Great Clifton near Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District
A first-class, detached house set in the owners grounds, on the edge of the small rural village of Great Clifton, just 5 miles from Cockermouth. Converted to a very high standard, this outstanding Great Clifton cottage provides an ideal retreat for a large family or a group of friends to meet up and explore the Lake District. Set out over two floors with ground access at both levels, this great Clifton cottage features a first floor open plan living area with designer kitchen, dining area and a warm and cosy sitting area with wonderful woodburner. The bedrooms at this Great Clifton cottage are comfortable and the accommodation is extremely flexible, with the added provision of sofas, TV and a pool table in the bunk bedroom. Outside, this Great Clifton cottage offers spacious lawns and a lovely sitting area to enjoy alfresco dining. There is excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep, and plenty to see and do in every direction. Loweswater and Crummock Water are nearby and offer the more adventurous some very challenging fell walking. The nearby coastline is a real delight and of course the many delights of Keswick are just a short drive away. This Great Clifton cottage is perfect, at any time of year.
Six bedrooms: Upper ground floor: 2 x twin, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite (shower, basin & WC). Lower ground floor: 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks with sofas, TV with Freeview & pool table. Upper ground floor: 2 x shower rooms with shower, basin & WC. Lower ground floor: Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, basin & WC. Upper ground floor: Open plan living area with sitting area with woodburner, fitted kitchen area & dining area.
Gas central heating with woodburner in living room. Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, library of books & games. Gas & electric inc. in rent. Fuel for woodburner on honesty box basis. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Spacious lawned garden with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk. Note: Check in time is 4pm.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
Cockermouth 5 miles; Bassenthwaite Lake 15 miles; Keswick 18 miles.
The small country village of Great Clifton is in the borough of Allerdale, just five miles from Cockermouth on the western fringes of the Lake District National Park. Great Clifton has a thriving community centred round the village pub, with the area largely undiscovered and unspoilt. The countryside offers dramatic panoramic views across this constantly changing landscape to the Loweswater valley and mountains beyond, including the imposing Melbreak. The nearby rugged coastline of the Solway Firth is within a short drive and the dramatic coastal route south to Ravenglass and beyond is one of the more scenic and peaceful journeys in the UK. The nearby market town of Cockermouth is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) with Wordsworth's Georgian family home, on the main street, now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth boasts a variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, with the area renowned for the beautiful scenery and superb walking in the northern lakes around Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.