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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.

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House (Hotel)

Crook Road, Windermere

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria

While it’s all period charm on the outside, inside it’s a seducing mix of contemporary cool with touchable soft furnishings, patterned wallpaper and smart modern furniture... more

Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria

Magnificent Abies Cephalonica, Tulip Tree and a Tudor Knot garden. The Wild Garden has a profusion of flowering shrubs and wild flowers, in early summer there... 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

Acorn Bank Garden (Garden)

Temple Sowerby, Penrith

Acorn Bank Garden, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria

Take a stroll along Crowdundle Beck (look out for wildlife scuttling across your path en route) to reach the restored water mill which gives a fascinating... more

Cragwood Country House Hotel (Hotel)

Cragwood Country House Hotel, Ecclerigg, Windermere

Cragwood Country House Hotel, Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria

As soon as guests step through the front door of this beautiful country house, guests will discover an oasis of comfort, warmth and relaxation. The informal... more

Cook House (Bed & Breakfast)

Cook House, Church Road, Levens, Kendal

Cook House, Cook House, Kendal, Cumbria

Typical of the area Cook House is perfectly located for exploring the Southern lakes as well as a convenient stop off the the way to Scotland.... more

Hillthwaite House Hotel (Wedding Venue)

Thornbarrow Road, Windermere

Hillthwaite House Hotel, Thornbarrow Road, Windermere, Cumbria

The newly refurbished reception rooms look across the South Lakeland skyline and include a cosy log-fired lounge, a contemporary dining room and a bright conservatory. The... more

Yew Tree Farm, Reagill, Penrith, Cumbria

Visitors enjoy underfloor heating, stylish furnishings and excellent storage space, while the kitchen and dining areas are fully-equipped for a wide choice of cuisine. The master... more

The Riverside Spa (Spa)

Rothay Garden Hotel, Broadgate, Grasmere

The Riverside Spa, Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria

Here it’s all about connecting with nature; traverse the Reflexology Walk – a heated stone path leading from the warm herbal pine sauna to the ambient... 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

LakeSide House (Small Hotel / Inn)

40 Lake Road, Keswick

LakeSide House, 40 Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria

The high quality rooms are individually designed and each have a contemporary en-suite, flat screen digital tv, tea and coffee making facilities ample wardrobe storage and... more

Hidden River Cabins (Self Catering)

Brackenhill, Longtown, Carlisle

Hidden River Cabins, Brackenhill, Carlisle, Cumbria

Open plan living and kitchen areas make for a comfortable stay, with guests enjoying luxury bed linen, a flat screen television and views over the river... 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

Beatrix Potter Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside

Beatrix Potter Gallery, Main Street, Ambleside, Cumbria

The building itself has a fascinating past too – it was the office of Ms Potter’s husband William Heelis, a solicitor, and it is a rare... more

South Lakes Wild Animal Park (Attraction / Activity)

Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness

South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

The talks on giraffe and rhino conservation are also excellent. On the last Sunday of the month, there are Kids Zoo Club sessions where keepers focus... more

Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria

The Great Hall is filled with paintings and heraldic windows, and the Octagonal Library rises to a Gothic vault. In the Dining Room, complete with restored... more

Rose Cottage (Self Catering)

Hesket Newmarket, Caldbeck

Rose Cottage, Hesket Newmarket, Caldbeck, Cumbria

Guests also have wireless broadband and their own utility room, as well as a king-sized bed and outside patio area. Nature and wildlife lovers will get... 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

Broadgate House, Broadgate, Millom, Cumbria

A walled garden enclose wide herbaceous beds. The house was built for the family and they have occupied it ever since... more

North Lakes Hotel & Spa (Spa)

Ullswater Road, Penrith

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

Each room has its own heating, lighting and music controls, which allows your therapist to create an atmosphere to suit your mood, and the spacious relaxation... more

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria

Take you pick of four stylish and individually designed dining rooms in which to enjoy dishes such as Duck broth with mirren and orange oil, ground... 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

Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

There is also a rose garden, a nuttery, fine herbaceous borders, and a fountain garden laid out with pleached limes. High walls, huge beech-hedged walks, mixed... 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

