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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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  • Tarn Moss

    Loughrigg, nr. Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30131

    Shared use of indoor swimming pool

    Tarn Moss is situated in the beautiful park of Naeum Cragg just 3 miles from Ambleside. A comfortable, detached, ground floor lodge with stunning views across to Weatherlam and the Lake District fells, nestling in a secluded holiday park at the foot of the Langdale Valley, the property is perfect for couples or young families who wish to enjoy this spectacular location, with extensive walks available from the door. Guests have use of a range of on-site facilities including an indoor family swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and a communal recreation hall with furniture and table tennis. The small hamlet of Skelwith Bridge is just a 5-minute walk away and has a hotel with a pub serving bar meals and local ales, an excellent riverside café, and a shop selling giftware and household items. You can walk from Skelwith up the side of the River Brathay to Elterwater. The charming village of Elterwater also has a pub serving delicious food, much of it sourced locally. The bustling town of Ambleside is a 10-minute drive away and has specialist shops and restaurants, plus from Waterhead you can hire rowing boats or embark on the Windermere Steamer to take you further down the lake to Bowness or Lakeside. A perfect base for a relaxing holiday in the Lake District. Shop on-site, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (for children under 12 years). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared swimming pool (6m x 4m, depth 1.2m) with Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilities, open 9am to 9.30pm, everyday, March to Mid-November. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Edmond Castle - The Peele Tower

    Hayton near Brampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC133147
    Hayton Castle is the main property on Edmond Castle Estate and is a family home as it was for most of its history, with occasional changes of use during the 20th century. The current owners have refurbished some of the estates properties into luxurious self-catering accommodation which will appeal to the most discerning guests, allowing the opportunity to stay on this historical sight, close to Hadrian’s Wall. Whatever your party size there is a cottage to suit, with properties sleeping anything from 4 – 10 guests. The Peele Tower is the oldest building on the estate, dating to around 1603, when in the hands of the Howard family, the castle was designed by the renowned architect Sir Robert Smirke and built between 1824 and 1829. Each ‘cottage’ is superbly equipped and luxuriously furnished to ensure a relaxing stay. There is a small lake in the grounds with an abundance of birdlife and footpaths to the surrounding countryside. Edmond Castle is situated 7 miles east of the Historic city of Carlisle, outside the village of Hayton and is ideally situated to visit the Scottish Borders, the Eden Valley, the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall. There is a golf course nearby, fishing on the River Eden, good restaurants locally and a great shopping centre in Carlisle.
    The Peele Tower is the oldest building on the estate, built at the time of the Anglo Scottish feuds. It is laid out over 4 floors with a steep narrow staircase befitting of the period and a fantastic turreted roof terrace with fabulous panoramic views of the estate.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising: 
    Spacious Dining/Kitchen: With granite worktops, gas range cooker, American fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, dining table and chairs and seating area.

    First Floor: Lounge: With freeview TV, DVD, iPod dock and desk.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash hand basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and ensuite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

    Third Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and ensuite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available.Outside: Roof Terrace with seating. Parking for 2 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Oak Meadow

    Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43960

    Set in stunning surroundings in the picturesque Lune Valley, which lies conveniently between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Park, The Meadows is a development of 21 cottages in what were the grounds of the Whoop Hall Inn. Only a mile away is the friendly market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, with its many cobbled alleyways and courtyards, and excellent range of specialist shops, a supermarket, restaurants and bars. There are two golf courses in the vicinity, and Cumbria, Lancashire and the coastline of Morecambe Bay are all within easy reach. All guests at The Meadows enjoy complimentary use of the Country Club leisure facilities. Each cottage is south facing, with full central heating, and is well furnished in a contemporary style, providing a warm and relaxing holiday retreat at any time of the year. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio door and wooden floors. 1 twin bedroom (2ft 6in, pushed together). Wet room with toilet. First floor: Landing area with single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Galleried double (5ft) bedroom with Velux. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request (at cost). 37" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared, lawned garden. Private patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (18m x 6m, open from 8am to 8pm) with changing facilities, shower facilities and jacuzzi section. Steam room and gym (no children under 16 years). Beauty treatments available (at cost) No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream and pond in grounds.

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  • Deja Vu

    Bowness-on-Windermere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42140

    Fantastic lake views

    With fantastic views to Lake Windermere and the Langdale Pikes, this charming holiday apartment is laid out over 2 floors. The apartment is well situated to enjoy the superb attractions of Bowness-on-Windermere. Shops, galleries, delightful tea rooms, restaurants and the Beatrix Potter Exhibition are all within walking distance. Stroll along the lakeside or relax on a leisurely cruise around Lake Windermere. Other activities include watersports, cycling, climbing or hiking in the Lake District mountains. The fells are within a 5-minute walk and the Brockhole Visitor Centre is a short drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    12 steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with single bunk above (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with Velux.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). On road parking (permit provided). No smoking.

