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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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  • Oak Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123293
    Nestling high up on the Kirkstone overlooking the tranquil Stockghyll Valley, Ambleside and Lake Windermere, Oak Cottage is picturesquely situated on a 2700 acre traditional working Lakeland farm. Originally the old farmhouse, this 18th Century, well equipped accommodation retains many original features including low oak beams, farmhouse doors and a spice cupboard. The warm cosy, farmhouse is sure to make you feel relaxed and away from it all. With far reaching, spectacular views in every direction, Oak Cottage is idyllically situated for you to enjoy the magnificent walks which are available right from your doorstep. Highland cattle and Herdwick sheep graze and wonder freely on the surrounding farmland and Buzzards can be seen soaring above. An ideal spot for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The dark clear night skies are perfect for star gazing too.

    This property can be booked together with Willow Cottage (CC123284), The Nest (CC123290) and Hazel Cottage (CC123280) to accommodate up to 12 guests. Ideal for parties or weddings, you can even land a helicopter in the grounds!

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with wood burner and 28" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With beams.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed (for alternative sleeping).
    Bedroom 3:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared courtyard. ¼ acre of grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from a spring. No children under 12 years. NB: access via a rough track.

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  • Fellside Cottages - The Barn

    Dufton, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W44222

    Dufton is a conservation village lying in the stunning Eden valley, 3 miles north of Appleby-in-Westmorland and bordering the North Pennines, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fellside Cottages offer a choice of four individual cottages (refs: W44221, W44222, W44223 and W44224), or the option to book all four together to sleep up to 30 guests. There is a full size Dome which offers a large indoor space for gatherings, a hot tub to relax in, and outdoor party area overlooking Dufton Pike, making Fellside Cottages an ideal location for large groups of family and friends. The cottages also have access to a gazebo and a barn conversion, which is ideal for a meeting area. The Lake District National Park is less than 30 minutes away, offering an abundance of outdoor activities. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. 2 single bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared gas barbecue. Shared hot tub (7-seater) and sauna. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds 40 yards.

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  • Hey Down

    Keswick

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111345
    This delightful cottage occupies a prime position for families visiting Keswick, across the road from Fitz Park and 400 yards from the town centre and leisure pool. Hay Down is a traditional Lakeland stone cottage, which is spacious, well furnished and equipped and has the bonus of a private parking space and patio area. Keswick is the perfect base for both walkers and for those who have just come too ’see the sights’ and enjoy the spectacular scenery. This lively town has great restaurants to suit all tastes, pubs, shops, galleries and visitor attractions, not to mention the mountains rising up in every direction

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV and open fire (fuel not provided).
    Dining Room.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With power shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and broadband internet access provided. Cot available.Outside: Paved courtyard with table and chairs. Parking for 1 car. For guests with allergies please be aware the owners do bring their dog when they stay.

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  • Wordsworth Cottage

    Sockbridge, nr. Ullswater

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: LXV

    Wordsworth Cottage, Grade II listed and formerly part of the estate once owned by Wordsworth’s grandfather, is an imaginatively designed barn conversion tastefully incorporating original and introduced features. Light, warm and comfortable, it is situated in the peaceful village of Sockbridge and occupies a pleasant position with the benefit of open outlooks to both front and rear. There are several walks to be enjoyed across the fields and along the river directly from the cottage. Nearby, across a quiet no-through road, is a children’s play area. The local 17th-century pub, serving highly recommended food, is only a short walk. Conveniently positioned, 3 miles away, is the market town of Penrith with its variety of shopping and leisure facilities. Near Penrith, the family attraction of Rheged is great for all ages, comprising indoor and outdoor play areas, craft activities, a 3D cinema, art exhibitions, restaurant and gift and toy shops. There are swimming pools at Penrith and Keswick and, during the summer months, an open-air pool at nearby Askham.
    The cottage is ideally situated for exploring both the northern and southern lakes and fells. Situated just 2½ miles from the beautiful scenery of Ullswater, you can enjoy a trip around the lake on a steamer and visit the impressive waterfall at Aira Force. A spectacular journey along the shores of Ullswater and over the Kirkstone Pass takes you to Lake Windermere. At the head of Derwentwater and 15 miles from Sockbridge, lies the town of Keswick with its lovely parks and selection of coffee, gift and outdoor shops. Shops 2 miles.

