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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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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

54.882642, -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 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 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

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
£426 to £718
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

Mire Garth

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 25th Nov 2017 for 7 nights, £295"Just two Special £195 !!! 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 £559
Sleeps 6

6  |   4  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.284223, -2.479454

A cosy cottage in an exceptional tranquil spot in the Yorkshire Dales National Park just a mile from the pretty cobbled village of Dent - perfect for discovering the many attractions of the Dales, Cumbria and the Lakes that are within easy driving distance. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.

Weekly price from
£469 to £729
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

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

54.813438, -2.439521

Stylish and well presented throughout, this charming self-catering apartment for four lies in a tranquil corner of historic Alston, nestling amongst the magnificent hills of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Perfect for walkers and those who want to explore the area’s many attractions (including the nearby Lakes and Yorkshire Dales), the apartment is close to open countryside but only 5 minutes‘ walk to shops and pubs. 4 Star Gold. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£350 to £610
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

54.813438, -2.439521

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£390 to £650
Sleeps 2-5

2-5  |   2  |   No  |   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 holiday cottage is located in breath taking countryside and ideal for exploring this beautiful area. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£515 to £875
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.239300, -2.655516

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£250 to £506
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 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

54.927894, -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

54.712012, -2.874970

East Byre offers flexible self-catering to a high standard of style and comfort in the picturesque Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District. A quieter less touristy part of Cumbria, the cottage is located in the village of Skelton with wonderful walks on the doorstep and an abundance of attractions within easy reach.

Weekly price from
£445 to £610
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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.