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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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                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            Apartment #8144499
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                Cottage #6711936
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                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                  • 3 BR
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                                  Cottage #711194
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                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                    Cottage #8083515
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      Cabin #8160308
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        Apartment #6472092
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          Cottage #85960
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Cottage #1775227
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 3 BR
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                                              Villa #8120394
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              Cottage #8173458
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                Cottage #856577
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  Cottage #8108827
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                                                                  Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Chalet #1782832
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                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      Cottage #8123779
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                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                        Cottage #8155817
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8147128
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                                                                          Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                            Cottage #1696732
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                                              Cottage #82107
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                                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                • 7 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals House #8140344
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                  Cabin #8127519
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                                                                                    Cottage #8155816
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      Cottage #1913224
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                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
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                                                                                        House #8019381
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          Cabin #8105492
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                                                                                            House #8027638
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                                                              Bungalow #8122309
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                House #8146655
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8140408
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8147128
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                                                                      Apartment #8139045
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Cosy and well-equipped for big groups

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a group of 8 people and there was plenty of room for all of us. We were impressed by the facilities and the lovely, big but cosy lounge with a fire. It is the perfect place for large groups and has everything you need. The heating system works really well and the place seemed very warm for a large old property.Apart from that, of course the location is perfect for exploring the lake district and the local pub is very friendly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was located in a beautiful part of the Lake district with everything as described. The garden was enclosed, which the dogs absolutely loved. It was extremely comfortable, very well decorated & well maintained and had everything in it we needed. We will definitely be returning here again, hopefully for longer next time. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyome wanting a break in the lakes
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      An enjoyable few days

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Newlands is a very good apartment an ideal place to stay. Quiet and right in the centre of town. We will definitely book it again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017