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Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972320)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Jane

    “Beautiful views.”

    Stunning grounds to walk and relax in. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. Thoroughly recommend this gem of a holiday cottage.

    Stunning grounds to walk and relax in. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. Thoroughly recommend this gem of a holiday cottage.

    - Jane, August 2021

The property

Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquility, with gorgeous views.

This two bedroomed up-side down cottage sleeping four has been built into the hillside to take advantage of the fabulous views. Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, almost mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 3 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east.

Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock Water, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britains Best View.

There is ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick. The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including newly planted woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum.

Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional heron that visits the beck, not forgetting the resident barn owl. Southwaite Green is a development of four properties that have been converted and constructed in 2007 by the owner, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard.

The cottages have an abundance of local timber used by local craftsmen to retain the traditional character and wherever possible used the original timbers from the barn.

They have been painstakingly converted using green design and technologies with ground and air source heat pumps to power the under floor heating beneath the slate and oak floors.

A design feature has been the use of solar panels and the positioning of the windows to generate maximum solar heating to produce the heating and hot water.

Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that these are Eco-friendly properties, including organic bedding and towels, hand made furniture from sustainable sources and they have even gone to the extent of using Eco-friendly paints.

The owners have gone to great trouble to ensure the properties have a low carbon foot-print and to ensure your holiday is an enjoyable experience. The development briefly comprises two, 2 bedroom cottages, Skiddaw and Esther Barn.

Buttermere is a ground floor two bedroom cottage which is specially adapted for disabled use with mobility one and two rating and Beckside a three bedroom, three bathroom house.

The properties have been given the much acclaimed Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme. The cottage is upside down style to take advantage of the views, is built into the hillside, has under floor heating throughout and comprises: Ground Floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC. Twin bedroom which can be zipped together to create a double bed (please advise at the time of booking if double bed required) with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC. Drying room. First floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with TV and DVD player. Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. There is a private terrace with patio furniture with views towards Skiddaw accessed through the dining area. All electric with rated energy efficient appliances, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Private parking for 1 car with further parking available over the stream. A warm welcome awaits you from the owner including a welcome pack with fair trade and local produce together with a wide range of local books, maps, guides and places to visit. Shared use of the laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer and badmington / short tennis grass court. Two well behaved dogs welcome. PLEASE NOTE: Cot and highchair available.

Two well behaved dogs welcome


  • Two double ground floor bedrooms : 1 x double, 1 x zip link twin (double on request) both with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC
  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with fully equipped kitchen.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, Wifi, TV and DVD player
  • Shared use of the laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electricity included, organic bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car plus more parking over the stream
  • Private terrace with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Walking and cycling routes on the doorstep
  • Cockermouth and Lorton 3 miles, Keswick 9 miles.

About the location


Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

The small country market town of Cockermouth is situated in the quiet north-western part of the Lake District, a largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, yet only 13 miles from Keswick. The town is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and Wordsworth’s Georgian family home, on the main street, is now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth offers a good variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, but (of course) the main attraction of the area is the beautiful scenery and excellent walking in the northern lakes – Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas