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    Cumbria, containing the Lake District, is one of the countries foremost tourist destinations. It's a mainly rural destination famous for its hills and lakes, particularly popular with walkers and those looking for an active outdoor holiday. Cumbria and the Lake District are also synonymous with the arts and literature; from great poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge to painters like Wainwright, the views and scenery of this county have been an inspiration.

    If you're looking for an active holiday rambling through the fells or hoping to get off road on some of the countries best mountain biking trails then Cumbria is definitely for you. With some of the countries most stunning views, it's also a great destination if you're just looking to sit and unwind. It's definitely a county with something for every visitor.

    Things to do in Cumbria
    From the lakes to the Scottish borders, there's so much to do in Cumbria. We recommend taking a boat trip on one of the lakes; try the Coniston Steam Yacht Gondola. If you're interested in history, how about delving into the Roman past with a visit to Galava Roman Fort at Ambleside, or perhaps a stroll along part of Hadrian's Wall. If you're after something more mediaeval, you could visit the amazing National trust Sizergh Castle and Garden. The Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead houses a display showing a selection of original drawings from Beatrix Potter's work.

    Obviously no mention of what to do in Cumbria would be complete without mention of the walks; it's the top destination for Ramblers in the UK.

    Cumbria's coastline at the North West corner of England has an industrial past, however there are still gems to be found along the coast with several Victorian seaside resorts. These include Seascale, Silloth and Allonby, all of which have great sandy beaches.

    Top Destinations
    Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, and home to Bowness on Windermere, the Lake District's most popular tourist destination.

    Keswick is on the edge of Derwentwater and has a rich mixture of shops and restaurants. It makes a great base for exploring the lakes and the unspoilt little villages of rural Cumbria, noted for its stone cottages.

    Carlisle is home to a large castle and a walled city. The location is historically important being in the North West of England close to the Scottish borders and an area which was keenly contested in the past.

    Kendal is to the south and often referred to as the gateway to the Lake District. Historically, Kendal was renowned as a centre for the cloth and wool trades during the Middle Ages. Close to both the lakes and the coast, Kendal makes the ideal base for a cottage holiday.

    Travelling to Cumbria
    The M6 motorway is the main transport link into Cumbria with the A66 and A69 providing a connection with the East of England. The main railway stations for the area are at Carlisle, Oxenholme and Windermere, though there is the spectacular Furness line across Morecambe Bay. For travel by air, there are airports at Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow or Newcastle.

    With so much to see and do, our Cumbria self catering homes will set you up for the ideal holiday.


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    photo of The Old Stables , High Ireby, Cumbria, Bassenthwaite
    The Old Stables is situated in the quiet hamlet of High Ireby in the peaceful Northern Fells, but within easy reach of the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, Carlisle and the Solway Firth. The cottage is furnished to ...
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    photo of Brunswick Cottage , Bongate, near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
    This charming, part Grade II listed cottage, is semi-detached and has been furnished throughout with care and attention, to create a delightful home from which to enjoy Appleby and the surrounding area. Sitting in Bongate, ...
    Bedrooms: 3
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    photo of The Lodge , Eden Lacy, Penrith, Cumbria
    The Lodge is peacefully tucked away with stunning views up the River Eden, which is on the eastern side of Cumbria, on the fringe of the Lake District, and is set at the side of a private lane which runs up to the main ...
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    photo of Brook Cottage , newpallyards, Hethersgill, Carlisle, carlisle, cumbria
    Ideal for couples or small families this tasteful sandstone barn conversion has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Downstairs it has a comfortable living area together with a well-equipped kitchen. Patio doors open up from ...
    Bedrooms: 2
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    photo of Land Ends Cabins , land ends, watermillock, Nr Penrith, cumbria
    We have four log cabins set in a peaceful grounds near Ullswater in the North Lakes. Two cabins sleep 2/3 and the other larger ones sleep 4/5. The 2 one bedroom cabins have a bathroom with shower, wc and wash basin, ...
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    photo of Drumlins Holiday Cottage , Low Park Farm, Low Park Lane, Endmoor, Kendal, Cumbria
    Drumlins holiday cottage is located down a peaceful country lane, just outside the village of Endmoor, near Kendal. It is the ideal location to explore the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park ...
    Bedrooms: 1
    Sleeps Max: 4
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    photo of Hedgehog Meadows , Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria, Silloth and the Solway Coast
    This delightful, detached, single-storey wooden chalet is quietly located behind the owners’ home and stands overlooking its own paddock with views to the fells. Situated between the Solway Coast and the north west Lake ...
    Bedrooms: 2
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    photo of Sycamore Cottage , Ellonby, Cumbria, Penrith
    This delightful little barn conversion is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home in Ellonby a particularly tranquil area of Cumbria, just outside the National Park. The location is perfect for those seeking peace ...
    Bedrooms: 1
    Sleeps Max: 3
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    photo of Holly Cottage , Gilcrux, near Cockermouth, Cumbria, Cockermouth and the North West Fells
    Ideal touring locationSet in the small traditional village of Gilcrux, just outside the north west Lake District National Park, these three attractive holiday homes are well furnished and equipped in a contemporary style ...
    Bedrooms: 2
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    photo of Stable Cottage , Greystoke Gill, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater
    This beautiful sandstone cottage which was converted from a former stable is situated in the pretty hamlet of Greystoke Gill, on the fringe of The Lake District National Park. Greystoke Gill has the benefit of east access ...
    Bedrooms: 3
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