Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in Cumbria

Week Stays and Short Breaks in Beautiful Cumbria

Luxury Holiday Lodges

Environment friendly lodges in the beautiful Cumbrian Countryside

Stay in one of our luxury lodges and feel at one with nature and the surrounding countryside. Each lodge is made entirely of timber with its own private garden area and sun deck. The generous sized accommodation is furnished throughout with all modern conveniences and a fully fitted kitchen.

Barn Owl Holiday Cottage

A 17th Century Barn Conversion in the Heart of the Lake District

This lovely cottage is full of character with exposed beams and stonework, a wood burning stove, central heating and modern conveniences including a fully fitted kitchen. It features a private garden and balcony with delightful views of the surrounding countryside.

A perfect retreat from city life

View to Blencathra

Imagine waking up to the sound of birds singing, enjoying your morning coffee on the sun terrace before you go out to explore the spectacular scenery with your loved ones. This is your chance to enjoy the best of what the Cumbrian countryside has to offer.

Many of our holiday guests return year after year having discovered the tranquil surroundings of our location. The luxurious and spacious accommodation is in a picturesque and peaceful setting. You will enjoy the views of the countryside from your private garden. The fully fitted kitchen has everything you need for cooking and entertaining. The large lounge, dining area and private sun terrace offer space to relax.

While staying with us you can visit our licensed vegetarian café to try some of our unique meals and desserts, and see the latest art exhibition in our gallery. If you get the chance, don’t miss a performance in our celebrated Upfront Puppet Theatre!

Everything you need for a comfortable stay

In your accommodation

  • Spacious living room and dining area with TV & DVD
  • Fully fitted kitchen with a fridge freezer and dishwasher.
  • Furnished double and twin bedrooms, some en-suite.
  • Bathroom with bath and over bath shower.
  • Washing machine /dryer.
  • Private outdoor area with views
  • Wifi
  • Parking for two cars

On your doorstep and nearby

About Upfront

Upfront Arts Venue

Upfront Holiday Accommodation is located on Unthank Farm which is home to the Upfront Arts Venue and Puppet Theatre.

John and Elaine Parkinson opened the venue in 1997, based on a passion for good art and good food. They have combined the two in a unique setting.
Elaine was originally a teacher and skills learnt in this role have given her the organisational skills that underpin the planning of the season of exhibitions and artists. She also makes a strong input into the Puppet Theatre and school visits.

John Parkinson originally trained as a theatre designer. His design skills and knowledge of art enable him to give the gallery its unique style. He is responsible for how the gallery has developed creatively.

The name “Upfront” was chosen to reflect a direct and honest organisation and has now become a key part of its identity.

What People Say

I appreciated the very courteous and professional staff. They were very friendly and made us feel right at home…
We had a lovely time here with the kids and they esecially enjoyed the puppet theatre. A really stunning place, highly recommended…
The location is beautiful, just a stones throw from some breath taking walking routes…

Book Your Stay

Prices start from £400 per week. 3 day breaks are available at 70% of the full week price. See the guide below for the different options we have available.
You can book online or over the phone and we accept PayPal and all major credit cards.

Barn Owl Cottage

From £400

sleeps 1 – 5

Fully equipped kitchen
Woodburning stove and Central heating
WiFi, TV and DVD player
Garden area with a picnic bench
Balcony with stairs leading to garden
Dogs Welcome

Luxury Holiday Lodges

From £440

sleeps 1 – 6

Fully equipped kitchen
Central heating
WiFi, TV and DVD player
Private garden with large sun deck
Beautiful views of the surrounding country side
Dogs welcome

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