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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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  • Derby Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC123106
    Derby Cottage forms part of a terrace of similar and substantial stone built three storey properties in the very heart of Ambleside. Situated as it is, the shops, amenities and restaurants are quite literally a stones throw away from the cottage, making Derby Cottage ideally situated for those who wish to enjoy the facilities of Ambleside. There are also ample local walks that can be taken from the doorstep and the southern shores of Windermere can be reached quite easily by foot.

    Ground Floor: Derby Cottage is heated by Gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, TV, video and DVD.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse kitchen equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 3: Single bedroom.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

    Second Floor: A narrow staircase leads to second floor with:
    Bedroom 4:Twin bedroom. 
    Bathroom: With bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-fi access available.Enclosed rear paved area with garden furniture and mountain bike store. Parking permit for one car provided for nearby car park (on street parking by way of  blue disc parking available from local shops in Ambleside only for an hour. Blue disc parking arrangements is only valid for Ambleside only).

  • Helm View

    Windermere

    Grade
    7
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: LD9

    Located within the heart of the Lake District, Helm View is situated in the secluded tree-lined district of Annisgarth, a short walk from the centre of both Windermere and Bowness and five minutes on foot from the open countryside with views over Windermere and beyond. This modernised Lakeland slate house is a spacious retreat combining tradition with modern facilities and the chance to relax in front of the log fire or on the patio. There are numerous attractions nearby with outdoor activities, sightseeing, shops, restaurants, Lake Windermere and the Beatrix Potter visitor attractions. Ambleside and Hawkshead are within five miles. Shops
    1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, patio doors to garden and large modern fitted beamed kitchen. Games room. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - no fuel provided
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Gamecube
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden and patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

  • Scarr Head Cottage

    Near Coniston

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC124100
    Situated in the most idyllic location, this beautiful detached cottage is surrounded by open countryside with enviable views from most rooms and immediate walking from the door. A perfect base for those who wish to spend their holiday exploring the surrounding and nearby fells, and to return at the end of the day to relax in front of the warmth of a cosy open fire. Large enough to accommodate family groups Scarr Head Cottage enjoys ample parking and a delightful enclosed garden. Secluded yet not isolated Coniston village is only a few miles away and there are two hotels within walking distance for a bar meal, or after a day on the fells a well deserved drink.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation has been sympathetically upgraded, is heated by oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen: With slate topped Shaker style units, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and dining table.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    A passageway leads to...
    Lounge: With stone flagged floor, beams, original panelling, cosy open fire in stone fireplace, easy seating, TV/DVD, video and dining table.
    Bathroom: Tiled with bath, hand basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, co-ordinated linen and hand basin.
    Bedroom 2: With 3/4 size bed for single occupancy and co-ordinated linens.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds, co-ordinated linen and hand basin.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds and co-ordinated linen.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included (logs not supplied). Cot available. Enclosed garden. Ample private parking. Families only.

  • Hole House Farm Cottages - Garden Cottage

    Pooley Bridge, Ullswater

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: NP81

    Ideal touring location

    Situated ½ mile from the shores of Lake Ullswater in superb surroundings. This working farm borders the River Eamont and is close to the craggy peaks of the lakeland fells. Fells nearby include the High Street range, 1 mile, and Helvellyn, 8 miles. Penrith, 6 miles. Windermere, 13 miles. Access is via a small, private holiday park under the same ownership. Good location for peace and quiet yet only 1/4 mile walk to Pooley Bridge with shops, pubs, cafes and steamer trips. Young children’s play area and small football pitch nearby. NP81 is adjacent to the owners quiet seasonal holiday park with no letting or sub letting.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Drying area. 1 twin bedroom. Two steps up to living room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Seven steps to 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 single bedroom.

    Oil central heating included. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with elevated patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Open fire in living room (available September-May, initial fuel included). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

  • Century House

    Keswick

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: CC111384
    A truly stunning town house, which the owners spared no expense refurbishing. Century House provides luxurious self catering accommodation in a contemporary style, with state of the art facilities. It is located within 5 minutes level walk of Keswick town centre and 10 minutes from the lake and theatre. It can be let with the adjoinin Century Cottage (CC111304) to accommodate up to twelve guests.

    Ground Floor: Propery has down duvets and pillows, gas central heating and underfloor heating downstairs and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/kitchen/diner: With internet enabled TV and basic Sky, DVD, iPod dock and wood burning stove (fuel not provided).
    Dining area:
    Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.
    Utility/Drying room: With boot rack, washing machine, tumble dryer, drying cabinet and freezer.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, walk in shower, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot and Wi-Fi available.Outside: Roof terrace with seating. Patio garden. Parking  for 1 car and on street parking. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Clover Cottage

    Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 23706

    This architect-designed barn conversion offers an extremely good standard of presentation. The large beamed living room has a woodburner and a delightful ‘Juliet’ balcony overlooking the garden. The holiday cottage is set in the beautiful hamlet of Outhgill with superb views of Wild Boar Fell, Mallerstang Edge and the River Eden. It is surrounded by excellent walking and cycling country, with access to the Pennine Way and Howgill Fells. Fishing, golf, pony trekking and historic castles are all close by and this wonderful location is within an easy, scenic drive of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. The traditional and interesting market town of Kirkby Stephen has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and is close to the famous Settle/Carlisle railway. Other popular market towns nearby include Hawes, 11 miles, Sedbergh, 15 miles. Pubs can be found at Ravenstonedale, 6 miles, Nateby, 4 miles and Kirkby Stephen, 5 miles. Shops 5 miles, pubs 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 1 bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Juliet balcony. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 5 years.

