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8 Bridge Street

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "On entering premises were delighted at how clean every where was."

    Lovely to have the welcome pack, very much appreciated. Did find it difficult each night getting into bed with such a small space between bed and wall. Did not know that next door had right of way through back yard into her property, this meant car had to be moved to allow her access. She was'nt very pleasant either. Shame pain peeling off wall by front door although rest of property was decorated to a high standard. Pedal bin lever had een repaired but kept falling off. Great access for town.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4May 2024

  • "Cottage in an ideal position and internally everything you need so could not fault."

    The only issue I have the cottage is described as having enclosed garden but does not mention all the neighbours have 24/7 right of way through it and constantly make a point of taking their dogs through, not good if your sitting out with a glass of wine. Would have been good if this access was in the disciption

    Reviewed by Robert3.1May 2024

  • "Very clean, lovely welcome pack."

    Comfy bed and settee. Conveniently placed - to the left of the front door a 2 minute walk to the river and to the right 2 minutes to the town. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage felt like home from home, great location."

    Goodies in welcome basket much appreciated and various maps and leaflets were a useful resource. Clean, tidy and nicely decorated. Extremely hot water always available. Porch ideal, so even when raining could leave boots out to dry off. Driveway got a little annoying with gate needing to be kept open for neighbours and bins etc, a latch would be preferred to ensure gate is secured and no risk of hitting the vehicle. Though question use of gates if always need to be kept open. Overall a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely holiday home in a great location, only a minutes walk into town but peaceful."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed in this property twice."

    The first time was in 2020, as Covid was kicking in and everywhere closing down. The property was warm and welcoming with a delightful hospitality tray with everything needed on arrival, including eggs for breakfast ! Everywhere clean and well presented. Plus, a private parking place. Centre of town. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with parking in the heart of Cockermouth."

    The cottage was spotless, well equipped and the bed very comfortable. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage with everything you could need provided."

    This is our second stay and we have booked again for next year so I think that says it all.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just returned from a six night stay at 8 Bridge Street."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and spotlessly clean. The bed was really comfortable and it was very quiet so we slept well. The only very minor niggle was that the bathroom window was very stiff to open and close. The shower was very efficient and the electric towel rail was useful. The cottage is in a very central location so we could do a variety of walks from the doorstep and there are shops and cafes a few minutes walk away. The welcome pack was appreciated. We certainly hope to return before too long.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage which is very clean, well maintained with quality fixtures and fittings, bedding etc and all the comforts you would hope for."

    Centrally located with good private parking we have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Well appointed great location, literally metres from Main Street."

    Lovely welcome pack eggs, milk & bread Spotlessly clean, adequate parking, Semi private garden patio area which backs onto Wordsworths National trust property garden. Would use again if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in the heart of Cockermouth, close to all amenities and with enough parking for two small cars."

    Had everything we needed for our stay including nice weather! Thank you!

    Reviewed by R5.0May 2023

  • "Enjoyed our second stay at this cottage (and we'll certainly be back which I think says it all) Had better weather this time so got out and about on plenty of walks but it was a nice place to come back to - has just about everything you could need including precious parking."

    A few more instructions for heaters/cooker would be welcome, and the plaster on the wall in the hallway needs some attention as it flakes off on your coats hung up in there, but we'd thoroughly recommend it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Feb 2023

  • "Ideally placed between the two rivers with plenty of gentle and interesting walks, a clean well equipped comfortable base to explore from, only a short trip to Maryport picnic on the sand or the coast road."

    Be careful where you park on the way back as you stop to take photos of the Cumberland hills over looking Cockermouth.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay despite the awful weather."

    The cottage was clean with plenty of hot water, a pack of bread, milk and various treats and it was warm enough downstairs with the fire. We couldn't work out the storage heaters but it was a mild week so no worries. Some instructions for the dishwasher, cooker and heaters would have been useful. A mix up regarding the towels provided was sorted out with minimum fuss. We were woken a few times on a few nights with a heavy banging on the front door - on inspection we discovered it was the letter box plates banging in the wind. We stuffed newspaper in the letter box but a better solution would be to fit a draft excluder. Other guests have thought it was teenagers banging the door - but thankfully not, and the remedy is a simple one. We will happily recommend to others and hope to come back again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2022

  • "8 Bridge Street is a superb property , very comfortable ,well equipped and furnished to a high standard ."

