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Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972320)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A superb modern property, with upside-down accommodation to make the most of the fabulous views and impeccable green credentials, Skiddaw is situated on Paddle Beck in the heart of the exclusive and award-winning Southwaite Green development just 15 minutes drive from Keswick in the north Lake District. Finished to an extremely high standard, this award-winning development offers peace and tranquility with every modern convenience and a low carbon footprint.

Skiddaw is the ideal base for exploring the lesser known West Lakes throughout the changing seasons. Skiddaw has been cleverly built with the bedrooms on the ground floor so that the fully open plan living area on the first floor really takes advantage of some breathtaking views across the open countryside.

There are impressive beams and a private terrace with furniture, accessed via patio doors, where you can enjoy the spellbinding views towards the slopes of magnificent Skiddaw, after which the cottage is named.

The kitchen is fully equipped with A rated appliances in keeping with the eco-friendly ethos.

On the ground floor there are two bedrooms - a double and a zip link twin that can also be a double if required - both with en-suite shower rooms with a hand basin and WC.

There's underfloor heating generated by a ground and air source heat pump, and the owners have maximised the position of the windows and used solar panels to make the 2 cottages at Southwaite Green as off grid as possible. You'll want to spend as much time as possible outside here as there are 10 acres to explore, rich with trees and wildlife.

The pond and arboretum play host to rare red squirrels, while a heron often visits the beck and there's a resident barn owl.

Skiddaw has off-road parking for 1 car, though more is available across the stream.

Though this award-winning development is the ideal place to recharge your batteries in peace and tranquility, bustling Keswick with its shops, bars and restaurants is just 15 minutes away.

Skiddaw is ideally placed to explore the lesser known West Lakes like Buttermere, Crunnock Water and Ennerdale, winner of Britain's Best View.

A hike to the summit of Skiddaw will reward you with some absolutely breathtaking vistas and there are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities virtually outside the front door. The Lake District is Britain's favourite country park, and no wonder.

From the majesty of peaks like Skiddaw to the shimmering waters of Ullswater and Windermere, there's so much to do and enjoy from family attractions and outdoor life, to award-winning fine dining destinations and of course a lakeside cruise on one of the famous steamers. With its high standards of accommodation and superb location, Skiddaw is perfect for a family or two couples and their well behaved dogs to explore all the delights that the Lake District has to offer, whatever the time of year.


Two double bedrooms (ground floor): 1 x double, 1 x zip link twin (double on request) both with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC. Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with fully equipped kitchen.


  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, TV and DVD player
  • Shared use of the laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electricity included, organic bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car plus more parking over the stream
  • Private terrace with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Walking and cycling routes on the doorstep
  • Cockermouth and Lorton 3 miles, Keswick 9 miles.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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