On the north west fringes of the Lake District lies Cockermouth: a beautiful little market town with history, architecture and culture around every corner - with views of an ancient castle and the stunning backdrop of the Cumbrian Fells.
At McCarthy & Stone we're dedicated to creating perfect homes in some of the best locations in Britain, so you can enjoy all the pleasures of retirement living to the full. That's why we're creating a range of beautiful new apartments in the charming Cumbrian town of Cockermouth.
Whether you're looking for a one or two bedroom apartment, you can expect to find quality and luxury as standard, with bright and spacious dimensions and perfectly applied decoration. You'll enjoy the very latest in high-end integrated appliances and be kept warm and comfortable by efficient wall heaters. Selected apartments come with their own balconies and you'll discover a wealth of quality finishes and clever features - all designed to provide you with the ultimate in style, comfort and security.
There is a smart and congenial Communal lounge where you can meet the neighbours and get together with friends, whilst looking out at the inspiring views over the castle and the town of Cockermouth.
Take a tour of a typical Communal lounge, simply click here.
- Lounge terrace
- Communal lounge with stunning castle views
- 24-hour call system
- Residents' car parking
- Balconies included on selected apartments
- Gateway to The Lake District
- Lifts to all floors
- Fire detection
- Intruder alarm
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- House Manager
What you can expect to pay
Take a look through our Retirement Living service charge costs.
Each year, we help residents set the budget that they need for retirement. Although we cannot guarantee that our Retirement Living service charges will remain the same for year to year, our many statutory safeguards will remain in place, to ensure that your opinions are recognised and acknowledged when defining budgets.
*Please note that not all the listed costs below apply for our Retirement Living properties. Also, our charges are calculated on an average sized development. You can find more information on our service charges here and for full details on a specific development please speak to your sales consultant.
Estimated total Service Charge and Ground Rent Charge per week:
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Enjoy all the benefits of a McCarthy & Stone retirement community without having to sell your property. You can move in quickly, knowing there’s long-term security with one of our Assured Tenancies and settle in to your new home with minimum fuss. A rent to buy option is also available, so you can really try the lifestyle before you buy.
Part buy, part rent
Enjoy the lifestyle without committing to the full purchase price, giving you more financial flexibility for the future.
Living in Cockermouth
One of the town's main landmarks is Cockermouth Castle - with its original 13th Century dungeons - open to the public during the town's July festival. There's also the beautifully preserved Wordsworth House - birthplace of the poet, William Wordsworth, which offers fascinating tours of the house and gardens. Cockermouth's ancient market square has been recently rejuvenated and now reflects the town's eclectic history in various examples of stonework and pavement art. The traders still gather on the first Saturday of every month.
Cockermouth has plenty of shops and supermarkets, along with a wide array of amenities and independent local traders. There's also a fine selection of artisan restaurants, tea-rooms and eateries, and many of the town's excellent traditional pubs serve beers produced by Cockermouth's own Jennings Brewery, who also provide on-site tours.
For fitness enthusiasts, Cockermouth has its own sports centre with two gymnasiums and a large swimming pool. Culture-seekers can enjoy a varied calendar of theatre, cinema, comedy and performing arts events held at the Kirkgate centre. The town hosts a number of annual festivals, including The Cockermouth Live music and arts festival in July and the Taste Cumbria Cockermouth food festival in September. Cockermouth has regular local bus services connecting to the towns of Workington, Penrith and Carlisle. The town of Keswick - at the heart of the Lake District - is a 20 minute drive away.
- Cottage Hospital Bus Stop
- Cockermouth Leisure Centre
- All Saints Church
- Castle Bar
From the development, there are a number of retail shops, cafés and supermarkets just 0.4 miles away.
If you like to stay active, Cockermouth Leisure Centre is within 0.2 miles and you can find walking opportunities organised by The Lake District Walker just 0.5 miles away.Also, you are under 0.5 miles from Wordsworth House, a National Trust property.
Getting to Location
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Our retirement communities are about enjoying life to the full, with company when you want it, help when you could use it, and even care when you need it. And you could be enjoying this new lifestyle sooner than you think, through our ‘We’ll Buy Your Property’ scheme.
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