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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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  • Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 3

    Appleby in Westmorland

    Grade
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    Ref: CC132178
    Appleby Castle is situated deep in the heart of the beautiful Eden Valley, just 15 miles from the Lake District, nestling alongside the meandering River Eden. This spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps in Great Britain. In the 17th Century, the castle was the preferred residence of Lady Anne Clifford. She was a patron of authors and literature and known for her many letters and diaries.

    Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 3 is one of three holiday properties which make up part of the inner bailey wall and medieval defences, which stand adjacent to the Norman Keep which has hardly changed over the past 900 years. The old great hall, built in 1454, stands across the courtyard and guests are welcome to take a tour with afternoon tea during their stay (at an additional charge).

    Appleby Castle owns the fishing rights on both sides of the River Eden immediately beneath the weir. This is prime fishing territory and salmon, trout and grayling abound in this special stretch of river. Fishing rights are exclusively for castle guests.

    Appleby is built in the curve of the River Eden and is a traditional medieval town with the castle at the top of the hill sloping gently downhill to the church. This is one of the prettiest market towns in England and despite once being the county town of Westmorland, it retains a village atmosphere with a great deal of interest and charm. One of it’s famous residents, the father of George Washington, Augustine Washington, grew up in Cumberland and attended Appleby Grammar School with his elder brother John. Situated in the beautiful Eden Valley, the location is superb for exploring the highlights of the North of England as it separates the Lakes District fells from the Pennines and also gives easy access to the Yorkshire and Durham Dales. The scenic Carlisle to Settle railway route runs through Appleby and makes a great day out. Further afield, the Northumberland National Park along with Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Border are within an hour’s drive. Superb walking, cycling, golf and fishing are all available nearby.

    Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 3 can be booked together with Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 2 (CC132177) and Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 1 (CC132176) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to into twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Bathroom: With spa bath, shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. 27-acres of shared grounds and woodland with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Fishing available on-site (no licence required). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds.

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  • Cumberland Betty

    Askam-in-Furness, near Ulverston

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC463

    Overlooking the Duddon Estuary, Cumberland Betty is the perfect springboard to enjoy the Lake District and its surrounds. This property occupies an ideal spot on the edge of the village of Askham. The views to Coniston Old Man are to die for, so sit back and relax with your favourite tipple in hand, and watch the sun set over the water. This classic shepherd’s hut is on a working farm, so holidaymakers can experience the true countryside lifestyle. Fishing nearby. Beach ¾. Shop and pub ¾ mile, restaurant 4 miles.Set in an elevated position overlooking the beautiful Duddon Estuary, Peat House (ref W41088), a wing of the owner’s former farmhouse, and Moorside Lodge (ref W43062), a single-storey lodge which is situated in the ground of the owner’s farm, provide an idyllic holiday retreat, and have been lovingly furnished. This is an ideal base for a coastal holiday, and is also close to the south western Lake District Fells and Lakes. The village of Askam has a good range of shops and a railway station, where you can take a trip along the Cumbrian coast and through glorious countryside, with wonderful views. There is an abundance of walks right on the doorstep, whilst Coniston Water is only a 30-minute drive. Grizedale Forest Dalton Animal Park, 4 miles, makes an excellent day out, with a variety of wild animals from around the world. Lake Windermere and many historic houses and gardens easily accessible for days out. If relaxation is your preferred activity why not just sit on the terrace and enjoy the wonderful views. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    5 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor:
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With 21" digital TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With wood burning oven, electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi and fridge.
    Bedroom area: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burning oven included. Small courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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  • Cragg Cottage

    Bouth, Newby Bridge

    Grade
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    Ref: LC3

    Set quietly on the edge of a small pretty village at the foot of Lake Windermere, this delightful cottage exudes character and romantic charm. One of a pairand heavily beamed, it is superbly presented with its garden, patio area and furniture. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Windermere Lake is just 2 miles and the Central Lakes and Fells can be reached within a short drive. To the west lies Ulverston with its cobbled streets, arts and crafts and weekly markets. Coniston, Grange-over-Sands and Bowness-on-Windermere, all 12 miles. Shop 2 miles. Excellent pub in village.

