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A period cobblers shop-fronted house on the solway coast close to Cockermouth



Updated: 17-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

The owners part time residence, the property has a Victorian Old Cobblers shop front with 2/3 bed accommodation. Quirky and unique, it is 15 mins or 6 miles to Cockermouth, 25 minutes to Keswick, 2 mins walk to the promenade, harbour, Roman museum , Aquarium & The Wave etc. It is ideal for exploring the Solway Coastand and the Lake District is within easy reach by car amd public transport. The property is fully furnished and equipped for relaxation and adventure. An alternative to central Lakes options. The old shop is used for storage of the owners personal affects. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, study / lobby, dining kitchen, utility, overgrown garden with resident (semi-wild) rabbit named Flat! On the first floor there is a large sitting room with two 3 seater settees and a woodburning stove, T.V. 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. 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 Pubs cafes and shops. There is a Plaza Cinema within 10 minutes drive. The location itself is close to Bassenthwaite Lake (with an Osprey viewing point), The Lakeland Wildlife Park, Keswick and, slightly further afield, Dove Cottage (home of William Wordsworth), Ruskin's House, Scawfell Pike (the highest mountain in England) and the Eskdale Valley with the famous Wastwater Lake and an array of walks, eating places and real ale pubs.

About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

What makes this house unique

Quirky, 'one off', individual property with old-style charm mixed with a unique style.

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Activity and Interests

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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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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Updated: 17-Apr-2017


From the Owner

Quirky, 'one off', individual property with old-style charm mixed with a unique style.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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


  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...

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