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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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  • Oak Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123293
    Nestling high up on the Kirkstone overlooking the tranquil Stockghyll Valley, Ambleside and Lake Windermere, Oak Cottage is picturesquely situated on a 2700 acre traditional working Lakeland farm. Originally the old farmhouse, this 18th Century, well equipped accommodation retains many original features including low oak beams, farmhouse doors and a spice cupboard. The warm cosy, farmhouse is sure to make you feel relaxed and away from it all. With far reaching, spectacular views in every direction, Oak Cottage is idyllically situated for you to enjoy the magnificent walks which are available right from your doorstep. Highland cattle and Herdwick sheep graze and wonder freely on the surrounding farmland and Buzzards can be seen soaring above. An ideal spot for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The dark clear night skies are perfect for star gazing too.

    This property can be booked together with Willow Cottage (CC123284), The Nest (CC123290) and Hazel Cottage (CC123280) to accommodate up to 12 guests. Ideal for parties or weddings, you can even land a helicopter in the grounds!

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with wood burner and 28" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With beams.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed (for alternative sleeping).
    Bedroom 3:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared courtyard. ¼ acre of grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from a spring. No children under 12 years. NB: access via a rough track.

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  • Beny-Cot

    Keswick

    Grade
    5
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC112144
    Regular visitors to Keswick will know properties in the centre of town rarely have the luxury of private parking or a garden, Beny-Cot has the benefit of both. This attractive cottage is built in a traditional style from Lakeland stone and is situated 100 yards from both Keswick town centre and the Cumbrian Cottages regional office. The interior is furnished in a modern style with quality furnishings, has Wi-Fi and a kitchen with all the desired appliances and is enhanced with traditional features such as a woodburning stove in the lounge and a bedroom with a stripped pine floor. The benefit of four bedrooms (one kingsize, one double, one single and one versatile attic room) for five guests, provides added flexibility of sleeping arrangements and kids will love the attic bedroom with futons, a TV and Playstation 2.

    Keswick is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples, the fit and the ‘not so fit’! Situated on the shores of Derwentwater, the fells are accessible from the doorstep and the town centre has excellent amenities. Other outdoor activities available locally include mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest, kayaking and sailing on the lakes, rock climbing and ghyll scrambling to name but a few. The ‘not so fit’ may prefer gentle strolls around the town’s parks and shops, partaking in the café culture on Keswick’s pedestrianised market place or a trip on the launch around Derwentwater. Across the road in Fitz Park is an excellent children’s play park, the Keswick Museum with café, a bowling green and the Keswick Leisure Pool is adjacent. Shop 30 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living Room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With two sofa beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements only. If the extra beds/futon are required please inform the local office at the time of booking otherwise beds will not be made up.), TV and Playstation 2.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Multiple steps up to garden.

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  • The Larches

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: CC114132
    The Larches is a four bedroomed detached cottage at Seldom Seen in Thornthwaite, a truly tranquil location. Surrounded by woodland on the slopes of Whinlatter forest the cottage is a perfect ’away from it all’ retreat with the delight of visiting red squirrels. It has the most fantastic summer house (or belvedere) with a deck at the top of its fellside garden, which has chairs, table and lighting. It has superb views across the Derwent marshes and to the distant fells. You can walk or cycle from the doorstep and sail on the lake at Bassenthwaite. There is an art gallery and coffee shop in the village and pubs, restaurants and a shop in the neighbouring village of Braithwaite and an abundance of amenities in nearby Keswick. The accommodation is upside down with the living space upstairs to benefit from the views towards Skiddaw and Clough Head. See the cottage’s website www.lakelandbelvedere.com for more fascinating details and photos.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and wash basin.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.
    Shower room: With shower and wash basin
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.
    Utility/drying: With washer/dryer, sink, radiator and clothes airer.

    First Floor: Lounge/Dining area: 27ft long with fell views, TV, DVD, CD/radio, open fire and paintings by local artists.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave and Wi-Fi.
    Bedroom 4: With 3/4 size bed and wash basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Owner will supply initial logs and coal but asks guests to replace as used. Internet access available.Outside: Landscaped terraced garden with summerhouse and two patio areas with garden furniture and one BBQ space. On street parking. Storage for bikes in the garage.

