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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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  • Southwaite, near Carlisle, Cumbria
    Southwaite, near Carlisle, Cumbria×

    Keeper’s Cottage

    Southwaite, near Carlisle, Cumbria

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    Ref: UKC2159
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Perfectly placed for touring the Northern Lakes, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders, this lovely cottage is surrounded by peaceful countryside. Perfectly placed for touring the Northern Lakes, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders, this lovely cottage is surrounded by peaceful countryside.
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    Keeper’s Cottage is a renovated barn conversion set in a peaceful country location, yet ideally located to discover Cumbria, the Northern Lakes, the Scottish Borders and the Pennines. Beautifully presented, Keeper’s Cottage is an ideal base for a family holiday with ample space for adults and children alike, and the discreet owner lives next door. The living room is spacious and the cottage has the added bonus of a delightful sun room overlooking the lovely rose garden to...

  • Bowness on Solway, Cumbria
    Bowness on Solway, Cumbria×

    Highbank

    Bowness on Solway, Cumbria

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    3
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    Ref: CC143233
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    With estuary views and a conservatory, this large property is 30 minutes both from the Borders and the Lake District National Park.
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    A very large, traditional cottage situated on the Cumbrian coast, looking out over the estuary, in the village of Bowness on Solway. Renowned as the start/finish of Hadrian’s Wall, there is a pub and tea room in the village where walkers can enjoy some well-earned refreshment. Highbank is well equipped with the benefit of three bathrooms, a wood burner, conservatory, a large garden with views across the estuary to Scotland, plenty of parking and Wi-Fi. Table tennis is also available in...
  • Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria
    Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria×

    Oakghyll

    Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

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    5
    2
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    Ref: CC128189
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Spacious property, ideal for the larger party, set midway between Bowness and Windermere.
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    Oakghyll is a comfortable, spacious property, perfect for the larger party, set midway between Bowness and Windermere, an ideal location for exploring all that this popular area has to offer. A superb selection of shops, restaurants and attractions are available within minutes walk from the property including the famous Windermere Steamers and Steam Boat Museum as well as the every popular Beatrix Potter exhibition.

    Oakghyll is a spacious house and is very comfortably furnished....
  • Patterdale, near Glenridding, Cumbria
    Patterdale, near Glenridding, Cumbria×

    Deer How Farm

    Patterdale, near Glenridding, Cumbria

    9
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: UK1112
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    Deer How Farm is ideal for families and friends looking for a well-presented home from home in this much loved area of the Lake District.
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    Just on the outskirts of the pretty southern Ullswater village of Patterdale, Deer How Farm offers guests a taste of authentic Lakeland life. With a wealth of traditional features, the character of the property is very much evident in the original beams and oak flooring found throughout. This stone-built property offers a cosy living room with a wood burner and a lovely kitchen/dining room, giving plenty of space for all the family.
    The cottage lies in an idyllic location, in front of...
  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Treacle Cottage

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    5
    5
    2
    Ref: CC123233
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Characterful, Lakeland cottage with a wealth of exposed beams, fine fell views and parking for up to four cars offering excellent facilities for a larger gathering of family and friends in an excellent location close to both the lake and village..
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    Built around 1760, this charming, ancient farmhouse was once part of Lowfold Farm, nestling in a small cluster of older properties on the fringes of Ambleside, set half way between the village and the Lake on the original old road into Ambleside. Some excellent walking can be enjoyed straight from door, the footpath to Jenkins Crag and leading onto Wansfell being literally over the garden wall whilst the delights of this now rather cosmopolitan village are a level 5 minute stroll. An...
  • Windermere, Cumbria
    Windermere, Cumbria×

    Aspen Cottage

    Windermere, Cumbria

    9
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: CC127054
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    A fantastic cottage for a large family or group right in the heart of Windermere. Plenty of amenities within walking distance and the lake only a stroll away.
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    Extensively renovated from top to bottom, this traditional Lakeland stone cottage perfectly combines the charm of a character property with the comfort of modern facilities. With spacious accommodation over three floors offering five bedrooms and three bathrooms, this delightful property really does tick all the right boxes for families and groups of friends looking for central accommodation. Aspen Cottage is within easy walking distance of Windermere’s train and bus stations and is...
  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Highfield House

