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Scales Cottage

Lorton near Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972335)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Derek

    “A lovely property , everything you need and warm , our second stay here .”

    Always enjoyable .

    Always enjoyable .

    - Derek, November 2023


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size 4 poster bed, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double (suitable for children due to sloping ceiling.)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen with dining area and wood-burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove. TV and DVD. Wi-Fi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels are not provided
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Raised terrace area with furniture and small lawned area
  • Three well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: The double bedroom has a sloping ceiling and is only suitable for children
  • Note: Guests may fish free of charge on the pond located 200 yards from the cottage and stocked with rainbow trout
  • Note: Pond on site, children to be supervised

The property

A delightful, renovated cottage situated in the beautiful Vale of Lorton, with a log burning stove housed in an Inglenook fireplace. A marvelous base from which to explore the Lake District. Ideal for groups of walkers or families who may wish to use the rainbow trout fishing facilities which the owners provide free of charge. The village of High Lorton nestles at the foot of Whinlatter Pass within the Buttermere and Lorton Valley, a beautiful and much less frequented area of the National Park yet only a short drive from the bustling market town of Keswick. Crummock Water, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale are very easily accessed from High Lorton. Scales Cottage has views over the valley towards the Loweswater fells and the hills around Whinlatter Pass. The Whinlatter Forest Park with its new Go Ape Forest Adventure and mountain bike trails is only a five-minute drive from the cottage. The village of Lorton has a traditional shop and pub. Nearby in the village of Loweswater the award-winning Kirkstile Inn can be found with log fires, traditional ales and excellent meals. Scales Cottage is a charming and characterful 17th century cottage which has been lovingly restored retaining many original features including an Inglenook fireplace and slate floors. The cottage is situated on a working dairy farm which incorporates a well-stocked rainbow trout fishing pond to which guests have access. The property has central heating and comprises: Kitchen/diner with slate floor, cosy wood burning stove housed beneath an Inglenook fireplace, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Large family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin. Double bedroom with king size bed. First floor: Master double bedroom with king size four poster bed. Double bedroom with sloping ceiling (Only suitable for children). Spacious lounge with vaulted beamed ceilings, TV, DVD and music centre. All oil, electric, bed linen and an initial supply of logs available. Towels are not provided at this property. Cot available. Wi-fi available. Private parking for 3 cars. Outside, there is a raised terrace with seating and a small lawned area. Guests may fish free of charge on the pond located 200 yards from the cottage and stocked with rainbow trout.

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About the location


Braithwaite 4.3 miles; Cockermouth 6 miles; Keswick 7 miles.

Lorton is a village in the district of Allerdale, in Cumbria and is made up of two small villages – Low Lorton and High Lorton, both of which are nestled at the northern end of the Vale of Lorton. Surrounded by the mountains such as Grasmoor, Hopegill Head and Whiteside it is a perfect destination for exploring a number of hillwalks and visitors are encouraged to visit the 12th century St. Cuthbert’s church. Lorton itself is relatively untouched by tourism and yet is only approximately 4 miles away from Cockermouth, which offers access to the A66 road. Other nearby settlements include Loweswater and Brigham. The Whinlatter Pass road offers a scenic drive and connects Lorton with Braithwaite. Within an easy drive the nearby town of Cockermouth has plenty of places to eat and drink and is of course 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. A great location whatever you choose to do.

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