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Kent Cottage

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage and enjoyed our stay."

    Minor improvements: Safety mat in en suite shower Facilities for separating recycling would be good Guests are meant to leave the wheelie bin out on Thursdays but it would be good if owner/cleaner could check this has been done so that there is at least some space in the wheelie bin for the new arrivals.

    Reviewed by Daisy4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    It is in the middle of nowhere which is part of the joy, but also the hassle. House was well equipped, clean and comfortable in the main although the mattress in the main master bedroom takes some getting used to. There is a slight damp smell on entering the house which settles once in for a while, to be expected given the age of the property and the weather patterns for the location.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2023

  • "Superb location on the edge of the National Park in a handsome village with a great pub and shop."

    The cottage’s garden is a great place to rest your weary feet, taking in the sights and sounds after a day’s walking.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage hadn't been cleaned, apparently because Sykes had not informed the cleaners of the booking."

    The help phone numbers in the Sykes information pack are both wrong.

    Reviewed by Roy2.5Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need, love the radio!"

    Garden was great and loved the seating areas, will definitely love to come back for another stay as still more local Wainwright to tick off. Feels very remote and secluded but only 10 mins from Cockermouth and a brilliant local village shop and pub within a stones throw.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2023

  • "We had an amazing holiday."

    The location is superb and the cottage is comfortable with lovely beds. Our only observations were that were no recycling facilities and the front downstairs of the cottage smelled rather damp but this did not spoil our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very peaceful part of the lakes."

    Would certainly rebook & recommend to friends

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jun 2022

  • "The property was in a perfect position for discovering the Western Lakes."

    However, we did find it cold most evenings. The fire came in useful, unfortunately there were no starter logs on offer. The local shop had some but I have been to other properties where the fire was ready to put on for the first night. Also other places have provided kitchen towels, foil, clingfilm and sugar.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1May 2022

  • "Kent Cottage was a perfect base with great walks straight from the doorstep."

    The cottage is very comfortable and cozy. It also had everything we needed for our stay. We would definitely like to return again sometime.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property is in a great location and is very cosy."

    It would have been nice to have a few logs for the fire when we first arrived or to know in advance what to bring so we could have had a fire on the first night. I think the info about the local shop opening is out of date. We couldn't find any information about where we might get heart of the lakes discounts using the card. I didn't expect to get discounts but saying that we could get them and then not telling us where was frustrating. It was nice thst there were a few games for rainy days and we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Phillippa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in peaceful and beautiful location."

    Lots of people visit several times and this was our second visit. Beware a couple of low doorways, otherwise fabulous. Wonderful to stay in such a historic and comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "High Lorton was lovely and welcoming."

    We loved the scenery and the accessibility to Winlatter Forest Park. Kent Cottage was cosy and a great base to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "We have stayed in this lovely cottage on 4 occasions now and each time it feels like we are coming home."

    I can think of no better a commendation than that!

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was absolutely brilliant - the only thing we thought was useful as feedback is that we did realise the low doorways weren’t mentioned in the blurb for the cottage and my 6’3 partner thought it would be useful to advise of that in the description of the cottage."

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Jun 2021

  • "Kitchen could do with more/better utensils eg."

    spatulas, larger mugs, mid sized tumblers, non stick pans....

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2021

  • "Our 5th stay in this cottage."

    Snow on the top of the highest fells, stunning blue sky. We can't wait to make this an even 6.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "We have had an amazing week here in Kent Cottage."

    We particularly enjoyed the area and the waterfall at Buttermere.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Really enjoyed my stay here. We have already booked for next year! Thank you.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "Loved staying in a piece of history."

    Will be booking to come again next year

    ReayDec 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower and basin, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD Player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio featuring outdoor seating area and bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Lying deep within the sleepy village of High Lorton, you will find the lovely Grade II listed abode of Kent Cottage.

Surrounded by the breath-taking scenery of Lake District National Park, this charming and traditional dwelling offers an inviting setting for a relaxing family holiday to Cumbria.

Spend cold winter night’s in front of the beautiful woodburning stove as you gather with loved ones in the sitting room and enjoy a captivating movie on the TV.

Cook up a storm in the pretty country-style kitchen and discover a sea of appliances such as a sleek electric oven and hob, to help you along the way.

Admire the striking original fireplace and gorgeous wood flooring as you feast upon a delicious evening meal in the warm and welcoming ambiance of the dining room, cracking open a bottle of wine and raising a glass to making wonderful new memories with your nearest and dearest.

The ground floor is also home to a useful utility room with a handy washer/dryer, and a cloakroom featuring both a basin and WC.

Up on the first floor, guests can choose to stay in one of the three restful bedrooms including a spacious king-size with the benefit of an en-suite, a homely twin and a peaceful single.

A bright and airy family bathroom sits just across the way and features both a roomy tub and an overhead shower, where guests can take their time to get ready for the day ahead whilst their towel keeps warm on the heated rail.

Make the most of warm summer days with a hearty home-cooked breakfast out in the enclosed rear garden, as you embrace the refreshing countryside air.

Grab your hiking boots and challenge yourself to a scenic hike up to the peak of Skiddaw Mountain, or travel slightly further afield for an awe-inspiring walk through Green Gable.

Enjoy an animal encounter like never before at the nearby Alpacaly Ever After as you meet friendly alpacas and llamas, taking them on an exciting stroll through the luscious local landscapes.

Spend the day at the National Trust owned Derwent Island House or head to Hope Park for a picturesque picnic.

Lose yourself on a tour of Puzzling Place or soak up the local history at the Keswick Museum before a spot of lunch at one of the many local Cafés or tearooms.

Outdoor enthusiasts should be sure to stop by the Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve, and those travelling with young children will relish in a day at the Lake District Wildlife Park.

With so many adventures sitting right on your doorstep, Kent Cottage is the ultimate base for an action-packed escape to Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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:

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