The Lake District National Park Cottages

Order by:

Less than 30 properties found matched your exact date search. So properties with availability close to your requirements have also been included.
just a moment loading data..

A number of locations have been found that match your search, please select from one of the following:


    Message Area

    The stunning surroundings of the Lake District are famous for their beautiful expanses of water, open moorland and mountain fells. Associations with the early 19th century poetry of William Wordsworth and Lake Poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey, still bring both nature and literary lovers to the area in huge numbers each year.

    Located in the north west of England, at its centre the Lake District includes the largest of the thirteen National Parks in England and Wales. The Lake District National Park includes all of the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level; in addition to containing the deepest and longest lakes in the UK, the National Park is also home to the highest English mountain, Scafell Pike.

    Things to do in the Lake District
    The geography of the Lake District encourages some of the most committed of walkers, rock-climbers and nature-lovers. Much of the local wildlife is unique to the area, including at one point, England’s only nesting pair of Golden Eagles.

    During the 18th century many travellers descended on the Lake District as an alternative to the war-ravaged destinations of the European Grand Tour. With tourism further encouraged, first by the coming of the railway and then by the popularity of the motor car, the Lake District is now one of the major holiday destinations in the UK. Numerous hostels, pubs, B&Bs and hotels cater for the hordes of keen and committed walkers, but there are many alternative leisure opportunities, including cycling, fishing and sailing, as well as more modest options for exploration on foot - with countryside routes for visitors with limited mobility, in addition to ornate open gardens and quiet riverside strolls.

    Pony-trekking, windsurfing and rock climbing also make the Lake District a popular destination for activity holidays for all skill levels.

    Top Destinations
    Grange-over-Sands – This pretty town was transformed from a small fishing village into a fashionable Victorian resort by the advent of the Furness Railway, and the rail line still runs along the coast with Morecambe Bay.

    Penrith – A regional centre for the eastern Lake District, Penrith was once the capital of Cumbria. With its strategic position on the route to Scotland, the town has been a military centre since Roman times. Penrith Museum is housed in an Elizabethan building and covers much of the local history and archaeology of the area, whilst high above the town, Penrith Beacon offers walkers spectacular views across Lakeland.

    Keswick – A pretty market town, with a charter dating back to 1276, the rural economy of Keswick was transformed by the discovery of various minerals – most notably first copper, and then black lead. Pencil-making is still a major industry in the area, and is further commemorated in Keswick by the presence of the fascinating Cumberland Pencil Museum. 

    Coniston – Behind the village, the Old Man of Coniston rises dramatically; the town is a focus for local walkers and climbers, and its position on the edge of the five-mile long Coniston Water also makes it a popular destination for visitors, many of them taking trips across the water on a restored Victorian steam launch.

    Ullswater – In addition to exceptionally fine local routes for experienced walkers, Ullswater offers less strenuous paths around the lake and valley. The lake itself is a typical Lake District ‘ribbon lake’ and is regarded by many as the most beautiful of the English lakes.

    Cockermouth – Just outside the boundary of the National Park, at the confluence of the River Cocker and River Derwent, Cockermouth was the birthplace of Dorothy and William Wordsworth. The site of a Roman fort and a 13th century castle, the town now offers visitors a more gentle introduction to Lakeland life.

    Ambleside – Promoting itself as the centre for English rock-climbing, Ambleside also offers a unique combination of galleries, museums and specialist shops, making it a popular centre for both outdoor activities and more cerebral pursuits.

    Gosforth – Close to the Wasdale and Eskdale valleys, as well as to the coastal regions of Cumbria, the village of Gosforth is the site of the tallest and oldest Viking Cross in England.

     


    Recently updated properties

    photo of The Granary , Ulpha, near Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, Ulpha and the Duddon Valley
    Situated within the grounds of Long Garth working farm, The Granary is a detached property over 2 floors and provides an excellent country retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The farm is a 300-acre ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 6
    Guide Price: ££
    Pets: dog friendly

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Ha'penny Cottage , Keswick, Cumbria
    Ha'penny Cottage enjoys a most convenient location, literally in the centre of Keswick yet located in a quiet courtyard 50 yards from all amenities. Great for guests arriving on public transport and there is a car parking ...
    Bedrooms: 1
    Sleeps Max: 2
    Guide Price: ££

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Rose Bank , Cartmel, Cumbria
    Rose Bank is an old Victorian house nestled in the quiet village of Cartmel. Cartmel is famous for its race meetings, the Holker Estate, priory and of course its homemade sticky toffee pudding which is on sale in the ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 6
    Guide Price: £££
    Pets: pets allowed

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Ednas Cottage , Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria, Ambleside
    This charming terraced cottage adjoining other holiday cottages, situated on the banks of the River Brathay has an attractive south facing garden overlooking the river. Enjoy pretty valley walks down to the picturesque ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 4
    Guide Price: ££

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Crinkle Crags , Loughrigg, near Ambleside, Cumbria
    This detached pine holiday lodge nestles amongst peaceful woodland on the private Neaum Crag Estate at the head of the Langdale Valley. Sitting amongst peaceful woodland between Ambleside and Coniston, you can enjoy many ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 4
    Guide Price: £

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Church House , Ulpha near Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, Ulpha and the Duddon Valley
    Dating back to 1706, Church House sits between an adjoining cottage and a post office in the Duddon Valley, an unspoilt jewel within the Lake District National Park. Abundant wildlife includes peregrines, ravens, red ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 6
    Guide Price: £
    Pets: dog friendly

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Fellmere , Ambleside, Cumbria
    We are thrilled to offer this idyllically located, lavishly furnished and generously proportioned property for four people. Situated just outside Ambleside with breathtaking views of Lake Windermere and surrounding ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 4
    Guide Price: £££

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Galena , Glenridding, near Penrith, Cumbria, Glenridding and Southern Ullswater
    Conveniently set among the woodland on the edge of the village of Glenridding, this detached Lakeland cottage stands in an elevated position. The area is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a haven for a ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 6
    Guide Price: £

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Gutherscale Lodge , Newlands Valley, Cumbria, Keswick
    Gutherscale Lodge has got it all, superb location and excellent quality accommodation. It sits at the foot of one of Lakelands most popular fells, Catbells, close to the shores of Derwentwater, with magnificent views over ...
    Bedrooms: 4
    Sleeps Max: 8
    Guide Price: £££

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Birkerthwaite Stable , Eskdale, Cumbria
    Surrounded by dramatic sceneryAll on ground floor: Living room with patio door, beams and slate floor/dining room/step to kitchen. Step to 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.Woodburner in living ...
    Bedrooms: 1
    Sleeps Max: 2
    Guide Price: £
    Pets: pets allowed

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     





    Latest The Lake District National Park holiday property reviews