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Cumbria

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Cumbria is one of Britain’s most loved and visited holiday locations, providing a unique combination of dramatic mountains and awesome lakes. It’s a place that attracts visitors all year round and appeals to a wide variety of holidaymakers from couples who want to stay in a cosy Lakeland cottage to families who are looking for country homes with a view.

Cumbria has a great blend and variety of contrasting landscapes, including the renowned Lake District National Park which includes all the iconic places synonymous with the Lake District such as Windermere, Keswick and Ambleside as well as famous lakes such as Lake Windermere, Derwentwater and Coniston.

The mountains and fells here are spectacular and include iconic peaks such as Blencathra, Skiddaw, Grisdale Pike and the largest mountain in England Scarfell Pike. The county extends well beyond The National Park offering great cottage holiday destinations like the tranquil Eden Valley in the east and the rugged uplands to the north around Hadrian’s Wall or the Western Lakes and Coast on the west and the Cartmel Peninsula in the south.

Because of its quite compact geography it’s easy to get around the Lake District and despite of its popularity it’s still possible to escape fellow holidaymakers to admire the wide open spaces and spectacular views with the feeling that you’re the only one there, apart from the sheep!

The great outdoors is of course one of the main reasons people visit; this is wonderful walking and cycling country as well as providing lots of opportunities to sample the watersports on the numerous lakes.

Families will find no shortage of top quality visitor attractions, those interested in National Trust properties and gardens will also not be disappointed. The region is packed with picturesque Lakeland villages to discover, specialist shops, cosy pubs and restaurants.

Those thinking about taking a cottage holiday in Cumbria are sure to find something suitable, whether it’s in the ‘hot spots’ of the central and southern lakes or the more remote and rugged areas of the northern lakes, or maybe the less well known regions to the west and east of the county.

So whether you’re looking for lots of activities and attractions or a quiet ‘away from it all’ break this region will suit.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Cumbria to find your perfect retreat.
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  • Emily’s Nook

    Ireby, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area.

    Grade
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    Ref: UK1049
    This cosy apartment is perfect for exploring the northern lakes and enjoying a meal in the traditional pub below the apartment.
    Nestling on the northern fringe of the Lake District above a quaint, traditional village pub (one of the oldest in Cumbria), Emily’s Nook is a cosy bolthole ideal for exploring the northern lakes. Set on the first floor and furnished to a high standard, the open plan living room/kitchen has lovely views over the village and the northern fells including Skiddaw, one of England’s highest mountains. The fells can be accessed right from your door and provide great walks for all abilities with stunning scenery without the hustle and bustle of the southern lakes. On an evening you can enjoy wandering just downstairs to enjoy a meal in what the Cumberland News has described as one the best places to eat in Cumbria. If you are fancying a tipple back in your apartment there are not many better places to get them than the local Lakes Distillery, just 6 miles away, home to England’s only whisky, you can even take in a fascinating tour of how this came to be made. While that’s fun for the adults, the kids may prefer a day at the Lake District Wildlife Park, 5 miles away, where they can see over 100 species of exotic animals, everything from Asian Short Clawed Otters to Zebras! You can even have a personal encounter with some animals with the park’s ‘experience the wild’ encounters, described by The Guardian as a ‘life highlight’. Just a 25 minute drive to both the popular and bustling lakeside town of Keswick and the traditional market town of Cockermouth. The charming village of Caldbeck is a scenic drive across Caldbeck Common. Beach 14 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
    Emily’s Nook can be booked together with Emily’s View (UK1050) to accommodate up to six guests.Set near the medieval market cross in the middle of Ireby, these two apartments are above a quaint, traditional village pub, and are ideal for exploring the northern lakes. The fells can be accessed right from your door and provide great walks for all abilities with stunning scenery without the hustle and bustle of the southern lakes. Just a 25 minute drive to both the popular and bustling lakeside town of Keswick and the traditional market town of Cockermouth. The charming village of Caldbeck is a scenic drive across Caldbeck Common. Beach 14 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
    The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to six guests.

