Enjoy a holiday in a coastal cottage in the peaceful Cumbrian town of Cockermouth. Located on the coast, the town lies within a few miles of Crummock Water and the northern mountains of the Lake District National Park. Cockermouth is a historic town combining medieval and Georgian architecture in the lee of its ancient castle walls. A sign of its picturesque status is demonstrated by the number of speciality shops, first class restaurants and galleries that populate the town. There are plenty of holiday lets in Cockermouth for visitors to enjoy, with a fine choice of restored Georgian houses, luxuriously converted barns and stylish log cabins.
Salkeld cottage is a romantic hideaway, set in a secluded and peaceful vale near to the river Ellen in Cumbria. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome. It's an ideal retreat for exploring the Lake District, providing stress-free getaways for busy people and a peaceful haven to relax.
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The poet William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth. His birthplace is now managed by The National Trust and open to the public between March and December.
Foodies will love Cockermouth From the national award-winning restaurants to delicatessens selling locally grown and reared produce, Cockermouth will appeal to the most discerning or palates. For self catering guests this ensures you can either pick up a mouth watering menu of ingredients from the local shops and market to prepare a feast in your cottage, or escape the kitchen and enjoy an evening out in The Honest Lawyer Restaurant (French and Italian influenced menu) or perhaps a home made ice cream at the Old Stackyard Tearooms. Cumbrian Brewers, Jennings have had their brewery in the town since 1874. The best way to sample its award winning ales is to take the brewery tour which includes tastings of its ales such as Cocker Hoop and the awesome Sneck Lifter.
Further afield, visitors have the whole of the Northern Lakes on their doorstep as well as the stunning and wild Cumbrian coast to explore. Closer to home, there is a choice of guided walks to be enjoyed. Those with energy to burn can learn to climb on the climbing wall at the Cockermouth Leisure Centre which ahs a good-sized heated indoor pool. For riders there are plenty of stables in and around Cockermouth for a day in the saddle. A cottage holiday in Cockermouth will be sure to give you plenty of happy memories of days in the great outdoors on the Cumbria coast.