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 - Wonderful Grange Over Sands Cottage S70342
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Grange Over Sands Cottage S70342
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Grange Over Sands Cottage S70342
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Grange Over Sands Cottage S70342
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Grange Over Sands Cottage S70342

Lindale

Wonderful Grange-over-Sands Cottage

Ref: S70342

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18457
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18457
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18457
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18457
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Eskdale Cottage S18457

Eskdale Estate

Wonderful Eskdale Cottage

Ref: S18457

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S85195
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S85195
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S85195
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S85195
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Apartment S85195

Grasmere

Captivating Grasmere and the Langdale Valley Apartment

Ref: S85195

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Eskdale Cottage S18459
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Eskdale Cottage S18459
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Eskdale Cottage S18459
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Eskdale Cottage S18459
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Eskdale Cottage S18459

Eskdale

Quaint Eskdale Cottage

Ref: S18459

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18681
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18681
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18681
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18681
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ulpha And The Duddon Valley Cottage S18681

Broughton Mills

Inviting Ulpha and the Duddon Valley Cottage

Ref: S18681

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S59845
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S59845
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S59845
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S59845
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S59845

Watermillock

Exquisite Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater Cottage

Ref: S59845

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Low Nibthwaite Cottage S128416
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Low Nibthwaite Cottage S128416
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Low Nibthwaite Cottage S128416
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Low Nibthwaite Cottage S128416
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Low Nibthwaite Cottage S128416

Low Nibthwaite

Captivating Low Nibthwaite Cottage

Ref: S128416

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Cottage S84754
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Cottage S84754
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Cottage S84754
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Cottage S84754
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Keswick Cottage S84754

Keswick

Exquisite Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84754

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Bowness On Windermere Cottage S78777
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Bowness On Windermere Cottage S78777
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Bowness On Windermere Cottage S78777
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Bowness On Windermere Cottage S78777
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Bowness On Windermere Cottage S78777

Bowness-on-Windermere

Charming Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage

Ref: S78777

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Cottage S94762

Water Yeat

Luxury Lowick Cottage

Ref: S94762

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Broughton In Furness Cottage S59683
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Broughton In Furness Cottage S59683
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Broughton In Furness Cottage S59683
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Broughton In Furness Cottage S59683
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Broughton In Furness Cottage S59683

Broughton-in-Furness

Gorgeous Broughton-in-furness Cottage

Ref: S59683

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18428
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18428
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18428
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18428
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Coniston And Grizedale Cottage S18428

Rusland

Gorgeous Coniston and Grizedale Cottage

Ref: S18428

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84534
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84534
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84534
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84534
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Cottage S84534

Keswick

Quaint Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84534

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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

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85084
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85084
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85084
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85084
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S85084

Threlkeld

Captivating Threlkeld and St John's in the Vale Cottage

Ref: S85084

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85071
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85071
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85071
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85071
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S85071

Rosthwaite

Splendid Buttermere and Borrowdale Cottage

Ref: S85071

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85060
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85060
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85060
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85060
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85060

Pooley Bridge

Lovely Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater Cottage

Ref: S85060

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Penrith Cottage S85043

Eamont Bridge

Delightful Penrith Cottage

Ref: S85043

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85057
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85057
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85057
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85057
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85057

Bampton

Wonderful Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater Cottage

Ref: S85057

Reviews 9

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Cottage S72889
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Cottage S72889
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Cottage S72889
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Cottage S72889
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Penrith Cottage S72889

Newton Reigny

Exquisite Penrith Cottage

Ref: S72889

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Penrith Cottage S85040
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Penrith Cottage S85040
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Penrith Cottage S85040
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Penrith Cottage S85040
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Penrith Cottage S85040

Newbiggin near Ullswater

Excellent Penrith Cottage

Ref: S85040

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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

Windermere

Adorable Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge Apartment

Ref: S121927

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S18295
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S18295
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S18295
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S18295
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S18295

