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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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  • Milburn Grange - Hayloft Cottage

    Knock, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44375

    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/dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. 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.

  • Birkerthwaite Stable

    Eskdale

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W41477

    Surrounded by dramatic scenerySurrounded by dramatic scenery

    Featuring beams taken from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian Coast, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. This is fantastic walking countryside and the elevated position gives views of Scafell and the Eskdale Valley, creating a unique atmosphere of tranquillity. Birkerthwaite Farmhouse (W43001) is a unique holiday property dating back to 1627 and has many original features, beamed ceilings, flagged floors and unusual oak wall cupboards built in the 1700’s. Comfortably furnished and with the benefit of an open fire and an Aga, the farmhouse is cosy and welcoming. Birkerthwaite Stable (W41477) is a single-storey converted stable with rustic charm heated by a log-burning stove. Birkerthwaite Barn (W41478) has a spacious kitchen/dining room, a galleried landing and a four poster bed. Birkerthwaite Cottage (W41479) has an upstairs open plan living area with wooden floors which opens onto a balcony overlooking gardens. Nearby attractions include Muncaster Castle and Hardknott Roman Fort, whilst the Langdale Pikes and Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere can be reached via a stunning drive over the Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes. A short drive away is Wast Water; to the west are sandy beaches. Alternatively take the steam train from Ravenglass. Shop 3 miles, pub 2.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door, beams and slate floor/dining room/step to kitchen. Step to 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.

  • Brundholme

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC111179
    This spacious first floor apartment is situated in the heart of Keswick, and has been attractively decorated and comfortably furnished. Only two minutes walk from the market square it has fine views of Latrigg and Skiddaw and is an ideal base from which to enjoy Keswick and the Northern Lakes. All the amenities of this charming town are on the doorstep including the theatre, cinema, museums, parks, shops, pubs, restaurants and a leisure pool. There are good bus connections to Borrowdale, Ambleside and Penrith.

    First Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With beautiful views to Skiddaw, TV and DVD.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available. Parking permit for nearby car park.

  • Annie’s Cottage

    Wellington, nr. Gosforth

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30281


    This quaint and cosy detached holiday cottage is set on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Annie’s Cottage is perfectly set to explore the Lakes or the West Cumbrian coastline. The cottage is in an area of English extremes; nearby is the deepest lake, Wastwater, the highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and the smallest church, the Church of Saint Olaf. Also, nearby is La’al Ratty, meaning ‘little railway’ in olde Cumbrian dialect and it is the oldest and longest narrow gauge railway in England, taking passengers from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass, seven miles through Eskdale, making the most of the truly stunning scenery. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favourites. Muncaster Castle is only 7 miles away and provides plenty of entertainment for all ages. When you have finished exploring, Annie’s Cottage is the ideal place to return to with a well-equipped kitchen with double range, and a multi-fuel burner in the living room to warm you back up on those winter nights. In summer, make the most of the weather by relaxing with a glass of wine in the small yard next to the beck that runs alongside the back of the cottage. Beach 4 miles. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and Velux. Most rooms with wooden floor.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Small courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Beck in garden, 1 yard.

  • Kent View Apartment

    Meathop, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W42985

    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 skilfully converted into six spacious holiday houses, which are owned by the Caravan Club Ltd and situated on the edge of one of their immaculately kept small touring caravan parks. The house consists of a two storey cottage wing (W42981), a first floor apartment (W42982), a ground floor garden apartment (W42983), two ground floor apartments (W42984 and W42986) and a first floor balcony apartment (W42985).
    There’s a lot to see and do in the immediate area. Close by is beautiful Cartmel Priory and the stately homes at Holker Hall, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall. 3 miles west along the coast is the refined small seaside town of Grange-over-Sands with lots of shops, golf and fishing. The properties make an excellent touring base for the whole of the southern Lake District. Shop 3 miles, pub with food 400 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room with patio door/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed communal garden with furniture. 10-acre grounds. Balcony with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • La’l Tethera

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC127050
    Ambleside is a super base for a first or return trip to Southern Lakeland. Awash with a host of activities for all ages and abilities, there’s certainly plenty of attractions to enjoy throughout the day and into the evening yet peace and tranquility can always be found on the slopes of the surrounding fell range, the top of Loughrigg a manageable hike, well worth the effort.
    Centrally placed for enjoying all that this Lakeland village has to offer, La’l Tethera is a superb, stylish bolt hole for just for two, somewhere to relax, unwind and spend precious time together. Light and airy and beautifully dressed with calming décor and co-ordinating neutral fabrics, this first floor apartment is well equipped with up to the minute facilities for a self-catering break, whatever time of year you plan to visit.

    First Floor: La’l Tethera has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance via external steps to inner hallway leading to:
    Open plan living arrangement:
    Kitchen:
    With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Lounge: With seating arranged around the gas wood burner effect stove and TV with DVD. The oak dining table is well placed between the two areas.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, oak furnishings and views across the village towards Loughrigg.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
    Washing machine and tumble dryer available.

    All electric, bed linen and towels provided. Sorry, no travel cot or highchair available. Parking permit provided for one car to use on nearby car park.

