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1 Rubby Banks Road

(Ref. 962115)

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house, perfectly located only a few minutes walk from the centre of Cockermouth and with free parking (which is a super hard find so close to town!"

    ). The has everything you could need on your trip and the owner left lots of lovely welcome touches, including everything you need for a nice brew on arrival, especially appreciated since we didn't have the best weather! Communication from the owner before and during our trip was very informative and timely, highly recommended this cottage.

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely riverside house, which was pretty much perfect."

    Comfy sofas, nice and warm, great beds and a well equipped kitchen. Very quiet, but only a couple of minutes walk into town. Cockermouth itself, for those that don't know, is a great base for the Northern half of the Lakes. More of a "real" place than Keswick so not as much of a honeypot as the likes of Keswick and Ambleside, which is either a plus or a minus depending on what you're after !

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Dec 2023

  • "Can’t recommend this property enough."

    Gorgeous little house in a perfect location with free parking. A very quiet location within 2 mins of all of what Cockermouth has to offer. The property is like home from home and has everything you could need on your trip. Communication from the owner before and during our trip was perfect and the lovely welcome hamper was outstanding. Beautifully decorated for the festive season which made it even more special.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2023

  • "Spent a lovely week at this cottage as a family of five."

    Plenty of space as the property is much larger than the initial photo would indicate. Property has great facilities with lots of little touches. Welcome pack was excellent and a lovely touch. Communication with the owner before and during the stay was excellent.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2023

  • "This property is set in a great location next to the river Cocker with everything in the town within walking distance."

    The house was very clean, comfortable and beautifully presented, but what impressed the most was the number of little touches around the house which made this trip away extra special. The owners communication was excellent and always on hand if needed.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely location, quiet but minutes from the centre of town."

    Everything you could require is provided, and nice welcoming touches - flowers,wine etc.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2023

  • "It was immaculate."

    Highly recommended. Excellent communication with the owner. A great holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Carole was an excellent host she met with us on arrival and provided us with everything we needed to enjoy our time In Cockermouth including arrangements for our car parking during our stay."

    Rubby banks is ideally positioned for visiting the northern lakes and the Solway coast.and offers good access to shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house was fabulous and in a great location."

    Quiet but cent .Very well equipped with a lot of attention to detail. The welcome pack was extremely generous

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2022

  • "We arrived to find a most comfortable house."

    Milk in fridge a cake in the fridge a bottle of wine a large packet of crisps and a chocolate bar. never before have had a great holiday thanks for the most extremely best house I have ever stayed in. Carol and Ian should be proud owners of the house. I found it in a great situation close to town and buses. Lovely river to look at each day. Will return some day soon.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our stay at Rubbybank place could not been any better."

    Ian and Carol provided everything, chocolate,wine,crisps and cake! House was absolutely immaculate, our sincere thanks for letting us be a small part of your home. George and Berni

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2022

  • "Carole is a wonderful host."

    Beautiful house with a fabulous location.

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very well equipped cottage, lovely position and fabulous welcome package from the owner - would definitely return."

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely homely welcoming house and host ."

    Excellent place to stay for visiting the Lake District and the delights of Cockermouth

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very helpful hosts who made you feel very welcome."

    Thank-you, Selina, for that lovely comment, it was a pleasure to host you. You managed to walk around many of our local lakes, regardless of the inclement weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Nov 2021

  • "Difficulty to park."

    Hello Dhnah. I totally agree that Rubbybanks Road is a very narrow road and I think that your hire car was slightly wider than you were used to. I do provide a permit for handy carparks, but you were unfortunate to arrive when the very popular Cockermouth Food Festival was in full swing and everywhere was much busier than usual. I hope that you will journey north to visit again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dhnah4.4Sep 2021

  • "Perfect from the journey up."

    Great communication and a lovely welcome pack. The facilities were great and there was everything you needed in the kitchen. Great location for some great walking and great local amenities. Would definitely recommend the accommodation for anyone planning a visit to the lakes.

    Thank-you, Sam, for your super feedback. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you again next time you visit the Lakes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2021

  • "What an excellently situated house for a trip to Cockermouth."

    Easy walking distance to shops, pubs, restaurants. So grateful for the parking permit which we used outside the house, and the car park permit for the car park over the river. We took 2 cars! The house was sparkling and clean, and the gifts from the host were generous and unexpected. It was such a bonus to find tea bags and milk upon arrival. Plus cake crisps and wine! Lovely treats. Definitely looking to return.

