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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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  • Brundholme

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    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.

  • The Nook

    Greystoke

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118226
    The Nook is an idyllic romantic retreat for couples but equally suitable for two single people on a walking/ cycling holiday. The accommodation is for two people with the flexibility of two bedrooms for sleeping. This delightful Lakeland cottage is full of character including beamed ceilings and is beautifully furnished throughout. Situated in the heart of the popular village of Greystoke, a village with a true community spirit, village store, excellent pub serving food and outdoor swimming pool. The quiet lanes above Greystoke, which lies on the C2C cycle route, are superb for cycling and is close to Ullswater and Keswick with great walking opportunities.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, ornamental traditional range and wood flooring.
    Kitchen area: With tiled floor and underfloor heating, electric oven and ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Shower room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Stone staircase to.....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Outside: Small paved garden with seating. On street parking. Storage for bikes. Sorry not suitable for babies. Not suitable for people with limited mobility due to the steepness of the steps. Please note the owners have a dog so the cottage is not allergy free.

  • Rundales Cottage

    Appleby

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 26109

    This delightful barn conversion combines modern fittings with original features to provide a cosy and well equipped holiday home. Situated in a rural position adjoining the owner’s cottage, it is just a mile from the attractive, ancient market town of Appleby, in the beautiful Eden Valley. This is an ideal retreat for couples and small families. Its peaceful position and pretty outlook is central to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is also close to the Scottish Border and Hadrian’s Wall. Excellent walking, cycling, golf and fishing available nearby. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer (in outhouse). Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years. NB: Unfenced pond at front of property.

  • Windale

    Great Salkeld near Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC132182
    Situated in a peaceful location, this holiday property makes an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. The area offers a tremendous amount to occupy guests, with golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling amongst many other adventurous activities available locally. For those with young children, there are also a number of great days out on the doorstep. If arts and culture are a passion, a quick glance at the surroundings will see exactly why the region has inspired so many artists, writers and craftsmen. Great Salkeld is a picture-postcard village with red sandstone cottages, clustered by the village church. The village inn, just 200 yards away serves local real ale. The property is part of Wetheral Cottages, which is surrounded by well-maintained gardens that lead to a small paddock adjacent to the cottage, which is great space for play or adventure within the grounds. The village playground, 100 yards away, offers swings, junior assault course as well as hard and grassed areas for ball games.
    Windale can be booked with Garth (CC132180), High Croft (CC132181), Mickledale (CC132183) and Langriggs (CC132184) to accommodate larger parties of up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Daleside - Rosedale

    Nr. Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: LYL

    In a magnificent rural setting, with fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, magnificent sunsets over the Solway Firth, and the hills of Galloway across the border, these comfortable holiday properties were winners of the Keswick Tourism Association Country Establishments in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and the Cumbria in Bloom Tourist Board Rose Bowl for Self Catering Establishment winners in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Rose Cottage (ref LPD) is attached to the owner’s farmhouse home, Rosemary Cottage (ref LTG) adjoins another property, Rambling Rose Cottage (ref LWG) and Rosedale Cottage (ref LYL) are adjacent and have both been converted to a high standard, and Primrose Cottage (ref LPG) has been converted from a former byre and stands in a courtyard which is bedecked with flower tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets. The cottages are beautifully furnished and equipped to VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ standard, except Rosemary Cottage which is equipped to a VisitBritain ‘4 Star Gold’ standard. Guests will enjoy the friendly rare breeds sheep and ponies (including miniature Shetland ponies) and visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm (a red squirrel has been spotted in the grounds), as well as the many public footpaths nearby. This 500-acre farm is set in an AONB, with walks from the door plus superb fell walking nearby. Keswick stands on the shores of Derwent Water and is an excellent base to explore delightful Borrowdale. In the town itself are many interesting shops, inns and restaurants, as well as a leisure pool. Cockermouth also has a swimming pool. Just 6 miles away is Bassenthwaite Lake with a variety of watersports and the Lakeland Wildlife Park. Enjoy Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery. Guests can enjoy the Lakes Distillery, 7 miles away has a lovely visitor attraction and serves good food daily. There is tennis, riding and golf, as well as good fishing locally and excellent bird watching from the farm, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer, whilst it is a short drive to Osprey Watch at Dodd Wood Bassenthwaite. Shop 4 miles. There is a good choice of pubs and restaurants locally (including vegetarian). The pretty village of Caldbeck is 4 miles, with a restaurant, tea rooms and shops. Maes Gallery and tea rooms serving food daily is within 2 miles. Uldale is 2 miles with a pub serving good food, and Ireby is 1½ miles away with a cosy pub with log fire and good food.

    Furnished to the VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ standard, this cottage has been beautifully converted retaining beams throughout. Entrance to fitted kitchen/dining room. First floor: Sitting room with wood-burning stove and French doors to small balcony with views towards lakeland fells and Solway Firth. Double bedroom with beautiful 5ft four-poster bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Dishwasher
    • Private patio with
      furniture

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV (sports package)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared farmland grounds of 500 acres
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Armathwaite Hall Hotel Leisure Club (10-min drive), includes swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room (at cost)
    • Meal delivery service
    • Complimentary bottle of wine
    • Welcome tea tray
    • Milk, eggs and bread available
    • Natural filtered spring water supply
    • No smoking

  • Darwin Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111199
    Situated in the ’older’ area of Keswick this cosy traditional two bedroom cottages dates back to the 18th Century. Darwin Cottage is ideally located only two minutes from Keswick town centre, and five minutes stroll to Hope Park, the Theatre and Derwentwater. There are also walking opportunities from the doorstep, including the Borrowdale Fells, Latrigg and Skiddaw. The cottage is equally suitable for walkers or the less active due to its central location.

