Holiday home White Gables is a detached cottage, situated in the owners grounds, on the outskirts of the village of Great Clifton, 5 miles from Cockermouth and 18 miles from Keswick. This cottage sleeps up to 12 people and has 6 bedrooms, consisting of two twin bedrooms, one king size double and one double with an ensuite shower room on the upper ground floor and one twin and one children's bunks with sofa's, TV and pool table on the lower ground floor, as well as a two upper ground floor family shower rooms, and a lower ground floor bathroom with roll top bath. The cottage also has an open plan living area with sitting area, fitted kitchen area and dining area. Outside, this cottage has ample off road parking and a lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. White Gables is a superb family holiday home in a beautiful area of the Lake District, perfect at any time of year.
Accomodation Details Six bedrooms: Upper ground floor: 2 x twin, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite (shower, basin & WC). Lower ground floor: 2 x twin, TV with Freeview & pool table. Upper ground floor: 2 x shower rooms with shower, basin & WC. Lower ground floor: Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, basin & WC. Upper ground floor: Open plan living area with sitting area with electric fire (woodburner effect), fitted kitchen area & dining area.
Area The village of Great Clifton is situated five miles from the town of Cockermouth on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The area around the village is largely undiscovered and unspoilt with the Loweswater valley and mountains offering dramatic views and scenary. Cockermouth is the birthplace of William Wordsworth, with his Georgian family home now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust, plus the town offers shops, pubs and places to eat. The area is also renowned for wonderful walking and cycling.
Region Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilaratingwatersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Beautiful, large house with excellent facilities.. The huge, open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area is a definite bonus for a large family gathering. The house looks out onto open countryside and the large garden was well used. The games room was also a definite asset and the kids (men included!) spent lots of time in there.
The local pub/hotel, which is literally a few yards away, served excellent food, very reasonably priced.
The owners (who live next door) were very friendly and helpful but completely respected our privacy.
An absolutely stunning house in a beautiful area, stayed in many houses via Sykes but this was the best by far for 6 adults and 3 children ranging in age.. Everything was catered for and everything you could possibly need was available in the house. It was spotless on arrival and the pictures dont give it the full justice as to how beautiful it really is! The owners were quick to reply to any questions prior to our visit and after an unfortunate car breakdown they were absolutely amazing in assisting us and couldn't have done more. We will be back to visit and thanks again for a lovely few days!
Miss Havern, January 2020
What a fantastic house! We had a very enjoyable stay. It was immaculate and had everything we needed. The kids loved the games room and appreciated the selection of toys and board games. The adults were delighted with the comfort and cleanliness. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would love to return to White Gables!
Ideal setting, slightly away from the normal touristy areas but easily reachable.. Property was well appointed and ideal for our party of 9. Shops nearby and pub literarily 2 mins walk. Views out over open country. Superb
The house was clean, modern and homely, there was plenty of space in the communal areas to sest us all comfortably and plenty of beds to accommodate our group.. The house was 100m from a local restaurant and very close to main roads into the Lake District NP. Fab stay would definitely reccomend.
White Gables is stunning, the pictures don't give the property the credit it deserves.. huge amount of space, everyone had space for time to themselves. Great location and the hosts were very friendly. I would recommend this place to all our friends and family.
Accommodation exceeded our expectations and layout suited all of our family perfectly.. The cottage was very clean and the owner was extremely helpful. The games room was a huge plus point and we would definitely book again.
We have just come back from a family holiday at White Gables, everything was perfect we had such an amazing time! Cheryl was so helpful and everywhere was spotless. I especially liked the amount of pots/pans in the kitchen more than enough for cooking for a large number of people.
Lots of lovely bathrooms too (4) enough for everyone. Will definitely be returning :)
The house is fantastic, spacious and very well equipped.. Definitely will return
Great family get together in lovely lodge.. well equipped with pub near by that does excellent Sunday dinners
A wonderful property for three generations to spend some time together - or apart! The house is well planned to cater for mixed groups.
White Gables is a beautiful House set in a lovely location.. It doesn't have the 'Holiday Let' feeling at all - rather its very homely. The standard of decor, cleanliness, equipment etc was extremely high. We holiday each year (7 adults and 5 children) and this was definitely just right for us. Easy reach of main attractions and walks but very comfortable for just staying in with a great garden for the children to play in - even had toys and books !!
