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The Cottage - Cockermouth

Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
4 more

At a glance

  • Refurbished Georgian character cottage in a gated courtyard in Cockermouth’s old town
  • Very near to the town’s shops, eateries and attractions
  • Communal seating area outside overlooking All Saints Church and the Kirkgate Centre
Property code: SZ474

Tucked back from the heart of the bustling market town of Cockermouth, this homely haven is ideal for exploring the town on foot before venturing east into the stunning Lake District National Park.

This cottage is a cosy Grade II-listed Georgian character cottage nestled in a quiet gated courtyard in Cockermouth’s old town, just a stone’s throw from the town’s many attractions and independent shops, bars and restaurants. The cottage is newly furnished and well equipped, with everything you’ll need for your stay in this gorgeous part of the country. Cockermouth itself is an ideal base for a visit to the Lake District National Park. Nestled on the edge of the park, the beautiful and historic ‘Gem Town’ has all the charm and amenities, without the tourist crowds of neighbouring towns.

Located in the heart of Cockermouth’s conservation area, the comfortable cottage sleeps up to four people and features an open plan living/dining area, modern kitchen, two characterful bedrooms and a bathroom. Many original features have been preserved, including attractive exposed stonework in the hallway and exposed woodwork in both bedrooms.

The living room is furnished with a comfy sofa and armchair. The TV is a smart TV with Freesat and access to Netflix, Amazon video etc. (own accounts needed) and also has a DVD player. There is a good supply of DVDs, books and board games to keep you entertained on a rainy day or cosy night in after a busy day of exploring! There’s also a dining table for meals, with seating for 4.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you’ll need to prepare meals during your stay. It has an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer microwave, kettle, toaster and washing machine. Ground coffee is also provided.

There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin. Both have stunning original exposed wood and brickwork around the windows and look out over the Kirkgate Centre and All Saints Church. The beds will be made up for you and towels are provided.

The bathroom has a bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, with an electric shower over it.

Please note that as is fairly standard in this area, the cottage does not have a private garden, but there is a good outside seating area on common land accessed through the courtyard. This looks out onto All Saints Church and the Kirkgate Centre – a perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine and watching the world go by!

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Freeview TV with Netflix, Amazon video and DVD player
  • Selection of DVDs, books and games
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Communal seating area outside
  • 1-hour on-street parking immediately outside (for unloading/loading luggage), free on-street parking down the street (subject to availability), pay-and-display carparks nearby
  • Shops and pubs less than 0.25 miles

Location

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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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