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Cumbria

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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  • Huntingstile Lodge (Luxury)

    Grasmere

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: CC121136
    William Wordsworth described Grasmere as ’the loveliest spot that Man hath ever found’ and some 160 years after his passing, his words still ring true. Huntingstile Lodge, a former gardener’s cottage and built around 1870, has a private driveway and commands possibly The best view of Grasmere Water and her surroundings fells from both inside the house and from her mature grounds. Here guests have the chance to enjoy their own little bit of Lakeland. From Huntingstile Crag, ramblers can take in the grand vista of five major lakes and tarns and glorious sunsets over the Langdales or simply wander through the ground and perch on one of the many strategically placed benches until the sun goes down. The stylish and comfortable interior here at Huntingstile Lodge is straight out of ’Homes and Gardens’ with a clever contemporary twist on a traditional theme, all cleverly married against a backdrop of that stunning view, taking in Helm Cragg, Stone Arthur and Loughrigg.A magnificent example of five star luxurious lifestyle living and only a gentle stroll from one of Lakeland’s most traditional villages, the lodge offers superb facilities for the larger party but is equally a wonderful retreat for that special break for two, romantic Grasmere being the inspiration to many writers and artists throughout the ages - go on, be inspired!

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Porch entrance into...
    Kitchen: With electric double oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With wash basin, WC, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Dining room: With garden and lake views leading to the superb...
    Lounge: With feature fireplace, digital TV, DVD and fabulous Lake views.
    Garden room: With dual aspect and patio doors to seating area, this room having superb views over the gardens to the Lake.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Beautiful master king size suite with fabulous fell and Lake views. Separate dressing room and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, wash basin and WC
    Bedroom 2: Delightful double room with quality fittings and well chosen soft furnishings.
    Bathroom: With corner bath having shower attachment, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and views of Loughrigg Fell.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With double bed with dormer window offering fantastic views of Grasmere towards Stone Arthur.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds and dormer windows giving stunning views towards Helm Crag across the Lake.
    Shower Room: With corner shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

    All fuel, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Internet access available.Ample parking for up to 6 cars. Garden and patio with furniture provided. NB: There is a stream and significant drops within the grounds.
    This property has a private water supply
    Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Arkleby Holiday Homes - Holly Lodge

    Arkleby, nr. Cockermouth

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: 27273


    Situated in a peaceful, rural location on the fringe of the Lake District National Park, these delightful holiday properties (refs 27273 and UKC64) have lots of character, comfort, charm and original features. Holly Lodge (27273) is a detached, spacious 18th-century country house. It is truly impressive and has been assessed as 4 Star Gold by VisitEngland. It has been furnished to a very good standard with a profusion of original features, which have been retained and restored. Traditional and contemporary art adds an interesting slant . The bespoke, quirky kitchen is extremely well equippd for all your needs. The Coach House (UKC64) has been carefully renovated in to a lovely cottage and is also assessed as 4 Star Gold. This semi-detached barn conversion is situated adjacent to Holly Lodge, off the large shared parking area. While Holly Lodge was built in 1802, The Coach House was added later in 1861 by Isaac Ernest Hodgson, leaving his initials IEH indelibly marked in the brickwork, now a feature of the wall both inside and out. Coach House has an open plan living room/kitchen on the first floor to take advantage of the views across the Solway Firth, famous for its fantastic sunsets. Relax in front of the woodburner and enjoy the fabulous vistas. As both properties are private and self-contained, they can be booked separately or, alternatively, booked together to accomodate a larger group of up to 14. The garden area for Coach House is separate from that of the main house but they can be enjoyed together. The arrangements can be flexible to suit the needs of guests. The properties are set in substantial wooded gardens, with formal lawns, orchard and patio areas, the whole of which is enclosed and surrounded by countryside.
    Cockermouth, 8 miles, has coffee shops, restaurants, gastro pubs, shops, cycle hire and art galleries. There are theatres in Keswick, Cockermouth and Whitehaven, all within easy reach and hosting musical and theatrical events all year. The small rural village of Aspatria, 2 miles, also has a small selection of shops. There is a public swimming pool in Cockermouth or you can have your own personal indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and steam room (rented by the hour, it is recommended to book early), just 500 yards away from the properties. Fly fishing is available with a trout pond in Gilcrux, 2 miles, and the rivers Ellen in Aspatria, and Derwent in Cockermouth. The beach, lakes and fells are just a 15-minute drive away. Horse riding is also available locally. Shop 2 miles, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Utility room with toilet. Steps to bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one (6ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin.

