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Cottages in the Lake District

If you’re a fan of stunning scenery and like a bit of culture thrown in for good measure, then book one of our Lake District cottages for your next holiday. Whether you’re travelling with the whole clan or it’s a week away with that special someone, the Lake District is a superb destination with plenty to get up to. But don’t just take our word for it - the region has inspired artists and writers alike – perhaps the most famous of which was Beatrix Potter. Both Squirrel Nutkin and Peter Rabbit were conceived in the Lake District, inspired by its beautiful countryside and the bounty of wildlife that has made its home there.

Although the region is known as the Lake District, you might be surprised to know that there’s only one official lake there, in the form of Lake Bassenthwaite, near Cockermouth. Although the other 15 bodies of water look pretty big, they haven’t been given lake status- some of them are known as ‘waters’, such as Wastwater and Ullswater, others are known as ‘meres’, such as Windemere, and anything on the really small side is known as a ‘tarn’. However, whether they actually qualify as lakes or not, these bodies of water are big enough to offer plenty of opportunity for watersports and boating, in truly fabulous surroundings. Many of our Lake District Cottages are nearby, so pack your wetsuits!

What can I do on my holiday to the Lake District?

If you’ve booked one of our holiday cottages in the Lake District for the whole family, you’ll need to have some days out planned for the kids. The World of Beatrix Potter is a popular attraction, where children can learn about the story behind the stories. For something rooted firmly in the present, the Lakes Aquarium is a great day out, allowing your kids to get to grips with a variety of animals, from fish and birds to more exotic beasties, including marmosets and caiman.

Within our range of holiday cottages in the Lake District, you’ll find a good selection designed for couples getting away from it all. In addition to the bevy of attractions on offer, you’ll also find that the Lake District is littered with great places to eat out, from characterful pubs and inns to fine-dining establishments, for those special nights out.

Lake District Cottages

  • Last Minute Cottages - Stable Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stable Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stable Cottage
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Greystoke Gill

Stable Cottage

Ref: S84589

Reviews 6

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Blenheim
  • Last Minute Cottages - Blenheim
  • Last Minute Cottages - Blenheim
  • Last Minute Cottages - Blenheim
  • Last Minute Cottages - Blenheim

Motherby

Blenheim

Ref: S94087

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Curlew Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Curlew Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Curlew Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Curlew Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Curlew Cottage

Newbiggin

Curlew Cottage

Ref: S165215

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew Tree Farm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew Tree Farm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew Tree Farm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew Tree Farm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew Tree Farm
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Low Newton

Yew Tree Farm

Ref: S168135

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Rowan Tree
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rowan Tree
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rowan Tree
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rowan Tree
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rowan Tree
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Penny Bridge

Rowan Tree

Ref: S162963

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Hope Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hope Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hope Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hope Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hope Cottage

Meathop

Hope Cottage

Ref: S18482

Reviews 1

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Gill Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gill Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gill Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gill Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gill Barn
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Butterwick near Ullswater

Gill Barn

Ref: S85059

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Overwater Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Overwater Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Overwater Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Overwater Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Overwater Lodge

Bassenthwaite Lake

Overwater Lodge

Ref: S84833

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Griffin
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Griffin
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Griffin
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Griffin
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Griffin
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Broughton-in-Furness

The Griffin

Ref: S18365

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Springholm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Springholm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Springholm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Springholm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Springholm
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Bootle

Springholm

Ref: S41003

Reviews 1

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9

  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
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Windermere

Alice Howe

Ref: S73970

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Foxhole
  • Last Minute Cottages - Foxhole
  • Last Minute Cottages - Foxhole
  • Last Minute Cottages - Foxhole
  • Last Minute Cottages - Foxhole
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Threlkeld

Foxhole

Ref: S85082

Reviews 5

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Nokka
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nokka
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nokka
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nokka
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nokka

Rosthwaite

Nokka

Ref: S85070

Reviews 8

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9

  • Last Minute Cottages - Gutherscale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gutherscale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gutherscale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gutherscale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gutherscale Lodge

Newlands Valley

Gutherscale Lodge

Ref: S72877

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - High Stile
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Stile
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Stile
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Stile
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Stile
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Seatoller

High Stile

Ref: S85069

Reviews 13

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Scale Force
  • Last Minute Cottages - Scale Force
  • Last Minute Cottages - Scale Force
  • Last Minute Cottages - Scale Force
  • Last Minute Cottages - Scale Force

Seatoller

Scale Force

Ref: S72907

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Knaifan Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Knaifan Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Knaifan Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Knaifan Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Knaifan Cottage
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Uldale

Knaifan Cottage

Ref: S85211

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Duddon Mews
  • Last Minute Cottages - Duddon Mews
  • Last Minute Cottages - Duddon Mews
  • Last Minute Cottages - Duddon Mews

