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Little Gem

(Ref. 1093013)

Dearham, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "2nd time at "Little gem" there will be a 3rd and 4th etc."

    You simply cannot fault this place. So quiet at night. Plenty to do during the day.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved staying in the little gem, perfect to explore both the Lake District but also close to several beaches."

    The house is confortable and has everything you might want força week’s holiday. Thank you for allowing us to stay at this gem.

    Reviewed by Justina5.0Oct 2023

  • "A well equipped and cosy cottage in quiet location."

    Ideal for visiting both the coast and lakes.

    Reviewed by M4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was fine generally."

    Maybe check out the shower leak.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage with everything you need in a great location."

    Very peaceful but near to the lakes attractions. Highly recommend Little Gem.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful location."

    It had all the comforts. We also liked that we could cook our meals.

    Reviewed by Linas5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, very quiet and easy access to main roads."

    Cottage was well equipped and organised with pretty garden. Comfy bed. Easy parking.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage is not a little gem."

    It is a 24 carat Diamond. Absolutely everything has been thought of. Peaceful and amazing are 2 words i will use. Find out for yourself. Lovely neighbours side and rear. Nice little low maintenance garden.spotlessly clean also. If i had to find one thing its the tv could be a bit bigger. other than that i will be back that i promise.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautifully clean and well-equipped property - quiet and perfect for one (or two!"

    ) My first trip to the Lakes, and it won't be my last. Dearham is a tiny village, but well placed for venturing out, and the Sainsbury's in Cockermouth is actually closer than the one I shop in is to my home.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Everything has been thought of

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Apr 2023

  • "This was excellent - a tiny cottage but with everything reasonable people could want and a good base from which to explore the far north-west."

    The bed is comfortable and beautifully warm and there is plenty of storage space. The shower room and shower are adequate for a property of this size. The living room and dining areas are fine. I think it highly likely that, were we to want to stay in that area again, we'd go back to this property. The only down

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2022

  • "This really is a 'Little Gem' of a holiday cottage."

    The bed was comfortable, as was the living room furniture. We found that everything we needed in the kitchen for a week's holiday was provided. The location was excellent with a pub, shop and takeaway within a few yards of the cottage. Even the weather was good!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Clean,quiet and cool,lovely neighbours,ideally situated for exploring cumbria on ..."

    Clean,quiet and cool,lovely neighbours,ideally situated for exploring cumbria on a personal note would have enjoyed a bigger tv,thats not a complant more food for thought for the future,thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great little cottage, ideal for one or two people."

    Keswick around 30 mins and Ambleside and hour away at a steady drive. So ideal for a walking holiday. The Sun Inn is a short walk, doesn’t do food but great for a friendly drink with locals. A shop and take away more or less on the doorstep. The cottage itself is just a joy with it’s own parking spot to boot. As you can see I was very impressed.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0May 2022

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, coffee maker
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Rear garden with lawn
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Please be advised this is a no-smoking property
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: Peak Short Breaks are also available at this property

The property

Nestled in the peaceful village of Dearham in Cumbria, is this charming 19th-century cottage.

Little Gem has a light, airy feel to it with plenty of character and charm as well as comfort.

Whether you plan to walk the Lake District hills or visit the many towns and tourist attractions of the area, the cottage will provide you with the ideal base to come back to at the end of the day.

You can savour a glass of wine in the west facing garden, enjoy your evening meal in the bright open-plan kitchen diner and then put your feet up in the cosy living room by the fire.

If you want to nip out to the pub for a drink, then The Sun Inn is just 2 minutes’ walk away.

The Takeaway is 2 doors down so if you’d rather not cook then that’s not a problem.

If you fancy going out for dinner, then there are plenty of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants to be found in the nearby towns and villages.

The local store is handy for a few last-minute groceries, and you’ll be able to fill up with petrol and get some cash out at the garage which is just up the road.

There’s a very good bakery too, called the Cottage Pie, so you can get your sandwiches and cakes for your packed lunch if you are heading out into the hills.

You’ll find lots of useful information at the house about places to go and things to do, to help you plan your next day’s excursions.

The Market town of Cockermouth with its vibrant shops, cafes and restaurants is just a 10 minute drive away.

It’s only 30 minutes drive from Dearham to Keswick which is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.

As well as exploring the town, you can take a boat trip on Derwent Water and enjoy an evening out at the renowned Theatre by the Lake.

Ambleside and the beautiful Lake Windermere are only another half an hour further on.

Stop at Grasmere on the way where you’ll find the Beatrix Potter Museum and some ‘out of this world’ gingerbread.

Being situated to the west of the National Park, the location of Little Gem is also well suited for people wanting to explore the quieter Western side of the Lake District.

Ennerdale and Eskdale are rugged walking country but the old steam railway will provide you with an easier way to take in the stunning views along the valley.

At Muncaster you can take a tour of the Castle or just enjoy walking the grounds and marvel at the hawk and owl flying display.

On the journey back you could stop at Seascale or St Bees for a walk on the beach and an ice-cream.

North west of Dearham is the Solway firth with its wetlands, Bird watching areas and Nature reserve.

Maryport is a popular seaside town just 10 minute drive from the house where you can visit the Aquarium or take an evening stroll along the harbour, get some fish and chips and watch the sunset over the sea.

Little Gem provides a wonderful retreat for couples or solo travellers and is ready to welcome you.

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About the location


Cockermouth 7 miles; Keswick 20 miles.

Maryport entered the history books nearly 2000 years ago when the Romans arrived, and has continued to flourish to this day. The town boasts a fine deep water harbour and modern marina, a bustling shopping centre, the new Wave Centre, links golf course, beautiful Georgian houses, award-winning Lake District Coast Aquarium, Maritime Museum and the Senhouse Roman Museum. The Solway Coast is a superb area for walking and cycling along the Cumbria Coastal Way running right along the coastline, and excellent birdwatching opportunities are also available. Within a short drive are the many attractions and glorious landscape of the Lake District, while the Solway Firth is just a stone’s throw. The dramatic coastal route south to Ravenglass and beyond is one of the more scenic and peaceful journeys in the UK, while to the north, Carlisle, Northumbria and the borders of Scotland are just a short drive. 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 now a popular visitor attraction owned by the National Trust. An historic area, with beautiful scenery and superb walking in the northern lakes around Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Loweswater, Wast Water and Derwent Water.

Note: This property does not accept children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas