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The Hayloft Cottage

Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972669)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is beautiful very clean , comfy and spacious, a very equipped ..."

    The cottage is beautiful very clean , comfy and spacious, a very equipped kitchen amazing cooker, the front bedroom bed is very comfortable, we had a great holiday, I can highly recommend

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2022

  • "The Hayloft is a delightful, cosy cottage with a spacious well equipped kitchen, plentiful seating and a fabulous settee."

    The underfloor heating keeps the ground floor warm and cosy, upstairs there are radiators that can be set to your required temperature. The beds are all very comfortable. The host even provided a lit Christmas tree and decorations. We look forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2021

  • "Roomy house with everything you would want except a dishwasher and tumble dryer."

    Could do with some updating.

    Reviewed by GlynisSep 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage well situated for walking and cycling into the lakes and to the coast."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless, cleaned both for appearance and covid ."

    My wife and I felt entirely safe. The heating system worked well and the kitchen was in good condition. We are familiar with this region of the Lakes and we found the location very suitable. John Stafford

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Warm comfortable clean tidy cottage, small outside garden, terraced and well kept, good sized rooms, comfortable beds, iron, logs for log burner, books and games, home from home."

    25 minutes drive to Beautiful Buttermere, totally recommend for walk and lakes/ waterfalls. Ideally situated, lovely lady, totally recommend.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and we did not need to go out and buy anything."

    Very quiet at night and a great location. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2020

  • "The Hayloft is set in a quiet village near Cockermouth."

    The location was great and made it so easy to visit all parts of the Lakes. We had a very warm welcome from Judith. The accommodation was very tastefully decorated and the kitchen was well equipped. We wished we could take the sofa home with us - it was so comfortable! We were worried about one of the reviews that said there weren't any blinds in the velux windows but that has been sorted now. There were also spare pillows, blankets and towels available. Judith has a superb green finger so the garden was just beautiful. It may be worth investing in some outdoor furniture as I know we would have utilised it more if there were somewhere to sit. Overall a brilliant stay and I can't recommend it enough! We'll definitely be back for another stay!

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a quiet location but just a short drive to the local town."

    Loads of great walks in nearby. Had a great time and will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "Great place to stay for a family or group of friends."

    Close location to shops and National Park

    Reviewed by SlawomirOct 2019

  • "We really liked the spaciousness of the cottage and the amazingly comfortable reclining sofa in the lounge."

    The cottage was really well equipped and the garden was really useful as we had a 10 month old baby with us. Our only criticism was the lack of blinds for the velux windows.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2019

  • "We've just booked to stay there again, which I think is the best feedback we can provide!"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "The Hayloft was an ideal location for us to meet other family members who were nearby."

    The only real disappointment was the hard beds and pillows, particularly the kingsize and double beds. I would have expected additional pillows to be available as all our family prefer to have 2 pillows each. However, we did request a pillow and the owner gave us one immediately (pity we had to ask). The facilities generally were good, although a dishwasher would have been nice, as they have been available in other Sykes Cottages we have stayed at. Parking was also a little difficult as next door had 2 cars on the driveway, there needs to be a clearly defined parking area for residents of the Hayloft. We were fortunate with the weather, but had there been heavy rain it would have been difficult to dry clothes as the tumble drier was "out of order". The issues mentioned did not stop us from having a really splendid 4 day holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay and such a warm and friendly welcome and would stay there again."

    The cottage was lovely and comfortable and spacous.The location of the cottage was good in Visiting other places. The whole family had really enjoyed their stay. The weather was beautiful and the views around were just beautiful

    Reviewed by VivianJun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, hand basin and WC
  • Open plan living/dining room
  • Dining kitchen
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom with WC.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and wood burning stove
  • Range style electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TVs, DVD, WiFi
  • Gas and electricity plus a basket of logs included
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio and raised lawn area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Cockermouth 5 minutes.

The property

The Hayloft Cottage, an end of terrace cottage in the pretty village of Eaglesfield near Cockermouth, is the perfect base for a family holiday off the beaten track in the Lake District.

Packed with character, including exposed stone and original beams, yet very spacious and with a contemporary finish, the Hayloft Cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends seeking affordable accommodation in the Lake District at any time of year.

Downstairs there's a lovely light and airy open plan living area with oak flooring and underfloor heating and a lovely wood burning stove.

There's plenty of comfortable seating, too.

The kitchen diner also has underfloor heating plus a fabulous Aga-style range cooker.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine in the utility room.

There's also a downstairs cloakroom with WC and hand basin.

Upstairs are three lovely, light bedrooms - a master with a king size bed, another double and a twin room - plus a very spacious family bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, hand basin and WC.

The garden at the Hayloft is a particular delight, with a flagged stone patio and steps up to a lawn with mature flower-filled borders.

There's ample off street parking for two cars.

Eaglesfield is a lovely peaceful village set in rural surroundings not far from the lesser known West Lakes like Buttermere, Crummock and Ennerdale, winner of View of the Year.

It's a wonderful part of Lakeland, being off the main tourist track, yet with so many places to explore.

Nearby Cockermouth with its castle, art galleries, shops and restaurants is a great starting point for a trip around Wordsworth Country.

The Hayloft Cottage is close to the gorgeous Cumbrian coast for a day on the beach, and an easy and scenic drive to lively Keswick.

Take a day trip to Lake Windermere for a trip on one of the famous Windermere steamers, or head for bustling Penrith with its shops, bars, cinema and swimming pool.

With attractions like Go Ape, the Aquarium of the Lakes and the Kong indoor climbing centre, there's plenty to keep the kids happy, while the walking and cycling opportunities around the West Lakes will suit outdoor adventurers.

Whether you're enjoying a family holiday in the Lakes, or you're a group of friends celebrating a special occasion, the Hayloft Cottage is excellent value for money at any time of the 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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