Wood House

Cockermouth, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1768 770208

1600s farmhouse in glorious Buttermere valley. Friendly host, generous breakfasts, snug bedrooms with lake views and perfect peace…


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Wood House sits quietly in a sea of green… Reached over stunning mountain passes where sheep cling to the roadsides, it’s surrounded by trees – with Crummock Water at the end of the valley. Tony is affable and gives you an elegant drawing room with open fire, art, piano, antiques; a dining room with polished oak floor and china-laden table; comfortably furnished bedrooms with wonderful lake views. Breakfast is a Cumbrian spread with famous sausages, granola, homemade bread; there’s dinner too if you want. Wordsworth House nearby, a private woodland path to the lake and Tony can sort canoeing, guided walks, mountain biking and more.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
No minimum stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner £28.50. Pubs/restaurants 15-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £130
Singles £90.
2 Twins
From £130
1 Double
From £130



We spent three days in this most delightful B&B under the care of a host who could not have been more welcoming or helpful. The idyllic location adjacent to the two lakes and Buttermere village , augmented the extremely comfortable accomodation suiting both the walker and the less active. Breakfast each morning was another highlight.

Tony, Melbourne Australia

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tony McKenzie

  • Wood House has its own private access to Crummock Water lake, with a beautiful pebble beach two minutes walk from your door.
  • There is a wealth of activities on the doorstep including canoeing and rowing on the lake, spectacular walks, the thrilling Via Ferrata at Honister, world class mountain biking at Whinlatter, scrambling, canyoning and rock climbing.
  • We offer professional adventure guiding for all activities.
  • Alfred Wainwright detailed walks to 214 fells in the Lake District and many make a pilgrimage to Buttermere to make an ascent of his favourite, Haystacks, and to visit the delightful Innominate Tarn where he chose to have his ashes scattered.
  • Magnificently situated in the beautiful Buttermere valley, Wood House is a fine Lakeland home set within its own grounds that overlook breathtaking scenery. A photographer's playground.
  • First three images courtesy of award winning photographers Joe Cornish (Joe Cornish Gallery), Chris Mann (Chris Mann Photo) and Tony Bennett (Inspirational Images).