    Large sitting room with wood-burning stove and rug on oak floor. Spacious well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen. Utility. Cloakroom/toilet. Garden room with French doors to patio and terraced garden. Oak stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with double aspect and en-suite shower room. Large twin bedroom with bay window and views towards fells. Single bedroom with feature stone wall. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle, toilet and arrow-slit windows. Oak floors to bedrooms and rugs throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden and furniture
    • Cobbled courtyard at front with sitting-out area
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Unsuitable for the infirm
    • No smoking

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  • The Hill

    Allonby

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43790

    This charming seaside holiday cottage has been carefully renovated to provide modern living, while retaining its original features including beams and a woodburner. Mere metres from the beach and in the heart of the village of Allonby, this cottage will be a hit with adults and children alike, with its famous ice cream, village play area (50 metres away with no roads to cross) and a range of pubs and cafes all only a short stroll away. The main living room and a cosy second living room provide good flexibility of living, while the large kitchen/dining area has a coffee machine, making this a good sociable house. Guests can bring their kayaks which can be stored in the back yard. The unbroken 26 mile long Hadrians cycleway between Maryport and Silloth, and the miles and miles of beach make this a great place to get out and explore. Nearby there is also the aquarium, Roman and maritime museums, go karting, climbing cave and wall, and some of the best golf in the country. Set within a conservation area and AONB, Allonby is also perfectly situated for birdwatching along the Solway Estuary, as well as providing some absolutely stunning sunsets. Keswick, 26 miles. Beach 35 yards. Shop 50 yards, pub 75 yards and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin, 1 single with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and beams.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Smart TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone - local and incoming calls only. Car park 5 yards. Cycle and equipment store. No smoking. NB: Stream 15 yards, Sea 35 yards.

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  • Bridge House

    Threlkeld

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC116123
    Enjoying a splendid position in the delightful mountain village of Threlkeld, this stone built cottage is complimented with cottage style furnishings and an open fire, providing a cosy environment. There are wonderful walks in all directions, the path alongside the cottage leads directly onto Blencathra. From the front of the cottage watch the evening sunlight on Clough Head. The fabulous Horse and Farrier public house and restaurant is 100 yards and the Salutation Inn is 200 yards. Threlkeld is less than four miles from Keswick, a bustling market town on the shores of Derwentwater. There is a pleasant walk into Keswick along the old railway line and a regular bus between Penrith and Keswick runs through the village, therefore a car is not essential.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage heaters, panel heaters and partial solid fuel central heating and comprises;
    Lounge/Diner: With cosy open fire, TV and DVD.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, fridge, washer/dryer, microwave and breakfast table.

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

    All fuel and bed linen included. Telephone with honesty box. Sorry no cot available. Wi-fi access availableOutside: Small sitting out area with seating. On street parking.

