Lake District Holiday Cottages

The Lake District is England’s largest national park and a popular place to visit all year round. Boasting some of the most majestic scenery in the UK, it’s easy to see why it once inspired famous literary figures including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

Nowadays, it is a haven for everyone from fell walkers to those who love meandering through quaint villages soaking up the Lakes atmosphere. Whether you’re enjoying the waters of Lake Windermere or hiking up Scafell Pike you’ll never be far from an adventure or beautiful views to admire.

Meanwhile, our luxury cottages in the Lake District offer welcoming, self-catering accommodation for couples, families, solo travellers and guests looking for a dog-friendly home to stay. Each one featuring home comforts such as cosy living rooms and log burners, while many also offer luxuries such as a hot tub for the ultimate in relaxation after a day exploring.

The Best Places to Visit in the Lake District

Our luxury cottages in the Lake District are in and close to some of the best places to visit in this stunning part of the UK. Whether you are looking for a romantic cottage for two, a family-friendly home or a dog-friendly place to stay, there is fantastic scenery, bustling towns and charming villages to discover.

From Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, with its lakeside towns that offer plenty of attractions and activities such as water sports, to quieter beauty spots such as the village of Coniston, there is somewhere to suit your mood and interests.

If it’s adventure you are in pursuit of, there are plenty of places of interest to get the adrenalin pumping including Wastwater which is great for climbers with Scafell Pike being close by. Meanwhile, more sedate activities include strolls through the fells, sampling the famous gingerbread in the pretty village of Grasmere and pootling along on an old steamer boat on Ullswater.

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View over Ullswater in the Lake District
Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick

The Best Things to Do in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is the setting for everything from relaxing and gentle activities to family fun to full on adventures. To help inspire you and find something to suit the tastes of you and your fellow travellers, we have put together a blog about some of the best things to do on your next self-catering Lake District break.

Naturally, exploration of the lakes themselves should be high on the list, whether you want to kayak, take a scenic boat trip or admire the views from a lakeside restaurant. Walking through the fells to work up an appetite always makes that pub lunch even more rewarding and there are numerous trails that incorporate stunning scenery.

To admire another of nature’s marvels head to Aira Force Waterfall, which is considered to be one of the finest in the region. Or for a little bit of culture and history visit Castlerigg Stone Circle or the impressive Muncaster Castle.

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The Best Times to Visit the Lake District

Want to know when the best times to visit the Lake District are? Our month-by-month guide of reasons to go is full of inspiration to help you plan your luxury cottage holiday. From walking in the countryside that inspired William Wordsworth to attending family-friendly festivals, certain months are best.

If you want to enjoy the great outdoors, there are almost endless ways to do so. For adventurers there is ghyll scrambling, skiing and all sorts of mountain sports to try. Meanwhile, a host of festivals celebrate everything from classical to popular music, and there’s the popular Keswick Film Festival and even a festival dedicated to marmalade.

For quirky things to do in the Lake District there’s Winter Droving in October which is a spectacle of drama, fire and light. Or how about stargazing in the national park? The Dark Skies Festival offers many ways to do so, such as guided forest walks to guided star spotting trips by canoe.

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two people mountain biking down a hill in the Lake district
A log hut with a hot tub

Cottages with Hot Tubs in the Lake District

Whether you’re visiting the Lake District to explore the lakes or the unspoiled countryside, it’s always nice to return back to your accommodation for some indulgence. That’s why we’ve handpicked our finest collection of Lake District cottages with hot tubs with gorgeous views for winding down and relaxing the muscles after a day of exploring.

Family Cottages in the Lake District

The Lake District is a wonderful playground for a family holiday with so much to see and do, wherever you choose to stay. Most of our Lake District self-catering holiday cottages are located within the national park or very easy reach, so that top attractions for the whole family are just a stone’s throw away.

We can advise on what is available and can be arranged at our family-friendly cottages in the Lake District, from cots to high chairs, while spacious dining and kitchen areas, comfy bedding and outdoor spaces to unwind in the sunshine ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay.

A stone and glass house with gardens
A stone cabin with patio and outdoor seating

Dog-Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

Exploring the great outdoors is what a holiday to the Lake District is all about, which is sure to get your dog’s tail wagging. With plenty of activities and attractions that welcome dogs in the Lake District, you’ll have heaps of fun with your furry friends. What’s more, our range of dog-friendly holiday cottages in the Lake District are complete with plenty of outdoor space and cosy interiors to come back to so that you can all relax by the fire together, and no one gets left behind.

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