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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
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Pets
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Bobbin Cottage Ref: CC111104
A traditional Lakeland stone terraced cottage enjoying an ideal setting on the banks of the River Greta and only a 10 minute level walk from the bustling town centre. The Twa Dogs pub is just across the road, serving bar meals and real ale. The cottage provides a cosy, comfortable base for couples or small families to enjoy the many attractions the area has to offer. It is also ideal for walkers with Skiddaw, Blencathra and Catbells all within a short drive.

Ground Floor: Bobbin Cottage is gas centrally heated and comprises:
Lounge/diner: With gas stove, flat screen TV with DVD and CD/radio.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment and microwave.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Drying/utility room: With washer/dryer, freezer, WC and wash hand basin.
A narrow turning staircase leads to the:-

Second Floor: Bedroom 2: Attic-style twin bedroom open to the staircase. The banister is low and the gaps between the spindles are wide, therefore please take care with young children.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available.  Unlimited broadband with incoming calls.
Terraced area overlooking the river with furniture. NB: A low wall provides a barrier but extra care must be taken. Private parking for 1 car.

WAS
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£380-£675
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Surrounded 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: Living room with flagstone floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with slate floor. Beams throughout. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (timed use October-May). Electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£352-£647
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
The Fold Ref: CC111298
The Fold is situated along a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of Keswick, 10 minutes level walk into the town centre. A one bedroom bungalow, The Fold provides the perfect retreat for fell walking couples seeking a peaceful setting but close to all of Keswick’s amenities. The Bungalow was extended now has a garden room which provides a delightful second sitting room with patio doors overlooking the private garden.

Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating, the accommodation comprises:
Lounge/diner: With gas fire, flat screen TV and video recorder and CD radio.
Garden room: With TV, video recorder, stove, washing machine, tumble dryer and under floor heating which is lovely and cosy in the winter.
Kitchen: With double electric oven, gas hob, fridge and microwave.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Paved area to the front. Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture. Garden shed with a lock, ideal for storing bikes. Parking for 1 car.

WAS
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£345-£595
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
16
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: Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: Living/games room with beams. Second floor: Dining room/kitchen with beams. 5 steps to living room with beams. 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 double (5ft) with additional double sofa bed and en-suite shower room with toilet, steps to 1 double with two additional singles. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep spiral stone stairs to third floor: 1 double bedroom (4ft) with two additional singles (3ft 6in) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Some bedrooms have low beams and sloping ceilings.

Gas central heating (on timer) included, (£10 per day May-September, by arrangement). Gas included. Travel cot. Two satellite TVs. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Barbecue. Ample parking. Pool table (in living/games room). Friday to Friday. NB: Steep spiral stairs in property.

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.

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£1400-£2663
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Ref: CC123275
Set mid way between Ambleside and Windermere, White Cross Bay is situated in the very heart of the Lake District within 60 acres of wooded parklands, which run right down to the shores of Lake Windermere. This award winning site has an indoor heated swimming pool, with sauna, solarium and gym, all payable on site, as well as a modern clubhouse bar and restaurant with regular daytime and evening entertainment. Free Wi-fi is available too, details available at reception. 9 Thirlmere enjoys a super location on site, close to the Lake shore and the excellent facilities that White Cross Bay has to offer.

Ground Floor: Thirlmere has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
Open plan living.
Kitchen:
With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer and microwave.
Dining area.
Lounge: with TV, DVD and electric fireplace.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with 2ft 6” beds.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with 2ft 6” beds.
Bedroom 3: Double bedroom.
Shower room: with shower cubicle, handbasin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Travel cot and high chair available. Leisure facilities payable on site. Laundry facility on site.

WAS
NOW
£345-£595
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Castle Crag Ref: CC111393
Castle Crag is a modern, stylish town house with all the features guests are seeking, including Wi-Fi internet access, three bathrooms, excellent kitchen facilities, a patio garden for al fresco dining and private parking. Situated in a quiet residential area, 5 minutes level walk of Keswick town centre amenities, the parks and visitor attractions and only 10 minutes from the lake. The beauty of Keswick is not only the stunning scenery, but with walks from the door in every direction your car can be left in its parking space all week.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With Freesat TV, DVD, radio/ipod dock, gas fire and French doors to the garden.
Kitchen/diner: With range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

All fuel and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi internet access and telephone for incoming and free local calls.Outside: Patio garden with garden furniture. Parking for 1 car and on street parking.

