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Skiddaw – Home 92173 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, almost mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 2 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britain's Best View. There are ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick.

The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including young woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional kingfisher that visits the beck.

Southwaite Green consists of four cottages that were developed in 2007 by the owner, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard. The cottages have an abundance of local timber used by local craftsmen to retain the

Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, almost mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 2 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britain's Best View. There are ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick.

The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including young woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional kingfisher that visits the beck.

Southwaite Green consists of four cottages that were developed in 2007 by the owner, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard. The cottages have an abundance of local timber used by local craftsmen to retain the traditional character and wherever possible used the original timbers from the barn. They have been painstakingly converted using “green design and technologies” with ground and air source heat pumps to power the under floor heating beneath the slate and oak floors. A design feature has been the use of solar panels and the positioning of the windows to generate maximum solar heating to produce the heating and hot water. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that these are eco-friendly properties, including organic bedding and towels, handmade furniture from sustainable sources and even to the extent of using eco-friendly paints. The owners have gone to great trouble to ensure the properties have a low 'carbon foot-print' and to ensure your holiday is an enjoyable experience.

The development briefly comprises two, two bedroom/two shower ensuite cottages, Skiddaw and Esther's Barn. In these cottages there are twin beds in one of the bedrooms that can be put together to make a super king size. Buttermere is a ground floor two bedroom cottage which is specially adapted for disabled use with mobility one and two rating and Beckside is a three bedroom, three bathroom house (twin/super king size in the downstairs bedroom). The properties have been given the much acclaimed Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme.

Location description from owner

The England region

Spectacular scenery, lakes and mountains, with great variety in a small area. Beautiful towns, with strong local cultural identity. Great food and drink, noted for its local specialities including Cumberland sausage and damson gin.

Settled by the Vikings, which explains many of the place names and local dialect, and cut off from the rest of England for most of its history, the Romantic poets made the Lake District a desirable place to visit, revelling in its wild prospects and dramatic landscapes. It is now the most popular place in England for holidays, and the adventure capital of the UK.

Adventure playgrounds at Mirehouse on Bassenthwaite, and Trotters Animal Farm are very popular with children and adults alike.

GoApe at Whitlatter Forest is a very exciting treetops adventure.

Cockermouth

The lakes Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater are very close, Loweswater a nice walk, with Keswick and Borrowdale a short drive away over the Whinlatter pass. Hiking, climbing and other outdoor pursuits are very popular, with many walks made famous by the Wainwright series of guidebooks. The C2C bike route passes close to the cottage, so bring your bikes or hire them in Cockermouth, but be prepared for hills.

Cockermouth is one of the few towns in the Lakes that retain its traditional look and feel, with individual independent shops on the tree-lined main street giving the town great character. There is also a farmers' market in the market square the first Saturday of each month.

Wordsworth was born here and his house is a National Trust property, with staff dressed for the 18th century running the house as it would have operated then, and many activities. There is an artists' colony in the area, so there are several art galleries with original works for sale.

Local carnivals take place throughout July. Popular events include the Keswick Jazz Festival in May, Words by the Water festival in March, Maryport Blues Festival late July, Cockermouth Georgian Festival and Keswick Victorian pre Christmas weekend.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
  • 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Marna M
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
10 Mar 2017
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jun 2009. Located in Lake District, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £475 to £915.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Mar 2017.

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“Beautiful cottage and scenery, so peaceful and relaxing”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Southwaite Green. Skiddaw cottage had everything we could possibly need and is finished to an impeccably high standard. The upstairs open plan living area is very spacious with beautiful views. The large ensuite bedrooms have lovely comfy beds and we slept extremely well. Felt so relaxed and peaceful being there, it's a special place in a special setting. Can highly highly recommend.

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