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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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  • Rundales Cottage

    Appleby

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: 26109

    This delightful barn conversion combines modern fittings with original features to provide a cosy and well equipped holiday home. Situated in a rural position adjoining the owner’s cottage, it is just a mile from the attractive, ancient market town of Appleby, in the beautiful Eden Valley. This is an ideal retreat for couples and small families. Its peaceful position and pretty outlook is central to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is also close to the Scottish Border and Hadrian’s Wall. Excellent walking, cycling, golf and fishing available nearby. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

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

    Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer (in outhouse). Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years. NB: Unfenced pond at front of property.

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  • Mulberry

    Staveley

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    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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  • 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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  • Beckend Barn

    near Hesket New Market

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • The Mains

    Stainton, Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41117

    Idyllic village setting

    Luxuriously furnished to provide an elegant holiday base for the northern lakes, this cottage is quietly set in the village of Stainton, just 3 miles from Ullswater. Walking is from the doorstep and the Lakeland Fells are a tempting invitation for the more energetic. The village has a pub, restaurant, farm shop and tea rooms (5-minute walk), with the market town of Penrith 2 miles and Keswick 14 miles for those who wish to browse the quaint shops and tea rooms. Rheged, the Lake District’s biggest visitor attraction has wonderful family entertainment, giant movies and lots more only a mile away. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single (for child), both with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Broadband. Lawned garden with summerhouse and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years.

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  • Bellman Houses - The Cottage

    Winster, nr. Bowness-on-Windermere

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • 17 Greta Grove House

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    2
    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
    3
    2
    0
    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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  • 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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  • The Barn

    Eden Mount, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • Cedar Barn

    Warcop near Appleby

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    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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  • Poppy Cottage

    Bothel, nr. Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31020

    Poppy Cottage is an enchanting, 18th-century, end-terraced holiday cottage located at the heart of the tranquil village of Bothel, just north of Bassenthwaite and Keswick. Ideal for couples and small families, it also welcomes pets, so that all the family can enjoy the beauty of the Lake District. With its wonderful split-level garden, complete with lawned area, picnic table and patio set, you can take advantage of the warm summer days, relaxing in the sun with a cool drink. There is also a barbecue available, ensuring an enjoyable day which can last well into the evening. Poppy Cottage is only a short walk from the local pub, and has good access to the A591 and the popular tourist towns of Keswick and Cockermouth. It is also only a few minutes from Bassenthwaite Lake. Shop 7 miles, pub/restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area, beams and tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (2ft 6in for child)

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 26" Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in external utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Two enclosed gardens, one large with lawn, summerhouse, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 8 steps (or ramp) in garden.

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