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Cumbria Holiday Cottages
A wide range of Cumbria holiday cottages are available from the rental companies featured below. Many discounts are on offer based on party size and time of year. These numbers are subject to change on a regular basis so make sure to check back for new cottage properties and new deals.
Cottages 4 You
- Over 400 cottages in Cumbria
, the Lake District and the NorthWest. A good number of discounts are available, particularly for two person bookings. Most of the holiday cottages are traditional and have three star ratings or above.
- A wide range of Cumbria holiday properties
are also offered from Holiday Lettings in picturesque locations such as Penrith, Windermere and Bassenthwaite. Rental prices start for as little as £162. Check back for updates to their range of cottages.
- Around 200 Cumbria cottage properties from £180. Most include features such as open-fires and classic features such as beamed ceilings. Pets are allowed for some properties but most do not allow smokers.
- Over 100 Cumbria cottages located in towns such as Ullswater, Windermere and St Bees. Most of the self catering properties are traditional in style with weekly booking prices, around £200.
Cumbria is renknowned for its spectacular landscape and is home to the Lake District National Park
. It has four peaks that stand over three thousand feet and can boast three designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. Cumbria holiday cottages allow the visitor to truly appreciate one of the most scenic regions in the UK.
There are a number of internationally recognised trails and paths that wind through Cumbria. These include the 270 mile Pennine Way
, which stretches from Scotland to Derbyshire, Hadrian's Wall Path and the Coast to Coast walk. The coastline is a match for the scenery found inland - the Solway Coast is one of three areas of outstanding natural beauty and is reknowned for its inspiring sunsets and impressive coastal panoramas.
Cumbria is also known as Lake Country and there are sixteen in the area. These lakes and tarns are used for a range of water sports including fishing, sailing and wind surfing. Trips and cruises are available on most of the major lakes and a variety of craft are available for hire from launches and centres. See our summary below for more information.
Cumbria also has the largest collection of stone circles in Britain with around 50. These historical sites date back to Bronze Age times - the best are at Casterton and Elva Plain.
See below for more detailed information about some of the best visitor attractions, activities and places of interest in the Cumbria region.
Cumbria visitor attractions
Our summary provides a list of notable activities and attractions for Cumbria cottage holiday makers. These include historical and cultural sites, outdoor activities and evening entertainment which includes leading restaurants and traditional country pubs.
There are a wide range of activities available to those on Cumbrian cottage holidays. Canoes and pleasure craf
t can be hired from Lake District Boat Club while The Ullswater Steamers Centre
offers cruises aboard its heritage boats on a daily basis. Eden Valley Circular Cycle Route is ideal for cyclists of all ages and skill levels and runs for 112 miles through some breathtaking countryside.
Food and drink
Cumbria has a number of nightclubs for those looking to dance the evening away. These include the Blue Bird and Blue Lagoon Clubs in Barrow and Furness and the Ba Lo Go
in Carlisle. Notable restaurants include the Highfield Hotel and Restaurant
in Keswick, which offers fine dining and magnificent views out over Derwent Water - there's also a popular Comedy club in Carlisle.
History and Culture
is perhaps the most well-known historical attraction in Cumbria and is listed as a World Heritage Site. Cycle and walking routes run adjacent to the famous wall, as does a local bus route. Notable museums include The Beacon, Whitehaven
and the Ruskin Museum in Coniston which celebrates the life of John Ruskin.