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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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  • The Nook

    Greystoke

    Grade
    2
    2
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    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.

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  • Woodlands - The Spinney

    Rogerscale, nr Lorton, Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: LUV

    In an idyllic secluded location with stunning, uninterrupted views over the fells to the Vale of Lorton, these two adjoining properties have been created from a beautiful detached house, built in 1822 as a ‘painting house’ and studio for Joseph Sutton, a noted local artist. They are set in 1¾ acres of mature wooded gardens (with grassed areas, ideal for ball games) which lead down to the River Cocker where fishing is available by local licence. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven to an abundance of wildlife. Just a short drive away is the bustling Georgian market town of Cockermouth (4 miles), the birthplace of William Wordsworth whose poetry helped make the Lake District so well known.
    The property is situated in the hamlet of Rogerscale, just 8 miles (via the Whinlatter Pass) from Keswick, the Northern ’capital’ of the Lakes, making this an ideal base from which to explore both the northern Lakes and the west coast. The area offers stunning scenery, with Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere within 15 minutes’ drive. Easily reached are Derwent Water (with steamers) and Bassenthwaite (with sailing and canoeing), while the Whinlatter Forest Centre offers extensive walking and cycling trails. Riding and golf 5 miles. Lorton 1 mile. Coast 20 miles. Shops and pub 4½ miles.

    Furnished and equipped to the E.T.C. ‘4 Star’ standard, this cosy property , is attached to Woodlands House. Sitting/dining room with open fire and kitchen area. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with beamed sloping ceiling. Small single bedroom with sloping ceiling and Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • NSH included
    • Washer/dryer

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity and bed linen included
    • TV (Teletext)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared 1¾-acre woodland grounds
    • Private fishing on River Cocker (licence available locally)
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: River frontage

    Note: Although completely self contained, these two properties can be interconnected via an internal door to provide accommodation for up to 11 people. Over the Xmas and New Year period LUU (Woodlands House) and LUV (The Spinney) must be booked together or LUU alone.

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  • Church Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC123241
    Church Cottage sits in a quiet courtyard in the very heart of popular Ambleside, close to an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants and a host of attractions for all the family. Within a few minutes stroll you will find activities including mini golf, tennis and of course, some of the finest fell walking in the whole of Cumbria. And when the weather turns, there are plenty of wet weather attractions to keep you active including the new indoor climbing wall offering supervised tuition for both novice and experienced climbers and the ability to tackle Pavey Ark without the rain!
    Built of Lakeland stone, Church Cottage offers excellent accommodation for the smaller party, the open plan living space offering all the facilities you would expect from a quality self catering cottage. The open fire is a welcoming sight to return to after a day on the fells and the owner has provided a wealth of local guide books and maps to help you get the very best out of holidaying here in one of Lakeland’s most popular resorts.
    Church Cottage can be booked in conjunction with Herald Cottage ref 123105 which is next door.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into open plan living space...
    Living Area: Arranged around the open fireplace (fuel available locally) with TV, DVD, i-pod dock and sound system throughout the cottage.
    Dining area:
    Kitchen area: With fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob, wrapped in cool granite
    Cellar: With washing machine and dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With Super King size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen included. A cot (bring your own linen) and high chair are provided free of charge. Fuel for open fire not included but can be purchased locally. The cottage includes a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a hose pipe for washing down dirty bikes. Wi-fi access available.There is private parking for one car directly in front of the cottage but do take care as the access to the cottage is via a narrow alley (minimum width 2.45m).

