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Lakes Bolthole. Beautiful, cosy  basement flat
Entire apartment · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom
Lakes Bolthole. Beautiful, cosy basement flatThis cosy basement apartment is an ideal bolthole for the Lake District . A short stroll along the river and you are in the centre of town. Kendal is home to a vast selection of amazing cafes, restaurants and pubs. You have your own private entrance leading down from the shared garden. The stone stairs lead down to a beautiful open plan apartment with cosy log burning stove. Parking is free and usually available close by.
Mill Mouse Barn - Gorgeous Conversion - Ullswater - Helvellyn  - Incredible Views
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom
Mill Mouse Barn - Gorgeous Conversion - Ullswater - Helvellyn - Incredible ViewsMill Moss Barn is a cosy country retreated located in one of the most stunning valleys of the Lake District, Ullswater. With a traditional facade featuring local slate walls and roofing the barn dates back to 1860 originally though to have housed dray horses but don't let its cold and stoney exterior put you off, this fabulous barn has now been tastefully converted to incorporate the traditional style of the building whilst providing a contemporary holiday home with the highlight being the large open plan space and striking glass balcony with bifold doors that looks over the surrounding unspoilt countryside.
The Mill, Rutter Falls,
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2 bathrooms
The Mill, Rutter Falls,Comfortable converted watermill sleeping one or two couples, overlooking a spectacular waterfall, in the tranquil Eden Valley, between Lake District and Dales. Perfect for a romantic getaway, or watching abundant birds and wildlife. Ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries or engagements! You won't find accommodation closer to rushing water than this! No under 12s. Check in Fridays and Mondays only.

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  • Kitchen
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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Romantic Off-grid retreat in North Pennines AONB
  1. Entire holiday home
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Wuthering Heights - in the heart of Sedbergh
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Stainton
Black Mesa near Ullswater, Lake District
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Cumbria
Fabulous Blencathra Skies
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Longtown
5 Star Cottage with Hot Tub.
  1. Barn
  2. Mosser
Toddell Barn
  1. Entire cottage
  2. High Lorton
Cosy cottage with fabulous views!
  1. Entire guest house
  2. Longtown
Country Style Fully Furnished 2 Bed Home
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Alston
Self contained unit in converted Wesleyan Chapel
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Blindcrake
Ramble & Fell
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Caldbeck
Romantic Lake District Retreat for 2 near Caldbeck
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Windermere
Puddleduck Cottage in Centre of Windermere Village

Your guide to Cumbria

Welcome to Cumbria

It’s impossible to know which of Cumbria’s features to admire the most. Is it the craggy mountain fells or the clear glacial lakes? The spectacular waterfalls or the miles of open grassland? The dramatic purple moorland, the gentle rolling dales, or the wild coast? No region in England is more famed for its beauty than the Lake District, home to the country’s largest national park, where stone-and-slate villages pose in tranquil waterside locations, loomed over by volcanic peaks (including Scafell Pike, England’s highest).

There’s far more to this northwestern county than Windermere, Ullswater, and the Old Man of Coniston. To the east lie the North Pennines, the country’s last true wilderness, while its west coast encompasses acres of barely populated sand dunes and beaches that look out onto the Irish Sea. Cumbria’s oft-contested border with Scotland teems with history, from the Roman remains of Hadrian’s Wall to the thousand-year-old cathedral city of Carlisle, whose castle and museums bear witness to its long-lasting importance.

How do I get around Cumbria?

Carlisle’s regional airport, Carlisle Lake District Airport (CAX), operates limited flights to London Southend (SEN), Belfast City (BHD), and Dublin Airport (DUB), but most international passengers will find Edinburgh (EDI) and Glasgow (GLA), each an hour from Carlisle by train, the nearest convenient airports. For the Lake District and south of the county, Newcastle airport (NCL), Leeds Bradford (LBA), and Manchester (MAN) offer plenty of international destinations, while the train can deliver you from London in less than three hours. Public transport connections between the towns and tourist destinations include good rail and coach links, with bus services operating more locally between villages. Only Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness are really large enough for you to need to drive in the town centre, but car hire is useful for getting around the county’s wild and remote landscape.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cumbria?

Cumbria’s natural graces are a sight to behold at any time of year, but given its northerly location, it tends to be most popular in summer, when temperatures are warmest. It’s then that the Lake District enjoys its peak season, and walkers come out in the countryside in force; bear in mind, however, that these are the months you’re most likely to be bothered by midges, so be sure to pack repellent. Many of the region’s stately homes open seasonally between March and October, and springtime is particularly cheerful, not just for the colours of Cumbria’s gardens and wildflowers but for the sight and sound of young lambs in the fields. Autumn has its own splendour: The moorland heather turns the hillsides aflame between August and October, and the region has a packed events calendar all year round, with any number of local traditions and major festivals.

What are the top things to do in Cumbria?

Eden Valley

Forging its way from south to north between the Lake District and the North Pennines, the River Eden is surrounded by farmland and forests that were once home to some of the earliest inhabitants of Britain. It’s an area dotted with pretty villages and rich with history and culture, from stone circles to Norman castles to the Appleby Horse Fair held each June.

Solway Coast

Full of marshland, mudflats, and bog: This enthralling coastline is much more attractive than it might sound. Its long stretches of dune-backed beaches are relatively undiscovered, while its peatlands and salt marshes are wetland reserves that burst with wildlife. The Victorian seaside resort of Silloth, meanwhile, boasts one of England’s longest village greens.


Sitting on its own peninsula in the southwest of the county, Barrow was a tiny village until the 19th century, when the arrival of the railway transformed it into a busy shipbuilding town. Its red sandstone buildings are a legacy of its Victorian heyday, and its sandy beaches and 45-acre park offer breathing space amid its industrial heritage.