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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
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
2
Alice Howe, (’sister property’ to Bannerrigg and Boston House) a grade II listed property, was designed by Augustus (AWN) Pugin (1812-1852), arguably the greatest British architect, designer and writer of the 19th Century whose name is synonymous with the interior of the House of Lords and Westminster Abbey.
This Majestic home is furnished and presented in a unique style - chunky king-size four poster beds, solid ash single beds give and lush decoration - qualities that have justified the property’s 4 star status with Visit Britain.
Alice Howe  has 7 bedrooms, and 7 bathrooms ( 5 of which are en-suite). Making it an ideal base for the larger party. The train and bus station are literally around the corner, so the house is easily accessible for those members of your group that are travelling from far and wideor added. We’ve also extended the car park to accommodate up to 6 cars.
The addition of more single beds has made this property ideal not just for couples and families but now also for groups of single friends. If you’re looking for a big house to rent in the lakes for an ’upmarket’ stag or hen weekend Alice Howe is the ideal choice.
This property can be booked together with any of the neighbouring properties or RENT THE WHOLE STREET - Boston House (CC127199), Bannerrigg (CC127195), White Moss (CC127244) and Number One (CC127243) to accommodate up to 66 people in 30 bedrooms!

Ground Floor: A brief description of the property:
Entrance porch:  Leading to the inner hallway which has a large area for storing and hanging outdoor wear.
Lounge: An elegant lounge with open fire (fuel not provided),  TV with built in DVD, CD hifi with ipod dock .
Dining room: Spacious dining room with open fire, ipod dock and  seating for 14.
Kitchen:  Large main kitchen with 7 ring, twin fan oven range cooker, and prep sink.  Extra large rustic table and benches, wood burning stove and flat screen TV.  This is the ideal space for social gatherings, cooking and eating. There is a second gallery section to the kitchen for washing up and storage with 2 dishwashers, 2 large American-style fridge freezers and all the space you’ll need for your fine foods and groceries.
Cellar: Access down steep steps from the kitchen pub-style pool table and separate utility area with washing machine and tumble drier.
Rear hallway: leads out to enclosed patio.
 

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Chunky king-size four poster bed, ipod dock alarm clock, flat screen TV/DVD combi and wash hand basin.  En-suite shower cubicle and W.C.
Bedroom 2: Twin ash beds,ipod dock alarm clock, flat screen TV and en-suite shower cubicle, hand basin, W.C. and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3:  Chunky king-size four poster bed, ipod dock alarm clock, flat screen TV/DVD combi with en-suite shower cubicle, hand basin, W.C. and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4: Adult size bunk beds, ipod dock alarm clock, sink and a TV/DVD combi.Use of the separate....
Bathroom: Victorian style slipover bath, hand basin and WC.  

Second Floor: Bedroom 5: Twin ash beds, ipod dock alarm clock,  TV and en-suite shower room with hand basin and W.C.
Bedroom 6: Twin ash beds, ipod dock alarm clock,  TV and en-suite shower cubicle, hand basin, W.C. and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 7: Twin ash  beds, ipod dock alarm clock,  TV, vanity unit with en suite shower and hand basin, and use of the separate.....
Bathroom:  Victorian style slipover bath, hand basin and W.C.

All gas and bed linen and towels provided. Gas fired central heating has been installed to replace the electric system. Fuel for the open fire and wood burning stove can be purchased nearby.   Two cots and two highchairs are available.Outside: Enclosed patio to the rear with furniture provided. Parking for up to 6 cars. One dog allowed (please ask if you would like to bring more than one).

