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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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  • Ladstock Hall 3 (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite

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    Ref: CC114118
     Nestled in the hillside, this magnificent building has the most spectacular views across the valley towards the mighty Skiddaw range, from its elevated location on the edge of Thornthwaite village. Until recently Ladstock Hall was a very grand country house hotel, a renowned venue for weddings, it has now been converted into several apartments and cottages the standard of which is excellent.
    No. 3 is a spacious 1 bedroom "cottage" which is furnished in a traditional style using superb quality modern furnishings with excellent facilities and equipment. It also benefits from a separate locked store for bikes etc. This area is great for mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest,  walking on the surrounding fells and sailing or fishing on the lake. There is a bridleway immediately behind Ladstock Hall where you can walk to Braithwaite, a little over half a mile, which has a village shop, restaurant and 2 pubs each serving good food and real ale.

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil central heating the accommodation comprises:-
    Lounge: With LCD TV, DVD, video, CD/radio, electric flame effect fire, leather suite and views towards Skiddaw.
    Dining/Kitchen; With electric range cooker, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and patio doors.

    First Floor: Master bedroom: With delightful views, TV, king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bathroom; With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Wi-Fi. Patio area with furniture. Shared use of the large sharedl gardens. Rear access on to bridal way. Parking for 2 cars. NB: No cot is available as the property is not suitable for babies or children. There are significant drops within the grounds of the property.

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  • Hideaway Cottage

    Staveley

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    Ref: CC129191
    A super cottage in the middle of this popular Lakeland village, Hideaway is a fine example of the very best in self catering properties. The cottage ticks all the boxes in terms of character and charm, displayed in exposed beams and feature stonework and the owner has used his wealth of experience in running a country house hotel to ensure his guests will want for nothing. Hideaway Cottage has been ’dressed’ in every sense of the word, from the choice of prints and ornaments to the collection of hand picked antiquities, all finished off with sumptuous fabrics and quality pieces of furniture.
    The property has a most romantic feel about it and to compliment this, a pre-bookable welcome pack is available to purchase for that rather special time away, to include champagne, chocolates, roses and fluffy dressing gowns.
    Fell Cottage 129198 is under the same ownership as Hideaway Cottage.

    Ground Floor: Hideaway Cottage has oil filled panel heating, a multi-fuel stove and briefly comprises:
    Entrance leading to open plan...
    Lounge/dining room: With feature stone wall with multi-fuel stove (initial fuel supplied), TV, video, DVD and CD/Hi-Fi.
    Kitchen: With slate floor, ceramic hob, built in electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with freezer box.

    Rear door to shared outdoor area.  

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: A spacious room with wooden floor, super king size bed (which can be a twin if preferred, please advise on booking) with luxurious goose down duvet and Egyptian cotton bedding to compliment.
    Bathroom: With space saver bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels provided. Initial supply of fuel for multi-fuel stove. Cot and highchair available on request. A laundry service is available on request. Free Wi-Fi internet connection available. Outside: There is a communal drying area to the rear. On street parking A luxury welcome pack can be arranged to be in the property, the cost is £50 and includes champagne, red roses and the use of fluffy dressing gowns. Please inform us when booking. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • North Cottage

    Bowness on Windermere

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    Ref: CC128226
    Less than a mile from the centre of Bowness and blessed with private off road parking and a partially enclosed garden, (no gate on the entrance to garden down side path) North Cottage is semi detached and part of a larger property, offers charming accommodation for you and your pet. A host of visitor attractions are on hand including the famous Lake Windermere Steamers and car and passenger ferry which runs between Ferry Nab and Far Sawrey, Beatrix Potter country. There are numerous options for eating out too, for all palates and pockets as well as an eclectic mix of shops for a special treat for your loved one or as a souvenir of your visit.
    The spacious beamed lounge here at North Cottage with comfortable seating and warming gas fire has a super picture window with views over the woodland garden whilst the large double bedroom on the lower ground floor with super en suite shower room, further adds to your comfort. The neat kitchen diner is very well equipped for a self catering break although with so many restaurants to choose from, the nominated chef can afford to take the odd night off!

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, pine furniture and en-suite with quality shower room with heritage suite of shower, wash basin and WC.
    Kitchen/diner: Well equipped with fridge with ice box, electric oven and hob, microwave and washer/dryer. Access to enclosed garden with furniture.

    First Floor: Hallway leading to...
    Beamed lounge: With gas stove, sofa and chair (electric reclining), TV with DVD. Large picture window giving way to views of the garden below.

    All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot available. Wi-fi.Outside: private garden with furniture provided. Off road parking for one car.

