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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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  • Brookfield


    Ref: CC123156
    Ambleside is a year round holiday destination. Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, the scenery is ever changing with the seasons, from the rich colours of Autumn, to the lush green backdrop of the fells in Spring. The magnificent Fairfield Horseshoe, Loughrigg and Wansfell are easily accessed form the cottage, although ample opportunities for level walks are also available, Rothay Park being only a two minute walk from the door. Not forgetting the plentiful shops, bars and restaurants whatever time of the year you choose to visit, Ambleside has something to offer everyone and benefits from being situated in the heart of the English Lake District. Brookfield has undergone a complete renovation in recent months, the owners having carefully planned the works to ensure the best use of space and to provide accommodation and facilities of the very highest standard. Furnished and decorated in a contemporary style, the house exudes an air of light and calm, with neutral wall colours and co-ordinating furnishings throughout. The modern fittings have been successfully combined with the original features of traditional fireplaces and stone flagged floors and much use has been made of natural materials. In the heart of this popular village, Brookfield is ideally located for those who wish to ’explore from the door’, with little use of the car.

    Ground Floor: Brookfield has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Open plan, well equipped room with comfortable seating, feature fireplace with open fire, flat screen LCD TV with DVD player, CD/Hi-Fi, telephone for incoming calls and large dining table.
    Kitchen: Fitted with modern units and breakfast bar, integrated fridge, dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven and hood and a microwave with grill.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Utility/games room: With sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and ample storage for outdoor gear.
    Games room: with table football, hockey, tennis, skittles, pool, chess, draughts and darts.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: King size double bedroom with co-ordinating furnishings.
    Bathroom 1: Fully tiled bathroom with electric shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bathroom 2: Fully tiled bathroom with electric shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and enjoying views over Wansfell, Fairfield and the village centre.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes and views over Loughrigg.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available. Telephone available for incoming calls only.

    Stairs leading to utility/games room are steep with a handrail.Outside there is an enclosed paved area with patio furniture and use of shed for bikes. (Rear entrance via path allows easy access for bikes and walkers). Parking on street by way of permit with further permit available for use on main car park around the corner. Brookfield is next door to Cairn Cottage (CC123153). NB: the property will only accept 6 guests in total - this includes babes in arms.

  • Brookfield

    Bassenthwaite Village

    Ref: CC113101
    Brookfield enjoys an elevated position on the edge of Bassenthwaite Village, looking south over the Lake, with spectacular views of Skiddaw, the Borrowdale Valley and to the distant Langdale Pikes. This detached cottage provides exceptionally comfortable, spacious accommodation in a peaceful location surrounded by abundant wildlife including red squirrels and Ospreys. There is a south facing garden and a raised south facing patio with barbecue and seating area for al fresco dining and soaking up the amazing view. Just a 5 minute walk from either the Castle Inn Hotel with bars, restaurants and leisure club or the more traditional village pub, The Sun Inn. Both serve great food and real ales. This property is ideal for those requiring a ground floor bedroom, WC and shower room.

    Ground Floor: The oil fired centrally heated, double glazed property comprises:
    Lounge: With 32" Samsung LCD TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio with ipod/MP3 jack and stunning views to the south. Ample comfortable seating.
    Dining room:  Traditional dining suite with views of Skiddaw and Bassenthwiate Lake.
    Kitchen: Exceptionally well equipped kitchen for keen cooks with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and views of Skiddaw.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and fitted wardrobes. 
    Shower room: With shower cubicle with electric shower, hand basin and WC.
    Basement/Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, drying area and storage for outdoor clothing and equipment.
    Lockable garage: Ideal for safe storage of bikes, canoes etc.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: with king size bed and terrific views of Skiddaw.
    Bedroom 3: with twin beds and views over Bassenthwaite Lake.
    Bathroom: with bath, separate shower cubicle with electric shower, bidet, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electricity, fuel, oil and bed linen provided. Cot available.Lockable garage and private, off road parking for 3 cars. A good sized mature garden with large south facing raised patio with dining facilities.