  • Old Dairy Cottage

    Ainstable, nr. Penrith

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 28396

    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 keeps rare sheep. Heated indoor swimming pool for private hire less than ¼ mile. Shop 1 mile, pubs and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Conservatory. 1 double (6ft) bedroom (zip and link, can be twin on request). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry facilities on request. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Stables and grazing for horse on request. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Newbiggin Hall - Rose Cottage

    Carleton near Carlisle

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC133143
    Guests will delight in the grounds of this Grade II* listed building, situated in delightful countryside on the outskirts of the historic city of Carlisle and only 1 mile from the M6. Newbiggin Hall is steeped in history and was built originally as a pele tower in 1304, a place of refuge from Scottish raiders and feuding border families, providing shelter for humans and animals. Subsequent re-building and additions in the 17th and 18th century have created a handsome country house. The location is perfect as a base to visit the Lakes, Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall, the Scottish Borders and the Eden Valley. The nearest pub is approx. 1 mile and Carlisle has an abundance of amenities, great shopping, superb dining and places of interest such as the Cathedral, Castle and Tullie House Museum. The extensive 3 acre garden provide an idyllic spot to relax and unwind, with very large lawns, flower borders and a woodland which kids will love to play in. There is a lovely 3 mile walk from Newbiggin Hall which takes you across the river Petteril, through woodland and open countryside.
    For a special occasion guests can hire the beautiful Jacobean style dining room in the main hall, with seating for up to 15 people. This magnificent room has a medieval feel, with huge open fire and ornate curved ceiling. Prices from £100/session.. Rose Cottage is on the ground floor of the West Wing of Newbiggin Hall and has a private entrance. A truly charming and cosy cottage which is perfect for a romantic retreat, in incredible surroundings. The ground floor accommodation is good for guests who have difficulty with stairs.
    This property can be booked with West Wing (133144) to accommodate up to 9 people.

    Ground Floor: Property is on ground floor level , has night storage and electric convector heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD and original bread oven.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, washer/dryer, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and single bed for a child or to give flexibility of sleeping for 2 single people and en suite shower, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Outside: Extensive grounds with lawn, woodland and garden furniture and BBQ. Parking for 2 cars

  • The Cowshed

    Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W7008

    Overflowing with character

    This very charming, detached 17th century holiday cottage oozes character and was originally built as a coach house, used as a cow shed and then as an antique shop. It retains many features including stone flag floors, exposed walls and beams and is furnished and decorated to a very good standard with numerous objects in keeping with its character. Penrith is a market town with shops, restaurants and scenic walks to enjoy. Ullswater is 6 miles and the Roman Wall is 30 miles. The lakes offer watersports, horse riding, paragliding, golf, tennis and bowls. An ideal location for the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. Shop and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone flagged floor. Kitchen with stone flag floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams and wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Spiral stairs to second floor: 1 galleried single bedroom (for child).

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Unfenced garden with small patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store.

  • Willow Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123284
    Set within acres of beautiful Lakeland landscape, Willow Cottage offers unbeatable views of the surrounding fells from every window and down to the village of Ambleside below. On a working farm, your neighbours are of the four legged variety and include a large fold of highland cattle, quite a sight to wake up to in the morning!The accommodation is cosy and comfortable, and has everything you’ll need for a self-catering break. Do be aware that the location of Willow Cottage is rural, high on the Kirkstone Road and the steep access lane is not tarmacked.

    This property can be booked together with Hazel Cottage (CC123280), The Nest (CC123290) and Oak Cottage (CC123293) to accommodate up to 12 guests. Ideal for parties or weddings, you can even land a helicopter in the grounds!

    Ground Floor: Willlow Cottage has night storage heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space:
    Lounge area:
    With TV and DVD.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels provided. Wi-Fi.Parking for two cars. Wooden bench seating. NB: No children under the age of 12.

  • Cobblestones

    Kendal

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43227

    A pretty little cottage situated in a shared courtyard, this delightful holiday home is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Lakeland town of Kendal, home to many attractions including The Brewery Arts Centre, two museums and an art gallery. If you enjoy eating out, you will be spoilt for choice with the many cosy tea rooms, cafés, fine dining restaurants and traditional country pubs. Kendal is well served by public transport, and a rail link connects with the main West Coast line at Oxenholme and Windermere. Buses leave frequently for all parts of the Lake District. Explore Windermere, Ambleside or Bowness and visit attractions such as the steam railway, the aquarium and the World of Beatrix Potter. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard with own sitting-out area. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Armboth

    Thirlmere near Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: LN6
    Nestled amidst beautifully landscaped grounds, this attractive, single storey, well-equipped holiday property stands adjacent to Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel, which occupies a peaceful setting on the shores of Thirlmere in the centre of the Lake District National Park. This is an ideal base to enjoy the beauty of the area, with the inviting slopes of Helvellyn rising majestically behind, and is the perfect, tranquil location from which to explore. With views over the grounds and woodland towards Helvellyn, this charming holiday home offers the ideal destination for a relaxing break in an AONB. Nearby, Keswick, seen by many as the adventure capital of the Lake District, has tennis, horse riding, golf, fishing, boat trips, sailing, paragliding, gill scrambling and much more. With all the major attractions within easy reach, such as Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter museums, Castlerigg stone circle (NT), Honister Slate Mine and the Theatre by the Lake, visitors will never be lost for something to do. Unwind after a long day exploring by enjoying the peace and tranquillity, and admiring the spectacular lake view from the hotel terrace, or call in for a drink or meal at the nearby pub.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Large open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Satellite TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-Fi. Telephone (at cost). 24 hr laundry service (subject to availability).Sitting-out area with furniture. Shared landscaped grounds, terrace and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. NB: Grounds border Thirlmere lakeshore and lake paths.

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