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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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  • 17 Greta Grove House

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
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    2
    Ref: CC111196
    This luxurious apartment is within a complex known as Greta Grove apartments. Situated on the fringe of the town, these luxurious apartments offer the best of both worlds, they have all the amenities of the town centre close at hand and have an almost country location with views of the nearby Lakeland Fells and walking opportunities from the door.Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    First Floor: Living Room: With electric coal effect fire, TV, DVD, radio/CD and rooftop views to the Borrowdale Fells.
    Dining/kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, gas and bed linen included. Cot available.This is a first floor apartment with lift and stair access with the benefit of video entry phone for added security. Private parking for 1 car.

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  • 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.

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  • Beechnuts

    Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28358

    This delightful, ground floor holiday apartment sits in an elevated position with views over Morecambe Bay in a quiet, residential area of Grange-over-Sands. Enjoy a stroll on the promenade only a 5-minute walk away, or lovely woodland walks nearby, some with superb bay views. Visit the local golf course, 1 mile, or Cartmel village, 1¼ miles, with a historical priory, award winning restaurants andracecourse, which hosts 8 races a year. Take a trip to Windermere or Bowness to discover the Beatrix Potter museum or enjoy a cruise on the lake. Ambleside, Coniston and Kendal are just a short drive. Shop, pub and restaurant ⅓ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors in most rooms.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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  • Barton Hall Farm - Stone Barn

    Pooley Bridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: B6063

    Minutes from Lake Ullswater

    Barton Hall Farm can be found just outside Pooley Bridge, the village at the outfall of Lake Ullswater. Set in the countryside on a traditional working farm, this area offers some of the most wonderful landscapes in the region from the privacy of a secluded rural setting. It is minutes from Lake Ullswater, with its walking, water sports and ponderous steamers making their regal-like journeys up and down the lake in the shadow of the majestic fells. This area offers many forms of recreation, whatever season you choose to visit. All three cottages have been tastefully converted from original old stone farm buildings; and wherever possible the original features have been retained. Old pitch pine beams stretch unhindered through bedrooms and across stairways and the local slate and sandstone are in evidence throughout. Guests are welcomed with fresh flowers, along with well furnished comfortable holiday accommodation, wood-burning stoves and well-equipped kitchens. For good walking, fells nearby include High Street range, 1 mile, and Helvellyn, 10 miles. The market town of Penrith, 5 miles; whilst the attractions of Keswick are 14 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with beams. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Travel cot. Dishwasher. Cobbled yard. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Wood-fired renewable energy central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared garden area and furniture. Barbecue.

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  • Jenkin Hill Lodge

    Thornthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC114145
    Jenkin Hill Lodge is attached to Jenkin Hill House, a charming country house whose origins date back to the 17th century, with later additions in Victorian times. Jenkin Hill is situated in the village of Thornthwaite, set in delightful grounds overlooking the Derwent marshes between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater with views of the osprey nest and 360 degree views to the surrounding fells. The cottage has a lovely spacious sitting room including window seat on the first floor which takes advantage of the splendid views. The bathroom is fully tiled and the kitchen is a country cottage style. The cottage side garden includes an ideal spot for osprey nest viewing. Thornthwaite has at its centre the Thornthwaite Gallery and St Mary’s church It nestles opposite Skiddaw and beneath Whinlatter and is a comfortable fell walk or short drive away from the Whinlatter visitor centre. The centre offers a car park, shop and restaurant with toilet and baby facilities, and provide easy access to fell walking, mountain biking, forest trails, ’Go Ape’ and children’s adventure playgrounds.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Dining/Kitchen: With large electric stove, washer/dryer, under counter fridge, under counter freezer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and single bed and lovely front and back views of the gardens and fells.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge: With TV, DVD and wood burning stove (Fuel for woodburner is free).
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and stunning views.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot and stairgate available. Wi-Fi internet access for light usage (email/surfing) available.Outside: Seating area to the front of the cottage and ample parking for + 2 cars. Use of owners garden. Bike store.

