Beautiful spacious cottage | Lookin How, Dockray
Living room | Lookin How, Dockray
  • Cottage
  • Dockray
  • CC118101

Lookin How


out of 10

  • 8

  • 4

  • 2

  • 0

Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

A superior detached spacious cottage in an idyllic,truly rural location.

Ground Floor:
The ground floor is entered via a large hall, immediately you see the beautiful oak doors and staircase.
Living Room: With a view over the garden. Ample seating, wood burner and TV.
Dining room: Is furnished with a magnificent mahogany table with chairs to seat 10. There are other antique pieces and a bookcase containing all your holiday reading. Double doors lead to the conservatory. An archway leads into the kitchen.
Conservatory: Overlooks a wooded bank area. It contains chairs, a settee and you can watch the squirrels and badgers at play.
Kitchen: contains every utensil and dish that you might need for your cooking, together with electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer and coffee machine. Four of you can enjoy sitting eating at the table near the doors leading to the patio. Crockery, cutlery and glassware are provided in abundance.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, fitted wardrobe and overlooks the garden.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower and toilet.
Cupboards off the hall provides a cloakroom and a toy cupboard containing toys, jigsaws etc.

First Floor:
Master Bedroom: with king size bed, built in wardrobes, dressing table and other furniture.
Bedroom 4: with twin beds, built in wardrobes and overlooks Aira Beck.
Bathroom: With shower, bath and toilet. 

Central heating, electricity, oil, coal, bed linen, bath, hand towels and superfast broadband included. Initial logs for woodburner included. Cot and highchair available on request. 

There is ample car parking space, to the front is a laid out garden and to the rear several small areas containing garden furniture. These areas are overlooked by fields as far as the fells. There are sloping grounds in the garden. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

A beautiful, spacious, detached cottage situated on the edge of the hamlet of Dockray. Tastefully furnished throughout to a very good standard. Relax in the conservatory whilst watching red squirrels, a variety of birds, Aira Beck flowing by and the fells beyond. the living room is a lovely bright sunny room overlooking the beck, with ample comfortable seating. A wood burner entices you to spend evening sin front of it whatever the weather!
Looking How is well situated to make use of all the walking and cycling opportunities that this stunning part of the Lake District has to offer just out of the door. Two minutes walk down the road is a pub serving delicious food, and it also has a tea room and art gallery. The market towns of Penrith and Keswick are a 20 minute drive, providing excellent shopping facilities, pubs and restaurants. Also nearby you will find Rheged - an award winning visitor attraction. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub 100 yards.


  • Customers' Choice 2021, 2020, 2018


Cot Available - Cot

Cycle Store

Detached Property


Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Ground floor facilities

Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Open Fire

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile


Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 14 reviews


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  • Hertford

  • Family


out of 10

Very comfortable cottage. Very clean and the booking was really easy. Good for a quiet relaxing stay in the Lakes.

3 Jul 2022


  • Cambridgeshire

  • Family


out of 10

Beautiful cottage and location. Cannot fault it. Excellent

6 Jun 2022


  • Gillingham

  • Family


out of 10

We had a wonderful week staying at Lookin How, in fact we were all sad to leave. We found the house to be a really good quality home away from home, not a luxury stay, but more somewhere nice that we could relax and feel comfortable. The first thing we instantly fell in love with was all the splendid views from practically every window. Secondly, was that there was so much space, storage and (for want of a better word) ‘useful stuff’. We stayed as a group of 7; Nanny, Grandad, Mum, Dad and 3 daughters (2, 11, 13) and there was plenty of room for us all to have personal space when we needed it as well as lovely communal family spaces to enjoy each other’s company too… especially the conservatory. We saw red squirrels & hares from the house, as well as ponies in the field opposite and lots of lambs and sheep up the lane. The house was clean & warm, the bedding was good quality and there was always plenty of water pressure and hot water. Locally we enjoyed walking to Aira Force and up Gowbarrow Fell, as well as the obligatory trip on the Ullswater Steamers among many other things. We also visited the pub a couple of evenings, but were quite surprised to find it very quiet, but still nice to have it there such a short walk from the house. All in all, I’d definitely recommend this house to anybody looking for a homely holiday cottage to stay in in the Lake District. Thank you.

26 Apr 2022

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