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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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  • Kitty’s Barn

    North Stainmore, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
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    Ref: 28832

    Peacefully set in an idyllic location off the beaten track just ¾ of a mile from the A66, Borrowdale Beck stands high in the fells above Brough. The first floor studio apartment has been renovated with an interesting mix of contemporary fittings and original beams providing a spacious, characterful holiday home. Adjoining the owner’s home and another small holiday cottage, with llamas grazing in the adjacent paddock, there are stunning views over open countryside. Excellent walking and touring base for the Lakes, Dales and Eden Valley. Kirkby Stephen, 7 miles, is on the famous and scenic Settle/Carlisle railway line. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Separate toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with screened off double (5ft) bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with sitting out area and furniture. Paddock. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Hot tub. No smoking. NB: Stream in paddock.

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  • Granary Cottages - The Hay Loft

    Bleatarn, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
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    Ref: W8227

    Farm location

    Standing in rolling countryside, adjacent to the owner’s farm, these ground floor (W8226) and first floor (W8227) apartments are well equipped and furnished, providing excellent holiday accommodation for a quiet break. The farm, with marvellous views of the Pennines all around, is situated in the beautiful Eden Valley which lies within the triangle of the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, making it an ideal base for touring. Eden is an outstanding area for walking, whether you enjoy a hike on the high open fells or a gentle riverside stroll. If you cycle, you’ll love the quiet country lanes full of wild flowers and birds. There are attractions for the whole family including canoeing or a steamer trip on Ullswater (20 miles). Enjoy a ride on a restored railway high in the North Pennines or catch the Settle to Carlisle railway line (5 miles), famous for its wonderful scenery and the 24 arched Ribblehead Viaduct, The unspoilt destination will inspire and refresh you at any time of the year and a lively calendar of events throughout the year includes festivals, farmers’ markets, country and craft fairs, and traditional agricultural shows. The holiday apartments are located just 5 miles from the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen with its shops, pubs and restaurants, and the picturesque former county town of Appleby, which has a leisure centre and is 5 miles in the other direction. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 3 miles.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer on request. Patio with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

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  • Castle Farm Cottage

    Raisbeck, Lune Valley

    Grade
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    Ref: 14266

    Excellent walking country

    A cosy little stone holiday cottage, adjoining the owner’s 17th century home, formerly a farmstead, located in the Lune Valley. The little hamlet of Raisbeck is set within a triangle which forms the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley, all of which are within 20 minutes drive over quiet country roads. Excellent walking country abounds (the coast to coast walk runs past the lane end) and there are many interesting market towns and places of interest to visit nearby. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Open stairs to living room/kitchen.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Bridge End Farm Cottages - Whillan Beck Cottage

    Boot, nr. Eskdale

    Grade
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    Ref: 31167

    Your holiday begins with the breathtaking drive to historic Bridge End Farm Cottages. Coming over Birker Moor, one of the finest panoramas in Britain unfolds before you – Scafell, Scafell Pike and Great Gable tower majestically above these beautiful fells. Lakeland authors, John Ruskin and Alfred Wainwright, were captivated by Eskdale’s beauty describing the valley as “the gateway to paradise” and “a perfect arcadia in the hills – the finest of all valleys”. Continue your journey along leafy lanes, over packhorse bridges, around Herdwick sheep and alongside crystal clear streams to arrive at your destination, Bridge End Farm Cottages. Grade II listed and over 400 years old, the complex is steeped in history, with each of the seven cottages bursting with charm and character. Bridge End Farmhouse (ref 31162) is an extremely attractive Elizabethan farmhouse, a very special cottage with a host of interesting historical features. These include a marvellous Jacobean court cupboard given as a wedding present to William and Agnes Nicholson in 1703, oak panelling, oak beams and original flag stone flooring. Scafell Cottage (ref 31163) is a stunning barn conversion with an impressive entrance lobby and features a full height glazed former barn door. It also has a plethora of exposed feature stonework and oak beams. Wastwater Cottage (ref 31164) is a splendid cottage with an enormous and stylish 30ft open-plan living room with a baby grand piano, high ceiling and exposed trusses. The beautiful pink Eskdale granite showcases the gorgeous stonework within the cottage. Stanley Ghyll Cottage (ref 31166) is a detached stone cottage just for two, and it enjoys superb fell and valley views. It is romantic, cosy and bursts with charm and character, featuring oak beams and exposed pink Eskdale granite stonework. The doors lead to a patio with garden furniture, barbecue and the archway outside leads to a ’secret’ garden. Wrynose Cottage (ref 31168) is a cosy and charming cottage with oak beams, includes exposed Eskdale feature stonework and an arch glazed double door entrance. Hardknott Cottage (ref 31165) is cosy and charming, with oak beams and exposed Eskdale granite feature stonework. The kitchen door leads to the patio and garden with garden furniture, barbecue and glorious fell views. Whillan Beck Cottage (ref 31167) is a gorgeous little cottage situated beside Whillan Beck and the quaint 17th century packhorse bridge and offers lovely fell and waterfall views. For history lovers, England’s oldest twin wheel is just across the packhorse bridge. Located in the heart of the National Park, guests are 2 minutes’ walk away from the fells. Gentle strolls or challenging walks are plentiful. Ten minutes takes you to the River Esk, where families adore hopping across the stepping stones by St Catherine’s Church and bathing and splashing in the clear, shallow watermill streams. For the energetic, there are endless peaks to explore. The cottage gardens are perfect for relaxing with your holiday reads and not to forget the amazing stars! Shop 2 miles, pub ¼ mile and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with sloping ceiling and beams. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Fridge/freezer. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV (children, sport and movies package). DVD and small library. CD and small library. iPod dock. Selection of books and games. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 2-acre grounds with paddock, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced river in grounds.

