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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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  • Guards Cottage

    Gleaston, nr. Ulverston

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    Ref: W44087


    This delightful cottage, adjacent to the owners home, is situated on the edge of the small village of Gleaston on the Furness Peninsula. The cottage was originally part of Guards House Farm and was an eight cow shippon (milking parlour). It has been converted into a fully insulated, warm, cosy and comfortable dwelling with all accommodation situated on one level. It features beautiful original wooden beams and slate floors, and opens out onto a large mature garden.
    There are easy walks from the village to enjoy including a walk past Gleaston water mill and café to Gleaston Castle ruins, which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Going north brings visitors to the village of Stainton, where opposite the village green, is the local inn. For the more energetic, head south east for a longer walk and enjoy the great views of the expanse of Morecambe Bay, which leads to the coast and beach.
    There is quick and easy access to the market town of Ulverston with its old pubs, restaurants and golf course. Ulverston was the home of Stan Laurel and the birthplace of the Quaker movement at Swarthmoor Hall. All the attractions of the Lake District National Park are easily accessible with Coniston Lake and Lake Windermere being about 12 miles away. The Furness Peninsula has many sandy beaches, pebble beaches, sand dunes, bird watching, the South Lakes Animal Park, Furness Abbey and Pier Island and Castle. Popular Birkrigg Common, which is within walking distance, has incredible panoramic views of Morecambe Bay. The town of Barrow offers other attractions such as large stores, multiplex cinema, nightclubs and a golf course. Nearby, Walney Island has a Nature Reserve, a large expanse of sandy beach, a gliding club and golf course. Beach 2 miles. Shop 2½ miles, restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. 1 double bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 30’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children except babes in arms.

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  • Old Town Cottage

    Keswick

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    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.

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  • Wetherlam

    Lowick Bridge

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    Ref: E3829

    In the glorious landscape of the Lake District National Park, and ideally located for enjoying water sports or fell walking and climbing, these two spacious and comfortable properties have been created from the conversion of an 18th century barn. Allt Maen, its name derived from the Celtic ‘Old Man of Coniston’, a mountain visible from the properties, is on the first floor and Wetherlam occupies the ground floor. Coniston Water is just 2 miles, Windermere 8 miles, Blawith Fells are a short drive and Grizedale Forest tracks invite mountain bikers, whilst nearby stately homes and gardens offer more sedate pleasures. Shops are 3 miles away and a friendly pub (dogs welcome) is a short stroll.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Rayburn in dining room included.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Low Fold Cottage

    Crook, nr. Windermere

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    Ref: W1759

    Beautiful views of the Lyth Valley

    Situated on a mixed working farm, this 17th century semi-detached character holiday cottage with exposed beams is warm and cosy. It is ideal for a rural holiday in a location close to all the attractions of the Lake District and the southern National Park, Windermere, the lake and Bowness being only 4.5 miles, and bustling Kendal the same. Windermere in the centre of the Lake District offers great countryside and walking to suit all abilities. A good area for walking with golf nearby, the cottage is to be found up a narrow lane with beautiful views of the Lyth Valley. There are many attractions in the area including historic houses, museums, galleries, gardens and parks, as well as watersport opportunities and great shopping, bars and restaurants. Shop and restaurant 3.5 miles and pub 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beam/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with beam and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Bracken Lodge - Burnside Park

    Keswick

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    Ref: CC111166
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. Bracken Lodge is equipped for every modern day convenience and comfort. Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Skiddaw, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells. The site is within walking distance of Keswick town centre, making the lodge an ideal base to enjoy the amenities of Keswick without the hustle and bustle of the town itself. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Sitting/dining area: Open plan with electric fire, TV, video, CD player and patio doors to the terrace.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, dining table and views to Latrigg.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

    All electricity and bed linen included. Cot available.Patio doors leading to the terrace. Parking for 1 car, all visitors to the site must park elsewhere.
    Please note from mid November until end of February this site is closed. However, the site is open over Christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

