Unusual Places to Stay in Cumbria

Inspiring writers and artists across the centuries, the great fells, lakes and sandy shores of Cumbria offer many hundreds of staycation possibilities. Take endless hikes from the door with a stay in the Lake District National Park. Or enjoy stunning views from the carriage window of the Settle-Carlisle steam train, as it chugs through the Eden Valley. Cumbria’s natural beauty comes in waves, from the wind rolling off Lake Windermere, to the sea views that become more expansive as you drive up the coast.

While many will opt for a hotel or ordinary holiday home for their Cumbria stay, there are those who crave something different. Here’s where we come in. Got your eye on a train station cottage or a cosy shepherds hut? Why not! Perhaps a sprawling barn conversion will suit you better. Fear not, we’ve got you covered. We even have award-winning luxury properties such as Cazenovia Hall, a grade II-listed country house dating to the 18th Century, in the magnificent grounds of Blencowe Hall.

Our range of quirky and characterful houses are perfectly situated in the heart of the Lake District. You could even stay in the South Eastern town of Kendal and combine the Yorkshire Dales with a Lakeland stay - the ideal combo for eager explorers. Alternatively, laze around the villages sampling afternoon tea at the many local cafes, who are we to judge? Whether you need a wood burner or a walk-in wardrobe, our customer service team will find it for you. So don’t wait, get planning today!

Unusual Places to Stay in Cumbria

  • Derwentwater House

    Keswick, Allerdale District

    Sleeps: 22VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Dairy at Brackenthwaite Farm

    Hale, Beetham

    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Silverholme

    Ulverston, South Lakeland District

    Sleeps: 18VIEW PROPERTY
  • Somerwood

    Ribchester, Ribble Valley District

    Sleeps: 16VIEW PROPERTY
  • Lake View Farm

    Watermillock, Matterdale

    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Beckside

    Allerdale District, Cumbria

    Sleeps: 6VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Black Swan Manor

    Kendal, South Lakeland District

    Sleeps: 16VIEW PROPERTY
  • Hart Crag

    Patterdale, Eden District

    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Spout Cottage

    South Lakeland District, Cumbria

    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY

Best locations in Cumbria

Among the roll call of famous Cumbrian locations, it’s hard to go wrong. Choose mountain, lakeside or sea views and be equally overwhelmed by the county’s stunning scenery, delicious food and warm, welcoming locals.

  • Lake District
  • Dean
  • Windermere
  • Keswick
  • Bowness