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Billy's Cottage

(Ref. 1103750)

Dearham, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Good base for exploring the area."

    Updates needed to local pubs nearest two were closed. Some dampness in bathroom area could do with updating . Very well equipped cottage but very steep stairs if you have mobility issues. Two power cuts beyond anyone's control maybe have some candles available in future. Overall a most enjoyable stay would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by William4.4Nov 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week at Billy's cottage Was situated close to amenities and cockermouth."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed and a very comfortable stay. The lakes are absolutely stunning and we thoughrly enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and as described and it was also very well-equipped with everything we needed."

    The only point I would make us that the stairs to the upper floor are very steep. It wasn’t a problem for us but I would think carefully about this particular cottage if you have mobility issues or young children. We found plenty to do in the local area during our week’s stay and had a very enjoyable stay. The pie shop round the corner (Cottage Pie) was excellent and they do filled rolls as well.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Aug 2023

  • "A great little cottage with everything provided with a nice little patio in the back garden."

    A well stocked kitchen and comfy sitting room. Mind as advertised the stairs are very steep . A nice handy location for trips either into the Lakes or out to the coast. The village has a well stocked shop within the garage which is just a short walk from the cottage. There is also a pie shop just around the corner although we never got chance to try it.. This is a cottage that we would put on our "return to " list.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "I had an excellent stay loved cottage Jim and Jenny the owners made me feel very ..."

    I had an excellent stay loved cottage Jim and Jenny the owners made me feel very welcome my dogs love the garden would stay there again

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Billy’s cottage, it was very homely and spotlessly ..."

    We had a lovely stay at Billy’s cottage, it was very homely and spotlessly clean, very well equipped with every thing you need while on holiday and a very comfy bed with very nice bed linen and quilt bottle of wine and milk tea and coffee on arrival was very welcoming thank you 10/10 to the owners a very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2023

  • "Billy's cottage was the cleanest cottage we have stayed in ."

    Super comfy beds,kitchen was well stocked with quality crockery and any thing you would need.The towels were soft and large .a pleasant little garden to sit can park right outside which is a bonus.we certainly would book the cottage again when visiting Maryport ,which is a very short drive.The wine and milk was a nice surprise thank you.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely to find a pint of milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge."

    Cottage was lovely and clean and had everything you would need. A great base for exploring the Western Lakes The only thing I felt uncomfortable with was the very steep stairs but that just me

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2023

  • "Great Stay We had a great 3 night stay at Billy’s Cottage."

    Very charming and Very very clean throughout the cottage. Well equipped kitchen. Very comfortable beds. Quiet area. Visited a few local tourist attractions. Great for dog walking, ours enjoyed herself very much. Pubs, shops on your doorstep with a nice pie shop just around the corner. Wine and milk was a nice surprise. Would be happy to stay here again

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Billy's cottage."

    We were provided with everything (and more) you could possibly need for a break away. We loved it so much, we are looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Mahri4.7Apr 2023

  • "Everything was as described"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2023

  • "Billy’s cottage provided a warm and comfortable base for exploring the Western Lakes and the Cumbrian Coast."

    Communication with the owners was excellent and Vicky was on hand for assistance should we have needed any. Very well equipped for self catering ,immaculate and welcoming on our arrival. Wine and milk an added bonus. Dog friendly area and property. We have had a fantastic few days where weather was kind for February!! Would have no hesitation in recommending Billy’s Cottage and would certainly look to return at some future date.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2023

  • "Billy’s Cottage is a great place for holiday."

    Close to the mountains and seaside, very convenient. Cottage, although small, was nice and cosy and Sparkling clean. Host provided everything needed for guests, and Vicky went above and beyond so we could feel comfortable and lack nothing. One of the best holidays we had despite raining for most days:)

    Reviewed by Pawel5.0Dec 2022

  • "We stayed in Billy's cottage for a week."

    The place was clean and well equipped and very cosy. We have 2 dogs and there were spare bowls and poo bags available. Not ultra modern but more cottage vibes as described. The stairs are steep but again it was in the description. I personally was not keen on the induction hob and struggled a bit with it but we didn't cook much. It did work, I just couldn't get my head around it properly. The kitchen was very well equipped. The place is just far enough out of town to be quiet but close enough not to be remote. There are shops close by and an amazing pie shop round the corner. We found it very easy to get to all the places we wanted to visit, the location for us was ideal. We loved it there and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "A fantastic little cottage."

    Cosy and well equipped in a good location. The back garden fence was low and my springer spaniels kept jumping out but this problem was fixed within an hour so no more problems. Loved our holiday there.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage, enjoyed sitting out in the garden and watching the birds."