Near Ambleside

Quaint Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S18295

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S - verified booking

"The location of the cottage is fantastic and it has (in our opinion) one of the best views in the Lake District. However the cottage is lacking in some minor respects which wouldn't cost much to put right but would make a difference to those staying. Items lacking include no corkscrew, insufficient cutlery, no washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs, no salt/pepper and no kitchen roll. I also see no point in the huge desk being in the bedroom; it's unnecessary and restricts space to move around the bed. It also stated there was WiFi but when we logged into it we were told there was no internet access - so what was the point?! We have stayed in the cottage over many years and love the view but we now have a list of things which we bring with us to make our stay easier (including the items listed above, plus towels, etc). With the price charged, we would expect some of these things to be provided - as they are in other cottages we stay at, and are seen as 'standard'. We have raised some of these issues before but nothing has been done so it would be nice to think the feedback is acted upon this time."
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Lindsay - verified booking

"S18459 is a pretty property in a quiet hamlet. Its location provides easy access to the western lakes and to interesting coastal towns and villages.The cottage is generally comfortable, but the dining chairs could do with replacing as none of them are comfortable to sit on. We used cushions from the settee for padding. The mattress topper is a bit soft and very warm which caused us to wake up every night in a sweat. There was no protector on the topper which was stained.The tea pot is an absolutely hopeless pourer and needs replaced, and there is still a need for a clothes horse--it is the Lake District after all, where are folk meant to hang wet coats etc. to dry after a day in the rain, never mind any washing?Despite these small grumbles, we had a lovely holiday based at S18459. The countryside is beautiful, and there is so much to see and do. We would happily stay there again and recommend the cottage to friends.Thank you for the bottle of wine on arrival. It was much appreciated.P.S. Key safe not very easy to find/access."
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CHRISTINE - verified booking

"The cottage was everything we could have wished for. Waking up each morning to the stunning views of Ullswater on one side and the hillside on the other was breathtaking. The stream running through the grounds gave the location a sense of calm and quiet. As a consequence we saw lots of wild life including a hare and a mole. The sheep and lambs munched away on the grass. It really was an idyll of peace and tranquillity. The owner, who lives on site, was very helpful but not intrusive. The cottage itself was very spacious and was obviously looked after with great care by the owner. We wanted for nothing. The beds were comfortable with plenty of wardrobe space. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. It is also within easy driving distance of Pooley Bridge and Penrith where there is also a golf course of which we took advantage . It really is the perfect place to recharge your batteries, the beautiful weather was an added bonus."
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Jane - verified booking

"We have just come home after spending a week at S18681 and we had a wonderful time. I honestly don’t recognise the cottage from some of the comments already posted. Janine and Martin were wonderful hosts, there if we needed them but in the background otherwise; they even gave us a welcome bottle of wine!!! We knew about the steep steps etc before we went and also realised that a 17th century farm building could be somewhat different but it all added to the overall charm of S18681. We also had 2 dogs with us and they were made most welcome too. They were on the lead because there were sheep and cattle in the fields-I wouldn’t have expected anything other than this. The local people were very friendly and the local pub served up excellent food, as did others in the area. All I can say is that we would go back-S18681 was a real find and we really enjoyed our stay there enormously."
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Susan - verified booking

"This little cosy cottage was just what we where looking for, quite shocked at some of the reviews on here, any home not lived in over winter would have a light musty smell, but it soon cleared after a few minutes, loved this cottage spotlessly clean modern kitchen and modern bathroom with underfloor heating and a fantastic rain shower, the furniture in the living area is old but immaculate and compliments the cottage perfectly. The bedrooms where decorated with cottage style furnitur and decor the beds where very compfortable all this and only ten minute walk into Bowness all down hill I might add, we walked down and taxied back up only cost £3.50 not worth getting out of breath for, the bars and shops in Bowness are fabulous you will want for nothing. This is a wonderful little cottage and we will defiantly be back again 100% recommended."
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