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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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  • Dolphin Cottage

    Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
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    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.

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  • Meregarth

    Windermere

    Grade
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    Ref: CC127212
    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 cottage shares well maintained grounds and direct access down a leafy lane to the lakeshore; here you can sit by the water and watch the swans and steamers go by.
    Meregarth offers stylish and comfortable accommodation, all on one level, and is the perfect retreat for a couple, whatever time of year you choose to visit the Lakes. Although the open plan layout of the kitchen, dining and living area make this property ideal for self catering, guests may well be tempted by the wide range of restaurants and bars in Windermere and Bowness. Walk up to Windermere for an evening meal and the return to the cottage is a gentle stroll, downhill all the way.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
    Entrance into open plan living accommodation with...
    Lounge area: With stove effect electric fire and 43" Smart TV.
    Kitchen: With electric fan oven and hob, microwave and fridge whilst the dining table is well placed for taking in the stunning view across Windermere.
    Bedroom 1: With cast iron king size bedstead, wall mounted 32" TV with integrated DVD player and a useful dressing room.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available. Wi-fi access availableShared grounds with bench seating provided. Parking for two cars at the bottom of the hill with permission to unload at the top of the drive on arrival.

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  • Bank House Barns - Little Eden

    Matterdale End, Ullswater

    Grade
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    Ref: NP29

    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 to spend some time amidst the peace and quiet of beautiful scenery. Walk straight out on to the fells from your cottage door, or go pony trekking and see the sights from a different angle (book at nearby Rookin House). Enjoy boating and sailing on Ullswater or take in the magnificent scenery on a launch trip up the lake. A region which offers something for everyone, whichever season you choose to visit – in the winter months, why not join the Lake District ski club and ski on Raise. For enjoyable days out, there are plenty of places to visit, including Aira Force waterfall, Wetheriggs Pottery Museum and Penrith Castle. Also in the area surrounding Penrith is the wonderful Rheged Discovery Centre, Lowther Leisure and Wildlife Park, Dalemain Historic House and Gardens and beautiful Hutton in the Forest. The lakes and fells to the south are easily reached or go north to the charming villages and historic sites in the Borders, a trip to fascinating Hadrian’s Wall is a must. Pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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

    All properties: Gas central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry facilities. Garden seats. Parking (1 car).

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  • The Hollies

    Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: CC123110
    This traditional Lakeland stone cottage is sure to be in demand from couples looking for a cosy cottage within a short stroll of the village. The property is situated on the end of a terrace of two cottages, nestling into the hillside below Wansfell, with views across the town to the fells beyond. All the amenities of Ambleside are within walking distance, with the rest of the Lakes only a short drive away.

    Ground Floor: The Hollies has gas central heating and is tastefully decorated and well equipped with quality furnishings throughout and comprises:
    Dining/lounge: With TV, DVD, CD player, welcoming log fire, oak table and chairs.
    Kitchen: Equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with oak furniture and superb rooftop views to the nearby Loughrigg Fells.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin, WC and useful drying cupboard.

    All electric, logs and bed linen provided. Sorry, no cot available. Wifi internet available.On street parking.

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  • Three Fells

    Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: CC123187
    Three Fells is a superb apartment, ideal for those couples looking to holiday in the centre of this popular village and as the name suggests, the property enjoys superb views across the village to the surrounding fell range. Ambleside is a great base for an activity holiday with ample opportunities for walking and cycling but is equally well suited to a more relaxed pace, with numerous level walks from the door and leisurely cruises on the Lake.
    Three Fells is a comfortable apartment, accessed by an external staircase, with a delightful terrace and private, sloping garden, awash with colour throughout the year. The property is equipped with everything you require for self catering although with such a wide variety of restaurants on hand, perhaps little use will be made of these.

    Ground Floor: Three Fells has gas fired central heating and briefly comprises:
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, washer/dryer, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Lounge: With wall mounted gas fire, dining area, Freesat TV and access to the small patio area.
    Bathroom: Fully tiled with shower over the bath, hand basin and WC.
    A few steps lead to:-
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and fitted units.

    All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Sorry no cot available. Wifi available.Outside: Small patio area with furniture provided. Private parking for one medium size car only. NB: The accommodation is accessed down a flight of external stairs.

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  • Duddon Mews

    Ulpha, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

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    Ref: 29319


    Duddon Mews is a traditional Lakeland hideaway, attached to the owner’s farmhouse, and enjoying an idyllic rural location tucked away in the Duddon Valley. Arranged on two floors, there is an open-plan living/dining room/kitchen on the ground floor, while an external stone staircase leading to the first floor gives access to a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. A truly unique property, lovingly restored to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. The Duddon Valley is a jewel in the crown of Cumbria, situated between Coniston and Eskdale, remote, unspoilt and perhaps the most idyllic corner of the Lake District. The Duddon Valley will delight walkers, moutain bikers, climbers, nature lovers and those who enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside. The tiny villages of Ulpha and Seathwaite are two focal points of the valley. At Ulpha there is a post office/village shop, while Seathwaite, situated near the end of the ancient Walna Scar road, boasts a 16th-century inn, where good home-cooked food, real ales and a warm welcome await, all day all year. The property is surrounded by moorland, with wonderful views up the valley and walks from the door. Conveniently located for Ulpha, Eskdale, Boot, Seathwaite and Broughton-in-Furness. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beam. External stone stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (Sky, full package). Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Use of owner’s laundry facilities on request. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £15 per booking. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No children under 12 years, due to external steps which can be slippery and no space for cot.

