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White Gables

Great Clifton near Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 4587)



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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable clean home with lot's of facilities and parking, well appointed, we enjoyed our stay at White Gables."

    Would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2022

  • "An excellent place to stay for large groups with the benefits of an outside seating area, bbq etc."

    The property has everything you require. The Old Ginn House Inn, 5 min walk away is great for food with good size portions at reasonable prices. The hosts Cheryl and Colin are relax and easily approachable. I would recommend this property and would happily book again.

    Reviewed by EdwardMar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay it was special to celebrate our diamond wedding anniversary."

    Glad all the family could be there

    Reviewed by StanleyMar 2022

  • "We had a great weekend at White Gables."

    The perfect property for 3 families to gather to celebrate significant birthdays (especially after being apart for so long due to the pandemic). The owners were fantastic. Definitely recommend this place. Thanks

    Reviewed by KatieFeb 2022

  • "Fab property, we were 5 couples for a weekend break, had everything we needed, men loved the games room, plenty of space everywhere, clean, comfy, 2 mins walk to pub."

    Would recommend for all ages, fab gardens for the summer too. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJan 2022

  • "The family of eleven had a super break at White Gables the owners could not have been more helpful and the accommodation was excellent."

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2022

  • "Excellent large house with great facilities and extremely helpful owners, would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2021

  • "Property is spacious and kitchen is well equipped."

    Owner lives on the property and are very helpful and situated close to shops.

    Reviewed by MeganDec 2021

  • "8 work colleagues Christmas break."

    Wonderful stay, beautiful cottage, everything catered for, we hope to be back!

    Reviewed by ClareDec 2021

  • "What a lovely property."

    Spotlessly clean. Great location just a few miles from Workington and supermarkets. The property owner was so friendly and accommodating. We will 100% stay here again.

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2021

  • "Amazing cottage, everything you need for catering for 8 people+."

    Spacious, clean, comfortable and spotless. Easy access to Lakes and walks. Good communication with owners.

    Reviewed by JeniferOct 2021

  • "Great place & met our expectation with a friendly host, pool table and dartboard a great hit, thoroughly enjoyed."

    Good location with easy parking, within easy reach of many fantastic locations and towns.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2021

  • "Accomodation above and beyond what we expected."

    Pub and eating place within walking distance. So much beautiful scenery on days out. Cockermouth shopping very convenient, with lots of history about the Town. All in all a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by VerityAug 2021

  • "Fantastic house, hosts were lovely, brilliant location and fantastic restaurant just up the road."

    Very pleased with everything. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by NicoleAug 2021

  • "This property was ideal for our multi-generational family gathering."

    It was very well equipped and comfortable. It included plenty of toys and equipment for very small children. The broadband and TV worked very well. The outside area was excellent for sitting out and included a large grassy play area. The owners who live next door were very helpful. If anything, the property was better than the Sykes photos suggested.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "Beautiful home, owners live next door but are very nice and don’t bother you so nothing bad about that, it’s located in a nice quiet area but shops are near so that’s great."

    The house was great, very clean and tidy and has all usual items you would have in your own home to make your stay nice and easy

    Reviewed by JordanApr 2021

  • "A great place to stay and getaway from it all!"

    ! A lovely place with lots of room for everyone with plenty of space outside as well to sit and have a cup of tea or a bbq if the weather is good and a big garden for the kids to run around in and play games. Inside great to have a games room with a pool table and dart board as well as a good selection of DVDs to watch and books to read. Plenty of board games also provided to get everyone involved! Plenty of bedrooms with drawers and wardrobes to store everything in and a big living room/dining/kitchen open plan present with very comfortable sofas and dining area and kitchen well stocked with everything you can think of from cutlery/plates/mugs/glasses (for all types of drinks) to pots/pans/steamers/food processor/dishwasher/washing machine etc etc! A highly recommended place you wont be disappointed with and the owners live next door and will provide you with whatever you need and help out and are simply wonderful!! Book now without worrying about anything!!

