This charming cottage was built in 1860 as part of the village bakery and was renovated by a joiner, hence the lovely internal timber cladding. The current owner has added a top-of-the-range heating system, installed new double glazing and landscaped the private rear garden to provide a lovely base for a holiday providing the best of both worlds, having easy access to the fells and lakes of The National Park and also to the coastline with lovely beach at nearby Allonby. The latter is famous for it's ice creams. The Solway Estuary just a short drive away is renowned for bird watching, photography and the stunning sunsets. The gem town of Cockermouth with plentiful restaurants, cafes and individual shops is within 10 minutes' drive.
Little Gem is situated in the centre of the village of Dearham which has excellent facilities all within walking distance, including the post office, village shop, petrol filling station,hairdressers, fish and chip shop, and the well known "Cottage Pie" shop renowned for their homemade pies.
The northern lakes tourist town of Keswick with the lovely Derwentwater Lake and Skiddaw Mountain towering above is just a 30 minute drive away. There are numerous outdoor shops, restaurants, outdoor adventure companies and splendid walks from Keswick. South westwards from Dearham is a short drive to the once seafaring historic towns of Maryport and Whitehaven with modern marinas.
Please note that the cottage is suitable for adults only.
What guests say:
"This is a lovely cottage. It has everything you need and more. The garden is a sun trap, the shops are minuets away, and The Sun pub is a lovely social place all the customers are very welcoming. A very friendly village. It’s not too far from all the places of interest." - Jillian
"A lovely little cottage that was good value. The owner seems to put have put a great deal of thought into equipping and furnishing the cottage and was very helpful when we contacted her during our stay." - Kirsten
"Little Gem was fabulous: cozy, comfy, clean and very relaxing. As Goldilocks would say 'Just Right'' - Louise