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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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  • Kendal, Cumbria
    Kendal, Cumbria×

    Beech House Bolt Hole

    Kendal, Cumbria

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    Ref: UKC830
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Just a stone’s throw away from Kendal’s town centre, this charming apartment is also in an ideal location for touring the Lakes. Just a stone’s throw away from Kendal’s town centre, this charming apartment is also in an ideal location for touring the Lakes.
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    Tucked away at the rear of the owners’ home, with its own private entrance and patio garden, this delightful apartment offers couples quality accommodation in a quiet location just a stroll from the centre of Kendal. This is the perfect spot for a romantic break, when time alone together can be interspersed with being in the vibrant town itself or in stunning countryside surroundings. As an increasingly popular historic market town sitting on the River Kent, Kendal sits as...

  • Gilsland, near Brampton, Cumbria
    Gilsland, near Brampton, Cumbria×

    The Joinery

    Gilsland, near Brampton, Cumbria

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    Ref: 27790
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    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site
    Ideal for a ‘getaway from it all’ holiday, ‘The Joinery’ is set on a remote farm with excellent surrounding walks and cycling routes.
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    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...

  • Woodend, Birker Fell, near Ulpha, Cumbria
    Woodend, Birker Fell, near Ulpha, Cumbria×

    Woodend Cottages - The School House

    Woodend, Birker Fell, near Ulpha, Cumbria

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    Ref: 26869
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A rurally placed cottage with spacious south facing garden room and splendid views to Scarfell Pike. Perfect location to ‘get away from it all’ A rurally placed cottage with spacious south facing garden room and splendid views to Scarfell Pike. Perfect location to ‘get away from it all’
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    In the heart of the Lake District National Park


    Woodend is situated off the beaten track in an accessible but remote location high on Birker Fell. Set within a relatively quiet, unspoilt area of the Lake District National Park, 7 miles from the main coast road, local village shops and the nearest pub are 4 miles, smaller market towns are 8 miles and larger towns are 15 miles away. It is a short drive to the more populated areas of Windermere and Coniston. These...

    Woodend Cottages - The Bothy
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    Woodend Cottages - The Buttery
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  • Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, CumbriaCumbria
    Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, CumbriaCumbria×

    West Vale Country House - West Vale Cottage

    Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, CumbriaCumbria

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    Ref: W8661
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Detached accommodation with wood burner and French doors giving way to lovely views across the countryside. In the heart of ‘Beatrix Potter country’. Detached accommodation with wood burner and French doors giving way to lovely views across the countryside. In the heart of ‘Beatirx Potter country’.
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    Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, these two attractive holiday properties are set in Beatrix Potter country with several good restaurants nearby. The beautiful, single-storey holiday apartment (ref W43295) is furnished to a high standard with French doors leading to a pretty private garden with wonderful views. Adjoining the owners’ home, it benefits from a private entrance. The appealing, single-storey, detached cottage (ref W8661) has a welcoming woodburner...

  • Broughton Mills, near Coniston, Cumbria
    Broughton Mills, near Coniston, Cumbria×

    The Hayloft

    Broughton Mills, near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: W151
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Visit Coniston Lake, Eskdale and Ambleside, from this 17th century farm, with pet sheep, set within the Lake District National Park. Visit Coniston Lake, Eskdale and Ambleside, from this 17th century farm, with pet sheep, set within the Lake District National Park.
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    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...

  • Ousby, Penrith, Cumbria
    Ousby, Penrith, Cumbria×

    Smittergill

    Ousby, Penrith, Cumbria

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    Ref: NC16
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Set on a hillside in the Eden Valley, this cottage enjoying panoramic views of the Pennines and Lakeland fells.
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    Set on a hillside in the beautiful Eden Valley, this lovely stone holiday cottage enjoys peace and privacy with panoramic views of the Pennines and Lakeland fells. Standing opposite the owners’ home, it has been tastefully converted from a former coach house. Retaining much of its original character, it is situated in a cobbled courtyard with the original restored well. All around are beautiful walks, with Cross Fell only a morning’s stroll away. Fishing is available in the...