    Open fire in second living room included. Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating included. Two travel cots and high chairs on request. Two digital TVs. Range with gas hob and two electric ovens. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Enclosed lawned garden with orchard, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. NB: Pond in garden.

    Both properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Shared grounds. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Loughrigg Holme (Luxury)

    Ambleside

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: CC123213
    Loughrigg Holme sits underneath the much loved fell of the same name and was once the home of Wordsworth’s daughter, Dora and her husband Edward Quillinan, Rich in literary history connections, visitors to Loughrigg Holme have included Charlotte Bronte, the poet Matthew Arnold and Harriet Martineau. This ‘chocolate box property,originally a farmhouse, built in 17th century and extended in the early 19th century is a beautiful example of a traditional Lakeland residence, her 2 1/2 acres of gardens and fellside including croquet lawn blending effortlessly into the slopes of Loughrigg and displaying a wealth of ancient shrubs and flora, cleverly married with more formal patio, lawn areas and natural water fall.  A short stroll directly under Loughrigg Fell will bring you to beautiful Rydal Water, one of Lakeland’s smallest lakes at only ¾ mile long and ¼ mile wide and a favourite of Wordsworth and many other of the romantic poets and still, to this day, magical, peaceful and most inspiring. Ambleside can also be reached on foot within 20 minutes along a country lane, this bustling village offering numerous attractions and activities for all ages with a wide choice of bars, shops and restaurants. Loughrigg Holme is obviously steeped in Lakeland history and exhibits many historic features with dated spice cupboard, flagged floors, exposed beams and original oak stairs and shutters. The house has been beautifully dressed, the owners respecting the obvious age and fascinating literary connections to create a most comfortable and elegant home, a clever mix of 17th and 21st century, the perfect venue for a family gathering and a place where special memories will be created and treasured. Shop and restaurant 1½, pub ½.

    Ground Floor: Side entrance into beautiful...
    Breakfast kitchen: with central island, large feature Aga, further gas double oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Pantry and utility room: with washing machine, tumble dryer,and toilet 
    Snug: with comfy seating, woodburning stove and TV.
     Elegant lounge: with deep cushioned seating, TV, DVD and large open fireplace.
    Dining room: with garden views and feature fireplace.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: King size bedroom with feature fireplace.
    Bedroom 3: Double bedroom.
    Shower room: With toilet and walk in shower.
    Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 5: Twin bedroom.
    Bathroom: With roll top bath, walk in shower and toilet.

    Gas fired central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Fuel for fires available locally. Travel cot and highchair available. Ample parking for up to 4 cars. Cottage garden, lawns and patio with furniture provided. This property has a private water supply.

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  • The Rockery

    Shap, near Penrith

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: UK1040
    The Rockery is ideally situated between Keswick, Carlisle and Penrith in an unspoilt tranquil location and is perfect for large families and groups of friends holidaying together. Situated in the village of Shap, known locally as the ‘Gateway to the Fells and Lakes’, being on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park and close to the second largest lake in the Lake District - Ullswater. The village offers a wide range of amenities including a good selection of pubs, shops, a public outdoor heated swimming pool, a children’s play area and tennis courts.
    The Eden Valley provides superb walking and cycling, and the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales are easy to visit too. The atmospheric, rugged area of Haweswater, 8 miles, has a viewpoint for golden eagles, pretty villages and bustling market towns abound, with a lively calendar of farmers’ markets and county shows. There is plenty of local produce to purchase or enjoy in the many restaurants and pubs serving regional favourites. There is also excellent road access to the historic border city of Carlisle with its castle and museum, and Hadrian’s Wall, a World Heritage Site, has interesting exhibitions to visit. The Northumberland National Park and southern Scotland are both within an hour’s drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
    The Rockery can be booked together with Primrose Cottage (UK1039) to accommodate up to 12 guests.These two cottages are ideally situated between Keswick, Carlisle and Penrith in an unspoilt tranquil location. Both properties benefit from free Wi-Fi , are perfect for large families and groups of friends holidaying together. Situated in the village of Shap, known locally as the ‘Gateway to the Fells and Lakes’, being on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park and close to the second largest lake in the Lake District - Ullswater. The village offers a wide range of amenities including a good selection of pubs, shops, a public outdoor heated swimming pool, lockable cycle store, a children’s play area and tennis courts.
    The Eden Valley provides superb walking and cycling, and the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales are easy to visit too. The atmospheric, rugged area of Haweswater, 8 miles, has a viewpoint for golden eagles, pretty villages and bustling market towns abound, with a lively calendar of farmer’s markets and county shows. There’s plenty of local produce to purchase or enjoy in the many restaurants and pubs serving regional favourites. There’s excellent road access to the historic border city of Carlisle with its castle and museum, and Hadrian’s Wall, a World Heritage Site, has interesting exhibitions to visit. The Northumberland National Park and southern Scotland are both within an hour’s drive. Shop, restaurant and pub 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner, Sky TV and DVD player.
    Snug: With Freeview TV, DVD player and Wii.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and freezer.
    Separate toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 5).
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With 3 single beds.
    Bedroom 5: With single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 2).
    Bathroom: With roll top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.Large enclosed garden with patio, decking area, garden furniture and BBQ oven. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars, additional on road parking. No smoking.

