About us

Holiday Cottages Cumbria is owned, managed, and run by me, Simon Cleasby with the help of a team of hard working housekeepers, maintenance staff and a top quality laundry company.

I consider myself a very knowledgeable local Cumbrian with a huge passion for the Lake District and Cumbria. I traveled and worked my way around the different continents for a few years before coming back to live in the South Lakes in 2002 and I’m very keen to share my knowledge of this wonderful local area. I take great pride in offering a quality of service rarely found these days.

I’ve put together several large folders in each cottage containing many of my favourite walks and drives around the Lake District. I’ve also included details of many of the great tourist attractions found throughout Cumbria as well as details of some of our favourite places to eat, drink and buy great local produce.

I am very passionate about our local Lakeland produce and my wife and I buy the majority of our fresh, seasonal produce direct from many of our wonderful local suppliers, farmers, fishermen and farm shops that we are fortunate to have in Cumbria. I’ll send you a list of our favourites before the start of your holiday.

I love Cumbria and the Lake District and I  take a lot of pleasure when I hear from so many happy guests that I’ve helped other people enjoy this wonderful area too.

Testimonials

2016

30th June – “Thank you for the informative and helpful email and attachments. Thank you Simon for the advice and information about the area and specifically your recommendations for places to go. Much appreciated” – Monica, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

24th June – “From the first point of contact to the completion of our holiday Simon and his fantastic team are a pleasure to deal with. Very professional but personable” – Lynne, Robert, Catherine and Sonny, Barnsley South Yorkshire

29th April – “Another excellent stay. Thank you Simon for all the extra touches” – Rob & Tina, Filey, Yorkshire

8th April – “Shamrock Cottage was a great place to stay again. Simon & Ailsa are lovely owners who really care about their guests. Can’t wait to stay again, thank you” – The Dickinson’s, Cornwall

28th March –“Simon your customer service is second to none.  Will definitely recommend . I feel like I have made a new friend”. Ann-Frodsham, Cheshire

2015

15th May – “This is the 4th of Simon’s cottages I’ve stayed in and I have to say, “Simon, you deliver what everyone needs EVERYTIME! Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic!! We highly recommend Simon’s cottage to everyone xx” – Julie, Cheryl, Basil & Percy, Halstead Essex

2014

13th Nov. – “I really appreciate all your help and great advice, we have stayed in many places in the UK over the years and never have I received such helpful and honest advice – Samantha, Lancashire

6th Oct. – “Thanks to Simon and the housekeeper for ensuring this cottage is so special” – Sheila, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

18th Sept. – “Simon, thanks to all of your support, we have enjoyed the stay at Rose Farm.
Our experience there was one of the most relaxing and fun stays ever, and I have to say I regret that we did not have time to stay more than 2 nights. I would definitely like to recommend to my friends!!! Again, thank you so much to let us stay at Rose Farm!!” – Shinji, Ricoh Europe

21st Aug. – “Thank you so much for posting back my son’s laptop charger. It has been such a pleasure dealing with you from start to finish.
We hope to return to the area again in the future and would definitely come to one of your cottages, and would recommend to any of our friends and family!” – Beverley & Family, Peterborough

16th Aug. “Simon, the owner is a pleasure to deal with.” – Laura, Edinburgh

26th July- “From our initial enquiry to completion of our holiday all correspondence has been both professional and personable. Thank you Simon for giving us a taste of a lifestyle I have dreamed of for as long as I can remember. We will certainly be recommending your properties to all of our family and friends!” Lynne & Robert, South Yorkshire

9th June – “Thanks again Simon, your customer service is second to none and I am sure we will be back soon” – Andy, Lancashire

26th May – “Simon was a star with the information he provided us for our weekend. Thank you!”– Christine, Staffordshire

23rd May – “Thanks again for your wonderful customer service” – Frank, Lancashire

10th Feb. – “Thanks for everything Simon. We had a lovely stay, the cottage is perfect.
Thanks also to your housekeeper-the cottage was spotless.
Wishing you all happy times and sunny days” –  Lynn and Dave, Newcastle upon Tyne

6th Jan. – “Thanks Simon for going that extra mile when I locked myself out of the cottage and rescuing me within 30 minutes with a smile and a replacement key. Thank you so much” – John, Lincs

 

 

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Reviews

8TH JULY, 2016

Cartmel Hill Reviews

5 of 5 stars Reviewed on Trip Advisor

“Probably the Best Holiday Cottage we have stayed in!”

