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Take a look at our new Inspire and Explore section for the ultimate guide to holiday activities in the Lake District.

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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  • All Saints View

    Cockermouth

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    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.

  • Fellside

    Coniston

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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.

  • The Pavilion

    Clappersgate near Ambleside

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    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 Den

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
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    Ref: CC128236
    Location, location, location (swimming pool and spa access included)! Within a stone’s throw of the famous shores of Lake Windermere, this apartment is set within a characterful 400-year-old building and is situated on the charming, well-known cobbled pedestrian street in the heart of Bowness on Windermere amidst a fabulous mix of quaint village shops, romantic restaurants, fine wine bars and cosmopolitan coffee houses. The Den offers couples the ideal location to enjoy the delights of the village centre, literally on the doorstep. It has been most comfortably furnished and well equipped, and has a cosy open fire. There is the benefit of a complimentary four star spa and swimming pool access just a short stroll from the apartment.
    The Den can be booked with Admirals Nest (CC128181) to accommodate up to six guests.

    First Floor: The property has 22 steps to entrance, is all on one floor, has Economy 7 central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and Playstation 4.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, heated towel rail and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Travel cot and highchair. Shared enclosed garden with sitting-out area. 2 pets welcome. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Arnside Apartment

    Meathop, nr. Grange-over-Sands

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    Ref: W42984

    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.

    Small step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower 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. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Bramble Cottage

    Keswick

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    Ref: CC111319
    Bramble Cottage is situated at Fieldside Grange on the edge of Keswick, close to Castlerigg Stone Circle in an elevated position. Fieldside Grange is accessed along its own private drive, lined with mature trees, shrubs and rhododendrons. Built circa 1850 this imposing building was once a farmhouse and has been sympathetically renovated and refurbished to provide 10 superb, modern apartments whilst retaining its original slate and stone building. Fieldside Grange is a peaceful retreat set in spacious grounds that have delightful panoramic views and ideally situated with an abundance of walks in the surrounding area and a wealth of amenities in Keswick, 1 1/2 miles. Bramble Cottage is on the ground floor at the rear of Fieldside Grange, overlooking the central courtyard.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With Freesat TV, DVD and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, washer dryer, fridge and freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Courtyard with bench seat and large communal grounds. Parking for 1 car.

  • Westside

    Ambleside

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    Ref: CC123226
    In the very heart of popular Ambleside, Westside is perfectly positioned for enjoying a vibrant village based holiday and sampling all of the excellent amenities and attractions on hand, most of which are a level stroll from this stylish apartment. Ambleside is also, however, equally suitable for those wishing to spend the majority of their days on the magnificent fells and to return to quality accommodation at the end of your day
    The owners of this first floor apartment, are lovers of the great outdoors themselves and wish only that their guests will enjoy the excellent facilities they have provided here at Westside. The lengthy stone mullioned windows, recently exposed to their full potential during major refurbishment, allow plenty of light to flood through the open plan living space whilst offering guests good views of the surrounding fell range and the opportunity to plan your route for the coming day. The well fitted bathroom is on hand to help soak away those aches and pains whilst a quality and comfortable king size bed will ensure a good night’s rest in readiness for the day ahead.

    First Floor: Property has a mix of under floor and instant electric heating and comprises:
    Shared entrance leading to the first floor.
    Small Hallway: Leading left into open plan living space
    Lounge: With slate floor, comfy seating area, HD Freeview TV, DVD and dining space.
    Kitchen: With washer/dryer, microwave, fridge with small freezer box, electric oven and hob.
    The living area has direct access onto a metal fire escape.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With tiled floor, shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric and bed linen included. Outside: Private parking for one car. Sorry, no children.

