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North West England cottages and self catering

Choose from 741 cottages in North West England. Search for self catering perfect for couples and large family groups, ideally situated near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

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Swindale Cottage in Long Marton, Cumbria, North West England

Swindale Cottage, Long Marton, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £263 to £513

Self catering accommodation in Long Marton sleeps 2.

Features include: Short Breaks Wheelchair access Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Set in the delightful Eden Valley these two charming stone built cottages offer accommodation of great character with their cosy beamed interiors. In a quiet village location within the cottages are just 3 miles from the market town of Appleby which comes alive every June with its famous gypsy horse fair. Here there are some lovely shops and excellent inns and restaurants. The Eden Valley area popular with walkers and ornithologists also offers mountain biking pony trekking tennis riding and golf. The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. Shops 3 miles pub 200 yards.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining area with beams. Kitchen. 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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St Francis Cottage in Ulpha, Cumbria, North West England

St Francis Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £406 to £731

Self catering accommodation in Ulpha sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: Cradled by the surrounding hills, this traditional Lakeland cottage enjoys an idyllic rural situation, tucked away in the quiet Duddon valley – reputedly Wordsworth’s favourite, within the Lake District National Park and close to the River Duddon – a pleasant spot for picnics and private salmon and trout fishing. This ‘little gem’ of a cottage provides a carefully furnished home from home, with some stunning walks and scenic drives from the door; a footpath runs alongside the house leading to Stickle Pyke. Easy touring of this spectacular region takes in Muncaster Castle, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway, Coniston Water and Hardknott Fort, to name but a few. Shop 1 mile, country pub 2 miles.

Open-plan beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook, tiled floor and kitchen area with beech wood units. French doors to garden/dining room with sofa-bed (for +2). First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower.


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Yew Bank in Hawkshead, Cumbria, North West England

Yew Bank, Hawkshead, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £926 to £2382

Self catering accommodation in Hawkshead sleeps 10.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Delightfully situated in secluded and peaceful surroundings, just a quarter of a mile from the heart of Hawkshead village, Yew Bank stands in almost 2 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland with superb views over Esthwaite Water towards Claife Heights, Latterbarrow and Kirkstone Pass. Dating from 1880 and adjoining another cottage, this stylish and spacious Lakeland residence has double glazing and is well furnished and equipped to provide very comfortable accommodation.
The house has associations with Beatrix Potter, who lived in nearby Sawrey, and is well known for her children’s books featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends, but less well known as a successful Lakeland farmer and breeder of Herdwick sheep. The garden, enclosed by stone walling, has a patio, generous lawns and shrubs and a little bridge over a stream, making this a quiet retreat in a truly majestic location.
In nearby Hawkeshead, one of the Lake District’s most attractive villages, there are narrow streets, whitewashed cottages and little alleyways and courtyards, as well as an excellent selection of shops, inns and restaurants. The old grammar school, famous for its former pupil William Wordsworth, is now a museum, and the Beatrix Potter Gallery (NT) can also be found here. On the doorstep is some of the Lake District’s finest scenery.
Windermere is the largest lake in England, best appreciated by taking a boat trip from Bowness to Ambleside. Also within easy reach is beautiful Coniston Water with the village of Coniston (5 miles) nestling beneath the fells, and The Old Man of Coniston, rising majestically above. Overlooking the lake is the former home of another of Lakeland’s famous inhabitants, the influential artist and writer, John Ruskin, which is now a museum commemorating his work. Shops and pub ½ mile.

Living room with large picture windows and gas ‘living-flame’ fire in antique surround. Dining room. Small sitting-room. Modern fitted kitchen with breakfast bar. Pitch pine stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with Lakeland views. Two twin bedrooms with views to the fells. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Lower ground floor: Two bedrooms, each with large picture windows and views of garden; one double and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Utility.


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Daleside - Rosedale in Keswick, Cumbria, North West England

Daleside - Rosedale, Keswick, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £329 to £594

Self catering accommodation in Keswick sleeps 3.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: In a magnificent rural setting, with fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, magnificent sunsets over the Solway Firth, and the hills of Galloway across the border, these comfortable holiday properties enjoy shared use of a large and colourful garden and were winners of the Keswick Tourism Association Country Establishments in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and the Cumbria in Bloom Tourist Board Rose Bowl for Self Catering Establishment winners in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Rose Cottage is attached to the owner’s farmhouse home; Rambling Rose Cottage and Rosedale Cottage are adjacent and have both been converted to a high standard, whilst Primrose Cottage has been converted from a former byre and stands in a courtyard which is bedecked with flower tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets. The cottages are beautifully furnished and equipped to VisitBritain ‘4 Star Gold’ standard. Guests will enjoy the friendly rare breeds sheep, pot bellied pigs, goats, and ponies (including a miniature shetland pony called Mirabelle) and visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm (a red squirrel has been spotted in the grounds), as well as the many public footpaths nearby. This 500-acre farm is set in an AONB, with walks from the door plus superb fell walking nearby. Keswick stands on the shores of Derwent Water and is an excellent base to explore delightful Borrowdale. In the town itself are many interesting shops, inns and restaurants, an entertaining motor museum, as well as a leisure pool. Cockermouth also has a swimming pool. Just 6 miles away Bassenthwaite Lake offers a variety of watersports. Within easy reach are the beautiful lakes of Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery. There is tennis, riding and golf in the area, as well as good fishing locally and excellent bird watching from the farm, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer, whilst it is a short drive to Osprey Watch at Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite. Shop 4 miles. There is a good choice of pubs and restaurants locally (including vegetarian), the nearest pub in Ireby is a 1½-mile drive away. Uldale is 2 miles, also with a pub serving good food.


