Cottages in the Lake District

Cottages in the Lake District

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Hut for 2 people, with hot tub and garden in the Lake District
Hut for 2 people, with hot tub and garden
1 bedroom
10.0
(7 reviews)
from €149 / night
Hut for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Hut for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
10.0
(3 reviews)
from €149 / night
Cottage for 4 people in the Lake District
Cottage for 4 people
1 bedroom
8.0
(7 reviews)
from €55 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
9.7
(23 reviews)
from €315 / night
Cottage for 2 people in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people
1 bedroom
8.0
(7 reviews)
from €150 / night
Hut for 2 people, with garden and hot tub in the Lake District
Hut for 2 people, with garden and hot tub
1 bedroom
from €149 / night
Hut for 2 people in the Lake District
Hut for 2 people
1 bedroom
9.3
(3 reviews)
from €149 / night
Cottage for 2 people in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people
1 bedroom
from €87 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
8.7
(3 reviews)
from €59 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
5.0
(2 reviews)
from €76 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
from €149 / night
Hut for 2 people, with hot tub and garden in the Lake District
Hut for 2 people, with hot tub and garden
1 bedroom
10.0
(4 reviews)
from €149 / night
Cottage for 2 people in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people
1 bedroom
from €87 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
from €107 / night
Hut for 2 people, with garden, with pets in the Lake District
Hut for 2 people, with garden, with pets
1 bedroom
from €149 / night
Cottage for 4 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 4 people, with garden
2 bedrooms
9.6
(15 reviews)
from €177 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with pets in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with pets
1 bedroom
10.0
(4 reviews)
from €165 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
2 bedrooms
9.5
(4 reviews)
from €79 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with sauna in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with sauna
1 bedroom
from €86 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
from €149 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
8.5
(16 reviews)
from €75 / night
Cottage for 2 people in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people
1 bedroom
from €89 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
7.0
(2 reviews)
from €149 / night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden, with pets in the Lake District
Cottage for 2 people, with garden, with pets
1 bedroom
9.6
(205 reviews)
from €127 / nightFREE cancellation

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Highlights in the Lake District

  • Incredible treks
  • Adventure on the water
  • Get the skills for the hills
  • Beatrix Potter legacy
  • The sky is the limit

Best Cottages in the Lake District

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Cottage for 4 People in Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria
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Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria
Cottage • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
10.0
Dock Tarn Lodge near Ambleside is a beautiful south-facing lodge situated towards the top-end of an established woodland estate where sightings of red squirrels, roe deer and an abundance of birdlife are common.The spacious open-plan lodge offers two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both with built-in cupboards and electric wall-mounted heaters. The living area, with sofas, leads to the L-shaped kitchen, well-equipped with plenty of storage and the dining table. Patio doors from the living area open onto the welcoming patio area and outside furniture.Outside, the garden area is enclosed with ...
from €130 / night
Cottage for 2 People in Cumbria, North West England
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Cumbria, North West England
Cottage • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
Semi-detached deluxe lodge offering the perfect romantic retreat for couples. Master double bedroom with TV, en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and twin basins. Open plan living space with full length windows and wood burning stove. Doors leading to decking area with outdoor hot tub. No pets.. Meadow’s End Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection. Nestling peacefully in tranquil meadowland which boasts a David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation, this stunning cluster of luxury lodges is ideally located for exploring the majestic Lake District.Each exquisite lodge...
from €87 / night
Cottage for 2 People in Cumbria, North West England
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Cumbria, North West England
Cottage • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
10.0
(2 reviews)
A superb terraced cottage, at Mitchell Wyke Bay, on the shores of Windermere. Set in idyllic countryside and named after Rosemary Lowe-McConnell, a tropical fish ecologist, this cottage boasts a king-size double bedroom, a modern bathroom and a luxury open plan living area with a balcony, from where views of the breathtaking Windermere can be seen. A unique base for a romantic Lake District holiday. Note: This cottage can be booked alongside refs: 1024713, 1024703, 1024706, 1024718, 1024714 and 1024709 - together they sleep 18. About the owner - Founded in 1929, The Freshwater Biological As...
from €149 / night

