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Lake District Cottages

The Lake District is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations and is famed for being the largest national park in England, along with having the country’s highest mountain (Scafell Pike), its largest natural lake (Windermere) and its deepest lake (Wastwater).

Where is the Lake District?

Located in the North West of England in Cumbria, the Lake District boasts a simply stunning landscape that attracts visitors from all over the world. It is a place that has inspired writers, artists and poets alike including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey and Beatrix Potter, and a holiday destination you will want to return to time and time again. Read more

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54.352415, -2.917418

A delightful Lakeland cottage ideally situated in a tranquil position near the popular village of Bowness-on-Windermere within the Lake District National Park. Ferry View Cottage provides a cosy base from which to explore all this stunning area has to offer with super walking opportunities and an abundance of attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £660

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.707405, -2.934883

Meadow View is positioned in a tranquil setting on the edge of the National Park, between Keswick and Penrith, within a small group of similar lodges. It is four miles from the village of Greystoke, with a traditional country pub and shop. This very comfortable Scandinavian style lodge, with a wood burning stove, has floor-to-ceiling windows providing extensive open views over the countryside with Blencathra in the distance. It is a haven for wildlife, including red squirrels, rabbits and many species of birds. 

Weekly guide price:
£756 to £882
Short breaks from £120 per night

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.736713, -3.374740

Made just for two, this dog-friendly self-catering cottages offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind. Lovely walks by day with the use of a hot tub to bubble your aches away afterwards. A great base for exploring the tranquil beautiful Ellen Vale sandwiched between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast, as well as the many attractions of the nearby Lake District. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£371 to £497
Short breaks from £115 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.736713, -3.374740

Tailor-made for two, Parlour Cottage is a romantic retreat in the peaceful Ellen Vale between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast in Cumbria. Within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park, there are an abundance of great days out for couples as well as lovely walks on the doorstep. Sit back in the hot tub and enjoy the peace, tranquility and bird song! Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£322 to £434
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.736713, -3.374740

A Tailor-made romantic holiday retreat for two in the peaceful Ellen Vale, in Cumbria, between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast and within easy distance of the Lakes. With the use of a hot tub, couples are sure to get lots of relaxation on holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £462
Short breaks from £115 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.263607, -3.050656

Forest Field is a delightful holiday cottage within the Rusland Valley providing the perfect self-catering base for couples to relax and explore the beautiful Lake District and its many attractions. Set within unspoilt rolling countryside, the views are simply stunning and the walks are equally as lovely. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£530 to £735

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

The Loft

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 6th Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £650Save £50"Great value for a week in lovely apartment with tennis court and fabulous views over gardens and Lake Windermere"
54.348328, -2.926558

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.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £900

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.348328, -2.926558

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.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £1300

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.395550, -2.921444

This charming cottage sits in an enviable location in the Troutbeck Valley located in between the popular towns of Ambleside and Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Dating back to the 1800s, Beck Cottage has been recently renovated to provide modern and comfortable accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. Spend your days exploring the footpaths from the doorstep or try your hand at mountain biking, sailing, paddleboarding and canoeing. Other nearby attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, The Lakes Aquarium and Go Ape in Grizedale Forest. Holiday bookings are available all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £800
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.256864, -3.172045

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.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £765

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.433643, -2.959456

Dating back three hundred years, this Lakeland holiday cottage has lots of character features and provides comfortable traditional accommodation. Well located, the self-catering cottage sits in a peaceful position in the village of Ambleside near Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Perfect for walkers and those wanting to explore this beautiful part of the UK.

Weekly guide price:
£310 to £660

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.389221, -2.429981

A comfortable cosy holiday cottage in a lovely rural location within Cumbria & the Yorkshire Dales National Park near the unspoilt village of Ravenstonedale. Conveniently located for exploring the many attractions of both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, ideal for walkers and bird watching. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£399 to £760

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.367221, -2.916470

Rydal Cottage is a mid-19th-Century holiday cottage on a no-through road near the centre of Bowness-in-Windermere. The holiday home sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is wonderfully convenient for the eastern shore of Windermere, Catbells, and other famous Lake District sights. It's well-equipped for self-catering yet also close to cafes, restaurants and pubs if you don't want to cook. Guests who have stayed at Rydal Cottage love how tranquil it is, even in summer when the national park is at its busiest. Short breaks and extended stays are welcome all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1100
Short breaks from £125 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Granton Lodge

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 29th Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £1095Save £600"Late availability - now reduced! Luxury detached Lakeland cottage. Excellent, 99% reviews. Tranquil location yet close to Bowness, great lake views, welcome pack. Dogs invited."
54.341939, -2.933047

Exceptional both inside and out, this stylish well presented lodge sits in one of the most enviable positions in the Lake District with lovely views over Lake Windermere. Enjoy an alfresco meal on the terrace watching the sun set over the lake by night, and by day discover the many attractions of nearby Bowness and Windermere.

