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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Wonderful walks from the doorSurrounded by dramatic scenery

Featuring beams taken from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian Coast, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. This is fantastic walking countryside and the elevated position gives views of Scafell and the Eskdale Valley, creating a unique atmosphere of tranquillity. Birkerthwaite Farmhouse (W43001) is a unique holiday property dating back to 1627 and has many original features, beamed ceilings, flagged floors and unusual oak wall cupboards built in the 1700’s. Comfortably furnished and with the benefit of an open fire and an Aga, the farmhouse is cosy and welcoming. Birkerthwaite Stable (W41477) is a single-storey converted stable with rustic charm heated by a log-burning stove. Birkerthwaite Barn (W41478) has a spacious kitchen/dining room, a galleried landing and a four poster bed. Birkerthwaite Cottage (W41479) has an upstairs open plan living area with wooden floors which opens onto a balcony overlooking gardens. Nearby attractions include Muncaster Castle and Hardknott Roman Fort, whilst the Langdale Pikes and Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere can be reached via a stunning drive over the Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes. A short drive away is Wast Water; to the west are sandy beaches. Alternatively take the steam train from Ravenglass. Shop 3 miles, pub 2.5 miles.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with patio door/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

Oil central heating (timed use October-May). Electric heaters (in summer). Electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Balcony. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. NB: Step in hallway. Open-tread steps to garden.

WAS
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£283-£617
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Haystacks Ref: CC111409
Haystacks returned to our portfolio in 2013 with new owners. It was always an extremely popular property, particularly with pet owners, and with the refurbishment carried out by the new owners it is sure to grow in popularity. This semi detached bungalow has a peaceful location with beautiful fell views and is 10 minutes walk to Keswick town centre. It has the benefit of a garage, parking for two cars, a small garden to the front and a pleasant enclosed rear garden with patio and fell views. The convention centre is directly below Haystacks. Keswick is arguably the most popular town in the Lake District within the walking community, there are so many great walks from the door and superb amenities in the evenings.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge/diner: With flat screen Freeview TV, DVD, electric fire, sofa, armchair and dining table and chairs.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and fell views.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, power and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi access is available. Two dogs welcome.Outside: Front and rear gardens with patio and seating. Garage for car, bikes etc and parking on the drive for 2 cars

WAS
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£380-£675
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Hermitage Bungalow Ref: 27795

Ideal touring base

This delightful, detached bungalow is centrally located in the village of Shap, and offers immaculate holiday accommodation. Shap, ’Gateway to the Fells and Lakes’ is situated on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park, and the village offers a wide range of amenities including a good selection of pubs, shops, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a children’s play area and tennis courts. This is an ideal base as the immediate rolling countryside of the Eden Valley provides superb walking and cycling, and the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales are only minutes away. The atmospheric, rugged area of Haweswater, 5 miles, has a viewpoint for golden eagles. Pretty villages and bustling market towns abound, with a lively calendar of farmer markets and county shows. There’s plenty of local produce to purchase or enjoy in the many restaurants and pubs serving regional favourites. There is excellent road access to the historic border city of Carlisle with its castle and museum and Hadrian’s Wall, a world Heritage site, has interesting exhibitions to visit. The Northumberland National Park and southern Scotland are both within an hour’s drive. There are Roman ruins, castles and historic houses nearby, as well as a museum in Carlisle. Shops and pubs 100 yards, restaurant 300 yards.

Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (6ft zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite shower room, bidet and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Separate toilet.

Gas central heating included (£60per week, £30 per short break November-March). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Gas Aga. Two microwaves. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£421-£1022
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Chapelfield Cottage Ref: CC117113
Chapelfield Cottage is set in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley with wonderful views of the surrounding fells. There are many low level routes to be taken from the doorstep and for those who prefer something more strenuous, Scafell, Great Gable and their surrounding peaks are all possible day trips from the cottage. There is a general store in the nearby village of Rosthwaite and two public bars within walking distance. Derwentwater is three miles and Keswick, with all its visitors attractions is only seven miles.