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Cottages in the Lake District

Beautiful and traditional towns for your stay in Cumbria

Lush green forests, beautiful lakes, dramatic coastline, small fairytale towns and stunning panoramic views. The many natural parks across the UK are truly natural gems you cannot miss. Cumbria boasts sublime mountain views and the deepest, largest lakes in England that have inspired writers and visitors from all over the world. Find your ideal cottage in Hawkshead, north of the Esthwaite or book a traditional one on the edge of Derwentwater in Keswick. Grasmere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cartmel, Ambleside and Coniston also offer great accommodation, history and nature near the lakes.

Cosy cottages surrounded by lakes and history

Cute little villages with traditional, grey stone buildings which are centuries old and many churches dating as far back as the 13th century. Cute whitewashed little cottages lining up the meandering streets also with shops, pubs, restaurants and cosy cafes. Feel at home in two-storey cottages, with refurbished kitchens, cosy lounges, comfortable bedrooms and wide windows that let you admire the beauty of the immediate surrounding views. Enjoy a great BBQ and wind down in the patio or the back garden in the summer and get warm watching the cracking wood by the fireplace in the winter. Cumbria can be visited all year round and the accommodation will fit families, couples and friends at any time.

Travellers and activities

Lake District for water sports lovers

Adventure on the water for your next holidays? In the Lake District you can choose from a myriad of water sports. Lake District is in fact a clue of what you can do here! There is no shortage of water activities in the lakes. Around 80 lakes, tarns, rivers and meres for you to explore, you will navigate along the waters around Windermere, Derwentwater, Ullswater and Coniston Water. Go canoeing, kayaking, SUP, sailing, windsurfing or diving. Bring your own gear or rent some canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards to have a great day in the water. For swimming lovers, there is the UK’s biggest swimming event you can join in open waters - The Great North Swim. Still doubting about what sport you should try? Try some sailing lessons or learn how to water-ski! Are you with a group? Then you should try a fun team activity such as dragon boat racing or raft building. Have you decided yet?

Lake District for hiking lovers

Walking, getting fit, be in touch with nature or simply have a great time visiting one of the most beautiful parks in England. Whether you decide to do a route on your own or join a walking tour, always check the walking guides, security tips and the weather forecast. You can choose from lots of different routes starting at different signalled points. There are 48 easy access routes suitable for those with reduced mobility including wheelchair users, pushchairs and the visually impaired. Harder and longer walks are also available. Depending on your fitness level, you can choose the route that best suits your needs. In addition, if you want to learn some skills for the hills, take a navigation course for map and compass orientation or learn how to tackle the snow and ice. Welcome and enjoy the Lake District!

The Lake District is the largest park in the UK and it’s home to England’s deepest natural lake. Despite the park’s name, only Bassenthwaite Lake has the name “lake” in it, so it is considered the only official lake in the park.

Top 7 travel tips in Lake District

1. Discover Beatrix Potter’s inspiration spots

Her first published books are set in Derwentwater, Lingholm, and Catbells. Like many other famous writers, Beatrix Potter found her inspiration in Lingholm. When she was 19 years old, she rowed on the lake, visited the islands and climbed Catbells. Lingholm and Fawe Park are part of this writer’s tales and they can clearly be seen across the lake from Watendlath, Walla Crag, Castlerigg Stone Circle and Latrigg walks. If you join a walking tour you can explore where she found her inspiration. The World of Beatrix Potter is a museum in Windermere with interactive exhibits telling her writing story and her importance to lake conservation.

2. The subtle beauty of Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows is a man-made location during Victorian times when they blocked a beck and that created the current tarns we can now see. This is a quintessential English spot surrounded with lush green hills where to spend a whole day strolling around and taking in the fabulous views. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, breathe in deeply and let the fresh air bring the essence of Cumbria. Definitely a place not to be missed!

