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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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  • Swallow’s Nest

    Crackenthorpe, Appleby

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E3245

    In a wonderful location for discovering the myriad delights of three renowned Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Eden Valley, Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales – this charming pair of holiday cottages stand adjacent to the owners’ home and provide quirky and characterful accommodation. Cruck End (ref E3749) has retained the original cruck beams, whilst Swallow’s Nest (ref E3245) was formally the waggon house. This area affords fell walking, bird watching, riding, cycling and fishing, whilst Appleby, just 2 miles away and host to the gypsy horse fair in June, offers golf, a swimming pool and bowls as well as shops, inns and eating places. Penrith, with cycle hire and the Rheged Centre, is 10 miles, Hadrian’s Wall an hour’s drive.

    Ramped access to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Wet room with toilet (raised seat), grab rails and shower seat.

    Wheelchair available at the property.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Shared cobbled courtyard and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Cairn Cottage - Meadowcroft Cottages

    near Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC128214
    Cairn Cottage is part of Meadowcroft Cottages, a small cluster of cottages located in a quiet area for a relaxing holiday at any time of year. Nestling at the end of a leafy lane, the bustling town of Bowness is a mere 15 minutes level walk and the public car ferry and launching area are close by, providing opportunities for exploring Hawkshead, Sawrey and Coniston.
    Cairn Cottage is beautifully presented in a contemporary style with excellent, up to the minute facilities for the 21st century family. The open plan living accommodation is ideal for the smaller party yet with plenty of space to spread out and carefully chosen, comfortable beds will ensure a restful sleep after a day on the fells, sightseeing or even shopping in Bowness. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot.Parking. No smoking.

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  • Catbells Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111423
    Catbells Cottage has got everything you want from a town centre location, excellent facilities, fabulous fell views from the bedrooms, private parking and Wi-Fi internet access. It is equally appealing to those arriving on public transport, the bus from Penrith train station stops opposite the cottage, the amenities are on the doorstep and there is a wealth of walks in all directions. The cottage is stylishly furnished and decorated, with quality modern and antique furnishings, tasteful decoration with feature artwork.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With flat screen TV, Freeview box/recorder and feature stone fireplace with electric fire.
    Kitchen/diner: With double electric oven, ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds and view to Catbells.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Accessed via steep winding staircase.
    Bedroom 2: Large attic bedroom with double bed, TV and a panoramic view of Skiddaw and Latrigg.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access and telephone for free UK landline and incoming calls.Outside: Front forecourt. Parking for 1 medium size car and seating area to the rear.

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  • The Clark’s Cottage

    Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC131102
    This delightful Grade II listed cottage dating back to the 1600’s offers a wealth of charm and character and is amazingly spacious. The lounge provides the luxury of a living flame fire, with dining area tucked neatly off at an angle and giving access into a bright and modern kitchen from a short flight of steps. From the dining room, the raised patio to the rear of the cottage provides comfortable seating on cushioned stone benches and ensures complete privacy for those seeking peace and tranquillity. The bustling historic Georgian market town centre of Kirkby Lonsdale nestling in the South East of Cumbria offers a delightful selection of shops and restaurants and is a perfect base for exploring the area with Devil’s Bridge and Ruskin’s View great tourist attractions.

    Ground Floor: The gas fired centrally heated property comprises:
    Entrance porch:

    Lounge/diner: With living flame gas fire, TV, DVD and radio/CD.
    3 steps up to Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, larder fridge, table top freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Narrow stairs leading to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With 2’6" beds suitable for children.
    Bathroom: With shower over the bath, hand basin, WC and shaver point.

    All gas, electric and bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi available.Rear patio with table and stone benches with cushions. Parking permit for local car park available at no additional charge.

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  • Brogden Cottage

    Ulverston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC779


    This ideally situated end-terraced holiday cottage is a perfect base for visiting the Lake District and the surrounding area. The property has been renovated and is located in the town of Ulverston, a historic market town, with a cobbled main street offering specialist shops, real ale pubs, restaurants and cafés. Ulverston is famous for its festivals throughout the year making it a popular destination for tourists. This is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and you can visit the Laurel and Hardy Museum in the town. Ulverston has been a market town since 1280 when a Royal Charter was granted by Edward I, and a celebration is held every year to mark the occasion. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With gas fire and 48" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With wood burner and slate floor.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and seating area.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot. Small courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking, parking permit for 1 car included. No smoking.