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  • Meaburn Hill Farmhouse

    Maulds Meaburn, nr. Penrith

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: 25630

    Meaburn Hill Farmhouse has an old world charm which has been carefully recreated to provide a comfortable home from home with a relaxing ambience. Standing semi-detached the property offers a superb, open position overlooking the picturesque village of Maulds Meaburn, its village green and meandering beck, which attracts a wealth of wildlife. This is a perfect location in which to relax, unwind and enjoy a village atmosphere. There is a network of local walks from the doorstep ranging from a gentle riverside stroll to a hike across the fells. Alternatively catch up with your reading in the cosy library or paddle in the local beck catching tiddlers! With easy access to, and centrally positioned between the Lakes and Dales National Parks, the location is ideal for exploring these two contrasting and very beautiful areas. There is an extensive calendar of village shows and farmer’s markets in the surrounding Eden Valley villages. The historic market town of Appleby, 5 miles, has a good selection of shops and restaurants. The Lake District, 25 minutes, and Dales National Park, 45 minutes’ drive. Shop 5 miles, pub/restaurant 1 mile.

    One step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room/library. Dining room/kitchen/conservatory. Separate toilet. 13 steps to 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from hallway). First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, two with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with roll-top bath and en-suite toilet, 1 twin. All bedrooms with beams.

    Woodburner in living room, open fire in second living room/library (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. CDs. Electric cooker. Oil fired Aga (October to April). Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: 4 uneven steps in garden.

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  • The Hollies

    Bowness-on-Windermere

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    5
    Ref: 16523

    Within walking distance of all Windermere’s facilities

    Tucked away on a quiet road, The Hollies is a five star, 5 bedroomed, quirky Victorian house situated between the villages of Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere. Within walking distance of train station, lake, marina, cinemas, theatre, restaurants, supermarkets, local shops and incredible fells - all minutes away. The Hollies is an ideal base for extended families or groups. A second twin bedroom with wet room on the ground floor is helpful for those with limited mobility. The open plan kitchen/dining room has crafted shaker style units with Belfast sink and robust granite worktop, and a desk with imac computer. A four oven gas Aga beneath oak beams rescued from an old chemist shop, and slate recycled from Grasmere bus station - is perfect for drying out a soggy kit! A library of books, maps, family games and films for little ones make this a wonderful place. The house is stylishly decorated with handmade wide white shutters. Oil paintings, teardrop chandeliers, Minton tiled floor, rugs and throws on comfy sofas fuse old and new in a tasteful way. Linen curtains over French doors lead from the ’grown ups’ dining room with woodburner to a walled gravelled courtyard - perfect for those balmy summer evenings, whilst the little pocket garden is lovely for a quiet moment. There’s even a Christmas box full of decorations for a festive stay- including Christmas tree if needed. All 4 upstairs bedrooms have luxurious bath or shower rooms and are provided with fluffy white towels so don’t be tempted to bring your own. Shops, restaurants and pub 1/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with French doors and tiled floor. Kitchen/dining area. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin, with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 bunk with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Gas Aga (4 oven and hot plate). Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small front garden and bench. Rear enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Holly House

    Pooley Bridge, nr. Ullswater

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    5
    Ref: 17393

    This charming, spacious village house has been totally refurbished and provides an excellent standard of holiday accommodation in the heart of the attractive lakeside village of Pooley Bridge, adjoining the owner’s other property. Well-equipped and comfortably furnished, it has five en-suite bedrooms and will equally suit couples or family groups. Enjoy being close to all the village amenities with the added bonus of having a peaceful large garden to the rear of the property with views across open fields. Just a short walk will take you to the shore of Ullswater where there are all year round regular steamers travelling the sinuous length of the lake, calling at Howton on the way south to Glenridding. Water sports, cycling and walking are all popular activities and whichever you choose you’ll be amazed by the spectacular scenery which Wordsworth called ‘the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur’. South of the lake you can drive over the scenic Kirkstone Pass which takes you down into the popular village of Ambleside and on to Windermere. The traditional market town of Penrith with a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants is 6 miles. Shops and pubs 30 metres.

