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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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  • Ladstock Hall 3 (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite

    Grade
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    Ref: CC114118
     Nestled in the hillside, this magnificent building has the most spectacular views across the valley towards the mighty Skiddaw range, from its elevated location on the edge of Thornthwaite village. Until recently Ladstock Hall was a very grand country house hotel, a renowned venue for weddings, it has now been converted into several apartments and cottages the standard of which is excellent.
    No. 3 is a spacious 1 bedroom "cottage" which is furnished in a traditional style using superb quality modern furnishings with excellent facilities and equipment. It also benefits from a separate locked store for bikes etc. This area is great for mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest,  walking on the surrounding fells and sailing or fishing on the lake. There is a bridleway immediately behind Ladstock Hall where you can walk to Braithwaite, a little over half a mile, which has a village shop, restaurant and 2 pubs each serving good food and real ale.

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil central heating the accommodation comprises:-
    Lounge: With LCD TV, DVD, video, CD/radio, electric flame effect fire, leather suite and views towards Skiddaw.
    Dining/Kitchen; With electric range cooker, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and patio doors.

    First Floor: Master bedroom: With delightful views, TV, king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bathroom; With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Wi-Fi. Patio area with furniture. Shared use of the large sharedl gardens. Rear access on to bridal way. Parking for 2 cars. NB: No cot is available as the property is not suitable for babies or children. There are significant drops within the grounds of the property.

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  • Carlton Heights

    Keswick

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    Ref: CC111404
    Carlton Heights is a one bedroom apartment on the first and second floors of a town house, 200 yards from Keswick town centre. It has a spacious lounge, large modern kitchen, modern bathroom with bath and shower cubicle and a spacious master bedroom with a view to Latrigg. Keswick is so popular with our guests due to the proximity of the fells and lake, which are all accessible from the doorstep, and the amenities are so convenient a good days walking.

    First Floor: Property has gas central heating and electric underfloor heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio, gas stove and a view to Latrigg.
    Kitchen/diner: With double electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer are located in a separate cupboard.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Master Bedroom: With king size bed.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access.On street parking. 1 dog welcome

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  • The Hollies

    Ambleside

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    Ref: CC123110
    This traditional Lakeland stone cottage is sure to be in demand from couples looking for a cosy cottage within a short stroll of the village. The property is situated on the end of a terrace of two cottages, nestling into the hillside below Wansfell, with views across the town to the fells beyond. All the amenities of Ambleside are within walking distance, with the rest of the Lakes only a short drive away.

    Ground Floor: The Hollies has gas central heating and is tastefully decorated and well equipped with quality furnishings throughout and comprises:
    Dining/lounge: With TV, DVD, CD player, welcoming log fire, oak table and chairs.
    Kitchen: Equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with oak furniture and superb rooftop views to the nearby Loughrigg Fells.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin, WC and useful drying cupboard.

    All electric, logs and bed linen provided. Sorry, no cot available. Wifi internet available.On street parking.

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  • Country Seat

    Uldale

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    Ref: CC119132
    Situated within the small Lakeland town of Uldale this 300 year old, quirky little one bedroomed cottage has recently been fully renovated to a high standard to provide the ideal base to either relax and unwind in tranquil surroundings or explore the wider attractions nearby Keswick has to offer. Mae’s Tea Room and Gallery is 200 yards from the cottage, where you can enjoy a drink and a snack, the traditional ’Snooty Fox’ public house is only a two minutes stroll away and the surrounding countryside of the ’Back ’o’ Skiddaw and the Caldbeck Fells offers a fell lover’s paradise.

    Ground Floor: Cosy, compact cottage heated by electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Dining area: with open pine staircase, flat screen TV and DVD, dining table, exposed beams and a selection of movies and books for you to enjoy.
    Kitchen: Well equipped with electric oven, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and wine rack.
    Shower room: With double shower unit, deluxe tiles, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom: Part balconied, exposed beams with double bed, CD player, dressing table and bespoke fitted wardrobe.

    All electric and bed linen included.Small parking/patio area immediately outside of the property. Each day for about half the year at about 6am and 4.30pm the local herd of cows pass along the road outside of the cottage. Discounted rates offered to guests who wish to use leisure facilities at nearby Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel.

