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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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  • Mickledale

    Great Salkeld near Penrith

    Grade
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    Ref: CC132183
    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.
    Mickledale can be booked with Garth (CC132180), High Croft (CC132181), Windale (CC132182) and Langriggs (CC132184) to accommodate larger parties of up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

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

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  • Hillcroft Cottage

    Haverthwaite, nr. Ulverston

    Grade
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    Ref: W43399


    This terraced holiday cottage is a peaceful retreat and is part of an old farm that was converted some years ago. The cottage has a lovely woodburner, which gives the property a cosy country feel that makes it special. This is the perfect springboard to the Lakes, and if you like your walking, there are many walks from Hatherthwaite up to the Lakes and beyond. Many years ago you would have travelled to Haverthwaite to purchase gunpowder, nowadays you go there for peace and quiet! Haverthwaite is only a few minutes down the A590 from Backbarrow, 4 miles north of Cartmel, and has moved on from its days as an iron, steel, cotton and gunpowder-producing village to become a more tranquil getaway. Haverthwaite is famous the the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Running along the line that once transported gunpowder to the dockyards, the railway now carries tourists along the scenic route in traditional, heritage steam trains. Many of the old industrial buildings have been converted into flats or houses, whilst a number of beautiful holiday cottages have sprung up over the years to accommodate the large number of tourists who arrive in the village each year. The village’s history lives on in buildings like the old Gunpowder Works, with its ornate clock tower, and St Anne’s Church, which was built in 1824. A true taste of local life can be found at the local pub, which specialises in real ales, as well as putting on live music and quiz nights. Beach 3½ miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¼mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floors. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 37" freesat TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Smithy

    Mosser near Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: CC143174
    This delightful, stone built cottage enjoys a tranquil rural setting, mid way between Cockermouth and Loweswater in the Western Lakes. It sits on the banks of Sandy Beck, a haven for wildlife and birdlife, including deer, red squirrels and kingfishers. The Smithy was converted from the former Blacksmiths forge by the owners. They retained the character, with vaulted ceilings and wooden beams and complemented it with the use of high quality furnishings throughout. Lorton, Crummock Water and Buttermere are nearby, with spectacular walks on the surrounding fells. The nearest pub serving bar meals is two miles and a wealth of amenities are available in the vibrant market town of Cockermouth, four miles. The accommodation is all on ground floor, which may be helpful for people with mobility problems.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: Open plan living space with Freeview TV, DVD and electric flame effect stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. A 24 hour turn around laundry service available if necessary at additional charge.Outside: gravelled seating area with stream. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • 1 Tower Cottage

    Portinscale near Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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.

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  • Woodside

    Duddon Bridge, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    3
    2
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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. 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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  • 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.

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  • High Views - Hewetson Court

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: CC111358
    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.

    Second Floor: Property is heated by night storage heaters, double glazed and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With combined TV, DVD and CD/radio, dining table and chairs and fell views.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and additional pull out bed (linen not provided).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric and bed linen included (Linen for the pull-out bed in not provided). Cot available.Parking for 1 car.

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  • Coronation Cottage

    Lindale in Cartmel, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 9063

    Only 7 miles from Lake Windermere and situated in the small village of Lindale-in-Cartmel, within the Lake District National Park. This delightful, 19th-century cottage adjoins the owner’s home, and is just 2 miles from Grange-over-Sands with many restaurants, takeaways, cafes, two golf courses and a railway station. This well-equipped, character cottage has been tastefully decorated and furnished to provide an excellent holiday base from which to discover the Lake District. Just a short drive away are many historic buildings such as Holker Hall, Levens Hall and Sizergh Castle, whilst the charming village of Cartmel, with its famous 12th-century priory and racecourse, which holds 4 race meetings a year from spring to autumn, is a walkable 3 miles. Cartmel is also home to several pubs, cafes and restaurants, two of which are owned by a renowned Michelin starred chef. Visit Lake Windermere and see The Aquarium of the Lakes, the Beatrix Potter Exhibition, take a steamer trip, or simply wander along one of the many lakeside walks. There is a pub 200 yards away which is well-known locally for its excellent food. Post office and village shop 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. 24hr laundry service by arrangement with owner. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed private patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Woodlands - The Spinney

    Rogerscale, nr Lorton, Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
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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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  • The Barn

    Eden Mount, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 26403


    Set amidst lovely, peaceful woodlands, in an elevated position above the Kent Estuary, on the outskirts of the Edwardian seaside resort of Grange over Sands. Just 1½ miles from the medieval village of Cartmel, this charming, stone, terraced holiday cottage blends modern design, furnishings and appliances with old timber beams and stone walls, and a light and airy orangery, opening out onto a sunny patio and garden. Grange has hotel leisure facilities, beauty spas and golf courses. Cartmel with old inns, a medieval priory, a racecourse and quaint galleries has become a foodie paradise since Simon Rogan opened the famous L’Enclume and other restaurants, and there are food shops and a monthly food market. The cottage has woodland and fell walks from the door, and lies on the edge of the Lake District National Park, 5 miles from Lake Windermere. Grange enjoys a micro-climate, often several degrees warmer than the rest of the Lakes, thanks to the Gulf Stream, and has palm trees on the long promenade. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Conservatory/dining room with French doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Beckend Barn

    near Hesket New Market

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: CC119142
    Beckend Barn, as the name suggests, is a barn conversion with the accommodation on the first floor. Situated in the hamlet of Millhouse, one mile from the village of Hesket New Market, a wonderfully peaceful corner of the Northern Lakes. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, the area is great for either walking on the Caldbeck Fells or cycling the quiet country lanes. Hesket New Market is a mile away and has a village shop and the Old Crown Inn, a pub which is owned by the community and brews great beer.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With Freeview TV, DVD, Playstation 2, i-pod dock, dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and basin.

    All fuel, bed linen included. Cot and high chair available. Internet access availableOutside: Lawn garden with seating. Parking for 1 car. Bike storage.

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