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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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  • Boot, near Eskdale, Cumbria
    Boot, near Eskdale, Cumbria×
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This holiday property for two offers amazing hillside views from the first floor living room.
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    Your holiday begins with the breathtaking drive to historic Bridge End Farm Cottages. Coming over Birker Moor, one of the finest panoramas in Britain unfolds before you – Scafell, Scafell Pike and Great Gable tower majestically above these beautiful fells. Lakeland authors, John Ruskin and Alfred Wainwright, were captivated by Eskdale’s beauty describing the valley as “the gateway to paradise” and “a perfect arcadia in the hills – the finest of...

    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Bridge End Farmhouse
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Scafell Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Wastwater Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Hardknott Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Whillan Beck Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Wrynose Cottage
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  • Near Brampton, Cumbria
    Near Brampton, Cumbria×

    Cleugh Head Farm - The Byre

    Near Brampton, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC133156
    Key Features:
    - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Delightful character cottage which is wheelchair friendly. Peaceful rural location near Hadrian’s Wall.
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    The Byre at Cleugh Head Farm was converted into a self catering cottage suitable for guests with mobility problems, though of course it is equally suitable for the able bodied. The accommodation is wheelchair accessible and on the ground floor, there is a wet room with disabled adaptations and the beds can be electronically adjusted (one bed only is accessible by wheelchair). The cottage is full of character, with feature stone walls and oak beams and furnishings and equipment are very...
    Cleugh Head Farm - Primrose Cottage
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  • Windermere, Cumbria
    Windermere, Cumbria×

    Calgarth

    Windermere, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC127120
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Bungalow acommodation with glorious views over Lake Windermere.
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    Calgarth nestles in a row of similar, south facing, self catering cottages offering compact and comfortable bungalow accommodation, commanding glorious views over Lake Windermere towards Lakeland fells and is set on a grassy banking in front of an elegant former Priory Hotel. The property has a shared direct access to the lake, approached down a leafy wooded lane, which brings you right to the waters edge.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by night storage heaters and comprises:...

  • Newton Reigny, Cumbria
    Newton Reigny, Cumbria×

    Lilac Studio

    Newton Reigny, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC118169
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A spacious one bedroom cottage with underfloor heating situated in the peaceful village of Newton Reigny, with lovely views towards the Pennines from the master bedroom.
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    Newton Reigny is a peaceful village three miles from Penrith and with the benefit of easy access to the M6. Ullswater, the Northern Lakes and the Eden Valley are all easily accessible and the village benefits from a pub serving bar meals.
    These two characterful barn conversations (Lilac Barn property number 118168) have an interconnecting door and may be let separately or together for up to 6 people and situated in the village of Newton Reigny the Lilacs was originally a farm and the...
  • Askam-in-Furness, near Ulverston, CumbriaCumbria
    Askam-in-Furness, near Ulverston, CumbriaCumbria×

    Cumberland Betty

    Askam-in-Furness, near Ulverston, CumbriaCumbria

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    Ref: UKC463
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a scenic and tranquil location with dynamic, panoramic views to Coniston Old Man, Cumberland Betty is a beautiful shepherd’s hut for two.
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    Overlooking the Duddon Estuary, Cumberland Betty is the perfect springboard to enjoy the Lake District and its surrounds. This property occupies an ideal spot on the edge of the village of Askham. The views to Coniston Old Man are to die for, so sit back and relax with your favourite tipple in hand, and watch the sun set over the water. This classic shepherd’s hut is on a working farm, so holidaymakers can experience the true countryside lifestyle. Fishing nearby. Beach ¾....

    Moorside Farm - Peat House
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  • Lowick Bridge,
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    Wetherlam

    Lowick Bridge,

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    Ref: E3829
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Whether your interest is walking, mountain biking or if you just enjoy discovering picturesque villages or stately homes, there’s something for everyone here. Whether your interest is walking, mountain biking or if you just enjoy discovering picturesque villages or stately homes, there’s something for everyone here.
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    In the glorious landscape of the Lake District National Park, and ideally located for enjoying water sports or fell walking and climbing, these two spacious and comfortable properties have been created from the conversion of an 18th century barn. Allt Maen, its name derived from the Celtic ‘Old Man of Coniston’, a mountain visible from the properties, is on the first floor and Wetherlam occupies the ground floor. Coniston Water is just 2 miles, Windermere 8 miles, Blawith...

