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Southwaite Green Farm

  • Green Tourism Gold Award
  • Quality Cumbria Assessed
  • Fair Booking
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Cumbria Business Environment Network - Bronze Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 4 units £475-£1300 pupw sleeps 4-6

Beckside living

Beckside living

Living area in Beckside

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Southwaite Green Farm offers weekly bookings starting on Friday and Saturday and sometimes short breaks.

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Children of any age are accepted.

(cottage sleeps 6)

(cottage sleeps 4 + 1)

Esther's Barn
(cottage sleeps 4 + 1)

(cottage sleeps 4 + 1)

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Southwaite Green is a development of 4 properties that were developed in 2007 by the owner, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard. Local craftsmen, local timber and stone from the site have retained the traditional character including recycling original beams from the barn. The cottages have used green design and technologies with ground and air source heat pumps to power the under-floor heating beneath the slate and oak floors. Solar panels generate both electricity and hot water. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that these are eco-friendly properties, including organic bedding and towels, hand-made furniture from sustainable sources, and 10 acres of organically maintained grounds. The owner has gone to great trouble to ensure the properties have a low carbon foot-print and to ensure your holiday is an enjoyable and memorable experience.

The development briefly comprises two, 2-bedroom/2 shower en suite cottages, Skiddaw and Esther’s Barn. Buttermere is a ground floor 2-bedroom cottage which is specially adapted for disabled use with mobility 1 and 2 rating and Beckside is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house. The properties have been given the much acclaimed Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme as well as 5 stars from VisitEngland.
Situated in the Vale of Lorton, with Cockermouth and Lorton both 2 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east, and within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes - Crummock, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale. There are ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of independent shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick.

The properties sit on Paddle Beck with young woodland, wildflower meadows, pond and arboretum in the grounds. It is a great place for wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, brown hare, badgers and many bird species including the occasional kingfisher.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedGolf available (onsite or nearby)Cleaning serviceDogs/pets accepted by arrangementWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerSingle sex groups NOT acceptedHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesBarbecueDrying facilitiesWashing machine

10 acres of landscaped grounds Short tennis/badminton grass court Children welcome from any age.


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Plan route to Southwaite Green Farm using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 127283  Lat: 54.64238 Long: -3.35340

Please exit the M6 at junction 40 and take the A66 West to Keswick and Cockermouth. Continue for 30 miles to the roundabout and turn left towards Egremont on the A5086.
Travel along this road for a short distance until you come to the rumble strips; then turn left at the crossroads at the bottom of the dip, by Paddle School. Continue along this road as it bends sharp left: Southwaite Green is several hundred yards on the left.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Cleaning serviceCleaning service
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Single sex groups NOT acceptedSingle sex groups NOT accepted
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Washing machineWashing machine

10 acres of landscaped grounds Short tennis/badminton grass court Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • YesDesignated parking space provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesToilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • private garden and terrace, someof the grounds

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesW.C. fitted with handrails available
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair user


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSink taps have lever handles
  • YesSeating available in kitchen


  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


Emergency cord in all bathrooms