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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Westmorland Cottage Ref: W42641

Formerly a small, stone-built bothy behind the original farmhouse and barns, this charming, detached holiday home has been tastefully converted into a cosy retreat ideal for two. The property stands amidst some glorious open countryside and is ideally placed, just south of the A66 Trans-Pennine Route, for touring the fine and unspoilt countryside of the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Eden Valley and Lake District. Excellent walking and cycling in the surrounding area, and fishing and golf within 12 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles.

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

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Enclosed garden with small summer house, patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 4 steps to garden.

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

These three, 18th century barn conversions, (refs 80043, 28645, 28646) are located just 1 mile from the market town of Alston, one of the highest towns in the country and a charming backdrop to many a period film and TV series. Situated behind the owner’s home, these holiday cottages offer comfortable accommodation with their own sitting-out areas. This is a good base for exploring Tynedale and the North Pennines by foot, bicycle or car, with many places of interest to visit, including Alston’s narrow gauge railway, Pennine Pottery and local crafts. The Pennine Way runs past the door, with walks in all directions. Alston, with its quaint cobbled main street, has a range of individual shops, character inns, restaurants and tea rooms. Within the area is an historical Roman fort and tourists will enjoy the museums, exhibitions and sites along Hadrian’s Wall. The Lake District, Beamish Museum, Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Carlisle and the Scottish Borders are all within driving distance. Ideal for families or friends to get together, these properties (red 80043, 28645 and 28646) can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Dishwasher. Pet free of charge.

All properties: Biomass pellet central heating, electricity and bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared barbecue on request. Parking (1 car). Cycle store.

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£182-£536
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Lovelady Shield comprises three, 5 star luxury holiday ’cottages’ situated around a delightful cobbled courtyard.
Located within the grounds of a superb country house hotel 2 miles from Alston, the location is superb. Alston is often described as "in the middle of nowhere, but central for everywhere" lying high up in the north Pennine hills on the borders of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumbria within easy reach of the Lake District, Hadrians Wall and the historic cities of Carlisle and Durham. All three properties are luxuriously appointed to appeal to the most discerning customers and the experience of staying here is quite unique. The hotel facilities are available to guests staying in the cottages, including free Wi-Fi, a first class restaurant, bar and lovely grounds. Food may be ordered from a bistro style menu and delivered to the cottage, or you may opt to have a casserole bubbling away in the oven for your arrival. A selection of reasonably priced wines is also available for consumption in the cottage.  Ultimately you will enjoy the best of both worlds, your own self catering accommodation with restaurant facilities for that special treat. The area is truly tranquil with lovely views surrounding the grounds in a beautiful countryside setting surrounded by acres of farmland with numerous public footpaths for you to enjoy away from the crowds
Colleton House is a luxuriously appointed detached bungalow which is sure to appeal to even the most discering guests. With views to the Pennine hills and hotel grounds this spacious property benefits from a delightful sunroom and private patio.
This property can be booked together with The Shieling (132132) and Clifton (132131) to accommodate up to 16 people.

Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on one level with a ramp available for access which guests with mobility problems will find helpful. The property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With Freeview sat TV, DVD and open fire in feature stone fire surround and patio doors.
Sun Room: Overlooking the hotel grounds to the river and fells beyond.
Large Dining Kitchen: With granite worktops, Aga, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and separate dining area.
Utility Room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Spearate WC.
Bedroom 1: With super King size bed which can convert to twin beds (please request on booking).
Bedroom 2: With King size bed.
Bedroom 3: With King size bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash basin .

All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Outside:  Private patio area with seating and shared use of the hotel grounds and facilities. Parking for 2 cars. 2 dogs welcome.

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£500-£1235
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Refuge Ref: 29030

Situated between the market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen in the Eden Valley, this delightful 17th-century terraced cottage stands close to the village green alongside the River Eden. It has been restored to provide a charming holiday home in a tranquil and village setting. This is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, fishermen, golfers, lovers of the countryside and holiday makers who will appreciate touring the quiet lanes of Cumbria, the Lake District National Park, the upper reaches of the North Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales. The scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway runs from Appleby and Kirkby Stephen. Shops and restaurants 5 miles, pub serving food 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: Snug with pull-out single. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, step up to 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating and electricity included. Bed linen and towel hire. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Front sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Low doorways in property.

