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Buttermere

Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972323)

4.7

Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Ian

    “Very good visit great location for were ever you want to visit great visit to ...”

    Very good visit great location for were ever you want to visit great visit to the lake’s recommend buttermere flat walk around the lake beautiful views

    Very good visit great location for were ever you want to visit great visit to the lake’s recommend buttermere flat walk around the lake beautiful views

    - Ian, March 2024

Summary

  • All on ground floor
  • 2 x double bedrooms
  • Wet room with basin, WC with handtrail and shower with pull down chair
  • Outdoor terrace with furniture
  • Shared use of grass court for general use Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room; TV, DVD and wood-burning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer dishwasher and one low level kitchen bench
  • Environmentally friendly underfloor air source heat pump heating throughout plus wood burning stove
  • TV with DVD player
  • Fuel/power included
  • Shared use of laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Private off-road parking for one car, with further space across the stream
  • Outside terrace area with furniture
  • One dog welcome
  • Fully equipped for the disabled with Mobility grade 1 and 2 awarded and therefore suitable for accompanied wheelchair users (Please note there is not complete provision for wheelchair users on their own). Cots and highchairs available
  • Nearest shops and restaurants are 3 miles away in Cockermouth

The property

Buttermere is a Quality Eco Friendly 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor cottage situated in a delightful rural location. The cottage is a perfect base for a peaceful family holiday. Buttermere is fully equipped for the disabled with mobility grade 1 and 2 awarded. Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquility in the Lorton Vale, almost midway between Cockermouth and Lorton, both 3 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock Water, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britain's Best View. There are ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick. The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10-acres of grounds including newly planted woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently, there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional heron that visits the beck, not forgetting the resident barn owl. Southwaite Green is a development of four properties that have been constructed in 2007 by the owner, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard. The cottages have an abundance of local timber used by local craftsmen to retain the traditional character and wherever possible used the original timbers from the barn. They have been painstakingly converted using green design and technologies with ground and air source heat pumps to power the under-floor heating beneath the slate and oak floors. A design feature has been the use of solar panels and the positioning of the windows to generate maximum solar heating to produce the heating and hot water. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that these are Eco-friendly properties, including organic bedding and towels, handmade furniture from sustainable sources, and they have even gone to the extent of using Eco-friendly paints. The owners have gone to great trouble to ensure the properties have a low carbon foot-print and to ensure your holiday is an enjoyable experience. The development briefly comprises two, 2-bedroom cottages, Skiddaw and Esthers Barn. Buttermere is a ground floor two-bedroom cottage which is specially adapted for disabled use with mobility one and two rating and Beckside a three-bedroom, three-bathroom house. The properties have been given the much-acclaimed Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 972320, 972321, and 972322, together sleeping up to 18 guests.

Southwaite Green Cottages

Set in ten acres of idyllic grounds brimming with plentiful wildlife and offering stunning views over Paddle Beck, you can find the brilliant quartet of pet-friendly eco properties that make up the Southwaite Green Cottages. Built in 2007, with off-road parking, access to private terraces, shared use of a grass court, and tastefully-designed open-plan living spaces expertly created by local craftsmen using local timber and stone, this fantastic collection of holiday cottages is the perfect choice for friends and families who want to reconnect with nature, whilst Beckside, Lorton, and Keswick all reside within a brief car drive. A large supermarket and friendly pubs can be found in nearby the village of Cockermouth. Just a short trip by car from the cottage will bring you to the Western Lakes, including Buttermere, Loweswater, and Ennerdale, winner of 'Britain's Best View'. The Lake District is the best-loved country park in the British Isles and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spellbinding scenery, spectacular mountains and shimmering lakes combine to make this the most scenic area of Britain. Enjoy some of the best fine dining in the country or walk for miles on well-mapped trails. Bring your mountain bike for some of the best trail action in the country or take a steamer trip across Lake Windermere. There's so much to see and do, you'll want to stay at the Southwaite Green Cottages any time of year just to take it all in.

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About the location

COCKERMOUTH

Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

The small country market town of Cockermouth is situated in the quiet north-western part of the Lake District, a largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, yet only 13 miles from Keswick. The town is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and Wordsworth’s Georgian family home, on the main street, is now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth offers a good variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, but (of course) the main attraction of the area is the beautiful scenery and excellent walking in the northern lakes – Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas