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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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  • 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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  • Darcy Cottage

    Skinburness, near Silloth

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC705


    Darcy Cottage is a comfortable, detached cottage which used to be two different quirky cottages and has now successfully been blended into one. Reached via a rough tarmac private lane, the cottage enjoys the benefit of two gardens, the front garden is fully enclosed, while the rear garden is open and is ideal for watching the dramatic Solway Firth sunsets. Darcy Cottage is just a quick scramble over the rocky sea defences onto the beach, and here you can paddle or fish on a secluded stretch of the Solway enjoying the views to Scotland. You can also sit and watch for seabirds and porpoises from the master bedroom. Set just outside Skinburness a few minutes north of the popular seaside resort of Silloth, where you can stroll along the coastal path. The Solway Firth coastline has plenty to entertain, from an award-winning aquarium, a toy soldier museum, amusement arcades, go karting, world class golf and even a 4 day music festival, Solfest! There is a small market on Thursdays in Silloth, and a car boot on Sundays, just out of town. Slightly further afield there is the great border city of Carlisle and the northern Lake District. Beach 30 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Separate toilet.
    Narrow and steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed leading to...
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds and beams.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned front garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture and an open rear back garden. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The seashore is 30 yards from the property.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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