you’ll love our cottages…

Holiday Cottages Cumbria is a small independent, family run business located in Cartmel, Cumbria. We have six gorgeous, carefully selected, Lake District cottages.

For all new bookings, we’ll refund you if UK Government travel or lockdown restrictions prevent you from traveling to the property you’ve booked with us-excludes our 1.4% booking fee

Our prices are all VAT free


Holiday Cottages Cumbria

Lake District self-catering cottages

Holiday Cottages Cumbria has 6 luxury Lake District holiday cottages for your self-catering holiday or short break in the South Lakes area, around Cartmel village and near Coniston Water.

Our gorgeous holiday cottages are all individual, privately owned and fully equipped & maintained to a very high standard.

Each cottage has bags of character and something very special to offer. Five of our holiday cottages having real log fires and oak beams.

Our luxury holiday cottages are fully equipped and maintained to a very high standard. All six of our cottages are all located with easy access to the best areas of the Lake District

Weavers Cottage in Cartmel on a lovely sunny day
Sawmill Cottage by the River Crake
Catbells in the Lake District in autumn


The Lake District is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first National Park in the UK to be awarded this accolade and proudly sits alongside other along UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park and the Great Barrier Reef.

Our self-catering holiday cottages are located in the picturesque villages of Cartmel, Cark in Cartmel and Nibthwaite near Coniston Water

Our holiday cottage locations provide easy access to the famous lakes of Windermere, Coniston, Grasmere, Derwent Water & Ullswater.

We provide all of our guests with lots of local information so you can experience the best of village & rural life and have a great holiday or short break in the Lake District


We take a great deal of pride in the presentation, maintenance and quality of our range of luxury self-catering cottages      Many of our returning customers say that our holiday cottages in the Lake District are like a ‘home away from home’, ideal for unwinding and getting a great night’s sleep before another day exploring our beautiful area.

This website has comprehensive information about our Lake District cottages, places to visit and Lake District activities. We aim to help you find what you’re looking for in the mountains and valleys of Cumbria and the Lake District

Cartmel Hill in summer
The River Crake at Sawmill Cottage

Lake District Cottages

We hope that we can welcome you at one of our holiday cottages and help ensure that your holiday experience is a great one! If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family retreat, a large cottage for groups of up to ten people or a cottage to spend time with friends, you’ll find your perfect cottage here and we’re open all year round.

You can see our 6 gorgeous Lake District cottages here>>

Here’s a link to a few webcams around the Lake District national park – See webcams

New Service from L’Enclume

Our weekend guests can pre-order 3-course L’Enclume meals delivered to your holiday cottage. The menus have been created by Simon Rogan and his L’Enclume chefs and are made using fresh & seasonal ingredients. Each menu has a vegetarian option too.

These delicious pre-ordered meals are cooked in Cartmel at the 2 Michelin-starred restaurant and delivered to all 6 of our holiday cottages on Friday’s and Saturday’s.

Being the only Cartmel based holiday cottage company, Holiday Cottages Cumbria are delighted to be able to offer our guests this great ‘Dine at Home experience’. When you book 1 of our cottages, we’ll email you details how to book your L’Enclume meals.

L'Enclume Dine at Home meal
L'Enclume chefs preparing a meal

Private Chef in Your Holiday Cottage

L’Enclume and Rogan & Co. will soon be offering something many of our regular guests have been enquiring about for years! Private dining Simon Rogan style!

You will soon be able to book Simon Rogan’s talented chefs to cook specially created menus in all 6 of our holiday cottages.

There will be 3 menus to choose from:-

– Rogan & Co Chef at Home – £85 per person

– L’Enclume Chef at Home – £175 per person

– Michelin Starred Tom Barnes cooking his ‘Great British Menu’ at Home – £300 per person

More details to follow soon once government guidelines allow this service-hopefully by the end of July…………….

Cartmel Hill in summer


Large Lake District Cottages that are great for groups of 6-10 people and have several bathrooms.

Walking the dog in the Lake District - 2mb


Find the best dog friendly holiday cottages in the Lake District

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The Lake District is quite simply breath-taking and you can see why here