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Skiddaw

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, almost mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 2 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britain's Best View. There are ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick. The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including young woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional kingfisher that visits the beck. Southwaite Green consists of four c...Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, almost mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 2 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britain's Best View. There are ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick. The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including young woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional kingfisher that visits the beck. Southwaite Green consists of four cottages that were developed in 2007 by the owner, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard. The cottages have an abundance of local timber used by local craftsmen to retain the traditional character and wherever possible used the original timbers from the barn. They have been painstakingly converted using “green design and technologies” with ground and air source heat pumps to power the under floor heating beneath the slate and oak floors. A design feature has been the use of solar panels and the positioning of the windows to generate maximum solar heating to produce the heating and hot water. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that these are eco-friendly properties, including organic bedding and towels, handmade furniture from sustainable sources and even to the extent of using eco-friendly paints. The owners have gone to great trouble to ensure the properties have a low 'carbon foot-print' and to ensure your holiday is an enjoyable experience. The development briefly comprises two, two bedroom/two shower ensuite cottages, Skiddaw and Esther's Barn. In these cottages there are twin beds in one of the bedrooms that can be put together to make a super king size. Buttermere is a ground floor two bedroom cottage which is specially adapted for disabled use with mobility one and two rating and Beckside is a three bedroom, three bathroom house (twin/super king size in the downstairs bedroom). The properties have been given the much acclaimed Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No hen or stag parties please.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Marna M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed 1 October 2019

We stayed at the cottage’ Skiddaw’ an upside down house with great views of the mountains. The house was very comfortable and well equipped, we really loved the drying cupboard. Marna, the owner was very friendly and informative about the eco aspects of the development....More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Sally W
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We don’t normally stay in the lakes, we will be doing more often now we have found this little gem. Ideally placed for piece and tranquility but close enough to the attractions if needed. The accommodation is just ideal and very well equipped. The 10...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Philip L
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We stayed in skiddaw and enjoyed every moment. Very clean, beautiful views from every window, kitchen had everything we could possibly need. Wonderful walks around the property. Had coffee and cocoa on the deck almost every morning. Beds were comfortable. Close to all Lake District...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Margaret O
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

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Date of stay: May 2015
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We have stayed in the Lake District a few times now and decided on this occasion to stay in the countryside of Cumbria rather than by one of the more popular lakes which we have enjoyed but wanted to try something different. We loved the...More

Date of stay: May 2014
Thank Panorama180
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Saddleworth
Reviewed 9 May 2014

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Date of stay: May 2014
MarnaMcMillin, VR Owner at Skiddaw, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We had a wonderful week self-catering at Southwaite Green at the beginning of April. On arrival Marna gave us a most friendly welcome. The accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped. We quickly got used to its efficient eco underfloor heating! The upside down living...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank sheila c c
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Overall a lovely place to stay. The grounds are beautiful with routes up a little hill and a nice pond and summer house at the end. Our young kids loved it and even made maps. The cottage is brilliant and very warm! With a nice...More

Date of stay: October 2013
Thank Brett_Fairbairn
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Accommodation is of a high standard with all home comforts. Grounds are perfect for an easy stroll with our dog and there is a quiet spot for an evening drink! Eco-friendly and quiet - this was ideal for a break in the lakes. We'll be...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank Helen M
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We'd read the reviews so suspected we were in for a treat but Southwaite Green exceeded our expectations. As previous reviewers have said, Skiddaw is spotlessly clean and in immaculate condition, having been cleverly and thoughtfully designed. We have stayed in many holiday cottages since...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank HarriPud
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The lakes Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater are very close, Loweswater a nice walk, with Keswick and Borrowdale a short drive away over the Whinlatter pass. Hiking, climbing and other outdoor pursuits are very popular, with many walks made famous by the Wainwright series of guidebooks. The C2C bike route passes close to the cottage, so bring your bikes or hire them in Cockermouth, but be prepared for hills. Cockermouth is one of the few towns in the Lakes that retain its traditional look and feel, with individual independent shops on the tree-lined main street giving the town great character. There is also a farmers' market in the market square the first Saturday of each month. Wordsworth was born here and his house is a National Trust property, with staff dressed for the 18th cen...
Getting around
You really are better off with a car here. We are in the country, quiet and peaceful and a bit off the beaten track, but only 10 minutes from Cockermouth and 20 minutes from Keswick over Whinlatter Pass.
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