WAS
NOW
£1740-£3770
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Broadwater Farm Ref: 27904

This traditional Lakeland farmhouse is situated within the Lake District National Park and is 30 yards from the owner’s home. With large open space rooms, lovely tiled flooring throughout the downstairs and good quality furnishings, great care has been taken to provide a comfortable and relaxing home. The property has a large private enclosed lawned garden with a wonderful view over the surrounding countryside towards Black Combe. Although pets are not allowed in the farmhouse itself, the owners run a night boarding service should you wish to bring a pet and enjoy its company whilst out for the day. The quiet unspoilt Bootle beach is just ¼ mile away. This lovely holiday home is placed in the ideal location for exploring this wonderful part of the Lake District National Park. There are numerous opportunities for walking and cycling, including a climb to the top of the nearby Black Combe for breathtaking views. A short drive to the north is Muncaster Castle with beautiful gardens and the headquarters of the World Owl Trust. Take a day trip on the popular ‘La’al Ratty’, the miniature steam railway at Ravenglass. Millom, 8 miles away, has a wide sandy beach with rocks, Coniston Water is a 40-minute drive, the historic port and marina of Whitehaven has a variety of shops, restaurants, museums and water sports, all within a short drive. Shop and pub 3 miles, restaurant 8 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with slate floor. Second living room. Dining room with slate floor/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in second living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. High chair. DVD. Xbox. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£623-£1317
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)

WAS
NOW
£925-£2465
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Knipe Hall (Luxury) Ref: CC118178
Knipe Hall is a Grade II listed period farmhouse set in grounds of about three acres in the idyllic and tranquil Lowther Valley, with South and West facing gardens. It offers the opportunity to leave everything behind and take advantage of the peace and tranquility and be able to walk out of the front door into beautiful countryside in this unspoilt area.  For the adventurous there are activities nearby including cycle hire, fishing and horse riding. Whilst the surrounding area is perfect for walking and cycling with its quiet scenic roads and walks from the doorstep. Set just off Knipe Moor, in an exceptional rural setting - it is but a short distance from major access routes.
The property dates from the early 17th Century and retains many period features including stone mullioned windows, flagged floors and impressive exposed timbers, which combine with a stylish bespoke kitchen, stone open fireplaces and contemporary bathroom fittings. The property has an enclosed garden and patio area with furniture, perfect for relaxing and taking in the fabulous surroundings, and a further benefit to the property is the hot tub. The property has a fabulous ’party barn’ suitable for everyone to get together, perfect for that special occasion. The property can be let along with Yew Tree Farm (CC132109) where the owner is happy to help organise transportation between the two properties.

Ground Floor: Knipe Hall is a detached property, in its own grounds, heated by oil fired central heating and the accommodation comprises:
Entrance Hall.
Kitchen: Spacious bespoke country dining kitchen with Aga, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
Lounge: With open fire, TV, DVD, CD/Hi-Fi and video leading to second lounge with leather sofas and wood burning stove.
Utility/laundry room: Large room with plenty of space for drying walking clothes and boots.
Shower room: With shower, WC and hand basin.
Hallway leading to:
Superb Galleried Dining room.  

First Floor: On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms, 2 of which have super king size beds which can be made up as twins if required (please request on booking). Two twin bedded rooms, one double bedroom and one king size bedroom. There are 4 bathrooms in total, 2 house bathrooms, one of the double bedrooms is en-suite and one of the double bedrooms has the additional feature of a stone spiral staricase leading to a handy size nursery/dressing room.

All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available - no charge. Broadband internet access
Fishing, cycle hire and horse riding can be arranged with the owner of the property prior to arrival at additional cost.Outside: Large lawned garden, patio area, garden furniture, BBQ and hot tub. Ample parking and storage for bikes available. 2 pets welcome - no charge. The Party Barn can be accessed by prior arrangement with the owner of the property. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

WAS
NOW
£1510-£2995
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Hole House Farm Ref: 26015

