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Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Truly belter!"

    !! A wonderful place in a marvellous setting. Everything was as advertised and more. Six adults and a one year old thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Lake District and all was enhanced by this beautiful accommodation. No hesitation in giving it top grades and will recommend it without reservation. Thank you for making our visit to the Lakes a one to treasure.

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2023

  • "The whole family enjoyed their stay in Southwaite Green."

    Everything was as described on the website. Our first experience of underfloor heating which we really liked! Having grounds of 10 acres to explore was also an advantage, especially as we had a dog with us. The location is ideally placed in the Northern Lakes, plenty of walks, towns and lakes within easy reach, even the supermarket is only 15 minutes away. And yet the situation feels like you're miles away from anywhere. A great pub is a 7 minute drive away if you don't want to do much cooking, but obviously a more expensive option! Marna, the lady on site was always around to answer queries(how to use the EV charging system). Yes, there is a charging point for electric vehicles at each of the 3 cottages! Not the fastest charging system to be fair, but good enough to keep you going. A very enjoyable stay all round. Iain Gaydon

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Mar 2023

  • "A quiet and spacious cottage in a great location for the Western Lakes It was clean and well equipped and perfect for our two dogs with large well maintained grounds."

    The underfloor heating also worked a treat The owner had put up a real Christmas tree and decorated it for us, which was a really nice touch. When the battery on the smoke alarm ran low resulted in intermittent bleeping, the owner arranged for someone to come out and fix it really quickly, despite it being Christmas. Keswick is a 15 to 20 mins drive away over the Whinlatter pass (or A66) and Cockermouth is 2 miles down the road with a Sainsbury. You can also find good food and a friendly welcome at the Wheatsheaf Inn in Lorton, which is 2.7 miles away. I cannot recommend this place enough and would most definitely come back, perhaps when the weather is better, as it rained constantly all week.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Beckside, the cottage is set in a beautiful garden and is very peaceful."

    The location was good and we enjoyed exploring Keswick and Buttermere, kayaking and walking.

    Reviewed by Maarten5.0Jul 2022

  • "Nice base to explore the north west lakes"

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2021

  • "The gardens were idyllic full of hidden corners for children to play and read in."

    Reviewed by Clare4.7May 2021

  • "Southwaite Green is set in a beautiful quiet part of the lakes with fantastic views, and a wealth of wildlife, the eco friendly set up is is to admired, as it works really well ."

    Southwaite’s grounds are great for wildlife, we saw deer, buzzard, sparrow hawk, loads of different songbirds, and pond life , the grounds are full of plants with berries, which encourages the wild life and birds, and if you need the shops,Cockermouth is only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely and the wet gear dryer and the laundry was such a bonus."

    Was surprised and delighted by the veggie box and chocolate which was left for us. This holiday cottage offered us more for our money. Beautiful, quiet surroundings and very dog friendly

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Aug 2019

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage set within beautiful surroundings with one of the best pet friendly environments I've seen."

    The owner and staff were very friendly and approachable to advise on getting the best holiday experience in the area. A quality holiday much enjoyed!

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "We loved our stay!"

    The house was really well laid out and the grounds were beautiful. Our 2 little dogs had a great time too! We have already booked to come back next year! The only thing was that it was very easy for the dogs to get into next doors garden but apart from that it was great! Thanks for a great stay and we will see you soon!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is very nice comfy and cosy only down side the dog could get into ..."

    The cottage is very nice comfy and cosy only down side the dog could get into next doors patio and into the beck but would use again

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2018

  • "The accommodation was absolutely brilliant, with every care taken to ensure comfort and space, plus many extras which are not always included."

    The organic vegetables were a superb touch, as was the plum loaf of bread! The garden, pond and swing were a real plus for the children - and dog too. The eco regard to all aspects of the cottage were excellent. A very special place!!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x zip link twin/double (Please advice at time of booking), 2 x double with en-suite shower room, basin, WC, dressing room
  • Bathroom with bathtub and separate shower cubicle, wash basin and WC
  • Open plan living/dining room with fireplace feature. Kitchen
  • Electric stove and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, A rated energy efficient appliances
  • Environmentally friendly underfloor air source heat pump heating plus wood burning stove
  • TV and DVD player
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Drying cupboard Cot and highchair available
  • Private parking for 1 car with more available
  • Large sun patio with furniture
  • Up to two dogs welcome. Welcome pack with maps, guidebooks and local produce
  • Shared use of laundry with washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Shared use of grass court for general use. Set in 10-acres of countryside
  • Three miles to all amenities in Lorton

The property

This fabulous eco-friendly barn conversion nestles in the Vale of Lorton, making it ideal for an exploration of the Western Lakes and the coast.

Beckside is nestled in the heart of nature yet within distance of all amenities at Lorton.

Located at Southwaite Green, a development of four high quality holiday properties, this stunning character property is built from local stone and finished with materials like oak and slate plus eco-friendly paints.

As you enter through the front door, you step into a fabulous open plan living area with a feature stone fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove, TV and dining area.

There's a lovely cottagey feel about the accommodation continuing into the kitchen, which combines country charm with modern convenience.

Beckside has three double bedrooms, the first with zip linked beds that can be twin or double as required.

This bedroom has a contemporary styled luxury bathroom with separate shower cubicle, basin and WC.

There are a further two double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and one with a dressing room.

The owners have paid careful attention to ensuring these properties have as small a carbon footprint as possible, right down to organic cotton and towels, and a environmentally friendly underfloor air source heat pump and solar panels to power the underfloor heating throughout.

A particular feature of this property is the sun terrace which is situated to take full advantage of the spectacular countryside views - the perfect spot to sit and relax after a busy days sightseeing in the Lakes.

Enjoy a memorable stay in Cumbria at Beckside.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 972320, 972321, and 972323, together sleeping up to 18 guests.

Southwaite Green Cottages

Set in ten acres of idyllic grounds brimming with plentiful wildlife and offering stunning views over Paddle Beck, you can find the brilliant quartet of pet-friendly eco properties that make up the Southwaite Green Cottages. Built in 2007, with off-road parking, access to private terraces, shared use of a grass court, and tastefully-designed open-plan living spaces expertly created by local craftsmen using local timber and stone, this fantastic collection of holiday cottages is the perfect choice for friends and families who want to reconnect with nature, whilst Beckside, Lorton, and Keswick all reside within a brief car drive. A large supermarket and friendly pubs can be found in nearby the village of Cockermouth. Just a short trip by car from the cottage will bring you to the Western Lakes, including Buttermere, Loweswater, and Ennerdale, winner of 'Britain's Best View'. The Lake District is the best-loved country park in the British Isles and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spellbinding scenery, spectacular mountains and shimmering lakes combine to make this the most scenic area of Britain. Enjoy some of the best fine dining in the country or walk for miles on well-mapped trails. Bring your mountain bike for some of the best trail action in the country or take a steamer trip across Lake Windermere. There's so much to see and do, you'll want to stay at the Southwaite Green Cottages any time of year just to take it all in.

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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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