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

    Angel Loft

    Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Luxurious loft style living in the heart of Bowness, Angel Loft is an ideal choice for a romantic break enjoying views from the balconies across to Lake Windermere and the surrounding fell ranges.
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    Centrally situated in the heart of this vibrant village, Angel Loft is a most distinctive property, of excellent quality with a fitted kitchen, modern appliances and heater’s and enjoying a private balcony with views across the Lake and to the fells beyond. The perfect romantic base for that rather special celebration or even honeymoon, the apartment is well designed to make best advantage of the views from the first floor with the enormous bedroom and luxury jacuzzi bathroom on the...
  • Ings, near Staveley, Cumbria
    Ings, near Staveley, Cumbria×

    Burnthwaite Cottage

    Ings, near Staveley, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC129259
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    250 year old cottage in a rural yet convenient location for exploring the busier resorts of Lakeland, the perfect little love nest for two.
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    This 250 year old cottage, part of the former parsonage for the rural village of Ings is the picture of all that is traditional here in Lakeland and the perfect little love nest for two. Within just minutes drive, the busier resorts of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside can be explored although we are certain that much time will be spent either gazing out of the lounge window viewing the countryside or spent in the award winning country pub, The Watermill, 50 yards away. Staveley, just two...
  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×
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    Key Features:
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    Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury pine log cabin 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...
    Burr Ghyll - Burnside Park
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  • Torver, near Coniston, Cumbria
    Torver, near Coniston, Cumbria×

    Torver Station Cottages - Ticket Office

    Torver, near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: UK1145
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Retaining original features from when it was the railway station ticket office, enjoy a stay in this unique property whilst exploring the Lakes. Retaining original features from when it was the railway station ticket office, enjoy a stay in this unique property whilst exploring the Lakes.
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    Ticket Office was once part of a former railway station, in the quiet and peaceful hamlet of Torver, and on the doorstep of Coniston Water. There is an abundance of nearby countryside to explore, with nearby Duddon Valley and Lakeland Fells, including Coniston Old Man. The well presented property is perfect for a romantic get away, as you can cuddle up in the cosy, bright living/dining room, and take in the views from the large windows. The wonderful double bedroom, with sumptuous bed...
    Torver Station Cottages - Station Master’s House
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  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Archway Cottage

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123208
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    A very special cottage for two, only a stone’s throw from the very heart of Ambleside.
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    Archway Cottage is a very special love nest for two, tucked away from the hustle and bustle in the older conservation area of the village, yet only a stone’s throw from the very heart of Ambleside. This popular village is the perfect choice for the first time and returning visitor and has an excellent selection of shops, bars and award wining restaurants and traditional pubs serving speciality beers, home cooked fayre and with the occasional live music in the evenings. Walks for...
  • Chapel Stile, Grasmere, Cumbria
    Chapel Stile, Grasmere, Cumbria×

    Dulcanter Fold

    Chapel Stile, Grasmere, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC121145
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Set in the very heart of the beautiful Langdale Valley at Chapel Stile.
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    Set in the very heart of the beautiful Langdale Valley at Chapel Stile, Dulcanter Heights and Dulcanter Fold enjoy a unique location within this picturesque village and offer mesmerising views of the surrounding fell range and across to Lingmoor Fell and the Langdale Pikes. The location offers some of the finest low and high level walking within the Lake District National Park, right from the doorstep and the views from both properties will prove most tempting to even the most novice of...
  • Watermillock, Ullswater, Cumbria
    Watermillock, Ullswater, Cumbria×

    The Hoggest at High House Farm

    Watermillock, Ullswater, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC118233
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    A cosy ground floor cottage conversion situated on a non working farm and surrounded by 10 acres of grounds.
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    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...
    Stable Yard @ High House Farm
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  • Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria
    Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria×

    The Pavilion

    Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123146
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Deluxe Honeymoon Cottage, lavishly furnished and decorated with romance in mind.
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    This unusual property sits close to the River Brathay at Clappersgate with a small complex of similar houses, only two miles from Ambleside, just off the main road between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge (easily accessed by a shared driveway). Stunning views of the Langdales can be enjoyed from the grounds. Set in Clappersgate, midway between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge, at the entrance to the Langdale Valley. The Pavilion has been cleverly designed and lovingly furnished, proudly...
  • Outgate near Hawkshead, Cumbria
    Outgate near Hawkshead, Cumbria×

    The Hayloft

    Outgate near Hawkshead, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC125113
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Quality cottage style studio set within the grounds of Peacock Cottage, ideal for a romantic break at any time of the year
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    A beautifully created cottage style studio for two within the grounds of Peacock Cottage, The Hayloft offers unique and quality accommodation in a peaceful location within the small hamlet of Outgate. Just a mile from Hawkshead, the local is ideal for lovers of the great outdoors as numerous walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep and a traditional country pub serving home made food and local ales is just along the road to quench your thirst!
    Lovingly restored by local craftsmen using...
  • Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
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    Ghyll Rigg - Quarry Rigg

    Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    A delightful one bedroom apartment in a central location.
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    Quarry Rigg apartments are ideal for those looking for a central location within walking distance of a variety of shops and a good choice of restaurants serving international cuisine close to hand. The location is ideal, within only a few minutes walk of the Lake where you will find a host of waterborne activities, boat hire and the world famous Windermere Steamers including the Swan and the Teal.
    Ghyll Rigg is a delightful one bedroomed apartment, all on one level and of good...
  • Kirkoswald, near Penrith, Cumbria
    Kirkoswald, near Penrith, Cumbria×

    Berrymoor Farm Cottage

    Kirkoswald, near Penrith, Cumbria

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    Ref: 15185
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A well-presented holiday retreat for two situated in a peaceful location close to Penrith.
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    Peaceful location


    This charming holiday cottage is attractively presented and offers an immaculate home from home. All at ground floor and adjoining the owner’s home, it has spectacular country views and a private small garden and patio area. The property is surrounded by good walking country and there is a network of footpaths from the doorstep. The picturesque, unspoilt village of Kirkoswald, with its cobbled market place, is a frequent winner of the best-kept...

  • Lowick Bridge,
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    Wetherlam

    Lowick Bridge,

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Whether your interest is walking, mountain biking or if you just enjoy discovering picturesque villages or stately homes, there’s something for everyone here. Whether your interest is walking, mountain biking or if you just enjoy discovering picturesque villages or stately homes, there’s something for everyone here.
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    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...

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