In summary a fantastic property beautifully decorated and appointed.

If you love walking and good food/drink you will be in heaven. Dogs are welcome too! We were fortunate to be one of the first guests in this fabulous property located just outside of Cartmel.

We had been looking for a cottage that would accommodate our family of 4 and our dog. Finding cottages that allow dogs and midweek stays are like hens teeth. This is not a cottage it is a mansion and ticked all the boxes. The website is very informative, the communications and payment were very good and exactly how it should be.

Simon is very knowledgeable about the area and sends through good information and even suggestions for local walks.

We couldn’t stop smiling as we parked. The house is huge. Most of the living space is upstairs with a generous well stocked kitchen (we almost felt guilty using the brand new stuff) and a living room with beautiful views across Morecambe bay towards Heysham and beyond.

We all squabbled for prime position in the large swivel chair (a favourite for us all).

Two of the 4 bedrooms (a fifth is available for larger groups) are located upstairs. The master bedroom is beautiful with a massive ensuite, exposed beams and views across the valley. Downstairs is an equally large main bedroom again with ensuite, almost spoilt for choice! There is also a playroom with a keyboard and another TV very useful if, like our family, there is a difference in TV watching habits.

The decor and materials used are of very high quality, the beds very comfortable and the house was very cosy. Outside the enclosed garden (to keep dogs on the inside!) is great for lazing and evening drinks whilst the sun drops below the horizon.

From the house there are numerous easy walks, best to come armed with OS explorer map, OL7, if you wish to enjoy the area and not get too lost. Dropping down the drive there are good walks to Holker hall, and to Cartmel. The easiest is via Walton Hall Farm along a bridleway, takes 20-30 minutes to get into Cartmel. It avoids drinking and driving, especially with such good pubs in the village. It is worth bringing a torch for the return journey.

Up the drive there are great walks. One of these is described in the house details, and leads to How Barrow with great views across the Leven estuary.

The house comes with great suggestions for eating in the area we found the best pub grub was at the Cavendish Arms. The main pubs (Royal Oak & Kings Arms) seem to suffer from short staffing and the wait was a little excessive. Of course no trip to Cartmel would be complete without a trip to L’Enclume or Rogan & Company (we were not disappointed).

There are some great local shops (Cartmel Cheese & Bread and Unsworth Brewery). We travelled to Booths in Ulverston for general food items, great choice/quality albeit a little expensive.

All the properties on the Holidaycottagescumbria website look equally well appointed and we would certainly look forward to staying here again. Top marks! – The Grove Family, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

4th July

Cartmel Hill Reviews

Comments are from the guest book and an email

A beautiful, well designed house with exceptional attention to detail. Fantastic location and stunning views! Perfect.

We feel privileged to be the first customers/guests as this is a fantastic property both in relation to location but also the high standard of furnishings, equipment and decor.

Well done Simon in adding Cartmel Hill to your portfolio of holiday properties.

We had a great weekend, a nice walk over to Grange, visited the usual haunts and had lunch at Rogan & Company which was spot on.

Excellent attention to detail Simon, we would love to return in the future – David & Jane, Northallerton, North Yorkshire 

 

 

24 June, 2016

Charcoal House Reviews

Thank you once again for providing us with a very comfortable stylish and elegant house to stay in!

We have had a fantastic time with perfect weather too!

We loved the views from the balcony and the tranquillity of the garden – heaven!

Using the Aga was an absolute joy (I’ve never used one before) and I want one!!

Can’t wait to come back to one of your beautiful properties again in the not too distant future. – Lynne, Robert, Catherine & Sonny

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