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Luxury Holidays, Weekend Breaks and Short Breaks in Cumbria

Planning a luxury holiday, short or weekend breaks in Cumbria? Listed below are Britain's Finest places to stay, visit and eat in Cumbria to help you plan luxury holidays, weekend breaks and short breaks.

The Byre (Self Catering)

Deepdale Hall, Patterdale, Penrith

The Byre, Deepdale Hall, Penrith, Cumbria

An award-winning five star holiday home, The Byre has weekend breaks available during low season and is ideal for anyone wishing to experience Cumbria. The Deepdale... more

Brathay Lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Rothay Road, Ambleside

Brathay Lodge, Rothay Road, Ambleside, Cumbria

Offering 19 bedrooms which are spacious and all have King size beds, in either standard, superior (ground floor, pet friendly), twin, triple, quadruple, family rooms (sleeps... more

Temple Sowerby House Hotel & Restaurant, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria

It’s a charming house with no two rooms the same. Each bedroom has its own appeal and features, from cosy beamed rooms to high Georgian ceilings... more

Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel (Hotel)

Kendal Road, Bowness-on Windermere, Lake District, Windermere

Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel, Kendal Road, Windermere, Cumbria

The juxtaposition of modern and classical elements celebrates the signature Laura Ashley style. Laura Ashley interior designer Kay Cullen has used the archive chinoiserie range of... more

Lazonby Hall, Lazonby, Penrith, Cumbria

The House was built in 1848 by Lt. Colonel Alexander MacLean the 30th Laird of Ardgour in Invernessshire... more

Ees Wyke Country House, Nr Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria

Start with a crisp little gem salad with apple and almond black pudding topped with a poached egg and vinaigrette dressing. A light courgette and parmesan... more

Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria

It has an exceptional series of oak-panelled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and early oak furniture, culminating in the magnificent Inlaid Chamber. On display are collections... more

The Highwayman Inn (Restaurant)

Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Highwayman Inn, Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

The menu celebrates the local food heroes of the area on every page so enjoy regional specialities like port of Lancaster smokehouse kipper fillet with soft... more

Bush Nook Guest House (Bed & Breakfast)

Upper Denton, Gilsland, Brampton

Bush Nook Guest House, Upper Denton, Brampton, Cumbria

After an exhilarating and exhausting day trekking the beautiful countryside, there’s a mix of singles, doubles and twins to return to, all fitted with lovely crisp... more

Miller Howe Hotel & Restaurant, Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria

There might be crab and sweetcorn broth or scallops on potato purée with black pudding to start followed by slow roasted pork belly with braised salsify;... more

The Lodge (Self Catering)

Stonehouse Farm, Hayton, Brampton

The Lodge, Stonehouse Farm, Brampton, Cumbria

There are a number of famous places to visit within a short drive, such as Hadrian's Wall and Gretna Green, the historic city of Carlisle and... more

Lakeside Hotel on Lake Windermere, Lakeside

In our private treatment rooms, skilled therapists restore body and mind - leaving you renewed, refreshed and glowing with radiance. Our pool and relaxation area are... more

Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

The new hall has a Cupid Staircase, with a Mortlake tapestry. On display are collections of family portraits, tapestries, furniture and oriental porcelain... more

Knipe Hall (Self Catering)

Askham, Penrith

Knipe Hall, Askham, Penrith, Cumbria

This grade II listed farmhouse has been furnished to the highest standards with the added bonus of its peaceful setting, it's the perfect country retreat to... more

The Jumble Room (Restaurant)

Langdale Road, Grasmere

The Jumble Room, Langdale Road, Grasmere, Cumbria

Your dining experience could be opened by an Orient-inspired cream of sweetcorn soup served with a crispy crab and ruby grapefruit spring roll or an Italian... more

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria

The exhibition of the museum’s important collection of works by Pre-Raphaelite artists, their Heirs and related Arts and Crafts Movement textiles, ceramics, metalwork, furniture and costume... more

Hardcragg Hall (Self Catering)


Hardcragg Hall, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Hardcragg Hall has gas central heating, oak-panelled furniture and a wood burning stove, while service users can also enjoy a conservatory and en-suite bedrooms, with one... more

