Paradigm is luxury self catering in the Lake District...

Paradigm are two delightful luxury self-catering properties in the Lake District, comprising a renovated farmhouse and a hay barn. Each property - The House and The Barn - sleeps up to four. We cater for Full Week bookings or Short Breaks all year round.

We occasionally have last minute self-catering too, so do contact us.  Alternatively, you can stay at our third property - Honister Cottage - (just click on Honister Cottage from the menu at the top.)

Originally built in the 1720's, the two Paradigm properties are situated in the tranquil northern Lake District in six acres of idyllic private land. Set amongst lawns, orchards, woodland and a natural 60-foot waterfall, there is space to roam; yet you are only four miles from the market town of Cockermouth (birthplace of William Wordsworth) and 13 miles from Keswick.

From the doorstep, you can enjoy some of the finest Lakeland fell walks and mountain biking routes. Sailing, Via Ferrata and other activities are all close by. All those booking a stay at Paradigm automatically claim one free adult ticket for the Via Ferrata experience run at the nearby Honister Slate Mine. It was named Best Tourism Experience in the Lake District in the 2011 Cumbria Tourism Awards. Due to the popularity of the Via Ferrata, this ticket is non-reedemable.

For a gentler break, you can soothe away your aches by relaxing in our fabulous outdoor hot tub under the stars. 

In the evening, enjoy your pre-ordered meal which Jan, your host, can discretely leave in the oven for you to serve at your leisure. Accompany it with a chilled glass of champagne in your welcome hamper along with some of the finest Lake District foods to help start your stay. Welcome to Paradigm, luxury self-catering in the Lake District!

Our most recent self-catering property is "Honister Cottage" a 400-year-old miner's cottage in the heart of Wainwright walking country. It's located in the tiny hamlet of Seatoller in the Borrowdale Valley near Keswick.  Awarded Five Star Gold by Visit Britain in 2012, it sleeps upto six guests and you can bring one well behaved dog too! We even give them a welcome doggy-bag!

For more information and images of this property, please select Honister Cottage at the top of this page.