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Violet Cottage

Dearham, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 918765)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
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33 Customer Review(s)

  • Daley

    “Lovely little place, perfect location away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get to all the lakes, towns and villages without travelling too much.”

    - Daley, September 2021

About the property

A cosy, semi-detached cottage set in the country village of Dearham, five miles from Cockermouth and a few miles from Cumbria’s sweeping coastline.

As soon as you step inside Violet Cottage, you will feel immediately at home as the owner has taken great care to ensure guests will have every comfort.

The property has been tastefully furnished and is warm and welcoming, making it a perfect base for exploring this charming area.

There is a cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove to snuggle next to on chilly evenings, a stylish kitchen with dining area, a bright ground floor bathroom, and upstairs, two delightful bedrooms.

Outside, you’ll find an enclosed garden with furniture, so you can enjoy a morning coffee in the fresh air whilst planning your day.

This cottage sits two miles from the historical harbour town of Maryport, where you can discover its past with a wander around the port or a visit to the Maritime Museum.

Take time to explore the wild, windswept coast of Cumbria, especially Allonby, a few miles to the north, with its mesmerising views across the Solway to Scotland.

The Solway Firth Coast provides an amazing landscape, perfect for a bracing walk beside the sea whilst watching the many wading birds and waterfowl that settle here throughout the year.

Further south, the beautiful Lake District National Park can be discovered within a 15 minute drive and it is just a 30 minute drive to Keswick.

This charming cottage makes a splendid base for couples or families at any time of the year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Dishwasher, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking available on first come, first served basis
  • Lockable bike storage on request
  • Enclosed and secure private lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 mins walk Please note: The neighbour has a right of access to his garden at the rear and for weekly refuse collection.

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About the location


Cockermouth 5 miles; Bassenthwaite Lake 15 miles; Keswick 19 miles.

The small country village of Dearham is in the borough of Allerdale, just five miles from Cockermouth on the western fringes of the Lake District National Park. Dearham has a thriving community, with four public houses including The Old Mill Inn and The Ploughman, a Post Office/village shop, a fish and chip shop, a hairdresser, a petrol station and a locally renowned pie shop - The Cottage Pie. The countryside offers dramatic panoramic views across this constantly changing landscape to the Loweswater Valley and mountains beyond, including imposing Grassmoor. 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, set 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. A superb place to enjoy a break in the UK.

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