Destination guide

The friendly area of Cockermouth awaits your stay

The area's festivals and culture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Cockermouth. This welcoming city is known for its bars, spas and lake. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Cockermouth

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Cockermouth a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Whinlatter Forest Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Lake District Wildlife Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Lake District Coast Aquarium (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Maryport Golf Club (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Rookin House Activity Centre (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre (16.4 mi / 26.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cockermouth

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Cockermouth is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Whinlatter Forest Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Bassenthwaite Lake (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Crummock Water (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Lake District Wildlife Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Buttermere (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Hope Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Cockermouth

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 29.9 mi (48.2 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cockermouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 964 holiday lettings around Cockermouth. From 831 cottages to 31 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Cockermouth?

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Forget the hustle and bustle and discover the grace and charm of rural life. HomeAway has 180 rural getaway rentals in this destination. Alternatively, you might be after another type of setting. HomeAway has stacks of choices, including:

  • 152 lakeside holiday accommodation options.
  • 120 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 100 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Cockermouth?

Our house holiday rentals are real properties for real travellers. Providing plenty of room to move, they're perfect for those who want to experience life like a local. There are 682 options listed on HomeAway. Prices begin at £59 per night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cottage: 283 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £53 per night.
  • Hotel: 39 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £33 per night.
  • Apartment: 33 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £49 per night.

Can I stay in Cockermouth in a large group?

There's nothing more enjoyable than exploring somewhere new with your family and loved ones. And the good news is HomeAway has some places to suit big groups. Why not take a look at the 120 house holiday rentals featured here? They're the top choice for large groups of guests. Properties in this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 369 properties ideal for that size. Book a night for as little as £65.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 162 holiday rentals perfect. You can get one for as little as £125 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 5 guests? We've got 136 properties for rent that will be perfect. Prices start from £74 per night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring along your dad, your grandma and all your mates to Cockermouth.