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Nursery Cottage

(Ref. 1077914)

St Bees, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Recently stayed at Nursery cottage the hostess was brilliant nothing any trouble whatsoever."

    Weather wasn't particularly good as expected given the time of year, our main reason for visiting St.bees was to see our son and family with their newest arrival. On inclement days it meant lazy days and relaxation in a comfy snug home..nothing wrong with that! Ten out of ten

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It was lovely to meet you. I'm so pleased you loved Nursery Cottage and found everything to your liking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is finished to a really high standard and has some lovely finishing touches."

    A beautiful building lovingly restored.

    Thank you so much for the feedback. I am so pleased you found everything to your liking. It was lovely to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage is very comfortable, spotless & well thought out."

    Every need has been anticipated, and the high quality finish and provision is evident. The owner is also very helpful and friendly. It was a pleasure to stay at Nursery Cottage and we cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. I am so pleased you were happy with everything. It was lovely to meet you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    Had everything we need to cook and look after ourselves. The bed was comfortable. Jane was a great help. We loved the swallow nest with the chick still their when we arrived. Left just before we did .

    I'm so pleased you enjoyed staying in Nursery Cottage. It was lovely to meet you both. Thanks so much for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    Welcome pack gratefully received as well as the artful flower displays. The owner Jane was very helpful and friendly. Would recommend and not hesitate to return!

    I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your liking. It was lovely to meet you both. Thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Jane our host was probably the best we have ever had, and we have had some very good ones."

    We had a great week at Nursery cottage, 5 stars from us. Location is spot on for the area, double whammy coast and lake District, couldn't be better.Yes we had great weather, which was a bonus, ate in both pubs the Manor and the Queen's couldn't really split them for food and service, The manor was 18 steps nearer the cottage

    Thank you for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you - so pleased you had a great week and were happy with everything in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, very cosy , comfortable and immaculate."

    We appreciated the goodies left for us, a lovely touch. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your liking. Thanks for giving the great feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2023

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage with off street parking."

    It’s been well and thoughtfully equipped. Conveniently situated in the centre of St Bees village, it’s an excellent base for visiting north Cumbria and the beautiful north west coast.

    I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Nursery Cottage. It was lovely to meet you. Thank you for taking time to give feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "This is the best cottage I have ever stayed in."

    Quality furnishings, bed linen, and the fluffiest towels I have ever seen. Welcome bottle of wine and biscuits, the owners were very helpful. It’s history as been maintained sympathetically. All in all I have a wonderful stay and I will be back.

    It was lovely to meet you Patricia. I'm so pleased you found my cottage to be the best you've stayed in - thank you for your kind comments. I look forward to welcoming you upon your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Nursery cottage."

    Great location with beach, pubs (serving good food), shops and cliff top walks all on you doorstep. The cottage was amazing. Cosy with all of the facilities and amenities needed for a home from home. Great location to explore further afield the Lake District and Keswick.

    I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Nursery Cottage and found it to be a great location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "Delightful cottage, very well equipped."

    We couldn't suggest any improvements.

    thank you so much for your feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful old cottage which has the perfect blend of character with modern, spotlessly clean and up to date facilities."

    Situated in the middle of the village with good pubs, a small shop and even the railway station only a few yards from the door, with the beach only a short walk away and the Western fells and lakes a short drive, we found this to be the perfect base for touring the beautiful area, yet perfect for drinks/eating out or in on our return in the evening. The off road parking out front is ideal for normal mid sized vehicles but may be a squeeze to get into for larger ones. Lots of thought, care and love by the owner, Jane, has gone into making the cottage a cosy, well equipped and welcoming place, we went as a couple but it could easily cope with four people. The photos on the site are very accurate but can't fully convey how cosy and comfortable the place feels when you walk in. Thoroughly enjoyed our week and we wouldn't hesitate to return or to recommend.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback . I'm so pleased you enjoyed staying in Nursery Cottage and everything was to your liking. I try hard to make it cosy and welcoming and I am delighted you found it to be. It was lovely to meet you both and chat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage everything you could wish for on a holiday break."

    Comfortable clean and a pleasure to stay in. Would definitely stay there again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in Nursery Cottage. It means so much to hear everything meets your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful little cottage in a quiet seaside village."

    Easy to find and lovely welcome package of goddies from Jane the owner. Cosy and modern in decor we enjoyed our stay very much and Jane was helpful with a couple of queries we had. Would definitely return to Nursery cottage if we get the chance and will definitely recommend it to family and friends.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay in Nursery Cottage. It was lovely to meet you. Thank you for recommending my cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely, well-equipped cottage, highly recommended."