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  • 4 Broomriggs

    Hawkshead

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: CC123286
    With amazing lake and mountain views, this fabulous ground floor apartment is within a quintessential English country estate. The estate comprises 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland complete with superb private lake frontage with the use of two rowing boats with lifejackets provided (by arrangement with the owner and at own risk). This holiday home forms part of a magnificent original gentlemen’s residence, built at the turn of the last century and designed in the arts and crafts style. Within the grounds is where you will find many vantage points within the vast acreage, where hidden pathways lead to more and more magic. Nearby Hawkshead is teeming with life, having cobbled streets, excellent eating out spots and country pubs, and the village store is open until 8pm. Nearby Sawrey boasts The Tower Bank Arms, once owned by Beatrix Potter and featured in her books, serving delicious food and real ales. This picturesque retreat proudly stands in this enviable peaceful position and makes for a perfect holiday at any time of the year. Claife Heights is also easily accessible, located behind the property and through the woods.
    4 Broomriggs has a sweeping private drive flanked by woodland and rhododendron dells which leads to ample parking, gaze at that view from the terrace and enter via the side entrance hall which leads to number 4. A private entrance hall leads to the magnificent living/dining room with true picture bay window, commanding the panoramic lake and mountain views. This relaxing space was the original reading room and displays a wall of oak panelling around the fireplace. Also admiring that stunning view is the king size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment. The neat kitchen is just off the living space and the communal laundry room. There is a twin and single bedroom both with en-suite shower rooms. There is a resident manager who keeps the beautiful grounds in "tip-top" shape. As you wander through the gardens and down the sweeping driveway through rhododendron groves to the private lake frontage, keep your eyes open for wildlife, you might see deer, red squirrels and a wide variety of birds. Pub 0.5 Mile, shops 1 Mile and restaurants 1 Mile.

    Ground Floor: Living Room/dining: Large with electric coal-effect fire, 36" Free view TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric oven, hob and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, views and en-suite with bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating all oil, electricity, bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot and high chair. Shared laundry room. Wi-Fi. . Large, shared, lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Access to 37 acres of landscaped grounds with pitch ’n’ putt course, patio, terrace and furniture. Coarse fishing on Esthwaite Water - licence required. Parking for 3 cars. Please note: 5 steps and lake in grounds.

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  • Brampton

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC128221
    Set on the fringes of bustling Bowness, couples and families alike will appreciate the convenient location of Brampton enabling them to enjoy a host of activities and attractions, many within easy walking distance. Bowness Bay is alive with visitors throughout the year with visitors boarding the famous Windermere Cruises along to Ambleside and Lakeside whilst the town itself is awash with interesting shops, bars and restaurants to tempt every palate.
    Brampton is an ideal location for a family self catering break. Comfortably furnished with stripped floors and quarry tiles on the ground floor, Brampton has been redecorated throughout. The cottage has three good bedrooms and plenty of downstairs living space to enable the whole family to relax and unwind. The open fire in the lounge and wood burning in the dining room are sure to be the focal point of many an evening, perfect for gathering around in the evenings to plan the next day’s outing.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into hallway leading to...
    Lounge: With seating arranged around the open fireplace. This room has a lovely bay window, solid wood floor, digital TV and DVD.
    Dining room: With wood burning stove leading through to...
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and washer. A freezer is available in the cellar. Access from the kitchen to the rear courtyard with seating.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and original feature fireplace.
    Bedroom 3: With king size bed, stripped floor, solid ash furnishings and original feature fireplace.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Fuel for fires available locally. Outside: Roadside parking. Enclosed courtyard area to the rear with furniture provided and cottage garden to the front with bench seating.

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  • Ellie’s View

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: CC128224
    Bowness has much to offer guests of all ages including a host of interesting shops, restaurants, public houses, wonderful walking and water borne activities by the shores of Lake Windermere, Ellie’s View sits in a slightly elevated position with good access to some fine country walks, particularly suitable for those with dogs. The apartment is just a short stroll from the town centre and offers flexible accommodation for two couples or the smaller family and their pet.
    Ellie’s View is well presented in a traditional style, with a separate lounge and dining room and two good bathrooms, one of which is en-suite to the master bedroom, giving extra flexibility for your party. Glimpses of Lake Windermere can be had from the lounge and front bedrooms in the winter months, across the rooftops of traditional slate roof buildings. Wi-Fi access is available which will suit those social networkers among you and the owners have provided a good selection of local guide books and maps to help you plan your activities for the week.