    Thanks for the great feedback Eliza, it is great to hear that you made use of the parking permit over the footbridge- and managed to park on our narrow Rubbybanks Road too! You sound as though you made excellent use of the proximity of town to walk to some of our many pubs and restaurants. Looking forward to your return one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eliza5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cosy cottage with everything you need, with excellent location by the pictures river and very good situated for exploring Lake District."

    Caring host. Lovely and really appreciated welcome package.

    Reviewed by Magdalena5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous house, clean, and lots of nice touches including unexpected complimentary treats ( for us and our dog) on arrival."

    Carole, the host, kept in touch with us and checked everything was OK regularly, and offered some great advice on local eating and activities. We loved hearing the river as we slept - very zen and we loved Cockermouth which was not as hectic as the more touristy towns so we came back to quieter supermarkets and restaurants at the end of the day, yet it had its own charm. Near enough to enjoy all the walking and outdoor activities of the northern lakes - we even had fish and chips on the beach at Maryport ( 15 minutes away).

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house has everything you need for a very comfortable stay, and is in a lovely spot, convenient for the town centre and also walks along the river."

    The owner is very helpful, with great communication. There are some outdoor tables and chairs in the back yard, which was where we spent a lot of our time, which catch the sun from late morning until the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rubby Banks again, it is a lovely cottage and the sound of the river running past is very relaxing."

    It was spotlessly clean and the messages from Carole before and during the stay were very much appreciated. i would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay near the lakes.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely house very central Carole goes Above and beyond Would recommend it to anyone"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "Carol went above and beyond to ensure we had a lovely stay and all our needs were met."

    The extra attention to detail didn't go unnoticed and was greatly appreciated. The house was spotlessly clean and comfortable. We are looking forward to returning next year

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2021

  • "Right from the beginning, the owners made you feel welcome and important."

    The communication before our trip was excellent and the advice given was great. When we arrived, it was lovely and warm and there were some 'goodies' waiting for us, which was lovely. The accommodation is fantastic, very clean, everything you need in a home. That would be how I describe the house - it is a home. Thoroughly recommend and looking forward to visiting again. Thanks for a spectacular place to stay.

    Reviewed by Bonita5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation in the heart of Cockermouth but neatly tucked away and without any traffic noise."

    Good view of the River Cocker from many windows. Close to shops (e.g Sainsburys) and good cafes. Very clean and comfortable with an excellent boiler heating system as well as two gas fires. Good bathroom (1st floor) and en-suite (2nd floor) facilities. A superbly equipped kitchen which had absolutely everything we needed for cooking/ eating in. Very convenient to have both a dining room and lounge. Carole left us a very generous welcome hamper of fruit, chocolate and prosecco which set us up nicely on arrival and beyond. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "So perfectly located in Cockermouth with a short drive to the Northern Lakes or coast."

    The house was very comfortable and cosy. The owner was extremely helpful and welcoming. There was only one problem- we wished we had booked 2 weeks not 1. One of our favourite holiday homes now. Lovely memories made !! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ginny5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic house, exceptionally clean lovely welcome card cake, wine, chocolate and fruit."

    Owner contacted us prior to arrival and dropped a note of following day. The house has everything you can need and was extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend and it’s a credit to the owners and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2020

  • "I can highly recommend this property and would certainly return in future."

    Spacious, comfortable and excellent facilities, in a picturesque spot overlooking the river and close to the centre of this characterful town. It's perfectly located for exploring the beautiful, tranquil northern and western Lake District, as well as the lovely, remote beaches of the Solway Coast. Carole the owner is really welcoming and helpful. Altogether our family group of 5 (and dog) were very satisfied with our stay!

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "We chose Rubbybanks because of the excellent reviews and we were not disappointed."

    5 star holiday let. Carole the Friendly owner met us at the property. The house was bigger than we expected, very comfortable, home from home. The house is so well equipt with everything you could possibly need. We were left lots of welcoming treats, a lovely cake and treats, blankets and a bed for our dog. Cockermouth was nice and quiet which is what we wanted. Perfect for exploring all the beautiful lakes, not far from anywhere. Will definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2020

  • "An outstanding property with a superb landlady."

    The best Sykes property we have used by a country mile

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2019

  • "A very warm welcome from Carol and Ian, like a home from home."

    The property had everything we could have needed. It was very well equipped and maintained, very handy for the town centre and also within easy reach of the western lakes. We very much enjoyed the fruit, wine and cake that greeted us on arrival. It was a wonderfully cosy place to return to after a day out if rather mixed weather!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is our 2nd time staying at this property as we were so blown away with it last time."