  • Bracken Howe

    Portinscale near Keswick

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC115123
    Bracken Howe enjoys the most glorious views from Grisedale Pike to the Skiddaw range, with glimpses of Bassenthwaite Lake from its elevated position in the village of Portinscale. This semi detached house has views from most rooms and was completely renovated and refurbished to an extremely high standard. The level of facilities and equippment and the quality of furnishings will appeal to the most discerning guests. Portinscale lies on the northern edge of Derwentwater. It has a pub, restaurants, tea room and two marinas and is within walking distance of Keswick, which has a wealth of amenities and tourist attractions. There are fabulous walks on the fells around Portinscale, mountain bike trails in Whinlatter forest and sailing on Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lakes. The more adventurous may try paragliding or rock climbing. The view point for the famous Bassenthwaite Ospreys is within three miles of Bracken Howe.
    Guests to this cottage will receive free passes (for up to six people) for Keswick Leisure Pool.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, digital recorder, DVD and living flame gas fire.
    Kitchen/diner: With range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, larder fridge. freezer and microwave.
    Dining area: With TV, DVD, CD radio and multi fuel stove.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With electric shower over bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Bathroom 2: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Attic bedroom: With twin beds.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Garden with patio and table and chairs. Parking for 3 cars. Garage for bike storage. Wi-Fi internet connection available. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Thwaite Bridge House

    Coniston

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: CC124164
    Traditional Lakeland Farmhouses don’t come much prettier than this and Thwaite Bridge House would look perfectly at home on the front of a traditional box of Lakeland fudge or biscuits.  Located in the Rusland Valley, Thwaite Bridge House is a mere 5 miles from Newby Bridge and only 5 miles from Hawkshead so is ideally situated for exploring this delightful part of the Southern Lakes.  Rusland and surrounding villages are very quiet with little traffic although popular with walkers and cyclists.  The busier resorts can be reached within minutes by car or to avoid the queues, you could take one of the world famous steamers from Lakeside, only a short way from the cottage, to Bowness Bay or Ambleside and do your own bit for the environment too.
    From the moment you get a glimpse of the house from the bridge just along the narrow country lane, your eyes are drawn to the white washed, double fronted farmhouse that not only displays a wealth of character and historical features but surely must hold many tales of a bygone era. Original beams are everywhere and the flagged floors on the ground floor, some dressed with carpet, must be centuries old.  The oak panelling and stairs are in excellent condition and although this is a traditional cottage, 21st century conveniences have been added, such as underfloor heating and modern kitchen, to ensure guests’ comfort. 

    Ground Floor: Thwaite Bridge House has oil fired central heating, under floor heating downstairs and briefly comprises:
    Farmhouse Kitchen: With flagged floor, an excellent range of units and facilities to include a electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, i-Pod player and dishwasher.
    Lounge: With original oak panelled walls and comfortable seating for eight with a wood burning stove (fuel available locally), TV, DVD and Sky Freesat.
    Study/Reading room: With comfy seating and desk area from where you can access broadband internet, or play the piano.
    Utility/Cloakroom: With washing machine, tumble dryer, hand basin and WC. This room is great for storing extra food items and walking gear.
    Conservatory: With comfy seating from where to gaze across the gardens and watch the sunset.

    First Floor: All rooms on the first floor are of original oak, reached via the original oak pinned staircase, furnished with rugs for the comfort of guests.
    Master suite: With double bed, ipod player and large en-suite bathroom and dressing room with bath, separate walk in shower, hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and vanity unit.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and a traditional wash stand and feature fireplace.
    Bedroom 4: With full size bunk beds, ideal for the kids.
    Bathroom: With shower over a corner bath, hand basin, WC and the most unusual toilet roll holder you’ve ever seen!

    All oil, electric and bed linen provided. Fuel for fire available locally. Travel cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi available all over the house.Large lawned gardens with furniture provided. Ample parking for up to three cars. 

  • York House

    Keswick

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: CC111347
    A luxurious town house 5 minutes level walk to Keswick Town Centre, 200 metres from the Convention centre and close to Fitz Park, the River Greta and Keswick Leisure centre. York House underwent a complete refurbishment when the owners furnished and equipped it to the very highest standard, creating a truly stunning self catering property sure to meet guests every expectation. Keswick is the perfect base from which to participate in any number of outdoor activities, without the need to travel by car.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and electric fire.
    Dining room: With electric fire and TV.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave/pizza oven.
    Utility/Cloakroom: With washing machine, tumble dryer, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With twin beds and TV.
    Bedroom 4: With double bed and TV.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-fi access available.Outside: Small rear courtyard with seating. Storage for bikes and wet gear. On street parking.

