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Take a look at our new Inspire and Explore section for the ultimate guide to holiday activities in the Lake District.

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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  • Beckfoot Cottage

    High Bridge

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC119151
    This fabulous farmhouse cottage was converted from the original 17th Century barn, adjoining a former farmhouse, called Beckfoot. The accommodation is extremely spacious; with a large lounge/dining room with a king size bed at one end, a separate fitted kitchen and a shower room.
    On the first floor there is is a very large games room equipped with a full size table tennis table, pool table and air hockey table. Beckfoot enjoys a truly rural location, on the edge of the hamlet of Highbridge and close to the Caldbeck Fells. Two rivers loop around the borders, of the property, there are footpaths crossing the land and guests have access to the owners’ garden and 25 acres of fields and woodland.

    Ground Floor: With underfloor heating and comprising:
    Lounge/Diner/Bedroom: With TV, DVD, printer, two sofas, dining table and chairs, king size bed and wardrobe.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave and freezer. Shared use of tumble dryer.
    Shower room: With wet room shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Large games room: With beamed ceiling, air hockey/pool table and table tennis table and free weights.

    All fuel, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack provided. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access with good speed usually 7Mb. Outside: Seating area to the front with BBQ and shared use of the owners large garden. Parking for 2 cars

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  • Oakvale - Acorn

    Braithwaite

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC114154
    Set within attractive gardens and boasting the most stunning panoramic views across the valley to Skiddaw and Latrigg, Oakvale is the name given to this fabulous self catering accommodation. This property offers something for all, combining 3 beautifully furnished and well equipped properties: Autumn Leaves a luxurious 2 bedroom bungalow, with stunning fell views, Acorn a spacious 1 bedroom bungalow with extensive garden and Oak Leaf an economically priced but equally well appointed 1 bedroom apartment. Small personal touches help to ensure you have everything for the perfect holiday.
    Oakvale is situated in Braithwaite village, next to a small hotel, with restaurant and public bar. There are 2 more pubs and a restaurant within 400 metres, as well as a popular village store. Explore the Northern Fells with great walking, mountain biking in the forest, sailing on the lake as well as the Go Ape and visitor centre at Whinlatter, the bustling market town of Keswick, with its superb selection of shops, attractions and Lake Derwentwater all within easy reach. Combine this with the magnificent surroundings of Lakes and mountains and here you have found the ideal location for your stay.
    Acorn is a very well appointed 1 bedroom bungalow, with patio doors from both lounge and bedroom, making the rooms feel airy and bright, giving access to a delightful sunny patio and extensive lawn gardens.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor but is accessed via several steps, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Dining/Kitchen: With TV, DVD, CD radio, dining table, chairs and patio doors.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed which can be split into twin beds (please advice when booking), TV/DVD and patio doors.
    Bathroom: With shower bath with ’deluge’ and detachable head, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels (2 bath sheets and 2 hand towels) included. Sorry no babies, strictly 2 adults only. Wireless Broadband.Large garden with lawn, patio and furniturel. Parking for 1 car. Garage with washing machine, tumble dryer, shared freezer and storage for bikes. Visit England Gold Award property.

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  • Oaks Retreat

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC123237
    Set close to the tumbling waterfalls at Stockghyll, Oaks Retreat enjoys an enviable position above the vibrant village of Ambleside, close enough to enjoy a wealth of attractions and facilities when needed but far enough away to soak up the peace and quiet of this former woodland area and enjoy some well deserved time together. Ambleside has an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants to suit every palate and sufficient activities to suit all ages and abilities. Close to the foot of Kirkstone Pass, Oaks Retreat offers almost instant access to the Lakeland fells and the owners have supplied a range of walking books and guides to help you plan your route.
    Refurbished to a very good standard Oaks Retreat is a spacious and stylish apartment all on one level, offering excellent facilities for a self catering break. The thoughtful owners who live adjacent have provided a lovely bed and mattress dressed with quality duvet and linens to ensure a restful nights sleep and a shower room with power shower to sooth those aching limbs. The sumptuous leather sofa offers the chance to snuggle up and take in a DVD or catch up on the soaps whilst the covered patio area will enable you to holiday outdoors when our typical Lakeland weather will allow!

    This property can be booked together with Willow Retreat (CC123298) to accommodate up to four guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freesat TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area: With patio doors to covered terrace.
    Kitchen area: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Covered verandah with furniture. Private parking (1 car). No smoking. No children or babies.

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  • All Saints View

    Cockermouth

    Grade
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    Ref: CC143234
    This charming one bedroom terraced property overlooking the churchyard is set on one of the prettiest, oldest streets in Cockermouth. This conservation area of the Georgian market town is just a short walk from the centre where you can enjoy the independent shops, great pubs and restaurants and the famous Wordsworth House (birthplace of William Wordsworth). There is plenty to explore slightly further afield too with easy access (by car or bus) to the ever popular Lake District and also the west coast of Cumbria, where there is a huge range of activities and the most stunning sunsets you will see.

