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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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  • Eden Lacy - Crakeld Holm

    Eden Lacy, Penrith

    Ref: LM4

    Crakeld Holm enjoys a most picturesque location in the Eden Valley, which is on the eastern side of Cumbria, on the fringe of the Lake District. It nestles in an idyllic, scenic, rural setting overlooking the beautiful River Eden. It is renovated, furnished and presented to a high standard and is equipped with super-fast broadband with a wireless download speed of approximately 30Mb/s. The property was originally a sandstone bank barn dating from the 18th century but is now transformed into a fabulous detached four-bedroom house. Much of the original character has been retained, in particular the main entrance with its lovely sandstone archway which leads into the original upper hayloft. This is now a dramatic open-plan living area and kitchen with traditional slit windows, hefty timber beams and high ceiling. The room itself is a showstopper, only bettered by the wonderful southerly view from the French windows and balcony out over the river and viaduct beyond. 

    Eden is a haven for peace, tranquillity and a vast variety of wildlife, perfect for ornithologists and country lovers. It is an outstanding area for walking, whether for a hike on the high open fells or a gentle riverside stroll. Cyclists will love the quiet country lanes and the C2C cycle route. Outdoor activities don’t stop here - why not try canoeing on Ullswater (10 miles), a spot of fishing on the doorstep for trout, salmon and grayling (by prior arrangement with the owners), pony trekking or golf in Penrith (6 miles). There are attractions for the whole family including a cruise on Ullswater, or a ride on a restored railway high in the North Pennines! Surrounded by dramatic landscapes including Ullswater and the north eastern fells, it is also close to both the borders of Scotland and the Yorkshire Dales. This secluded and unspoilt destination will inspire, rejuvenate and refresh visitors at any time of the year. A lively calendar of events adds to a holiday here with festivals of all kinds, country and craft fairs, farmers’ markets, and traditional agricultural shows to name just a few. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Seven steps to main entrance at first floor (level side entrance): Entrance hall. Spacious open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, traditional slit windows, hefty timber beams, high ceiling, wooden floor, well-equipped kitchen area and French doors to balcony. Utility and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Ground floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity and full oil underfloor central heating included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Tumble dryer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Timber balcony with south-facing views
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store

    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Broadband connection
    • Shared natural woodland
    • Barbecue
    • Fishing available by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • NB: River in woodland

  • The Dovery

    Ingmire Hall, Sedbergh

    Ref: CC131145
    Sedbergh is set to the west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park but is also close to the eastern fells of the Lake District, only 30 minutes drive from Windermere and is therefore ideal for exploring both areas of unspoilt and protected countryside. Sedbergh has a variety of narrow lanes and small clusters of old buildings including a 12th Century Norman church (restored in 1886) and, overlooking the town, is the site of Castlehaw, an ancient motte and bailey castle. However Sedbergh has a new status, ’Book Town for England’, and as such has a growing number of book  shops, both new and second hand and is set to evolve over the coming months and years into a  literary paradise.
    Ingmire Hall is a superb example of 15th Century architecture, on the fringes of the main town and is reached down a tree lined driveway opening out onto a glorious courtyard in front of this impressive ancient building, complete with water feature, lawned terraces and other fascinating features. The Hall has been sympathetically divided to create some very appealing properties, The Dovery being to the rear of the main building and having a delightful small terrace accessed from one of the bedrooms as well as a paved terrace to the ground floor. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable and ideal for the larger party, the combination of 21st Century facilities blending effortlessly with 15th Century history.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With fridge/freezer, double electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Lounge: With gas fireplace and Freesat TV/DVD.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With shower cubicle, bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and door to outside terrace with en-suite shower, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

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

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wireless broadband connection available.Front terrace and lawn with furniture provided. Shared lawned gardens and wood. Ample parking for 3 cars.

  • Brookfield

    Torver, nr. Coniston

    Ref: 27130

    Ideal location for touring the Lake District

    Conveniently located in the hamlet of Torver, close to the village of Coniston, this delightful Lakeland bungalow has been completely renovated and attractively furnished to a very good standard, whilst retaining some of its original features with an Aga in the kitchen, lovely large living room with open fire and wonderful view of the surrounding mountains, and boasts an attractive garden. The Old Man of Coniston, Wetherlam and Swirl How can be walked in a day and offers fantastic views. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, the walking, scrambling and climbing are absolutely superb. The Langdales are a little further away. The property is situated 5 miles from Ambleside, a mile from Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest behind you. The pretty village of Coniston is popular with hikers and rock climbers and is within walking distance. Visit John Ruskin’s former home, Brantwood, explore the Ruskin Museum or take a walk round the village church, his final resting place. Coniston Lake is ideal for kayaking and canoeing, or tour the lake on the steam yacht Gondola in the summer months. Windermere is a short ferry trip across the lake, and all the beautiful lakes can be reached along wonderful scenic drives. Shop and pub serving food 200 yards, restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), step down to one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Aga. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 2 steps front and back of property. Fenced river.

  • Beckses Cottage


    Ref: CC118105
    Well located to reach some of the most challenging northern peaks such as Blencathra, Skiddaw and High Street. A former farm house easily accessible from the M6, in the quiet hamlet of Beckces, Penruddock. After a hard days walking, why not try one of the two local pubs, each about half a miles’ walk from the house. Alternatively, enjoy your home cooked meal in the farmhouse kitchen and then stretch out in the cosy lounge in front of the wood burning stove.

    Ground Floor: The centrally heated accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: with stone fireplace, welcoming log burning stove, exposed beams, TV, DVD and CD player.
    Bathroom: From former dairy with beams, shower over bath, WC and hand basin.
    Kitchen/diner: With oak units, table and chairs, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with feature Victorian fireplace.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 4: Second double bedroom with beams.
    Shower room: With Shower and WC.

    All electric, oil, logs and bed linen included. Cot and telephone for incoming calls only available. Wireless Broadband available.Garden area and private patio with table and chairs. Private parking for 2 cars.

  • Cumpston Hill

    Mallerstang, Kirkby Stephen

    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, folding single available. 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.

  • Tullythwaite House


    Ref: CC129325
    As you walk through the wrought iron gate, under the sculpted Yew arch and down a pretty flower lined path, the beautiful Grade II listed Tullythwaite House sits before you. Surrounded by large, well maintained and fully enclosed gardens, this house is a delight for large families. Once inside, the sense of space continues with two separate spacious sitting rooms and a dining room as well as a large well equipped kitchen meaning you have real flexibility. Plus with an en-suite per bedroom there will be no squabbles over who goes first. A sense of charm and character has been retained in this house with many original features.

    Set in the heart of the quiet Lyth Valley but with easy access to Kendal, Bowness, Windermere and the M6, Tullythwaite House is the ideal place to base yourself. If you want to relax with a pint or glass of wine on an evening it is only a short walk to the cosy 17th Century Campaign for Real Ale 2010 pub of the season, The Punch Bowl.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating, electric radiators and comprises:
    Lounge 1: Large with beams, wood burner, BT TV, video player, DVD player and bay window.
    Lounge 2: With wooden floor, wood burner and bay window.
    Dining room: Large with electric fire and bay window.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double sleigh bed, dual aspect windows and en-suite with shower over bath, shower attachment and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double four poster bed, electric fire and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With double sleigh bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds, feature fireplace and en-suite with shower and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burners provided. Travel cot available. Wi-Fi. Telephone for incoming calls only. 1½-acre enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Rickerby House


    Ref: CC115118
    This delightful 4 bedroom period house is perfect for the larger family or those who like to holiday with friends.  Rickerby House is situated in the heart of Portinscale Village which lies on the northern shore of Derwentwater and benefits from Michelin star pub which serves bar meals, a restaurant, tea room and store and Lakeside marina.  Ideally situated for those who enjoy sailing, cycling or walking, all of which can be done from the doorstep.  A pleasant walk across fields will take you into Keswick where you will find a wealth of amenities.
    Large rooms with high ceilings give Rickerby House a feeling of space to relax and chill at the end of the day.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating the accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, and patio doors to the garden.
    Sitting room: With TV, DVD and fantastic log burner.
    Dining/kitchen: With double electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave.
    Separate dining area.
    Cloakroom: with WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Master bedroom: With super king size bed, door to south facing sun terrace and en-suite double shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With two single beds (for children).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen provided.  Travel cot and highchair available on request (Please note no linen for the cots must bring your own).Outside: Lawned front garden and paved parking area for 5 cars. Side garden with lawn and patio area with garden furniture. Please note the maximum number of adults allowed in the property is 6.

  • Hawkrigg House


    Ref: CC124192
    Hawkrigg House is a beautiful, Victorian cottage set in the heart of Satterthwaite, a quiet yet welcoming village set within Grizedale Forest, close to Hawkshead and Coniston. The area offers some super low level walking and cycling, perfect for young families and for those seeking an adrenaline rush, a day soaring through the trees on high wires at Go Ape is a must! There is a traditional pub in Satterthwaite, The Eagle serving local ales and homemade fayre. Blessed with all the essential ingredients you would expect from a quality self catering cottage, Hawkrigg House has been lovingly restored and beautifully dressed with stylish furnishings and interior design which blend effortlessly to create a welcoming home from home. Four good bedrooms, one on the ground floor having access to a ground floor shower room, a super farmhouse kitchen, lounge and separate snug area ensure there’s plenty of space for you and your pets whilst up to the minute techy accessories of Wi-fi and i-Pod dock means you can enjoy the rural setting whilst having access to email and social networking if you really must and enjoy the soundtrack to your holiday too!

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Rear Entrance into...
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and Belfast sink.
    Sitting room: With direct access to the garden.
    Farmhouse Kitchen: With electric hob, double electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
    Lounge room: With wood burning stove, TV and DVD.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds, wood burning stove and comfy seating.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: Master king size bedroom with generous en-suite heritage suite with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC
    Bedroom 3: King size bed (zip and link) can be separated to make single beds on request at time of booking.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With heritage suite shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Initial fuel for fires provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available. Telephone for incoming and emergency calls only.Enclosed garden to the front and rear with furniture provided.

  • Little Chamonix


    Ref: CC111376
    Little Chamonix underwent complete renovation and refurbishment to create a superb self catering cottage. It provides generous accommodation for large families and walking groups, with good quality, kitchen and bathrooms. It is situated by the convention centre in Keswick, five minutes level walk from the town centre and its many amenities, 10 minutes from the lake and with fell and lakeside walks from the door.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With oak flooring, TV, DVD, CD radio and wood burning stove (logs not provided) in the dining area.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With roll top bath, large showering area, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With bunk beds.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Wi-Fi internet access. Cot available. One dog welcome.Outside: Rear yard and on street parking.

  • The Bothy - Meadowcroft Cottages

    near Bowness on Windermere

    Ref: CC128124
    The Bothy is part of Meadowcroft Cottages, a small cluster of cottages located in a quiet area to make a relaxing holiday at any time of year. Nestling at the end of a leafy lane, the bustling town of Bowness is a mere 15 minutes level walk and the public car ferry and launching area are close by, providing opportunities for exploring Hawkshead, Sawrey and Coniston.  The Bothy offers spacious accommodation for the larger party in pleasant, characterful surroundings, and with the emphasis very much on comfort.
    This property can be booked together with Corner Cottage (128125), Cairn Cottage (128214) and Meadows End (128126) to accommodate up to 22 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas centrally heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Spacious with coal effect gas fire, stripped pine doors, TV and dining table. 
    Kitchen: With underfloor heating, electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, basin and shaver point.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With full size bunk beds.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot. Wi-fi access availableLawned garden with furniture to the rear of the property, detached from the cottage providing a view of the lake. Parking for 2 cars.

  • York House


    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.

  • Bramblebank


    Ref: CC123206
    This delightful, modern property sits at the southern side of Ambleside on the original old road into the village.  Its slightly elevated position provides lovely views across the village to Loughrigg Fell and the surrounding Coniston & Fairfield ranges. The ideal choice for a relaxed, sociable holiday in the very heart of the Lakes, Bramblebank has ample parking, a lovely enclosed garden and views from most windows tempting even the most wary of walkers to enjoy some wonderful walks from the door. Within a couple of minutes, you can be in the middle of the active cosmopolitan village, with its wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as three cinemas, tennis courts, mini golf, the famous Windermere Steamers (for trips out to Bowness) and Hayes Garden Centre.
    Bramblebank is a very stylish and well-presented property and being set over three floors, offers flexible accommodation for the larger party. Equally however, the house would be ideal for a smaller party who want simply to spread out. A neutral theme throughout Bramblebank has been cleverly dressed with co-ordinated colours and modern accessories to continue the contemporary styling and to provide calm, peaceful atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The spacious kitchen/dining room is a great social area for guests to enjoy and ensures that even the appointed chefs for the evening can join in the banter and the planning of your next day’s excursions or ’adventures’.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into hallway leading to...
    Utility: With washing machine, tumble dryer, wash basin and WC.
    Kitchen/Diner: With large Rangemaster duel fuel cooker, dishwasher, two fridges, freezer and microwave, Bluetooth DAB radio. Access to the balcony with seating and extensive fell views towards Nab Scar & Heron Pike.
    Lounge: With comfy seating, HD TV & Recorder, Blu-ray DVD/CD player, I-pod (4&5) dock and BT Homehub Wi-fi with good selection of games, DVDs, walking/cycling maps and books.
    Access to the rear gardens is from the half landing
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 3: With fell views of Loughrigg from the double bed, TV, DVD player, i-Pod dock and direct access out to the garden via the patio door.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds, TV and DVD player and fell views. If required the twin beds can be converted to a super king size bed - this must be requested on booking.
    House Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV, i-Pod dock and radio and en-suite with shower, wash basin and WC. The windowsill seat provides extensive views towards the South Lakes and the Coniston fells.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV, radio and en-suite with shower, wash basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen is included and a cot (bring your own linen), highchair and safety gates are provided. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and ample drawer space.Enclosed west facing grassed rear garden and patio with BBQ and furniture provided. Off road parking is available for two cars. 5 Freeview TVs.


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