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Groom Cottage

Lorton near Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972500)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful location in a quiet village."

    The cottage itself is quite compact, but would easily suit 2 adults and 2 kids, 4 adults would be pushing it a bit. The kitchen is very compact, but has a good amount of storage. Fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, microwave, toaster and kettle. The lounge/dining room is cosy and comfortable, but only has a sofa big enough for 2. The conservatory has a very comfortable 2 seater sofa and on a warm day with the windows open it's easy to doze off. The main bedroom has a double bed which takes up a lot of the space as the far wall of the room angles in towards the head of the bed. Still, comfortable, but no room for stuff on bedside tables. The second bedroom has 2 single beds and a chest of drawers. Again, very compact with about 1.5ft between the 2 beds. Bathroom is nice, a decent size and nicely presented. The only problem is the shower which has a dodgy control. When you check in the welcome pack asks you not to touch the temperature control, but I accidentally caught it with my elbow and spent 5 minutes trying to get the temperature of the water back down to a useable one. One bit of advice, if more than one of you need a shower or bath hit the boost button for hot water before you go in for yours, so it starts to heat ready for the next person. I learned from a couple of hot-warm-cold showers. Had visits from the wood pigeon, at least one red squirrel, a number of hedgehogs (you'll see them at night if you open the front door) and even a woodpecker!! Have stayed in a few places around the lakes and would definitely look to book here again.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "Groom Cottage is a neat little cottage."

    It is rather smaller than we anticipated from the description online, which caused some inconvenience to two octogenarians!

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2022

  • "2 adults and 2 dogs."

    ............... What a lovely place, the cottage itself was delightful and the area lovely. Everything you need is there, and more. Spotlessly clean too.. Totally relaxing, off the road so very safe and set in a quiet countryside village. Would happily recommend to others. We hope to come back in the future.

    Thanks for your positive feedback and thank you for being excellent guests and leaving the property just as you found it, that is so helpful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage!"

    Quiet location with local hikes nearby. Really enjoyed our stay and we will definitely be back!

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LinaMar 2022

  • "Would suggest that the cottage is marketed as 2 adults and 2 young children."

    4 adults would be a squash. Property was beautiful and setting amazing. Loved the place. Really enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Groom Cottage is a lovely cottage in a superb location."

    Perfect for a short summer break.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a perfect, quiet location with easy access to main roads."

    The kitchen was very small, just room for one person and the bedrooms were also very cramped. Having said that, it was adequate for just the two of us and would recommend it for a couple but not a group of four.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "Groom Cottage was perfect for our Christmas getaway with our pup."

    Great location and stunning walks nearby. Lovely little red squirrel joined us for breakfast each morning- what a treat! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JosephDec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage great location."

    Really good communication with the owner when it was needed

    Reviewed by JeffAug 2020

  • "Cosy cottage which was extremely comfortable."

    Looked even better in reality than it had in the advertising. From here we went kayaking and hillwalking. Lorton is a lovely village that we have often chosen to stay in because it is off the beaten track. This cottage is one we will return to.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    A home from home. Found everything we needed for a perfect week. Will return in the near future X

    Reviewed by MoireenDec 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The bedrooms were very small and no proper storage in the twin room. The kitchen was well equipped. If you have a dog it is worth noting that the garden is not enclosed. Overall we bad a great time

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2019

  • "A perfect cosy cottage."

    We had a weeks holiday and packed a lot into our week and it was so nice to get back to the cottage and just relax with my family

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

  • "Lovely cosy, comfortable and clean cottage in beautiful surroundings!"

    Very peaceful and a good place to chill out! I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by JacquieJun 2019

  • "Cottage was smaller than we expected, looked larger on website."

    Reviewed by PatrickMay 2019

  • "The cottage was a home from home small but like a tardis a well proportioned little space we had two adults and the dogs and we all fitted with extra room will go back again local shop and pub all in good walking distance what a great place would recommend to all friends and colleagues for both short or long stays."

    Reviewed by IanDec 2018

  • "This cottage was perfect for our stay in the Lakes."

    I can’t fault it. I’ll definitely think about coming back to Groom Cottage should I be back in the area.

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2018

  • "This cottage is one of the best we have stayed in!"

