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 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

Reviews 37

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Penrith Apartment S92411
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Penrith Apartment S92411
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Penrith Apartment S92411
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Penrith Apartment S92411
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Penrith Apartment S92411

Roundthorn

Quaint Penrith Apartment

Ref: S92411

Reviews 1

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  • 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

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S72870
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S72870
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S72870
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S72870
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Ambleside Cottage S72870

Ambleside

Adorable Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S72870

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84557
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84557
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84557
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84557
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Keswick Cottage S84557

Keswick

Inviting Keswick Cottage

Ref: S84557

Reviews 6

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  • 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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  • 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

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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 - Attractive Chapel Stile Cottage S86926

Chapel Stile

Attractive Chapel Stile Cottage

Ref: S86926

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Windermere Cottage S9337
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Windermere Cottage S9337
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Windermere Cottage S9337
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Windermere Cottage S9337
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Windermere Cottage S9337

Windermere

Exquisite Windermere Cottage

Ref: S9337

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Kendal Cottage S1685
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Kendal Cottage S1685
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Kendal Cottage S1685
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Kendal Cottage S1685
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Kendal Cottage S1685

Kendal

Attractive Kendal Cottage

Ref: S1685

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Ambleside Cottage S39249
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Ambleside Cottage S39249
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Ambleside Cottage S39249
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Ambleside Cottage S39249
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Ambleside Cottage S39249

Ambleside

Cosy Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S39249

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Penrith Cottage S886
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Penrith Cottage S886
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Penrith Cottage S886
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Penrith Cottage S886
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Penrith Cottage S886

Penrith

Stunning Penrith Cottage

Ref: S886

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere Lodge S37560
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere Lodge S37560
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere Lodge S37560
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere Lodge S37560
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Windermere Lodge S37560

Windermere

Tasteful Windermere Lodge

Ref: S37560

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Eden Cottage S90587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Eden Cottage S90587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Eden Cottage S90587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Eden Cottage S90587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Eden Cottage S90587

Eden

Lovely Eden Cottage

Ref: S90587

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal Countryside S1593
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal Countryside S1593
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal Countryside S1593
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal Countryside S1593
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Kendal Countryside S1593

Kendal

Tasteful Kendal Countryside

Ref: S1593

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S138957
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S138957
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S138957
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S138957
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Penrith Cottage S138957
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Penrith

Wonderful Penrith Cottage

Ref: S138957

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Kendal House S134190

Kendal

Attractive Kendal House

Ref: S134190

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Coniston Barn S94550
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Coniston Barn S94550
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Coniston Barn S94550
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Coniston Barn S94550
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Coniston Barn S94550

Coniston

Splendid Coniston Barn

Ref: S94550

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Hawkshead Cottage S79637
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Hawkshead Cottage S79637
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Hawkshead Cottage S79637
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Hawkshead Cottage S79637
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Hawkshead Cottage S79637
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Hawkshead

Tasteful Hawkshead Cottage

Ref: S79637

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Ulverston Cottage S136449
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Ulverston Cottage S136449
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Ulverston Cottage S136449
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Ulverston Cottage S136449
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Ulverston Cottage S136449

Ulverston

Delightful Ulverston Cottage

Ref: S136449

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Grange Over Sands Cottage S94589
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Grange Over Sands Cottage S94589
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Grange Over Sands Cottage S94589
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Grange Over Sands Cottage S94589
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Grange Over Sands Cottage S94589
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Grange Over Sands

Adorable Grange Over Sands Cottage

Ref: S94589

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston Cottage S94599
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston Cottage S94599
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston Cottage S94599
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston Cottage S94599
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Coniston Cottage S94599

Coniston

Attractive Coniston Cottage

Ref: S94599

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S126082
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S126082
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S126082
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S126082
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Ambleside Cottage S126082

Ambleside

Quaint Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S126082

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

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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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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crispy190 - verified booking

"S9337 is a superb stone cottage within a row of 4 cottage set in the town centre of Windermere. The cottage is well presented both inside and outside. It is over three floors, this cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one lower ground floor double with en-suite shower, one king-size double, and one twin, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen, dining room and a sitting room with log burner. Outside there is a patio, with furniture, a water feature and a barbecue. The cottage is situated on the doorstep of Windermere's shop's and various restaurants. The owner as provided plently of local information for sight seeing and recommendations for places to eat. There is parking is available nearby and the owner as provided a parking permit which allows you to have free parking at selected car parks throughout the south lakes.. S9337 is an excellent base for exploring the whole of the Lake District"
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Nadiaquinn123 - verified booking

"We are just back from a perfect weekend break at this beautiful Cosy cottage! there wasn't a single detail that had been overlooked here! It was stunning a real home from home with all the gadgets in the cottage! Including the free wifi which was very quick! The rooms and the decor were lovely and spotlessly clean as well. The location was great too right in the centre of Windermere with all the shops, restaurants etc.. On the doorstep, and there was a parking pass as well which meant for once we could park the car up! Bowness was only a short walk away where we got the ferry over to ambleside. We would 100% recommend this cottage to any one, our only regret was not finding it sooner.. We will be booking here again. Words don't seem to do this cottage justice it really is such a beautiful place! 10/10"
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Confirmed guest - verified booking

"A very nice cottage, comfortable and with all the kitchen equipment we needed. We booked the cottage before deciding what we would want to do, so it required some reasonably long trips (c1 hour) to some of the places we ended up wanting to go (Keswick, Windemere), but this was our fault in not doing the research. There was, however, plenty to do in the local area with Muncaster castle and walks near Nether Wasdale nearby. The local shop is well worth a visit, for the sausages if nothing else!We also couldn't get any mobile phone reception, although it was nice to be cut off from constant calls and messages while in the cottage!All-in-all, a great place to go to get away from things, while still being able to travel to most places within around an hour."
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