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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Troutlets Ref: CC111385
This is a delightful traditional stone terraced cottage in the centre of Keswick. The open plan living area is perfectly designed for a homely and relaxing self catering break. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard, from the fantastic modern kitchen to the spacious bathroom. Troutlets is ideally positioned in a quiet street, just three minute walk from the town’s shops, restaurants and pubs and a short stroll from Derwentwater with its spectacular views.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Open plan Lounge/kitchen/diner: With LCD TV, DVD/CD and gas fire.
Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. (Washing/dryer on the second floor.)

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

Second Floor: Accessed via a steep and narrow staircase, with low banister rails on the landings.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and rooftop view of Skiddaw.
Utility Room: With washer/dryer.

All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Rear patio with bistro table and 2 chairs and shared garden. On street parking.

WAS
NOW
£345-£595
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Cobblestones Ref: W43227

A pretty little cottage situated in a shared courtyard, this delightful holiday home is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Lakeland town of Kendal, home to many attractions including The Brewery Arts Centre, two museums and an art gallery. If you enjoy eating out, you will be spoilt for choice with the many cosy tea rooms, cafés, fine dining restaurants and traditional country pubs. Kendal is well served by public transport, and a rail link connects with the main West Coast line at Oxenholme and Windermere. Buses leave frequently for all parts of the Lake District. Explore Windermere, Ambleside or Bowness and visit attractions such as the steam railway, the aquarium and the World of Beatrix Potter. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard with own sitting-out area. On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£239-£549
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Broomhill Cottage Ref: CC129263
Lindale is a delightful village in the south Lakes, only two miles from Grange Over Sands which can be reached in five minutes by car or 40 minutes walk for those more energetic of you. Grange was a popular resort of the Victorians and still today retains an historic feel with the lovely promenade fringed by delightful tea rooms and craft shops. Lindale is well placed for exploring all of the Lakes and Furness Peninsula, Windermere Lake being only only 15 minutes drive. The village itself has a local store, well supported village hall and two pubs offering real ale and excellent food.
This pretty, white washed cottage fronted by a traditional lawned garden fringed by colourful borders, sheltering the house from the roadside. Broomhill Cottage really is a property of two halves; the lounge and bedrooms being presented in a traditional cottage style whilst the kitchen and dining area brings a modern twist to what is essentially an 18th Century building.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Covered entrance porch leading to...
Cosy lounge: With gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD, and CD/Hi-Fi.
Kitchen/Diner: With under floor heating, dishwasher, fridge, double oven, gas hob and comfy seating area. Access to garden via stable door.
Utility room: With microwave, washer/dryer and freezer
Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed with built in wardrobe and garden views.
Bedroom 2: With single bed with pull out to make into twin or double with linen provided.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Free telephone landline available for guests use (mobile numbers are chargeable). Internet connection available. BT sports package with i-player and 90 free viewing channels and the ability to access pay to view films.Garden with furniture provided. The garden has a wall but no gate so only partially enclosed. Parking for two cars. 

WAS
NOW
£345-£575
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
18 Elm Court Ref: CC111288
18 Elm Court is nestled within a quiet residential area just a few minutes level walk from Keswick Town Centre. Offering the best of both worlds, the cottage provides guests with all the amenities of the town while still giving access to beautiful walks and the stunning Lakeland Fells direct from the door.
The cottage has a patio garden area leading out from the living room together with private parking.
Finished in a modern and contemporary style, while still retaining that ’cosy cottage’ feel, 18 Elm Court makes an ideal base for both walkers and those simply looking for a relaxing break.

Ground Floor: Well equipped accommodation comprising:
Lounge/diner: With 3D TV, blu-ray player, Xbox 360, CD/radio, i-Pod docking station, coal effect electric fire and patio doors leading to small patio area with garden furniture available.
Kitchen: With gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and CD/radio/i-Pod docking station.
Bedroom 2:  With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available. There are a selection of books/DVDs and board games. Wi-Fi internet access available. Parking for one car.

WAS
NOW
£380-£675
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Sunnycroft Ref: CC111380
This charming period town house is situated on the road into Keswick, 15 minutes walk to the town centre. Sunnycroft is an excellent choice for the larger family or group of walkers, with very good quality, generous accommodation, ample parking, Wi-Fi and a delightful seating area in the garden. The first floor lounge takes advantage of the fell views and the bedrooms also enjoy good views. The kitchen is very well equipped and there are three bathrooms to service the four bedrooms.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Snug: With seating, TV with integrated DVD and games
Dining room: With table and chairs for 8 and a gas fire
Kitchen: With gas range cooker, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.
Utility/Drying room; With WC, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, drying rack and storage for walking gear.

