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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.

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Holiday Cottages In The Lake District To Rent

More Lake District Cottages

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.

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What our customers are saying about our holiday cottages in the lake district to rent.

  1. Mark

    Verified purchase

    "This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely setting above Ullswater. The location is very quiet with easy access to the mountains and many of the Lakeland attractions.The cottage is an unusual layout, with the lounge and kitchen on ground level then two bedrooms and bathroom in the basement. Also on this level is a lovely conservatory area that looks out over the garden. On the first floor is what was the loft but has now been converted into a small bedroom. This one is ideal for the children due to low ceilings, particularly above the beds.The place is well appointed, though rather eclectic.There are information leaflets in the lounge along with a folder containing information about the house and surrounding area. Sadly this folder is rather messy with things crossed out and written in above etc. The folder also says that there is a guest house at the end of the lane that has a licence and acts as a bar. This is not the case. we went in there only to be told that the owner was unaware of this information and could not serve us unless we were guests. The next nearest pub is about a five minute drive away.The cottage was fairly clean but clearly hadn't been done properly. There was hair in the bath, suggesting that it hadn't been cleaned and there are cobwebs in the bedrooms and lounge. A sarcastic note from the "oven fairy" asks guests to put oil in the bottom of the oven, perhaps the fairy should consider that the guests are generally different each time rather than tenants. I would stay here again as it's fine for my requirements."
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  2. Carol

    Verified purchase

    "What a little gem, very close to either Bowness or Windermere. We chose this cottage for a corporate trip as it was very spacious & more importantly because we all had our own room & bathrooms. The cottage was very well equipped & surprisingly it contained all of the things that I would expect to have to supply myself on a self catering holiday, i.e. Hand soap, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, toilet paper, cloths & so on. Fantastic. All of the rooms were decorated very well & we noted many of the decorative accessories were in fact Laura Ashley. This gave it a luxurious feel. The only negative comments I can make were a couple of the showers were not functioning very well & the back door would not open with the key provided. It appeared that the mechanism inside the door handle was broken as it wouldn't pull across when the handle was pulled down. We found parking to be a slight irritation as the space outside the cottage is not reserved for the cottage. On both days we had to park the car up the hill which want ideal with a load of suitcases. But this did not spoil our trip whatsoever. Will definitely return to S97700 as it was so wonderful & homely."
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  3. LEWINGTON

    Verified purchase

    "We were charmed to stay at such a well thought out cottage, with two cosy but romantic bedrooms, very comfortable beds, warm duvets and fluffy pillows, a stylish bathroom with shower and a very spacious and well appointed upstairs living kitchen diner with spectacular views through floor to ceiling windows. The central heating was most efficient, we were as warm as toast. Our hosts came to greet us after we arrived and were charming and most anxious that we should have a good stay. We really enjoyed the afternoon tea and welcome gifts which we found ready for our arrival. I particularly appreciated the laundry room and the games room which would come into their own on any rainy days. The broadband connection was reliable and the television reception was more than adequate. Although the cottage lies just on the boundary of the national park, it was very easy for us to drive to the lakes, yet also ideal for Carlisle, Cockermouth and Silloth. S18338 really did live up to its advertised description as a luxury cottage. We really would recommend it for those who have a their own transport."
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  4. Previous guest

    Verified purchase

    "A very well equipped cottage with everything you need. It’s on three levels when you include the upstairs bedroom and is very roomy. The conservatory downstairs is great to relax in after a day out on the fells! The upstairs bedroom is in the apex of the roofline, so put the shortest people there so that you don’t have complaints of bruised foreheads! Local eateries include the Brackenrigg Inn which is only around a mile or two away (have their venison burger if available), the Pooley Bridge Inn and the Sun Inn (also at Pooley Bridge). If you’re desperate then the Crown at Pooley Bridge is ok, but a bit down-market for my tastes. S18648 is a great location to access Ullswater and the surrounding fells. Glenridding is a short drive away and is an ideal starting point for the walk to Helvellyn via Striding Edge (well recommended, but wait for fine weather). I would certainly stay at S18648 again. June 2011. "
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  5. John

    Verified purchase

    "We stopped in the bothy fora week over Christmas. Unfortunately the day before people broke up from work for Christmas the boiler broke down, leaving us with no hot water or heating. Thanks to the owners acting swiftly, they had an engineer there that evening. He had to return the next morning after exhausting efforts to get it working, with a new part . This didn't work either. I would like to thank him for his dedication in traveling to Carlisle for another part and missing his xmas works do . Success at last . Due to his kindness we really enjoyed the bothy and surrounding area. Lovely warm place and very peaceful. Managed to get three days walking in a beautiful location. Just two minor snags are parking is tight if u have two vehicles and not having wifi for kids in the evening and for planning purposes became a niggle . All the same we would visit again."
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