Nestled in the delightful village of Dean and set in a secluded courtyard is Priory Cottage, a beautiful stone built terraced house sleeping up to four people in two lovely bedrooms. Boasting fresh modern décor, a very well equipped kitchen, a cosy log burner and light airy living spaces, it’s a perfect jumping off point for a couple or family of four to enjoy everything this lovely area has to offer.
Dean is a wonderfully peaceful haven situated just to the west of the Lake District National Park with its own excellent pub, The Royal Yew, serving good food and real ales just a five minute stroll from Priory Cottages. It lies three miles south of the lovely Georgian market town of Cockermouth. This vibrant, bustling little gem has a wealth of independent shops, places to eat and drink and a thriving art and folk music scene. Notable for being the birthplace of William Wordsworth you can make the most of its literary heritage by visiting his childhood home or alternatively take a tour and tasting at Jennings brewery, another venerable Cumbrian institution.
If you’d rather make the most of the great outdoors Dean is an ideal base for the job. The lakes of Loweswater, Crummock and Buttermere are just a short drive away offering some of the most picturesque and unspoiled scenery in the area. There’s a vast choice of walks and cycle routes around these tranquil valleys offering everything from gentle lakeside strolls to more challenging Lakeland giants such as Red Pike, Grasmoor and Haystacks, Wainwright’s favourite mountain. All this and the award winning Kirkstile Inn as an incentive for the end of your exertions! Also less than 20 miles from the cottage is Keswick, the Lakes District’s adventure capital. Here you’ll find ample opportunity to test your wilder side with a host of outdoor activities to choose from as well as many more gentle pursuits such as the stately Keswick Launch.