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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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  • Silver How


    Ref: CC127049
    Set just a short distance from Windermere and at the foot of the beautiful Kentmere Valley, Staveley makes a super base for a Lakeland holiday. This pretty village caters well for holidaymakers and locals alike; after a days sightseeing or walking, visit the award winning Hawkshead brewery and beer hall, Wilfs café or the nearby Watermill at Ings.
    Visitors can really spread out here at Silver How. Relax and unwind with a good book in either the spacious lounge, the reading room or in the sunny conservatory. The flexible accommodation is dressed in contemporary, neutral shades with lots of natural light throughout and with two good bedrooms, both served by private facilities, Silver How makes an ideal base for two couples or a smaller family.

    Ground Floor: Silver How is all on ground floor level, has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Kitchen: with breakfast bar and range of appliances including electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.
    Dining area.
    Spacious living room:
    with wall mounted, large TV with basic Sky package and DVD and sumptuous leather seating.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, modern fitted units and en-suite with shower with cubicle, hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds (can be set up as king size request on booking) and a good range of fitted units.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
    Snug room: with comfy seating and TV leading...
    Large sunny conservatory.

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen provided. Travel cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi access provided.Off road parking for two cars. Garage available for bike storage. Garden with furniture provided.

  • Broomhill Cottage


    Ref: CC129263
    Lindale is a delightful village in the south Lakes, only two miles from Grange Over Sands which can be reached in five minutes by car or 40 minutes walk for those more energetic of you. Grange was a popular resort of the Victorians and still today retains an historic feel with the lovely promenade fringed by delightful tea rooms and craft shops. Lindale is well placed for exploring all of the Lakes and Furness Peninsula, Windermere Lake being only only 15 minutes drive. The village itself has a local store, well supported village hall and two pubs offering real ale and excellent food.
    This pretty, white washed cottage fronted by a traditional lawned garden fringed by colourful borders, sheltering the house from the roadside. Broomhill Cottage really is a property of two halves; the lounge and bedrooms being presented in a traditional cottage style whilst the kitchen and dining area brings a modern twist to what is essentially an 18th Century building.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Covered entrance porch leading to...
    Cosy lounge: With gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD, and CD/Hi-Fi.
    Kitchen/Diner: With under floor heating, dishwasher, fridge, double oven, gas hob and comfy seating area. Access to garden via stable door.
    Utility room: With microwave, washer/dryer and freezer
    Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed with built in wardrobe and garden views.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed with pull out to make into twin or double with linen provided.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Free telephone landline available for guests use (mobile numbers are chargeable). Internet connection available. BT sports package with i-player and 90 free viewing channels and the ability to access pay to view films.Garden with furniture provided. The garden has a wall but no gate so only partially enclosed. Parking for two cars. 

  • Tarn Moss

    Loughrigg, nr. Ambleside

    Ref: 30131

    Shared use of indoor swimming pool

    Tarn Moss is situated in the beautiful park of Naeum Cragg just 3 miles from Ambleside. A comfortable, detached, ground floor lodge with stunning views across to Weatherlam and the Lake District fells, nestling in a secluded holiday park at the foot of the Langdale Valley, the property is perfect for couples or young families who wish to enjoy this spectacular location, with extensive walks available from the door. Guests have use of a range of on-site facilities including an indoor family swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and a communal recreation hall with furniture and table tennis. The small hamlet of Skelwith Bridge is just a 5-minute walk away and has a hotel with a pub serving bar meals and local ales, an excellent riverside café, and a shop selling giftware and household items. You can walk from Skelwith up the side of the River Brathay to Elterwater. The charming village of Elterwater also has a pub serving delicious food, much of it sourced locally. The bustling town of Ambleside is a 10-minute drive away and has specialist shops and restaurants, plus from Waterhead you can hire rowing boats or embark on the Windermere Steamer to take you further down the lake to Bowness or Lakeside. A perfect base for a relaxing holiday in the Lake District. Shop on-site, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (for children under 12 years). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared swimming pool (6m x 4m, depth 1.2m) with Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilities, open 9am to 9.30pm, everyday, March to Mid-November. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Mell Fell


    Ref: CC118220
    Mell Fell has truly stunning lake and fell views from its elevated position above Ullswater. Situated in substantial grounds at Wreay Mansions, Watermillock, an imposing building recently converted into individual properties. The apartment is beautifully appointed, with luxurious furnishings including electric leather recliners and quality bathroom and kitchen, yet economically priced. It is a perfect base to relax, unwind and enjoy the views following a day on the surrounding fells. Mell Fell is a first floor apartment which is accessed at ground floor level from the rear.

