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MARYPORT a period cobblers shop fronted house on Solway coast near Cockermouth

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Quirky MARYPORT / Lakeland Solway coast home in contemporary / victorian style

The owners occasional residence, the property has a Victorian period Cobblers shop front (formerly Armstrong's Clothiers and Sewels Cobblers ) with 2/3 bed accommodation. Quirky and unique, 5 minutes from the beach, it is 15 mins or 6 miles to Cockermouth, 25 minutes to Keswick, 2 mins walk to the Town with Family Bakers, Butchers a Co-Op and Lidl and a selection of independent retail businesses, 10 minutes drive to a multi screen cinema and huge Asda with a Department store etc. Promenade, Harbour, Roman museum, Aquarium & The Wave Venue with climbing and caving experience attractions etc. It is ideal for exploring the Solway Coast and the Lake District is within easy reach by car and public transport. The property is fully furnished in a mix of Victorian / Edwardian with Contemporary styles and equipped for relaxation and adventure. An alternative to central Lakes options. The old shop is the 'Vintage & Quirky' antique shop that is rarely open.

Accommodation comprises entrance hall, study/lobby, dining kitchen, utility, overgrown garden formed from the ruins of the old Cobblers workshops (Formerly Armstrongs' Clothiers) On the first floor, there is a large sitting room with settees and a woodburning stove, T.V. Vintage Hi Fi etc.

Bathroom in Victorian style.

Next floor up are two bedrooms with double beds and then very steep stairs to a quirky loft with a further double bed and a single 'put you up' settee that could sleep 1. I would prefer adults only to use the loft, and with caution as the stairs are very steep and the decor is unusual /spooky!

The town dates from Roman times with Harbour and Prom and has Pub's cafes and shops. There is a Plaza Cinema within 10 minutes drive. The location itself is only 2 minutes walk to fantastic views over the Solway Firth to Dumfries. The promenade is an easy walk to the Golf Course and beach with excellent Cycle Paths. Part of the Coast to Coast Cycle route.

Bassenthwaite Lake (with an Osprey viewing point), Keswick and Derwent water are the closest lakes and, slightly further afield, Dove Cottage (home of William Wordsworth), Ruskin's House, Scawfell Pike (the highest mountain in England) and the Eskdale and Wasdale Valley's with owners' favourite Wastwater Lake and an array of walks, eating places and real ale pubs.

The pictures are a guide as furniture and other decor' changes at unexpected times

More Details

Property Manager
Malcolm and Kitty
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2017

About Malcolm and Kitty

the property is a reflection of our interest in art literature victoriana music and the lake district

Malcolm and Kitty purchased this house in 2008

Why Malcolm and Kitty chose West Lakes & Cumbrian Coast

This property will give you all the options of experiencing a genuine post industrial north west coast port town's dynamics ; dating back to pre Roman era. The town is a history book mixing the prosperity and ravages of the industrial revolution to date and the sea with the volcanic ice age lake district on the doorstep, with naturalist characteristics of the Solway coast, the lake district behind you, beautiful sunsets ahead, miles of sands, views over to Dumfries and Galloway.

I would invite you to come with the intention of soaking in the reality of the current times and enjoy a holiday in a uniquely preserved ancient town which offers a multitude of all weather possibilities within walking distance or a short train, bus , car drive or walk.

Judge tomorrow by the visibility of the Isle of Man, or the redness of the sunset and come prepared for all weathers.

Self cater, shop locally or eat out in one of many quality diverse eateries. Catch your own fish.

You don't need a car. The buses and trains are plentiful. Cycle routes are safe and join Whitehaven to Silloth or try the Coast to Coast or some of the lakeland Passes.

Walk, swim, cycle, surf, eat, drink, explore, watch t.v indoors, go to the Cinema or the nearby Wave or Theatre By The Lake. I Must mention The Kirkgate in Cockermouth, Rosehill Theatre, The Blues Festival and Solfest. All on the doorstep or very nearby.

What makes this house unique

Quirky, 'one off', individual property with old-style charm mixed with a unique style. This is a real home with a long history and is not a polished magnolia holiday home but it is available for most of the year for you to base yourself in a beautiful ancient coastal town on the edge of the beautiful English Lakes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Maryport in Allerdale District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A quirky victorian bathroom with shower over bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • there are 2 double bedrooms in unique and interesting style and a further double bedroom in the loft area which is spacious with velux windows and an extra settee / bed which could ' put up' a 7th guest
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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MARYPORT a period cobblers shop fronted house on Solway coast near Cockermouth
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Unique Property - Does not disappoint

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this property for 3 weeks in February 2016. There is a very distinct atmosphere to it - very Victorian, with some beautiful examples of old furiniture and some unusual features (the walls in two of the bedrooms are designed in a unique way). There is plenty of space. It was clean and well situated - just 20 minutes drive to Keswick, 15 mins to Cockermouth. It was within walking distance of shops and local attractions. Lots of Lake District properties price ordinary holiday makers out of the market but this is close enough to enjoy the huge benefits of being in this beautiful county and also being affordable. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Just to let you know that the property will be available through this site from October again so you would be very welcome to stay again M
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Nearest Airport
122 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
2 minutes
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
5 minutes walk
Nearest Train
600 Metres
5 minutes walk.
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
2 minutes
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
2 minutes walk to Maryport prom.
Car: recommended

The location is on the edge of the Lake Distrist National Park which offers walking, mountineering, literary sites (such as Wordsworth's House at Cockermouth and Ruskin's House at Coniston), wildlife (including a zoo) and an Osprey viewing point at Bassenthwaite lake. Cockermouth, a beautiful lakeland town, is 15 minutes drive by car and has several highly recommended restaurants, including Spice Club (Indian) food, Tarantella (Italian food) and the Bamboo and Little Basil (Chinese and Thai). Carlisle is 39 miles by car and there is a train station 5 minutes walk from the property that takes you to the city within 40 minutes. Carlisle, right on the Scottish Border, offers city life, shopping, restaurants and museums. Maryport itself is an old fishing port with several pubs (The Lifeboat Inn is recommended), cafes, take-aways and shops. 10 minutes by car is Dunmail Park in Workington with a Plaza Cinema and a large Asda for food and clothes shopping. The Lakeland Wildlife Park is 25 minutes drive by car (towards Keswick) with an array of animals. Keswick is the gateway to the lakes with restaurants, cafes, mountaineering shops and an array of unique gift shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Maryport, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

There is an option for breakfast of your choice to be delivered daily at a pre arranged time if required. shorter stays are negotiable with owner

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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