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Kirkgate Chestnut Hill

Cockermouth, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 10 miles from the Cumbrian Coast, ideal for exploring the beautiful coastline or Lake District National Park and the Western fells
  • Short walk from the heart of bustling Cockermouth with its history, restaurants and shops.
  • Pretty shared suntrap patio with ornamental fishpond
Property code: SZ022

Filled with creature comforts and homely touches, this inviting bolthole is perfect for exploring both coast and countryside with family or friends.

Located in the conservation area of Cockermouth, this is a spacious Georgian town house overlooking a cobbled, tree-lined street. The house is a real home from home situated in the perfect location for enjoying all that Cockermouth has to offer.

The property has been renovated and furnished to provide comfortable self-catering accommodation for five people. The owner has made sure that the property is well equipped throughout with thoughtful touches such as hair straighteners and hairdryers. Many of the rooms are light and airy benefiting from high ceilings and tall windows. There is a lovely patio area to the rear of the property.

The centre of Cockermouth is a short stroll down the street offering access to some fantastic independent shops, plenty of restaurants, cafe bars and with good public transport links. At the end of Kirkgate is an excellent pub complete with it’s own micro-brewery. Slightly further away is an award-winning vegetarian restaurant.

Cumbria's beautiful coastline is easily accessible from Cockermouth as are the quiet Western fells and the lakes of Buttermere, Loweswater and Crummock. You can enjoy peaceful walks and superb views in the Western fells whilst the coastline is a haven for wildlife and a great place for birdwatching. Cockermouth also has several museums and Wordsworth House - the birthplace of William Wordsworth.

Within the spacious Georgian town house, the accommodation has been modernised to provide a comfortable place to stay whilst retaining interesting original features. It has a real home from home feel in the perfect location for enjoying all that Cockermouth has to offer.

An original tiled hall leads to the front facing lounge featuring a log effect gas fire and television with DVD/video player. The owners have thoughtfully provided a library of books, DVDs and tourist information.

Off the hall to the rear of the property is a spacious dining room with table and chairs for five people, and a DAB radio. Leading off the dining room is the kitchen featuring a gas cooker, free standing fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, food processor, slow cooker, a coffee machine, cafetiere and a drying rack. The kitchen is very well equipped for self catering with items such as sandwich bags, cling film, foil, tupperwear etc. The owner provides tea, coffee, sugar and milk, so that you can enjoy a welcoming drink on arrival.

In the hall, a well equipped under-stairs cupboard houses laundry items including a drying rack, ironing board, washing baskets and cleaning products.

Upstairs are three bedrooms all with fresh neutral walls and brand new carpets. Overlooking the front of the property is the master bedroom with twin beds, a feature cast iron fireplace and a large Georgian sash window. There is a double bedroom at the rear of the property and a spacious single bedroom, which can accommodate a cot in addition to the bed. All bedrooms feature a clock/radio, hairdryers, straighteners and comfortable furnishings.

The well-appointed bathroom has an electric shower over the bath, a wash basin and WC. Towels are provided.

Outside is a patio area which catches the sun and has a washing line for drying clothes. The patio, with ornamental fish pond, is shared with the neighbouring property and a lawn can be made available on request. There is off-street parking for one car.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single which can accommodate a cot
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Gas cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee machine
  • Wood burner effect gas fire
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Patio shared with neighbouring property, use of lawn available on request when booking. Take care of the ornamental fish pond
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, restaurants and pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate available on request
  • Short breaks available from a Friday or a Monday during November – March
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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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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