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

Lake District National Park (Attraction / Activity)

Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal

Lake District National Park, Murley Moss, Kendal, Cumbria

Board a ferry to sail the splendid Lake Windermere, take the kids on a treetop trek at the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, set aside... more

No 1 Silverbank, Coniston, Cumbria

Famous Lake District locations are a short drive away, including Lake Windermere, while scenic woodland and a number of waterfalls can be enjoyed a short walk... more

Borrowdale Gates Hotel (Hotel)

Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick

Borrowdale Gates Hotel, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria

For several years, the hotel has had an enviable reputation for fine dining and in 2013, the team of young, passionate and talented chefs won the... 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

The Lamplighter Dining - Rooms, High Street, Windermere, Cumbria

There's a veranda and sunken terrace for al fresco dining when the weather's agreeable too. There's a comforting feel to many of the dishes here -... more

Silloth on Solway Golf Club, Silloth, Cumbria

At around 6,600 yards, it's a Regional Qualifying Course for the Open. The fifth at 499 yards is a genuine three-shot par five and the ninth... 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

Lodge on the Lake (Self Catering)

Lodge on the Lake, Fallbarrow Park, Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3DL, United Kingdom, Bowness-on-Windermere

Lodge on the Lake, Lodge on the Lake, Fallbarrow Park, Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3DL, United Kingdom, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Outside, the decking to the front and side is complete with furniture and BBQ, and offers a tranquil place to relax and watch the boats sail... more

Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining (Hotel)

Rothay Bridge, Ambleside

Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining, Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria

There’s a country house feel to the place with just 16 bedrooms and three suites while the restaurant specialises in local fresh food so expect breakfasts... more

Carlisle Golf Club, Aglionby, Carlisle, Cumbria

You cannot relax at Carlisle, a perfect example being the 13th where the green is protected by two large bunkers and the big hitters will love... 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 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

Brackenhill Tower (Self Catering)

Bracken Hill Estate, nr Longtown, Carlisle

Brackenhill Tower, Bracken Hill Estate, Carlisle, Cumbria

Dating back to the 16th century and standing in its own grounds, this unique property combines luxury self catering accommodation with authentic 16th century castle living.... more

Muncaster Gardens, Ravenglass, Cumbria

Don´t miss these in April & May, or `Bluebell Heaven´ in April. No matter what time of year you visit, there is always something in flower... 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

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

Stockwell Hall Cottage, Sebergham, Cumbria

Its north Lake District location allows service users a number of opportunities for exploration, with the Caldbeck Fells excellent for walks, cycle routes and wildlife. The... more

Ashlack Holiday Cottages (Self Catering)

Ashlack Hall, Grizebeck, Kirkby-in-Furness

Ashlack Holiday Cottages, Ashlack Hall, Kirkby-in-Furness, Cumbria

Special rates are available for winter stays and a number of family attractions and outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed, such as sailing, fishing and horse riding.... more

The Grange Country House (Bed & Breakfast)

Manor Brow, Ambleside Road, Keswick

The Grange Country House, Manor Brow, Keswick, Cumbria

They offer quality and comfort in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The Award Winning Breakfast is served in a bright and airy dining room, boasting wonderful views... more

Blenheim Lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere

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

For rail and coach travellers, Windermere Station is a convenient 5-minute ride from Blenheim Lodge Bed and Breakfast. Blenheim Lodge has 10 shower en-suite guest rooms,... 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

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

Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant (Hotel)

Ambleside Road, Windermere

Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant, Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria

The 2 AA Rosette restaurant serves a seasonally changing menu with most ingredients sourced locally... 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

Merewood Country House Hotel (Hotel)

Merewood Country House Hotel Ambleside Road Windermere Cumbria, Ambleside Road, Windermere

Merewood Country House Hotel, Merewood Country House Hotel Ambleside Road Windermere Cumbria, Windermere, Cumbria

As soon as guests step through the front door of this beautiful country house, they will discover an oasis of comfort, warmth and relaxation. As far... more

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