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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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  • Woodside

    Duddon Bridge, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: 30047


    In an exceptional rural location, Woodside apartment is situated on the first floor of a large Victorian country house, within the owners’ home, set in secluded wooded grounds in the Lake District National Park. Particularly beautiful in spring and autumn, the Duddon Valley is stunning, with delightful fell walks available from the door. This comfortable apartment is an ideal base for a couple or small family, with 2 bedrooms, 1 double leading to a family bathroom and 1 single with en-suite toilet and basin, a living/dining room and a small kitchen. Guests have use of free wi-fi in the main house. Outside there are over 6 acres of gardens and woodland, which guests are welcome to explore. There is also some garden furniture for guests’ use. A wonderful location with an abundance of wildlife and streams to enjoy, ensuring a quiet and peaceful holiday. The vibrant market town of Broughton-in-Furness is just a short drive away and has a traditional village shop, post office, excellent pubs and a restaurant, and an award-winning bakery. The pretty hamlet of Seathwaite is close by, the gateway up the quieter side of the Lake District. Follow the lane as it weaves its way alongside the River Duddon, passing the picturesque Birks Bridge into the valley floor, with Harter Fell and The Old Man of Coniston standing proudly at either side. Take a trip up to Hardknott Pass and Wrynose Pass, both running out of the valley. Either side of the valley are stunning mountain ranges with lots of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Also worth a visit are Muncaster Castle, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton-in-Furness, and Ravenglass with the miniature steam train that chugs its way along the ’L’al Ratty’ narrow gauge railway through the Eskdale Valley, all within 35 minutes’ drive. Horse riding nearby. Beach 6 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room. 1 step up to kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 4 steps down to 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 single with en-suite toilet.

    Oil central heating included (October-April), by meter reading (May-September). Hot water, bed linen and towels included. Electricity by meter reading. High chair. Freesat TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available (at cost). Shared landscaped grounds with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Bathroom accessed via double bedroom. Steps and streams in grounds.

  • Rundales Cottage

    Appleby

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 26109

    This delightful barn conversion combines modern fittings with original features to provide a cosy and well equipped holiday home. Situated in a rural position adjoining the owner’s cottage, it is just a mile from the attractive, ancient market town of Appleby, in the beautiful Eden Valley. This is an ideal retreat for couples and small families. Its peaceful position and pretty outlook is central to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is also close to the Scottish Border and Hadrian’s Wall. Excellent walking, cycling, golf and fishing available nearby. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer (in outhouse). Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years. NB: Unfenced pond at front of property.

  • Hazel Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC123280
    Set high above the village of Ambleside and within acres of beautiful Lakeland landscape, Hazel cottage offers unbeatable views of the surrounding fells from every window. On a working farm, your neighbours are of the four legged variety and include a large herd of highland cattle, quite a sight to wake up to in the morning! The accommodation is cosy and comfortable, ideal for a couple and perfectly presented with everything you’ll need for a self-catering break. Do be aware that the location of Hazel Cottage is rural, high on the Kirkstone Road, the access lane not tarmacked.

    This property can be booked together with Willow Cottage (CC123284), 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: The property has night storage heating and comprises:
    Entrance with a few steps leading to the...
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Lounge/dining area: With TV and DVD.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Parking for two cars. Picnic bench seating.

  • Briarwood

    near Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC128103
    This delightful apartment is situated on Helm Road, in an elevated position above the bustling town of Bowness. Briarwood has a balcony offering pleasant views towards Claife Heights and surrounding fells and has private parking ensuring that the pleasures of this busy town can be accessed on foot and a selection of walks can be taken from the door.

    Second Floor: The accommodation is gas centrally heated and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Pleasant open plan with picture windows giving access to a balcony, TV, DVD, video, radio, comfortable seating and dining furniture.
    Kitchen: Adjoining and open plan with electric built in oven and grill, electric hob, microwave, washer/dryer and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With small 4ft double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot and payphone available. Wi-Fi access available.Garage parking.

  • 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.