  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×

    The Fold

    Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC111298
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The Fold provides two sitting rooms, one with the advantage of patio doors looking over the garden.
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    The Fold is situated along a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of Keswick, 10 minutes level walk into the town centre. A one bedroom bungalow, The Fold provides the perfect retreat for fell walking couples seeking a peaceful setting but close to all of Keswick’s amenities. The Bungalow was extended now has a garden room which provides a delightful second sitting room with patio doors overlooking the private garden.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating, the accommodation comprises:...

  • Raisbeck, Lune Valley, Cumbria
    Raisbeck, Lune Valley, Cumbria×

    Castle Farm Cottage

    Raisbeck, Lune Valley, Cumbria

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    Ref: 14266
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A cosy holiday home for two in a small hamlet with good access to the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley. An affordable holiday home for two located in a small hamlet with good access to the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley.
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    Excellent walking country

    A cosy little stone holiday cottage, adjoining the owner’s 17th century home, formerly a farmstead, located in the Lune Valley. The little hamlet of Raisbeck is set within a triangle which forms the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley, all of which are within 20 minutes drive over quiet country roads. Excellent walking country abounds (the coast to coast walk runs past the lane end) and there are many interesting market towns and...

  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Nutkins Nook

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123268
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site
    Stylish, studio apartment set mid way between Ambleside and Windermere offering a peaceful retreat for a couple looking for a romantic getaway.
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    Perfectly positioned for exploring the towns and villages of the South Lakes, Nutkins Nook enjoys a quiet location, set just off the A591 close to Brockhole Visitor’s Centre where you will find beautiful Thomas Mawson designed gardens, a treetop trek and access to the shores of Lake Windermere and a host of waterborne activities.
    All on the ground floor, this charming studio apartment is very spacious for two, equipped with quality fixtures and dressed with stylish furnishings...
  • Windermere, Cumbria
    Windermere, Cumbria×

    Calgarth

    Windermere, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC127120
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Bungalow acommodation with glorious views over Lake Windermere.
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    Calgarth nestles in a row of similar, south facing, self catering cottages offering compact and comfortable bungalow accommodation, commanding glorious views over Lake Windermere towards Lakeland fells and is set on a grassy banking in front of an elegant former Priory Hotel. The property has a shared direct access to the lake, approached down a leafy wooded lane, which brings you right to the waters edge.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by night storage heaters and comprises:...

  • Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria
    Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria×

    The Round Window

    Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC128207
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    A cosy and contemporary loft apartment with Wi-Fi and parking ideally positioned to enjoy Bowness on Windermere.
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    This cosy love nest for two is perfectly placed for making the very most of your valuable time together in the Lakes. The Round Window, is set in quiet and attractive surroundings yet within less than a minutes’ walk from all that bustling Bowness has to offer.
    Created in the roof space of former stables, The Round Window retains many quirky features that make this an ideal choice for couples wanting a romantic break.
    Access to the apartment is by a metal spiral staircase,...
  • Allonby, near Cockermouth, Cumbria
    Allonby, near Cockermouth, Cumbria×

    Old Kiln Farm Cottages - Dove Cottage

    Allonby, near Cockermouth, Cumbria

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    Ref: 12965
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Cosy barn conversation for couples, metres from sandy beach where small boats can be launched, views of Skiddaw and Scottish hills.
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    Just 100 metres from a sandy beach, these two single storey cottages have been converted from a barn adjoining the owner’s 17th century farmhouse and provide charming holiday accommodation. They are set in a quiet position with views of the Scottish hills and Skiddaw and just 1 mile from the rural seaside village of Allonby and 100 metres from a sandy beach. Small boats can be launched from the beach and there is fishing available nearby. Golf and horse riding in Silloth, 5...

    Old Kiln Farm Cottages - Sea View Cottage
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