Watergate Farm

Nr Cockermouth, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 009021

About Watergate Farm

Period features throughout in this spacious farmhouse on the shores of Loweswater.

Stay on the southern shores of Loweswater in this traditional Lake District farmhouse. It’s full of charm inside with large spacious rooms, a farmhouse kitchen and period features throughout. It looks over the lake and is surrounded by plenty of open space for children to play. 

You’ll be encompassed by woodland and open farmland with views across the valley. Take the 4-mile walk around the lake and finish up at the near by Kirkstile Inn, a cosy country pub complete with log fires, oak beams and a wealth of history. For a more challenging trail, hike to the top of Melbreak which offers panoramic views of the Buttermere valley.

Further afield, drive 20 minutes to Whinlatter Forest Park for mountain biking adventures. Wordsworth House at Cockermouth is just a 25-minute drive to the north from the cottage.  

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


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  • Ground floor

    Large kitchen/dining room and sitting room with wood burner.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (1 double with ensuite shower and lavatory, 2 twins), bathroom with separate shower cubicle

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: The cottage is heated by a ground source heat pump. 

Parking: There is parking available next to the cottage.

Garden: There is an outside seating area for use by visitors to the holiday cottage. The cottage and lake are surrounded by plenty of open space where children can play under adult supervision.

Television: FreeSat is provided at the cottage. 

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Logs/Charcoal: Fuel for the fire can be bought from the warden who lives in the adjoining cottage. 

Short breaks: Booking is possible within 4 weeks of the start date all year at this cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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