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Dalton Cottage

Cockermouth (3mls W), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy up beside the wood burner after exploring the walking and cycling routes nearby
  • Pretty cottage in a quiet village location, only 3 miles from the historic market town of Cockermouth
  • Explore the nearby lakes and fells including Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere
Property code: 85288

This pretty cottage has been lovingly restored, yet still boasts lots of original features, and offers the perfect romantic retreat and base to explore the Lakes and coast.

Eaglesfield was the birthplace of scientist John Dalton, and it sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The market town of Cockermouth is less than 3 miles away, where you will find a good selection of  pubs, independent shops and restaurants, you will also find William Wordsworth's home here. The coastal town of Maryport is just under 8 miles away and is great for a walk along the long sandy beaches with your canine companion, as well as the roman museum and aquarium situated on the harbour for you all to explore. Visit the local distillery or brewery where you can book tasting sessions and tours, or if you fancy something more adventurous why not try wild swimming, with plenty of lakes in the area to choose from including Bassenthwaite, Loweswater and Crummock Water. The area has some excellent country pubs serving good food and local beer, it is the perfect base to enjoy some time away from reality.

This pretty cottage has been lovingly restored, combining original features alongside modern comforts. As you walk through the front door you will find a compact porch, which leads you into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The pretty country-style kitchen is compact but well designed and has everything you will need to rustle up breakfast in bed or a romantic meal. There is a gas oven and hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher, fridge, mini freezer and washer/dryer. There is a lovely farmhouse-style table between the kitchen and lounge for you to catch up over a coffee and make plans for your stay. The lounge is down a small step from the kitchen/dining area and has comfy seating, cosy wood burner and Smart TV. As you head upstairs to the first floor, you will find handy pantry-style shelves. The first floor is accessed via a traditional steep and narrow cottage staircase and features low, sloping ceilings. There are two double bedrooms, with a step up to the main bedroom - both have been styled and are in keeping with the age of the house with feature beams and wooden floors. The bathroom is stylish with a shower over freestanding claw foot bath and WC.

There is a pretty, private garden accessed via steps just opposite the cottage with views over the fells and village. It is a lovely spot to sit out on a summer's evening, read a good book, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by. There is private parking for one small car to the front of the property or alternatively roadside parking directly in front of the cottage.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 doubles
  • 1 bathroom with shower over freestanding clawfoot bath and WC
  • Gas oven and hob, slimline dishwasher, fridge, mini freezer, microwave and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 1 small car and 1 roadside space available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Lockable garden shed available for storage of 2 bikes
  • Private garden with seating opposite the property
  • Pubs 1.5 miles, restaurants and shops 3 miles away
  • Mobile phone signal can be intermittent
  • Please note this property cannot accept children under 8 years old or persons with limited mobility as the staircase is steep with steps from the bedrooms and bathroom to the main staircase

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Poppy 22nd December 2021

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This was the nicest cottage I have ever stayed in! The comfort, cleanliness and attention to detail were wonderful! I could not fault a single thing. The kitchen was a equipt with everything you could possibly need and there was plenty of wood available for the wood burning fire. The decor was lovely and the bedding and towels were a very high qualRead moreity. There was also a very thoughtful welcome hamper when we arrived with milk already in the fridge ready for a cuppa tea! Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 6th November 2021

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10/10 rating! Wow, what a lovely cottage. Beautiful inside and out, we were so sad to leave. The owners of Dalton Cottage put so much effort into making sure our stay was as perfect as possible. Absolutely loved the welcoming hamper with lots of little goodies! We didnt want for anything - this cottage is so well equipped with everything we needed Read morefor our stay. Felt so homely and relaxing. The perfect place to stay whilst holidaying in the Lake District. Just perfect. Hide

Reviewed by John 23rd October 2021

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This property is very nice and well presented. Easy access to the lake district national park. The cottage is very well equipped and clean throughout. Very cosy and comfortable. The host is very helpful and the information regarding location and entry was very concise. A lovely wood burner was nice to light in the evening. We would definitely use tRead morehis property again if we were ever visiting the lakes again. Thank You Melanie & Mike Hide

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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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