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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.

Lake District cottages

  • 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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  • 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 - 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

Reviews 3

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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 - 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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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85073
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85073
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85073
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85073
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85073
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Seatoller

Quaint Buttermere and Borrowdale Cottage

Ref: S85073

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84839
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84839
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84839
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84839
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84839
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Portinscale

Quaint Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84839

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Apartment S18492
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Apartment S18492
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Apartment S18492
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Apartment S18492
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grange Over Sands Apartment S18492

Grange-over-Sands

Quaint Grange-over-Sands Apartment

Ref: S18492

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Grange Over Sands Cottage S18482

Meathop

Charming Grange-over-Sands Cottage

Ref: S18482

Reviews 1

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4

  • 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
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Windermere

Quaint Windermere Cottage

Ref: S18729

Reviews 12

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24403
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24403
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24403
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24403
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24403

Bowness-on-Windermere

Stunning Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage

Ref: S24403

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Gosforth And Wasdale Apartment S24587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Gosforth And Wasdale Apartment S24587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Gosforth And Wasdale Apartment S24587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Gosforth And Wasdale Apartment S24587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Gosforth And Wasdale Apartment S24587

Wasdale

Lovely Gosforth and Wasdale Apartment

Ref: S24587

Reviews 13

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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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  • 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
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Ellonby

Lovely Penrith Cottage

Ref: S85042

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Little Strickland Cottage S139451
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Little Strickland Cottage S139451
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Little Strickland Cottage S139451
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Little Strickland Cottage S139451
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Little Strickland Cottage S139451
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Little Strickland

Quaint Little Strickland Cottage

Ref: S139451

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Longsleddale Cottage S139662
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Longsleddale Cottage S139662
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Longsleddale Cottage S139662
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Longsleddale Cottage S139662
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Longsleddale Cottage S139662

Longsleddale

Stunning Longsleddale Cottage

Ref: S139662

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Bowness On Windermere Apartment S139663
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Bowness On Windermere Apartment S139663
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Bowness On Windermere Apartment S139663
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Bowness On Windermere Apartment S139663
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Bowness On Windermere Apartment S139663
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Bowness on Windermere

Beautiful Bowness on Windermere Apartment

Ref: S139663

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Windermere Cottage S139757
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Windermere Cottage S139757
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Windermere Cottage S139757
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Windermere Cottage S139757
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Windermere Cottage S139757

Windermere

Splendid Windermere Cottage

Ref: S139757

Reviews 9

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Alasdair - verified booking

"Location was superb. Easy walk down to the shops, cafes and river of Pooley Bridge, and the ferry terminal. Easy car access to much of that area of the Lake District. The view from the kitchen door is superb, and the one from the sitting room and dining room is OK.The exterior is nothing to write home about. Indeed, the outside area is virtually non-existent. The front is a tiny patch of paving slabs with a few shrubs and a bench (with a little step in front of it, not a big drop as they seemed so keen to warn us about in the listing). Other than that there is the tarmac drive and a bare paving slab path squeezing along the side to a hard area at the back for hanging out laundry, all surrounded by a shabby, falling-down fence. Previous visitors have obviously also come expecting space for children to run around and play, which has led to a big sign near the door warning not to play on the road or anywhere else other than the village sports field behind one of the pubs. This was fine for us given the weather, but I feel it is worth warning people who are attracted by the bunk beds into thinking it is perfect for children.It was possible to get a good wind through the bungalow, which was wonderful in the heatwave we were experiencing.The interior is very dated, to be polite. Actually, it is old enough to give the feel of being dirty and grubby even though it was actually clean. The free-standing fridge behind the kitchen door led to many collisions as opening the fridge door blocked the opening of the door to the rest of the house. The en-suite furnishings were a depressing brown and the majority of furniture throughout looked like a mismatch of things picked up in cheap auctions. The beds in the twin room were seriously uncomfortable, leaving me with back pain every morning (and this from someone who is happy camping). The shower in the main bathroom had the knob on backwards; I spent a very long time trying to work out why it was running cold before I found it mentioned in the visitors' book by a previous holiday-maker.Only one small roll of toilet paper was left in each bathroom, so you should remember to bring your own. Similarly, be prepared with your own cooking oil and all other kitchen staples.In summary, it is in a good location for visiting that part of the Lakes, but you'll want to spend as little time in the actual bungalow as possible."
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Arabella - verified booking

"We picked S85024 for our family of four to stay in mainly because of its location, and we were not disappointed! It was great to be able to walk up Helvellyn from the door, or drive short distances to other stunning walks.We had some mixed emotions about the house itself. Overall it was decent. Plus points were the effort the owner had gone to to make sure that everything you needed in terms of facilities and equipment was provided. And we just loved the amazing view from the huge windows across the lake to the mountains beyond. So we felt very 'welcomed'. From a neutral perspective, worth noting that a quirk of the lay-out is that one of the bedrooms is downstairs whilst the other is upstairs - this worked for us as our kids are a little older and it was nice to have the space, but may not work for others. Both bedrooms were ensuite which was appreciated.We rent holiday cottages quite a lot (great for holidays with kids!) and comparatively, this cottage was one of the smallest we have stayed in. Yes, it was big enough for us 4, absolutely, but cost-wise it is less house for the pound though I appreciate that location is excellent though. The main challenge that I had with the place was the water. After a day's walking I just wanted a warm shower or bath. The water was never hot enough to run a decent bath, and the poor water pressure in both showers in cold bathrooms meant that it was quite a chilly experience having a shower. I am completely understanding of challenges in water pressure in certain locations, but this was the main thing that impacted our enjoyment of the cottage so possibly it's worth looking at?In short, we felt very welcomed, in a cottage in a lovely location, and we could see from the visitors book how many people loved staying at S85024, we just would have liked better water facilities!"
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Paul - verified booking

"The cottage was clean & tidy on our arrival. However, the cottage could do with some refurbishment and I for one would be prepared to pay more for that privilege. The bathroom was a huge waste of valuable bedroom space and could be made en-suite very easily. The shower over the bath could disappear and a proper shower cubicle could easily fit in the bathroom. The furniture in all the bedrooms was basic and in need of renewal.Not sure what you could do about it but the stairs to the top floor were difficult and dangerous. There is a need for a downstairs W.C. The property is meant for 7 people so this is not an unreasonable expectation. Lounge was adequate but the kitchen could do with a total refurbishment. The cooker top does its own thing (being electric) and the oven is untameable. I have got used to much better quality accommodation and was disappointed with this cottage. Myself and my family will not be back here until it has been refurbished. I'm sorry if this sounds offensive, - it is not meant to be but I believe that it is better to be honest. A lick of more inviting colour on the outside window and door frames would do much to lift the kerb appeal. The photographs on line flatter the property. Location is good and this would encourage a return stay if/when the property is refurbished. Housekeeping could be more diligent as we found three broken glasses hidden in the utility room - on a window ledge which is below counter height, beneath pile of tea towels. We were lucky not to injure ourselves on these. Fortunately, the beauty of the area was undiminished by the sub standard accomodation."
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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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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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