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Big White House

from £215 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4.5/5

43 reviews

from £215 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Dining Room with seating for 24 Guests

House / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 24

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House / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 24

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Big White House is a detached Four Star self-catering Lake District holiday home which is located just outside of Cockermouth, Cumbria. This Lake District holiday home can sleep up to 24 people across 11 bedrooms. This self catering holiday home also has large kitchen and huge dining area, the house has separate lounges and a spacious garden with summerhouse.

The Big White House has been renovated to Four Star standards, and boasts a huge dining room with large 18' dining table which can seat everyone. In addition there is a first floor TV lounge with large 50" TV and Blu-Ray home cinema system. All three bathrooms have modern quality fittings and is central heated throughout.

The house is ideal for family parties, get-togethers and corporate meetings; unlike camping barns and hostels the Big White House offers sole use. The House has access to the Northern Lake District including areas such as: Lorton, Keswick and Buttermere, with excellent views over the Solway to Scotland from the house.

Local business can provide services like catering, a hot tub for the garden and real ale in the keg just let us know what you require to make your event memorable and we will do our best to help.

Size Sleeps up to 24, 11 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 11 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (18), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 24
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Ground Floor

Dining Room: The dining room has a large 18' dining table which seats 24 people; in addition there is also cabinets with hotplates and separate unit with wine chillier unit. Adjacent to the dining room is the snug area.

Snug: This area is adjacent to the dining room and has sofa seating and chairs and electric flame effect fire; making this a great place to relax after a big meal.

Kitchen: Fully-Fitted kitchen complete with two electric ovens, gas hob, two electric grills, two toasters, microwave, constant boiling water vendor, two dishwashers, washing machine and dryer.

Bedroom 1: Double Bedroom with En-Suite toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 2: Twin Bedroom with En-Suite toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 3: Twin Bedroom with En-Suite toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 4: Bunk Bedroom with En-Suite toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 5: Bunk & Single Bedroom with En-Suit toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 6: Double Bedroom with En-Suite toilet and washbasin.

Shower Room: Shower room with toilet, hand basin and shower.

Pool Room: Pool room complete with pool table.

Clothes Drying Room: Clothes drying room complete with clothes horses and ironing facilities.

First Floor

Bedroom 7: Bunk Bedroom with En-suite toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 8: Twin Bedroom with En-suite toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 9: Twin Bedroom with En-suite toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 10: Twin bedroom with furniture.

Bedroom 11: Family bedroom with double and single bed.

Bathroom 1: Bathroom with toilet, washbasin, and shower .

Bathroom 2: Bathroom with toilet, washbasin, bath and shower over bath.

Bathroom 3 Bathroom with toilet, washbasin, bath and shower over bath.

TV Lounge: The TV lounge has leather sofa seating and huge 50" TV with Blu-Ray home cinema system.

Further details outdoors

Parking Area: Parking area suitable for up to eighteen cars.

Garden: Garden with Patio Furniture, BBQ and two large lawned areas, with views over the Solway.

Summer House: Located at the edge of the garden with views over the Solway.

Lockup: Secure Container, ideal for the storage of mountain bikes, canoes etc please ask at the time of booking.

Further details

Additional Information:

All bed linen, towels and fuel are provided. Cot and High Chair are available upon request; however linen is not provided for the cot. Pets are welcome in the accommodation; however there is a charge.

The Lake District

Cumbria is home to the Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland is world renowned for the beautiful lakes and mountains (or fells). The Lake District is home to the highest mountain in England: Scafell Pike measuring 978m (3210 ft).

The National Park was founded in 1951 to offer protection to the well known beauty spots and landscape that has provided inspiration to generations of artists' writers and musicians.

From a stroll around Buttermere to a climb to the highest peak a holiday in the English lakes provides exercise for the body and relaxation for the mind.

Market towns such as Keswick and Cockermouth give the opportunity to sample the delights of Cumbrian fare many establishments now source their ingredients from local producers.

Whilst areas like Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside are extremely popular other less commercial locations like the Solway Coast and Allonby give you space and quiet with the vast open shingle beaches the majestic beauty of the Solway.

A Cumbrian Cottage holiday booked through Stay Lakeland assures you of quality and value we have a unique selection of accommodations from simple Holiday home caravans to stunning timber lodges plus a range of cottages in and around this beautiful part of the country.


Set at the confluence of the rivers Cocker and Derwent, Cockermouth is a quaint market town, which although dates back to medieval era the main period of growth was during the Georgian period of the early eighteenth century.

The town is eight miles north-west of Keswick hosts a number galleries, river walks and places of historical interest. Cockermouth is the birth place of poet William Wordsworth.

This gem of a town with ample galleries, river walks and historic Cockermouth Castle. Lots of pubs, specialist shopping and restaurants. Close to Bassenthwaite Lake there are so many other things to do and see in Cockermouth, making it the perfect family location. Cockermouth also does not suffer overcrowding of some of the more central Lake District towns.

An interesting way to explore the town is the Cockermouth Trail. The trail takes you around a fascinating walk through the town’s history, exploring nineteen of the famous landmarks and some lesser known landmarks of the town. Maps can be obtained from the Tourist Information Center.

The River Derwent flows behind the Main Street and Wordsworth House. There are pleasant footpaths and seats along the banks of the make for a delightful walk along the river. There is also a large car park next to the river with access into the Memorial Gardens and over the bridge into the Main Street. The river can be flowed into the brewery and then into Market Place.

In addition to the galleries and places of historical interest the town has a range of traditional stores and some more popular national stores. The town also has a large number of bars and restaurants, many of which are located on the newly re-developed Market Place and Main Street.

As the main period of growth for Cockermouth was during the Georgian period much of the road layout and buildings were developed during this time; with a great number of buildings retaining their original features, each year to celebrate the Gorgian influence, the town holds a Georgian Fair.

Cockermouth has a number of popular visitor attractions such as: Wordsworth House, The Sheep and Wool Centre, the Castlegate House Gallery, the Kirkgate Centre and Jennings Brewery; which produces 'real ale' and has been located in the town centre since 1828. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the brewing facilities and discover more information about this 175 year old process and even sample and take home the finished product from their on-site shop.

All of this makes Cockermouth the ideal place for both a quite and relaxing break and a hectic sight-seeing holiday.

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28 Sep 2011


"Party Weekend"

The Big White House more than came up to scratch. It is a brilliant venue for a large group of friends who wish to spend some time together, especially with the 11 separate bedrooms. The lounges, pool room, snug and dining room allow people the freedom to do as they please without falling over each other. The kitchen area is adequate, I say this reluctantly, I'd like to say brilliant but the hob is just not up to the job - we had 24 people in the house and struggled with the hob/ovens; that apart the crockery, cutlery and pans etc were super - no problems here. The house was spotless on arrival all the usual little extras of self catering accommodation were already provided - things like toilet rolls, kitchen roll, washing up liquid etc. To summarise this is one venue I expect I shall return to again and again.

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      Calendar last updated:11 Aug 2015

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