Weekly guide price:
£995 to £1995

4  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Westward House

Last Minute Offer:Wed, 26th Jun 2024 for 4 nights, £1450"Late availability offer - flexible arrival dates and durations - please enquire"
54.341939, -2.933047

This fabulous holiday home, with its own private jetty, affords an exceptional position overlooking Lake Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District National Park. Enjoying a truly magical setting overlooking Lake Windermere, this exceptional holiday home offers guests the chance to enjoy an abundance of attractions, superb lakeland walks and plenty of opportunity to relax and unwind. Just a short drive from Bowness with excellent amenities close to hand and perfect for boaters with its own private jetty for mooring (you can launch just half a mile away).

Weekly guide price:
£1750 to £2835

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Sunday

54.420980, -3.011811

Greenbank House is a spacious 5 bedroom house set in its own garden with ample space for 10 people.  There is one double bedroom and one twin room on the ground floor in the main house,  one double room (en-suite) and twin room on the first floor in the main house and a double bedroom in the annex. It is located in the heart of the lake district between Ambleside,  Grasmere and Coniston. Some of the best walking in the lake district starts from its front doorstep.  It has exceptional facilities by way of 3 kitchens, 4 bathrooms and plenty of living space and a games room.  It has pubs and cafes within walking distance and a short drive brings you to the hustle and bustle of Ambleside and lake Windermere. 

Weekly guide price:
£1800 to £2300
Short breaks from £360 per night

10  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.368032, -3.077685

Tarn Hows is one of two delightful holiday apartments furnished in a traditional cottage-style, each with its own secluded garden patio, ideally located in a quiet spot on the edge of Coniston. Just a short walk from the shops and inns in the village centre, and only a 5 minute walk to the lake, Tarn Hows is an ideal centre for walking and touring the stunning Lakeland countryside. Tourist board rating: 4 Star AA

Weekly guide price:
£470 to £780
Short breaks from £350 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star AA

54.452808, -3.004197

Escape to the serene beauty of the Lake District at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage. This charming holiday cottage, which sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms, sits on a quiet lane beside the Wordsworth Walk. The path runs between the churchyard in Grasmere where William Wordsworth is buried, to Rydal village where he lived for most of his adult life and wrote many of his most famous poems. Ambleside, Keswick and Kendal are all within easy reach, as are Windermere and Hawkshead. Whether your goal is to scale Scafell Pike or do nothing more energetic than meander along country footpaths and reward yourself with a soak in the spa bath and a glass of wine, Brockstone's location surrounded by glorious Lakeland scenery and with no passing traffic, lets you feel like part of the landscape rather than a merely interested bystander.

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1235

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.406409, -2.717368

Enjoy the wonderful year-round hospitality of this recently refurbished self-catering apartment in Selside, close to both the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's dog-friendly, with a spacious bedroom that accommodates couples or individuals. Walking, mountain biking and potholing are just three of the many ways to explore the incredible landscape, with local attractions including Sizergh Castle, Lowther Castle, Ullswater and the Ullswater Steamers, while Bowness on Windermere is only 25-minutes away. Kendal is a short drive from the apartment, with an excellent variety of places to eat, drink and shop.

Weekly guide price:
£310 to £470
Short breaks from £50 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.366176, -2.896673

The Potting Shed is located on the edge of Windermere in a beautiful rural setting. It is a few minutes drive to Windermere and Bowness and a 15 minute walk into town. The elevated position offers views to the Lakeland fells while being surrounded by nature and woodland too. A lovely retreat from where to enjoy all the best of the Lake District, whatever your preference. 

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

3  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

Where to stay in the Lake District

The most popular tourist spot is Bowness-on-Windermere, where many head for boat trips, cobbled streets and great restaurants. This beautiful town never gets old, no matter how many times you visit.

If you seek less hustle and bustle and more of the great outdoors, then perhaps Ambleside is the one for you? With cottage-style shops and a town encompassed beautifully by mountains, there is plenty of exploring to do here.

