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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely week away in a well-equipped comfortable cottage with beautiful gardens."

    Ideal location for visiting the north-western part of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very good visit great location for were ever you want to visit great visit to ..."

    Very good visit great location for were ever you want to visit great visit to the lake’s recommend buttermere flat walk around the lake beautiful views

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Mar 2024

  • "Great cottage, warm, spacious, comfortable beds and close to north western lakes, hills and mountain biking."

    Lovely dark sky for star gazing.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic location to explore the Northern Lakes."

    Buttermere offers a perfect place to rest and relax after a day of excitement in the lakes. Privacy and comfort are key themes. The property is also pet friendly and for our teenage dog it was perfect, on one level, safe and secure.

    Reviewed by Eddie4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Hard to find down the lane. May require larger clear sign at entrance. There was a gate closed at the entrance which made us feel it was a private estate. The cottage is in a great location to access all areas of the lakes. The cottage was well equipped had a well equipped kitchen. The bedroom was spacious. The beds were clean and tidy and comfortable. The cottage and bathroom catered for a disable person which was what we required. There was a lovely small path way,walk around the back of the cottages to walk dogs and for children to wander in the meadow. There were just a few issues that need addressing. The back patio doors would not lock and one broken and held with screws. The curtains need more hooks and repair. The TV had a muffled sound so you could not hear.we adjusted it so the sound came out on one speak, which helped slightly. We had a great stay and would return.

    Thanks for pointing these things out. Repairs done and new TV now in place! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Aug 2023

  • "Very quite and peacefull, beds really comfy best nights sleep in ages."

    LOVED loved loved the owls. Look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jul 2023

  • "The brochure tells of lots of things to see around the grounds."

    What it fails to say (for a wheelchair user) is that the yard is gravel and the footpaths are very rough earth. The only wheelchair usable space is outside the front of the cottage. The brochure tells of the “state of the art” underfloor heating. It might me “state of the art” but it doesn’t mention the uneven stone floors, making them a trip hazard, or the fact that when you alter the heat setting, on the thermostat, it takes 24hours to change the temperature. The kitchen area is far from being wheelchair accessible in that the sink, cooker, microwave oven, fridge are all far too high to operate. There are no instructions for operating the wood burning stove, which is recommended to be used to supplement the “state of the art” heating system.

    Thank you for pointing out the inaccuracies on the listing. We have asked for the listing to be amended to make clear to wheelchair users the limits on the property. The instructions about the stove were removed during the pandemic and not yet replaced. We will now! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy2.5May 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely surrounded by beautiful gardens in a very pretty area but to say that pubs and shops were within walking distance was completely inaccurate as the nearest shops and pubs were in Cockermouth which were a good 10-15 minutes by car."

    Despite this I would definitely go again

    Thanks for pointing this out. The listing clearly needs amending and I have asked for this to be done. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful peaceful setting, perfect for exploring with our toddler and close to lots of outdoor activities we could enjoy."

    Prompt and clear communication from the owner and an extremely cosy cottage- would definitely stay in Buttermere cottage again

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very comfortable,clean,very open plan."

    Lovely views! The only comment I would make is being disabled take a discreet commode for nightimes

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic place"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved it!"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2020

  • "The property was very well maintained and extremely organised to maintain Eco living standards - a shining example of what we should all be striving for."

    Reviewed by Ve5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a great time the cottage was really lovely."

    The shower could do with a refurb but overall great stay would recommend. Thanks

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Nov 2019

  • "This is our second time at Buttermere, and the owner, Marna, was so very helpful to us."

    The accommodation is lovely, and the booking procedure with Sykes, plus follow up, was super efficient. Everything was just was we remembered, and just as lovely as the time before. What makes this place extra special is the wildlife garden, and the walks with our dog, who absolutely loved it. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2019

  • "As regulars visitors to the Lake district, Buttermere was the best self-catering accommodation so far."

