Hand-picked holiday cottages, accommodation and places to stay in Cockermouth
Sat just beyond the north-western boundary of the Lake District National Park is the historic market town of Cockermouth with a range of holiday cottages on offer. The birthplace of William Wordsworth, Cockermouth is popular with visitors looking for a peaceful Cumbrian town in which to rent a holiday cottage. Despite being quieter than tourist hotspots Keswick and Ambleside, Cockermouth still has plenty of stunning scenery to explore on its doorstep. Choosing one of the many cottages in Cockermouth ensures you are close to Bassenthwaite Lake, Lowes Water and Crummock Water, all of which provide the perfect, picturesque backdrop for a number of outdoor sports such as walking, canoeing and climbing.
In addition to accommodation in Cockermouth itself, there are also lots of holiday cottages to rent near Cockermouth too, allowing you to immerse yourself further in the tranquillity of the Cumbrian countryside. There is plenty to explore in this corner of the county, with the coast to the west, bustling towns Keswick and Carlisle nearby, and famous landmarks a plenty, such as Helvellyn, Cat Bells and Scafell Pike. Cockermouth’s historic streets, dating back to the 1300s, are lined with independent shops, boutiques and art galleries. It is one of only 51 towns to have ‘Gem’ status, which ensures its history is preserved as part of our national heritage, so with lots of places to stay, Cockermouth is a great choice for any visitor to the area.