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 - Luxury Keswick Apartment S137551
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Keswick Apartment S137551
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Keswick Apartment S137551
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Keswick Apartment S137551
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Keswick Apartment S137551

Keswick

Luxury Keswick Apartment

Ref: S137551

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newbiggin Cottage S165215
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newbiggin Cottage S165215
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newbiggin Cottage S165215
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newbiggin Cottage S165215
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newbiggin Cottage S165215

Newbiggin

Attractive Newbiggin Cottage

Ref: S165215

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S37808
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S37808
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S37808
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S37808
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S37808

Staveley

Adorable Staveley and the Kentmere Valley Cottage

Ref: S37808

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S94087
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S94087
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S94087
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S94087
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S94087

Motherby

Inviting Matterdale End Cottage

Ref: S94087

Reviews 1

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Lodge S72877
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Lodge S72877
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Lodge S72877
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Lodge S72877
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Lodge S72877

Newlands Valley

Excellent Keswick Lodge

Ref: S72877

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S134416
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S134416
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S134416
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S134416
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S134416

Keswick

Beautiful Keswick Apartment

Ref: S134416

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S126100
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S126100
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S126100
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S126100
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S126100
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Staveley

Luxury Staveley and the Kentmere Valley Cottage

Ref: S126100

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Apartment S105919
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Apartment S105919
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Apartment S105919
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Apartment S105919
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Apartment S105919

Keswick

Exquisite Keswick Apartment

Ref: S105919

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482

Meathop

Charming Grange-over-Sands Cottage

Ref: S18482

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Bassenthwaite Cottage S18350
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Bassenthwaite Cottage S18350
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Bassenthwaite Cottage S18350
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Bassenthwaite Cottage S18350
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Bassenthwaite Cottage S18350

Bassenthwaite

Captivating Bassenthwaite Cottage

Ref: S18350

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729
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Windermere

Quaint Windermere Cottage

Ref: S18729

Reviews 12

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S96946
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S96946
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S96946
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S96946
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S96946

Grasmere

Tasteful Grasmere and the Langdale Valley Apartment

Ref: S96946

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Lodge S84553
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Lodge S84553
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Lodge S84553
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Lodge S84553
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Lodge S84553

Keswick

Cosy Keswick Lodge

Ref: S84553

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Bowness On Windermere Apartment S50211
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Bowness On Windermere Apartment S50211
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Bowness On Windermere Apartment S50211
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Bowness On Windermere Apartment S50211
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Bowness On Windermere Apartment S50211

Bowness-on-Windermere

Lovely Bowness-on-Windermere Apartment

Ref: S50211

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful The Green Cottage S135844
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful The Green Cottage S135844
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful The Green Cottage S135844
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful The Green Cottage S135844
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful The Green Cottage S135844
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The Green

Beautiful The Green Cottage

Ref: S135844

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374

Bassenthwaite

Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment

Ref: S79374

Reviews 13

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Newbiggin Cottage S165212
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Newbiggin Cottage S165212
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Newbiggin Cottage S165212
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Newbiggin Cottage S165212
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Newbiggin Cottage S165212

Newbiggin

Exquisite Newbiggin Cottage

Ref: S165212

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Stainton Cottage S164482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Stainton Cottage S164482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Stainton Cottage S164482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Stainton Cottage S164482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Stainton Cottage S164482

Stainton

Charming Stainton Cottage

Ref: S164482

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Wood Broughton Cottage S139756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Wood Broughton Cottage S139756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Wood Broughton Cottage S139756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Wood Broughton Cottage S139756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Wood Broughton Cottage S139756
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Wood-Broughton

Tasteful Wood-Broughton Cottage

Ref: S139756

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S78193
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S78193
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S78193
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S78193
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S78193
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Windermere

Beautiful Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge Cottage

Ref: S78193

Reviews 9

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762
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Water Yeat

Luxury Lowick Cottage

Ref: S94762

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
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Kendal

Beautiful Kendal and Lakes Gateway Cottage

Ref: S73401

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
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Oxen Park