    Reviewed by AdnanOct 2020

  • "Beautiful, large house with excellent facilities."

    The huge, open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area is a definite bonus for a large family gathering. The house looks out onto open countryside and the large garden was well used. The games room was also a definite asset and the kids (men included!) spent lots of time in there. The local pub/hotel, which is literally a few yards away, served excellent food, very reasonably priced. The owners (who live next door) were very friendly and helpful but completely respected our privacy.

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2020

  • "An absolutely stunning house in a beautiful area, stayed in many houses via Sykes but this was the best by far for 6 adults and 3 children ranging in age."

    Everything was catered for and everything you could possibly need was available in the house. It was spotless on arrival and the pictures dont give it the full justice as to how beautiful it really is! The owners were quick to reply to any questions prior to our visit and after an unfortunate car breakdown they were absolutely amazing in assisting us and couldn't have done more. We will be back to visit and thanks again for a lovely few days!

    Reviewed by KellyJan 2020

  • "What a fantastic house!"

    We had a very enjoyable stay. It was immaculate and had everything we needed. The kids loved the games room and appreciated the selection of toys and board games. The adults were delighted with the comfort and cleanliness. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would love to return to White Gables!

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2019

  • "Very spacious cottage."

    Perfectly clean, with great facilities. Loved the games room and a big open kitchen/diner/lounge. Kitchen had everything we needed also. Was very close to a great pub which served lovely food with friendly staff. Would highly recommend, be great to return in the summer months.

    Reviewed by SianOct 2019

  • "This was a beautiful, well equipped cottage, beautifully decorated in a beautiful area."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. We were there for 3 days and hardly left the cottage. The weather was nice enough for us to sit outside, plenty space for the children to run about and with the games room and loads of board games etc there was more than enough to keep everyone (adults and children) entertained. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by KathleenOct 2019

  • "Well equipped."

    Would use again if staying in the area.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2019

  • "My self and my family had a fantastic stay at white gables for my husbands ..."

    My self and my family had a fantastic stay at white gables for my husbands 50th birthday celebrations there was something for all the family to do my 4 grandsons absolutely loved the massive big garden and of course the games room was a hit with the whole family would definitely love to stay here again

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2019

  • "Cheryl and Colin , the owners, who live next door, were very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

  • "White Gables is very easy to find from the directions supplied, being only a mile or so from the A66 but still having a lovely country feel."

    There is loads of parking and the hosts, Colin and Cheryl, are lovely, helpful people. The house is brilliant for family groups with the games room giving a separate area for any children who are well-catered for with separate TV, video player, loads of DVD's, books and games. The dartboard and pool table were great attractions! The dining table seats ten with ease and extra bar-stools are nearby. With four different bathrooms/WC's, there are plenty of options for different sections of the party. A large selection of crockery, cutlery and really big saucepans enables catering on a mass scale to be easy. Lots of fridge space, a freezer and dishwasher were much appreciated. There is also plenty of outdoor seating in two separate areas, along with a good-sized grassed area which is very safe for small children. The weather during our stay wasn't brilliant at times but be aware that no rain = no lakes to see! Just assume that you may get wet at times, dress appropriately and enjoy. The rivers and streams in this part of the world are the cleanest I have ever seen and the air-quality is excellent too.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Came away feeling happy and relaxed Very spacious property Would go again to this property"

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2019

  • "Ideal setting, slightly away from the normal touristy areas but easily reachable."

    Property was well appointed and ideal for our party of 9. Shops nearby and pub literarily 2 mins walk. Views out over open country. Superb

    Reviewed by TrevorApr 2019

  • "White Gables is stunning, the pictures don't give the property the credit it deserves."

    huge amount of space, everyone had space for time to themselves. Great location and the hosts were very friendly. I would recommend this place to all our friends and family.

    Reviewed by LukeMar 2019

  • "The house was clean, modern and homely, there was plenty of space in the communal areas to sest us all comfortably and plenty of beds to accommodate our group."

