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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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  • Cedar Barn

    Warcop near Appleby

    Grade
    3
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    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.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: CC111251
    Tucked away along a quiet side street within five minutes’ level walk of Keswick town centre, Rose Cottage is a delightful Lakeland stone cottage ideal for couples and young families alike. Everything is on the doorstep, shops, restaurants, parks and pubs, with the Theatre by the Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick Leisure Pool all just a short stroll. The owners have refurbished this cosy little cottage to make a real home from home.

    Ground Floor: Rose Cottage has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and an open fire.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, washer/dryer, fridge and microwave.
    Breakfast room: Small breakfast room off the kitchen.
    Steep and irregular stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and washbasin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen. Cot available.Outside south facing shared rear lawn and drying area. On street parking. NB: Steep stairs to first floor.

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  • Toby Cottage

    Natland, nr. Kendal

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: 28031

    This charming 200 year old holiday cottage, with its own enclosed garden, is situated in the picturesque village of Natland. The tastefully renovated cottage retains lots of original character with exposed beams and wood burning stove. Just 2 miles from the market town of Kendal with many attractions. Outdoor activities including walking, cycling, golf, sailing and horse riding are all within reach, or visit Holker Hall, Levens Hall and Sizergh Castle. This property makes an ideal base to explore the many wonderful Lake District attractions, all within a short drive such as the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and cruises on Lake Windermere. Shop 30 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (4ft).

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Woodside

    Duddon Bridge, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 30047


    In an exceptional rural location, Woodside apartment is situated on the first floor of a large Victorian country house, within the owners’ home, set in secluded wooded grounds in the Lake District National Park. Particularly beautiful in spring and autumn, the Duddon Valley is stunning, with delightful fell walks available from the door. This comfortable apartment is an ideal base for a couple or small family, with 2 bedrooms, 1 double leading to a family bathroom and 1 single with en-suite toilet and basin, a living/dining room and a small kitchen. Guests have use of free wi-fi in the main house. Outside there are over 6 acres of gardens and woodland, which guests are welcome to explore. There is also some garden furniture for guests’ use. A wonderful location with an abundance of wildlife and streams to enjoy, ensuring a quiet and peaceful holiday. The vibrant market town of Broughton-in-Furness is just a short drive away and has a traditional village shop, post office, excellent pubs and a restaurant, and an award-winning bakery. The pretty hamlet of Seathwaite is close by, the gateway up the quieter side of the Lake District. Follow the lane as it weaves its way alongside the River Duddon, passing the picturesque Birks Bridge into the valley floor, with Harter Fell and The Old Man of Coniston standing proudly at either side. Take a trip up to Hardknott Pass and Wrynose Pass, both running out of the valley. Either side of the valley are stunning mountain ranges with lots of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Also worth a visit are Muncaster Castle, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton-in-Furness, and Ravenglass with the miniature steam train that chugs its way along the ’L’al Ratty’ narrow gauge railway through the Eskdale Valley, all within 35 minutes’ drive. Horse riding nearby. Beach 6 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room. 1 step up to kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 4 steps down to 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 single with en-suite toilet.

    Oil central heating included October-April, by meter reading May-September. Hot water, bed linen and towels included. Electricity by meter reading. High chair. Freesat TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available at cost. Shared landscaped grounds with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Bathroom accessed via double bedroom. Steps and streams in grounds.

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  • 17 Greta Grove House

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: CC111196
    This luxurious apartment is within a complex known as Greta Grove apartments. Situated on the fringe of the town, these luxurious apartments offer the best of both worlds, they have all the amenities of the town centre close at hand and have an almost country location with views of the nearby Lakeland Fells and walking opportunities from the door.Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    First Floor: Living Room: With electric coal effect fire, TV, DVD, radio/CD and rooftop views to the Borrowdale Fells.
    Dining/kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, gas and bed linen included. Cot available.This is a first floor apartment with lift and stair access with the benefit of video entry phone for added security. Private parking for 1 car.

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  • Thompson Ground - Sunny Brow Cottage

    Hawkshead

    Grade
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    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.

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  • Bridge Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
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    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.

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  • Cobblestones

    Kendal

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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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  • Darwin Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: CC111199
    Situated in the ’older’ area of Keswick this cosy traditional two bedroom cottages dates back to the 18th Century. Darwin Cottage is ideally located only two minutes from Keswick town centre, and five minutes stroll to Hope Park, the Theatre and Derwentwater. There are also walking opportunities from the doorstep, including the Borrowdale Fells, Latrigg and Skiddaw. The cottage is equally suitable for walkers or the less active due to its central location.

