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High House Cottage

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

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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11 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.”

    “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.”

    - Mrs Potter, July 2019

    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. - Owner relations team

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 wishing to spend time together and enjoy one of the most appealing areas on the west coast.

You can visit the stunning local beach which is perfect for blowing away the cobwebs and enjoying the sea air at all times of the year as well as exploring the picturesque West Lakes which has some of the most beautiful vistas of the Lake District.

Downstairs there is a well-equipped spacious kitchen with table and chairs with a large brick fireplace and cosy woodburning stove, as well as a separate dining room and sitting room with an electric feature fire.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, some with period fireplaces, and also a bathroom with freestanding bath.

The sitting room is spacious with sumptuous leather settees and has a corner for reading.

Some of the bedrooms have latch doors and at the back have beams and stone mullion windows with some of the beams dating back to the 17th century.

Outside the front of the property there is a small private patio where you can sit outside and relax with a coffee.

St Bees is a pretty village with quaint streets with cottages built in local red sandstone.

There is a convenient train station where you can enjoy short journeys or travel down the coast or inland to Carlise and Barrow in Furness.

The village has a beautiful sandy beach perfect for walking and taking in the fresh sea air and admiring the coastal wildlife.

There is also a circular walk from St Bees Head and Birkhams Quarry which is said to be one of the best coastal walks on the North West Coastal Path.

As well as the abundance of coastal pursuits on offer, there are also the accessible and equally stunning Western Lakes to discover.

Wastwater, one of the deepest and quieter lakes in the National Park, said to be one of the most beautiful views in England, is just over a 30 minute drive from the property.

Alternatively why not drive to Ennerdale Water and enjoy a scenic walk around this peaceful lake?

Hop on the single gauge stream train at Eskdale or perhaps walk part of the famous Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk which starts from St Bees.

The village is also steeped in history with St Bees School dating back to Elizabethan times.

This fascinating area has plenty to explore both on the coast or inland, making this cottage an ideal holiday location at any time of the year.


  • 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

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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