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River View 2 Bridge Street

(Ref. 1064357)

Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Fab as always." had a recent refresh which was lovely. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent as always."

    ..thanks for being perfect hosts

    Thank you for your feedback. Have a great Christmas & hope to see you both next year Tamar & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2023

  • "The location of the property was lovely, I felt that a little more time for a deep clean is needed, the blinds were dusty and the window edges were black in some places, also instead of instant coffee sachets a coffee pot would be better so guests can bring their own coffee, we had to go and buy one for the week, would have left it there but it got broken on last day."

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We genuinely appreciate your input, as it helps us improve our services at River View. I’ve personally looked into the cleanliness to make sure there is no areas been missed and have given the property a deep clean. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy2.8Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful stay as always."

    House was perfect. Thanks Chris and Tamar Best Simon & Jacqui

    Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you both again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Ideal location and lovely cottage."

    Equipment supplied was more than adequate, just (for us) a baking tray (for roasties) would've been a great addition. Beds were very comfortable but the sofa was feeling a tad unsupportive (drop of * under comfort). There was a smell of ammonia around the toilet, perhaps a deep clean or replacement of flooring should be considered (drop of * under facilities and maintenance). That aside, we wouldn't hesitate to book another stay there.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.I want to apologise for the smell in the bathroom, I have spoken with our cleaner to check what cleaning products they are using for the floor to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Edit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shani4.4Sep 2023

  • "Amazing place, great location."

    Thank you for your feedback & we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2023

  • "When we arrived the Fossett at the sink in the kitchen wasn’t screwed and water got everywhere."

    The thermostat wasn’t working so couldn’t adjust the settings and there was green algae on the shower glass in the bathroom but other than that we enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to come back.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We genuinely appreciate your input, as it helps us improve our services. I want to apologise for the issue you experienced with the thermostat during your stay. We take such matters seriously, and if you had informed us during your stay, we would have promptly contacted our plumber to resolve it. Your comfort is our priority, and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused. Regarding the tap issue, I’ve personally looked into it and ensured that it’s functioning correctly. I’ve also discussed this with our cleaner to ensure better awareness in the future. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Sep 2023

  • "Good location."

    Cottage very nice. "welcome pack" very basic

    Reviewed by Elsie4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house, excellent location, very comfortable."

    Would definitely recommend. The only thing that could perhaps improve, is extra cutlery (there were only 3 forks) but otherwise perfect. Thank you for a lovely week

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage, very clean , well equipped, really good location near the high street will book again."


    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Jul 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay at River View 2,clean and comfortable,ideal location for getting to various places."

    Dog friendly which was a bonus for our elderly pooch.Would definately return in the future.Only 1 issue we had was that one day we had been out and arrived back to the property that the gate had been opened which we had actually bolted from the inside so had we not have noticed this before letting our dog out then she wouldve escaped but luckily no harm done on this occasion but please check the gate at all times whilst staying here,better to be safe than sorry,thankyou Chris and Tamar for a lovely stay,will hopefully return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay."

    Great location and beautiful little cottage. Would easily visit/book again

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was a perfect stay and we'd probably go back again."

    There was an issue with the boiler on the first day, but the owners got it rectified immediately and provided us with free passes to the Spa/Gym nearby to compensate. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Ross3.8Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely time at cottage ideal for getting to places , only a couple of ..."

    Had a lovely time at cottage ideal for getting to places , only a couple of things would make it perfect some basics like salt and pepper ,also i think if a family were staying maybe think about an extra sofa

    Reviewed by Karen4.1May 2023

  • "The cottage had a welcoming friendly feel to it x the cleanliness and attention to detail rivalled a top star hotel."

    We would recommend this accommodation for anyone who wanted a home away from home relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a great stay at river view, love the house and the location was just what we wanted, would stay there again and would recommend it."

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fab stay as always, thank you both."

    Noticed the blind in the rear bedroom is faulty, might want to fix it

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely stay as always, in a beautiful part of the world."

    River View has everything you need: comfort, convenience and style, in a wonderful riverside setting. Thanks Chris and Tamar!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic place, close to family we were visiting, amazing views, really big bedrooms with comfy beds."

    Loved the extra added touches like cleaning sprays for the kitchen, spare bulbs etc. Will be staying again when we are back up to visit family. (Although we weren’t cold because of the the time of year we had the heating on a lot , the bedrooms might benefit from curtains instead of blinds and would save on heating costs)

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was warm, clean and well equipped."

    The location was fantastic, 50m from the high street and 2m to the footbridge over the river. There are good river views from the kitchen and double bedroom and seating in the private back yard when the weather allows. Although parking isn't included, it is available nearby at a cost of £6.20 per day (Oct 22).

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was a lovely stay."

    The house was nice and clean. The vicinity of the property was great to visit the lakes and sea. The only issue was the main bedroom window could not close properly. I would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Sep 2022

  • "I had an amazing stay at this lovely cottage, very cosy and homely."

    Was very impressed on how clean the place was and especially the breath taking views in the morning along the river that went by right next to the cottage. Great location, only short walks to local pubs and facilities. Also had a back yard which is helpful for when having dogs, didn’t need to panic to find somewhere for mine to go for a wee! Included shampoo, conditioner, towels lv cutlery, pans, cleaning equipment etc the only items I would of required was salt and pepper, oil and a pen! Never the less highly recommend ! Xx

    Reviewed by Faye4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at river view, the cottage was very well situated, easy walking distance to town and across bridge to river and park land, and easy commute to outlying towns."

