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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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  • Thompson Ground - Tarns Cottage

    Hawkshead

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: NP57

    Heart of Lakeland, with panoramic views

    A nature-lovers’ paradise

    Wheelchair access in Tarns Cottage

    Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make an ideal holiday base to come back to. The Lake District itself hardly needs any introduction. In addition to the choice natural scenery, amongst some of England’s finest, there are also lots of interesting ‘man-made’ attractions to visit (some more publicised than others). Why not start with the picturesque village of Hawkshead, which is 1/2 mile away. Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top (NT), lies near Sawrey, whilst The Wordsworth Museum in nearby Grasmere, occupies Dove Cottage, which the poet William Wordsworth made his home between 1799 and 1808. There are also many NT properties in the vicinity, from the magnificent Levens Hall to the tiny Old Bridge House at Ambleside. The cottages are attractively furnished and fully equipped, with sealed window units, a storm porch and Tarn Cottage (ref NP57) is specially designed for use by visitors with some degree of physical handicap. Each has their own furnished patio area, and all have access to a front lawn, which is the ideal venue for children and adults to socialise and play. Locally there are plenty of pubs and restaurants, any of which are perfect for spending a relaxing evening in. Stabling for 2 horses is available on request.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with shower seat, hand rails and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Cot. High chair. Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone (on site). Private patios and furniture. Shared lawned area to front of cottages. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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  • Heatherside

    Portinscale near Keswick

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UK1007
    Heatherside provides all the facilities required for a perfect family holiday in the Lake District. The accommodation is quite generous in this semi-detached house, with the benefit of a large conservatory, delightful enclosed garden with lawn, patio and garden furniture, a garage to store bikes and other items in, and private parking for two cars. There are fell views from the bedrooms and garden, and the owners provide unlimited Wi-Fi. It is situated in the village of Portinscale, which lies on the northern shores of Derwentwater, with numerous cafés, a marina and a pub, The Farmer’s Arms, which lies just a 3-minute walk from the property and serves bar meals and real ale. The lake can be accessed on foot from the door, with opportunities for sailing and canoeing or a trip on the launch. Heatherside is an ideal base for walking and cycling with Catbells and other fells accessible from the house. Portinscale is one mile by road from the vibrant tourist town of Keswick, or a pleasant walk across fields will take approximately 20 minutes.Shop 1 mile,pub 100 yards and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living Room: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, Blu-ray/DVD player and Bluetooth CD player.
    Dining room: With electric fire.
    Kitchen: With double electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Cupboard: With freezer.
    Conservatory:
    Cloakroom: With toilet

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath.
    Cloakroom: With toilet

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Washing machine and tumble dryer in garage. large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store (garage).

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  • The Granary

    Scalehouses

    Grade
    5
    3
    4
    2
    Ref: CC132142
    This converted sandstone barn is full of character, with large arched doorways, beamed ceilings and feature stone walls. The Granary is situated in the tiny hamlet of Scalehouses, which consists of a farm and 2 or 3 houses, between the pretty villages of Croglin and Renwick in the Eden Valley. This tranquil area of Cumbria is completely unspoilt by tourists and although it does not have the drama of the ’Lakes’ the countryside is equally impressive, but without the crowds. It lies on the edge of the Pennine hills on the Coast to Coast cycle route and is perfect for walking, cycling, pony trekking, riding and canoeing.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Spacious entrance with underfloor heating.
    Sunroom/Kitchen/bootroom: With underfloor heating, large oak table and six chairs, TV, electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and space for bikes, dogs and boots.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite shower with WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and en-suite WC and wash basin.
    Large open hallway: With wood burning stove, bookcases, pine table and chairs and stairs leading to the 2nd floor.

    Second Floor: Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/radio and vaulted ceiling with low beams.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, towels and bed linen included. Fuel for the wood burning stove is not provided but is available to purchase from the local village shop if required. Wi-Fi access available.Outside: lawned garden, patio and seating. Parking for 2 cars. 4 dogs welcome, kennelled in the entrance room only.

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  • Tailors Cottage

    Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 27290

    This pretty, period cottage on the square in Broughton retains many original features and provides a cosy, comfortable base from which to explore the National Park. Midway between Lakes Coniston and Windermere, Broughton lies at the foot of Wordsworth’s beloved Duddon Valley and is within easy reach of Eskdale, the Langdales and Coniston Old Man. Dating back to the 11th century, the village has all amenities within a few minutes’ walk including an award winning bakery. Shop and pub 30 yards, restaurant 6 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. First floor: Study. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single (4ft). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Most rooms with beams and wooden floors.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Small patio with garden furnture. On road parking. No smoking. No children under 6 years.

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  • West House

    Westnewton, nr. Wigton

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30294


    This sweet, detached holiday cottage is ideally placed for exploring the popular west Cumbrian coastline of the Solway Firth and the rugged but beautiful landscape of the North Western Fells. It is set on the edge of a small, quiet village with peaceful, rural views from the small enclosed garden. Allonby is a 10-minute drive away, where a pleasant sand and shingle beach stretches along to Silloth and Maryport and forms part of the Cumbrian Coastal Way. From the beach, you look across the Solway Firth to the Scottish Hills and delight in the fabulous sunsets. Further along the coastline is the RSPB Bird Sanctuary. The Lake District National Park is within a 35-minute drive as is the historic city of Carlisle. The seafaring towns of Whitehaven and Maryport are a must, with their attractive harbours and various tourist attractions. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Stairs to entrance. Ground floor:
    Living room with beams/dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor.
    1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with beams.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed, lawned courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bonnie Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: CC123211
    Bonnie Cottage, just off the very heart of popular Ambleside, is a home for all seasons, perfect for a spring or summer break with an abundance of walks from the door, the local park, putting green and tennis courts just round the corner. Autumn and winter enable you to see Lakeland bathed in a collage of Autumn colours, the streets of Ambleside twinkling throughout November and December by way of the Christmas lights display and to enjoy cosy evenings cuddled around the log burning stove at Bonnie Cottage. This charming, contemporary cottage, great for a romantic break away, is perfectly presented offering up to the minute styling and facilities whilst retaining a good deal of character. Bonnie Cottage has everything you could possibly need for your self catering holiday, a good kitchen for those cooks among you wrapped around the central dining area setting the scene for a social evening meal after a day sightseeing or walking. On three floors and with two contemporary bathrooms, the flexible accommodation at Bonnie Cottage makes it ideal for the smaller family or two couples and with the owners happy for you to bring your pet, every member of the family can join in the fun.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove (fuel not provided), digital TV and DVD.
    Dining/Kitchen: With electric oven and stainless steel hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Counter top freezer available.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With bath, hand shower attachment, wash basin and WC.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed. 

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Fuel is not supplied for the wood burning stove. Cot and highchair available. Wifi available.Outside: Parking via permit on street for one car. Enclosed paved courtyard with furniture.

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  • Treetops

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC128205
    A modern town house in the centre of popular Bowness, Treetops is ideally placed for a centrally based holiday with plenty of amenities to hand to suit all the family. The town is teeming with an eclectic mix of restaurants for all palates, shops for all pockets and attractions for all ages and with Lake Windermere just minutes walk from the property, guests can also enjoy one of many waterborne activities - why not take a trip on the world famous steamers or hire a rowing boat for a couple of hours?
    Treetops is set over three floors, the accommodation very flexible with two lounge rooms, both with TV’s, great if you have teenagers in your party who like some space of their own. The middle floor comprises of the bedroom and main bathroom area, all delightfully presented in their own unique style with co-ordinating fabrics and accessories. The main living area on the second floor is spacious and sociable with deep cushioned leather seating and stylish decor, the room leading out onto a balcony big enough for five, further adding to that holiday feel and great for enjoying meals al fresco.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Seating area: With TV.
    Shower room: With double shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
    Storage area: With washer/dryer and freezer.

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

    Second Floor: Lounge/dining/kitchen: With contemporary furnishings, electric fireplace, TV and DVD.
    Kitchen area: With electric double oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Parking for 2 cars. Garage available for storing mountain bikes.

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  • Tom’s Cottage

    Dalton-in-Furness

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 30655

    A delightful holiday destination set in a rural part of Dalton-in-Furness, Tom’s Cottage used to be a Bed & Breakfast, and this beautiful cottage gives you a real English countryside feel. Surrounded by open land and overlooking a trout lake, Tom’s cottage also enjoys views towards Scafell Pike and Old Man of Coniston. The South Lakes Wild Animal Park is close by, as well as the beach and sandhills of Sandscale Haws (NT). Coniston Water and Windermere are within 14 miles. The Aquarium of the Lakes and the Haverthwaite Steam Railway are also nearby, and the lovely Duddon Valley makes an excellent day out, as does Muncaster Castle and Gardens. Beach 3 miles. Shop and pub 1½ miles. Please note: This property can be booked with property 24581 to accommodate up to 6+1 guests.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), one with en-suite shower room with bidet and toilet, 1 single (2ft 6in), all with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 NSH, gas and electricity included (£30per week, £20 per short break). Bed linen and towels included. 28" Freesat TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 8 years.

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  • Bede’s Cottage

    Windermere

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC127116
    Just off the village centre and within a couple of minutes walk of the shops, restaurants and local transport, Bede’s Cottage will make an excellent base for your Lakeland holiday. Built of Lakeland stone and retaining original features, the large cottage has kept much of it’s true character, with wood panelling, handmade kitchen units, complete with Belfast sink and a sumptuous roll top bath - just the place to unwind and soothe those weary bones. The owners have provided a games room at the top of the house, complete with video and traditional games to ensure the children among your party get to unwind too!

    Ground Floor: Gas centrally heated, Bede’s Cottage comprises:
    Lounge: A large room with feature wood panelling, gas fire, colour TV, video and CD/Hi-Fi.
    Kitchen/diner: With double oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with traditional style furnishings and feature cast iron fireplace.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With roll top bath and wall mounted shower over, hand basin and WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Large twin bedroom.
    Games room: With TV, Playstation II, X box and a selection of family games.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and High chair available. Wi-fi access available (for general browsing only).There is a small sitting out area to the side of the property. On street parking and permit available.

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  • Hill Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC123265
    Ambleside is the perfect choice for a self catering break at any time of the year as it provides a great selection of interesting restaurants and takeaways to suit every palate and pocket. The village is awash with interesting and historic buildings. The Bridge House said to be the most photographed building in the whole of the Lake District. Of course, views from the village towards the surrounding fells are great but venture onto the low level slopes of Loughrigg for example and you’ll see Ambleside and majestic Lake Windermere at their very best.
    Slightly elevated above this popular tourist resort yet only a three minute walk into Ambleside sits Hill Cottage, a modern take on a country cottage offering quality facilities for the smaller party. Up to the minute styling and modern fittings ensure your every comfort and with a huge living space and two good bathrooms, luxury linen on all beds, the accommodation is very flexible ensuring you can all get up and ready with the least amount of fuss, get on your walking boots and head to the hills! And Hill Cottage offers Wi-Fi access so you can even check the forecast before you set off.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    External steps leading to porch and directly into open plan...
    Lounge/Dining area: With feature fire, Freeview TV/DVD and i-Pod docking station with radio.
    Kitchen: Wrapped in granite with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer.
    Sun room: With a small table and seating for two.
    Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: Master room with king size bed and en-suite with shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available. Z-bed with linen available (for flexibility of sleeping arrangements).Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio to the front and enclosed patio garden to the rear with furniture provided. NB: the rear garden has several steps up to a green house.

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  • Glen Holm

    Keswick

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC111313
    Glen Holm is a very spacious cottage with the benefit of an enclosed garden, conservatory views from all rooms and private parking. New Bathroom for 2014. It is situated on the main road into Keswick, across the road from the Townsfield green and river Greta, 200 yards from the twa dogs Inn and just a ten minute walk into the town centre. In Keswick you will find a wealth of amenities, including restaurants, shops, museums, pubs, a leisure pool, parks and numerous visitor attractions. There are enough walks around Derwentwater and on the fells surrounding Keswick so your car could remain on the drive all week, which is great for the people who don’t have cars.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating, double glazing and comprises:
    Lounge: With 32" TV with Freesat HD+, DVD, CD radio and a door leading outside onto the decking.
    Dining room: Leading into...
    A large conservatory: with door to the garden.
    Kitchen: With double electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility Room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Family Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Cloakroom: with WC.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available. One well behaved pet welcome.Outside: Front lawned garden, ample parking for 2 cars. Rear lawned garden with decking and 2 seating areas.

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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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