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Old Ginn House Apartment

Cockermouth (5mls E), Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • A chic, light and cosy first-floor apartment with views towards the Lake District fells
  • Set above a popular bar and restaurant serving a fantastic variety of delicious meals
  • Less than 5 miles from the Solway Firth and 11 miles from Bassenthwaite Lake


Property code: SZ366

Forming part of a popular village inn, this cool and contemporary apartment provides stylish, inviting and relaxing accommodation for families discovering both the Solway Coast and the Lake District.

This is a spacious apartment for four to five people, in the peaceful west Cumbrian village of Great Clifton. The accommodation is accessed via an external flight of stairs and is all laid out on the first floor. Off the central hallway you’ll find the modern kitchen/diner, comfortable living room (there is a sofa bed in here which can be made up to accommodate a fifth person at an additional charge) and the two lovely en-suite bedrooms. As well a private courtyard, there is plenty of parking available in the car park of the adjoining inn.

Tucked away from the hustle bustle but still be within easy access of both the Solway Coast and Lake District National Park, there’s plenty on offer close to Great Clifton. The apartment adjoins the popular Old Ginn House restaurant, perfect for treating yourselves to a tasty meal out. There are local footpaths and quieter country roads to explore, as well as nearby cycle paths if you prefer to get out and about on two wheels.

The beautiful Solway Coast is just a short drive away. Enjoy a walk along the pebble and sandy beach at the quant seaside village of Allonby , or explore the cobbled streets at popular Silloth. Visit the Maritime Museum and the Senhouse Roman Museum at Maryport, a must for anyone with an interest in history. Why not head east to the Lake District? Spend a day exploring around beautiful Buttermere and Crummock Water. The Lake District Wildlife Park is sure to be a hit with families whilst Whinlatter Forest has a choice of walking and mountain bikes trails, as well as a Go Ape High Ropes Course for adrenaline junkies.

The apartment offers stylish but comfortable accommodation and adjoins a popular inn which has a welcoming bar and restaurant, meaning you're perfectly placed for enjoying meals out in a friendly setting.

Accessed via 12 external steps, the accommodation is all laid out on the first floor.

The modern kitchen/diner is sleek and stylish. Well equipped with an electric oven and hob, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and useful washing machine, it's a great social space. The dining table has two chairs as well as a bench, providing plenty of seating for four or five people to gather round the table. The kitchen leads through to the fantastic living room, where you'll find an inviting large corner sofa and a separate two-seater sofa. There's an electric flame-effect fire and a wall-mounted TV in here too, perfect for relaxing evenings in. The two-seater sofa is a sofa bed and so can also be made up to accommodate a fifth person on request (please note, there is an additional charge to accommodate a fifth person).

Onwards to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The double room has a lovely relaxing feel to it, perfect for indulging in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! This lovely room also has a stylish dressing table with mirror and a handy hanging rail with drawers for storage. The modern en-suite has a WC, wash basin and shower cubicle, ideal for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day on the fells. Next up is the twin room, which can also be made up as a double upon request. This is another bright and airy room, with a dressing table and handy storage unit. The twin room has an en-suite bathroom, with a WC, wash basin and bath with shower over, so all tastes are catered for, whether you prefer a refreshing shower or a long soak in the tub.

As well as parking in the adjoining inn's car park, the apartment also has a delightful little courtyard area. With a wooden table and chairs, it's a lovely spot to relax and unwind after a day out and about.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin which can be made up as a double on request
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Electric flame-effect fire TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included - can be hired at additional charge directly from the owner
  • Enclosed courtyard with outdoor furniture
  • Private parking in the inn car park
  • Regret no pets
  • Bassenthwaite Lake 11 miles, beach 4.5 miles, on-site pub
  • Please note the apartment is accessed via 12 external steps
  • Please note the apartment does not accept children aged 3 or under
  • Sleeps 4+1 - sofa bed available on request in the living room (please note both bathrooms are en-suites). Additional charges apply. Please request at the time of booking
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed


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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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