Fantastic break at White Gables! Went away for a surprise 50th and everything exceeded expectations. The owners were very helpful, the cottage was beautiful and very well equipped. I would definitely stay at the cottage again and recommend it to others.
A brilliant holiday home.. Beautiful location and property. We had a fantastic time and we wish we could have stayed longer.
Fabulous weekend had by all, house was lovely and comfortable, perfect for a girls weekend of laughter.. We especially enjoyed the cows coming down the field to say good morning!
Fabulous house with more than enough room for everyone (our party was 6 adults, 3 children and a baby).. The number of bedrooms and bathrooms helped our individual families to have their own routines yet be part of everything. The house is well equipped and the garden safe for the children. The owners were friendly and helpful. The location suited us well with many amenities, walks, lakes, and other places of interest just a short drive away. Can very happily recommend this accommodation.
Lovely house.. .. A bit TARDIS-like, seeming much bigger on the inside. Quiet location though the view could be better! Comfortable beds. It's a shame the two in the games room aren't proper beds as my 6'3" son didn't find his bed very comfortable. Talking of the games room, we all had great fun playing pool.. was a real treat having the table. Kitchen well equipped. Ample bathrooms and the showers were good. Good parking provision. There's a little garage shop about a mile down the road otherwise it's 4 to 5 miles to Workington for Asda or Tesco. About 5 miles to Maryport and South Allonby Bay which is a nice beach with a Roman fortlet and Anglon-Saxon saltpans to visit ( for free ) near Crosscanonby.
This place was fantastic, it was clean, and had all the things we needed for a great family holiday.. The owner was on site and so friendly. The decor was very modern , as a family we had an amazing time, the kids didn’t want to leave . It’s close to some amazing scenery, so wonderfully located. I’d definitely stay again
Cheryl and Colin were very welcoming.. The home is well equiped with everything you need and garden is very nice too. House is very clean and spacious and well decorated too. Would recommend to anyone. They were very easy going and helpful with local advice.
The cottage was beautiful and maintained really well.. It was massive and the pool table & game room downstairs was a great addition. Would surely recommend this cottage to my friends/family as we had a lovely easter weekend here. The owners too were really accommodating and very hospitable :)
Made my 40th birthday more special as it was absolute luxury.. Definitely will be returning. The lady and gentleman that own it were wonderful, so friendly. Beautifully set in a sleepy little village, within a short walking distance to the pub. All my guests were thrilled with the house and we are already making plans to come back.
Love this place, couldn't have asked for a better experience of the lakes will be going back again for sure. Owners were so nice and friendly made it even more worth the stay, pool table for the kids was awesome too.
Fabulous place to stay, very comfortable, all needs catered for, especially if staying with children, would highly recommend it..
The cottage was excellent.. Better than we imagined.
Our hosts Cheryl and Colin went above and beyond to make us welcome.
Would strongly recommend the White Gables to anyone reading this review.
Really enjoyed my holiday and this place was the highlight.. Cosy place with plenty of space
We had a brilliant time.. House layouts was perfect for big family get together. The owners were lovely & nothing was too much trouble. Definitely recommend
Booked as a surprise family get together for hubbys 40th and could not fault .... Booked as a surprise family get together for hubbys 40th and could not fault this place at all, owners have thought of everything and could not have been more helpful, defo be coming back
Great house with everything we needed, good location too.. Nice pub at the end of the road within walking distance. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be returning one day!!
Such a fantastic place to stay we had a fantastic time as a family! The house was so well equipped with everything we could have needed! We enjoyed a fantastic week and shall be returning again!!
Beautiful property with plenty of room for our big group. The house is kept to a very high standard, right down to the tiny touches of beautiful decorations. Lovely location too, with great views.
This is a lovely property which has a great layout for 2 families to share. The children loved the playroom downstairs and the adults enjoyed the open plan kitchen and living area. The house was well equipped and the owners were very friendly. There is also a really nice pub within a 2 minute walk which does amazing food. We had a great holiday and would definitely go back.
I liked the property and the hospitality received from the owner. The house is amazing and spacious. We would love to come back again.
Quite simply one of the best places we have stayed in. We will definitely come back.
Fantastic stay! There was a beautiful stunning view from the property. The inside of the property was modern and has everything ready. Great place!
We had a super weekend at the house and as it was my husband's 40th, it was exactly what I wanted. The owner was a delightful host and very accommodating. We would definitely visit again.
A lovely property, exactly what we wanted with a big group and kids. The owners were very welcoming and would have helped with anything if we needed.
