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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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  • Cleugh Head Farm - Holly Cottage

    Hadrian’s Wall

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC133142
    Holly Cottage is a character cottage in every sense of the word, with many original features including beamed ceilings and stone flagged floor. This 300 year old one bedroom cottage is perfect for couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is situated east of Brampton on the North Pennine Hills, surrounded by beautiful open countryside which is perfect for walking and cycling. It is close to Hadrian’s Wall and centrally located to visit Carlisle, the Lake District, Northumbria and the Scottish Border Country. The owners run a small farm and race horse establishment and are happy to show guests round when work allows.This property can be booked with Primrose Cottage 133130) and The Byre (133156) to accommodate up to eight guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD and electric flame effect stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge and microwave. Use of shared freezer.
    Wet room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Galleried bedroom: With twin beds which can be converted to a super king (please advise when booking), TV and DVD.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. One well behaved dog welcome. Wi-Fi internet access available.Outside: Patio with seating. Parking for 2 cars. Shed with shared freezer.This property has a private water supply. There is a stream within the grounds of the property. Extra care should be taken

  • Dolphin Cottage

    Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: E5066

    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 English Lakes, featuring shops, a long traffic-free promenade, ornamental gardens, golf courses, brass band concerts and vantage points for bird watching. Cartmel village with its medieval priory and National Hunt racecourse, the Lakeland Miniature Village and Arnside Knott (NT) are among the myriad of attractions within a few miles of the town. There are a number of festivals on in the area including Holker Flower Festival the last weekend of June, the Steam Festival at Flookburgh the last weekend of July and Prom Arts the last Sunday of the month between April and September. Tea rooms, a selection of shops and a pub serving food are about 700 yards away, and golf is available nearby.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DAB radio. Microwave. Balcony and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Unsuitable for children. NB: Railway line 27 yards from property.

  • Chaucer Lodge Apt 1

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111411
    Apartment 1 is on the ground floor of Chaucer Lodge, a small development of four similar apartments situated next to Chaucer House. It is equally suitable for guests with mobility problems or those seeking a central location, with ground floor accommodation, shower cubicle, adjacent parking and five minutes level walk along Southey Street to the town centre. Couples or two single people can be accommodated as the bedroom has two 2’6" single beds which can zip together as a king size. The owners provide Wi-Fi internet access. Keswick is surrounded by stunning fells and the town has great amenities, so your car need not move from the private parking space.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has gas central heating and comprises;
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen: With two seat sofa, armchair, dining table and chairs, TV, DVD and DAB radio.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link 2’6" single beds which can convert to a king size bed (please confirm your choice when booking).
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Wi-Fi internet access. Sorry no cot available.Outside: Parking for 1 car.

  • Old Town Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111420
    Old Town Cottage is a fantastic addition to our portfolio of cottages in Keswick town centre. Originally part of a Mill, it was transformed into a luxurious self catering cottage, tastefully furnished and decorated to compliment the character of the old building. It is sure to appeal to couples with even the most discerning taste, with quality furnishings, modern well equipped kitchen and bathroom, oak and slate flooring on the ground floor and original oak beams. Situated in the old part of Keswick, the cottage is perfect for a romantic break or exceptional base for your walking holiday, with the convenience of the town’s amenities on the doorstep. The walks around Keswick suit all abilities with great restaurants to enjoy in the evening.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises;
    Lounge/diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio/docking station, oak flooring and electric flame effect stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-fi access availableOutside: Small decked area to the rear with table and chairs. Parking permit for nearby car park.

  • Lane Foot Barn - Shepherd’s Rest

    Kendal

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: LO3

    This wonderful centuries-old barn has been carefully converted to create two character eco-friendly holiday cottages with their own patios, giving stunning views over open farm and hills. Situated on the edge of Kendal, a historic market town famous for its mint cake, the location is perfect to tour the Lake District (Windermere 9 miles) and Yorkshire Dales (Sedbergh 9 miles). Water sports or cruises on the lakes, mountain climbing in the Langdales and coastal walks on the Cumbrian Coastal Way are just a few of the many activities to be enjoyed in the area. There is a plethora of historic houses and gardens with Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and Cartmel 12th-century priory all a short drive away. Shops 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

    One step to entrance. Beamed open plan living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen area with tiled floor. Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Shower room and toilet.

    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Two DVDs
    • Small courtyard with furniture

    • Electricity, full underfloor central heating from ground source heat pump, bed linen and towels included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • No smoking
    • NB: Fenced stream in owners’ grounds and covered well next to parking area

  • The Den

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC128236
    Location, location, location (swimming pool and spa access included)! Within a stone’s throw of the famous shores of Lake Windermere, this apartment is set within a characterful 400-year-old building and is situated on the charming, well-known cobbled pedestrian street in the heart of Bowness on Windermere amidst a fabulous mix of quaint village shops, romantic restaurants, fine wine bars and cosmopolitan coffee houses. The Den offers couples the ideal location to enjoy the delights of the village centre, literally on the doorstep. It has been most comfortably furnished and well equipped, and has a cosy open fire. There is the benefit of a complimentary four star spa and swimming pool access just a short stroll from the apartment.
    The Den can be booked with Admirals Nest (CC128181) to accommodate up to six guests.

