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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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  • The Moorings

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123240
    The Moorings enjoys a magnificent setting just metres from the pier at Waterhead, Ambleside, the focus of many a picture postcard featuring the Lake and her famous Steamers against a backdrop of Ambleside’s famous fell range. The village centre, offering an eclectic mix of shopping and eating is a level mile from Waterhead, a manageable walk with a couple of watering holes along the way or short trip on the open top bus or electric carriage that runs frequently throughout the main season.
    The Moorings is tucked away behind the main thoroughfare, the ground floor portion of a traditional, Victorian terrace and offers stylish, comfortable accommodation for two, just the spot to relax, unwind and share some well deserved down time together. Good facilities, including deep cushioned sofas, a tranquil bedroom and bathroom ensure you can instantly get into holiday mode.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Rear entrance into....
    Living/Dining room: With deep cushioned leather seating arranged around the electric fire, digital TV with DVD and CD/Hi-Fi.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen, towels and hairdryer included. Travel cot available.Outside: Private parking for one small car and small seating area. Narrow access to car parking space.

  • Aaron’s Place

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC128184
    Set in a conservation area just 200 yards from Lake Windermere and the promenade, Aaron’s Place is ideally situated for exploring numerous waterborne activities around Bowness Bay. The town has a wide range of restaurants offering cuisine from around the world to suit all palates and the Beatrix Potter exhibition, literally across the road, is a must for tourists of all ages.
    Aaron’s Place is tucked away from the main thoroughfare so enjoys a convenient location. All on the ground floor, the accommodation is neat, stylish and comfortable with quality furnishings and a superb bathroom with corner bath, just the spot for soaking those tired legs.

    Ground Floor: Aaron’s Place has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance in to tiled hallway leading to...
    Bathroom: With corner bath with shower attachment, hand basin and WC.
    Open plan living accommodation...
    Lounge area: With leather seating, Sky TV and DVD.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, breakfast bar and fridge with small freezer box.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With double bed, solid wood furnishings and wall mounted TV.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi access available.Private off road parking for one car.

  • Oakvale - Acorn

    Braithwaite

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC114154
    Set within attractive gardens and boasting the most stunning panoramic views across the valley to Skiddaw and Latrigg, Oakvale is the name given to this fabulous self catering accommodation. This property offers something for all, combining 3 beautifully furnished and well equipped properties: Autumn Leaves a luxurious 2 bedroom bungalow, with stunning fell views, Acorn a spacious 1 bedroom bungalow with extensive garden and Oak Leaf an economically priced but equally well appointed 1 bedroom apartment. Small personal touches help to ensure you have everything for the perfect holiday.
    Oakvale is situated in Braithwaite village, next to a small hotel, with restaurant and public bar. There are 2 more pubs and a restaurant within 400 metres, as well as a popular village store. Explore the Northern Fells with great walking, mountain biking in the forest, sailing on the lake as well as the Go Ape and visitor centre at Whinlatter, the bustling market town of Keswick, with its superb selection of shops, attractions and Lake Derwentwater all within easy reach. Combine this with the magnificent surroundings of Lakes and mountains and here you have found the ideal location for your stay.
    Acorn is a very well appointed 1 bedroom bungalow, with patio doors from both lounge and bedroom, making the rooms feel airy and bright, giving access to a delightful sunny patio and extensive lawn gardens.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor but is accessed via several steps, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Dining/Kitchen: With TV, DVD, CD radio, dining table, chairs and patio doors.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed which can be split into twin beds (please advice when booking), TV/DVD and patio doors.
    Bathroom: With shower bath with ’deluge’ and detachable head, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels (2 bath sheets and 2 hand towels) included. Sorry no babies, strictly 2 adults only. Wireless Broadband.Large garden with lawn, patio and furniturel. Parking for 1 car. Garage with washing machine, tumble dryer, shared freezer and storage for bikes. Visit England Gold Award property.

  • The Poppies - Neaum Crag

    Skelwith Bridge

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC123167
    The Poppies is a lovely ground floor apartment, tastefully furnished and decorated in a welcoming and comfortable style. The apartment is situated within the Neaum Crag Estate; a gorgeous woodland setting with exclusive apartments and wooden lodges, overlooking a small open tarn with views through to the fells and an abundance of local wildlife, including red squirrels. The estate covers some 18 acres of beautiful private grounds in an area of real seclusion at the entrance to the Langdale Valley, with many lovely walks available directly from the door. The Poppies is situated in a central position within the Lake District National Park; perfect for easy access to all the main attractions. This makes the location an excellent choice for visitors to enjoy the peaceful setting in an area of scenic paradise for walkers and climbers alike.
    There is free use of the estate Log Cabin Leisure Club on-site with small indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Wi-Fi, table tennis (open March-mid November).  