    Allt Maen
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  • Gleaston, near Ulverston, Cumbria
    Gleaston, near Ulverston, Cumbria×

    Guards Cottage

    Gleaston, near Ulverston, Cumbria

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    Ref: W44087
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    All on ground floor, this romantic retreat offers the perfect coastal hideaway to recharge ones batteries.
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    This delightful cottage, adjacent to the owners home, is situated on the edge of the small village of Gleaston on the Furness Peninsula. The cottage was originally part of Guards House Farm and was an eight cow shippon (milking parlour). It has been converted into a fully insulated, warm, cosy and comfortable dwelling with all accommodation situated on one level. It features beautiful original wooden beams and slate floors, and opens out onto a large mature garden.
    There are...

  • Bowness, near Windermere, Cumbria
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    Lintel Dell

    Bowness, near Windermere, Cumbria

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    Ref: 24339
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A cosy, comfortable garden apartment for two in a perfect location for exploring this wonderful area of the Lake District. A cosy, comfortable garden apartment for two in a perfect location for exploring this wonderful area of the Lake District.
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    A delightfully sunny conservatory-style dining room is the focal point of this sweet garden room apartment, which is ideally situated between the lakeside towns of Windermere and Bowness. Its location is indeed the perfect base from which to tour or explore the many visitor attractions that South Lakeland has to offer. Both the lake and the railway station are approximately ½ mile away, and this is on an excellent bus route. Cafés and restaurants within easy walking...

  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Three Fells

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123187
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A superb apartment in the centre of Ambleside enjoying fine views over the village towards the fells beyond.
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    Three Fells is a superb apartment, ideal for those couples looking to holiday in the centre of this popular village and as the name suggests, the property enjoys superb views across the village to the surrounding fell range. Ambleside is a great base for an activity holiday with ample opportunities for walking and cycling but is equally well suited to a more relaxed pace, with numerous level walks from the door and leisurely cruises on the Lake.
    Three Fells is a comfortable...
  • Boot, near Eskdale, Cumbria
    Boot, near Eskdale, Cumbria×
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    Ref: 31165
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy property is the ideal romantic retreat for a couple who wish to escape from the bustle of modern life.
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    Your holiday begins with the breathtaking drive to historic Bridge End Farm Cottages. Coming over Birker Moor, one of the finest panoramas in Britain unfolds before you – Scafell, Scafell Pike and Great Gable tower majestically above these beautiful fells. Lakeland authors, John Ruskin and Alfred Wainwright, were captivated by Eskdale’s beauty describing the valley as “the gateway to paradise” and “a perfect arcadia in the hills – the finest of...

    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Bridge End Farmhouse
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Scafell Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Wastwater Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Stanley Ghyll Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Whillan Beck Cottage
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    Bridge End Farm Cottages - Wrynose Cottage
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  • Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria×

    Arnside Apartment

    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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    Ref: W42984
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated in ten acres of land this ground floor apartment in the south of the National Park is ideal for exploring both coast and country. Situated in ten acres of land this ground floor apartment in the south of the National Park is ideal for exploring both coast and country.
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    Cottage and apartments in a country house

    Located in beautiful landscaped grounds
    Perfect touring base
    Wonderful views over countryside and the sea
    Within easy reach of the coast

    Just 20 minutes from Windermere, these holiday properties are set in lovely countryside and ten acres of landscaped grounds, facing south, with wonderful long distance views to the sea, and to the hills beyond. This large country house is set on a wooded knoll and has been...

    Baycliff Apartment
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    Kent View Apartment
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    Levans Cottage
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    Silverdale Apartment
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    Cartmel Cottage
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  • Ainstable, near Penrith, Cumbria
    Ainstable, near Penrith, Cumbria×

    Old Dairy Cottage

    Ainstable, near Penrith, Cumbria

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    Ref: 28396
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Positioned on a small holding where rare breed sheep are reared Old Dairy Cottage is the perfect escape from modern life.
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    This charming holiday retreat, with views from the conservatory and garden, was converted from a dairy and retains beams and some original stonework. Set in the grounds of the owner’s smallholding and standing on the edge of Ainstable with good walking from the doorstep. Armathwaite on the beautiful River Eden is only 1½ miles and has a station on the Settle to Carlisle railway line. The Lakes, Hadrian’s Wall, North Pennines and Carlisle are easily reached. The owner...

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