Ground Floor: The property is gas centrally heated and comprises:
Lounge/dining room: Oak beamed lounge/dining room with coal effect electric stove, TV, video and fell views.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with panoramic views towards Watendlath Fell.
Bedroom 2: Single bedroom with panoramic views towards Watendlath Fell.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available.Lawned gardens with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

WAS
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£380-£675
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
0

16th century farmhouse

This charming wing of the owner’s 16th century farmhouse is fully self-contained and is all on the ground level. The cottage retains many original features - some low ceilings, exposed beams and thick walls for coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter. The pretty rooms have been stylishly furnished to provide a cosy haven for 2 people, ideal for a romantic holiday. Situated on a working beef and sheep farm in the tranquil countryside with superb views and lovely walks from the door, it is only 1.5 miles from Bowness and Windermere with their steamer trips, boutiques, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Windermere golf club is 2 miles away and just a short drive will bring you to the stunning Lakeland Fells. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with double bed. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Beams throughout.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity included (£15per week, £10 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine. Shared patio. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.

WAS
NOW
£242-£441
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Kim’s Retreat Ref: CC128232
Just a short, level walk from the tourist hotspot of Bowness, Kim’s Retreat is the ideal venue for a centrally based Lakeland holiday for the smaller party. Surrounded by an eclectic mix of restaurants, award wining country pubs and an equally good choice of shopping, it’s easy to see why Bowness proves so popular. But for more traditional activities, why not take a trip on the famous steamers down to Lakeside, hire a rowing boat and paddle yourself around the many islands on Windermere or better still, enjoy a ride on the open top bus that regularly tours the area.
Kim’s Retreat, a ground floor, stylish apartment, is just off the beaten track providing a peaceful, relaxing haven with that all important private parking place and small sitting area, perfect for an aperitif before dinner or lunch al fresco. Quality facilities, cleverly married with a superb choice of comfortable and stylish furnishings and up to the minute accessories have resulted in a first class, self catering apartment for even the most discerning of guests.

Ground Floor: Property has instant electric heating and comprises:
Hallway: With storage for coats and boots.
Lounge/dining area: With comfortable sofa set, 40" flat-screen TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi system with USB connector, dining table and chairs. The room has patio doors leading to a small seating area with table and chairs.
Bathroom: With P shaped tub with shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar offers an electric oven, hob and extractor, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed, 32" flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock and hair dryer.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot available.Off road parking for 1 car.

WAS
NOW
£345-£595
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Bothy Ref: LO5

Standing in an elevated position with superb lake views from every room, this stunning holiday home is first in a row of an exclusive small development of homes overlooking Ullswater. The surrounding scenery is breathtaking, walking routes can be challenging or gentle, steamers cruise the lakes throughout the year. The lakeside road meanders over the Kirkstone Pass, which drops down into Ambleside, Windermere and onto Grasmere. Shops 2 miles, pub ½ mile.

Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Large living/dining room with well-equipped kitchen with wooden floor and patio doors to small sitting-out area. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Second floor: Large, beamed sitting room with gas ‘living-flame’ fire. A feature circular stairwell runs through the property.

  • Gas ‘living-flame’ fire included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two digital TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small sitting-out area with furniture
  • Shared lawned garden area
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£553-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Stonefold Cottage Ref: W4359

Panoramic views

This detached barn conversion is full of ’olde worlde’ character, with exposed oak beams, yet with all modern day comforts. It is situated on the hillside, a mile from the village of Waberthwaite, in the south-west corner of the Lake District National Park. Its elevated position provides panoramic views over the Lakeland Fells and the Irish Sea. Holidaymakers can enjoy sitting on the patio area and watching the sunset behind the Isle of Man. An excellent area for walking, cycling and visiting attractions in the area, from the Bird of Prey Centre and gardens at Muncaster Castle, to a ride on the miniature railway at Ravenglass. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor/kitchen. Dining room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite toilet, 1 twin, each with beams.

