Top 10 Holiday Lodges In Cumbria, England - Updated 2021

holiday lodges in cumbria

Cumbria borders Scotland and is home to the last golden eagle in England. Most of England’s peaks are within the borders of the county. The upland areas have their share of tourism, but most are drawn to a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cumbria. Lake District National Park is a source of inspiration for many and the English are proud of it. Natural beauty abounds in Wastwater and Buttermere as well. There are many other places of interest in Cumbria, including Cockermouth, Kendal, and Keswick. Indeed, these market towns are a revelation for city dwellers. We got word about something called Kendal Mintcake and they say it’s a peppermint delicacy everyone should sample–and bring home in baskets if possible. As you finalize your holiday itinerary in Cumbria, we’re happy to give you a hand in finding awesome accommodations. Check out our top holiday lodges in Cumbria, the UK.

1. Log cabin getaway for a magical weekend (from USD 125)

Just 15 minutes away from this accommodation is the best view in Britain somewhere over Wastwater. This Airbnb has woodlands all around and is a log cabin to boot. You’ll find a wood-burning stove, of course. But apart from the look of it, this accommodation is modern, secure, and comfortable. A mezzanine bedroom adds another level of charm to the open-plan living space. There is a deck that bridges indoor comforts to the wonderful outdoors surrounding the cabin on every side. You can book the cabin for a weekend with a group of friends. It is equally apt for a romantic holiday for two.

Traditional Log Cabin in the Lakes
Cumbria, United Kingdom
426 reviews Superhost
Entire place 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of space and a good sized well appointed kitchen
very comfortable although the steep steps to the bedroom and the outside bathroom take some getting used to
just an amazing space and didn’t mind having to go to the outhouse for the toilet and shower
so clean and cosy
very clean and welcoming
it is spotlessly clean and very spacious
it was also spotlessly clean
the cabin was really clean and warm
helen was a great host and made sure everything was perfect for my arrival
helen was a fantastic host we had loads of privacy with the quick responses when needing assistance
great place and great hosts
fantastic lodge and scenery host was very kind and helpful
helen and her family were such wonderful hosts on top of the luxury of the beautiful cabin
beautiful setting close to the national park
location is great so close to the seaside and the mountains
it’s in a great location only a short drive to many popular lake district walks
it's in a good location near to the beach
great location very cosy daughter loved it
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2. Modest private Eden with everything you need (from USD 101)

The length of Hadrian’s Wall is a constant presence in Cumbria. Eden Valley is right on the fringe of the lake district. In this area awaits a private estate for lease. This log cabin could be the perfect spot for a holiday. There is a small lake which is accessible to guests. There are basic amenities to make your stay comfortable. For added flair, the Airbnb hosts furnished the cabin with a lush double bed. If you don’t mind seeing red deer right outside your door then this could really be the place you are looking for.

Log cabin surrounded by wildlife in stunning spot!
Carlisle , Cumbria, United Kingdom
350 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin itself was warm with the extra help from a heater when needed
wifi is available but for me i'd recommend turning your phone off and enjoying the peace and quiet
the cabin has a great heater which keeps it warm and toasty so inside is very comfortable
very homely and clean with personal touches
very clean pretty much everything we needed
5* in every possible way - clean comfortable and quiet
ruth had the place spotless and ready for our arrival
you can expect a cozy log cabin that is clean
lovely most helpful owners ruth
the friendly deer were a novelty
great space and great host great new year
great cosy cabin with a lovely and very helpful host
the host ruth is friendly and welcoming while also affording privacy
great value and close location to a69 so ideal
beautiful location and lace to visit
such a lovely location and so peaceful
location was great with lots of lovely walks and pub food near by
cutest little cabin ever deer right outside the door walks close by close to the local area too
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3. Modern cottage near lake and deer park (from USD 318)

A party of four planning a few days’ vacation near Cumbria’s lakes would feel at home at Kiri Cottage. Two bedrooms and a hot tub make the cottage a rather fancy feature in a working farm. But, all of that is for your comfort and convenience. The private accommodation gives guests access to a private lake. If you are looking for adventure beyond the courtyard and the garden, the ask the Airbnb host about the private deer park near the cottage. This refurbished cottage is friendly to pet dogs as well.