First Floor: Lounge: With TV with integrated DVD, CD/radio and gas fire.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.

All fuel and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi internet access. Two well behaved dogs welcome.Outside: Garden with decking, table and chairs. Parking for 4 cars. 2 dogs allowed. Shed for bikes.

WAS
NOW
£645-£2010
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Two Chimneys Ref: CC111402
Two Chimneys is an attractive and traditional Lakeland terraced cottage. Wi-fi, garden and private parking. Less than 10 minutes level walk from the centre of Keswick. It is situated on a quiet lane, at the end of a small row of former farm cottages, only a stone’s throw from the banks of the River Greta and the old railway line footpath/cycle path which runs between Keswick and Threlkeld.
 
The cottage has very comfortable, spacious accommodation. It has the benefit of a garden, parking for 2/3 cars, a shed for bikes, views from the bedrooms and a cosy living room with a wood burning stove. There is a selection of books, maps and games provided, and it has Wi-Fi access for those who need to keep in touch while away!
 
Two Chimneys is an ideal base for a holiday in The Lake District. For those who like The Great Outdoors there are many walks you can start from the doorstep. There is a handy mini-market at the filling station 100 metres away, the ‘Twa Dogs Inn’ is only 200 metres away, and Keswick, with its twice-weekly market and unrivalled selection of shops and places to eat, is just down the road.

This property has its own website www.twochimneys-keswick.co.uk

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With multi fuel stove (fuel not provided), TV, DVD and CD radio and open to...
Dining room: With dining table and chairs and living flame gas fire.
Kitchen: With double electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With bunk beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

All electric, gas and bed linen included. Telephone for incoming and free local calls. Wi-Fi internet access. Cot, highchair and stairgate available.Outside: Garden with patio, decking, garden furniture. Parking for 2/3 cars. Large shed for bikes. 2 dogs welcome

WAS
NOW
£400-£725
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Grey Walls Ref: CC118232
Grey Walls is an impressive and quite outstanding detached country house, standing in an elevated position within extensive grounds. Its superb Lakeland location, in the village of Patterdale, lies at the southern end of Ullswater. Architect designed, it incorporates fascinating features such as oriel windows, all set in dressed stone. Internally the accommodation has a unique character, with oak panelling and a 17th-century court cupboard. The house manages to incorporate cottage charm, with the majority of rooms taking advantage of the exquisite outlooks. The grounds are delightful; they are all south facing and include extensive terracing, with water features, fish pond and broad areas of lawn with rhododendron bushes. There are magnificent fell views in all directions. Kirkstone Pass rises up to the south of the village dropping down into Ambleside and Windermere, so the location is central to both the North and South Lakes, and therefore excellent for touring the National Park. Above the valley behind Patterdale is the famous Striding Edge, a knife edge ridge, leading onto Helvellyn and is popular among more serious walkers. For a less strenuous walk you will find Aira Force, a short drive south, which is the Lake District’s most famous waterfall. There are watersports available on the lake and the steamer is a beautiful way to enjoy the scenery.

Ground Floor: The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Large with original oak panelling, beamed ceiling, oriel windows, views to Striding Edge and Helvellyn, gas stove, TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining room: With 17th century court cupboard.
Kitchen: With gas hob and electric oven, microwave/oven/grill combination, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Lobby: With walk-in larder.
Garden room: With French doors leading to patio.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (can be made to twin).
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite shower over bath and WC.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.
Lower Ground Floor:
Reception area.
Utility room:
With fridge and washing machine.

First Floor: Bedroom 4: With twin beds and basin.
Bedroom 5: With single 4ft bed and basin.

All oil, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair on request. Large terraced garden with patio and garden furniture. Landscaped grounds. Bike store. Two dogs welcome. Parking for four cars. Please note: there are multiple steps, a water feature and a fish pond in the grounds and garden of the property.

WAS
NOW
£795-£2070
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Trusmadoor Ref: 24335

Set in the unspoilt northern Lakes, and away from the mainstream tourist tracks, this comfortable single storey holiday cottage stands in the grounds of a delightful country house hotel which is set in 2 acres of grounds just 4 miles from Keswick on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake. With breathtaking views over open countryside and the lake, which is ½ a mile away, plus use of the hotel’s restaurant, bar and games room you will be ensured of a relaxing stay with superb walking from the doorstep. Hotel with bar and restaurant 50 yards. Shops 5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio. Shared 2-acres of hotel grounds with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the grounds.

WAS
NOW
£293-£680
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Helm Crag Ref: CC121144
Tucked up behind Dove Cottage and the locally named ’Duck Pond’, Helm Crag enjoys a peaceful location in delightful shared grounds, a few minutes stroll from Grasmere centre. Grasmere is a delightful village, well stocked with pubs, cafes and grocery stores for your self catering stay. Perfect for those walkers among you and ideal for those with a pet, a gate within the grounds leads directly onto fell side paths giving instant access to some of the area’s finest low and high level walking.
At the rear of the development and slightly elevated, Helm Crag is the perfect haven for a couple, whatever time of year you choose to stay. With well fitted kitchen and bathroom and a good feeling of space throughout, the quality accommodation and coordinated style instantly create a delightful atmosphere, one look out of the lounge window will, we are certain, calm, relax and bring out the old romantic in any of you!

Ground Floor: Property has night storage heating and comprises;
Hallway leading to...
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC
Bedroom 1: With double bed the room is dressed with Laura Ashley decor and solid wood furniture
Kitchen: With lake view and electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, microwave and dishwasher. Shared coin operated laundry room available.
Lounge/Dining: With mesmerising view of Grasmere Lake, wall mounted electric fire, TV and DVD and sumptuous oxblood leather sofas.

All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot available.Outside: private garden area with furniture provided and shared use of grounds at Wood Close. Private parking for one car. NB: Steps up to the property.

WAS
NOW
£380-£675
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Osprey Cottage Ref: CC113116
This cosy oak beamed cottage dates back to the 17th Century and is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century life. The cottage has breathtaking views over open fields towards Bassenthwaite Lake, Catbells and the Borrowdale Valley beyond. Immediately behind the cottage is a wood with wildlife including  birds of prey and red squirrels and, from the top, a sensational view of Skiddaw and the surrounding fells. Bassenthwaite is a peaceful farming village with a stream running through. Osprey Cottage is a half a mile from the village where the Sun Inn serves bar meals and real ale.

Ground Floor: Heated by solid fuel central heating,storage heater and electric heaters the accommodation comprises:
Lounge/kitchen/diner: With TV, DVD, CD radio and open fire (initial supply of logs provided).
Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Very comfortable double bed and lovely views.
Bedroom 2: With very comfortable hand crafted bunk beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All electricity and bed linen provided.Off street parking available.

WAS
NOW
£320-£540
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Jasmin Cottage Ref: CC124188
Jasmin Cottage sits close to the banks of the River Crake, just a few miles South of Coniston Water an area popular with cyclists, walkers and their pets. One of Lakeland’s quieter locations, visitors can escape the crowds of the more popular resorts here at Spark Bridge but easily visit by car or local bus service within minutes when the mood takes.
Jasmin Cottage has a wealth of original features on display; flagged floors, exposed beams and a Victorian open fireplace have been beautifully married with fine interior design to create a stylish yet comfortable home from home. The shared riverside garden is just the spot for a summer picnic or run with the dog who is most welcome here at Jasmin Cottage whilst the fine country pub just along the lane offers a great menu of food and local ales throughout the day and into the evening.

Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
Beamed Lounge: With flagged floors, deep cushioned sofas arranged around the ornate open fireplace (fuel available locally) and TV with DVD
Kitchen: With electric Aga, electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.
Access to the rear riverside gardens which are shared with the other properties in the terrace.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.Outside: Roadside parking. Shared riverside garden to the rear. Wireless internet connection available.

WAS
NOW
£380-£675
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Granary Cottage Ref: 26856

Amidst peaceful countryside just outside the village of Ayside, this semi-detached holiday home adjoins the owner’s home, set on a working farm. Originally the granary at Grove Farm, now lovingly restored it features a beautiful garden to enjoy. Set on the edge of the Lake District National Park, Lake Windermere is just 15 minutes’ drive - popular for water sports. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors and beams. Kitchen. Tiled floors throughout. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet (can be accessed from landing), 1 twin.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 10 years. NB: Step in garden.

WAS
NOW
£220-£734
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