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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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  • Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria×

    Dolphin Cottage

    Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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    Ref: E5066
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With sea views from the living room and balcony, this ground floor apartment is an ideal property to relax in. With sea views from the living room and balcony, this ground floor apartment is an ideal property to relax in.
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    This interesting property converted from a 19th century gentleman’s residence is built into the cliff in the heart of ‘old’ Grange. Approached by a side passageway, the holiday apartment is ideal for visitors who like to be out and about sampling the wealth of delights this area has to offer. Once a fishing village, transformed by the advent of the Furness Railway into a fashionable Victorian and Edwardian resort, Grange-over-Sands today is a relaxing oasis in the...

  • Coniston, Cumbria
    Coniston, Cumbria×

    Fellside

    Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124193
    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...
  • Ings, near Staveley, Cumbria
    Ings, near Staveley, Cumbria×

    Little Burbank

    Ings, near Staveley, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC127231
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Delightful ground floor accommodation in the perfect location sitting on an elevated site between Windermere and the popular village of Staveley.
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    Ground Floor accommodation in the perfect location sitting on an elevated site between Windermere and the popular villiage of Staveley, Little Burbank is the perfect bolthole for couples to escape and unwind and enjoy some well deserved time together. Just a two mile drive from Windermere the location is ideal for exploring the more popular Lakeland towns and villages. The award winning Watermill Pub and micro brewery is just a short walk from the property, serving a selection of fine ales...
  • near Ambleside, Cumbria
    near Ambleside, Cumbria×

    The Lawns

    near Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123244
    Key Features:
    - 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...
  • Staffield, near Penrith, Cumbria
    Staffield, near Penrith, Cumbria×

    Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Garden of Eden

    Staffield, near Penrith, Cumbria

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    Ref: 30605
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Visit the picturesque, unspoilt villages of Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Lazonby and Great Salkeld from this stunning first floor holiday apartment.
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    Garden of Eden is a stunning retreat for two, this south-facing, first floor apartment offers breathtaking views over the enchanting gardens and the fabulous Eden Valley. One of eight apartments (refs 30600, 30601, 30602, 30603, 30604, 30605, 30606, 30607), over three floors, set in the stunning Staffield Hall. This Victorian manor house is located in the wonderful Eden Valley, a tranquil part of Cumbria, close to both Carlisle and Penrith and also Hadrian’s Wall, the Northern...

    Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Dovecote
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    Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Butler’s Loft
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    Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Lady Tower
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    Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Peel Tower
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    Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Heavenfield
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    Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Manor Hall
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    Staffield Hall Country Retreats - King Oswald
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  • Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria
    Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria×

    North Cottage

    Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC128226
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Delightful cottage on the fringes of Bowness, perfect for a couple and your pet with private garden and off road parking.
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    Less than a mile from the centre of Bowness and blessed with private off road parking and a partially enclosed garden, (no gate on the entrance to garden down side path) North Cottage is semi detached and part of a larger property, offers charming ‘open plan’ accommodation over 2 floors accommodation for you and your pet. A host of visitor attractions are on hand including the famous Lake Windermere Steamers and car and passenger ferry which runs between Ferry Nab and Far...
  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×

    11 Elm Court

    Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC111221
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    A ground floor apartment with level access, in Keswick.
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    Situated on the fringe of the town with views to Skiddaw. This luxurious apartment, which is in a block known as Elm Court apartment offers the best of both worlds, in that 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. This ground floor apartment has level access with no steps which senior citizens or those with walking difficulties may find useful. It also offers...
  • Matterdale End, Ullswater, CumbriaCumbria
    Matterdale End, Ullswater, CumbriaCumbria×

    Bank House Barns - Little Eden

    Matterdale End, Ullswater, CumbriaCumbria

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    Ref: NP29
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    A cosy courtyard cottage for two set high above Lake Ullswater. Stunning views, walks from the door and pony rides available nearby. A cosy courtyard cottage for two set high above Lake Ullswater. Stunning views, walks from the door and pony rides available nearby.
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    These three delightful cottages stand high on the fellside adjacent to the Cumbrian Way, with superb views across the valley to the hills around Ullswater. Converted from traditional stone barns overlooking a cobbled courtyard, they are all attractive and comfortable and make a wonderful holiday base. Experience Lakeland at its best, with every kind of outdoor activity on hand. Bank House Barns are a haven away from the stresses and strains of everyday living and ideal for anyone looking...

  • Talkin, near Brampton, Cumbria
    Talkin, near Brampton, Cumbria×

    Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No5

    Talkin, near Brampton, Cumbria

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    Ref: 31038
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This terraced cottage offers cosy accommodation in a rural setting, a perfect location to unwind and enjoy the views!
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    Talkin Head is a hill farm in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beautiful old farm buildings (refs: 31034, 31036, 31037, 31038, 31039 and 31040) have been converted into six specially designed terraced holiday cottages, known as Long Byres at Talkin Head. Each cottage is self-contained and has central heating throughout to provide comfortable and cosy accommodation with lovely views; some looking across the Lake District hills. The shared lawned gardens look...

    Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No1
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    Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No2
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    Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No3
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    Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No4
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    Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No6
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    Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No7
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  • Knock, near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
    Knock, near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria×

    Milburn Grange - Hayloft Cottage

    Knock, near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

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    Ref: W44375
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This delightful cottage is ideal for couples looking for a relaxing break or to explore this wonderful area.
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    Milburn Grange is a collection of 7 delightful properties (W44373, W44374, W44375, W44376, W44377, W44378 and W44379), lying on the outskirts of the quiet rural village of Knock, near Appleby-in-Westmorland. They are easily accessible from all major road networks which will save time whilst on those short breaks, and there is ample private off-street parking. There is a separated area for children to play and a dog exercise field adjacent to the properties as well as a games room with a...

    Milburn Grange - Stable Cottage
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    Milburn Grange - Helm Cottage
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    Milburn Grange - Fell Cottage
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    Milburn Grange - Holly Cottage
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    Milburn Grange - Brambles Cottage
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    Milburn Grange - The Studio
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  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Middlebeck Cottage

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123246
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A four star property situated by the banks of the River Rothay just 500 yards from the centre of Ambleside.
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    Just 500 yards from the centre of vibrant Ambleside, Middlebeck Cottage is one of two small cottages adjoining Riverside Lodge, a property of immense charm and character in a unique location on the banks of the River Rothay which flows through the grounds of the property before running into Lake Windermere. Within a level stroll from the cottage you will find a host of restaurants and activities to suit all ages. Ambleside is well served with numerous attractions including two cinemas,...
  • Boot, near Eskdale, Cumbria
    Boot, near Eskdale, Cumbria×
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    Ref: 31165
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy property is the ideal romantic retreat for a couple who wish to escape from the bustle of modern life.
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    Your holiday begins with the breathtaking drive to historic Bridge End Farm Cottages. Coming over Birker Moor, one of the finest panoramas in Britain unfolds before you – Scafell, Scafell Pike and Great Gable tower majestically above these beautiful fells. Lakeland authors, John Ruskin and Alfred Wainwright, were captivated by Eskdale’s beauty describing the valley as “the gateway to paradise” and “a perfect arcadia in the hills – the finest of...

    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Bridge End Farmhouse
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Scafell Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Wastwater Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Stanley Ghyll Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Whillan Beck Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Wrynose Cottage
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