    With a great pub and the Kirkgate community arts facility (with theatre, comedy and film showings) only metres away, there is plenty to do in easy reach in an evening. Alternatively why not relax with a glass of wine in front of the roaring wood burner or sit out on the large balcony enjoying the peace and quiet of the church or gazing up at the stars.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, wood burner in inglenook fireplace, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: Galley style with wooden floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and door to rear yard.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
    Steep, narrow, turning stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and doors to balcony.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Balcony with furniture. Shared courtyard. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Hayloft

    Broughton Mills, nr. Coniston

    Grade
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    Ref: W151

    Perfect base for hill walking

    This small 17th century hill farm, with pet sheep, lies in a beautiful and tranquil valley within the Lake District National Park. Elevated and surrounded by craggy hills, this simple cosy holiday cottage is a perfect base for hill walking and exploring. It is full of character and charm with magnificent cruck beams and exposed stonework. Coniston Lake 4 miles, Eskdale 10 miles, Ambleside 14 miles. Wonderful views down the valley and to the sea in the distance. The area has much more on offer than excellent walks and scenery, with its rich history and culture there are museums, galleries, heritage centres, garden, 15th century buildings and NT properties to visit, not to mention the variety of shopping and traditional tea rooms available. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep stone stairs to first floor: Steep step from kitchen/dining room to living room. Beams throughout.

    Electricity panel heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. DVD. Electric oven. Microwave. Enclosed patio. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Blackberry Cottage

    Abbeytown, nr. Wigton

    Grade
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    Ref: 30170


    Blackberry Cottage is located within a private courtyard of similar style terraced properties near the centre of the village of Abbeytown. It is a part of a former stables that has been cleverly converted into contemporary cottages. Furnished to a very good standard, this holiday cottage provides a cosy base for your explorations. A sun trap of a garden and a multi-fuel burner mean that you can make the most of the property no matter what the weather. It benefits from being 100 yards from the local shop and village pub whilst only 5 miles from Silloth and the Solway Coast, 6 miles to the market town of Wigton, and approximately 18 miles to the border city of Carlisle. Good transport links also make it a good base from which to explore the Lake District National Park, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders. Abbeytown is ideally situated for those with an interest in birds and nature as it is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is located near several nature reserves, a Marine Conservation Zone and a World Heritage Site. The Solway Coast contains many locally, nationally and internationally important features including the second largest area of lowland raised mire or ‘bog’ in England. The RSPB opened the Solway Wetlands Centre in Autumn 2013 to make the most of this fragile but important habitat. From archaeological digs to hedge laying training, there is always something to get involved with in the area. Abbeytown itself is home to the 12th-century Holme Cultram Abbey, built by Cistercian monks from Melrose Abbey. Restoration work that has been undertaken means that this beautiful abbey is open to the public with an exhibition and tea room. For the keen golfer, Silloth Links golf course is possibly one of the best golf courses in Britain that is mostly clad in mature dune flora and ideal for presenting the great challenge of links golf. For those who enjoy cycling, the Hadrian’s Long Distance Cycleway provides 26 miles of traffic-free cycling from Allonby to Whitehaven. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Joinery

    Gilsland, nr. Brampton

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 27790

    Adjoining the main farmhouse, this holiday home, converted from an old joinery, is set on a family-run livestock farm. Birdoswald Fort on Hadrian’s Wall is 2 miles and the cottage is centrally located for exploring the Lake District, Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. Attractions include Talkin Tarn, Walltown Cragg, Lanercost Priory, Rheged and a calendar of country shows and farmer’s markets. There are excellent walking and cycling routes throughout the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen with beams. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Steep, open tread stairs to galleried double bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer (in external utility room). Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling and grazing facilities available by arrangement with owner. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Easedale House Apartments - Wagtail

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC112151
    Easedale House Apartments are in a traditional Lakeland slate building set in the centre of Keswick with everything you need right on your doorstep. These gorgeous apartments also have a large (and rare for the area), private car park permit each. Finished to an excellent standard with a real eye for detail, each stylish apartment has its own personality but all have the same lovely feel. Moments away from shops, restaurants and Fitz Park. As always with Keswick, the properties boast a great range of walks right from the door. Although famous for the stunning landscapes and fantastic Wainwrights walks, Keswick has much more to offer with a great range of independent shops, a cinema, the Theatre by the Lake, climbing and the famous Pencil Museum!

    Wagtail is a good sized, one bedroom apartment with a light and airy open plan living space. The original features have been retained such as cornicing and fireplace but enhanced with a light and airy palate and quality finishings. With views over the church from the kitchen and lounge windows, and towards the fells from the bedroom window, you’ll certainly feel in the heart of Keswick. Being on the second floor you are right in the centre of Keswick with all the benefits of easy access to pubs, restaurants and shops but can enjoy quiet accommodation at the same time.