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  • Low Ickenthwaite Farm Cottage

    Rusland, nr. Hawkshead

    Grade
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    Ref: 23748

    A delightful cosy cottage, part of the owners’ former farmhouse in the beautiful Rusland Valley. Set between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, the southern Lakes are on your doorstep. Nearby attractions include Aquarium of the Lakes, steamer trips on Windermere to Bowness and Ambleside, South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Beatrix Potter farmhouse and historic buildings such as Holker Hall and Cartmel Priory. With Hawkshead just 5 miles away, the choices for a day out are endless. The nearby attractions of Grizedale include lovely walks, cafe and cycling. Shops 5 miles, pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 steps down to living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large, shared enclosed garden and furniture. Natural water supply from spring. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the garden.

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  • The Fauld

    West Hall, nr. Brampton

    Grade
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    Ref: 27789

    This single-storey, detached holiday retreat, adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse, has a hot tub and stunning rural views. Converted from a sheep fauld and set on a family-run livestock farm, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. It is 2 miles from Birdoswald Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, and centrally located for the Lake District, Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. Visit Talkin Tarn, Walltown Crag, Lanercost Priory, Rheged, country shows and farmer’s markets. There are footpaths from the door along with walking and cycle routes throughout the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: One step to living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and freezer (in out building). Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. No children.

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  • The Tack Room

    Thirlmere near Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: 13317
    Nestling in a clearing of trees, at the foot of Helvellyn and close to the shore of Thirlmere, Dale Head Hall’s Victorian coach house, set within the grounds of one of lakeland’s finest hotels, has been carefully restored and converted into five apartments offering delightful holiday accommodation amidst breathtaking scenery. Overlooking the cobbled yard they retain much of their rustic charm and are comfortably furnished and equipped. Stroll through the wonderful garden and enjoy spectacular lake views the tranquillity that this very special setting offers.

    The walking and wildlife from the doorstep is excellent. There is a stunning walk along the lakeside or for the more ambitious hiker Helvellyn beckons. The popular, bustling market town of Keswick with an abundance of interesting shops, tourist attractions and eateries is five miles. Thirlmere connects to the south Lakes via a spectacular mountain pass, where you can enjoy the many opportunities that Grasmere, Windermere and Ambleside have to offer. An excellent central location for exploring the Lake District.

    The Tack Room can be booked together with Grooms Room (13316) and The Coach House (24984) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With TV, video and double bed.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. 24 hour laundry service available. Shared drying room.Large shared gardens with lakeside terrace, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. NB: Lake in grounds 55 yards away.

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  • Cleugh Head Farm - Holly Cottage

    Hadrian’s Wall

    Grade
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    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. 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

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  • Country Seat

    Uldale

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    Ref: CC119132
    Situated within the small Lakeland town of Uldale this 300 year old, quirky little one bedroomed cottage has recently been fully renovated to a high standard to provide the ideal base to either relax and unwind in tranquil surroundings or explore the wider attractions nearby Keswick has to offer. Mae’s Tea Room and Gallery is 200 yards from the cottage, where you can enjoy a drink and a snack, the traditional ’Snooty Fox’ public house is only a two minutes stroll away and the surrounding countryside of the ’Back ’o’ Skiddaw and the Caldbeck Fells offers a fell lover’s paradise.

    Ground Floor: Cosy, compact cottage heated by electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Dining area: with open pine staircase, flat screen TV and DVD, dining table, exposed beams and a selection of movies and books for you to enjoy.
    Kitchen: Well equipped with electric oven, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and wine rack.
    Shower room: With double shower unit, deluxe tiles, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom: Part balconied, exposed beams with double bed, CD player, dressing table and bespoke fitted wardrobe.

    All electric and bed linen included.Small parking/patio area immediately outside of the property. Each day for about half the year at about 6am and 4.30pm the local herd of cows pass along the road outside of the cottage. Discounted rates offered to guests who wish to use leisure facilities at nearby Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel.

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  • Stable Yard @ High House Farm

    Watermillock, Ullswater

    Grade
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    Ref: CC118216
    High House Farm is situated in Watermillock, one mile above Ullswater, an idyllic situation surrounded by open fields and with lovely views from the grounds. No longer a working farm, the owner has converted some of the traditional stone buildings into four superb quality self catering cottages. Each cottage is private, not overlooking each other, and all provide ground floor accommodation, oozing quality and character with original features in the structure, beautiful furnishings and excellent en suite facilities. They are perfect for a romantic break or an activity holiday, with secure storage for canoes, bikes, windsurfs etc and livery for horses (for additional fee). Situated in 10 acres of grounds and only one mile from the lake, with walks from the door step, including Aira Force where you can enjoy stunning views to Ullswater along the way. There is a shop at a neighbouring camp site, a pub within one mile and more amenities in Pooley Bridge, three miles. Only a 10 minute drive from the M6 makes High House Farm accessible for short breaks as well as full week holidays.

    Ground Floor: Open plan Living Area/Kitchen/Diner
    Living Room: With 32" LCD TV with Sky, DVD and CD radio.
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. Access to a freezer.
    Bedroom 1; With super king size bed which can be split into two singles (please request when booking) and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heating, fuel, bed linen and towels included.. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Seating area with table and chairs. Ample parking for cars and boats. Visit Britain gold awarded property.

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