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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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Mill Rigg Ref: LQ5

Beautifully positioned in the Eden Valley, on the fringe of the Lake District on Cumbria’s eastern side, this delightful, detached, early 18th-century farmhouse has been beautifully renovated to create a holiday home of a very good standard in an idyllic rural setting. Much of the original character has been retained with beams, flagged floors, fire surrounds and some low doors, and the old cottage charm is complemented by modern fittings, quality furnishings and a large, extra sitting room with a high, beamed vaulted ceiling in what was formerly an adjoining barn.
The small village of Great Asby, ½ mile, has a pub serving real ale and meals in front of a log fire. The village is situated on the Westmoreland Way so there are interesting and varied walks from the doorstep, including the limestone pavements, Pate Hole Caves and Rutter Falls. Appleby, 5 miles, is a picturesque market town lying in a loop of the River Eden. There is excellent fishing, golf, a leisure centre and a good selection of shops and restaurants.
The farmland and area surrounding the house is a haven for peace and tranquillity with a vast variety of wildlife, perfect for ornithologists and country lovers. The area is outstanding for walking, whether for a hike on the high open fells or a gentle riverside stroll. Cyclists will love the quiet country lanes and the nearby ‘C2C’ cycle route. The pretty country villages with their farmers’ markets and local shows are a delight to explore.
Centrally located between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and close to the North Pennines, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Border, this makes this a very well-situated retreat from which to explore the beauty spots of Northern England. Shop 4 miles, pub ½ mile.

Beamed living room with open fire. Beamed dining room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Beamed, well-equipped kitchen. 3 steps to utility. 2 steps to study/boiler room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. First staircase to first floor: Large beamed sitting room with vaulted ceiling. Second staircase to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Open fire and wood-burning stove included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Patio, sitting-out areas and furniture
  • 7-acre farmland grounds
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Table tennis in barn
  • Welcome pack
  • Stabling by arrangement with owners
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 15 yrs

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£0-£0
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

Close to Kendal, Simgill Farm, set in 40 acres and specialising in breeding alpacas, is a great holiday base and ideally situated to explore the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales or just enjoy unwinding and relaxing. The barn conversions at Simgill Farm (refs: 27370 & 26898) have been finished with quality and comfort in mind, having spacious accommodation with large private gardens, a garage and parking. These properties are ideally located for families and friends of all ages to meet up from all parts of the country. Whether it’s for a holiday reunion, family get-together or a special occasion, Simgill Farm is the perfect base. There are plenty of walking and cycling routes right on the doorstep. Local attractions are within easy reach and the owners are happy to introduce guests of all ages to their herd of alpacas. Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with two additional singles. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. 1-acre paddock play area. Friday to Friday. NB: 8 steps in garden, stream 25 yards.

Both properties: Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£30per week, £15 per short break, November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£0-£0
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1

Attractively positioned above a mill pond, this outstanding detached property is set within two acres of grounds and has uninterrupted views to the Pennines. The flat plateau of Cross Fell dominates the horizon and creates an amazing backdrop which is ever changing – in particular the stunning sunsets can be enjoyed from both inside and outside from the patio areas. Although a traditional style of cottage, the interior has been totally modernised to a high standard with an excellent level of presentation and attention to detail. This lovely holiday cottage is ideal for families and friends exploring one of the loveliest corners of England.
The peaceful location with its ponds and woodland attracts a variety of wildlife, and is a haven for nature lovers. Beck Mill Cottage is located within the beautiful Eden Valley, which is renowned not only for its scenery, wonderful walking, pretty sandstone villages and quiet country lanes which are ideal for cycling, but it is also perfectly placed between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The cottage is 8 miles from the market town of Penrith.
Some notable attractions in the area include Brougham Castle and the stunning Dalemain. The latter mentioned is a country house set within large grounds – its medieval courtyard and Elizabethan great barn featured in the TV adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre.
Not to be missed is a trip to Cumbria’s Rheged Discovery Centre which – apart from its huge IMAX cinema showing giant movies – is home to the National Mountaineering Exhibition and the Discovering Cumbria Exhibition.
There is an organic restaurant at The Village Bakery in Melmerby, and a Watermill at Little Salkeld that uses mainly organic produce in their tea room and mill shop - they also have one day baking courses for adults and children.
The Carlisle to Settle railway has a station at Langwathby for a day out without a car. Shop 2 miles.