It was very comfortable with loads of room to chill out, which was perfect for our family holiday. There was plenty to do in the surrounding area with lovely scenery. The owners were lovely but discreet.
Enjoyed a lovely girlie weekend at White Gables. House very well appointed and spacious. We enjoyed the chimnea (chopped wood provided) and sat out until 10.30 one evening with a glass or two! Pub a the end of the lane too.
Cheryl and Colin were great hosts and provided useful info on the local area.
Handy for Keswick and the coast (half hour drive to Allonby).
Fab weekend. Would recommend this property for larger groups
The open living room, kitchen and diner were great, it made for a very sociable holiday. The showers had great water pressure which was much appreciated after long days walking.
Everything was excellent.
This house was brilliant. Suitable for larger groups and good for those with restricted mobility.
The pictures don't do it justice, and Cheryl and Colin were very welcoming. Thanks for a great holiday :)
We were given a lovely welcome by the owners. The house was so well cared for, I am already looking for an excuse to go back!
The cottage was fantastic, we couldn't have asked for more.
It was larger than expected and the games room was really good for the boys. Lots of DVDs and games were a bonus. Fabulous accommodation. The owners were very pleasant and helpful, would definitely like to go back.
The property and surrounding areas were perfect, the owner was more than helpful. A 5 star property, already planning when to visit again. Thank you.
The property was ideal for three generations to be together and had an ample
garden for kids to enjoy.
An absolutely brilliant property, the owner is very friendly and supportive. The house is packed with everything if not even more, we loved every single day of it. The location is beautiful and the garden is large enough to accommodate a large party size, along with kids. We would definitely recommend this property.
Excellent accommodation for extended family to share time together. Great location. Peaceful and private yet within easy reach of nearby towns of Workington Cockermouth. White Gables was home from home and owners made us feel very welcome. Would have no hesitation in recommending it.
A very nice property - wonderful for large parties in lovely quiet situation. The owners were very helpful and friendly.
Spent a fantastic week in this lovely house, beautifully converted to accommodate 12 people in great comfort. Owners very friendly and helpful. Ideal for large parties of all ages with great lounge, dining and kitchen space. Very close to Northern lakes and coast.
A lovely cottage with lots of space and plenty of bathrooms for all guests. The host and hostess next door were very helpful and welcoming.
An excellent property well appointed with plenty of space for a large group [ we were a mixed age group of 12]. The plentiful supply of toilets and showers make bedtime and mornings so much easier. The owners who stay in the neighbouring cottage could not have been more helpful.
The property was stunning and the owner made us feel very welcome on arrival.
A very spacious and comfortable accommodation, the owners were welcoming and very approachable. A plentiful supply of hot water for showers and baths after a day on the hill was much appreciated!
The house was perfect for our family; the bedrooms were all of a good size and the fact that there were 4 showers and toilets made mornings a lot easier. The accommodation in general was excellent and the owners could not have been more helpful, an excellent base for a holiday.
Excellent accommodation that has plenty of space for three families to get together. There's plenty of bathrooms and showers for everyone. The open plan living space was ideal and the kitchen was very well stocked with utensils and cooking equipment. There's a good outdoor space for eating and for the children to play. We would definitely recommend this accommodation.
The owner was welcoming, kind and helpful. Never seen a house so well furnished. All 12 of us were amazed at the standard of the property and the pictures don't do it any justice! All in all, a real 10/10 please.
The open plan living area, meant that the group of 12 of us could all be doing different things but be together in the same room, and also have enough room. The free WiFi was amazing and the whole house was decorated to a high standard.
The house was fantastic, spotless throughout and decorated to a high standard. Will definitely be back.
The house was ideal for our group; mostly on one level, comfortable, plenty of showers and toilets. The house owners were friendly and welcoming. A very nice holiday home.
This is a well-appointed modern property in a pleasant rural location and was ideally suited to our large family gathering. The owners were friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
Just back from a week staying in this cottage. There were 10 of us in total (5 adults, 5 kids) and the cottage accommodated us perfectly. A home from home that offers everything you could ask for. The owners could not be more friendly!
The setting is so peaceful & idyllic. The cottage & garden are beautiful and spacious!
The games room was a huge hit with the kids (and adults looking for a bit of peace)!
It also offers an ideal base for exploring the surrounding towns - Workington, Keswick, Maryport & Whitehaven.
I could not recommend this place enough & wound definitely go back!
The cottage was fabulous, plenty of room and it was spotless. Would recommend it.