3. Admiring the beauty of Aira Force

Aira Force is one of those places that you will keep in your mind forever. This is no ordinary waterfall! The site is a true display of natural sheer beauty and power. After it has rained and if water levels are high enough, you will be admiring an amazing show of falling water that will mesmerise even the most experienced traveller. Take your time, some pictures, relax, sit by the water. Let the magic of the waterfall embrace you. And remember, leave nothing but footsteps!

4. Reaching the sky

Looking for a challenge? Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, with 978 metres and certainly is an adventure! Most people start from Wasdale. Always check the weather conditions before starting an adventure to tackle the fells as it changes quickly. The reward is going to make it worth the while though. Once you reach the top, you will be able to enjoy some of the most spectacular views. Remember to bring your camera and capture the moment so you can take these memories home. Get your walking gear and head to the summit!

5. Visit Grasmere

Grasmere is located in the heart of the Lake District. As well as other little villages, in Grasmere you will find cute little independent shops, traditional pubs and lovely restaurants. Remember to have some famous Grasmere Gingerbread that you will find in the original cottage where Sarah Nelson lived and worked long ago. The fells around the village will captivate you as well as it did to many writers, who took their inspiration in this beautiful corner of Cumbria.

6. Brockhole. A must.

Brockhole is on the shores of Lake Windermere, between Ambleside and Windermere. This is ideal for families, groups and couples. Try the high ropes attraction Treetop Trek and Nets flying down a long zip wire. For some action on the water, hire a motorboat, a canoe or kayaks to splash around the lakes and have great fun! Brockhole is a great parkland and a fabulous playground for the whole family with plenty of activities including archery, laser clay shooting, a Woodland Faerie Trail or mini-golf. Children and adults can have the time of their lives. For some down time, have a nice cuppa and piece of yummy cake in the Brockhole Café as you gaze at the lake from your chair. Do you prefer a picnic on the lawn? Get a tasty sandwich from The Potting Shed and enjoy the views and the food.

7. Ullswater

From all the lakes in the Lake District, Ullswater is a magical one. The magnificent scenery, the verdant rolling hills and the stunning natural beauty makes this lake a truly magical one. It happens to be the second largest English lake. Choose the way you are going to enjoy its waters and its views. On a boat, practising some water activities, walking around, cycling along the 20 mile circular route. You will never get tired of the views.

FAQs: Cottages in the Lake District

Which types of services are offered at the cottages in the Lake District?

Out of the services you can find on Holidu, it seems that the cottages in the Lake District benefit from everything that travellers want! Here, the cottages generally offer a variety of amenities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (91%), garden (77%), and view (33%)...Sound tempting?

How are the cottages rated in the Lake District?

According to Holidu's data, most cottages in the Lake District get a score of fewer than 4.5 stars. It may therefore be a little more difficult for you to find well-rated accommodation.

Are the cottages in the Lake District suitable for family holidays?

Judging by the Holidu database, 17% of cottages in the Lake District are child-friendly, it should therefore be very easy for you to find the perfect cottage for you and your family.

Are the cottages in the Lake District suitable for holiday-makers who wish to travel with their pets?

Of course! In the Lake District, 46% of the cottages accept them, 77% also have a garden!

Do the cottages in the Lake District tend to offer an internet connection?

Certainly! According to last year's data, 91% of cottages in the Lake District have an internet connection. It is therefore no problem for you to will be able to stay connected at any time!

How much does it cost on average for cottages in the Lake District?

Most of the cottages in the Lake District (57%) cost less than €100 per night. This is the ideal destination for reserving a budget-friendly cottage!

Do the cottages in the Lake District typically have a fireplace or a pool?

Good news! According to last year's data, a lot of cottages in the Lake District are equipped with a fireplace. This is the destination you need to head to during the winter months!

Are the cottages in the Lake District suitable for stays with several people or rather for an escape as a small group?

According to Holidu's data, 79% of cottages are suitable for up to four people. Approximately 80% of the cottages here have at least two separate bedrooms. The Lake District is the ideal destination for small groups of friends!

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