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 - Gorgeous Keswick Apartment S85917
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Apartment S85917
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Apartment S85917
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Apartment S85917
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Apartment S85917

Portinscale

Gorgeous Keswick Apartment

Ref: S85917

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S94788
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S94788
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S94788
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S94788
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S94788

Bassenthwaite

Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage

Ref: S94788

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S100791
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S100791
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S100791
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S100791
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S100791

Windermere

Charming Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge Cottage

Ref: S100791

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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

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S134418
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S134418
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S134418
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S134418
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S134418

Keswick

Cosy Keswick Apartment

Ref: S134418

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85211
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85211
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85211
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85211
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85211

Uldale

Inviting Caldbeck Fells Cottage

Ref: S85211

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Apartment S85169
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Apartment S85169
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Apartment S85169
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Apartment S85169
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Apartment S85169

Ambleside

Stunning Ambleside Apartment

Ref: S85169

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S81986
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S81986
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S81986
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S81986
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S81986

Windermere

Cosy Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge Cottage

Ref: S81986

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Cottage S84860
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Cottage S84860
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Cottage S84860
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Cottage S84860
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Cottage S84860

Keswick

Gorgeous Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84860

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Keswick Cottage S84859
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Keswick Cottage S84859
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Keswick Cottage S84859
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Keswick Cottage S84859
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Keswick Cottage S84859

Keswick

Delightful Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84859

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Cottage S85034
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Cottage S85034
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Cottage S85034
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Cottage S85034
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Cottage S85034

Portinscale

Excellent Keswick Cottage

Ref: S85034

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Thornthwaite Cottage S84886
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Thornthwaite Cottage S84886
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Thornthwaite Cottage S84886
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Thornthwaite Cottage S84886
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Thornthwaite Cottage S84886

Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite

Exquisite Thornthwaite Cottage

Ref: S84886

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85086
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85086
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85086
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85086
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85086

Threlkeld

Adorable Threlkeld and St John's in the Vale Cottage

Ref: S85086

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Keswick Apartment S84583
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Keswick Apartment S84583
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Keswick Apartment S84583
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Keswick Apartment S84583
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Keswick Apartment S84583

Keswick

Stunning Keswick Apartment

Ref: S84583

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S84556
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S84556
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S84556
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S84556
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Apartment S84556

Keswick

Cosy Keswick Apartment

Ref: S84556

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Apartment S84564
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Apartment S84564
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Apartment S84564
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Apartment S84564
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Apartment S84564

Keswick

Splendid Keswick Apartment

Ref: S84564

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Apartment S84646
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Apartment S84646
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Apartment S84646
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Apartment S84646
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Keswick Apartment S84646

Keswick

Excellent Keswick Apartment

Ref: S84646

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Apartment S102821
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Apartment S102821
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Apartment S102821
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Apartment S102821
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Apartment S102821

Kendal

Tasteful Kendal and Lakes Gateway Apartment

Ref: S102821

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85088
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85088
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85088
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85088
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85088

Threlkeld

Charming Threlkeld and St John's in the Vale Cottage

Ref: S85088

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S72907
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S72907
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S72907
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S72907
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S72907

Seatoller

Quaint Buttermere and Borrowdale Cottage

Ref: S72907

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85058
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85058
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85058
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85058
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85058

Pooley Bridge

Adorable Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater Cottage

Ref: S85058

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Eden Cottage S72778
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Eden Cottage S72778
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Eden Cottage S72778
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Eden Cottage S72778
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Eden Cottage S72778

Eden

Gorgeous Eden Cottage

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Nr Penrith Cottage S59648
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Nr Penrith Cottage S59648
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Nr Penrith Cottage S59648
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Nr Penrith Cottage S59648
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Nr Penrith Cottage S59648

