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 S134420
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Apartment S134420
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Apartment S134420
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Apartment S134420
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Keswick Apartment S134420

Keswick

Gorgeous Keswick Apartment

Ref: S134420

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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

Ref: S72778

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bowness On Windermere Cottage S89460
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bowness On Windermere Cottage S89460
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bowness On Windermere Cottage S89460
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bowness On Windermere Cottage S89460
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bowness On Windermere Cottage S89460

Far Sawrey

Wonderful Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage

Ref: S89460

Reviews 12

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Lodge S72727
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Lodge S72727
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Lodge S72727
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Lodge S72727
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Lodge S72727

Troutbeck

Exquisite Ambleside Lodge

Ref: S72727

Reviews 12

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Keswick

Exquisite Keswick Apartment

Ref: S84841

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Apartment S92408
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Apartment S92408
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Apartment S92408
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Apartment S92408
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Apartment S92408

Roundthorn

Exquisite Penrith Apartment

Ref: S92408

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S84759
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S84759
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S84759
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S84759
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S84759

Keswick

Beautiful Keswick Apartment

Ref: S84759

Reviews 13

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Cottage S124997
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Cottage S124997
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Cottage S124997
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Cottage S124997
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Ambleside Cottage S124997

Ambleside

Stunning Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S124997

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Penrith Cottage S85042
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Penrith Cottage S85042
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Penrith Cottage S85042
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Penrith Cottage S85042
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Penrith Cottage S85042

Ellonby

Lovely Penrith Cottage

Ref: S85042

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Apartment S92410
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Apartment S92410
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Apartment S92410
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Apartment S92410
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Apartment S92410

Roundthorn

Delightful Penrith Apartment

Ref: S92410

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Penrith Apartment S92407
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Penrith Apartment S92407
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Penrith Apartment S92407
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Penrith Apartment S92407
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Penrith Apartment S92407

Roundthorn

Tasteful Penrith Apartment

Ref: S92407

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18729

Windermere

Quaint Windermere Cottage

Ref: S18729

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Lowick Cottage S18589
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Lowick Cottage S18589
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Lowick Cottage S18589
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Lowick Cottage S18589
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Lowick Cottage S18589

High Brow Edge

Splendid Lowick Cottage

Ref: S18589

Reviews 12

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Penrith Lodge S85049
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Penrith Lodge S85049
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Penrith Lodge S85049
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Penrith Lodge S85049
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Penrith Lodge S85049

Yanwath near Pooley Bridge

Inviting Penrith Lodge

Ref: S85049

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Penrith Cottage S125759
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Penrith Cottage S125759
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Penrith Cottage S125759
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Penrith Cottage S125759
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Penrith Cottage S125759

Brougham

Superb Penrith Cottage

Ref: S125759

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S105163
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S105163
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S105163
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S105163
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S105163

Yanwath

Wonderful Penrith Cottage

Ref: S105163

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85062
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85062
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85062
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85062
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85062

Helton

Captivating Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater Cottage

Ref: S85062

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Kendal And Lakes Gateway Lodge S106045
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Kendal And Lakes Gateway Lodge S106045
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Kendal And Lakes Gateway Lodge S106045
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Kendal And Lakes Gateway Lodge S106045
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Kendal And Lakes Gateway Lodge S106045

Burneside

Charming Kendal and Lakes Gateway Lodge

Ref: S106045

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85075
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85075
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85075
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85075
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85075

near Rosthwaite

Inviting Buttermere and Borrowdale Cottage

Ref: S85075

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18631
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18631
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18631
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18631
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18631

Pooley Bridge

Exquisite Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater Cottage

Ref: S18631

Reviews 13

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Apartment S85175
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Apartment S85175
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Apartment S85175
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Apartment S85175
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Apartment S85175

Ambleside

Adorable Ambleside Apartment

Ref: S85175

Reviews 6

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Broughton In Furness Cottage S18365
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Broughton In Furness Cottage S18365
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Broughton In Furness Cottage S18365
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Broughton In Furness Cottage S18365
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Broughton In Furness Cottage S18365

Broughton-in-Furness

Captivating Broughton-in-furness Cottage

Ref: S18365

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Keswick Cottage S105421
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Keswick Cottage S105421
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Keswick Cottage S105421
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Keswick Cottage S105421
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Keswick Cottage S105421

Portinscale

Luxury Keswick Cottage

Ref: S105421

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eskdale Cottage S18458
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eskdale Cottage S18458
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eskdale Cottage S18458
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eskdale Cottage S18458
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Eskdale Cottage S18458