    Ground Floor: Heated by night storage heaters, the accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: With LCD TV, video/DVD, CD/radio and woodburning stove (with nursery fireguard).
    Dining/kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and coffee maker.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wifi internet access available.Shared rear garden with furniture. Parking permit provided for nearby car park. Logs available locally.

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  • Mulberry

    Staveley

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: CC129232
    A delightful mid 19th century cottage, Mulberry sits in the conservation area of Staveley village and offers a quieter location with the benefit of the busier towns of Windermere and Ambleside just a drive away, or easily accessible by the excellent local bus or train links.
    A pretty Lakeland cottage in the heart of the village, Mulberry offers its guests generous accommodation in this comfortable and well presented home from home. Mulberry retains the charm of a Lakeland cottage property with the benefit of modern facilities.
    Walkers and cyclists of all abilities will appreciate the location of Staveley, on the Dales Way route and convenient for the delightful Kentmere Valley, the opportunities are endless. This popular village has successfully retained its appeal as a typical and thriving Lakeland village. An excellent selection of traditional pubs is on hand along with the villages famous Hawkshead Brewery.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/Hi-Fi and multi fuel stove.
    Breakfast Kitchen: With electric oven and hob,  washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and window seat.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. One well behaved pet welcome. Wi-fi access availableOn street parking.

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  • Lobstone Cottage

    Rosthwaite

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC117109
    This traditional cottage is set in the Heart of ’walker’s paradise’ Rosthwaite with the fells surrounding this village in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. Lobstone Cottage was drawn by A Wainwright and appears in his book ’The Coast to Coast Walk’.
    This property can be booked together with Nokka (117108) to accommodate up to 12 people.

    Ground Floor: Lobstone Cottage is heated by night storage heaters and comprises:
    Dining/lounge: Beamed dining/lounge with Lakeland slate fire surround housing electric fire, TV, DVD, dining furniture and stained wooden floors.
    Kitchen: Beamed with electric cooker, fridge, washer/dryer and microwave with Lakeland stone floor and access via a glazed door to the Lakeland stone patio with pleasant outlook towards the fells.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with beamed ceiling and pine furniture.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom with pine furniture.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and heated towel rail.
    Cloakroom: With WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    All electric and bed linen included. Wifi available.Private parking, patio with furniture. Lobstone Cottage can be let on its own or together with Nokka (CC117108) to accommodate up to 12 people.

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  • Bellman Houses - The Cottage

    Winster, nr. Bowness-on-Windermere

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 30864

    Bellman Houses are set in the wonderful countryside of the Winster Valley, in 120 acres of working farmland, and yet just a 5-minute drive from Bowness-on-Windermere. Stunning views over Lake Windermere towards Great Langdale can be seen on the single track approach, with wonderful local walks direct from the doorstep. Bellman Houses have been owned for three successive generations by the same family, and their sympathetic extensive restoration over the years, using traditional methods and materials reflect the local custom and heritage evident today. The Main House (ref 30863) sleeps 7, and is a 16th-century, Grade II listed former farmhouse that retains many original features with timber walls, flagstone floors, beamed ceilings, original fireplaces and the original oak panelling between the bedrooms. The Cottage (ref 30864) sleeps 3 and has stunning, rural views from almost every room. On the site can be found a wonderful example of a spinning gallery in the traditional ’Bank Barn’, one of only a handful of surviving examples in the UK. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    Please note: The Main House (ref 30863) and The Cottage (ref 30864) have an interconnecting door and can be booked together to accommodate up to 10+1 guests. Bellman Houses are set in the wonderful countryside of the Winster Valley, in 120 acres of working farmland, and yet just a 5-minute drive from Bowness-on-Windermere. Stunning views over Lake Windermere towards Great Langdale can be seen on the single track approach, with wonderful local walks direct from the doorstep. Bellman Houses have been owned for three successive generations by the same family, and their sympathetic extensive restoration over the years, using traditional methods and materials reflect the local custom and heritage evident today. The Main House (ref 30863) sleeps 7, and is a16th-century, Grade II listed former farmhouse that retains many original features with timber walls, flagstone floors, beamed ceilings, original fireplaces and the original oak panelling between the bedrooms. The Cottage (ref 30864) sleeps 3 and has stunning, rural views from almost every room. On the site can be found a wonderful example of a spinning gallery in the traditional ’Bank Barn’, one of only a handful of surviving examples in the UK. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    Please note: The Main House (ref 30863) and The Cottage (ref 30864) have an interconnecting door and can be booked together to accommodate up to 10+1 guests.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with beams, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Microwave. Sitting-out area with furniture.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. High chair. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared lawned garden. Shared 120-acre farmland. Shared barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring.

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