Watergate Farm

Nr Cockermouth, Cumbria
The whitewashed exterior of Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
The exterior of Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
The beautiful local area around Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
The sitting room at Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
The kitchen at Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
The double bedroom at Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
One of the twin bedrooms at Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
One of the spacious twin bedrooms at Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
The bathroom at Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
The double bedroom ensuite at Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
The local area around Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
The picnic area at Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria
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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 shores of Loweswater in this traditional semi-detached 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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • 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: 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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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