Stonetrail Cottages (Self Catering)

Street Farm, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen

Stonetrail Cottages, Street Farm, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Perfect for couples and families, the entire complex is available for exclusive hire for groups of up to 16. Horse riding and mountain bike hire is... more

Keepers Cottage (Self Catering)

High Grains, Bewcastle, Carlisle

Keepers Cottage, High Grains, Carlisle, Cumbria

This former shooting lodge has been beautifuuly restored to comfortably accommodate four adults and 2 children. From the garden you can enjoy spectacular views to Scotland... more

Lakeside Hotel on Lake Windermere (Hotel)

Lake Windermere, Newby Bridge

Lakeside Hotel on Lake Windermere, Lake Windermere, Newby Bridge, Cumbria

All bedrooms are individually decorated using rich combinations of fabrics and colours. Many of the rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the lake... more

The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria

For an extra dose of luxury request the Tennyson and Scott Junior Suites, spacious and sumptuous rooms with exposed beams in the former and a private... more

Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel (Restaurant)

Sharrow Bay, Howtown, Penrith

Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, Sharrow Bay, Penrith, Cumbria

The six course dinner menu (with a vegetarian alternative also available) includes sorbet and cheese courses. This could commence with breast of smoked duck, spiced poached... more

The Lakes Distillery (Attraction / Activity)

Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria

The Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite Lake

The distillery tours, ranging from standard to tasting tours, are a sensory experience enjoyed by all ages which follow the journey of how their world-class gin,... more

The Willowsmere (Bed & Breakfast)

Ambleside Road, Windermere

The Willowsmere, Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria

There are 2 lounges for guests use and a large landscaped secluded garden where you can enjoy a drink from the well-stocked cellar. The Willowsmere has... more

Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

The earliest English patchwork is on display along with Napoleonic memorabilia and other fascinating objects. The world famous topiary gardens laid out by Monsieur Beaumont in... more

Steele's Mill (Self Catering)

King's Meaburn, Penrith

Steele's Mill, King's Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria

The mill's restoration includes hand-made oak features courtesy of local craftsmen, and the water wheel itself has much of its character saved. The riverbank that runs... more

Stone Cottage (Self Catering)

2 Lane Head, Patterdale, Penrith

Stone Cottage, 2 Lane Head, Penrith, Cumbria

It is full of original features such as old beams and an open fire but with 21st century comforts: oil-fired central heating, two gorgeous bathrooms, a... more

The Lazy Fish (Self Catering)

Brook House, Embleton, Cockermouth

The Lazy Fish, Brook House, Cockermouth, Cumbria

The Lazy Fish is a converted barn that has underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove, together with contemporary furnishings and the use of an outdoor spa... more

Holker Hall & Gardens (Garden)

Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands

Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

The magnificent great Holker Lime, its girth measuring over seven metres at its widest, is one of Britain's 50 greatest trees. The gardens contain truly unique... more

Hazel Bank Country House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria

Hazel Bank is the picture perfect Lake District Country House setup, and the welcome is just what you would expect. Hosts Donna & Gary pride themselves... more

Jennings Brothers (Attraction / Activity)

The Castle Brewery, Cockermouth

Jennings Brothers, The Castle Brewery, Cockermouth, Cumbria

These guys have been brewing beer on this site in the shadow of the castle at Cockermouth since 1874 and they actually draw the water they... more

The Drunken Duck Inn (Restaurant)

Barngates, Ambleside

The Drunken Duck Inn, Barngates, Ambleside, Cumbria

High backed leather chairs and natural oak tables make for a smart but inviting main dining room where you can enjoy dishes with a strong local... more

Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria

The gardens and grounds are particularly amazing in spring, with spring bulbs and blossom. The National Trust´s largest limestone rock garden developed in the 1920s, is... more

The Bridge (Restaurant)

Kirkby Thore Bridge, Penrith

The Bridge, Kirkby Thore Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria

Chef Paul McKinnon (who trained with Tyneside legend Terry Laybourne) has compiled a menu with wide appeal, with everything from Vietnamese-style chicken sandwich and a mug... more

