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Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage

Buttermere, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage with wood burner in peaceful and picturesque Buttermere
  • Perfect for romantic getaways for two with wonderful walks and bike rides from the doorstep
  • Pretty enclosed garden with fell views and an ice cream parlour next door
Property code: SZ560

Escape to the western Lake District with a loved one with this charming cottage for two just half a mile from the shores of Buttermere.

This characterful holiday home is a traditional farm cottage tucked away in the beautiful village of Buttermere. This tranquil area is surrounded by dramatic fells, farms and woodlands and is home to three lakes - Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater. The village itself has two good pubs, a small chapel and two cafes - one of which serves homemade Buttermere ice cream!

You can experience superb walks from your own front door, from challenging mountain hikes to gentle lakeshore strolls - the choices are endless and the views are breathtaking. Cyclists will also enjoy the many routes from the village including the Honister, Whinlatter and Newlands Passes. Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District, is just a short walk from Buttermere, hidden away in a deep tree-lined gorge on the way from Crummock Water to Red Pike.

Sleeping two guests in one bedroom, Wilkinsyke is the perfect cottage for walkers and tourists looking to discover the Western Lake District. There is a well presented sitting room to relax in, a well-equipped kitchen, a double bedroom and an upstairs reading room.

The popular market town of Cockermouth is within a 25 minute drive offering boutique shops, pubs and cafes. Keswick town is 30 minutes away and you'll find outdoor shops aplenty as well as pubs, restaurants, cafes, attractions and a cinema and theatre.

The comfortable lounge seats two people. There is a newly fitted wood burner (initial wood supplied ) and TV with Freesat.

The kitchen is equipped with an electric hob, oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer (both undercounter size) and a drop leaf dining table. There are stunning lake views from the kitchen window.

Off the kitchen is a separate WC and a bathroom with bath, separate shower and wash basin.

On the first floor is a double bedroom and a reading room. The double room is furnished with a double bed, chair and wardrobe.

Outside opposite the cottage there is an enclosed garden, ideal for picnics. There are lovely fell views and an ice cream parlour just next door - wonderful!

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 ground-floor bathroom with separate shower cubicle and separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Freeview TV
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Wood burner with an initial supply of logs included
  • Enclosed garden
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 2 cars outside the front of the cottage
  • Unreliable mobile reception - public telephone in the Bridge Hotel and by the public toilets 0.5 miles away
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Dick 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 30th April 2022

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The wood-burning stove is wonderful and is very quick to heat the room and indeed the downstairs. The views from the cottage are fantastic. Very useful to have a private parking space in such a popular village.

Reviewed by Isobel 23rd April 2022

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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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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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