Ten reasons to discover the Magic of self-catering holidays Cumbria

Discover the Magic self-catering holidays Cumbria has to offer

October 31, 2023 by Netherby Hall

It is the county of lakes, sea and fells – so it’s little wonder millions of people flock to Cumbria every year to see what this amazing county has to offer.

For some people, discovering what self-catering holidays Cumbria has in abundance is something of an annual treat.

But for others, the county remains undiscovered – so today we take a look at ten reasons why Cumbria is a truly amazing place to spend a little time.

Netherby Hall is one of the country’s premium self-catering accommodation providers and a stay with us will truly be one to remember.

In our popular blog series, we have already written about The Benefits of Self-Catering and 10 Things To Do when staying at Netherby Hall.

Now it’s time to look beyond the stunning grounds of our accommodation for the lowdown on why self-catering holidays Cumbria can place you at the heart of the spectacular!

Breathtaking Countryside Views

Enjoy breathtaking countryside views on self-catering holidays Cumbria

Cumbria is globally famed for its breathtaking countryside. Imagine waking up to rolling hills, lush valleys, and charming villages right outside your window. The Lake District National Park is at the heart of the county, and what’s good enough for some of the most revered classic poets…

Spectacular Sea Views 

Cumbria is not particularly well known for its coast – but head west and you will be stunned by the rugged beauty and charm it has to offer. Picture yourself sipping your morning coffee while gazing upon the majestic Irish Sea—a sight that’s bound to leave you in awe.

Outdoor Adventure 

Water sports are part of the adventure of self-catering holidays Cumbria

For outdoor enthusiasts, Cumbria is a paradise waiting to be explored. The Lake District beckons with opportunities for hiking and biking, while the shimmering waters of Windermere and its smaller siblings provide a mix of waterside activities and tranquillity. We’re big fans of Coniston Water – check out available activities here

Historical Charm 

Discover Carlisle Castle on self-catering holidays Cumbria

Dive into the rich history of Cumbria as you explore towns like Carlisle. Visit the iconic Carlisle Castle, which stands as a testament to centuries of history and intrigue.

Cosy Self-Catering Accommodation 

Self-catering holidays Cumbria offer an array of cosy accommodation

Cumbria offers an array of self-catering accommodation, from quaint cottages with beautiful countryside views to charming cabins nestled by the sea. Feel at home while on holiday. We’re biassed, of course – but we think our amazing self-catering accommodation (pictured) beats the lot!

Local Cuisine 

Savour the flavours of Cumbria with its delectable local cuisine. Don’t miss out on traditional dishes like Cumberland sausage and Herdwick lamb, which will tantalise your taste buds. If it’s high-end you want, the county has the greatest selection of Michelin-starred restaurants outside of London including our very own sister restaurant Pentonbridge InnCheck them out here

Peace and Tranquillity 

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Cumbrian countryside. The soothing sounds of nature and the absence of city noise are truly therapeutic.

Wildlife Watching 

Wildlife watching is part of the Magic of self-catering holidays Cumbria


Cumbria is teeming with wildlife. Keep an eye out for red squirrels, deer, and various bird species as you explore the countryside. It’s a nature lover’s paradise.

Arts and Culture 

Cumbria boasts a vibrant arts scene, with galleries, museums, and theatres showcasing the region’s cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the local arts and culture for a deeper connection with Cumbria. You could catch a show at the fabulous Theatre by the Lake, or recapture your childhood at The World of Beatrix Potter 


Stargazing is part of the Magic of self-catering holidays Cumbria

Cumbria’s dark skies make it an ideal destination for stargazers. On a clear night, you can witness a breathtaking display of stars and constellations, adding a touch of magic to your holiday.

Now you know what self-catering holidays Cumbria can offer. For an exquisite self-catering experience in Cumbria, consider Netherby Hall, our stunning estate that offers a range of accommodation options.

With its convenient location at Longtown near Carlisle, Netherby Hall provides easy access to the region’s best countryside and coastal attractions.

To learn more about self-catering holidays in Cumbria and to book your stay at Netherby Hall, visit our website here.

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