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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
    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.

  • 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.

  • Mulberry

    Staveley

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC129232
    A delightful mid 19th century cottage, Mulberry sits in the conservation area of Staveley village and offers a quieter location with the benefit of the busier towns of Windermere and Ambleside just a drive away, or easily accessible by the excellent local bus or train links.
    A pretty Lakeland cottage in the heart of the village, Mulberry offers its guests generous accommodation in this comfortable and well presented home from home. Mulberry retains the charm of a Lakeland cottage property with the benefit of modern facilities.
    Walkers and cyclists of all abilities will appreciate the location of Staveley, on the Dales Way route and convenient for the delightful Kentmere Valley, the opportunities are endless. This popular village has successfully retained its appeal as a typical and thriving Lakeland village. An excellent selection of traditional pubs is on hand along with the villages famous Hawkshead Brewery.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/Hi-Fi and multi fuel stove.
    Breakfast Kitchen: With electric oven and hob,  washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and window seat.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. One well behaved pet welcome. Wi-fi access availableOn street parking.

  • 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. NB: No children under the age of 12.

  • Bridge Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111316
    Bridge Cottage is a lovely, comfortable, cosy two bedroom secluded cottage for three people. Situated in a quiet location overlooking the River Greta in Keswick, an abundance of bird life and red squirrels grace the garden. It is only a 15 minute level walk from the town centre and has the benefit of walks directly from the doorstep, to Latrigg, Skiddaw and Blencathra. The cottage is very well equipped including a full Sky TV package and all modern appliances. The owner is a fully qualified hypnotherapist and psychotherapist and can offer therapeutic breaks by request.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With Sky TV, DVD, CD, radio cassette and wood burning stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Initial supply of fuel for wood burning stove provided. Cot available. Wi-fi internet access available.Front garden with seating. Private parking for 2 cars. BBQ available.

  • 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

  • George Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111343
    This delightful two bedroom end of terrace sandstone cottage was fully renovated and refurbished by the owner, but retains its charm and character. George Cottage is stylishly decorated and furnished to a high standard, with individual touches like handmade oak shelving throughout and is ideal for a couple, small family or single person. It is situated in a residential area of Keswick, 5 minutes level walk from the town centre and 10 minutes from the Lake and has the benefit of a private parking space.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With LCD TV with Freeview, DVD, CD radio with i-pod dock and living flame gas fire. There is also a handmade oak table and chairs.
    Kitchen: With oak worktop, electric oven and ceramic hob.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Original staircase (note: quite steep) leading to....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, handmade oak wardrobe and Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and drawers.
    Bathroom: With over sized bath with shower over, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Parking for 1 car and on street parking.

  • Mickledale

    Great Salkeld near Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC132183
    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.
    Mickledale can be booked with Garth (CC132180), High Croft (CC132181), Windale (CC132182) and Langriggs (CC132184) to accommodate larger parties of up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

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

  • 17 Greta Grove House

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC111196
    This luxurious apartment is within a complex known as Greta Grove apartments. Situated on the fringe of the town, these luxurious apartments offer the best of both worlds, they have all the amenities of the town centre close at hand and have an almost country location with views of the nearby Lakeland Fells and walking opportunities from the door.

    First Floor: The apartment is double glazed, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric coal effect fire, TV, DVD, radio/CD and rooftop views to the Borrowdale Fells.
    Dining/kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot available.This is a first floor apartment with lift and stair access with the benefit of video entry phone for added security. Private parking for 1 car.

  • Rowlands

    Grasmere

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC121132
    In the very heart of poetic Gramere, Rowlands is well placed for enjoying superb scenery and wonderful walks in what remains one of the very few traditional villages in the whole of Lakeland. The village is mostly on the level so is ideal for gentle ambles amidst some interesting shops, tea rooms, and outdoor stores. A walk around the lake shore is both manageable and inspiring for all ages, the many pubs and restaurants readily on hand to quench your thirst and satify your hearty appetite.
    Rowlands is a lovely property, in a quiet location on the peripheral of the village and with little passing traffic, just the spot for a relaxing break. The accommodation is comfortable, of a traditional style, the main feature being the manicured patio gardens which can be seen from the picture windows in the lounge, certainly a great vantage point for taking in some more of the breathtaking views of the Grasmere fell range.

    Ground Floor: Rowlands has night storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With flat screen TV, DVD, CD player, bookcase, CD/DVD cabinet with a selection of books, DVDs and CDs for your enjoyment. Views and access out to the garden.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower Room: With shower, hand basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Sorry no travel cot provided as this property is not suitable for children.Enclosed garden with furniture provided. Useful car port and off road parking. NB: This property is not suitable for children. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Beckend Barn

    near Hesket New Market

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC119142
    Beckend Barn, as the name suggests, is a barn conversion with the accommodation on the first floor. Situated in the hamlet of Millhouse, one mile from the village of Hesket New Market, a wonderfully peaceful corner of the Northern Lakes. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, the area is great for either walking on the Caldbeck Fells or cycling the quiet country lanes. Hesket New Market is a mile away and has a village shop and the Old Crown Inn, a pub which is owned by the community and brews great beer.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With Freeview TV, DVD, Playstation 2, i-pod dock, dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and basin.

    All fuel, bed linen included. Cot and high chair available. Internet access availableOutside: Lawn garden with seating. Parking for 1 car. Bike storage.

  • Beckside

    Thornthwaite, nr. Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18258

    This traditional Lakeland cottage adjoins the main property and is approached through private grounds - a haven for red squirrels. It enjoys panoramic views of Helvellyn and the Causey Pike range and is situated on the edge of Coombe Beck, set against the spectacular backdrop of Skiddaw. Osprey can also be viewed from the garden of this tranquil, unspoilt location (seasonal). Forestry walks from the bridge across the beck at the property, and sailing and fishing on Bassenthwaite lake. A regular bus service, 400 yards, provides further options for days out. A perfect holiday retreat. Shops, restaurants and Theatre by the Lake, 2 miles. Shop and pub 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. 2 steps down to kitchen. Garden room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceilings, 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). First £10 partial NSH, electricity convector heaters and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Garden with sitting area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. No children under 12 years due to unfenced stream and ravine in the garden.

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