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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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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Located on the Cumbria coast of Cumbria, Silverdale sits on the Furness Peninsula, placing guests with easy access to coast and countryside. The single storey detached cottage is a quaint, deceptively spacious property, ideal for groups seeking peace and tranquillity on holiday.

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.

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.

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.

Perched above Ullswater, widely considered the most beautiful of all the Lake District lakes, Cockley Moor Cottage is a wonderful Lake District holiday home benefitting from stunning views and spacious, modern accommodation for up to six guests and two dogs.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

Set in a unique location in the heart of the Lake District valley of Eskdale, Esk View boasts incredible rural views with a backdrop of mountains. This spacious Lake District holiday home is a perfect choice for a large group looking to explore the best and most tranquil of the Lake District.

Whiteholme Cottage in Backbarrow, Cumbria, provides families on holiday in the Lake District a countryside cottage with stunning rural views of the surrounding fells and a beautiful garden with summerhouse and barbecue. Perfect for exploring Windermere and the Southern Lakes.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Warm, inviting, and beautifully furnished, James Court Cottage between Wastwater and Ravenglass is perfectly located for walking holidays exploring the beautifully remote Northern Lake District and the Cumbria coast. Located on the Irton Hall Estate in a quiet, relaxing village setting.

Hazelseat House near Ulverston is the perfect setting on the Cumbrian coast for a delightful large group or family holiday in the Lake District. The six-bedroom large rural holiday cottage provides access to a heated swimming pool, fitness area, large patio and children’s play area.

The Old Chapel is luxury defined. The authentic stone exterior of this Cumbrian holiday cottage encases a luxury cottage with vaulted ceilings and timber beams/ It is immaculately decorated with refined finishes and state-of-the-art appliances and sumptuous views of The Lake District. Pets welcome.

In the Lake District of the charming town of Kendal, you’ll find this romantic cottage built for two nestled down a short alley just a few hundred yards from the surrounding town centre. With so much to offer in all seasons, you’ll fall in love with Wood Cottage in Cumbria.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Langdale is a warm and welcoming rural cottage in the picturesque village of Bowness-on-Windermere. The semi-detached, pet-free property features an upside-down design so that guests can relax on the balcony and enjoy the views of Cumbria after a day exploring this beautiful corner of England.

View this large Roa Island holiday cottage for rent with hot tub, observation tower and sea views across Morcombe Bay. This Cumbrian cottage near Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness is within easy reach of the Lake District. Roa Island House sleeps 17 in 7 bedrooms on the Barrow Peninsula.

Pudding Cottage is an award wining Lake District holiday let with a swimming pool and Wi-Fi in Bowness-on-Windermere sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms. THE TIMES 'BEST 50 COTTAGES IN THE UK' in 2013 WINNER OF CUMBRIA COTTAGE OF THE YEAR and No. 1 on TRIPADVISOR for Lake District 2011-2014 FINALIST ENGLI...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Lily Hall is a luxurious haven with incredible views of the surrounding Lake District countryside. This award-winning property sleeps up to eight people and two dogs in the tranquil location of Ennerdale.

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.

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!