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Riverside Cottage

Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 987802)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Great little cottage , excellent location for touring the Northern Lake District and close , but not too close, to shops , pubs and restaurants ."

    We’ll certainly book it again and have recommended it to friends and family All in all an excellent property

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the positive feedback. Gill Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "An excellent, fully equipped and superbly clean cottage in an ideal position for exploring not only Cockermouth but the Lake District as a whole."

    Our two dogs were also spoilt with a variety of treats left for them. Extremely soothing to hear the River Cocker flowing past your bedroom window.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and everything was satisfactory. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, fully fitted with a loaded kitchen, very comfortable lounge."

    Cottage was fully decorated for Christmas which we never expected - lovely touch. Very quiet area but only a couple of minutes to the town centre. For dog walkers a nice walk up the river path into a wooded park area - take a good torch for a late walk with your dog! Will definitely look to book there again

    We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the positive comments, they mean a lot. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2021

  • "A fabulously well equipped, very comfortable holiday home that really does offer pretty much everything you need with so many thoughtful touches by the owners."

    Very well situated, provides easy access to Cockermouth whilst being away from the hustle and bustle of town. The only negative we found - if you drive a larger vehicle it can be awkward managing access to and from the rather narrow street depending on how other residents on the street have parked ( I hasten to add that this is not a criticism, just an observation). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.

    Thanks very much for your lovely comments. We’re pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaNov 2021

  • "Fantastic location and so easy to travel anywhere in the Lake District either by car or public transport."

    The cottage was so comfortable and garden was a bonus . There was even a nice shed where you could store bicycles etc. Highly recommended for a relaxed stay in the Northern Lakes.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay, everything we required was available."

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, in a beautiful location."

    Very well equipped and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by NatashaAug 2021

  • "A cozy, homely and comfortable cottage in an ideal location to enjoy the cafes, restaurants and bars of Cockermouth; and to tour the northern and western Lake District."

    Very well equipped.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "We have an old dog and we weren’t aware of the steps at the back door and more to get to the gravelled area, we managed but it would’ve been good to be aware before we arrived, maybe just put on website as an addition."

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was fantastic and we had a lovely holiday. It had everything we needed. It was very clean and in a lovely location. We would highly recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "Home from Home, great cottage with all facilities."

    Well thought out, plenty of room, light & bright. Beds were amazing, had great nights sleep! Ideal location, parking is tight on front, but there is another parking space at rear, again can be tight. Loverly little patio, Plenty of room for Dog baskets and nice touch leaving bowls, towel etc for them. Bottle of wine nice touch. Loved standing at the bedroom window watching the river, very peaceful. People in area very friendly, 5mins walk to town with pubs, shops, bars etc, plus Lidl, Sainsbury's & Aldi local. Would Defiantly recommend :)

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage - beyond expectations."

    Comfortable, superbly well equipped and a beautiful location. We had a great time and I am sure we will be back!

    Reviewed by JeanetteAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage very well equipped very well maintained feels like home , just a short stroll from the centre of town to go to shops ,cafe’s restaurants and lovely walks ."

    We would recommend Riverside cottage and hope to go back again soon .

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2020

  • "This is the second time to visit Riverside Cottage and it has not dissapointed us again."

    Beautiful cottage, has everything and more. Surroundings are peaceful and its lovely hearing the river bubbling along. Good attention to detail. The town is friendly, plenty to do and very clean.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2020

  • "Freeview is hopeless, you do not get hardly any of the channels."

    Reviewed by SuzanneDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location only a couple of minutes walk from the interesting town centre of Cockermouth, supermarkets etc."

    and lovely river walks begin right outside the front door. Parking is 'snug' but there are three available spaces just for this cottage. Fully equipped with lots of modern touches including easy to control heating. Thoughtful touches especially the beautiful Christmas decorations. Had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by NeilDec 2019

  • "What an amazing find!"

    ! Sykes never fails to find beautiful cottages but this cottage is outstanding! The location is perfect with the river at the side of the property. You can hear the soothing and relaxing sound of the river and the wildlife chatting throughout the day. The walks around the cottage are stunning, the centre of the town is two minutes away, everything is within walking distance. The cottage is of a very high standard with your every need catered for. The beds are very comfortable, sofas comfy, tv has all that you need for a movie day, kitchen facilities are amazing, showers of a high standard and it is immaculately clean. I would highly recommend this cottage. We booked again on the way home for next year. Don’t miss out on this little gem!!

    Reviewed by Robbie EveOct 2019

  • "Very comfortable clean and well equipped cottage - beds were extremely comfortable."