    Ambleside, Cumbria

    9
    5
    5
    2
    Ref: UK1061
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This beautifully presented holiday home is the perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts to explore all that the Lake District has to offer.
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    Highfield House is a stylish, semi-detached Victorian, Lakeland town house, perfectly situated in Ambleside within a short stroll from all the amenities of this cosmopolitan village. Enjoy lovely views over Loughrigg from some of the rooms in this beautiful property, or enjoy relaxing on the comfy sofas in the spacious living room with its bay window and original fireplace with gas coal-effect fire.
    Centrally located, with a wealth of activities on the doorstep, Highfield House is...
  • Patterdale, Cumbria
    Patterdale, Cumbria×

    Grey Walls

    Patterdale, Cumbria

    9
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: CC118232
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    This impressive, detached country house oozes character, is situated in an elevated position and enjoys extensive grounds.
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    Grey Walls is an impressive and quite outstanding detached country house, standing in an elevated position within extensive grounds. Its superb Lakeland location, in the village of Patterdale, lies at the southern end of Ullswater. Architect designed, it incorporates fascinating features such as oriel windows, all set in dressed stone. Internally the accommodation has a unique character, with oak panelling and a 17th-century court cupboard. The house manages to incorporate cottage charm,...
  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×

    Ullscroft

    Keswick, Cumbria

    9
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: CC112126
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Superb pet friendly house with excellent facilities, quality accommodation and close to amenities.
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    Perfect for extended families or large walking groups, this large town house sleeps up to nine people, including children, in five bedrooms. Ullscroft is a spacious well equipped property, with kitchen and additional luxury family bathroom and quality furnishings throughout. Situated five minutes level walk to Keswick town centre. With easy access on foot to the fells and lake and wide ranging amenities in the town, Keswick is one of Lakelands most popular destinations.

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  • Hayton near Brampton, Cumbria
    Hayton near Brampton, Cumbria×

    Edmond Castle - Lakeside

    Hayton near Brampton, Cumbria

    10
    5
    3
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    Ref: CC133157
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Lakeside, like Lake View, is a luxurious property, the accommodation is both spacious and stylish, with co-ordinated linens, stunning kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, views
    overlooking the lake and a hot tub. If you’re lucky you may see the resident otters.
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    Hayton Castle is the main property on the 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...
    Edmond Castle - The Peele Tower
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  • Arkleby, near Cockermouth, Cumbria
    Arkleby, near Cockermouth, Cumbria×

    Arkleby Holiday Homes - Holly Lodge

    Arkleby, near Cockermouth, Cumbria

    10
    5
    3
    1
    Ref: 27273
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Fantastic detached country house with stunning interiors, luxury finishing touches and large gardens. Good access to both coast and country.
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    Situated in a peaceful, rural location on the fringe of the Lake District National Park, these delightful holiday properties (refs 27273, UKC64 and UKC2221) have lots of character, comfort, charm and original features. Grooms Cottage (ref UKC2221) has been carefully renovated into a lovely cottage with an open plan living space on the first floor, to take advantage of the views across the Solway Firth, famous for its fantastic sunsets. Semi-detached with Grooms Cottage (ref UKC2221),...

    Arkleby Holiday Homes - The Coach House
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  • Allonby, near Maryport, Cumbria
    Allonby, near Maryport, Cumbria×

    Bridge House

    Allonby, near Maryport, Cumbria

    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: UKC1567
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile
    Situated in the village of Allonby on the Solway Coast, the northern Lake District is within easy reach and offers plenty of walking opportunities and fantastic scenery. Situated in the village of Allonby on the Solway Coast, the northern Lake District is within easy reach and offers plenty of walking opportunities and fantastic scenery.
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    Bridge House sits in the heart of the delightful coastal village of Allonby with miles of sandy and shingle beaches just across the road. An ideal base for larger families, Bridge House is warm and inviting, with lovely views of the Solway Firth and the Scottish Hills in the distance. Allonby is a great base for walking, windsurfing, kite surfing, cycling, sea fishing or just relaxing on the beach. With two pubs serving meals, a shop, take-away and a café serving home-cooked meals,...

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