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  • High Hurst

    Ulpha near Broughton-in-Furness

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    Ref: CC129241
    Sitting prominently in the heart of the Duddon Valley, this period cottage has been located on a working farm since 1765, and enjoys beautiful views across to Caw and Stickle Pike. High Hurst is criss-crossed with footpaths and bridleways offering a gateway to the local fells, including Dow Crag and the Coniston mountains. Attached to the owners’ home, High Hurst is part of an original 18th-century farmhouse which has smaller outbuildings, including an original Victorian outhouse. It is surrounded by 20 acres of prime grazing land encompassing a quarter of a mile stretch of the River Duddon, this spate river is crossed by a series of ancient stepping stones along its length. During the lambing season and winter months, Herdwick sheep occupy the associated farmland prior to release onto the upper fells, leaving the owners small flock of Ryeland sheep as permanent residents of the farm, keeping the hens company. Secluded, peaceful and with breathtaking views, High Hurst offers the perfect location for the Lake District visitor looking for inspiration and relaxation.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has night storage heating, a wood burner and comprises:
    Utility room: With drying area, washing machine and freezer.
    Lounge: With tiled floor, wood burner, 42" Sky TV, Playstation 3/Blu-ray player and open views across the garden to the fells.
    Kitchen/dining room: With laminate floor, double sink, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and stunning views across the garden and surrounding fells.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With corner shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Chaucer Apartment 4 - Chaucer’s Gem

    Keswick

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    Ref: CC111406
    The former Chaucer House Hotel, was converted into 14 luxury apartments and located in the heart of Keswick with all amenities on the doorstep Chaucer House. It is a perfect base to enjoy a holiday in the Northern Lakes. With many walks surrounding this pretty town, your car may never leave its parking space. The lake is within a 10 minute stroll, taking you through the beautiful Hope Park Memorial Gardens with mini golf, crazy golf and putting. Launches run regularly around the lake with numerous drop off points.
    Chaucer’s Gem is a very stylish apartment which was completely refurbished in 2013. It is situated on the lower ground floor with the bedroom at basement level (with natural light). There are only a few steps down to the apartment, which is all on one level, and is therefore suitable for people with limited mobility.

    Ground Floor: Property is on the lower ground floor level and luxuriously furnished and very well appointed. It is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: Open plan with leather sofa, leather armchair, glass dining table, flat screen TV, DVD, i-Pod dock, Wi-Fi internet access and electric flame effect stove in feature fireplace.
    Kitchen area; With electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom: With king size bed, dressing table and easy chair.
    Bathroom: Luxury fully tiled with shower over a large bath, twin wash basins, WC and heated towel rail.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-fi internet accessOutside:Dedicated off street parking for 1 car.

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  • Green Barn

    Little Mell Fell

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    Ref: CC118113
    A delightful one bedroomed barn conversion which is ideal for couples seeking a peaceful retreat. Set in an idyllic rural location on the flanks of Little Mell Fell, with uninterrupted views over open countryside towards Striding Edge, Green Barn is a bird watchers paradise with an abundance of bird life around the tarn to the front of the property. The barn is situated within close proximity to Ullswater, the more tranquil Caldbeck fells lie just to the north and some 12 miles to the west is the bustling town of Keswick.

    Ground Floor: Heated by night storage heaters the accommodation, which is all on one level, comprises:
    Dining/Lounge: With a view over the tarn to the fells beyond, TV, DVD, CD/radio and electric stove.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom: Large with double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Cot available.Outside there is a garden with furniture and seating area. Parking for 1 car. NB: There are significant drops within the grounds.

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  • Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Dovecote

    Staffield, nr. Penrith

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    Ref: 30600

    Dovecote is part of Staffield Hall, located in the wonderful Eden Valley, a tranquil part of Cumbria, close to both Carlisle and Penrith, and also Hadrian’s Wall, the Northern Pennines, the western fringe of the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders. Staffield Hall is a Victorian manor house which is split into 8 apartments over three floors (refs 30600, 30601, 30602, 30603, 30604, 30605, 30606, 30607).
    If you are looking for a romantic retreat for two, this second floor apartment, which was once occupied by the maids of a bygone age at Staffield Hall will not disapoint! As you enter Staffield Hall, this stunning building will blow you away with its grand entrance and beautiful stain glass windows. Take the stairs to reach this charming apartment which boasts bright and airy living accommodation with wonderful characteristics. Beautifully designed with exposed beams, sloping ceilings and a half-domed ceiling, as well as keeping its original Victorian fireplace truly adds to the charm and cosiness of this idyllic hideaway. After a busy day walking, dining out and exploring, guests can retreat back to Dovecote and relax; the bio-jet spa bath, with fluffy towels waiting by the side, is the perfect way to unwind and plan your days ahead.
    Access to the shore side of Lake Ullswater at Pooley Bridge is only a short drive away, with Keswick and Lake Derwent Water along with Lake Buttermere being only a further easy drive away. The picturesque unspoilt villages of Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Lazonby and Great Salkeld are all close by and they each offer amenities for you to enjoy. Local shops and tea rooms, as well as great pubs and restaurants abound. From Staffield Hall, guests can plan a multitude of activities to do from cycling to fishing, walking to ballooning. The choice is endless. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    Steps to entrance. All on second floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over spa bath and toilet.

