Follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth when you rent a cottage in Bridekirk with Sykes Cottages. Located near the River Derwent - just north of the heritage town of Cockermouth - Bridekirk is a charming township with a population of just over 600 residents. Pretty, tumble-down cottages and charming whitewashed houses make up the town's centre, whilst beyond its borders, the inspiring fells of the Lake District await.
The village of Bridekirk has existed since ancient times, when local tribes erected St Bridget's Church, whose younger Norman counterpart still stands today. Book a cottage holiday in Bridekirk with Sykes Cottages, and expect history at every turn. This area of Cumbria is rich in history, something embodied in the work of Wordsworth, who spent many an hour in the fells around Bridekirk and Cockermouth, taking inspiration from the serene, timeless landscapes.
Discover the Lake District with a cottage rental in Bridekirk
The advantage of a cottage rental in Bridekirk is that you're perfectly placed for exploring the Lake District National Park, whose fells begin the moment you drive south from your Bridekirk holiday cottage. Start by driving south west, where you'll reach Bassenthwaite Lake, perfect for kayaking or windsurfing. Then, head south, stopping off the picturesque village of Buttermere, where country pubs and breath-taking views await. Then it's on to Windermere- the jewel in Lakeland's crown - where the villages of Bowness, Coniston and Ambleside are sure to delight.
What else can you look forward to during a cottage holiday in Bridekirk? Visit the Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth. Enjoy a tipple at Jennings Brewery. Soak up Cumbria's bloody history at the 14th century Isel Hall. Enjoy a picnic beside Spout Force Waterfall. Or simply relax in your Bridekirk cottage, enjoying the peace, quiet and fresh country air - what could be better?
Whatever you want from your Lake District break, our Bridekirk cottages provide the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday - browse our collection today.