Rural tranquillity and stunning views surround this centuries old, traditional Cumbrian barn which has been carefully restored to provide a spacious, comfortable holiday home retaining many character features. The beautiful countryside of the Whicham Valley presents a wonderful panorama with White Combe and Black Combe as a back drop, and the sandy beach at Silecroft just two miles away. The Cumbrian Heavy Horse centre is nearby where you can ride, visit the tea room or admire the horses, you may even see the horses trekking across the land just below the farmhouse. Also in the valley is Brockwood Hall which has a restaurant, bar and heated indoor swimming pool, open to the public. The southern lakes and fells are easily reached – Coniston Water, Wastwater, Ennerdale Water and Lake Windermere are all within half an hour’s drive. Visitor attractions such as Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Sanctuary, ’La’al Ratty’ miniature steam railway at Ravenglass or the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton make wonderful family days out. Black Combe is within walking distance and an energetic ramble to the top (nearly 2,000ft) will reward hikers with the most amazing views of the whole of the southern lakeland fells and over to the Isle of Man on a clear day. For a more peaceful scenario, the pretty garden tempts visitors to relax with a good book. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room. 5 steps to dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. Separate toilet. 2 staircases to first floor: 5 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 2 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

Woodburners in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electric heaters, underfloor heating (in bathrooms), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Range with gas hob and electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. 2-acre lawned garden with patio and furniture. 4-acre woodland. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 4 steps in garden. Small stream in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£907-£2236
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
White Moss is one of our 5 historic buildings designed by Augustus (AWN) Pugin to let on The Terrace in Windermere. The house sleeps up to 12 in 5 bedrooms and is a slightly different offering from our other houses on The Terrace.
Downstairs there’s a sumptuous lounge with seating for 15 people, the room has a wood burning stove and large flat screen TV. The dining room is quite regal,with large table seating 11. The room also has a wood burning stove. The kitchen is hand made solid pine, with 2 oven Aga and all the usual appliances. Opposite the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine and dryer, plus extra fridge and freezer space. It’s a great space for muddy boots and wet dogs. Finally there’s a down stairs toilet.
On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is a king size 4 poster. Bedroom 2 is a cosy single. Bedroom 3 is a  king size. Bedroom 4 is a twin with an extra day-bed. There is a shower room with toilet and sink and a bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Located on the second floor bedroom 5 is has 4 single beds also on this floor is a statement bathroom with free standing bath, toilet and sink.
White Moss is a great house for up to 11 people close to the heart of Windermere. It can be combined with any of our other houses on The Terrace (which each sleep 14) This property can be booked together with any of the neighbouring properties or RENT THE WHOLE STREET Boston House (CC127199) and Bannerrigg (CC127195) Alice Howe (CC127187) and Number One (CC127243) to accommodate up to 66 people in 30 bedrooms!

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Seating for 15 guests, wood burning stove and large flat screen TV
Dining Room; With large table seating 12 and wood burning stove
Kitchen: With 2 oven Aga
Utility Room: With washing machine and dryer, plus extra fridge and freezer space
Downstairs Toilet:

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size  four poster bed
Bedroom 2: With single 3ft 6" bed
Bedroom 3: With double bed
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and an extra day-bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC
Shower room: With shower cubicle, W.C. and wash hand basin.
Separate toilet room

Second Floor: Bedroom 5: With 4 single beds 
Large Bathroom: With free standing bath and WC

All gas and bed linen and towels included. Gas fired central heating has been installed to replace the electric system. Fuel for the open fire and wood burning stove can be purchased nearby. A cot and high chair is available. There is now an extra day-bed in bedroom 4 meaning that the property can sleep 12 people. Outside: Private rear courtyard area with patio furniture and BBQ. 2 dogs welcome. Parking for 4 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

WAS
NOW
£1390-£3570
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
High Thrushbank Ref: CC114142
High Thrushbank enjoys a truly fabulous setting a 1/4 of a mile from Loweswater, with a view of the lake, forest and fells beyond. This 18th Century, traditional character cottage, is perfect for two or three families or groups of walkers on holiday together. It has five bedrooms, two sitting rooms and four bathrooms. Red Squirrels and a vast array of bird life visit the beautiful garden. There is something for everyone in the area, cycling, rock climbing, fishing, low level walking round the lake or more energetic fell walking. The award winning Kirkstile Inn is within 10 minutes walking distance and is renowned for excellent home cooked food and its own brewery. Crummock Water and Buttermere are both nearby and the extensive Cumbrian coast is only a 20 minute drive away.