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Caxton Cottage in Windermere, Cumbria, North West England

Caxton Cottage, Windermere, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £326 to £594

Self catering accommodation in Windermere sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: In the absolute heart of the Lake District, this is a very comfortable holiday base. A modern, architect-designed house , it stands in the centre of Windermere. Within walking distance are some of the Lakeland’s finest shops and excellent restaurants. Only 1 mile away is Lake Windermere; there, at Bowness, visitors may enjoy a wide range of water sports (equipment hire readily available). Also available nearby are good walking, cycling and pony-trekking. Kendal 10 miles. Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter museums within 20 minutes’ drive. Shops 200 yards.

Step to entrance. Living room. Glazed doors leading to open-plan fitted kitchen and dining area. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with electric over-bath shower and toilet.


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New Park Farm - Ash Tree Cottage in Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, North West England

New Park Farm - Ash Tree Cottage, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £299 to £537

Self catering accommodation in Bassenthwaite Lake sleeps 3.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: Peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery with spectacular views, these delightful cottages have been carefully converted from the barns of a former farm steading. In an AONB, the holiday properties are two in a little group of four, located between Torpenhow and Ireby on the northern fringe of the Lake District. Attractively furnished, well presented and equipped to E.T.C. 5 Star standard, the living accommodation is on the first floor to take advantage of the outstanding views, including stunning sunsets over the Solway. There are pleasant walks and cycle routes from the door along lanes filled with wild flowers and wildlife, such as the occasional red squirrel and deer (excellent bird-watching). Popular Keswick (on the shore of Derwentwater) and Cockermouth (birthplace of William Wordsworth) are full of shops, restaurants, galleries and tourist attractions, the former with a leisure pool and the latter with a swimming-pool. Romantic, quiet and peaceful, yet an ideal base for the Lakes, Solway coast, Scottish borders and Hadrian’s Wall, there are several pretty villages nearby. Sailing on nearby Lake Bassenthwaite. Armathwaite Hall Hotel, a 10-minute drive, offers a swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Shops 5 miles.


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Duddon Bank Cottage in Thwaites, Cumbria, North West England

Duddon Bank Cottage, Thwaites, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £365 to £740

Self catering accommodation in Thwaites sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: A paradise for lovers of wildlife and birds this spacious 300 year old cottage enjoys an elevated position amongst 5 acres of woodland and fields in the Lake District National Park. Within easy reach of the sea it has been restored and beautifully furnished by the neighbouring owner. Walking and shire horse riding through fells - locally. Lake Coniston 10 miles Muncaster Castle and Ravenglass/Eskdale Railway 12 miles. Shops 1.5 miles inn 1 mile.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams. Steps down to dining area/kitchen. 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bidet and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Crosslands in Sockbridge, Cumbria, North West England

Crosslands, Sockbridge, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £367 to £661

Self catering accommodation in Sockbridge sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This very comfortably furnished and well-equipped single-storey property stands on its own, in a pretty and private garden, at the northern approach to the Lake District, with superb open views of rolling countryside from its principal rooms. Set in the small village of Tirril, which boasts an excellent inn with high quality food, the cottage is a good base for hill walkers, with both the Pennines and the Cumbrian Fells less than half an hour’s drive. Elegant Victorian steamers plough the waters of attractive and unspoilt Lake Ullswater (2 miles). Penrith 3 miles. Riding 50 yards. Shop 2 miles.

Sitting-room with open fire and extensive views. Modern, well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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Seaview in Beckfoot, Cumbria, North West England

Seaview, Beckfoot, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 16
Weekly price range £977 to £2295

Self catering accommodation in Beckfoot sleeps 16.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Sea • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Slee

