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 - Quaint Clappersgate Cottage S125613
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Clappersgate Cottage S125613
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Clappersgate Cottage S125613
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Clappersgate Cottage S125613
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Clappersgate Cottage S125613
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Clappersgate

Quaint Clappersgate Cottage

Ref: S125613

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grasmere Rental S25361
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grasmere Rental S25361
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grasmere Rental S25361
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grasmere Rental S25361
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Grasmere Rental S25361
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Grasmere

Quaint Grasmere Rental

Ref: S25361

Reviews 12

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Cockermouth Cottage S59591
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Cockermouth Cottage S59591
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Cockermouth Cottage S59591
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Cockermouth Cottage S59591
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Cockermouth Cottage S59591

Cockermouth

Splendid Cockermouth Cottage

Ref: S59591

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  • 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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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Lowick Cottage S105743
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Oxen Park

Gorgeous Lowick Cottage

Ref: S105743

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bowness On Windermere Cottage S24438

Winster

Adorable Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage

Ref: S24438

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Eskdale Cottage S18465
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Eskdale Cottage S18465
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Eskdale Cottage S18465
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Eskdale Cottage S18465
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Eskdale Cottage S18465

Eskdale Estate

Charming Eskdale Cottage

Ref: S18465

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S18338
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S18338
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S18338
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S18338
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage S18338

Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake

Quaint Bassenthwaite Cottage

Ref: S18338

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S121756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S121756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S121756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S121756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S121756

Cockermouth

Exquisite Cockermouth and the North West Fells Cottage

Ref: S121756

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Apartment S121927
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Apartment S121927
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Apartment S121927
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Apartment S121927
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Apartment S121927
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Windermere

Adorable Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge Apartment

Ref: S121927

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18732
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18732
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18732
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18732
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Windermere Cottage S18732

Windermere

Quaint Windermere Cottage

Ref: S18732

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Great Strickland Cottage S87155
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Great Strickland Cottage S87155
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Great Strickland Cottage S87155
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Great Strickland Cottage S87155
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Great Strickland Cottage S87155

Bampton Grange

Stunning Great Strickland Cottage

Ref: S87155

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18438

Rusland

Attractive Coniston and Grizedale Cottage

Ref: S18438

Reviews 12

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  • 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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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84858
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84858
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84858
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84858
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84858

Keswick

Captivating Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84858

Reviews 6

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S60371
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S60371
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S60371
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S60371
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Windermere And Troutbeck Bridge Cottage S60371

Windermere

Cosy Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge Cottage

Ref: S60371

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84579
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84579
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84579
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84579
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Keswick Cottage S84579
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Keswick

Captivating Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84579

Reviews 11

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S93427
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S93427
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S93427
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S93427
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S93427
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Keswick

Adorable Keswick Cottage

Ref: S93427

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Windermere Cottage S18744
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Windermere Cottage S18744
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Windermere Cottage S18744
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Windermere Cottage S18744
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Windermere Cottage S18744

Bowness-on-Windermere

Captivating Windermere Cottage

Ref: S18744

Reviews 5

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18674
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18674
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18674
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18674
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18674

Bootle

Luxury Ulpha and the Duddon Valley Cottage

Ref: S18674

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18444
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18444
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18444
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18444
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18444
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Irton

Wonderful Eskdale Cottage

Ref: S18444

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S89129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S89129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S89129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S89129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S89129

Cockermouth

Tasteful Cockermouth and the North West Fells Cottage

Ref: S89129

Reviews 12

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

Vicky - verified booking

"Loved the location of S24438; 10 mins drive from Bowness yet quiet & peaceful retreat. It is part of a courtyard of 3 cottages basically in the middle of a field; there are a few caravans nearby & some walkers went past the window. S24438 on the whole had everything we needed. We travelled with my 8 month old; a high chair was provided however it seemed dated & the straps were filthy, didn’t find it the easiest to use and not a lot of space around the table & tv in the way when this was up. A travel cot was also provided but didn’t use this as we took our own. Only space for travel cot was in the main bedroom near the big east-facing window with very thin curtains so be aware you will be sleeping together & likely wake early in summer (my little one sleeps in his own room). This combined with the bed being so uncomfortable did result in some disturbed nights & early wake ups due to the room flooding with light. I would recommend taking a blackout blind if travelling with a little one. My son was not mobile at the time & although the living room floor had ‘playing space’, I think it could be a challenge with more mobile infants (with eg low lamps, low tv & cables & cupboards they could pull at). The kitchen was well equipped but we found the fridge very small (particularly as we store baby bottles). The shared washing facilities (machine & dryer) were handy. The bath was on the small side & water is yellow (I assume due to natural spring) but little one didn’t seem to mind. The entrance to S24438 could do with being signposted, as it’s not easy to find in the dark & because you approach it from the back. The bed mattresses could do with replacing as they were lumpy & warped and the sofa was very uncomfortable (different to the one that was in pics online). There is parking directly outside with enough space for a couple of cars if needed."
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Daphne - verified booking

