Cockermouth Main Street - photo courtesy of Brian Moore
Cockermouth memorial gardens - photo courtesy of Brian Moore
Take a walk along the river to Cockermouth Castle
The beautiful Solway Coast
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11 / 14  Cockermouth Main Street - photo courtesy of Brian Moore
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13 / 14  Take a walk along the river to Cockermouth Castle
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Valley Town Apartment

Cockermouth, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ground floor recently refurbished apartment in the historic market town of Cockermouth
  • Ideal for a couple or two friends, with two double bedrooms and an off road private parking space
  • Short stroll to the river and the town centre with plenty of independent shops, restaurants and pubs
Property code: 85514

This refurbished ground-floor apartment offers the perfect base to explore the Lakes, relax and unwind with a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants a short walk away.

Make the most of this comfortable hideaway in Cockermouth when you plan your great escape to the Lake District. Sleeping two guests, the two-bedroom, ground-floor retreat is ideal for a couple or a pair of friends looking to be close to independent shops and eateries, as well as to impressive scenery, great walks and places of historical interest. From here, step straight out to potter in the interesting outlets of the town and to see its castle or visit the National Trust’s Wordsworth House and Gardens. Make forays into the Lake District, about 2 miles away, including to Bassenthwaite Lake, a 7-mile drive, known for its array of wildlife.

Enter the apartment via the porch, where you can hang your jackets and leave your walking boots, then find yourselves in an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Settle in here on the soft seating after your exhilarating excursions. Find a film to enjoy together on the Smart TV, make plans for the following day and decide whether to dine out in Cockermouth or prepare something tasty here at home – you’ll have all the equipment you need in the kitchen area. When you are ready to lay your heads on your pillows for the night, wander through to one of the two inviting double bedrooms. Awake to have a hot shower before breakfast. You’ll also find parking for one car with this apartment.

From Cockermouth, drive 8.5 miles to the beautiful lakes of Loweswater and Crummock Water, where you will find footpaths to follow through magical scenery. Have a day out in Keswick, 14 miles away. Book tickets for a show at the Theatre by the Lake, try your hand at water sports or take a cruise out on picturesque Derwentwater while you are here.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Callum 7th May 2022

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This place was amazing. Close to shops, nice walks and activities aren't far, I didn't travel over 30 minutes to go somewhere nice, mostly 15 minute travel. The owner is nice and welcoming, also really helped me when I had a car issue when he didn't have to help. Beds were really comfortable and a lot of room. A powerful shower. Better internet thaRead moret I even have at home. It's a very good price for what you get and the area you're in with how close things are. Hide

Reviewed by Marlyn 26th March 2022

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Comfortable and cosy cottage. Well equipped, although needs a mirror in the bedroom. Perhaps a bit stark, so would benefit with the addition of pictures on the walls, particularly in the sitting room. Well situated with only a short riverside walk into the centre of Cockermouth with its wide variety of independent shops. Off street parking os a BIGRead more advantage. Hide

Reviewed by Timothy 21st November 2021

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A fantastic and well catered accommodation that we easily called our home during our recent stay. The owners were always available and friendly to discuss local activities or just to those everyday conversations. The facilities are outstanding with those minute details that can make you feel relaxed and comfortable met, and resulted in our most memRead moreorable experience. Thank You. Hide

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Cockermouth Main Street - photo courtesy of Brian Moore
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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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