Stay in A Self Catering Cottage in Cumbria.

This largely wild and remote region of England is, for lovers of the great outdoors often regarded as one of the best counties in England. Perhaps the best way to enjoy it is from a cosy ston-built Cumbrian self-catering holiday cottage tucked away in the heart of a Lakeland or Pennine hill village with a welcoming pub within easy walking distance. Cumbria is the home of the English Lake District National Park, a paradise for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and those who like to mess around in a boat on the Lakes. Cumbria also appeals to literarture lovers, keen to follow in the footsteps of the poet William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, author of the Peter Rabbit childrens books, whose homes are open to the public, the latter also to be found in The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windemere.

 

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Cuckoo's nest, Ambleside

Cuckoo's Nest is a delightful 5 star self-catering cottage in Cumbria, hidden away in the centre of Ambleside in the Lake District. Perfect for couples for short breaks or longer holidays, guests also have use of the luxury spa and swimming pool at a nearby hotel.

Hammerhole, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Hammerhole, Hawkshead

This large, Lake District Holiday Cottage sits on the shores of Lake Windermere in a dream location on the 5,000-acre Graythwaite Estate. It has its own jetty and mooring for boat or dinghy owners. Guests also have use of a heated indoor swimming pool, gym and children?s play area. Pets welcome.

Dove Cottage, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Dove Cottage, Hawkshead

Dove Cottage is a traditional 2-bedroom Lake District holiday cottage sleeping 4 on a 5,000-acre country estate near Hawkshead in a scenic rural spot by Lake Windermere. Guests enjoy use of a communal indoor heated swimming pool, games room, gym and kids play area.

Greehowes, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Greehowes, Hawkshead

Nestling in a quiet rural courtyard on the beautiful Graythwaite Country Estate near Hawkshead in the Lake District, Greenhowes holiday cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Guests have use of an indoor heated swimming pool and other leisure facilities including a trout fishing lake and fitness suite.

Dolphin Cottage, Flookburgh, Cumbria

Dolphin Cottage, Flookburgh

Dolphin Cottage in Flookborough is a large, detached and pet friendly holiday home in Cumbria on the edge of Morecombe Bay. This restored fisherman’s cottage lies just west of Grange-over-Sands at the southern tip of the Lake District National Park. Dolphin Cottage sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms.

Forge, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Forge, Hawkshead

This pretty Lake District Cottage near Hawkshead sits on a 5,000-acre country estate about a mile's walk from Windermere. Guests have use of an indoor heated pool, gym, fitness centre and children's play area. The Forge sleeps 7.

Woodcutters cabin 24/7 Hot tub,Romantic Farm holiday,near Lakes, Alston, Cumbria

Woodcutters cabin 24/7 Hot tub,Romantic Farm holiday,near Lakes, Alston

Woodcutters Cabin is a true romantic getaway, set on the Banks Farm Estate overlooking Cross Fell, England?s highest peak outside the nearby Lake District. It is a fairy-tale pixie house; cosy and warm with stove/oven log/peat burner and hot tub, all set in the enchanted wood: a properly private pea...

Bull Pen, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Bull Pen, Hawkshead

A large and impressively furnished stone barn conversion in Hawkshead, Bull Pen is a pet friendly, Lake District holiday cottage that sleeps 10 on the rural Greythwaite Estate. Guests enjoy access to the Estate heated indoor swimming pool, gym, and children's play area.

Hazel Seat, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Hazel Seat, Hawkshead

Hazel Seat is a large and comfortable Lake District first floor holiday apartment by Windermere on the Graythwaite Estate. This pet friendly apartment has been converted from a traditional Cumbrian barn, while retaining its period features to create a 4-bedroom holiday let sleeping 8. Leisure facili...

Eel House, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Eel House, Hawkshead

Eel House is a large Lake District holiday barn conversion in Cumbria sleeping 10 guests in 5 ground floor bedrooms. Set in rural surroundings on the large Graythwaite country estate in a pleasant courtyard, Eel House guests have use of Estate leisure facilities including a heated indoor pool, play ...

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Birch Cottage, Ambleside

Birch Cottage near Ambleside in the Lake District is a Cumbrian holiday cottage furnished in traditional quality pine. This rural cottage has gas central heating keeping it warm and cosy all year round. There are fell views from window seats & garden. Large double room with separate seating area, ha...

Home Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Home Farmhouse, Hawkshead

A warm and welcoming detached Lake District Farmhouse, large enough to sleep 10, Home Farmhouse sits amidst rural surroundings close to Lake Windermere on a 5000-acre country estate. Pets are welcome here. Guests have shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Bobbin Mill Cottage, Newby Bridge, Cumbria

Bobbin Mill Cottage, Newby Bridge

Located at the southern end of the Lake District, Bobbin Mill is a large and nicely furnished holiday cottage with beautiful terraced gardens, a 10-minute walk from Lake Windermere. Bobbin Mill comprises a main house and separate 1st floor annexe, between them, sleeping 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

Ghyll Bank House, Staveley, Cumbria

Ghyll Bank House, Staveley

A traditional Cumbrian farm converted to a comfortable Lake District holiday cottage for large groups or families. This pet friendly cottage sleeps 18 guests in 8 bedrooms with glorious views across the Lake District Fells near Lake Windermere and Staveley.

Mill Cottage, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Mill Cottage, Hawkshead

Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing Lake District holiday in Mill Cottage, a dog friendly home, just a few minutes-walk to Lake Windermere on the 5000 acre Graythwaite country estate. This cosy, well equipped cottage sleeps 4. Shared use of the indoor heated pool and other leisure facilities.

Holme Well, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Holme Well, Hawkshead

Pet friendly Gamekeepers Manor offers truly grand self-catering accommodation (with a hot tub) for extended families or groups of friends in the village of Southburn Dene, two miles from Chester-le-Street and five miles from historic Durham. The Manor comfortably sleeps 13 in 6 bedrooms.

Cunsey Lodge, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Cunsey Lodge, Hawkshead

Located in a 5000-acre country estate in the Lake District, Cunsey Lodge is a large and impressive holiday cottage near Hawkshead in Cumbria sleeping 8 guests in 4 bedrooms. Guests enjoy access to a communal pool, games room, fitness centre and kids play area - and walks from the doorstep.

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The Badger Sett, Penrith

Luxury holiday cottage in Penrith, Cumbria, sleeps 6, in secluded rural location on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Child and baby friendly with large safe enclosed garden. Beautiful views. Pet friendly. Facilities for disabled.

Shepherds Villa, Coniston, Cumbria

Shepherds Villa, Coniston

Shepherds Villa is a large, semi-detached Victorian House offering self-catering holidays for large groups of friends or families. It lies in a delightfully rural location within the Lake District village of Coniston, a short walk from Coniston Water, and sleeps 23 in 9 bedrooms (7 en suite).

Crofters Cottage - With 24/7 all weather hot tub for sole use, alston, Cumbria

Crofters Cottage - With 24/7 all weather hot tub for sole use, alston

Crofters cottage, sleeping 2 is a romantic getaway with private 24/7 hot tub set overlooking cross fell England?s highest peak outside the Lake District! Very romantic cosy, with peat /wood fired stove living room bath tub bathtub in the living room and satellite TV Escape every day bustle. Set on...

Browside, Coniston, Cumbria

Browside, Coniston

Browside is a pet friendly Lake District holiday cottage with stunning fell views down to Coniston Water welcomes large families or groups of friends. Sleeping 14, this large warm and cosy house located in a walker?s paradise includes a hot tub for relaxing after a day in the fells.

The Hayloft , Cartmel, Cumbria

The Hayloft , Cartmel

Luxury Barn Conversion in lovely Cartmel Peninsula. 4 Star Gold Award. Sleeps 6+1, Pet friendly, enclosed garden, Games Room, Conservatory and upstairs lounge with views towards Morecambe Bay. Pub with open fire 1 minute & 5 mins from picturesque Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands & Holker Hall.

Bibby Lot, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Bibby Lot, Hawkshead

Bibby Lot is a quaint and dog friendly 3-bedroom traditional Lake District holiday cottage with Wi-Fi near Windermere on the Graythwaite Estate. Guests have use of a communal indoor heated swimming pool, games room, childrens play area, fitness suite and trout fishing lake.

Hatters Cottage, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Hatters Cottage, Hawkshead

Occupying a secluded, peaceful rural location a mile outside Hawkshead, Hatter's Cottage is a charming 2-bedroom holiday cottage in the central Lake District available all year round for long holidays and short breaks. Perfect for small families or couples. Children over 10 welcome.

Firth House, Gilcrux, Cumbria, Gilcrux, Cumbria

Firth House, Gilcrux, Cumbria, Gilcrux

Sitting at the North-Western end of the Lake District and close to the coast near Maryport, Firth House is a large Holiday Cottage in rural surroundings in Gilcrux, a small Cumbrian farming village. Firth sleeps 10 in 5 ensuite bedrooms and lies within easy reach of Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake.

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Everybody has their favourite lake, for some it is Windemere, on which 'the novel Swallows and Amazons is reputedly based. You can take to the Lake by hiring a rowing boat or view it from the decks of a genteel Victorian pleasure steamer. For others it is Grasmere or Coniston Water in the south or Bassenthwaite or Buttermere in the north. Each Lake has its own character, just pick one and you'll find a suitable holiday cottage offering magnificent views of the fells close to hand.

Sharing the border, with Northumberland, between England and Scotland, Cumbria draws you into its amazing coastline, from the Solway to St.Bees, where you feel the whole world is just yours to enjoy. To the north of the County, find the western end of Hadrian's Wall built by the Romans in the 2nd century and Castle Park, known as "Castle of the Kings".  Carlisle, with its own castle and cathedral, is also home to the Museum and Art Gallery at  Tullie House,  take time to check out its extensive displays of art, human history and natural sciences.

Cumbria also boasts an attractive coastline along which towns grew up in the industiral revolution and now offer a faded grandure to visitors choosing to enjoy the impressive coastal walks to be had along the shorelines. Visit the harbour and the Haig Colliery mining museum in  Whitehaven or ride the Ravenglass and Eskdale Stem railway which travels through the stunning countryside in Eskdale. You'll find plenty of industrial heritage worth exploring in addition to big and often deserted beaches.

And if lakes, beaches and visitor attractions aren't enough, don't forget the Fells - a Mecca for walkers at anytime of years, madde famous by the books of Alfred Wainwright. England's highest mountain Scafell Pike can be found here. You dont need to be a mountaineer - just the owner of a good pair of boots, sensible clothing, a map and, with an eye on the weather, the hills and fells are yours for the day.

So, spend the day in the open air in a county that offers splendid activities for all ages, then return to you holiday cottage to share a dinner of locally produced food before clambering into your comfortble cottage bed - sleep is guaranteed!