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.

89 cottages found 89 match all criteria.

Book a luxury rural retreat for two at Hollins Farm Barn in New Hutton, near the idyllic town of Kendal, Gateway to the Lake District. Gothic-style bedrooms whose crook beams and exposed stonework await the lucky couple coming for a honeymoon or a romantic weekend/week-long holiday.

An elegant Georgian Manor House on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, Silverholme is a large, pet friendly Cumbrian holiday cottage that sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms (8 ensuite). It offers luxury accommodation with indoor heated swimming pool and cinema room with surround sound!

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Bathrooms 9

The charming countryside Beech Cottage in Scales, Cumbria, sits in the heart of the Cumbrian peninsula, providing families on holiday boundless opportunities to enjoy the coastline of the Furness Estuary or the splendid beauty of Lake District National Park from a dog-friendly welcoming home base.

Birch Cottage Ambleside won the A1 Business Excellence Award for best walking holiday accommodation in Cumbria 2017 Furnished in traditional pine the rural cottage is warm and cosy all year round. There are fell views from window seats & garden. Large double room with separate seating

Keepers Cottage is a stone-built luxury holiday cottage on the Bigland Estate in the Lake District village of Blackbarrow, near Newby Bridge in Cumbria. This rural cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms - all ensuite and having Smart TVs. With underfloor heating, it's perfect for holidays all year round.

In a secluded, peaceful rural location a mile outside Hawkshead, Hatter's Cottage is an 18th century 2-bedroom cottage on a small farm in the central Lake District available all year round for long holidays and short breaks. Perfect for those who like the outdoors. Children over 10 welcome.

Found at the start of a popular route up Helvellyn, 2 Low Glenridding is a perfect, stonebuilt cottage for up to four people and two dogs who want to explore the wonderful walking in the Ullswater area of the Lake District.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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).

Book lovers will enjoy a holiday at Brant View, a Grade II listed, 17th-century barn conversion with oak beams and stone walls. It stands on a working farm near Sedbergh, England’s only ‘Book Town’. Walkers will enjoy the opportunities to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District.

Step back in time at the authentic stone remote cottage of Wray Green, which sits atop Wild Boar Fell in Cumbria. Sink into the comfort of the lovingly restored and furnished three-bedroom cottage. Pets are welcome. Ample parking, plus a storage area for hiking and cycling gear. Sleeps 7.

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.

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.

The River Crake lies at the end of the garden at Sawmill Cottage, a charming 18th-century rural cottage near Low Nibthwaite in the South Lakes. The pet-friendly cottage spoils guests with wonderful views, a generous garden, an open fire, a games room and modern comforts blended with old-world charm.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Place offers stunning lake and mountain views and sleeps up to 8 people in a wonderful setting. It is the perfect blend of Lake District character and modern luxury, just a short stroll from the lake of Loweswater and within easy reach of the peaceful delights of the Western Lake District.

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.

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

Butterfly Cottage is a sweet, bijoux cottage tucked down a quiet street in the popular Lake District market town of Keswick. It is a perfect romantic getaway for two plus an optional dog!

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • 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.

Holiday in comfort and style in the Lake District with a stay at 2 Beacon High, a coastal cottage nestled in a quiet locale in the traditional south Lakeland village of Lindale, Cumbria, featuring a spacious sitting room, well-equipped kitchen and beautiful enclosed garden.

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!