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Tithe Cottage

Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972481)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely peaceful location with great access to good food and drink and exciting walking."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "We are originally from the area and can strongly recommend this cottage."

    Superb location off the beaten track, but still close to the beautiful western lakes. Clean, comfortable and so quiet. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful throughout. Thank you for such a relaxing and enjoyable few days

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "Great location for peace and solitude and off the tourist radar with easy access to the less visited Western lakes."

    Lovely cottage too. A very tiny thing: it would have been good to have had dish washer capsules on hand. Otherwise great place.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "We enjoy cooking meals as a way to save money and tailor meals to our needs, and that's one reason we choose to stay in a self-catering cottage."

    With that in mind, here are a few items that would be helpful to have in the kitchen in Tithe Cottage: ice cube trays to make ice for drinks (i.e. gin and tonic); a hand whisk for beating eggs; lids for the skillets (to keep splatters to a minimum.) Additionally, one of the skillets needs replacing, as the non-stick coating is peeling off. A new spatula (turner) would also be helpful, as the one currently there is very worn and quite small. These are simply suggestions that would enhance the kitchen for your guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in your lovely cottage!

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage ."

    .. very peaceful but with good connections to the northern lakes and Cumbria coast. Ideal for a multi generational holiday. Well equipped with good facilities. Only downside was poor WiFi but to be expected so far off the beaten track. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "It should be made clearer that the garden is not directly accessible from the house and is in fact some distance away."

    As the weather was not great this didn't really affect us but would have been very disappointing on sunny days

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2021

  • "Such a super location, tucked away with very pretty views."

    The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Highly recommend staying there.

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2021

  • "Perfect place away from crowds."

    Helpful owners. Comfortable beds. Will come again

    Reviewed by JanMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Felt very relaxed and comfortable. Lovely quiet area but handy for walks and for Cockermouth. Sykes as an agency left a lot to be desired. Very unhelpful when covid struck. I would consider booking the cottage again but not through this agency.

    Reviewed by CathyMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for our group of 6. Had a great week and even saw the sun a few times. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "The lovely owners left us a pint of milk , some tea and coffee and some lovely biscuits on our arrival , a lovely touch ."

    We had some wonderful days out .

    Reviewed by JillAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in very rural location."

    Easy access to the North Western lake district. Warm and cosy with good self catering facilities. I would say that some parts of the cottage are in need of update, the sofas are worn and the beds are not comfortable, the double bed especially was like sleeping on a plank of wood. Apart from that it was an enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by LornaAug 2019

  • "A surprisingly spacious, characterful and comfortable cottage, in an unspoilt corner of the lakes."

    Very convenient for fabulous walking destinations. Rolf and Anghie were very friendly hosts, and we were greeted with a very thoughtful welcome pack, with fresh daffodils!

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2019

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  • Split across two floors
  • Ground floor: open-plan living, kitchen and dining area and downstairs WC, basin and shower room
  • First floor: 1 x master bedroom, 2 x twin rooms and 1 x family bathroom
  • External parking and enclosed shared garden with lawn and picnic facilities
  • Central heating throughout
  • Electric stove-effect fire, TV and DVD player, Hi-Fi, video, kitchen/diner, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • EV, electric provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. Cot and highchair available
  • Private parking
  • Outdoor bicycle storage
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Note: can be booked with adjacent The Byre cottage to sleep a total of 12

The property

Tithe Cottage is in a tranquil wing of a converted barn in the West Lakes hamlet of Brandingill, nestled between farmland and woodland and only 4 miles from Wordsworth’s Cockermouth. Beautiful exposed brickwork and beams, quarry-tiled flooring and a feature oak staircase combine harmoniously with family-friendly modern necessities, giving this property a bright yet cosy character. A traditionally styled open-plan living area with oak furniture and wooden flooring awaits weary families returning from outdoor adventures.

Cosy up in front of a DVD or plan the next day’s escapade around the fire as the night draws in. Prepare hearty suppers in the spacious and modern kitchen.

Share food and stories around the large dining table and then let the dishwasher finish the job whilst the washer/drier takes care of those muddy clothes. Climb the oak staircase to the cosy master bedroom and snuggle up with a good book or stargaze from the skylight in one of the two comfortable twin bedrooms.

The second floor also features a traditional family bathroom complete with bath and shower.

Externally, relax and enjoy scenic views across the immediate countryside and the North Pennines to the east whilst the kids play in the fully enclosed shared garden. 17th century Wood Farm was one of the more prosperous farms in the area with its convenient location to nearby towns and countryside.

Spend a day in nearby Cockermouth, roaming its medieval and Georgian streets, browsing the artisan shops and galleries and learning the art of brewery on the famous Jennings Brewery tour.

Or, if the countryside is beckoning, take a scenic drive over Whinlatter Pass, hike one of the many routes straight from your doorstep or spend a watery day at nearby Buttermere, Crummock Water or Loweswater.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

The small country market town of Cockermouth is situated in the quiet north-western part of the Lake District, a largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, yet only 13 miles from Keswick. The town is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and Wordsworth’s Georgian family home, on the main street, is now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth offers a good variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, but (of course) the main attraction of the area is the beautiful scenery and excellent walking in the northern lakes – Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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