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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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  • Meadow Cottage

    Staveley

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC129212
    Taking its name from the delightful outlook across an open meadow and to the fells beyond, Meadow Cottage in Staveley is an ideal base for those who prefer to be on the fringes of the busier resorts, yet only minutes away by car. The village has a host of excellent pubs and interesting outlets from cycle shops to woodturning and is at the foot of the Kentmere Valley which is rich in wildlife.  Kingfishers can be seen above the weir at the edge of the village in pursuit of salmon leaping on their journey up river and head of the valley has been a nesting area of the golden eagle in past years.  All this within 15 minutes of the M6!Meadow Cottage is delightful. Much thought has been taken to create a real ’home from home’ for guests with carefully chosen pieces of traditional furnishings cleverly married with subtle decor and interesting accessories. Quality is very much the theme here in Meadow Cottage making it an ideal venue for that special, romantic break.

    Ground Floor: Meadow Cottage has gas fired central heating and briefly comprises:
    Lounge/dining: With quality wood flooring, open fire (logs available locally) flat screen Sky Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge with small freezer box, dishwasher and microwave.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With shower over bath, handbasin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom: To the front of the cottage and has a cast iron double bed, pine furnishings and pretty co-ordinating decor.
    Dressing room: Useful for storing your cases etc.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no cot.
    The cottage now has Wi-Fi broadband installed which you are welcome to access during your stay, however should there be any problems where you cannot connect neither the owner or Cumbrian Cottages can be held responsible.Very small seating area to the front of the cottage with furniture provided. On street parking available across the road from the cottage.

  • Kitty’s Barn

    North Stainmore, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    2
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    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.

  • The Den

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC128236
    Location, location, location (swimming pool and spa access included)! Within a stone’s throw of the famous shores of Lake Windermere, this apartment is set within a characterful 400-year-old building and is situated on the charming, well-known cobbled pedestrian street in the heart of Bowness on Windermere amidst a fabulous mix of quaint village shops, romantic restaurants, fine wine bars and cosmopolitan coffee houses. The Den offers couples the ideal location to enjoy the delights of the village centre, literally on the doorstep. It has been most comfortably furnished and well equipped, and has a cosy open fire. There is the benefit of a complimentary four star spa and swimming pool access just a short stroll from the apartment.
    The Den can be booked with Admirals Nest (CC128181) to accommodate up to six guests.

    First Floor: The property has 22 steps to entrance, is all on one floor, has Economy 7 central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and Playstation 4.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, heated towel rail and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Travel cot and highchair. Shared enclosed garden with sitting-out area. 2 pets welcome. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Beckfoot Cottage

    High Bridge

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: CC119151
    This fabulous farmhouse cottage was converted from the original 17th Century barn, adjoining a former farmhouse, called Beckfoot. The accommodation is extremely spacious; with a large lounge/dining room with a king size bed at one end, a separate fitted kitchen and a shower room.
    On the first floor there is is a very large games room equipped with a full size table tennis table, pool table and air hockey table. Beckfoot enjoys a truly rural location, on the edge of the hamlet of Highbridge and close to the Caldbeck Fells. Two rivers loop around the borders, of the property, there are footpaths crossing the land and guests have access to the owners’ garden and 25 acres of fields and woodland.

    Ground Floor: With underfloor heating and comprising:
    Lounge/Diner/Bedroom: With TV, DVD, printer, two sofas, dining table and chairs, king size bed and wardrobe.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave and freezer. Shared use of tumble dryer.
    Shower room: With wet room shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Large games room: With beamed ceiling, air hockey/pool table and table tennis table and free weights.

    All fuel, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack provided. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access with good speed usually 7Mb. Outside: Seating area to the front with BBQ and shared use of the owners large garden. Parking for 2 cars

  • Briar Nook

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    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.

  • River View Cottage

    Bowston near Staveley

    Grade
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    Ref: CC129118
    Peacefully situated by the banks of the River Kent, overlooking the beautiful Lake District countryside. River View Cottage is detached and set in a small gathering of similar cottages, close to the award winning and prestigious ’Cowan Head’. This traditional 18th Century cottage enjoys a wealth of character complete with exposed beams. Just 10 minutes from Windermere the cottage nestles at the foot of the Kentmere Valley, where many excellent walks can be explored straight from your doorstep.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation has gas central heating, double glazing and comprises:
    Entrance hall.
    Lounge/diner: Cosy with beamed ceiling, deep recessed windows, wood burning stove (logs not supplied), TV, DVD player, CD/i-Pod dock/Hi-Fi, deep cushioned furnishings and a dining table and chairs for four.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom: Pretty double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed cruick beams and the windows overlook the river to the countryside.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.
    Drying room: With tubular heaters.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included.Private parking for 1 car. This property does not accept pets, but is not pet free.

