Self Catering in the Lake District Wood Farm Self Catering Wood Farm Cottages

Your stay at Wood Farm cottages can offer you much - the opportunity to bask in the beauty of the many lakes and mountains in the area; to appreciate the wonderful coast line with its marinas and beaches; to experience the true wonders of our countryside and wildlife and finally to discover the areas great history & heritage. With so much on offer, the cottages at Wood Farm are truly a great base to explore the region.

Nearby, the rural market town of Cockermouth (4m) boasts the birth place of William and Dorothy Wordsworth and the home place to Jennings Castle Brewery since 1874. Cockermouth provides some magnificent examples of Georgian architecture and with galleries, river walks, parks, pubs and restaurants it is an attractive place to visit.

Crummock WaterYou may wish to take a drive through the picturesque village of Lorton (2 miles away) and on down the Lorton Vale to experience the magical beauty of Crummock Water and Loweswater. Further afield is Buttermere with Red Pike, Hay Stacks and High Stile, steeped in the spirit of the famous walker, Wainwright. Ennerdale Water is also within easy reach. Alternatively, a drive down the coast road can take you to Wastwater, the deepest lake in Britain, and to Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England (977metres). At Ravenglass (45 minutes away), enjoy a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. Enjoy seven glorious miles of outstanding beauty from an open or covered steam train carriage. Perhaps combine this with a trip to Muncaster historic castle with its 77 acres of Himalayan gardens, heron happy hour and owl sanctuary.

Bassenthwaite Lake and SkiddawEast along the A66, lies Bassenthwaite Lake (10 miles away), the only true lake in the Lake District. In recent years, Whinlatter forest, adjacent to the Lake, has been home to the ospreys. A few miles on, and you reach the charming, lakeland market town of Keswick which nestles on the shores of Derwentwater, overlooked by Skiddaw. This beautiful Lakeland town has much to offer - shops, walks, boat trips, galleries, leisure pool and the impressive "Theatre by the Lake".

The Western Cumbrian shore line boasts some award winning beaches - St Bees (the start of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk), Allonby and Silloth. The harbour town of Whitehaven (once England’s third largest port) offers the unique chance to recapture the atmosphere of an 18th century maritime port. Further along the coast, the Solway estuary, a designated Site of Special Scientific interest offers the chance to see where some rare and wonderful creatures live whilst the Solway Coast is designate as an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; rich in bird life, a favourite with ornithologists.

For the cyclist, Whinlatter forest offers many routes of varying difficulties, whilst the famous C2C cycle route passes through the village of Lorton.

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Wood Farm Self Catering Cottages, Brandlingill, Near Mosser, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0RB