    First Floor: Property has night storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV with BT Vision, DVD, Playstation, i-pod dock, electric stove, electrically operated leather recliners, a selection of books, DVDs, CDs and games and stunning lake views.
    Hall/dining area: With dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and TV/DVD.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Payphone and broadband internet access. Sorry no cot.Outside: Small garden area directly in front of the house, accessed by a few steps. Parking for 2 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • New Park Farm Cottages - Church Cottage

    near Keswick

    Ref: CC113123
    New Park Farm Cottages are situated in one of the most scenic and tranquil area’s of the Lake District, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with an abundance of wildlife; the occasional red squirrel and deer; a wonderful area for bird watching and wild flowers. The cottages have spectacular views in all directions, with stunning sunsets over the Solway Estuary and the Scottish hills.  There are many walking opportunities along flower filled country lanes and local bridleways, perhaps a visit to Bisney or Dash falls.
    The nearest towns are Keswick and Cockermouth, both within 10 miles. The lovely Cumbrian villages of Caldbeck, Ireby and Uldale are a short drive away, all have good pubs serving food.
    These delightful cottages have been beautifully furnished and equipped to offer very comfortable and attractive accommodation. Outside there is a play area with a slide, swings and climbing frame. There is also a fully equipped games room, with an adjoining laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There are also BBQ’s available and ample car parking with a garage which is lockable in which bikes can be stored.
     A welcome tea tray and complimentary bottle of wine is available to all guests on arrival.

    Ground Floor: With oil fired central heating, Church Cottage property comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed for alternative sleeping.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, hand basin and heated mirror and large chrome towel rail.
    The property sleeps 4 people with the third bedroom being for alternative sleeping only.

    First Floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner: Open plan with exposed beams and a large picture window with fantastic views to the fells and open fields. Flat panel Sky TV (with basic package) DVD, DAB radio with CD player and log effect electric fire.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave and dishwasher.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    All fuel bed linen and towels provided. Cot, highchair and stair gate available. Wi-Fi.Outside there is a play area with slide, swings and climbing frame. Picnic table, BBQ and storage for bikes available and ample parking. Church Cottage can be let on its own or together with Sycamore Cottage. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Gypsy Cottage


    Ref: CC111360
    Gypsy Cottage enjoys a central location in Keswick town centre and benefits from a private parking space and small seating area. It is one of three traditional cottages behind Station Street in the heart of Keswick. The cottage is a great base for walkers who want to park their car up for the week and walk the fells from the doorstep, yet enjoy the towns amenities in the evenings and on rest days. The accommodation is upside down, with bedrooms on the ground floor and living accommodation upstairs.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With 2’6" twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD and CD radio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet available.Outside: Small seating area and parking for 1 car

  • Upper Sycamore Cottage


    Ref: CC123269
    This superb cottage style apartment enjoys a very central position in the very heart of Ambleside offering guests the opportunity of parking up for the week and exploring the southern lakes on foot, by bike or even by bus and boat. A stone’s throw from a variety of attractions and amenities, guests staying at Upper Sycamore Cottage can enjoy a game of mini golf, try indoor rock climbing or caving or simply head to the hills and enjoy either your first or 50th trip up Loughrigg Fell, always an inspiring walk, whatever the weather.

    Upper Sycamore Cottage is presented in a traditional style with comfortable furnishings, good quality beds and lots of helpful extras to ensure you get the most out of your self-catering stay. The owners have provided a useful collection of local walking books and maps and a selection of DVDs if you fancy a takeaway and a movie night after a hard day on the fells. Set out across two floors, the accommodation is ideal for the smaller family or two couples looking for a quality base with the bonus of great fell views from the lounge and the main bedroom and if you’ve teenagers in the party.

    Ground Floor: Upper Sycamore Cottage has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Rear ground floor entrance into inner hall leading upstairs to...

    First Floor: Kitchen: with electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Shower room: with shower, hand basin and WC. The washer/dryer is neatly housed in in a cupboard on this floor.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, pretty co-ordinated fabrics and views across the village to St. Mary’s steeple.

    Second Floor: Cosy lounge/dining room: With TV, DVD and good views towards the Fairfield Horseshoe.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and some limited head height.

    All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Internet Access availableParking via permit on car park close by.

  • Fernlea


    Ref: CC124122
    Fernlea is a delightfully appealing light and spacious country style apartment situated in the heart of the highly regarded Lakeland village of Coniston. Continually maintained to a high standard and with new garden furniture, lighting and window blinds as recent examples, Fernlea provides very comfortable and stylish ground floor accommodation. Located in a quiet setting on the road leading directly to Coniston Water, Fernlea is in a perfect position; it is ideally situated for both the serious walker and the less able alike, with plenty of fell walks close by and all village amenities just a short level stroll away. With central heating and double glazing throughout Fernlea is just right for those cosy winter breaks and the private sheltered south facing garden with furniture and views to Grizedale forest is ideal for enjoying the best of a Lakeland summer. Fernlea offers two full sized off-road parking spaces directly in front of the accommodation which are particularly invaluable in the summer months when parking in Coniston is at a premium.