For thrill-seekers aiming to tackle Scafell Pike, Keswick is where you want to go. Twinkling waters paired with mighty mountains make this a very popular destination in the Lakes.

The Lake District is home to many impressive lakes, the second largest being in Ullswater. If you seek rolling hills, a magnificent National Park and plenty of water to explore then Ullswater is the perfect place.

Lake District Travel Guide

Before booking your holiday cottage in the Lake District, you can find here all the information you need for your trip.

For more tips, be sure to check out our complete guide to the Lake District.


When to Visit the Lake District

The Lake Districts’ dramatic and rugged landscape is its main attraction, with noble peaks, heather-clad moors, tumbling waterfalls, sparkling lakes and dense forests. Ever-changing, each season has something incredibly special to offer.

In the spring the landscape bursts into life with lush green pastures alive with playful Herdwick lambs. In the autumn, the trees are ablaze with colour making it incredibly photogenic.

The summer months attract plenty of visitors to the hills, villages and lakes, but the warm weather provides the ideal climate for wild swimming and long days of walking.

The winter months are breathtaking, with snow-capped mountains and friendly Lakeland pubs serving hearty traditional food with a roaring fire crackling in the background.


What to Do in the Lake District

Being one of the country's largest outdoor playgrounds, the Lake District attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all types who visit to enjoy incredible walking opportunities, climbing, sailing, mountain biking, kayaking and winter mountaineering.

It also has plenty of options for family days out (including lots of things to do on a rainy day) and is great for those seeking relaxation and a quieter time with its beautiful tranquil landscape providing the perfect setting for bird watching, painting, photography and lazy lake cruises.

If you happen to be visiting the Lake District for the weekend, there is still plenty to do! Whether you choose to have a night with the stars or take a cruise atop one of the many lakes, check out our essential weekend guide to visiting the Lake District.

How to Travel to the Lake District

If you are travelling from one of the major cities situated in the UK, below shows an average distance from the town of Bowness-on-Windermere, so you know what to expect when choosing to visit by car.

London: 275 miles
Birmingham: 159 miles
Glasgow: 150 miles
Liverpool: 88 miles
Bristol: 240 miles
Manchester: 86 miles
Leeds: 81 miles
Edinburgh: 155 miles
Newcastle: 110 miles

There are many ways in which you can travel to the Lake District. With its great public transport, you can journey from many of the major UK cities by train. If you choose to travel by car, there are some great service stations to stop off and rest up whilst on your trip, as well as alternative routes depending on what roads you prefer to drive on.


Learn More About the Region

Cumbria is a part of the Lake District and is a county with a unique and diverse character. It has miles of wonderful scenic coastline, pretty villages and historic towns and is steeped in history with ancient forts, disused mines, historic homes, castles and literary attractions. This is an area that is also exceptionally pet-friendly with many Lakeland cottages and attractions welcoming dogs.

It is also famed for its culinary specialities, including the sticky toffee pudding, Grasmere Gingerbread, the Cumberland sausage and Kendal Mint Cake – the perfect energy boost for hillwalkers!A popular destination for both short breaks and longer holidays, we offer a huge selection of Cumbrian cottages.


FAQ about the Lake District

  • Which part of the Lake District is the best?

Finding the best part of the Lake District to visit will all depend on what you are looking for. Bowness-on-Windermere is definitely the most popular for tourists and day-trippers, however, there are many other great towns to visit such as Keswick, Ambleside, Grasmere and Coniston.If you are looking to spend more of your trip to the Lake District adventuring then places like Ullswater, Wasdale and Great Langdale are perfect for their impressive mountains and scenery.

  • Why is the Lake District famous?

The Lake District is famous for its huge lake offering, rugged landscape and dense forests. Many famous artists have come from the Lake District, names such as Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and John Ruskin all created some of their best works here.

  • Is the Lake District expensive?

Being a unique and beautiful spot is what makes the Lake District more expensive than other UK holiday locations. With some of the highest peaks and best hiking trails here, it is a very popular destination for people all over the UK. The prices are higher than some other holiday locations in the UK, but you get to explore a diverse range of terrains and activities in a unique part of the country, which is well worth the price.

  • Which is the prettiest lake in the Lake District?

Derwentwater has been labelled as the most charming lake in the Lake District as it offers impressive fells and is surrounded by outstanding peaks. However, there are many other lakes and hidden waterfalls that are all situated around the Lake District, all of which will take your breath away with their beauty.

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