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  • Aaron’s Place

    Bowness on Windermere

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    Ref: CC128184
    Set in a conservation area just 200 yards from Lake Windermere and the promenade, Aaron’s Place is ideally situated for exploring numerous waterborne activities around Bowness Bay. The town has a wide range of restaurants offering cuisine from around the world to suit all palates and the Beatrix Potter exhibition, literally across the road, is a must for tourists of all ages.
    Aaron’s Place is tucked away from the main thoroughfare so enjoys a convenient location. All on the ground floor, the accommodation is neat, stylish and comfortable with quality furnishings and a superb bathroom with corner bath, just the spot for soaking those tired legs.

    Ground Floor: Aaron’s Place has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance in to tiled hallway leading to...
    Bathroom: With corner bath with shower attachment, hand basin and WC.
    Open plan living accommodation...
    Lounge area: With leather seating, Sky TV and DVD.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, breakfast bar and fridge with small freezer box.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With double bed, solid wood furnishings and wall mounted TV.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi access available.Private off road parking for one car.

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  • Wetherlam

    Windermere

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    Ref: CC127238
    Wetherlam sits in the very heart of Windermere ideally located for enjoying a wealth of wonderful walking, shopping, bars and restaurants and only a short drive or bus journey from Bowness, Ambleside and Grasmere. Recent pedestrianisation of the town has created some delightful walkways and seating areas, complimenting the existing cafes and shops, the paths and trees lighting up in the evening to create an almost continental ambience.
    Conveniently located just off the main thoroughfare of this popular village, Wetherlam has been thoughtfully prepared for enjoying a self catering stay at any time of the year. All on the ground floor, the reclining leather sofas offer the chance to sit back and relax after a hard day sightseeing or walking on the fells and soak up the contemporary atmosphere and quality of this stylish apartment.

    Ground Floor: Property offers accommodation all on one level, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into...
    Open plan living area: With deep leather reclining sofas arranged around the TV with DVD, stereo system with i-Pod dock and electric fireplace.
    Dining area: With oak furnishings.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, washing machine, fridge with small ice box and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and heated mirror.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry this property is not big enough for a cot, couples only please. Outside: paved seating area and lawn area. Private parking for one car.

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  • Staveley House Apartment

    Staveley

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    Ref: CC129134
    A superbly appointed property, recently awarded a 4* rating from Visit Britain, is a perfect base for discovering this beautiful area. It offers quality and comfort with personal touches to make you feel at home. Rooms are across one level with a small balcony off the living area with views of Kentmere Valley, and a patio at the rear. A new bathroom has recently been fitted with shower bath, thermostatic rainshower with diverter, and other quality fixtures and fittings including demisting mirror with lights and shaver sockets. The kitchen is spacious and living area welcoming with Wi-fi internet access offered at no extra charge. The property is situated in the village of Staveley at the base of the Kentmere Valley. Not only does the Dalesway run through it, but there are a myriad of winding trails for all abilities whether walking or cycling. The centre of the village boasts 3 pubs (good food available), cycle hire, artisan bakery, butchers, an award winning micro brewery with sampling room and even a cookery school. It is conveniently located between Kendal and Windermere offering much more than a village retreat.Staveley House and Staveley House Apartment can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 people, with a connecting door

    First Floor: Staveley House apartment is gas centrally heated and comprises:
    Lounge: A light and airy room with flat screen TV, DVD, video, ipod dock, CD Hi-Fi and patio doors leading onto the balcony.
    Dining Area: Just off the kitchen for cosy dinners.
    Kitchen:  A spacious room with tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom: Double bedroom with double bed, Egyptian cotton linens and goose down duvet and pillows. (non allergenic available).

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.  Cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi internet connection available.Courtyard garden with furniture. Covered parking for bikes. On road parking. Washing machine and tumble drier in outhouse. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • The Nook

    Greystoke

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    Ref: CC118226
    The Nook is an idyllic romantic retreat for couples but equally suitable for two single people on a walking/ cycling holiday. The accommodation is for two people with the flexibility of two bedrooms for sleeping. This delightful Lakeland cottage is full of character including beamed ceilings and is beautifully furnished throughout. Situated in the heart of the popular village of Greystoke, a village with a true community spirit, village store, excellent pub serving food and outdoor swimming pool. The quiet lanes above Greystoke, which lies on the C2C cycle route, are superb for cycling and is close to Ullswater and Keswick with great walking opportunities.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, ornamental traditional range and wood flooring.
    Kitchen area: With tiled floor and underfloor heating, electric oven and ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Shower room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Stone staircase to.....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Outside: Small paved garden with seating. On street parking. Storage for bikes. Sorry not suitable for babies. Not suitable for people with limited mobility due to the steepness of the steps. Please note the owners have a dog so the cottage is not allergy free.