Luxury 5* cottage with hot tub KIRI COTTAGE
Edenhall, United Kingdom
251 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi/tv was really good (netflix already logged in bonus ) fireplace was a nice touch
extremely comfortable and enjoyable stay with amazing amenities
good quality amenities especially in the kitchen
every little thing had been thought of from the luxury toiletries to the fan in the bedroom
second time we visited here great space lots of room for entertaining
sparkling clean and host provided towels and toiletries
the place was spotless and really well furnished
beautiful place to stay really clean and had everything we could have needed
the house was sparkling clean and lovely to stay in
very clean welcoming and a great place would definitely recommend
the hosts responded quickly and were very helpful
great work being a great host
friendly helpful hosts and well equipped house
mark and lindsay were helpful throughout our stay
the check in process is super simple and our host gus was so friendly and helpful
amazing location by a lake
great location and stylish place :)
beautiful house in a beautiful location
top notch unit and lovely location
gorgeous place in a great location
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4. Luxury cottage for two in verdant surroundings (from USD 243)

A few minutes drive to Cartmel Priory is an Airbnb holiday home known as Crumble Cottage. It’s there near the edge of the Lake District ready and waiting. Contrary to the connotations of its quirky name, the cottage itself is a study in elegance and thoughtfulness. Furnishings are modern and the kitchen would satisfy any home cooks. Meanwhile, the views from the sitting area would please any serious meditator. Herb gardens and woodlands surround the property and invite guests to embrace peace. But, for bone-deep relaxation, there is a private courtyard with a hot tub. There, you can spend hours melting your worries away. Crumble Cottage is a great place to spend a special occasion with your beloved.

Upper Crumble with hot tub
Grange over Sands, Cumbria, United Kingdom
32 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi could also be better in the cottage
stunning location and cosy clean little cottage with lovely hot tub
sarah and stew were amazing hosts
sarah and stewart were so welcoming and excellent hosts
our hosts were fantastic so knowledgeable thoughtful and caring
the hosts were extremly welcoming and very helpful
sarah and stuart are engaging friendly and helpful with being intrusive
the surroundings are peaceful and beautiful and cartmel is only a short walk or a bike ride away
excellent place easily commutable to the lakes
what a lovely place to spend a weekend
lovely little place not far from cartmel village
wonderful cottage beautiful location superb host
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5. Modern lodge equally near town center and lakeside escapes (from USD 162)

The lakes of Windermere are famous for their beauty. You can experience the Lake District by choosing accommodation that is far from the maddening crowds. Windermere’s humble origins are still evident in the countryside outside the bustle at the center of the town. A lodge near the national park is furnished with all you will need, including a river pool for the kids. The lodge is equipped to house four people for a private holiday in Windermere. The space is cosy but airy. Your first sighting of the wooden exterior will surely set you up for a wonderful holiday in the countryside.

105 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the lodge was very clean and tidy
this lodge was extremely clean and well equipped
well equipped clean and comfortable
the lodge was spacious clean and very equipped
a cosy clean lodge with everything we needed for our stay
the owner is very responsive and hospitable
it was in a great location and meant we could explore lots of the lakes easily
limefitt park where the lodge is situated is in a lovely setting
great place to stay and the location of the holiday park is highly recommended by us
the park itself is well maintained and in a beautiful spot close to windermere
lovely location and views
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6. Charming, modern chalet near beautiful walks and boat trips (from USD 92)

A cottage that is decorated and furnished for a family on holiday even provides guests with mountain bikes. There’s plenty of indoor activities you can do in the spacious living areas should the weather keep you in. The charming interiors encourage staycations (and why not?) On pleasant days, you can head out of your temporary home to buy local produce and cook to your heart’s content. This Vrbo listing is quite homey and even offers guests access to the barbecue grill in the garden. This cottage is ideally located in Lake District National Park. No matter how strongly you feel like staying in, the sheer beauty of the surrounding landscape would call to you.

Holiday Cottage In Beautiful Lakeland Valley
boot, holmrook, GB
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

7. Private lodge for four near lakeside destinations (from USD 108)

Ask the Vrbo host about the origins of ‘Troutbeck 9’ when you get the chance. Surely, there is an interesting anecdote behind the name of this lodge near Lake Windermere. There could be no better place to start out for every lakeside adventure on your to-do list. Lake Windermere is the largest among England’s natural lakes. The lodge is still just a comfortable ride away from other popular towns in Cumbria such as Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside. The lodge may look simple from the outside, but its furnishings are modern and chosen to bring pleasure. As many as four guests can stay in comfort.

