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Scales Cottage

Lorton near Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972335)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Stares

    “We had a lovely stay at Scales cottage, the house is really nice, well located for lots of scenery, walks and location attractions.”

    Also a very friendly dog on site who would happily spent the whole week playing catch with our 6 year old given the chance. ...

    Also a very friendly dog on site who would happily spent the whole week playing catch with our 6 year old given the chance. I was a bit worried by a previous review comment about needing a stair gate as we had our 1 year old son with us, but there are plenty of doors that can be shut to block access to the stairs so wasn’t a problem for us. Only minor criticisms, and to be fair we didn’t bother to raise these with the owners at the time, but they could do with doing a sweep of the household electrical products from time to time as there were several dead light bulbs around the house, and a few instances of flat or missing batteries in TV remote controls and the thermostat which we had to change to get things working. Also there is a barn directly opposite the house which wasn’t obvious in the photos and blocks the view from downstairs, but not really a problem as the living room is upstairs so didn’t spoil our enjoyment in any way. Overall we had a lovely stay and would happily return.

    - Mr Stares, October 2020

The property

A delightful renovated cottage situated in the beautiful Vale of Lorton, with log burning stove housed in an Inglenook fire place.

A marvelous base from which to explore the Lake District.

Ideal for groups of walkers or families who may wish to use the rainbow trout fishing facilities which the owners provide free of charge. The village of High Lorton nestles at the foot of Whinlatter Pass within the Buttermere and Lorton Valley, a beautiful and much less frequented area of the National Park yet only a short drive from the bustling market town of Keswick.

Crummock Water, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale are very easily accessed from High Lorton. Scales Cottage has views over the valley towards the Loweswater fells and the hills around Whinlatter Pass.

The Whinlatter Forest Park with its new Go Ape Forest Adventure and mountain bike trails is only a five minute drive from the cottage.

The village of Lorton has a traditional shop and pub.

Nearby in the village of Loweswater the award winning Kirkstile Inn can be found with log fires, traditional ales and excellent meals. Scales Cottage is a charming and characterful 17th century cottage which has been lovingly restored retaining many original features including an Inglenook fire place and slate floors.

The cottage is situated on a working dairy farm which incorporates a well stocked rainbow trout fishing pond to which guests have access. The property has central heating and comprises: Kitchen/diner with slate floor, cosy wood burning stove housed beneath an Inglenook fireplace, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Large family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin. Double bedroom with king size bed. First floor: Master double bedroom with king size four poster bed Double bedroom with sloping ceiling (Only suitable for children). Spacious lounge with vaulted beamed ceilings, TV, DVD and music centre. All oil, electric, bed linen and an initial supply of logs available.

Towels are not provided at this property. Cot available. Wi-fi available Private parking for 3 cars. Outside raised terrace with seating and small lawned area. Guests may fish free of charge on the pond located 200 yards from the cottage and stocked with rainbow trout.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size 4 poster bed, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double (suitable for children due to sloping ceiling.) Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and wood-burning stove
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels are not provided
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Raised terrace area with furniture and small lawned area
  • Three well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: The double bedroom has sloping ceiling and is only suitable for children
  • Note: Guests may fish free of charge on the pond located 200 yards from the cottage and stocked with rainbow trout
  • Note: Pond on site, children to be supervised.

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:

  • Off-season

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