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  • Todd Crag

    Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123262
    Todd Crag is a super, contemporary second floor apartment sitting above the ‘The Mountain Factor’ in the very heart of Ambleside. The central location makes for a very convenient base with many year round attractions and wonderful walking right on your doorstep resulting in little or no need to use the car. Visit the experienced team in The Mountain Factor for an up to date weather forecast and the very latest ranges walking and climbing gear. Ambleside caters well for the self catering guest, the village having two good butchers, bakers , several mini supermarkets and of course some excellent restaurants to suit all palates and pockets.
    Todd Crag is a light and airy apartment offering stylish accommodation for one or two couples with some delightful features including a warming wood burning stove, original Lakeland artwork and a super feature wall papered with a local OS map centered around the property, perfect for planning your routes for the week. Two spacious bedrooms are dressed in a muted colour scheme of Farrow and Ball with pale furnishings and quality linens, the master offering great views across St. Mary’s spire to the fells beyond from the window seat.

    Ground Floor: Todd Crag is reach by 2 flights on internal stairs, has electric heating and briefly comprises:
    Living/dining space: with comfy seating arranged around the wood burning stove (fuel available locally), Smart TV.
    Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer box, microwave and washing machine.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, handbasin and WC.
    Bedroom 1:
    Double bedroom with furnishings.
    Bedroom 2: King size bedroom with stylish furnishings and good views across the village.

    All electric, bed linen and towels provided. Free wireless broadband access available. Sorry, no cot available.Parking via permit for 1 vehicle on nearby car park which can also be utilised on several other car parks throughout South Lakeland.

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  • High Cross

    Hawkshead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC125107
    The picturesque village of Hawkshead is well known for its connections with the romantic poets and, of course, Beatrix Potter, the village scenes and beautiful Esthwaite Water featuring on the front of many a chocolate box or postcard. Fine, traditional pubs are a plenty, all serving hearty bar meals and the shops offer a great selection of interesting gifts for keepsakes or presents. High Cross is a short stroll from the centre of the village and enjoys wonderful, uninterrupted views over Esthwaite Water.
    High Cross is a detached property and offers spacious accommodation for four, and two en-suite double bedrooms. All rooms have stunning lake views even while you wash up! with the exception of one of the bedrooms. The large (approx one acre) delightful, mature gardens and woodland are full of colour and there are ample sitting opportunities around the property for relaxing and taking in stunning views and the atmosphere of this wonderful holiday location.Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: Entrance: Into rear hallway and utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Kitchen: With electric double oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Dining room/Sun Lounge: With oak dining table with seating for six people.  
    Living Room: With TV, Video, DVD, CD/Hi-Fi and multi fuel burner (fuel available to purchase locally).
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link beds (please ask if you require a twin at time of booking) and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen supplied. Cot and highchair available. Free, unlimited Wi-Fi available.Enclosed mature gardens with ample seating and table. Enclosed patio area. Private parking for 6 cars to the front and rear of the property. There are significant drops within the grounds of the property. There are approx 1 acre of gardens and woodland surrounding the property.

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  • Yew Trees

    Windermere

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 26027

    Perched in an elevated position above Windermere and Ambleside, this pretty detached cottage has its own paved patio area at the front of the property, provides a superb, spacious holiday base in the heart of the southern Lake District. Within walking distance is Lake Windermere, with shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions such as the World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness Bay and Pier and the Windermere Steamboat centre. With views of the surrounding fells and walking and cycling from the door. A short drive north is the Brockhole Visitor centre, Ambleside and Grasmere. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 steps down to utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 2 steps in patio area.

