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Cumbria

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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  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×

    Causey View

    Keswick, Cumbria

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    A quality, detached bungalow within walking distance of Keswick town centre with large garden and fell views from every room!
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    With the benefit of fell views from all rooms, a large south facing garden with sunny aspect, private parking and ample storage for bikes, canoes etc, Causey View is an excellent base for young, and older couples alike. The property has been furnished to the same high standards as the owners other property, Felltops, located next door, which can be let separately or together. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac of similar properties on the northern edge of Keswick and within 10 minutes level walk...
  • Sedbergh, Cumbria
    Sedbergh, Cumbria×

    Appletree Cottage

    Sedbergh, Cumbria

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    Explore the picturesque market town of Sedbergh, or spend a day in Windermere. Less than 300 yards to amenities.
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    Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cosy holiday cottage is in a quiet cul-de-sac, just ¼ mile stroll from the centre of the picturesque market town of Sedbergh, well served with restaurants, pubs and cafes. Explore the town’s narrow lanes, old buildings and a 12th century Norman church, restored in 1886. You are also well placed for walking direct from the door on Wainwright’s favourite Howgill Fells, which have the spectacular Cautley Spout waterfall, one...

  • Newby Bridge, Cumbria
    Newby Bridge, Cumbria×

    Myra’s View

    Newby Bridge, Cumbria

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    Myra’s View is a rather special holiday home of exceptional style and quality throughout.
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    Converted from an ancient barn, Myra’s View has been refurbished for 2016 and has a new bed, soft furnishings and carpet. The cottage overlooks pasture and woodland and is fully equipped for modern living, conveniently situated down a quiet cul de sac only a couple of minutes off the A590 and just 20 minutes from junction 36 of the M6 motorway.
    Historic Cartmel, famous for the Steeplechase meetings, 11th Century priory, sticky toffee pudding and some excellent restaurants,...
  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Wansfell Heights

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Centrally situated in the very popular village of Ambleside, Wansfell Heights offers stylish, fully refurbished accommodation for two.
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    Centrally situated in the ever popular village of Ambleside, Wansfell Heights offers stylish refurbished accommodation for two. On the second floor of this rather imposing Victorian building, the apartment enjoys views over neighbouring rooftops to the fells and village beyond and is a most comfortable base from where to explore the whole of the Lake District, either by car or public transport. Contemporary styling has been carefully introduced to blend well with the traditional features of...
  • Crosby near Allonby, Cumbria
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    Galloway Cottage

    Crosby near Allonby, Cumbria

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A cosy one bedroomed holiday cottage 1 mile from the Cumbrian coast.
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    The cottage, previously a clog makers workshop adjoins the owners home, Galloway House, dating back to the 1720’s which until recently was the village pub. Now a cosy one bedroom holiday cottage, Galloway Cottage is situated in the village of Crosby, one mile from the Cumbrian coast and two miles from the harbour town of Maryport. The beach is a fantastic place to walk your dog with views across the Solway to the Scottish Hills. Good food and drink is available at the Stag Inn, within...
  • Bowston near Staveley, Cumbria
    Bowston near Staveley, Cumbria×

    River View Cottage

    Bowston near Staveley, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
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    A traditional 18th Century cottage, with excellent walks straight from the door.
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    Peacefully situated by the banks of the River Kent, overlooking the beautiful Lake District countryside. River View Cottage is detached and set in a small gathering of similar cottages, close to the award winning and prestigious ’Cowan Head’. This traditional 18th Century cottage enjoys a wealth of character complete with exposed beams. Just 10 minutes from Windermere the cottage nestles at the foot of the Kentmere Valley, where many excellent walks can be explored straight from...
  • Staveley, Cumbria
    Staveley, Cumbria×

    Meadow Cottage

    Staveley, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC129212
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Meadow Cottage is delightful, of good quality and will appeal to those who want to be on the fringe of the busier resorts but only a few minutes drive away.
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    Taking its name from the delightful outlook across an open meadow and to the fells beyond, Meadow Cottage in Staveley is an ideal base for those who prefer to be on the fringes of the busier resorts, yet only minutes away by car. The village has a host of excellent pubs and interesting outlets from cycle shops to woodturning and is at the foot of the Kentmere Valley which is rich in wildlife.  Kingfishers can be seen above the weir at the edge of the village in pursuit of salmon leaping on...
  • Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria
    Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria×

    Jebel Kasr

    Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ideal holiday base for couples with fine views just one mile from Bassenthwaite Lake and close to Whinlatter Forest. Ideal holiday base for couples with fine views just one mile from Bassenthwaite Lake and close to Whinlatter Forest.
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    This welcoming, cosy, modern cottage adjoining the owner’s home is an ideal holiday base for couples exploring the spectacular northern Lake District. It is quietly situated in the picturesque village of Thornthwaite on the slopes of Winlatter Forest, which is renowned for its mountain biking tracks and lovely forest trails. For keen bird watchers, an osprey nesting platform can be viewed from the owners rear garden (by arrangement). The property is surrounded by stunning scenery...

  • near Ambleside, Cumbria
    near Ambleside, Cumbria×

    The Lawns

    near Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Set three miles equidistant to both Grasmere and Ambleside and at the foot of the beautiful Langdale Valley
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    The unique, semi detached residence offers great character and charm and is situated just above Skelwith Bridge, between the villages of  Grasmere and Ambleside at the start of the beautiful Langdale Valley. The Pavilion building was architect designed and built in 2006, the result of which is a delightful property offering quality accommodation. Substantial grounds surround the property including over an acre of natural wooded gardens with expanses of lawns and trees perfect for adults to...
  • Low Jock Scar near Kendal, Cumbria
    Low Jock Scar near Kendal, Cumbria×

    Lily Cottage

    Low Jock Scar near Kendal, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC129292
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Beautiful cottage within the grounds of Low Jock Scar, the gardens awash with colour and visited by a variety of wildlife.
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    Just five miles to the north of the medieval market town of Kendal sits Low Jock Scar, a beautiful country house and estate on the banks of Bannisdale Beck and set in several acres of woodland. Guests at Lily Cottage are welcome to meander through the colourful grounds and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the location, the site often frequented by a wide variety of birds and wildlife including woodpecker, deer and hares. The location is perfect for exploring both the Lakes and Dales...
  • Windermere, Cumbria
    Windermere, Cumbria×

    Meregarth

    Windermere, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Cosy cottage style bungalow with superb Lake views and shared access to the water’s edge.
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    This cosy cottage style bungalow sits in a small row of similar properties in the grounds of the former Priory Hotel, a 15 minute walk into the nearby town of Windermere, and a half hour to Bowness (a little more via the National Trust path through Miller Ground). The cottage enjoys wonderful views across Lake Windermere: enjoy your morning coffee looking down as the mist clears above the tranquil water; relax with your evening meal watching the sun set over distant Wetherlam.  The...
  • Keswick, Cumbria
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    14 Greta Villas

    Keswick, Cumbria

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    Traditional cottage, but fully modernized and well equipped. Central location, 100 yards to amenities.
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    Situated right in the heart of Keswick, this fully modernised, spacious one bedroom cottage will appeal to couples wanting the benefit of town centre amenities and with walks from the door. The front door leads into a fully fitted modern kitchen/diner, with a door through to the lounge. Upstairs there is a good size double bedroom and very large bathroom. 14 Greta Villas is very convenient for those travelling by public transport, but equally suitable if you have your own car. The parking...
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