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Cumbria is not all about Lakes! Allonby Bay
Cumbria is not all about Lakes! Allonby Bay

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Cumbria

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

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Mire Garth

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 25th Nov 2017 for 7 nights, £295"Just two Special £189 !!! All towels in the price.Enjoy the peace and Quiet of the country side.Tea/coffee and carrot cake on arrival !!!"
54.249832, -2.420511

A 17th Century holiday cottage located in a peaceful position amongst beautiful countryside just three miles from the Cumbrian cobbled village of Dent in the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the Lake District. Ideal for walking, relaxing or visiting the areas many attractions and with a fire for winter nights and pretty garden with glorious views, it is the perfect place to escape away from it all and relax. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£295 to £579
Sleeps 6

6  |   4  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.620439, -2.482515

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.

Weekly price from
£900 to £1380
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.620439, -2.482515

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.

Weekly price from
£1130 to £1760
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.620439, -2.482515

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.

Weekly price from
£610 to £660
Sleeps 4

4  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.620439, -2.482515

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.

Weekly price from
£1100 to £1500
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.448002, -2.559886

Sleeping sixteen guests (or twenty using sofa beds), this large 18th Century self-catering retreat is just perfect for large groups, and is located midway between the Lake Distract and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Full of country charm, Fawcett Mill beautifully combines fabulous original features such as a Rayburn range and log fire, with modern comforts including a sauna, seven bedrooms and internet access ensuring the whole party can relax in comfort. Affording a picturesque setting with water falls and a stream running through the grounds, this welcoming holiday home is just perfect for walking, cycling, and relaxing and catching up with friends and family.

Weekly price from
£1595 to £3795
Sleeps 16+4

16+4  |   7  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.882642, -2.703333

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. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£390 to £630
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

54.882642, -2.703333

Tottergill Farm Cottages offer a selection of award winning holiday cottages right at Cumbria's very heart and within easy reach of Carlisle. Four and five star self-catering (some with hot tubs) set within fifty acres of glorious grounds with views that encompass the Lakes, Solway Firth and beyond to the Scottish Hills. Perfect for relaxing and exploring. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£438 to £705
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

54.229657, -2.637154

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. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£631 to £1308
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star

54.217602, -2.603444

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. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£350 to £575
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.217602, -2.603444

Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this holiday cottage is located in breathtaking countryside and ideal for friends or family who want to holiday together in luxury and style. The chance to experience Cumbria at its best! Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£760 to £1785
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.217602, -2.603444

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 friends or family who want to holiday together in luxury. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£675 to £1555
Sleeps 8

8  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.272344, -2.406995

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).

Weekly price from
£469 to £749
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.278163, -2.454879

Dating back to the 1800's, this holiday cottage is ideally located in the very heart of the beautiful Cumbrian village of Dent, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Conveniently located for exploring the many attractions of both the Dales and Lake District national parks and a great location for walkers. Pubs and shops within walking distance.

Weekly price from
£249 to £349
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.927894, -2.599000

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.

Weekly price from
£449 to £729
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.285961, -2.589483

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.

Weekly price from
£469 to £889
Sleeps 7

7  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.882642, -2.703333

Nestling amongst fifty acres of grounds, Tottergill Farm Cottages offer a choice of ten four and five star self-catering cottages (some have hot tubs!) sitting amongst tranquil Cumbrian countryside close to Carlisle. Enjoy spectacular views over the Lake District, Solway Firth and the Scottish Hills, relax or get out and about exploring. A village pub serving food is within walking distance and guests have complimentary access into the leisure club of the local hotel. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£461 to £742
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

54.813438, -2.439521

One of three cottages enjoying a tranquil position within the historic Cumbrian town of Alston with a good choice of pubs and shops just around the corner, but just a short stroll from open countryside. Set amidst the beauty of the North Pennines AONB, this stylish self-catering apartment is a great base for those who enjoy walking and exploring, with both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales within easy driving distance. 4 Star Gold. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£350 to £610
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

54.217602, -2.603444

Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this substantial holiday home is located in breath taking countryside and ideal for friends or family who want to get together and celebrate an occasion. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£3950 to £4995
Sleeps 16

16  |   9  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.217602, -2.603444

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. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£485 to £879
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

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.