Spacious living room with wood burning stove and views to the Pennines. Large beamed well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Two bedrooms; one double with en-suite shower room with toilet and one twin with garden views. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two further double rooms. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full ground source central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large 2-acre lawned grounds with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced mill pond in grounds

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£553-£1780
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
The Hollies Ref: 16523

Within walking distance of all Windermere’s facilities

Tucked away on a quiet road, The Hollies is a five star, 5 bedroomed, quirky Victorian house situated between the villages of Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere. Within walking distance of train station, lake, marina, cinemas, theatre, restaurants, supermarkets, local shops and incredible fells - all minutes away. The Hollies is an ideal base for extended families or groups. A second twin bedroom with wet room on the ground floor is helpful for those with limited mobility. The open plan kitchen/dining room has crafted shaker style units with Belfast sink and robust granite worktop, and a desk with imac computer. A four oven gas Aga beneath oak beams rescued from an old chemist shop, and slate recycled from Grasmere bus station - is perfect for drying out a soggy kit! A library of books, maps, family games and films for little ones make this a wonderful place. The house is stylishly decorated with handmade wide white shutters. Oil paintings, teardrop chandeliers, Minton tiled floor, rugs and throws on comfy sofas fuse old and new in a tasteful way. Linen curtains over French doors lead from the ’grown ups’ dining room with woodburner to a walled gravelled courtyard - perfect for those balmy summer evenings, whilst the little pocket garden is lovely for a quiet moment. There’s even a Christmas box full of decorations for a festive stay- including Christmas tree if needed. All 4 upstairs bedrooms have luxurious bath or shower rooms and are provided with fluffy white towels so don’t be tempted to bring your own. Shops, restaurants and pub 1/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with French doors and tiled floor. Kitchen/dining area. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin, with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 bunk with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Gas Aga (4 oven and hot plate). Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small front garden and bench. Rear enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

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£1203-£2512
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
45 Station Road Ref: CC111399
This superb Lakeland town house provides stylish, well equipped self catering, with views from most rooms. 45 Station Road enjoys an enviable position, quietly situated 75 yards from Fitz Park and the River Greta, and 150 yards from Keswick Town centre. The beautiful park has children’s play area, bowling green, putting and cricket pitch. The lower ground floor is suitable for guests with mobility problems, there is a bedroom with a super king size bed, separate seating area with TV and large bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. It is accessed directly from the parking area, with one step into the property.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lower Ground Floor:
Second lounge area: With TV and door to patio
Bedroom 1: With super king size bed, wardrobe and door to the front garden.
Bathroom: With very large bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Utility: With washer/dryer
Ground Floor:
Kitchen/diner: Spacious room with electric cooker, gas hob, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Dining table seating 10
Half Landing:
Bathroom: With bath with hand held shower, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Lounge: With lovely bay window, TV, DVD, CD/radio and open fire.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed.

Second Floor: Master bedroom: With king size bed.
Bedroom 4: With bunk beds.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi internet access available.Outside: Small front garden, large rear patio with table and chairs. Parking for 2 cars (1 large & 1 medium)

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£900-£2465
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

Ideally located to explore the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

Close to Kendal, Simgill Farm, set in 40 acres and specialising in breeding alpacas, is a great holiday base and ideally situated to explore the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales or just enjoy unwinding and relaxing. The barn conversions at Simgill Farm (refs: 27370 & 26898) have been finished with quality and comfort in mind, having spacious accommodation with large private gardens, a garage and parking. These properties are ideally located for families and friends of all ages to meet up from all parts of the country. Whether it’s for a holiday reunion, family get-together or a special occasion, Simgill Farm is the perfect base. There are plenty of walking and cycling routes right on the doorstep. Local attractions are within easy reach and the owners are happy to introduce guests of all ages to their herd of alpacas. Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles.

Ground floor: Utility room. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room with toilet, one with double (5ft) sofa bed. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Living room. Dining room with oak floor. Kitchen with oak floor. Separate toilet. Second floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Two travel cots and two high chairs on request. Two Freesat TVs. NB: 2 steps in garden.

Both properties: Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£30per week, £15 per short break, November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£0-£0
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Home Farm Ref: LN2

This magnificent converted detached barn on three levels abounds with elegance, style and comfort to provide a peaceful holiday haven in rural tranquillity. Featuring French oak beams, Lake District slate, lots of exposed stonework, and granite work surfaces in the large kitchen, the barn provides masses of space for couples or family groups. Surrounded by pasture land and woods there are many walks direct from the door down to the Edwardian coastal town of Grange-over-Sands, 2 miles, which has all facilities and two golf courses, or across country to the picturesque village of Cartmel, 4 miles, with its 14th-century priory, many pubs and restaurants, and annual horse racing events. Behind the barn are stabled some ‘resting’ racehorses, which can be seen grazing with sheep and cattle in the 25-acre grounds. Holker Hall, gardens and museum, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall are within 8 miles, whilst Lake Windermere is just 5 miles with the Lake Cruiser, Aquarium of the Lakes and the Lakeside to Haverthwaite Steam Railway. This southern area of the Lake District National Park hosts a multitude of visitor attractions as well as beautiful Lakes and stunning fells for walking and climbing. This property is under the same ownership as Miller Beck (LN4). Shops and pub 2 miles. This property accommodates a maximum of 8 guests.

Large dining room. Large kitchen with TV, wood-burning stove, electric range, breakfast area, granite work surfaces, feature stained glass window, wooden floor and beams. Second small kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom. Fully tiled shower room and toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and bidet. Two further double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet and bidet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet (access also from landing). Single bedroom (for alternative sleeping only) with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Open-tread stairs to second floor: Spacious living room with games area and superb views over Morecambe Bay. Four steps down to conservatory with pool table.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Two digital TVs (large flatscreen in living room)
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • 25-acre shared natural grounds
  • Parking (4 cars)
  • Pool table
  • Non smoking
  • Friday to Friday. NB: 6 steps in garden

WAS
NOW
£883-£2495
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Loughrigg Holme sits underneath the much loved fell of the same name and was once the home of Wordsworth’s daughter, Dora and her husband Edward Quillinan, Rich in literary history connections, visitors to Loughrigg Holme have included Charlotte Bronte, the poet Matthew Arnold and Harriet Martineau. This ‘chocolate box property,originally a farmhouse, built in 17th century and extended in the early 19th century is a beautiful example of a traditional Lakeland residence, her 2 1/2 acres of gardens and fellside including croquet lawn blending effortlessly into the slopes of Loughrigg and displaying a wealth of ancient shrubs and flora, cleverly married with more formal patio, lawn areas and natural water fall.  A short stroll directly under Loughrigg Fell will bring you to beautiful Rydal Water, one of Lakeland’s smallest lakes at only ¾ mile long and ¼ mile wide and a favourite of Wordsworth and many other of the romantic poets and still, to this day, magical, peaceful and most inspiring. Ambleside can also be reached on foot within 20 minutes along a country lane, this bustling village offering numerous attractions and activities for all ages with a wide choice of bars, shops and restaurants. Loughrigg Holme is obviously steeped in Lakeland history and exhibits many historic features with dated spice cupboard, flagged floors, exposed beams and original oak stairs and shutters. The house has been beautifully dressed, the owners respecting the obvious age and fascinating literary connections to create a most comfortable and elegant home, a clever mix of 17th and 21st century, the perfect venue for a family gathering and a place where special memories will be created and treasured.

Ground Floor: Loughrigg Holme has gas fired central heating and comprises
Side entrance into beautiful...
Breakfast kitchen: with central island, large feature Aga, further gas double oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Pantry and utility room: with washing machine, tumble dryer, hand basin and WC. 
Snug: with comfy seating, woodburning stove and TV.
 Elegant lounge: with deep cushioned seating, TV, DVD and large open fireplace.
Dining room: with garden views and feature fireplace.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
Bedroom 2: King size bedroom with feature fireplace.
Bedroom 3: Double bedroom.
Shower room: With hand basin, WC and walk in shower.
Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 5: Twin bedroom.
Bathroom: With roll top bath, walk in shower and hand basin and WC.

All fuel, electric and bed linen provided. Fuel for fires available locally. Travel cot and highchair available.Ample parking for up to 4 cars. Cottage garden, lawns and patio with furniture provided. This property has a private water supply.

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£1325-£2905
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