Squirrel Bank is situated in a picturesque secluded area of Bowness, a short stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere and within walking distance of the town centre where you will find an array of boutique shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and attractions. The spacious one-bedroom apartment is stylishly decorated and features a private covered outdoor hot tub for that extra touch of luxury. The Lake District is one of the most desirable locations to visit and Squirrel Bank is an ideal setting to enjoy your romantic minimoon, special occasion or relaxing couples retreat. The area is also perfect for a walking or cycling holiday, is great for foodies, will inspire artists and writers, and provides the opportunity to escape into a vast landscape where you feel like the only people on earth.
Luxuriate in elegant surroundings with stunning views in this Windermere lakeside holiday home. North Highfield was built as a gentleman's residence and boasts beautiful Victorian details with modern comforts. It sleeps 12 people in six well-appointed bedrooms, with four reception rooms, five bathrooms, and extensive grounds. It's a fantastic location for your next family reunion or get together with friends. Windermere village and Bowness-on-Windermere are both within easy reach, as are places like Scafell Pike and Orrest Head.
The Lake District is renowned for the staggering beauty of its natural landscape, with none more so than Coniston Water and the surrounding area. Located on the edge of Coniston village just a few minutes walk from five pubs and excellent cafes and shops, Mountain Cottage enjoys an elevated position with fantastic views. The peak of the Old Man of Coniston is around two and a half miles from the doorstep, and you can quickly reach the Cumbrian Way, Tarn Hows and the Wrynose Pass. The mature gardens feature a gorgeous reading room with some of the best views in the region, and with space for up to five people, Mountain Cottage is the ideal self-catering holiday home for families and friends.
Stay within walking distance of the Hawkshead Brewery, the Eagle and Child pub, and some great shops and cafes at The Wheelhouse at Staveley. Located in the bustling Cumbrian village of Staveley, The Wheelhouse puts you close to the action with a good range of amenities on the doorstep, whilst being within easy access of the larger tourist towns. The contemporary property, which is only a few miles from both Kendal and Windermere, can accommodate up to six guests in three bedrooms. Facilities like the Swedish sauna and secure storage for bikes and pushchairs makes it perfect for families and groups of friends who want to enjoy the spectacular landscape without compromising on comfort.
This romantic barn oozes character and charm and provides a luxurious 5 Star retreat right in the heart of the Lake District in the stunning Troutbeck Valley. Sleeping two guests in one king-sized bedroom, and located just a short stroll from Lake Windermere and an excellent pub, Townfoot Barn is the perfect retreat for couples looking for a slice of Cumbrian paradise. Dogs are welcome too. Breakfast basket provided. Sorry but short breaks are not available, just weekly or longer bookings taken throughout the year. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Chapel Cottage is a wonderful holiday home in a beautiful location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines and within easy reach of the Lake District. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is furnished to a very high standard to be welcoming for families and friends, including those with children and dogs. Winton Common and the village pub are 100 metres from the door, with more amenities just over a mile away in the market town of Kirkby Stephen. It's a fantastic area for walking, cycling and mountain biking, with lots of sights and attractions to enjoy all year round.
Sitting in an idyllic Lakeland position perfectly sandwiched between Hawkshead and Ambleside, Pepper Cottage has country charm oozing in from every window and a modern stylish interior that ensures a high level of comfort throughout your holiday. Dogs are welcome to come along and enjoy the incredible walking on the doorstep. Just a mile from the excellent Drunken Duck Inn and with a plethora of attractions close by, this welcoming holiday cottage provides an ideal self-catering base for exploring the Lake District.
Sitting in the stunning little hamlet of Elterwater surrounded by mountains, Townfoot Cottage offers all the right ingredients for those who appreciate a stylish interior mixed with country cottage charm (log burner included!). Dog-friendly with superb walking from the front door. This stylish holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park. Weekly (or longer) bookings offered all year round, sorry but short breaks are not available. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Anglers Cottage is a former coaching inn, so it knows how to make guests feel welcome. The spacious Georgian holiday home is in Kilnsey in the Wharfdale Valley in the Yorkshire Dales, a short stroll from the excellent Tennant Arms gastropub and next to the Kilnsey Park. It sleeps ten people in five bedrooms, with stunning views of the surrounding Wharfdale Valley and multiple reception rooms where family and friends can enjoy spending time together. Local footpaths and cycling routes include Mastiles Lane to Malham Tarn - a drover's road so old it was being used before the Romans arrived. The cottage is available for bookings all year round and is child and dog-friendly.