    Ground Floor: The Poppies has electric and night storage heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance hall: With useful storage for coats, boots and walking gear; leading to open plan living accommodation.
    Lounge/dining area: With TV, DVD player/HD recorder, CD player (i-pod compatible) Wi-Fi access and FM/DAB radio. A selection of books and local maps are available to use. The feature electric stove effect fire provides instant extra warmth if needed on chilly winter evenings. Double doors from the lounge lead onto a south facing patio area with outdoor furniture to relax, watch the local wildlife and enjoy the woodland and mountain views.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, under counter fridge - freezer and washer dryer.  
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with plenty of good storage and patio doors leading out onto the patio area.
    Bathroom: With electric shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electric  included.Wi-Fi access available in the property. Sorry, no cot. Two patio areas with bench. Private parking for one car, with further guest spaces available NB: There is a large pond within the grounds.

  • 14 Greta Villas

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC112125
    Situated right in the heart of Keswick, this fully modernised, spacious one bedroom cottage will appeal to couples wanting the benefit of town centre amenities and with walks from the door. The front door leads into a fully fitted modern kitchen/diner, with a door through to the lounge. Upstairs there is a good size double bedroom and very large bathroom. 14 Greta Villas is very convenient for those travelling by public transport, but equally suitable if you have your own car. The parking permit can be used in the adjacent car park. Visitors to Keswick appreciate the wide ranging choice of outdoor shops, pubs and restaurants, the beautiful lake and close proximity to the fells.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
    Lounge: with TV and two 2 seater sofas.
    Kitchen/Diner: with electric oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing/dryer and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with king size bed.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access. One dog welcome.Forecourt with garden bench. Parking permit for 1 car in nearby car park.

  • Acorn Lodge - Burnside Park

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC111171
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This comfortable pine log cabin is well equipped for every modern day convenience. Situated in peaceful landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Skiddaw, with panoramic views of the Lakeland fells including Skiddaw, Latrigg and the more distant Helvellyn range. The quiet site is within short walking distance of Keswick town centre and has the additional benefit of both a pub and cafe just a few minutes walk away. Both the pub and cafe receive high praise for food and service and both welcome dogs. All this makes the lodge an ideal base to enjoy the amenities of Keswick without the hustle and bustle of the town itself.

    Ground Floor: Acorn lodge has unrestricted electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Open plan with flame-effect electric fire, TV, video, DVD, CD/radio and patio doors to the terrace. Furniture is fashionable, comfortable and high quality from the famous retro style brand, Ercol.
    Kitchen area: Open plan is equipped with electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave and dining table. Enclosed hanging space for outdoor clothing and boots.
    Bedroom: Double bedroom with a much appreciated luxury pocket-sprung mattress. More than ample wardrobe and storage space.
    Bathroom: With shower over full-length bath. Hand basin with over-basin light/shaver/toothbrush socket, WC and extractor. Heated towel rail and unrestricted hot water.

    All electric and bed linen included. Cot available.The French-doors provide access from the lounge straight onto the raised L-shaped wooden terrace which provides views of Skiddaw, Latrigg & as far as the Helvellyn range. Swallows nest above the terrace and feed at the small brook just 3 metres away and above the adjacent open fields.
    Private parking for one car. On-site visitor parking also available.
    Owners live locally enabling swift response if help is needed.
    Please note from mid November until end of February this site is closed. However, the site is open over Christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

  • All Saints View

    Cockermouth

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC143234
    This charming one bedroom terraced property overlooking the churchyard is set on one of the prettiest, oldest streets in Cockermouth. This conservation area of the Georgian market town is just a short walk from the centre where you can enjoy the independent shops, great pubs and restaurants and the famous Wordsworth House (birthplace of William Wordsworth). There is plenty to explore slightly further afield too with easy access (by car or bus) to the ever popular Lake District and also the west coast of Cumbria, where there is a huge range of activities and the most stunning sunsets you will see.

    With a great pub and the Kirkgate community arts facility (with theatre, comedy and film showings) only metres away, there is plenty to do in easy reach in an evening. Alternatively why not relax with a glass of wine in front of the roaring wood burner or sit out on the large balcony enjoying the peace and quiet of the church or gazing up at the stars.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, wood burner in inglenook fireplace, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: Galley style with wooden floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and door to rear yard.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
    Steep, narrow, turning stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and doors to balcony.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Balcony with furniture. Shared courtyard. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Fell View Lodge - Burnside Park

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111168
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury pine log cabin is equipped for every modern day convenience and comfort. Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Skiddaw, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells. The site is within walking distance of Keswick town centre, making the lodges an ideal base to enjoy the amenities of Keswick without the hustle and bustle of the town itself.

    Ground Floor: Fell View Lodge has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, electric fire, TV, DVD and patio doors to a balcony with views of  Latrigg and Skiddaw.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave, extensive range of utensils and dining table.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All bed linen and heating included. Cot available. Storage for bikes or push chairs.Private parking for 1 car. Please note from mid November until end of February this site is closed. However, the site is open over Christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

  • Brundholme

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    2
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    2
    Ref: CC111179
    This spacious first floor apartment is situated in the heart of Keswick, and has been attractively decorated and comfortably furnished. Only two minutes walk from the market square it has fine views of Latrigg and Skiddaw and is an ideal base from which to enjoy Keswick and the Northern Lakes. All the amenities of this charming town are on the doorstep including the theatre, cinema, museums, parks, shops, pubs, restaurants and a leisure pool. There are good bus connections to Borrowdale, Ambleside and Penrith.

