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

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JaneAug 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 SusanJul 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 HelenOct 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 SueOct 2020

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

    Reviewed by PaulDec 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 LindaOct 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 SusanSep 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 KarenJul 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 CharlesApr 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 KevinNov 2018

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  • 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.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, Wifi, 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.

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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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