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Ivy Cottage

Torpenhow, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1021965)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size with en-suite walk-in shower and basin, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove with starter pack
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher in kitchen
  • Fridge/freezer, BOSCH washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, iron & ironing board with clothes horse, washing & dishwasher tablets also provided
  • TV with private Netflix account and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.8 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in time is 4pm, check-out time is 10am
  • Note: Changeover day is Saturday.

The property

Making a perfect holiday home for a group of six looking to explore the beauty of the Lake District National Park, Ivy Cottage is a true gem of a property in the village of Torpenhow from which to spend quality time with loved ones.

Suited to a family or a group of friends, this lovely Cumbrian cottage is a perfect base for exploring not just the Lake District but also the Cumbrian coast, the beautiful city of Carlisle and farther afield, Dumfries and Galloway.

Step into the kitchen/diner which has a really homely farmhouse feel, and although traditionally-styled, the kitchen has every modern appliance you could need for preparing your holiday meals, fully equipped with everything from corkscrew to pizza cutter, as well as tea & coffee, and a range of herbs and spices (even olive oil!) for the avid cook to rustle up a storm for everyone.

The sitting room has a lounge/diner layout, and is a great place to relax with a good book by the woodburning stove, chat about your day or to watch a good movie, as the cottage has its own Netflix account for you to enjoy during your stay.

On the first floor you have a choice of a king size room with an en-suite shower, a double and a twin – our bedding is to hotel standard, with allergy free bedding to the twin room, as well as luxurious feather duvets, pillows and mattress toppers in both the king and double room.

Take a relaxing soak in the roll top bath in the luxuriously spacious bathroom at the end of your day, or begin it with a refreshing shower before heading out to the private garden and letting the views of the fells sink in.

The local village of Torpenhow is set in an idyllic area, with plenty of walking from the front door, and Bassenthwaite and Keswick not far away, Ivy Cottage offers the Lake District and all its attractions on your doorstep.

The town of Cockermouth, famous as the birthplace of William Wordsworth, is close by and offers excellent independent shopping for souvenirs or groceries from the large Sainsbury's, as well as offering a wide range of cafes, bars, coffee shops and restaurants showcasing food from both local dishes to Thai and Chinese cuisine, and Pizza and Tapas.

If you are keen to see the work of local artists, Cockermouth also has the wonderful Percy House Art Gallery with work from all over the region, or you can visit the Castlegate Gallery which is a nationally recognised gallery featuring the work of 20th Century British artists.

Wigton, offers a local centre for all your grocery shopping from the local Lidl, parking is easy to find and a range of independent butchers and grocers are at your fingertips.

A car journey to the Solway coast for a day out with a difference will bring you to Maryport, a bustling town which is home to the Senhouse Roman Museum, The Lake District Coastal Aquarium, a picturesque marina and lovely walks along the River Ellen.

Perfect for those seeking a relaxing scenic countryside escape, Ivy Cottage is a true idyll of a holiday home.


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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Crook

    “A very clean and comfortable cottage in the countryside with a pretty garden and high quality furnishing and bedding.”

    Great location for walking or cycling, we were lucky with the weather and had a fab week.

    Great location for walking or cycling, we were lucky with the weather and had a fab week.

    - Mrs Crook, May 2021

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About the location


Aspatria 5.1 miles; Bassenthwaite 6.4 miles; Wigton 7.3 miles; Cockermouth 9.8 miles; Kewsick 12.8 miles; Silloth 14.4 miles; Maryport 14.7 miles

Torpenhow (pronounced by the locals as Trup-en-ah) is a small village set amongst farmland on Binsey fells northern slopes. The pen, tor and how in its name all mean hill in different languages. A village hall, completed in 2003, hosts strawberry teas, barbecues, and social evenings among many other events. The village is home to a church of special interest, St Michaels. The church's architecture spans the time period from the late Norman through the 17th Century, and some of the masonry is thought to come from a Roman station at Old Carlisle. Lying close to the Cumbrian coast as well as on the edge of the Lake District National Park, Torpenhow is a lovely village to include in your adventures in the Cumbrian countryside. Just a few miles away is the market town of Wigton which still holds a market each Tuesday in the covered market hall. Wigton is a popular centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants, and also boasts a theatre, bowls, swimming, tennis and other sports. The port town of Silloth is also just a few miles away and has a wide range of amenities. Torpenhow is a wonderful location for a memorable Cumbrian holiday with stunning landscapes and lots to do and see nearby.

Region Information

Note: Changeover day is Saturday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas