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 - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment S79374

Bassenthwaite

Luxury Bassenthwaite Apartment

Ref: S79374

Reviews 13

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S80152
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S80152
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S80152
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S80152
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S80152
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Cowan Head

Splendid Staveley and the Kentmere Valley Cottage

Ref: S80152

Reviews 15

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5

  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Cottage S86151
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Cottage S86151
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Cottage S86151
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Cottage S86151
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Cottage S86151
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Lindale

Quaint Grange-over-Sands Cottage

Ref: S86151

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Penrith Cottage S89451
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Penrith Cottage S89451
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Penrith Cottage S89451
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Penrith Cottage S89451
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Penrith Cottage S89451
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Clifton

Gorgeous Penrith Cottage

Ref: S89451

Reviews 13

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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
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Bassenthwaite

Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage

Ref: S94788

Reviews 2

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Matterdale End Lodge S101294
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Matterdale End Lodge S101294
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Matterdale End Lodge S101294
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Matterdale End Lodge S101294
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Matterdale End Lodge S101294

Troutbeck

Quaint Matterdale End Lodge

Ref: S101294

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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

Reviews 7

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4

  • 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

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bassenthwaite Cottage S72876
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bassenthwaite Cottage S72876
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bassenthwaite Cottage S72876
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bassenthwaite Cottage S72876
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bassenthwaite Cottage S72876
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Bassenthwaite

Exquisite Bassenthwaite Cottage

Ref: S72876

Reviews 14

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8

  • 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

Reviews 2

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85082
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85082
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85082
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85082
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85082
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Threlkeld

Stunning Threlkeld and St John's in the Vale Cottage

Ref: S85082

Reviews 5

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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

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85079
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85079
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85079
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85079
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85079
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Threlkeld

Stunning Threlkeld and St John's in the Vale Cottage

Ref: S85079

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Glenridding And Southern Ullswater Cottage S85024
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Glenridding And Southern Ullswater Cottage S85024
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Glenridding And Southern Ullswater Cottage S85024
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Glenridding And Southern Ullswater Cottage S85024
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Glenridding And Southern Ullswater Cottage S85024

Glenridding

Charming Glenridding and Southern Ullswater Cottage

Ref: S85024

Reviews 12

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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

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85207
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85207
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85207
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85207
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Caldbeck Fells Cottage S85207
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Caldbeck

Exquisite Caldbeck Fells Cottage

Ref: S85207

Reviews 9

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Ambleside Cottage S85177
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Ambleside Cottage S85177
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Ambleside Cottage S85177
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Ambleside Cottage S85177
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Ambleside Cottage S85177

Ambleside

Lovely Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S85177

Reviews 3

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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
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Ambleside

Stunning Ambleside Apartment

Ref: S85169

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Ambleside Cottage S85178
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Ambleside Cottage S85178
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Ambleside Cottage S85178
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Ambleside Cottage S85178
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Ambleside Cottage S85178
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Ambleside

Gorgeous Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S85178

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S72873
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S72873
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S72873
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S72873
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S72873

Ambleside

Quaint Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S72873

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S73970
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S73970
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S73970
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S73970
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S73970
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Windermere

Tasteful Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge Cottage

Ref: S73970

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S41245
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S41245
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S41245
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S41245
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S41245
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Windermere

Attractive Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge Cottage

Ref: S41245

Reviews 11

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5

  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Lowick Cottage S18571
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Lowick Cottage S18571
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Lowick Cottage S18571
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Lowick Cottage S18571
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Lowick Cottage S18571
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Lowick Bridge

Tasteful Lowick Cottage

Ref: S18571

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Near Keswick Lodge S135760
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Near Keswick Lodge S135760
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Near Keswick Lodge S135760
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Near Keswick Lodge S135760
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Near Keswick Lodge S135760

Near Keswick

Luxury Near Keswick Lodge

Ref: S135760

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What our customers are saying about our Holiday Cottages In The Lake District To Rent.

Donna - verified booking

"Arrived in the snow, the location and outlook was lovely. On first impressions the house was clean, but found it could do with a deep clean - Some surfaces & items felt tacky, and there were areas of dust. You don't expect to have to clean a pan you've just taken out of the cupboard before using it.I'm guessing the house may have been empty the week before, as it was really cold! It took over a day to actually warm the house through, and as it was one of the coldest weeks we made use of the extra blankets in the lounge.Bed was comfy, the views from the front onto the river are great, and once you get a good fire going, its a lovely cosy place.The pub in the village - Eagle & Child - (about a 1.8 mile walk along the river bank) serves a lovely Sunday lunch. The walk itself was a little tricky, if you have any kind of mobility issues you wouldn't want to go this way.Its a dog friendly cottage, however all capets are cream and the tiled kitchen is white! Mud/snow and a rotti dog does not make for a white/cream flooring! We had the mop and hoover out more times than I care to remember. Also asks for dogs not to go upstairs, but no gate or anything available to stop such actions.We would go back to this cottage again, its a lovely place to switch off and relax. No phone signal, but they do have wifi."
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Gareth - verified booking

"We were hesitant in posting this review initially as we hoped our experience was a one-off. However since similar experiences have been posted recently, we feel that we should post an honest review in the hope that this property can fulfil its potential in the future. S72876 is a fantastic property with amazing views that we just couldn’t stop gazing at. We were aware that this property allows dogs and saw that there was a small charge per dog. We assumed this went towards the extra cleaning involved after a dog had been at the property so were hopeful that cleanliness wouldn’t be an issue. However, we were extremely disappointed (and a little disgusted) to find our baby’s play mat and toys covered in numerous dog hairs and at the discovery of a big ball of dog hair under one of the armchairs. Unfortunately, it does not look as though the surcharge is being put to good use. The property would also benefit from a little tlc. As another review has mentioned, the decking around the conservatory needs work (loose, slippery boards) and the summer house is not very inviting, again with loose decking and the retaining piles behind the summer house having given way. This property could be one of the best in the Lakes and a little bit of maintenance would put it there."
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Paul - verified booking

"Stayed in Threlkheld before so I knew what to expect. There are 2 pubs. The horse and farrier do excellent food and you can take your dogs in. But it’s very popular so you need to call in advance. The accommodation is very basic, but it has everything you need for your stay. There was even complimentary tea, coffee and milk. Along with washing up liquid etc... the owners kindly let us take a second dog but you need to enquire before you book. Our dogs are fairly small so would be different if you had large dogs. The building itself is very old and the floors and walls are uneven. This added to the overall experience and even though on the main through road it was very quiet. My only niggle was that the windows are old and not very draft proof. This was fairly uncomfortable sitting in the living room. We counter acted this by having the log fire on. There are fantastic views of Blencathra from the landing window and some good walks from Threlkeld. Overall, I’d be happy to return here as it is a great base to explore the lakes - but ideally, you do need a car as there are no shops. Keswick being the closest approximately 4 miles away."
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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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Sarah - verified booking

"Holly cottage is in an amazing position with fabulous views of Bassenthwaite Lake and surrounding mountains. The cottage makes the most of these views with large picture windows and a conservatory. It is the best equipped cottage I have ever stayed in and there is little that has not been thought of . We were disappointed to find a notice on the wood stove informing us that it was unsafe to use - in the wet, stormy weather it would have been nice.The notice was recent so hopefully it will soon be repaired. We also had not been informed that there is an informal footpath through the grounds of the cottage and on our first day we were astonished to see people just walking down our garden and drive.Two lovely places to eat within walking distance but quite a way to any other shops - however the shop in the caravan park is handy and sells all the basics. Very comfy beds and pillows and couches."
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