    First Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With beautiful views to Skiddaw, TV and DVD.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available. Parking permit for nearby car park.

  • High White Stones

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123175
    Situated in an enviable position of ‘Old Ambleside’, this Grade II listed 17th Century cottage apartment offers luxury and charm in abundance, perfect for a romantic and relaxing stay any time of year. It is nestled on a quiet lane in the conservation area amongst the oldest and quaintest properties, yet it is only 200 yards from the shops, pubs and restaurants of this popular village with an array of easy or strenuous walks direct form the doorstep.
     
    With many original features this cottage enjoys up to the minute facilities and home comforts, including bath sheets large enough to wrap around and luxurious goose down duvet and pillows, with non-allergenic alternatives if required. It has a sunny garden with patio and seating for al fresco dining. High White Stones offers contemporary styling whilst retaining its cosy character and charm with oak beams throughout to create a 4* luxury holiday home.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is gas central heated and comprises:
    Entrance via the original stone steps and hall ideal for bike, coat and boot storage.

    First Floor: Lounge/diner: With LCD TV/DVD combo complete with facility for memory stick, hard drive and Freeview, CD/radio midi system, stylish contemporary wall hung gas fire, dimmable lighting for a romantic evening and a wide range of books, maps, guides, games and DVD’s.
    Kitchen:  Extensively fitted and equipped with dishwasher, gas hob, electric stove, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave and a vast array of cooking utensils.
    Bedroom 1: Contemporary bedroom with oak beam ceiling, king size bed and co-ordinating accessories and radio alarm clock.
    Bathroom: Luxurious and spacious en-suite facilities with oak beam ceiling, large separate glazed shower cubicle, deep bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Wi-fi internet access availableGarden with patio and seating. Parking is generally available in the lane and a free parking permit is provided for nearby Rydal Road car park and most other South Lakeland car parks.

  • The Pavilion

    Clappersgate near Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123146
    This unusual property sits close to the River Brathay at Clappersgate with a small complex of similar houses, only two miles from Ambleside, just off the main road between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge (easily accessed by a shared driveway). Stunning views of the Langdales can be enjoyed from the grounds. Set in Clappersgate, midway between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge, at the entrance to the Langdale Valley. The Pavilion has been cleverly designed and lovingly furnished, proudly displaying exposed trusses and beams. Deer are regular visitors to the garden.

    Ground Floor: The Pavilion has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Living/dining room: With TV, video and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave.
    Utility/cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom: Large double bedroom, galleried over living accommodation, with king size bed, romantic decoration and en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi style bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electric, fuel and bed linen provided. Sorry, no cot available. One well behaved pet welcome.There is ample room for storing bicycles, canoes or small boats. Enclosed garden with furniture. Private parking.

  • The Lawns, Carr Crag Pavilion

    near Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123244
    The unique, semi detached residence offers great character and charm and is situated just above Skelwith Bridge, between the villages of  Grasmere and Ambleside at the start of the beautiful Langdale Valley. The Pavilion building was architect designed and built in 2006, the result of which is a delightful property offering quality accommodation. Substantial grounds surround the property including over an acre of natural wooded gardens with expanses of lawns and trees perfect for adults to relax and children to play. Frequented by a wide variety of wildlife including deer, the location offers some of the finest walking within the Lake District National Park right from the doorstep either into the Langdales for some serious climbing or along to Loughrigg Tarn or Skelwith Force waterfall for a more gentle amble beside the River Brathay to Elterwater and the heart of the Great Langdale Valley.

    The Lawns is well presented in a traditional style and well equipped for a self catering break at any time of the year. The wood burning stove is perfect for snuggling around in the cooler months and the comfy bedroom ensures a good night’s rest for all. The property has its own private patio area with furniture provided from where to sit out and take in the delightful grounds. Two good eating places are on the doorstep if you choose to have time out of the kitchen, Chester’s by The River and The Talbot Bar at Skelwith Bridge Hotel, both offering food throughout the day and into the evening.

    The combination of a rare and superb setting, along with easy access (car less if preferred) to the entire valley and the amenities of the nearby villages, makes Carr Crag the perfect choice for your holiday retreat.

    The Lawns, Carr Crag Pavilion can be booked in conjunction with Carr Crag Pavilion Ref 123243 which is next door.

    Ground Floor: The property has night storage heaters and comprises:
    Entrance via French doors into open plan living area divided by the fabulous dual aspect wood burning stove (fuel available locally).
    Lounge Area: Has large areas of window giving stunning views of the grounds and thier natural beauty, digital TV, DVD and radio/CD player are all available.
    Kitchen: Wrapped in granite tops, useful island, Belfast sink, dishwasher, washing machine, range cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave.

    First Floor: Dressing area to the master bedroom.
    Bedroom 1: King size bedroom with range of fitted units.
    Bathroom: With large shower area, bath with hand shower attachment, wash basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available through Cumbrian Cottages.Outside: Private off road parking for two cars. Patio area with seating provided and access to 2 acres of shared grounds.

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