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Holiday Cottages In The Lake District

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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.

More Lake District Cottages

Holiday Cottages In The Lake District

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.

  1. Ritchie

    Verified purchase

    "The cottage was in a lovely location, and very well equipped. However there were one or two serious deficiencies.The downstairs accommodation was extremely cramped, consisting of one small room which contained the kitchen, a dining table and four chairs, a settee and an armchair. The settee was the most uncomfortable piece of furniture, and was placed directly in front of the fire and about four feet from it, so that it was impossible to have a log fire without burning your legs. (there are several comments about the uncomfortable sofa in the visitors book from 2013). The room is so small that if there were three adults occupying it, the person in the armchair would have to sit behind the television. The TV reception on BBC was very unreliable, with the picture breaking up continually, and WIFI worked sometimes for as long as five minutes.The most important shortcoming was the steps that one had to negotiate to access the house. I walk with a stick and was unable to manage them without assistance from my wife. Both sets of steps were made of random pieces of stone and were very slippery in the wet, particularly the set in front of the door, which were covered in moss. Neither set of steps have a handrail. Although we were allowed to use the garden at the back of the house, we were unable to do so because I was unable to manage all the different levels and grass slopes. There was no mention in your particulars of this."
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  2. Sam

    Verified purchase

    "Exactly what we expected. Very cosy and perfect for a brief getaway. Cottage was very clean and was obviously well-prepped for our arrival. The fire was lovely and the bed was so comfy we considered disassembling it and stealing it (but we will probably be back so decided against it). The bathroom has been refurbished recently by the looks of it and the shower was fantastic.The back garden has a river and a mountain which are lovely to wake up to.Nearby Cockermouth is highly recommended. Of particular interest is the antiques market which was like a living time capsule. The local shops are also perfect for gifts. Whilst there we also went to The Castle for a meal and the food was delicious. The local shop nearby the cottage is also definitely worth a visit.The only minor nit-picks are the absence of a DVD player (for rainy nights inside) and the ironing board needs replacing.All in all we would highly recommend S18400 for a getaway and will be back."
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  3. John

    Verified purchase

    "A beautiful setting with views of peaks and valleys, huge garden with river - idyllic. Easy reach of town / good pub 1 mile away. Bit confusing finding it as the area can't seem to make up its mind if its upper or lower Lorton or just plain Lorton - adjoining residents had the same problem.....Much smaller than we expected - this was the smallest living area that we have encountered despite being a 2 bedroom property - we have previously rented 1 bedroom cottages and found larger living / lounge & kitchen space.Suite very saggy - needs changingKitchen area - clean / practical / functionalSleeping - bed very good and bathroom had great shower power, though did crack my head on the low beam in the bedroomOwner very helpful - we left our laptop behind and she kindly sent it on...."
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  4. sandy

    Verified purchase

    "we had problems getting hold of the key holder before we went only to find out they have a key safe.the code could have been given to us when we paid the final amount or emailed to us a few days before we arrived. when we arrived at the property we had to tighten all the bolts on the dinning table as it was very lose and you couldn't put anything on it without it wobbling. no objection to putting out the bin but no bin liners provided for after you put it out so we had to go and bye our own. the property was advertised with having wi-fi it doesn't so maybe this should be changed.also loo seat had been changed but didn't fit properly. the ground were lovely and kept immaculate its a shame the inside of the property isn't kept the same."
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  5. Maria

    Verified purchase

    "The views from the property are amazing and the grounds are lovely. I spotted an otter on the river bank one evening. If you like nature, peace and quiet you'll love it, but you'll have to drive if you want pubs, restaurants and shops. Also, it may be noisier if a large party are staying in the adjoining property. The property is full of character, and is generally well equipped, but it would benefit from some upgrading and attention to detail, such as replacing the tatty garden furniture. The downstairs is on the small side, but ok for two people. There's more space upstairs. We'd stay again, but only if the price was discounted, as it was for this stay. At full price I don't feel it would have been value for money."
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