Ground Floor: The property has been renovated to be as eco friendly as possible. It is fully double glazed and insulated. Hot water and heating are primarily by solar panels and air to air heat pump, with oil boiler and electricity as a back up
Lounge/Dining: Spacious room with large dining table and comfortable seating areas, beamed ceiling, TV, DVD, CD radio and wood burning stove. Patio doors open directly onto terrace and garden.
Sitting room: This cosy room at the other end of the property has TV, DVD, CD radio and wood burning stove.
Kitchen: With table, two electric ovens, two fridges, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility room: With washing machine and feezer
Porch: With radiator and space for drying boots and clothes.
Master Bedroom: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed and en suite with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 3: With three single beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds.

All electric, oil, an initial supply of logs and bed linen provided. Cot and payphone available (no mobile network in area).Outside: Very large garden and garden furniture. Parking for 3 cars.

WAS
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£760-£2475
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1

"An idyllic Lakeland setting in 4 acres of woodland on the western shores of Lake Windermere at the heart of the beautiful Lake District. . ."

Superbly spacious ground floor barn conversion for larger family groups. Entrance hall. Attractive living/dining-room with feature stone fireplace and wood-burning stove. Modern kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/W.C. Second double bedroom. Three twin-bedded rooms. Modern bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower. Shower room/W.C.

Graythwaite Cottages offer the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring.
The farm forms part of the Graythwaite Estate, which has been in the same family since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and remained intact as a large working estate throughout four centuries. The farm stead, from which the cottages have been formed, was built in 1890 and its position was chosen at a time when the popularity of the Lake District was just beginning to rise in wealthy Victorian circles. Thus the tranquillity and beauty which first captivated visitors to this area can still be enjoyed in heavenly surroundings where peace reigns supreme.
Visitors are well placed to explore the extraordinary and dramatic scenery for which the Lakes are so famous. Hilltop Farm at Near Sawrey, the cottage where Beatrix Potter’s imagination was stirred to create Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck, is just 4 miles away. At Hawkshead (4 miles) there is a gallery dedicated to her original drawings and illustrations. Within 10 miles are Rydal Fell, Rydal Water, Grasmere and the cottage of the poet who made them famous and brought the Lake District to the attention of the world, William Wordsworth.
The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway (4 miles) runs through the valley of the River Leven; its trains connect with a leisurely steamer going to the busy, cosmopolitan town of Bowness-on-Windermere. The steamer also wends its way further north to Waterhead, the stop for the pretty little town of Ambleside.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs included
  • Full electric central heating included
  • Travel cot
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Patio
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Electricity and bed linen included
  • Towels available for hire on request (provided for overseas visitors)
  • High chair by arrangement
  • Digital TV
  • Microwave
  • Shared washing machine on request
  • Shared heated drying room
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared patio with furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Shared 4-acre grounds
  • Parking
  • Fly fishing foc
  • Table tennis available
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (39ft x 16ft, depth 5ft), open daily from 8.45am to 7.45pm
  • Fitness suite with treadmill, bikes and multi-gym £20 per person per week (£15 per short break) poa
  • Bicycle hire
  • Natural purified lake water supply
  • NB:Lakeside frontage (1 mile)

SUPERB FACILITIES - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND:

  • Indoor heated swimming pool with limited changing facilities, open daily from 8.45am to 7.45pm
  • Four acres of shared woodland grounds
  • Trout lake, 2½ acres with free fly fishing
  • Fitness suite with aerobic and toning equipment £20 pp pw (£15 per short break) poa
  • Private lake frontage
  • Bicycle hire nearby
  • Dedicated children’s play area

WAS
NOW
£2068-£2068
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).

WAS
NOW
£619-£1934
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

Irton Hall is a stunning holiday location with impressive history, set in the foothills of the Western fells of the Lake District between Wasdale and Eskdale. Parts of the magnificent hall, such as the Pele Tower, date from the 14th century. The Pele Tower (ref 25366) creates a totally unique holiday venue on four floors featuring spacious rooms with beams, sandstone walls and an original stone spiral staircase from top to bottom of the tower. The third floor family bedroom and en-suite are accessed via this spiral staircase; the other floors have additional standard staircase access, whilst the first floor living room has a leisure area with pool table. Broughton House (ref 24374) forms the west wing of Irton Hall, where spacious elegant rooms, chandeliers and a grand staircase with stained glass windows make this a dream holiday venue. A pool table in the living room and wi-fi access enhance the excellent facilities available. The Clock Tower (ref 24587) is a wonderful original stone detached building behind the main hall with a modern interior, including 4 shower rooms and a spacious family living area with patio doors opening onto a private decked area. Set beside the main hall, Lamplugh (ref 25507) is a delightful, semi-detached holiday cottage with spacious rooms looking out over grounds, having its own private sitting-out area and freedom to roam the nature trails within the woods. Lingard Cottage (ref 26257) is a semi-detached cottage to the side of the main hall and has its own entrance hall and French doors to sitting-out area. Ormondroyd Cottage (ref 26258) is also a semi-detached cottage to the side of the main hall with its own entrance hall and French doors from the living room to a small balcony overlooking open countryside.
Both Oliver Cromwell and Henry VI visited the hall, although it is reputed that Henry VI was refused entry and spent the night under the 1000 year old oak tree in front of the house, known as ‘The King’s Oak’.
Surrounded by 19 acres of natural parkland where children can play to their hearts’ content and guests may wander and explore the natural habitats of abundant wildlife in the grounds. A short drive will bring you to wide sandy beaches, the Eskdale miniature steam railway at Ravenglass and Muncaster Castle and Gardens which also house the unique International Owl Sanctuary. The Langdales are to the east, accessed via the Hard Knott Pass and Wrynose Pass, whilst Wasdale and Wastwater with their amazing views of Great Gable and Scafell Pike are 5 miles away. Ideally situated at the heart of the western Lake District, many lakes are within easy reach such as Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, whether to stroll along the banks and watch the reflection of the drifting clouds in the Lakes, or expend some energy climbing the rugged hills to admire the stunning views from the top - the choices are endless. The historic port and marina of Whitehaven which hosts the Tall Ships Race every two years is 14 miles, with shops, restaurants, museums and many holiday activities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, two with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet also accessed by 1 bunk. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (on timer) included, (£10 per day May-September, by arrangement). Gas included. Travel cot. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Decking terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Friday to Friday.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. 19-acre shared lawned parkland and natural woodland. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£773-£1777
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
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Lowthwaite Farmhouse Ref: CC116119
This substantial five bedroom former farmhouse enjoys a truly idyllic setting, nestling into the fells in St Johns in the Vale, one of the most tranquil areas of the Lake District. Lowthwaite Farmhouse underwent considerable refurbishment to create a stunning self catering farmhouse of superior quality, which has the benefit of lovely fell views, a garden and ample parking. There are delightful walks in the valley and more strenuous walks on the surrounding fells. Threlkeld village is only two miles and has two pubs, both serve good food and one has a restaurant. Many more amenities may be found in Keswick, a vibrant market town five miles away.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and wood burning stove (fuel not provided).
Sun room: With tiled floor and seating.
Library: With a desk.
Dining/Kitchen: With original slate floor, Aga, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Separate dining area with a wood burning stove (fuel not provided).
Utility/Drying room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Wet room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed and wash basin.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
Shower room: With shower and wash basin.

All electricity, heating oil and bed linen included. Broadband internet access. Cot available.Lawned garden and patio area. Parking for 6 cars.

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£675-£2165
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