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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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  • The Cowshed

    Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W7008

    Overflowing with character

    This very charming, detached 17th century holiday cottage oozes character and was originally built as a coach house, used as a cow shed and then as an antique shop. It retains many features including stone flag floors, exposed walls and beams and is furnished and decorated to a very good standard with numerous objects in keeping with its character. Penrith is a market town with shops, restaurants and scenic walks to enjoy. Ullswater is 6 miles and the Roman Wall is 30 miles. The lakes offer watersports, horse riding, paragliding, golf, tennis and bowls. An ideal location for the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. Shop and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone flagged floor. Kitchen with stone flag floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams and wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Spiral stairs to second floor: 1 galleried single bedroom (for child).

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Unfenced garden with small patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store.

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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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  • Woodlands Cottage

    Ireby, nr. Caldbeck

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24726

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

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

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

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  • Rose Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • Daleside - Rosedale

    Nr. Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    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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  • George Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    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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  • Cobblestones

    Kendal

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • Chapelfield Cottage

    near Rosthwaite

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • Beech Nut - Hewetson Court

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111149
    Hewetson Court is situated just off the Main Street and only minutes walk from the town centre. Ideally located for those who wish to enjoy the delights of Keswick without having to move their car from the allocated private parking space. Set back from the main street in a courtyard setting these apartments have been constructed to provide comfortable accommodation for those who would like to be in the ’heart’ of this popular market town but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Lake Derwentwater is a mere ten minute stroll and Keswick Leisure Pool and park are close at hand, where you can enjoy swimming, tennis, bowls and mini-golf. An abundance of restaurants, tea rooms, pubs (serving excellent bar meals) and shops are all on your doorstep to ensure you always have somewhere new to visit.

    Ground Floor: Double glazed and heated by night storage heaters, this ground floor apartment comprises:
    Entrance hall: With ceramic tiled flooring.
    Lounge/diner: With wood laminate flooring, TV, video and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom, furnished in pine 
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom, furnished in pine.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electricity and bed linen included. Cot available. Free Wi-fi availablePrivate parking for one car. No smoking.

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  • Woodside

    Duddon Bridge, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    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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  • The Old Forge

    Beckermet, nr. St Bees

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W40295

    Ideal for Western Lakes


    Tucked away in a peaceful lane at the edge of the village, this sympathetically converted detached cottage provides welcoming holiday accommodation of a very good standard. The 200 year old detached Old Forge retains many character features, and has an enclosed garden which is fully fenced to keep dogs in the garden. The property is situated in the picturesque village of Beckermet, close to Whitehaven with its historic harbour, marina and shops, which has twice been named as a Brita resort, and St Bees with its expanse of sandy beaches. This is an ideal situation from which to explore the wonderful Western Fells of the Lake District National Park and the Cumbrian coastline. Ennerdale Water and Wastwater near to Scafell Pike are within easy driving distance. For a superb day out Muncaster Castle also has beautiful gardens and an internationally renowned Owl Sanctuary, not to mention the amazing views from its elevated position. Shop and pubs 0.25 miles, beach 1.5 miles.

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Blease Cottage

    Threlkeld

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    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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