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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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  • Coniston, Cumbria
    Coniston, Cumbria×

    Fellside

    Coniston, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy secluded setting for a couple in an ideal location for exploring the Lake District with Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston on the doorstep.
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    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...
  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×

    Carlton Cottage

    Keswick, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Centrally located cosy ground floor apartment close to Fitz park.
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    Carlton Cottage is a ground floor apartment enjoying a central location with Keswick town centre and Fitz Park just a short stroll away. There is an excellent choice of restaurants, shops and pubs in close proximity, to suit those without transport or those with walking restrictions. The property is tastefully decorated to a good standard, making it an ideal base for a Lakeland holiday.

    Ground Floor: The centrally heated accommodation comprises:
    Lounge/dining...

  • Hallbankgate, near Brampton, Cumbria
    Hallbankgate, near Brampton, Cumbria×

    Blackhill Cottage

    Hallbankgate, near Brampton, Cumbria

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    Ref: W43702
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    A detached holiday bungalow, with its own courtyard and woodburner, perfect for couples who want a relaxing break.
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    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...

  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×

    Ashness - Burnside Park

    Keswick, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury one bedroom lodge with electric heating throughout is within easy walking distance of Keswick town centre. It offers a relaxing, quiet location in picturesque surroundings with magnificent views to Latrigg and Skiddaw from the balcony. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 200 yards.
    Ashness Lodge offers an exceptionally high standard for the...
    Burr Ghyll - Burnside Park
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  • Woodend, Birker Fell, near Ulpha, Cumbria
    Woodend, Birker Fell, near Ulpha, Cumbria×

    Woodend Cottages - The School House

    Woodend, Birker Fell, near Ulpha, Cumbria

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    Ref: 26869
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A rurally placed cottage with spacious south facing garden room and splendid views to Scarfell Pike. Perfect location to ‘get away from it all’ A rurally placed cottage with spacious south facing garden room and splendid views to Scarfell Pike. Perfect location to ‘get away from it all’
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    In the heart of the Lake District National Park


    Woodend is situated off the beaten track in an accessible but remote location high on Birker Fell. Set within a relatively quiet, unspoilt area of the Lake District National Park, 7 miles from the main coast road, local village shops and the nearest pub are 4 miles, smaller market towns are 8 miles and larger towns are 15 miles away. It is a short drive to the more populated areas of Windermere and Coniston. These...

    Woodend Cottages - The Bothy
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    Woodend Cottages - The Buttery
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  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    The Moorings

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123240
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Stylish, ground floor apartment in an enviable position, close to the shores of Lake Windermere offering a comfortable, romantic haven for two.
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    The Moorings enjoys a magnificent setting just metres from the pier at Waterhead, Ambleside, the focus of many a picture postcard featuring the Lake and her famous Steamers against a backdrop of Ambleside’s famous fell range. The village centre, offering an eclectic mix of shopping and eating is a level mile from Waterhead, a manageable walk with a couple of watering holes along the way or short trip on the open top bus or electric carriage that runs frequently throughout the main...
  • Alston, Cumbria
    Alston, Cumbria×

    Milking Parlour

    Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: 25137
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    An attractive former milking parlour for two on the outskirts of Alston.
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    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...

  • Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria
    Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria×

    The Dove Cot

    Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123163
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The Dove Cot is in a delightful setting near Clappersgate at the entrance to the Langdale Valley
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    Set in Clappersgate, within a small complex of properties, just off the road between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge, Clappersgate is at the entrance to the Langdale Valley and literally on the doorstep of some of the most wonderful walking opportunities in the whole of the National Park.
    Refurbished to a very high standard and with great attention to details, the Dove Cot has been transformed into a super holiday home with well chosen accessories which compliment the original,...
  • Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria×

    Churchtown House

    Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    This delightfully pretty holiday apartment is adjacent to Priory Gatehouse (NT), and is just 6 miles away from Lake Windermere. This delightfully pretty holiday apartment is adjacent to Priory Gatehouse (NT), and is just 6 miles away from Lake Windermere.
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    This spacious ground floor apartment forms part of a Grade II listed, 17th-century house, and retains many original features. The interior is well-equipped and decorated to an excellent standard featuring oak floors and pine furniture throughout. With shared use of a cobbled courtyard, this delightfully pretty holiday home is adjacent to Priory Gatehouse (NT), and towered over by the magnificent 12th-century Priory Church. Holker Hall 2 miles. Grange-over-Sands 2 miles....

  • Ullswater, Cumbria
    Ullswater, Cumbria×

    Rampsbeck Lodge

    Ullswater, Cumbria

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    Ref: E2116
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Romantic, lakeside retreat for couples, charming apartment with magnificent views over Lake Ullswater, gardens leading to lake shore and jetty. Romantic, lakeside retreat for couples, charming apartment with magnificent views over Lake Ullswater, gardens leading to lake shore and jetty.
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    This charmingly furnished property (shown bottom right with patio doors) enjoys a wonderful lakeside setting in 2 acres of beautiful gardens which sweep down to the shores of Lake Ullswater, with breathtaking views. The double bedroom has a coronet draped bed and a romantic concealed ceiling light over the bath. Adjoining the owners’ home, visitors enjoy use of the private lake frontage with a jetty for launching a small boat and fishing. Windsurfing, sailing, golf, walking and...

  • Kirkoswald, near Penrith, Cumbria
    Kirkoswald, near Penrith, Cumbria×

    Berrymoor Farm Cottage

    Kirkoswald, near Penrith, Cumbria

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    Ref: 15185
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A well-presented holiday retreat for two situated in a peaceful location close to Penrith.
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    Peaceful location

    This charming holiday cottage is attractively presented and offers an immaculate home from home. All at ground floor and adjoining the owner’s home, it has spectacular country views and a private small garden and patio area. The property is surrounded by good walking country and there is a network of footpaths from the doorstep. The picturesque, unspoilt village of Kirkoswald, with its cobbled market place, is a frequent winner of the best-kept...

  • Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
    Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria×

    Regal House Apartments - The View

    Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

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    Ref: UK1023
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    With lovely views of the lake and of the fells, The View is perfect for holidaymakers who love to put their feet up and watch the world go by.
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    The View is an apartment in the heart of the popular Lakeland village of Bowness on Windermere, in a substantial Edwardian property. Full of character and kerb appeal with its traditional stone and slate exterior, it occupies an ideal location; just a couple of minutes’ walk from Lake Windermere and the centre of Bowness. The apartment offers couples high quality accommodation - stylish and furnished with an eclectic mix of fabulous pieces, you will be certain to appreciate...
    Regal House Apartments - The Courtyard
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