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The Stables - Dean

Dean, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A Grade II-listed Cumbrian cottage in the heart of the countryside with lots of walks nearby
  • In a peaceful position in the west of the Lake District, only 7 miles from ancient market town Cockermouth
  • Ideally located to allow guests to enjoy the best of coast and country
Property code: SZ521

This charming traditional cottage is the ideal place for families or couples to enjoy quality time together. Immerse yourselves in the unbridled natural beauty and enjoy discovering the nearby fells, lakes and the coastline.

This alluring holiday property is a delightful 18th-century Grade II-listed cottage located in the quiet village of Dean. This unspoilt corner of the northern Lake District enjoys beautiful sunsets, peaceful valleys and beautiful landscapes. The secret garden at the propertyis a lovely secluded spot to relax and enjoy a morning coffee or perhaps an evening meal whilst enjoying the abundant wildlife. The cottage has been sympathetically refurbished in a characterful farmhouse style with exposed beams and stonework. The sitting room is set around a feature cast iron fireplace and the log burner, and the musically inclined can enjoy some music on the piano in the music room. There is a dog friendly pub just a few minutes down the road, serves delicious country pub fayre prepared by their creative chefs.

The pleasant market town of Cockermouth is 5 miles away and offers many independent, shops antique shops, and plenty to see. Why not visit the old-fashioned ironmongers, J.B. Banks and Son, which houses a small museum? There is also an abundance of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Keswick is also nearby and is known as, 'the outdoor capital of the Lake District'. However, it has even more to offer with shops catering for everyone, several bespoke jewellers, art galleries, contemporary gift shops, and interesting museums.

The property is entered via the kitchen door (from the pebbled parking area for three cars) into a spacious farmhouse kitchen and dining area. The newly fitted kitchen with oak worktops is well equipped with integrated recycling bins, a dishwasher, fan assisted oven and ceramic hob, built in microwave, integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a ceiling drying rack. There is a large farmhouse kitchen table and sofa in the dining area. This leads through to the sitting room which features modern fixtures and fittings blended with antique furnishings.

The open character fireplace compliments the exposed stonework and beamed ceiling. The sitting room is sympathetically furnished with sofas and comfortable chairs with a feature piano. There is a digital radio/cd player, TV, DVD player and a blue tooth wireless speaker system with docking for an ipad, iphone and ipod and 2x 15 watt speakers. There is also a cot, high chair, stair gate, toy basket and a selection of board games, local maps and mAgazines which are all provided at the family friendly cottage.

A staircase leads upstairs to two double bedrooms which have high ceilings and delightful exposed beams. Towels are provided and the bedrooms are tastefully furnished. The family bathroom features a bath with shower over, wash basin and WC. Complimentary toiletries are provided. There is a heated towel rail and a velux window provides natural light.

Outside you will fine a relaxing enclosed garden with patio seating, BBQ and chiminea. This pretty garden is perfect to enjoy the beautiful West Cumbrian sunsets perhaps with a glass of wine and dinner al fresco.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 family bathroom – shower over the bath and complimentary toiletries
  • Fan-assisted oven and ceramic hob, built-in microwave, integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner – all logs supplied
  • Digital radio/cd player, TV, DVD player and a Bluetooth wireless speaker system with docking station
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, BBQ and chiminea
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars on gravelled area with security light
  • 2 dogs welcome - a large plastic bed, two dog bowls and a welcome pack are provided for the dogs (please bring own bedding)
  • There is a picnic basket and thermos flask available for use at the cottage
  • Visit Britain has given the property a 4 star Gold award, in additon to a Welcome Pet Friendly Award.
  • Pub – 300 metres
  • Shop – 5.5 miles in Cockermouth
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Rachel 6th May 2022

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Beautiful home for a relaxing week in the lakes. Great location near the coast as well as lakes with easy access to Cockermouth for provisions. Everything you could need was provided. Would happily stay there again.

Reviewed by Aileen 8th April 2022

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We had a great stay at The Stables! The property has everything you need and more, even providing things for the dog should you have forgotten anything. Very warm and cosy benefiting from the wood burner, shower in the bathroom was amazing. The pub along the road does fabulous food at extremely reasonable prices. Loads of great walks around so you Read moredon't have to travel too far if you don't want too, our favourite was Loweswater, great market at Keswick and St Bees beach is worth a visit.x Hide

Reviewed by Laura 22nd March 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 4th February 2022

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Perfect house to stay at, very cosy too. Very warm. In a lovely secluded area but near enough to some very beautiful walking places. Everything you could possibly need is provided, even dog towels etc, our dogs loved it. Local pub does lovely food and is well worth a visit. Highly recommend staying here for a getaway from it all holiday.

Reviewed by Andrew 5th November 2021

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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.

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