Set in the pretty village of Branthwaite, Padern Cottage is a luxurious and comfortable base from which to explore this wonderful area. Refurbished to a very high standard and boasting stylish, contemporary decor throughout it's a wonderfully comfortable haven for up to four people.
Your nearest lake is Loweswater, and that's just 15 minutes away. There are lovely lakeside walks or you can stride out onto the high fells here. Buttermere and Crummock Water are just a stone's throw further on.
The colourful town of Cockermouth is also a 15 minute drive and has a lovely wide main street, with its quirky Kirkgate area at the far end. There is a wide choice of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as larger supermarkets. It's also the town where Wordsworth was born, and where he spent his early years - you can visit his house there.
Or you can explore Branthwaite and the little pathways that lead out from the village. The Wild Duck is almost opposite the cottage and serves great food.