Log Cabin On Shores Of Lake Windermere, Surrounded By Breathtaking Scenery
174 reviews  Wifi Available
lodge 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the double room was spacious and ad an ensuite with a powerful shower
lovely clean property and accurately advertised
the cabin was very clean and had everything that you could need
the lodge was clean modern and very welcoming - loved the fire hope to return soon
the location is just perfect
we were so comfortable here and the location was really quiet
excellent to book location on site brilliant quite very relaxing
great to be able to park alongside
the resort itself has a nice little shop which is stocked well and not overpriced
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8. Charming converted watermill beside a glorious waterfall (from USD 165)

What do you know about watermills? You can learn about them firsthand when you book a converted centuries-old building in Eden Valley. The space could be the ideal hideaway for a hermit on a holiday. There is a riverbank nearby. Or, it could be the most romantic place in Cumbria for a couple taking a break from everyone else. There is a waterfall that you can watch from the balcony. (Pray that it rains for a spectacular natural show). The indoor living areas are picture-perfect. The Airbnb hosts have gone to great lengths to make the conversion memorable so that your stay will be a unique holiday experience.

The Mill, Rutter Falls,
Great Asby, Cumbria, United Kingdom
74 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outstanding cottage well equipped and very comfortable
the kitchen is well-equipped and the clawfoot bath a lovely touch
the beds were really comfortable and there is plenty of cupboard and wardrobe space
accommodation is well equipped warm and comfortable
the mill is immaculately clean
the mill is spotlessly clean well appointed with everything you could want to make your stay comfortable
it is incredibly well maintained immaculately clean and well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay
kind regards steven claire & jake
hosts were welcoming and very helpful
our host made us feel very welcome and she was extremely helpful and informative
jane and jim were the perfect hosts
jim and jane were great friendly hosts and the prosecco homemade bread and jam were a lovely touch
a must visit location was wonderful
rutter falls is lovely location with stunning wildlife
perfect for relaxing with good location for exploring mountains and lakes in lake district
absolutely beautiful little house in a fantastic location
the location just next to the waterfall is truly special
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9. h-century slate house with a modern make-over

Have you ever stayed in a traditional slate cottage? Bowness is a town that boasts of many curiosities, not the least of which is Patridge Holme. The restoration has transformed this 19th-century building into a holiday retreat that offers modern accommodations. A warm welcome awaits guests entering the open-plan common areas. There are two bedrooms, which should be more than adequate even for the most discerning clientele. The building itself may be coming along in years, but the decor is relevant and fresh. This Vrbo listing is a good candidate for a notable holiday in Cumbria.

Lovely Traditional Holiday Cottage, in the heart of Bowness in Windermere
41 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice cozy cottage fully equipped
we very much enjoyed our stay and really appreciated having wi-fi
well equipped kitchen comfortable bed wi-fi and parking one minute walk away with a parking permit
really good facilities - warm and really well equipped
clean well appointed house
very comfortable and clean
the parking permit was invaluable and a big thank you to the owners for providing it
pleasant communication with the owners
good location worth a look greatvalue
easy travelling distance to many iconic places
an abundance of good walks and restaurants close by
parking lot only 100 steps away very easy walk
groceries are an easy two minute walk to tesco
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10. Period home with views of mountains and plains

A Victorian house is a great starting point for walks in the lake district or an adventurous trek up the mountains. The stone house is fully furnished with modern comforts, including a luxury bath. Why settle for a quick shower after a tiring day of sightseeing when you can soak your weary bones in a tub? The Victorian house is revived and refurbished with all the trimmings of a great hotel. You won’t want for anything, or perhaps you’d ask the Vrbo host for more fuel for the log burner. Everything you need is provided for, including a back garden where you can see as far as the horizon.

House With Mountain Views
113 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with modern appliances
we had a very wet week and the basement made for a perfect drying room
the house was clean and very well kept up
it was spotless cosy and comfortable - especially the beds
the place was clean comfortable stylish light and airy and equipt with everything we needed
lovely lakeland period slate property which was very clean & light which made us feel at ease immediately
an excellent location clean with everything required as a ‘home away from home’
the host was very helpful
christine the owner very helpful and quickly responds to any messages
very enjoyable stay in great property close to ambleside centre
lovely property well situated for walks and town
great position just above ambleside which meant just a few minutes walk down to the town
there are lot`s of phantastic walks and nice pubs in the area
lovely property in a really convenient position for walking down into ambleside
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Find solace in England's Lake District

Cumbria’s popularity had never waned. Its appeal is timeless because the beauty of its towns is closely associated with lush woodlands, scenic mountains, and coveted lakeside adventures. Cumbria is a place for restoration and healing, and there, you are likely to experience the perfect holiday with friends and loved ones.

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