    First Floor: The property has 22 steps to entrance, is all on one floor, has Economy 7 central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and Playstation 4.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, heated towel rail and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Travel cot and highchair. Shared enclosed garden with sitting-out area. 2 pets welcome. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Churchtown House

    Cartmel, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: LVG

    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. Lake Windermere 6 miles. Shops 10 yards, pubs in village square.

    Large shared entrance hall. Attractive beamed sitting-room with open fire and rugs on oak floor. Beamed, fitted kitchen with dining area. Beamed, pretty double bedroom with 5ft bed and feature fireplace. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • TV/video/DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Laundry service £3 per load
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared cobbled yard
    • Roadside parking
    • Ground floor facilities

  • Oak Cottage

    Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30156

    This well-presented, stone-built, semi-detached holiday cottage adjoins the owners’ home and lies on the edge of the ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Oak Cottage provides warm and cosy accommodation, in ‘upside down’ style. It stands in a conservation area at the top of the picturesque main street which links the well-preserved Norman castle with the fine medieval Church of St Lawrence. The spacious, mature garden provides an ideal area for dining al fresco, whilst all the amenities of the town, including pubs and restaurants, are all within a few minutes’ walk of the cottage. Situated close to open countryside, with many fine and interesting walks, this property makes an ideal base for exploring all the beauty of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. There are numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the Pennine range with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is also a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead Viaduct. Visit Appleby in June and experience the atmosphere of the 300-year old horse fair. Penrith is just 14 miles. Bike hire is available locally. The public indoor swimming pool is 600 yards away. Shops and pubs 100 yards..

    Ground floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams.

    Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in adjoining outhouse. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with covered patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Pond in owner’s garden, 10 yards.

  • Appletree Cottage

    Sedbergh

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44017

    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 of the highest in England. Sedbergh is well-placed between the Pennines, the Lake District and Morecambe Bay, while Windermere and the limestone area of the Yorkshire Dales are a short drive away. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 22" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Partially enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Briar Nook

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123104
    Centrally located in one of the oldest and conservation areas of Ambleside, Briar Nook has been all manner of things in its’ 300 year history but has recently become a very comfortable, cottage style apartment. A wealth of oak beams are on display hinting at its historic past. Well chosen traditional furnishings, cleverly blended with 21st Century additions, ensure you will be perfectly at home here, just the two of you and your pet if you want. The central location offers you the chance to park up and forget about the car and explore a host of activities attractions and amenities right from the doorstep.

    Ground Floor: The spacious accommodation is heated by electric wall mounted radiators and comprises:
    Lounge/Dining: Beamed lounge and feature oak fireplace and electric ’stove’ effect fire, large modern flat screen TV with integrated Freeview, DVD and deep cushioned leather chesterfield furniture.
    Dining/kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.
    Useful Second Cloakroom: Reached by a small flight of stone stairs from the kitchen.
    Bedroom 1: Beamed double bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Parking by way of permit on nearby car park.

  • The Old Dairy

    Leadgate, nr. Alston

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44255

    The Old Dairy is a detached barn conversion which has been tastefully converted, and nestles on the border of Cumbria and Northumbria. It sits in a garden, bordered by mature trees with views over green fields and wild fells. Alston is said to be the highest market town in England, and has a quaint cobbled street with public houses, butchers, bakers and even its own candlemaker! It lies within an AONB with the Pennine Way running close to the cottage, and with spectacular scenery all around. Fishing, riding and golf are all nearby, and you can follow some of the local rambles or the Pennine Way. It is ideal for touring the northern Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and Northumbria and within easy driving distance are Hadrians Wall, Hexham, Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Beamish Museum, Ullswater and Keswick. Within the area is an historical Roman fort and tourists will enjoy the museums, exhibitions and sites along Hadrian’s Wall. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor in bathroom), ele, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times, sheep country. No smoking.

  • High Park

    Loweswater, Cockermouth

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: LD8

    In the Buttermere Valley, peacefully located at the end of a leafy country lane, this charming Grade II listed barn, part of an 18th-century fell farm, has an idyllic setting with stunning views across Crummock Water to the Grasmoor range of fells. The property shares a courtyard with the adjoining farmhouse and has a secluded garden with patio. Situated only ½ mile from Loweswater village, there are many beautiful walks direct from Highpark, from a gentle lake stroll to the more challenging Melbreak Fell. Wildlife is abundant with falcons, nightingales and red squirrels. Shop 4 miles, pub ½ mile (featured in ’Good Pub Guide’).

    Entrance hall with slate floor. Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Open-tread, oak stairs to first floor: Spacious beamed, open-plan living/dining/modern fitted well-equipped kitchen area with log fire, lake views and oak floor.

    • Log fire - fuel included
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Full NSH included (November £30per week)
    • TV (no reception)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Two-ring gas hob
    • Full electric cooker
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone - incoming calls only
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking
    • No children except babies in arms

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