"Lovely house and great location but frustrated occupants. Lovely christmas tree thanks. Lovely Aga. Good fridge/freezer capacity. Batterie de cuisine fit for purpose esp knife sharpening steel. Welcome basket lovely but would have liked the pepper grinder filled and decent salt and a small amount of milk for tea on arrival.There was no soap/ hand wash at all in the house! After a long journey seven people wanted the bathroom..............Fortunately we got there in time and knew the Coop opened late from previous visits. We would have despaired if we turned up later or were newbies to Bowness. For the number of people accommodated little space for hanging up/drying outdoor gearNo doormat so the hall floor got muckyOur Main bedroom hopelessly inadequate hanging and storage for clothes . We lived out of the suitcase for the week which was the last thing we expected for the price paid.There were no bath mats. Getting out of baths onto a slippery floor is not good and There were no oven gloves! Eek - a massive Aga- Xmas roasts- burnt hands. Not good. Inadequate quantity of wine and water glasses of same size for the total occupants.We were unable to negotiate the various black boxes and three controls linked to the TV the one or two occasions we wanted to view.Lastly, we are are committed to recycling. We found it confusing. No provision for plastic or card, yet a green bin down the road clearly indicated mixed recycling . Some of us took plastic home to recycle. Feel this is really important for the impact of the tourism industry.We did pop into the local office which said it sent an email about some of the above but did not have any response. We felt inhibited about contacting the phone number so close to Xmas"
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Ruth - verified booking

"Having stayed in several properties like this as a member of a large group, S93427 was good but not the best - although we have stayed in far worse. I tend to find it's the little touches that make a big difference (such as this house was very cold when we arrived, there was no toilet paper, the worktop saver was stuck to the kitchen counter leaving food debris trapped at the side of the cooker which appeared very unhygienic.)The property was plenty big enough for our 6 adults, 2 children and large dog and was mostly well equipped. We like to get out and explore the local area, but on the one day the weather was too bad and we stayed indoors there was little to no entertainment for the children and only a small handful of TV channels. The house is fairly well maintained but appeared to only be surface cleaned before we arrived - the bathroom sink was blocked and there was chewing gum stuck to the frame of the bunk beds"
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Estherh - verified booking

"We felt this was a reasonable priced cottage, therefore the small things such as the uncomfortable living room, the old fashioned bedding in the downstairs bedroom and the run down en-suites upstairs seem acceptable. The rest of the cottage was amazing and the people who spoke to us were so friendly! The welcome basket was a nice touch, the huge arga was beautiful! The hallway was probably the prettiest part of the house. Not much sun in the courtyard but we weren’t too fussed anyway. Overall for a group of girls we found the cottage to be great, the location helped a lot! Bang in the middle of Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere so best of both worlds! I have a 5 year old and wouldn’t take her to this cottage due to the banister upstairs being dangerously low for small children. Such a shame as I would have definitely returned with my family if this wasn’t the case. Thanks for having us."
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Jan - verified booking

"Unfortunately when we arrived the kitchen was in an appalling state, dirty and food debris in dishwasher and on and in hob and oven. Floor dirty, cupboards dirty. Cumbrian Cottages made a swift response and the cleaner arrived and spent two hours cleaning the small kitchen. That was great, but meant we had to wait and therefore could not cook. The d did not tell the full story about the upper floor which is accessed by an incredibly steep, and in places ladder like, stairway. This was very tricky with two disabled people and a toddler. The upper floor bedrooms are only suitable for very fit, steady people - and even then the risk of falling is huge as the stairs are not only very steep but also insufficient to accommodate a normal foot length. Cumbrian Cottages were very efficient in helping us with these difficulties. We wont be booking this particular house again."
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