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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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  • Chapelfield Cottage

    near Rosthwaite

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: CC117113
    Chapelfield Cottage is set in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley with wonderful views of the surrounding fells. There are many low level routes to be taken from the doorstep and for those who prefer something more strenuous, Scafell, Great Gable and their surrounding peaks are all possible day trips from the cottage. There is a general store in the nearby village of Rosthwaite and two public bars within walking distance. Derwentwater is three miles and Keswick, with all its visitors attractions is only seven miles.

    Ground Floor: The property is gas centrally heated and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Oak beamed lounge/dining room with coal effect electric stove, Freesat TV, DVD, video and fell views.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with panoramic views towards Watendlath Fell.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom with panoramic views towards Watendlath Fell.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available.Lawned gardens with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Daleside - Rosedale

    Nr. Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: LYL

    In a magnificent rural setting, with fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, magnificent sunsets over the Solway Firth, and the hills of Galloway across the border, these comfortable holiday properties were winners of the Keswick Tourism Association Country Establishments in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and the Cumbria in Bloom Tourist Board Rose Bowl for Self Catering Establishment winners in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Rose Cottage (ref LPD) is attached to the owner’s farmhouse home, Rambling Rose Cottage (ref LWG) and Rosedale Cottage (ref LYL) are adjacent and have both been converted to a high standard, and Primrose Cottage (ref LPG) has been converted from a former byre and stands in a courtyard which is bedecked with flower tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets. The cottages are beautifully furnished and equipped to VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ standard. Guests will enjoy the friendly rare breeds sheep and ponies (including miniature Shetland ponies) and visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm (a red squirrel has been spotted in the grounds), as well as the many public footpaths nearby. This 500-acre farm is set in an AONB, with walks from the door plus superb fell walking nearby. Keswick stands on the shores of Derwent Water and is an excellent base to explore delightful Borrowdale. In the town itself are many interesting shops, inns and restaurants, as well as a leisure pool. Cockermouth also has a swimming pool. Just 6 miles away is Bassenthwaite Lake with a variety of watersports and the Lakeland Wildlife Park. Enjoy Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery. Guests can enjoy the Lakes Distillery, 7 miles away has a lovely visitor attraction and serves good food daily. There is tennis, riding and golf, as well as good fishing locally and excellent bird watching from the farm, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer, whilst it is a short drive to Osprey Watch at Dodd Wood Bassenthwaite. Shop 4 miles. There is a good choice of pubs and restaurants locally (including vegetarian). The pretty village of Caldbeck is 4 miles, with a restaurant, tea rooms and shops. Maes Gallery and tea rooms serving food daily is within 2 miles. Uldale is 2 miles with a pub serving good food, and Ireby is 1½ miles away with a cosy pub with log fire and good food.

    Furnished to the VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ standard, this cottage has been beautifully converted retaining beams throughout. Entrance to fitted kitchen/dining room. First floor: Sitting room with wood-burning stove and French doors to small balcony with views towards lakeland fells and Solway Firth. Double bedroom with beautiful 5ft four-poster bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV (sports package)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Private patio with furniture
    • Shared farmland grounds of 500 acres
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Armathwaite Hall Hotel Leisure Club (10-min drive), includes swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room (at cost)
    • Meal delivery service
    • Complimentary bottle of wine
    • Welcome tea tray
    • Milk, eggs and bread available
    • Natural filtered spring water supply
    • No smoking

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  • Woodside

    Duddon Bridge, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    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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  • Demesne Farm Cottage

    Bewcastle, nr. Carlisle

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24839

    Peacefully set on a working farm this cosy holiday cottage has been tastefully refurbished and adjoins the owner’s farm house. Built on the site of an outpost of Hadrian’s Wall, the cottage stands alongside the castle ruin and Bewcastle church. It is off the beaten track and will appeal to country lovers and those looking for a tranquil retreat. The Scottish Border, Lake District and Northumberland are within an easy drive. Walking and cycling are available on the farm. Shop 10 miles, pub 4 miles.