    It has everything you will need including good strong WiFi The location is excellent, just off Main Street in Cockermouth which has a very good selection of shops and places to eat. Off street parking is a bonus and Bridge Street is a no-through road so no passing traffic. Very quiet. We enjoyed Cockermouth as great base from which to explore the northern Lakes like Ennerdale, Wastwater and Loweswater, away from the main tourist hotspots. Have no hesitation in recommending .

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really clean!"

    ! Very well equipped. Comfortable beds. Nice view over Wordsworth's garden. I would have liked a reading lamp beside the bed. Lovely holiday home.

    Reviewed by Shiela5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very clean, comfortable and convenient."

    Lovely to have a comprehensive welcome pack, most of which was gratefully consumed! Glad to have a parking place. Only recommendation for us was nowhere to play cds other than through a laptop so a cd player would have been great, but only a minor thing. Sadly only one of our phones was smart enough to connect to the TV and that was the one that didn't have the music on! Generally though, an excellent property in a lovely town with very good places to eat nearby. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet and very convenient location for all the delights of Cockermouth."

    It was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and comfortable. We hope to return!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "It’s a beautiful cottage, nicely decorated, very clean, stylish and comfortable."

    Great location to explore the north west Lake District, walking distance to the shops, restaurants, bars and supermarkets, it has everything possibly needed and extra, quality appliances in the kitchen, very comfy bed, powerful shower. The owner prepared milk, eggs and bread for us before we arrived, there are really nice herb tea, coffee, hot chocolate as well, we felt really welcomed, it was very touching. We enjoyed our week holiday very much, would definitely come back again. highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great location, really lovely furnishings, excellent facilities."

    Lovely touches with complimentary items.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bridge Street, the cottage was very clean and comfortable, very nicely decorated and perfectly placed for all the amenities on offer."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    Very convenient for sampling the delights of Cockermouth.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage,well equipped kitchen, lovely bedding and towels, near pubs and shops, good base to explore surrounding areas, would definitely return, thank you again for a great holiday."

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Nov 2021

  • "This property is an absolute gem!"

    Spotlessly clean and always cosy and welcoming- especially after a day walking. The open plan layout downstairs is great and the bedrooms are spacious - the beds are heavenly!! The property is well equipped with everything you need whilst on holiday. The location is great both for amenities and access to attractions. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Oct 2021

  • "1. It would be useful if your information stated that the key lock box is by the back door and not the front."

    2. Directions are given as from Eaglesfield. Can’t imagine why anyone would approach from there. I know the area very well. 3. Info recommends a visit to Cockermouth Castle but this is not generally open to the public. It is occasionally open on special occasions. The cottage has all you need and is in a perfect area with the advantage of all the facilities Cockermouth has to offer and the proximity to the lakes and the often forgotten history and beauty of the west coast.

    Reviewed by P4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay, close to all the shops and restaurants so no need to use the car."

    Cottage had everything you could need, nice welcome pack on arrival and well equipped throughout

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Good location in the centre of town and facilities and restaurant shops"

    Reviewed by Rohan5.0Aug 2021

  • "8 Bridge street in Cockermouth is a great location to visit Cumbria."

    We managed to take a different route each day to visit towns and attractions around Cockermouth. The house had everything provided that we could need, I can't think of anything that was not there. The welcome pack was a most pleasant surprise.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "We had a few issues and our initial booking for another property was cancelled due to a shared access issue, but the booking team were really helpful in finding an alternative."

    Good service. Cottage was really well presented and clean. comfy lounge and really good beds - slept like a log! Really handy to have a parking spot and well situated for the town and shops. Made the western lakes really accessible so walked from Ennerdale and Wasdale. I would stay again for a longer stay I might have missed a washing machine, but generally good for appliances etc. Also great to have amazon prime TV for the evenings

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Apr 2021

  • "Everything was ok"

    Reviewed by Paula3.8Oct 2020

  • "Fully refurbished cottage, very clean and modern."

    Right in the centre of Cockermouth so the off road parking a must have. Hair dryer, straightener and a full range of toiletries provided, so save the space in your suitcase and leave the big bottles at home! On the down side there isn’t much worktop in the kitchen which was a bit awkward and we had no hot water, rang the owner who told us how to put it on but we never managed it. Dishwasher and electric shower saved the day. All in all a comfy place to stay.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Jul 2020

  • "Very clean and well equipped cottage."

    Good location on a quiet street just off Cockermouth High street.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jan 2020

  • "Really special and nicely decorated house close to the center and with parking space."

