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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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  • Windermere, Cumbria
    Windermere, Cumbria×

    Calgarth

    Windermere, Cumbria

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    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:...

  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×
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    Ref: CC112151
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    A stylish apartment in the heart of Keswick. Enjoy boats trips on the lake, hikes up Blencathra or explore the historic Castlerigg Stone Circle.
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    Easedale House Apartments are in a traditional Lakeland slate building set in the centre of Keswick with everything you need right on your doorstep. These gorgeous apartments also have a large (and rare for the area), private car park permit each. Finished to an excellent standard with a real eye for detail, each stylish apartment has its own personality but all have the same lovely feel. Moments away from shops, restaurants and Fitz Park. As always with Keswick, the properties boast a...
  • Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria
    Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria×

    The Round Window

    Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    A cosy and contemporary loft apartment with Wi-Fi and parking ideally positioned to enjoy Bowness on Windermere.
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    This cosy love nest for two is perfectly placed for making the very most of your valuable time together in the Lakes. The Round Window, is set in quiet and attractive surroundings yet within less than a minutes’ walk from all that bustling Bowness has to offer.
    Created in the roof space of former stables, The Round Window retains many quirky features that make this an ideal choice for couples wanting a romantic break.
    Access to the apartment is by a metal spiral staircase,...
  • near Coniston, Cumbria
    near Coniston, Cumbria×

    Hidden Cottage

    near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124173
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Hidden Cottage is situated close to Coniston Water and village and is within walking distance of two excellent Lakeland Inns.
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    Hidden Cottage, a traditional mid terrace built in the 18th Century, is situated close to Coniston Water and village and is within walking distance of two excellent Lakeland Inns. The Farmers Arms, just across the road from the cottage, has been trading since the 16th Century and serves excellent bar meals and local ales. Hidden Cottage is beautifully presented and very comfortable and has all the essential ingredients you would expect of a quality holiday cottage; open beams, a log...
  • Caldbeck, Cumbria
    Caldbeck, Cumbria×

    Gates Bridge Cottage

    Caldbeck, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC119148
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site
    Cosy character cottage in pretty village location, with amenities and walks on the doorstep.
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    Gates Bridge Cottage has been renovated and refurbished to provide good quality, spacious, self catering accommodation for couples. It is situated right in the heart of Caldbeck village, in John Peel country, with tea rooms, village store and post office, pub, restaurant and craft shop all within a few yards. This delightful cosy cottage has got a log burner in the lounge and a stylish bedroom, providing an idyllic atmosphere for a romantic break

    Ground Floor: Property has electric wet...

  • Westward, near Caldbeck, Cumbria
    Westward, near Caldbeck, Cumbria×

    Orchard Cottage

    Westward, near Caldbeck, Cumbria

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    Ref: 26367
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    A well-equipped barn conversion in a central location. Good access to the NP, Solway coast, Hadrians Wall and Scotland.
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    Converted from a former barn, this pair of holiday cottages adjoins the owner’s home. Contemporary in style yet retaining some of the original features, the properties stand to the side of the B5305 and allow good road access to the Lake District National Park, The Solway Coast, Hadrian’s Wall and Scotland. It has something for everyone; history, art galleries, bird watching, outdoor pursuits, foot and cycle paths, a busy calendar of events with festivals, craft...

  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Church View

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: UK1093
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Open Fire
    A beautiful first floor apartment situated in the centre of Ambleside, just a stone’s throw from the town’s shops, pubs and restaurants.
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    As the name suggests, this first floor apartment has great views over Ambleside towards the church spire. Set within an attractive period building, Church View is perfect for a romantic break or honeymoon, with superb views and indulgent features such as a Jacuzzi bath and an open fire. The holiday property is only a short walk from the shores of Lake Windermere. Guests will find an abundance of scenic walks beginning in the village, while its location at the heart of the Lake District makes...
  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Eskdale

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123118
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Available also for weekend breaks, a cosy ground floor apartment set in quiet and peaceful surroundings.
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    Set in quiet and peaceful surroundings close to the centre of Ambleside, Eskdale is a cosy ground floor apartment in a block of 5 holiday homes set in the grounds of the Old Kirkstone Foot Hotel and has been refurbished for the 2017 season. A less than 5 minute walk down Peggy Hill brings you to the centre of Ambleside where there are many cafes, restaurants, shops and two cinemas. Wansfell and Red Screes are nearby and walks can be enjoyed from the door. Many bus routes radiate from...
  • Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
    Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria×

    Ghyll Rigg - Quarry Rigg

    Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC128212
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    A delightful one bedroom apartment in a central location.
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    Quarry Rigg apartments are ideal for those looking for a central location within walking distance of a variety of shops and a good choice of restaurants serving international cuisine close to hand. The location is ideal, within only a few minutes walk of the Lake where you will find a host of waterborne activities, boat hire and the world famous Windermere Steamers including the Swan and the Teal.
    Ghyll Rigg is a delightful one bedroomed apartment, all on one level and of good...
  • Low Jock Scar near Kendal, Cumbria
    Low Jock Scar near Kendal, Cumbria×

    Lily Cottage

    Low Jock Scar near Kendal, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC129292
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Beautiful cottage within the grounds of Low Jock Scar, the gardens awash with colour and visited by a variety of wildlife.
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    Just five miles to the north of the medieval market town of Kendal sits Low Jock Scar, a beautiful country house and estate on the banks of Bannisdale Beck and set in several acres of woodland. Guests at Lily Cottage are welcome to meander through the colourful grounds and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the location, the site often frequented by a wide variety of birds and wildlife including woodpecker, deer and hares. The location is perfect for exploring both the Lakes and Dales...
  • Troutbeck, near Keswick, Cumbria
    Troutbeck, near Keswick, Cumbria×

    Little Beck

    Troutbeck, near Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: W41282
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Set against the spectacular backdrop of Blencathra and the northern fells, this property is perfect for walkers and nature lovers. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Blencathra and the northern fells, this property is perfect for walkers and nature lovers.
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    Fell walking from the door

    Little Beck is a delightful cottage style ground floor holiday apartment, part of the owner’s farmhouse. Gill Head Farm is a working hill farm which also runs a caravan and campsite. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Blencathra and the northern fells with a lovely rural yet central location, this is perfect for walkers and nature lovers. Only 4 miles from Ullswater, with its many great walks, water sports, lake steamers, fishing etc. The...

  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Low White Stones

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123174
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Open Fire
    Luxury cottage apartment situated in ’Old Ambleside’ featuring exposed oak beams, flagstone floors and cosy open fireplace yet only 200 metres from the shops and restaurants.
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    This refurbished, luxury grade II listed, 17th Century ground floor Lakeland cottage is ideally located in the beautiful conservation are of  ‘Old Ambleside’. A short 200 metre stroll brings you to the centre of this popular village with its many varied shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. An abundance of both easy and strenuous walks and activities are available straight from the door.
    Low Whitestones is located on the ground floor with original exposed oak beams, a...
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