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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thompson Ground - Sunny Brow Cottage

    Hawkshead

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: NP58

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Rowlands

    Grasmere

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC121132
    In the very heart of poetic Gramere, Rowlands is well placed for enjoying superb scenery and wonderful walks in what remains one of the very few traditional villages in the whole of Lakeland. The village is mostly on the level so is ideal for gentle ambles amidst some interesting shops, tea rooms, and outdoor stores. A walk around the lake shore is both manageable and inspiring for all ages, the many pubs and restaurants readily on hand to quench your thirst and satify your hearty appetite.
    Rowlands is a lovely property, in a quiet location on the peripheral of the village and with little passing traffic, just the spot for a relaxing break. The accommodation is comfortable, of a traditional style, the main feature being the manicured patio gardens which can be seen from the picture windows in the lounge, certainly a great vantage point for taking in some more of the breathtaking views of the Grasmere fell range.

    Ground Floor: Rowlands has night storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With flat screen TV, DVD, CD player, bookcase, CD/DVD cabinet with a selection of books, DVDs and CDs for your enjoyment. Views and access out to the garden.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower Room: With shower, hand basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Sorry no travel cot provided as this property is not suitable for children.Enclosed garden with furniture provided. Useful car port and off road parking. NB: This property is not suitable for children. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Woodlands - The Spinney

    Rogerscale, nr Lorton, Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: LUV

    In an idyllic secluded location with stunning, uninterrupted views over the fells to the Vale of Lorton, these two adjoining properties have been created from a beautiful detached house, built in 1822 as a ‘painting house’ and studio for Joseph Sutton, a noted local artist. They are set in 1¾ acres of mature wooded gardens (with grassed areas, ideal for ball games) which lead down to the River Cocker where fishing is available by local licence. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven to an abundance of wildlife. Just a short drive away is the bustling Georgian market town of Cockermouth (4 miles), the birthplace of William Wordsworth whose poetry helped make the Lake District so well known.
    The property is situated in the hamlet of Rogerscale, just 8 miles (via the Whinlatter Pass) from Keswick, the Northern ’capital’ of the Lakes, making this an ideal base from which to explore both the northern Lakes and the west coast. The area offers stunning scenery, with Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere within 15 minutes’ drive. Easily reached are Derwent Water (with steamers) and Bassenthwaite (with sailing and canoeing), while the Whinlatter Forest Centre offers extensive walking and cycling trails. Riding and golf 5 miles. Lorton 1 mile. Coast 20 miles. Shops and pub 4½ miles.

    Furnished and equipped to the E.T.C. ‘4 Star’ standard, this cosy property , is attached to Woodlands House. Sitting/dining room with open fire and kitchen area. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with beamed sloping ceiling. Small single bedroom with sloping ceiling and Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • NSH included
    • Washer/dryer

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity and bed linen included
    • TV (Teletext)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared 1¾-acre woodland grounds
    • Private fishing on River Cocker (licence available locally)
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: River frontage

    Note: Although completely self contained, these two properties can be interconnected via an internal door to provide accommodation for up to 11 people. Over the Xmas and New Year period LUU (Woodlands House) and LUV (The Spinney) must be booked together or LUU alone.

  • Tipsy Drake Cottage

    Ulverston

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42052

    Lovely views from the garden

    A charming, beamed, terraced cottage in the hamlet of Lowick Green close to the road to Coniston (9 miles), providing a year round holiday base with its cosy open fire. Ideally placed to tour Southern Lakeland, Coniston Water (3 miles) and Lake Windermere (7 miles). The Cumbrian beaches are nearby for bird watching and gentle strolling, whilst the Lake District Fells surround for energetic walks with stunning views from the peaks. Ulverston (5 miles) has stylish boutiques, cinema, theatre and many restaurants and cafes. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms with sloping ceilings: 1 double with inter-linking door to 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and low beams.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, NSH, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Triple Aga. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Private lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Steps in the garden.

  • Honeycomb Cottage

    Windermere

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC127224
    Honeycomb Cottage is tucked away along a quiet side street of the centre of Windermere with no passing traffic and is in a super location for the first time or returning National Park visitor. Ideal for those who prefer to park up the car for the week and use the excellent public transport on offer, the train, National Express and local coach and bus stations are just a few minutes walk away and a host of interesting shops, bars and restaurants are literally on the doorstep.
    Honeycomb Cottage is a typical Lakeland stone cottage with lots of character displayed by way of exposed beams and a super wood burning stove, perfect for those breaks in the cooler months. The cottage is well equipped with a good fitted kitchen, perfect for the self catering guest but with such a wealth of places to eat out or takeaway in Windermere, you may choose to sample a different international cuisine every night

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Lounge: With TV and DVD and wood burning stove (fuel available locally).
    Dining room: With open fire through to...
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and plenty of space for a cot.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.On street parking for one car via permit. Small seating area with shared access and furniture provided.

  • Woodlands Cottage

    Ireby, nr. Caldbeck

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24726

    Set in the grounds of Woodlands Country House, this cottage was originally the stables for the Victorian vicarage. Retaining the high pitched roof, the living room enjoys lovely views across the fields and the huge woodburner guarantees a cosy year round retreat. Guests have use of the pretty, communal Country House gardens and also a small private garden (not fully enclosed). Ireby is a typical Cumbrian farming village on the northern fringe of the Lake District National Park and is just a 30-minute drive to both the popular and bustling lakeside town of Keswick and the traditional market town of Cockermouth. The charming village of Caldbeck is a scenic drive across Caldbeck Common. Shops 6½ miles, pub within a mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned area and furniture. Shared ½-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Latrigg Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111382
    Latrigg Cottage enjoys a central yet quiet location in Keswick town centre. The cottage was completely refurbished to a very good standard, with modern kitchen and contemporary furnishings throughout. It has a private parking place for those travelling by car but is equally suitable for guests using public transport. Shops, pubs, restaurants, visitor attractions and other amenities are literally on the doorstep and the lake, parks and fells are all accessible on foot from the cottage. Keswick is a great location for an action packed holiday, with loads of outdoor activities or just a relaxing break enjoying the Lake District scenery.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge/diner: With TV/DVD, CD/radio and a view to Latrigg.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave washing machine and fridge.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Sorry the property is not suitable for 0-7 year olds.Outside: Small courtyard with garden bench. Parking for 1 car.

  • Windale

    Great Salkeld near Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC132182
    Situated in a peaceful location, this holiday property makes an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. The area offers a tremendous amount to occupy guests, with golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling amongst many other adventurous activities available locally. For those with young children, there are also a number of great days out on the doorstep. If arts and culture are a passion, a quick glance at the surroundings will see exactly why the region has inspired so many artists, writers and craftsmen. Great Salkeld is a picture-postcard village with red sandstone cottages, clustered by the village church. The village inn, just 200 yards away serves local real ale. The property is part of Wetheral Cottages, which is surrounded by well-maintained gardens that lead to a small paddock adjacent to the cottage, which is great space for play or adventure within the grounds. The village playground, 100 yards away, offers swings, junior assault course as well as hard and grassed areas for ball games.
    Windale can be booked with Garth (CC132180), High Croft (CC132181), Mickledale (CC132183) and Langriggs (CC132184) to accommodate larger parties of up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • 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.

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