WAS
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£425-£830
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Winnowing Barn Ref: CC124112
A mere mile from the newly developed and renowned Grizedale Forest Visitors Centre, Satterthwaite is an ideal location for those energetic guests who enjoying walking, cycling and generally ’the great outdoors’. Go out of the front door and take 10 paces and your on one of Grizedale’s major cycling/walking routes, with the benefit of being able to pop into the cafe at the Visitors Centre which serves fantastic food, beer, wine and soft drinks for the kids. You can experience ’Go Ape’ and for the little ones, there is a fantastic activity area with climbing frames etc. The village is small, yet friendly and you are sure to get a warm welcome at the local watering hole, which is particularly cosy in the winter with its big open fire. Within 4/5 miles you have the nearby villages of Hawkshead (perhaps visit via a great walk through the forest) and Coniston which are also fine examples of Lakeland villages, both with a good deal of attractions for all the family, from Beatrix Potters home to the Ruskin Museum. Winnowing Barn, a former bank barn, sits at the edge of the village, in a small quiet courtyard, and is arranged over three floors. The owners have refurbished the property to a high standard and have ensured that modern fittings (including the addition of wireless broadband) combine well with the traditional features creating a warm, homely feel throughout. Fine views can be enjoyed from the lounge and front bedrooms, and the enclosed rear patio is sure to be put to good use on many occasions.

Ground Floor: Winnowing Barn has LPG central heating and comprises:
Entrance: Into tiled hallway with with rack for dirty boots.
Lower Ground Floor:
Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.
Utility: With ample hanging space for outdoor gear, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and deep sink, for walking clobber or the dog!
Upstairs to Ground Floor:
Kitchen: With electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.
Dining/lounge area: With exposed beams, woodburning stove, TV, DVD and CD/Hi-Fi.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.
Bedroom 3: Bunk bedroom with full size bunk beds.
Bathroom: Spacious with bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and towel rail.

All fuel (including logs), electric and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available. Wireless audio system for use with iphones/ipads/ipods.Spacious patio with outdoor furniture. Parking in garage for one small car (and/or mountain bikes) and further private parking for up to two cars. Use of local tennis courts for free.

WAS
NOW
£480-£1140
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

This charming Grade II listed house is situated in the peaceful village of Sockbridge, ideally situated for exploring the northern lakes and fells, just 2½ miles from Ullswater and 15 miles from Keswick. Formerly part of the small estate once owned by Wordsworth’s grandfather, this holiday property is light, warm and spacious, and retains many original features. There are several pleasant walks to be enjoyed across the fields and along the river directly from the house. Nearby, across a quiet no-through-road, is a completed children’s play area. The market town of Penrith, with its variety of shopping facilities, is only 3 miles away at Junction 40 of the M6. Shops 2 miles.

Large sitting room with wood-burning stove and rug on oak floor. Spacious well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen. Utility. Cloakroom/toilet. Garden room with French doors to patio and terraced garden. Oak stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with double aspect and en-suite shower room. Large twin bedroom with bay window and views towards fells. Single bedroom with feature stone wall. Bathroom and toilet with arrow-slit windows. Oak floors to bedrooms and rugs throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terraced garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£423-£1199
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Bram Cragg Barn Ref: 26707

Bram Cragg Barn is a stunning conversion created from the former 19th-century byre and barn to a holiday home with a wonderful mix of oak beams and slate features combined with stylish modern fittings. The spacious open plan living room is at first floor level to take advantage of the views accross the valley. The barn stands detached, adjacent to the owners’ home and two holiday lodges, in an idyllic and peaceful setting. There are unspoilt views in every direction towards Helvellyn and Castle Rock, Blencathra, Skiddaw and High and Low Rigg. The location is delightful, farm amimals graze close to the barn and footpaths directly from the house give access not only to the more challenging walking routes but to gentle strolls. The scenery is spectacular and walkers, cyclists and drivers will find the immediate surroundings breathtaking. Central for exploring the Lake District National Park. Shop 41/2 miles, pub and restaurant 21/2 miles.

Ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with beams. 1 double with en-suite bathroom with spa bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Woodburner in living room included (May-August no fuel provided). Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with covered patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Access to some fields. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£549-£1343
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

In the heart of the Lake District National Park


Woodend is situated off the beaten track in an accessible but remote location high on Birker Fell. Set within a relatively quiet, unspoilt area of the Lake District National Park, 7 miles from the main coast road, local village shops and the nearest pub are 4 miles, smaller market towns are 8 miles and larger towns are 15 miles away. It is a short drive to the more populated areas of Windermere and Coniston. These three unique self-contained holiday properties (refs 26868, 26869 and 27804) are full of character and charm with fantastic views of Scafell Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Craggs. They are set within, though not part of, a working farm, and are therefore surrounded by farm animals. The Bothy (ref 26868) offers cosy, comfortable, detached ’upside down’ accommodation within a private enclosed garden area. The School House (ref 26869) faces due south up the fell and offers detached ’studio accommodation’ and a spacious, south-facing conservatory/garden room (with an additional multi-fuel stove) and a private enclosed garden area. The Buttery (ref 27804) forms a wing of the main farmhouse, but is self-contained with its own entrance and an enclosed private garden area. Woodend Cottages are just a short walk from Devoke Water and are situated 3 miles from both the Eskdale Valley and the Duddon Valley, conveniently located for Ulpha, Eskdale, Boot, Seathwaite and Broughton-in-Furness. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 31/2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Lower ground floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with slipper bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Use of washing machine available. Patio. Enclosed patio garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Fire basket.

All properties: Multi-fuel burner in living room (coal included, logs at cost). Economy 7 central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. HD satellite TV (full package). DVD. Gas cooker. Use of tumble dryer available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Natural grounds. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from stream. Pets free of charge. No smoking. No children except babes in arms.

WAS
NOW
£242-£616
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Ullscroft Ref: CC112126
Perfect for extended families or large walking groups, this large town house sleeps up to nine people, including children, in five bedrooms. Ullscroft is a spacious well equipped property, with kitchen and additional luxury family bathroom and quality furnishings throughout. Situated five minutes level walk to Keswick town centre. With easy access on foot to the fells and lake and wide ranging amenities in the town, Keswick is one of Lakelands most popular destinations.

Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
Lounge: with TV, DVD and electric stove.
Dining room: with table and chairs for eight and CD radio.
Kitchen: with electric range cooker with gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Washing machine and tumble dryer in heated outhouse.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: with king size bed and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: with king size bed and wash basin.
Bedroom 3: with bunk beds.
Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Second Floor: Bedroom 4: with twin beds and wash basin.
Bedroom 5: with single bed and wash basin.
Bathroom: with roll top bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot available. Telephone for incoming calls and Wi-Fi internet access. Welcome tea tray on arrival. Enclosed rear courtyard with garden furniture. Heated outhouse with washing machine and tumble dryer. On street parking. Lockable shed for bikes. 2 dogs welcome.

WAS
NOW
£520-£1325
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Chapel Cottage Ref: B6097

This well-appointed holiday cottage (left in photo) is set in the Lakeland village of Blawith, with excellent views over the fields to the Coniston Fells. It is over 300 years old and has been carefully converted to retain its character, with a wealth of beams, Lakeland slate floors, welcoming open fires and a bottle of wine on arrival. To the north is Coniston Lake, 1 mile, whilst the market town of Ulverston is to the south. Well situated for walking, mountain biking and water sports. Horse riding and fishing available locally. Shop 3 miles pub, 1 mile.

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

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Landscaped gardens and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. NB: Slate staircase unsuitable for children and the infirm.

WAS
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£220-£637
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