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.

64 cottages found 64 match all criteria.

In the small Cumbria coastal village of Cark in Cartnel, The Old Bank House is a large, characterful holiday cottages nicely located for exploring the southern Lake District and Morecombe Bay. This well-equipped pet friendly holiday home sleeps 11.

  • Sleeps 11
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 2

Get swallowed up in the beauty of the remote North West Cumbrian countryside at the quieter end of The Lake District with a stay at the secluded Swallow’s Nest, a cosy, family-friendly barn conversion in Catterlen, near Penrith.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Just a few minutes walk from the heart of Keswick in Cumbria, Westies is a large, traditional terraced house that welcomes pets, It offers comfortable self-catering holidays and can sleep up to eight people in four bedrooms. Perfectly located for Lake District Holidays.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathrooms 5

James Court Cottage is located on the idyllic grounds of the Irton Hall Estate, just outside the peaceful Cumbria village of Santon Bridge. This cosy Lake District holiday cottage sleeps 4 with oak flooring, a wood-burning stove and wonderful walking and climbing on its doorstep. Pets welcome

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Becks Fold is a large Lake District holiday cottage with a grandiose decor and a modern style. Double height ceilings, original vaulted beams and underfloor heating create a sense of charm. At this truly warming and inviting secluded rural retreat close to Lake Coniston in Cumbria. Sleeps 10.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Great Calva Cottage at Monkhouse Hill in the Northern Lakes. A 5 star cottage designed for groups of families or friends, with three bedroom suites each with a double, a twin and a bathroom. There is a sauna suite and outside hot tub, access to a luxury hotel spa with swimming pool is also included.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 3

Eden Lodge lies in Bardsea overlooking Morcombe Bay, close to the Cumbrian coastal town of Ulverston in the Lake District. It has a well-equipped kitchen, games room and hot tub. This large, rural Edwardian holiday home sleeps 25, grreat for large groups for holidays and celebrations all year round.

  • Sleeps 25
  • Bedrooms 13
  • Bathrooms 12

Set in the small rural village of Milton, Cumbria, you’ll find The Byre, a farm cottage perfect for families looking to escape the rigours of their daily lives. This countryside cottage nestled between three North West national parks offers the ideal holiday getaway on a working livestock farm.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Old Cottage lies in the quaint rural village of Nateby near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria between The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The two bedrooms sit downstairs, while the kitchen and sitting room enjoy rural views from the first floor of this dog-friendly cottage.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Onsite owners greet you with a welcome package, just the first of many outstanding touches you’ll find with a stay at Woodside Barn, a remote child-friendly cottage in the secluded hamlet of Pennington on the Cumbria, coast near Ulverston and the Lake District. Sleeps 4.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Kings Cottage in the historic market town of Alston, Cumbria, makes the perfect dog-friendly holiday cottage for couples planning a romantic holiday in the Pennines. This recently refurbished character cottage lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Luxury 'away-from-it-all' Lake District cottage, sleeping 6. Situated on the edge of the Caldbeck Fells, near the pretty village of Hesket Newmarket. Large private enclosed garden with gated driveway. Family friendly. Wheelchair accessible. Ample parking for up to 3 cars. Dogs welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

A large detached Lakeland holiday cottage close to Lake Windermere in the Lake District, Keepers Cottage sits on a beautifully rural 5,000-acre country estate near Hawkshead. Guests can enjoy use of an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room, fishing lakes and a gym.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Hullet Hall is a beautiful Lake District holiday cottage on Lake Windermere?s shores within the Graythwaite Country Estate. The cottage, which has its own private boating jetty, sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Guests enjoy free use of the Estate?s heated indoor swimming pool, trout fishing lake and fitness ...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Dunlins is an elegant coastal cottage in Grange-over-Sands on the Cumbria coast for a family of four, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen and sitting room, within easy reach of the southern Lake District.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Hazel Seat is a comfortable Lake District first floor holiday apartment by Windermere on the Graythwaite Estate. This pet-friendly apartment, converted from a Cumbrian barn, is a large 4-bedroom holiday let sleeping 8. Leisure facilities include communal use of a heated indoor pool and spa.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 5

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Thill Side Barn is a spacious Lake District barn conversion with a hot tub sleeps six guests seeking a high-quality rural retreat in a quiet rural corner of Cumbria area that’s not too far from the best bits of the Southern Lake District and the Cumbrian coast.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Miller Moss Cottage at Monkhouse Hill, an appealing and spacious 5 star family cottage for four in the Northern Lakes. The magnificent upstairs living area has a fully equipped kitchen and views over both Warnell Fell and the Eden Valley. Access to a luxury hotel spa with swimming pool is included.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Set in a secluded rural location, Groffa Crag is a large holiday cottage in the Lake District near Ulverston. This spacious, pet friendly cottage in Cumbria sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms, perfect for large family or group holidays within easy reach of the Cumbrian coast, Coniston Water and Windermere.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4

Crofters cottage, sleeping 2 is a romantic getaway with private 24/7 hot tub set on the Banks Rescue Rarm overlooking cross fell England's highest peak outside the Lake District!

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

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!