    First Floor: All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV/DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating (electric radiator in bedroom), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Ganny Cottages - Ganny Cottage

    Birkerthwaite, Birkermoor

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: LZL

    Surrounded by stunning dramatic scenery, these delightful 17th-century holiday cottages (ref LVL and LZL) lie in a walker’s and nature lover’s paradise. Take the path to Stanley Force Waterfall, discover the ‘jewels’ of the River Esk and the ancient village of Boot, or walk to Devoke Water, the largest tarn in the Lake District. Majestic Wastwater, the coast and unspoilt beaches are a short drive away. The adjoining cottages, with beams salvaged from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian coast and wood-burning stoves, lie in an idyllic rural location, forming part of a small former farmstead accessed from the fell road by a gated unmade track. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Step to entrance. Beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to gardens and step up to open-plan kitchen area. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: Galleried room leading to double bedroom with four-poster bed.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
    • Washer/dryer
    • Patio

    • Electricity, partial NSH, electric heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared enclosed garden with furniture
    • Shared natural 3-acre grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Natural spring water supply

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  • The Love Nest

    Newby Bridge

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: UK1057
    Nestled in a quiet corner of the grounds of The Swan Hotel and Spa lies The Love Nest, an individually designed, luxury contemporary hideaway just for two. Detached, it features bi-fold doors, allowing you to open the whole wall to the outside if desired.
    Situated on the southern tip of Lake Windermere within the Lake District National Park, The Love Nest provides easy access to a wealth of attractions and activities found nearby. Take a leisurely stroll through some of the most strikingly beautiful natural terrain to be found anywhere in the British Isles, and relax in front of the the wood burner after a glass of wine. This bolthole makes for an intimate escape from the 9-5 grind, and being situated within the grounds of The Swan Hotel and Spa, visitors can make use of the hotel’s fine facilities, such as the Jacuzzi and the indoor heated swimming pool. Fishing is available on the nearby River Leven (£10 per day, licence required, bring your own rods). Beach 8 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
    The Love Nest can be booked together with The Hedgehog (UK1053), The Mallard (UK1054), The Owl Nest (UK1055) and The Dormouse (UK1056) to accommodate up to 34 guests.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Living area: With wood burner, 42" Smart TV and bi-fold doors leading to terrace.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with roll-top, claw-foot bath, double walk-in rain shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.Terrace with garden furniture and outdoor fireplace. Shared 2-acre unspoilt and landscaped grounds with children’s adventure playground. Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 6m, depth 4m, open 7am - 8:30pm daily) with shower and changing facilities, and Jacuzzi. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The property has an unfenced river in the grounds, 200 yards away. No children under 16 years old. This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Hidden Cottage

    near Coniston

    Grade
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    Ref: CC124173
    Hidden Cottage, a traditional mid terrace built in the 18th Century, is situated close to Coniston Water and village and is within walking distance of two excellent Lakeland Inns. The Farmers Arms, just across the road from the cottage, has been trading since the 16th Century and serves excellent bar meals and local ales. Hidden Cottage is beautifully presented and very comfortable and has all the essential ingredients you would expect of a quality holiday cottage; open beams, a log burning stove and a delightful elevated garden which has fine, open views across nearby farmland. The summer house is the perfect spot to sit and take in the evening sunshine or even to enjoy on wetter days. Hidden Cottage is a super property and once found, we hope never forgotten.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With log burning stove, (fuel available locally), TV and DVD.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.Elevated garden with summer house and furniture provided. The cottage offers off road parking with easy access to the cottage. Shared footpath.

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  • Betsy Cottage

    Windermere

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
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    Ref: CC127239
    Betsy Cottage enjoys an ideal, central location, close to a host of excellent shops and restaurants that provide everything you’ll need for a self catering holiday in the Lakes. Some lovely walks can be enjoyed straight from the door to Orrest Head where you can take in magnificent vistas of Windermere from one of the area’s best view points or why not take a tour on an open top bus or enjoy a trip on one of the famous Windermere Lake Steamers and take in the views from a rather different perspective?
    Stylishly presented with a contemporary theme throughout, the two of you will be spoiled by the amount of space and comfort on offer here at Betsy Cottage. The bathroom is a real treat with an enormous deep bath and separate shower whilst the modern fully equipped kitchen leads directly out to the garden and well presented outside living space offering you the chance to enjoy the sun all day long, when our rather typical Lake District weather will allow! As well as having private, off road parking, your pets are most welcome to join you here at Betsy Cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Lounge: Arranged around the gas fireplace with flat screen TV, DVD and Hi-Fi system.
    Dining room: with feature fireplace.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Kitchen: With breakfast bar area, electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Spacious Bathroom: With shower cubicle, deep bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed to front of property with original feature fireplace.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available.Outside: Private parking for one car. Rear paved garden with furniture provided.
    The stairs in the kitchen are steep and open on one side with handrail on other side. Extra care should be taken.