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  • Crossfell Cottage

    Temple Sowerby, near Penrith

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: UK1041
    Crossfell sits on a quiet street in Temple Sowerby, which is a picturesque village in the delightful Eden Valley. This charming, 18th-century cottage has been renovated to provide a contemporary, well furnished holiday home. The end terrace cottage has a pretty sitting-out area which attracts wildlife. The village is just a few miles from both Penrith and Ullswater, or the historic and picturesque market town of Appleby, which has a good selection of shops, inns and restaurants. The Eden Valley area is popular for walking, cycling, pony trekking, golf and birdwatching. The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: 3 steps to entrance.
    Living/dining area:
    With woodburner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    2 steps to... Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed and pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial supply of logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Owl Nest

    Newby Bridge

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: UK1055
    Situated on the southern tip of Lake Windermere close to the small village of Lakeside, The Owl Nest offers a most exceptional holiday experience within the Lake District National Park.

    Centrally located, this fantastic, holiday home is set in a row and makes for a one-of-a-kind week away in the South Lakes. The Owl Nest lies within the grounds of The Swan Hotel and Spa, and holidaymakers have access to many of the hotel’s fine facilities, including the indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, along with the 2 acres of grounds to explore.

    It goes without saying that The Lakes are a dream for lovers of all things outdoors, covering the whole spectrum of activities from walking and cycling to watersports, and the stunningly beautiful natural terrain makes for a most scenic photograph, painting or backdrop to a leisurely stroll. If that isn’t enough, the village of Cartmel is home to a fantastic racecourse for horses, so a day at the races is not to be missed! Line fishing is available on the River Leven nearby (£10 per day, licence required, bring your own rods). Beach 8 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
    The Owl Nest can be booked together with The Hedgehog (UK1053), The Mallard (UK1054), The Dormouse (UK1056) and The Love Nest (UK1057) to accommodate up to 34 guests.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Living area: With wood burner, 42" Smart TV and patio doors leading to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Separate toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed (for children), TV and Playstation 4.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.Patio, terrace, garden furniture and outdoor fireplace. Shared 2-acre unspoilt and landscaped grounds with children’s adventure playground. Shared use of hotel’s indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 6m, depth 4m, open 7am - 8.30pm daily) with shower and changing facilities, and Jacuzzi. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river in the grounds, 200 yards away. This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Honfleur

    Ousby

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC132156
    Honfleur is a modern detached bungalow with ample parking and a large garden overlooking open fields, to the distant Lakeland Fells. Situated near the Fox Inn in Ousby, a peaceful village nestling at the foot of the Pennine Hills in the beautiful Eden Valley. The quiet country lanes are perfect for cycling and there are walks from the door to Melmerby Fell and Cross Fell. Bar meals and restaurant facilities are available in the pub and occasional live entertainment. There is a village shop and bakery with cafe in Melmerby two miles away together with village pub serving bar meals. There are a wealth of amenities in Penrith, seven miles. The bungalow is very comfortably furnished and well equipped, with a large kitchen/diner.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage and panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, electric fire and patio doors to the garden.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and dining table and chairs.
    Utility room: With sink, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed (for flexibility of sleeping arrangements only).
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Garden with lawn, patio and seating. Parking for 5 cars.

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  • Cumpston Hill

    Mallerstang, Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 17638

    This delightful detached period holiday cottage, approached by a steep 1/4 mile track, occupies a commanding position above the unspoilt Mallerstang Valley enjoying spectacular views. It is remote, yet within easy reach of Kirkby Stephen, only a short drive away, where there is an excellent range of amenities. There is access to both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District, the Settle to Carlisle railway and a wealth of outdoor activities. Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 1 single bedroom. Beams throughout. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (6ft) with en-suite toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with toilet, sloping ceiling.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room included. Oil central heating (underfloor in conservatory), electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-incoming calls only. Garden with seating area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • 2 Fairview Terrace

    Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: CC123219
    Set in a conservation area at the top of the fondly named ’Peggy Hill’, 2 Fairview Terrace is a traditional Lakeland cottage built around 1630 and the former shippen to a cluster of ancient buildings. A mere 2 minute stroll from the very heart of Ambleside, the location is perfect for enjoying walks from the door to Loughrigg Fell and the more challenging Fairfield range or perhaps a gentle stroll to Waterhead for a host of waterborne activities including rowing boats and the famous Windermere Lake Steamers.
    2 Fairfield Terrace is perfectly positioned for sampling the many delights that the popular village of Ambleside has to offer. This comfortable and homely cottage, enjoys fine fell views from most windows and is ideal for a family holiday at any time of the year. With four good bedrooms and two bathrooms and set out across three floors, 2 Fairview Terrace offers a good degree of privacy for its guests. Blessed with an open fireplace, dressed with local green slate, this feature is perfect for gathering around in the winter evenings and recalling the day’s events with space for the family pet in front of the hearth too!

