Cumbria is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to the majestic beauty of the Lake District. Yet, despite the many visitors, it is still a place where it is easy to get away from it all, and enjoy peaceful spots with hardly another person in sight. The county is a paradise for walkers, but there are many other activities. The many lakes nestling among the fells are an idyllic place for water sports of all varieties. Self-catering breaks provide a convenient base for exploring all Cumbria has to offer. Enjoy some extra touches by renting one of our luxury cottages while you enjoy this beautiful county.
Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and provided the inspiration for Arthur Ransom’s classic book, Swallows and Amazons. Like his characters, you too can sail on the lake, or if you prefer to just enjoy the views, take a trip on a steamer. For water sports, there are plenty of centres in the small towns around the lake, such as Bowness on Windermere. Ambleside, at the north end of the lake, makes an ideal base to explore the Lake District and is one of the major centres for climbing.
In the West Lake District, you will find Haverigg and the National Park Coast. Along the coast are many quiet and safe beaches, as well as children’s play areas, making it an ideal part of the county to visit with a young family. Just inland are some of the Lake District’s towering peaks, including Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, and Wastwater, the deepest of the lakes.
From Carlisle in the north of Cumbria, you not only have easy access to the Lake District, but can also take trips into the Scottish borders. The town is one of the major shopping districts in the region and has some interesting historic monuments. Nearby are the remains of the great Roman defence, Hadrian’s Wall, which stretches 73 miles across England, from Wallsend near Newcastle to Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria.
Your holiday in Cumbria is sure to be an idyllic one, but you can add some luxurious touches to your stay. Our luxury collection includes properties with swimming pools, as well as luxury cottages with hot tubs. If you want proximity to a beach, there are several luxury cottages by the sea in Cumbria. Whatever your requirements, we are sure to have a property you will enjoy. Browse the selection to make your booking today.