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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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  • Briar Nook

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123104
    Centrally located in one of the oldest and conservation areas of Ambleside, Briar Nook has been all manner of things in its’ 300 year history but has recently become a very comfortable, cottage style apartment. A wealth of oak beams are on display hinting at its historic past. Well chosen traditional furnishings, cleverly blended with 21st Century additions, ensure you will be perfectly at home here, just the two of you and your pet if you want. The central location offers you the chance to park up and forget about the car and explore a host of activities attractions and amenities right from the doorstep.

    Ground Floor: The spacious accommodation is heated by electric wall mounted radiators and comprises:
    Lounge/Dining: Beamed lounge and feature oak fireplace and electric ’stove’ effect fire, large modern flat screen TV with integrated Freeview, DVD and deep cushioned leather chesterfield furniture.
    Dining/kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.
    Useful Second Cloakroom: Reached by a small flight of stone stairs from the kitchen.
    Bedroom 1: Beamed double bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Parking by way of permit on nearby car park.

  • Harbut Law Holiday Cottages - The Calf Shed

    Alston

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 28646

    These three, 18th century barn conversions, (refs 80043, 28645, 28646) are located just 1 mile from the market town of Alston, one of the highest towns in the country and a charming backdrop to many a period film and TV series. Situated behind the owner’s home, these holiday cottages offer comfortable accommodation with their own sitting-out areas. This is a good base for exploring Tynedale and the North Pennines by foot, bicycle or car, with many places of interest to visit, including Alston’s narrow gauge railway, Pennine Pottery and local crafts. The Pennine Way runs past the door, with walks in all directions. Alston, with its quaint cobbled main street, has a range of individual shops, character inns, restaurants and tea rooms. Within the area is an historical Roman fort and tourists will enjoy the museums, exhibitions and sites along Hadrian’s Wall. The Lake District, Beamish Museum, Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Carlisle and the Scottish Borders are all within driving distance. Ideal for families or friends to get together, these properties (red 80043, 28645 and 28646) can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (four poster) galleried bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric fire in living room. Patio and furniture. No smoking.

    All properties: Biomass pellet central heating, electricity and bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared barbecue on request. Parking (1 car). Cycle store.

  • Middlebeck Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123246
    Just 500 yards from the centre of vibrant Ambleside, Middlebeck Cottage is one of two small cottages adjoining Riverside Lodge, a property of immense charm and character in a unique location on the banks of the River Rothay which flows through the grounds of the property before running into Lake Windermere. Within a level stroll from the cottage you will find a host of restaurants and activities to suit all ages. Ambleside is well served with numerous attractions including two cinemas, the Armitt Museum depicting the life and times of the village, tennis courts, bowling green and even and indoor climbing wall. Middlebeck Cottage is a four star, quality self catering cottage offering great character and charm for two occupants, the perfect choice for a romantic break at any time of the year. The cottage offers mesmerising views of the riverbank from all rooms, across the lush green garden areas and beyond to Loughrigg Fell, very tempting to the walkers among you! Middlebeck Cottage has a outdoor patio overlooking the river and a spacious car park just across the private foot bridge from the property. Middlebeck Cottage can be booked in conjunction with Overbeck Cottage Ref 123247 which is next door.The property is within a few metres of the River Rothay (which flows through the garden) where fishing is available: Type of fishing: limited fly fishing. Locals tend to use worm or spinner.Type of fish: The river holds brown trout. Very occasional late season salmon and sea trout turn up. Chub and roach are possible but unlikely.Licence: An Environmental Agency rod licence is required. These are available online www.postoffice.co.uk. The stretch of water is outside of WADAA control hence no additional licence is required. Months: 15th March – 30th September. Closed season is 1st October to 14th March. Additional details about this can be found at www.lakedistrictfishing.net