    The house was 100m from a local restaurant and very close to main roads into the Lake District NP. Fab stay would definitely reccomend.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2019

  • "We have just come back from a family holiday at White Gables, everything was perfect we had such an amazing time!"

    Cheryl was so helpful and everywhere was spotless. I especially liked the amount of pots/pans in the kitchen more than enough for cooking for a large number of people. Lots of lovely bathrooms too (4) enough for everyone. Will definitely be returning :)

    Reviewed by NatalieFeb 2019

  • "Accommodation exceeded our expectations and layout suited all of our family perfectly."

    The cottage was very clean and the owner was extremely helpful. The games room was a huge plus point and we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2019

  • "The house is fantastic, spacious and very well equipped."

    Definitely will return

    Reviewed by TanyaJan 2019

  • "Great family get together in lovely lodge."

    well equipped with pub near by that does excellent Sunday dinners

    Reviewed by TimNov 2018

  • "White Gables is a beautiful House set in a lovely location."

    It doesn't have the 'Holiday Let' feeling at all - rather its very homely. The standard of decor, cleanliness, equipment etc was extremely high. We holiday each year (7 adults and 5 children) and this was definitely just right for us. Easy reach of main attractions and walks but very comfortable for just staying in with a great garden for the children to play in - even had toys and books !!

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2018

  • "Fantastic break at White Gables!"

    Went away for a surprise 50th and everything exceeded expectations. The owners were very helpful, the cottage was beautiful and very well equipped. I would definitely stay at the cottage again and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2018

  • "A wonderful property for three generations to spend some time together - or apart!"

    The house is well planned to cater for mixed groups.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2018

  • "Fabulous weekend had by all, house was lovely and comfortable, perfect for a girls weekend of laughter."

    We especially enjoyed the cows coming down the field to say good morning!

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2018

  • "A brilliant holiday home."

    Beautiful location and property. We had a fantastic time and we wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by SionedSep 2018

  • "Fabulous house with more than enough room for everyone (our party was 6 adults, 3 children and a baby)."

    The number of bedrooms and bathrooms helped our individual families to have their own routines yet be part of everything. The house is well equipped and the garden safe for the children. The owners were friendly and helpful. The location suited us well with many amenities, walks, lakes, and other places of interest just a short drive away. Can very happily recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by AvrilJul 2018

  • "This place was fantastic, it was clean, and had all the things we needed for a great family holiday."

    The owner was on site and so friendly. The decor was very modern , as a family we had an amazing time, the kids didn’t want to leave . It’s close to some amazing scenery, so wonderfully located. I’d definitely stay again

    Reviewed by TammyJun 2018

  • "Lovely house."

    .. A bit TARDIS-like, seeming much bigger on the inside. Quiet location though the view could be better! Comfortable beds. It's a shame the two in the games room aren't proper beds as my 6'3" son didn't find his bed very comfortable. Talking of the games room, we all had great fun playing pool.. was a real treat having the table. Kitchen well equipped. Ample bathrooms and the showers were good. Good parking provision. There's a little garage shop about a mile down the road otherwise it's 4 to 5 miles to Workington for Asda or Tesco. About 5 miles to Maryport and South Allonby Bay which is a nice beach with a Roman fortlet and Anglon-Saxon saltpans to visit ( for free ) near Crosscanonby.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2018

  • "Cheryl and Colin were very welcoming."

    The home is well equiped with everything you need and garden is very nice too. House is very clean and spacious and well decorated too. Would recommend to anyone. They were very easy going and helpful with local advice.

    Reviewed by ArflanMay 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and maintained really well."

    It was massive and the pool table & game room downstairs was a great addition. Would surely recommend this cottage to my friends/family as we had a lovely easter weekend here. The owners too were really accommodating and very hospitable :)

    Reviewed by SalomeMar 2018

  • "Made my 40th birthday more special as it was absolute luxury."

