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High House Cottage

St Bees, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 942144)


(10 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Games Room
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was spotless however there was a strong smell of damp coming from the kitchen which permeated the rest of the property."

    There was little outside space for eight people. And the little bit of outdoor space that was available was unkempt and could do with weeding, plants in the pots and a general spruce up.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are unaware of what the damp smell was at the property during your stay as nobody has mentioned this before or after your stay. There is a small outdoor space at the cottage however, we feel this is reflected in the photo on the website. We always do our very best with the gardens but with our British Summer this year it has grown very rapidly. We are pleased that you found the cottage spotless as we do our very best for every guest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailJul 2019

  • "Excellent property and area"

    Reviewed by ArthurJun 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful village."

    I would definitely recommend for family/friends. There is loads of space, and everything you need to have a great self catering week without worrying about bringing things from home - just stock up on food and drink! St Bees is gorgeous with plenty of walks and fresh air to get through. The downside is there is a lack of shops, so I would advise a car is necessary. Nearby Egremont, Big Rigg and Whitehaven are perfect for what you need. There is a nearby gym and swimming pool in Whitehaven. There is a good train service that can get you to Carlisle for the mainlines, but if you're short of something specific, the St Bees shop may not suffice. There are a few places to eat, all within pubs. We ate at the Manor Inn and it was excellent. I will admit my first impression wasn't great. We entered via the living room at night, so it was cold. That's fine - turn the heating on! Not a problem. However, there are no pictures or ornaments in the living room as you enter. When we entered, it was cold, we were tired and the first room we entered seemed a bit lifeless. Once we got our stuff in and the place got heated, it was ideal! Just a small point... I spoke to the owner a couple of times before and after, and I found them extremely helpful and very understanding when I broke not one, but two glasses on the first night :( I hope to visit again. For me, it was just what I needed. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2019

  • "What a fantastic 2 weeks we had at High House cottage."

    The cottage was beautiful. It was like home from home. Very welcoming clean and set out nicely. A very pleasurable holiday and a credit to the owner who was easy to contact with any queries.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Thanks for such a nice stay, this is our third stay at the cottage and really liked it, the owners responded to our feedback from our first stay and improved upon, so we really appreciated."

    The place and clean and its good size for a family gatherings. The kitchen is good size and great for making meals. The shower is hot and the washing machine, dryer and dishwasher works really well.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2018

  • "The cottage is highly excellent with top facilities, an excellent location and easy to access the surrounding areas."

    It is spacious and well appointed. The living spaces work very well especially with the number the cottage can accommodate, space to sit together, space to find a quiet space to read or play a game. All bedrooms are a good size. This an excellent choice for a larger family or group wishing to visit an area of Cumbria, perhaps less frequented, that combines the ability to do beach, countryside with Historic Towns, villages and stunning landscapes all within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Carole-anneDec 2017

  • "A fantastic place for a family holiday."

    The cottage is beautiful and very clean. We had a lovely welcome baskit waiting for us on arrival. We felt very welcome and the cottage had everything we needed for a very comfy and cosy stay. During the week we needed to contact the owner, they were very easy to reach, lovely to talk to and very helpful. The coast is a 10 minute walk away with a lovely cafe that has sea views. I would highly recommend this cottage and give it 5 stars.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2017

  • "High house cottage was a lovely house and lots of room."

    We got a confirmation email before we went which told us to come of at junction 40 which was grand the only thing we found was that the round about was so big that it would of be helpful to have put on it follow the signs for Keswick first then cockermonth, etc. St Bees is a lovely wee village and a good point to go out from for doing walks etc and train station only 5 mins walk away.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2017

  • "It was a great holiday - St Bees has a great beach and beautiful countryside."

    So much character to the cottage and surroundings - it was a great family house as I had kids from 8 - 17 year old to entertain. Clare and Stephen were very hospitable and always in contact and made the stay very easy. They have invested a lot in the property with excellent kitchen facilities, living and dining rooms. The property is spacious, very clean and they have a large dinning table that could seat our family of 7 easily! A lot of attention to detail in the property with emergency safety torches and wifi! And family games with the addition of childrens' toys to keep the entire family entertained. There is parking just outside the property and whist it is a small village we felt safe. There are good walking routes and Workington is not far if you want to eat out or go shopping. We highly recommend the property to other families and think it is great value for money!

    Reviewed by IskanderAug 2017

  • "Lovely well renovated cottage in a decent spot in the wonderful village of St Bees."

    Great location if you want to travel on the scenic Cumbrian Coast railway.

    Reviewed by JonJul 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x twin (one zip/link can be super king-size double on request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with woodburning stove
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Gas oven, and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth soundbar, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front courtyard garden with furniture
  • 1 well behaved pet welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 9 mins walk
  • Note: May be limited mobile phone reception in property dependent on provider
  • Note: One side of the staircase is open plan
  • Note: There are two steps from the kitchen to the dining room and sitting room, and two steps down to bathroom from upstairs landing. Note: This is a pet friendly property from the 8th June 2018

The property

A delightful 17th century character cottage which is located in the striking coastal village of St Bees on the western coast of Cumbria.

Spacious and well-presented this cottage is also full of lovely character features such as, beams, stone mullion windows and latch doors as well as a striking brick fireplace with woodburning stove in the spacious kitchen.

This cottage is perfect for friends and families...

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About the location


Whitehaven 5 miles.

St. Bees is an historic seaside village on the west coast of Cumbria with a Norman priory and Elizabethan public school, as well as a shop, post office and old traditional pubs. It's an ideal base for exploring the western Lake District and Cumbrian coast, and is the start of the famous Wainwright coast to coast walk. St. Bees Head is the only major sea cliff between Wales and Scotland and is the only Heritage coastline in Cumbria. There is a fine beach and many wonderful walks are available along the clifftops, which are also home to one of England’s most important seabird colonies. There is also a nine-hole golf course in the village. Nearby Whitehaven, an elegant Georgian port, and the spectacular western Lakes, are more than worthy of a visit. Muncaster Castle is 8 miles away, as is the Eskdale and Ravenglass miniature railway. Cockermouth, the birth place of Wordsworth, and Keswick on Derwentwater are also within easy driving distance.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas