• Exterior of the cottage with parking

    Exterior of the cottage with parking

  • Inside the cottage - cosy and peaceful

    Inside the cottage - cosy and peaceful

  • Wythop Valley - a favourite of Wainwright’s

    Wythop Valley - a favourite of Wainwright’s

  • Great pubs nearby

    Great pubs nearby

Welcome to Sty Cottage

A cosy cottage for 2 in the Northern Lake District

Within the Lake District National Park, Sty Cottage is situated in the little hamlet of Wythop Mill in the foothills of the north western fells. This is near Embleton Village, four miles east of Cockermouth and close to the north end of Bassenthwaite Lake.  As its name suggests, the building was originally converted from a pig sty, adjacent to an old timber mill which primarily supplied the Earl of Lonsdale’s estate.  It is now a delightful, single storey, one-bedroom, cosy cottage for two, let privately, by the week, on a self-catering basis.

As you explore the locality, you will find plenty of other connections with the past – from the old school on the fell to the small bridge where the local farmers watered their cattle.  A few scattered farms nearby and the local woods, becks and fellsides are home to a wealth of wildlife.  It really is a little tranquil world apart.

Visitors' comments

“..we returned again for another wonderful and relaxing week”. George and Anne, Durham 

“..fantastic cottage, well equipped in an idyllic location…watched the spring lambs in the field and a red squirrel whilst having breakfast.” Steve and Louise, Morecambe

“..such a cosy and peaceful cottage in such a beautiful area.” Ian and Teresa, Cheshire

“.. the location is stunning and within easy reach of some lovely places to visit.” Derek and Mary, Suffolk

“Lots of lovely walks from the front door.”  Brian and Marian, Derbyshire

“Another great week here at Sty Cottage.  It always feels like home here.” Jonathan and Pat, Somerset