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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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  • Oak Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123293
    Nestling high up on the Kirkstone overlooking the tranquil Stockghyll Valley, Ambleside and Lake Windermere, Oak Cottage is picturesquely situated on a 2700 acre traditional working Lakeland farm. Originally the old farmhouse, this 18th Century, well equipped accommodation retains many original features including low oak beams, farmhouse doors and a spice cupboard. The warm cosy, farmhouse is sure to make you feel relaxed and away from it all. With far reaching, spectacular views in every direction, Oak Cottage is idyllically situated for you to enjoy the magnificent walks which are available right from your doorstep. Highland cattle and Herdwick sheep graze and wonder freely on the surrounding farmland and Buzzards can be seen soaring above. An ideal spot for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The dark clear night skies are perfect for star gazing too.

    This property can be booked together with Willow Cottage (CC123284), The Nest (CC123290) and Hazel Cottage (CC123280) 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 electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with wood burner and 28" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With beams.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed (for alternative sleeping).
    Bedroom 3:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared courtyard. ¼ acre of grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from a spring. No children under 12 years. NB: access via a rough track.

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  • Beny-Cot

    Keswick

    Grade
    5
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC112144
    Regular visitors to Keswick will know properties in the centre of town rarely have the luxury of private parking or a garden, Beny-Cot has the benefit of both. This attractive cottage is built in a traditional style from Lakeland stone and is situated 100 yards from both Keswick town centre and the Cumbrian Cottages regional office. The interior is furnished in a modern style with quality furnishings, has Wi-Fi and a kitchen with all the desired appliances and is enhanced with traditional features such as a woodburning stove in the lounge and a bedroom with a stripped pine floor. The benefit of four bedrooms (one kingsize, one double, one single and one versatile attic room) for five guests, provides added flexibility of sleeping arrangements and kids will love the attic bedroom with futons, a TV and Playstation 2.

    Keswick is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples, the fit and the ‘not so fit’! Situated on the shores of Derwentwater, the fells are accessible from the doorstep and the town centre has excellent amenities. Other outdoor activities available locally include mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest, kayaking and sailing on the lakes, rock climbing and ghyll scrambling to name but a few. The ‘not so fit’ may prefer gentle strolls around the town’s parks and shops, partaking in the café culture on Keswick’s pedestrianised market place or a trip on the launch around Derwentwater. Across the road in Fitz Park is an excellent children’s play park, the Keswick Museum with café, a bowling green and the Keswick Leisure Pool is adjacent. Shop 30 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living Room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With two sofa beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements only. If the extra beds/futon are required please inform the local office at the time of booking otherwise beds will not be made up.), TV and Playstation 2.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Multiple steps up to garden.

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  • Holmlea

    Newtown, nr. Silloth

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 17389

    Just 1 mile to a sandy beach this holiday home is one of a small row in the hamlet of Newtown. Dated 1769 the property has been refurbished with extensive views towards Skiddaw (Lakeland fells) and towards the Solway Firth from the rear. Excellent coastal walking, golf, wind surfing, fishing and cycling. Cockermouth, 15 miles. Keswick, 25 miles. Tea room with craft shop and farm animal park 1/2 mile. Shops and pub 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in shed). Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio/sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Orchard House

    Alston

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: W43556


    Perched at the bottom of a cobbled street, Orchard House is a Grade II listed, 17th century terraced house and offers the best of both worlds. From the front it looks up to the bustling main street and to the rear it has open views across fields, which run down to the South Tyne River. This holiday house is well-furnished and presented with a welcoming, cosy ambiance. Set in a conservation area, Alston claims to be the highest market town in England. Not only that, the nearest town is more than 15 miles away so Alston offers the chance to escape to a far-flung corner of Cumbria that promises to enchant sightseers with its charming cobbled streets and bustling pubs, shops and tea rooms. To arrive in memorable fashion it may be worth travelling along the A686 from Penrith to Corbridge. The AA Magazine rated this among the 10 best drives in the world and it’s not difficult to see how they came to such a conclusion as the heather-clad moorlands of the North Pennines that surround Alston make it an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and appealing to anyone who participates in outdoor activities. Reminders of the town’s rich mining history are everywhere, with the Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre charting the story of mineral mining in this area. The South Tynedale Railway, the highest narrow gauge railway in England, also runs from Alston to Kirkhaugh, which is just over 2 miles away in Northumberland. Shops, pubs and restaurants 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Snug with beams. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas living flame fire in dining room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Blu-ray. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in basement). Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Lawned garden with patio, decked sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Garden set over three levels, steps to each area and uneven surfaces.

