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Waterside Croft

Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1031971)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Could do with some new pillows"

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2022

  • "Beautifully presented property."

    We loved falling asleep to the sound of the water. Great having parking onsite. Only recommendation would be a cafetière and a hair dryer.

    Reviewed by LeanneJul 2022

  • "Really lovely place, in an ideal location next to the river and within distance to walks, shops, and attractions."

    Very clean, homely, and nicely decorated. Peaceful.

    Reviewed by GraceJul 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean."

    Quiet and peaceful. Watching the heron fishing was a bonus. I'm a dialysis patient so close proximity to Lakeland dialysis unit was great. Hoping to visit again in the future

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very clean had everything you needed."

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2022

  • "Excellent location in a nice town with good shops & restaurants all within a short walk."

    Handy parking space next to the cottage which was big enough for our Estate car.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you need."

    The sound of the river outside the master bedroom is the icing on the cake. Two large supermarkets within 3 minute walk including a pet shop for treats for your little fury friend. Nice patch of grass for your dog to go to the loo just across the bridge. Lakes within 20min drive, hon inter pass 25 minute drive. Will definitely book again later this year. Thanks for the lovely stay.

    Reviewed by KrystofJan 2022

  • "A lovely place and in a superb location."

    It would have been nice to have towels for both beds and also a bigger fridge freezer ( especially the freezer) but apart from that, it was brilliant

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2021

  • "A very good stay ."

    Lovely cottage .The only issue the shower ,which would not maintain temperature

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "We had a great stay, the cottage is right by the river so it was nice to hear it as you went to sleep."

    It has absolutely everything you could need and is clean and warm with plenty of hot water. It is quiet, yet only a few minutes walk from the town. The footbridge was closed following the recent floods because a tree was hanging on it, but this was removed during the week. The parking space right next to the cottage was fine for our Ford Focus but if you come in two vehicles you would need to park in the car park opposite and use the footbridge -there is no street parking. It took some finding due to the bizarre directions from Sykes - note to others, the sat nav may lead you to a very steep hill on the opposite side of the river - do not drive down it! We met the very nice owner who agreed the instructions were incorrect and will rectify this with Sykes. We also suggested some hooks for coats would be useful as you come in the door as there is nowhere to hang anything. A tray or mat to put muddy boots on would also be a good idea. The welcome pack of milk, bread and wine was very nice, thank you. We had a great week visiting many areas of the Lakes and would recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable with two big bedrooms and bathroom with bath and separate shower."

    The kitchen was very well equipped. The welcome pack was a nice touch. The cottage was in a good location within easy walking distance to the town and supermarkets. There was parking for one car and though we had two cars parking for the other one was easy in the car parks near to the cottage. There is a cost to this though so that needs to be taken into account. Cockermouth has a good range of restaurants and shops. We ate at the vegetarian restaurant Quince and Medlar, which was excellent. Can recommend the Kirgate Arts Centre where we saw a film. Very good Covid precautions. I visited Wordsworth's House which was interesting and also had a nice garden. My friend can recommend Whinlatter Forest Park where she went E mountain biking. The area itself is lovely. Apart from the Lakes there is easy access to coastal walks. Can recommend the cottage and the area.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "Easy to get to, parking available, instructions were spot on, very well equipped cottage, great location, everything available for cooking and cleaning etc."

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great location would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2021

  • "Yes had a few issues with the cleanliness cobwebs issues/window frames filthy."

    Owner responded quickly. However I know checkout was at 10am. Cleaner turned up at 5 to 10. Wouldn't wait for us to finish packing. Was cleaning around us. Most unprofessional. Due to this things got left behind. Loved the cottage, could walk into town in just five minutes. Hard to find somewhere to eat though. Pubs shut Mon/Tues. The swan and the Bitter end served good food. Good base area. Windermere was an hour's drive and very busy with tourists boat trips where good. Hired a self drive which was a mistake went so slow. Went on the train which again was good. All in all a good time was had by us. Nice that the cottage provided stair gate and highchair as has had small grandson with us.

    Reviewed by JacquiAug 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation and clean."

