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.

Attractive holiday home | Home Farmhouse - Graythwaite Estate, Hawkshead, near Ambleside

Home Farmhouse Uk, Bowness-on-Windermere

Large holiday home to rent in Hawkshead, near Ambleside with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Shared.

Relax in the grounds of this beautiful estate, which lies close to Lake Windermere and boasts fantastic on-site facilities.

  • Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Grouped Properties
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Lake District
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pet Friendly
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Welcome Cottages
  • Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Last Minute Breaks
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Living room | Daleside - Primrose Cottage , Nr. Keswick

Primrose Cottage Lpg, Bassenthwaite

English country cottage near Keswick with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.

Guests will enjoy the rare breeds of sheep and ponies on-site and visitors can walk in the fields surrounding the farm.

  • Barbecue
  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
  • Customers Choice 2015
  • Grouped Properties
  • Rural Location
  • Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Lake District
  • English Country Cottages
  • Parking - On Site
  • Customers Choice
  • Country Cottages
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Charming living area | Bull Pen - Graythwaite Estate, Hawkshead, near Ambleside

Bull Pen Uk, Bowness-on-Windermere

Large house to rent in Hawkshead, near Ambleside with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Short Breaks All Year, Swimming Pool, Swimming Pool - Indoor, Swimming Pool - Shared.

After a busy day exploring the Lake District, you can return to this beautiful barn conversion and relax by the cosy wood burner.

  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Grouped Properties
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Lake District
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pet Friendly
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Cumbrian Cottages
  • Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Last Minute Breaks
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Exterior | Whistling Green, Nr. Ulpha

Whistling Green, Ulpha and the Duddon Valley

Cottage to welcome you near Ulpha with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.

Situated beside the picturesque River Duddon, this holiday property allows easy access to the lakes of Windermere and Coniston.

  • Customers Choice 2015
  • Open Fire
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • Lake District
  • English Country Cottages
  • Parking - On Site
  • Customers Choice
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Summer Best Sellers
  • Country Cottages
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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.