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  • Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 2

    Appleby in Westmorland

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC132177
    Appleby Castle is situated deep in the heart of the beautiful Eden Valley, just 15 miles from the Lake District, nestling alongside the meandering River Eden. This spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps in Great Britain. In the 17th Century, the castle was the preferred residence of Lady Anne Clifford. She was a patron of authors and literature and known for her many letters and diaries.
    Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 2 is one of three holiday properties which make up part of the inner bailey wall and medieval defences, which stand adjacent to the Norman Keep which has hardly changed over the past 900 years. TThe old great hall, built in 1454, stands across the courtyard and guests are welcome to take a tour with afternoon tea during their stay (at an additional charge).
    Appleby Castle owns the fishing rights on both sides of the River Eden immediately beneath the weir. This is prime fishing territory and salmon, trout and grayling abound in this special stretch of river. Fishing rights are exclusively for castle guests.
    Appleby is built in the curve of the River Eden and is a traditional medieval town with the castle at the top of the hill sloping gently downhill to the church. This is one of the prettiest market towns in England and despite once being the county town of Westmorland, it retains a village atmosphere with a great deal of interest and charm. One of it’s famous residents, the father of George Washington, Augustine Washington, grew up in Cumberland and attended Appleby Grammar School with his elder brother John. Situated in the beautiful Eden Valley, the location is superb for exploring the highlights of the North of England as it separates the Lakes District fells from the Pennines and also gives easy access to the Yorkshire and Durham Dales. The scenic Carlisle to Settle railway route runs through Appleby and makes a great day out. Further afield, the Northumberland National Park along with Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Border are within an hour’s drive. Superb walking, cycling, golf and fishing are all available nearby.
    Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 2 can be booked together with Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 1 (CC132176) and Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 3 (CC132178) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: With beams.
    Lounge area: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and open roof trusses.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds (which can be pushed together to form a super kingsize bed - please advise when booking) and open roof trusses.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. 27-acres of shared grounds and woodland with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Fishing available on-site (no licence required). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds.

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  • Aura

    Keswick

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC112153
    This comfortable first floor apartment has everything you need for town centre living, including a balcony terrace to make the most of the views over Skiddaw and Latrigg. Situated on a quiet street just across from the Keswick Convention Centre and only a five-minute stroll into the centre, Aura allows you to leave the car behind and explore on foot. The ideal location to make the most of Keswick’s great pubs, restaurants and independent shops, or for the more active there’s hiking and biking.

    First Floor: The property has external stairs to the entrance, is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance porch: With tumble dryer and space for boots.
    Lounge/dining room: With gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse-style with breakfast area, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Towel hire £5 pp. Balcony with furniture. On road parking. Bike store. No smoking. No children under 6 years.

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  • Russet Eaves

    Grasmere

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC121130
    This lovely penthouse apartment has been refurbished to provide comfortable and spacious accommodation for two to four people in one of the Lake District’s prime village locations. Exposed beams and other traditional features combine with HD TVs, fast Wi-Fi and other great facilities to provide the perfect combination of old and new for either a romantic getaway or a relaxing family holiday.

    A top-floor apartment in the heart of the Lake District should have outstanding views, and Russet Eaves does not disappoint; the panorama from the lounge window, out across Grasmere’s village green towards Silver Howe, is captivating. One can sit for hours in the window seat here, watching the ever-changing scenery and the comings and goings of the visitors and locals below. The view from the kitchen is possibly even better, looking northwards over woods and fields to Helm Crag and its famous summit rocks, the Lion and the Lamb.

    Grasmere is the ideal location for any visitor to the Lakes; walkers will find a range of outstanding walks in every direction, from gentle river and lakeside strolls, through pleasant woodland and valley outings, up to full high mountain expeditions. What’s more, the local bus service stops alongside the village green, allowing an even wider range of walks to and from the door to be undertaken without the use of a car. Less energetic guests, or those in need of a rest day, will enjoy wandering the beautiful village of Grasmere itself, with its wide variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

    The ground floor of the building houses Cunninghams Outdoor Shop, Sam Read’s famous bookstore and Lucia’s Takeaway Coffee Shop, while alongside the village green are a further selection of cafes and shops. Fifty yards or so in the other direction are a newsagent and a convenience store, open from early till late and extremely useful for groceries and other essentials.

    So whether you are looking for a cosy hideaway in which to relax and admire the spectacular Lakeland scenery, or a base for walking adventures in Britain’s best-loved mountains, Russet Eaves has everything you need for a holiday to remember.

    Second Floor: The property is all on the second floor, has electric panel and storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With electric flame-effect fire, HD TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player and CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and coffee maker.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and 40" smart TV.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king size bed, please advise when booking) and TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Car park (foc). No smoking.

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  • April Cottage

    Staveley-in-Cartmel, near Windermere

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK1029
    April Cottage is situated in the peaceful South Lakeland hamlet of Staveley-in-Cartmel, just a stone’s throw away from Windermere and the National Trust park and gardens, Fellfoot. A former Besom store, this traditional whitewashed cottage is perfectly positioned to explore the popular Lakeland villages of Ambleside, Grasmere, Coniston and Keswick, as well as the quieter corners and beaches of the South Lakeland Peninsulas and West Lakes including, Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel and Arnside.

