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Take a look at our new Inspire and Explore section for the ultimate guide to holiday activities in the Lake District.

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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  • New Park Farm - Ellen Cottage

    Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: LF2


    Peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery with spectacular views, these delightful cottages have been carefully converted from the barns of a former farm steading. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the holiday properties are two in a little group of four, located between Torpenhow and Ireby on the northern fringe of the Lake District. Attractively furnished, well presented and equipped to E.T.C. 5 Star standard, the living accommodation is on the first floor to take advantage of the outstanding views, including stunning sunsets over the Solway. There are pleasant walks and cycle routes from the door along lanes filled with wild flowers and wildlife. Keswick (on the shore of Derwentwater) and Cockermouth (birthplace of William Wordsworth) offer shops, restaurants, galleries and tourist attractions, the former with a leisure pool and the latter with a swimming-pool. Romantic, quiet and peaceful, yet an ideal base for the Lakes, Solway coast, Scottish borders and Hadrian’s Wall. Sailing on nearby Lake Bassenthwaite. Armathwaite Hall Hotel, a 10-minute drive, offers a swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Maes Gallery and tea rooms serving food daily is within 2 miles. Ireby is within a mile with a warm, cosy pub with log fire, and serving food daily. Shops 5 miles.

    Attractive double bedroom, en-suite shower room. Pretty twin bedroom. Single bedroom (alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Charming, large living/dining room with electric woodburner, kitchen area. Exposed beams and wonderful countryside views from opening French windows.

    • No children under 3 yrs

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Radio/CD
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio, furniture
    • 2-acre shared grounds with children’s play area
    • Barbecue
    • Rare breed sheep, miniature Shetland ponies
    • Ample parking
    • Shared external games room with table tennis, pool table, table football
    • Welcome tea tray, complimentary bottle of wine
    • Milk, eggs, bread available
    • No smoking

  • Crookthwaite Cottage

    Hawkshead near Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC123289
    This traditional, slate built holiday cottage, complete with a wood burner is within easy walking distance of Hawkshead village. Visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery and the World of Beatrix Potter, or there are plenty of fabulous walks in the area including the ascent up to Latterbarrow, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Lake District. Crookthwaite Cottage offers comfortable holiday accommodation with all the essential amenities needed to enjoy this rustic lakeland cottage. Hawkshead is approximately one mile away, with its grocery shops, beautiful gift shops, tea rooms and a great choice of pubs.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.
    Porch: With washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With freestanding bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric and bed linen included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Travel cot, highchair, stairgate and fireguard available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared, unenclosed large, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Badger Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123115
    Badger Cottage is located in a small development of modern town houses in a quiet location above the ever popular town of Ambleside. The cottage is ideal for walking on the fells or by the lakes, cycling, shopping or simply relaxing. A host of restaurants and bars are all within a short stroll of the cottage.
    Badger Cottage has undergone a major transformation in recent times and now offers super accommodation, comfortable for guests yet friendly to the environment with the use of hi-spec insulation, double glazing and numerous energy saving devices wherever possible throughout.

    Ground Floor: Gas centrally heated, Badger Cottage briefly comprises:
    Entrance Hall leading to:-
    Open Plan Dining lounge: With deep cushioned leather sofas, living flame electric stove, TV, DVD and quality Hi-Fi. Good selection of DVD’s and CD’s for guests use.
    Kitchen: With Bosch oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine and larder fridge.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 3: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With power shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available.Small lawned garden to the front of the house with an elevated area of garden to the rear, not suitable for children. Private garage parking 15m from the cottage although parking is available outside the property to unload.

  • Beck Edge

    Braithwaite

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UK1010
    Guests are sure to appreciate the character, quality and space provided in this traditional barn conversion. The stunning kitchen/dining room, with granite work surfaces, beams, tiled floor and dining and seating areas, is the perfect place for families to gather and enthuse over the magnificent walks and scenery. There is a separate lounge with oak flooring, cosy wood burner and a galleried landing with seating - perfect for sitting down with a good book and a glass of wine. To ensure plenty of comfort, the master bedroom has en-suite facilities and the owners provide wi-fi, logs for the wood burner and towels, in addition to many other amenities.

