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Scales Cottage

Lorton near Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972335)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Harrison

    “A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location.”

    Central for visiting Keswick, Cockermouth, Whinlatter forest just to name a few places, and also some walks starting from the cottage. Plenty of room for the 4 of us that visited, comfy lounge, warming log burner in the kitchen, although low beam needs to be avoided!! Also, good to have reliable Wi-Fi. Would book this cottage again.

    Central for visiting Keswick, Cockermouth, Whinlatter forest just to name a few places, and also some walks starting from the cottage. Plenty of room for the 4 of us that visited, comfy lounge, warming log burner in the kitchen, although low beam needs to be avoided!! Also, good to have reliable Wi-Fi. Would book this cottage again.

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
Facilities -
97/100
* Average score of 5 customer ratings

The property

This charming 17th century cottage is situated on a working dairy farm, in the beautiful Vale of Lorton with wonderful views over the valley towards the Loweswater fells and the hills around Whinlatter Pass.

This delightful cottage has been lovingly restored but still retains many of its original features including the slate floors and inglenook fireplace.

Ideally situated for groups of walkers and families to explore the area, or who may wish to use the rainbow trout fishing facilities which the owners provide free of charge.

The cottage has a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove making it a sociable space to get together whilst the chef in the party is preparing a delicious meal.

Afterwards retire to the sitting room with its vaulted beamed ceiling and comfortable sofas where you can watch a film together on the TV.

There are three bedrooms to choose from one with a luxury four poster bed, a king-size double and one double with sloping ceilings making it a cosy retreat for the children in the party.

The village of Lorton has a traditional shop and pub.

Nearby in the village of Loweswater the award winning Kirkstile Inn can be found with log fires, traditional ales and excellent meals.

The cottage is situated in a much less frequented area of the National Park yet only a short drive from the bustling market town of Keswick.

Crummock Water, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale which can be easily reached.

The Whinlatter Forest Park with its new Go Ape Forest Adventure and mountain bike trails is only a five minute drive from the cottage.

A wonderful location for exploring this quieter part of the Lake District.

Accuracy of the listing -
97/100
* Average score of 5 customer ratings

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size 4 poster bed, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double (suitable for children due to sloping ceiling.) Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area and wood-burning stove. Sitting room.

Comfort -
97/100
Cleanliness -
97/100
* Average score of 5 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels are not provided
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Raised terrace area with furniture and small lawned area
  • Three well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: The double bedroom has sloping ceiling and is only suitable for children
  • Note: Guests may fish free of charge on the pond located 200 yards from the cottage and stocked with rainbow trout
  • Note: Pond on site, children to be supervised.

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About the location

LORTON

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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