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Bush Cottage- a place to unwind

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

Cosy 2 bedroom cottage, graded 4 star GOLD

Bush Cottage is a cosy 2 bedroom cottage, located in the charming peaceful village of Tallentire, on the North Western edge of the Lake District National Park, and just 3 miles from the bustling market town of Cockermouth.

It is a traditional terraced, stone-built farm workers' cottage, seviced and maintained by the owners, which has been refurbished to a high standard of accommodation, for those seeking a peaceful retreat within a small village setting. The cottage retains some of its original features.

The cosy living room is comfortably furnished, has an electric stove as its focal point, and includes a Freesat TV,DVD player and free WiFi. The dining room/ kitchen area has been fitted out to a modern high standard, with a wood effect Karndean floor, a large pine dining table and chairs for 4 people. The well-equipped kitchen area includes a dishwasher, washer/ dryer, microwave, electric oven/grill, ceramic hob, fridge and freezer. There is a digital radio/CD player with USB connection in the dining area. Plenty of storage space is provided in a large understairs cupboard, with iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner. The stairway leads from the living room to a double bedroom, with views to the Solway coast, a twin bedroom with travel cot, and a modern bathroom complete with bath, and electric shower. However, the staircase is fairly steep and may be unsuitable for very young children and the elderly.

The cottage has its own private, sunny secluded garden in which to relax, with flowers and shrubs, a lawn, a patio area, barbecue, outdoor furniture and parasol.

The cottage benefits from controllable central heating; all electricity and oil is included in the rental price. Towels, bedding and table linen are also included.

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Bridekirk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , travel cot if required
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Bush Cottage- a place to unwind
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A comfortable place, very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a tranquil stay on this side of Lake District. The cottage is equipped to a very good standard and tastefully decorated.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Bush Cottage after a long drive from Fort William, Scotland to find a bottle of white wine waiting for us along with a jug of milk and cookies, provided by the owner Maggie. We both thought this to be a very lovely gesture. The cottage is gorgeous and spotless! It's more of a home than a cottage, and if we ever return to this beautiful part of the world, we would love to stay here as our home base for travelling around the area. It's got everything one would need and a well-equipped kitchen for a travelling cook, if you choose to cook. However we did miss wifi. We went to Bush Pub and had a delicious dinner the evening we arrived and the locals at the pub were very friendly, with even one inviting my husband to join them in a euchre game the following week but, unfortunately, we were moving on to the

Cotswolds. We stayed here two nights and thoroughly enjoyed! The town of Tallentire is just lovely and Cockermouth is a five minute drive to a very picturesque town with lots of restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this glowing review- I'm pleased that you were made to feel so welcome in the village and that you felt at home in Bush Cottage. I'd be very pleased to see you for a longer stay next time, by which time we will have wifi installed.
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The perfect cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Bush Cottage was absolutely perfect. A great base from which to explore the Lake District, Hadrians Wall and the coast. There was not a single detail overlooked. The cottage was immaculate, kitchen had EVERYTHING (including soap and picnic ware and ice pacs for the cooler). Most appreciated was the wealth of resources (binder on how to use each and every appliance; maps - including OS maps for all local areas; a binder of recommended walks; and brochures and pamphlets from local sites and attractions). Thank you Maggie!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. It's good to know that our efforts are so appreciated.
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  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect base in this part of the lakes for a walking weekend. The sun shone and Bush Cottage was just beautiful, excellent interior and all the facilities you need. Very clean and the welcome hamper much appreciated. Tallentire is a quiet, sleepy village a nice escape from city life and the bird song was fantastic, as were a few drinks in the Bush Inn. Nice sitting out facilities in a well kept garden. Highly recommend this property. The owner was very friendly and efficient to deal with. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An extremely clean and very well-equiped home

  • 5 of 5

Bush cottage is a homely place, very clean and very well-equiped. There is everything you could dream of and even more... The cottage is really well looked after and the owner made us feel ever so welcome. We all enjoyed returning "home" every evening after a day visiting/ hiking (thank you for all of the maps and information leaflets). It is well located. Cockermouth is a lovely town. The northern area of the Lake District is close, as well as the sea. There is plenty to visit nearby. The pub next door is a nice place to have a traditional meal, the people are very friendly. We highly recommend this cottage to anybody who wants a pleasant and tranquil holiday in a home that feels like home.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage - everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed by Bush Cottage. The kitchen area is superb - everything you could want to cook with. The bedding and living quarters were completely clean and well cared for. Soft, fluffy towels were a great treat!