  • Pebble Cottage


    Ref: CC127228
    Pebble Cottage can be found mid way between Bowness and Windermere, close to a good selection of interesting shops, (including Lakeland Limited and Booths for those foodies among you) bars and restaurants and only a gentle stroll from bustling Bowness and a host of activities and attractions. Walks are in abundance from the doorstep, a firm favourite with visitors being to the top of Orrest Head where you can take in wonderful views of majestic Windermere and her surrounding fell ranges.
    Pebble Cottage has been lovingly refurbished to offer boutique hotel style accommodation in a self catering environment. Set out over three floors with generously sized living and bedroom areas, the attention to detail shows in fresh, clean lines and carefully chosen accent colours. A library of novels for some holiday reading and a collection of DVDs for all ages is provided by the thoughtful owners. Solid wood and stone floors with two wood burning stoves married with contemporary styling and fittings have resulted in a beautiful blend of country cottage charm with modern day indulgences and a holiday home just perfect for enjoying at any time of year.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Hall leading right to...
    Lounge: With Freeview HD TV/Blu Ray/DVD, deep cushioned leather seating and wood burning stove.
    Dining room: With wood burning stove and French doors to the enclosed courtyard.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and underfloor heating.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and TV.
    Shower room: With double shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available.Outside: Roadside parking readily available. Courtyard with BBQ and patio furniture.

  • Kiln Brow Cottage

    High Ireby

    Ref: CC113127
    Kiln Brow is a charming character cottage situated in the tranquil Northern Fells, three miles from Bassenthwaite Lake. Sure to appeal to those seeking a quintessential Lakeland Cottage with all the traditional features, combined with the modern conveniences required to ensure an enjoyable stay. It has been stylishly refurbished and has all the benefits required in a cosy country cottage, including a wood burning stove, Wi-Fi internet access, a garden and private parking. Kiln Brow Cottage lies in a peaceful hamlet comprising two farms and a few cottages, with quiet lanes perfect for cycling and lovely walks to take the dog in every direction.

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil central heating and comprising:
    Lounge: With Sky plus HD TV, DVD and wood burning stove (initial supply of fuel provided).
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, oil, and bed linen provided. Cot available. Unlimted Wi-Fi and telephone for incoming and free local calls.Garden with lawn, patio and seating. Parking for 2 cars. Lockable shed for bikes.

  • Balamar


    Ref: CC143222
    Balamar is a spacious detached bungalow in an elevated position, which allows spectacular panoramic views across open fields to the sea and Scottish hills. It is situated in the  little village of Crosscannonby, 1/2 mile from the sand and shingle beach between Allonby and Maryport. Allonby is a typical quaint seaside town with surf bar, cafes and ice cream parlour and Maryport has a harbour, marina and more amenities. The accommodation is stylishly furnished, with a mix of modern and antique, and has excellent facilities, with 3 bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and ample parking. Although there are a couple of steps into the bungalow, once inside the accommodation is all on ground floor and with the benefit of a wet room guests with mobility problems will find it most convenient. The garden is a peaceful haven for relaxation, with great views including stunning sunsets. The quiet country lanes in this peaceful corner of Cumbria are perfect for cycling and the nearby beach is ideal for walking the dog. Access to the Lake District is an easy 20 minute drive. Please note this property can be booked with The Old Dairy (CC143226) which is opposite to accommodate 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 50 inch TV with Freesat and Sky, DVD and wood burning stove
    Large Conservatory: With ample seating.
    Entrance Hall/Dining room: With dining table and chairs and seating area with fabulous views.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, second fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave and second dining table.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV with Freeview and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.
    Wet room: With shower, WC and wash basin.
    Utility room: with tumble dryer and storage for hiking gear.

    All electric, gas, bed linen & towels included. Initial supply of logs provided. Telephone for incoming and free local calls. Wi-fi internet connection. Sky Sports available at an additional charge. Outside: Lawn, patio and seating. Parking for 6 cars. 2 pets welcome. Please be aware there is a significant drop from the garden to the surrounding paddock and field area - however the garden is fenced. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No1

    Talkin, nr. Brampton

    Ref: 31034

    Talkin Head is a hill farm in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beautiful old farm buildings (refs: 31034, 31035, 31036, 31037, 31038, 31039 and 31040) have been converted into seven specially designed terraced holiday cottages, known as Long Byres at Talkin Head. Each cottage is self-contained and has central heating throughout to provide comfortable and cosy accommodation with lovely views; some looking across the Lake District hills. The shared lawned gardens look out over rolling farmland and are an ideal setting to sit back and relax! The local area has much to entertain visitors. The farm itself is home to sheep, chickens and geese. Children are welcome to come and meet the animals and pets. The golf course is only 11/2 miles away and Talkin Tarn is excellent for boating, coarse fishing and walking. Cycle hire is available locally, with many good routes across the fells on ‘green’ roads. For those keen on discovering our heritage, Hadrian’s Wall is a must. Situated next door to Geltsdale RSPB Nature Reserve, which is home to a small number of black grouse and other upland birds. A great location for all ages. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 3/4 mile.