  • Low Mouthlock Cottage

    Barras near Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: CC132175
    Low Mouthlock Cottage is a fantastically remote, quintessentially English, detached, stone property with parts dating back to the 1650’s. This stylish holiday home has tremendous views that change by the minute which can stretch up to 30 miles along the beautiful Eden Valley, and never disappoints. The cottage is equipped to a very high standard with a lovely mix of contemporary and antique furniture. The lounge has a wood burner and the snug provides an extra space for guests to relax. There are four bedrooms, all of which have high exposed roof trusses and two have their own en-suites.

    Peacefully set in a well maintained garden, this is the perfect place for the discerning guest to get away from life’s stresses and relax for a week or two. At the heart of this unique and very comfortable cottage is the kitchen, which successfully combines quirky character, wonky walls and a modern Aga (great for slow cooking), with a streamline, bright and airy, modern space. Situated in the east of the county in a rural location, the property is ideally placed for exploring the highlights of the north of England. Sandwiched between the Lakes and Dales National Parks, both within a 40 minute drive, and with Northumberland, Hadrian’s Wall, the Pennines an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Teesdale, where you can visit the most spectacular waterfall in England, and the Scottish Borders all within an easy scenic drive makes this a perfect holiday base. Tan Hill, the highest pub in England, is romantically set in wild, moorland landscape, five miles, and there is a good selection of pubs, restaurants and galleries in Brough and Kirkby Stephen, six miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Split level with wood burner, TV, DVD player and Wii.
    Dining room: Beamed with tiled floor.
    Kitchen: Large farmhouse style with beams, gas Aga, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Four steps down to...
    Snug: With TV.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and underfloor heating.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super king size bed, TV and en-suite with large shower, WC and underfloor heating.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower, WC and underfloor heating.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and TV.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed and single stowaway bed.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas BBQ. Ample parking. Natural water supply from a spring. No smoking. NB: Pond in garden.

  • Kilnshaw

    Ambleside

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC123292
    Kilnshaw is a light, spacious family home benefiting from a large, private garden with views over the Lakeland Fells and off road parking. A great social house with large windows and patio doors to take in the beautiful surroundings. Whether it’s family or a group of friends, you’ll settle right in, with ample living space with a real fire and generous size bedrooms. A short stroll from the centre of the popular town of Ambleside where you’ll find shops, restaurants and traditional Lakeland pubs to enjoy, yet tucked away down a quiet street with a great range of walks direct from your door. Ambleside provides a wonderful opportunity to escape and experience Lake District life at the northern end of Lake Windermere. Take a trip on a traditional steamer from Waterhead Pier to Lakeside or Bowness and enjoy a leisurely cruise surrounded by the spectacular backdrop of Wordsworth country. Grasmere, Windermere, Thirlmere, Derwentwater and Keswick are all close by.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Large with wooden floor, open fire, Freeview Smart TV, piano and patio doors.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric oven, hob and grill, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and vanity unit with basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With large shower.
    Cloakroom: With WC.
    Garage: With table tennis, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Wi-Fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Sloping bank and several steps in garden. The approach to the property is up a steep hill.

  • Beetholm

    Keswick

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: CC111408
    Only a handful of properties have both the location and the ’wow’ factor and Beetholm is one of them. The situation is idyllic, set in beautiful, peaceful grounds, close to the River Greta, yet less than 5 minutes walk to Keswick town centre. Beetholm is a 21st Century house, constructed in a traditional style using Lakeland stone, but with the benefit of state of the art facilities and appliances in the ultra modern kitchen and bathrooms. Architect-designed with large windows to take advantage of the views, everything about Beetholm oozes quality from the Denby crockery and Villeroy and Boch glasses to the excellent furnishings and coordinated linens. With glorious winter views of the fells, ample parking, close to the shops, Wi-Fi internet access, smart TV’s, large lawn and patios Beetholm really has ’got it all’.

    Ground Floor: Property has under floor heating and radiators and comprises:
    Dining/lounge: With 42" Smart TV, DVD, CD radio/ipod dock and a panoramic view of the Coledale fells.
    Extremely spacious kitchen: With tiled flooring and underfloor heating, two electric ovens, induction hob, two fridges, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and chill out area with Smart TV, comfortable seating, patio doors and fell views
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds and wrap around picture windows framing a view of Skiddaw.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Large relaxation room: With 40" TV, sofas and drinks fridge.
    Bedroom 4: Spacious with twin beds, wardrobe and dressing table.
    Wet room: With shower, WC and two wash basins.

    First Floor: Master bedroom: Very spacious, with spectacular dual-aspect views, super king size bed, Smart TV, large bath and en-suite with large walk-in shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and dressing room.
    Bedroom 3: With king size bed, built-in wardrobes, and en-suite shower over bath, WC and wash basin. Lovely views towards Latrigg and Skiddaw.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi internet access and telephone for incoming and free local calls. Cot available. Sorry no children under 5 due to the open nature of the stairs to the lower ground floor.Outside: Extensive lawn, 2 patios, seating and views. Parking for 6+ cars. NB: There are significant drops in the grounds. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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