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Gorgeous double room in central Cockermouth

SuperhostCumbria, England, United Kingdom
Private room in house hosted by Lucy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath

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Gorgeous small double bedroom in terraced house near the centre of Cockermouth. Easy walking distance to bars, restaurants and shops, free street parking, and on the right side of town for quick access to Keswick and the fells! A warm welcome, and a true home from home.

The space
I bought this house a year-and-a-half ago, and since then have been really happy here - the place just has that really welcoming feel to it, the way some houses do. And my aim is to ensure that my guests feel relaxed and at home here too.

The room isn't a hotel room - it's something better. If you are looking for a lovely cosy space, a comfy bed, a warm welcome, a powerful shower to wake you up, and a relaxed atmosphere, then my space will suit you very well! The room is fairly small, but comfortable and stylish, and there is both hanging space and storage in a couple of chest of drawers. There is a smart TV in the room, with access to Netflix, Prime Video, BBC I-Player, All4 etc, and a kettle for making a morning cuppa. The bed is of the modern platform kind, with a mattress on a low slatted base, and I use a memory foam mattress cover for your comfort. There is a blackout blind to help ensure a good night's sleep, and the house is very quiet and peaceful, with views of green space and the church spire from the bedroom window. I'm a freelance writer and photographer, which means that there is a lot of art hung up around the house, and lots of books which you are welcome to dip into. I'm also a keen fellrunner, hillwalker, cyclist and swimmer, and am currently training for my Mountain Leader qualification so that I can take guests out on the fells, and I'm really happy to help out with ideas for routes or activities.

Guest access
Guests have access to the whole house, including the lounge, kitchen and bathroom, all of which are shared with myself. There is a cosy log burner in the living room which I light of a chilly evening, and space to eat in the kitchen and lounge / dining room. Guests are welcome to self cater, and space is available in the kitchen cupboards and fridge for food. Tea and coffee, milk, sugar and a kettle are provided in your room for that morning cuppa :). I don't provide breakfast as of course, because a large number of my guests prefer to self cater or to wander down to one of the many local cafes for breakfast. However, a simple self-service breakfast of cereals, toast and fruit / fruit juice can be provided upon request, for £3 per person. Please just let me know when you book and I will happily arrange to purchase supplies...If you have bicycles, or similar large outdoor kit, this can be safely stored in my garage. The bathroom has a large bath and a powerful shower, with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel available for guests' use. I provide bath towels, and a hand towel in the bathroom - please just let me know if you would like further towels provided. For a small charge, you are welcome to use the washing machine and drier, and there are also drying facilities for wet kit!

Other things to note
Opening during the Covid pandemic: there are fairly strict guidelines under which B&Bs are able to open their doors to guests at this current times, although many of them are hard to apply to the Airbnb model. Because I am only welcoming one household into my house at one time, this is also permitted more generally under current government guidelines. This said, there are a number of requests which I will make during your stay which I will outline in advance of your visit, including seeking to use the kitchen at different times, wiping down surfaces and handles after use in the kitchen and bathroom, hand-sanitising upon entry, and being attentive to social distancing in other communal spaces. I have equally put in place extra cleaning procedures, including a deeper clean between guests, and using anti-bac laundry detergent. I hope that the above makes you feel reassured that I am mindful of your, and my own, safety at this time.
Gorgeous small double bedroom in terraced house near the centre of Cockermouth. Easy walking distance to bars, restaurants and shops, free street parking, and on the right side of town for quick access to Keswick and the fells! A warm welcome, and a true home from home.

The space
I bought this house a year-and-a-half ago, and since then have been really happy here - the place just has that real…
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Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

The house is in a very quiet cul de sac, and many guests have commented on how peaceful it is, and how pleasant and green the view is from the bedroom window. The house is just off the road towards Keswick, which is a twenty minute drive away. The coast is also only twenty minutes away, and has superb views across the Solway Firth to Scotland, and a sunset to die for! The nearest beach is Allonby, and slightly further afield, there is a superb coastal cliff walk from St Bees to Whitehaven.

I love the outdoors, and am a keen fellrunner, hillwalker, cyclist, swimmer, and I know the Lake District and wider Cumbria very well, so please feel free to ask for recommendations. There are also a lovely range of walks and other things to do around Cockermouth itself, and I'm happy to help with ideas for both sunny and rainy day activities! The house is both very central, and also within a few minutes' walk of the start of a walk up the main local hill - the Hay - which has fantastic views of the Lakeland fells. Cockermouth itself is a fantastic small town, with lots of independent shops, cafes, real ale pubs, restaurants...Wordsworth House is in Cockermouth, and provides a fascinating insight into how William and Dorothy Wordsworth grew up, and there are also a number of small art galleries and vintage / antique shops. There is a Sainsburys, a Lidl, an Aldi and a Co-op for supplies, plus lots of independent shops (bakers, butchers, grocers, delis etc). The Kirkgate Arts Centre is thriving, and puts on a mix of theatre, music and films. Yet despite a good amount of tourism, the town also feels very 'lived in', in contrast to Keswick and many of the towns within the actual National Park. In other words, in my own biased view, it's the perfect place to both live and visit!
The house is in a very quiet cul de sac, and many guests have commented on how peaceful it is, and how pleasant and green the view is from the bedroom window. The house is just off the road towards Keswick, whi…

Hosted by Lucy

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I'm a forty something, freelance writer and photographer, who also brings in a bit of extra cash with a painting decorating business. I'm currently doing my Mountain Leader training in order to take guests, and others, out on the fells! I was previously a university lecturer, but increasingly found that I was far too much of a free spirit to be tied to a large institution, so I've swapped it for an alternative lifestyle involving lots of fingers in lots of pies! The mountains are my passion: I completed the Wainwrights age 14, the Munros a couple of years ago, and I compete in fellrunning with Keswick AC. I also love travelling to off the beaten places, with a particular love for bike touring. I've loved renting a room out on Airbnb for the opportunities it provides for meeting new people, from all kinds of different walks of life, and help fund my own travels by renting out the whole house when I'm away. If you're into reading, then you can find out a bit more about my writing here: (Website hidden by Airbnb)
I'm a forty something, freelance writer and photographer, who also brings in a bit of extra cash with a painting decorating business. I'm currently doing my Mountain Leader trainin…
During your stay
I live in the house, and frequently work from home, so I will be around and about and enjoy chatting to guests, but I also appreciate the importance of private space. I like to think I provide a nice balance of both of the above. Inevitably my ability to interact with guests during Covid is restricted, but I do still attempt to extend a friendly welcome from a social distance.

It is also important to me to communicate that I extend a welcome to people from all walks of life, no matter of nationality, gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, age, disability or sexuality. Diversity is what makes the world wonderful, and all are welcome. I apologise that the house is not wheelchair accessible, that there are stairs to navigate, and that the platform bed might not be suited to those with significant mobility issues.
I live in the house, and frequently work from home, so I will be around and about and enjoy chatting to guests, but I also appreciate the importance of private space. I like to thi…
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