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Cockle Bay Cottage

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Heysham, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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72 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage very cosy , can’t wait to return"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location, we had a small problem with the heating and the owner sorted it within the hour."

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7May 2024

  • "We had a perfect holiday, lovely cottage, and village, i want to move in and stay forever ."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2024

  • "We found Cockle Bay Cottage to be a wonderful place to stay."

    Well maintained and comfortable. The layout, although initially seemed odd, worked well and was a good use of space. The local area is very interesting also. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2024

  • "I absolutely loved my week in this lovely cottage."

    It is warm and comfortable, and very well equipped- a real home from home. Really all I need to say is that I have already booked again for next year. Also it’s only a few minutes walk from the sea, and miles of flat walking on the promenade. I can’t wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage fantastic views over the bay highly recommended it"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "A warm, snug cottage very convenient for coastal walks and with an excellent pub nearby."

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Mar 2024

  • "Comfortable, warm and cosy."

    It had everything we needed including teapot and cafetiere. The outside decking was slippy, but after the past few months that was to be expected - although a reminder sign might be useful, especially if it was on the gate, indicating the route to the upper decking. The proximity of the sea front, the historic headland and a pub with good food all added to the pleasure.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage has been really well refurbished, whilst keeping all of it's charm."

    It's very clean and well equipped, with a lovely welcome pack (thank you). It is set up for responsible dog owners and the sun deck was a lovely surprise, despite the rain. I had a delightful short break and would recommend it to anyone wanting to explore the west coast.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at cockle bay cottage."

    Beautiful little cottage with everything we needed for our stay, our dog Penny loved it too especially the back garden which was very secure. We would definitely recommend a stay here, near the beach and some lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage well presented and super clean."

    Very comfy bed and living area. Excellent views from the seating area outside however we found the stairs up they’re very difficult so once there we stayed. We had a lovely week with some great walks. Parking was very difficult as was sleep during our week but this was due to film crews turning up on the second day taking over the village space and noise and lighting early into the morning hours. Would recommend the cottage to those who are fit and able to manage the steps etc gorgeous property.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Aug 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage, super clean and charming."

    The garden was delightful with a good view of Morecambe Bay from the top deck. The dog secure area made our stay a lot easier. The cottage is only a short walk (about 3 minutes) from the splendid local pub and restaurant which we made good use of. The local bay is also only a short walk away.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay , lovely little cottage , every thing needed was there but we feel that a hand rail up the side of the stairs to the bedroom would be helpful , as well as an ex star chair."

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2023

  • "Cockle Bay Cottage was perfect, very clean and very well presented with a few nice touches here and there which showed care and thoughtfulness."

    Stunnng sea view from the upper terrace.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "Another week at Cockle Bay and just as good as ever."

    Looking forward to another week in September

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is well appointed."

    Some elderly people might find the three level accomodation a challenge.If you are happy to use Heysham as a base for travelling around the nearby area all well and good but unless you are doing a lot of self catering the local facilities are a little sparse. We enjoyed walking the nearby promenade and bay.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very well equipped. Welcome pack very much appreciated. Owners very helpful with a small problem with Netflix. Quickly sorted out for us. Lounge was lovely and cool during the very warm weather. June next door is lovely, made a fuss of our GSD Benny. Lovely village and only a short walk to the sea front. Plenty of walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely so tastefully furnished, the bathroom is beautiful and there is nothing we could find fault with."

    Reviewed by Ivan4.7May 2023

  • "We had the most delightful stay and really enjoyed ourselves."

    The cottage was the best equipped self-catering property that I've visited and had a lovely welcoming feel. Our dog loved the garden even more than we did, the neighbours were so friendly that she called in there for biscuits each morning. Just a lovely experience all round, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2023

  • ""Cockle Bay Cottage" is second to none."

    .Extremely Clean, and so comfortable and warm.Mention should be made to the expert Housekeeper, for all her hard work..The Garden is a delight, as is June, who lives next door,,Cottage so convenient for visiting many places of interest, ie.Lake Windermere, Lytham St Annes, Morecambe etc..Village has an excellent Chinese take away, Indian, and of course, The Tv series.."Radford Pie Shop"Their pies are delicious!!.A walk along the cliffs, passing St Peter,s church and the tombs is a must.,,,So Beautiful, and emotive,Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful home..

    Reviewed by Ronalda5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was so nice and comfortable."

