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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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  • Saddleback View Cottage

    Calthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC118221
    This delightful detached stone built cottage was completely renovated, extended and fully furnished to a very high standard. The cottage has two bedrooms, with super king size beds, and two bathrooms, and is sure to appeal to two couples or small families seeking superior accommodation in a peaceful location. It is situated one mile from the village of Calthwaite, which has a pub serving bar meals, midway between Penrith and Carlisle. 10 minutes drive from junction 41 on the M6 and 20 minutes from Ullswater, the Caldbeck Fells, Carlisle and the Eden Valley. There is an M&S food store three miles away at a service station, and a vast array of shops in both Carlisle and Penrith.Saddleback View Cottage can be booked together with Saddleback Penthouse (118234) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating, with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs and comprises:
    Open plan living area with designated lounge and kitchen/dining areas.
    Lounge: With woodburner, flat screen TV, DVD, CD/radio, patio doors and large picture windows with lovely views to Saddleback.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric range cooker with gas hob, American fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and dining table and chairs.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed which can split into single beds (please advice when booking) and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With super king size bed and en-suite bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available free of charge.Outside: Garden, large patio with garden furniture and extensive grassed area. Parking for 2 cars. NB: There are horses and other animals in a field nearby. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

    Saddleback View Cottage can be booked together with Saddleback Penthouse (CC118234) to accommodate up to six guests.

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  • Carlton House Apartment 3

    Keswick

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111391
    Carlton House is a fabulous addition to our portfolio of properties in Keswick. Comprising three luxurious two bedroom apartments, one on the ground floor, one on the first floor and another on the second floor, two of which have garage parking. They were completely renovated and refurbished with stylish furnishings, fully equipped modern kitchens and contemporary bathrooms. Each apartment exudes quality, with solid wood furnishings, leather sofas, luxury carpets, pocket sprung mattresses and modern conveniences like Wi-Fi, Blu ray and ipod docks. Situated 100 yards from the town centre, Carlton House has the benefit of all the towns amenities on the doorstep and the parks, lake and fells all within walking distance.
    Carlton House Apartment 3 can be booked together with Apartment 1 (CC111389) and Apartment 2 (CC111390) to accommodate up to twelve guests.

    Second Floor: Apartment 3 is situated on the second floor and is accessed via the staircase, has fell views, is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With 40" LCD TV, Blu ray DVD/ipod dock home cinema system and dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and clock radio/ipod dock.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and clock radio/ipod dock.
    Bathroom: With shower enclosure over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Wi-fi internet access. Cot availableOutside: Parking by permit in adjacent church car park.

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  • The Old Smithy

    Blencow

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC118161
    This cottage was the original village Blacksmith’s smithy until fairly recently. The owners have tastefully converted and extended it, to provide a spacious and cosy two bedroom, two bathroom cottage, which retains it character and original features. There is a fantastic log burner which give a wonderful atmosphere when lit, a wealth of beams and the original Smithy’s work bench and vice.
    The cottage is situated next to a working farm, on the fringe of the village of Blencow which lies 4 miles North of the M6, 10 minutes from the motorway and well placed to explore Ullswater and the Northern Lakes. There is a footpath outside the cottage for walking your dog. There is a village shop/post office in nearby Greystoke. The kids will love the open air pool in Greystoke (seasonal opening only) and the activities at Rookin House, including horse riding and quad bike riding. 

    Ground Floor: The open plan accommodation has a hot air electric heating system along with additional wall mounted electric heaters in each bedroom for additional warmth if required and comprises:
    Lounge area: With wood burning stove, Freeview TV, DVD and CD/radio.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and en-suite shower, WC, wash basin and underfloor heating.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With electric shower over bath, WC, wash basin, underfloor heating. The washing machine and tumble dryer are also in the bathroom.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available on request. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Parking area to the front. Large garden with grass, ideal for children and dogs to play and a sunny seating area with a small stream running through (young children will need to be supervised). Please note that the bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house. NB: small stream running through the garden to the rear of the property.