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  • Castle Farm Cottage

    Raisbeck, Lune Valley

    Grade
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    Ref: 14266

    Excellent walking country

    A cosy little stone holiday cottage, adjoining the owner’s 17th century home, formerly a farmstead, located in the Lune Valley. The little hamlet of Raisbeck is set within a triangle which forms the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley, all of which are within 20 minutes drive over quiet country roads. Excellent walking country abounds (the coast to coast walk runs past the lane end) and there are many interesting market towns and places of interest to visit nearby. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Open stairs to living room/kitchen.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Lady Tower

    Staffield, nr. Penrith

    Grade
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    Ref: 30602

    Staffield Hall is located in the wonderful Eden Valley, a tranquil part of Cumbria, close to both Carlisle and Penrith and also Hadrian’s Wall, the Northern Pennines, the western fringe of the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders. After a busy day walking, dining out and exploring, guests can retreat back to Staffield Hall and relax. Lady Tower is a romantic first floor apartment, part of Staffield Hall, a Victorian manor house which is split into 8 apartments over three floors (refs 30600, 30601, 30602, 30603, 30604, 30605, 30606, 30607).

    Lady Tower was named in honour of Lady Jane Aglionby, the beautiful bride for whom the Hall was built for, and now offers the perfect escape for couples with a passion for romance. Located in the tower of Staffield Hall, Lady Tower boasts superior interior from the moment you step in to the hall, with its grand entrance and stain glass windows. On entering the apartment guests will be blown away with the light and elegant décor, high ceilings and the magnificent triple arched window, commanding heavenly views and catching glorious sunsets. This charming apartment also welcomes your four-legged friend too, so what are you waiting for!

    Access to the shore side of Lake Ullswater at Pooley Bridge is only a short drive away, with Keswick and Lake Derwent Water along with Lake Buttermere being only a further easy drive away. The picturesque unspoilt villages of Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Lazonby and Great Salkeld are all close by and they each offer amenities for you to enjoy. Local shops and tea rooms, as well as great pubs and restaurants abound. From Staffield Hall, guests can plan a multitude of activities to do from cycling to fishing, walking to ballooning. The choice is endless. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over spa bath and toilet.

    Freeview TV. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility room. Dishwasher.

    All properties: Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, landscaped 3-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fountain in garden, 50 yards. 18 steps in grounds.

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  • Brook Lodge - Burnside Park

    Keswick

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    Ref: CC111218
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury pine log cabin is equipped for every modern day convenience and comfort. Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Brook Lodge, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells. The site is within walking distance of Keswick town centre, making the lodge an ideal base to enjoy the amenities of Keswick without the hustle and bustle of the town itself.
    This finely furnished one bedroom lodge was upgraded at the start of the 2013 season by the new owners. With particular attention paid to the kitchen and bathroom areas, including high quality bathroom accessories and excellent quality saucepans and Denby crockery in the kitchen. Facing south, the large verandah overlooks a small stream and has wonderful uninterrupted views to the Helvellyn range, Latrigg and surrounding fells.

    Ground Floor: The lodge has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: With electric fire, TV, DVD, video, CD/radio and patio doors leading to the terrace.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin, vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail.

    All bed linen and heating included. Large verandah overlooking a small stream. Parking for 1 car. Please note from mid November until end of February this site is closed. However, the site is open over christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

    Property will be a Saturday changeover from 2017.

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  • The Secret Garden

    near Windermere

    Grade
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    Ref: CC127139
    The Secret Garden is a cottage style apartment located on the ground floor of Pinethwaite Hall. Set in woodlands reached by a private drive Secret Garden lives up to it’s name. The peace and quiet is disturbed only by a variety of wildlife including deer, squirrels, nuthatches and woodpeckers visiting the large garden. The centres of Bowness and Windermere are within easy reach and there are delightful walks direct from the doorstep to some of the best viewpoints in the area from which to enjoy the beauty of the fells and Lake Windermere.

    Ground Floor: With an open fire and night storage heating and comprising:
    Lounge/kitchen/diner: Open plan with open fire, TV with integral DVD and CD player.
    Dining/kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Spacious double bedroom with fitted units.
    Shower room: Fully tiled with shower cubicle, WC, under floor heating, hand basin and heated towel rail.

    All electric, fuel and bed linen included. Wi-fi access availableCot available. Large garden areas with seating provided. Large covered porch with seating and plenty of storage for coats and boots. Private parking.

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