  • Woodend Cottages - The Bothy

    Woodend, Birker Fell, nr. Ulpha

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: 26868

    In the heart of the Lake District National Park


    Woodend is situated off the beaten track in an accessible but remote location high on Birker Fell. Set within a relatively quiet, unspoilt area of the Lake District National Park, 7 miles from the main coast road, local village shops and the nearest pub are 4 miles, smaller market towns are 8 miles and larger towns are 15 miles away. It is a short drive to the more populated areas of Windermere and Coniston. These three unique self-contained holiday properties (refs 26868, 26869 and 27804) are full of character and charm with fantastic views of Scafell Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Craggs. They are set within, though not part of, a working farm, and are therefore surrounded by farm animals. The Bothy (ref 26868) offers cosy, comfortable, detached ’upside down’ accommodation within a private enclosed garden area. The School House (ref 26869) faces due south up the fell and offers detached ’studio accommodation’ and a spacious, south-facing conservatory/garden room (with an additional multi-fuel stove) and a private enclosed garden area. The Buttery (ref 27804) adjoins the barn and is completely self-contained with its own entrance and an enclosed private garden area. Woodend Cottages are just a short walk from Devoke Water and are situated 3 miles from both the Eskdale Valley and the Duddon Valley, conveniently located for Ulpha, Eskdale, Boot, Seathwaite and Broughton-in-Furness. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 31/2 miles.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Open-tread stairs to lower ground floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with slipper bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Multi-fuel burner in living room (coal included, logs at cost). Economy 7 central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. HD satellite TV (full package). DVD. Gas cooker. Use of washing machine and tumble dryer available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Natural grounds. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from stream. No smoking. No children except babes in arms.

  • Jackdaw Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC123285
    This quaint one bedroom cottage is set in the very heart of Ambleside. Jackdaw Cottage is the perfect getaway and spring board to the Lakes. It is a cosy cottage with gas log burner effect fire. The holiday home dates back from the 18th Century and was part of a working community within Ambleside which had various types of industry. A good quality bed dressed in crisp cotton sheets guarantees a restful night’s sleep after a day on the fells or sightseeing. You can come back and rela and enjoy that well deserved break. A gentle stroll will bring you to Waterhead Pier where you will find the famous Windermere Lake Steamers offering the chance to cruise across to Bowness or Lakeside whilst taking in some more of the area’s stunning scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property is accessed by nine steps, and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with tiled floor, gas log burner, 22" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room: Spacious with tiled floor.
    Kitchen: Spacious, farmhouse style with tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Small patio area with garden furniture at the front of the house. Private parking for one car. Sorry, no children allowed - two adults only.

  • Oakvale - Acorn

    Braithwaite

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC114154
    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.
    Acorn is a very well appointed 1 bedroom bungalow, with patio doors from both lounge and bedroom, making the rooms feel airy and bright, giving access to a delightful sunny patio and extensive lawn gardens.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor but is accessed via several steps, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Dining/Kitchen: With TV, DVD, CD radio, dining table, chairs and patio doors.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed which can be split into twin beds (please advice when booking), TV/DVD and patio doors.
    Bathroom: With 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. Wireless Broadband.Large garden with lawn, patio and furniturel. Parking for 1 car. Garage with washing machine, tumble dryer, shared freezer and storage for bikes. Visit England Gold Award property.

  • Causey View

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC112143
    With the benefit of fell views from all rooms, a large south facing garden with sunny aspect, private parking and ample storage for bikes, canoes etc, Causey View is an excellent base for young, and older couples alike. The property has been furnished to the same high standards as the owners other property, Felltops, located next door, which can be let separately or together. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac of similar properties on the northern edge of Keswick and within 10 minutes level walk of the town centre, this one bedroom bungalow has great facilities, including fully equipped modern kitchen and bathroom, Wi-Fi and BT sports on the TV.

    Causey View can be booked together with Felltops (CC111357) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, electric flame effect fire, Freeview TV with BT Sports, DVD player, CD/radio and a collection of walking books, maps, games and DVDs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Fellside

    Coniston

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC124193
    Nestled in the rugged Coppermines Valley high above Coniston, Fellside offers a cosy retreat for two. For centuries, Coniston was the centre of the Lake District mining industry. This remote row of cottages is one of the historic reminders of that era, when Fellside was home to copperminers. Now, the cottage has been beautifully renovated, with an original fireplace, wood burning stove and open beams. It has uninterrupted views of the Old Man of Coniston. With numerous fantastic walks from the doorstep, your car need never move all week. Coniston itself is about a mile away, down an unmade road. It sits at the head of Coniston Water, bustling with shops, cafes and pubs. A short drive will take you to Hawkshead and Ambleside.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Small with wood burner, Freeview TV/radio and CD/DVD player.
    Kitchen: Small with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With open beams and king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower, basin and WC.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Patio seating area to the front. Parking for one car. No smoking. NB: Access is via a rough track. The property is unsuitable for children.

  • Ashness - Burnside Park

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC111169
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury one bedroom lodge with electric heating throughout is within easy walking distance of Keswick town centre. It offers a relaxing, quiet location in picturesque surroundings with magnificent views to Latrigg, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn range from the balcony..
    Ashness Lodge offers an exceptionally high standard for the comfort and enjoyment of responsible couples. The owners particularly welcome bookings from couples over the age of 50 years.

    Ground Floor: The Accommodation has electric heating and double glazing throughout and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Open plan large lounge/kitchen/diner furnished to an exceptionally high standard. Quality Digital HD LCD TV, DVD, digital radio and CD player. Patio doors to the extended terrace with magnificent views to Latrigg, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn range.
    Kitchen area: Exceptionally well equipped with electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and microwave. There is an extensive range of utensils.
    Bedroom/En-suite : Spacious double bedroom with en-suite, electric shower over full sized bath, hand basin and WC. 

    All bed linen and heating included. Sorry no cotPrivate parking for 2 cars, next to lodge. Please note from mid November until end of February this site is closed. However, the site is open over Christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

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