    Wagtail can be booked together with Siskin (CC112146), Egret (CC112147), Curlew (CC112148), Goldcrest (CC112149), Osprey (CC112150) and Kingfisher (CC112145) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

    Second Floor: The property is all on the second floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With induction hob, microwave oven, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, views and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Shared washer/dryer on the first floor. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car, permit provided). No smoking.

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  • 14 Greta Villas

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC112125
    Situated right in the heart of Keswick, this fully modernised, spacious one bedroom cottage will appeal to couples wanting the benefit of town centre amenities and with walks from the door. The front door leads into a fully fitted modern kitchen/diner, with a door through to the lounge. Upstairs there is a good size double bedroom and very large bathroom. 14 Greta Villas is very convenient for those travelling by public transport, but equally suitable if you have your own car. The parking permit can be used in the adjacent car park. Visitors to Keswick appreciate the wide ranging choice of outdoor shops, pubs and restaurants, the beautiful lake and close proximity to the fells.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
    Lounge: with TV and two 2 seater sofas.
    Kitchen/Diner: with electric oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing/dryer and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with king size bed.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access. One dog welcome.Forecourt with garden bench. Parking permit for 1 car in nearby car park.

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  • Staveley House Apartment

    Staveley

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC129134
    A superbly appointed property, recently awarded a 4* rating from Visit Britain, is a perfect base for discovering this beautiful area. It offers quality and comfort with personal touches to make you feel at home. Rooms are across one level with a small balcony off the living area with views of Kentmere Valley, and a patio at the rear. A new bathroom has recently been fitted with shower bath, thermostatic rainshower with diverter, and other quality fixtures and fittings including demisting mirror with lights and shaver sockets. The kitchen is spacious and living area welcoming with Wi-fi internet access offered at no extra charge. The property is situated in the village of Staveley at the base of the Kentmere Valley. Not only does the Dalesway run through it, but there are a myriad of winding trails for all abilities whether walking or cycling. The centre of the village boasts 3 pubs (good food available), cycle hire, artisan bakery, butchers, an award winning micro brewery with sampling room and even a cookery school. It is conveniently located between Kendal and Windermere offering much more than a village retreat.Staveley House and Staveley House Apartment can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 people, with a connecting door

    First Floor: Staveley House apartment is gas centrally heated and comprises:
    Lounge:  A light and airy room with flat screen TV, DVD, video, ipod dock, CD hifi and patio doors leading onto the balcony.
    Dining Area: Just off the kitchen for cosy dinners.
    Kitchen:  A spacious room with tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar.

    Bathroom: Quality new bathroom with shower bath for added space, quality Mira thermostatic rainshower with diverter, generous sized wash basin, WC with economic dual flush, illuminated mirror with demisterpad and shaver sockets (110v and 230v), extractor fan and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom: Double bedroom with double bed, Egyptian cotton linens and goose down duvet and pillows. (non allergenic available).

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen included.  Cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi internet connection available.Courtyard garden with furniture. Covered parking for bikes. On road parking. Washing machine and tumble drier in outhouse. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • The Snug

    Cartmel

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC129323
    The Snug sits in a short terrace just a couple of doors down from The Pig and Whistle, a traditional country pub and right in the heart of Cartmel. A level walk round the corner in to the village square brings you to a further selection of traditional pubs, some wonderful, award winning restaurants and of course, the famous sticky toffee pudding shop. The famous Cartmel Racecourse which holds several meetings throughout the year is only half a mile out of the village, this is certainly worth a visit on a race day. You are very close to the Lakes which offers some amazing walks. This holiday home offer an ideal base for visiting Windermere, Kendal and Grange Over Sands as they are all close by.

    Just a couple of doors down from the Pig & Whistle pub, The Snug is ideal for those wishing to cater for themselves and there are plenty of superb eating places in Cartmel to satisfy even the most educated palate. The cottage is delightfully presented in keeping with the style of the building. The perfect place for a break in or out of season, The Snug is somewhere to relax and enjoy happy times together.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Beamed with open fire and Freeview TV.
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Initial supply of fuel for open fire provided. Wi-FiSorry, this property is unsuitable for children.

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  • Wreaks End Farm - Beeswing Cottage

    Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: 28762

    These charming, single storey detached holiday cottages (refs 19529 and 28762) are situated one mile from the market town of Broughton-in-Furness, and are also in the same grounds as refs 19605 and 27736. The beautiful Dudden Valley, Coniston Water and Lake Windermere are within half an hour’s drive, as well as South Lakes Animal Park at Dalton, Muncaster Castle and Gardens and Holker Hall and Garden. Visit attractions such as the popular owl sanctuary and the Ravenglass to Eskdale Miniature Steam Railway. Also visit the Roman Bath in the Eskdale Valley and the Hardknott Roman Fort. Lake Coniston, with its many walking and cycling routes, is also within easy reach. The reserves at Walney Island and Hodbarrow are great for bird-watching. Tennis courts are for hire in the village. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. Dining room/conservatory. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room/kitchen (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break October-April). Two Freeview TVs. Sitting out area and furniture. Welcome pack.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Ample parking. No smoking.

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