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Take a look at our new Inspire and Explore section for the ultimate guide to holiday activities in the Lake District.

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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  • Kokopelli (formerly Havelock Cottage)


    Ref: CC127178
    Kokopelli is a contemporary, spacious and very well equipped traditional end terraced Lakeland cottage comprising lounge with open fire, a large modern kitchen/diner, three good sized bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family shower room. Situated just a minutes walk away from local shops and restaurants in the centre of Windermere and only a 5 minute walk from the bus and railway station it’s an ideal base if you prefer to explore the delights of the Lake District without the need of a car. A thoughtful and complete refurbishment coupled with the provision of high quality linens and soft furnishings provides you with a relaxing and comfortable place to return to after a hard day out on the nearby fells.

    Ground Floor: Kokopelli has gas fired central heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance hallway leading to...
    Lounge: With fully working open fire (wood available locally), leather sofa’s, flat screen TV with Sky Entertainment package and BT Sport,  DVD player. Plus a good selection of books, DVD’s and games for all the family.
    Kitchen/Diner: Generously proportioned room with integrated appliances including oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer. A Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine (Pods included in the welcome pack) and radio with iPod dock. The kitchen is very well equipped allowing you to enjoy some quality family time with home cooked meals (if you prefer to eat in) seated around the solid oak dining table on comfy leather chairs. The back door leads to an enclosed patio area with garden furniture.

    First Floor: Bathroom: Fully tiled with large walk in shower,vanity unit with integrated basin, WC, heated towel rail, illuminated mirror with shaver point.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, Smart TV, alarm clock radio with iPod dock, hairdryer En suite bathroom with large walk in shower, wall hung vanity unit with integrated basin, WC, heated towel rail. illuminated mirror with shaver point..
    Bedroom 2: With Twin beds, Smart TV, alarm clock radio with iPod dock.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Large attic bedroom with exposed beams (some restricted headroom), double bed, Smart TV, alarm clock radio with iPod dock, hairdryer.

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen provided. Wi-Fi access available. Welcome pack with locally sourced tea, coffee and biscuits plus complimentary toiletry packs in the bathrooms. Dishwasher tablets also included.Patio style garden to the rear. Parking available on street via permit. Visit England Gold awarded property. 

  • Dulcanter Heights

    Chapel Stile near Grasmere

    Ref: CC121146
    Set in the very heart of the beautiful Langdale Valley at Chapel Stile, Dulcanter Heights and Dulcanter Fold enjoy a unique location within this picturesque village and offers mesmerising views of the surrounding fell range across to Lingmoor Fell and the Langdale Pikes. The location offers some of the finest low and high level walking within the Lake District National Park, right from the doorstep and the views from both properties will prove most tempting to even the most novice of walkers and their pets. The village caters well for those taking a self catering break, the general store offering an excellent selection of every day provisions and the popular Wainwright’s Inn serving local ales and homemade food throughout the day and into the evening.
    This ancient former bank barn has been cleverly re-designed in recent times to offer two quality units with the option of being utilised together if required.  Dulcanter Heights is on the first floor but with ground floor access from the side of the house.  The property has been thoughtfully prepared to ensure comfortable and up to the minute facilities for self catering guests whatever time of year you choose to visit the Lakes, the open wood fire perfect for breaks in the cooler months so come and sample traditional Lakeland at its best, here at Dulcanter Heights.

    First Floor: Dulcanter Heights is on all on first floor level above Dulcanter Fold. Access to the property is via internal stairs from the ground floor, or side access to the first floor. The property has oil fired central heating and broadband internet access and briefly comprises:
    Useful cloakroom: with handbasin and WC.
    House bathroom: with shower over bath, handbasin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 1: double bedroom with range of fitted units and TV.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle and handbasin.
    Bedroom 2: twin bedroom with TV.
    Bedroom 3: double bedroom with TV.
    Lounge: with open fireplace (fuel available locally), Sky TV with sports and family pack, DVD and balcony.
    Kitchen/dining room: with electric double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. 

    All electric, oil, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available. Internet access available. Patio style garden with garden furniture. Courtyard parking for one small vehicle shared with Dulcanter Fold. Shared laundry with washer and dryer. Bike storage available in garage.