Gorgeous Lowick Cottage

Ref: S105743

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043

Eamont Bridge

Delightful Penrith Cottage

Ref: S85043

Reviews 1

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Michael - verified booking

"Excellent location.... That's we're the good news ends, very tired property which is fine for the price and that can be excused. But.... damp in upstairs on suite, (could smell it not see it) damp in main bathroom. Dado rail's were black with dust, as we're skirting boards, don't think master bedroom had been hoovered between guests as found toenails on bedroom floor, not 100% convinced master bedroom sheets had been changed, there was blood on the sheets on one of the beds in back bedroom. Heading down stairs I had to clean the bath before use, the none slip mat is covered in mould, in living room, dvd doesn't always work, carpet next to skirting boards is black, dog hairs throughout the property (I knew pets were allowed but in previous properties I've stayed in this has never been a problem). In dinning room my 2 year old spilt some milk so moped it up and left a clean line on the floor. Kitchen was actually fine but had to clean the glasses before use. This property is filthy dirty, would not recommend I appreciate its nearing the end of a season and would expect things to be tired but can not forgive being dirty. Nearly left after 1st day, glad I didn't enjoyed windomere and will return but not this property. To be honest can not complain about Cumbrian cottages or owner really as I made an error in not reporting issues immediately so they did not have a chance to rectify any issues and cleaned and muddled through myself, however if this is representative of their properties I will look elsewhere in future."
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Steve - verified booking

"I have stayed at this cottage on a number of occasions over the last 3/4 years. It is a fantastic place, ideally located for a relaxing break. However, it is in need of some ongoing maintenance. In the front bedroom/ bathroom alone the following needs attention - the shelf above the sink is falling off, the light fitting above the sink has a bulb cover missing, the toilet roll holder/ towel holder both require fixing back to the wall. the shelf in the bedroom itself is leaning down at a precarious angle. In the kitchen there was a ceiling light out and the magnetic knife holder is loose. In the main seating area the front cover of a double electic socket was loose, It could also do with a review of the crockery (some of it is chipped) and although knives, forks etc are plenfiful some other kitchen equipment ie, weighing scales, potato masher etc would be useful and other things like the large frying pan need replacing altogether as you can't get it clean. I appreciate that these are all minor things but sorted out the accommodation I feel would definitely be worthy of a higher rating"
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Vikki - verified booking

"What a beautiful cottage in a great location, close to all the action of Kendal with great access to lovely walks. We had our two dogs with us & chose the cottage because it is close to a park & dog walk at Sepentine woodland. We didn’t find the double bed very comfortable, the mattress was super soft & we both woke up aching each morning. The sofa & chairs in the lounge are also quite uncomfortable but we also accept we did quite a lot of sitting & everyone’s mattress needs will be different! We would have liked to have had eco friendly cleaning products to use. It was very clean & the kitchen had everything we needed for our weeks stay. At times the traffic was very noisy, there’s no double glazing so we were woken by the bin lorry & delivery vehicals on a couple of occasions. The parking is very congested & due to permits there is no parking outside the front of the cottage. Aside from our negative comments we really did have a lovely stay, the cottage is in a great location to access Kendal & we would recommend it."
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Claire - verified booking

"The location is good for Windermere, but Bowness has more attractions. Cleaning appears to be an unknown concept the house was dirty. The tooth brush glass on the sink was dirty with someone else’s tooth paste, gritty surfaces and fridge, cobwebs and dust around ceiling and lights. We moved an arm chair when looking for one of the kids toys and the area under and behind had obviously not been cleaned for a long time. The cooker however had all the settings rubbed off, so the hob you could work out but the oven was difficult to use not knowing what temperature it was at etc. The WiFi hardly works. It must be noted that the staircases in the property are steep, which would need to be considered for young children, elderly etc. The little drive although tight for a big car was a god send as we were there for Easter and there was no street parking available. With a good clean, updated kitchen appliances and a different internet provider this could be an excellent place to stay."
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DOROTHY - verified booking

"This was an excellent place to stay. Local amenities were brilliant, with the local pub about 100 yards from the front door where excellent food was served every day. Add to that a local brewery, cafes that served great food making it an ideal stay. The amenities in the cottage were great and the cleanliness first class. The only reason we have rated 9 for the first question is that the storage of clothes in the bedrooms is poor, however, having said that I'm not sure how that could be rectified as the space has been taken up providing 9th rooms with shower and toilet facilities which was really good. Access to Windemere was close within 8 miles an travelling around was easy. This was a great stay and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the South Lakes"
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