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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in the West Lakes and Cumbrian Coast your home away from home

The delightful West Lakes area lies between the Cumbrian mountains and the Irish Sea. Known for its peace and tranquility it is the perfect place to enjoy a restful and relaxing holiday rental. The coastal towns of Whitehaven, Workington, Egremont and Barrow-in-Furness all have their own charm with plenty of small shops, banks, cafés and restaurants. The valleys and lakes of Ennerdale, Eskdale, Wasdale and Dunmerdale offer waterside walks and stunning scenery. Wasdale is the home of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and its deepest lake at Wastwater.

Things to Do in the West Lakes and Cumbrian Coast Hill Walking

The area around the West Lakes and the Cumbrian is perfect for walkers of all ages and ability. Gentle ambles or strenuous hill challenges can all be found around beautiful Eskdale and Scafell.

Ride the Railway

The miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway was opened in 1875 to transport iron ore from Eskdale to Ravenglass. Now restored, visitors can take a trip along the 7-mile line through some of the most unspoilt Lake District scenery. Steam engine fans will love the “La’al Ratty” experience and the railway museum at Ravenglass.

Nature Watching

This unspoilt rural area has plenty of wildlife for those who enjoy nature spotting. In particular, nesting ospreys can be seen flying above Lake Derwent Water.

Places to Visit Near the West Lakes and Cumbrian Coast Muncaster Castle and Gardens

Located on the River Esk, Muncaster Castle has been home to the Pennington family since 1208. The Pele tower is on Roman foundations and the towers, battlements and mullioned windows give the Castle great appeal. The 77-acre woodland gardens are a show of colour in sring with azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons and a Terrace walk.

Maryport Maritime Museum

The charming town of Maryport is well worth visiting from your West Lakes vacation home. It has many interesting exhibits and objects from whale’s teeth to telescopes and tells tales of maritime history including the Mutiny on the Bounty.

Whitehaven Rum Story

This local attraction focuses on the original rum shop, courtyard and cellars which were the centre of the UK rum trade. The Kinetic clock graphically demonstrates how rum is made, from processing the sugar cane to bottling.

Weather in the West Lakes and Cumbrian Coast

The Lake District generally has 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 beautiful area.

Travel to the West Lakes and Cumbrian Coast

The nearest airport to your West Lakes and Cumbria coast holiday home is Newcastle Airport which is 94 miles away. Other options are Edinburgh Airport, 137 miles away in Scotland, or the Leeds/Bradford International Airport which is 118 miles away.

The West 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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect Stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a 2 night stay at Goosepen Cottage and can't recommend it enough, homely, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The living area is open plan, and very cosy when the lovely woodburner is going, a real home from home, everything you need, and plenty of information on local walks in the area. The pub is a few minutes walk from the cottage & serves great food, well worth a visit after a long day walking! There is ample parking, and a lovely seating area outside for the warmer evenings with stunning views. This is a beautiful location, & perfect for anyone wanting to visit the Western Fells, you won't be disappointed and we will definitely be back! Thank you Roz and Dave.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing secluded getaway - perfect for families

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Volcano was absolutely wonderful for our us, our friends and our toddlers. The house itself is a gem, warm, perfectly decorated with great period features, comfy beds and a super kitchen. The location is fantastic, with great beaches, hill walks and a fantastic miniature railway through the woods leading to country pubs and a waterfall. Couldn't have asked for more with our young family.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      The cottage was warm, cosy and very welcoming. The Christmas decorations were a lovely touch.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is ideal for us as it is perfectly based for visiting relatives in the area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016