  • Calthwaite Hall West Wing


    Ref: CC132150
    Calthwaite Hall epitomises period elegance, and for the very first time, is exclusively available for romantic weekend retreats and indulgent family getaways. Perfectly situated in the Ullswater area, this Grade II listed building, previously part of the Brackenburgh Estate, offers the entire west wing at your disposal. Luxuriously furnished, the West Wing has been converted in to private, self-catering accommodation, with spacious rooms that retain all of the original character of the period (1837), including original fireplaces and beautiful décor, and all bedrooms overlook the breathtaking grounds. Described as a home from home, you can expect a warm welcome from us, whilst enjoying both the enormous suite and exquisite grounds. Calthwaite Hall also plays host to a stunning flock of ducks, peacocks and swans, the perfect companions for a stroll around the grounds. In addition, explore our secret garden and paddock, including an equestrian school for guests with their own horses. Should you wish to venture further afield, local attractions include Centre Parks and Rheged visitor centre. Ullswater is only a 15 mile scenic drive away, and the Eden Valley and Scottish borders is within driving distance. There is also a local pub in the village which offers both delicous bar meals and great hospitality. The grandeur of this pied-a-terre truly must be seen to be believed. We look forward to welcoming you to this home.

    First Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With woodburner, 50" LCD TV, DVD and CD/radio.
    Dining/Kitchen: With TV/DVD, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size four poster, TV/DVD and cot.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Shower room: With large shower, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, logs, bed linen, towels and welcome pack provided. Optional mid-stay linen change. Cot available. Owner is happy to take one small/medium dog.Outside: Lawn garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Guests welcome to enjoy the grounds. Parking for 4 cars. Livery for horses and equestrian school available (at extra cost). One small/medium dog welcome. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Milburn Grange - Fell Cottage

    Knock, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Ref: W44376

    Milburn Grange is a collection of 7 delightful properties (W44373, W44374, W44375, W44376, W44377, W44378 and W44379), lying on the outskirts of the quiet rural village of Knock, near Appleby-in-Westmorland. They are easily accessible from all major road networks which will save time whilst on those short breaks, and there is ample private off-street parking. There is a separated area for children to play and a dog exercise field adjacent to the properties as well as a games room with a pool table and washing and drying facilities.
    There are walks from the door and many more within a few minutes, and for those who prefer two wheels, the properties are located on two national cycle routes and also on a circular 40-mile, off-road route for the more adventurous.
    The historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Cumbria, is set in the beautiful Eden Valley and it is situated within a loop of the River Eden, making this an excellent centre for exploring the surrounding area and soaking up the scenery. The town’s main industry is tourism, due to its history, remote location, scenery and close proximity to the stunning Lake District, the North Pennines, Swaledale and Howgill Fells. The uncommonly wide main street, Boroughgate, has been described as one of the finest in England. It runs from the north end, by the cloisters, which were designed by Sir Robert Smirke in 1811, and to the south end, by the castle entrance. The railway station is on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway, and is a good spot to see the steam trains that often pass on Saturdays. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine. Dishwasher. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared games room with pool table. No smoking.

  • Brasscam


    Ref: CC117110
    Brasscam is situated at Mountain View on the approach to the hamlet of Seatoller in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley, close to the foot of the Honister Pass. The cottage has access to the high fells, notably Glaramara, Great Gable and Scafell Pike, right from the door, making it a paradise for walkers. A fabulous cottage at the heart of the Lakes  It is ideally situated for exploring the Northern Lakes with Keswick only seven miles away and Derwentwater and Buttermere approximately three miles. Brasscam enjoys fell views from all the windows and is close to the villages of Stonethwaite and Rosthwaite.
    There is free Wi-Fi BT Broadband internet access throughout the property.

    Ground Floor: The oil fired centrally heated and double glazed property comprises:
    Living room: Open plan with the original range surrounded by a Lakeland stone fireplace, slate floor, TV with Sky Sports package, DVD and CD/radio.
    Kitchen/diner: With pine table, NEFF electric oven and hob, two fridges, dishwasher and microwave.
    Conservatory/porch: With boot locker.
    Utility room:
    With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with fell views.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with garden and fell views.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: There are steep open sided stairs to the 2nd floor. Extra care needs to be taken.
    Bedroom 3:
    With double bed with stunning fell views, TV and Freeview and large en-suite bathroom with feature bath, shower cubicle with power shower, hand basin and WC.

    All electric, oil and bed linen included. Cot available. Free UK landline. Free Wi-fi available.Lawned garden with garden furniture and a shed for storing bikes. Private parking for 3 cars. Will accept 1 dog only, but must not be allowed upstairs or on the furniture.