    Just a short walk from April Cottage is Gummers Howe, one of the Lake District’s top ten picturesque picnic spots, whilst a host of woodland walks and cycle tracks lead directly from the cottage up into the surrounding fells to offer stunning panoramic views. The nearby, quaint market town of Ulverston, teeming with eclectic, independent shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants and with entertainment for all ages, is only 4 miles away by car. There are also days out at the Lakeside Aquarium, traditional steam train experience at Lakeside and Haverthwaite, and the popular South Lakeland Zoo which are also just a short drive away.

    Beatrix Potter fans will find plenty to interest them at her home at Far Sawrey, near Hawkshead and at The World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness-on-Windermere, whilst art and poetry lovers will adore the delightful Dove Cottage at Grasmere, which was home to William Wordsworth, and the beautiful house and gardens of Brantwood at Coniston, which was home to John Ruskin. After a busy day splashing on the water in boats, hiking over the fells or cycling through Grizedale Forest, snuggle up by the fire and enjoy a cup of cocoa at April Cottage, or head out to the lovely pub close by for a sumptuous meal and drinks on the banks of the River Leven. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant within a mile.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and tiled floor..
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available on request, at cost. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Brow Riding

    Keswick

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111238
    This semi-detached bungalow enjoys a peaceful location in a residential area of Keswick, approx 10 minutes walk from the Town Centre and all the amenities. Derwentwater and Keswick’s two parks are all within walking distance. The large rear garden is a sun trap with panoramic fell views from Skiddaw round to Grizedale Pike and Catbells.
    The well equipped bungalow has views in all directions and provides a great base for couples or small families wishing to explore the Northern Lakes..

    Ground Floor: The accommodation has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With TV, DVD, CD radio, gas fire and a view of Latrigg.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with a panoramic view from Catbells to Skiddaw.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available. Lawned garden with furniture. Garage for storing bikes. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • The Old Stables

    High Ireby

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC119107
    The Old Stables is situated in the quiet hamlet of High Ireby in the peaceful Northern Fells, but within easy reach of the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, Carlisle and the Solway Firth.
    The cottage is furnished to a high standard whilst retaining many of its original period features. The property is set in extensive grounds including woodlands and has a private garden with stunning views over the Uldale Fells. There is easy access to Binsey Fell and many other walking opportunities from the door. This property is of strong literary and historic interest. Hugh Walpole based his novels ’Herries Chronicles’ here.Shop and restaurant 6 miles, pub 1 mile.
    The Old Stables can be booked together with Laundry Cottage (119106) to accommodate up to 11 people; ideal for sharing a holiday with family or friends.

    Ground Floor: Living Room: With TV, video, CD/radio and gas flame effect fire in cast iron surround.
    Dining/kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and door to garden.
    Bedroom 1: Single bedroom (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with feature stonewalll.
    Bedroom 3: Double bedroom.
    Shower room: With shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, fuel and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available.Outside there is a landscaped lawn area and patio leading to open woodland. Private parking for 4 cars.The Old Stables can be let on its own or together with Laundry Cottage CC119106 to accommodate up to 11 people.

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  • Poppy Cottage

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC128211
    Bowness is a destination for all seasons, perfect in the warmer months for spending time on and around the Lake and getting out on the nearby fell ranges of Ambleside and the Langdales but also a beautiful location in Autumn and Winter, with many indoor attractions to visit and of course, that every changing dramatic Lakeland scenery. Poppy Cottage is just a hop, skip and jump from the centre of Bowness where you will find a superb choice of pubs, shops and restaurants.
    A stylish retreat for one or two couples, Poppy Cottage is beautifully presented with quality furnishings, comfortable beds dressed in  coordinating linens and exquisitely chosen themed accessories. This home from home has a comfortable front lounge with wood burning stove, separate dining room with deep cushioned seating and with TV’s in both bedrooms, offers a good deal of privacy for guests and the chance for everyone to really chill out and have some well deserved ’me time’. The enclosed rear courtyard is quite a suntrap throughout the day and the perfect place to gather before dinner for an aperitif (or two) or to enjoy breakfast al fresco.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into hallway leading right into...
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, (fuel available locally), comfy leather seating, carpet flooring and flat screen digital TV with DVD.
    Dining room: With CD/Hi-Fi and courtyard view.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Access from here to the rear courtyard with furniture provided.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  With king size bed and flat screen digital TV, I-pod docking station and speakers.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, contemporary furnishings and wall mounted flat screen digital TV with DVD.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available.Outside: Roadside parking. Courtyard and patio area to the rear with furniture provided and cottage garden to the front with bench seating. 10% discount for returning customers.

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