    Lower ground floor: Utility room with toilet. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Half landing: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 4 steps to 1 double (5ft) with shower in room and en-suite toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Stereo/CD. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in utility room. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture. Large garden. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. No children under 6 years. NB: There are 3 steps to sitting-out area and 5 steps to garden.

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  • Muncaster Castle - Herbert House

    Ravenglass

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: CC143200
    This period detached house is situated in the heart of the village of Ravenglass, with views from some bedrooms across the estuary to the Irish Sea. Herbert House is part of Muncaster Estates who also own the Pennington Hotel next door and the historic Muncaster Castle, which has been in the Pennington family for 8 centuries. Guests are offered a 20% discount off the entry fee to Muncaster Castle and a 10% discount off meals at the Pennington Hotel. Ravenglass is a pretty fishing village on the Cumbrian Coast with sandstone houses, pubs, hotels, shops and cafes. The Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow gauge railway operates from the village station and travels along the Eskdale valley. Wast Water, Englands deepest lake, Sca Fell our highest mountain and the beautiful Wasdale and Eskdale valleys are all nearby and offer great walking. Herbert House is 1/2 mile from Newtown Hous and Knott View and may be let separately or together for up to 32 people.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and electric fire.
    Sitting Room: With TV, DVD and games.
    Dining Room:
    Kitchen: With range cooker, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With zip and link twin beds which convert to a super king (please advise when booking).
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Outside: Enclosed paved front garden, with table and chairs. Parking for 4 cars.

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  • Father’s House

    Gosforth

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: 28525

    Situated in a small courtyard just outside the vibrant village of Gosforth, this delightful holiday home has been renovated, furnished and equipped to a good standard, offering large and spacious accommodation throughout. This semi-detached property has everything you need for a large family holiday. Overlooking a private mature garden, with views of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, this property is a wonderful base from which to walk in this beautiful and scenic area of the western Lake District, or explore the picturesque Wast Water. A spectacular drive over Hardnott and Wrynose Passes takes you to Ambleside or the more peaceful Coniston dominated by the craggy Old Man of Coniston. Nearby attractions include sandy beaches, fishing, golf, walking, cycling and mountain biking, Ravenglass miniature steam railway, Muncaster Castle and Gardens with an owl sanctuary, and the historic port of Whitehaven with museums and indoor swimming pool. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With open fire, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    2 steps to...
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, access to bedroom 3 and en-sute with corner bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds (access by bedroom 2).
    Bedroom 4: With double bed.
    3 steps down to...
    Bedroom 5: With double bed (accessed through bathroom).
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Garage parking for 1 car. Ample private parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the garden.

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  • Thompson Ground - The Farm House

    Hawkshead

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: B6491

    Heart of Lakeland, with panoramic views

    A nature-lovers’ paradise

    Wheelchair access in Tarns Cottage

    Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make an ideal holiday base to come back to. The Lake District itself hardly needs any introduction. In addition to the choice natural scenery, amongst some of England’s finest, there are also lots of interesting ‘man-made’ attractions to visit (some more publicised than others). Why not start with the picturesque village of Hawkshead, which is 1/2 mile away. Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top (NT), lies near Sawrey, whilst The Wordsworth Museum in nearby Grasmere, occupies Dove Cottage, which the poet William Wordsworth made his home between 1799 and 1808. There are also many NT properties in the vicinity, from the magnificent Levens Hall to the tiny Old Bridge House at Ambleside. The cottages are attractively furnished and fully equipped, with sealed window units, a storm porch and Tarn Cottage (ref NP57) is specially designed for use by visitors with some degree of physical handicap. Each has their own furnished patio area, and all have access to a front lawn, which is the ideal venue for children and adults to socialise and play. Locally there are plenty of pubs and restaurants, any of which are perfect for spending a relaxing evening in. Stabling for 2 horses is available on request.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Cot. High chair.