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  • Hillcroft Cottage

    Haverthwaite, nr. Ulverston

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43399


    This terraced holiday cottage is a peaceful retreat and is part of an old farm that was converted some years ago. The cottage has a lovely woodburner, which gives the property a cosy country feel that makes it special. This is the perfect springboard to the Lakes, and if you like your walking, there are many walks from Hatherthwaite up to the Lakes and beyond. Many years ago you would have travelled to Haverthwaite to purchase gunpowder, nowadays you go there for peace and quiet! Haverthwaite is only a few minutes down the A590 from Backbarrow, 4 miles north of Cartmel, and has moved on from its days as an iron, steel, cotton and gunpowder-producing village to become a more tranquil getaway. Haverthwaite is famous the the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Running along the line that once transported gunpowder to the dockyards, the railway now carries tourists along the scenic route in traditional, heritage steam trains. Many of the old industrial buildings have been converted into flats or houses, whilst a number of beautiful holiday cottages have sprung up over the years to accommodate the large number of tourists who arrive in the village each year. The village’s history lives on in buildings like the old Gunpowder Works, with its ornate clock tower, and St Anne’s Church, which was built in 1824. A true taste of local life can be found at the local pub, which specialises in real ales, as well as putting on live music and quiz nights. Beach 3½ miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¼mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floors. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 37" freesat TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Latrigg Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC111382
    Latrigg Cottage enjoys a central yet quiet location in Keswick town centre. The cottage was completely refurbished to a very good standard, with modern kitchen and contemporary furnishings throughout. It has a private parking place for those travelling by car but is equally suitable for guests using public transport. Shops, pubs, restaurants, visitor attractions and other amenities are literally on the doorstep and the lake, parks and fells are all accessible on foot from the cottage. Keswick is a great location for an action packed holiday, with loads of outdoor activities or just a relaxing break enjoying the Lake District scenery.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge/diner: With TV/DVD, CD/radio and a view to Latrigg.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave washing machine and fridge.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Sorry the property is not suitable for 0-7 year olds.Outside: Small courtyard with garden bench. Parking for 1 car.

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  • Strawberry How

    Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK1047
    Situated in the grounds of a former 1880s grammar school, this mid terrace house is located in a south-facing courtyard, and is light and airy as it retains the original high ceilings and sash windows. Strawberry How is nestled on the edge of the popular market town of Cockermouth, but has easy walking access into the centre via the Greenway Footpaths. This comfortable, well-presented property provides a delightful base for exploring the northern Lake District. Cockermouth is home to Wordsworth House, where William Wordsworth was born in 1770, which is now a museum that has been dedicated to the writer. The town also has a number of independent speciality shops and art galleries. Tours are available for the local Jennings Brewery, and food can be purchased from the fantastic Taste Cumbria food festival held every September. In the older part of town is the Kirkgate Centre, which is the town’s centre for art, theatre, film and music. Slightly further afield is the Lake District Wildlife Park. The northern and central fells provide stunning scenery with great walks without the crowds of the southern lakes. The beautiful lakes of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater are right on the doorstep. Beach 10½ miles. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: Living/dining room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and wooden floor.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Landscaped courtyard areas. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • 8 Elm Court

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111371
    Situated on the fringe of the town, this first floor two bedroom apartment offers the best of both worlds. It has all the amenities of the town centre close at hand and yet an almost country location with views of the nearby Lakeland Fells and walking opportunities from the door. The property is situated in a small development of purpose built modern apartments known as Elliott Park, in a quiet cul-de-sac with a security entrance.

    First Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio and a view over the River Greta to Skiddaw.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Private parking for 1 car

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  • The Old Stables

    Eden Mount, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27340


    Set amidst lovely, peaceful woodlands, in an elevated position above the Kent Estuary, on the outskirts of the Edwardian seaside resort of Grange over Sands. Just 1½ miles from the medieval village of Cartmel, this charming stable conversion blends 21st century design and appliances with old timber beams, stone walls and a sunny patio. Grange has hotel leisure facilities, beauty spas and golf courses. Cartmel, with old inns, a medieval priory, a racecourse and quaint galleries has become a foodie paradise since Simon Rogan opened the famous L’Enclume and other restaurants, and there are food shops and a monthly food market. The cottage has woodland and fell walks from the door, and lies on the edge of the Lake District National Park, 5 miles from Lake Windermere. Grange enjoys a micro-climate, often several degrees warmer than the rest of the Lakes, thanks to the Gulf Stream, and has palm trees on the long promenade. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 37" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Poppy Cottage