    The kitchen had all the utensils that we required, as only cooked once for breakfast. However I had to clean the frying pan before hand, and noticed the cooker was not the cleanest(I do understand how difficult it is to clean everything in a short space of time). The bathroom shower screen had green slime on the rubber so cleaned that also before I could use shower, perhaps a shower/bath mat would have been a good idea, had to use towel, apart from that it was a really lovely cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we would definitely stay there again, the welcome tray was a great touch, personalised to the cottage, we parked in the Memorial Park car park, £6.25 for 24 hours, maybe a parking permit would be a nice touch, or at least a reduced parking fee.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely & well located Cottage close to all amenities."

    Our only issue was we would have liked a few more Kitchen items ie: New frying pan, Cheese Grater, small mixing bowl etc. Kitchen items did seem a little sparse. We did have a fantastic holiday & it was nice to come to a well presented Cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Jul 2022

  • "Fab holiday had in Bridge Street."

    Great location, the house was spotless and well equipped and the beds were unbelievably confirmable! We hope to return soon!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyable stay, lovely cottage, couldn't ask for anything more."

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Jun 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed there and it was fantastic again."

    We had a brilliant holiday and would recommend staying there to anyone.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Yet again a wonderful long weekend in Cockermouth at a beautiful location in a lovely home."

    Looking forward to our next visit Big thanks to Chris and Tamar ❤️

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2022

  • "A really lovely, comfortable property in a fab location, and we were fortunate enough to meet Chris himself."

    As I said at the time, the only drawback is the lack of parking, but that is a Cockermouth-wide problem, and there are ways around it. Couldn't fault it, and would definitely like to go back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location great for exploring the lake district and close to all amenities, our dog loved the walk by the river."

    We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jan 2022

  • "Excellent location and a beautiful home."

    Really enjoyed our short break, will book again

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just two things to mention."

    First, website needs to be more explicit aboit parking. Second, the property needs a clothes drier to hang up wet items! The property was excellent; we loved it and would go again.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great place will be going back."

    Hope the sofa gets changed. Was very uncomfortable. But didn't spoil our time in this lovely place

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful home in a perfect location."

    Secure courtyard reassuring for pet lovers and those with small children

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our time there very central for places to visit and dog friendly."

    Really would like to go again this year.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Aug 2021

  • "Everything we needed for a very comfortable week at the cottage."

    Shame you cannot park in the close opposite but downloaded parking App so was easy.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2021

  • "Property very clean and tidy."

    Beds very comfortable. Washing machine, but nowhere to hang clothes to dry. Parking close to the property is a problem.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2021

  • "Amazing accommodation, very cosy and clean."

    Has everything you may need. Area is perfect, close walk to the centre and close drive to other nice spots.

    Reviewed by Chantelle5.0May 2021

  • "Perfect location, excellent quality of service."

    Rooms were brill... particularly loved the open plan kitchen space and secure courtyard.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Apr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • Drop off and pick up guests outside property
  • Pay & Display car park 200 yards walk with scenic views
  • Two well behaved pets welcome, £25 per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Two (unlimited use) spa passes for Armathwaite Hall, Keswick (approximately 5 miles from property) are available to purchase at £100 per stay (If purchased the cards will be left on the breakfast table in the property, please leave these card's in the same position when departing the property). Please add on to booking at time of booking or call Sykes to add on at a later date. Additional passes are available to purchase directly from spa but are on a first come first serve basis

The property

Nestled in the heart of the unspoilt market town of Cockermouth, on the fringes of the Lake District National Park and beside the River Derwent, is River View 2 Bridge Street, a traditional end-terrace cottage, boasting lovely river views and excellent walking trails for a couple or small family wanting to discover the picturesque Lake District.

Enter the property into the open-plan living room to discover a well-equipped kitchen, filled with all the integrated appliances you'll need during your self-catered stay; here you can prepare delicious meals that can be enjoyed at the breakfast bar or around the dining table, which is nestle in the alcove beside the seating area, where you can retreat to in the evenings and curl up on the sofa in front of the warming electric fire with your favourite show on the TV.

Venture up the carpeted staircase to find the two inviting bedrooms; a master king-size boasts wonderful river views and a spacious twin has a cupboard for hanging your belongings, both of which are served by the lovely family bathroom, styled with monochrome tiles and hardwood floor, offering a bath with shower over.

Spend time in the enclosed courtyard garden, which overlooks the river, as you enjoy your morning coffee, before making your way into the centre of town to find a good selection of shops for grabbing any food items or essentials, along with pubs and restaurants for when you don't feel like cooking.

You are within walking distance of some excellent attractions, including Wordsworth House and Gardens, the National Trust-owned, Grade I listed, former home of the poet, which showcases art exhibitions and is presented in a way that would be true to how it looked when Wordsworth and his family lived there.

The 12th century, Grade I listed Cockermouth Castle is set within immaculate landscaped gardens, and is well worth paying a visit to for anyone wanting to learn more about the town's history.

Enjoy excellent walking opportunities from the doorstep, with circular walks around the River Derwent available, and why not head to Jennings Brewery to sample some delicious beers and learn about the history of the brewery, which has been operating for nearly 200 years?

You are well-placed for exploring the northern lakes of the Lake District National Park, with Dewentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake and Buttermere all within easy reach and offering great opportunities for walking, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding.

Keswick is within 15 miles and offers a plethora of shops and pubs, as well as a theatre and fascinating pencil museum, while also providing easy access to the fells of Skiddaw and Blencathra, where you can take on challenging hikes and be rewarded with remarkable scenery.

River View 2 Bridge Street is a wonderful home away from home for keen adventures ready to explore the Lake District.

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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 : The spa passes are for an external spa Armathwaite Hall 7 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas