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.

43 cottages found 43 match all criteria.

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

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

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

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...

  • 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

Enjoy a tranquility or an active walking weekend soaking up the unique Lakeland scenery in England's most beautiful area. Langdale View is Comfortable Cumbrian holiday cottage in a lovely rural setting near Ambleside sleeping 2-6 guests. Views from every window. Stunning walks from door. Nearby pub

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

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

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

A large seaside island holiday home with hot tub in Cumbria near Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness and within easy reach of the Lake District, Roa Island sleeps 17 in 7 bedrooms at the southern tip of the Barrow Peninsula. The house has its own observation tower with sea views across Morcombe Bay.

  • 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

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

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...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

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

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

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!