    Step to entrance. 5 steps down to ground floor: Living/dining area with patio doors/kitchen with Velux. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. 5 steps down to 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 single bedrooms with raised bed (no door, access from one side only).

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and two tumble dryers. Patio. Balcony. Shared, large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. Pets to be kept under strict control (working farm, sheep country). No smoking. NB: Steep slopes in garden. Stream 50 yards, fenced river 200 yards.

  • Wrayrigg

    Cowgill near Hawes

    Ref: CC218087
    Wrayrigg is located in the quiet hamlet of Cowgill at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This centrally heated, solid stone cottage is part of a 19th century former farmhouse and oozes country charm with its wood burning stove, wooden beams and farmhouse style kitchen .
    Spread over three floors, the cottage has a spacious attic room with a double sofa bed, Velux windows, snooker table and extra seating, making it an ideal children’s hideaway or perfect place for your own tranquil moments.
    Open the window in the master bedroom for the sound of the babbling beck which runs just beyond the cottage’s walled front patio garden; or wake up to the view of open fields and hillside from the second double bedroom. Every window offers stunning scenery. You can gather around the glowing wood burning stove in winter or take in Dentdale with a BBQ in the front garden in summer, and step just two hundred metres from Wrayrigg to join the highly renowned Dalesway Walk, and the bank of the River Dee. This beautiful area offers a mass of unspoilt, breathtaking walks for those wanting an easy ramble with children, to those adventurers who want to take the short drive in order to ascend any of Yorkshire’s three peaks.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating,  wood burning stove and comprises:
    Boot Room: With separate WC and large storage area
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker and hob, microwave and grill, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, dining table and chairs.
    Lounge: With wood burning stove set in original range, TV with sky package, DVD and radio

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bathroom: With bath with shower over, WC and wash basin

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Large attic room with double sofa bed, seating and snooker table

    All fuel (starter pack for wood burning stove), power and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair availablePatio garden with furniture. Parking for 2 cars (including garage).

  • Middle Barn

    Lindale, nr. Cartmel

    Ref: 18578

    This delightful holiday cottage has been imaginatively converted from a former barn and retains a good deal of charm. The middle of three, set around a courtyard with its own private patio area. Set in stunning scenery, ideal for walking, it also has good road access to the coast and Grange-over-Sands, 2 miles. The village of Cartmel, 3 miles and the southern tip of Lake Windermere is 4 miles with visitor attractions including Aquarium of the Lakes and Haverthwaite to Lakeside Steam Railway. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Second living room. 3 bedrooms: 1 twin (can be double), 1 single (2ft 6in for child), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Galleried double (5ft) bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two digital TVs. DVDs. iPod docking station. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Large, enclosed courtyard and furniture. Balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Brandlehow at High Hill


    Ref: CC111368
    This superb semi detached house has got it all, spacious accommodation, front garden and rear garden bordered by fields, ample parking, stunning views and a great location. Brandlehow is situated on High Hill in Keswick, 5 minutes walk from the town centre and amenities. The property was extended and refurbished to include a new kitchen and the addition of a third bedroom with en-suite facilities. There are views from every room in the house and the garden, with Skiddaw and Latrigg to the front and Causey Pike, Grisedale Pike and Catbells to the rear.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and gas fire.
    Dining/Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility room: Outside with washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and en-suite walk in shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Lawn front garden. Rear garden with seating and summer house. Ample parking for 3 cars.

  • Lakeview Cottage

    near Bowness on Windermere

    Ref: CC128102
    Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, Lakeview Cottage is situated in a quiet elevated position high above Bowness on Windermere, enjoying dramatic panoramic views of Lake Windermere, the Langdale Pikes and Cumbrian Fells. Lakeview Cottage offers spacious holiday accommodation in a peaceful area yet only a few minutes from the centre of Bowness village and the many amenities and attractions. A balcony leading from the lounge enjoys stunning views of the lake and makes a relaxing sitting out area.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is gas centrally heated and comprises:
    Cloakroom: With WC.
    Lounge: Spacious and sunny lounge with flat screen TV, electric fire and patio windows leading to a balcony and stunning views over Lake Windermere and Lakeland Fells.
    Kitchen/diner: With gas cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and dining furniture.
    Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom.
    Utility room: Accessed to the side of the property, housing a washing machine, freezer and tumble dryer, and being a good storage area for outdoor clothes and boots.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: Double bedroom furnished in pine and enjoying a view of the lake.
    Bedroom 3: Double bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Telephone. Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access available.Balcony. Garage parking accessed down a very steep driveway is available. On street parking also available. One small dog welcome.

