Cottage Holidays in Firbank, Cumbria, England

Firbank could be an excellent place for a cottage escape in Cumbria.  Firbank is a small village in the South Lakeland area of Cumbria - a good spot for a self-catering break. Its greatest claim to fame is that George Fox once preached at what is known as Fox’s Pulpit on Firbank Fell in 1652. Fox founded the Quaker movement and this meeting was very influential on the founding of the organisation. A plaque marks the spot where the meeting took place.

St. John the Evangelist, the village church, built in 1842, has a quite plain but attractive interior. Anglers will find local opportunities for fishing on the River Lune and River Rawthey, with stocks of sea trout, brown trout and salmon. Permits can also be obtained for fishing at Killington Lake. The lake is also a popular spot for canoeing, windsurfing and dinghy sailing, on application of a day ticket for visitors.

To the west of Killington Lake, Burns Beck Moss Nature Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest covering 47 acres. This reserve offers sightings of various bird species, such as herons, tawny owls, snipe and curlews plus animals such as roe deer, hares and foxes.

The nearby town of Sedbergh attracts walkers who want to explore the Howgill Fells and golfers are made welcome at Sedbergh Golf Club. About one mile from Sedbergh, Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre houses the work of artists and craftspeople on three floors of what used to be a weaving and spinning mill. Temporary exhibitions are popular too and the fourth floor is the home of handlooms and floor looms. On weekdays, visitors can see weavers busily at work on the looms, carrying on the traditions of the old mill. Other crafts are also often demonstrated, such as making rag rugs and lace items.

It’s a short drive to the popular South Lakeland town of Kendal, famous for Kendal mint cake and so much more. Lots of amenities include no less than five shopping arcades. Kendal Museum tells the story of the 12th century castle, the ruins of which you can visit for terrific views of the town. Abbot Hall Art Gallery satisfies the art seekers and the Museum of Lakeland Life, housed in the former stables of Abbot Hall, exhibits farm machinery and tools that depict the traditional way of doing things in rural communities. In addition, the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology is one of the country’s oldest museums.

Firbank, then, has history, wildlife and modern amenities on its doorstep in a picturesque part of the world, perfect for a relaxing holiday staying in a self-catering country cottage.


Facts about what Firbank offers for Cottage Breaks

A variety of similar self-catering cottages in Cumbria  are available, including pet-friendly cottages in the Lake District, cottages for 2 people and good quality cottages in various other categories.

 

Featured Self catering country cottages near Firbank, Cumbria, England:

Longtail Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Lodge, Lake District National Park.

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

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and private hot tub, within walking distance of Bowness on Windermere close to the heart of the Lake District National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £795


Special Offer: from 16 December to 18 December 19
Late availability: from 16 December to 11 January 20

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Lake District.

sleeps 6 - 21 guests
6 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1250


Special Offer: from 10 January to 13 January 20
Late availability: from 10 January to 13 January 20

Longtail Loft, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Detached Cabin, Lake District National Park.

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

Sleeps 2 retreat in the Lake District with stylish interior and a private warm bubbly spa hot tub, just a walk away from Bowness Village and beautiful Lake Windermere.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £595


Special Offer: from 16 December to 20 December 19
Late availability: from 20 December to 20 February 20

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 22 December to 28 December 19

Woodend Schoolhouse, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
3 star

Glorious stone-built cottage standing on its own in the Lake District National Park with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, recently refurbished and offering comfortable character accommodation with special touches such as a wrought iron style four poster bed, this is a great place to stay for two people on a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 22 December to 28 December 19

We have no cottages within Firbank itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Firbank. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England