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Wood Hall

Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 7
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large secluded hillside property offering a luxurious retreat in the heart of the Lake District
  • Six acres of historic landscaped gardens with views of Skiddaw, Grasmoor, and Buttermere
  • Enjoy croquet and boules on the lawn along with children's play area and games room
Property code: SZ570

Sleeping 18 guests across nine bedrooms, this luxury Lake District accommodation is the perfect place to mark family birthdays, or simply to enjoy a holiday escape together.

This is a beautiful, pet-friendly, self-catering property in an impressive setting on a south-facing hillside with sensational panoramic views of Skiddaw, Grassmoor and the Lorton and Buttermere valleys.

The property sleeps 18 people in comfort, with many original features making it ideal for friends and family to get together in this quiet corner of the national park. Situated at the end of a mile-long private drive and with its own 6-acre private landscaped gardens, the property allows you and your guests to truly relax and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings.

If you would like to treat yourself to a professionally prepared meal, then a list of highly recommended local cooks can be provided, offering services ranging from doing all the food shopping to making three-course meals, and all the tidying up afterwards. The owners can also recommend a local babysitter if you would like an evening out.

The tempting views of Crummock, Buttermere and Loweswater are only a short drive away, and these western fells are often much quieter than the busy central lakes. The market town of Cockermouth is a 5-minute drive away, offering supermarkets and many interesting independent shops.

A large hallway with feature stone arches greets you as you enter the property. This leads to the large open-plan living space with conservatory, sitting room and dining room, perfect for groups of friends or families. From the conservatory, floor-to-ceiling windows look out over Skiddaw, Grassmoor and the Lorton and Buttermere valleys, as well as the extensive gardens. The conservatory leads into the large, open-plan sitting/dining area which also benefits from the beautiful vista. Large, comfortable sofas and armchairs surround a fireplace with woodburning stove, and there is a large bespoke oak dining table seating 18 guests. The living area also has a Sonos music system which can be controlled via your smart/android phone.

Sliding doors can be opened or closed to separate the open-plan living area from the extensive kitchen. The fully equipped kitchen features an electric AGA, two dishwashers, double Belfast sink, microwave, toaster, American-style fridge/freezer and a Quooker boiling hot water tap. French doors open onto a kitchen garden with vegetable patch and herb garden, which guests are invited to enjoy. There is a gas BBQ and outdoor dining area - perfect for dining alfresco and taking in the wonderful views.

From the hallway you can also enter the snug which has a cosy wood burning stove and a 40-inch flatscreen TV and DVD player. There are large comfortable sofas, a wide selection of DVDs and a bookcase full of books of all genres. This room also has a 7ft pool table as well as a selection of board games, ideal entertainment on a rainy day.

The snug leads into the large utility room which has a washing machine, tumble dryer and Belfast sink. There is a separate entrance from the parking area with ample storage for boots and wet weather gear after a day on the fells. There is also a WC with wash basin at the end of the hallway.

An ornate staircase opens out to a half landing. To your right there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room which includes a WC and wash basin. Two further double bedrooms and a twin bedroom are here, as well as a shower room with WC and wash basin and a further bathroom with bath which has a shower attachment and WC wash basin. All of the bedrooms boast stunning Lakeland views. To the left of the half landing there is a twin bedroom and double bedroom, both with en-suite shower rooms, and a further twin bedroom and bathroom with bath WC and wash basin.

The large master bedroom with super-king-size bed and copper freestanding bath is simply spectacular and has panoramic views over Cumbrian fells and valleys. Guests can enjoy a Bose sound system which can be connected to iPods. The room benefits from a private balcony with seating to relax and take in these glorious views. There is an en-suite shower room with WC and wash basin.

Rental of this property includes use of a coach house for two people - a unique hideaway in the property grounds, featuring a double bedroom with en-suite and a separate living quarter with TV and Freeview, Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, mini fridge and woodburning stove. The property enjoys magical views from the bedroom, lounge area and its private terrace.

All guests are provided with fluffy towels during their stay. All of the bathrooms have complimentary, locally sourced toiletries.

If prior notice is given, the owners will take delivery of your online grocery shopping on the day of your arrival day and unpack it for you.

The 6 acres of gardens were designed by international landscape and garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1910 and have featured in Cumbria Life and Country Life magazines. The beautiful gardens offer many vantage points with different views of the Lake District and the River Derwent below. There are two stone summerhouses where you can enjoy an evening drink overlooking the scenery. In the centre of the garden there is a stone BBQ and outside dining area where you can make the most of your afternoon or evening.

Croquet and boules are available for guests, and the large front lawn is perfect for outdoor games.

A large orchard at the back of the house has a children's playground including slide, swing, double swing and climbing rope.

  • 9 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size (in coach house), 4 doubles, 3 twins
  • 7 bathrooms - 3 family bathrooms (2 with bath and WC, 1 with shower and WC); 5 en-suite shower rooms with showers and WCs (1 in coach house); free-standing bath in the super-king-size bedroom; separate ground floor WC
  • Electric Aga, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, two dishwashers, boiling hot water tap
  • Utility - Washing machine, tumble dryer, large sink
  • Welcome basket for week-long bookings; and locally-sourced bathroom toiletries provided
  • 3 wood burners (first baskets of logs included)
  • Biomass central heating
  • TV with Freeview; TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs; Sonos music system; Bose sound system with iPod connections
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV and games room with pool table and board games; boxes of toys for younger children
  • Large enclosed historic landscaped gardens with lake views, two summerhouses, BBQ dining area, lawned area (croquet set/boules provided), orchard with playground (slide, swings, climbing rope), kitchen garden with vegetable patch and herb garden
  • Off-road private parking is available for seven cars at the rear of the property
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 2 babies welcome - 2 cots, high chair, pram (suitable from birth onwards), a selection of toys, bouncy chair, Bumbo seat and microwave bottle steriliser provided
  • Pub 1 mile, Shops and amenities 1.5 miles, Coast 6.5 miles
  • Online grocery shopping can be delivered and unpacked by the owners on your arrival day, with prior notice
  • Details of local catering and babysitting service can be provided
  • The property is decorated during the Christmas festive season
  • Please note: this property is to be used only by the guests sleeping at the property - no outside guests permitted
  • Warnings: Stone steps, some gravelled paths and sloping areas in the historic garden. Please be mindful of young children near the unfenced pond. There are a couple of steps up to each property entrance
  • 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janice 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Pamela 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 18th March 2022

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Really great cottage. Recommended

Reviewed by Lauren 25th February 2022

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Amazing property with a fantastic views from the main lounge area and master bedroom.

Reviewed by Jennifer 10th December 2021

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Reviewed by Gordon 29th October 2021

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Thoroughly enjoyable week in a superb property. Wood Hall is a spacious, well maintained and well equipped property which is ideal for large groups. It is located in large, attractive grounds and is well placed for the whole of the Lake District. The owners are very helpful and act quickly to resolve any issues/queries. We would recommend this propRead moreerty to anyone considering a group holiday in this area. Hide

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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.

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