    Freeview HD TV. CD. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility room. Dishwasher.

    All properties: Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, landscaped 3-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fountain in garden, 50 yards. 18 steps in grounds.

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  • The Barn

    Greystoke

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    Ref: CC132169
    Converted from the former listed sandstone barn this charming property has been renovated to a high standard using oak fittings and retaining a feature stone wall and large barn doors which provide a light, bright living space. The décor is attractive and stylish and the wood burning stove creates that cosy ambiance making a romantic holiday home. Situated in the heart of Greystoke, a popular and pretty small village in the Eden Valley, The Barn stands in a courtyard within the grounds and adjoining the owners’ listed house. There are delightful village walks and cyclists will enjoy winding through the attractive villages and wild flower-laden country lanes. Ullswater, known as the most romantic lake, and the Keswick area with its spectacular high fells, are both within a 20-minute drive. This location is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and those wishing to unwind in a beautiful, relaxing and peaceful setting. The village has an outdoor swimming pool in summer. Shop, pub and restaurant 60 yards.

    Ground Floor: Property has wood pellet underfloor central heating and comprises:
    Living room: With beams, stone feature wall, stone floor, wood burner, TV/DVD player and music centre.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With WC, shower cubicle, claw foot roll top bath and wash basin.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and TV.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi internet access.Enclosed lawn garden with furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Maple Cottage

    Leasgill, near Kendal

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    Ref: UK1060
    A delightful little gem just for two, Maple Cottage offers a unique character with ‘upside-down’ accommodation to take advantage of the its rather special setting. The cottage is built on the remains of a traditional Victorian potting shed in a corner of the original walled garden built for the Eversley Estate around 1859.
    From its slightly elevated position, the cottage has a lovely uninterrupted view over the owners’ grounds which are rich in wildlife. Beyond this, and visible form the cottage, lies the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the southern side of the Kent Estuary. The area to the front of the cottage is mainly set to grass with mature trees and shrubs. It incorporates the site of the old Japanese garden with a pond and seating area, a wonderful spot to sit on a warm evening and enjoy the sunset. This is the location of the Maple trees which give the property its name, and there are drifts of snowdrops in winter followed by primroses, natural daffodils and bluebells.
    Guests will enjoy the careful attention to detail and comfortable accommodation found at Maple Cottage which is perfect as an enjoyable base from which to enjoy this popular area. The cottage is found in the hamlet of Leasgill, South Lakeland and close to the historic market town of Kendal – ’gateway to the Lakes’. With Windermere and Bowness just a short drive away, you are well placed to explore South Lakeland at your leisure. Head to the nearby coast with villages such as Arnside and Silverdale offering fabulous views across Morecambe Bay. On the far side of the estuary the Victorian seaside town of Grange-over-Sands offers tea rooms and promenade strolls, with Cartmel and its famous racecourse and award winning restaurants close at hand. Beach 5 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile and restaurant 2 miles.

    First Floor: 12 steps to entrance.
    First Floor:
    Utility room: With freezer and washer/dryer.
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    Kitchen: With electric double oven, electric hob, microwave and dishwasher.
    Living/dining room: With electric wood burner, 22" Freesat TV (Sky entertainment plus package), DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.
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    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared 2-acre landscaped grounds. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children. There are 12 steps and a pond in the grounds.

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  • Milburn Grange - The Studio

    Knock, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

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    Ref: W44379

    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 pool table and washing and drying facilities.
    There are walks from the door and many more within a few minutes, and for those who prefer two wheels, the properties are located on two national cycle routes and also on a circular 40-mile, off-road route for the more adventurous.
    The historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Cumbria, is set in the beautiful Eden Valley and it is situated within a loop of the River Eden, making this an excellent centre for exploring the surrounding area and soaking up the scenery. The town’s main industry is tourism, due to its history, remote location, scenery and close proximity to the stunning Lake District, the North Pennines, Swaledale and Howgill Fells. The uncommonly wide main street, Boroughgate, has been described as one of the finest in England. It runs from the north end, by the cloisters, which were designed by Sir Robert Smirke in 1811, and to the south end, by the castle entrance. The railway station is on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway, and is a good spot to see the steam trains that often pass on Saturdays. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    External step to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared games room with pool table. No smoking.

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