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Cumbria

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Cumbria is one of Britain’s most loved and visited holiday locations, providing a unique combination of dramatic mountains and awesome lakes. It’s a place that attracts visitors all year round and appeals to a wide variety of holidaymakers from couples who want to stay in a cosy Lakeland cottage to families who are looking for country homes with a view.

Cumbria has a great blend and variety of contrasting landscapes, including the renowned Lake District National Park which includes all the iconic places synonymous with the Lake District such as Windermere, Keswick and Ambleside as well as famous lakes such as Lake Windermere, Derwentwater and Coniston.

The mountains and fells here are spectacular and include iconic peaks such as Blencathra, Skiddaw, Grisdale Pike and the largest mountain in England Scarfell Pike. The county extends well beyond The National Park offering great cottage holiday destinations like the tranquil Eden Valley in the east and the rugged uplands to the north around Hadrian’s Wall or the Western Lakes and Coast on the west and the Cartmel Peninsula in the south.

Because of its quite compact geography it’s easy to get around the Lake District and despite of its popularity it’s still possible to escape fellow holidaymakers to admire the wide open spaces and spectacular views with the feeling that you’re the only one there, apart from the sheep!

The great outdoors is of course one of the main reasons people visit; this is wonderful walking and cycling country as well as providing lots of opportunities to sample the watersports on the numerous lakes.

Families will find no shortage of top quality visitor attractions, those interested in National Trust properties and gardens will also not be disappointed. The region is packed with picturesque Lakeland villages to discover, specialist shops, cosy pubs and restaurants.

Those thinking about taking a cottage holiday in Cumbria are sure to find something suitable, whether it’s in the ‘hot spots’ of the central and southern lakes or the more remote and rugged areas of the northern lakes, or maybe the less well known regions to the west and east of the county.

So whether you’re looking for lots of activities and attractions or a quiet ‘away from it all’ break this region will suit.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Cumbria to find your perfect retreat.
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  • Borrowdale Cottage

    North Stainmore, Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
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    Ref: LLS

    A pretty single-storey cottage, in an idyllic setting high in the fells above Brough. Adjacent to a stone-built barn (another holiday cottage) and adjoining the owners’ home, where llamas graze in the adjacent paddock, the detached holiday property has been renovated to a high standard, with exposed beams and stone flagged floors. There is a large private hot tub situated in the rear garden with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Splendid walking in the area and a good touring base for the Lakes, Dales and Eden Valley. Only ¾ mile to the A66. Restaurant, shops and coarse fishing at Brough, 3 miles. Kirkby Stephen, 7 miles.

    Sitting/dining room with open fire. Small well-fitted kitchen. Two steps from hall to double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    Open fire - logs included. Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. Private hot tub. No smoking. NB: Beck outside garden .

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  • Lindisfarne Studio

    Windermere

    Grade
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    Ref: 17226

    Situated in a quiet area within a few minutes’ walk of Windermere village centre, the lake and Bowness, this well presented and compact holiday studio stands adjacent to the owner’s small guest house with access to wi-fi. With plenty of attractions locally and an abundance of shops, pubs, restaurants, and ideal for golf, guests will find this an excellent base. A short drive will take you to the neighbouring villages of Ambleside and Grasmere which are set in the heart of Wordsworth country, or a ferry trip across the lake to Sawrey is Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter. Shops and pubs 550 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double bed. Dining/dressing room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Drying facilities on request. Wi-fi. Enclosed, small sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Calgarth

    Windermere

    Grade
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    Ref: CC127120
    Calgarth nestles in a row of similar, south facing, self catering cottages offering compact and comfortable bungalow accommodation, commanding glorious views over Lake Windermere towards Lakeland fells and is set on a grassy banking in front of an elegant former Priory Hotel. The property has a shared direct access to the lake, approached down a leafy wooded lane, which brings you right to the waters edge.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by night storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With view to the lake, coal effect electric fire, TV, cottage style suite and dining table.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and hand basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry, no cot available. Free Wi-fi available.Communal garden, parking for 2 cars or a boat.

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  • Ramblers Lodge (VE Gold Award)

    Bowland Bridge

    Grade
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    Ref: CC129166
    The Winster Valley is a tranquil area within the Lake District National Park. The area is typically rural, with narrow country lanes winding through the valley and is an ideal location for walking or cycling. Rambler’s Lodge is situated behind the historic Hare and Hounds Inn in the hamlet of Bowland Bridge, serving excellent cuisine and local ales with the renowned Mason’s Arms at Strawberry Bank is also within walking distance, in fact there are five pubs/restaurants in the local area. The towns of Windermere and Kendal are only a short drive away, although the village store across the road has a wealth of goods available, as well as a tea shop, bakery, deli and payphone - a true ’local store’. The views are simply stunning with excellent vistas across the valley towards Whitbarrow Scar, tempting even the most modest of walkers. Rambler’s Lodge is a prestigious property, newly built to a very high specification by renowned local builders. With up to the minute facilities in a most contemporary design, the property is ideal for honeymoons, either first or second time around, or for any special occasion, be it a birthday, anniversary or a surprise for your loved one. Rambler’s Lodge has been furnished in keeping with the style of the building, and the thoughtful owners will provide a ’Welcome Pack’ for guests, including a bottle of wine to get your holiday off to a good start.