  • Holly Cottage


    Ref: CC121103
    Holly Cottage is a delightful stone-built detached cottage located directly on the banks of the River Rothay and pleasantly situated within the very heart of Grasmere. The cottage enjoys fine views of the river and the Fairfield fell range beyond and being so centrally situated, guests can enjoy some wonderful walking for all abilities straight from the door as well as all that this rather romantic village has to offer. A fine selection of restaurants and bars are dotted around this fairly level village and no trip to Grasmere would be complete without a gentle amble around the beautiful Lake, just a few minutes walk from the cottage.
    This charming property has been thoughtfully arranged and recently redecorated and dressed  to provide a perfect holiday retreat for all seasons. Holly Cottage has been restyled with contemporary, fresh colours and quality furnishings to create a most stylish take on a traditional Lakeland cottage, the lounge dining room thoughtfully arranged around the newly installed wood burning stove and providing direct access to the riverside terrace and more of that glorious view. The cottage has secure, private parking for three cars on the driveway allowing guests to simply park up and forget about the cars for a week. 
    Included in your holiday is free membership to the leisure facilities at the Wordsworth Hotel which is only fifty yards walk down the road. These will include use of the swimming pool, whirlpool bath, gym and sauna.

    Ground Floor: The gas centrally heated accommodation comprises:
    Entrance porch: With entrance hall and lots of space for drying coats and boots to:
    Lounge/dining room: Spacious room with lovely views, comfortable seating, wood burning stove set in Lakeland stone fireplace, oak dining table, plasma Freesat TV with DVD and door leading out onto the terrace with garden furniture provided.
    Breakfast Kitchen: Large pine kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and dining table.
    Shower room: With electric shower, hand basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed, wash basin and picturesque views overlooking the river and fells beyond.
    Bedroom 2: with twin beds, wash basin and picturesque views overlooking the river and fells beyond.
    Bedroom 3: with double bed, fitted wardrobes and views overlooking the side of the property.
    Bathroom: With power shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Fuel is not provided for the woodburner. Cot and highchair available. Wireless broadband internet available. Two Well behaved pets welcome.Patio overlooking the river with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. Payphone available. Complimentary leisure club included at the nearby Wordsworth Hotel, please call the hotel on 015394 35592 for availability.

  • Priory Coach House


    Ref: CC127245
    This beautiful Grade II listed Victorian lodge provides a unique retreat for family and friends looking for a very special venue to relax and spend previous time together. Close to both Windermere and Bowness town centres, guests have easy access to a host of attractions and amenities including the famous Windermere Lake Cruises at Bowness Bay, The Old Laundry Theatre and Beatrix Potter Exhibition and of course some wonderful walking for all ages and abilities.

    A host of original architectural features such as stone mullion windows, wood panelling, exposed trusses and a superb rose window blend effortlessly with modern day fittings and comforts to create sympathetically styled accommodation in keeping with the building’s historic past. The lounge housing a super wood burning stove, also home to a full sized pool table, is perfect for an evening’s entertainment whilst the elegant kitchen diner is ideal for sharing a memorable dinner or a hearty breakfast before heading down to the shared area of lake shore for a day at the water’s edge.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Covered entrance porch leading to spacious inner...
    Hallway: With plenty of storage for walking gear, bikes, pushchairs etc.
    Lounge: With wood burner (fuel available locally), TV with DVD and full size pool table.
    Sun room: With comfy seating leading out to the enclosed front garden.
    Kitchen/diner: With dual fuel range cooker, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility: With washer, dryer and American style fridge/freezer.
    Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Master super king size suite featuring the rose window with seating area and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, glimpses of the Lake, separate dressing room and luxury wet room with shower area, wash basin and WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With twin beds, some limited head height and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for fire available locally. Wi-Fi access available. Travel cot and highchair available.Parking for 2/3 cars. Enclosed garden and patio areas with glimpses of Lake Windermere. Furniture provided. 


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