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Caretakers Cottage

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Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an excellent stay at Caretakers Cottage."

    The accommodation suited us well. We would happily stay there again

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Caretakers Cottage and look forward to your return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at Caretakers cottage."

    It was clean and tidy. Strawberry How rental accommodation is top class. It's a home from home holiday.

    Thank you for your very positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant! We stayed at Caretakers Cottage for just over 3 weeks."

    The apartment is part of a converted school set in a quiet and leafy neighbourhood a few minutes walk from the shops. A tiled lobby for boots and coats leads to stairs up to large, comfortable rooms with a well-equipped kitchen. The owner lives locally which was great as she so kindly sent us recommendations of local events which we would not have heard about otherwise, recommendations for hairdresser and garag, and made sure we had clean bed linen and towels every week. There are some fantastic walks a short drive away and some nearby Parkruns, as well as Keswick on one side and the seaside towns on the other. This was a fantastic place to stay and we would highly recommend it,

    It was an absolute pleasure to have you both as guests and hope that you will return to stay at Caretakers Cottage again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Brilliant place to stay."

    Beds are comfortable furnishings are comfortable all appliances are great. We don’t have a bath at home so that was a plus along with the separate shower for myself. Brilliant location near to lots of different restaurants to eat or you can travel further a field if needed. The guest book has many great ideas in it if you are stuck. We try to come at least once a to the lakes and travel in order to get my girls shoes from the local children's shoes shop in Cockermouth!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. We hope you will return to Caretakers Cottage again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with electric woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV, Free Netflix, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars with electric charging point
  • Patio with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Children aged 3+ only
  • Note: Stair access only
  • Note: No overnight parking allowed for campervans/motorhomes or commercial vehicles

The property

Caretakers Cottage is a beautifully appointed, first-floor apartment set within a prestigious, Grade II listed former grammar school in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

This contemporary abode provides off-road parking with an electric charging point, original features throughout including high ceilings and tall windows, and easy access to the Lake District National Park, making a unique base for families, friends, and couples alike.

Enter through the private entrance to find a porch area to leave your boots and coats, before heading upstairs to your home-from-home.

The bright and spacious kitchen/diner is a sociable area with a breakfast bar for four, stylish decor, and is equipped with high-quality appliances.

After dinner, retire to the sitting room and start the electric fire for a relaxing evening in front of the TV, whilst the landing has a snug area with games and books to choose from.

Completing the apartment are two well-appointed bedrooms with storage space, a king-size and a twin, served by a sleek family bathroom.

In the morning, you'll find a patio area with outdoor seating to sip your coffee and plan the day's adventures.

Cockermouth is home to a variety of shops, pubs, and eateries, including the classic Bitter End pub and Aspava Restaurant for Turkish cuisine.

You'll find plenty to see in the town, such as Castlegate House Gallery showcasing local artists and the National Trust's Wordsworth House and Garden.

A short drive brings you to the Lake District National Park where you'll find Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve, a haven for watersports, walking, and wildlife watching, as well as Lake District Wildlife Park.

For avid hikers, you'll find Grisedale Pike, Skiddaw, and Blencathra all nearby, plus the incredible sight of Scale Force Waterfall!

For a gentler day out, explore the market town of Keswick where the Theatre By The Lake, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Derwent Pencil Museum, and scenic walks around Derwentwater all await.

For a day exploring Cumbria's coast, be sure to visit the likes of Maryport, Whitehaven, and Saint Bees Heritage Coast.

There's so much to discover on your next holiday in the Lake District at Caretakers Cottage.

Minimum Stay is 5 nights

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas