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The Cottage At Cockermouth

Cockermouth, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Cot available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy a drink in the evening on the raised decking and patio area overlooking the River Cocker
  • Easy access to Cockermouth, the Lake District and the Solway Coast
  • Peaceful location, with walks from the doorstep on this five-acre small holding
Property code: 49197

This spacious light and airy cottage offers fantastic views over the River Cocker a perfect setting to soak up the evening air after a day exploring the Lakes.

Situated less than 1 mile from the hustle and bustle of Cockermouth yet close enough for you to enjoy the amenities, this cosy cottage is an ideal choice for small families. Sleeping four guests across two bedrooms, you’ll be positioned close to the river for scenic walks and a spot of fishing. Your large garden is a treat for balmy afternoons, especially if you fire up the BBQ and sizzle up something special for supper.

Simply presented and delightfully cosy, your home-away-from-home is thoughtfully styled for kicking back and unwinding with hot chocolate and your favourite films. The living space is open-plan and equipped with a handy kitchen area for all those home-cooked meals you’ll soon be tucking into in the conservatory. Both bedrooms have the added bonus of a private en-suite apiece. Outside, the terrace is elevated above the River Cocker, so you’ll be able to sip your glass of wine with a view. Off-road parking is available for two cars.

Situated close to the western reaches of the Lake District National Park (2 miles), the surrounding landscape is a natural playground for adventure. Bassenthwaite Lake is enchanting and serene 15.5 miles away, providing panoramic mountain scenery as you traipse around the water's edge and through Dodd Wood. For those who can’t resist scaling the mountains themselves, you’ll have Grasmoor (8 miles), Grisedale Pike (11.5 miles) and the infamous Skiddaw itself to climb within 13 miles. Heading in the opposite direction, the Cumbrian Coastline has a wealth of beaches and cliff top walks to discover such as St Bees Head (19.5 miles) and Whitehaven (15 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 small double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge with freezer box
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Increased accessibility - Please ensure you refer to our FAQ's
  • TV and DVD
  • BBQ available
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by kevin 30th July 2022

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Ideal location and so peaceful, the cottage can easily accommodate 4 adults (and 2 dogs) The owner and his neighbors are friendly and helpful we would love to visit again in the future

Reviewed by Ruth 23rd July 2022

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The accommodation catered for all of our needs. The beds were comfy, One had an electric lift facility for adisabled person. The shower pressure was brilliant, the toilet was high, again catering for disabilities along with grab rails. The location was beautiful and so peaceful. The walk into town was pleasant both across country and via the roads.Read more Everyone was friendly, Eric was a most welcoming host, Marie fondly known as the cleaner but so much more was lovely and friendly. Fully Recommend Hide

Reviewed by Cate 9th July 2022

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Eric and co were all really friendly and helpful. We had a brilliant stay.

Reviewed by Barry 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Kathleen 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Dave 4th June 2022

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Idyllic location next the River Cocker; For the disabled very user friendly with wide doors and two wet rooms. Well equipped and a very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Rachel 28th May 2022

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A beautiful find.

Reviewed by Anthony 14th May 2022

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Wonderful location by the river, so peaceful yet close to the centre of Cockermouth. Eric, the host could not be more friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Karen 7th May 2022

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a gem of a property. loved the location and access to northern lakes. Eric the owner was lovely and helpful. Hope to come back.

Reviewed by Lyn 30th April 2022

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This was our 2nd stay here and we loved it just as much as the first time. Lovely quiet location in a well equipped accomodation. Eric was excellent providing lots of knowledge and support when we required it.

Reviewed by Brigitte 23rd April 2022

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The area and the location of the cottage is beautiful. The place is so clean and safe with top of the range kitchen equipment. Will certainly miss the kind and 5 star treatment from the owner who is always there in the property to help and give expert advice

Reviewed by Caroline 16th April 2022

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Reviewed by Kelly 10th April 2022

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Wow! What a place!!! The location, the cottage, the people! I couldnt rate this place highly enough. We had the most perfect time with our 2 dogs, from day one we were made to feel like family I loved it that much were going back in August I think that speaks for itself xx

Reviewed by Andy 2nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Dorothy 23rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Y 9th October 2021

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Fantastic location for a lovely cottage to result in a totally relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Deborah 2nd October 2021

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Brilliant place to chill and recoup from the stresses that life throws at you. Brilliant location and so quiet. Lots of great resources around and about so plenty to do if sitting back with a good book on the patio is a bit too laid back for you.

