Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Cockermouth (CA13 0)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Cockermouth (CA13 0).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Cockermouth is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. How Garth, Harris Brow, Cockermouth, sold for £565,000 on Oct-2023. Given the internal area of 178 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,174.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 263 sales in Cockermouth (CA13 0) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Cockermouth (CA13 0)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Cockermouth

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Cockermouth (CA13 0). Of the 263 transactions, half were sold for between £1,960 and £2,850 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,850m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'CA13 0' is £2,400. The table below shows how 'CA13 0' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CA13 9 Cockermouth £2,100m2 £2,650m2 £3,300m2
CA13 0 Cockermouth £1,960m2 £2,400m2 £2,850m2

Will Cockermouth house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for CA13 0 (Cockermouth). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for CA13 0 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Cockermouth (CA13 0) over time
House price trends for Cockermouth

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Cockermouth and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Cockermouth data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Cockermouth

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Cockermouth. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Cockermouth
House price heatmap for Cockermouth

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
High Brigham, Cockermouth, CA13 0T 110m2 £1,994 27
Church Meadows, Cockermouth, CA13 0L 71m2 £2,294 24
Woodville Park, Cockermouth, CA13 0G 102m2 £2,312 20
Derwentside Gardens, Cockermouth, CA13 0J 138m2 £2,564 15
Sullart Street, Cockermouth, CA13 0E 58m2 £2,499 14
Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 0Y 100m2 £1,590 13
St Bridgets Close, Cockermouth, CA13 0D 114m2 £2,551 12
Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 0U 108m2 £2,120 12

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Cockermouth is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
How Garth, Harris Brow, Cockermouth £565,000
178 3,174
11, Walker St, Cockermouth £209,000
99 2,111
48, Main St, Cockermouth £75,000
85 882

See the entire list of all sales in Cockermouth (CA13 0) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.