    Ground Floor: Rambler’s Lodge has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance into hallway leading to:
    Bedroom: With double bed, built in wardrobes and an en-suite ’wet room’, fully tiled with power shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Open plan...
    Lounge area:
    With flat screen Freeview TV, surround sound system, DVD and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer.

    All gas, electric, bed linen, towels and ’Welcome Pack’ provided. Sorry, no cot available.Patio area with furniture provided. Private parking for one car. Sorry, children and babies are not accepted at Rambler’s Lodge due to the high standard of finish. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Arnside Apartment

    Meathop, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
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    Ref: W42984

    Cottage and apartments in a country house

    Located in beautiful landscaped grounds
    Perfect touring base
    Wonderful views over countryside and the sea
    Within easy reach of the coast

    Just 20 minutes from Windermere, these holiday properties are set in lovely countryside and ten acres of landscaped grounds, facing south, with wonderful long distance views to the sea, and to the hills beyond. This large country house is set on a wooded knoll and has been skilfully converted into six spacious holiday houses, which are owned by the Caravan Club Ltd and situated on the edge of one of their immaculately kept small touring caravan parks. The house consists of a two storey cottage wing (W42981), a first floor apartment (W42982), a ground floor garden apartment (W42983), two ground floor apartments (W42984 and W42986) and a first floor balcony apartment (W42985).
    There’s a lot to see and do in the immediate area. Close by is beautiful Cartmel Priory and the stately homes at Holker Hall, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall. 3 miles west along the coast is the refined small seaside town of Grange-over-Sands with lots of shops, golf and fishing. The properties make an excellent touring base for the whole of the southern Lake District. Shop 3 miles, pub with food 400 yards.

    Small step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed communal garden with furniture. 10-acre grounds. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • 4 Balmoral House

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC111328
    This one bedroom apartment has been fully refurbished to a high standard, including high quality kitchen and shower room.  From its third floor town centre location it benefits from super views from the bedroom, a private parking space and immediate access to shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions.  Hope park is within two minutes walk, with mini golf, putting and crazy golf and the Theatre by the Lake and Derwentwater are 5 minutes away. You can explore the area around Keswick on foot, by bike or public transport and leave your car parked up for the week.

    Third Floor: Exterior staircase leads to third floor open plan living area with oil filled electric radiators and comprises:
    Living area: With TV, DVD, and CD radio.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and fell views.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, W.C. and wash hand basin.  

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot available.Private parking for one car.

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  • Bridge End Farm Cottages - Stanley Ghyll Cottage

    Boot, nr. Eskdale

    Grade
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    Ref: 31166

    Your holiday begins with the breathtaking drive to historic Bridge End Farm Cottages. Coming over Birker Moor, one of the finest panoramas in Britain unfolds before you – Scafell, Scafell Pike and Great Gable tower majestically above these beautiful fells. Lakeland authors, John Ruskin and Alfred Wainwright, were captivated by Eskdale’s beauty describing the valley as “the gateway to paradise” and “a perfect arcadia in the hills – the finest of all valleys”. Continue your journey along leafy lanes, over packhorse bridges, around Herdwick sheep and alongside crystal clear streams to arrive at your destination, Bridge End Farm Cottages. Grade II listed and over 400 years old, the complex is steeped in history, with each of the seven cottages bursting with charm and character. Bridge End Farmhouse (ref 31162) is an extremely attractive Elizabethan farmhouse, a very special cottage with a host of interesting historical features. These include a marvellous Jacobean court cupboard given as a wedding present to William and Agnes Nicholson in 1703, oak panelling, oak beams and original flag stone flooring. Scafell Cottage (ref 31163) is a stunning barn conversion with an impressive entrance lobby and features a full height glazed former barn door. It also has a plethora of exposed feature stonework and oak beams. Wastwater Cottage (ref 31164) is a splendid cottage with an enormous and stylish 30ft open-plan living room with a baby grand piano, high ceiling and exposed trusses. The beautiful pink Eskdale granite showcases the gorgeous stonework within the cottage. Stanley Ghyll Cottage (ref 31166) is a detached stone cottage just for two, and it enjoys superb fell and valley views. It is romantic, cosy and bursts with charm and character, featuring oak beams and exposed pink Eskdale granite stonework. The doors lead to a patio with garden furniture, barbecue and the archway outside leads to a ’secret’ garden. Wrynose Cottage (ref 31168) is a cosy and charming cottage with oak beams, includes exposed Eskdale feature stonework and an arch glazed double door entrance. Hardknott Cottage (ref 31165) is cosy and charming, with oak beams and exposed Eskdale granite feature stonework. The kitchen door leads to the patio and garden with garden furniture, barbecue and glorious fell views. Whillan Beck Cottage (ref 31167) is a gorgeous little cottage situated beside Whillan Beck and the quaint 17th century packhorse bridge and offers lovely fell and waterfall views. For history lovers, England’s oldest twin wheel is just across the packhorse bridge. Located in the heart of the National Park, guests are 2 minutes’ walk away from the fells. Gentle strolls or challenging walks are plentiful. Ten minutes takes you to the River Esk, where families adore hopping across the stepping stones by St Catherine’s Church and bathing and splashing in the clear, shallow watermill streams. For the energetic, there are endless peaks to explore. The cottage gardens are perfect for relaxing with your holiday reads and not to forget the amazing stars! Shop 2 miles, pub ¼ mile and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room.

    Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Garden. Barbecue. Private parking for 1 car.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV (children, sport and movies package). DVD and small library. CD and small library. iPod dock. Selection of books and games. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 2-acre grounds with paddock, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced river in grounds.

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  • Easedale House Apartments - Curlew

    Keswick

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    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.

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  • Little Beeches

    Grasmere

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    Ref: CC121128
    Situated at the foot of Butter Crags, Little Beeches enjoys a secluded courtyard setting with its neighbouring property, Beech Ghyll and is a gentle stroll from the centre of romantic Grasmere. The village has a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops for you to sample throughout the day and into the evening and a good local bus service gives you the chance to explore the busier resorts of Keswick, Ambleside or Bowness, quite a contrast to the traditional rural feel of Grasmere.
    Little Beeches offers neat yet comfortable accommodation for two (and your small dog) and is well equipped for a self catering break at any time of the year. The elevated garden area to the rear offers superb views over the village towards the surrounding fell range and the owners have provided a good selection of walking and guide books to help you plan your activities throughout the week. 

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into open neat...
    Lounge room: With comfy seating arranged around the TV and DVD.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, fridge with small freezer box and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Washing machine available in the garage shared with Beech Ghyll (CC121128).

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available.Outside: Private parking for one car. Shared elevated patio reached via steps with seating provided.

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  • Middlebeck Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
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    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

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  • Halls Bank Cottages - Beckside

    Arkleby, nr. Cockermouth

    Grade
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    Ref: 17926

    National Accessibility Scheme Mobility 2. Use of sauna and Jacuzzi. Shared indoor heated swimming poolClose to seafront
    Family-friendly development

    Set on the edge of a village, these cottages are ideal for exploring Cockermouth and the northern fells and lakes, and enjoy stunning scenery without experiencing the same hustle and bustle of the central Lakes. Finished to a very good standard, the cottages have everything you need for family getaways including a hot tub each, and have shared use of a superb, private indoor pool with sauna and spa within the courtyard (at cost). Each cottage has its own style and attributes but all share lovely outlooks over farmland towards the Solway Coast, 4 miles. Halls Bank Farm ref 13196 is a 17th-century sandstone farmhouse, tastefully decorated. Its original outhouses stand in a walled courtyard where a stream runs through to the paddock. Berwyn Bank ref 15825 is a wonderful sandstone barn attached to Halls Bank Farm and has been skilfully converted, retaining much of its character, with some flagged floors and beams. A large living room on the first floor gives super views towards the Scottish mountains and Solway Coast. It was originally a bank barn, therefore there is an external level access to both the ground and first floor. It also has a private enclosed garden. Previously a barn in a former 17th-century farmsteading, Beckside ref 17926 is a charming single-storey, detached stone cottage that has been totally restored with exposed beams and interesting features. It stands adjacent to the swimming pool. Spacious and well-presented, Stackgarth ref 29673 is a charming, detached holiday bungalow with thoughtful and welcoming touches. The market town of Cockermouth is 6 miles, Keswick 14 miles and Buttermere 12 miles. Bassenthwaite Lake, 6 miles. Private fishing on the River Ellen for salmon and trout, 1 mile (free of charge). Golf and horse riding nearby. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub ½ mile. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 28+1 guests.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and beams. Conservatory. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Underfloor central heating and electricity included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Patio area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Wood pellet central heating, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Private hot tub (£50per week, £30 per short break). Shared, indoor heated swimming pool (5m x 12m, depth 1m) with Jacuzzi and sauna, available mornings and afternoons at selected hours. Shared paddock area. NB: Beck in paddock area.

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  • Beckside Cottage

    Troutbeck Bridge

    Grade
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    Ref: CC127240
    Beckside Cottage enjoys a super location in the small hamlet of Troutbeck Bridge, midway between Windermere and Ambleside. Well placed for exploring South Lakeland and the popular tourist resorts of Windermere and Ambleside, Beckside Cottage has a host of local attractions accessible within a short walk, by way of the excellent local bus service or by car. A cottage style apartment built of local stone, tucked at the end of a private lane, Beckside Cottage offers stylish and romantic accommodation for a couple looking for a good base to return to at the end of the day in a convenient location with that all important private parking space.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into open plan accommodation...
    Kitchen/Dining Area: Integrated cooker, with gas hob and electric fan oven, microwave, larder fridge and separate freezer, plus an automatic washing machine.
    Lounge area: With deep cushioned sofas and a flat screen digital TV with DVD.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over p shaped bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available. Wi-Fi access available.Private parking 100 yards down the lane. Small paved area with furniture provided. Shed suitable for storing bikes.

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