  • The Old Stables

    Eden Mount, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27340


    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 stable conversion blends 21st century design and appliances with old timber beams, stone walls and a sunny patio. 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/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 37" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Laal Yan

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111346
    Laal Yan is Cumbrian Dialect for ’little one’, which aptly describes this charming, cosy, character cottage. It is ideally situated in a small terrace of similar cottages, a short level stroll from the town centre. It has the benefit of parking provided near the cottage. There are fell views to the front and rear and the cottage is adjacent to the River Greta. The cottage is beautifully furnished in keeping with the character of the cottage, but with the benefit of a modern kitchen.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and gas fire.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and gas hob, washer/dryer, fridge and microwave.
    Steep narrow staircase to the....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, electric power shower, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Sorry there is no space for a cot. Wi-Fi available.Outside: front forecourt. Parking nearby for 1 car.

  • Cosy Cottage

    Rusland, nr. Hawkshead

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41283

    Idyllic setting

    A charming little 300 year old semi-detached beamed cottage in a secluded hideaway with beautiful views all around, ideally placed in the unspoilt valley of Rusland between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. The Grizedale Forest is on the doorstep for wonderful walks or take the Windermere steamer from nearby Lakeside to visit Bowness and Ambleside. The southern Lake District offers so much for a relaxing holiday or more strenuous fell walking, whilst attractions such as the Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Cartmel Priory, Holker Hall and the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton are all within a short drive, as well as Hawkshead 5 miles away. Alternatively just relax in the pretty garden and soak up the rural tranquillity. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Wi-fi (on request). Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

  • Beagle Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC111193
    This one bedroom terraced cottage has been upgraded to provide modern comfortable accommodation within a traditional cottage atmosphere, perfect for couples or single people seeking a central base from which to enjoy the many walks around Derwentwater and the surrounding fells, including Skiddaw, Catbells and Walla Crag. Beagle Cottage is situated in the older part of Keswick, close to the town centre with all amenities on the doorstep.

    Ground Floor: The gas centrally heated open plan living area which comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With tiled flooring, wood burning stove, TV, DVD, CD/radio and comfortable sofa bed (linen not provided).
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, washer/dryer, fridge with freezer compartment and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with rooftop views of the fells and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot available. One pet is welcome, another pet may be accepted however this must be by arrangement only.
    Please note pets are not allowed in the shared garden. Shared rear courtyard/green with furniture. Parking permit provided for nearby car park. Logs available locally.

  • The Old Forge

    Beckermet, nr. St Bees

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W40295

    Ideal for Western Lakes


    Tucked away in a peaceful lane at the edge of the village, this sympathetically converted detached cottage provides welcoming holiday accommodation of a very good standard. The 200 year old detached Old Forge retains many character features, and has an enclosed garden which is fully fenced to keep dogs in the garden. The property is situated in the picturesque village of Beckermet, close to Whitehaven with its historic harbour, marina and shops, which has twice been named as a Brita resort, and St Bees with its expanse of sandy beaches. This is an ideal situation from which to explore the wonderful Western Fells of the Lake District National Park and the Cumbrian coastline. Ennerdale Water and Wastwater near to Scafell Pike are within easy driving distance. For a superb day out Muncaster Castle also has beautiful gardens and an internationally renowned Owl Sanctuary, not to mention the amazing views from its elevated position. Shop and pubs 0.25 miles, beach 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • 8 Elm Court

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111371
    Situated on the fringe of the town, this first floor two bedroom apartment offers the best of both worlds. It has all the amenities of the town centre close at hand and yet an almost country location with views of the nearby Lakeland Fells and walking opportunities from the door. The property is situated in a small development of purpose built modern apartments known as Elliott Park, in a quiet cul-de-sac with a security entrance.

    First Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio and a view over the River Greta to Skiddaw.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Private parking for 1 car

  • Tipsy Drake Cottage

    Ulverston

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42052

    Lovely views from the garden

    A charming, beamed, terraced cottage in the hamlet of Lowick Green close to the road to Coniston (9 miles), providing a year round holiday base with its cosy open fire. Ideally placed to tour Southern Lakeland, Coniston Water (3 miles) and Lake Windermere (7 miles). The Cumbrian beaches are nearby for bird watching and gentle strolling, whilst the Lake District Fells surround for energetic walks with stunning views from the peaks. Ulverston (5 miles) has stylish boutiques, cinema, theatre and many restaurants and cafes. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms with sloping ceilings: 1 double with inter-linking door to 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and low beams.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, NSH, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Triple Aga. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Private lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Steps in the garden.

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