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.
This lovely house is in Ambleside, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs. It has beautiful views of Wansfell Pike, Ambleside and Pavey Ark, and there are fantastic footpaths and cycling routes from the door, including to Fairfield Horseshoe and Stock Ghyll Force. Ambleside is in the heart of the Lake District National Park, close to favourite sights and attractions like Windermere and Grasmere. Holly Howe Cottage sleeps up to six guests over three floors, with a layout that makes it ideal for couples as well as families and friends.
Lingmell is in a superb location at the southern end of Coniston Water, within a short walk from Lake Bank Jetty. It's a lovely holiday home ideal for extended families or friends, consisting of two self-contained floors that sleep up to seven people in three bedrooms. Guests have shared use of six acres of grounds with access to the lake and the owner's Canadian canoe and four kayaks. There's secure storage if you want to bring your SUP, mountain bike or other sports equipment. Child and dog-friendly, the holiday cottage is available for bookings all year round, with short breaks possible depending on availability.
An early-Victorian stone holiday cottage with gorgeous views of the Fells and Smardale Viaduct. 1 Smardale Cottages has recently been renovated to a high standard and sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. It is ideal for couples or families who want a self-catering holiday in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with easy access to beautiful walks and cycling routes. A gate at the bottom of the garden opens into a nature reserve, and red squirrels are regular visitors. Scandal Beck, Pendragon Castle, Kirkby Stephen and Wild Boar Fell are all nearby, while Ullswater, Kendal and Penrith are about 45 minutes away.
The Old Bakehouse is a delightful holiday cottage with hot tub, ideal for couples in a tranquil coastal area of West Cumbria with a sandy beach within walking distance. Enjoy views of the Lake District in the distance or spend your days exploring them - they are just a short drive away! Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Lake District is one of the most popular holiday destinations in England for its incredible landscape which is breathtaking in every season. Tucked quietly away in the pretty hamlet of Lowick and close to Coniston Water and Ulverston, Otley Beck Cottage is a beautifully crafted romantic holiday retreat for couples or solo travellers. It's on the doorstep of fantastic footpaths, and close to Grizedale Forest, Windermere, Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands. With no noise or light pollution, you'll sleep soundly and awake refreshed and full of energy.
Garden Cottage is an enchanting holiday retreat for two standing within an acre of grounds in a peaceful countryside setting in the small hamlet of Lowick Green near Coniston Water and Ulverston in the heart of the Lake District National Park. With a Rayburn cooker and log burner for cosy winter nights and a private patio with lovely views over the valley for the warmer months, Garden Cottage has all year round appeal for couples.
Offering ground floor self-catering accommodation, this comfortable holiday home sits in an enviable position in the heart of the Lake District National Park in the popular town of Ambleside. Windermere and a host of attractions are a stone's throw away and the area offers super opportunities for walkers, water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
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.
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.
A 17th Century holiday cottage located in a peaceful position amongst beautiful countryside just three miles from the Cumbrian cobbled village of Dent in the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the Lake District. Ideal for walking, relaxing or visiting the areas many attractions and with a fire for winter nights and pretty garden with glorious views, it is the perfect place to escape away from it all and relax. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Surrounded by breathtaking views and gorgeous countryside, this charming 17th century farmhouse is a true gem. Perfectly combining character with modern day comforts, the owners of Hill House have created a cosy and welcoming holiday cottage in the beautiful Upper Eden valley. Hill House is located in the small village of Winton, just a 30 minute walk to the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen. Explore a new footpath each day or enjoy meandering around the picturesque towns and villages. With the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep, and the Lake District just a stone's throw away, there are endless opportunities for exploring this stunning part of the world.
Sitting in the Yorkshire Dales just a mile from the historic Cumbrian market town of Sedbergh, Weathercock Cottage lends itself perfectly for an activity or lazy holiday at any time of the year. Surrounded by stunning views, there are an abundance of wonderful walks from the front door and the convenience of Sedbergh's pubs and shops within easy reach. Spend your days exploring the many attractions of the Dales and nearby Lakes, and your evenings bubbling in the hot tub - the perfect holiday awaits!
This smartly presented holiday cottage is convenient for shops, cafes and a fantastic pub in the market town of Milnthorpe, just 20 minutes from Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale. With two national parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty all within easy reach, it's no wonder The Printers Mews is a favourite with walkers, who can use the regular bus system to get from place to place if they don't want to drive to the start of their walk. The charming cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms and has an open plan living area. It suits families, friends, or couples who like the extra space.
Discover the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park from the very comfortable base that is Wraywrigg. This pretty stone house is a ten-minute walk from the centre of Cowgill and the Sportsman's Inn pub, and only 200 metres from the River Dee and The Dalesway Walk. Guests have direct access to fantastic footpaths and cycling routes, and the holiday cottage is only four miles from Dent and eight miles from Sedbergh. It sleeps six guests in three bedrooms, with a sofa bed if you need to accommodate another person.
Kirkby Lonsdale is close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the South Lakeland Fells, making this smart period townhouse a wonderful choice for visitors who want to easily explore the region. 7 Queen's Square sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and is within walking distance of two pubs and favourite sights including Ruskin's View and Devil's Bridge. The pretty market town has a great array of amenities and a fun calendar of events that include an annual Victorian Fair.
This charming cottage in the beautiful Eden Valley is waiting for you. The converted 18th Century coach house is in Long Marton, within walking distance of the village pub and only three miles from Appleby-in-Westmorland. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is a favourite with couples and families, many of whom return for a holiday every year. The Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are all within an easy drive to provide a wide choice of walks, bike rides and sightseeing opportunities.
Modern and comfy, Coldgill View is perfectly placed between the Solway Coast and fells of the Lake District National Park, providing an excellent base for those who want to walk, explore or simply relax. Popular with families, friends and dog owners, this well presented holiday home sleeps up to seven guests in four bedrooms and sits in the Cumbrian village of Great Broughton close to Cockermouth (five minutes drive), Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake and the coastal town of Maryport.
This pretty stone cottage is set in an enviable position on the edge of the market town Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Surrounded by stunning countryside and wonderful walks, yet just minutes from all the shops and restaurants in Sedbergh, Loftus Cottage perfectly combines rural bliss with modern day conveniences. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms it is the ideal self-catering holiday cottage for families or couples wanting to explore this beautiful part of Cumbria.
Dent is a friendly village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, close to Sedburgh and only half an hour from Kendal and the southern Lake District National Park. This period holiday cottage is a five-minute walk from the village shop, two real-ale pubs and a choice of cafes, and a short drive or bike ride from Sedburgh. The hills and fells offer stunning views and ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and climbing, and the River Dee is nearby for fishing in season. The self-catering cottage sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is a favourite with couples who enjoy its far-reaching countryside views and cosy log burner.
Popular towns in and around The Lake District:AmblesideApplebyBowness-on-WindermereCartmelCockermouthConistonGrange-over-SandsGrasmereGrizebeckHawksheadKeswickKirkby StephenPenrithUllswaterUlverstonWasdaleWindermere
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