    First Floor: Ellie’s View has gas central heating and comprises:
    External staircase to the first floor hallway which then leads into the open plan living space comprising:
    Lounge area: Cosy lounge with leather seating arranged around the gas fireplace, digital TV with combined DVD and CD player.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer available.
    Dining room: with feature cast iron fireplace.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, handbasin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and feature fireplace.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen provided. Travel cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi internet access. However please note that usage of this facility is 3GB per week, usage over this amount may be charged for. One well behaved pet is welcome.Outside: Parking via permit for one vehicle (not reserved).

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  • Ivy Cottage

    near Rosthwaite

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC117122
    Situated in the stunning Borrowdale Valley, with panoramic views from the front to the Derwentwater fells Ivy Cottage is a traditional stone built cottage. The cottage was refurbished to include the addition of a modern kitchen and bathroom. It is the middle cottage of three just through Rosthwaite village, close to Stonethwaite and Seatoller and ideally situated to walk Scafell, Great Gable and many fells surrounding Derwentwater. There is a public bar in the Langstrath hotel, 1/4 mile and the village shop and bar in Rosthwaite,1/2 mile.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage and electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD and open fire.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave.
    Utility: With space for boots and coats.

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

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside a small front forecourt. Parking in nearby lay-by (not private).

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  • Old Coachmans Cottage

    Allonby

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC143129
    The Old Coachmans is a perfect seaside holiday cottage; situated 20 yards from the beach, in the centre of Allonby, with a children’s play area opposite. The kids are going to love it here, but so will the adults, with views across the sea to the scottish hills, magnificent sunsets and miles of walks along the beach. Allonby is a convenient base for day trips to the Borders, Southern Scotland and The Lake District National Park. You could be in bustling Keswick in half an hour or the more peaceful, remote and unspoilt Western Lakes in about 45 minutes. Visit historic Carlisle (30 minutes) with its medieval castle, Norman Cathedral and museum or have a day out at the Roman fort and museum at Housesteads and walk along Hadrian’s Wall (about 1 hour’s drive)
    Allonby is also superbly situated for birdwatching along the Solway Estuary or at the RSPB sites at St Bees, and for golf - there is a superb golf links approximately seven miles away at Silloth, a qualifying venue for the Open Championships.
    Local amenities include a post office and two shops, one just 20 yards from the cottage, two pubs offering meals and two cafe/snack bars. There is a small indoor swimming pool in the leisure centre within a caravan site.

    Ground Floor: The cottage is part of a small courtyard development. The standard of the accommodation is very good, it has gas central heating and comprises:
    Dining/lounge: With TV and DVD player,  gas fire, patio doors leading to the front garden and a sea view.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave and CD/radio.
    Cloakroom:  With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, CD/MP3 radio and en-suite with shower, WC and wash hand basin and sea views.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Patio, plus gravel and rockery to the front looking out to sea. Furniture provided. Shared rear courtyard. Private parking for 1 car.

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  • Seaside Cottage

    Coulderton Beach, nr. St Bees

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 29273

    This wonderful beach-style cottage nestles right on the seashore overlooking the Irish Sea, with panoramic views towards the Isle of Man and St Bees Head. It is perfectly located for beachcombing, for watching the sunset, for stargazing in the clear night skies, and at the end of the day, let the sound of the sea lull you to sleep. This single-storey holiday property is suitable for all year round use and is ideal for experiencing a seaside location while being not too far from the western area of the Lake District National Park. Enjoy coastal and fell walking, bike trails, the C2C cycleway, golf at St Bees and Seascale, both with glorious sandy beaches. Take time to explore the green valleys of Eskdale, the splendour of Wasdale, take a trip on ‘La’al Ratty’, the miniature steam train on the narrow gauge railway at Ravenglass, stroll around the lake at Ennerdale, visit the Georgian town of Whitehaven and its popular harbour side, or take a tour of Muncaster Castle. A single track railway runs along the back of the property, which is reached by ½ mile of unmade road/track. Shop and pubs 2½ miles.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 step to sun room. 1 step to utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single (4ft). Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room. Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in utility room. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Enclosed, lawned garden with terraces, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle/motorbike store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps in garden. Sea 20 yards. Access via unmade road/track.

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