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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. Lesley

    Verified purchase

    "The cottage is in a truly beautiful, peaceful location, the owner is absolutely lovely and the parking is really easy but the photos do not fully convey how tiny the downstairs living space is. We did not feel it was worth nearly £700 for a week, or warrant a 4* rating.The mattress was uncomfortable, I could feel springs through it. The towels were small (bath towel rather than bath sheet size) and mine was non too clean. We could only make the wifi or the tv work at any one time, not both together. We had to switch to router off & on again to change between the two. The hot water heater was on a timer and made such a noise in the early hours of the morning that it woke us up so we switched it off. (We could have had it on during the day, we just didn't bother). However, the shower that a previous guest had mentioned was wonderful - plenty of hot water and pressure - so that must have been seen to. The cooker was an old, free standing one with the enamel chipped off at the top edge so it looked scruffy. There was no shaver socket and a shortage of power points in general. We could only find 1 in the bedroom for shaving/hairdrying/electric toothbrush & charging 2 mobiles. The bedroom had a skylight that was covered by a blue roller blind but it didn't keep the morning light out and it woke me at 5am each day.On the website it was stated that there was a shared washing machine & tumble drier. I don't know where they were and they were not mentioned in the property information in the cottage. (We didn't ask as we didn't intend to use them).All in all we felt that things had been provided to meet a checklist and obtain the 4* rating rather than to be of any practical use (ironing board in a cupboard disguised as a beam behind the sofa). This a perfectly lovely, tiny cottage but it was not worth the money."
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  2. Shirley

    Verified purchase

    "We had a wonderful stay in S58107. It felt like home. It's in an ideal location - very close to shops (walking distance - 200m or so), restaurants and most importantly the walks. In all, my family managed 5 walks in a week. I think that we got a bit addicted to the walks plus doing all this exercise made us feel less guilty about visiting the Apple Pie shop post walk.The cottage has all the mod cons and as everything is new it is all in good condition. Everything is super clean and tidy. There are DVDs, games and books for all to use. We had a minor issue with a hair dryer (which was resolved by the owner supplying one) and the washing machine (which was incorrectly plumbed but also rectified). The beds are very comfortable. Shower is fantastic. Bathtub was also used and adds a luxurious touch. One slight negative was the cold front room. The owners remotely turned up the temperature for us but I would advocate either the owners supplying a throw (would also be useful for the slippery sofa) or for future tenants bringing one along. The heating comes on twice a day and if you arrive to the house after a morning walk then the house is a bit cold. That said, we normally came back to the house in the late afternoon and it was much cosier after the temp was turned up.Whilst we were there the houses behind us were having work done on them. The noise did not disturb us and work normally started from about 9am. We were lucky to have the off-street parking opposite the house however there are permits for additional cars. Cottage is ideal for 4 people and you could have an extra 2.All in all, I would certainly recommend this cottage to others."
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  3. Keith

    Verified purchase

    "Only stayed 5 of the 7 days.My choice of S18582 (for personal and business reasons) was based around it having wifi. Unfortunately this wasn't the case. I appreciate the whole of the area has relatively poor reception and the cottage walls are very thick but I think it wrong to advertise something you can't provide. Despite the owner leaving a note which states if you have a problem let her know immediately, it took me over two days to track her down. All voicemails to her landline and mobile were unanswered and when I told her this..... she replied "oh did you phone" ?The tv also lost its signal on two evenings during our stay.I accept that a holiday to the lakes is all about relaxing and actually getting away from things like the internet but it was essential that I had some form of communication. The phone signal is equally very poor but I could get an outside signal about 25 yards from the front door.The cottage is very small, lacking light but clean, cosy and quaint. While very disappointed because of the issues stated , I wouldn't wish to put other people off staying here if my issues aren't a priority to you"
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  4. SJ

    Verified purchase

    "Lovely cottage. We had booked for Christmas and it was really nice to find that it had been decorated and the Christmas tree lights were on to welcome us. The cottage was very well presented and spotlessly clean. The bed in the main bedroom was extremely comfortable with good quality bedding, and the bathroom was excellent. We had been a little concerned about the heating after reading some of the other reviews, but we had full control over the timing and temperature of the thermostat so this wasn't an issue. We did find that there was a terribly cold draught from the chimney in the living room, but it was a very windy, freezing cold week and we didn't use the wood burner - this might not have been a problem if we had done so. The location is perfect: a couple of minutes walk to the centre of Ambleside, but on a side street, so very quiet. Ambleside is one of our favourite places and we are looking forward to booking this cottage again."
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  5. Julie

    Verified purchase

    "We had a lovely short late break at this beautiful cottage. Having been coming to Ambleside and the area for many years we have stayed in numerous self catering properties and it is always a pleasure to find one so beautifully decorated with both taste and style, well equipped with many thoughtful touches - especially for families with very young children such as ourselves. The fixtures and fittings were all of a high standard and very comfortable. I could not fault this stay. This cottage has everything one could need including a dedicated off road parking space and a small patio area for eating outside - and all within easy walking distance of the town centre. The owners were also very swift at handling a small boiler problem which left us us with no heating or hot water temporarily one morning. We would certainly like to visit again."
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