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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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  • Meadowcroft No 7

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC128228
    Meadowcroft House is a former gentleman’s residence built in 1908. Over the last century it has been used as a school and hotel before being converted into a stunning complex of apartments. There are two acres of grounds including mature trees, manicured lawns, shrubberies and more natural areas to enjoy and an all weather tennis court is available for guests use. For the less energetic, the gardens are large enough for a leisurely stroll and are full of birds, rabbits and the occasional deer. Meadowcroft is a five minute short drive to Bowness with it’s shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, a local supermarket, and the Beatrix Potter Centre.

    Second Floor: This stylish and comfortable second floor apartment has gas central heating and comprises:
    Shared entrance hallway leading to second floor and inner hall.
    Cloakroom: With WC and basin.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, chaise longue, all year views towards Lake Windermere and the beautiful gardens and en-suite walk in wet room style shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, fitted units and en-suite with shower over double ended bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
    Hall leads to a bright...
    Study/snug area: With comfy sofa and 32" TV with Playstation 3 (including controls, camera, microphones and some games) and Wi-Fi.
    Kitchen: with breakfast bar, discreet lighting, electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine chiller, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Through to the very light and spacious...
    Lounge/dining room: With wall mounted 40" TV and DVD (with extensive DVD collection), deep cushioned sofas and winter views of the lake through the trees.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available. Wi-Fi.Free use of the communal all weather tennis court and access to 2 acres of shared planted areas and large flat lawn with patio. Parking for two cars and ample visitor parking. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Bell Cottage

    Winton, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43808

    Nestled on the village green in the attractive rural village of Winton, this traditional cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located just 1½ miles from the small market town of Kirkby Stephen, at the head of the beautiful Eden Valley. This is an excellent touring base; the Yorkshire Dales are 11 miles away, Lake Ullswater is 25 miles and Teesdale and Weardale are within easy driving distance. Whichever way you turn, you will be delighted with the natural beauty that surrounds this unspoilt part of the country. The famous Carlisle to Settle railway is a journey not to be missed from Kirkby Stephen station.
    Fishing is available on the local association water on the River Eden and golf is available at Appleby, 10 miles. The owners live next door and will do their best to ensure you have a great time in Winton. Bell Cottage enjoys shared use of a large, very pretty cottage garden and summerhouse, along with barbeque facilities. There is a pub close by serving good food and a wide selection of beers. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 4ft). Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry facilities and freezer available on request. Wi-fi. Large, shared garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Summerhouse. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Ambleside 64

    White Cross Bay, Troutbeck Bridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC127053
    Simply fabulous! This beautifully presented timber lodge is one of just a handful awarded a ‘platinum’ rating by the popular White Cross Bay holiday park. No detail has been overlooked and the high standard of comfort and detail is a credit to the owners. White Cross Bay sits in Troutbeck Bridge, on the edge of Lake Windermere. The shore with picnic area, jetty and marina is just a few minutes walk from the lodge. along with a sports area, handy shop, pub and restaurant. The superb location makes it tempting not to wander too far, and the delightful accommodation is enhanced by a decking area offering space to sit and relax.

    For those keen to explore this beautiful area, the location offers a great base, with walks on your doorstep and easy access to Bowness on Windermere village with its steamboat marina offering lake cruises, Beatrix Potter museum, mix of pretty shops, cafes and restaurants. Heading north you are a short drive from the namesake village of Ambleside itself, with its Lakeland charm and array of facilities to enjoy. A fabulous lodge in an ideal setting.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor with seven steps to the entrance, has LPG heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric fire, 32" Freeview TV with Sky Sports channels 1 & 2 and Family packages, DVD, CD/radio and doors to the decked terrace.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, TV, DVD and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, TV and DVD.
    Bathroom: With corner bath with shower attachment, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available throughout the park.Enclosed decked terrace with furniture and gas BBQ. On site leisure facilities available at a small cost of £15 and covers the whole party for the duration of their stay. Parking for 2 cars. NB: The lodge is situated 50 yards from the lakeshore.