    Step to entrance. Beamed, open-plan living/dining room with open fire in iron range, stone flagged floor and stable door to garden. Compact, fitted cottage-style kitchen with butler’s sink and stone flagged floor. First floor: Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, feature stone fireplace, and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking

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  • Easedale House Apartments - Wagtail

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC112151
    Easedale House Apartments are in a traditional Lakeland slate building set in the centre of Keswick with everything you need right on your doorstep. These gorgeous apartments also have a large (and rare for the area), private car park permit each. Finished to an excellent standard with a real eye for detail, each stylish apartment has its own personality but all have the same lovely feel. Moments away from shops, restaurants and Fitz Park. As always with Keswick, the properties boast a great range of walks right from the door. Although famous for the stunning landscapes and fantastic Wainwrights walks, Keswick has much more to offer with a great range of independent shops, a cinema, the Theatre by the Lake, climbing and the famous Pencil Museum!

    Wagtail is a good sized, one bedroom apartment with a light and airy open plan living space. The original features have been retained such as cornicing and fireplace but enhanced with a light and airy palate and quality finishings. With views over the church from the kitchen and lounge windows, and towards the fells from the bedroom window, you’ll certainly feel in the heart of Keswick. Being on the second floor you are right in the centre of Keswick with all the benefits of easy access to pubs, restaurants and shops but can enjoy quiet accommodation at the same time.

    Wagtail can be booked together with Siskin (CC112146), Egret (CC112147), Curlew (CC112148), Goldcrest (CC112149), Osprey (CC112150) and Kingfisher (CC112145) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

    Second Floor: The property is all on the second floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With induction hob, microwave oven, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, views and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Shared washer/dryer on the first floor. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car, permit provided). No smoking.

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  • The Studio at Sycamore House

    Askham, nr. Penrith

    Grade
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    Ref: 28410

    This delightful Grade II Listed Cumbrian barn dates from 1770, and has been tastefully converted. Adjoining the owner’s holiday cottage, and adjacent to another holiday home, it provides a perfect retreat for two. Askham is a charming and pretty village centred around two greens, and offers easy access to lakes Ullswater and Haweswater, Askham and Helton Fells, and the beautiful Eden Valley. It is truly an ideal location from which to explore the numerous sights and attractions the area has to offer. The village boasts two pubs with restaurants and bar meals, shop and outdoor heated swimming pool. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 8 steps to galleried double bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with ¾ bath, shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Hollow Creek Cottage

    Kirkandrews-on-Eden, nr. Carlisle

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 28012

    This delightful holiday cottage adjoins the owners’ Grade II listed, 18th Century farm house. The original features have been combined with modern fittings to create a comfortable holiday home. Situated within a village it has direct access to Hadrian’s Wall and the coastal cycle route (72). It lies 3 miles west of Carlisle and is a short drive to the Scottish Border, Lake District, Northumberland’s National Park and is close to the Solway Firth. An excellent base for those wishing to explore this area. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Dining room/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Oil central heating included (£15per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 7-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • The Millbarn

    Askham, nr. Ullswater

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 80111

    Formerly part of the village mill, this atmospheric barn conversion stands on the banks of the Lowther, approached by a 50 metre track attached to the owner’s 18th-century cottage. Boasting original beams, river views, fishing on river next to property (fishing licence and permit required) and walking from the door, it is ideally situated within the Lake District National Park. Windermere, Penrith and Ullswater are all within easy driving distance. A perfect holiday retreat. Shop and pubs 1km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, gas and electricity included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine on request. Dishwasher. Shared use of owner’s freezer on request. Shared garden with patio area and furniture. Parking (1 car). NB: The garden has private river frontage.

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  • 1 Windsor House

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC111302
    Furnished by an interior designer, using excellent quality furnishings throughout, 1 Windsor House is superbly located for couples seeking a central base with private parking and outside eating area.  This ground floor apartment is tucked away just off the town centre, seconds from George Fisher’s famous store and moments from the lively shops, restaurants and pubs of Keswick and so benefits from having all amenities on the doorstep of its tranquil location. A brief walk leads via Hope Park and its scenic gardens and golf courses, past the Theatre on the Lake to Derwentwater lakeside with its boating trips and magnificent views of the surrounding hills and mountains.

    Ground Floor: This centrally heated accommodation comprises of:
    Lounge: With LCD TV, DVD, CD radio with i-pod dock, reading material, Playstation 2 console and games, solid oak flooring, luxury leather settee, recliner and patio doors.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Master bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Large walk in storage cupboard.

    All fuel, towels and bed linen provided. Internet access for browsing.Outside: small private seating area and bike lock. Parking for 1 car.

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  • Orchard Cottage

    Westward, nr. Caldbeck

    Grade
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    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 26367

    Converted from a former barn, this pair of holiday cottages adjoins the owner’s home. Contemporary in style yet retaining some of the original features, the properties stand to the side of the B5305 and allow good road access to the Lake District National Park, The Solway Coast, Hadrian’s Wall and Scotland. It has something for everyone; history, art galleries, bird watching, outdoor pursuits, foot and cycle paths, a busy calendar of events with festivals, craft fairs, farmer’s markets and traditional agricultural shows. Relax and enjoy driving through the spectacular scenery and stop off at one of the attractive villages to sample the local food and hospitality. Caldbeck Common and the village of Caldbeck (4 miles) offer a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The historic city of Carlisle (10 miles) is just south of Scotland. Bassenthwaite Lake and the Lakeland town of Keswick (19 miles) offer further attractions to enjoy. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 1 twin bedroom (zip and link, can be 6ft double) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet (also accessed from hallway). First floor: Living room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor.

    Washer/dryer. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Oil underfloor central heating included (£25per week, £20 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Shared field. Cycle store. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Low Fold Cottage

    Crook, nr. Windermere

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: W1759

    Beautiful views of the Lyth Valley

    Situated on a mixed working farm, this 17th century semi-detached character holiday cottage with exposed beams is warm and cosy. It is ideal for a rural holiday in a location close to all the attractions of the Lake District and the southern National Park, Windermere, the lake and Bowness being only 4.5 miles, and bustling Kendal the same. Windermere in the centre of the Lake District offers great countryside and walking to suit all abilities. A good area for walking with golf nearby, the cottage is to be found up a narrow lane with beautiful views of the Lyth Valley. There are many attractions in the area including historic houses, museums, galleries, gardens and parks, as well as watersport opportunities and great shopping, bars and restaurants. Shop and restaurant 3.5 miles and pub 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beam/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with beam and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Scafell Apartment

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W41228

    Stunning views of Lake Windermere
    Four poster bed

    Whitecraggs is a truly magnificent setting amidst 3.5 acres of landscaped grounds designed by the famous Kew Plant Hunter, William Purdon, with mature specimens of rare trees and alpine plants, these three holiday apartments form part of Whitecraggs, a converted country house. On two levels, Black Combe Apartment (ref W41226) provides spacious accommodation with a romantic four poster bedroom. Skiddaw Apartment (ref W41227) provides cosy accommodation on the ground floor looking out over the gardens to Lake Windermere, whilst Scafell Apartment (ref W41228) is a delightful first floor apartment. At the northern tip of the lake, centrally placed for the Lake District National Park, there is abundant walking, fell climbing in the nearby Langdales, water sports or simply wandering around charming Ambleside, which dates back to Roman times. From here you can take the steamer to explore villages on Windermere’s shores, as well as Grizedale forest. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electricity included. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas included (£10per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Shared 3.5-acres grounds. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. No smoking. NB: There are steep sloping banks in the grounds.

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  • Keswick Boat House

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: CC111212
    Sitting directly on the shores of Derwentwater, extending into the lake and enjoying the most beautiful location and views imaginable. Keswick Boat House offers a truly unique experience, being the only property of its kind in the Lake District.
    From the balcony overhanging the water you can enjoy a glass of wine while watching the launches arriving and departing from the jetties and the ducks splashing about on the lake. Inside the property is equally as stunning, consisting of an open plan design with antique furniture and a wealth of beams, some of which you may need to duck underneath.
    There are many wonderful walks from the doorstep around the lake, both low level or high peaks for the more energetic. The renowned Theatre by the Lake, The Keswick Tea Gardens and Hope Park are all within 200 yards and Keswick Town centre with its many amenities is only a 5 minute walk.

    Ground Floor: With gas central heating, the accommodation comprises of an open plan design with steps between the various levels.
    Lounge and Dining area: With TV, video, CD/radio, arched window overlooking the lake and lowered doorway to balcony overhanging the lake.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom: Mezzanine room with double bed, shower room with shower cubicle.
    Cloakroom: with WC and hand basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided.Garden, jetty and deep water mooring for your own boat. Fishing on the lake. Private parking for 2 cars. NB: Due to the close proximity to the water the property is not suitable for babies or any children under 13. The stairs to the mezzanine are open to one side and the 3 external steps to the property are witout a handrail. 

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