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  • Brandelhow Apartment

    Keswick

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111311
    The former Royal Oak Hotel, in the centre of Keswick, was architecturally converted into individual holiday apartments. All the amenities Keswick offers are available on the doorstep so your car need never leave its allocated parking space. Brandelhow Apartment, named after the ancient oak forest on the shores of Derwentwater, is a very tasteful and stylish first floor apartment right in the heart of Keswick. It is part of a heritage building which once hosted Ruskin and Tennyson. A ten minute stroll takes you to the award winning Theatre by the Lake or the foot of Walla Crag; whose summit offers stunning views over Derwentwater and the peaks beyond. Brandelhow Apartment is a wonderful base from which to explore some of the highest peaks and finest walks in the Lake District. And if the weather looks too invigorating just sit at your large bay window and gaze down at the townsfolk going by. Access to the apartment is through a communal entrance, with stairs and a lift to the first floor.

    Brandelhow Apartment can be booked together with Cairnway (CC111126), Peak View (CC111201), Condor (CC111245), Osprey (CC111395) and Fellside (UK1011) to accommodate up to 27 guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor (with lift access), has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With 32" TV, DVD player and mini Hi-Fi.
    Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric fan oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachement and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi.Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Snittlegarth Lodge 1

    Ireby

    Grade
    4
    2
    4
    1
    Ref: CC119128
    This pine log cabin enjoys a secluded south facing position on Snittlegarth Farm, with views across open country to Binsey Fell. A haven for wildlife, as well as the farm animals. Snittlegarth is home to roe deer, badgers, foxes, pheasants and a variety of songbirds, with red squirrels coming up to the lodges to feed. The original Snittlegarth Estate was owned by Lord Gillford and extended to 12,000 acres. It is now farmed on a smaller scale and has the benefit of footpaths from the doorstep on to Binsey Fell and beyond. Snittlegarth lies in a truly tranquil valley close to Ireby and Uldale on the northern fringe of the National Park and provides an idyllic retreat for those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. There are pubs in both Uldale and Ireby, each serving bar meals.

    Ground Floor: The lodge has electric heating with open plan living area and comprises:
    Lounge area: With flat screen TV with integrated DVD, CD radio and electric fire.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: With twin bedroom.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.

    All fuel and bed linen provided.  Cot and Highchair available.Outside: Balcony area. Half an acre of grassed area around the lodges for guests use. Parking for 2 cars. The owner of this property has stabling and ’turn out’ available if you wish to bring your horse with you. The properties are situated in an area with many miles of off road areas for you to ride out on and could make a superb holiday for both your family and your horse. Hay and straw also available for an additional charge.

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  • Kates Cottage

    High Brow Edge, nr. Backbarrow

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 28053


    This traditional, detached character cottage set in the tiny hamlet of High Brow Edge, is ideal for a peaceful holiday, with wonderful views towards the Furness Fells and Blackcombe. There are riding stables just 10 minutes walk from Kates Cottage and nearby attractions include Haverthwaite Railway, Lakeland Motor Museum and South Lakes Wildlife Park. Visit Bowness and Windermere, enjoy a boat trip and visit lakeside villages with boutiques, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. The Lake District is a paradise for walking and climbing. There is a trout fishing lake just 15-minute walk away at Mungeon Farm, £20 per day. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: 2 steps to living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams. 7 steps to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Natural grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in grounds.

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  • George’s Cottage

    Beckfoot near Silloth

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC143207
    This charming seaside cottage has a superb location, directly across the road from the sand and pebble beach at Beckfoot. There are spectacular views from the beach over the Solway Firth to the Scottish Hills and breathtaking sunsets. The beach is great for dog walking and extends for miles in either direction, with Silloth to the north and Allonby to the south. These two quaint seaside towns each have amenities, including leisure facilities, restaurants, pubs and shops and the Lake District is 30 minutes drive.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/radio and gas fire.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.
    There is a separate dining room.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twins beds.

    All electric, gas, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-fi access availableOutside; Shared rear garden with seating. Parking for 1 car.

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  • Rhubarb Cottage

    Chapel Stile near Grasmere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC121139
    Rhubarb Cottage sits in a most enviable position in the small village of Chapel Stile in the very heart of the Langdale Valley. The cottage is just round the corner from the church and enjoys a 180 degree view of the surrounding fell range from most windows. Chapel Stile has a good village shop with cafe and of course, the church, the hub of the community here. Chapel Stile is the perfect  starting point for some wonderful walking, cycling and climbing and is close to the more popular and busier resort of Ambleside, just 4 miles away.
    Rhubarb Cottage is very traditional, perfect for the smaller party looking for a comfortable base in the Langdale Valley. The wood burning stove, set in slate mined from the quarry that can be seen on the hillside beyond, is certainly the focal point of the lounge, that’s if you can tear yourself away from the window seat and that stunning view! Parking at Rhubarb Cottage is on the roadside towards the church although you can pull up outside the cottage to unload.

