The Manse Cottage near Cockermouth a Cosy cottage in the Lake District
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
- This is a quiet neighbourhood - we thank our guests in advance for respecting this.
Beautiful little cottage
This was perfect for visiting family in Whitehaven. Cottage had all the essentials and within easy reach of local shop and pub over the road. Hosts were great in getting back to us about checking out and were very hospitable.
We will be staying again :)
Thank you for writing such an encouraging review we will look forward to seeing you again.
The Manse Cottage
Excellent cottage in good location.
Cockermouth a useful centre.
Just as described. Every comfort. Great base for walking exploring etc and close to town if needed.
Comfortable cottage - good location - enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for writing your review it is very encouraging. We do try hard to get things right. We hope you will come and stay with us again soon.
Many thanks Robert and Lesley
Lovely short break
The cottage was small and cosy and everything we needed for a short break. It was well positioned for lovely walks in Borrowdale valley and near shops. Bonus of fabulous weather.
Thank you for your encouraging review. We are pleased you have enjoyed yourself and hope you will return again.
Best wishes Robert
The Cumbria region
The Lake District national park is the UK's number 1 destination and its beauty is quite unique and cannot be compared. Every outdoor activity is catered for. The main interests are - bird watching, fishing (rivers and sea), golf, climbing, via ferrata, walking, gill scrambling, canoeing, boat trips, cycling and mountain biking. The tranquillity of the Western fells which are nearby lead you to the spectacularly beautiful lakes of Buttermere, Crummock water, Wastwater and Ennerdale water are all within reach by car touring and there are endless picnic sites. For the sporty the summit of England's highest mountain Scafell Pike is achievable and for the fell top bagger - the wainwrights will beckon. Lake side walks and boat trips are justly popular on nearby Derwentwater.
The village of Great Broughton is located on the river Derwent that flows from Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite lakes. The cottage is ideally located equally close to both the seaside (The Solway firth) and is in the Northern Lake District and Western fells. The village has a post office/ general store and has 3 pubs and a restaurant for bar meals at the Broughton Craggs Hotel . The beautiful lakes of Bassenthwaite, Buttermere, Crummock water, Derwentwater and Wastwater are easily accessible. Swimming and beaches are possible in the lakes and the seaside town of Allonby ( 20 minutes). The mountains of Skiddaw, Grasmoor, Haystacks and Scafell in the western fells are wonderful days out for walkers and mountaineers. The town of Cockermouth is nearby and is the home of Wordsworth house, Jennings brewery, boutique shops and restaurants. Keswick is a short 20 minute drive and this has market days (Thursday and Saturday), lake boating, the Pencil museum, swimming pool, Theatre by the lake, cinema and many thriving restaurants and shops. The Whinlatter centre is close by and features café, bike hire, high ropes course, mountain bike trails and a live video camera in the Osprey nest (May to September)
About Robert Lockwood
I grew up in Yorkshire England and I am a retired Travel Agent and Mountain leader. Our passion for the Lake district lead us to purchase this cosy cottage conveniently located in the Western fells of the English Lake district. I am retired and have been a walk and klettersteig leader in the Austrian Alps. I was previously a Travel Agent in England. I have a passion for the Mountains -walking climbing and skiing. My other interests include sailing and I have been a Christian for 15 years. My wife Lesley is a retired hotelier and she ran her own hotel in the city of York England. Our cottage in Great Broughton near Cockermouth is in an ideal location for both the lakes and the seaside. The less visited western fells are easily accessible from the cottage along with the towns of Cockermouth and Keswick.
Robert Lockwood purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Robert Lockwood chose Great Broughton
The property is beautifully maintained and located close to the market towns of Cockermouth and Keswick with all there attractions. As well as all the usual sports and outdoor activities, there is the added attraction of the beaches on the Solway firth. Theatre, restaurants and shopping are close by and our village has its own post office and general store.
What makes this Cottage unique
The ease of access to the less visited western fells and lakes makes this an ideal base for touring this beautiful part of the lakes.