    Had everything anybody would want. The gift basket was very nice.Thank you for a wonderful holiday . John and margaret

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    Pub and sea minutes walk away from the cottage. Pub very dog friendly and food and staff were excellent. I was on my own with my Cockerpoo, Nala. First time for her to experience sand. Walked to the Midland and got the bus back to the village. I was working while I was there and the internet was excellent. However, note I have EE and no signal at all in the cottage, albeit I used Wi-Fi calling. You cannot park outside of the cottage but I just parked on the next road so no issues. Only small freezer compartment so don’t take lots of freezer food!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cockle bay cottage was like home from home."

    Very cosy very well equipped TV's great size with reliable WiFi garden area lovely with amazing views it must be great in summer months! We still sat outside wrapped up with a coffee so relaxing nice welcome pack on arriving was much appreciated! It's obvious the lucky owners love cockle bay cottage

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have just had the best stay at Cockle Bay Cottage."

    It was very clean and so cozy. It had everything we needed and more. Great location for visiting the surrounding area and loved that we could be on the beach with our dog in 2 minutes and the same with the pub after a busy day. June next door is lovely and dog friendly and the welcome basket was a lovely treat for us. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fab little cottage with all the comforts of home."

    Even the dog was thought about with bowls, fleeces etc. Really comfy bed with lovely big TV on the wall so you can have a relaxing start to the day. Garden has great views of the bay and mountains in the distance. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Cockle Bay Cottage the property is ideal for a couple and a dog, it has all the home comforts and more there is everything you could possibly want on holiday ."

    The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and very cosy with the log gas fire on cold January nights. We were a little concerned about no parking by the cottage but it was no problem we got parked ok everyday two minutes away round the corner .The welcome pack was very nice too, we will not hesitate booking the cottage again . Thank you !

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was lovely and clean and felt like a home from home."

    The owners left us a lovely card and little basket of goodies on arrival which was a lovely touch from them. They were also very accommodating to our specific needs during the visit. We really enjoyed our stay and would book again.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2022

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in."

    So cosy and comfy and also very clean! We loved the treats on arrival and location perfect. Felt completely refreshed and relaxed after our stay. We will definitely be returning. Fantastic cosy get away, cannot say enough about this cottage.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderfully appointed cottage with everything provided for a comfortable stay and in a nice location too."

    Have already recommended to friends. Quick access to the beach areas is a huge plus.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "Could not fault the property it was immaculately clean & had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "After third visit to this property everything still as first time."

    Lots of small details and extras making this an ideal holiday home. Looking forward to our next visit. Kath

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    ...bed super comfy Fantastic shower. The only downside was if the dog was in the garden & I was in cottage I couldn't see him...although have to step out of back door & then up 3 steps through gate....June next door was lovely & a total dog lover.... A beautiful cottage close to beach...& walks on coast path...but despite loving the quirkiness with my bad knees the steps in & out of cottage took their toll

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Sep 2022

  • "My second visit."

    Hope to book again

    Look forward to you booking again, but why the low score? How can we improve? Property Owner

    Reviewed by James3.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped great view of sea from decking."

    Neighbour very friendly and a dog lover. The best bed we have ever slept in on all of our other holidays. And having netflix on tv a added bonus.would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay in Cockle Bay Cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very charming. The cottage is well equipped and has everything you could need and more. The garden space was great for ourselves and the dogs. We enjoyed sitting on the top level where you can look out to the sea.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "A gem of a cottage beautiful inside and outside."

    ..loved the decking area with fab views of the bay! Cottage very cozy and comfortable and equipped with everything you could need. A yummy welcome pack was very thoughtful. Lovely friendly neighbours..Charlie dog visited June daily for his treat! Lovely village with some great walks and cafes and the Royal pub served very nice food. We will definitely be returning to Cockle Bay cottage. Thank you for a wonderful stay x

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect holiday!"

    Lovely cottage in a beautiful area

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage, well appointed, beautifully clean."

    I loved the garden and sitting and watching the sea view. The location was great and had no problem parking in next street about 30 yards from house. The welcome basket was great as well.

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Would highly recommend a stay in this beautiful cosy cottage, its very well equipped."

    Close to all amenities especially the beach to walk your dog, can't wait for a return visit.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage it was a break away from it all."

    The cottage was very well stocked and cosy and lovely to return to after long walks with our Staffie dog Toby

    Reviewed by Della5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely loved Cockle Bay Cottage!"

    It’s a beautifully done up old cottage with everything a couple (and their dog) could need. Cosy and comfortable on cold February nights! We had a wonderful time in The Bay and loved Lower Heysham Village. Only downside is the lack of parking.

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation."

