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.

72 cottages found 72 match all criteria.

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

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.

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 10

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

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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4

Rowan Cottage near Newby Bridge is a superb and large rural holiday cottage, sleeping 8 on the Bigland Hall Estate in the Lake District. It has fantastic rural views, private hot tub and a large wrap-around patio courtyard garden on two levels with lawn.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4

Explore the Lake District and the Eden Valley with a stay at 2 Eden Grove Cottages in the quaint village of Armathwaite, Cumbria, a large pet-friendly cottage featuring exposed sandstone walls that comfortably houses groups of up to six in three cosy bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

This ground floor, semi detached cottage on a working farm is located near the small village of Lupton near to Kirkby Lonsdale and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Woodcutters Cabin is a truly 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 burner and hot tub, all set in the enchanted wood: a private peaceful escape.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Thronfield is a large holiday cottage on the Cumbrian coast at the southern tip of The Lake District. This large and dog-friendly 6-bedroom cottage in Arnside is perfect for holidays enjoying days out in the Cumbrian Fells and days on deserted sandy beaches.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 3

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.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 6

With glorious views looking down onto Coniston Water, Underwood is a beautifully presented single-story Lake District holiday cottage with private hot tub for families of friends wishing to spend time in this Cumbrian Walkers paradise. Sleeps 6. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Take in all the majesty of the North Cumbria countryside with a stay at The Stable, a romantic farm cottage for couples located in the rural hamlet of Milton near Brampton. Explore Hadrian’s Wall and The Lake District. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Number 16 is a Lake District holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere, properly furnished and recently renovated to have plenty of room and a modern look. This child-friendly 3-bedroom cottage in Cumbria is just a short walk from Lake Windermere.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Brae Fell Cottage at Monkhouse Hill, an imaginative conversion of an ancient barn in the Northern Lakes. The 5 star cottage has a vaulted upstairs living area oozing character, and two bedroom suites each with double, twin and bathroom. Access to a luxury hotel spa with swimming pool is included.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Etland House is a large holiday cottage located in the Cumbrian countryside near Kirkby Lonsdale between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales in the tiny rural hamlet of Preston Patrick. It sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and welcomes pets.

  • Sleeps 13
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4

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 ...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

This beautiful, well equipped and dog friendly Lake District Holiday Cottage near Cunsey has views over Lake Windermere from its location on the 5000-acre Greythwaite country estate. Guests have access to a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, fishing and kids play area. Hilltop sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

A holiday cottage in the Lake District, this pet-friendly escape is comfortable, relaxing, and ideally located near many attractions. Featuring three bedrooms, and a fitted kitchen, this property is convenient to Coniston Village and the great recreational opportunities of Coniston Water.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Enjoy a true rural holiday in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Fleshbeck Cottage, which sits close to the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. The waterside cottage has been carefully restored and rewards guests with exposed timber beams, stone flooring and old range fireplace.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 5

Book Mell Fell View Cottage for a cosy countryside holiday that places you within the tranquil surroundings of the northern Lake District near Ullswater. This dog-friendly two-bedroom terraced cottage between Penrith and Keswick in Cumbria sleeps 4.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • 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!