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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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  • Foxlow


    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.

  • Fir Garth

    Chapel Stile, Langdale

    Ref: CC122101
    No 9 Fir Garth is delightfully situated in the renowned Great Langdale valley, in the heart of the Lake District just 3 miles from Grasmere and 5 miles from Ambleside. With a raised position, the cottage has wonderful views across the valley towards Lingmoor Fell. The cottage benefits from complimentary membership of the Langdale Spa and Country Club with its large heated pool, exercise studio, sauna and bar/restaurant just 20 minutes walk away. The Chapel Stile village shop, Brambles Cafe and Wainwrights Inn are all a few minutes walk away. The cottage is a superb centre for walking the high fells such as the Langdale Pikes, Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and Lingmoor. There are also many low level walks from the cottage which could take in well known hostelries such as The Old Dungeon Ghyll Inn, Sticklebarn Tavern and the Britannia Inn, Elterwater. A modern cottage, it is compact, well planned and equipped, perhaps best suited for two adults and two children. This is a great base for a couple or family in one of the best locations of The Lake District.

    Ground Floor: The well equipped cottage is double glazed, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge area:
    with TV, DVD player and excellent views to the fells.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Dining area: with table and four chairs.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with patio doors.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: Attractive twin bedroom with pine cladding to the ceiling and velux window but has some restricted headroom.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry, no cot available. Payphone available. Wi-fi access availableSmall shared gardens and pathways nearby leading straight onto the fells. Ample private parking. Please note there are some steep paths in the garden leading from the car park to the cottage which may make the cottage unsuitable for some. Complimentary leisure club included at the nearby Langdale Country Club.

  • Moiraville

    Coulderton, nr. St Bees

    Ref: W44836

    This family owned holiday cottage is the perfect getaway. Set in a very quiet environment on the beach you can listen to the sea whilst sipping your favourite tipple.

    Moiraville is right on the beach with stunning views out across the Irish Sea - on a clear day you can see the Isle of Man. The coast to coast walk starts in St Bee’s making this the ideal destination for walkers and cyclists.
    In the evenings you can sit back and relax after an action-packed day exploring. The sunset is spectacular and you can view this from the conservatory or out on the patio, on a clear night you can see many stars as there is very little if any light pollution making visibility superb.

    You’re sure to appreciate this property’s location, as it is close to Muncaster castle and the miniature railway that travels for 7 miles to the village of Boot.
    Moiraville is ideal for visiting the Lakes and everything Cumbria has to offer. Beach 20 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory with patio doors and tiled floor. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Partial electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility. Freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Seafront location.

  • Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No4

    Talkin, nr. Brampton

    Ref: 31037

    Talkin Head is a hill farm in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beautiful old farm buildings (refs: 31034, 31035, 31036, 31037, 31038, 31039 and 31040) have been converted into seven specially designed terraced holiday cottages, known as Long Byres at Talkin Head. Each cottage is self-contained and has central heating throughout to provide comfortable and cosy accommodation with lovely views; some looking across the Lake District hills. The shared lawned gardens look out over rolling farmland and are an ideal setting to sit back and relax! The local area has much to entertain visitors. The farm itself is home to sheep, chickens and geese. Children are welcome to come and meet the animals and pets. The golf course is only 11/2 miles away and Talkin Tarn is excellent for boating, coarse fishing and walking. Cycle hire is available locally, with many good routes across the fells on ‘green’ roads. For those keen on discovering our heritage, Hadrian’s Wall is a must. Situated next door to Geltsdale RSPB Nature Reserve, which is home to a small number of black grouse and other upland birds. A great location for all ages. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 3/4 mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with Velux.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and two tumble dryers. Shared, large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. Pets to be kept under strict control (working farm, sheep country). No smoking. NB: Steep slopes in garden. Stream 50 yards, fenced river 200 yards.

  • Daleside - Rambling Rose

    Nr. Keswick

    Ref: LWG

    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, Rosemary Cottage (ref LTG) adjoins another property, 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, except Rosemary Cottage which is equipped to a VisitBritain ‘4 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.

    This charming VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ property takes full advantage of wonderful countryside views from its first floor living room and balcony. Pretty double bedroom with French doors to patio area with views towards Lakeland Fells and the Solway. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living room with exposed beams, wood-burning stove and kitchen/dining area with French windows to Juliet balcony.

    • Wood-burning stove included - fuel included (at cost April-October)
    • Dishwasher
    • Private patio with 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

  • Beachcomber Cottage


    Ref: CC143148
    Situated along a quiet cobbled street across the road from the beach in Allonby this attractive little seaside cottage is ideal for couples or young families. With miles of sand and shingle beaches Allonby is a great place for walking, windsurfing, kite surfing, bike riding or just relaxing on the beach. This quaint seaside village has two shops, two pubs serving bar meals and a cafe, with more amenities in nearby Maryport including a golf course. The Lake District National Park is on the doorstep and you can explore the unspoilt Cumbrian Coast from Silloth in the North down to Port Haverigg in the south. The property is also within easy access of Hadrian’s Long Distance cycleway of 26 miles of traffic-free cycling from Maryport to Silloth.

    Ground Floor: Heated by electric panel heaters the accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV, Playstation, CD/radio and patio doors.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric oven, electric and hob, fridge and microwave.
    Guests may use the owners washing machine in the evenings.
    Narrow, steep staircase to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen, towels provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available.Outside: Small courtyard garden with patio and seating.There are steep, narrow stairs within this property. Extra care should be taken

  • 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.