    Online photos don’t do the place justice.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Perfect for two and a dog!"

    We love the high standard of décor and location just a stones throw from the sea. We’ve stayed twice this year and will be back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Property renovated to a very good standard comfortable quite and charming ..."

    Property renovated to a very good standard comfortable quite and charming cottage and what a lovely touch bye the owners wine and niddles upon arrival we enjoyed the village/walks upon our departure we left a present ornamental boat on the bathroom window cill as a thank you for the owners will visit again and we will/have recommended it to family and friends

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent stay"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a lovely quiet village."

    The furnishings and facilities in the cottage are all high quality and so add a real sense of luxury, plus the owners really have thought of everything and so we immediately settled in and felt at home. The enclosed outdoor space was also ideal for us as dog owners, with the added bonus of a great view out to see from the top deck!

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Sep 2021

  • "Only draw back is the lack of parking facilities."

    However this did not detract from the superb accommodation. We loved the terraced garden and enjoyed the sunshine and the sea view. Every comfort was provided. This was our second visit and certainly won't be the last. Thankyou to the owners who have thought of everything possible for this relaxing home from home.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage great village with good walks and great views"

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic garden with a great view The local bus service was excellent no need to use a car everyday"

    Reviewed by James4.4Aug 2021

  • "A comfortable home from home."

    The village has a feeling of tranquility and peace. Lots of nearby places of interest.A little gem of a cottage in a gem of a location.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2021

  • "Loverly cottage with everything one could wish for."

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lost a star because of no parking which meant I could not charge my electric car over night."

    That aside the cottage is well situated , internal renovations are superb, very clean and fresh , the outside space is brilliant .The owners have thought of everything , from the welcome pack to opening a draw and finding it full of charging cables. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing, the photos dont do it justice."

    We loved our stay, very comfortable and would come again. The outside areas are a real bonus too. Thank you to the owners for a beautiful renovation.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely location, superb cottage & garden."

    Lovely, welcoming neighbour. Our only reservation was lack of parking at the cottage, difficult to unload/ load luggage. Though always free spaces on nearby roads as stated.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2020

  • "All surrounding amenities very good +plenty of nearby places to visit"

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage its everything you could wish for for your time away ."

    Situated on a quiet street in the in old part of Heysham village with a great view of Morecombe Bay from the top deck in beautiful rear garden .Its a great base to explore the coast or for day trips to the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect cottage, lovely location."

    Not one you want to sell?

    Reviewed by Shawn5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cockle bay cottage is a wonderful cottage in Heysham village."

    It has all the facilities required for a enjoyable week’s holiday. Clean , comfortable and cosy. Thank you for the most unexpected welcome package. Looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Aug 2020

  • "Maybe a spare blanket in the bedroom."

    Apart from that the place was ideal for me. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, apologies about the blankets. There are additional blankets in the cupboards and drawers. Hope you still enjoyed your stay. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2020

  • "A cosy ,character cottage, Well equipped, clean and tidy."

    It’s very dog friendly and has a beautiful elevated garden. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2020

  • "This is an amazing cosy haven."

    Beautifully done out. Great location, good views. No expense has be spared on bedding, furniture. Can not give it enough stars really . Nice welcome pack on arrival. The most peaceful place I have stayed in . Thank you

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lived in Heysham for over 40 years."

    To come back to this little gem was just wonderful. With views from the top garden terrace and the quality of the appointments and the location in the quaint part of old Heysham made for a wonderful holiday. Two minutes from our favourite pub the Royal was a treat. Indeed, a high-class property!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2020

  • "I would highly recommend this lovely cosy cottage."

    The cottage was clean and well maintained. We only spent 3 nights but wished I had booked longer. Nice pub just a minute walk away which was also dog friendly. On arrival there was a welcome basket with wine and biscuits. Will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2020

  • "The lovely location nice and quiet Alot of nice walks especially for dog walking and general public very friendly."

    Neighbours are lovely.

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    It is a very nice cottage in a pretty village.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2020

  • "As this has been the first cottage we have ever rented, words cannot express how lovely this cottage is."

    The attention to detail from arrival, complementary wine and even their own Netflix account for the cold winter nights were very well thought out. It really was a home from home and very much enjoyed our stay. We struggled to even leave the cottage for days out as it was that warm and cosy! We will definitely be returning this year. Thank you so much for accomodating our stay for New Year.

    Reviewed by Jodi5.0Dec 2019

  • "It was a lovely complete well laidout cottage in a working farm the owners were ..."

