family holiday activities when staying in Cumbria

Cumbrian holiday cottages in Lake District

Cumbria is a patchwork of stunning rural landscapes, offering scenic surroundings for holidaymakers looking for a real break away from it all. Home to the Lake District and Lake District National Park, Cumbria is a haven for outdoor lovers, and offers a range of historic sites including Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey and Hadrian’s Wall. If you’re planning a visit, take a look at our range of large and small holiday cottages in Cumbria for a cost-effective and comfortable self-catering choice, some with hot tubs and swimming pools. School half-term and summer holidays get booked well in advance as there is so many family and children's holiday activities in Cumbria.

Sleeps 6. 1 en-suite double, 1 double and 1 twin. Windermere, walk to The Lakes Aqaurium. Pets Welcome by prior arrangement. Family holidays, couples, walking holiday, riding, golf, steam railway.

Woodside Windermere Cumbria

Woodside, Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge

An early 18th century cottage that is a wonderful period country hideaway. This recently renovated self-catering cottage is perfect for both families and couples. It is located within the heart of the Central Lakes. Windermere is only 7 miles away and there is so much to do in the surrounding area...

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Sleeps: 4 (+ baby/small child) 2 bedrooms (four poster bed), 2 bathrooms. Alston. Pet friendly self-catering cottage for rent. Pennine Way walkers welcome and real log fire awaits!

Sunrise Cottage Alston Cumbria

Sunrise Cottage, Alston

Viisit the North Pennines and Lake District at the same time! Wonderful pet friendly cottage sleeps 4. Alston is a market town steeped in history, with stone buildings and cobbled streets dating back to the 17th century. The Pennine Way passed through Alston. You will find local shops for all...

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Bedrooms: 2 - Bedroom 1 with a 5-foot wide double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin 3-foot wide beds. Short breaks. Hawkeshead 1 mile. Village shop and pub 1 mile. Seculded, private cottage. Electric car charging point. Disabled access. Sorry NO Pets welcome.

Hatter's Cottage, Ambleside, near Hawkeshead, Lake District

Hatters Cottage, Ambleside

Hatter's Cottage is located on the edge of the hamlet of Hawkshead Hill, a mile from the village of Hawkshead by footpath, and a bit more by road. From its position on the north side of the hamlet Hatter's Cottage has uninterrupted views across fields to the mountains above Ambleside. The hamlet...

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late availability cottages in Lake District and Cumbria

Often overlooked for a visit to the Lake District is the availability of late holidays. Like any popular holiday destination, most late availability in the Lake District occurs either due to cancellations, with the easing of accommodation due to seasonal fluctuations, or just simply because the available dates are approaching and the property has not yet been let. This means you can get the choice of some superb self-catering opportunities at a healthy discount on normal seasonal rates.

Scenic Cumbria is an idyllic location for a nature-filled vacation. There are so many things to do, including a trip on Lake Windermere, a visit to the historic kingdom of Rheged or a day around Carlisle and imposing Carlisle Cathedral. Our accommodation in Cumbria has been selected for its location, amenities and comfort – choose a holiday cottage for a memorable visit to this fantastic region.