Exterior | Wordsworth Cottage, Sockbridge, nr. Ullswater
Living room | Wordsworth Cottage, Sockbridge, nr. Ullswater
  • Cottage
  • Sockbridge, near Ullswater
  • LXV

Wordsworth Cottage


out of 10

  • 5

  • 3

  • 2

  • 0

Car parking on site

Wordsworth Cottage, Grade II listed and formerly part of the estate once owned by Wordsworth’s grandfather, is an imaginatively designed barn conversion.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.
Kitchen: Farmhouse-style with breakfast area, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility: With washing machine.
Garden room: With French doors leading to patio.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with garden furniture. Cobbled courtyard with sitting-out area. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is not suitable for the less mobile.

Wordsworth Cottage, Grade II listed and formerly part of the estate once owned by Wordsworth’s grandfather, is an imaginatively designed barn conversion tastefully incorporating original and introduced features including oak stairs to the first floor and oak floors throughout. The master bedroom has duel aspect windows, the twin room has a bay window and views to towards the fells and the single room has a feature stone wall. The family bathroom has a shower cubicle and arrow-slit windows. Light, warm and comfortable, it is situated in the peaceful village of Sockbridge and occupies a pleasant position with the benefit of open outlooks to both front and rear. There are several walks to be enjoyed across the fields and along the river directly from the cottage. Nearby, across a quiet no-through road, is a children’s play area. The local 17th-century pub, serving highly recommended food, is only a short walk. Conveniently positioned, 3 miles away, is the market town of Penrith with its variety of shopping and leisure facilities. Near Penrith, the family attraction of Rheged is great for all ages, comprising indoor and outdoor play areas, craft activities, a 3D cinema, art exhibitions, restaurant and gift and toy shops. There are swimming pools at Penrith and Keswick and, during the summer months, an open-air pool at nearby Askham.
The cottage is ideally situated for exploring both the northern and southern lakes and fells. Situated just 2½ miles from the beautiful scenery of Ullswater, you can enjoy a trip around the lake on a steamer and visit the impressive waterfall at Aira Force. A spectacular journey along the shores of Ullswater and over the Kirkstone Pass takes you to Lake Windermere. At the head of Derwentwater and 15 miles from Sockbridge, lies the town of Keswick with its lovely parks and selection of coffee, gift and outdoor shops. Shops 2 miles.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2018


Barn Conversion

Cot Available

Customers' Choice

Cycle Store

Decorated at Christmas


Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Historical Property


Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pub Within 1 Mile


Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine


Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 23 reviews


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Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


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  • Cambridgeshire

  • Couple


out of 10

We had another perfect stay at Wordsworth Cottage. It’s a stunning property and we start to relax the minute we arrive. The property is well set up with everything one needs as well as being really comfortable. There is so much available to see and do in the locality, and we love coming back to the property after a day out. It’s a great place to chill out and relax and we really appreciate the opportunity to stay in such a lovely property. We plan another visit and are looking forward to returning.

26 Sep 2022


  • Glossop

  • Friends


out of 10

The best equipped cottage that we have ever stayed in; everything we could possibly need and more! We had a very comfortable and relaxed week, just wish we had been staying longer if only to be able to delve further into that vast selection of books! It's a shame shame that the pub at Yanwath isn't open now, but we were made very welcome at The Queens Head

20 Sep 2022


  • Lincolnshire

  • Family (the eldest child is at school)


out of 10

Wordsworth Cottage is by far the most beautiful and most equipped cottage we’ve ever stayed in. You can see this is someone’s second home and not just a money making holiday rental. It is beautifully clean, gorgeous decor, a home from home. It had everything you could ever need. The cottage is perfectly situated for exploring, a short drive to so many fantastic attractions. Our favourite had to be the Ullswater Steamers. Lots of fantastic walks. We really didn’t want to leave, it’s been the most relaxed holiday we’ve ever had. We will have to visit again. Thank you.

27 Aug 2022

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