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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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  • The Nook

    Greystoke

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118226
    The Nook is an idyllic romantic retreat for couples but equally suitable for two single people on a walking/ cycling holiday. The accommodation is for two people with the flexibility of two bedrooms for sleeping. This delightful Lakeland cottage is full of character including beamed ceilings and is beautifully furnished throughout. Situated in the heart of the popular village of Greystoke, a village with a true community spirit, village store, excellent pub serving food and outdoor swimming pool. The quiet lanes above Greystoke, which lies on the C2C cycle route, are superb for cycling and is close to Ullswater and Keswick with great walking opportunities.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, ornamental traditional range and wood flooring.
    Kitchen area: With tiled floor and underfloor heating, electric oven and ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Shower room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Stone staircase to.....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Outside: Small paved garden with seating. On street parking. Storage for bikes. Sorry not suitable for babies. Not suitable for people with limited mobility due to the steepness of the steps. Please note the owners have a dog so the cottage is not allergy free.

  • Brundholme

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC111179
    This spacious first floor apartment is situated in the heart of Keswick, and has been attractively decorated and comfortably furnished. Only two minutes walk from the market square it has fine views of Latrigg and Skiddaw and is an ideal base from which to enjoy Keswick and the Northern Lakes. All the amenities of this charming town are on the doorstep including the theatre, cinema, museums, parks, shops, pubs, restaurants and a leisure pool. There are good bus connections to Borrowdale, Ambleside and Penrith.

    First Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With beautiful views to Skiddaw, TV and DVD.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available. Parking permit for nearby car park.

  • Moor Rigg Cottage

    Grisdale, nr. Sedbergh

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 23778


    Far from the madding crowd, this delightfully cosy holiday cottage is one of only a handful of buildings in the beautiful and unique moorland landscape of Grisedale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Built in 1666 with low beams and latch doors, it has wonderful open views from the south-facing garden. Grisedale (also spelt Grisdale on some maps) is located close to the train station of Garsdale, just off the A684 between Hawes, 6 miles, and Sebergh, 10 miles. The nearest pub, serving good food and a selection of real ales, is about 3 miles away. Grisedale was known as the ’The Dale that Died’ from the book and TV documentary of the same name, filmed in the 1970s when the last remaining inhabitant left the valley. Since then, many of the buildings, including Moor Rigg Cottage, have been renovated and life has returned to the valley. The area is a real paradise for bird watchers, with many species of owl and other birds of prey being found in Grisedale, along with ground nesting birds (skylark, curlew, oystercatcher, lapwing and red grouse). Red squirrels, hares, deer and wild ponies also frequent the dale. There are many footpaths across Grisedale and large areas of open access land. The cottage is located close to the Yorkshire Dales famous 3 Peaks walk, with 2 of the 3 peaks visible from the garden. It is also near the 2014 Tour de France route, allowing visitors to experience the spectacular scenery and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends. The cottage is also within easy reach of the Pennine Way, Coast to Coast walk and the Lake District (45 minutes to Kendal). Shops and restaurant 8 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Utility room. Steep, narrow, open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with beams, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. TV (no reception). DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed, paved garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring.

  • Thompson Ground - Cuckoo Brow Cottage

    Hawkshead

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: NP64

    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. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Cot. High chair.

    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.

  • Bridge Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111316
    Bridge Cottage is a lovely, comfortable, cosy two bedroom secluded cottage for three people. Situated in a quiet location overlooking the River Greta in Keswick, an abundance of bird life and red squirrels grace the garden. It is only a 15 minute level walk from the town centre and has the benefit of walks directly from the doorstep, to Latrigg, Skiddaw and Blencathra. The cottage is very well equipped including a full Sky TV package and all modern appliances. The owner is a fully qualified hypnotherapist and psychotherapist and can offer therapeutic breaks by request.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With Sky TV, DVD, CD, radio cassette and wood burning stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave.

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

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Initial supply of fuel for wood burning stove provided. Cot available. Wi-fi internet access available.Front garden with seating. Private parking for 2 cars. BBQ available.

  • 1 Tower Cottage

    Portinscale near Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC112120
    A delightful character cottage lovingly restored by the owners, using traditional materials and complimented with quality furnishings, a modern well equipped kitchen and bathroom. 1 Tower Cottage has a courtyard setting and is one of several cottages converted from the former grooms cottages of The Towers. Situated in the village of Portinscale, on the northern shores of Derwentwater, with restaurants, pub, tea room/shop and marina all in close proximity. There are lovely walks from the cottage, both around the lake and onto the fells and a footpath into Keswick.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and wood burning stove (initial supply of fuel provided) in the original feature stone fireplace.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.
    Steep narrow staircase to the......

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and a glimpse of the lake.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.

    All electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Two small/medium dogs or one large dog welcome.Outside: Seating area in the courtyard to the front of the cottage, rear yard and on street parking.

  • Cedar Barn

    Warcop near Appleby

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC132172
    Situated between the market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen in the Eden Valley, this delightful barn conversion has been imaginatively designed to provide a charming holiday home in a tranquil village setting. Warcop is just over six miles from the attractive and ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland and is superbly located for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks. The cosy sitting room with wood burner has original beams and stone features. Outside is an enclosed small garden with a summerhouse, ideal for relaxing in with a glass of chilled wine. This is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, lovers of the countryside and holiday makers who will appreciate touring the quiet lanes of Cumbria, the upper reaches of the North Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales. The scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway runs from Appleby and Kirkby Stephen.

    First Floor: The property has external steps to entrance, is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area:
    Beamed with wood burner, feature stone work, TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With large power shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided.Small enclosed garden with summerhouse, patio and furniture. Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). NB: External steps to entrance.

  • Steam Train Cottage

    Newby Bridge

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC129268
    Situated at the southern tip of Lake Windermere in a semi rural location and very close to the Haverthwaite and Lakeside Steam Railway, Steam Train Cottage is within striking distance of a variety of activities and quaint Lakeland villages. The area is popular with canoeists and fishermen and being close to Grizedale Forest, the location is ideal for walkers and cyclists too. The cottage is neatly presented with 21st Century styling and enjoys a delightful decked seating area giving way to lovely views of the steam railway passing by. The Swan Hotel, on the banks of the River Leven, offers great food throughout the day and is just two minutes stroll from the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating, and comprises:

     Entrance porch: Ideal for storing your walking gear.
    Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge with ice box and microwave.
    Understairs cupboard: With fridge/freezer.
    Lounge room: With TV, DVD and Hi-Fi with open fireplace (fuel not provided) and views across to the garden.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Delightful double bedroom with co-ordinating linens and furniture.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom with space for a cot.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All oil, electric and bed linen provided. Cot and high chair available. One well behaved pet welcome.Outside: Parking for 1 car. Garden with decked area and furniture provided. Useful shed available for bike storage. Parental supervision is advised for small children whilst in the garden due to the proximity of the Steam Train track.

  • Limetrees

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111340
    Hewetson Court is situated just off the main street and only minutes walk from the town centre. Ideally located for those who wish to enjoy the delights of Keswick without having to move their car from the allocated parking space. Set back from the main street in a courtyard setting, this apartment has been constructed to provide comfortable accommodation for those who would like to be in the heart of this popular market town but far enough away from the hustle bustle. Lake Derwentwater is a mere ten minute stroll and Keswick Leisure Pool and park are close at hand, where you can enjoy swimming, tennis, bowls and mini golf. An abundance of restaurants, tea rooms, pubs (serving excellent bar meals) and shops are all on your doorstep to ensure you always have somewhere new to visit.

    First Floor: Property is heated by night storage and electric convector heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With LCD TV, DVD, CD/radio and dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With three quarter bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric and bed linen included. Cot available.Private parking for 1 car. Telephone for incoming and emergency calls.

  • Beech Nut - Hewetson Court

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111149
    Hewetson Court is situated just off the Main Street and only minutes walk from the town centre. Ideally located for those who wish to enjoy the delights of Keswick without having to move their car from the allocated private parking space. Set back from the main street in a courtyard setting these apartments have been constructed to provide comfortable accommodation for those who would like to be in the ’heart’ of this popular market town but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Lake Derwentwater is a mere ten minute stroll and Keswick Leisure Pool and park are close at hand, where you can enjoy swimming, tennis, bowls and mini-golf. An abundance of restaurants, tea rooms, pubs (serving excellent bar meals) and shops are all on your doorstep to ensure you always have somewhere new to visit.

    Ground Floor: Double glazed and heated by night storage heaters, this ground floor apartment comprises:
    Entrance hall: With ceramic tiled flooring.
    Lounge/diner: With wood laminate flooring, TV, video and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom, furnished in pine 
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom, furnished in pine.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electricity and bed linen included. Cot available. Free Wi-fi availablePrivate parking for one car. No smoking.

  • New Park Farm - Ash Tree Cottage

    Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: LF3


    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.

    Double bedroom with pretty lace-draped four-poster bed. Attractive single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner, kitchen area and French windows with wonderful countryside views.

    • 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

  • Cobblestones

    Kendal

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43227

    A pretty little cottage situated in a shared courtyard, this delightful holiday home is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Lakeland town of Kendal, home to many attractions including The Brewery Arts Centre, two museums and an art gallery. If you enjoy eating out, you will be spoilt for choice with the many cosy tea rooms, cafés, fine dining restaurants and traditional country pubs. Kendal is well served by public transport, and a rail link connects with the main West Coast line at Oxenholme and Windermere. Buses leave frequently for all parts of the Lake District. Explore Windermere, Ambleside or Bowness and visit attractions such as the steam railway, the aquarium and the World of Beatrix Potter. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard with own sitting-out area. On road parking. No smoking.

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