Welcome to Sty Cottage

Within the Lake District National Park, Sty Cottage is nestled in the tiny hamlet of Wythop Mill, near Embleton, As its name suggests it was originally a pig sty within an old working timber mill which once supplied the Earl of Lonsdale’s Estate.  It is a single story, one bedroom, traditional cottage built in the local stone under a slate roof.  Warm and bright, the cottage is well equipped in a peaceful location in the North Western Fells with easy access to all the wonderful sights and walks of the Lakes.

Change has come slowly to the hamlet of Wythop, pronounced 'With-up'. As you explore you will find plenty of connections with the past - from the old school on the fell to the small bridge where the local farmers watered their cattle and the clog maker worked in his hut. The hamlet is overlooked by the former Inn “The Globe” - it really is a little tranquil world apart.

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The Location

This delightful little cottage is situated in the tiny tucked away hamlet of Wythop Mill (in one of Alfred Wainwright's secret valleys) between the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth.  There are many lovely walks from the door straight onto Sale Fell and Ling Fell.  Bassenthwaite Lake is within walking distance and Buttermere is also within easy reach, overlooked by Haystacks and the winding Honister Pass.

There are excellent local inns and eateries close by such as the Pheasant Inn at Bassenthwaite, The Wheatsheaf at Lorton, the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater and the five star Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa.

Wordsworth enthusiasts can visit his childhood home in nearby Cockermouth, which is also home to the Jennings Brewery, while the sporting athletes amongst you can head for Keswick with its range of activity companies and the Whinlatter Forest enroute.  The C2C route also runs past the cottage.  This area of the Lakes is blessed with an abundance of wildlife from red squirrel and deer to Osprey.