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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 39 reviews

Big White House

from £216 /night help

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 39 reviews

Dining Room with seating for 24 Guests

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, Wheelchair users
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
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 Single beds (18), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 24
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, 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.

About this location

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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8 Jan 2015


"Almost perfect New Year Break"

From walking into the property we felt that every effort had been made to welcome us - the table was laid for a party, complete with crackers and party poppers, and a handwritten sign!While the place … More

29 Dec 2014


"Fabulous family weekend"

We were a three generation extended family group which included 7 children under 5. and 16 adults The Big White House was perfect for us. Brilliantly equipped kitchen with ample supplies of crockery… More

19 Nov 2014


"Perfect stay"

We stayed on a family weekend in November. There were 19 adults and 3 children. Location was perfect and the house was well equipped for all of us. Dining room is perfect for large groups and when pea… More

8 Oct 2014


"Amazing, just amazing!"

I don't even know where to start! This place was just amazing! Absolutely loved every minute being there. Firstly I wanted a big place where me and some friends could stay for the weekend, where … More

9 Sep 2014


"Family Get Together"

Just returned from a family weekend away at the big white house, the house and fascilities were to a high standard, with lots of space for everyone to move around, my only concern was the fact that no… More

8 Sep 2014


"Fantastic family get together"

Huge family of 22 all met at the big white houses , travelling from Scotland , England and Spain. We had an amazing time. The house was fantastic, all the rooms very decorated nicely, the accommodatio… More

8 Sep 2014


"brillant weekend"

had a fantastic family weekend the house was imaculate everything there you needed the only problem i had was the safety of the bath and showers no mats our party age group started from 4years to 70 y… More

8 Aug 2014


"Fantastic house"

The house was very well equipped and all the rooms were very nicely decorated.Plenty of lounging rooms, really comfortable. Lovely location near the coast and within easy reach of the lake District.… More

28 Jul 2014


"Marvellous! Highly recommended for large groups of people travelling together"

Our group of 24 people enjoyed very much the accommodation at the Big White House. It was the only place during our long journey through the east-north-western UK where we could be together, cook toge… More

15 Jul 2014


"Huge, well equipped house. Perfect for large groups."

Stayed here with a group of friends for a long weekend. Rooms were well presented and all have toilets and sinks, and there is ample communal space. Kitchen and dining rooms are very well equipped, an… More

Review 1-10 of 39

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    Calendar last updated:18 Feb 2015

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