  • Combe Cairn

    Millom

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29067

    This charming, semi-detached holiday property is tucked away in a quiet street in heart of the old part of the historic town of Millom. There are many visitor attractions in the area such as the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton, Muncaster Castle and Gardens, the miniature steam railway at Ravenglass, Coniston Water and the western Lakeland Fells. Enjoy the coastal and hill walks from the door. Black Combe, one of Wainwright’s ‘breathtaking views’, is well worth the climb, the summit cairn of which can be seen from one of the bedrooms in clear weather. Fishing, water skiing, golf and pony trekking nearby. Shop ½ mile, pub ⅓ mile and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Oak Meadow

    Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43960

    Set in stunning surroundings in the picturesque Lune Valley, which lies conveniently between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Park, The Meadows is a development of 21 cottages in what were the grounds of the Whoop Hall Inn. Only a mile away is the friendly market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, with its many cobbled alleyways and courtyards, and excellent range of specialist shops, a supermarket, restaurants and bars. There are two golf courses in the vicinity, and Cumbria, Lancashire and the coastline of Morecambe Bay are all within easy reach. All guests at The Meadows enjoy complimentary use of the Country Club leisure facilities. Each cottage is south facing, with full central heating, and is well furnished in a contemporary style, providing a warm and relaxing holiday retreat at any time of the year. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio door and wooden floors. 1 twin bedroom (2ft 6in, pushed together). Wet room with toilet. First floor: Landing area with single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Galleried double (5ft) bedroom with Velux. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request (at cost). 37" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared, lawned garden. Private patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (18m x 6m, open from 8am to 8pm) with changing facilities, shower facilities and jacuzzi section. Steam room and gym (no children under 16 years). Beauty treatments available (at cost) No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream and pond in grounds.

  • Smithy Brow Cottage

    Newbiggin near Ullswater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118212
    This attractive limestone attached cottage is perfect for couples seeking a traditional character cottage with modern amenities. It is situated in the village of Newbiggin 3 miles from Greystoke, which has a pub and shop and 4 miles from the bustling market town of Penrith. This peaceful rural area has the benefit of easy access from the motorway and close proximity to Ullswater and the Lakeland Fells. The quiet lanes above Newbiggin are great for cycling, with very little traffic and pretty villages like Caldbeck and Hesket New Market with craft shops, tea rooms and pubs.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With beamed and vaulted ceiling, TV, DVD and CD radio/ipod dock.
    Dining/Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: Accessed by several steps with twin beds
    Large bath/wet room: With bath, wet area with shower, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen, towels and welcome tray included. Wi-fi internet access. Cot available.Outside: Private patio area overlooking fields with table and chairs. Parking for 1 car. Storage for bikes.

  • Brandelhow Apartment

    Keswick

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111311
    The former Royal Oak Hotel, in the centre of Keswick, was architecturally converted into individual holiday apartments. All the amenities Keswick offers are available on the doorstep so your car need never leave its allocated parking space. Brandelhow Apartment, named after the ancient oak forest on the shores of Derwentwater, is a very tasteful and stylish first floor apartment right in the heart of Keswick. It is part of a heritage building which once hosted Ruskin and Tennyson. A ten minute stroll takes you to the award winning Theatre by the Lake or the foot of Walla Crag; whose summit offers stunning views over Derwentwater and the peaks beyond. Brandelhow Apartment is a wonderful base from which to explore some of the highest peaks and finest walks in the Lake District. And if the weather looks too invigorating just sit at your large bay window and gaze down at the townsfolk going by. Access to the apartment is through a communal entrance, with stairs and a lift to the first floor.

