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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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  • Lakeland Lodge

    near Windermere

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC127146
    Lakeland Lodge resides on the spectacularly situated Limefitt Park, in one of the Lake District’s most beautiful valleys. The valley sides climb steeply to the surrounding peaks, such as High Street and Froswick providing breathtaking scenery. The Lodge is situated in a tranquil location with direct access on to the Lakeland Fells with an abundance of walks and wildlife and although it is only 3 miles from Windermere it retains the feeling of remoteness.
    On site facilities open from April - October  include a small supermarket, the Haybarn Inn,  a traditional Lakeland pub serving meals, including breakfast, and a selection of fine ales and a beer garden. There is also a games room an adventure playground and a launderette available. 
    Nearby leisure activities include pony trekking, cycle hire, golf, fishing and a host of water sports. A truly wonderful location from which to enjoy a fabulous activity packed holiday.

    Ground Floor: The luxury accommodation has gas central heating and comprises:
    Living area: Open plan living area with colour LCD TV, Freeview, DVD, CD, DAB radio, electric fire, dining table and chairs and doors to the balcony.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite shower, WC and hand basin.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and hand basin.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Travel cot free of charge. Free wifi is available within the lodge and the park.Large south-facing decking area with table and seating. BBQ. Private parking for two cars. A wide selection of books, games, videos and DVD’s are available for use. Welcome pack. NB: The on-site shop and pub are only open from April to October, they close for winter. 

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  • Stonefold Cottage

    Waberthwaite, nr. Ravenglass

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W4359

    Panoramic views

    This detached barn conversion is full of ’olde worlde’ character, with exposed oak beams, yet with all modern day comforts. It is situated on the hillside, a mile from the village of Waberthwaite, in the south-west corner of the Lake District National Park. Its elevated position provides panoramic views over the Lakeland Fells and the Irish Sea. Holidaymakers can enjoy sitting on the patio area and watching the sunset behind the Isle of Man. An excellent area for walking, cycling and visiting attractions in the area, from the Bird of Prey Centre and gardens at Muncaster Castle, to a ride on the miniature railway at Ravenglass. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor/kitchen. Dining room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite toilet, 1 twin, each with beams.

    First £5 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Stream at property.

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  • Church View

    Threlkeld

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC116126
    Church View is a beautiful character cottage in the heart of this popular Lakeland village. Untouched for decades, the new owner completely renovated the cottage, providing every modern day convenience with all the charm and character of the original property. Features include a wood burning stove and oak beams,(low headroom on the landing) internet access and a well equipped kitchen. Threlkeld lies at the foot of mighty Blencathra, with great walking from the door, there are two good pubs and a village hall/tea room.

    Ground Floor: With underfloor heating downstairs and programmable convector heaters upstairs the property comprises:
    Lounge: with Apple TV, DVD/CD player, wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided), tiled floor and beamed ceiling.
    Kitchen/Diner: with electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Bedroom 3: with 3/4 bed (access one side only) and single bed.

    First Floor: Master Bedroom 1: with kingsize bed, ensuite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: with twin beds.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and basin.

    All electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Telephone for incoming and UK landline calls, unlimited Wi-Fi internet access.Enclosed south facing front forecourt, views over Clough Head. On street parking.

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  • Yew Tree Cottage, Patterdale

    Bridgend, Patterdale

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118192
    This picture postcard detached cottage which sits in its own grounds has the benefit of a truly stunning setting next to the beck at Bridgend, between Ullswater and Brotherswater, an ideal fell walking location close to the Helvellyn range in the heart of the Lake District. The cottage is full of character, with beamed ceilings and beautiful views and walks in every direction. The Kirkstone Pass rises steeply from the valley from where you can drop down to Ambleside, Troutbeck and Windermere and the Lake Steamers at nearby Glenridding give many extra walking options. A village shop and pub offering food menu in Patterdale, one mile and convenience store in Glenridding, two miles.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Lounge/Diner: With beamed ceiling, Freesat TV, DVD and open fire (fuel not provided).
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and slate floor.
    Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer
    Separate WC.

