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Strawberry Mews

Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1044191)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a peaceful location Convenient for the town and exploring the western lakes."

    The old grammar school is a lovely building with a fascinating history.

    Reviewed by HadrianSep 2021

  • "Accommodation great cottage in excellent location"

    Reviewed by StewartJul 2021

  • "It's very well equipped for cooking and cleaning, light and airy, modern fittings."

    It's warm, the bed is comfortable and it is so quiet! The only small criticism : the sofas aren't particularly comfortable for lounging. It is well-situated for walking into Cockermouth - we even saw a red squirrel close-up one morning.. Lorton Dale is beautiful and close by and offers some good walking. The trail to Papcastle and the Roman road makes a quiet walk with varied scenery, and Cockermouth is an attractive town.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "Good sized property, friendly owner happy to help."

    Shower lost heat a few times but once reported owners were straight out to repair. Only downside to this property is small and uncomfortable sofas. The area of cockermouth was a little disappointing as lots of bars have closed down, close enough for driving to Keswick, catbells and whinlatter forest etc.

    Reviewed by AmyMay 2021

  • "There was only me but there is plenty of room for a family of 4 as laid out."

    The house is really lovely; well fitted out and the colours are gentle on the eye so very peaceful and relaxing to be in. I was there a lot during the day - great Wi-Fi and mobile signals essential for remote working and lots of charger space. Plenty of clothes storage too which was very welcome. Heating was easy to work, loads of hot water with a great shower. Easy access to Cockermouth for necessity shopping. I appreciated the little table and chairs to sit outside in the sunshine (rare but it was there all week) and the setting in the old grammar school courtyard is lovely too. It is close to a number of walks and lakes so no problem getting out in the evenings. One suggestion only, a vegetable steamer would be helpful. I will book again.

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2021

  • "The accommodation was lovely, but the bed was so uncomfortable we had to go to Dunelm to buy a thick mattress topper just to help us get though the week!"

    Sofa also very uncomfortable. House was spotlessly clean which was great.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2020

  • "Strawberry Mews was a great location for a holiday in the Northern Lakes."

    Well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2020

  • "Very clean and well stocked accommodation."

    Nice touch the welcome pack. Ideal location for walki in to the town centre. Short drive to other locations. Would recommend to family and friends. Quiet on a evening and enjoyed the use of table and chairs. Would enjoy coming back to this property with family in the future.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Excellent location very nice and well kept accommodation - welcome pack was thoughtful - thank u"

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

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The property

This South-facing mews cottage is part of a grammar school conversion, on the edge of the town of Cockermouth in the Lake District.

Full of character, Strawberry Mews is a Grade II listed historic building dating from 1890, with character features in a relatively unspoilt and undiscovered part of the Lake District, offering spacious accommodation for a small family or couple looking for a relaxing getaway, while also being within easy reach of the stunning lakes and bustling resorts of the Lake District.

The property has extensive grounds, where you can sit out on the patio area with the provided furniture and enjoy the peaceful location, along with ample off-road parking for two cars.

Entering the property, you will discover wonderful character features, including beautiful high ceilings and tall arch windows, maximising your view and the amount of natural light that can flood into each room, while the open-plan layout adds to the spaciousness of the property.

The living/dining room is carpeted, giving it a cosy feel with a sofa to relax on while enjoying one of the provided books or family board games, or just simply finding something fun to watch on the TV, while the dining table has seating for the whole group, so you can sit down to meals together.

Through the archway, you will find the well-equipped and fully-fitted kitchen, with stunning marble worktops, large fridge/freezer and a handy dishwasher to take care of any washing up, not to mention a Tassimo pod coffee machine for added luxury to your morning routine.

Another very thoughtful touch is the Welcome Pack waiting for you upon your arrival, full of goodies and basics including a bottle of locally brewed beer, teabags and coffee pods (fresh milk in the fridge) for you to enjoy during your stay (do please share your memories on the Instagram account!

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms; the master with a double bed while also boasting fitted wardrobes for your belongings, and a further double bedroom with bunk beds, both bedrooms overlooking the garden area, with high ceilings and tall windows giving them a spacious feel.

The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, so you can choose how to best prepare for each day.

The centre of Cockermouth is within walking distance, with a host of independent shops and cafés, artisan bakeries, pubs, restaurants and supermarkets, along with peaceful riverside walks, as the town is conveniently placed at the confluence of the Derwent and Cocker rivers.

Known as the birthplace of William Wordsworth, you can visit his Georgian family home, owned by the National Trust, while Cockermouth Golf Course is close by for keen golfers, and whisky & gin lovers will enjoy a fascinating day out at the Lakes Distillery.

Bassenthwaite Lake and National Nature Reserve, owned by the Woodland Trust, is within easy reach; the Lake District's first ever wetland nature reserve, visitors can expect to see a variety of birdlife.

The lesser explored but stunning North Western Fells are only a short distance away, as slightly further afield, keen walkers can climb the peaks of Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Grisedale Pike, while the historic landmark of Castlerigg Stone Circle, thought to be more than 5000 years old, and the incredible Aira Force Waterfall, are well worth a visit.

The popular town of Keswick is home to Derwent Water, where you can enjoy a boating experience, a variety of water sports activities or a simple lakeside stroll and a picnic, depending on how you want to explore the area.

With plenty to see and do within easy reach, Strawberry Mews is an ideal base for a relaxing break in the Lake District.

Special cleaning attention will be carried out before each arrival, especially in response to Covid-19. This will include all door handles, keys, light switches, TV remote, etc. Every precaution is taken by the owner for the hygiene and safety of guests.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x doubles; master bedroom with double bed, 2nd bedroom with bunk beds
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV & Superfast WiFi, selection of books and games
  • DAB radio and Google mini hub
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated off-road parking for two cars
  • No commercial vehicles are allowed to stay overnight due to on-site rules
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, Pub 0.8 miles

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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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Special cleaning attention will be carried out before each arrival, especially in response to Covid-19. This will include all door handles, keys, light switches, TV remote, etc. Every precaution is taken by the owner for the hygiene and safety of guests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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