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Wythop Mill Cottage

Wythop Mill, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A tastefully furnished cottage with original wooden beams and a wood burner
  • Set in a rural hamlet in the north-eastern corner of the Lake District National Park
  • Perfect for a family or a couple seeking a relaxing cottage break in a tranquil setting
Property code: SZ576

Situated in a stunning rural spot between Cockermouth and Bassenthwaite Lake, this quirky, cosy and historic cottage has been imaginatively updated to provide a fantastic holiday home for four guests.

This is a quirky cottage for up to four people and two lucky dogs. This home from home is full of charm and original character features. The accommodation is laid out over two floors but due to the age of the property, there are some steps between the rooms on the ground floor. Down three steps from the useful utility area is the lovely kitchen/diner, which leads through to the cosy living room with wood burner and the characterful snug. Upstairs on the first floor are the two lovely double bedrooms and the family bathroom. As well as parking for one car, the cottage has a wonderful garden with outdoor furniture and the beck running close by.

As the name suggests, the cottage can be found in the pretty hamlet of Wythop Mill. There are some wonderful walking opportunities straight from the front door. Head up popular Sale Fell, a short but fairly steep climb, the views from the top are certainly worth the effort. Continue onto neighbouring Ling Fell or explore the local woodlands – be sure to keep an eye out for the resident red squirrels too! You’ll be in need of some refreshments after all that exercise so why not treat yourselves to meal out at the popular inn, just a 5-minute drive away.

Bustling Keswick is less than a 15-minute drive away. There’s a great choice of independent and outdoor shops to indulge in some retail therapy, or treat yourselves to supper out in one of the local restaurants before taking in a show at the renowned Theatre by the Lake. Or why not head west to the quaint Georgian market town of Cockermouth? Visit Wordsworth House, the childhood home of poet William Wordsworth, or enjoy a peaceful riverside stroll. Families will love the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park, whilst adults can partake in a tour and tasting at the fantastic Lakes Distillery.

A quirky and cosy retreat, this cottage is sure to delight. Head inside and straight into the useful utility area, which houses the washing machine should you wish to make use of that during your stay. Leave boots and coats here before exploring further.

Down three steps (there is a bannister on one side) from the utility area is the kitchen/diner, a wonderfully welcoming space. The country kitchen is well equipped with an electric range-style oven, microwave, fridge and feature butler's sink. The round wooden dining table makes for convivial mealtimes whilst catching up on the day's events.

Behind an original latch door, you'll find the delightful living room. The inviting sofa and armchairs are positioned around the wood burner, perfect for cosy evenings in in front of the fire. An atmospheric room that's full of charm and character, ideal for some real R&R. The snug at the rear of the cottage is another welcoming room with feature wooden beams. Both the living room and the snug have a TV so there'll be no need to fight over the remote control!

Upstairs on the first floor are the two lovely double bedrooms. The first bedroom is bright and airy thanks to its dual aspect windows; it has a pretty, metal-framed double bed and a quirky wicker chair, a lovely spot to catch up with a good book. This room also has an antique chest of drawers for storage. The second bedroom is just as charming as the first. A mezzanine space, with a gallery over the kitchen, in here you'll find an antique wooden double bed and a traditional dressing table with handy drawers, stool and wall-mounted mirror. This bedroom is full of character features, from the exposed stone work around the original window to the beautiful wooden beams.

Also on the first floor is the pretty family bathroom. With a WC, wash basin and bath with electric shower over all tastes are catered for, whether you prefer a relaxing soak in the tub or a reinvigorating shower after a day out on the fells.

Outside, the cottage has a delightful garden to the side and rear. As the name suggests, Wythop Mill Beck runs behind the garden making it a lovely, relaxing spot to relax whilst listening to the water flowing by. A bistro-style table and chairs are also provided, ideal for a peaceful morning cuppa or a refreshing drink in the evening.

There is also parking for one car in the space next to the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric range-style oven, fridge and microwave
  • Washing machine in utility area
  • Wood burner
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • TVs in lounge and snug
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 4 miles, Bassenthwaite Lake 2 miles
  • Please note, a beck runs past the garden; although there is a fence, extra care should be taken


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Rachael 29th October 2021

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Lovely lovely cottage. Fully equipped quirky and comfortable. Loved it.

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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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