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£179-£433
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Wayside Ref: 26622

This attractive, mid-terraced, former miner’s cottage stands in the centre of the small village of Nenthead in the rural North Pennines, an AONB. The C2C cycleway and a network of footpaths, including the Pennine Way, can be joined from the holiday cottage. There are mining attractions nearby and the market town of Alston (highest in England) is 5 miles. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of the North Pennines which leads on to The Lake District, Northumberland and The Yorkshire Dales. Shop and pub/restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Beams throughout. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with additional single futon (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fires in living room and kitchen included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area with furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream in sitting-out area, 5 yards.

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£185-£541
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Foulard Cottage Ref: CC133134
This traditional stone cottage is situated in the panoramic North Pennines and is probably the highest cottage in our portfolio. Situated at Nenthead in the North Pennine Hills, four miles from Alston the highest market town in England, this 17th Century detached cottage is full of original features including, beams and open fire. The village has a pub, restaurant, shop and visitor centre at Nenthead mines. Alston has steep cobbled streets and an interesting variety of shops and galleries. This is a panoramic landscape of fells, moors, ravines, valleys, mountains, rivers and waterfalls (the highest waterfall in England is High Force approximately 10 miles away). Criss-crossed with bridleways, ancient tracks, England’s highest footpath, the Pennine Way and the C2C cycle route, the area is ideal for walking, cycling, pot holing and pony trekking.

Ground Floor: Property is heated by open fire, night storage and electric heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire in inglenook fireplace, TV and DVD.
Sitting Room: With bed settee (there is an additional charge of £25 for the use of the bed settee - linen provided).
Dining/Kitchen: With electric cooker, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, dining table and chairs.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size iron bed.
Bedroom 2: With antique single iron bed.

All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available.Outside: Enclosed garden with seating, an acre of fellside and off street parking (on the grass verge). 1 dog welcome.

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£320-£540
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Nenthead House Ref: 30034

Nenthead House stands in a proud position overlooking the small rural village of Nenthead which is situated in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This spacious, semi-detached holiday property, close to the owner’s home, was formerly the mine manager’s house and offices for the lead mines in the 1800s. Set in a large garden, which is shared with an adjoining cottage, it has a lawn, ornamental pond and mature shrubs and trees. Nenthead is located on the road between the attractive market town of Alston and Killhope. Nenthead has a good community shop, pub and a restaurant, and is just a 10-minute drive from Alston, the highest market town in England, which has amenities including a butchers, bakers, general stores and a tourist information office. The local pubs and restaurants in Alston serve a variety of good food. The cottage is ideal for local walks or for cycling along the river and the hillsides, with unspoilt panoramic views of moorland and an abundance of wildlife. The A686 was voted in the top 10 of the world’s most scenic drives; so exploring the area is a real treat, and the roads connect to the Lake District in the west, Hardrian’s Wall and the Northumbrian National Park, along with Scotland, to the north, and the Durham Dales to the south east. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Large shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 steps and pond in garden.

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£514-£1088
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Stag Cottage Ref: CC132122
Walkers of the Pennine Way will be familiar with the pretty village of Dufton and the Stag Inn at the heart of the village. Stag Cottage adjoins the Inn and both are owned by the same family. The delightful sandstone cottage has modern furnishings which compliment the features of this converted stable. The Inn itself is a traditional pub which dates back to the turn of the 18th Century, it is a Free House serving real ale with a reputation for good food, you can choose from the pub menu or a la carte, it also has the benefit of a beer garden. Dufton lies in the Eden Valley on the Western edge of the Pennine Hills, with an abundance of walks and cycle rides from the doorstep. The Lake District National Park is within 30 minutes drive and the Eden Valley is renowned for the fishing and peace and tranquillity. A five minute drive will take you into the historic market town of Appleby where you will find more amenities, including shops, restaurants and pubs.

Ground Floor: Heated by Oil central heating, the accommodation comprises:
Lounge/diner: With TV, DVD, and CD/radio.
Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge and microwave.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, bed linen and towels. No cot available as there is not enough room in the bedroom.Outside: Lawned garden looking towards the Pennine Hills with seating. Ample parking. Laundry facilities are available for a small charge.

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£320-£540
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Manor House Ref: CC133148
Manor House is an amazing, large, detached house which is superb for big family and friend gatherings. It has the most fabulous facilities imaginable, including a large indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, games room, huge conservatory, seven bedrooms with six bathrooms, roof terrace, a superbly equipped kitchen and large spacious rooms. Situated in the old Cumbrian market town of Brampton which has an array of shops, pubs and good restaurants and close to Hadrian’s Wall and the historic city of Carlisle. The Lake District, Eden Valley and Scottish Borders are all within easy reach.

Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
Spacious Lounge: With three distinct areas, TV, DVD, i-Pod dock, gas fire and patio doors.
Very large kitchen: With range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, breakfast bar, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility/Drying room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

Dining room: which is open to the kitchen.
Conservatory: With cane furniture and additional dining table.
Cloakroom: with WC.
Lower Ground Floor:
Heated swimming pool:
with seating area, Large Jacuzzi and changing room with shower.
Games room: with pool and table tennis table.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed, patio doors and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, patio doors and en-suite with bath, WC and wash basin. 

First Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and basin.
Bedroom 4: With double bed and patio doors to roof terrace.
Bedroom 5: With king size bed, dressing area, en-suite with shower, WC, bidet, basin and patio door to roof terrace.
Bathroom: With bath, bidet, WC and wash hand basin.

Second Floor: Bedroom 6: With twin beds and en-suite with WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 7: With king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.  

All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available.Outside: Lawn garden and roof terrace. Parking for 6 cars including 2 in the double garage. Families and couples only.

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£1775-£3570
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Holly Cottage is a character cottage in every sense of the word, with many original features including beamed ceilings and stone flagged floor. This 300 year old one bedroom cottage is perfect for couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is situated east of Brampton on the North Pennine Hills, surrounded by beautiful open countryside which is perfect for walking and cycling. It is close to Hadrian’s Wall and centrally located to visit Carlisle, the Lake District, Northumbria and the Scottish Border Country. The owners run a small farm and race horse establishment and are happy to show guests round when work allows.

Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD and electric flame effect stove.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge and microwave. Use of shared freezer.
Wet room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Galleried bedroom: With twin beds which can be converted to a super king (please advise when booking), TV and DVD.

All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. One well behaved dog welcome. Wi-Fi internet access available.Outside: Patio with seating. Parking for 2 cars. Shed with shared freezer.

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£320-£540
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
23
Bedrooms
9
Pets
3

This traditional farmhouse lies half a mile beyond the outskirts of Alston on the borders of Northumbria and Cumbria, central in the North Pennines, an AONB. Alston is said to be England’s highest market town. Fishing, riding and golf nearby. Follow some of the local rambles or the Pennine Way. The glorious coast and countryside of Northumbria is within travelling distance, as are the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders. Water sports at Talkin and Keilder Water. Gateshead, only an hour away, has a large shopping centre with restaurants and ten screen cinema. Or just stay home and relax in front of the fire and eat together with family and friends. Set in a garden, bordered by mature trees with panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. Before it lies the site of an ancient Britain fort, and behind, the Roman’s Maiden Way. The town has a quaint cobbled street with public houses, butchers, bakers and its own candlemaker. An ideal holiday base. Assisted wheelchair users can be accommodated on the ground floor.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional Z-bed, 1 twin (one 2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 3 double, two with additional single, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 4 twin (one with one 2ft 6in bed for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet.

Woodburner in living room and dining room included. Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Two high chairs. TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Ample parking. Pets welcome under strict control please (sheep country).

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£619-£1934
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

These three, 18th century barn conversions, (refs 80043, 28645, 28646) are located just 1 mile from the market town of Alston, one of the highest towns in the country and a charming backdrop to many a period film and TV series. Situated behind the owner’s home, these holiday cottages offer comfortable accommodation with their own sitting-out areas. This is a good base for exploring Tynedale and the North Pennines by foot, bicycle or car, with many places of interest to visit, including Alston’s narrow gauge railway, Pennine Pottery and local crafts. The Pennine Way runs past the door, with walks in all directions. Alston, with its quaint cobbled main street, has a range of individual shops, character inns, restaurants and tea rooms. Within the area is an historical Roman fort and tourists will enjoy the museums, exhibitions and sites along Hadrian’s Wall. The Lake District, Beamish Museum, Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Carlisle and the Scottish Borders are all within driving distance. Ideal for families or friends to get together, these properties (red 80043, 28645 and 28646) can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. CD. Dishwasher. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

All properties: Biomass pellet central heating, electricity and bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared barbecue on request. Parking (1 car). Cycle store.

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£191-£536
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