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  • The Old Filling Station

    Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43454

    Ideal for anyone looking to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer, this holiday apartment makes the ideal springboard from which to explore the area, and is identified by the old petrol pump on a right hand wall corner. The market town of Broughton is full of old world charm and dates back to the 11th century; it has a fascinating collection of buildings, and stands as the gateway to the beautiful Duddon Valley. Beach 9 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub 50 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

    First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Galleried area with double (5ft) bed. Bathroom with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. 32" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard and sitting-out area. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Jacky Garth Cottage

    Threlkeld

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: CC116121
    This traditional Lakeland cottage is believed to date back to 1625. It has bags of character, with beamed ceilings, feature stone chimney breast in the bedroom and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove in the lounge. The furnishings are of a very good quality and compliment the style of the cottage perfectly, along with modern kitchen and bathroom facilities. Jacky Garth Cottage is situated in the heart of Threlkeld Village which has two very popular pubs, each serving food and real ale.One of which has been voted in the top 25 of great places to eat. There are walks from the doorstep onto Blencathra and Skiddaw and the vibrant town of Keswick is 3.5 miles where you will find a wealth of amenities and activities.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With recordable Freesat plus catch up TV, DVD, CD/radio, Bose docking station and wood burning stove (logs not provided). There are games, jigsaws, books and DVD’s provided.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge and microwave, freezer under the stairs.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and fell view.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and fell view.

    All electric, oil and bed linen included. Sorry no cot. Hairdryers provided in each bedroom. Wifi available.Outside: Rear patio style garden with garden furniture. Parking for 1 car. NB: Small pond in garden.

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  • Daleside - Rosemary Cottage

    Nr. Keswick

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: LTG

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

    VisitBritain ‘4 Star Gold’ standard. Entrance to fitted kitchen with dining area, oak beams and arched windows. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Sitting room with glazed door to patio and own garden overlooking field with pet animals. Four steps up to pretty double bedroom with 5ft, lace-draped four-poster bed. Second floor: Spacious twin bedroom.

    • Electricity ‘log-effect’ stove included
    • Garden with patio and furniture

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

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  • Lothlorien

    Kents Bank, nr. Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26533

    Situated on a quiet road with views of the sea from the living room this single storey holiday home is ideally located to explore Grange-over-Sands and the south lakes. This charming house has a garden with patio and a summer house to enjoy on summer evenings. With extensive fell walking from the door, there is lots to see and do in the area. The house is less than ½ mile from the railway station, cafe, local shop and is situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park with Lake Windermere, 5 miles. Cartmel, 2 miles, is a delightful village with medieval priory, racecourse, picturesque inns, gourmet restaurant and quaint galleries. Shops and pubs 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Freeview TV. CD. Gas cooker. Freezer. Large lawned garden with patio and furniture. Landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Covered pond in grounds.

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  • Westmorland Lodge

    Allithwaite near Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC129242
    As you drive though the barrier at Blenkett Wood Lodge Park, you are greeted by peace and tranquillity, nestling in 15 acres of ancient woodland there are plenty of places to enjoy woodland adventures. Westmorland Lodge has been built to a very high standard and whether you are enjoying the wood burner after a busy day or soaking away the days stresses in the hot tub, you are sure of a relaxing break. It is perfectly placed just a short walk from the Cambrian Coastal Way where guests can access and explore some beautiful walks, or take the short walk to Humphrey Head to discover a lovely coastal walk. The popular Pheasant Inn is a pretty woodland walk away, where a warm welcome is guaranteed and delicious food can be eaten. Westmorland Lodge is the perfect spring board to the Lakes and its surroundings.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, 36’’ Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Welcome pack. Small lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. 6 acres of natural grounds. Hot tub. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Property accessed via a rough track.

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  • The Little Griffin

    Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: LUW


    This holiday property is situated in the heart of the historic, 11th-century village of Broughton-in-Furness, which is full of old world charm and is the gateway to the beautiful Duddon Valley. The Little Griffin is an attractive, detached barn conversion which stands in a pretty, walled, south-facing garden. Cosy and equipped to a good standard, the cottage has a quirky layout, with a kitchen, dining area, bathroom and bedroom on the ground floor, and the living room, twin bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. It is neatly tucked away off the road, 20 yards down a private path under an ancient arch. Broughton-in-Furness is situated in the south western corner of the Lake District and is just six miles from Coniston Water. There is much to please the visitor, including a pretty, cobbled square, complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes, many of them Georgian in origin. The village provides an ideal base for a walking or climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells. Close to the sea, this attractive town makes an inspiring choice from which to further explore a magical heartland of the western lakes. Take a trip to the lovely Langdales, Dunnerdale and Ulpha, which offer some challenging high level treks, along with many low level paths and trails over moorland. In just 8 miles, enjoy a pleasant drive west, which takes visitors past the Coniston Mountain Range to Coniston Water. Here, explore the lake shore, or from the village hire a boat. Finally, for a great day out, head north towards Ravenglass and Muncaster Castle. This property is perfectly placed for activities such as watersports, horse riding, fishing and cycling. Ulverston is just 10 miles, with Laurel and Hardy Museum. Village shops, pubs and restaurant within 100 yards.

