The Lake District 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 Home Farm , High Hampsfield, Lindale, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    This magnificent converted detached barn on three levels abounds with elegance, style and comfort to provide a peaceful holiday haven in rural tranquillity. Featuring French oak beams, Lake District slate, lots of exposed ...
    Bedrooms: 5
    Sleeps Max: 8
    Guide Price: £££
    Pets: pets allowed

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Beck Edge , Braithwaite, Cumbria
    Guests are sure to appreciate the character, quality and space provided in this traditional barn conversion. The stunning kitchen/dining room, with beams, tiled floor and dining and seating areas, is the perfect place for ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 5
    Guide Price: ££

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Lamplugh , Irton, near Eskdale, Cumbria
    Irton Hall is a stunning holiday location with impressive history, set in the foothills of the Western fells of the Lake District between Wasdale and Eskdale. Parts of the magnificent hall, such as the Pele Tower, date ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 8
    Guide Price: ££
    Pets: pets allowed

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Churchtown House , Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    This spacious ground floor apartment forms part of a Grade II listed, 17th-century house, and retains many original features. The interior is well-equipped and decorated to an excellent standard featuring oak floors and ...
    Bedrooms: 1
    Sleeps Max: 2
    Guide Price: £
    Pets: dog friendly

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Barn Owl Cottage , Lindale, near Windermere, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    Ideal touring baseThis terraced barn conversion is situated on an award winning development just 5 miles from Lake Windermere. The holiday property has an upstairs lounge with exposed beams and feature gallery. The ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 4
    Guide Price: £

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Fir Trees , Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
    A spacious and contemporary holiday home situated next to Windermere Marina, ideal for guests who are boating enthusiasts wishing to launch their own boat in the marina. The detached property has its own private garden ...
    Bedrooms: 4
    Sleeps Max: 7
    Guide Price: £££

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of High Eskholme , Eskdale Estate, near Ravenglass, Cumbria
    In an area of sparkling beauty, High Eskholme Cottage lies at the heart of Eskdale Estate which is set within the peaceful Eskdale Valley. It is a charming, detached, mullioned-windowed stone holiday cottage with a ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 8
    Guide Price: £££

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Woodland View , Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    This spacious self-contained holiday apartment in a converted Victorian building is situated in the Lake District National Park with easy acces to all that the Lake District has to offer. Set in shared grounds, the ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 5
    Guide Price: £

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of Oak Head Farmhouse , Ayside, near Newby Bridge, Cartmel, Cumbria
    Set in glorious countryside between the Cartmel Peninsula and the southern tip of Lake Windermere, near Newby Bridge, this stylishly refurbished farmhouse, one of a pair, offers spacious rooms and beautiful views for a ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 7
    Guide Price: ££

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     

    photo of The Gallery , Broughton-in-Furness, Broughton-in-furness, Cumbria
    A vaulted roof, oak beams, feature gallery bedroom and tasteful continental style characterise this delightful holiday cottage which is attached to ref 19605. The property is also in the same grounds as refs 19529 and ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 4
    Guide Price: £
    Pets: dog friendly

    Shortlist: * add to shortlist

    More Information

     





    Latest The Lake District National Park holiday property reviews