Nr Penrith

Cosy Nr Penrith Cottage

Ref: S59648

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Bassenthwaite Cottage S18340
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Bassenthwaite Cottage S18340
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Bassenthwaite Cottage S18340
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Bassenthwaite Cottage S18340
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Bassenthwaite Cottage S18340

Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake

Splendid Bassenthwaite Cottage

Ref: S18340

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Claire - verified booking

"A relaxing family break at S84886. A lovely week the weather was very kind meaning we could get out and explore the area. The cottage was clean, cosy with a real fire and all the facilities you need to feel at home. Beautiful contemporary bathroom and a invigorating rainfalll shower room.The only negative point was the parking. We could easily park the car outside the property close to the wall and gate however a very rude neighbour took it upon himself to have a word with my husband complaining that we were parked to close to the gate, hindering being able to get the bins out for collection( obviously we would of moved the car for this and didn’t need to be told), there was simply no need and this put a slight damper on our stay. Saying that we would definitely consider staying at the cottage again simply due to its location. A lovely walk from the doorstep up to the Whinlater Pass and it’s visitors centre is a must, lots of trails to walk from moderate to strenuous, great days out in Keswick, Bowness and a lovely peaceful walk around Crummock Water followed by a little drink at The fantastic Kirkstile Inn Loweswater."
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Paul - verified booking

"A wonderful little cottage, furnished like a home rather than a holiday let. Well equipped kitchen, all the pans and kit that you need to eat-in. Good central location, parking for Volvo estate..never going to happen, but plenty of free parking just up the road. Booked last minute, not what we would have chosen but it worked out ok. Nice and clean. Just a couple of minor complaints.....they want you to water the pot plants but they can’t be bothered to remove the weeds that you have to step over at the front door...same as Wendover in Stanger Street! Only 2 x internal doors, bedroom 2 and the bathroom...therefore, between the living room and bedroom 1...no doors...anyone watching tv or using the kitchen...all open to the main bedroom, not good. New doors front and rear, not like the stable door shown on the photos...they may be thermally efficient composite doors but they are poor at sound insulation...cars driving along the main road....loud and clear.All in all an nice, clean, well equipped cottage....not what we would chose again but perfect for what most people need. Thank you."
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Nicky - verified booking

"A lovely quirky cottage in which we felt immediately at home! A couple of minor issues with no TV working and a leaky sink in one room but this did not detract from our fantastic holiday. The parking area is something of a concept of intrigue!! It's very steep and shallow and we did have a moment of thinking our car was going to topple sideways in our attempts to keep it off road... We reverted to road parking after a couple of days and think that this should be clearly stated in the cottage description as if you had more than one vehicle or a large vehicle, the parking would be a major issue.Would highly recommend however and would happily stay again as the kids, our dog and ourselves loved it and didn't want to come home!!"
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DEBRA - verified booking

"The photos were misleading as the garden view belongs to next door and people in this garden have view into the sitting room and block window view The garden for the tootsie was not shown and accessed through the neighbours property and has No privacy Basic cleaning was ok but appreciate an old property but cobwebs dead spiders in bathroom and lounge obviously been there a while.TV very difficult to use so used dvd and poor quality sound to point of annoying. Parking quite unclear as no designated area so had other people’s cars outside cottage and we had to park on narrow unlitlane about 50 metres away Cottage very quaint and well equipped kitchen and stunning view provided neighbours not in the garden ."
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Susanna - verified booking

"A great located bungalow for getting to Keswick, out in the hills and Derwent Marina. The decor is very old fashioned and there is a musty smell to the house but once you get over that the lay out and space is great for storing kit etc. Cleanliness was an issue, mold on the walls in the Master bedroom, glasses that needed cleaning before use! With a little updating this could be a fantastic property, we would stay again due to its location and layout but it does need updating. Wi-fi would also be a bonus (but it is clear that the house doesn’t have this when we booked). The ‘Chalet’ Cafe in Portinscale which is in walking distance is fantastic and a great amenitie to have so close by."
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