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  • West Vale Country House - West Vale Cottage

    Far Sawrey, nr. Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: W8661

    Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, these two attractive holiday properties are set in Beatrix Potter country with several good restaurants nearby. The beautiful, single-storey holiday apartment (ref W43295) is furnished to a high standard with French doors leading to a pretty private garden with wonderful views. Adjoining the owners’ home, it benefits from a private entrance. The appealing, single-storey, detached cottage (ref W8661) has a welcoming woodburner and large French windows enabling guests to enjoy the lovely views across the surrounding countryside. The properties are located just 3½ miles from Windermere across the lake ferry, a centre for watersports and climbing enthusiasts. For the less adventurous visitor, Windermere offers a multitude of charming shops, pubs and restaurants. Just over 2 miles from Hawkshead, Tarn Hows 3 miles, Grizedale Forest 3½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Gas central heating included (£20 per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Electric car charger. No smoking.

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  • Beckside Cottage

    Troutbeck Bridge

    Grade
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    Ref: CC127240
    Beckside Cottage enjoys a super location in the small hamlet of Troutbeck Bridge, midway between Windermere and Ambleside. Well placed for exploring South Lakeland and the popular tourist resorts of Windermere and Ambleside, Beckside Cottage has a host of local attractions accessible within a short walk, by way of the excellent local bus service or by car. A cottage style apartment built of local stone, tucked at the end of a private lane, Beckside Cottage offers stylish and romantic accommodation for a couple looking for a good base to return to at the end of the day in a convenient location with that all important private parking space.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into open plan accommodation...
    Kitchen/Dining Area: Integrated cooker, with gas hob and electric fan oven, microwave, larder fridge and separate freezer, plus an automatic washing machine.
    Lounge area: With deep cushioned sofas and a flat screen digital TV with DVD.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over p shaped bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available. Wi-Fi access available.Private parking 100 yards down the lane. Small paved area with furniture provided. Shed suitable for storing bikes.

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  • Cleugh Head Farm - The Byre

    Hadrian’s Wall

    Grade
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    Ref: CC133156
    The Byre at Cleugh Head Farm was converted into a self catering cottage suitable for guests with mobility problems, though of course it is equally suitable for the able bodied. The accommodation is wheelchair accessible and on the ground floor, there is a wet room with disabled adaptations and the beds can be electronically adjusted (one bed only is accessible by wheelchair). The cottage is full of character, with feature stone walls and oak beams and furnishings and equipment are very good quality. The open plan living area has stone flagged floors and a modern well equipped kitchen. It is situated in a beautiful rural location, on a small farm and race horse establishment, east of Brampton and very close to Hadrian’s Wall.This property can be booked with Primrose Cottage (133130) and Holly Cottage (133142) to accommodate up to eight guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With feature fireplace with electric stove, leather suite, TV and DVD.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. Access to a shared freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With electrically adjustable twin beds (which can convert to a super king please advise on booking), TV and en-suite wetroom with shower, WC, wash basin and suction grab rails.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available.Outside: Forecourt with seating and parking for one car. Wheelchair access. This property has a private water supply.There is a stream within the grounds of the property. Extra care should be taken

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  • Redmayne Cottage

    Orton

    Grade
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    Ref: LXH

    Overlooking the village beck, with its paddling ducks, this 17th-century cottage is attractively situated at the heart of the village of Orton. One of a cosy pair, and tastefully furnished and decorated, it makes a perfect romantic retreat. With quiet roads and footpaths, lined with wild flowers, to negotiate by foot, car or cycle, it is ideal for exploring the majestic beauty of the Lake District National Park. The interesting old market town of Appleby 10 miles, with Kendal within a 15-mile drive. Yorkshire Dales, Coast-to-Coast Walk and the Cumbrian Cycle Way easily accessible. Ullswater and Windermere lakes within 23 miles. Shop and pub 300 yards.