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  • Darcy Cottage

    Skinburness, near Silloth

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC705


    Darcy Cottage is a comfortable, detached cottage which used to be two different quirky cottages and has now successfully been blended into one. Reached via a rough tarmac private lane, the cottage enjoys the benefit of two gardens, the front garden is fully enclosed, while the rear garden is open and is ideal for watching the dramatic Solway Firth sunsets. Darcy Cottage is just a quick scramble over the rocky sea defences onto the beach, and here you can paddle or fish on a secluded stretch of the Solway enjoying the views to Scotland. You can also sit and watch for seabirds and porpoises from the master bedroom. Set just outside Skinburness a few minutes north of the popular seaside resort of Silloth, where you can stroll along the coastal path. The Solway Firth coastline has plenty to entertain, from an award-winning aquarium, a toy soldier museum, amusement arcades, go karting, world class golf and even a 4 day music festival, Solfest! There is a small market on Thursdays in Silloth, and a car boot on Sundays, just out of town. Slightly further afield there is the great border city of Carlisle and the northern Lake District. Beach 30 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Separate toilet.
    Narrow and steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed leading to...
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds and beams.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned front garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture and an open rear back garden. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The seashore is 30 yards from the property.

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  • Greengables

    Keswick

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC111297
    This four bedroom house is luxuriously furnished and equipped to provide exceptional quality self catering accommodation. Situated in a residential area of Keswick, Greengables is within 5 minutes level walk of the town centre and its many amenities. Sleeping six people, with two bathrooms the cottage is ideal for the larger or extended family seeking a walking holiday in the Northern Lakes.  Greengables now also has the full sky sports package and free Wi-Fi broadband.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating, the accommodation comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With TV with full Sky Sports package, Wi-Fi, DVD, CD radio, payphone, i-Pod dock and living flame gas fire.
    Kitchen: With electric range cooker, ceramic hob and double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Master bedroom: With King size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With twin beds and adjoining the...
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-fi internet available.Rear courtyard with garden furniture. BBQ. Garage for 1 car. On street parking. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Low Fell Cottage

    Crosthwaite

    Grade
    6
    4
    4
    2
    Ref: CC129108
    Low Fell Cottage is a traditional Lakeland stone cottage dating back to 1936 and is situated near the village of Crosthwaite, five miles south of Windermere. Additions to the property provide delightful accommodation with the benefit of ground floor bedrooms and shower room. The cottage is sure to appeal to those seeking a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of modern day living, where they can appreciate the seclusion of the mature 12 acres of woodland grounds and shrubs, including azaleas, hellebores and ornamental trees. The garden plays host to an abundance of wildlife including visits from deer and squirrels.

    Ground Floor: The centrally heated accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: With Lakeland slate fireplace housing an open fire (coal and logs provided), TV, DVD, video and stereo system, small library of gardening and local interest books and patio doors leading to the garden.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: Equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and walk-in larder.
    Utility room: With washing machine and boiler.
    Bedroom 1:  With king size bed and en-suite with shower, bath, hand basin, bidet and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: All the rooms on this floor have delightful views over the gardens.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
    Bedroom 4: Single bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
    Bathroom: With bath, wash basin and WC.

    All electric, fuel and bed linen included. Cot, highchair and payphone available. Free broadband access.Integral garage with full size table tennis table, tumble dryer and wood store. Private parking for 5 cars. Mature 12 acre woodland gardens. Terrace with BBQ and outdoor furniture.

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  • Crossfell Cottage

    Temple Sowerby, near Penrith

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: UK1041
    Crossfell sits on a quiet street in Temple Sowerby, which is a picturesque village in the delightful Eden Valley. This charming, 18th-century cottage has been renovated to provide a contemporary, well furnished holiday home. The end terrace cottage has a pretty sitting-out area which attracts wildlife. The village is just a few miles from both Penrith and Ullswater, or the historic and picturesque market town of Appleby, which has a good selection of shops, inns and restaurants. The Eden Valley area is popular for walking, cycling, pony trekking, golf and birdwatching. The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: 3 steps to entrance.
    Living/dining area:
    With woodburner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    2 steps to... Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed and pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial supply of logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Owl Nest

    Newby Bridge

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: UK1055
    Situated on the southern tip of Lake Windermere close to the small village of Lakeside, The Owl Nest offers a most exceptional holiday experience within the Lake District National Park.