  • Ghyll Close

    Ings near Staveley

    Ref: CC127227
    A mere three miles to the south of Windermere, Ings is a great location for enjoying a relaxing trip to the Lakes; close enough to enjoy the more popular tourist hotspots of Bowness and Ambleside but far enough away to benefit from the peace and quiet of a semi rural location. The quaint hamlet of Ings has good facilities, a local shop, garage and award winning pet friendly country pub, The Watermill, as well as some wonderful walking and cycling into the Kentmere Valley.
    Ghyll Close is a comfortable, modern home, spacious for six with two seating areas arranged around the wood burning stoves. Both rooms look out over the green gardens, ideal for holidaying outdoors whenever the weather will allow. Perfect for couples and families alike. Ghyll Close is particularly suitable for those with mobility difficulties as it offers a spacious king size bedroom and bathroom accommodation on the ground floor.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to....
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Kitchen: With electric double oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine.
    Dining room: With wood burning stove and doors out onto the patio area.
    Lounge room: Again with door to the garden, multi-fuel stove and TV/DVD.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed with wooden floor.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin beds and some limited head height.
    Bedroom 3: With king size bed and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

    All fuel, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Fuel for fires available locally.Outside: large gardens with furniture provided. Wi-Fi internet access available.

  • The Nook


    Ref: CC123224
    The Nook is a characterful country cottage in the very heart of Ambleside set on a quiet lane behind the main thoroughfare yet within a stone’s throw of a host of walks, attractions, shops and restaurants. Of course, when the weather is fine and dry, a variety of low and high level fell walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed from the doorstep of The Nook by all the family but occasionally, it may just rain and there are plenty of indoor activities to sample in that case; The Climbing Wall, a new facility offering climbs for all abilities and from age 5 in a supervised environment or why not take in a film at one of Zeffirelli’s cinemas and enjoy a ’meal deal’ at the same time.
    Beautifully presented, The Nook offers stylish and quality accommodation for 6 combined with traditional features of stone and wooden floors, beamed ceilings and wood burning stove to warm your toes in the winter. The thoughtful owners have provided a selection of Julia Bradbury guide books and DVDs for your enjoyment which may just whet your appetite for getting on your boots and out onto the fells and a DAB radio so you can keep a check on the forecast for the days ahead. Blessed with ample parking for up to 3 cars and an enclosed courtyard seating area, The Nook is the perfect village based accommodation, a real home from home in which to spend a rather special Lakeland holiday with your loved ones.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Rear entrance to...
    Utility: With washer/dryer, microwave and freezer.
    Kitchen: With an electric oven and gas hob, fridge and dishwasher.
    Dining area.
    Lounge: With front door leading to St Mary’s Lane, has wood burning stove (fuel available locally), I-pod dock and Freeview TV with built in DVD player.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed, wall mounted Freeview TV, en-suite with shower, wash basin and WC
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With twin beds, Freeview TV, separate DVD player and en-suite with wash basin and WC.
    Some limited head height and steep stair on this floor.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Wi-Fi available.Outside store available for walking gear and bikes. Parking for up to 2/3 cars. Courtyard with seating provided. This property will only accept a maximum of one baby.

  • Glenedge


    Ref: CC118229
    Glenedge sits in a slightly elevated position in the popular village of Glenridding, allowing lovely fell views and a glimpse of the lake in winter. This stone faced and timber clad bungalow is ideal for either families or couples on holiday together, having the benefit of three bathrooms for the three bedrooms. Refurbished in 2014, with a new kitchen, ensuites and many new furnishings, creating superb self-catering accommodation. Glenridding is an excellent base to explore and walk the Eastern fells, there are shops, pub, hotel and café in the village, which lies on the shores of Ullswater.

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil central heating and comprising:
    Open plan ‘U’ shaped Lounge/Dining/Kitchen: With Freesat TV, DVD, radio and wood burning stove, logs provided.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility area: with washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, oil, bed linen and towels provided. Wi-Fi available. Cot, bed rail and booster seat available. Telephone for incoming calls.Garden to the front and rear with seating area, garden furniture and fell views. Parking for 3 cars. Garage for bikes.

