Picturing a cottage holiday in the Lake District should automatically conjure up images of fabulous hikes. The Lake District can boast some of the best hiking in the UK for you to enjoy on your last minute break. The most popular peaks to test oneself on are the famous Skiddaw and Helvellyn hills; offering hikes for all abilities and rewarding scenery all the way up to the summit. If you prefer lakes to hills on your last minute cottage holiday, then we have a vast selection of properties around the stunning Lake Windermere for you to choice from. Opportunities for boat trips, watersports and cycling are in plentiful supply wherever you choose to stay on your spontaneous break in the Lake District. All of our last minute cottages in the Lake District can be booked immediately and the vast majority have fantastic discounts for late availability.