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Little Clifton, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Quaint terraced cottage between the Lake District National Park and the Solway Firth
  • Characterful with original beams, a built-in wood burner and elegant décor
  • Direct access to the village playing field and a dog-friendly beach 4.5 miles
Property code: SZ323

Set in a quiet Cumbrian village, just 10 miles from the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s a wonderful landscape for cyclists, birdlife, and the rare natterjack toad.

This is a delightful and warm terraced cottage for four situated in Little Clifton, a peaceful Cumbrian village nestled between the Lake District National Park and the Solway Coast. It has bags of character with original beams, a built in wood burner and elegant decor. Here you’ll find yourself ideally placed to enjoy the network of cycle ways and paths in the area. The cottage is the perfect place for a couple or a family of four to make the most of all the opportunities the area has to offer.

Little Clifton is a sleep village made up of mostly residential properties, so is perfect if you want a relaxing holiday in tranquil surrounds. Despite that, it’s just a 10-mile drive to tranquil Loweswater and just beyond lie Crummock and Buttermere. Around these beautifully picturesque lakes you’ll find some of the most glorious walking in the area, not to mention some fabulous pubs! The Solway Coast is also just a 15-mile drive away. This part of the county has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its abundant bird life, quiet seaside towns and stunning sunsets. It is most definitely worth a visit!

The historic coastal town of Workington is a 4-mile drive away with its two theatres, bustling shopping centre, cinema, trampoline park, museums, and parks. Its also 7 miles from the town of Cockermouth, which has a wealth of independent shops and eateries as well as the birthplace of William Wordsworth. Why not explore Wordsworth’s childhood home or take a tour round Jennings Brewery during your visit? For the more adventurous among you, this cottage lies less than 15 miles away from Whinlatter Forest Park, where you could find yourself high up in the canopy on a Go Ape! course or careering down a single track on a mountain bike. So, whether you’re feeling like exploring the natural beauty and the vibrant history of Cumbria or just savouring the tranquillity and local charm of a village like Little Clifton, this cottage is a great jumping off point.

On arrival, you first enter into the charming living room with dining area. This is a beautifully comfortable space with original beams, a built in wood burner and lovely fresh decor. It has a television with Freeview and a DVD player along with a selection of DVDs to borrow. You can decide whether to while away your evenings around the large dining table or on one of two comfy sofas relaxing and planning your Lake District adventures. The coffee table is even decorated with an ordnance survey map to help give you inspiration. There is a chest by the door for muddy boots (this also doubles as a seat) as well as an under stair cupboard for storing coats.

The well-equipped kitchen is a lovely light colourful space for preparing a meal. It has a fridge/freezer, microwave, built in electric oven and gas hobs and a washing machine. From here you look out on to the courtyard at the back of the cottage.

Upstairs the elegant and calm colour scheme continues throughout. Both the twin bedroom and the king size master bedroom are thoughtfully designed with lovely furnishings and characterful windows. Indeed both are delightfully comfortable rooms for a cosy break away. The spacious bathroom has an electric shower over the bath, the bath itself is full length and in a grotto like space to enjoy a soak after long Lakeland walks.

At the back of the house there is a courtyard garden. Climbing clematis and jasmine grow along the walls out here which in summer make it a delightful spot to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine. In the courtyard you'll find a lockable shed for bikes and even access out on to the village playing field, ideal for younger guests.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV with Freeview, and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Courtyard garden with garden furniture and direct access to village playing field
  • Secure bike storage
  • On-road parking is available for 1 car at the front of the property
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and restaurant 1 mile, Shop 1.5 miles, Beach 4.5 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.

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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