    It just offers everything we are looking for in a holiday home away from home but with the extra little touches provided by the owners of fresh flowers and welcome fruit basket with home baked cake and a bottle of wine. These are little things that really make you feel special. The location is fabulous for all the surrounding villages and towns to visit and if you wanted to remain in Cockermouth there are many shops, cafes, pubs and gardens to spend your time visiting all within walking distance of the property. It is spotless clean and for 4 adults in our party more than enough room to cater for us all to have as much personal space as we want while roomy enough for us to have dinner in the dining room followed by a game or two from the selection of games in the house. Parking permit for right out side the gate and another permit for the car park right across the road over a small footbridge make this perfect for more than 1 car families and the permit also allows you free parking in the surrounding towns which is an added bonus. it really is a fabulous house and one that we will keep coming back to for as long as we can

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very well equipped, comfortable accommodation."

    Everything had been thought of and the welcome pack was very generous. A lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "A fantastic cottage clean and warm on arrival with lovely touches flowers on the table fruit basket wine, chocolate and cake left for us."

    A little note to let us know of a previous issue and a contact number if we had any trouble which we didn’t. Slept well with the sound of the river and no traffic noise 10/10

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views over the river."

    Lots of welcoming touches ie fruit, chocolate and cake. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to stay in Cockermouth.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent welcome and contact by the hostess during our stay."

    Her attention to detail was first class. This is an excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2019

  • "We stayed at 1 Rubby Banks and we had such a wonderful time."

    The cottage had everything we needed, cooking facilities, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.. and it was very comfortable for 5 of us. On arrival, we were pleasantly suprised by the fruits, wine, chocolate and lemon drizzle cake that were waiting for us - such a lovely gesture. We had a minor issue during our stay and it was dealt with very promptly and efficiently. Carole is a fantastic landlady and I would stay there again if we are in Cockermouth. I would not hesitate to recommend 1 Rubby Banks to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Cockermouth. Thanks Carole for everything.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2019

  • "Communication with Carole was excellent."

    Her property was like a home away from home. The house is well equipped, perfectly situated and cosy.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage lovely location clean and comfortable liked the two bathrooms ..."

    Lovely cottage lovely location clean and comfortable liked the two bathrooms lovely cake wine and flowers and doggy treats thank you so much

    Reviewed by Menna5.0Jan 2019

  • "My husband and I stayed on the top floor with views over the pretty river, only thing we would have loved is a larger bed as we are used to a kingsize, but unfortunately my teenagers and mother in law had the kingsize which the owner had kindly changed to a twin bed for us."

    They stayed on the middle floor and all slept really well. Stairs to the top floor are steep,but we had read this on another review so were prepared and they weren't a problem at all. The house is situated a very short walk from main street, shops, local pubs and restaurants. The Bitter End pub was nice, friendly staff, tasty food and dog friendly. 15 minutes to Maryport, the closest seaside town and 30 minutes to st bees head which sadly we didn't get chance to visit this time. The northern and western lakes are my favourite and are truly breathtaking, all a short drive away through stunning scenery, (checkers from the usual lakes, check out Surprise View over Derwent water and Moss Falls, with a cheeky stop off for refreshments at The Chalet in Portinscale on the way - love that place! If its your first time to the area, you won't be disappointed. Rubbybanks makes for a perfect and comfortable base, thank you Carole for all the little extra touches, I'm sure we shall be returning!

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Nov 2018

  • "No 1 Rubbybanks was very clean and comfortable with lovely welcoming touches."

    It is a perfect base for exploring Cockermouth and the Lakes. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Rubby Banks is a fabulous holiday home, facilities were perfect and some lovely welcoming touches added!"

    Cockermouth itself is a lovely town, plenty to see and do nearby. All in all a great family holiday.

    Reviewed by Alexis5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cockermouth is a lovely place the accommodation was in a perfect location which suited our needs."

    The parking wasn't ideal but the use of the parking permit more than made up for it. The accommodation was immiculate and all our needs were met.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cockermouth at 1 Rubby Banks."

    The house has been completely refurbished and is very comfortable and well-equipped. Because the weather was so amazing, we were able to eat all our meals out-of-doors. If there was anything which could be improved, it would be the outside area at the rear of the property although it was perfectly satisfactory. There was a lovely welcome gift of a plentiful and varied bowl of fresh fruit, a bottle of wine and some chocolate, all of which were very acceptable. We loved being so near the river Cocker and being able to hear the sound of the water. Vehicular access to the house is a bit tricky down narrow roads and although it can be possible to park outside, it is not a designated place although we were fortunate right up until the last evening when we arrived home fairly late to find it taken. There is a public car park across the river, accessed by a footbridge but it is a bit of a detour to drive there owing to one-way streets. However, a parking permit for this and other car parks in Allerdale was provided which was a nice touch and saved us quite a bit of money during the week. Cockermouth is a lovely little town with some interesting independent shops, a couple of supermarkets and a plethora of cafes, restaurants and pubs so plenty of choice. It is also a good centre for the surrounding area. We would happily return to Cockermouth and to the house.