Eskdale

Captivating Eskdale Cottage

Ref: S18458

Reviews 6

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Adam - verified booking

"Sadly, this is the first time, in over 5 years, that I have not been able to submit a wholly positive review.On arrival, I found the cleaning standards to be extremely poor:• There were tea/coffee stains on the woodwork (especially in the kitchen)• There was litter left in one of the bins• The toilet bowel had “debris” left on the sides• The fridge had not been cleaned properly• Some of the surfaces were “sticky” to the touch• The window panes were dirty and needed a good internal/external clean.There appeared to have been absolutely no attention to detail in the cleaning of the property generally.Whilst the cleaning standards can be addressed quite easily, the next issue, I fear, cannot:The soundproofing between the apartments appeared to be non-existent, throughout the first few nights I was constantly woken by the crying child/baby in the apartment below, eventually I invested in some ear-plugs (not something you expect to have to do on a holiday). It was possible to hear normal conversations, and I almost cheered when I heard the occupant telling his family that they were “going home today”.As the apartments all appear to have the same landlord, maybe they should consider a policy on the minimum ages of children, as the disturbed nights really did ruin the first half of my holiday.The WiFi bandwith struggles with streaming films, but is suitable for checking emails and general surfing of the web.On a positive note the apartment benefits from:• Good quality and comfortable furnishings throughout• An excellent shower over the bath (great after long hikes)• Modern quality appliances• Extremely efficient, and easy to operate, central heating throughout• Good parking• A fantastic TV and sound system• The provision of a selection of useful maps and games• A GREAT LOCATION.Regretfully though, due to the reasons stated in the first part of my review, I am unable to recommend Apartment 3 to potential customers."
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Darren - verified booking

"We holiday in cottages at least 4 times a year and have done for the last 20 years. This cottage was the worst by far that we have ever used. The whole property is in desperate need of attention. Every item in the place was dirty we had to clean things before we used them, the microwave, the kettle the door handles, the stair banister, the TV and controls, the CD player the list is endless, all were dirty with weeks of grim and filthy. The sofas were covered in dog hair, the shower was disgusting and didn’t work properly, the bathroom was... well we didn’t even use it. The fridge was disgusting, the freezer was frozen up.The oven works when it feels like it. The smell from the dishwasher was unbearable so we didn’t use it. The parking is awkward the roadside parking would only be suitable for a small car. The garden while having a nice view was mostly just overgrown, the lawn had been cut. We had to go and buy a relaxer chair as the chairs provided are threadbare. The patio and steps are dangerous and uneven not recommended for children or the elderly. Our house was have some work done otherwise we would have returned home. The final straw was our old dog picking up a flea infestation,we complained, cottages.com were very good about our complaints but couldn’t offer other accommodation as our dog would have transferred fleas to the next property. We did get a price reduction from the owner which didn’t even cover the vets bill.If you are looking for a holiday with difference this cottage is for you, if your after a relaxing strees free break well....To finish on a bright note. The bed was comfy."
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Michael - verified booking

"Excellent location.... That's we're the good news ends, very tired property which is fine for the price and that can be excused. But.... damp in upstairs on suite, (could smell it not see it) damp in main bathroom. Dado rail's were black with dust, as we're skirting boards, don't think master bedroom had been hoovered between guests as found toenails on bedroom floor, not 100% convinced master bedroom sheets had been changed, there was blood on the sheets on one of the beds in back bedroom. Heading down stairs I had to clean the bath before use, the none slip mat is covered in mould, in living room, dvd doesn't always work, carpet next to skirting boards is black, dog hairs throughout the property (I knew pets were allowed but in previous properties I've stayed in this has never been a problem). In dinning room my 2 year old spilt some milk so moped it up and left a clean line on the floor. Kitchen was actually fine but had to clean the glasses before use. This property is filthy dirty, would not recommend I appreciate its nearing the end of a season and would expect things to be tired but can not forgive being dirty. Nearly left after 1st day, glad I didn't enjoyed windomere and will return but not this property. To be honest can not complain about Cumbrian cottages or owner really as I made an error in not reporting issues immediately so they did not have a chance to rectify any issues and cleaned and muddled through myself, however if this is representative of their properties I will look elsewhere in future."
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Claire - verified booking

"The location is good for Windermere, but Bowness has more attractions. Cleaning appears to be an unknown concept the house was dirty. The tooth brush glass on the sink was dirty with someone else’s tooth paste, gritty surfaces and fridge, cobwebs and dust around ceiling and lights. We moved an arm chair when looking for one of the kids toys and the area under and behind had obviously not been cleaned for a long time. The cooker however had all the settings rubbed off, so the hob you could work out but the oven was difficult to use not knowing what temperature it was at etc. The WiFi hardly works. It must be noted that the staircases in the property are steep, which would need to be considered for young children, elderly etc. The little drive although tight for a big car was a god send as we were there for Easter and there was no street parking available. With a good clean, updated kitchen appliances and a different internet provider this could be an excellent place to stay."
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Jonathan - verified booking

"This is the second time we have stayed at S89460 and we have really enjoyed both our stays. The cottage itself is lovely and very well presented. The new bathroom and toilet has made a big difference. All the neccesessities such as tea, coffee, biscuits etc had been left for us and after a mishap with the key the owners were very helpful and popped straight over to help us which was greatly appreciated. Unfortunately since our last stay the local village shop has closed so the only thing i would mention is that it is about 3 miles to the nearest shop in hawkshead but if you plan in advance it certainly isnt a deal breaker. The cottage is in a great location in a quiet part of the lake district with lots of great walks nearby. We ate at both the local pubs the cuckoo brow and the tower bank arms which were both excellent. We will most certainly be visiting again."
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