Family run holiday cottage in a rural hamlet within the Lake District National Park. Exceptionally clean, quality, self-catering holiday accommodation in the rural hamlet of Redmain, two miles from Cockermouth, Cumbria.


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The Hayloft open plan living room with lofted ceilingThe Hayloft bedroom with king size bed

The Hayloft is converted from a 17thC stone barn and has lofted ceilings and exposed stone walls. It is exceptionally clean and warm and bed linen is 100% cotton with duvets. The Hayloft has a king-size bed and also has 4 Star Fittings. The Hayloft is equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, colour TV, Freeview, DVD/CD player, radio, vacuum cleaner, central heating and a power shower over the bath.  Linen and towels are included along with blankets and duvet. Sleeps two people plus baby.  The Hayloft has Broadband 24/7 internet access cable (Cat 5 Network) and Wifi wireless access point for connection to your own computer equipment. We now provide Unlimited Free Wireless Wifi at 3Mbps speed.

Arrival time 16.00 and departure time 10.30. Travel cot (babies up to 15kg in weight) and high chair available at £5 each per stay.

The cottage is for Non-Smokers only.

Redmain is a peaceful rural hamlet two miles from the pleasant market town of Cockermouth and ten miles from both Keswick and the Solway Coast with it's long sandy beaches and bracing walks. Windermere and Ambleside are less than an hours drive away.


Huddlestone Cottage and The Hayloft viewed from the lawn

Redmain House dates from the 1690’s and is a traditional Cumbrian long house with attached stone barns from which the holiday cottage has been converted to a very high standard, whilst retaining many original features.

Close by are some of the Western lakes most imposing fells - Skiddaw, Grassmoor, Red Pike, Highstyle and Grisedale Pike. The Western lakes include Bassenthwaite Lake with Sailing Club and Osprey view point, Loweswater for rowing and walking, Derwentwater for kayaking and boat rides and island hopping, Buttermere for walking and sheer beauty, Crummock Water and the jewel in the wild crown is Ennerdale, superb biking and walking and getting away from the crowds and home to the famous Pillar Rock and Steeple. If you don’t fancy walking the big hills take time to visit the Solway Coast, area of outstanding natural beauty, with long sandy beaches and beautiful views across the Solway Firth towards the Scottish Hills.

Ideally situated, this quiet hamlet forms part of the Allerdale Ramble near Bassenthwaite Lake, and the Coast to Coast (C2C) path is nearby. You can relax in the garden or amble along to the next village of Blindcrake admiring the valley scenery with the River Derwent below. Keswick is 8 miles away.

We can recommend some less daunting walks that still give spectacular views. Other activities nearby include horse riding, canoeing, sailing, Whinlatter Forest Park, golf, fishing, climbing and well-established biking routes to suit all abilities.


Nearby Cockermouth has plenty of restaurants from traditional to Chinese, Indian, vegetarian and Italian and some very interesting local pubs and brews. So if you fancy dining out there is plenty of choice and some will deliver to the door.



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