Accommodation overview: Stunningly set by the sea, in the designated Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this large detached property commands dramatic panoramas from every room, over the sea to Scotland and meadows to the Lake District Fells. Seaview stands in an unspoilt seashore hamlet of 28 homes, and is surrounded by its own enclosed gardens, with vast sands just over the road. It has eight good-sized bedrooms (three with en-suite facilities). There is ample room for large groups, making it a perfect holiday destination for families to get together in a seaside/rural area. Between the house and sands is a nature reserve, a park-like greensward stretching for 12 miles from the Victorian seaside resort of Silloth (3 miles) to the fishing harbour of Maryport (9 miles) with play areas and delightful shoreline walks. The Beckfoot sands offer rock pools, sea angling, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing and swimming, as well as an abundance of bird life and glorious sunsets to enjoy. Behind the house quiet lanes wind through the Solway Plain and offer excellent cycle routes. Just 2½ miles down the road is a modern leisure centre, with indoor swimming-pool, spa, sauna, gym, tennis, shop and café. Five 18-hole golf courses are nearby – Silloth’s is in the ‘Top 50’ and is a championship qualifying course. With Hadrian’s Wall, the Lake District National Park and the Scottish Borders all easily accessible, this makes an ideal touring centre. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Entrance hall. Sitting-room (seats 16) with 32in LCD digital TV and Blu-ray. Dining room (seats 16) with patio doors to terrace. Large, well-equipped kitchen with range cooker and breakfast bar. Utility. Shower room with toilet. Large integral games/play room/twin bedroom with patio doors with sea views, table tennis, toys, 32in LCD digital TV, DVD and X-box games console with games. Two twin bedrooms; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Four double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; two with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with balcony overlooking the sea. Twin bedroom. Spacious bathroom with shower cubicle, whirlpool bath and toilet.


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Edderside Hall in Allonby, Cumbria, North West England

Edderside Hall, Allonby, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 18
Weekly price range £1208 to £3204

Self catering accommodation in Allonby sleeps 18.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottag

Accommodation overview: This impressive Georgian country house, with adjoining owners’ annexe, stands in 3 acres of lawned garden in the farming hamlet of Edderside, a small rural community close to the Cumbrian coastline and a sandy beach in Allonby (2 miles). The extensive holiday accommodation has been restored with great attention to detail and style, retaining character and furnished comfortably. It is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with views across the garden and countryside towards the Skiddaw mountain range in the Lake District, and enjoys stunning sunsets towards the Scottish hills from the front. The route 72 national cycle way runs past the house, and countryside and shoreline walks abound. There is a championship golf course at Silloth with others nearby. The Solway marshes are popular with bird watchers and fishermen, nature lovers, and watersport enthusiasts are all well catered for. Alternatively relax in the walled, fenced and gated grounds with plenty of sitting out areas. Centrally located between the lakeside town of Keswick and the historic city of Carlisle (both 23 miles) this is an excellent location for families and groups of friends wishing to explore the Lake District, Scottish Border and Cumbrian Coast. The interesting and traditional market town of Cockermouth (birthplace of Wordsworth) is 11 miles. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Living room with open fire, Sky TV, shutters and original features. Dining room with seating for 18. Well-equipped kitchen with Aga (for cooking), breakfast bar and seating. Attractive hallway leading to 2 steps down to conservatory with digital TV, opening onto garden with stunning views towards Skiddaw mountain range. Cloakroom/utility with toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Two further double bedrooms. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: Low beam at top of stairs. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.


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Woodlands - The Spinney in Rogerscale, Cumbria, North West England

Woodlands - The Spinney, Rogerscale, Cumbria, North West England

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £326 to £594

Self catering accommodation in Rogerscale sleeps 3.

Features include: • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: In an idyllic secluded location with stunning, uninterrupted views over the fells to the Vale of Lorton, these two adjoining properties have been created from a beautiful detached house, built in 1822 as a ‘painting house’ and studio for Joseph Sutton, a noted local artist. They are set in 1¾ acres of mature wooded gardens (with grassed areas, ideal for ball games) which lead down to the River Cocker where fishing is available by local licence. Woodlands and the river can be seen in the bottom photograph. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven to an abundance of wildlife. Just a short drive away is the bustling Georgian market town of Cockermouth (4 miles), the birthplace of William Wordsworth whose poetry helped make the Lake District so well known.
The property is situated in the hamlet of Rogerscale, just 8 miles (via the Whinlatter Pass) from Keswick, the Northern ’capital’ of the Lakes, making this an ideal base from which to explore both the northern Lakes and the west coast. The area offers stunning scenery, with Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere within 15 minutes’ drive. Easily reached are Derwent Water (with steamers) and Bassenthwaite (with sailing and canoeing), while the Whinlatter Forest Centre offers extensive walking and cycling trails. Riding and golf 5 miles. Lorton 1 mile. Coast 20 miles. Shops and pub 4½ miles.


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Smithy Barn in Sandiway, Cheshire, North West England

Smithy Barn, Sandiway, Cheshire, North West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £314 to £621

Self catering accommodation in Sandiway sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: This lovely welcoming contemporary barn conversion is very smartly furnished well-equipped set within the peaceful lawned grounds of the owner’s home and conveniently situated near the hourly train service to Chester and Manchester. Delamere Forest with cycle hire and Go Ape is just 5 miles for holiday excitement and can be accessed by train. Cheshire has an abundance of country houses and gardens with Tatton Hall Dunham Massey Little Moreton Hall and many more within an hour’s drive. The famous Anderton Boat Lift is just 2 miles. Chester is 15 miles with Roman history medieval tiered rows of smart shops and there is a big designer outlet nearby. Liverpool’s Albert Dock is under an hour’s drive and Llandudno on the Welsh coast is about 2 hours’ drive; both are accessible by train. Shops and pubs serving food 0.5 miles restaurants 2 miles.

Accommodation details

First floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen. Wet room with toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 galleried double (5ft) bedroom.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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