    A selection of tea and coffee, eggs and bread as a welcome made us very happy. Very good mattresses and adjustable heating and fireplace. Would def. stay there again...:-)

    Reviewed by Sabine4.1Jan 2020

  • "Excellent broadband - 32Mb, allowing us to stream TV quite easily."

    We appreciated the welcome groceries. Good location.

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Dec 2019

  • "Property has been renovated to a high standard and was very clean."

    Stairs are very steep and narrow so anybody with mobility issues will struggle. Also in the double bedroom there's only approx an 8 inch gap between the end of the bed and the wall so movement is restricted. Great central location and would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Nov 2019

  • "This is a great wee cottage in a good location."

    Lots to do in the North West lakes and a little quieter than the central lakes. Lots of eating out options in Cockermouth. Perfect size for a family of 4.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Oct 2019

  • "Very conveniently situated in a quiet street yet within easy walking distance of the centre of Cockermouth."

    Lovely view from the bedroom window to the river and overlooking Wordsworth's House garden. The off road parking at the house is a great benefit.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2019

  • "This was a fabulous cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent location, just off the Main Street in Cockermouth , overlooking Wordsworth's garden ."

    Beautiful property with parking. Quality furnishings . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2019

  • "This house was in a good location to explore the Lake District."

    It was decorated to a high standard and had bread,eggs,tea,coffee and biscuits and also some milk which was a welcome touch. The house was clean and we had an issue that was dealt with quickly by Sykes and the owner. We would highly recommend the house and would stay again and would use Sykes cottages again. No complaints!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was in an excellent position and within a short walk of all the facilities of Cockermouth."

    Everything was in an as new condition and there were no problems. The cottage came with a welcome pack of bread, eggs, milk, tea/coffee/biscuits and tolietries. It had a great "smart" TV and a small courtyard overlooking the Wordsworth House Garden. It also had a vital parking space (the town is difficult to park in). It was an ideal base for a week in the North Lakes area.

    Reviewed by Glenn4.7Jul 2019

  • "Quiet despite being just of main street in Cockermouth which gives easy access to supermarkets ,pubs,restaurants, the History Wall was very interesting ."

    Nice to see bats flying in the evening over the garden of Wordsworths childhood home adjacent to back door. Cottage modern very comfortable and well equipped. Good access to the quieter norther lakes and hills.Nice view of the river from the back bedroom, and the bridge at the end of the road meant in 5 min you could be by the river

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect it was very well equipped with everything you could want and in a good position for eating out, bus trips and walking."

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburning stove and double sofa bed.
  • Electric central heating, electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking is available for two cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Please note that this property can only accept 7 night bookings and the booking would need to start on a Saturday.

The property

This two-bedroom cottage is nestled within the centre of the ancient market town of Cockermouth, situated just outside of the Lake District National Park.

The property has been presented to a high standard throughout and is ideal for those looking for an adventure, whilst indulging in a spot of relaxation with loved ones.

The entrance porch is perfect for leaving your muddy boots and hanging your coats, before entering the spacious, open-plan living area.

A well-presented lounge area welcomes you, boasting a light decor and a thick, long-haired rug adding that homely feel to the room, perfect for unwinding of an evening in front of the warming electric woodburning stove.

Enjoy your morning coffee at the dining area, whilst enjoying a hearty breakfast and planning the day's events.

The kitchen has modern fixtures and fittings, housing a range of quality appliances so you can cook up a storm for the whole family.

The first floor offers two well-presented bedrooms, served by a family bathroom with a bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Step out to the rear, enclosed courtyard area, offering plenty of seating for you and your loved ones to enjoy an evening outside whilst watching the sunset with a refreshing beverage.

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and has been ever-popular with tourists over the years for its wealth of attractions and easy access into the picturesque Lake District National Park.

The property is ideally placed overlooking the old Georgian building of Wordsworth House and Gardens, a must-see during your trip.

Discover several art exhibitions inside the Grade I listed building, with the interior being presented how it would have looked when the famous poet himself lived there with his sister Doris - an excellent viewing pleasure for those literary enthusiasts.

For a taste of history, visit Cockermouth Castle, a lovely historic building, also with Grade I listed status and dating back to the 12th century, set in stunning landscaped gardens and offers viewers a look into historical architecture.

The Lake District National Park has plenty of countryside sights, with opportunities for walking and cycling, whilst a selection of nearby lakes are perfect for those keen fishers.

8 Bridge Street is the place to be for sightseers interested in the town's rich history.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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 that this property can only accept 7 night bookings and the booking would need to start on a Saturday.