    Entrance lobby. Attractive, modern fitted kitchen with tiled floor and dining area. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed and French windows to patio. First floor: Living room with ‘living-flame’ gas fire and French windows to stone landing with steps leading down to patio. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Gas ‘living flame’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Roadside parking 50 yards
    • No smoking

    Note: The Griffin (ref LP8) is directly in front of The Little Griffin (ref LUW) and both may be booked together to sleep up to 10 people

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  • Woodpecker Cottage

    near Caldbeck and Uldale

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC119136
    This delightful cottage is situated in beautiful open countryside on the northern fringes of the Lake District National Park, close to fell villages of Caldbeck, Hesket New Market and Uldale. With 23 acres of land attached to the cottage guests can enjoy the vast array of bird and wildlife and the panoramic views to the sea and the Scottish Hills beyond. Woodpecker Cottage is well placed to walk the tranquil northern fells or to visit the unspoilt Cumbrian coast, Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall. The renowned Cumbrian village of Caldbeck with a pub, tea rooms and shop is three miles.

    Woodpecker Cottage can be booked together with Nuthatch Cottage (CC119138) to accommodate up to eight guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has fully automatic biomass heating system that uses wooden pellets to heat the cottage and provide lashings of hot water and is totally environmentally friendly and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV/DVD, CD radio, electric fire and picture window ideal for watching birdlife.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed and cabin bed (suitable for a child) and flat screen TV with DVD player.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and TV.
    Shower room: With power shower, WC, bidet and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Telephone by arrangement. Cot available. Outside: Enclosed cottage garden with seating. Hot tub. Ample parking. Electric car charging point. Storage for bikes.

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  • Snittlegarth Lodge 1

    Ireby

    Grade
    4
    2
    4
    1
    Ref: CC119128
    This pine log cabin enjoys a secluded south facing position on Snittlegarth Farm, with views across open country to Binsey Fell. A haven for wildlife, as well as the farm animals. Snittlegarth is home to roe deer, badgers, foxes, pheasants and a variety of songbirds, with red squirrels coming up to the lodges to feed. The original Snittlegarth Estate was owned by Lord Gillford and extended to 12,000 acres. It is now farmed on a smaller scale and has the benefit of footpaths from the doorstep on to Binsey Fell and beyond. Snittlegarth lies in a truly tranquil valley close to Ireby and Uldale on the northern fringe of the National Park and provides an idyllic retreat for those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. There are pubs in both Uldale and Ireby, each serving bar meals.

    Ground Floor: The lodge has electric heating with open plan living area and comprises:
    Lounge area: With flat screen TV with integrated DVD, CD radio and electric fire.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: With twin bedroom.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.

    All fuel and bed linen provided.  Cot and Highchair available.Outside: Balcony area. Half an acre of grassed area around the lodges for guests use. Parking for 2 cars. The owner of this property has stabling and ’turn out’ available if you wish to bring your horse with you. The properties are situated in an area with many miles of off road areas for you to ride out on and could make a superb holiday for both your family and your horse. Hay and straw also available for an additional charge.

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  • Fairview

    Allithwaite near Grange-over-Sands

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC129160
    Grange-Over-Sands and surrounding districts are a delightful area of the south Lakes, offering an interesting selection of historic seaside resorts and quaint rural villages. Grange is an elegant town, with a long, sweeping promenade fronting the Bay, lined with antique and collectors shops and cafes. Cartmel famous for it’s Priory and race meetings is well worth a visit, if only to sample the local sticky toffee pudding. Allithwaite is a short drive from both Grange and Cartmel and is only about seven miles from the southern tip of Lake Windermere with easy access to the higher fells. Fairview, an end terrace cottage, has been completely renovated to provide exceptional levels of comfort. The accommodation is set out over three floors. The enclosed garden is reached from the lower ground floor, just the spot to enjoy eating ’al fresco’ in the warm summer months.

    Ground Floor: Fairview has gas central heating throughout and comprises:
    Dining room: With feature fireplace, dining table and chairs.
    Living room: From the dining room there is direct access to living room with wood burning stove, comfortable seating, reading area, TV, video, DVD player and music system with radio, CD and tape player.
    Lower Ground Floor (stairs straight from the dining room to the kitchen):
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, gas hob, microwave and fridge. Central island breakfast bar with stool seating.
    Utility room: Off the kitchen with freezer, washing machine and dryer.
    Cloakroom: with WC and hand basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with mixer shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry, no cot available.Shared patio with furniture. Roadside parking. NB: Due to the steepness of the staircases, we feel this property is not suitable for the elderly, infirm, or children under 10 years of age. Although this is a non pet property, it is not suitable for people with allergies, as the owner takes their own pet.

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