The village is very quiet with no shops which was really nice after a day travelling around the lakes. The 'Bush Inn' pub just next door was very welcoming and friendly, offering local tips and advice. Their food was also excellent and great value.

Absolutely would come and stay again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Maggie Redfern
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is the perfect holiday cottage- it has everything you could possibly need during your stay and more, and the personal touches are what really makes it stand out and gives it a really comfortable and homely feel. It is also well located, giving easy access to both the coast and the Lakes. We particularly enjoyed Cockermouth and St Bees and the area around Buttermere was beautiful. The Bridge Cottage tearooms in Grange in Borrowdale is well worth a visit if only for the views from the tea garden- absolutely fabulous! All in all, we've had a really enjoyable stay and don't want to leave. Many thanks for everything.- John & Marie, West Midlands, Aug '14
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended

Bush Cottage is situated on the quieter North Western fringes of the Lake District. The area is well known for many outdoor activities, including hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing and sailing. Whinlatter Forest Park, only 20 minutes away, rises to 790 metres above sea level, and offers spectacular views of the Lake District and into Scotland. There are numerous walking routes, high level and low level cycling routes, nature trails, orienteering trails, picnic sites, a tearoom and a shop. For those feeling less energetic, there are many scenic drives, beautiful Cumbrian villages and towns to explore, and leisurely strolls around the most peaceful of lakes and tarns. Nearby towns such as Cockermouth and Keswick offer galleries, specialist shops, restaurants and pubs. The historic Border city of Carlisle, with its intriguing castle, museum and shops is within a half hour's drive and from here, you can pay a visit to nearby Hadrian's Wall. To the south, are the dramatic lesser known valleys of Ennerdale, Eskdale and of course, Wasdale, voted 'Britain's Favourite View'.

Bush Cottage is only 5 miles from the sea. There are many small towns and villages to visit up and down the West Coast of Cumbria, many of which have their own interesting history of smuggling, or ship building.

Maryport is only 6 miles away, and was once the site of a Roman fort and port, built to complement the harbour at Ravenglass to the south. The modern town of Maryport was developed from a small fishing village into a coal port. Now, you can pay a visit to the fascinating Lake District Sea Aquarium on the harbourside, the new visitor centre at 'The Wave', or try out your driving skills at the West Coast Indoor Karting Centre.

Whitehaven is also an ancient port, and was once a rival to Liverpool. Now, its quiet harbour with its piers and promenades, is a conservation area used by pleasure craft and fishing vessels. From here, take a walk South along the 'Colourful Coast' towards St Bees to look for porpoises, dolphins, puffins and other marine creatures.

Or if you fancy a leisurely stroll down a deserted sandy beach, then there are many traditional seaside villages to fit the bill, such as St Bees with its traditional cafe serving homemade icecream, and its unspoilt seaside atmosphere. Allonby is only a few miles away, and has all the facilities you would expect from a seaside village- cafes, pubs, a leisure centre, Blue flag beaches- you can even learn how to surf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum rental during High and Peak Seasons is normally 7 nights, with changeover day Saturday, but last minute short breaks will be considered. Please note that nightly prices are only given as a guide and are based on a 7 night stay. For short breaks, please contact the owner for a definite price.

Payments by cheque, direct bank transfer, or PayPal from outside the UK. (PayPal charge approx. 4% commission) A non-refundable deposit of £100 per week is required; the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. If booking within 8 weeks of arrival, full payment is required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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