You might love your family and friends enough to go on holiday with them, but that doesn't mean you do not appreciate having your own space. Great Calva is perfect because not only is it in a stunning location in the Eden Valley and close to the Northern Fells of the Lake District, but it also has three separate bedroom suites that sleep up to 12 people so you can spend your days and evenings socialising, then withdraw in peace at night. The holiday cottage is part of Monkhouse Hill - a former Georgian farm near Caldbeck that has been successfully converted into nine award-winning holiday properties to accommodate everyone from couples to families and large groups. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Brae Fell is a beautifully converted barn in a fantastic location. The owners of Monkhouse Hill have taken a 300-year old farm with far-reaching views of the Eden Valley and transformed the buildings into nine award-winning self-catering properties that are close to the Northern Fells of the Lake District National Park. There are miles of incredible walking and cycling routes in the area, and you can easily reach places like Carlisle, Penrith, Keswick, Bassenthwaite and the southern Lakes. Brae Fell can comfortably accommodate eight people in four bedrooms, making it ideal for large or extended families and groups of friends. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Ideal for couples or families, Miller Moss is a beautiful barn conversion that sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. It is one of nine superb self-catering properties at Monkhouse Hill near Caldbeck and the Northern Fells of the Lake District. Penrith is just a few miles away, and Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Skiddaw, Cockermouth and Carlisle are all within easy reach. The cottage is only 15 minutes from the M6 making it well located for exploring the southern part of the Lake District National Park as well. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Sitting in large gardens (with tennis court!), this welcoming bright and airy holiday apartment is perfectly placed in a tranquil location overlooking lake Windermere, yet within just a mile of Bowness-on-Windermere with its shops and eating establishments. The Loft offers the best of both worlds for those who want to relax and unwind whilst being within easy reach of the areas many attractions.
Ideally placed with views over Lake Windermere, this modern stylish holiday apartment sits in extensive grounds where guests can enjoy peace and tranquility, along with an all-weather tennis court, putting area and croquet lawn. The many amenities of Bowness-on-Windermere are just a mile away. A perfect retreat to enjoy the many attractions of the Lake District.
A delightful Lakeland holiday cottage converted from a former Watermill with a cottage garden that provides an ideal place to relax and unwind. Located on the outskirts of a small village close to Grizebeck, The Watermill is ideally situated for exploring the Southern Lakes and its popular attractions.
Three tailor-made holiday homes for two providing affordable accommodation in the tranquil Ellen Vale. Positioned between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast this is a great touring base within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park.
Eskmeals House is an impressive country holiday home to rent sleeping large groups of up to twenty one guests in nine bedrooms. Plenty of space inside and out with seven acres of grounds, and an ideal base for exploring Cumbria's lovely coastline and the Lake District National Park.
Sleeping up to six guests, this Grade II listed traditional Lakeland farmhouse dates back to the 17th Century and nestles amongst peace and tranquility in the Eskdale Valley. Offering seclusion and wonderful scenery the farmhouse is perfectly placed for exploring the Western Lake District as well as the Central Fells. Excellent for walking and climbing with Scafell nearby. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
4 Mell Fell View is a beautiful holiday cottage with fantastic views of Little Mell Fell, Great Mell Fell and Helton Fell that surround Lake Ullswater. The owners have carefully restored the 17th Century property to provide very comfortable accommodation for four people with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is in the quiet Lake District village of Penruddock, close to Ullswater, Keswick and Penrith and within walking distance of the excellent Herdwick Inn. The cottage is dog-friendly and available all year round, providing a lovely holiday home for families, friends and couples.
Comfy and welcoming, this attractive self-catering holiday home sits on the West Coast of Cumbria in the little village of Kirksanton offering stunning views over the surrounding fells and coastline. Offering the best of both worlds, guests can explore the many touristy attractions of the Lake District National Park, and return back to Bank Springs Brewery to the tranquility of the fells and coast at the end of the day.
