Holiday Cottages In The Lake District To Rent

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 - Damson Cottage - LM1
  • Last Minute Cottages - Damson Cottage - LM1
  • Last Minute Cottages - Damson Cottage - LM1
  • Last Minute Cottages - Damson Cottage - LM1
  • Last Minute Cottages - Damson Cottage - LM1

Waberthwaite

Damson Cottage - LM1

Ref: S18460

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6

  • 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

4
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - THE ROOST
  • Last Minute Cottages - THE ROOST
  • Last Minute Cottages - THE ROOST
  • Last Minute Cottages - THE ROOST
  • Last Minute Cottages - THE ROOST

Ambleside

THE ROOST

Ref: S85174

Reviews 5

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Black Cragg Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Black Cragg Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Black Cragg Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Black Cragg Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Black Cragg Cottage
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Staveley

Black Cragg Cottage

Ref: S125276

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Derwent View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Derwent View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Derwent View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Derwent View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Derwent View
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Setmurthy

Derwent View

Ref: S123066

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5

  • Last Minute Cottages - Gates Bridge Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gates Bridge Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gates Bridge Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gates Bridge Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gates Bridge Cottage
1

Caldbeck

Gates Bridge Cottage

Ref: S85207

Reviews 9

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - West View
  • Last Minute Cottages - West View
  • Last Minute Cottages - West View
  • Last Minute Cottages - West View
  • Last Minute Cottages - West View

Bowness-on-Windermere

West View

Ref: S24412

Reviews 2

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Kate's Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Kate's Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Kate's Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Kate's Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Kate's Cottage
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High Brow Edge

Kate's Cottage

Ref: S18589

Reviews 12

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Ruskin - 28328
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ruskin - 28328
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ruskin - 28328
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ruskin - 28328
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ruskin - 28328

Grange-over-Sands

Ruskin - 28328

Ref: S18492

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - 1 Broom Hill Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - 1 Broom Hill Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - 1 Broom Hill Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - 1 Broom Hill Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - 1 Broom Hill Cottage
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Lindale

1 Broom Hill Cottage

Ref: S86151

Reviews 15

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - High Mere
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Mere
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Mere
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Mere
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Mere

Windermere

High Mere

Ref: S18725

Reviews 11

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2

  • 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

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Toffeepot Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Toffeepot Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Toffeepot Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Toffeepot Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Toffeepot Cottage
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Kendal

Toffeepot Cottage

Ref: S50485

Reviews 10

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Gable End Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gable End Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gable End Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gable End Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gable End Cottage

Ambleside

Gable End Cottage

Ref: S105880

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Galena
  • Last Minute Cottages - Galena
  • Last Minute Cottages - Galena
  • Last Minute Cottages - Galena
  • Last Minute Cottages - Galena

Glenridding

Galena

Ref: S18466

Reviews 6

3
6

  • 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
1

Broughton-in-Furness

The Griffin

Ref: S18365

Reviews 7

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Penthouse - UK1323
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Penthouse - UK1323
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Penthouse - UK1323
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Penthouse - UK1323
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Penthouse - UK1323

Keswick

The Penthouse - UK1323

Ref: S105919

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2

  • 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 - 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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3

  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobblers Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobblers Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobblers Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobblers Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobblers Cottage

Silecroft

Cobblers Cottage

Ref: S18605

Reviews 9

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Highside
  • Last Minute Cottages - Highside
  • Last Minute Cottages - Highside
  • Last Minute Cottages - Highside
  • Last Minute Cottages - Highside
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Embleton

Highside

Ref: S101306

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10

  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobwebs
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobwebs
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobwebs
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobwebs
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cobwebs
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Lindale

Cobwebs

Ref: S84266

Reviews 5

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Lobstone Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lobstone Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lobstone Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lobstone Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lobstone Cottage

Rosthwaite

Lobstone Cottage

Ref: S85071

Reviews 10

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3

  • Last Minute Cottages - Henge Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Henge Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Henge Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Henge Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Henge Cottage

Eamont Bridge

Henge Cottage

Ref: S85043

Reviews 1

2
4

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Darren - verified booking

"We holiday in cottages at least 4 times a year and have done for the last 20 years. This cottage was the worst by far that we have ever used. The whole property is in desperate need of attention. Every item in the place was dirty we had to clean things before we used them, the microwave, the kettle the door handles, the stair banister, the TV and controls, the CD player the list is endless, all were dirty with weeks of grim and filthy. The sofas were covered in dog hair, the shower was disgusting and didn’t work properly, the bathroom was... well we didn’t even use it. The fridge was disgusting, the freezer was frozen up.The oven works when it feels like it. The smell from the dishwasher was unbearable so we didn’t use it. The parking is awkward the roadside parking would only be suitable for a small car. The garden while having a nice view was mostly just overgrown, the lawn had been cut. We had to go and buy a relaxer chair as the chairs provided are threadbare. The patio and steps are dangerous and uneven not recommended for children or the elderly. Our house was have some work done otherwise we would have returned home. The final straw was our old dog picking up a flea infestation,we complained, cottages.com were very good about our complaints but couldn’t offer other accommodation as our dog would have transferred fleas to the next property. We did get a price reduction from the owner which didn’t even cover the vets bill.If you are looking for a holiday with difference this cottage is for you, if your after a relaxing strees free break well....To finish on a bright note. The bed was comfy."
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Barbara - verified booking

"Rear yard cobbles - covered in green moss type plant, table set near bins, empty plant pots and an overgrown tree blocks any sunlight. No way could you relax there. Entry to house grim, needs painting. All woodwork in house badly chipped and grubby, except bathroom. Living room furniture is far too large, leaving at most a 12 inch walkway around it. Worst room is the Kitchen. Huge fridge freezer takes up all space. Dining table and chairs siting is dangerous, being 6 inch’s from the cooker. There is no way that 4 people could be comfortable in this house. You cannot shower without wetting the floor - there’s no curtain. The bath is tiny with no grab rail or hand hold on one side. It’s really difficult to get of! Towels and bedding are well worn and faded. I accept that style is entirely subjective and therefore make no comment. The house was very clean."
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SM - verified booking

"Lovely location. Local shop only open 8:30 - 1:00, but a COOP & Tesco express in Grange - less than 2 miles away, plus petrol station/ shop at Newby Bridge around 4 miles. Cottage had all we needed. . Very comfortable, the wood burner will only take smaller sized logs , which we weren't aware of until we bought a bag from the garage. We visited local towns, and further afield towards Western lakes, yet close enough to beaches of Morecambe and Blackpool. Had difficulty with outer front door locking, but it was a hinderance, not a major problem. There was a list of walks and available amenities, including places to eat, recycle advice laid out in the folder at the cottage. The local pub was very handy, especially as they allowed us to park our car, with consideration of course."
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Warren - verified booking

"We had a brilliant time in the lakes (as usual), but it was made all the more this time round thanks to our stay at Kate’s Cottage. We found the cottage to more than meet our needs during our stay. It was warm, clean and had everything you could possibly require for a family of four and a small dog. Spacious gardens with a stunning view, WiFi, 2 bathrooms, a real log fire and arguably the comfiest beds in the whole of Cumbria are just a few of the reasons to stay. The only downside is the lack of local amenities. Although not completely remote, Kate’s Cottage is a good few miles from the nearest shop. If you forget something while out getting supplies you either have to start the car up again or do without. Aside from this, it’s brilliant."
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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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