Ulpha

Duddon Mews

Ref: S141791

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Two Chimneys
  • Last Minute Cottages - Two Chimneys
  • Last Minute Cottages - Two Chimneys
  • Last Minute Cottages - Two Chimneys
  • Last Minute Cottages - Two Chimneys
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Keswick

Two Chimneys

Ref: S85037

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Main House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Main House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Main House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Main House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Main House

Winster

The Main House

Ref: S24439

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Rivendell
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rivendell
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rivendell
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rivendell
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rivendell

Bassenthwaite

Rivendell

Ref: S80563

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Derby Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Derby Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Derby Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Derby Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Derby Cottage

Ambleside

Derby Cottage

Ref: S85177

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield

Windermere

Chartfield

Ref: S88836

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Loft at Heatherdene
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Loft at Heatherdene
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Loft at Heatherdene
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Loft at Heatherdene

Stainton

The Loft at Heatherdene

Ref: S164482

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Val - verified booking

"Generally good holiday property for a large party, good space, furnishings and equipment.Too close to a noisy busy road, which meant sitting outside in the small garden area was not pleasant, so we moved the garden furniture to the front, which worked, although it was not private from other residents at The Terrace. It was also noisy during the night and particularly in the morning, for people who were sleeping on that side of the house.Major irritation was the cleaning team! When some of our party arrived early and wanted to park at the property, they were told that the parking spaces wouldn't be available until 4pm and that their cars would be in the way. This might be acceptable, if it wasn't for the fact that on the day of departure, when our departure time was 10am, some of the cleaning/maintenance team arrived before 9am. One parked his van right in front of the cottage, in a space we had intended to use for loading one of our vehicles. He then sat in the van and stared into the front door watching as we all moved around loading our vehicles. Eventually he sat at the table outside the front, and other cleaning people arrived early also. It felt like vultures were swirling overhead waiting for us to go, and definitely spoiled the last hour of our visit. When we were saying goodbye to other family members at 10am, people who we wouldn't see for another year, they were already in the house and stripping the beds."
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Paul - verified booking

"Stayed in Threlkheld before so I knew what to expect. There are 2 pubs. The horse and farrier do excellent food and you can take your dogs in. But it’s very popular so you need to call in advance. The accommodation is very basic, but it has everything you need for your stay. There was even complimentary tea, coffee and milk. Along with washing up liquid etc... the owners kindly let us take a second dog but you need to enquire before you book. Our dogs are fairly small so would be different if you had large dogs. The building itself is very old and the floors and walls are uneven. This added to the overall experience and even though on the main through road it was very quiet. My only niggle was that the windows are old and not very draft proof. This was fairly uncomfortable sitting in the living room. We counter acted this by having the log fire on. There are fantastic views of Blencathra from the landing window and some good walks from Threlkeld. Overall, I’d be happy to return here as it is a great base to explore the lakes - but ideally, you do need a car as there are no shops. Keswick being the closest approximately 4 miles away."
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Craig - verified booking

"Fabulous old cottage steeped in history with period furnishing, tons of character and with lots of room to relax. A great location to explore the lakes and West Cumbria.Only a couple of minor issues; Mobile signal is non existent within the thick cottage walls, although we were able to make calls from the upstairs front window seat, however the BT WiFi was great for messenger calls. The log fire in the lounge, although lovely & warming emits some smoke into the lounge, even with doors/windows open to create draft. The grate does not sit fully into the redesigned fireplace which is most likely the cause.These did not spoil our enjoyment and the family had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage."
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Amanda - verified booking

"Lovely cottage approx 25 min drive from Keswick. Felt remote and tranquil with immediate access to walking paths. Borrowdale Youth Hostel is closest amenities with a bar (one mile walk along the river). WiFi and incoming landline were problematic however the owner was most efficient in getting BT out to look at it. A digital detox isn’t a bad thing... closest 4G is up the hill along the track. Vodafone had best coverage by far.In terms of access, the bridge to enter the property is very tight. It’s a miracle we didn’t damage the car. Neighbours turn their vehicle at the turning point just beyond the bridge and approach from the other direction which is much better."
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Mike - verified booking

"Didn’t use the car for the first four days, walking out fro the cottage straight on to the fells, all the way to Ska Fell, a great 22Km round trek. Excellent cottage, with wonderfully hidden nooks and corners full of surprises. Very comfortable beds and furniture, an well appointed with a full suite of appliances etc. to ensure continued support for the holiday. Our advice to anyone new to Rossthwaite would be to arrange a delivery from Tesco with all the groceries etc you will need for the week, with perhaps a mid-week top-up from Keswick; the will allow you the maximum time to enjoy this Jewel in the Lakeland area."
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