    Bothel, nr. Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31020

    Poppy Cottage is an enchanting, 18th-century, end-terraced holiday cottage located at the heart of the tranquil village of Bothel, just north of Bassenthwaite and Keswick. Ideal for couples and small families, it also welcomes pets, so that all the family can enjoy the beauty of the Lake District. With its wonderful split-level garden, complete with lawned area, picnic table and patio set, you can take advantage of the warm summer days, relaxing in the sun with a cool drink. There is also a barbecue available, ensuring an enjoyable day which can last well into the evening. Poppy Cottage is only a short walk from the local pub, and has good access to the A591 and the popular tourist towns of Keswick and Cockermouth. It is also only a few minutes from Bassenthwaite Lake. Shop 7 miles, pub/restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area, beams and tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (2ft 6in for child)

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 26" Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in external utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Two enclosed gardens, one large with lawn, summerhouse, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 8 steps (or ramp) in garden.

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  • The Smithy

    Mosser near Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC143174
    This delightful, stone built cottage enjoys a tranquil rural setting, mid way between Cockermouth and Loweswater in the Western Lakes. It sits on the banks of Sandy Beck, a haven for wildlife and birdlife, including deer, red squirrels and kingfishers. The Smithy was converted from the former Blacksmiths forge by the owners. They retained the character, with vaulted ceilings and wooden beams and complemented it with the use of high quality furnishings throughout. Lorton, Crummock Water and Buttermere are nearby, with spectacular walks on the surrounding fells. The nearest pub serving bar meals is two miles and a wealth of amenities are available in the vibrant market town of Cockermouth, four miles. The accommodation is all on ground floor, which may be helpful for people with mobility problems.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: Open plan living space with Freeview TV, DVD and electric flame effect stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. A 24 hour turn around laundry service available if necessary at additional charge.Outside: gravelled seating area with stream. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • Moor Rigg Cottage

    Grisdale, nr. Sedbergh

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 23778


    Far from the madding crowd, this delightfully cosy holiday cottage is one of only a handful of buildings in the beautiful and unique moorland landscape of Grisedale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Built in 1666 with low beams and latch doors, it has wonderful open views from the south-facing garden. Grisedale (also spelt Grisdale on some maps) is located close to the train station of Garsdale, just off the A684 between Hawes, 6 miles, and Sedbergh, 10 miles. The nearest pub, serving good food and a selection of real ales, is about 3 miles away. Grisedale was known as the ’The Dale that Died’ from the book and TV documentary of the same name, filmed in the 1970s when the last remaining inhabitant left the valley. Since then, many of the buildings, including Moor Rigg Cottage, have been renovated and life has returned to the valley. The area is a real paradise for bird watchers, with many species of owl and other birds of prey being found in Grisedale, along with ground nesting birds (skylark, curlew, oystercatcher, lapwing and red grouse). Red squirrels, hares, deer and wild ponies also frequent the dale. There are many footpaths across Grisedale and large areas of open access land. The cottage is located close to the Yorkshire Dales famous 3 Peaks walk, with 2 of the 3 peaks visible from the garden. It is also near the 2014 Tour de France route, allowing visitors to experience the spectacular scenery and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends. The cottage is also within easy reach of the Pennine Way, Coast to Coast walk and the Lake District (45 minutes to Kendal). Shops and restaurant 8 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Utility room. Steep, narrow, open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with beams, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. TV (no reception). DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed, paved garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Stone Ledges

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111135
    Conveniently situated in the heart of Keswick in one of this market towns oldest streets, Stone Ledges is a carefully restored cosy cottage ideal for a couple or small family group. Its excellent location just yards away from the historic Market Square and Tourist Information Office, makes it ideal for those wishing to explore the delights of Keswick, including the Alhambra Cinema and Theatre by the Lake. The varied shops, Spa Pool and Lake Derwentwater are all within walking distance, the more energetic will enjoy the many hiking opportunities which are readily accessible from the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Living/Kitchen/Diner Area: Open plan room with digital LCD TV, DVD, & Wi-fi available, table, chairs and sofa.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob with extractor, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Free wireless internet access. Cot and highchair available.A car parking permit for the central car parks is provided. NB: It is not possible to park outside the property as it is in a pedestrian only lane.

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