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Historic border town and capital of Cumbria, try one of our
Carlisle cottages for a holiday full of surprises!
When you think of Carlisle a few things instantly spring to
mind. Hadrian's Wall, of course, just a short drive away - a
legendary World Heritage Site built by the Romans, offering a
National Trail and Cycleway plus numerous impressive attractions.
Carlisle Castle, founded in 1092, looms over the city as a constant
reminder of Anglo-Scottish battles - discover its dark dungeons and
maze of labyrinths. Next, Henry VIII's imposing Citadel, once a
major entrance into the city. Carlisle Cathedral features a
magnificent 14th Century stained glass window, while the Tullie
House Museum & Art Gallery vividly brings Carlisle's
heritage and past to life.
If shopping's more your thing, there are lots of
pedestrianised areas, award-winning malls, colourful farmers'
markets, as well as a traditional, Victorian indoor market. From
designer couture to trendy high street names, gifts, toys and more,
return to your Carlisle cottage with bags galore!
Dining out is a globe-trotting experience, with a whole host of
restaurants and take-aways covering every palate and budget. Other
entertainment ranges from cinema and theatre to comedy nights,
ghostly tours and one-off extravaganzas. Look out, too, for
festivals and other events - the Summer Music Festival perhaps or
Guy Fawkes' celebrations. Add museums, nature reserves, not to
mention daytrips on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and everyone's
bound to be happy.
And with the Lake District and Scotland right on your doorstep,
expect some amazing scenery whichever way you head from your cosy
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The Cobbles | Winskill near Penrith | Cumbria & The Lake District
A cosy single-storey detached cottage in small village of Winskill near Penrith. Character accommodation, romantic retreat. En-suite bedroom. Close to walking and cycling routes. Penrith 7 miles.
Dash | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cottage near Bassenthwaite with views towards Skiddaw. Cosy family accommodation with shared games room, play area and lawned grounds. Ideal base for walking, touring and more. Bassenthwaite 1 mile.
Dodd | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cosy cottage near Bassenthwaite in small group with shared games room and play area. Good base for families or couples. Bassenthwaite 1 mile.
Skiddaw | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Grade II listed cottage near Bassenthwaite. Shared grounds, games room and play area. Close to lake, village, walking and more. Bassenthwaite village 1 mile.
Uldale | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Grade II listed barn conversion, a wonderful holiday cottage near Bassenthwaite. Shared games room, spacious grounds with play area, a mile from Bassenthwaite and 2 from Bassenthwaite Lake.
Randel | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cosy romantic studio cottage near Bassenthwaite. Open plan pet-friendly accommodation with shared games room and grounds. Bassenthwaite 1 mile.
Mell Fell View | Penruddock near Ullswater | Cumbria & The Lake District
Delightful terraced cottage near Ullswater. Fabulous views, on edge of Penruddock village. Ideally-placed Lake District Cottage. Ullswater 4 miles; Keswick 11 miles.
Mell Fell Cottage | Penruddock near Ullswater | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cosy cottage in Penruddock in Lake District National Park. Woodburner, garden, wonderful fell views. Great base for Keswick and the Lakes. Ullswater 4 miles.
The Old Sunday School | Slaggyford near Alston | Northumberland
Delightfully unique chapel conversion in the picturesque, Northumberland village of Slaggyford on the Pennine Way. Character cottage features and stunning views. Alston 4 miles.
Albion Cottage | Silloth, Solway Firth | Cumbria & The Lake District
Charming terraced cottage situated next to owner’s public house, in the seaside resort of Silloth. Quality, comfortable accommodation. Championship golf course nearby. Keswick 24 miles.