Where to stay around Cockermouth?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 336 holiday lettings near Cockermouth. From 279 cottages to 22 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cockermouth is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cockermouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cockermouth. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Wordsworth House: 591 holiday lettings
  • Jennings Brewery: 594 holiday lettings
  • Cumberland Pencil Museum: 1,817 holiday lettings
  • Scafell Pike: 2,046 holiday lettings
  • Derwent Water: 1,939 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cockermouth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Cockermouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 279 cottages in Cockermouth. Our other popular types of Cockermouth holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cockermouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Cockermouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday cottage in Cockermouth, England your home away from home

    If you’re on the hunt for the right holiday rental in Cockermouth then HomeAway.co.uk is here to give you a hand. Listed here are cottages, farmhouses and holiday homes set in one of the loveliest corners of England, where tall green mountains and shimmering lakes form the backdrop for a stunning holiday destination. Cockermouth holiday homes are traditional 18th and 19th Century buildings, updated with stylish decor and amenities. To make sure your accommodation is as close to your requirements as possible you can define the guest facilities you’d prefer – practical considerations like a garden, washing appliances or parking space.


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    Things to do

    -Local history. Cockermouth is a charming old market town, the heart of which has barely changed in centuries. There’s the remnants of a Norman castle that you can visit on set dates, and the 19th Century Jennings Brewery, which is still in operation and open for tours. Famous poet William Wordsworth was also born here in the 18th Century.

    -Walking and cycling. On the western edge of the Lake District National Park, Cockermouth is a good starting point for walkers. Hills in the area include Ling Fell, Fell Barrow and Low Fell, which are all attractive challenges. Cyclists can make use of the scenic West Cumbria Cycle Network, much of which follows the course of a disused railway.

    -Coast. The Cumbrian coast is also an option for visitors to Cockermouth holiday homes. It’s quick and easy to reach by car and is lined with quaint fishing villages and towns, each with their own fascinating history. Whitehaven for instance, is now a sleepy coastal town, but was once one of England’s busiest ports.

    -< strong>Lakes. If you head southeast you’ll come to the many beautiful lakes of the national park. Loweswater is a classic example, bedded in a landscape of tall green hills and protected by the National Trust. You can rent a rowing boat from the shore here. Bassenthwaite Lake meanwhile supports the rare Vendace fish, found only here and in Derwent water.

    -Golf. If you’re a golfer then a good way to appreciate the sublime natural landscapes near Cockermouth would be to play a round at the town’s golf course, which has 18 holes amid towering hills – Melbreak, Grassmoor and Whiteside are three mountains that dominate the unforgettable scenery here.

    Weather in Cockermouth

    Rainfall is relatively commonplace, no matter what time of year you head for a holiday home in Cockermouth. It’s a consequence of the local topography combined with the UK’s maritime climate. Summers here are comparatively cool, bring maximum temperatures in the upper teens or low twenties during the warmest months of the year. Winters though are normally mild – sub-zero temperatures do occur, but average highs in December and January hover around six or seven degrees. Rainfall is consistent, but does fluctuate a little from month to month – the spring months usually get a little less than other seasons.

    Travel to Cockermouth

    To reach Cockermouth by air you could fly to Newcastle Airport (NCL), which is the closest international airport. This destination has budget domestic flights to and from cities in all parts of the UK, as well as a few in Europe too. The A69 runs almost horizontally across this part of northern England, between the cities of Newcastle and Carlisle. From there you can take the A598 to Cockermouth. You could also head for your holiday cottage in Cockermouth by coach – there are regular services from London Victoria, Birmingham, Carlisle and various other English cities.

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    Attractions in and around Cockermouth

    Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Cockermouth? Don't miss landmarks such as Wordsworth House and Garden and Isel Hall, and unique cultural highlights such as Castlegate House Gallery. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Whinlatter Forest Park, Crummock Water and Buttermere. Other things to do while in town include a visit to Jennings Brewery, Wordsworth House and St Michael's Church, Isel.