Bawd Hall (Self Catering)

Newlands, Keswick

Bawd Hall, Newlands, Keswick, Cumbria

There are three en-suite bathrooms available as well as a family bathroom and Bawd Hall has central heating, ample parking space and a garden and picnic... more

Primrose Cottage (Self Catering)

Back Lane, Sedbergh

Primrose Cottage, Back Lane, Sedbergh, Cumbria

Only a short walk to the centre of Sedbergh and local pubs, restaurants, bookshops, and Sedbergh School. Sedbergh is the biggest town in the Yorkshire Dales... more

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria

Fast forward into the 21st century and the museum now hosts one of the finest collections of local lad and portrait painter George Romney’s paintings in... more

Hipping Hall (Restaurant)

Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

The dishes are crafted to bring out strong rustic flavours with enough finesse that all the individual components are identifiable. The seven course tasting menu is... more

L'Enclume Restaurant with Rooms (Restaurant)

Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands

L'Enclume Restaurant with Rooms, Cavendish Street, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

That’s just one of the many humorously titled dishes at this serious fine dining restaurant where progressive cooking is on the menu. Chef Simon Rogan uses... more

The Conservatory Restaurant (Restaurant)

Tufton Arms Hotel, Appleby-in-Westmorland

The Conservatory Restaurant, Tufton Arms Hotel, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Menus have always offered something for everyone, but now with the emphasis on fresh fish delivered daily from Neve's fish suppliers in Fleetwood and the newly... more

Blenheim Lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere

Blenheim Lodge, Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Inside, take to one of its decorative rooms, replete with elegant antique furniture, uplifting Laura Ashley wall colours and bundles of charm. Book the Langdale and... more

Bay Horse Hotel (Restaurant)

Canal Foot, Ulverston

Bay Horse Hotel, Canal Foot, Ulverston, Cumbria

From the a la carte menu guests can sample classic British dishes ranging from fresh local brown shrimps served warm in a lemon parsley butter with... more

Enzo's Escape (Self Catering)

Stone Barns, Mockerkin, Cockermouth

Enzo's Escape, Stone Barns, Cockermouth, Cumbria

The market towns of Cockermouth and Keswick can be easily reached by car. Enjoy fell-walking, mountain biking and much more right from your doorstep with para-gliding,... more

Jerichos (Restaurant)

College Road, Windermere

Jerichos, College Road, Windermere, Cumbria

Dishes on the regulalry changing menu include plenty of local produce such as potted local Flookburgh shrimps with oak smoked salmon, potato chive salad, emulsion vinaigrette... more

White Moss House (Restaurant)

Rydal Water, Grasmere, Ambleside

White Moss House, Rydal Water, Ambleside, Cumbria

A dinner could start with spiced celeriac and chive soup followed by White Moss soufflé of Coniston Water char and oak roast Wastwater sea trout married... more

The Rum Story (Attraction / Activity)

Lowther Street, Whitehaven

The Rum Story, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria

You follow a trail from the prim clerk’s office with its handwritten ledgers, high desks and stools and original safe on to a tropical rainforest which... more

Crummock Water Cottages (Self Catering)

Foulsyke House, Foulsyke, Cockermouth

Crummock Water Cottages, Foulsyke House, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Some of the interior features that make for a homely and memorable stay are antique brass and iron beds, pine furniture and oak ceilings, while the... more

North Lakes Hotel and Spa (Hotel)

Ullswater Road, Penrith

North Lakes Hotel and Spa, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria

First class spa with treatments and 13m indoor pool. Family friendly with lots of choice on rooms - major refurbishment completed in 2016... more

Applegarth Villa (Hotel)

College Road, Windermere

Applegarth Villa, College Road, Windermere, Cumbria

The new suites are large, full of sumptuous furnishings as well gadgets, mood lighting and stunning bathrooms. Most rooms and all the suites have stunning views... more

Dalemain Historic House & Garden, Penrith, Cumbria

The 5 acre gardens have herbaceous borders and a Rose Walk with over 100 old fashioned roses. The wild garden has a mass of flowering shrubs... more

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