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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 - 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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10

  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S84559
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S84559
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S84559
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S84559
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Keswick Cottage S84559
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Keswick

Adorable Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84559

Reviews 4

4
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Lodge S84543
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Lodge S84543
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Lodge S84543
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Lodge S84543
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Keswick Lodge S84543
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Keswick

Splendid Keswick Lodge

Ref: S84543

Reviews 8

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Lodge S84648
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Lodge S84648
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Lodge S84648
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Lodge S84648
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Lodge S84648
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Keswick

Superb Keswick Lodge

Ref: S84648

Reviews 14

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Apartment S84753
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Apartment S84753
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Apartment S84753
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Apartment S84753
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Keswick Apartment S84753

Keswick

Quaint Keswick Apartment

Ref: S84753

Reviews 8

2
4

  • 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

2
2

  • 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

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Thornthwaite Cottage S41191
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Thornthwaite Cottage S41191
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Thornthwaite Cottage S41191
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Thornthwaite Cottage S41191
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Thornthwaite Cottage S41191
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Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite

Adorable Thornthwaite Cottage

Ref: S41191

Reviews 7

2
5

  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Apartment S85032
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Apartment S85032
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Apartment S85032
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Apartment S85032
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Apartment S85032

Portinscale

Inviting Keswick Apartment

Ref: S85032

Reviews 5

1
2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S70564
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S70564
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S70564
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S70564
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Threlkeld And St John's In The Vale Cottage S70564
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Threlkeld

Beautiful Threlkeld and St John's in the Vale Cottage

Ref: S70564

Reviews 13

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Lodge S73931
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Lodge S73931
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Lodge S73931
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Lodge S73931
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Lowick Lodge S73931

Water Yeat

Luxury Lowick Lodge

Ref: S73931

Reviews 13

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ambleside Cottage S79602
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ambleside Cottage S79602
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ambleside Cottage S79602
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ambleside Cottage S79602
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ambleside Cottage S79602
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Troutbeck

Inviting Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S79602

Reviews 12

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S84318
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S84318
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S84318
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S84318
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S84318

Skelwith Bridge

Adorable Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S84318

Reviews 1

5
10

  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Cottage S86207
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Cottage S86207
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Cottage S86207
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Cottage S86207
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grasmere And The Langdale Valley Cottage S86207
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Grasmere

Tasteful Grasmere and the Langdale Valley Cottage

Ref: S86207

Reviews 9

4
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bowness On Windermere Apartment S89458
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bowness On Windermere Apartment S89458
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bowness On Windermere Apartment S89458
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bowness On Windermere Apartment S89458
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bowness On Windermere Apartment S89458

Bowness-on-Windermere

Attractive Bowness-on-Windermere Apartment

Ref: S89458

Reviews 8

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S93151
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S93151
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S93151
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S93151
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Cockermouth And The North West Fells Cottage S93151

High Lorton

Luxury Cockermouth and the North West Fells Cottage

Ref: S93151

Reviews 12

2
4

  • 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

2
3

  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Cottage S73401
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Kendal

Beautiful Kendal and Lakes Gateway Cottage

Ref: S73401

Reviews 10

2
3

  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Duddon Cottage S18348
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Duddon Cottage S18348
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Duddon Cottage S18348
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Duddon Cottage S18348
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Duddon Cottage S18348

Thwaites

Gorgeous Duddon Cottage

Ref: S18348

Reviews 6

2
4

  • 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

4
9

  • 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

3
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bowness On Windermere Cottage S105283
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bowness On Windermere Cottage S105283
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bowness On Windermere Cottage S105283
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bowness On Windermere Cottage S105283
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Bowness On Windermere Cottage S105283

Beech Hill

Quaint Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage

Ref: S105283

3
6

  • 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

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Cottage S76075
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Cottage S76075
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Cottage S76075
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Cottage S76075
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Keswick Cottage S76075

Keswick

Superb Keswick Cottage

Ref: S76075

Reviews 15

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Simon - verified booking

"S79602 is a beautiful house with character and charm. The house boasts original oak and flagstone flooring, open fire, vintage wallpaper and original hand carved farmhouse kitchen cabinet (dated 1600s). Room sizes are generous, the views and superb over the valley and deer were spotted in the garden. We stayed over Easter (4 adults 2 children) and were delighted with the property, as National Trust members we felt like we were staying in our own private NT house! During cold periods (we had snow) the house was a little cold downstairs (bear in mind it is 350+ years old) but the central heating did well (and can be boosted if necessary). We were always warm upstairs and the fire made the living room cosy in the evenings. Just remember slippers as the flagstone floors downstairs were a little cold underfoot (if you are coming in the colder months). There is a lovely quaint tearoom at the top of the drive and a National Trust house in walking distance. Ambleside is a short drive so you won’t beat location for exploring the Lake District (parking for Helvellyn 25 mins drive at Glenridding)."
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Margaret - verified booking

"We have stayed at S84559 at least seven times. We find it an excellent location, in the middle of everything. However, traffic over the years has increased, the house has space for one car and for parties with more than one car, finding a second space can be a challenge. The house is light, spacious and comfortably relaxed, and over the years we have appreciated a new bathroom and cloakroom and, this year new furniture in the lounge and new fridge, freezer and microwave. The kitchen is very clean and well equipped. But on a minor note would benefit from a couple of hours spent sorting out utensils, pans and baking trays. And the addition of a set of large mugs. If you have children, check their height - the kitchen is designed with a work surface that juts out into the room. Children of a certain height could bang their head each time they walked into the room. There is only a small paved yard at the rear, but there is a table and chairs out there. And you can sit on the bench in the front garden, hopefully in the sun, and watch Keswick go by."
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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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Confirmed guest - verified booking

"Clean and well equiped with comfy beds. Great views from the balcony which is a lovely place to sit out after a day exploring. Three steps (with handrails) to get in to the lodge then all on one level, which was ideal for my mum. The ensuite is useful as it gives an extra loo.Parking next to the lodge is a bonus but could be a little tight if you had 2 large cars. Overall it is the best of both worlds. Easy access from the A66, close to Keswick town and all its amenities but with its own parking and great views, which you rarely get in town."
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SARAH - verified booking

"We have recently returned from S79602 and had a very relaxing time. S79602 oozes period charm and as one previous holiday maker said - it's like staying in a National Trust cottage!The location is stunning with superb views from many of the windows and the garden - where time was spent just sitting and enjoying the view.The internal stairs can be slippery if walking down in socks, so do take care or go barefoot/wear slippers.We would definitely recommend S79602 and look forward to staying again one day."
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