The Manse Cottage near Cockermouth a Cosy cottage in the Lake District
About Robert Lockwood
I grew up in Yorkshire England and I am a retired Travel Agent and Mountain leader. Our passion for the Lake district lead us to purchase this cosy cottage conveniently located in the Western fells of the English Lake district. I am retired and have been a walk and klettersteig leader in the Austrian Alps. I was previously a Travel Agent in England. I have a passion for the Mountains -walking climbing and skiing. My other interests include sailing and I have been a Christian for 15 years. My wife Lesley is a retired hotelier and she ran her own hotel in the city of York England. Our cottage in Great Broughton near Cockermouth is in an ideal location for both the lakes and the seaside. The less visited western fells are easily accessible from the cottage along with the towns of Cockermouth and Keswick.
Robert Lockwood purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Robert Lockwood chose Great Broughton
The property is beautifully maintained and located close to the market towns of Cockermouth and Keswick with all there attractions. As well as all the usual sports and outdoor activities, there is the added attraction of the beaches on the Solway firth. Theatre, restaurants and shopping are close by and our village has its own post office and general store.
What makes this Cottage unique
The ease of access to the less visited western fells and lakes makes this an ideal base for touring this beautiful part of the lakes.
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Comfortable cottage - good location - enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for writing your review it is very encouraging. We do try hard to get things right. We hope you will come and stay with us again soon.
Many thanks Robert and Lesley
Lovely short break
The cottage was small and cosy and everything we needed for a short break. It was well positioned for lovely walks in Borrowdale valley and near shops. Bonus of fabulous weather.
Thank you for your encouraging review. We are pleased you have enjoyed yourself and hope you will return again.
Best wishes Robert
everything we needed was there. Great property
Spotlessly clean, cozy and comfortable. Info from owners was accurate and helpful. Close to workington, which we needed, easy to reach Keswick. Nice bedding and towels, and furniture. Kitchen had all appliances and basic food stuff, with a washer. Bakery and small store in village- cottage is right opposite a small pub. Would stay here again- a really nice home stay from home
Hi Susan thank you for your very encouraging review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to do this. We hope you will come back again.
Best wishes Robert and Lesley
Cosy Cottage near Cockermouth
My friend and I had a lovely time staying in this cottage. It was cosy and warm, well equipped and the beds were so comfortable we often didn't want to get up! There are plenty of pubs in the village, a bakery and a shop, and several lovely walks from the door.
As we wanted to be near to Cockermouth it was an ideal place to stay.
Thank you for your lovely review it is very encouraging. We do hope you will come again.
Robert and Lesley
Warm in the Rain
The weather during our visit left something to be desired but Manse Cottage was a lovely refuge, sitting in front of the gas fireplace in the evening was comforting. The cottage has everything we needed and being away in a quiet housing area was what we wanted yet close to Cockermouth and the more touristy areas. For visiting the Lakes District we found it perfect.
Thank you for your very encouraging review. We also find the village facilities and the location close to the tourist towns of Keswick and Cockermouth very useful.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and will hopefully look forward to you visiting our cottage in the future.
Cosy and Comfortable.
The Manse Cottage was perfect for our stay in The Western Lake District. Everything was clean and well thought out, even down to a pencil and notepad ready to score an evening Scrabble game. The kitchen was very well supplied with everything needed for easy self catering and we made good use of this during our stay. We ate out twice during our holiday and can highly recommend both The Spice Hut and The Turkish Restaurant (name forgotten) in Cockermouth.
The bedrooms were lovely and the beds very comfortable.
We enjoyed a day walking around Buttermere and we travelled further afield to Ambleside and Coniston. We spent a nostalgic morning exploring Hill Top, Beatrix Potters charming farmhouse. We enjoyed Cockermouth especially the independent Book shop and Toy shop. The town has a very friendly atmosphere and lots to enjoy.
The location of The Old Manse Cottage , close (but not too close!) to the A66. meant that it was the perfect base for exploring the local area and further afield.
I would highly recommend this gorgeous little cottage to anyone looking for a place to feel at home, while enjoying all that this lovely part of the country has to offer.
Dear Sally Ann,
Thank you for your very encouraging review and taking the time to complete it. We are always trying to improve and it is lovely to learn of the things you particularly enjoyed.
Please mention us to your friends and come back soon.
Best wishes Robert and Lesley
The Cumbria region
The Lake District national park is the UK's number 1 destination and its beauty is quite unique and cannot be compared. Every outdoor activity is catered for. The main interests are - bird watching, fishing (rivers and sea), golf, climbing, via ferrata, walking, gill scrambling, canoeing, boat trips, cycling and mountain biking. The tranquillity of the Western fells which are nearby lead you to the spectacularly beautiful lakes of Buttermere, Crummock water, Wastwater and Ennerdale water are all within reach by car touring and there are endless picnic sites. For the sporty the summit of England's highest mountain Scafell Pike is achievable and for the fell top bagger - the wainwrights will beckon. Lake side walks and boat trips are justly popular on nearby Derwentwater.
The village of Great Broughton is located on the river Derwent that flows from Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite lakes. The cottage is ideally located equally close to both the seaside (The Solway firth) and is in the Northern Lake District and Western fells. The village has a post office/ general store and has 3 pubs and a restaurant for bar meals at the Broughton Craggs Hotel . The beautiful lakes of Bassenthwaite, Buttermere, Crummock water, Derwentwater and Wastwater are easily accessible. Swimming and beaches are possible in the lakes and the seaside town of Allonby ( 20 minutes). The mountains of Skiddaw, Grasmoor, Haystacks and Scafell in the western fells are wonderful days out for walkers and mountaineers. The town of Cockermouth is nearby and is the home of Wordsworth house, Jennings brewery, boutique shops and restaurants. Keswick is a short 20 minute drive and this has market days (Thursday and Saturday), lake boating, the Pencil museum, swimming pool, Theatre by the lake, cinema and many thriving restaurants and shops. The Whinlatter centre is close by and features café, bike hire, high ropes course, mountain bike trails and a live video camera in the Osprey nest (May to September)