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Self catering Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

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 highest mountain (Scafell Pike); its largest natural lake (Windermere) and its deepest lake (Wastwater). 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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54.433633, -2.962954

A traditional Lakeland cottage ideally placed in the village of Ambleside near Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park. With a host of attractions within easy reach and superb opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts on the doorstep, this is an ideal retreat for active people or those who want to explore the national park and Cumbria.

Weekly guide price:
£270 to £500
Short breaks from £54 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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:
£405 to £530

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

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:
£385 to £610
Short breaks from £90 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.423824, -3.013773

A cosy welcoming self-catering log cabin ideally positioned within an eighteen acre private secluded woodland estate in the Langdale Valley near to Ambleside in central Lake District. A perfect base for exploring the areas many attractions and an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, or those who want to simply relax.

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £695

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.378953, -2.817165

Being protected within both a conservation area and a national park means that the Lake District village of Staveley is delightfully unspoiled. Avondale is a welcoming two-bedroom holiday cottage within walking distance of the train station and the village pub, the Eagle and Child. There is room for four people making it perfect for couples and families, and there is secure storage for bikes and other sporting equipment. Staveley is just a few miles from Kendal and Windermere and ideally located for exploring the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£490 to £665
Short breaks from £60 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Sunday

54.389221, -2.429981

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

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £725

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.377396, -3.312295

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

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £1200
Short breaks from £160 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

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 £1250

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Dintake Boathouse

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 22nd Nov 2021 for 4 nights, £750"Late availability. A relaxing four night mid-week break at a stunning, luxury Boathouse. Wonderful location on Lake Windermere - with amazing views - yet close to Bowness."
54.335153, -2.934470

The waterfront location of this luxurious boathouse gives couples the ultimate Lake District experience. There aren't many holiday homes where you can stay in such a high standard of comfort with unobstructed views over Windermere and the fells, a private jetty, and a quiet location a few miles from Bowness. The boathouse is finished and furnished to an exceptionally high standard and is within easy reach of fantastic footpaths and cycling trails. Grasmere, Ambleside and Grange-over-Sands are all within easy reach, as are many of the Lake District's most beautiful sights and popular attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£895 to £1500
Short breaks from £250 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.465370, -3.017148

Perfectly placed in Grasmere and just a ten minute stroll to a great choice of pubs, restaurants and shops, this welcoming self-catering cottage sits right in the heart of the Lake District in one of the most popular villages which was once the home of William Wordsworth. Superb walks and an abundance of attractions within easy reach make this the perfect choice for doing as much or as little as you want amongst the beauty of the Lake District National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £795
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.298338, -2.896960

A delightful stone holiday cottage that offers the best of both worlds - a stunning peaceful corner of the Lake District, yet within easy reach of the more popular tourist traps and attractions. A wonderful location in the Cumbrian village of Bowland Bridge within the Lake District - perfect for relaxing in the Lakes or walking! Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £700
Short breaks from £99 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

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

54.638140, -2.726137

Carleton House is a spacious period holiday home two miles from Penrith and just five miles from Ullswater. It's recently been fully refurbished inside and out to provide very comfortable accommodation for families and friends. It sleeps up to eight people in four bedrooms and is child and pet friendly. The location on the edge of Clifton village is perfect for exploring the Lake District, Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales and Hadrian's Wall. Carleton House is available for holidays all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£889 to £2089
Short breaks from £240 per night

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.543652, -3.179049

The Lake District is one of the UK's best-loved holiday destinations. Even if you have been there a hundred times, there is always a beautiful new view or a friendly cafe to discover. The Derwent Farmhouse is a period farmhouse with lots of character in a riverfront location close to Grange in the Borrowdale Valley. It comfortably sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and there are footpaths and cycling routes leading from the front door, while Scafell Pike, Skiddaw and Derwentwater are all nearby. The location is ideal whether you want to relax in peace and solitude or do as much as you can during the time you have.

Weekly guide price:
£689 to £1249

6  |   3  |   No  |   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 £75 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.220586, -3.323375

Comfy and welcoming, this attractive 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.

Weekly guide price:
£440 to £895

8  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.475209, -2.349336

Stable Cottage is a pretty 17th century detached holiday cottage in the heart of the market town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. With the town centre just a short stroll away you have everything on your doorstep including shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Sandwiched between the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and two National Parks, walkers, cyclists and adventure seekers will be spoilt for choice with the huge number of things to do. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms Stable Cottage is the perfect self-catering retreat for families, friends or even couples looking to explore this magical part of the country. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£630 to £1000
Short breaks from £95 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.461912, -3.016971

Escape to the Lakes in this superb family holiday home a short walk from the centre of Grasmere Lake and village. Heron Beck is a spacious property in an elevated location, surrounded by mature trees with lovely views. It sleeps seven people in four bedrooms and is perfect for families. Heron Beck is finished and furnished to a very high standard to create a sumptuous haven where you can enjoy spending time together, walking, cycling and exploring the fells and lakes that make this region special. Heron Beck is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£1295 to £2795

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.387744, -2.891984

The breathtaking beauty of the Lake District makes it a wonderful choice for a romantic holiday. Set back from a quiet country lane, Pipers Howe is a peaceful haven, yet only a mile from the vibrant town of Windermere. You can easily walk to fantastic pubs like The Queens and The Crafty Baa, or shop for local produce to cook a delicious meal in the well-equipped kitchen. The ground floor holiday apartment, which is set in the owner's extensive gardens and enjoys its own private entrance, is comfortably modern with stylish touches like slate floors, WiFi and central heating throughout. With the fells, lakes and exciting towns like Kendal and Bowness within easy reach, Pipers Howe is ideal for couples.

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £560
Short breaks from £70 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Lake District Cottages

Its dramatic and rugged landscape is its main attraction with noble peaks, heather-clad moors, tumbling waterfalls, sparkling lakes and intriguing forests. Ever changing, each season has something incredibly special to offer. In the spring the panorama bursts into life with lush green pastures alive with playful Herdwick lambs and in the autumn, the trees are ablaze with colour making it incredibly photogenic. The summer months attract visitors to the hills, bustling villages and lakes. Whilst the winter months are warming and welcoming with the breath taking snow capped mountains and friendly Lakeland pubs serving hearty traditional food with a roaring fire crackling in the background.

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

Cumbria as a county has a unique and diverse character. It has miles of wonderful scenic coastline, pretty villages, historic towns and bustling city centres. It is steeped in history with ancient forts, discussed mines, historic homes, castles and literary attractions. 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 hill walkers!

A popular destination for both short breaks and longer holidays, we offer a huge selection of Lake District cottages from Cumberland cottages to log cabins beside the lake. An area that is exceptionally pet friendly with many Lakeland cottages and attractions welcoming dogs.