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Stanley's Sanctuary

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Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Love the stay there."

    I didn’t even wanted to come back. It was amazing experience. Just the mattress and pillows were not comfortable. the rest is more than 5 star. Love to go again and again.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We just replaced all the mattresses at Stanley’s, so hopefully you will come back soon to experience the new comfort Property Owner

    Reviewed by Muzammil4.4Sep 2023

  • "Could do with a mattress upgrade in double bed, very soft feel the springs."

    Sharp knife, pizza cutter ,lights above bed not working. We had no bedding to make up sofa bed.

    Reviewed by Gary3.4Aug 2023

  • "Not really for 4 people 2 adults 2 children ideal."

    Situated a bit too far away for us. Lovely home but not for us. Prefer more space. With having a dog needs to be more secure. Weather a let down for first time in lakes but that's just a personal comment can't help weather. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2023

  • "It was the best holiday place, the house was so cozy that we were feeling like to stay inside the house whole day, and the spots are also nearby to this area."

    Whoever is planning to visit Lake District, they must stay here and enjoy the beauty around the house.

    Reviewed by Devi5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great caravan and lovely well kept site."

    Caravan had everything we needed Only thing would say is mattress was rather soft and as an arthritis sufferer wasn’t great for me. Would have liked patio door out to veranda and gated veranda so safer for our dog That being said I am not rating the caravan as bad- we loved it. Great places to explore close by. We couldn’t fit everything in there’s so much to see We visited lots of lovely places and have made some lovely family memories. Thank you

    Thank you for the feedback. We have bought new mattresses so hopefully these will be more comfortable for you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay in Lake District!"

    Reviewed by Tsvetan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely stay in a lovely place!"

    !! Thank you very much. Maybe putting a 'Welcome to Stanley' Santuary' on the front of the welcome pack would have made it easier to find when we arrived. Thanks for everything!!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent holiday at Stanley's sanctuary would definitely stay again"

    Thank you for the great feedback! You are welcome back anytime :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "The caravan is clean and comfortable and on a quiet site with some great views."

    We had a small problem with the electrics in the caravan which the site manager found was a blown bulb which had tripped the main consumer unit. The next day Alison the owner rang us to say she was sending an electrician to check the electrics and replace the bulb, what more can you ask for, superb service. Thankyou Alison. Note for Alison only, there are no sharp knives to cut meat, bread etc, that's the only negative we have, sorry, John , Sally and old Jackrussel Jackson (his dad was called Jack)

    Thank you John for your feedback. I will address the knives issue as there were some there before - sorry about that. So glad to hear you enjoyed your time and the electrical issue didn't stop the fun! Edit - More sharp knives have been put at Stanley’s Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin and 1 x sofa bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed decking and patio
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.2 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are steps leading up to this property that may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues; please take care

The property

Set in the rural setting of the Forest Views Caravan Park in the village of Moota, near Cockermouth in Cumbria, rests this charming, two-bedroom holiday lodge, Stanley's Sanctuary.

Boasting off-road parking, an enclosed decking, and a superb setting that enjoys gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside, this delightful stay welcomes a family of five or a group of friends, for a relaxing, self-catered escape in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Park up, unpack, and make yourself at home in your lovely new lodgings.

Inside, you will find a bright, well-presented open-plan living space kept warm by an elegant electric fire, complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining area where you and your loved ones can savour your home-cooked meals, and an inviting sitting area which offers the chance to kick back and relax whilst watching a film on the Smart TV.

In warmer months, head outdoors onto the enclosed decking with a glass of your favourite tipple to toast your getaway whilst you soak in your stunning new surroundings.

When sleep finally calls, refresh with a shower on your way to tuck yourself in for a well-earned rest in either a plush double or a tasteful twin bedroom.

If you can tear yourself from your peaceful new lodgings, venture out and explore what your local area has to offer.

Make the brief car trip into nearby Gilcrux, where you can load up on homely essentials at the Gilcrux Post Office before you settle down to enjoy a pub lunch at the Masons Arms to fuel the rest of your day.

You can head over to Keswick which is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year, the town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre.

Head south by car to the town of Cockermouth, where you can spend time roaming the serene grounds of Harris Park and the Memorial Gardens, pay a visit to the National Trust location of Wordsworth House and Garden, and stop by the historic landmark of Cockermouth Castle.

You'll also find a plethora of must-see attractions within the Lake District National Park, such as the Keswick Museum, the Ambleside Roman Fort, and the mountain ranges of Skiddaw and Helvellyn.

For the ultimate escape to Cumbria, look no further than Stanley's Sanctuary.

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:

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