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into.....
    Lower Ground Floor: With 4* freezer and secure storage for bikes. Door to patio overlooking river.
    Stairs to.....
    Upper Ground Floor
    Open plan living space with.....
    Kitchen Area: With fridge, freezer electric oven and induction hob and microwave.
    Lounge: With a wood burning stove (fuel not provided), Freeview TV and blu-ray player. The dining table is strategically placed to take in the wonderful view of the river and grounds.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Delightful king size bedroom with en suite shower, wash basin and WC

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no travel cot or high chair available as the property is not suitable for babies or children, couples only will be accepted. Free wi-fi internet access provided.Outside: Private off road parking. The access to the property is from the main parking area and via a private footbridge. You can pull up on the roadside if you wish to unload directly outside the property. Patio area with seating. Shared garden area

  • Oakvale - Oak Leaf

    Braithwaite

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC114153
    Set within attractive gardens and boasting the most stunning panoramic views across the valley to Skiddaw and Latrigg, Oakvale is the name given to this fabulous self catering accommodation. This property offers something for all, combining 3 beautifully furnished and well equipped properties: Autumn Leaves a luxurious 2 bedroom bungalow, with stunning fell views, Acorn a spacious 1 bedroom bungalow with extensive garden and Oak Leaf an economically priced but equally well appointed 1 bedroom apartment. Small personal touches help to ensure you have everything for the perfect holiday.
    Oakvale is situated in Braithwaite village, next to a small hotel, with restaurant and public bar. There are 2 more pubs and a restaurant within 400 metres, as well as a popular village store. Explore the Northern Fells with great walking, mountain biking in the forest, sailing on the lake as well as the Go Ape and visitor centre at Whinlatter, the bustling market town of Keswick, with its superb selection of shops, attractions and Lake Derwentwater all within easy reach. Combine this with the magnificent surroundings of Lakes and mountains and here you have found the ideal location for your stay.
    Oak leaf, although the smaller of the two, 1 bedroomed properties, provides an ideal base for a couple to get away and relax. Recently refurbished to the highest standard with lovely fell views from the bedroom. There is a small patio with table and chairs.

    Ground Floor: Property is split level, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Accessed via several steps...
    Open plan Lounge/Dining/ Kitchen: With TV, DVD, CD radio and dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge and microwave.
    Steps up to...
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed which can be split into twin beds (please advice when booking), TV/DVD and en suite shower bath with ’deluge’ and detachable head, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels (2 bath sheets and 2 hand towels) included. Sorry no babies strictly 2 adults only. Outside: Small patio with table and chairs. Parking for 1 car. Garage with washing machine, tumble dryer, shared freezer and storage for bikes.
    Visit England Gold Award property

  • Hideaway Cottage

    Staveley

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC129191
    A super cottage in the middle of this popular Lakeland village, Hideaway is a fine example of the very best in self catering properties. The cottage ticks all the boxes in terms of character and charm, displayed in exposed beams and feature stonework and the owner has used his wealth of experience in running a country house hotel to ensure his guests will want for nothing. Hideaway Cottage has been ’dressed’ in every sense of the word, from the choice of prints and ornaments to the collection of hand picked antiquities, all finished off with sumptuous fabrics and quality pieces of furniture.
    The property has a most romantic feel about it and to compliment this, a pre-bookable welcome pack is available to purchase for that rather special time away, to include champagne, chocolates, roses and fluffy dressing gowns.
    Fell Cottage 129198 is under the same ownership as Hideaway Cottage.

    Ground Floor: Hideaway Cottage has oil filled panel heating, a multi-fuel stove and briefly comprises:
    Entrance leading to open plan...
    Lounge/dining room: With feature stone wall with multi-fuel stove (initial fuel supplied), TV, video, DVD and CD/Hi-Fi.
    Kitchen: With slate floor, ceramic hob, built in electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with freezer box.

    Rear door to shared outdoor area.  

