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Groom Cottage

Lorton near Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972500)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Would suggest that the cottage is marketed as 2 adults and 2 young children.”

    4 adults would be a squash. Property was beautiful and setting amazing. Loved the place. Really enjoyed our holiday.

    4 adults would be a squash. Property was beautiful and setting amazing. Loved the place. Really enjoyed our holiday.

    - Mrs Dowding, September 2021

The property

Groom Cottage is a characterful Cumbrian cottage, which has been lovingly furnished and equipped.

Located within the Lake District National Park with Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere all close by.

An ideal Lake District holiday cottage for couples or small families. Groom Cottage was once part of the village pub, now converted into delightful cottages it enjoys a private and quiet location in the pretty and attractive village of High Lorton in the beautiful Lorton Vale surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and Lakeland scenery.

Lorton is an excellent base from which to explore the North Western corner of the Lake District National Park, Whinlatter Pass to the North and the lakes of Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere are close by to the South, Keswick on Derwentwater is to the east and the quaint Georgian market town of Cockermouth is just a five to ten minute drive away. The cottage forms part of a terrace of attractive cottages which back onto open countryside, Groom Cottage oozes charm and character and its corner position offers some lovely outlooks over the gardens with views towards surrounding Lakeland scenery.

Outside there is a delightful paved patio garden ideal for dining al fresco or relaxing after a long day exploring this stunning area. The cottage has electric radiators and comprises: Lounge/diner with characterful exposed beams, TV, DVD, CD/radio player and a selection of books, French doors lead into a sunroom with easy seating and a further set of french doors leading out onto the patio/garden. Kitchen area with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer. First floor:Master double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Luxurious bathroom with modern rain shower over bath, hand basin with waterfall taps, WC and heated towel rail. All electric,bed linen and towels included. Private parking for 2 cars. Outside patio garden with seating. Outhouse suitable for storing outdoor equipment.


  • Two first floor bedrooms: 1 x master double bedroom; 1 x twin bedroom
  • Luxurious bathroom with modern rain shower over the bath
  • Kitchen
  • Comfortable sun room with easy seating
  • Lounge/diner with entertainment system.
  • Kitchen with electric oven, hob, washer and dryer, microwave and fridge
  • Electricity and bed linen and towels included in rent
  • 2 private parking spaces
  • Outhouse for storage of outdoor equipment
  • Patio in private garden with outdoor dining area
  • WIFI available .Pub and shop in the village..

About the location


Braithwaite 4.3 miles; Cockermouth 6 miles; Keswick 7 miles.

Lorton is a village in the district of Allerdale, in Cumbria and is made up of two small villages – Low Lorton and High Lorton, both of which are nestled at the northern end of the Vale of Lorton. Surrounded by the mountains such as Grasmoor, Hopegill Head and Whiteside it is a perfect destination for exploring a number of hillwalks and visitors are encouraged to visit the 12th century St. Cuthbert’s church. Lorton itself is relatively untouched by tourism and yet is only approximately 4 miles away from Cockermouth, which offers access to the A66 road. Other nearby settlements include Loweswater and Brigham. The Whinlatter Pass road offers a scenic drive and connects Lorton with Braithwaite. Within an easy drive the nearby town of Cockermouth has plenty of places to eat and drink and is of course 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. A great location whatever you choose to do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas