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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location with restaurants and pubs in easy reach after a hard days walking."

    The cottage is very well equipped with all the tools necessary for comfort and cooking if you need to. There is a drying cabinet for wet clothes and boots which came in very handy after we experienced some very wet days and marshy ground on the days out walking. The dogs had all the comfort of home, we took their own bed and lots of throws for the furniture and they settled in very well. Beware that there are sheep nearby in the field which is fenced off and the 10 acre grounds are pretty and wild with lots of nettles that caused some feet irritation so take piriton for the dog/s for the walk in the gardens. All in all a lovely experience, we were left to do our own thing by the host and we had a lovely time. We would not hesitate to return and recommend the location highly for anyone seeking a holiday in a stunning location.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely stay, warm and cosy with glorious views."

    Enjoyed the garden too. Would love to come back, Crummock Water simply heaven. Everything worked fine in apartment. Thank you. If we were to give one minor suggestion, sofas were in excellent condition but we both tended to slide off them. Any chance of offering a throw to put on each?

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Sep 2023

  • "It's a lovely place, and an ideal location for us."

    A very relaxing space for us and our dogs. The kitchen was very well equipped (though one bigger pan would be nice). We enjoyed it and hope to come again.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Apr 2023

  • "Skiddaw, as part of a 4 unit holiday accommodation is one of the best of the many cottages we have stayed in across the UK."

    Spotlessly clean, very spacious, comfortable, quality fittings and fully equipped, this cottage takes fabulous advantage of lovely views with it's "upside down" accommodation. The eco friendly credentials are are impressive and the massive grounds for Jen, our dog, to wander, were icing on the cake. Add to this a quiet but great location for the north and western Lakes, we can unreservedly recommend Southwaite Green holiday accommodation. The only improvement would be if there was an information folder, particularly for recycling/waste, explanation of the functioning of the heating and suggestions for walks, activities etc. We enjoyed an excellent week's holiday in Skiddaw, thank you very much.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage plenty off space and great views."

    Perfect for access to shops and restaurants in Cockermouth. The patio area would have preferred it to be fenced in for dog safety and maps of local walks for dogs and good restaurants pubs etc would have been helpful, however everyone was helpful and managed to find. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2022

  • "I have been lucky enough to visit different parts of The Lake District and stay in all kinds of accommodation."

    Skiddaw at Southwaite Green is now right at the top of my list of places to stay. Stunning location, amazing grounds (for humans and dogs), beautiful upside down accommodation equipped with all you need (and more) If you want to visit The Lake District - stay here!

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful views."

    Stunning grounds to walk and relax in. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. Thoroughly recommend this gem of a holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our second time here and as wonderful as ever ."

    The house is beautiful, spotlessly clean with two large airy bedrooms with en- suite bathrooms . Upstairs , the lounge has amazing views over stunning countryside and a decking area to enjoy them with a glass of wine or cup of coffee . The fully equipped kitchen , drying cupboard and excellent , reliable WiFi completes this perfect holiday home . It’s absolutely heaven for dogs as the huge garden ( field size with beck and pond ) is fully available to doggy guests …… not one tiny negative x

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Loved the eco concept and the complimentary organic veg box."

    Location is great, peaceful but on national cycling route and ability to walk into Cockermouth along the river. Great views and living arrangement in house.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2020

  • "The accommodation was fab."

    The location was great for our puppy. The walks around the property were great at the start n end of the day

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation and the extra touches really made it, including complementary veg box plus more."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2019

  • "Cosy and comfortable holiday house."

    Well organised kitchen with an excellent supply of crockery, glasses and utensils which was appreciated as we like to eat in for some of the time. Spacious rooms and comfortable sofas and beds, what more could we want!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed at ."

    Everything about it was great for three adults and three dogs . It was spotlessly clean with beautiful en-suite bathrooms in both downstairs bedrooms . The upstairs lounge was bright and airy with amazing views from the veranda and comfortable leather settees . A fully equipped kitchen and dining area meant we could cook and eat in the cottage easily . The extensive , private grounds made dog walking a pleasure and meant absolutely no hassle ... and the dogs loved being safely off lead . The area is absolutely stunning, beautiful walks , a short ride into Keswick and dog friendly pubs everywhere. This is definitely a cottage we will be revisiting.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous cottages set in wonderful grounds and a beautiful setting, great for short walks and dog friendly too."

    The owners are keen to preserve our planet and with this in mind you need to get on board where possible. Everything we needed was provided within the let, Cockermouth is a short drive away where all your daily essentials can be bought as there is a choice of supermarkets. Wonderful choice for us travelling as an adult family of four with a wee doggy.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Perfect location- very good local amenities in Cockermouth."

    Walking around this area was amazing and our dog just had the best time in the beautifully clear streams and lakes. Cottage was lovely and clean and the garden was perfect for an early morning amble, listening to the birds and drinking in the views.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Apr 2019

  • "We had a really enjoyable holiday in a relaxed setting that perfectly met our needs and enabled us to explore the local area."

    The cottage is eco friendly with a emphasis on sustainability and is warm and comfortable. There are local walks and fantastic views to be enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 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.


  • Two double ground floor bedrooms : 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
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wi-Fi, 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

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. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 972321, 972322, 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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