    Very well equipped kitchen, comfortable sofas and beds and plenty of towels provided. Very handy location, we have fallen in love with the area, particularly Maryport, Allonby and Silloth. We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Mahoney5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house well equipped kitchen area."

    Bedrooms and bathroom good but thought the furniture in the living room let the property down. Would stay again though

    Reviewed by Wanda4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage that was like a home from home."

    The owner has thought of everything you could possibly need so it was very comfortable. Extremely comfy beds . Enclosed garden was well used by us and our dog . Great base for exploring the local area. Welcome bottle of wine milk etc was a lovely touch . Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The stairs are quite steep, please take care
  • Note: Beyond the garden gate, there is a lawn area for guests to use, but is not enclosed for dogs

The property

Billy's Cottage is a charming, semi-detached, two-bedroom cottage resting in Dearham, Cumbria.

Perfect for families or couples looking for a homely place to stay, this pet-friendly cottage is close to local amenities, has an enclosed garden, and is within easy reach of the Lake District National Park.

The property has a contemporary kitchen/diner furnished with a four-seater dining table and a breakfast bar for two, along with high-quality appliances to cook at home, including an electric oven and hob, and dishwasher.

Next door, you'll find the snug sitting room with two plush sofas, a TV, and electric fire, perfect for putting your feet up after busy days.

Alternatively, the garden is an ideal space for outdoor relaxation, with a patio, outdoor seating, a secure area for dogs and children, and a garden gate leading to extra lawn space.

You'll also find the external utility room equipped with a washing machine and a tumble dryer, so you can keep your walking gear fresh.

When it's time to retire, freshen up in the ground-floor bathroom with a bath, shower over, and heated towel rail, before choosing from two pretty bedrooms.

The first bedroom has a king-size bed and ample storage space, while the second bedroom has a double bed.

If you're looking for a quiet, picturesque town close to the coast and the Lake District, look no further than Dearham; head to one of the town's two pubs, the Commercial Inn or the Sun Inn, for a pint and some traditional pub fare, and on the outskirts you'll find the Moorforge Viking Settlement!

The coastal town of Maryport is a short drive away with a host of attractions including Lake District Coast Aquarium, the Senhouse Roman Museum, and Mayport Golf Course, or perhaps you'd prefer strolling along Cumbria's shoreline at Crosscanonby Nature reserve?

The wild, windswept coast of Cumbria has mesmerising views across the Solway to Scotland and picturesque villages such as Allonby.

You'll find plenty of walks along the Solway Firth Coast, a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers, whilst plenty more adventure awaits in the Lake District National Park a short journey away from Billy's Cottage.

Start in Cockermouth, a lovely market town which hosts Wordsworth House and Garden, Castlegate House Gallery, and popular restaurants such as Aspava and The Bitter End pub.

For a variety of watersports such as sailing, kayaking and canoeing, be sure to visit Bassenthwaite Lake, close to the Lake District Wildlife Park and scenic hikes up Skiddaw and Grisedale Pike.

A little further lies the bustling market town of Keswick where you can watch a performance at Theatre By The Lake, find plenty of activities at Keswick Museum, and discover the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle.

The Lake District is scattered with idyllic walks and waterfalls to explore, whether that's gentle strolls to Lodore Falls set in a wooded valley or breath-taking views at the top of the highest peak, Scafell Pike.

Find your next Cumbrian adventure at Billy's Cottage.

Please note: This property can be booked in conjunction with Violet Cottage (reference 918765) which is next door, together sleeping 8 guests.

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About the location


Cockermouth 5 miles; Bassenthwaite Lake 15 miles; Keswick 19 miles.

The small country village of Dearham is in the borough of Allerdale, just five miles from Cockermouth on the western fringes of the Lake District National Park. Dearham has a thriving community, with four public houses including The Old Mill Inn and The Ploughman, a Post Office/village shop, a fish and chip shop, a hairdresser, a petrol station and a locally renowned pie shop - The Cottage Pie. The countryside offers dramatic panoramic views across this constantly changing landscape to the Loweswater Valley and mountains beyond, including imposing Grassmoor. The nearby rugged coastline of the Solway Firth is within a short drive, and the dramatic coastal route south to Ravenglass and beyond is one of the more scenic and peaceful journeys in the UK. The nearby market town of Cockermouth is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame), with Wordsworth's Georgian family home, set on the main street, now a popular visitor attraction owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth boasts a variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, with the area renowned for the beautiful scenery and superb walking in the northern lakes around Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water. A superb place to enjoy a break in the UK.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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