    Lovely log burning fire, quality fixtures and fittings, quality cooking utensils and cutlery etc. The space is warm, bright, open and airy and there's plenty of room for 4 guests. The bedrooms were fitted out with good quality bedding and there is lots of storage space. Nice big bathroom with plenty of hot water. Outside there is tables and chairs where you can sit and watch the wildlife. Buttermere is surrounded by quiet countryside just a short drive from the Lake District's main attractions. Just a couple of minor areas for improvement. Although the whole place was spotless, a few cobwebs on the ceilings and please set the heating to come on, the morning or night before arrival (especially if the forecast is below 0). We don't often return to the same place but we will be returning to Buttermere, sometime in the future. Thanks for a lovely 5 night, relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2018

  • "Buttermere Cottage is superb."

    It was everything we hoped for and more. Such comfortable beds, and a well equipped kitchen. Completely suitable for those less mobile, and those for whom mobility is not a problem. It meant that we could enjoy our little escape with our 91 year old mum completely inclusively, which was a joy. Eco friendly too, and with lots of little extras left by the owner; who was so thoughtful. The grounds are wonderful to walk around, completely safe and secure for our little dog. We had the most lovely time, and are sure to return.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful eco friendly stay."

    The little touches really do make a huge difference. Home grown veg, bread and chocolate on arrival. Beautiful gardens and wonderful host!

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Splendid accommodation."

    Everything there in the kitchen one could possibly need. Rather hoped both bedrooms would initially look similar but one was definitely better looking than the other. Car parking excellent and walks through the grounds to the pool early morning was heavenly. Thank you

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 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.


  • All on ground floor
  • 2 x double bedrooms
  • Wet room with basin, WC with handtrail and shower with pull down chair
  • Outdoor terrace with furniture
  • Shared use of grass court for general use Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room; TV, DVD and wood-burning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer dishwasher and one low level kitchen bench
  • Environmentally friendly underfloor air source heat pump heating throughout plus wood burning stove
  • TV with DVD player
  • Fuel/power included
  • Shared use of laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Private off-road parking for one car, with further space across the stream
  • Outside terrace area with furniture
  • One dog welcome
  • Fully equipped for the disabled with Mobility grade 1 and 2 awarded and therefore suitable for accompanied wheelchair users (Please note there is not complete provision for wheelchair users on their own). Cots and highchairs available
  • Nearest shops and restaurants are 3 miles away in Cockermouth

The property

This outstanding, eco-friendly ground floor cottage in Lorton Vale sits just three miles from both Cockermouth and Lorton.

Built with an abundance of local and original barn timber, the cottage boasts an old rustic charm despite being built by the owner, who lives on site, in 2007.

Featuring sustainable underfloor heating and solar panels, and equipped with organic bed linen, Buttermere Cottage is one of four charming eco-friendly properties offering a relaxing getaway with a small carbon footprint.

With all rooms spread across the ground floor, the cottage is accessible for disabled guests and boasts two superbly sized double bedrooms, one with room for a wheelchair.

Further through the cottage is a well-maintained shower room and a drying cupboard, particularly useful if visiting in winter! The open kitchen/dining/lounge comes fully equipped with an electric oven and fridge/freezer plus a cosy wood burning stove and a TV and DVD player, providing all you need for a relaxing evening. Step to the rear of the cottage and discover a hidden gem - a beautiful terrace area complete with furniture, perfect for a sunny day.

With private parking for one car, and further available over the stream, Buttermere Cottage has everything you need for a rural getaway, with plenty to do in the surrounding areas.

In Cockermouth, visit Wordsworth's House or one of the many art galleries; be adventurous in Braithwaite on the Go Ape circuit; or branch further afield, taking an hour's drive to Carlisle Castle. Sitting on ten acres of land, Buttermere cottage is an idyllic retreat, surrounded by newly planted woodland, a wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum, with plenty of wildlife to spot including deer, foxes, badgers, and the resident barn owl.

For cosy evenings in, countryside walks, and a variety of days out, look no further.

Note for Wheelchair users, the flooring in the cottage is natural slate which is not completely even and the paths in the grounds are unsuitable for a wheelchair. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 972320, 972321, and 972322, 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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