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  • Fellside

    Coniston

    Grade
    2
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    1
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    Ref: CC124193
    Nestled in the rugged Coppermines Valley high above Coniston, Fellside offers a cosy retreat for two. For centuries, Coniston was the centre of the Lake District mining industry. This remote row of cottages is one of the historic reminders of that era, when Fellside was home to copperminers. Now, the cottage has been beautifully renovated, with an original fireplace, wood burning stove and open beams. It has uninterrupted views of the Old Man of Coniston. With numerous fantastic walks from the doorstep, your car need never move all week. Coniston itself is about a mile away, down an unmade road. It sits at the head of Coniston Water, bustling with shops, cafes and pubs. A short drive will take you to Hawkshead and Ambleside.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Small with wood burner, Freeview TV/radio and CD/DVD player.
    Kitchen: Small with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With open beams and king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower, basin and WC.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Patio seating area to the front. Parking for one car. No smoking. NB: Access is via a rough track. The property is unsuitable for children.

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  • Groom Cottage

    Uldale

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC119104
    Groom Cottage provides a truly rural retreat in the heart of the northern fells in the village of Uldale. The setting will appeal to fell walkers, ramblers, bird watchers, water sports enthusiasts and those wishing to enjoy a peaceful break amidst the beauty of the northern lakes. Converted from the coach house of the Old Rectory, Groom Cottage is comfortable and extensively furnished to meet all your holiday needs. Groom Cottage has a large enclosed well established delightful garden with garden furniture.
    Mae’s Tea Room and Gallery is 400 yards from the cottage, where you can enjoy a drink and a snack. The traditional "Snooty Fox" public house is only 2 minutes stroll away and the surrounding countryside of the ’Back o Skiddaw and the Caldbeck Fells offers a fell lover’s paradise.

    Ground Floor: The ground floor accommodation is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: A comfortable room with beamed ceiling, decorative Victorian fireplace, TV/DVD, CD/cassette/radio and circular dining table.
    Kitchen: With solid oak units with granite worktop, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, integrated dishwasher, washer/dryer and adjacent rear coats lobby.
    Bedroom 1: Small double bedroom.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and hand basin.

    All electric, fuel and bed linen included. There is no cot available as there is no room for a cot in the bedroom. Wi-fi available.Private parking. Large enclosed walled garden with furniture. Locked garage for bike storage. Property can be let with Coach House Cottage CC119122 to sleep up to 6. NB: Not suitable for babies or children.

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  • Kent View Apartment

    Meathop, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W42985

    Cottage and apartments in a country house

    Located in beautiful landscaped grounds
    Perfect touring base
    Wonderful views over countryside and the sea
    Within easy reach of the coast

    Just 20 minutes from Windermere, these holiday properties are set in lovely countryside and ten acres of landscaped grounds, facing south, with wonderful long distance views to the sea, and to the hills beyond. This large country house is set on a wooded knoll and has been skilfully converted into six spacious holiday houses, which are owned by the Caravan Club Ltd and situated on the edge of one of their immaculately kept small touring caravan parks. The house consists of a two storey cottage wing (W42981), a first floor apartment (W42982), a ground floor garden apartment (W42983), two ground floor apartments (W42984 and W42986) and a first floor balcony apartment (W42985).
    There’s a lot to see and do in the immediate area. Close by is beautiful Cartmel Priory and the stately homes at Holker Hall, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall. 3 miles west along the coast is the refined small seaside town of Grange-over-Sands with lots of shops, golf and fishing. The properties make an excellent touring base for the whole of the southern Lake District. Shop 3 miles, pub with food 400 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room with patio door/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed communal garden with furniture. 10-acre grounds. Balcony with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Easedale House Apartments - Siskin