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so pleased you were happy with the cottage. I try very hard to make sure everything is perfect for my guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2022

  • "The fittings and finish of this cottage were first class, a lot of care and attention had been taken in the recent refurbishment to produce an ideal holiday cottage."

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Nursery Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Nursery Cottage."

    Everything was spotless and very comfortable. The owner had put a lot of thought into making the house really comfortable and everything that one needs for the stay. Even a welcome package and the fire set in the property upon arrival. We would highly recommend and hope to come back some time soon.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, it was lovely to meet you - delighted you came to say hello. Would love to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "From start to finish it was a lovely stay."

    Cottage is so sweet. Across the road from a pub. Not far from the beach. Great situation

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Nursery Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2021

  • "A brilliant holiday cottage!"

    Super clean. Superb attention to detail. Every detail for a great and easy stay was thought of, from lots of hooks to a tumble dyer, from loads of tea towels to amazing bathroom towels. Very friendly but not interfering hosts. A crucial parking space and an easy walk to the beach. A shop next door and a train station for easy access to the rest of the coast - but next to the Lakes for walking. A real find !!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Jane & Martin are outstanding hosts, they really cared that we were comfortable."

    We were advised of local facilities and our reception was, lovely, warm and friendly. We've already been recommending St Bees Cottage to our friends and relatives. Our 10-year-old son described it as "Fancy, old fashioned and modern" we'd add very clean and comfortable to that description too - we miss it already.

    Reviewed by Xina5.0Jul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with smart TV
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Small gravelled area with arbour seat
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile, beach 0.8 miles

The property

Set in the heart of the seaside village of St Bees rests this charming Grade II listed holiday home, Nursery Cottage.

Boasting a traditional white-washed exterior and rustic character throughout, Nursery Cottage is a marvellous base for your next family getaway to the Lake District.

A sought-after off-road parking space greets you upon arrival, leading you along a short pathway to the quaint black and white cottage, stepping over the threshold and into a handy entrance hallway space, offering storage to house your walking gear after a day of adventure.

Continuing through, you'll be delighted by the rustic interior of the open-plan kitchen/diner, beautifully-appointed with exposed stone work and a warming woodburning stove nestled within an inglenook fireplace, inviting you to snuggle in on an armchair and escape into the pages of a good book.

Cook up a storm in the newly-fitted galley-style kitchen, amply-equipped with all of the essentials, including a handy washing machine to freshen up your wardrobe, and serve your culinary delights around the intimate dining table, planning your next adventure.

Settle down for the evening in the snug sitting room for a movie marathon, or enjoy a moment of peace with a leisurely seat on the delightful arbour at the rear of the property.

As the day draws to a close, climb the stairs where you'll find two beautifully-presented bedrooms, a double and a twin, both decorated with a calming neutral colouring and maintaining the property's traditional character with eye-catching wooden features and original doorframes.

In the morning, prepare for a new day with a leisurely soak in the tub, or if you prefer, make use of the overhead shower for an invigorating rinse.

Step out the door and into the heart of St Bees, where you'll find a small selection of eateries, including local favourite, The Manor, set in a rustic 17th century inn, serving traditional home-cooked meals and refreshing cask ales.

Test your swing with a round of golf at the 9-hole course, or join the Coast to Coast Walk, a 182-mile hike created by Alfred Wainwright, as it crosses the Lake District National Park from the Irish Sea towards Yorkshire.

The Georgian town of Whitehaven is within easy reach, boasting an exciting array of heritage waiting to be discovered at Whitehaven Castle, dating back to 1769, and The Beacon Museum.

If that's not your thing, enjoy a leisurely stroll around the marina, soaking in the scenic views across the water, or take the tour around The Rum Story, a recreation of an 18th-century Caribbean island, displaying the origins of the towns dark slave trade.

Lace up your walking boots and head off on foot to explore the varying landscapes of the picturesque Lake District National Park, boasting open moorland, fells, woodland and of course, lakes, with walking and cycling routes to suit all abilities.

Avid outdoor adventurers can tackle the climb to the summit of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, stretching unspoilt views across to the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland on a clear day.

Make memories that will last a lifetime with a stay at Nursery Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Note: Up until 4th September 2021, this property is pet friendly. From 4th September 2021, the property is pet free.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas