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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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  • 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.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: 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 WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With two sofa beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements only), TV and Playstation 2.

    All gas, electric, 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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  • Middle Barn

    Lindale, nr. Cartmel

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 18578

    This delightful holiday cottage has been imaginatively converted from a former barn and retains a good deal of charm. The middle of three, set around a courtyard with its own private patio area. Set in stunning scenery, ideal for walking, it also has good road access to the coast and Grange-over-Sands, 2 miles. The village of Cartmel, 3 miles and the southern tip of Lake Windermere is 4 miles with visitor attractions including Aquarium of the Lakes and Haverthwaite to Lakeside Steam Railway. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Second living room. 3 bedrooms: 1 twin (can be double), 1 single (2ft 6in for child), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Galleried double (5ft) bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two digital TVs. DVDs. iPod docking station. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Large, enclosed courtyard and furniture. Balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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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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  • Greengables

    Keswick

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC111297
    This four bedroom house is luxuriously furnished and equipped to provide exceptional quality self catering accommodation. Situated in a residential area of Keswick, Greengables is within 5 minutes level walk of the town centre and its many amenities. Sleeping six people, with two bathrooms the cottage is ideal for the larger or extended family seeking a walking holiday in the Northern Lakes.  Greengables now also has the full sky sports package and free Wi-Fi broadband.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating, the accommodation comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With TV with full Sky Sports package, Wi-Fi, DVD, CD radio, payphone, i-Pod dock and living flame gas fire.
    Kitchen: With electric range cooker, ceramic hob and double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Master bedroom: With King size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With twin beds and adjoining the...
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-fi internet available.Rear courtyard with garden furniture. BBQ. Garage for 1 car. On street parking. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Orchard House

    Alston

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: W43556


    Perched at the bottom of a cobbled street, Orchard House is a Grade II listed, 17th century terraced house and offers the best of both worlds. From the front it looks up to the bustling main street and to the rear it has open views across fields, which run down to the South Tyne River. This holiday house is well-furnished and presented with a welcoming, cosy ambiance. Set in a conservation area, Alston claims to be the highest market town in England. Not only that, the nearest town is more than 15 miles away so Alston offers the chance to escape to a far-flung corner of Cumbria that promises to enchant sightseers with its charming cobbled streets and bustling pubs, shops and tea rooms. To arrive in memorable fashion it may be worth travelling along the A686 from Penrith to Corbridge. The AA Magazine rated this among the 10 best drives in the world and it’s not difficult to see how they came to such a conclusion as the heather-clad moorlands of the North Pennines that surround Alston make it an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and appealing to anyone who participates in outdoor activities. Reminders of the town’s rich mining history are everywhere, with the Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre charting the story of mineral mining in this area. The South Tynedale Railway, the highest narrow gauge railway in England, also runs from Alston to Kirkhaugh, which is just over 2 miles away in Northumberland. Shops, pubs and restaurants 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Snug with beams. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas living flame fire in dining room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Blu-ray. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in basement). Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Lawned garden with patio, decked sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Garden set over three levels, steps to each area and uneven surfaces.

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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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  • Penfold

    Keswick

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111338
    Penfold benefits from a central location, only two minutes walk from both the town centre and Fitz Park and 10 minutes from the lake. It provides an excellent base to walk the north Lakeland fells, with the bonus of Keswick’s wide ranging amenities on the doorstep. The property retains many original features and provides good quality furnishings and modern day appliances. The rooms are both spacious and airy and some have views of the surrounding mountains.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD radio, ipod dock and electric fire.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.On street parking. Shared garden.

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  • Oak Apple House

    Keswick

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC112152
    This beautiful, detached, Georgian-style house enjoy a fabulous location in Keswick, on a small private development of similar properties with the benefit of a garden, garage and private parking. Renovated to create a stunning holiday property with tasteful designs, quality furnishings and great facilities. Keswick has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, and Oak Apple House is a short walk from the market place. Many fabulous walking opportunities from the doorstep, with the lake and the ‘Theatre by the Lake’ a gentle stroll through Hope Park. Oak Apple House is ideal for all guests, whether you seek high adventure or a relaxing break in sumptuous surroundings.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With ornamental fireplace, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining room: Spacious with ornamental fireplace and 32" TV for DVD and games use.
    Kitchen: Large, galley-style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Cloakroom: With WC.
    Open sided stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot available. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • Carthwaite

    Keswick

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC111271
    Carthwaite is a four bedroom terraced property, superbly equipped and comfortably furnished throughout. Equipped for six people with the added flexibility of a seventh bed, the house is ideal for the larger family or possibly two smaller families sharing. Situated in a quiet residential area, 5 minutes level walk into the town centre where you will find an array of shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions.

    Ground Floor: Carthwaite has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, electric fire,CD radio and French windows leading onto the rear gravelled garden.
    Dining/kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and Digital radio with ipod dock.
    Cloakroom: With WC. and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  With double bed, views towards Skiddaw, Latrigg and Dodd Wood with en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
     

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With twin beds and views towards Skiddaw, Latrigg and Dodd Wood.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed giving flexibility of sleeping arrangements, not for extra guests.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. A cot and highchair are available on request.Outside: The property has a rear south facing gravelled garden with furniture. Parking for 1 car plus on street parking.

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