Reviewed by Lyn 18th September 2021

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Excellent. This accommodation was perfect for someone with limited mobility with full wet room, wider doors, flat flooring, adjustable bed. The location is beautiful by riverside and we sat on the decking watching wildlife and world go by.. Whilst locatio was peaceful and quiet it is close to Cockermouth with all amenities you would need. Well placRead moreed for North Lakes and the Solway Coast. Dog friendly - small enclosed area and lots of walk. Eric was grea host. Will definitely visit again Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 28th August 2021

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Fabulous setting, peacful, tranquil with a fantastic view. Everything you needed is there in the cottage. Beautifully kept and furnished, perfectly clean and spacious, a place to enjoy with a great views. Its location is a little north in the lakes but in no way is this a detriment to the enjoyment of the whole area. Go there and enjoy as we all diRead mored. Hide

Reviewed by Mari 21st August 2021

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Had the best time. Eric is lovely, a fountain of information. All the amenities are great, maybe a non-stick pan would be ideal though. Such a lovely outlook. We missed the ponies this year but totally understand why they werent there.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 7th August 2021

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Stayed in this cottage for the 2nd time. It's very clean, comfortable and has everything you need. The property owner lives next door and is always willing to help and do anything to make your stay enjoyable. We will definately be back, it's like home from home

Reviewed by Louise 24th July 2021

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Reviewed by Gary 17th July 2021

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Wow!! Explored lakes, forests, caves and coast all within a 30 minute drive. Also enjoyed a river side amble into Cockermouth center which also took around 30 mins. With the weather being in the high 20's every day, we spent most afternoons cooling off in the river. The cottage is clean and well presented with everything you need. Eric is very frieRead morendly and a fantastic host. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 10th July 2021

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Great holiday location next to babbling river

Reviewed by Donna 3rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 5th June 2021

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Very tranquil location, beautiful scenery. Very comfortable cottage, particularly for elderly or disabled people as everything is on one floor and very disabled friendly. Eric, the owner, is really friendly and helpful and is always there if you need him. Very close to lots of scenic places, like Keswick , Buttermere and lots of nice tea rooms/ cafRead morees to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 3rd June 2021

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Very clean and spacious property. We stayed for two nights. Two adults, a child and twin babies. We managed to fit two travel cots in the twin room (one supplied by the owner) and still had room for our 8 year old in their also. Great that there was a washer and drier! My son was over the moon when asked if he'd like to feed the owners pet lamb I tRead morehink it made his holiday. The owner was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Thankyou! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 29th May 2021

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Really amazing location and friendly and helpful owners. We loved time with the animals too!

Reviewed by Sheila 17th May 2021

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Reviewed by John 1st May 2021

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Had a lovely stay very peaceful and quiet thankyou .

Reviewed by Paul 17th April 2021

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Reviewed by Emily 12th April 2021

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What a wonderful stay! Eric was such a lovely host and made us feel really welcome. Access to the stream in front of the house, as well as ponies, chickens and lambs in the front garden, was utter joy for our two children! A short drive from lakes, breathtaking scenery and a beautiful coastline. A lovely walk into Cockermouth and local pubs too. PeRead morerfect! Hide

Reviewed by Dorothy 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 17th October 2020

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A beautiful cottage , which is spotlessly clean with everything inside you could think off, It is fully wheelchair adapted with one bed being a craftmatic that can be adjusted. It is in an idyllic setting with the owner being next door should you need anything. I would highly recommend this cottage

Reviewed by Vicky 4th October 2020

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A lovely setting. Ideal for a quiet holiday but quick and easy to get to Cockermouth. Eric very welcoming. Cottage perfect for anyone with mobility issues. Cottage extremely clean. Loved seeing the ponies and ducks in the field behind the cottage plus the added bonus of seeing a red squirrel!

Reviewed by Alen 26th September 2020

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We have just come home from a fantastic break away,Eric the owner was always willing to help us in any way he could,the accommodation was spotless, we loved all the animals and feeding them every day ,thank you Eric we look forward to rebooking for next year.The Thompson family.

Reviewed by Rebecca 19th September 2020

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lovely cottage friendly owner beautiful setting by the river..be aware little off the beaten track and no internet connection but most relaxing environment. wonderful place to get away to

Reviewed by Mark 30th August 2020

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Lovely cottage and in a superb location. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Nigel 15th August 2020

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It was a bit further away from the town than we had imagined

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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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