My wife and I really had a great time staying at Alan & Gillian's place in Cockermouth. It had fantastic access to the Lakes District, which is right on the doorstep of Cockermouth. The cottage is situated on the River Cocker, which you can see through the back window. Cockermouth has a variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs and other shops which are mere minutes away from the cottage. Alan and Gillian were very communicative and helpful for the whole of our stay. They also provide a parking permit for the adjacent carpark and includes carparks in other locations too, which we found helpful. Overall, we highly recommend Alan & Gillian's place!