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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 - Cosy Keswick Cottage S84654
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Cottage S84654
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Cottage S84654
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Cottage S84654
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Keswick Cottage S84654
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Keswick

Cosy Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84654

Reviews 8

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4

  • 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
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Broughton-in-Furness

Captivating Broughton-in-furness Cottage

Ref: S18365

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Keswick Cottage S70343
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Keswick Cottage S70343
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Keswick Cottage S70343
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Keswick Cottage S70343
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Keswick Cottage S70343
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Keswick

Wonderful Keswick Cottage

Ref: S70343

Reviews 15

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85059
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85059
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85059
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85059
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85059
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Butterwick near Ullswater

Delightful Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater Cottage

Ref: S85059

Reviews 7

3
6

  • 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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6

  • 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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3

  • 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 - Tasteful Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S122317
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S122317
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S122317
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S122317
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Staveley And The Kentmere Valley Cottage S122317

Staveley

Tasteful Staveley and the Kentmere Valley Cottage

Ref: S122317

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5

  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere Rental S25343
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere Rental S25343
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere Rental S25343
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere Rental S25343
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere Rental S25343
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Grasmere

Captivating Grasmere Rental

Ref: S25343

Reviews 20

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Windermere & Bowness Cottage S127645
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Windermere & Bowness Cottage S127645
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Windermere & Bowness Cottage S127645

Windermere & Bowness

Delightful Windermere & Bowness Cottage

Ref: S127645

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere Cottage S101227
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere Cottage S101227
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere Cottage S101227
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere Cottage S101227
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Windermere Cottage S101227

Windermere

Beautiful Windermere Cottage

Ref: S101227

Reviews 1

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Chapel Stile  Rental S25345
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Chapel Stile  Rental S25345
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Chapel Stile  Rental S25345
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Chapel Stile  Rental S25345
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Chapel Stile  Rental S25345
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Chapel Stile

Luxury Chapel Stile Rental

Ref: S25345

Reviews 14

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Rental S25351
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Rental S25351
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Rental S25351
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Rental S25351
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Ambleside Rental S25351
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Ambleside

Exquisite Ambleside Rental

Ref: S25351

Reviews 9

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84742
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84742
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84742
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84742
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84742

Keswick

Inviting Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84742

Reviews 9

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S94763
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S94763
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S94763
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S94763
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S94763
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Water Yeat

Gorgeous Lowick Cottage

Ref: S94763

Reviews 1

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18657
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18657
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18657
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18657
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S18657

Askham

Inviting Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater Cottage

Ref: S18657

Reviews 3

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Caldbeck Fells Cottage S113861
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Caldbeck Fells Cottage S113861
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Caldbeck Fells Cottage S113861
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Caldbeck Fells Cottage S113861
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Caldbeck Fells Cottage S113861
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Hesket Newmarket

Attractive Caldbeck Fells Cottage

Ref: S113861

Reviews 1

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bowness On Windermere Cottage S45524
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bowness On Windermere Cottage S45524
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bowness On Windermere Cottage S45524
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bowness On Windermere Cottage S45524
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Bowness On Windermere Cottage S45524

Bowness on Windermere

Exquisite Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage

Ref: S45524

Reviews 14

3
5

Keswick

Exquisite Keswick Apartment

Ref: S84841

Reviews 7

1
2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Blencow Cottage S41884
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Blencow Cottage S41884
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Blencow Cottage S41884
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Blencow Cottage S41884
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Blencow Cottage S41884
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Blencow

Splendid Blencow Cottage

Ref: S41884

Reviews 8

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Haverigg And The National Park Coast Cottage S18605
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Haverigg And The National Park Coast Cottage S18605
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Haverigg And The National Park Coast Cottage S18605
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Haverigg And The National Park Coast Cottage S18605
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Haverigg And The National Park Coast Cottage S18605

Silecroft

Delightful Haverigg and the National Park Coast Cottage

Ref: S18605

Reviews 9

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S18513
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S18513
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S18513
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S18513
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S18513

Kendal

Tasteful Kendal and Lakes Gateway Cottage

Ref: S18513

Reviews 11

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S18584
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S18584
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S18584
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S18584
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Matterdale End Cottage S18584
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Matterdale End

Inviting Matterdale End Cottage

Ref: S18584

Reviews 5

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Uldale Apartment S141631
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Uldale Apartment S141631
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Uldale Apartment S141631
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Uldale Apartment S141631
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Uldale Apartment S141631
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Uldale

Exquisite Uldale Apartment

Ref: S141631

2
5

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JULIE - verified booking

"We really enjoyed our stay even though we arrived in the snow. The wood burning stove soon made the cottage cosy. The owners have made the best of what they have. Beautifully decorated throughout and very comfortable - especially the sofas and bed. Many holiday cottages have faux leather seating which is so uncomfortable. These sofas made a welcome change. We both slept really well and the cottage was warm enough even though the weather was very cold. Well located for local walks and also within easy walking distance of Keswick. The kitchen had everything we needed. The stairs were rather steep and it was a pain having to go downstairs to the loo in the middle of the night but that was a minor issue and would not put us off using this cottage again."
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Craig - verified booking

"Fabulous old cottage steeped in history with period furnishing, tons of character and with lots of room to relax. A great location to explore the lakes and West Cumbria.Only a couple of minor issues; Mobile signal is non existent within the thick cottage walls, although we were able to make calls from the upstairs front window seat, however the BT WiFi was great for messenger calls. The log fire in the lounge, although lovely & warming emits some smoke into the lounge, even with doors/windows open to create draft. The grate does not sit fully into the redesigned fireplace which is most likely the cause.These did not spoil our enjoyment and the family had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage."
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Ash - verified booking

"Had a great time in Keswick. S70343 is well equipped and a great base in Keswick.The only issues we had are:1. My elderly, but still mobile, father in law suggested that the hand rail on the stairs leading to the first floor should be on the other side and similar to the one on the second set of stairs. This would greatly help people with reduced mobility in getting up and down the stairs.2. The heating/water timer in the main bedroom on the 2nd floor was broken and constantly "on". It made a noise that made it difficult to sleep at night. This was replaced on the 5th day of our holiday after we reported it to the office. It would have been nice for it to have been sorted out sooner."
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Vivien - verified booking

"Really enjoyed the stay in S84839s it is a lovely cosy and warm cottage with loads of great walks and cafes to explore in close vicinity. Cafes are dog friendly so all was perfect for the dog as well. The cottage is thoughtfully decorated and provides everything required for a short or longer stay. The wood burner keeps the whole cottage heated even during a cold of mid-winter day backed up by efficient storage heaters. The one down side was the requirement to provide own fuel for the wood burner after an initial starter supply - which also needs to be smoke free fuel. Other than this small minus everything else about the cottage was positive"
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Ian - verified booking

"Comfortable, well equipped and well kept. Many walking options available from the doorstep: from pubs and teashops relatively close by to serious fells for full day outings. Only need the car for 'local amenities' in Keswick, which admittedly is a distraction from the remote tranquility. Don't really need to use car at all as the 77 (seasonal) passes the door and driver said can flag down outside even though not a bus stop - didn't try this. But did get it from nearby bus-stop then waterbus on Derwentwater and walked home via Cat Bells and Grange."
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