A charming holiday cottage in an enviable position in the picturesque lakeside village of Glenridding. Perfect for those who wish to relax in beautiful surroundings or who want to partake in more rigorous and energetic pastimes with easy and challenging fell walks, and the tranquility of Ullswater with lake cruises and boat hire on the doorstep. This popular Lakeland village offers shops and a choice of two pubs and is a good base for exploring the areas many attractions.
Cartmel is a favourite holiday destination for foodies, walkers and lovers of a great view. Little Barn caters for these perfectly, putting visitors close to a well-stocked village shop, a friendly pub and a two Michelin-starred restaurant. The newly converted holiday cottage sleeps four people in two rooms and boasts superb views of Morecambe Bay. There are stunning walks from the door and, with Grizedale Forest and the Lake District National Park nearby, no end to the fun you can have exploring. Local attractions include Holker Hall, Dalton Safari Park, Windermere, Bowness, and the home of Beatrix Potter.
When it comes to a self-catering holiday in the Lake District, it's hard to beat Bowness-on-Windermere as a place to stay. The pretty lakeside town has an array of terrific amenities and gorgeous walks to places like Orrest Head and Brant Fell. It is close to Scafell Pike, High Top, Grizedale Forest and other favourite Lakes attractions. Bank Chambers is a beautifully furnished holiday home with a private roof terrace and space to sleep six people in three bedrooms with three bathrooms. Its layout and location are ideal for families or friends. Holiday bookings are available all year round.
Three lovely holiday cottages in a peaceful corner of West Cumbria. Ideal for a relaxing seaside break, the cottages are just a short walk from the sandy beach and enjoy views of the Lake District mountains. Perfect for water lovers with the sea on the doorstep and the Lakes within easy driving distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Located within an acre of land with a stream running through it, 1 Swinside Cottages is a comfortable Cumbrian holiday cottage with beautiful scenery all around and wonderful forest and fell walks from the front door. Whinlatter Forest Centre is nearby and there are lovely bike rides and plenty of attractions throughout the Lake District for days out.
You'll never tire of the view at this lovely cottage in Appleby which overlooks the River Eden and the Grade-II listed stone bridge from the living room, master bedroom and the patio. It is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs and within easy reach of favourite attractions, footpaths and cycling routes around the Eden Valley. Appleby is close to the North Pennines, Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is a favourite year-round holiday destination for people who enjoy spending time exploring the beautiful scenery. The self-catering cottage can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples and families.
Get rid of distractions and focus on relaxing with your family and friends at Rookhow. This group accommodation is perfect for families and friends. Let the kids run wild amongst 12-acres of woodland where they can climb trees and build dens, paddle in the brook, and go to sleep with hair smoky from toasting marshmallows over the campfire. The Grade-II listed house is in the beautiful Rusland Valley near Grizedale between Coniston and Windermere in the Lake District National Park. It's ideal for relaxed family get-togethers, walking holidays, and group activities like yoga or writing retreats. The tranquil setting lets you scale back on stress and enjoy the peace and simplicity of holidays from your youth.
A comfortable holiday cottage in the Cumbrian village of Lorton in the Lake District National Park - perfect for enjoying the many attractions and activities that the area has to offer. Midtown Cottages is a good self-catering choice for outdoorsy types and dog owners.
Centrally located in the very heart of the Lake District National Park, this well presented farm cottage offers peace, tranquility and superb walks (plus a pub!) on the doorstep and all the amenities of Ambleside just two and a half miles away. Situated at Skelwith Bridge, the area is a walker's paradise and a great base for exploring the many attractions of this beautiful part of Cumbria. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Popular towns in and around The Lake District:AlstonAmblesideApplebyBowness-on-WindermereBramptonCartmelCockermouthConistonGrange-over-SandsGrasmereGrizebeckHawksheadKeswickKirkby LonsdaleKirkby StephenPenrithUllswaterUlverstonWasdaleWindermere
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