    One step to entrance hall. Beamed living room with open fire. Small beamed dining hall with flagged floor. Compact, fitted kitchen with flagged floor. Utility. Traditional cottage stairs to first floor: Beamed double bedroom with four-poster bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity, NSH, ‘Economy 7’ , bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • Stereo/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Garden with furniture
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • NB: 5 steps to garden

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  • Green Barn

    Little Mell Fell

    Grade
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    Ref: CC118113
    A delightful one bedroomed barn conversion which is ideal for couples seeking a peaceful retreat. Set in an idyllic rural location on the flanks of Little Mell Fell, with uninterrupted views over open countryside towards Striding Edge, Green Barn is a bird watchers paradise with an abundance of bird life around the tarn to the front of the property. The barn is situated within close proximity to Ullswater, the more tranquil Caldbeck fells lie just to the north and some 12 miles to the west is the bustling town of Keswick.

    Ground Floor: Heated by night storage heaters the accommodation, which is all on one level, comprises:
    Dining/Lounge: With a view over the tarn to the fells beyond, TV, DVD, CD/radio and electric stove.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom: Large with double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Cot available.Outside there is a garden with furniture and seating area. Parking for 1 car. NB: There are significant drops within the grounds.

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  • The Barn

    Greystoke

    Grade
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    Ref: CC132169
    Converted from the former listed sandstone barn this charming property has been renovated to a high standard using oak fittings and retaining a feature stone wall and large barn doors which provide a light, bright living space. The décor is attractive and stylish and the wood burning stove creates that cosy ambiance making a romantic holiday home. Situated in the heart of Greystoke, a popular and pretty small village in the Eden Valley, The Barn stands in a courtyard within the grounds and adjoining the owners’ listed house. There are delightful village walks and cyclists will enjoy winding through the attractive villages and wild flower-laden country lanes. Ullswater, known as the most romantic lake, and the Keswick area with its spectacular high fells, are both within a 20-minute drive. This location is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and those wishing to unwind in a beautiful, relaxing and peaceful setting. The village has an outdoor swimming pool in summer. Shop, pub and restaurant 60 yards.

    Ground Floor: Property has wood pellet underfloor central heating and comprises:
    Living room: With beams, stone feature wall, stone floor, wood burner, TV/DVD player and music centre.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With WC, shower cubicle, claw foot roll top bath and wash basin.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and TV.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi internet access.Enclosed lawn garden with furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Fellcroft

    Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: CC123266
    Set in one of the oldest parts of Ambleside, Fellcroft enjoys a very central location just a stone’s throw from this popular and well appointed village. Brimming with shops, bars and restaurants to suit all palates and pockets. Ambleside offers some superb walking opportunities for all ages and abilities and for a thirst quenching drink upon your return, why not try a pint of local ale at either The Golden Rule or The Unicorn, both just strides away from Fellcroft.
    Set out over three floors and beautifully styled throughout, Fellcroft is the perfect base for a romantic break at any time of the year. Exposed beams, a wood burning stove and slate floors all add to the character and charm whilst the traditional cottage feel, married here and there with a beautiful French theme and roll top bath add a certain ’je ne sais quoi’ to this perfect haven for two.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises;
    Middle Floor:
    Spacious Lounge: With wood burning stove (fuel available locally), TV and DVD.
    Wet room: with shower, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
    This is on a half landing leading down to...
    Ground Floor:
    Spacious Kitchen/Dining room: With bespoke handcrafted units, Belfast sink, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave and gas cooker with double oven and hob.
    Access to rear where you will find a bench seating area.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Beautifully styled with double bed, feature fireplace and free standing double ended roll top bath.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry no travel cot and high chair available.Parking permit provided for use on several nearby car parks in Ambleside and throughout South Lakeland. One well behaved pet welcome. NB:The steps to the front door can be slippery when wet.

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  • The Abbey Coach House - The Farriers

    St. Mary’s Park, Windermere

    Grade
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    Ref: 26967

    The Abbey Coach House Cottages are nestled in a quiet location within easy walking distance of Windermere, Bowness and Lake Windermere. Both Cottages, The Farriers (ref 26967) and The Coach House (ref 26968) are set within the private, extensive and well cared for grounds of The Abbey Coach House. Restored to a very good standard, this ideal retreat combines a rich tradition with comfortable, modern living. Surrounded by the Lakeland Hills these unique, self-catering holiday properties are just a short stroll from the nearby villages where shops, restaurants and pubs serving local ales are in abundance. Whether its a romantic break or a relaxing family holiday, the properties are ideally situated as a base for exploring the Lake District. Take a 10 minute stroll to Bowness, cruise on one of England’s largest lakes. The craggy fells and peaceful lakes inspired William Wordsworth, whose home in Grasmere is open to visitors, and also Beatrix Potter, who lived at Hill Top at Sawrey, now preserved by the National Trust. Ambleside is only a short distance away. The bus route and train station are nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor/dining room with beams/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included. Washing machine by arrangement. Tumble dryer. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room by £1 meter. Electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen and towel hire . Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Landscaped grounds. Barbecue. Cycle store. Welcome pack on request. No smoking.

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