    Ground Floor: Heated by night storage heaters, the accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: With LCD TV, video/DVD, CD/radio and woodburning stove (with nursery fireguard).
    Dining/kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and coffee maker.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wifi internet access available.Shared rear garden with furniture. Parking permit provided for nearby car park. Logs available locally.

  • Hazel Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123280
    Set high above the village of Ambleside and within acres of beautiful Lakeland landscape, Hazel cottage offers unbeatable views of the surrounding fells from every window. On a working farm, your neighbours are of the four legged variety and include a large herd of highland cattle, quite a sight to wake up to in the morning! The accommodation is cosy and comfortable, ideal for a couple and perfectly presented with everything you’ll need for a self-catering break. Do be aware that the location of Hazel Cottage is rural, high on the Kirkstone Road, the access lane not tarmacked.

    This property can be booked together with Willow Cottage (CC123284), The Nest (CC123290) and Oak Cottage (CC123293) to accommodate up to 12 guests. Ideal for parties or weddings, you can even land a helicopter in the grounds!

    Ground Floor: The property has night storage heating and comprises:
    Entrance with a few steps leading to the...
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Lounge/dining area: With TV and DVD.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Parking for two cars. Picnic bench seating.

  • Cobblestones

    Kendal

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43227

    A pretty little cottage situated in a shared courtyard, this delightful holiday home is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Lakeland town of Kendal, home to many attractions including The Brewery Arts Centre, two museums and an art gallery. If you enjoy eating out, you will be spoilt for choice with the many cosy tea rooms, cafés, fine dining restaurants and traditional country pubs. Kendal is well served by public transport, and a rail link connects with the main West Coast line at Oxenholme and Windermere. Buses leave frequently for all parts of the Lake District. Explore Windermere, Ambleside or Bowness and visit attractions such as the steam railway, the aquarium and the World of Beatrix Potter. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard with own sitting-out area. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Honeycomb Cottage

    Windermere

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC127224
    Honeycomb Cottage is tucked away along a quiet side street of the centre of Windermere with no passing traffic and is in a super location for the first time or returning National Park visitor. Ideal for those who prefer to park up the car for the week and use the excellent public transport on offer, the train, National Express and local coach and bus stations are just a few minutes walk away and a host of interesting shops, bars and restaurants are literally on the doorstep.
    Honeycomb Cottage is a typical Lakeland stone cottage with lots of character displayed by way of exposed beams and a super wood burning stove, perfect for those breaks in the cooler months. The cottage is well equipped with a good fitted kitchen, perfect for the self catering guest but with such a wealth of places to eat out or takeaway in Windermere, you may choose to sample a different international cuisine every night

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Lounge: With TV and DVD and wood burning stove (fuel available locally).
    Dining room: With open fire through to...
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and plenty of space for a cot.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.On street parking for one car via permit. Small seating area with shared access and furniture provided.

  • Rose Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111251
    Tucked away along a quiet side street within five minutes’ level walk of Keswick town centre, Rose Cottage is a delightful Lakeland stone cottage ideal for couples and young families alike. Everything is on the doorstep, shops, restaurants, parks and pubs, with the Theatre by the Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick Leisure Pool all just a short stroll. The owners have refurbished this cosy little cottage to make a real home from home.

    Ground Floor: Rose Cottage has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and an open fire.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, washer/dryer, fridge and microwave.
    Breakfast room: Small breakfast room off the kitchen.
    Steep and irregular stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and washbasin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen. Cot available.Outside south facing shared rear lawn and drying area. On street parking. NB: Steep stairs to first floor.

  • Cedar Barn

    Warcop near Appleby

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC132172
    Situated between the market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen in the Eden Valley, this delightful barn conversion has been imaginatively designed to provide a charming holiday home in a tranquil village setting. Warcop is just over six miles from the attractive and ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland and is superbly located for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks. The cosy sitting room with wood burner has original beams and stone features. Outside is an enclosed small garden with a summerhouse, ideal for relaxing in with a glass of chilled wine. This is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, lovers of the countryside and holiday makers who will appreciate touring the quiet lanes of Cumbria, the upper reaches of the North Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales. The scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway runs from Appleby and Kirkby Stephen.

    First Floor: The property has external steps to entrance, is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area:
    Beamed with wood burner, feature stone work, TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With large power shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided.Small enclosed garden with summerhouse, patio and furniture. Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). NB: External steps to entrance.

  • Curlew Cottage

    Skinburness near Silloth

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC143208
    This quaint little seaside cottage provides simple but comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. Curlew Cottage lies literally across the road from the sand and pebble beach, with wonderful views across the Solway to the Scottish Hills and glorious sunsets in the evening. The promenade extends into Silloth and is perfect for gentle walks or exercising the dog. Situated on the boundary of Skinburness and Silloth, on the Cumbrian Coastal Way, a haven for wildlife with bird sanctuaries and nature reserves dotted along the estuary. The Victorian seaside town of Silloth, with its cobbled streets, amenities and amusements is within walking distance, approx one mile. There are also two holiday villages in Silloth, with swimming pools and leisure facilities, one within a few hundred metres.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage  and panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD and electric fire.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, fridge, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack provided. Cot available. One dog welcome.Outside: Front lawn garden with seating. Parking for 1 car.

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