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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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  • Honeycomb Cottage

    Windermere

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC127224
    Honeycomb Cottage is tucked away along a quiet side street of the centre of Windermere with no passing traffic and is in a super location for the first time or returning National Park visitor. Ideal for those who prefer to park up the car for the week and use the excellent public transport on offer, the train, National Express and local coach and bus stations are just a few minutes walk away and a host of interesting shops, bars and restaurants are literally on the doorstep.
    Honeycomb Cottage is a typical Lakeland stone cottage with lots of character displayed by way of exposed beams and a super wood burning stove, perfect for those breaks in the cooler months. The cottage is well equipped with a good fitted kitchen, perfect for the self catering guest but with such a wealth of places to eat out or takeaway in Windermere, you may choose to sample a different international cuisine every night

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Lounge: With TV and DVD and wood burning stove (fuel available locally).
    Dining room: With open fire through to...
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and plenty of space for a cot.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.On street parking for one car via permit. Small seating area with shared access and furniture provided.

  • George Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111343
    This delightful two bedroom end of terrace sandstone cottage was fully renovated and refurbished by the owner, but retains its charm and character. George Cottage is stylishly decorated and furnished to a high standard, with individual touches like handmade oak shelving throughout and is ideal for a couple, small family or single person. It is situated in a residential area of Keswick, 5 minutes level walk from the town centre and 10 minutes from the Lake and has the benefit of a private parking space.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With LCD TV with Freeview, DVD, CD radio with i-pod dock and living flame gas fire. There is also a handmade oak table and chairs.
    Kitchen: With oak worktop, electric oven and ceramic hob.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Original staircase (note: quite steep) leading to....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, handmade oak wardrobe and Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and drawers.
    Bathroom: With over sized bath with shower over, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Parking for 1 car and on street parking.

  • 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.

  • Nord Vue Barn

    Penruddock

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118209
    Conveniently situated in the Lakeland village of Penruddock, which benefits from very easy access to the M6 and only 15 minutes drive to both Keswick and Ullswater. To the north of the village are quiet country lanes and villages which are great for cycling. Nord Vue Barn, as the name implies, was an 18th Century barn which the owners converted to an extremely spacious holiday cottage, with the best of traditional and modern features. There is a village pub serving bar meals.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses made from green oak, solid ash flooring, cosy wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided), TV, DVD and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, two fridges, one with freezer compartment, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Mezzanine Bedroom: With contemporary glass panelling overlooking the living area, a king size bed and a single bed for a child or to give flexibility for two single people.

    All oil, electric and bed linen included. Full size wooden cot and highchair available. Extra logs available for additional charge. Wi-fi internet access available.Outside: Patio garden and seating. Parking for 2 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • The Mains

    Stainton, Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41117

    Idyllic village setting

    Luxuriously furnished to provide an elegant holiday base for the northern lakes, this cottage is quietly set in the village of Stainton, just 3 miles from Ullswater. Walking is from the doorstep and the Lakeland Fells are a tempting invitation for the more energetic. The village has a pub, restaurant, farm shop and tea rooms (5-minute walk), with the market town of Penrith 2 miles and Keswick 14 miles for those who wish to browse the quaint shops and tea rooms. Rheged, the Lake District’s biggest visitor attraction has wonderful family entertainment, giant movies and lots more only a mile away. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single (for child), both with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Broadband. Lawned garden with summerhouse and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years.

  • Beech Cottage

    Windermere

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 29605


    This cosy holiday cottage is situated right in the heart of the beautiful town of Windermere. The cottage is tucked away behind the shops so away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, yet within walking distance of this small town. The location is perfect, with a variety of shops, restaurants and outdoor pursuits nearby. Walking in this area is excellent, whether you opt for a gentle lakeside stroll or a vigorous hike up the fells. For breathtaking, panoramic views of the lake and mountains, take the short trek up to Orrest Head. Also available close by is cycling, horse riding, gorge scrambling, a cinema and the Beatrix Potter Exhibition. Bowness, Coniston Water, Kendal, the Furness Peninsula, Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Mountains are within easy reach. Discover interesting heritage sites, historic houses, colourful gardens and many other attractions, including the National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole, the Windermere on Water Festival and the Windermere Air Show. Shop, pub and restaurant 10 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating and electricity £20per week, £15 per short break. Bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. On road parking. No smoking.

  • The Old Manse

    Kirkoswald

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    2
    Ref: 17788

    This charming barn conversion is delightfully situated in a secluded valley adjoining the owners home. It enjoys a beautiful setting with its own private gardens extending down to Raven Beck attracting a wealth of wildlife (including red squirrels). Surrounded by good walking and cycling countryside, central to the Lakes, Carlisle/Settle railway and the AONB of the North Pennines. An ideal holiday base. Shop and pub 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with partially flagged floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. Open gallery to first floor: Living room with beams and day-bed. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. NB: River 50 yards.