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: A spacious room with wooden floor, super king size bed (which can be a twin if preferred, please advise on booking) with luxurious goose down duvet and Egyptian cotton bedding to compliment.
    Bathroom: With space saver bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels provided. Initial supply of fuel for multi-fuel stove. Cot and highchair available on request. A laundry service is available on request. Free Wi-Fi internet connection available. Outside: There is a communal drying area to the rear. On street parking A luxury welcome pack can be arranged to be in the property, the cost is £50 and includes champagne, red roses and the use of fluffy dressing gowns. Please inform us when booking. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Oak Cottage

    Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30156

    This well-presented, stone-built, semi-detached holiday cottage adjoins the owners’ home and lies on the edge of the ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Oak Cottage provides warm and cosy accommodation, in ‘upside down’ style. It stands in a conservation area at the top of the picturesque main street which links the well-preserved Norman castle with the fine medieval Church of St Lawrence. The spacious, mature garden provides an ideal area for dining al fresco, whilst all the amenities of the town, including pubs and restaurants, are all within a few minutes’ walk of the cottage. Situated close to open countryside, with many fine and interesting walks, this property makes an ideal base for exploring all the beauty of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. There are numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the Pennine range with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is also a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead Viaduct. Visit Appleby in June and experience the atmosphere of the 300-year old horse fair. Penrith is just 14 miles. Bike hire is available locally. The public indoor swimming pool is 600 yards away. Shops and pubs 100 yards..

    Ground floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams.

    Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in adjoining outhouse. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with covered patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Pond in owner’s garden, 10 yards.

  • Myra’s View

    Cartmel

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC129248
    Converted in 2008 from an ancient stone barn, Myra’s View is now a comfortable holiday cottage overlooking woodlands and fields. Fully equipped for modern living, conveniently situated down a quiet cul de sac only a couple of minutes off the A590 and just 20 minutes from junction 36 of the M6 motorway.
    Historic Cartmel, famous for the Steeplechase meetings, 11th Century priory, sticky toffee pudding and some excellent restaurants, including the Michelin starred L’Enclume, is just a 15 minute drive away whilst the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park is only a short distance and offers superb views of the lower reaches of Lake Windermere.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage heating, has two connecting rooms and comprises:
    Kitchen/breakfast area: With quality electric cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Lounge/diner: The spacious comfortable lounge is pleasantly appointed with TV and a good supply of books, local information, maps and walking details are provided.

    First Floor: Mezzanine level with second TV and double bed for occasional use.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, wash basin, WC, shaver point and heated towel rail. 

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Sorry, no cot available.Outside: There is a large gravelled parking /garden area. The attached barn offers storage (bikes etc) and houses the washing machine,tumble dryer, iron and board and outdoor furniture.

  • Thomasin, Selside Hall

    near Kendal

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC129313
    Nestling in the shadow of historic Selside Hall, built in the 13th Century, transformation of this former farm building has been a true labour of love by the owner and his small team of craftsmen. Just a short drive from the medieval market town of Kendal, a mere 15 minute drive from Windermere and Bowness and a short walk to the delightful Longsleddale, Thomasin makes a super base for exploring the South Lakes with the Eden Valley and Dales easily accessible.
    Dedication, attention to detail and great styling have resulted in a charming, romantic hideaway with much use of solid oak and other natural materials throughout. The cosy open plan living space offers all you will need to fully self-cater whilst the hotel quality bedroom with luxurious en-suite on the lower ground floor offers a quality bed dressed with sumptuous linens to unsure a good night’s rest.

    Thomasin can be booked in conjunction with its adjoining property Selsed ref:129316.

    Ground Floor: The upside down accommodation has electric instant heating and comprises:
    Rear level entrance into open plan living space: Freeview, TV/DVD and Dining area.
    Kitchen Area: Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and Fridge.
    Shared Laundry Area: Freezer, washing machine and dryer.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1: King size bed with colour TV and en-suite luxury shower room with under floor heating, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC, touch mirror and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels are provided. Cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi access available.Off road parking for two cars. Terrace with bench seating available.