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

    All electric, oil and bed linen included. No cot, highchair or stairgate are available. Wi-Fi available.Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • Holly Cottage

    Grasmere

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    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.

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  • The Ivy Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC111301
    This light and airy sandstone cottage provides spacious accommodation for up to six people, furnished to a high standard of comfort. The Ivy Cottage is situated in a residential area of Keswick, opposite the Keswick Convention Centre and only a five minute level walk into the town centre. Four free 2016 passes are provided for Keswick Leisure Pool.
    The cottage has a private courtyard garden providing a pleasant area to relax.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by gas central heating and comprises:-
    Lounge: With TV, games console with family games and board games, DVD, video, CD radio and electric fire.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.
    Utility rooms: With washer/dryer and separate secure bike storage space.

    First Floor: Master Bedroom: With king size four poster bed and TV/DVD.
    Bedroom 2: With adult size bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With a double and single bed for flexibility of sleeping arrangements, not for a seventh person.
    Front bedrooms give a view to Latrigg.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available. Four free 2016 passes are provided for Keswick Leisure pool and fitness suite. Wi-Fi.Rear courtyard garden with a picnic bench. On street parking.

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  • Mary’s Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: CC111378
    This deceptively spacious cottage could be more aptly named ’The Tardis’. Laid out over four floors this 18th Century cottage was stripped back to the bare walls and rebuilt, creating a stunning holiday cottage. It retains a lot of original character, including slate and timber floors and sandstone fire surrounds, enhanced with the very best of furnishings, from the elegant nickel bedsteads to the contemporary bathrooms and the modern kitchen with Siemens appliances. Mary’s cottage also has a great location, very close to the town centre and amenities, yet in a quiet area. The owner also has the following properties, - Mount Pleasant (116122), Marley’s Den (111286), Tommy’s Cottage (111367), Elmcot (112123), James’s Cottage (111398) or 22 Rose Terrace (111418) .

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With TV, DVD, iPod dock, gas stove, oak flooring, dining area and open stone steps leading to the....
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast table.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and TV and adjoins the....
    Family bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en suite shower, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed, TV, fell views and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, towels and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access.Parking permit for 1 car in nearby car park.  Wi-Fi internet access.

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  • Croft House

    Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC129208
    Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". Coniston and the wonderful surrounding fell ranges and lakes can be explored along with the nearby River Duddon immortalised by Wordsworth as one of the most scenic rivers in England.Embraced by this beautiful countryside, Broughton is becoming increasingly popular being well located, not far from the busier towns of Ambleside and Windermere; there are some excellent beeches nearby to the west, and to the south Ulverston is a vibrant larger town. Broughton’s  focal point is the Georgian market square with its obelisk erected in 1810 to commemorate the jubilee of King George III. Nearby old stone  slabs can still be seen where traders laid out their wares, as can the stocks in which  wrongdoers were punished. Bordering the square the Tourist Information Office is adjacent to ’Beswicks’ a charming restaurant, close to some of the cafes and excellent traditional pub where a welcoming atmosphere, fine foods and Real Ales can be enjoyed. Delicious and traditional foods are available from the small friendly local shops, the bakers and the butchers have deservedly been recommended by several of the country’s top chefs.
    Set just off the main square, Croft House and Croft House apartment are two pretty properties, thoughtfully prepared for the holiday market.  Each is delightfully presented with comfortable furnishings and personal touches, including original paintings some created by the owner.  Croft House and Croft House apartment can be booked together in which circumstances the secure interconnecting door linking the two properties would need to be specifically opened - please request when booking.

    Ground Floor: Croft House has gas fired central heating comprises:
    Lounge/dining room:  A spacious room with feature beams throughout, living flame gas fire, colour T.V. and DVD.
    Kitchen: Neatly fitted with a dishwasher, electric double oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Lower Ground Floor:-
    Utility area: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Games room: With bar football, colour TV and DVD and comfy seating .

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  Spacious double bedroom with plenty of storage space, and safety deposit box.
    Bathroom: Fitted to a high standard with bath/shower, hand basin and W.C.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed, seating area and colour T.V.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and pull out bed for occasional use (bedding & bed linen not supplied for occasional bed).
    Landing area with traditional cot and high chair.
     

    All gas, electric and bed linen provided (pull out bed linen and bedding not supplied).  Cot and highchair available. Unlimited broadband availablePrivate parking for 1 car. The price of the property is for 5 people, the additional 6th person is chargeable.

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  • New Holme

    Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: E4880

    High on the top of the fells in a quiet hamlet, this comfortable cottage has been tastefully decorated throughout. Lying in the beautiful Eden Valley, between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, it is an ideal base to explore their many delights. In an area dotted with historical monuments and outstanding natural attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy, including excellent local walking, riding, fishing and golf. Kirkby Stephen, 6 miles, is a bustling market town with supermarket, shopping, Tourist Information Centre, library, pubs and restaurants. Appleby, an ancient market town with inns and shops, lies 7 miles away, and also has a public swimming pool. Great Asby (3 miles) has a pub serving food.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire £2 per person per week. Travel cot. Two digital TVs. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Games room (by arrangement in winter). Hard tennis court (by arrangement).

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  • Mr Harvison’s

    Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: CC123100
    Don’t be fooled by the rather plain exterior of this traditional mid terraced cottage, built in the 1700’s as awaiting your arrival behind the front door lies a beautiful, boutique style self catering home from home, the perfect venue for your holiday in the Lakes. A hop, skip and jump from the village, with two excellent village pubs on your doorstep. Mr Harvisons, named after a much loved and respected local, is ideally placed for enjoying all that cosmopolitan Ambleside has to offer whether you are walkers, shoppers or foodies - the village has it all. And after a fun filled day on the fells or by the water’s edge, return to the contemporary luxury of Mr Harvison’s with comfortable lounge areas, cosy bedrooms ensuring a good night’s rest and individually chosen, interesting pieces of artwork and accessories. The open plan living area is ideal for a casual and social dinner although with so many great places to eat in Ambleside, Lucy’s, The Glass House and The Log House to name but three, we wonder whether the super facilities on offer here will actually be used to their full advantage? A small terrace to the rear of the cottage is just the spot for an aperitif before dinner or for taking in a breath of fresh Lakeland air when our weather will allow whilst cooler evenings will no doubt be spent recalling the day’s events and planning the next.

    Ground Floor: Mr Harvisons has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living area with:
    Lounge: Focused around the open fireplace with TV, DVD and i-pod dock
    Kitchen/Dining area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.

    First Floor: Mid Floor:
    Old Bothy Area: With comfy leather seating.
    Bathroom: Victorian style with double ended roll top bath with shower attachment, wash basin and WC.
    First Floor
    Bedroom 1: Luxurious King size bedroom in fresh green colours with luxury en-suite shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. 

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: Double bedroom, beautifully coordinated with double bed with en-suite shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with feature fireplace and striking decor.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Fuel for fire available locally. One well behaved pet welcome.Parking permit for one car for use on nearby car park. Paved patio with seating. Please note there are 2 steps leading from the lounge area into the kitchen. There is already a photo on the web showing this.

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  • Brookfield

    Bassenthwaite Village

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    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.

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  • Church View Cottage

    Shap near Penrith

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UK1001
    Church View Cottage is a semi-detached property situated in the village of Shap, known locally as the ‘Gateway to the Fells and Lakes’ being on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park and close to the second largest lake in the Lake District - Ullswater. The village offers a wide range of amenities including a good selection of pubs, shops, an outdoor heated swimming pool, lockable cycle store, a children’s play area and tennis courts. The Eden Valley provides superb walking and cycling, and the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales are easy to visit too. The atmospheric, rugged area of Haweswater, eight miles, has a viewpoint for golden eagles. Pretty villages and bustling market towns abound, with a lively calendar of farmer’s markets and county shows. There’s plenty of local produce to purchase or enjoy in the many restaurants and pubs serving regional favourites. There’s excellent road access to the historic border city of Carlisle with its castle and museum, and Hadrian’s Wall, a World Heritage Site, has interesting exhibitions to visit. The Northumberland National Park and southern Scotland are both within an hour’s drive.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge.
    Garden room.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom:
    With bath, shower and WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Freezer in garage.Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, BBQ and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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