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Kia Ora

Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A welcoming family bungalow with a pretty garden with seasonal fruit
  • Ideal for families and couples discovering the northern reaches of the Lake District
  • This light and relaxing property is just a mile from Cockermouth and has ample parking space
Property code: SZ282

Just a mile from the heart of the popular Lakeland town of Cockermouth, this bright, fresh and spacious bungalow is a lovely holiday home for a family exploring northern Cumbria and the Lake District.

This charming little bungalow has been extended to open up the modern living accommodation, which sleeps up to four people across two bedrooms. Children and dogs are welcome and the rear garden is fully enclosed. Unusually for Cockermouth, there is plenty of unrestricted parking available in addition to the private parking in this peaceful and sought-after neighbourhood. A pretty garden offers cushioned al fresco seating from which to watch the sun set with a G&T in hand. If you want a taste of how the locals live, this is the perfect cottage for you.

Situated around 12 minutes walk from the centre of Cockermouth, guests can enjoy a wide choice of independent restaurants, bars, cafes and shops run by welcoming locals. Jennings Brewery is a Cockermouth institution offering regular tours with the all important beer and pie sampling and shop. Closer by is Wordsworth House, boyhood home of William Wordsworth and his family, now owned by the National Trust. There are lovely riverside strolls, footpaths heading into the surrounding pastoral countryside, as well as parks and play areas for children.

Cockermouth is well located for exploring the whole of north and west Cumbria. There is a huge variety of walks for all abilities with Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Loweswater, Buttermere and Caldbeck all within a 30-minute drive. If you get sick of the Lake District (something we think is frankly impossible!), why not have a day at the seaside? From Maryport, just 15 minutes away, head north along the Solway Coast for stunning views across to Scotland or south to explore the red sandstone cliffs of St Bees. There are plenty of attractions for rainy days, including the Lakes Distillery, Mirehouse stately home and the Beacon Museum, as well as family friendly days out at the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park and Whinlatter Forest Park.

The living accommodation is situated at the rear of the cottage. The living area fills a spacious, light and airy extension, accommodating an oak dining table which seats up to six guests, a three seater sofa and a Smart TV (don't forget to bring your Netflix login!), DVD and Bose bluetooth speaker, which can be hooked up to a smartphone. The living area opens into the neat and spacious kitchen and includes an electric oven with six-ring gas hob, combi oven-microwave, freestanding fridge/freezer and dishwasher, as well as a handy washer/dryer for clothes.

Both the kitchen and living area have access to the garden, which has been landscaped on two levels. While the house could be considered wheelchair friendly (with assistance required for entrance via the back door), the lawned area is accessed by seven steps, although there is a pretty table and four chairs on the lovely flat slate slabs at ground-floor level. The upper lawned area features cushioned chairs situated in just the right position to enjoy the evening sunset. A locking gate to the quiet lonning beyond is located on this upper level. The garden contains beautiful bedding plants and guests are welcome to help themselves to raspberries, rhubarb, mint and cherries that grow in the garden. Bikes can be stored in the back garden, which is protected by a locking gate.

The sleeping accommodation comprises of two bedrooms: a double bedroom at the front of the house and a twin bedroom at the rear. The twin beds can be pushed together if a double is required, but these are not zip-and-link beds. Each room is filled with natural light, contains plenty of wardrobe storage and the double bedroom has a large TV with terrestrial channels.

The fabulous family bathroom features a wide, double-ended bath, a walk-in shower (not wheelchair accessible), hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

An easily accessible driveway has room for two cars.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, combi oven/microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Gas central heating
  • Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker
  • TV in double bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Private driveway parking for 2 cars, further on street parking nearby
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Storage space for bikes
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Bassenthwaite Lake 6.5 miles
  • Portable ramp available to access front and back doors if necessary


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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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