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Kirkgate Cottage

Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
5 more

At a glance

  • Delightful cottage for three, right at the heart of colourful Cockermouth
  • Close to independent shops, boutiques and a wide variety of eateries
  • Ideal for exploring the north-western Lake District, Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater
Property code: SZ294

A traditional, two-storey cottage, with a bright, inviting interior, set in the market town of Cockermouth, yet also perfect for days out and long walks in the Lakes.

Enjoying a charming courtyard setting, this cottage is a wonderful retreat for a couple and one dog. The open-plan living/dining room is super stylish and the separate modern kitchen will no doubt impress the chef de jour! Upstairs is the handy shower room and spacious bedroom. Full of character with its vaulted ceiling and feature beams, it's the perfect mix of modern comfort and period charm. Part of the bedroom but tucked around a corner, the snug area is a cosy little den just perfect for relaxing.

Though tucked away, this cottage is just a stone's throw from the centre of Cockermouth. With a great selection of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs, Cockermouth has plenty to delight and entertain. The famous Jennings Brewery, a Cockermouth institution, sits proudly by the river; offering regular tours - and tastings! - and a great shop, it's a must for any real ale fans. From quiet riverside ambles to longer walks out into the surrounding countryside, there's a great choice of walking available straight from the front door.

If you do fancy exploring slightly further afield, ever popular Keswick is an easy 15-minute drive away. Take a ride on the launch and enjoy a cruise around Derwentwater or set off on foot along the lake shore path. From Keswick avid fell walkers can tackle Latrigg, Catbells and Walla Crag to name but a few of Alfred Wainwright's favourites. Why not head west from Cockermouth to explore the picturesque Solway Coast? Stroll along the promenade at Silloth or visit Whitehaven harbour to learn about the area's maritime history.

Hidden behind a traditional latch door, you'll find this cute and characterful cottage. The charming courtyard is a welcome sight upon arrival; with its wooden bench and potted decorative plants, it's the perfect place for a relaxing few minutes before heading inside this gem of a cottage.

There's a handy porch area by the front door, ideal for drying wet coats and boots after a day out exploring. The living/dining room is cool and stylish yet still cosy, comfortable and characterful. The exposed stone work on the feature wall, quirky shelves and wooden beams are all nods to cottage's Georgian heritage. At the back of the cottage is the sleek, modern kitchen and utility area. Well equipped with everything that you'd need for a self-catering holiday there's a gas oven and hob, integrated fridge, useful dishwasher, handy washing machine, as well as the requisite kettle, toaster and microwave. Enjoy your morning coffee whilst perched at the breakfast bar, the perfect place to plan your day's adventures.

Head up the stairs to find the useful shower room and fantastic bedroom. Wonderfully spacious and full of character thanks to its vaulted ceiling and original beams, this really is an amazing room for some real relaxation. Off the main part of the bedroom, tucked around a corner, you'll find the bonus snug area. A wall-mounted TV means its the perfect spot to while away a few hours on a rainy afternoon.

As well as the enclosed front courtyard, guests will also have access to a patio area to the rear of the cottage just off the kitchen. This rear patio area is part of the owners garden.

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

  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, integrated fridge, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
  • Washing machine
  • 2 TVs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Courtyard garden, please note the garden is shared with owner
  • Parking for 4 cars, this is shared with other cottages on a first come first served basis. Further on street parking or payable carpark nearby
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pubs, shops, restaurants under 0.25 miles


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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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