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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Carlisle and Northumbria, Lake District your home away from home

Carlisle is an interesting and historic city just northeast of the Lake District boundary. The area is ideal for hill-walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits whilst the city itself has a number of historic attractions. The famous landmark, Hadrian’s Wall can be seen close by. The Scottish border and the lovely cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are within an hour’s drive from your Carlisle and Northumbria holiday rental.

Things to Do in Carlisle and Northumbria Cycling and Hiking

The magnificent scenery of this unspoilt area is best enjoyed on foot or by bicycle. There are a number of dedicated cycle routes including the 112-mile Carlisle and Eden Valley Circular Route, with many shorter loops off it. The Reivers Cycle Route and the Hadrian’s Cycle Way are also long-distance cycle routes in the area.

Golf

Golf was born at St Andrews, just north of the border. Enjoy playing at Brampton Golf Club, Eden Golf Course or Stoney Holme Golf Club, all close to your holiday home rental in Carlisle and Northumbria.

Shopping

Many farmer’s markets and farm shops can be found in this area and are ideal for buying fresh meats, vegetables, tasty local cheese, home-made cakes, jams and pies.

Places to Visit Near Carlisle and Northumbria Carlisle Castle

This medieval sandstone fortress makes an interesting focal point overlooking the city. The 12th century keep is the oldest part of this frontier fortress, built when border disputes and sieges were commonplace. Its fascinating history includes the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots, the Civil War Siege and the Uprising led by Bonnie Prince Charlie.

High Head Sculpture Valley

Combine a scenic walk through this natural wooded valley with an ever-changing exhibition of local sculptures and artwork. These life-size creations are imaginatively displayed in their outdoor setting to the sound of birdsong. The Sculpture Valley also has a farmhouse tea room.

Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre

Bird watchers and those who appreciate falconry will enjoy a visit to this excellent Bird of Prey Centre. Offering falconry and hawking courses as well as displays, shows and one-hour hawk walks, visitors can learn more about these amazing birds and the ancient skills of falconry.

Weather in Carlisle and Northumbria

Carlisle and Northumbria have cool winters with average daily highs around 44°F (7°C) and some snow. Summers reach 68°F (20°C) in August and may be cloudy with showers. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons to visit this scenic area.

Getting to Carlisle and Northumbria

The nearest airport to your Lake District holiday home is NewcastleAirport which is 51 miles away. Other options are Edinburgh Airport, 75 miles away in Scotland, or the Leeds/Bradford International Airport which is 87 miles away. It is an easy scenic drive from any of these airports along the M6 to Carlisle. However, the Lake District is also very accessible by train from London’s Euston Station or Manchester to Oxenholm (Kendal), Penrith or Carlisle. You can pick up a hire car from the station making the journey very pleasant and hassle free.

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                                                                                                    Welcoming,cozy well equipped cottage in first class condition.

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                                                                                                    We have had a wonderful stay at this excellent property.It was very tastefully decorated which gave it great character and it had everything we needed. The owners Eileen and Richard were excellent warm hosts. We loved sitting outside the lovely sheltered area of the cottage listening to the swallows soaring overhead and popping to visit the running ducks in their pond. The property is well sighted and it was possible to visit the Scottish borders ,Kielder and the northern lakes.There are numerous nature reserves in the areas too. The quite lanes near the cottage were lovely to cycle . I must mention the welcome hamper and Eileen's great scones. We intend returning to this lovely property for future holidays.We especially want to return when all the winter geese return to the area.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
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                                                                                                    Superb !!

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                                                                                                    July 2016 - 13 members of our family stayed at The Sycamore Gap for my dads 70th Birthday. The ages ranged from 2 - 79 years and the house was so well equipped it catered for every single one of us. The house is luxurious and very spacious with all mod cons. Our dog loved the heated kennel as he never complained about going in it !! The children loved the outdoor climbing frame and toys and we all enjoyed the hot tub. I honestly can't think of a negative thing to say about the house or our stay and would highly recommend going. The village is full of amenities and there's lots to see within a short driving distance
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                                                                                                    Brill stay at Calf cottage Brampton 3/6 June 2016.

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                                                                                                    Booked this cottage to be near Lakes and family in Workington.cottage lived up to photos everything spotless,kitchen had more than enough equipment for any cookin. Two very comfy leather sofas and foot stools,lovely 6foot bed,huge rooms width of cottage.windows on3 sides in lounge,watchin TVs in evening looking out over green fields and views of hills in distance.too hot to use wood Burner! Eggs and pots of home made jam very welcome,bought scones and cream for Sunday tea!ice cube bag in freezer very welcome especially nor our dog! Owners very friendly and helpful.cottage ideal base for Lakes ,Scotland and Yorkshire.I would certainly recommend this property and would go back again.Many thanks for a lovely stay.Colleen,Terry and Tilly Smith.x
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