  • Barton Hall Farm - Stable Cottage

    Pooley Bridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: B6062

    Minutes from Lake Ullswater

    Barton Hall Farm can be found just outside Pooley Bridge, the village at the outfall of Lake Ullswater. Set in the countryside on a traditional working farm, this area offers some of the most wonderful landscapes in the region from the privacy of a secluded rural setting. It is minutes from Lake Ullswater, with its walking, water sports and ponderous steamers making their regal-like journeys up and down the lake in the shadow of the majestic fells. This area offers many forms of recreation, whatever season you choose to visit. All three cottages have been tastefully converted from original old stone farm buildings; and wherever possible the original features have been retained. Old pitch pine beams stretch unhindered through bedrooms and across stairways and the local slate and sandstone are in evidence throughout. Guests are welcomed with fresh flowers, along with well furnished comfortable holiday accommodation, wood-burning stoves and well-equipped kitchens. For good walking, fells nearby include High Street range, 1 mile, and Helvellyn, 10 miles. The market town of Penrith, 5 miles; whilst the attractions of Keswick are 14 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/ kitchen with beams. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Parking.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Wood-fired renewable energy central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared garden area and furniture. Barbecue.

  • Garden Cottage

    Newby near Penrith

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UK1000
    Set in the delightful village of Newby, Garden Cottage is a well-presented detached cottage situated in the unspoilt Eden Valley. This area is one of Cumbria’s best-kept secrets, with picture postcard villages and beautiful rolling countryside. It is ideal for walking and cycling and offers fishing on the River Eden. Nearby attractions include Brougham Castle, Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill, Rheged discovery centre and Wetheriggs Pottery. Garden Cottage is easily accessible from the M6 and just a stone’s throw from the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. The market town of Appleby is nearby, famous for its horse fair, and the larger town of Penrith is approximately 20 minutes’ drive.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With open fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • The Jesses

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123242
    The Jesses nestles in a small cluster of traditional Lakeland stone cottages, just a short stroll from the Little Bridge House and is the perfect venue for a romantic break with your partner at any time of the year. Vibrant Ambleside offers an eclectic mix of eateries, shops and bars to suit every palate and pocket, most serving throughout the day and into the evening. There are many annual events taking place in Ambleside throughout the year where holidaymakers can experience a true taste of village life including the traditional sports held each August, the highly popular Lantern procession in November and the ancient Rush Bearing and associated sports held each July.
    Beautifully redesigned to create a light, bright open plan living space, The Jesses is stylishly presented with quality fittings, luxurious linens and perfectly chosen accessories. The wood burning stove is a well placed focal point for snuggling around in the cooler months on the deep cushioned leather sofas whilst the luxurious bathroom with underfloor heating has a walk in shower area and double ended free standing bath where you can both enjoy a long soak, relax and unwind after a day on the fells or sightseeing and take in your very own view of Loughrigg!

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Covered Entrance Porch: With useful space for boots and walking clobber leading to open plan living space...
    Lounge area: Arranged around the wood burning stove (fuel available locally), TV, DVD and i-pod dock.
    Kitchen/Dining area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Freezer available.
    Rear stable door leads to the covered verandah with seating. 

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with King size bed, fitted furnishings and quality linens with feature cast iron fire place.
    Bathroom: with double ended free standing bath offering a great view of Loughrigg, separate shower area, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available. Wi-Fi internet connection available.Outside: covered patio/veranda and shared garden area with seating provided. Parking by way of permit on nearby car park. Bike storage available. 1 pet welcome.

  • Jebel Kasr

    Thornthwaite, nr. Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 25301

    This welcoming, cosy, modern cottage adjoining the owner’s home is an ideal holiday base for couples exploring the spectacular northern Lake District. It is quietly situated in the picturesque village of Thornthwaite on the slopes of Winlatter Forest, which is renowned for its mountain biking tracks and lovely forest trails. It is surrounded by stunning scenery and lies 3 miles to the west of the popular market town of Keswick, where you will find a wealth of tourist attractions and amenities. The village stands 1 mile from Bassenthwaite Lake, great for water sports and fishing. Bike storage available. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double or twin (6ft zip and link) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas stove in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small sitting-out area with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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