    Definitely will be returning. The lady and gentleman that own it were wonderful, so friendly. Beautifully set in a sleepy little village, within a short walking distance to the pub. All my guests were thrilled with the house and we are already making plans to come back.

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2018

  • "Fabulous place to stay, very comfortable, all needs catered for, especially if staying with children, would highly recommend it."

    Reviewed by ValerieJan 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Better than we imagined. Our hosts Cheryl and Colin went above and beyond to make us welcome. Would strongly recommend the White Gables to anyone reading this review.

    Reviewed by KudakwasheDec 2017

  • "Really enjoyed my holiday and this place was the highlight."

    Cosy place with plenty of space

    Reviewed by RaheelDec 2017

  • "We had a brilliant time."

    House layouts was perfect for big family get together. The owners were lovely & nothing was too much trouble. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2017

  • "Booked as a surprise family get together for hubbys 40th and could not fault ..."

    Booked as a surprise family get together for hubbys 40th and could not fault this place at all, owners have thought of everything and could not have been more helpful, defo be coming back

    Reviewed by WendyNov 2017

  • "Great house with everything we needed, good location too."

    Nice pub at the end of the road within walking distance. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be returning one day!!

    Reviewed by SahraSep 2017

  • "The location of the property was just right The was full of light plenty of room to move about"

    Feb 2017

  • "Just got back from a fantastic long weekend at White Gables."

    A perfect house for our family, we were all blown away by how perfect it was for us. Thank you and we'll be back for sure!

    Reviewed by FrancescaDec 2016

  • "Lovely property on edge of Lake District national park."

    Very comfortable, worked well for extended family.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2016

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  • Six bedrooms: Upper ground floor: 2 x twin, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite (shower, basin & WC)
  • Lower ground floor: 2 x twin, TV with Freeview & pool table
  • Upper ground floor: 2 x shower rooms with shower, basin & WC
  • Lower ground floor: Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, basin & WC
  • Upper ground floor: Open plan living area with sitting area with woodburner, fitted kitchen area & dining area.
  • Gas central heating with Electric Fire
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, library of books & games
  • Gas & electric inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburner available to be purchased locally
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Spacious lawned garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check in time is 4pm
  • For bookings from the 19th Feb 19 - no stag, hen or similar bookings accepted at the cottage
  • For bookings made from the 19th Feb 19 the owner charges a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

A first-class, detached house set in the owners grounds, on the edge of the small rural village of Great Clifton, just 5 miles from Cockermouth.

Converted to a very high standard, this outstanding Great Clifton cottage provides an ideal retreat for a large family or a group of friends to meet up and explore the Lake District.

Set out over two floors with ground access at both levels, this great Clifton cottage features a first floor open plan living area with designer kitchen, dining area and a warm and cosy sitting area with wonderful woodburner.

The bedrooms at this Great Clifton cottage are comfortable and the accommodation is extremely flexible, with the added provision of sofas, TV and a pool table in the bunk bedroom.

Outside, this Great Clifton cottage offers spacious lawns and a lovely sitting area to enjoy alfresco dining.

There is excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep, and plenty to see and do in every direction.

Loweswater and Crummock Water are nearby and offer the more adventurous some very challenging fell walking.

The nearby coastline is a real delight and of course the many delights of Keswick are just a short drive away.

This Great Clifton cottage is perfect, at any time of year.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Cockermouth 5 miles; Bassenthwaite Lake 15 miles; Keswick 18 miles.

The small country village of Great Clifton is in the borough of Allerdale, just five miles from Cockermouth on the western fringes of the Lake District National Park. Great Clifton has a thriving community centred round the village pub, with the area largely undiscovered and unspoilt. The countryside offers dramatic panoramic views across this constantly changing landscape to the Loweswater valley and mountains beyond, including the imposing Melbreak. 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, 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.

Region Information

From 19th Feb 19 - No Stag, hen or similar

From 19th Feb 19 - This property has a £150.00 Good housekeeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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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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