    Reviewed by Gilian5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a great time, the property is excellent and very well equipped."

    The weather had also been arranged for us!! We really enjoyed Cockermouth, whilst there are plenty of pubs/restaurants the house was in a very quiet area. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2018

  • "Location is like something from a postcard, river views and a gorgeous outside seating area at the back, secure and dog friendly which is always a plus for us."

    The accommodation was immaculate and Carol had also left us a welcome pack, wine, bread, butter, milk, tea/coffee, dog treats and fresh flowers, it was very very nice. The area is so quiet and yet you are a 2 minute walk from the town centre which is lovely to wander along the streets and take in the lovely little shops, all dog friendly and welcoming. We would absolutely stay here again as everything was just perfect for 2 adults and 2 teenagers with 1 small dog.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Jun 2018

  • "A very enjoyable stay in a lovely, cosy well catered for home."

    The contact from owners was helpful and informative. The property has everything you need. The welcome pack (coffee, tea, jam, chocolate, fresh bread, milk, butter) and delicious homemade cake were well received. Already looking for an excuse to come back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic place, great location had everything thing we needed."

    Tastefully decorated. The only problem is that it's not ours! Thanks for making us so welcome

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0May 2018

  • "The owners have done absolutely everything possible to make visitors feel so welcome, including a wonderful Easter basket full of goodies."

    Home baked cake no less! Grannie, had en suite on the second floor whilst son and two year old grandson shared two bedrooms and bathroom on first floor. Parking with permit just two mins across the bridge was brilliant. Weather very mixed including snow but utility room proved invaluable. Great gas fires in addition to central heating. Cosy rugs to curl up with to watch TV and films. Glorious day on penultimate day which was spent around Bassenthwaite lake. Up on Whinlatter with my cumbrian family walking the Gruffalo trail whilst older members had lunch in Armathwaite Hall brasserie overlooking the lake and Skiddaw. Magical. Do your homework and find all the indoor and outdoor activities. We went to the Aquarium at Maryport on a really wet day. The children loved it. Picnic in the cars on the promenade. Great warm swimming at Workington's new complex for £1 for children. Never mind Keswick's two exceptional parks!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor double with an en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x first floor single
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with an electric fire
  • Sitting room with an electric fire.
  • Gas central heating, 2 x gas fires
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, highchair and travel cot on request
  • Rear courtyard with furniture
  • Roadside parking outside property on first come first serve basis, Pre authorised permit parking for 1 car for the riverside car park 100 yards away via footbridge
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Please note: The stairs to the second floor are steep, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please note: Within 20 miles of property there are 6 Golf courses
  • Please note: Bookings can only begin on a Friday or Monday.

The property

This is a stylish townhouse, set over three floors, it overlooks the River Cocker in the wonderful market town of Cockermouth in the Lake District.

1 Rubbybanks Road is excellently located and comes with a homely interior, making it an ideal stay for family and friends to come and explore this part of Cumbria.

The sitting room is where you will want to spend your down time, it comes with comfortable sofas, a TV and a stunning and modern wall-mounted electric fire to add a sense of homeliness to your stay.

Enjoy your meals together in the warming dining room with its contemporary table and another wonderful electric fire to keep you warm.

Prepare those tasty meals in the well-equipped galley kitchen which boasts beech-effect units and leads onto a convenient utility/cloakroom.

Two of the bedrooms at this cottage come on the first floor, they are pleasantly decorated with tasteful bed linen, there is also a pristine, white tiled walk-in shower room.

Head to the second floor and discover the wonderful master bedroom, home to a double bed and a glistening en-suite which completes the property.

Enjoy your morning coffee whilst sat on your courtyard garden.

There is much to do in the town of Cockermouth, it hosts a plethora of quirky shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés for you to make the most of as well as the family home of William Wordsworth who was born here, this is well worth a look.

Take a trip into the heart of the Lake District National Park where you will discover incredible countryside and lakes as well as lovely towns such as nearby Keswick, this market town makes for a great day out with a whole host of things to see and do.

Come and stay at this splendid cottage to experience the excellence of this region.

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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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Please note: Bookings can only begin on a Friday or Monday.