    Cockermouth is a lovely small town with a quiet walk for the dog along the river to a riverside park. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance and a good base for exploring the Northern Lakes. The only issue was the narrow access to the rear parking space which was tricky for an estate car but manageable with care. The parking space at the front of the property was fine.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2019

  • "Beautiful house very clean and well laid out."

    Comfortable throughout and kitchen had everything you need to cook. Within walking distance of supermarket and town centre.

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2019

  • "Riverside is a lovely cottage in a convenient location, close to the restaurants, shops and bars in Cockermouth town centre."

    It is clean, comfortable and has everything necessary for an enjoyable holiday in North West Lakeland. One thing which should be pointed out to guests is that the parking space at the rear of the property is only realistically accessible by small cars.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    A real home from home. Everything we needed was there, the beds were comfortable and a bottle of wine to welcome us was a lovely touch. Would definitely stay here again. The location is within easy reach of the town, lakes and fells. Information about the parking space seemed conflicting but there is in fact a parking space in front of the cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2019

  • "Perfect location for seeing visiting different lakes and the cost."

    Cottage was lovely with everything we could have needed, close to shops and pubs but perfectly quiet.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2019

  • "The cottage was ideally placed for visiting the lakes and the the Cumbrian coast, peacefully set alongside a bubbling river, the wine, chocolates and biscuits was very much appreciated and unexpected, parking needs to be at front of cottage the back is difficult to get down to, a house number as well as name would be good because it’s a long road."

    Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in Riverside Cottage , the location is perfect, close to the town but down a quiet road close to the river ."

    The cottage is extremely well equipped, nicely decorated and like home from home . Cockermouth is lovely town with plenty to do, interesting shops and good places to eat we had a lovely meal in Blocks Steak house to celebrate a birthday and would definitely recommend it ! Cockermouth is an excellent location to explore the Lakes , less busy than other towns . Wordsworth house is worth a visit and there are lovely walks by the river .

    Reviewed by GaynorMay 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped clean and tidy, probably the best that we have stayed at."

    The only issue we had was the parking, narrow street not much room to maneuver and not knowing the street layout coupled with one road was close for building work. After saying this I would stay again and Cockermouth is a good place and met all our needs all within walking distance.

    Reviewed by DouglasMay 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and immaculate and convenient to all local services and facilities."

    Reviewed by RodApr 2019

  • "We wanted to start the Coast to Coast path (in stages, not all in one go!"

    ) and Cockermouth was a good base for this as it had good bus routes (and taxis) to enable us to do the first 40 miles of the route.

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2019

  • "Riverside Cottage has been refurbished and furnished to a very high standard and is situated within minutes of shops bars and cafes/coffee shops."

    Resident parking guarantees parking spaces to the front and rear of the property. I would highly recommend this property as well as a visit to Cockermouth. 5 stars from us!

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2019

  • "This cottage was not the original one I had booked, as it was cancelled at the last minute."

    Sykes went above and beyond to find alternative arrangements, and I so glad they did. The cottage was exquisite. I felt at home straight away. It has a lovely atmosphere, clean and very comfy beds. The town was friendly and lots to look at. Altogether it made our holiday and I will certainly go again.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2019

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single bedroom
  • Family shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Downstairs WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility with walk-in shower
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Private roadside parking to front of the property and private parking to the rear and lockable storage shed
  • Enclosed garden to the rear
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within a 5-minute walk
  • Note: This property has a check in time from 4pm.

The property

This beautifully appointed end terraced cottage can be found within the town of Cockermouth.

Riverside Cottage houses an elegant interior design throughout with comfortable accommodation to ensure a fantastic family getaway to Cumbria.

Upon entering the property, you are welcomed to a cosy sitting room, benefitting from a gas fire, perfect for those chilly winter evenings.

Next is a well-equipped kitchen, housing all the necessities you will need to ensure your holiday is as easy-going as possible.

In here, you will also find a formal dining arrangement, perfect for hosting a family evening meal.

Follow the carpeted staircase up, where you will find three elegantly dressed bedrooms, comprising a king-size double bedroom, a double and a single room, each hosting an inviting atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a busy day.

Completing the first floor is a well-appointed shower room, complete with a walk-in shower, basin and WC, finished with a sense of luxury.

Outside, you can make the most of the morning sunshine within the private rear garden.

For local amenities a great choice of pubs, shops and cafes are all within a few minutes walk of the cottage.

Open the front door to enjoy riverside walks.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, walking lovers can explore the northwestern part of Lake District, housing miles of walks within beautiful scenery.

Cockermouth is a historic town with easy access to many interesting properties including Wordsworth House, which is a National Trust property the birth place of William Wordsworth in 1770.

All-in-all, Riverside Cottage is a wonderful dwelling, ideal for creating unforgettable memories with your family.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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