Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Cumbria
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The third largest county in England, Cumbria, can be found on the north-west coast bordering Scotland to the north, Northumberland and Durham to the east and Lancashire and Yorkshire to the south. It is home to the world renowned Lake District and its landscapes consist of scenic lakes and green lowlands, to windswept moors and coastal plains to the west. Because of its natural surroundings it is an ideal place for outdoor activities and the county maintains a family friendly atmosphere. Read More
One of three holiday cottages sitting in a tranquil position within the historic town of Alston with pubs and interesting shops within 5 minutes walk, but with open countryside just around the corner. Located in the North Pennines AONB with superb walking and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. 4 Star Gold. 4 Star Gold.
A 17th Century holiday cottage located in a peaceful position amongst beautiful countryside within the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the Lake District. Ideal for walking, relaxing or visiting the areas many attractions. 4 Star.
Affording a peaceful position in the tranquil Cumbrian village of Dufton, this characterful Westmorland longhouse provides self-catering for large groups, and is ideally positioned at the base of the Pennines. The perfect base for a relaxing holiday and exploring the Lake District, Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders.
The Dairy is a pet-friendly spacious holiday home suitable for large groups of friends or family, ideally located at the foot of the Pennines in the tranquil Cumbrian village of Dufton. A good base for walkers and those wanting to visit the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales or even the Border towns.
Sitting in the peaceful village of Dufton in Cumbria at the base of the Pennines, this delightful self-catering barn provides a cosy retreat for relaxing, walking or exploring. The Lake District and North Pennines are on the doorstep and the Yorkshire Dales and even the Scottish Borders are within driving distance.
Situated in the peaceful Cumbrian village of Dufton, this delightful farmhouse provides the ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday or to use as a base for exploring the Lake District, Yorkshire and even the Scottish Borders.
A spacious comfortable Grade II listed holiday cottage with lots of traditional character in an enviable position within upper Dentdale. Beautiful views and superb walks from the front door and an ideal base from which to exploring the Dales, Cumbria and also the Lake District (twenty miles away).
Tottergill Farm Cottages provide a selection of four and five star holiday cottages (some with hot tubs) in the heart of Cumbria near to Carlisle. With breathtaking panoramic views over the Lake District, Solway Firth and Scottish Hills, this is an ideal place for a relaxing break. 4 Star Gold.
An exceptional luxury five star holiday cottage providing a peaceful quiet rural retreat to get away from it all. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, the farmhouse sits within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales close to Sedbergh but is very close to the Lake District providing plenty of attractions within easy reach and superb walking opportunities. 5 Star.
Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this romantic retreat is set amongst breath taking countryside and a perfect hideaway for couples wanting to explore this beautiful area. 5 Star.
Conveniently placed within easy reach of The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this elegant well presented self-catering cottage nestles amongst breath taking countryside and is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful area. 5 Star.
South Byre is perfect for families, friends and also couples, and sits in the tranquil picturesque Eden Valley within Cumbria on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park. More quiet than many other parts of Cumbria, guests can enjoy wonderful walks straight from the front door, a plethora of attractions within easy reach and lots of peace and tranquility.
A delightful converted chapel providing a great base from which to explore the Lake District, Hadrians Wall and even the Scottish Borders. Located in a pretty peaceful Cumbrian village of Talkin, The Old Chapel is within walking distance of the village pub and close to Talking Tarn with lovely walks, fishing and boating.
Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this holiday cottage is located in breath taking countryside and ideal for exploring this beautiful area. 5 Star.
Affording a quiet position sitting on a country lane, Tosca Farmhouse offers the perfect blend of luxury and country living and is a fabulous retreat for the discerning guest. Close to the The Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and also the Trough of Bowland, this stunning property offers glorious scenery and outdoor pursuits on the doorstep and an abundance of attractions within easy reach. A popular choice for a family holiday, few nights away with friends or celebrating a special occasion in a wonderfully relaxing setting. 5 Star.
