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Shipwreck Cottage

Haverigg, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1050911)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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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/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Standley

    “Duncan and Sarah were lovely friendly and helpful hosts, responded quickly to a couple of questions we had.”

    Cottage was v clean, lovely and warm and we would definitely go again. It is as described and within easy walking distance to the beach and many great walks a short drive away so perfect for long walks with our dog.

    Cottage was v clean, lovely and warm and we would definitely go again. It is as described and within easy walking distance to the beach and many great walks a short drive away so perfect for long walks with our dog. Theres an open fire with plenty of logs provided too.

    - Mrs Standley, October 2020

The property

Set in the charming village of Haverigg in south-west Cumbria is Shipwreck Cottage, a lovely semi-detached cottage, ideal for a couple, small family or group of four wanting to enjoy the coast and the Lake District National Park, both of which are in easy reach of the cottage.

Access to the cottage is found via a shared path with the neighbour, although Shipwreck Cottage has the added benefit of an external gate to the street at the rear, and roadside parking is available at the front of the property.

Step inside the property to discover a homely, carpeted lounge with a sofa and armchairs to relax into while enjoying your favourite show in the Freeview TV as the woodburning stove fills the room with warmth.

Continue into the dining room, which offers seating for the group to enjoy home-cooked meals together, with a gas fire heating the space and adding a homely feel.

The kitchen is fully-equipped with all of the appliances you could need to create delicious meals, and the back door provides access into the rear courtyard-style garden.

There is sun room with seating, providing a quiet space to enjoy reading a good book, while the handy shower room completes the ground floor layout.

Upstairs, you will find two spacious bedrooms; a twin that can be made into a super-king-size by pushing the beds together, plus a double bedroom, able to cater to a variety of groups, both served by the family bathroom with fantastic Jacuzzi bath.

The second floor is accessed via a small metal staircase and offers an attic conversion that makes for a wonderful study area or a playroom for the children to while away the hours.

Outside, the courtyard garden is an ideal place to sit out with a morning coffee or to enjoy an alfresco lunch, while the shed provide storage spaces for bikes.

The cottage is well-placed in the centre of the village, meaning a variety of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants are available within short walking distance, as well as a playground by the coast, a lovely Blue Flag awarded sandy beach and Hodbarrow Haverigg Lighthouse, built on the Hodbarrow Outer Barrier sea wall in the mid-20th century.

The nearby town of Millom offers a further selection of shops and cafés, as well as a discovery centre, Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve on the Duddon Estuary, a protected area important for birds and other wildlife, and the Millom Ironworks Local Nature Reserve.

Head into the Lake District National Park to enjoy walking and cycling opportunities through forest, rolling ocuntryside and around picturesque lakes; climb Black Combe, Whitfell and The Old Man of Coniston, visit Swinside Stone Circle, see the magnificent owls at the World Owl Trust, explore the National Trust's Hill Top, which is the former home of Beatrix Potter, hop on a boat to enjoy Coniston Water and Windermere, or take part in a watersport activity.

Shipwreck Cottage offers plenty to see and do for an enjoyable Cumbrian holiday.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x twin (beds can be pushed together to make a super-king-size), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun room
  • Second-floor study/play room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, 4-slice toaster, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Freeview TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Shed for bike storage
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Roadside parking only available to the front of the property, as the rear entrance leads to a private road where no parking is permitted
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • 5 minute walk to the beach

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About the location


Millom 1.8 miles; Broughton-in-Furness 8 miles.

Haverigg, a village on the south-west coast of Cumbria, England, historically part of the county of Cumberland lies at the mouth of the Duddon Estuary, a protected area important for birds and other wildlife. Haverigg has an extensive, quiet Blue Flag beach. There is also access to a seawall with a lighthouse, which protects Hodbarrow Lagoon, part of Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve. The West coast attractions, the Lakes, the Lake District and the 1000ft high fell of Black Combe, are all easily reached from this relaxing resort. The village offers a wide range of accommodation, along with a range of cafes and pubs. Haverigg additionally boasts safe beaches and children’s adventure play features, making it a good place to visit for families with children. Close by, is the attractive town of Millom with its castle and historic attractions, then for more amenities and sightseeing, why not take a trip to Broughton-in-Furness.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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