    Situated alongside Coledale Beck, at the foot of Whinlatter Pass and in the heart of Braithwaite village, Beck Edge lies just 100 yards from the village shop, restaurant and pub. Some of the areas finest walks are available from the doorstep, including the Coledale Horseshoe, taking in Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike. Whinlatter Forest is a top destination for mountain bikers with beautiful forest trails for walkers and a visitor centre. Keswick, 2 miles, has a wealth of tourist attractions, restaurants, outdoor activities, shops, pubs and the beautiful Derwentwater.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with oak floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, iPod dock, bluetooth sound system and Playstation 2.
    Kitchen/dining room: Beamed with tiled floor, gas wood burner, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Hazelwood Court - Chippendale

    Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 28325


    Only a 6 mile drive from Lake Windermere, Hazelwood Court offers breathtaking country and coastal views from 5 spacious 2/3 bedroomed holiday apartments, carefully prepared and maintained by the on-site resident owners, on ground, first and second floor levels. This imposing late Victorian country house occupies an enviable, elevated 4 acres of conservation area, natural woodland, and terraced landscaped gardens, with seated outdoor view terrace and ample, level off road parking for over 20 cars.
    All the apartment living rooms and most of the bedrooms offer amazing unspoilt views over the adjacent farmland, golf course and tidal estuary, to the rolling wooded uplands across Morecambe Bay, and to the distant Pennine Hills beyond. Visitors are regularly impressed by the size and quality of the building structure, the spacious apartments living space is enhanced by high corniced ceilings and large windows, with quality furnishings and decor, with an antique and period style which complements the contemporary kitchens and bathrooms with their creature comforts.
    Resident proprietors are normally available to meet, greet and show guests around their accommodation, where a fruit bowl, flowers and a welcoming tea tray are provided. Their unobtrusive on-site presence is regularly appreciated if and when a prompt solution or local knowledge are required. Access to the property is a 15-minute drive from the M6, Junction 36, with delightful daily excursions into the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks made easy. Good train and bus service links are also available.
    Within walking distance is the coastal town of Grange-over-Sands, a refreshingly friendly community of traditional shops, cafes, gardens, and park with regularly used bandstand and a traffic-free mile long curved promenade, which has retained its tasteful, low-key character since the mid Victorian railway arrival changed a sleepy fishing village into a genteel holiday resort. Not renowned for its nightlife and amusement arcades, Grange-over-Sands is still appreciated by those looking for quiet quality, with nearby Cartmel, the birthplace of sticky toffee puddings, providing popular summer time National Hunt race meetings, several gastro pubs and the nationally acclaimed L’Enclume restaurant amongst the historical cottages clustering around its magnificent 12th-century priory church.
    Further afield, you will find a variety of things to see and do for people of all ages, interests and inclinations. The familiar Lake District villages of Coniston, Hawkshead, Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness are all easily reached by car. Nearby stately homes and gardens at Sizergh, Levens, Holker and Blackwell are well worth visiting, with many more a little further away. The whole area offers the unique artist and cultural heritage of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey, Ruskin, Ransome, Romney, Potter, Wainwright and so many others who chose to make their home in this lakes and mountain concentration of outstanding natural beauty. Visit their homes as well as the countless museums, galleries, studios, craft centres, aquaria, agricultural shows, village sports and festivals which compete for your interest and attention. The more active can find countless opportunities for such activities as walking, climbing, cycling, golfing, horse riding, fishing, water sports, with nature reserves, wildlife centres, leisurely lake cruising and a superb variety of food and drink establishments, providing relaxing alternatives for the less energetic visitor throughout the area. Whatever preferences your holiday party may reveal during their stay here, it is difficult to imagine anyone being disappointed with the huge range of choices available. It really is true to say that in Cumbria, there is something for everyone. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Juliet balcony.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Wi-fi (in communal entrance hall). Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large shared garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared woodland grounds. Children should always be accompanied and supervised by adults. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in garden and rock face and fire escape behind building.

  • Acorn Cottage

    Braithwaite

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC114117
    Acorn Cottage is situated right in the heart of Braithwaite, a popular Lakeland village which has two excellent pubs, each of which serves good quality bar meals and real Ale, two restaurants and a village shop.
    Braithwaite lies midway between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake at the foot of Whinlatter Pass, looking towards Skiddaw and only two mile from the bustling market town of Keswick. There is a visitor centre on Whinlatter with Forest Trails and tracks for mountain biking and plenty of good walks on the fells surrounding Braithwaite, such as the Coledale Round and Grisedale Pike.
     

    Ground Floor: This three bedroom detached house, enjoys lovely views towards Skiddaw, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Hall:
    Dining/lounge: With TV, DVD and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and breakfast bar.
    Utility room: With freezer and storage for walking gear.
    Cloakroom: with WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and i-pod docking station.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and i-pod docking station.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and i-pod docking station.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi internet available.Patio with garden furniture.  Parking 2 cars.

  • Orrest Head Cottage

    Windermere

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC127230
    Orrest Head Cottage is a detached house located in the grounds of Orrest Head House just above Windermere Village. The house is surrounded by National Trust Fields and looks out over a delightful vegetable garden to lake Windermere beyond. For the keen walkers (or even an after dinner stroller) the house backs straight onto the path through Common Woods and up to Orrest Head, one of the finest short walks in the Lake District (according to Alfred Wainwright). Even though the house is in such a rural location it is within a couple of minutes stroll into Windermere Village, with all the restaurants, bars you’d expect and of course Booths Supermarket.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Hall: A good place to drop your bags, hang your coats or place your dog’s bed.
    Lounge: A tranquil, bright and airy room with leather seating and a flat screen TV
    Kitchen/Dining Room: With table and chairs, microwave, fridge/freezer, separate hob and fan oven
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super king size bed and views to lake Windermere
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and views to National Trust field and cows (if you’re lucky!)
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds
    Bathroom: With shower, bath, WC and wash basin

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen included. Wi-Fi available.Patio area with furniture and ample parking. Guests have use of the grounds of ref CC127235.

  • Drumlin

    Hawkshead, nr. Windermere

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 16112

    This architect designed holiday bungalow is situated in approximately 1/4 acre of grounds, close to Lake Windermere amongst pleasant woodland with mountain views from its hillside position on the outskirts of the picturesque historic village of Hawkshead. Situated at the head of Esthwaite Water, 2 miles from Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top farm, it is ideally located for walking and exploring the Lake District, as well as local attractions including Grizedale Forest and Tarn Howes. Golf, swimming and tennis within 7 miles. A good central location for touring and sightseeing. The village centre is traffic free and there are numerous shops, restaurants and pubs 1/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room/sun room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 steps to 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Garden patio.

  • Woodland View

    Meathop, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 27237

    This spacious self-contained holiday apartment in a converted Victorian building is situated in the Lake District National Park with easy acces to all that the Lake District has to offer. Set in shared grounds, the surroundings are tranquil woodland with an abundance of wildlife including frequent visits from deer. Just over a mile away is the coastal resort of Grange-over-Sands and nearby is the village of Cartmel with its famous racecourse and priory. Historic houses and gardens locally include Holker Hall, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall. A short drive away is Newby Bridge and Lake Windermere. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 200 yards.

    3 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen. 1 single bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 galleried bedrooms (no doors): 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Communal garden. Enclosed private patio with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Shared cycle store. No smoking.

  • 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 untill 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.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining: Large with electric coal-effect fire, 36" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric oven, hob and fridge with ice box.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, views and en-suite with bath and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and en-suite with shower and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair. Shared laundry room. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. 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.

  • Mountain View

    Silloth

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC143231
    Overlooking the picturesque Solway Coast towards the mountains of Scotland, this charming single storey cottage is within a stone’s throw of the beach. A glass sun room fronts the cottage to allow you to make the most of the ever changing views. Set on the edge of the popular seaside town of Silloth, this spacious and comfortable cottage is just a short walk from the town’s amenities including two minutes to the outdoor tennis courts.

    Silloth is home to a world class challenging Links golf course, excellent coastal walking and is very near to the start of Hadrian’s Long Distance Cycleway for 26 miles of traffic-free cycling. For bird lovers, the RSPB opened the Solway Wetlands Centre in Autumn 2013 to make the most of the local fragile but important habitat. There are many other attractions and places to visit in the area including Maryport, Cockermouth, the Northern Lakes, Hadrian’s Wall and even Southern Scotland.

    Ground Floor: All on ground floor with one step to entrance, with gas central heating and comprising:
    Living room/sun room: with electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and radio.
    Large dining room.
    Kitchen: large with gas hob and electric oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher.
    Conservatory: large with views over the sea towards Scotland.
    Bedroom 1: with small double (4ft).
    Bedroom 2: with double bed and basin.
    Bedroom 3: with 2ft 6in bed.
    Bathroom: with bath, shower cubicle and WC.
    External cloakroom: with washing machine and WC.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Two pets welcome. Enclosed courtyard with seating. Front lawned garden. Private parking for 1 car and garage parking for 1 car. Cycle/equipment storage available. Please note: there is a pond in the garden and the property is 50 yards from the sea.

  • Stybarrow View Cottage

    Glenridding, nr. Ullswater

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 19928

    Standing in a short row of cottages, just a stone’s throw from the southern shore of Ullswater, this comfortably furnished and cosy, traditional slate cottage enjoys spectacular rear views to the fells from its delightful, south east facing garden. There is superb walking from the doorstep, water sports are available in the village, and a cruise on the famous Ullswater steamer is a must. A spectacular drive over nearby Kirkstone Pass drops down into Windermere and Ambleside making this an excellent central holiday location. Shops, pubs and restaurants in village 200 metres.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors, beams and flagged floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 bunk (top bunk for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with 3 Velux.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio. Barbecue. No smoking.

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