  • Rascal Howe


    Ref: CC124197
    Perched high above Coniston, and with breath-taking views of the lake below, Rascal Howe is a Lakeland cottage named after a local rocky outcrop. The cottage boasts a wealth of features such as multi-level garden terraces, a cast-iron fireplace and traditional oak ceiling beams and will suit those looking for something different to the more common stripped-pine look. The cottage is literally at the foot of the Old Man of Coniston with walks to this and the surrounding fells beginning from right behind the house. Down at the lake you can hire boats or cruise the lake on the steamer service.

    Ground Floor: The property has thermostatic fluid filled radiators and comprises:
    Stable door to...
    Lounge: With cast iron fireplace set in an exposed slate chimney breast, original oak ceiling beams, 22" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area: With decorative antique furniture, a cast-iron chandelier and impressive oak ceiling beams.
    Kitchen: With Baltic granite worktops, ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and stunning views across Coniston Water.
    Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in twin beds.
    Bathroom: With underfloor heating, bath, shower attachment and WC (hot water via immersion tank).

    All electric and bed linen included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Wi-Fi. Terrace with furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

  • Nu Holme


    Ref: CC127150
    A traditional cottage in this ever popular town, Nu-Holme is situated in a quiet street in central Windermere. The property has been lovingly refurbished and recently further updated by it’s owners.
    Nu-Holme provides comfortable accommodation for either two couples or a family, having a lounge area downstairs and a separate sitting room upstairs for those guests who may like some quiet time.
    It is fully equipped for those who wish to self cater although numerous takeaways, restaurants, cafes and bars are within easy walking distance, together with Booths supermarket, the famous Lakeland store and all local shops and amenities. The local Co-operative is also less than one minutes walk away and is open late.
    Nu-Holme is ideal for those travelling on public transport with both railway and bus stations close by providing excellent services. Frequent local buses travel to Bowness (by the lake), Ambleside, Grasmere, Kendal and Keswick.
    The two parking permits provided are also a great benefit to visitors as parking in the Lake District can sometimes be difficult. One is a residents permit which allows parking on all nearby streets.  The other permit being a Council permit for free parking in numerous car parks in Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside and Kendal. The nearest of which is less than one minutes walk away from Nu-Holme, a distinct advantage in busy periods.

    Ground Floor: Gas centrally heated, Nu Holme briefly comprises:
    Lounge: Family room with comfy seating, TV and log effect gas fire.
    Kitchen: With gas hob, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Second lounge: With TV, video and DVD player.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with TV and video.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi available. Parking on street by way of residents parking disc and further SLDC car park permit available.

  • Thwaite Hill Cottage

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite

    Ref: CC114134
    This two bedroom detached cottage is situated in the hamlet of Seldom Seen at Thornthwaite, with lovely views from its first floor living accommodation towards Skiddaw and Latrigg. Seldom Seen, as the name implies, is a peaceful, secluded location on the slopes of Whinlatter, yet only four miles from the bustling market town of Keswick and 1 mile from Braithwaite, where you will find a village shop, pubs and restaurants.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: Accessed through bedroom 1 and comprises bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio and wood burning stove (fuel not provided).
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: outside housing the washer/dryer.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available. Area to store bikes and dry clothes.Outside: Porch with decking area. Terraced hillside garden. On street parking. 2 dogs welcome. The cottage is suitable for a family or 1 couple as the bathroom is accessed via a bedroom.

  • Brantfell Cottage

    near Bowness on Windermere

    Ref: CC128111
    Tucked away in a peaceful, elevated position above Bowness Village at the start of the famous Dalesway, and with many local walks from the door, the cottage offers cosy, comfortable accommodation. It is in an ideal location, away from the crowds but within a five minute stroll to the centre of the village, lakeshore and steamers.

    Ground Floor: The gas centrally heated and double glazed  accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: Overlooking enclosed garden with electric fire, TV, DVD and CD with iPod dock.
    Kitchen: With table and chairs, gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with oak furniture and adjoining door to bathroom.
    Bedroom 2: Small twin bedroom (2’6" beds, suitable for children) with adjoining door to bathroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi available.Sunny rear garden with garden furniture and barbecue provided. Parking for 2 cars.

  • Le Gite


    Ref: CC123190
    Ambleside is a year round destination for holiday makers of all ages and interests. In the summer, the village is host not only to the expected tourists but also to participants of the Lake District Summer music festival. In the winter the village twinkles with the arrival of the Christmas tree lights, announcing to both locals and visitors that the festive season has well and truly begun. The surrounding fell ranges, which dominate the Ambleside skyline, change colour with the seasons, from the lush greens of the summer months, through to the golden orange and browns of Autumn, a favourite time for many.
    Le Gite enjoys a peaceful setting within this popular village and fabulous mountain views from the front of the house over the village towards Wansfell Pike. The cottage is charming, of good quality throughout with a luxurious new bathroom and plenty of character and charm. Le Gite ticks all the boxes in terms of what you would expect from a quality self catering home; a traditional, quality cottage with fine fell views, an open fire, somewhere to park the car and that all important place to sit out. Le Gite? C’est magnifique!

    Ground Floor: Le Gite has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, flat screen TV and DVD, deep cushioned leather seating.
    Kitchen/Dining Room: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Master Bedroom: With a king size bed with memory foam mattress to ensure a good night’s sleep.
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, bath, hand basin and WC - very spacious.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin beds enjoying wonderful views towards Wansfell Pike and over the village.

    All electric and bed linen provided (initial fuel supplied). Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available.Small courtyard to the rear of the cottage with furniture provided. Parking on street by way of permit.


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