Lying just on the edge of the Lake District National Park, Cockermouth is one of only 51 towns in the whole of the UK designated as a 'Gem' town, meaning its preservation is vital as part of our national heritage. This beautiful Georgian market town is considered the gateway to the western Lake District, making it the ideal spot if you want to explore the rolling hills, beautiful lakes, and outdoor adventures of the Lake District.
Whether you're keen to get outdoors and do some hiking or cycling, or if you're more interested in all that the town has to offer, we've got great big cottages in Cockermouth for you and your friends and family. Maybe you're looking for a roomy farmhouse with lots of space for your kids to run around, or perhaps you're after something slightly more sophisticated and modern. Whatever it is, your perfect holiday cottage is just a few clicks away!
As well as making the most of the proximity to the Lake District, Cockermouth town is a lovely place to explore with its independent shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries, and eateries.
Best locations for large cottages in Cumbria
Given that the Lake District, one of the most beautiful regions of the UK, is located in the heart of Cumbria, it's no surprise it's a holiday hotspot for families and large groups. With so much choice, we've selected some of our top locations including Ambleside and Cartmel to help you find your perfect cottage.