Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Carlisle Has Everything on Tap for a Great Self-Catering Holiday

Carlisle is the county town of Cumbria and offers diverse amenities and attractions.  Whatever the age of your family members, there is something for everyone in this town. The only problem will be choosing which activity to try out. Carlisle has a laser tag centre, complete with dark passages, music and fog! If paintball is more appealing, several centres in the Carlisle area operate and you can choose from different terrain and games. Perhaps you’d like to ski or snowboard? This, too, is possible. Etterby Scaur is the location for the dry ski slope and Alston Moor has a tow lift, so why not let the professionals get you ready for the slopes.


Information on Cottage Holidays in Carlisle

Bars, nightclubs and theatres offer a diverse nightlife scene and film goers are catered for too. In addition to the multi-screen cinema, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery shows art house films. This gallery exhibits fine art, arts and crafts and natural sciences, with a calendar of family events and activities for children.

If you prefer the great outdoors and walking, climbing or cycling on a cottage holiday then the Lake District is only a short drive away. Also, if you want to try your hand at sailing or rowing, nearby Talkin Tarn offers tuition for novices and people with more experience.

The kids will love Carlisle Castle; it really does look like something out of an Arthurian legend. This medieval castle has guided tours and interactive exhibitions and it contains the Cumbria Military Museum. For another impressive medieval building, go to Carlisle Cathedral, with its fabulous stained glass windows and ceiling. Regular lunchtime recitals take place here and the cathedral is involved in the Carlisle Festival.

The sole example of a medieval house in Carlisle houses the Guildhall Museum. This timber, bricks and clay building dates back to 1407 and it was used by the various trade guilds of the town, such as tanners and weavers. Artefacts tell the story of these guilds and there is a collection of silver from the early 1700s. For more interesting town history, see The Citadel, which consists of the East Tower and the West Tower. This structure has had an important part to play in the town and the public can sometimes tour the West Tower and see the old courts and prison.

So, there is a lot to do in Carlisle, an attraction in its own right, but it also makes a good base for exploring more rural pleasures. Find a country cottage, apartment or a farmhouse for a great self-catering holiday in Carlisle.

View a selection of self-catering holiday cottages all over Cumbria and the Lake District.

Book a Carlisle cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Cumbria on holiday.

8 rental properties

Steads Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Central Scotland including Edinburgh & Glasgow, Scotland

2 bedroom Holiday Apartment, Carlisle 6 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
3 star

Homely sleeps 6, 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh, close to Leith and less than 2 miles from Edinburgh city centre.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £374
Next availability:
from 13 July to 18 July 20 from 19 July to 11 September 20

Eden Hideaway, Kelso, Borders, Borders & Southern Scotland, Scotland

2 bedroom Bespoke Wooden Luxury Chalets, Carlisle 6 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Stylish high quality 2 bedroom holiday lodge with warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub and superb countryside views of the Eden and Tweed Valley, set on an organic farm in the Scottish Borders.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £770
Next availability:
from 19 July to 20 July 20 from 22 August to 24 August 20

High Tide, Weymouth, Dorset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Townhouse, Carlisle 6 miles away

sleeps 5 - 10 guests
5 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
6 bathrooms
6
no dogs allowed
5 star

Elegant 5 bedroom holiday rental in Weymouth, all ensuite bedrooms, stunning sea views and excellent location opposite the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1325
Next availability:
from 07 August to 21 August 20 from 04 September to 11 September 20

Pheasant Lodge Scottish Borders, Longtown, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Log Cabin, Carlisle 9 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Whether for a mini-moon, a honeymoon or a break with friends, this superb adults-only log cabin with its private hot tub with mood lighting is something special; add to this a location just 3 miles from Gretna Green, a 5 star rating, a setting close to unspoilt countryside and a Green at Heart Gold Award and it's clear to see this solid Norwegian Timber Lodge has plenty to offer (plus fishing for salmon and trout is possible on the Border River Esk, along 3 mile river beat and rod hire is available).

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £703
Next availability:
from 13 July to 16 July 20 from 19 July to 21 July 20

Chimney Gill Farmhouse near the Lake District, Penrith, Cumbria, Lake District, England

5 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Carlisle 10 miles away

sleeps 4 - 12 guests
4 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Pretty 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse set on a working farm close to Sebergham in Cumbria, with a gorgeous interior and exterior, come and experience country living at its best with up to 12 friends or family, with the added benefit of the northern part of the Lake District National Park and Carlisle within easy reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £788
Next availability:
from 28 August to 25 September 20 from 28 September to 16 October 20

Glingerbank, Longtown, Cumbria, Lake District, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, Carlisle 11 miles away

sleeps 12 - 24 guests
12 - 24
12 bedrooms
12
12 bathrooms
12
dog-friendly cottage

Impressive 12 bedroom country house with games room, private hot tub and a setting in beautiful gardens, situated just 10 miles from Northumberland National Park, 10 miles from Gretna Green and 6 miles from the Solway Coast, ideal for special celebrations and group getaways.

Special features: tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £3200
Next availability:
from 13 July to 29 July 20 from 02 August to 11 August 20

Kirkandrews House , Longtown, Cumbria, Lake District, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Carlisle 11 miles away

sleeps 8 - 13 guests
8 - 13
7 bedrooms
7
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6

Roomy sleeps 13 holiday house set in parkland grounds and with far reaching country views, close to Gretna Green and the Solway Coast AONB, welcoming anniversary parties, family groups, groups of friends, hen parties, stag parties and special celebrations.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1000
Next availability:
from 13 July to 29 July 20 from 02 August to 11 August 20

Staffield Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, Lake District, England

10 bedroom Large Country House, Carlisle 12 miles away

sleeps 10 - 24 guests
10 - 24
10 bedrooms
10
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

10 bedroom large group accommodation in the Eden Valley, close to Penrith, with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and sociable living spaces.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £3193