A fantastic conversion providing holiday accommodation with original features in a tranquil rural location in the picturesque Lune Valley within Cumbria. Close to Kirkby Lonsdale, the cottages offer easy access to both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and provide a taste of country life sitting on a farm specialising in rare breeds - perfect for walking and cycling with quiet lanes and lovely surrounding countryside, plus an abundance of attractions within easy reach. 4 Star Gold.
Offering comfy and practical self catering, this converted barn sleeps fourteen guests and is perfect for large groups of walkers and cyclists. Sitting right in the heart of the Howgill Fells within the Yorkshire Dales National Park you can enjoy a great choice of footpaths from the front door or hop in the car and discover the beauty of the Lake District and North Pennines close by.
A pretty well presented stone cottage sitting in an idyllic peaceful position in a little hamlet close to Kirkby Lonsdale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Lake District's many attractions are within easy driving distance, making this perfect for touring, walking, cycling or simply relaxing amongst stunning scenery.
A charming stone holiday cottage situated in the hamlet of Tindale in Cumbria, five miles from the small market town of Brampton and seven miles from Hadrian’s Wall. Perfect for exploring the Northern Pennines and enjoying country life.
One of a fabulous collection of 4 and 5 Star self-catering retreats at Tottergill Farm, nestling amidst fifty acres of tranquil grounds. Perfect for couples who want to relax and explore, the farm sits right in the heart of Cumbria and is close to Carlisle with glorious sweeping views over the Lake District, Solway Firth and the Scottish Hills. There is a pub within walking distance and guests can enjoy complimentary access into the local hotel's leisure club. 5 Star Gold.
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What Cumbria has to offer
The Lake District and the Lake District National Park are far and away the highlight of Cumbria itself. They have served as inspiration to numerous writers, painters and artists and have been featured heavily in television and film. With an area of 885 square miles, the Lake District has a diverse range of natural sights including narrow valleys, oak woodlands which are filled with wildlife native to the area and, of course, tranquil waterways and lakes.
Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England at 978 meters and falls within the county limits. It forms a part of what is known as the Southern Fells, a dramatic range of mountains and hills, and on top of Scafell Pike you can see as far away as the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland and Snowdonia in Wales. The habitat of the area is characterised with heather, bogs, brackens and moorland to give it an altogether histrionic appearance.
There are various trails and walks around the county too. The Pennine Way comes through Cumbria and is a 267 mile walk in total that starts from Kirk Yetholm in Scotland and finishes up in Derbyshire with a significant portion running through Cumbria itself. Cumbria Way is another well-known scenic walk and goes through rolling farmlands, mountain views, old market towns as well as enchanting valleys to provide an all-round experience of the county.
The main historical site is Hadrian’s Wall which was built by the Romans and Cumbria hosts the longest visible stretch of the wall that is still intact. Indeed, the county is a Roman historian’s paradise as it hosts the tallest Roman structure in England – Ravenglass Bath House – and there are various museums that offer a captivating glimpse into Roman Britain and how the local area changed over this period.
Adventure lovers can take part in the multitude of outside pursuits that are on offer. The Lake District National Park offers sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking as well as rock climbing and the makeup of the environment makes Cumbria the perfect place for outdoor activities. Combined with the rural and dramatic landscapes is the urban sprawl of Carlisle with its modern shopping facilities and lively nightlife; along with the West Cumbrian coastline with its golden sands and rich industrial history. Indeed, Cumbria is home to some unique culinary delights such as sticky toffee pudding, Grasmere Gingerbread, the Cumberland sausage and, of course, Kendal Mint Cake - a county that truly caters for all tastes.
The perception of windswept and desolate moors only paints half the picture of an extensive county like Cumbria. In between the picturesque landscapes and ancient history lie bustling towns and cities to provide an exciting and varied experience for all those who visit.
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