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into...
    Lounge: With open fire place (fuel available locally), TV with DVD and window seat.
    Kitchen/Dining room: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds, feature fireplace and fell views.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Master double bedroom with fine fell view.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and WC.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair availableOutside: Utility houses the washer, dryer and freezer and is ideal for bike storage. Garden to front with furniture provided. Parking is for one car via permit.

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  • Holmlea

    Newtown, nr. Silloth

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 17389

    Just 1 mile to a sandy beach this holiday home is one of a small row in the hamlet of Newtown. Dated 1769 the property has been refurbished with extensive views towards Skiddaw (Lakeland fells) and towards the Solway Firth from the rear. Excellent coastal walking, golf, wind surfing, fishing and cycling. Cockermouth, 15 miles. Keswick, 25 miles. Tea room with craft shop and farm animal park 1/2 mile. Shops and pub 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in shed). Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio/sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Low Fell Cottage

    Crosthwaite

    Grade
    6
    4
    4
    2
    Ref: CC129108
    Low Fell Cottage is a traditional Lakeland stone cottage dating back to 1936 and is situated near the village of Crosthwaite, five miles south of Windermere. Additions to the property provide delightful accommodation with the benefit of ground floor bedrooms and shower room. The cottage is sure to appeal to those seeking a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of modern day living, where they can appreciate the seclusion of the mature 12 acres of woodland grounds and shrubs, including azaleas, hellebores and ornamental trees. The garden plays host to an abundance of wildlife including visits from deer and squirrels.

    Ground Floor: The centrally heated accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: With Lakeland slate fireplace housing an open fire (coal and logs provided), TV, DVD, video and stereo system, small library of gardening and local interest books and patio doors leading to the garden.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: Equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and walk-in larder.
    Utility room: With washing machine and boiler.
    Bedroom 1:  With king size bed and en-suite with shower, bath, hand basin, bidet and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: All the rooms on this floor have delightful views over the gardens.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
    Bedroom 4: Single bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
    Bathroom: With bath, wash basin and WC.

    All electric, fuel and bed linen included. Cot, highchair and payphone available. Free broadband access.Integral garage with full size table tennis table, tumble dryer and wood store. Private parking for 5 cars. Mature 12 acre woodland gardens. Terrace with BBQ and outdoor furniture.

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  • Hayrake

    Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123164
    With glorious views of the Coniston Hills and local fell ranges, Hayrake is in an ideal location, on the fringes of the village with all amenities close to hand. Built of Lakeland stone, the cottage is very characterful, with cosy rooms, exposed beams and that all important open fire, Hayrake is also home to other features that you’d expect from such an old property, including the odd squeaky floorboard and uneven floor! Emphasis is more on creating a homely atmosphere than frills and fanciness, however Hayrake is very comfortable and offers everything for the holidaymaker. On three floors, the views get better the higher you go so you may have to toss a coin to decide who will have the top room.

    Ground Floor: Hayrake has gas central heating and comprises:
    Sitting room: Cosy, with open fire (fuel not provided), TV and video.
    Dining/sun room: With good fell views and a good selection of games and books.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave.

    First Floor: Narrow stairs from the ground floor to:
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: Single bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.

    Second Floor: A narrow staircase from the first floor to:
    Bedroom 3: Single bedroom.
    Bedroom 4: Double bedroom.

    All gas, electric, and bed linen included. Sorry, no room for a cot.There is some limited headroom in the bedrooms on the second floor. Outside there is a patio style garden with furniture supplied. Off road parking for up to two cars is available.  One well behaved pet welcome. Smoking permitted.

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  • Garth

    Great Salkeld near Penrith

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC132180
    Situated in a peaceful location, this holiday property makes an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. The area offers a tremendous amount to occupy guests, with golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling amongst many other adventurous activities available locally. For those with young children, there are also a number of great days out on the doorstep. If arts and culture are a passion, a quick glance at the surroundings will see exactly why the region has inspired so many artists, writers and craftsmen. Great Salkeld is a picture-postcard village with red sandstone cottages, clustered by the village church. The village inn, just 200 yards away serves local real ale. The property is part of Wetheral Cottages, which is surrounded by well-maintained gardens that lead to a small paddock adjacent to the cottage, which is great space for play or adventure within the grounds. The village playground, 100 yards away, offers swings, junior assault course as well as hard and grassed areas for ball games.
    Garth can be booked with High Croft (CC132181), Windale (CC132182), Mickledale (CC132183) and Langriggs (CC132184) to accommodate larger parties of up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 4: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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