    All properties: Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone (on site). Private patios and furniture. Shared lawned area to front of cottages. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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  • Gateside Farmhouse

    Sedbergh

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: CC131135
    Located in the heart of rural farmland above the ancient market town of Sedbergh, Gateside Farmhouse enjoys excellent views from all windows of the Howgill range. Sedbergh itself is two and a half miles away, an enjoyable walk and has an excellent selection of cafes and book shops, the town being the first ’book’ town in the UK.
    Set on a very quiet working farm, Gateside Farmhouse has undergone a major renovation and now offers excellent, quality accommodation for up to 10. The rooms are light and spacious and, laid out on three floors, the property offers flexible living space for a large family gathering or a group of walkers or cyclists. A small welcome pack is provided by the owners, so you can look forward to a decent cuppa after a long journey. The property is on a national cycle route.
    Just a couple of quotes from the visitor book
    "A beautiful cottage with all amenities. The photo’s on the internet don’t do it justice. Had a fantastic pre Xmas get together, which was enhanced by a lovely large house in fantastic location, had the best of the weather with the snow on Thursday would definitely return".
    "Hard frost, bright sun, have spent a wonderful few days in your beautiful house what a setting! Exceeded expectations, such a great break - cycling, walking, saw kingfisher’s and green woodpecker and salmon. Thank you for such an enjoyable break."

    Ground Floor: The property comprises:
    Kitchen/dining: Open plan room with electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Lounge: With two fireplaces, one a traditional woodburning stove, the other a feature electric stove, and Freeview TV/DVD.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With three single beds.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With double bed.
    Bedroom 5: With a single bed.
    Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.

    All fuel, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available. Free Wi-Fi available.Large open garden for guests use with furniture. Parking for up to 5 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Irton Hall - The Clock Tower

    Irton, nr. Eskdale

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
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    Ref: 24587

    Irton Hall is a stunning holiday location with impressive history, set in the foothills of the Western fells of the Lake District between Wasdale and Eskdale. Parts of the magnificent hall, such as the Pele Tower, date from the 14th century. The Pele Tower (ref 25366) creates a totally unique holiday venue on four floors featuring spacious rooms with beams, sandstone walls and an original stone spiral staircase from top to bottom of the tower. The third floor family bedroom and en-suite are accessed via this spiral staircase; the other floors have additional standard staircase access, whilst the first floor living room has a leisure area with pool table. Broughton House (ref 24374) forms the west wing of Irton Hall, where spacious elegant rooms, chandeliers and a grand staircase with stained glass windows make this a dream holiday venue. A pool table in the living room and wi-fi access enhance the excellent facilities available. The Clock Tower (ref 24587) is a wonderful original stone detached building behind the main hall with a modern interior, including 4 shower rooms and a spacious family living area with patio doors opening onto a private decked area. Set beside the main hall, Lamplugh (ref 25507) is a delightful, semi-detached holiday cottage with spacious rooms looking out over grounds, having its own private sitting-out area and freedom to roam the nature trails within the woods. Lingard Cottage (ref 26257) is a semi-detached cottage to the side of the main hall and has its own entrance hall and French doors to sitting-out area. Ormondroyd Cottage (ref 26258) is also a semi-detached cottage to the side of the main hall with its own entrance hall and French doors from the living room to a small balcony overlooking open countryside.
    Both Oliver Cromwell and Henry VI visited the hall, although it is reputed that Henry VI was refused entry and spent the night under the 1000 year old oak tree in front of the house, known as ‘The King’s Oak’.
    Surrounded by 19 acres of natural parkland where children can play to their hearts’ content and guests may wander and explore the natural habitats of abundant wildlife in the grounds. A short drive will bring you to wide sandy beaches, the Eskdale miniature steam railway at Ravenglass and Muncaster Castle and Gardens which also house the unique International Owl Sanctuary. The Langdales are to the east, accessed via the Hard Knott Pass and Wrynose Pass, whilst Wasdale and Wastwater with their amazing views of Great Gable and Scafell Pike are 5 miles away. Ideally situated at the heart of the western Lake District, many lakes are within easy reach such as Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, whether to stroll along the banks and watch the reflection of the drifting clouds in the Lakes, or expend some energy climbing the rugged hills to admire the stunning views from the top - the choices are endless. The historic port and marina of Whitehaven which hosts the Tall Ships Race every two years is 14 miles, with shops, restaurants, museums and many holiday activities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, two with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet also accessed by 1 bunk. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (on timer) included, (£10 per day May-September, by arrangement). Gas included. Travel cot. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Decking terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. 19-acre shared lawned parkland and natural woodland. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

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