  • Cherry Tree Lodge

    Hawkshead, nr. Ambleside

    Ref: W4678

    Lovely views and balcony

    Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, these superb, detached, single-storey holiday lodges have marvellous views of all the surrounding high mountains from their sunny balconies. They are yards from the bustling village with its shops, cafes and pubs. This is a superb base to make the most of this marvellous place, as a pleasant walk will bring you to the renowned Tarn Hows and the magnificent lakeland scenery. You are 1 mile from the pretty Esthwaite Water and the world famous Beatrix Potter’s house with Windermere and Bowness villages a short trip across the lake on the Windermere ferry. Fabulous walking - the Old Man of Coniston and the Langdales beckon. Hawkshead is a pretty medieval market town which is steeped in history with 15th century buildings, galleries and museums to visit. Local attractions include the ruins of Hawkshead Hall to the 15th-century St Michael’s parish church and court house, as well as the historic palace, heritage centre, gardens, forest trails, boat trips and of course the award winning Beatrix Potter Gallery and attraction. The cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and stunning scenery gives this place a magical feel. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    First £20 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by 50p coin meter. Bed linen included. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Shared lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Woodlands


    Ref: 29033

    This charming, spacious holiday property standing in an acre of gardens is built into the hillside on the edge of Kendal in an elevated position. There is woodland to rear and views of the Cumbrian Fells across farmland and historic Kendal to the front. The town is one mile away with quaint yards and alleyways that lead to delightful cafes, restaurants and the Brewery Arts Centre. Take a trip to the many wonderful sites of the Lake District National Park with breathtaking mountains to explore. Windermere is the closest lake, within 20 minutes’ drive. Shops, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and patio doors. Kitchen with slate floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over free-standing bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview Smart TV. DVD. Gas Range included. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond, steps and drop in garden.

  • Wain Garth

    Satterthwaite near Coniston

    Ref: CC124108
    Four miles south of Hawkshead and midway between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere lies the small, quiet village of Satterthwaite. Satterthwaite retains a real sense of rural community, village life revolving around the green, All Saints Church and the traditional pub, The Eagles Head. The area offers wonderful walking, biking and bird watching opportunities and the famous Visitor Centre at Grizedale Forest has ample to entertain the whole family. Wain Garth is in the centre of the village, in the very heart of rural life and has fabulous uninterrupted views across the central lake ranges. Refurbished to an excellent standard, Wain Garth has been thoughtfully prepared for letting by its owners with clever use of soft furnishings and co-ordinating decor to complete the look. The main bedroom, with ornate Victorian style four poster bed, is particularly luxurious and the views of the garden and countryside can be enjoyed while horizontal! The tiered gardens are a delight at any time of year and give ample opportunity for sitting out and soaking up the atmosphere of this tranquil village.

    Ground Floor: Wain Garth is heated by a woodburner and some storage heaters and comprises:
    Side entrance into...
    Hallway: With understairs storage and useful desk area.
    Lounge: Super room with lovely views over the garden and to the fells beyond, with corner sited woodburner, TV with basic Sky digital package, video and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With Bosch appliances, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer and CD/Hi-Fi.
    Dining room: Situated a few steps down from the kitchen and enjoying a super outlook.
    Bathroom: With corner bath, hand held shower attachment, hand basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Romantic double bedroom with a four poster bed.
    Bedroom 2: King size bedroom.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. 

    All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Initial supply of logs only supplied but more available from the office or local shop. Cot and highchair available. There is regular Wi-Fi access for guests at the cottage via the BT Home Hub system, the network name and the password are clearly displayed in the cottage.Delightful gardens with patio furniture. Private parking for one large, or two small/medium cars. Parking on the lane is not permitted.

  • Pebble Cottage


    Ref: CC127228
    Pebble Cottage can be found mid way between Bowness and Windermere, close to a good selection of interesting shops, (including Lakeland Limited and Booths for those foodies among you) bars and restaurants and only a gentle stroll from bustling Bowness and a host of activities and attractions. Walks are in abundance from the doorstep, a firm favourite with visitors being to the top of Orrest Head where you can take in wonderful views of majestic Windermere and her surrounding fell ranges.
    Pebble Cottage has been lovingly refurbished to offer boutique hotel style accommodation in a self catering environment. Set out over three floors with generously sized living and bedroom areas, the attention to detail shows in fresh, clean lines and carefully chosen accent colours. A library of novels for some holiday reading and a collection of DVDs for all ages is provided by the thoughtful owners. Solid wood and stone floors with two wood burning stoves married with contemporary styling and fittings have resulted in a beautiful blend of country cottage charm with modern day indulgences and a holiday home just perfect for enjoying at any time of year.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Hall leading right to...
    Lounge: With Freeview HD TV/Blu Ray/DVD, deep cushioned leather seating and wood burning stove.
    Dining room: With wood burning stove and French doors to the enclosed courtyard.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and underfloor heating.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and TV.
    Shower room: With double shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available.Outside: Roadside parking readily available. Courtyard with BBQ and patio furniture.


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