A stylish self-catering holiday cottage less than five miles from Coniston Water and six miles from Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Perfect for relaxing or exploring the many attractions of both the coast and Lakes.
Daisypop Cottage is a comfortable Cumbrian holiday cottage for families who want to explore not only the Lake District but who also want access to the North Pennines AONB and the Yorkshire Dales. It's only a stone's throw from the National Park border, 15 minutes from Ullswater and Penrith, and half an hour from Keswick and Derwentwater. The cottage is in the peaceful village of Hackthorpe, within walking distance of the Lowther Castle Estate and Lowther Castle Inn. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is dog-friendly, with bookings available all year round.
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
Warton is the Clarke Kent of holiday locations. On the surface, it's a seemingly normal village with excellent pubs, cafes and shops, but its location makes it a holiday superhero. Within an easy drive, you can be strolling around the coast of Morecambe Bay, sailing on Windermere, hiking through the fells or climbing a mountain. The Stables is a delightful stone holiday cottage on a quiet street in the village, a short walk from all the action with a walled courtyard garden and space to sleep six people in three bedrooms (or seven with the use of a sofa bed). Families, couples and friends love it here because it's relaxed without being boring, with lots to see and do throughout the year.
Rivendell is a family-friendly holiday cottage in the Lake District village of Bassenthwaite, sleeping six people in three bedrooms. The recently renovated farmhouse is close to Bassenthwaite Lake and the Skiddaw range with lots of indoor and outdoor space. Guests enjoy a wide variety of activities that include fell walking and mountain biking and easy access to places like Keswick, Penrith, Ullswater and Windermere. A holiday in the Lakes can be as relaxing or adventurous as your heart desires, yet it will always leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
The Farmhouse at Street Farm is perfect for large groups sleeping up to 15 guests. Stylish and beautifully presented, this luxury holiday home is ideal for catching up with friends or celebrating a special occasion with family. Sitting within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the farmhouse is a 10-minute stroll through meadows to the Fat Lamb Inn and just over half an hour's drive to the Lake District National Park. Fantastic opportunities for outdoor adventure on the doorstep and an abundance of opportunities for day trips out.
The Coach House at Street Farm accommodates groups of up to eight guests in three bedrooms. Surrounded by glorious Yorkshire countryside, this stylish holiday home sits in the Yorkshire Dales National Park but is conveniently located within half an hour drive of the Lake District, making it a great place for exploring the area and its many attractions. Whether you want to get out and about or simply stay put in the beauty that surrounds with fabulous walking and cycling, The Coach House is a popular choice for families and friends.
Sleeping two guests, Stone End is just perfect for couples who want to explore this beautiful part of the UK sitting within the Yorkshire Dales and being just half an hour away from the Lake District. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the area is perfect for those who enjoy walking, cycling and horse riding with a stylish holiday cottage to return home to at the end of the day (and The Fat Lamb Inn just a short walk away!).
Stoneheights is just perfect for couples but can also accommodate small families with a king-size bedroom plus single fold-up bed. Enjoying an idyllic position nestling amongst the glorious countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the cottage is one of a collection of five and just perfect for those who enjoy outdoor adventure with endless opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Lake District National Park is only half an hour away by car and The Fat Lamb Inn is a ten minute stroll away through the meadows. Plenty of attractions, beautiful scenery and an abundance of fresh air await!
The Roost is a fantastic holiday cottage in the heart of Hawkshead, within walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs yet peaceful thanks to its spacious garden with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside that includes Grizedale and Latterbarrow. The period cottage has received a modern facelift to offer a high standard of accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms, with facilities including a games room and a master bedroom with a big TV. It's the perfect Lake District cottage for families and friends who want to be close to everything while still enjoying space and privacy.
Stay within sight of the Lakeland Fells and within easy reach of the beautiful Cumbrian coast at this charming Victorian cottage in Ireby, within walking distance of the village pub with footpaths and cycling routes from the door. The holiday cottage, which sleeps up to three people in two bedrooms and is ideal for a couple or a small family, is in the grounds of Woodlands Country House, where nothing but birdsong will disturb the peace and quiet. Bassenthwaite Lake is less than five miles away, and the Solway Coast AONB, Cockermouth and Keswick are all within a half hour's drive.
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