    Centrally located, this fantastic, holiday home is set in a row and makes for a one-of-a-kind week away in the South Lakes. The Owl Nest lies within the grounds of The Swan Hotel and Spa, and holidaymakers have access to many of the hotel’s fine facilities, including the indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, along with the 2 acres of grounds to explore.

    It goes without saying that The Lakes are a dream for lovers of all things outdoors, covering the whole spectrum of activities from walking and cycling to watersports, and the stunningly beautiful natural terrain makes for a most scenic photograph, painting or backdrop to a leisurely stroll. If that isn’t enough, the village of Cartmel is home to a fantastic racecourse for horses, so a day at the races is not to be missed! Line fishing is available on the River Leven nearby (£10 per day, licence required, bring your own rods). Beach 8 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
    The Owl Nest can be booked together with The Hedgehog (UK1053), The Mallard (UK1054), The Dormouse (UK1056) and The Love Nest (UK1057) to accommodate up to 34 guests.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Living area: With wood burner, 42" Smart TV and patio doors leading to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Separate toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed (for children), TV and Playstation 4.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.Patio, terrace, garden furniture and outdoor fireplace. Shared 2-acre unspoilt and landscaped grounds with children’s adventure playground. Shared use of hotel’s 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 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river in the grounds, 200 yards away. This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Middle Barn

    Lindale, nr. Cartmel

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 18578

    This delightful holiday cottage has been imaginatively converted from a former barn and retains a good deal of charm. The middle of three, set around a courtyard with its own private patio area. Set in stunning scenery, ideal for walking, it also has good road access to the coast and Grange-over-Sands, 2 miles. The village of Cartmel, 3 miles and the southern tip of Lake Windermere is 4 miles with visitor attractions including Aquarium of the Lakes and Haverthwaite to Lakeside Steam Railway. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Second living room. 3 bedrooms: 1 twin (can be double), 1 single (2ft 6in for child), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Galleried double (5ft) bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two digital TVs. DVDs. iPod docking station. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Large, enclosed courtyard and furniture. Balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • 2 Fairview Terrace

    Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: CC123219
    Set in a conservation area at the top of the fondly named ’Peggy Hill’, 2 Fairview Terrace is a traditional Lakeland cottage built around 1630 and the former shippen to a cluster of ancient buildings. A mere 2 minute stroll from the very heart of Ambleside, the location is perfect for enjoying walks from the door to Loughrigg Fell and the more challenging Fairfield range or perhaps a gentle stroll to Waterhead for a host of waterborne activities including rowing boats and the famous Windermere Lake Steamers.
    2 Fairfield Terrace is perfectly positioned for sampling the many delights that the popular village of Ambleside has to offer. This comfortable and homely cottage, enjoys fine fell views from most windows and is ideal for a family holiday at any time of the year. With four good bedrooms and two bathrooms and set out across three floors, 2 Fairview Terrace offers a good degree of privacy for its guests. Blessed with an open fireplace, dressed with local green slate, this feature is perfect for gathering around in the winter evenings and recalling the day’s events with space for the family pet in front of the hearth too!

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into...
    Lounge: With open fire place (fuel available locally), TV with DVD and window seat.
    Kitchen/Dining room: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds, feature fireplace and fell views.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Master double bedroom with fine fell view.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and WC.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair availableOutside: Utility houses the washer, dryer and freezer and is ideal for bike storage. Garden to front with furniture provided. Parking is for one car via permit.

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  • Townend Farm

    Little Asby near Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC132189
    Situated in the small village of Little Asby this listed 1600s farmhouse is ideal for individuals looking for a unique and charming property. It has been tastefully restored yet retains many of its original features. The property oozes character from the stone floors, to original fireplace, and asymmetrical original wooden beams in the ceilings. The property was built during Charles I’s civil war, as a farmhouse and remained as such through four generations of farmers, until it was sold to a non-farming owner in the 1980s. The property features a grand master bedroom, and living room, where everywhere you look you can see original features on display amongst the antique furniture.

    Little Asby is a quiet hamlet close to Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh in the Howgill Fells. The location is ideal for touring the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales, being just 18 miles from Garsdale Head in the Yorkshire Dales, and 21 miles from Haweswater, and 30 miles to Windermere in the Lake District. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles

    Ground Floor: The property is beamed throughout and comprises:
    Living/Dining Room: With stone floor, open fire, Sky TV and DVD player.
    Two steps down to...
    Kitchen: With Rayburn, fridge and freezer.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With four poster bed and gas wood burner.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and wood burner.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With roll top bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electric, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack.Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £50.

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