    Ground Floor: Fernlea has central heating throughout and briefly comprises:
    External porch/veranda leading to an internal porch providing boot and coat storage.
    Kitchen/Dining room:  Spacious room partly slate floored and equipped with a fridge freezer, electric double oven with gas hob, microwave and washer/dryer.
    Lounge: A bright dual aspect room with two sofas, Sky+ TV,  DVD player, CD/Hi-Fi and a selection of DVD’s CD’s, books and games.
    Bedroom 1: With a country pine double bed and furniture.
    Bedroom 2: With a country pine double bed and furniture.
    Bathroom: With bath, separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available. Internet access available.Attractive private garden (not enclosed). Private adjacent off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Sethera


    Ref: CC123229
    Taking its name from the local Westmorland dialect for the number 6, Sethera sits on the second floor of this former gentleman’s residence, built in the last century for the heir to the Cunard family. The setting, on the doorstep of Waterhead and Borrans Park is idyllic, the house enjoying over four acres of mature garden and woodland and magnificent views of the fells and Lake Windermere.
    Sethera is a comfortable and well presented apartment offering good facilities for one or two couples. The new owners have provided a good range of appliances for self catering including a well equipped kitchen and a luxurious double ended bath to the master king size bedroom allowing you to take a well deserved relaxing soak.

    Second Floor: Property has a shared entrance and staircase, has thermostatically controlled electric heating and comprises:
    Entrance hallway leading to.....
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and fell views.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and good views and en-suite with roll top bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Lounge: With Freeview TV, DVD, Hi-Fi and views to Loughrigg Fell.
    Dining area:
    Kitchen: With washer/dryer, fridge with small freezer box, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot or highchair available. Wi-Fi internet access available.Large shared grounds with some bench seating. Private parking for one car.

  • The Eyrie


    Ref: CC123223
    Only a stone’s throw away from the very heart of picturesque Ambleside, The Eyrie offers a beautiful, sophisticated and convenient hideaway for any occasion. Slightly elevated above the village, The Eyrie gives you a bird’s eye view of Ambleside and her interesting stone buildings, St Mary’s steeple and the majestic fells. The town centre is awash with mouthwatering restaurants, traditional Lakeland inns and a variety of outdoor and other interesting shops, ideal for souvenirs of your trip, be it your first or return visit
    The name given to the nest of a bird of prey, The Eyrie is the perfect choice for a self catering stay in the popular tourist hot spot of Ambleside. So why not perch yourself on the window seat in the lounge and gaze across at the village and her surrounding fells whilst soaking up the sheer elegance of this first floor beamed cottage style apartment. Much thought has been taken in the redesigning and refurbishment of The Eyrie which sits just off the very heart of Ambleside, the result being a chic, contemporary style accommodation of great quality and one that guests are sure to return to year after year.

    First Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Hall leading to......
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with fitted furnishings, TV/DVD.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with fitted furnishings and TV/DVD.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Kitchen/Dining room: Open plan modern area with electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge with small freezer box, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and digital/internet radio.
    Lounge: With deep cushioned leather seating with Freeview TV, DVD player and Bose i-pod dock.
    Window seating with views across the village and her fells beyond.

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi access available. Chest Freezer in Lobby.Parking for one car via permit which can be used on several car parks throughout South Lakeland. Shared patio area with bench seating. The property is accessed by a number of steps which could be difficult for people with limited mobility.

  • Lowthwaite Cottage

    St. Johns in the Vale

    Ref: CC116105
    This 17th century historic cottage was fully refurbished to a high specification and is set within its own large gardens in the peaceful valley of St Johns in the Vale. It nestles below the Helvellyn Ridge and enjoys delightful views of the tranquil fells of High Rigg, Skiddaw and Blencathra. It is the perfect base from which to explore the Central and Northern Lakes, with excellent walking and cycling from the door and many other outdoor activities are within easy reach. For less energetic days Keswick and Grasmere are nearby.

    Ground Floor: Heated by central heating and comprising:
    Lounge/diner: With Inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove (Initial logs provided), TV, DVD, CD/radio with i-pod dock, supply of DVD’s/CD’s, local walking guides and books.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    External utility: With freezer, washer and dryer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
    Open plan stairs leading to the...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, exposed beams and open views across the fells.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All electric, gas and bed linen provided. Towels available for hire from Cumbrian Cottages. Cot and high chair available. Internet access available. Outside: Orchard style garden and patio area. Ample private parking. Storage for bikes. 2 dogs.
    Please note: The water supply for this property comes from a spring on the fells.
    Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Orchard Cottages - Orchard Cottage

    Waberthwaite, Millom

    Ref: LM2

    The tranquil village of Waberthwaite, spectacularly situated between the mountains and the sea, is the setting for this wonderfully sympathetic barn conversion which has created two stylish holiday cottages featuring vaulted ceilings, original beams and stonework. Surrounded by pretty gardens with a small stream running through, it makes a perfect base for exploring the western Lake District fells, country and coastal walks, and cycle paths. Just 4 miles from Muncaster Castle, gardens and owl sanctuary, and the Ravenglass to Eskdale Miniature Steam Railway, whilst Wastwater (voted Britain’s favourite view 2007) is a few miles further. The 18th century Georgian port of Whitehaven to the north has a conservation harbour and marina, the Beacon Heritage Centre plus shops and restaurants, or if relaxation is a preferred option, simply unwind on the sunny patio with a good book. Shop 20 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Step to entrance. Kitchen with vaulted ceiling and breakfast area. Separate toilet. Three steps to lower ground floor: Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with beams and vaulted ceiling.

    • NB: 6 steps to patio

    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Patio with furniture
    • ½-acre shared lawned gardens
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced stream in garden


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