatic ridges of Whiteside and Hopegill Head and the gentler slopes of Fellbarrow. Loweswater and Crummock are a short distance from the village, both enjoying a calm atmosphere and beautiful mountain scenery. There is a small fishery just outside the village and the Coast to Coast cycle route passes close by. Lorton has a well regarded local pub, the Wheatsheaf, and a small village shop.

Cockermouth is a 15-minute drive away. Here you will find all the main services and a good selection of independent shops. Keswick is within a 30-minute drive. There is a cinema and a theatre there, not to mention a wide selection of places to eat, activities to take part in and numerous outdoor shops.

On entering the property, the front door opens into a small hallway. Off the hall is the kitchen with electric hob and oven, under counter fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and washer/dryer. There is an understairs cupboard housing the iron and ironing board.

At the far end, the kitchen is open plan to the sitting room and dining area. There is a table and chairs by the window with doors opening out onto the patio area.

The sitting room has comfortable seating on a sofa and two chairs, arranged around the multi fuel wood burner (initial supply of fuel provided). There is a flatscreen TV, DVD and CD player and good supply of maps and tourist information.

Stairs lead from the hallway to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom. The double bedroom has wardrobe and drawers and the twin bedroom a dressing table and small amount of hanging space.

The bathroom has a bath with electric shower over, WC and wash basin.

Outside there is an enclosed patio area (shared with neighbouring cottage) to the rear of the cottage with a table and chairs and views to the fells. Parking is on the quiet rural street just a few yards up from the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Multi-fuel burner, initial supply of fuel provided
  • TV, DVD and CD
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Towels not provided
  • Shared enclosed patio area
  • On-street parking subject to availability
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


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Reviewed by Linda 26th February 2022

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This could be a lovely cottage - but very disappointing - cottage needs updating throughout - broken furniture - soft furnishings need attention - smell of dogs on arrival - the location very good - I would not recommend to a friend .

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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.

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