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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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About The Lake District

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

  1. Ellie

    Verified purchase

    "This was our first trip to the Lake District, but will now be the first of many! We took the opportunity from this base to explore Ullswater, Keswick and Windemere and think that Ullswater is the best of the bunch by far! Peace and tranquility, friendly people, and beautiful surroundings that words can't do justice.S18649 was lovely - both to look at and live in. It's been so well appointed and is a smashing combination of practicality and comfort. The house was warm and cosy, for which we were grateful in the depths of winter! It's very well laid out and has everything a family could want in terms of practical holiday family living. It wasn't so formal that we worried about a little mud on our shoes, which meant we were relaxed as well as comfortable.Location-wise, it's within walking distance of Pooley Bridge, which we think is the best of the lake-based villages. The cottage is a joy to stay in and we hope to return soon."
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  2. Ian

    Verified purchase

    "Lovely cottage, with lovely views all the way to the Solway Firth on one side and open countryside on the other.Cottage had everything you could want, although my wife freaked a little when she realised it was proper Royal Albert China, not a copy!The owners are extremely friendly and very attentive - the wine and chocolates were a lovely touch on arrival, as well as the scones.The games room was also a bonus - introduced my Son and Daughter to the delights of pool, as well as trying to improve their table tennis skills. My Son also enjoyed feeding the ponies and sheep, who were always keen for more attention.Would thoroughly recommend it as a holiday location - not too far out of Keswick (will take about 25 minutes at most to get in to the centre).Overall, very happy with our holiday!"
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  3. Sharon

    Verified purchase

    "Cottage was clean and well equipped with China tea sets and a lovely welcome pack of wine, chocolates, scones, milk and fresh flowers. The location is peaceful and quiet with beautiful rural views. The decor and cleanliness is excellent. The owners are friendly and helpful. The cottage and grounds are very well maintained and barbecue equipment was available, even coals to do one. The only slight negative is that it is advertised as linen and towels provided. There was only one bath towel and one hand towel per person provided for a week. We did ask for more and were given another one each. I have stayed in quite a few cottages where towels were supplied in abundance.I would definitely go back. If you want to relax and get away to a peaceful setting this is the place to go."
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  4. Previous guest

    Verified purchase

    "We were blown away when we arrived at S18649. It looked great on the web site but photographs can not do this lovely cottage justice. This is not just a holiday home, it is fit to live in and feels homely. It is fitted out with everything you would need in a home, let a lone a holiday home. The surrounding garden is very well kept and spacious. The location could not be more perfect, 5 minutes walk from the gorgeous village Pooley Bridge, 10 minutes drive to Penrith for all your shopping needs and many lovely walks for all types of walkers on your door step or around 10 to 20 minutes drive away. We will definitely return to this property again and have already recommended it to many friends and clients of ours. Oct 2008."
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  5. Nicola

    Verified purchase

    "A clever conversion of an old school house. A good layout with plenty of space that worked well for us, a family of 4 plus grandfather. One of the bedrooms is on a separate side of the house with its own en suite which meant Grandad had his own space and privacy. The house is in a lovely setting with a very nice outlook and views. The only downside is that Pooley Bridge is not a safe walk away, it is close distance-wise but there are no paths and there is fairly frequent traffic which made it a little dicey. There is a lot to do locally, we only scratched the surface. This area of the lakes is less crowded than Windemere side. Would definitely recommend."
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