    Brandelhow Apartment can be booked together with Cairnway (CC111126), Peak View (CC111201), Condor (CC111245), Osprey (CC111395) and Fellside (UK1011) to accommodate up to 27 guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor (with lift access), has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With 32" TV, DVD player and mini Hi-Fi.
    Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric fan oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachement and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi.Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Beaulieu

    Cockermouth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 23838

    This delightful Georgian mid-terraced cottage has a lovely mix of original features and modern fittings providing a comfortable holiday home, perfectly situated at the western end of Cockermouth’s tree lined Main Street. This beautiful Georgian market town lies on the edge of the Lake District and is home to Wordsworth House. The town’s broad medieval Main Street features a range of local shops and pubs including antique shops and small galleries. Lovely walking along the banks of the River Derwent and superb walking nearby in the northern and western fells of the Lake District. Shops and pubs 30 yards.

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

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer on request. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 5 years.

  • Chapel Cottage

    Ulpha, nr. Broughton in Furness

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: LQ4

    Formerly a chapel, this wonderful holiday cottage, adjoining the owner’s home, enjoys uninterrupted views over the peaceful Duddon Valley. It is surrounded by beautiful mature gardens that back onto established woodland, with superb views of Caw and Stickle Fells. On the doorstep are some of the best fell walking in the Lake District. Within a couple of miles are Ulpha’s shop and post office, close to the River Duddon. Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Beamed living room. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed (for alternative sleeping).

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Mature shared grounds with patio area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: 3ft fenced drop at back of property. Steps in
      garden

  • Tarn Close Cottage

    Ulverston

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W42388

    Stunning views

    In an elevated position with stunning views, this terraced holiday cottage with its own enclosed pretty garden is just outside the market town of Ulverston, nestling between the mountains of the Lake District and the waters of Morecambe Bay. The quaint town with its cobbled streets, pubs and tea rooms is known as the ‘Festival Town’ it is the start of the Cumbrian Way, with a museum and statue of Laurel and Hardy. Nearby is the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton, the Aquarium of the Lakes and steam railway at Lakeside. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with shower cubicle, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner included. Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Enclosed patio with furniture. On road parking (20 yards). No smoking. NB: There are 9 steps in the garden.

  • Greta Side Court Apartments no 2

    Keswick

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111145
    Greta Side Court Apartments have been converted from the original Pencil Mill into one and two bedroomed apartments on three floors, offering attractive accommodation on the banks of the River Greta with views over Fitz Park to Skiddaw. The ground floor apartments have a balcony great for enjoying a summers evening with the river flowing below.

    Ground Floor: Heated by Dimplex immediate heat radiators this apartment comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, sofa bed for occasional guests (linen not provided) and TV.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.
    Shower room: With shower, hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with access to the balcony.

    All electric and bed linen included. Cot available.Private parking for 1 car subject to availability.

  • Foxlow

    Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC123274
    Foxlow sits in a quiet cul-de-sac at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass, just a short amble above the village centre. This popular, vibrant village provides a wealth of walking, eating and shopping opportunities as well as some great activities for the whole family; pitch and put, an indoor climbing wall and soft indoor play area to name but a few.
    Foxlow offers all the facilities you would expect of a modern day self-catering home. From modern fitted kitchen and bathroom facilities to the i-Pod dock, Foxlow provides a great, flexible base for you and your party, whatever time of year you chose to visit. The garage serves not only as a great boot room but is ideal for bike storage for those who prefer to sample the lakes on two wheels instead of four. Ample off road parking is available too.

    Ground Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, handbasin and WC.
    Access to the garage, ideal for storing bikes and walking gear.

    First Floor: Foxlow has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance via external steps to inner hallway leading to...
    Lounge/dining room: with comfortable seating arranged around the electric stove effect fire, Freeview TV with DVD and i-Pod docking station.
    Breakfast kitchen: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Access from here to the rear elevated garden.
    Bathroom: with shower cubicle, bath, handbasin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: with double bedroom.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Sorry, no travel cot and highchair available.Off road parking for 2 cars. Garage available for storage of bikes etc.

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