  • Daleside - Rosedale

    Nr. Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: LYL

    In a magnificent rural setting, with fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, magnificent sunsets over the Solway Firth, and the hills of Galloway across the border, these comfortable holiday properties were winners of the Keswick Tourism Association Country Establishments in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and the Cumbria in Bloom Tourist Board Rose Bowl for Self Catering Establishment winners in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Rose Cottage (ref LPD) is attached to the owner’s farmhouse home, Rosemary Cottage (ref LTG) adjoins another property, Rambling Rose Cottage (ref LWG) and Rosedale Cottage (ref LYL) are adjacent and have both been converted to a high standard, and Primrose Cottage (ref LPG) has been converted from a former byre and stands in a courtyard which is bedecked with flower tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets. The cottages are beautifully furnished and equipped to VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ standard, except Rosemary Cottage which is equipped to a VisitBritain ‘4 Star Gold’ standard. Guests will enjoy the friendly rare breeds sheep and ponies (including miniature Shetland ponies) and visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm (a red squirrel has been spotted in the grounds), as well as the many public footpaths nearby. This 500-acre farm is set in an AONB, with walks from the door plus superb fell walking nearby. Keswick stands on the shores of Derwent Water and is an excellent base to explore delightful Borrowdale. In the town itself are many interesting shops, inns and restaurants, as well as a leisure pool. Cockermouth also has a swimming pool. Just 6 miles away is Bassenthwaite Lake with a variety of watersports and the Lakeland Wildlife Park. Enjoy Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery. Guests can enjoy the Lakes Distillery, 7 miles away has a lovely visitor attraction and serves good food daily. There is tennis, riding and golf, as well as good fishing locally and excellent bird watching from the farm, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer, whilst it is a short drive to Osprey Watch at Dodd Wood Bassenthwaite. Shop 4 miles. There is a good choice of pubs and restaurants locally (including vegetarian). The pretty village of Caldbeck is 4 miles, with a restaurant, tea rooms and shops. Maes Gallery and tea rooms serving food daily is within 2 miles. Uldale is 2 miles with a pub serving good food, and Ireby is 1½ miles away with a cosy pub with log fire and good food.

    Furnished to the VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ standard, this cottage has been beautifully converted retaining beams throughout. Entrance to fitted kitchen/dining room. First floor: Sitting room with wood-burning stove and French doors to small balcony with views towards lakeland fells and Solway Firth. Double bedroom with beautiful 5ft four-poster bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Dishwasher
    • Private patio with
      furniture

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV (sports package)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared farmland grounds of 500 acres
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Armathwaite Hall Hotel Leisure Club (10-min drive), includes swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room (at cost)
    • Meal delivery service
    • Complimentary bottle of wine
    • Welcome tea tray
    • Milk, eggs and bread available
    • Natural filtered spring water supply
    • No smoking

  • The Smithy

    Mosser near Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC143174
    This delightful, stone built cottage enjoys a tranquil rural setting, mid way between Cockermouth and Loweswater in the Western Lakes. It sits on the banks of Sandy Beck, a haven for wildlife and birdlife, including deer, red squirrels and kingfishers. The Smithy was converted from the former Blacksmiths forge by the owners. They retained the character, with vaulted ceilings and wooden beams and complemented it with the use of high quality furnishings throughout. Lorton, Crummock Water and Buttermere are nearby, with spectacular walks on the surrounding fells. The nearest pub serving bar meals is two miles and a wealth of amenities are available in the vibrant market town of Cockermouth, four miles. The accommodation is all on ground floor, which may be helpful for people with mobility problems.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: Open plan living space with Freeview TV, DVD and electric flame effect stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. A 24 hour turn around laundry service available if necessary at additional charge.Outside: gravelled seating area with stream. Parking for 2 cars.  1 medium size dog welcome.

  • Curlew Cottage

    Skinburness near Silloth

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC143208
    This quaint little seaside cottage provides simple but comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. Curlew Cottage lies literally across the road from the sand and pebble beach, with wonderful views across the Solway to the Scottish Hills and glorious sunsets in the evening. The promenade extends into Silloth and is perfect for gentle walks or exercising the dog. Situated on the boundary of Skinburness and Silloth, on the Cumbrian Coastal Way, a haven for wildlife with bird sanctuaries and nature reserves dotted along the estuary. The Victorian seaside town of Silloth, with its cobbled streets, amenities and amusements is within walking distance, approx one mile. There are also two holiday villages in Silloth, with swimming pools and leisure facilities, one within a few hundred metres.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage  and panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD and electric fire.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, fridge, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack provided. Cot available. One dog welcome.Outside: Front lawn garden with seating. Parking for 1 car.

  • Cedar Barn

    Warcop near Appleby

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC132172
    Situated between the market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen in the Eden Valley, this delightful barn conversion has been imaginatively designed to provide a charming holiday home in a tranquil village setting. Warcop is just over six miles from the attractive and ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland and is superbly located for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks. The cosy sitting room with wood burner has original beams and stone features. Outside is an enclosed small garden with a summerhouse, ideal for relaxing in with a glass of chilled wine. This is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, lovers of the countryside and holiday makers who will appreciate touring the quiet lanes of Cumbria, the upper reaches of the North Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales. The scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway runs from Appleby and Kirkby Stephen.

    First Floor: The property has external steps to entrance, is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area:
    Beamed with wood burner, feature stone work, TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With large power shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided.Small enclosed garden with summerhouse, patio and furniture. Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). NB: External steps to entrance.

  • The Barn

    Eden Mount, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 26403


    Set amidst lovely, peaceful woodlands, in an elevated position above the Kent Estuary, on the outskirts of the Edwardian seaside resort of Grange over Sands. Just 1½ miles from the medieval village of Cartmel, this charming, stone, terraced holiday cottage blends modern design, furnishings and appliances with old timber beams and stone walls, and a light and airy orangery, opening out onto a sunny patio and garden. Grange has hotel leisure facilities, beauty spas and golf courses. Cartmel with old inns, a medieval priory, a racecourse and quaint galleries has become a foodie paradise since Simon Rogan opened the famous L’Enclume and other restaurants, and there are food shops and a monthly food market. The cottage has woodland and fell walks from the door, and lies on the edge of the Lake District National Park, 5 miles from Lake Windermere. Grange enjoys a micro-climate, often several degrees warmer than the rest of the Lakes, thanks to the Gulf Stream, and has palm trees on the long promenade. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Conservatory/dining room with French doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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