About Cockermouth

Cockermouth is an ancient market town in the borough of Allerdale in Cumbria.  The town is situated on the edge of the western Lake District, providing easy access to some of the area’s most stunning and undiscovered scenery.  Birthplace to William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Cockermouth is a bustling little town with a vibrant marketplace and is well known for its many specialist and independent shops, most being members of the ‘Cockermouth & District Chamber of Trade’.

Read our handy guide on living in Cockermouth & find out about transport, local schools, property prices & more.

Local Points of Interest

Jennings Brewery

A brewery with almost 200 years of history, Jennings Brewery has been a part of the community for as long as anyone can remember. They offer a fine selection of Beers as well as a tour of the brewery itself. If your a fan of beer, consider looking into them for yourself.

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Georgian House

The Georgian House is a local hotel & award winning restaurant. Its well worth a visit if you are looking for somewhere to stay in the area for a couple of days. But even if you are a local resident it is still worth visiting due to hits fantastic restaurant.

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Wordsworth House & Garden

Wordsworth House and Garden is an old Georgen building that is open to the public. The building acts as a snapshot of the past, with workers dressed in authentic clothing from the period, and the house being set up to display how the people of the time would have lived. With plenty of events and activities for the family it comes highly recommended for any fans of history.

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Kirkgate Centre

Kirkgate Centre is a group that bring together all kinds of arts from the local community. Ranging from music to paints/ sketching as well as setting up shows to put on in the local village hall. If you are interesting in any form of art and you are interested in a local community of like minded people look no further.

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Information on schools and colleges local to Cockermouth

Transport Links

Find out about getting to and travelling in and around Cockermouth

Your Local Estate Agent for 25 years

You can find us located on Main Street, in the heart of the town. Our team of 15+ are local to the area and look after many properties in Cockermouth & West Cumbria including Workington, Maryport and north to Aspatria.

We first opened our doors in Cockermouth in 1997 and have a successful track record as a leading Estate Agent in Cockermouth. Most recently, we were identified as an excellence agent in sales and lettings in Cockermouth for 2022.

Our services include: sales, lettings, land and new homes, financial services, surveys and professional valuations.

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Is Cockermouth a Good Place to Live?

The idyllic location, local amenities and work opportunities surrounding the area mean Cockermouth’s housing market continues to thrive. There’s always a gem to be found, from pretty Georgian townhouses to idyllic countryside cottages, and converted barns to new build homes.

Sitting on the edge of the Lake District, Cockermouth is an ideal place for those who wish to have the stunning landscape on their doorstep. The local amenities make it a great place to raise a family and Cockermouth is in close proximity to Sellafield

The lettings market in Cockermouth continues to go from strength-to-strengh. Affordable property prices provide landlords with a great investment and when a new rental comes to market, it isn’t around long before being snapped up by those looking to settle in Cockermouth for a variety of reasons, such as the local work opportunities particularly in nearby nuclear and tourism industries.

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