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.

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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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.