    It was a lovely complete well laidout cottage in a working farm the owners were very nice and always there for you when needed would stay there again without hesitation many thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2019

  • "Every thing was spot on i think the shower should have a grab rail,and there was not a lot of space to hang cloths."

    Will go back to sit on the decking in the sun over looking the sea.A very good pub 3mins. walk away very dog friendly.Nice and warm with gas stove for a chilly night.Parking near by,

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Oct 2019

  • "Very well appointed and well located property."

    Lots of thoughtful touches including welcoming wine and very dog sympathetic. 50 yards to an extremely good pub and 100 yards to a fine sea front.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2019

  • "Cocklebay cottage was a great holiday home, very comfortable, it was like home from home, everything we would have needed was there, neighbours very friendly."

    Plenty off lovely walks around the area, and places to eat. Handy for Lake District, we really enjoyed it, and would recommend this holiday home,

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2019

  • "Cockle Bay Cottage exceeded our expectations - you cannot communicate via photos just how comfortable it is and how tasteful the renovation."

    The cottage was quiet and peaceful and we really enjoyed our stay in the cottage and in the area. There is a beautiful walk around the bay along the promenade into Morecambe. The old village of Heysham is picturesque with a great gastro pub/hotel and also a cafe with delicious food. There are lovely walks in the area too. It was very easy for us to find parking close to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Aug 2019

  • "Little cottage that packs a big punch."

    Great renovation with fantastic attention to detail loved the upper decking with sea views. So much to see around the property, it was like a treasure hunt. Lovely village and beach ideal for dog walking. Lots of local history and a trip to the heritage centre is well worthwhile. Good food at the Royal in the village and the Bookmakers has a good collection of real ales. If you are looking for a peaceful break this cottage is ideal. The only concern we had before arriving was the lack of parking, but it was not a problem, and even over the bank holiday weekend we had no trouble parking 50-100 metres from the cottage. All in all a very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x mezzanine king-size double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating and gas fire
  • Washing machine, microwave, induction hob, fridge with ice-box, books and games, 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Raised decked area and lower patio area with hot plate
  • Roadside parking nearby
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 0.4 miles

The property

Situated within the bustling village of Heysham on the edge of the dramatic Morecambe Bay, is the idyllic Cockle Bay Cottage.

This heart-warming retreat comes within close reach of the glorious coastline, a rolling countryside and a magnitude of historical landmarks to explore during your week-long break with your loved one.

The interior comes with carefully selected furnishings and quality fixtures to ensure a welcoming base to return to each evening after an action-packed afternoon.

Be welcomed into the kitchen, where you can look forward to rustling up delicious home-cooked meals before joining your partner at the dining table to plan the day's ahead whilst tucking into your meal.

This space is joined by a warming gas fire which offers comfort during those chilly winter evenings whilst you're curled up on the sofa and tuned into the TV.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to the night’s embrace within the mezzanine-style bedroom, where you will find a well-presented king-size double bedroom and a wall-mounted TV.

During a balmy afternoon, spend a moment or two within the garden which is situated over two levels, with the upper level boasting breath-taking sea views to admire.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, a short walk will bring you to a choice of pubs, restaurants and takeaways to cater to all tastes, as well as a number of shops for picking up the essentials.

Whilst here, venture to the port where you can hop onto a ferry and spend a day at the Isle of Man, or a short car journey will bring you to the city of Lancaster where you will find a larger selection of amenities, the superb Williamson Park and a number of historical landmarks to discover.

For those feeling adventurous, head slightly further afield to spend time upon the Forest of Bowland AONB, where you will find a magnitude of opportunities for walking and cycling amidst a landscape of moorland.

Cockle Bay Cottage is a wonderful retreat for exploring this part of England with your loved one.

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About the location


Morecambe 2.8 miles; Lancaster 6.1 miles.

Heysham is a picturesque coastal village resting just a few miles from the town of Morecambe and the city of Lancaster. Woodland, open grassland and sandy beaches surround this village which houses a selection of shops, pubs, eateries and small businesses, offering something to suit all visitors. Brush up on the local history by spending time at the Heysham Heritage Centre, or if you are feeling adventurous, catch the ferry to the Isle of Man. Within striking distance is the larger town of Morecambe where you will find further amenities and attractions including the Eric Morecambe Statue, The Stone Jetty and the Frontierland theme park. Slightly further afield is the city of Lancaster, where you will find a medieval castle, four museums and Williamson Park which often hosts open-air concerts during the summer. Heysham is a peaceful base for exploring the area further.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas