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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
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Ellie’s View Ref: CC128224
Bowness has much to offer guests of all ages including a host of interesting shops, restaurants, public houses, wonderful walking and water borne activities by the shores of Lake Windermere, Ellie’s View sits in a slightly elevated position with good access to some fine country walks, particularly suitable for those with dogs. The apartment is just a short stroll from the town centre and offers flexible accommodation for two couples or the smaller family and their pet.
Ellie’s View is well presented in a traditional style, with a separate lounge and dining room and two good bathrooms, one of which is en-suite to the master bedroom, giving extra flexibility for your party. Glimpses of Lake Windermere can be had from the lounge and front bedrooms in the winter months, across the rooftops of traditional slate roof buildings. Wi-Fi access is available which will suit those social networkers among you and the owners have provided a good selection of local guide books and maps to help you plan your activities for the week.

First Floor: Ellie’s View has gas central heating and comprises:
External staircase to the first floor hallway which then leads into the open plan living space comprising:
Lounge area: Cosy lounge with leather seating arranged around the gas fireplace, digital TV with combined DVD and CD player.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer available.
Dining room: with feature cast iron fireplace.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, handbasin and WC.
Bedroom 1: With single bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and feature fireplace.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric towels and bed linen provided. Travel cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi internet access. However please note that usage of this facility is 3GB per week, usage over this amount may be charged for. One well behaved pet is welcome.Outside: Parking via permit for one vehicle (not reserved).

WAS
NOW
£380-£675
Shortlist
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.

WAS
NOW
£500-£1235
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This pair of delightful holiday cottages are tucked away, yet very centrally located in the bustling and popular market town of Keswick. Well presented and built in the mid 1990’s they offer very cosy, comfortable and tastefully furnished holiday accommodation. Enjoy excellent local atmosphere and amenities plus dramatic and spectacular scenery on the doorstep. This is a walkers paradise with good restaurants, pubs, theatre, cinema, leisure centre, golf, tennis, water sports, fishing, bowls and shopping all nearby. Shops and pubs 200 metres.

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

Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small shared patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£242-£769
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Middlebeck Cottage Ref: CC123246
Just 500 yards from the centre of vibrant Ambleside, Middlebeck Cottage is one of two small cottages adjoining Riverside Lodge, a property of immense charm and character in a unique location on the banks of the River Rothay which flows through the grounds of the property before running into Lake Windermere. Within a level stroll from the cottage you will find a host of restaurants and activities to suit all ages. Ambleside is well served with numerous attractions including two cinemas, the Armitt Museum depicting the life and times of the village, tennis courts, bowling green and even and indoor climbing wall.
Middlebeck Cottage is a four star, quality self catering cottage offering great character and charm for two occupants, the perfect choice for a romantic break at any time of the year. The cottage offers mesmerising views of the riverbank from all rooms, across the lush green garden areas and beyond to Loughrigg Fell, very tempting to the walkers among you! Middlebeck Cottage has a outdoor patio overlooking the river and a spacious car park just across the private foot bridge from the property.
Middlebeck Cottage can be booked in conjunction with Overbeck Cottage Ref 123247 which is next door.

The property is within a few metres of the River Rothay (which flows through the garden) where fishing is available:

Type of fishing:
limited fly fishing. Locals tend to use worm or spinner.

Type of fish: The river holds brown trout. Very occasional late season salmon and sea trout turn up. Chub and roach are possible but unlikely.

Licence: An Environmental Agency rod licence is required. These are available online a href="http://www.postoffice.co.uk/rod-fishing-licence#prices" pathattribute="1" here/a. The stretch of water is outside of WADAA control hence no additional licence is required.

Months: 15th March – 30th September. Closed season is 1st October to 14th March.

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Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance into.....
Lower Ground Floor: With 4* freezer and secure storage for bikes. Door to patio overlooking river.
Stairs to.....
Upper Ground Floor
Open plan living space with.....
Kitchen Area: With fridge, freezer electric oven and induction hob and microwave.
Lounge: With a wood burning stove (fuel not provided), Freeview TV and blu-ray player. The dining table is strategically placed to take in the wonderful view of the river and grounds.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Delightful king size bedroom with en suite shower, wash basin and WC

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no travel cot or high chair available as the property is not suitable for babies or children, couples only will be accepted. Free wi-fi internet access provided.Outside: Private off road parking. The access to the property is from the main parking area and via a private footbridge. You can pull up on the roadside if you wish to unload directly outside the property. Patio area with seating. Shared garden area

WAS
NOW
£380-£675
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Hayton Castle is the main property on Edmond Castle Estate and is a family home as it was for most of its history, with occasional changes of use during the 20th century. The current owners have refurbished some of the estates properties into luxurious self-catering accommodation which will appeal to the most discerning guests, allowing the opportunity to stay on this historical sight, close to Hadrian’s Wall. Whatever your party size there is a cottage to suit, with properties sleeping anything from 4 – 10 guests. The Peele Tower is the oldest building on the estate, dating to around 1603, when in the hands of the Howard family, the castle was designed by the renowned architect Sir Robert Smirke and built between 1824 and 1829. Each ‘cottage’ is superbly equipped and luxuriously furnished to ensure a relaxing stay. There is a small lake in the grounds with an abundance of birdlife and footpaths to the surrounding countryside. Edmond Castle is situated 7 miles east of the Historic city of Carlisle, outside the village of Hayton and is ideally situated to visit the Scottish Borders, the Eden Valley, the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall. There is a golf course nearby, fishing on the River Eden, good restaurants locally and a great shopping centre in Carlisle.
The Peele Tower is the oldest building on the estate, built at the time of the Anglo Scottish feuds. It is laid out over 4 floors with a steep narrow staircase befitting of the period and a fantastic turreted roof terrace with fabulous panoramic views of the estate.

Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising: 
Spacious Dining/Kitchen: With granite worktops, gas range cooker, American fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, dining table and chairs and seating area.

First Floor: Lounge: With freeview TV, DVD, iPod dock and desk.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash hand basin.

Second Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and ensuite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Third Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and ensuite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available.Outside: Roof Terrace with seating. Parking for 2 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

WAS
NOW
£400-£725
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
High Aimshaugh Ref: 25816

This delightful, detached, 19th century former farmhouse stands at the end of its own lane away from roads and traffic in a beautiful, rural setting of peace and tranquillity. It has a handsome, traditional facade and enviable views in all directions across pastureland towards the fells. A welcoming, relaxing ambience has been created in this immaculately presented and furnished holiday home. It has been carefully renovated and combines modern facilities with traditional features. There are great walks from the doorstep through the countryside surrounding the farm and some excellent off road tracks for mountain biking. There are exclusive fishing rights on a 11/2 mile stretch of the South River Tyne included, and there is an adjoining paddock for those wishing to take their horse on holiday. The interesting market town of Alston (the highest town in England) is 2 miles with quaint cobbled streets and lies in an AONB. The farmhouse is perfectly placed for touring Cumbria and the Lake District, Northumberland and the Durham Dales, and the borderlands of Scotland. Visit South Tynedale Steam Railway in Alston and Hadrian’s Wall. Travel the famous, scenic Settle to Carlisle line from nearby Langwathby station. The cities of Carlisle, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Durham make interesting day trips. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with flagged floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one 5ft), one with additional single (for child), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Oil Aga included. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£421-£1090
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
River View Cottage Ref: 25578

Peaceful village location

A delightful stone cottage with beamed ceilings, woodburner and lawned garden, situated on the edge of Lazonby village, nestling in the beautiful Eden Valley, 20 minute’s drive from the Lake District. It is only a few hundred yards from an outdoor heated swimming pool (May-Sep) and the River Eden, one of England’s best salmon rivers. The village boasts a pub, a supermarket, a bakery and occasional trains along the Carlisle to Settle Railway. A great base for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and canoeists. Shop 500 yards, pub next door.

Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-local calls only. Lawned garden with patio and furniture (only accessible from shared side gate). On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£397-£397
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
A delightful two bedroomed sandstone cottage, originally part of a small holding dating back to 1754, the cottage was converted from a barn. Set in peaceful wooded countryside on the edge of Townhead, the cottage is ideally suited to lovers of the outdoors. Townhead is a tiny hamlet eight miles east of the historic border city of Carlisle and close to Hadrians wall. In and around the area are excellent opportunities for fishing, walking, birdwatching and golf to name but a few. The romantic Border Country and the industrial archaeology of the North Pennines are close by.

Ground Floor: The property has night storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge/diner: With beamed ceiling, TV, video and electric stove.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge and microwave.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

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

All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot available.Outside: Paved area, patio and garden furniture.  Parking for 2 cars.

WAS
NOW
£300-£480
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Sandbed Cottage Ref: CC132153
Sandbed cottage sits in a superb, rural location at the foot of Harter Fell, close to Ravenstonedale, a picturesque village with two pubs serving restaurant and bar meals, there is a playground for younger children and some Gilbertine ruins in the grounds of St Oswald’s church. The area also offers several golf courses, fishing on the river Eden or Lune and horse riding. The ancient market town of Sedbergh is approximately 6 miles away, where you can browse the craft and book shops or enjoy a coffee surrounded by the breathtaking scenery or the “sleeping elephants” as the Howgills are fondly known, perfect for gentle walks or more adventurous hikes.
Sandbed cottage has been thoughtfully designed to retain many original features of oak beams, flagged floors and the occasional exposed stone, creating interest and character. Handpicked pieces of furniture have been lovingly sourced and restored by the owners to create a mix of old and modern, the result being a most charming cottage, ideal for a family or two couples. Walks are in abundance from the door and your dogs are very welcome, the owners also offer two stables for rent by prior arrangement, so that you can enjoy the open fells and bridleways of this quiet and peaceful part of the Eden Valley.

Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Entrance into the rear of the cottage leading into...
Open plan lounge: With deep cushioned leather seating, wood burning stove (initial supply of fuel provided), TV and DVD.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, ceramic hob, fridge and microwave. A freezer is available and owners offer a laundry service if required.

First Floor: Open staircase to....
Bedroom 1: With double bed and exposed beams and stonework.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and feature stonework.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Pets can go for free.Orchard garden with furniture and stone built BBQ provided. Stable and tack room available if required.

WAS
NOW
£345-£595
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Admiral’s Nest Ref: CC128181
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION (swimming pool and spa access included) within a stones throw of the famous shores of Lake Windermere, this four hundred year old building is situated on the charming well known cobbled pedestrian street in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere amidst a fabulous mix of quaint village shops, romantic restaurants, fine wine-bars and cosmopolitan coffee houses. This holiday home provides something for everyone, including the hidden gem of a private garden with a secluded patio overlooking a lawn, complete with a swing chair and outdoor dining option, providing a real taste of the countryside. The perfect spot where you can relax with an aperitif to the sound of nesting birds before an evening meal and shoreline walk, catching a romantic sunset over the lake.

A two bedroom apartment offering an eclectic mix of the old and the new, with a well-equipped kitchen and glass-tabled dining area nestling beneath an original solid oak beam, perfect for both romantic and family meals. The master bedroom has a well appointed en-suite and both bedrooms are furnished to the highest standard, with solid wood furniture and latticed-windows looking out onto the historic street below. With a versatile layout and a large corner sofa this property would perfectly suit a family, friends looking for an action-packed getaway, or couples seeking a cosy romantic break in the heart of the Lake District. For keen walkers the Dales Way starts at the street corner and just a short car-ferry ride opens-up popular tourist hotspots including Grizedale Forest, Coniston, Ambleside, Wordsworth House and the spectacular Langdale Valley. Closer to home the Beatrix Potter Museum, Steam Boat Museum and the Lakes Aquarium are all easily accessible from the lake shore. A perfect holiday retreat with unlimited four star spar and swimming pool access within a two minute walk.

Second Floor: Admiral’s Nest is on the second floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance into open plan living area with... 
Lounge area: with deep cushioned corner sofa, TV and DVD.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with small freezer compartment and microwave.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
A washer/dryer is housed just off the en-suite shower room. 

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available

Please note: The patio is tiered - any children MUST be supervised at all times.Outside: Tiered unfenced patio with furniture provided. Parking permit is provided which can be used on a number of car parks in the area. Complimentary passes are now available for Macdonald Old England & Spa in Bowness

WAS
NOW
£380-£675
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Cumberland View Ref: CC111373
Cumberland View is a three bedroom semi detached bungalow in a peaceful residential area of Keswick. Unlike other bungalows in this part of town, which are two bedrooms, it has been extended with the addition of a spacious lounge/diner and the old lounge is now a bedroom. The property was beautifully furnished and modernised by the owner, creating very comfortable and contemporary self catering accommodation which will appeal to families and couples of all age groups. It has the benefit of stunning fell views, from Catbells to Grisedale Pike and an easy 10 minute walk to the town centre.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With LCD TV with Freeview, DVD, CD radio, electric fire, fell views and door leading onto the timber decking.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available.Outside: Small terraced front garden and small rear garden with decking, garden table and chairs. Parking for 1 car and on street parking.

WAS
NOW
£655-£655
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Croftside Cottage Ref: CC129247
Just beyond the village and on the site of a former farm, Croftside Cottage enjoys a fairly rural location but is only a few minutes stroll from Staveley. The village has everything for the self catering holiday; local Spar shop, Butcher, Fish and Chip Shop as well as some excellent pubs, The Eagle and Child serving award winning food. The cottage is just off the Crook Road with Dales Way Footpath passing right alongside the property, or why not hire a bike from Wheelbase in Staveley and venture on two wheels instead. The opportunities are endless.
The topsy turvey accommodation at Croftside Cottage has been deliberately designed to take best advantage of the view, across local farmland and to the Howgills and Kentmere Valley beyond, the small balcony perfectly placed and perched above the patio style garden. The quality of the finish throughout is very good with delightfully chosen fabrics and colours, complimented by some superb light fittings throughout, the wood burning stove completing the list of essential ingredients for your chosen Lakeland cottage.

Ground Floor: Property has night storage and instant electric heating and comprises:
Entrance Hall leading to...
Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.
Plenty of storage space. Access to the garden.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.

First Floor: Breakfast kitchen: With dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge with freezer box, microwave, electric oven, grill and hob.
Lounge/dining room: With wood burning stove (fuel not supplied), plasma TV, DVD and i-Pod dock and small balcony.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.Private parking for one car. Patio garden with furniture provided.

WAS
NOW
£345-£595
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