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Local Area

Located at the northern edge of the Lake District national park. Low Fold holiday cottages are in a prime position to explore both the Lake District and North and West Cumbria including the stunning Cumbrian Coast.

The village of Tallentire is a sleepy one. A dog lovers, walkers and cyclist’s paradise with one village pub “The Bush” just a five minute stroll away. The Bush provides a warm welcome and serves good ales and home cooked food.


Our nearest town is the historic market town Cockermouth, just a five minute drive away. It is one of only 51 towns in Great Britain to be designated a “Gem” town. It is named after the River Cocker flowing into the Derwent River. Famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian. Cockermouth is un-spoilt and enjoys lots of independent high quality shops, cafes and restaurants for you to explore along with all local amenities.

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Things to do in and around the area


Wordsworth House and Gardens The childhood home of William Wordsworth.

Banks Hardware store located in the Market place . A traditional ironmonger in operation since 1836 with a mini museum of ancient artifacts.

Cockermouth Castle is a 13th Century ruin. It is not generally open to the public but there can be tours available during Cockermouth Festival in July.

Kirkgate Arts and Heritage Centre is an entertainment and cultural venue celebrating film, theatre music and art.

Bassenthwaite Lake Station for brunch, lunch and afternoon tea aboard the full size replica steam train

The Lake District Wild life park 24 acres of parkland with over 100 species of wild and domestic animals.

Windemere Lake Cruises Scenic cruises  Explore Englands largest lake by boat.

The Lake district weather can be unpredictable, some indoor activities in the local area include:

Glazed Expressions Create your own art with a bespoke class.

Honister slate Mine   England's last working slate mine and home to some unique adventures.

Maryport Aquarium  Aquatic displays with model boats, crazy golf and cafe.

Escape Rooms ,Workington.  For groups of two - six, a good variety of different themed rooms.

The Word of Beatrix Potter, Windermere. A three dimension experience of Beatrix Potters magical tales.

Lowther Castle, Ullswater Valley. Exhibitions, ruins and grand gardens.

Rheged Centre, Penrith. Gallery,cafe, cinema, shopping venue and creative space.

Muncaster Castle  Historic haunted castle, gardens with a Hawk and Owl centre

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