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  • Jackdaw Cottage

    Ambleside

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    Ref: CC123285
    This quaint one bedroom cottage is set in the very heart of Ambleside. Jackdaw Cottage is the perfect getaway and spring board to the Lakes. It is a cosy cottage with gas log burner effect fire. The holiday home dates back from the 18th Century and was part of a working community within Ambleside which had various types of industry. A good quality bed dressed in crisp cotton sheets guarantees a restful night’s sleep after a day on the fells or sightseeing. You can come back and rela and enjoy that well deserved break. A gentle stroll will bring you to Waterhead Pier where you will find the famous Windermere Lake Steamers offering the chance to cruise across to Bowness or Lakeside whilst taking in some more of the area’s stunning scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property is accessed by nine steps, and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with tiled floor, gas log burner, 22" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room: Spacious with tiled floor.
    Kitchen: Spacious, farmhouse style with tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Small patio area with garden furniture at the front of the house. Private parking for one car. Sorry, no children allowed - two adults only.

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  • Grooms Room

    Thirlmere near Keswick

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    Ref: 13316
    Nestling in a clearing of trees, at the foot of Helvellyn and close to the shore of Thirlmere, Dale Head Hall’s Victorian coach house, set within the grounds of one of lakeland’s finest hotels, has been carefully restored and converted into five apartments offering delightful holiday accommodation amidst breathtaking scenery. Overlooking the cobbled yard they retain much of their rustic charm and are comfortably furnished and equipped. Stroll through the wonderful garden and enjoy spectacular lake views the tranquillity that this very special setting offers.

    The walking and wildlife from the doorstep is excellent. There is a stunning walk along the lakeside or for the more ambitious hiker Helvellyn beckons. The popular, bustling market town of Keswick with an abundance of interesting shops, tourist attractions and eateries is five miles. Thirlmere connects to the south Lakes via a spectacular mountain pass, where you can enjoy the many opportunities that Grasmere, Windermere and Ambleside have to offer. An excellent central location for exploring the Lake District.

    Grooms Room can be booked together with The Tack Room (13317) and The Coach House (24984) to accommodate up to six guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With TV and video.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With four poster double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. 24 hour laundry service available. Shared drying room. Large shared gardens with lakeside terrace, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds 55 yards away.

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  • Staffield Hall Country Retreats - Garden of Eden

    Staffield, nr. Penrith

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    Ref: 30605

    Garden of Eden is a stunning retreat for two, this south-facing, first floor apartment offers breathtaking views over the enchanting gardens and the fabulous Eden Valley. One of eight apartments (refs 30600, 30601, 30602, 30603, 30604, 30605, 30606, 30607), over three floors, set in the stunning Staffield Hall. This Victorian manor house is located in the wonderful Eden Valley, a tranquil part of Cumbria, close to both Carlisle and Penrith and also Hadrian’s Wall, the Northern Pennines, the western fringe of the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders. A popular apartment with Adam and Eves of all ages, Garden of Eden boasts high ceilings, open-plan living space and a romantic double bedroom with the most gorgeous views. The bathroom features a Bio-jet spa bath, a great way to relax after a long day adventuring the area. Access to the shore side of Lake Ullswater at Pooley Bridge is only a short drive away, with Keswick and Lake Derwent Water along with Lake Buttermere being only a further easy drive away. The picturesque unspoilt villages of Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Lazonby and Great Salkeld are all close by and they each offer amenities for you to enjoy. Local shops and tea rooms, as well as great pubs and restaurants abound. From Staffield Hall, guests can plan a multitude of activities to do from cycling to fishing, walking to ballooning. The choice is endless. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over spa bath and toilet.

    Freeview TV. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility room. Dishwasher.

    All properties: Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, landscaped 3-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fountain in garden, 50 yards. 18 steps in grounds.

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  • The Hayloft

    Broughton Mills, nr. Coniston

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    Ref: W151

    Perfect base for hill walking

    This small 17th century hill farm, with pet sheep, lies in a beautiful and tranquil valley within the Lake District National Park. Elevated and surrounded by craggy hills, this simple cosy holiday cottage is a perfect base for hill walking and exploring. It is full of character and charm with magnificent cruck beams and exposed stonework. Coniston Lake 4 miles, Eskdale 10 miles, Ambleside 14 miles. Wonderful views down the valley and to the sea in the distance. The area has much more on offer than excellent walks and scenery, with its rich history and culture there are museums, galleries, heritage centres, garden, 15th century buildings and NT properties to visit, not to mention the variety of shopping and traditional tea rooms available. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep stone stairs to first floor: Steep step from kitchen/dining room to living room. Beams throughout.

    Electricity panel heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. DVD. Electric oven. Microwave. Enclosed patio. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Squirrel’s Leap - Burnside Park

    Keswick

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    Ref: CC111184
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury pine log cabin is equipped for every modern day convenience and comfort. Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Skiddaw, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells. The site is within walking distance of Keswick town centre, making the lodge an ideal base to enjoy the amenities of Keswick without the hustle and bustle of the town itself.

    Ground Floor: This cosy lodge has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Open plan with coal effect fire, TV, video, DVD, CD player, two settees, dining table, views to Skiddaw and Latrigg on three sides and patio doors to veranda.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, two wardrobes, drawers and dressing table.
    Bathroom: With full size bath with shower over, WC and wash basin..

    All bed linen and heating included. Cot available. Large video, DVD, CD and book libraries.Private veranda. Private parking for 1 car. Please note from mid November until the end of February this site is closed. However the site is open over Christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

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  • La’l Tethera

    Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: CC127050
    Ambleside is a super base for a first or return trip to Southern Lakeland. Awash with a host of activities for all ages and abilities, there’s certainly plenty of attractions to enjoy throughout the day and into the evening yet peace and tranquility can always be found on the slopes of the surrounding fell range, the top of Loughrigg a manageable hike, well worth the effort.
    Centrally placed for enjoying all that this Lakeland village has to offer, La’l Tethera is a superb, stylish bolt hole for just for two, somewhere to relax, unwind and spend precious time together. Light and airy and beautifully dressed with calming décor and co-ordinating neutral fabrics, this first floor apartment is well equipped with up to the minute facilities for a self-catering break, whatever time of year you plan to visit.

    First Floor: La’l Tethera has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance via external steps to inner hallway leading to:
    Open plan living arrangement:
    Kitchen:
    With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Lounge: With seating arranged around the gas wood burner effect stove and TV with DVD. The oak dining table is well placed between the two areas.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, oak furnishings and views across the village towards Loughrigg.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
    Washing machine and tumble dryer available.

    All electric, bed linen and towels provided. Sorry, no travel cot or highchair available. Parking permit provided for one car to use on nearby car park.

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  • Borrowdale Cottage

    North Stainmore, Kirkby Stephen

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    Ref: LLS

    A pretty single-storey cottage, in an idyllic setting high in the fells above Brough. Adjacent to a stone-built barn (another holiday cottage) and adjoining the owners’ home, where llamas graze in the adjacent paddock, the detached holiday property has been renovated to a high standard, with exposed beams and stone flagged floors. There is a large private hot tub situated in the rear garden with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Splendid walking in the area and a good touring base for the Lakes, Dales and Eden Valley. Only ¾ mile to the A66. Restaurant, shops and coarse fishing at Brough, 3 miles. Kirkby Stephen, 7 miles.

    Sitting/dining room with open fire. Small well-fitted kitchen. Two steps from hall to double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    Open fire - logs included. Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. Private hot tub. No smoking. NB: Beck outside garden .

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  • Carlton Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC111124
    Carlton Cottage is a ground floor apartment enjoying a central location with Keswick town centre and Fitz Park just a short stroll away. There is an excellent choice of restaurants, shops and pubs in close proximity, to suit those without transport or those with walking restrictions. The property is tastefully decorated to a good standard, making it an ideal base for a Lakeland holiday.

    Ground Floor: The centrally heated accommodation comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Open plan living/dining area with colour TV, CD/hi-fi, DVD player and electric fire.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility area: With a washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available.Small rear yard. Parking space in the church, 50 yards.

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  • Duddon Mews

    Ulpha, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

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    Ref: 29319


    Duddon Mews is a traditional Lakeland hideaway, attached to the owner’s farmhouse, and enjoying an idyllic rural location tucked away in the Duddon Valley. Arranged on two floors, there is an open-plan living/dining room/kitchen on the ground floor, while an external stone staircase leading to the first floor gives access to a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. A truly unique property, lovingly restored to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. The Duddon Valley is a jewel in the crown of Cumbria, situated between Coniston and Eskdale, remote, unspoilt and perhaps the most idyllic corner of the Lake District. The Duddon Valley will delight walkers, moutain bikers, climbers, nature lovers and those who enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside. The tiny villages of Ulpha and Seathwaite are two focal points of the valley. At Ulpha there is a post office/village shop, while Seathwaite, situated near the end of the ancient Walna Scar road, boasts a 16th-century inn, where good home-cooked food, real ales and a warm welcome await, all day all year. The property is surrounded by moorland, with wonderful views up the valley and walks from the door. Conveniently located for Ulpha, Eskdale, Boot, Seathwaite and Broughton-in-Furness. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beam. External stone stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (Sky, full package). Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Use of owner’s laundry facilities on request. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £15 per booking. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No children under 12 years, due to external steps which can be slippery and no space for cot.

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