    Very clean, comfortable, and cosy. The location is great, many walks straight from door, and lots of info provided by the owners about the area. We took our two dogs (free of charge!) - one is a Labrador Retriever and the other is a Labrador, so quite big dogs and we still found that we had enough space without tripping over each other! The cottage has a very calm atmosphere and is the perfect place to relax and recharge. We will be returning in a different season!

    Reviewed by VivienneJun 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage everything in it you needed, was small but comfortable and clean."

    Could walk to local pub about a mile and a small shop less than half a mile. Cockamouth was only 5 miles away. Good bus service if you did,nt want to use a car. Some beautiful walks near by. Groom Cottage also had lots of books on the area which my husband and l enjoyed reading. We will go back to Groom Cottage another year a week was,nt long enough.

    Reviewed by DorothyJun 2018

  • "The cottage was as advised, and the furniture and fittings were of a superior standard."

    Although a small cottage it had everything we needed. The amount of books and literature about everything regarding the lakes was exceptional. When we got home we had a message from the owner thanking us for leaving the cottage in such a clean and tidy condition. All in all a lovely cottage in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2018

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  • Two first floor bedrooms: 1 x master double bedroom; 1 x twin bedroom
  • Luxurious bathroom with modern rain shower over the bath
  • Kitchen
  • Comfortable sun room with easy seating
  • Lounge/diner with entertainment system.
  • Kitchen with electric oven, hob, washer and dryer, microwave and fridge
  • Electricity and bed linen and towels included in rent
  • 2 private parking spaces
  • Outhouse for storage of outdoor equipment
  • Patio in private garden with outdoor dining area
  • WIFI available .Pub and shop in the village..

The property

Located close to Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere, Groom Cottage sits within the attractive village of High Lorton and is surrounded by beautiful Lakeland scenery.

Groom Cottage is a lovingly furnished and equipped Cumbrian cottage with a lot of character.

Perfect for small families and couples on a budget, Groom Cottage sleeps 4 and was once a part of the village pub but has now been converted into delightful holiday cottages in a private location.

Groom Cottage provides a wonderful base from which to explore the North West of the Lake District. Inside the cottage, exposed wooden beams add to the character of the property.

There are two bedrooms making it perfect for a couple's getaway or for small families.

The cottage also offers useful amenities including a washing machine and electric heaters to make the stay more comfortable.

The cottage also comes with an outhouse that can be used to store outdoor equipment such as bikes.

As well as indoor cooking and dining facilities, the cottage has a private garden with outdoor dining area.

The property also has private parking for two cars.

Groom Cottage sits on the end of a terrace of attractive cottages which offers excellent views of both the gardens and the Lakeland scenery.

Guests can enjoy eating on the delightful paved-patio in the garden.

Lorton is an excellent base from which to explore the North West of the Lake District and Whinlatter pass where there are excellent mountain biking trails, bike hire and fantastic walks too.

Families can also enjoy Go Ape in Whinlatter pass, adding some treetop excitement to the holiday.

South Keswick is also close by, giving guests the opportunity to visit a larger Lake District town during their visit too.

Cockermouth's Georgian market is also worth making the 10-minute drive to visit.

Perfectly located for exploring the North West of the Lake District, this Cumbrian cottage is packed with character and is well priced for couples or small families on a budget.

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About the location


Braithwaite 4.3 miles; Cockermouth 6 miles; Keswick 7 miles.

Lorton is a village in the district of Allerdale, in Cumbria and is made up of two small villages – Low Lorton and High Lorton, both of which are nestled at the northern end of the Vale of Lorton. Surrounded by the mountains such as Grasmoor, Hopegill Head and Whiteside it is a perfect destination for exploring a number of hillwalks and visitors are encouraged to visit the 12th century St. Cuthbert’s church. Lorton itself is relatively untouched by tourism and yet is only approximately 4 miles away from Cockermouth, which offers access to the A66 road. Other nearby settlements include Loweswater and Brigham. The Whinlatter Pass road offers a scenic drive and connects Lorton with Braithwaite. Within an easy drive the nearby town of Cockermouth has plenty of places to eat and drink and is of course 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. A great location whatever you choose to do.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas