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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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  • High Park

    Loweswater, Cockermouth

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: LD8

    In the Buttermere Valley, peacefully located at the end of a leafy country lane, this charming Grade II listed barn, part of an 18th-century fell farm, has an idyllic setting with stunning views across Crummock Water to the Grasmoor range of fells. The property shares a courtyard with the adjoining farmhouse and has a secluded garden with patio. Situated only ½ mile from Loweswater village, there are many beautiful walks direct from Highpark, from a gentle lake stroll to the more challenging Melbreak Fell. Wildlife is abundant with falcons, nightingales and red squirrels. Shop 4 miles, pub ½ mile (featured in ’Good Pub Guide’).

    Entrance hall with slate floor. Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Open-tread, oak stairs to first floor: Spacious beamed, open-plan living/dining/modern fitted well-equipped kitchen area with log fire, lake views and oak floor.

    • Log fire - fuel included
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Full NSH included (November £30per week)
    • TV (no reception)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Two-ring gas hob
    • Full electric cooker
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone - incoming calls only
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking
    • No children except babies in arms

  • Cleugh Head Farm - Holly Cottage

    Hadrian’s Wall

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC133142
    Holly Cottage is a character cottage in every sense of the word, with many original features including beamed ceilings and stone flagged floor. This 300 year old one bedroom cottage is perfect for couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is situated east of Brampton on the North Pennine Hills, surrounded by beautiful open countryside which is perfect for walking and cycling. It is close to Hadrian’s Wall and centrally located to visit Carlisle, the Lake District, Northumbria and the Scottish Border Country. The owners run a small farm and race horse establishment and are happy to show guests round when work allows.This property can be booked with Primrose Cottage 133130) and The Byre (133156) to accommodate up to eight guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD and electric flame effect stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge and microwave. Use of shared freezer.
    Wet room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Galleried bedroom: With twin beds which can be converted to a super king (please advise when booking), TV and DVD.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. One well behaved dog welcome. Wi-Fi internet access available.Outside: Patio with seating. Parking for 2 cars. Shed with shared freezer.This property has a private water supply. There is a stream within the grounds of the property. Extra care should be taken

  • Annie’s Cottage

    Wellington, nr. Gosforth

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30281


    This quaint and cosy detached holiday cottage is set on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Annie’s Cottage is perfectly set to explore the Lakes or the West Cumbrian coastline. The cottage is in an area of English extremes; nearby is the deepest lake, Wastwater, the highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and the smallest church, the Church of Saint Olaf. Also, nearby is La’al Ratty, meaning ‘little railway’ in olde Cumbrian dialect and it is the oldest and longest narrow gauge railway in England, taking passengers from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass, seven miles through Eskdale, making the most of the truly stunning scenery. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favourites. Muncaster Castle is only 7 miles away and provides plenty of entertainment for all ages. When you have finished exploring, Annie’s Cottage is the ideal place to return to with a well-equipped kitchen with double range, and a multi-fuel burner in the living room to warm you back up on those winter nights. In summer, make the most of the weather by relaxing with a glass of wine in the small yard next to the beck that runs alongside the back of the cottage. Beach 4 miles. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and Velux. Most rooms with wooden floor.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Small courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Beck in garden, 1 yard.

  • North Cottage

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC128226
    Less than a mile from the centre of Bowness and blessed with private off road parking and a partially enclosed garden, (no gate on the entrance to garden down side path) North Cottage is semi detached and part of a larger property, offers charming accommodation for you and your pet. A host of visitor attractions are on hand including the famous Lake Windermere Steamers and car and passenger ferry which runs between Ferry Nab and Far Sawrey, Beatrix Potter country. There are numerous options for eating out too, for all palates and pockets as well as an eclectic mix of shops for a special treat for your loved one or as a souvenir of your visit.
    The spacious beamed lounge here at North Cottage with comfortable seating and warming gas fire has a super picture window with views over the woodland garden whilst the large double bedroom on the lower ground floor with super en suite shower room, further adds to your comfort. The neat kitchen diner is very well equipped for a self catering break although with so many restaurants to choose from, the nominated chef can afford to take the odd night off!

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, pine furniture and en-suite with quality shower room with heritage suite of shower, wash basin and WC.
    Kitchen/diner: Well equipped with fridge with ice box, electric oven and hob, microwave and washer/dryer. Access to enclosed garden with furniture.

    First Floor: Hallway leading to...
    Beamed lounge: With gas stove, sofa and chair (electric reclining), TV with DVD. Large picture window giving way to views of the garden below.

    All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot available. Wi-fi.Outside: private garden with furniture provided. Off road parking for one car.

  • 4 The Plosh

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111416
    Number 4 The Plosh is a traditional cottage in a fairly quiet location, yet only 100 yards from the town centre. This spacious one bedroom cottage is perfect for couples seeking comfortable, economically priced accommodation and a central base. It is laid out over 3 floors, with the dining/kitchen and shower room on the lower ground floor, the lounge is on the ground floor and the double bedroom is upstairs on the first floor. Keswick’s amenities are literally on the doorstep, including the renowned George Fisher’s outdoor shop, restaurants, pubs and many more independent shops.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Kitchen/diner: With original slate floor, electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and door to the rear of the property.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Open plan stairs to:
    Ground Floor:
    Lounge: With oak flooring, TV, DVD, I-pod dock and front door to the street.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot available.Parking permit for 1 car in nearby car park.

  • Easedale House Apartments - Curlew

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC112148
    Easedale House Apartments are in a traditional Lakeland slate building set in the centre of Keswick with everything you need right on your doorstep. These gorgeous apartments also have a large (and rare for the area), private car park permit each. Finished to an excellent standard with a real eye for detail, each stylish apartment has its own personality but all have the same lovely feel. Moments away from shops, restaurants and Fitz Park. As always with Keswick, the properties boast a great range of walks right from the door. Although famous for the stunning landscapes and fantastic Wainwrights walks, Keswick has much more to offer with a great range of independent shops, a cinema, the Theatre by the Lake, climbing and the famous Pencil Museum!

    Curlew is a charming one bedroom apartment with open plan living area. The benefit of being on the first floor is that you get to be right in the centre of Keswick without the noise. The living room has several windows overlooking the town and fells so you can always appreciate your surroundings.

    Curlew can be booked together with Siskin (CC112146), Egret (CC112147), Kingfisher (CC112145), Goldcrest (CC112149), Osprey (CC112150) and Wagtail (CC112151) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview TV and bay window.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With induction hob, microwave oven, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Shared washer/dryer. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car, permit provided). No smoking.

  • The Secret Garden

    near Windermere

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC127139
    The Secret Garden is a cottage style apartment located on the ground floor of Pinethwaite Hall. Set in woodlands reached by a private drive Secret Garden lives up to it’s name. The peace and quiet is disturbed only by a variety of wildlife including deer, squirrels, nuthatches and woodpeckers visiting the large garden. The centres of Bowness and Windermere are within easy reach and there are delightful walks direct from the doorstep to some of the best viewpoints in the area from which to enjoy the beauty of the fells and Lake Windermere.

    Ground Floor: With an open fire and night storage heating and comprising:
    Lounge/kitchen/diner: Open plan with open fire, TV with integral DVD and CD player.
    Dining/kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Spacious double bedroom with fitted units.
    Shower room: Fully tiled with shower cubicle, WC, under floor heating, hand basin and heated towel rail.

    All electric, fuel and bed linen included. Wi-fi access availableCot available. Large garden areas with seating provided. Large covered porch with seating and plenty of storage for coats and boots. Private parking.

  • Trusmadoor

    Keswick, nr. Bassenthwaite

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 24335

    Set in the unspoilt northern Lakes, and away from the mainstream tourist tracks, this single storey holiday cottage stands in the grounds of a delightful country house hotel which is set in 2 acres of grounds just 4 miles from Keswick on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake. With breathtaking views over open countryside and the lake, which is ½ a mile away, plus use of the hotel’s bar, you will be ensured of a relaxing stay with superb walking from the doorstep. Hotel with bar and restaurant 50 yards. Shops 5 miles. Restaurant within walking distance.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio. Shared 2-acres of hotel grounds with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. Well behaved pets accepted. No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the grounds.

  • Easedale House Apartments - Siskin

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC112146
    Easedale House Apartments are in a traditional Lakeland slate building set in the centre of Keswick with everything you need right on your doorstep. These gorgeous apartments also have a large (and rare for the area), private car park permit each. Finished to an excellent standard with a real eye for detail, each stylish apartment has its own personality but all have the same lovely feel. Moments away from shops, restaurants and Fitz Park. As always with Keswick, the properties boast a great range of walks right from the door. Although famous for the stunning landscapes and fantastic Wainwrights walks, Keswick has much more to offer with a great range of independent shops, a cinema, the Theatre by the Lake, climbing and the famous Pencil Museum!

    Siskin is a ground floor, one bed apartment with open plan living, dining and kitchen area flooded with light from the very large bay window. The owners have carefully retained the character of the building with this apartment, including a feature electric fireplace, while updating it with an en-suite which includes a walk in double head shower and quality furnishings throughout.

    Siskin can be booked together with Kingfisher (CC112145), Egret (CC112147), Curlew (CC112148), Goldcrest (CC112149), Osprey (CC112150) and Wagtail (CC112151) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Large with feature fireplace, Freeview TV and a large bay window.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With induction hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: Open to living area with king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Shared washer/dryer on first floor. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car, permit provided). No smoking.

  • The Dixies

    Sandside, nr. Milnthorpe

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W41509

    Overlooking estuary

    With superb views overlooking the Kent Estuary, this attractive first floor holiday apartment with its own terraced garden is set beside the coastal road and has large bay windows from which you can spend hours watching the ever changing tidal flow, the many varieties of birds and the Cumbrian hills on the opposite shore. The views from the property present excellent opportunities to photograph some spectacular sunsets. The area has many local walks to suit all abilities, while a short drive will take you to either the West Cumbrian Coast, the Yorkshire Dales or the heart of the Lake District. Attractions in the immediate area include Levens Hall, with its world famous topiary gardens and Sizergh Castle. Golf course 5 miles, horse riding 6 miles. Shops 1 mile, pub 600 yards, restaurant 300 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Private terrace with garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: The sea estuary is opposite the property.

  • Kitty’s Barn

    North Stainmore, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    2
    0
    2
    1
    Ref: 28832

    Peacefully set in an idyllic location off the beaten track just ¾ of a mile from the A66, Borrowdale Beck stands high in the fells above Brough. The first floor studio apartment has been renovated with an interesting mix of contemporary fittings and original beams providing a spacious, characterful holiday home. Adjoining the owner’s home and another small holiday cottage, with llamas grazing in the adjacent paddock, there are stunning views over open countryside. Excellent walking and touring base for the Lakes, Dales and Eden Valley. Kirkby Stephen, 7 miles, is on the famous and scenic Settle/Carlisle railway line. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Separate toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with screened off double (5ft) bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with sitting out area and furniture. Paddock. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Hot tub. No smoking. NB: Stream in paddock.

  • Seat Sandal

    Grasmere

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC121137
    Seat Sandal enjoys a perfect location in the very heart of romantic Grasmere, overlooking the village green and with wonderful views towards Silver How from every window. Walks for all ages and abilities can be enjoyed directly from the door, onto the fells or beside the Lake, so park up, put on your boots and get back to nature retracing the steps of the famous poets that were so very fond of Grasmere.
    On the first floor and one of only a handful of properties in this traditional Lakeland building, Seat Sandal is presented in a traditional style but with all modern day comforts. The apartment has everything you will need for a self catering stay including  a well equipped kitchen although Grasmere has such a fine selection of bars and restaurants, you may decide to give yourselves a night or two off domestic duties and sample The Jumble Room or one of the many great pubs, many serving local ales and homemade fayre, all within strolling distance.

    First Floor: A first floor apartment with gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into open plan living accommodation with...
    Lounge/Dining area: With comfy seating, digital TV and DVD
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer box and microwave.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom: With double bed.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no travel cot and highchair available.Outside: Private parking for one car. Washing machine and tumble dryer available.

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