First £5 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There is a stream at this property.

WAS
NOW
£226-£618
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Ben’s Row Cottages Ref: CC129195
Backbarrow, 1 1/2 miles from the south of lake Windermere, was home to the Backbarrow Ironworks who produced domestic iron goods such as kettles and box irons but were also renowned for the manufacture of cannons and other armaments. The days of industry are long gone and Backbarrow is now a super village visited by holidaymakers exploring the nearby Haverthwaite Railway which is within walking distance of the cottage on the A590 and offers special events such as Pensioner, Thomas, Diesel and Santa weekends. Another nearby attraction is ’The Lakeland motor museum’ recently opened and within walking distance of the property. Furness Wildlife Park is nearby for an enjoyable day out. The property is situated in an area that is accessible to all areas of the National Park by either car or public transport. Ben’s Row Cottage is in a quiet position in Brow Edge and has been lovingly restored and furnished to create a super holiday home. Flat screen TV’s and large American style fridge dictate the contemporary and quality style throughout the interior whilst the enclosed garden with decked area continues the theme outside.

Ground Floor: Ben’s Row Cottage has LPG central heating and briefly comprises:
Utility room: With large American style fridge, washer/dryer, microwave and bread maker.
Kitchen: With electric cooker and free standing units.
Dining room: With a flat screen wall mounted TV and CD/Hi-Fi.
Lounge: With woodburning stove (fuel not provided), TV, video and DVD.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and flat screen TV.
Bedroom 2: With full size bunk beds and TV with video and DVD.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Cot, highchair and stairgate available.Outside: Enclosed garden with furniture provided. Roadside parking.

WAS
NOW
£345-£595
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In a magnificent rural setting, with fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, magnificent sunsets over the Solway Firth, and the hills of Galloway across the border, these comfortable holiday properties were winners of the Keswick Tourism Association Country Establishments in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and the Cumbria in Bloom Tourist Board Rose Bowl for Self Catering Establishment winners in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Rose Cottage (ref LPD) is attached to the owner’s farmhouse home, Rosemary Cottage (ref LTG) adjoins another property, Rambling Rose Cottage (ref LWG) and Rosedale Cottage (ref LYL) are adjacent and have both been converted to a high standard, and Primrose Cottage (ref LPG) has been converted from a former byre and stands in a courtyard which is bedecked with flower tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets. The cottages are beautifully furnished and equipped to VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ standard, except Rosemary Cottage which is equipped to a VisitBritain ‘4 Star Gold’ standard. Guests will enjoy the friendly rare breeds sheep and ponies (including miniature shetland ponies) and visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm (a red squirrel has been spotted in the grounds), as well as the many public footpaths nearby. This 500-acre farm is set in an AONB, with walks from the door plus superb fell walking nearby. Keswick stands on the shores of Derwent Water and is an excellent base to explore delightful Borrowdale. In the town itself are many interesting shops, inns and restaurants, as well as a leisure pool. Cockermouth also has a swimming pool. Just 6 miles away Bassenthwaite Lake offers a variety of watersports. Enjoy Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery. There is tennis, riding and golf, as well as good fishing locally and excellent bird watching from the farm, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer, whilst it is a short drive to Osprey Watch at Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite. Shop 4 miles. There is a good choice of pubs and restaurants locally (including vegetarian). The pretty village of Caldbeck is 4 miles, with a restaurant, tea rooms and shops. Uldale is 2 miles with a pub serving good food.

This charming VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ property takes full advantage of wonderful countryside views from its first floor living room and balcony. Pretty double bedroom with French doors to patio area with views towards Lakeland Fells and the Solway. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living room with exposed beams, wood-burning stove and kitchen/dining area with French windows to Juliet balcony.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Dishwasher
  • Private patio with
    furniture

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV (sports package)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared farmland grounds of 500 acres
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Armathwaite Hall Hotel Leisure Club (10-min drive), includes swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room (at cost)
  • Meal delivery service
  • Complimentary bottle of wine
  • Welcome tea tray
  • Milk, eggs and bread available
  • Natural filtered spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • No children under 3 yrs

WAS
NOW
£375-£662
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Nest Ref: 27618


This end-terraced, mews cottage, ideal holiday accommodation for families, lies on the edge of Kendal in a peaceful part of the town, the southern gateway to the Lake District. This is an ideal location for the amenities of this historic market town near the Lake District National Park. Tea rooms, museums, the Brewery Arts Centre, a climbing wall, specialist shops, a golf course and riverside walks are nearby. A leisure centre with swimming pool is a few minutes’ walk away. The town hosts beer, mountain and music festivals and other cultural events during the year. Many historic houses are a short drive. There are lots of attractions right on your doorstep including Wordsworth’s former home at Grasmere, Ambleside, the World of Beatrix Potter exhibition in Bowness, Lake Windermere and Sedbergh (in the Yorkshire Dales National Park). Other great days out in the local area include the Lakes Aquarium at Ulverston and the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton-in-Furness. The historic Levens Hall and Gardens with its beautiful walks and amazing topiary is also close by. The area is also a haven for walkers with an abundance of great walking tracks and trails in the local area. Golf nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Two ponds in garden.

WAS
NOW
£235-£671
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Heated indoor swimming pool with sun shower
Restaurant, bar and bistro on site
Children’s play area


Established in 1884 in the scenic Whicham Valley, Brockwood Lodges (refs 23394, 23395, 29367, 29368, 29369 and W41533) is situated in 26 acres of protected woodland grounds. Surrounded by the picturesque Duddon Estuary and Lake District Fells, Brockwood Lodges is nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many activities on offer around the Lake District of Cumbria, you will find the resort an ideal place for a family vacation, romantic getaway or just a relaxing break. Brockwood Lodges offers a range of facilities and services without even having to step a foot out of the resort. The facilities on-site include a family bar, restaurant and bistro, as well as a heated indoor pool with a sun shower, outdoor children’s play area, lawns for games, plus barbecues and nature trails around the protected woodlands where badgers and deer may be spotted. Facilities at this complex also allow special occasions to be catered for, be it a birthday, anniversary, christening or wedding reception. Less than 5 miles from the town of Broughton-in-Furness, this resort is a great base for touring the surrounding area. Conveniently situated to explore local attractions such as Muncaster Castle, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, or alternatively there are the beaches at Silecroft and Kirksanton, less than 2 miles away. With views across the ever-changing Black Combe and the Duddon Valley, Brockwood Lodges will delight walkers and bikers from leisurely coastal routes and bike-friendly forest tracks to more challenging single tracks and scenic uphill climbs, taking in Knott Hill, Black Combe, Whitfell, Caw and Great Stickle. Creative enthusiasts can visit the Craft Centre and view a range of crafts exhibits and for bird watchers, Hodbarrow Nature Reserve has an RSPB hide and estuary walks. If something a little more energetic is required, Haverigg Beach has lovely golden sands backed by dunes, great for windsurfing or take a stroll to the summit of Black Combe Hill to appreciate the wonderful country and sea views on offer. The picturesque lake of Coniston Water is less than half an hour’s drive from the resort. Within a 20-mile radius, you will find that the kids will enjoy a day spent at South Lakes Wildlife Park or the World of Beatrix Potter, while older pursuits can enjoy a pampering day at Envy Beauty or a round of golf at Silecroft and Eskdale Golf Clubs. Shops 4 miles, pub on-site.

Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin (2ft 6in for children) both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with pull-out double.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating included. CD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Sauna. Parking (2 cars).

All properties: Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair hire. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Laundry service (at cost). Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared use of 26-acre woodland grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared indoor swimming pool (10.6 x 6m, depth 0.95 to 1.24m), open 9.30am-9pm daily, all year. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£562-£1482
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