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

    Open fire in living room, NSH and electricity (£25per week, £20 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed shared garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Natural farmland. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Two pets welcome under strict control (working farm). No smoking. NB: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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  • Bridge Cottage

    Keswick

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

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

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

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

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  • Blease Cottage

    Threlkeld

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC116104
    This former farm workers cottage dating back over 250 years has been sympathetically restored to offer cosy and characterful accommodation  location at the foot of Blencathra, five miles from Keswick. Threlkeld is steeped in history with its church dating back to 1573 and its two pubs back to 1688.The pubs serve good food and real ale and are only a few minutes walk from the cottage. Blease Cottage is an ideal location to enjoy the peaceful countryside with its many walks from the door, as well as golf and cycling opportunities. There is walking from the cottage to suit all, a level railway path into Keswick, walks on the fells around the village and more challenging walks up onto Blencathra and Skiddaw. The village welcomes holiday makers and has a good bus service to Keswick and Penrith.

    Ground Floor: The gas centrally heated accommodation with its original beams comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With feature stone wall and a multi-fuel stove , flat screen TV with integrated DVD, CD/Hi-Fi and open views.
    Kitchen: With views towards Blencathra, electric twin oven and ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: to the front of the cottage with double bed and an open outlook.
    Bedroom 2: to the rear with 4ft bed and an open outlook.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen, towels and tea towels included. Telephone available for incoming calls only. Sorry no room for a cot.Small garden to the front with private parking for 1 car.

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  • Beckside

    Thornthwaite, nr. Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18258

    This traditional Lakeland cottage adjoins the main property and is approached through private grounds - a haven for red squirrels. It enjoys panoramic views of Helvellyn and the Causey Pike range and is situated on the edge of Coombe Beck, set against the spectacular backdrop of Skiddaw. Osprey can also be viewed from the garden of this tranquil, unspoilt location (seasonal). Forestry walks from the bridge across the beck at the property, and sailing and fishing on Bassenthwaite lake. A regular bus service, 400 yards, provides further options for days out. A perfect holiday retreat. Shops, restaurants and Theatre by the Lake, 2 miles. Shop and pub 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. 2 steps down to kitchen. Garden room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceilings, 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). First £10 partial NSH, electricity convector heaters and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Garden with sitting area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. No children under 12 years due to unfenced stream and ravine in the garden.

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  • Thompson Ground - Sunny Brow Cottage

    Hawkshead

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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.

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  • Curlew Cottage

    Skinburness near Silloth

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC143208
    This quaint little seaside cottage provides simple but comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. Curlew Cottage lies literally across the road from the sand and pebble beach, with wonderful views across the Solway to the Scottish Hills and glorious sunsets in the evening. The promenade extends into Silloth and is perfect for gentle walks or exercising the dog. Situated on the boundary of Skinburness and Silloth, on the Cumbrian Coastal Way, a haven for wildlife with bird sanctuaries and nature reserves dotted along the estuary. The Victorian seaside town of Silloth, with its cobbled streets, amenities and amusements is within walking distance, approx one mile. There are also two holiday villages in Silloth, with swimming pools and leisure facilities, one within a few hundred metres.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage  and panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD and electric fire.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, fridge, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack provided. Cot available.Outside: Front lawn garden with seating. Parking for 1 car.

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  • Beechnuts

    Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28358

    This delightful, ground floor holiday apartment sits in an elevated position with views over Morecambe Bay in a quiet, residential area of Grange-over-Sands. Enjoy a stroll on the promenade only a 5-minute walk away, or lovely woodland walks nearby, some with superb bay views. Visit the local golf course, 1 mile, or Cartmel village, 1¼ miles, with a historical priory, award winning restaurants andracecourse, which hosts 8 races a year. Take a trip to Windermere or Bowness to discover the Beatrix Potter museum or enjoy a cruise on the lake. Ambleside, Coniston and Kendal are just a short drive. Shop, pub and restaurant ⅓ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors in most rooms.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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  • Hillcroft Cottage

    Haverthwaite, nr. Ulverston

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    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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  • George Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC111343
    This delightful two bedroom end of terrace sandstone cottage was fully renovated and refurbished by the owner, but retains its charm and character. George Cottage is stylishly decorated and furnished to a high standard, with individual touches like handmade oak shelving throughout and is ideal for a couple, small family or single person. It is situated in a residential area of Keswick, 5 minutes level walk from the town centre and 10 minutes from the Lake and has the benefit of a private parking space.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With LCD TV with Freeview, DVD, CD radio with i-pod dock and living flame gas fire. There is also a handmade oak table and chairs.
    Kitchen: With oak worktop, electric oven and ceramic hob.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Original staircase (note: quite steep) leading to....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, handmade oak wardrobe and Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and drawers.
    Bathroom: With over sized bath with shower over, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Parking for 1 car and on street parking.

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