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.

Woodside Windermere Cumbria

Woodside, Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge

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.

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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Sunrise Cottage Alston Cumbria

Sunrise Cottage, Alston

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!

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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Exterior | Shingle Cottage, Seascale, nr. Eskdale

Shingle Cottage, Gosforth and Wasdale

Holiday house by the sea in Seascale, near Eskdale with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Pub within 1 mile, Winter Short Breaks.

Victorian property located in a quiet coastal village with fine views towards the Isle of Man and Scotland. Beach and amenities within walking distance.

  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Sea View
  • Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cumbrian Cottages
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
  • Summer Best Sellers
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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.