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC112146
    Easedale House Apartments are in a traditional Lakeland slate building set in the centre of Keswick with everything you need right on your doorstep. These gorgeous apartments also have a large (and rare for the area), private car park permit each. Finished to an excellent standard with a real eye for detail, each stylish apartment has its own personality but all have the same lovely feel. Moments away from shops, restaurants and Fitz Park. As always with Keswick, the properties boast a great range of walks right from the door. Although famous for the stunning landscapes and fantastic Wainwrights walks, Keswick has much more to offer with a great range of independent shops, a cinema, the Theatre by the Lake, climbing and the famous Pencil Museum!

    Siskin is a ground floor, one bed apartment with open plan living, dining and kitchen area flooded with light from the very large bay window. The owners have carefully retained the character of the building with this apartment, including a feature electric fireplace, while updating it with an en-suite which includes a walk in double head shower and quality furnishings throughout.

    Siskin can be booked together with Kingfisher (CC112145), Egret (CC112147), Curlew (CC112148), Goldcrest (CC112149), Osprey (CC112150) and Wagtail (CC112151) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Large with feature fireplace, Freeview TV and a large bay window.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With induction hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: Open to living area with king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Shared washer/dryer on first floor. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car, permit provided). No smoking.

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  • Ha’penny Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC112124
    Ha’penny Cottage enjoys a most convenient location, literally in the centre of Keswick yet located in a quiet courtyard 50 yards from all amenities. Great for guests arriving on public transport and there is a car parking facility nearby for those travelling by car. Bought and renovated by the owners, its been converted from a small two bedroom cottage with a ground floor shower to a spacious, luxury one bedroom property for couples, with the emphasis on quality. Improvements included a large bathroom adjoining the bedroom and redesigned ground floor and kitchen to provide better space and improved facilities. The fells, lake and amenities are all accessible on foot from the door.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
    Open plan Lounge/Dining/Kitchen: With wood flooring, gas stove, satellite TV, Blu-ray DVD and docking station.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and Tassimo coffee maker.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and TV.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access.Shared courtyard with two seater bench. Parking permit for nearby car park.

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  • 5 Balmoral House

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: CC112142
    Situated in the heart of this vibrant town, this holiday apartment has great views of Skiddaw from its third floor location, in a small block comprising seven apartments. It is tastefully furnished with top quality solid oak and soft furnishings, modern kitchen with high gloss doors and spacious shower room. With all the excellent amenities Keswick has to offer literally on the doorstep, private parking space, and walks from the door, 5 Balmoral House is an excellent base for your walking holiday in northern Lakeland. Derwentwater and the Theatre by the Lake are within a five-minute walk, via Hope Park, with ornamental gardens, mini golf and crazy golf.

    Third Floor: The property has electric heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With 32" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player and DAB radio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, solid oak furniture and views towards Skiddaw.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Burnthwaite Cottage

    Ings

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC129259
    This 250 year old cottage, part of the former parsonage for the village of Ings is the picture of all that is traditional here in Lakeland and the perfect little love nest for two. Within just minutes drive, the busier resorts of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside can be explored although we are certain that much time will be spent either gazing out of the lounge window viewing the countryside or spent in the award winning country pub, The Watermill, 50 yards away. Staveley, just two miles South of Ings is a thriving village community and offers some fabulous walking in the Kentmere Valley as well as a variety of local trade workshops including wood turners, bakers and micro brewery. The area is also very popular with cyclists and storage is available at Burnthwaite Cottage.
    The living space here at Burnthwaite Cottage has been deliberately created on the first floor to make best advantage of the view across meadow and to the countryside beyond. The ancient, thick walls with some exposed detail are a constant reminder of the past but with just a hint of contemporary styling throughout, the owners have successfully married 20th Century living in an 18th Century cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and delightfully presented.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: Kitchen: With electric oven, two ring hob, washer/dryer, fridge with small freezer box and microwave.
    Lounge/Diner: With TV and basic Sky package.

    All electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available.Off road parking for one car. Bike storage available upon request.

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