    Ground Floor: Property has a mix of night storage and wood burner for heating and comprises:
    Entrance: With covered porch area for hanging your walking gear.
    Lounge/Dining room: With wood burning stove which heats the upstairs radiators, comfy seating, TV with DVD and dining area.
    Kitchen: With an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.
    Bathroom: With shower over the bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Fuel for the stove available locally. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-fi available.Outside: On street parking. Garden with seating provided. Bike store available on request. NB: The cottage is mid terraced and access down the side of the end property and has no hand rail and could be slippery when wet. The steps to the garden have no hand rail and the bannister to the stairs measures 70cm at the lowest point.

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  • Emily’s View

    Ireby, Nr Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK1050
    Enjoying stunning views across the northern fells, this lovely apartment is perfectly placed for exploring this beautiful area.
    Set near the medieval market cross in the middle of Ireby, above the traditional village pub this lovely apartment is spread across 2 floors with most rooms enjoying uninterrupted stunning views across the northern fells including one of England’s highest mountains, Skiddaw. The high quality property benefits from two living rooms each with a distinct feel, and on the second floor the original structure of the property with its beautiful beams can be seen. You can spend your evenings relaxing in one of Cumbria’s oldest pubs which has been refurbished to make the most of the panelled walls and interesting features and serves some of the best food in Cumbria, according to the Cumberland News. For wildlife lovers, nearby there is the Lake District Wildlife Park, special viewing areas for wild Ospreys at Dodd’s Wood and alapaca walking tours at Alpacaly Ever After at Armathwaite Hall (also home to a fabulous spa and delicious afternoon tea!). The Lakes Distillery is only 6 miles away and is home most notably to England’s first whisky but also Cumbria’s first vodka, a fascinating tour shows how they make both of these plus their own gin with a tempting gift shop at the end. Although a small village, Ireby is home to its very own music festival every May. The most northerly lake in the Lake District, Overwater, is 3 miles away, and it is a short hop to Caldbeck, Hesket New Market and on to Keswick, just 12 miles away. Just a 25 minute drive to both the popular and bustling lakeside town of Keswick and the traditional market town of Cockermouth. The charming village of Caldbeck is a scenic drive across Caldbeck Common. Beach 14 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
    Emily’s View can be booked together with Emily’s Nook (UK1049) to accommodate up to six guests. Set near the medieval market cross in the middle of Ireby, these two apartments are above a quaint, traditional village pub, and are ideal for exploring the northern lakes. The fells can be accessed right from your door and provide great walks for all abilities with stunning scenery without the hustle and bustle of the southern lakes. Just a 25 minute drive to both the popular and bustling lakeside town of Keswick and the traditional market town of Cockermouth. The charming village of Caldbeck is a scenic drive across Caldbeck Common. Beach 14 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
    The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to six guests.

    First Floor: Living room 1: With Freeview TV/DVD player and wooden floor.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Living room 2: With beams and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, beams and Velux window.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, beams and Velux window.

    Oil central heating (electric radiators in bedrooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Wayside

    Overwater, Nenthead, nr. Alston

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26622

    This attractive, mid-terraced, former miner’s cottage stands in the centre of the small village of Nenthead in the rural North Pennines, an AONB. The C2C cycleway and a network of footpaths, including the Pennine Way, can be joined from the holiday cottage. There are mining attractions nearby and the market town of Alston (highest in England) is 5 miles. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of the North Pennines which leads on to The Lake District, Northumberland and The Yorkshire Dales. Shop and pub/restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Beams throughout. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with additional single futon (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fires in living room and kitchen included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area with furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Stream in sitting-out area, 5 yards.

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  • The Lodge

    Greystoke, near Penrith

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC507


    The Lodge, built in 1868, retains many of its original features, while the kitchen, bathroom and heating have been tastefully updated. The cottage is situated in the heart of Greystoke, a popular and pretty small village in the Eden Valley. The Lodge is the old gatehouse to the Greystoke Castle Estate, and the cottage has 4 separate gardens, with a pond. There are delightful village walks nearby 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 ½ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With wood burner and Freeview TV.
    Dining room/conservatory.
    Kitchen/dining area: With wood burner, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and stone floor.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed and beams.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burners included. Welcome pack. 4 large linked enclosed gardens with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden.

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