    Lots of kitchen stuff, so feels like a home from home. Locations is walking distance to high street where there is pubs, restaurants, and takeways all within easy reach. Parking spot is little tight. Otherwise excellent. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by NileshJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely time cottage was in a lovely place very one all round there was very friendly."

    It was light in cottage lovely view from all windows. She’ll be going back

    Reviewed by Annette and VictorJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Ideal location. Just far enough away from shops bars etc not to seem busy. Lovely overlooking river. A good dog run at top of hill opposite. Definitely return if in area again.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, really well equipped."

    Would stay again.

    Reviewed by SeanMay 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage right on the river."

    Great beds, nice bedding. Owner left wine, chocs and milk! Everything spotless.

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2021

  • "We knew we would be happy with the location and the accommodation from the website."

    We were delighted with the extra touches. The bread, milk and wine on arrival was most welcome and is a thoughtful touch. The Croft has a very comfortable, large bed and a lovely bath and shower. Thank you Paul.

    Reviewed by BarneyApr 2021

  • "Excellent location and convenient for the various shops in Cockermouth."

    We enjoyed the comfort of the super king size bed and loved waking up to the sound of water. The cottage was cosy and evenings enjoyable with the fire and a large TV on which to watch movies. The west side of the lakes are an absolute gem and the cottage was conveniently located for forays into Buttemere, Ennerdale and Wasdale. The parking was a little tight but okay with a small car. Our larger van was stored 100 yards away in the council carpark at a very reasonable rate. Paul, the landlord was attentive and helpful. We will return to this location and found it to be excellent value.

    Reviewed by IainOct 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x super-king size (zip/link, can be twin upon request) with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lounge
  • Gas central heating and gas woodburning-effect stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for one small to medium sized car and paid public car park available just over the bridge opposite the property
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, but to be kept off furniture please
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: The double bed can only be accessed from one side
  • Note: There is a river next to the property, children and pets to be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is no garden at this property

The property

Sitting beside the idyllic waterside of the River Cocker, at the centre of the action of the market town of Cockermouth, Waterside Croft can be found in a desirable position for exploring both the Lake District National Park and Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Enter inside this homely abode to find all you could need for a wonderful family holiday; take a seat around the table of the kitchen/diner with a warming cup of tea and map out a fun-filled itinerary for your stay, while the chef of the group makes the most of the good range of appliances at hand for a home-made feast including an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even both a washing machine and dishwasher for those longer stays.

The sitting room with its simple yet stylish interior is where you can end each evening amongst the warmth of the gas woodburning-effect fire in front of the television.

Move upstairs with a refreshing beverage in hand and enjoy a rejuvenating soak in the bath, with a separate shower too for a quick rinse in the morning, before choosing one of the two bedrooms to rest your head.

The property boasts both a double bedroom and a twin with its very own TV so you can watch your favourite shows from the comfort of the covers, as well as this room being made into a super-king-size on request with its handy zip/link functions.

Soak up the splendour of the river each morning out of one of the many windows overlooking it, or pull on your walking boots and step out to explore the excitement up close.

Cockermouth makes a beautiful base all-year-round, best known as being the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian, of Mutiny on the Bounty fame, there's plenty of historic attractions here to explore including the National Trust owned Georgian family home of Wordsworth himself with wonderful exhibition rooms and riverside gardens, it's well-worth exploring.

Cockermouth also offers its visitors a good selection of independent shops, food stores and delicious eateries including pubs, tearooms and restaurants, with its very own golf club too for a truly tranquil day.

Be sure to explore the natural beauty of the area, with the mountain peak of Watch Hill being close by for a leisurely stroll, while the northern lakes of Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water all lie within easy reach too for a more challenging ramble.

Visit the coastal town of Workington to find fantastic shopping experiences, eateries aplenty and a range of family-friendly attractions such as an escape room, leisure centres, the Helena Thompson Museum and more, as well as the Sea to Sea cycle route being available from the town too for a scenic cycle.

Venture to the impressive Georgian town of Whitehaven for a charming atmosphere perfect for a romantic day trip, or spend a historic day in Keswick with its scatter of museums and galleries including the Keswick Museum, Derwent Pencil Museum and more.

Choose Waterside Croft for your next adventure-packed escape to this beautiful area of Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas