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157 luxury cottages and self catering accommodation in Cumbria, North West England. A range of superb quality cottages across Cumbria.

 
 
 
 
 

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Shield Hill House in Alston, Cumbria, North West England

Shield Hill House, Alston, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 11
Weekly prices from £573 to £ 1628

Self catering accommodation in Alston sleeps 11.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 11

Accommodation overview: Set in the beautiful north Pennines, Britain’s ‘last undiscovered wilderness’, with spectacular views from its superb fellside position, this 18th-century stone house has been renovated to a very high standard. Adjoining the owners’ home and making the ideal rural retreat. It is perfectly situated as a touring base with the Lake District less than an hour’s drive away. Shops, pub 2½ miles.

Spacious living room with large open fire, beams, rugs on wooden floor and French doors to patio. Rustic dining room leading to sun room/entrance lobby. Well-equipped pine-fitted kitchen with ornamental antique range and small breakfast area. Double bedroom with French door to patio and en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms (one with additional single bed for +1), each with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Two bedrooms with patio doors leading to verandah.




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Miller Beck in Newby Bridge, Cumbria, North West England

Miller Beck, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £899 to £ 2378

Self catering accommodation in Newby Bridge sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: A magical setting on the shores of Lake Windermere providing the perfect holiday location. This exceptional house, one of a pair, offers spacious, light rooms and inspirational contemporary decor and lighting. Situated at the southern tip of the lake, it is set in 4 acres of paddock and woods with a beck bordering one side, 150 metres of lake frontage and use of a jetty for boat launching. There is also an enclosed garden with decked terrace. The southern Lake District offers a spectacular choice of activities from watersports to mountain climbing, cycling and walking. Magnificent scenery surrounds visitors in every direction and there are many cultural events throughout the year around the lakes and at the historic castles, houses and gardens which abound in this area. The nearby village of Lakeside, 1½ miles, is home to the Aquarium of the Lakes and the Lakeside to Haverthwaite Steam Railway - a great favourite with families and train enthusiasts. Bowness-on-Windermere, 7 miles, is a vibrant village with stylish boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, museums and the Beatrix Potter Exhibition. From here there is also a small car ferry across the lake to Sawrey, Hawkshead, the Grizedale Forest and Coniston, and the tourist boats for trips to Ambleside or a leisurely scenic excursion around the islands. Alternatively, simply relax in the grounds with a picnic beside the lake and a swin, weather permitting. This property is under the same ownership as Home Farm (LN2). Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile.

Four steps to entrance. Spacious living room with open fire, patio doors and lake views. Large kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking), French doors, wooden floor and sitting area with TV. Study. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom with feature free-standing bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Three double bedrooms, each with TV, one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower cubicle and toilet, one with fully tiled en-suite wet room and toilet. Bathroom with double bath.




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Eden Lacy - Crakeld Holm in Eden Lacy, Cumbria, North West England

Eden Lacy - Crakeld Holm, Eden Lacy, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £737 to £ 1931

Self catering accommodation in Eden Lacy sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Crakeld Holm enjoys a most picturesque location in the Eden Valley, which is on the eastern side of Cumbria, on the fringe of the Lake District. It nestles in an idyllic, scenic, rural setting overlooking the beautiful River Eden. It is renovated, furnished and presented to a high standard. The property was originally a sandstone bank barn dating from the 18th century but is now transformed into a fabulous detached four-bedroom house. Much of the original character has been retained, in particular the main entrance with its lovely sandstone archway which leads into the original upper hayloft. This is now a dramatic open-plan living area and kitchen with traditional slit windows, hefty timber beams and high ceiling. The room itself is a showstopper, only bettered by the wonderful southerly view from the French windows and balcony out over the river and viaduct beyond. Eden is a haven for peace, tranquillity and a vast variety of wildlife, perfect for ornithologists and country lovers. It is an outstanding area for walking, whether for a hike on the high open fells or a gentle riverside stroll. Cyclists will love the quiet country lanes and the C2C cycle route. Outdoor activities don’t stop here - why not try canoeing on Ullswater (10 miles), a spot of fishing on the doorstep for trout, salmon and grayling (by prior arrangement with the owners), pony trekking or golf in Penrith (6 miles). There are attractions for the whole family including a cruise on Ullswater, a ride on a restored railway high in the North Pennines, and even alpacas and ostriches to meet! Surrounded by dramatic landscapes including Ullswater and the north eastern fells, it is also close to both the borders of Scotland and the Yorkshire Dales. This secluded and unspoilt destination will inspire, rejuvenate and refresh visitors at any time of the year. A lively calendar of events adds to a holiday here with festivals of all kinds, country and craft fairs, farmers’ markets, and traditional agricultural shows to name just a few. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile.


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Woodside House in Ings, Cumbria, North West England

Woodside House, Ings, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £841 to £ 1262

Self catering accommodation in Ings sleeps 8.

Features include: Detached • Non Smoking • Games Room • Multi Bath Shower • Pub Close By • Open Fire • Short Break • Ultimate

Accommodation overview: This delightful and lovingly restored late Georgian country gentleman’s residence offers a unique opportunity to experience the bygone days of gracious family living. Peacefully set behind tall gates and surrounded by steep woodland and terraced grounds it boasts a grand and stylish interior elegantly furnished with antiques – one of its living rooms has a charming library area and the large snooker room houses a bar. It sits in the Lake District National Park just 3 miles from Bowness-on-Windermere a vibrant bustling town in a superb lakeside setting with lovely views. Pleasure cruisers and steamers ply up and down the lake and a car ferry runs to the far side taking visitors to Sawrey and Hawkshead. As well as a good selection of pubs cafes and restaurants and a wide range of shops Bowness also offers plenty to see and do including the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Steamboat Museum an 18 hole ‘pitch and put’ sailing marinas and cycle hire. Also just a short drive away is the interesting market town of Kendal (5 miles) known as the gateway to the Southern Lakes. This corner of the National Park affords wonderful scenic rambles and visitors will find a great choice of walks to suit all abilities. The village pub cafe and garage are all within a short walk.

Accommodation details

Ground floor: Living room/library. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Snooker room. Sun room. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet. First floor annexe: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.



Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Barton School House in Pooley Bridge, Cumbria, North West England

Barton School House, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £537 to £ 1332

Self catering accommodation in Pooley Bridge sleeps 6.

Features include: • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps

Accommodation overview: Quietly situated close to magnificent Ullswater, this single-storey holiday home with large, enclosed garden has been converted from an attractive Victorian school building, complete with its original bell-tower. From the doorstep, there are excellent walks to the high fells and a ten minute walk to the lakeside. The dramatic Lakeland scenery can be enjoyed by steam boat from Pooley Bridge. Climbing, sailing, canoeing, hang-gliding and pony trekking are available locally. Keswick 12 miles. Penrith 5 miles. Excellent restaurant 2 miles. Pub and shop ½ mile.

Entrance hall. Living room with open fire, mullioned windows and French doors to garden. Kitchen/dining room with fitted units and quarry-tiled floor. Two double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.




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The Old Pottery in Torver, Cumbria, North West England

The Old Pottery, Torver, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £486 to £ 981

Self catering accommodation in Torver sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Nestling under the Coniston Fells in the heart of the Lake District National Park, this group of delightful holiday cottages (refs LD3, LD4 and LP1) are converted from a 17th-century barn and form a quaint hamlet-style setting with superb open views. Torver is a small picturesque village 3 miles south-west of Coniston in a beautiful and romantic valley, surrounded by spectacular scenery. The village is welcoming, warm and friendly and has two pubs serving good food (660 yards). The area abounds with woods, crags, streams and waterfalls, and is home to a wealth of wildlife including squirrels and deer. Walks from the doorstep lead directly to Coniston Old Man and the shore of Coniston Water where there are picnic and paddling areas. Coniston village is a famous centre for walking, climbing and cycling, and boats may be hired on the lake, as well as trips taken on the Victorian steam yacht Gondola. Windermere, Ambleside, Hawkshead, Grasmere and Beatrix Potter’s Sawrey are within a scenic drive giving stunning views of mountains and lakes in every direction. Superb visitor attractions such as the Lakeland Motor Museum, Dalton Wild Animal Park with its Sumatran tigers, Aquarium of the Lakes and the Haverthwaite to Lakeside Steam Railway at Lakeside are easily accessible. The area is rich in historic houses and gardens including Muncaster Castle, Holker Hall and grounds, Sizergh castle, Levens Hall and topiary gardens. Shops 2 miles, pub ½ mile.




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Rampsbeck Lodge in Ullswater, Cumbria, North West England

Rampsbeck Lodge, Ullswater, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £404 to £ 778

Self catering accommodation in Ullswater sleeps 2.

Features include: Fishing nearby • Four Poster Bed • Romantic Break Easy Walk access Pets allowed Luxury accommodation sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: This charmingly furnished property (shown bottom right with patio doors) enjoys a wonderful lakeside setting in 2 acres of beautiful gardens which sweep down to the shores of Lake Ullswater with breathtaking views (pictured). The double bedroom has a coronet draped bed and a romantic concealed ceiling light over the bath. Adjoining the owners’ home visitors enjoy use of the private lake frontage with a jetty for launching a small boat and fishing. Windsurfing sailing golf walking and pony trekking are available locally. Pooley Bridge (1.5 miles) has shops tea rooms and inns and there is a restaurant within walking distance.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower over corner bath (no toilet). Separate toilet.



Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Orchard Cottages - Damson Cottage in Waberthwaite, Cumbria, North West England

Orchard Cottages - Damson Cottage, Waberthwaite, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £512 to £ 1272

Self catering accommodation in Waberthwaite sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: The tranquil village of Waberthwaite, spectacularly situated between the mountains and the sea, is the setting for this wonderfully sympathetic barn conversion which has created two stylish holiday cottages featuring vaulted ceilings, original beams and stonework. Surrounded by pretty gardens with a small stream running through, it makes a perfect base for exploring the western Lake District fells, country and coastal walks, and cycle paths. Just 4 miles from Muncaster Castle, gardens and owl sanctuary, and the Ravenglass to Eskdale Miniature Steam Railway, whilst Wast Water (voted Britain’s favourite view 2007) is a few miles further. The 18th century Georgian port of Whitehaven to the north has a conservation harbour and marina, the Beacon Heritage Centre plus shops and restaurants, or if relaxation is a preferred option, simply unwind on the sunny patio with a good book. Shop 20 yards, pub 100 yards.




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Daleside - Rosedale in Keswick, Cumbria, North West England

Daleside - Rosedale, Keswick, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £329 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Keswick sleeps 3.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: In a magnificent rural setting, with fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, magnificent sunsets over the Solway Firth, and the hills of Galloway across the border, these comfortable holiday properties enjoy shared use of a large and colourful garden and were winners of the Keswick Tourism Association Country Establishments in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and the Cumbria in Bloom Tourist Board Rose Bowl for Self Catering Establishment winners in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Rose Cottage is attached to the owner’s farmhouse home; Rambling Rose Cottage and Rosedale Cottage are adjacent and have both been converted to a high standard, whilst Primrose Cottage has been converted from a former byre and stands in a courtyard which is bedecked with flower tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets. The cottages are beautifully furnished and equipped to VisitBritain ‘4 Star Gold’ standard. Guests will enjoy the friendly rare breeds sheep, pot bellied pigs, goats, and ponies (including a miniature shetland pony called Mirabelle) and visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm (a red squirrel has been spotted in the grounds), as well as the many public footpaths nearby. This 500-acre farm is set in an AONB, with walks from the door plus superb fell walking nearby. Keswick stands on the shores of Derwent Water and is an excellent base to explore delightful Borrowdale. In the town itself are many interesting shops, inns and restaurants, an entertaining motor museum, as well as a leisure pool. Cockermouth also has a swimming pool. Just 6 miles away Bassenthwaite Lake offers a variety of watersports. Within easy reach are the beautiful lakes of Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery. There is tennis, riding and golf in the area, as well as good fishing locally and excellent bird watching from the farm, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer, whilst it is a short drive to Osprey Watch at Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite. Shop 4 miles. There is a good choice of pubs and restaurants locally (including vegetarian), the nearest pub in Ireby is a 1½-mile drive away. Uldale is 2 miles, also with a pub serving good food.




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Squirrels in Neaum Crag, Cumbria, North West England

Squirrels, Neaum Crag, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £250 to £ 537

Self catering accommodation in Neaum Crag sleeps 2.

Features include: • Hot Tub • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Overlooking a small tarn with views towards the Langdale Valley, this tastefully furnished, ground floor holiday apartment has a well-appointed patio, tempting visitors to sit out by the tarn and drink in the peaceful surroundings. Forming part of a complex, gentle strolls may be enjoyed in the 2½ acres of shared woodland with tarn (toddlers beware!), whilst an inviting shared indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi and sauna augment the already fine facilities. Enveloped by superb scenery, it is set in an excellent central location for walking, touring and participating in water sports. Ambleside 3 miles. Windermere 8 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant 1 mile.

Living/dining room with electric fire, kitchen area and patio doors to sitting-out area overlooking tarn. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.




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The Carriage House in Watermillock, Cumbria, North West England

The Carriage House, Watermillock, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £326 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Watermillock sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: In an exceptional location with unrivalled views over Ullswater and the surrounding fells from its patio, this former carriage house stands adjacent to Wreay Mansions, an exclusive small development of homes set peacefully amidst spectacular scenery. Furnished in a contemporary style, this makes a perfect location for a romantic break. Two miles away, Pooley Bridge has shops and inns. Many beautiful walks around the lake can be enjoyed, as well as nearby Aira Force Waterfall, Helvellyn, or trips on the Ullswater steamers. A scenic drive can be taken over Kirkstone pass to Ambleside and Windermere. Shops 2 miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

Three steps up to living room with oak floor, open-plan with modern fitted kitchen/dining room with limestone flagged floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and limestone floor. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with beamed sloping ceiling.




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Woodlands - The Spinney in Rogerscale, Cumbria, North West England

Woodlands - The Spinney, Rogerscale, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £326 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Rogerscale sleeps 3.

Features include: • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: In an idyllic secluded location with stunning, uninterrupted views over the fells to the Vale of Lorton, these two adjoining properties have been created from a beautiful detached house, built in 1822 as a ‘painting house’ and studio for Joseph Sutton, a noted local artist. They are set in 1¾ acres of mature wooded gardens (with grassed areas, ideal for ball games) which lead down to the River Cocker where fishing is available by local licence. Woodlands and the river can be seen in the bottom photograph. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven to an abundance of wildlife. Just a short drive away is the bustling Georgian market town of Cockermouth (4 miles), the birthplace of William Wordsworth whose poetry helped make the Lake District so well known.
The property is situated in the hamlet of Rogerscale, just 8 miles (via the Whinlatter Pass) from Keswick, the Northern ’capital’ of the Lakes, making this an ideal base from which to explore both the northern Lakes and the west coast. The area offers stunning scenery, with Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere within 15 minutes’ drive. Easily reached are Derwent Water (with steamers) and Bassenthwaite (with sailing and canoeing), while the Whinlatter Forest Centre offers extensive walking and cycling trails. Riding and golf 5 miles. Lorton 1 mile. Coast 20 miles. Shops and pub 4½ miles.




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