We stayed at White Gables in end of april 2013 as part of a group of 12 Mountain Bikers. We were actually all on the honeymoon of two of the riders who had got married during the week!
We had such a fantastic stay, in fact it was no less than perfect! The welcome was fantastic by the owners who we felt couldn't do enough for us. The property itself is spacious, modern, clean and warm and the layout suited us down to the ground with the lounge and kitchen area perfect for communal living, seating large groups comfortably. There are plenty of lovely bathrooms for all which is ideal when you are mountain biking and the property is situated very close to the local pub which is perfect for a group of bikers. We also had a meal there which was fantastic.
So sorry for all the 'perfects' and 'fantastics' but I can't find any other words to describe our stay at White Gables. Book with confidence...we will be returning hopefully soon!
A good sized property with plenty of bathrooms. Great pool table room.
Good location to discover the Lakes.
The owners were very friendly and helpful.
The space in the cottage was good and the owners of the cottage were very helpful and friendly. A great location.
A thoroughly relaxing place with friendly owners who made our stay even more special. We would not hesitate to recommend and will definitely be back.
The property was very spacious, clean well looked after. The photos on the website do not do this property justice. Eleven of us went here for the weekend and had a great time. There was plenty of space for us all with no need to queue for the bathroom. Would highly recommend this property for large gatherings.
As we have been to the Lake District a couple of times before, this was a wonderful opportunity to show our friends the area. The house was great for us 10 people!
The house was fantastic. There was everything you needed and more.
We had a weekend break with our family, there were 12 of us and the house was great for us all, plenty of space. Not on top of each other, plenty of bathrooms. The lounge and kitchen being together was excellent for our gathering, would definitely go back. Also the owners were very pleasant and helpful.
We loved our stay here! One of the best properties around. We would definitely come and stay again and recommend this to friends, family and anyone who is looking for some time away in the midst of beautiful scenery and fabulous walks.
The house and decor were of a very high standard. The open plan lounge and kitchen was very large and easily accommodated our family of nine. The heating was very warm, ideal a for cosy winter let and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. The location was good for visits to both the lakes and coast.
Great property for large family - younger children loved the games room with their own area and adults enjoyed the open plan upstairs.Friendly hosts, local pub good food and easy walk, recommend!
We all enjoyed everything about the holiday, the accommodation was excellent and the owners couldn't have been more helpful. They gave us a lot of information about the area such as places to visit and they recommended places for us to eat. We would all definitely return to the property and recommend it to others.
Great property for two families, friendly helpful owners, loved it!
The property was stunning and ideal for our needs. Great location.
An excellent wedding and honeymoon, we would not change anything. Great value for the location.
The owners were two incredible people, gave us advice about places to visit and places to eat, which when you have three hungry children with you is really helpful.
The house was amazing and very deceptive. From the outside it looked like a bungalow, but inside it had two floors with 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (one of which was an on suite) a large lounge dining room and kitchen and games room. The views and the gardens were exceptional. We loved this holiday so much that we didn't want to come home!
Lovely size property, felt at home there. Very comfy beds.
We had a great holiday over the new year. We especially liked the open plan living area and also the games room for the kids. With 3 families and 7 children the space was ideal. Well recommended!
This was one of the best short breaks we have ever had. It was my husbands 60th birthday and all the family came. There was space and privacy for everyone. The owners were fantastic. Even though they live next door they never intruded. Would definitely recommend.
The property was fantastic, the open plan living upstairs was great.
Fantastic property and very friendly owners. Quiet village but only a short car journey to the lakes! We would highly recommend!
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The owners were particularly helpful. We couldn't fault the holiday home, it catered for all our needs. We wouldn't hesitate staying at the property in the future. Thank you for a great break.
Fantastic accommodation for large party - plenty of room and a great base for exploring the local area - close to A road links, cycle and footpaths. Excellent pub nearby if eating out preferred (walking distance).
One of the best self-catering places we have ever stayed in. Five star accommodation with excellent facilities, furnishings and decor. The owner lives next door and was very helpful. Will strongly consider using this cottage again next year.
White Gables was lovely, comfortable and well presented. Top quality beds and furnishings, it was a real pleasure to be there. It was the best holiday home we have ever stayed in! The owners were helpful and the local pub was great, the meals we had were top quality. Lovely scenery as well.
The accommodation was excellent and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The Lake District was beautiful and the weather was really good for the time of year. We would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
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