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  • Windermere Lake Boathouses - 2 Lakeshore Boathouse

    Windermere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27785

    These detached (Spout Crag, ref 27784) ) and semi-detached (Lakeshore, ref 27785)) boathouses are in a superb, secluded position over the water on the shore of Lake Windermere. The boathouses are not only an ideal romantic hideaway and walking base, they also provide the ultimate holiday location for enjoying sailing or water sports on Windermere with direct access to the lake, small pier and boat mooring facilities with each property (storage under the boathouse 8m x 2.5m) with a boardwalk at the side. Both holiday properties are tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout, they boast a light and airy living room opening on to a large sun terrace overlooking the lake and fells. A host of Lakeland attractions can be found nearby, including many of Wordsworth’s inspirational locations - his home, Dove Cottage, is open to the public all year. Grizedale Forest, with its Go Ape high wire adventure course, Grasmere and Ambleside are all close by. Visit Hilltop Farm near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her stories, or take a trip to Hawkshead where there is a gallery dedicated to her original drawings and illustrations. Take a trip across Lake Windermere on the leisurely steamer, which connects with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall and Levens Hall all within easy reach. The South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton is a wonderful day out for all the family, as is the Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside and Muncaster Castle with its extensive gardens. Excellent walks locally with stunning views, as well as cycling and pony-trekking. Bowness, with its wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants, is just 11/2 miles away.

    43 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen all with tiled floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    CD. Lawned garden with patio. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake frontage.

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  • New Park Farm Cottages - Church Cottage

    near Keswick

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC113123
    New Park Farm Cottages are situated in one of the most scenic and tranquil area’s of the Lake District, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with an abundance of wildlife; the occasional red squirrel and deer; a wonderful area for bird watching and wild flowers. The cottages have spectacular views in all directions, with stunning sunsets over the Solway Estuary and the Scottish hills.  There are many walking opportunities along flower filled country lanes and local bridleways, perhaps a visit to Bisney or Dash falls.
    The nearest towns are Keswick and Cockermouth, both within 10 miles. The lovely Cumbrian villages of Caldbeck, Ireby and Uldale are a short drive away, all have good pubs serving food.
    These delightful cottages have been beautifully furnished and equipped to offer very comfortable and attractive accommodation. Outside there is a play area with a slide, swings and climbing frame. There is also a fully equipped games room, with an adjoining laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There are also BBQ’s available and ample car parking with a garage which is lockable in which bikes can be stored.
     A welcome tea tray and complimentary bottle of wine is available to all guests on arrival.

    Ground Floor: With oil fired central heating, Church Cottage property comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed for alternative sleeping.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, hand basin and heated mirror and large chrome towel rail.
    The property sleeps 4 people with the third bedroom being for alternative sleeping only.

    First Floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner: Open plan with exposed beams and a large picture window with fantastic views to the fells and open fields. Flat panel Sky TV (with basic package) DVD, DAB radio with CD player and log effect electric fire.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave and dishwasher.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    All fuel bed linen and towels provided. Cot, highchair and stair gate available. Wi-Fi.Outside there is a play area with slide, swings and climbing frame. Picnic table, BBQ and storage for bikes available and ample parking. Church Cottage can be let on its own or together with Sycamore Cottage. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Merlins

    Loughrigg, nr. Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: LR1

    A lovely apartment in the holiday park of Neaum Crag nestling at the foot of the majestic Great Langdale Valley. Visit Loughrigg Tarn a short walk from the apartment or enjoy the walks over the fells and beyond. Ambleside is 3 miles with many shops, pubs and restaurants, take a trip to Grasmere and find the gingerbread shop, as well as a leisurely walk around this lakeland village. Windermere and Bowness offer days out, all within a short drive. Shop 2 miles and pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Open-plan living room with patio doors/dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, ‘Econ 7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • TV (Freeview)
    • Blu-ray player
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and t/dyer (in shared laundry room - coin operated)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Shared heated indoor swimming pool (11ft 6in x 19ft 9in, depth 4ft) with Jacuzzi section, sauna, shower and changing facilities, open March - mid November
    • Shared sauna
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Pond in grounds 20 yards. Steps from car park to property.

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  • Old Heathwaite - Garthmere

    Heathwaite, Windermere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 19663

    These two delightful and spacious holiday apartments have lovely views overlooking Windermere to the fells beyond. Formerly part of a Victorian gentleman’s residence they are situated in a prime residential area known as Heathwaite, which is on the edge of Windermere village. Furnished and fitted in a contemporary style, to a very good standard, the properties offer all the comforts of home. Each has its own private entrance up a short flight of slate steps. The location is superb, 10 minutes walk down to Windermere centre and 20 minutes walk to the lake at Bowness where you can enjoy a boat trip. Take one of the many country walks from the doorstep or explore central Lakeland by car. Shop 300 yards, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 2 steps to 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric ’living flame’ fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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