  • The Bothy @ High House Farm

    Watermillock, Ullswater

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    Ref: CC118217
    High House Farm is situated in Watermillock, one mile above Ullswater, an idyllic situation surrounded by open fields and with lovely views from the grounds. No longer a working farm, the owner has converted some of the traditional stone buildings into four superb quality self catering cottages. Each cottage is private, not overlooking each other and all provide ground floor accommodation, oozing quality and character, with original features in the structure, beautiful furnishings and excellent en suite facilities. They are perfect for a romantic break or an activity holiday, with secure storage for canoes, bikes, windsurfs etc and livery for horses (for additional fee). Situated in 10 acres of grounds and only one mile from the lake, with walks from the door step, including Aira Force where you can enjoy stunning views to Ullswater along the way. There is a shop at a neighbouring camp site, a pub within one mile and more amenities in Pooley Bridge, three miles. Only a 10 minute drive from the M6 makes High House Farm accessible for short breaks as well as full week holidays.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 32" LCD TV with Sky, DVD, CD radio and patio doors.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave. Access to a freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With super king sized bed and en suite with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Two dogs welcome. Separate kennelling available for more dogs.Outside: Seating area with table and chairs. Ample parking for cars and boats. Visit Britain gold awarded property.

  • Milking Parlour

    Alston

    Grade
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    Ref: 25137

    Ideal location for exploring

    Converted from the old milking parlour this single-storey cottage has been comfortably furnished to provide a delightful holiday home just for two. Situated alongside Mark Close Farmhouse (Ref: 13314) it stands on the outskirts of the market town of Alston in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Pennines. It is ideally located for exploring Cumbria’s Lake District, Northumberland and the border of Scotland including Hadrian’s Wall. Whichever direction you travel you will be astounded by the magnificent views. Excellent walking and Coast to Coast cycle route runs through Alston. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH, electricity included, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Grooms Room

    Thirlmere near Keswick

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    Ref: 13316
    Nestling in a clearing of trees, at the foot of Helvellyn and close to the shore of Thirlmere, Dale Head Hall’s Victorian coach house, set within the grounds of one of lakeland’s finest hotels, has been carefully restored and converted into five apartments offering delightful holiday accommodation amidst breathtaking scenery. Overlooking the cobbled yard they retain much of their rustic charm and are comfortably furnished and equipped. Stroll through the wonderful garden and enjoy spectacular lake views the tranquillity that this very special setting offers.

    The walking and wildlife from the doorstep is excellent. There is a stunning walk along the lakeside or for the more ambitious hiker Helvellyn beckons. The popular, bustling market town of Keswick with an abundance of interesting shops, tourist attractions and eateries is five miles. Thirlmere connects to the south Lakes via a spectacular mountain pass, where you can enjoy the many opportunities that Grasmere, Windermere and Ambleside have to offer. An excellent central location for exploring the Lake District.

    Grooms Room can be booked together with The Tack Room (13317) and The Coach House (24984) to accommodate up to six guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With TV and video.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With four poster double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. 24 hour laundry service available. Shared drying room. Large shared gardens with lakeside terrace, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds 55 yards away.

  • Red Gables Apartment 2

    Shap near Penrith

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    Ref: CC132159
    Apartment 2 is a delightful, modern, ground floor apartment, providing very spacious good quality accommodation at an affordable price. Red Gables is a former church converted and extended in 2012 into several apartments. Situated in the centre of Shap village with amenities on the doorstep, including 2 pubs serving food, shops, cafe, tennis court and heated outdoor pool (open in season). There are walks available from the doorstep, over the fells towards Haweswater and Ullswater. Shap is situated between the beautiful Eastern Lakes and the tranquil Eden Valley, with very easy access from the M6. it is also accessible on public transport, via train to Kendal or Penrith and bus to Shap. Guests with limited mobility will appreciate this ground floor accommodation.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, dining table and chairs and patio doors.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and Z bed (only suitable for a child).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. One medium size dog welcome.Outside: Small rear courtyard with seating. Cycle store. Private parking for 1 car.

  • Blackhill Cottage

    Hallbankgate, nr. Brampton

    Grade
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    Ref: W43702

    This traditional detached Cumbrian holiday cottage is ideal for a romantic sanctuary. It has been carefully renovated to retain a wealth of charm, including a large inglenook fireplace, whilst providing all the contemporary conveniences such as large waterfall shower. You can explore Brampton, with its range of good restaurants and pubs, or sit yourself in front of the woodburner and have a relaxing night. The property is set on the A689 in the village of Hallbankgate, which means you are ideally placed for exploring Hadrian’s Wall, Carlisle, the Scottish Borders, Alston and the Lake District. RSPB Geltsdale reserve, 1 mile. Shops 4 miles, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom (no door) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Patio garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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