Great places to stay across the North West

Cosy cottages

We have 18 cottages located in and around the Lake District National Park. With cottages sleeping from 2 to 12 people, whether you're planning an activity holiday, a romantic break or a family gathering, you're sure to find a property to suit.

Come to the Lakes and enjoy spectacular scenery, great restaurants and characterful Lakeland inns, plus a huge variety of attractions and activities to keep you entertained during your stay.

Featured Properties for December

Bowderdale Cottage © National Trust

Bowderdale Cottage

Bowderdale, Gosforth - sleeps 6

The cottage is part of a working fellside farm with breathtaking views of Wastwater and the magnificent Wasdale screes.

Featured Properties for December

Bank Wood Bedroom © National Trust / Mike Henton

Bank Wood Bedroom

Bank Wood, nr Penrith - sleeps 2

Stay on the Acorn Bank estate and enjoy the many historic features of this first floor apartment and the sweeping views over the surrounding countryside.

Featured Properties for December

Exterior of Wasdale Hall Lodge © National Trust

Exterior of Wasdale Hall Lodge

Wasdale Hall Lodge, Wasdale - sleeps 4

Located in a peaceful setting just yards from the shore of Wastwater behind a former artist's studio. Easy access to the high fells and the West Cumbrian coast.

Featured Properties for December

Bird How Reception / Dining Room © National Trust

Bird How Reception / Dining Room

Bird How, Holmrook - sleeps 4

Take a break from the trappings of modern life in this remote and rustic cottage. It's in a glorious location for walkers and climbers.

Winter offers

Summer House holiday cottage garden in winter © Photography by Ward

Summer House holiday cottage garden in winter

December can be a great month to visit the Lakes with the first sprinkling of snow on the fell tops and the hustle and bustle of the local towns as they ready themselves for Christmas and the New Year.

We've got some great deals to entice you with 15% off selected cottages in December.

Winter escapes

Our Great Langdale and Wasdale campsites both offer cosy glamping options over the winter period and Low Wray is joining in with the winter fun until early January.  

Lake District campsites

Great Langdale

A glorious summer’s day at Great Langdale campsite © Paul Harris

Great Langdale is a perfect base for those looking for outdoor adventure. It lies at the head of Great Langdale valley below the high fells of the Crinkle Crag, Bow Fell and the Langdale Pikes.

Low Wray

Camping by the shores of Windermere at Low Wray © Paul Harris

Low Wray campsite nestles on the western shoreline of Lake Windermere and is an ideal location for families who want to combine outdoor activities with visits to local attractions.


Wasdale in Cumbria is fabulous walking territory © Paul Harris

Wasdale offers a wilder, more remote feel and is a haven for fell walkers. The campsite provides easy access to the highest peaks in the Lakes including Great Gable, Yewbarrow and Scafell Pike, the daddy of them all.


Tents at Hoathwaite campsite © David Hamer

Hoathwaite is our ‘back to basics’ campsite for those looking for a simpler camping experience with more rudimentary facilities. The campsite sits in a stunning location running down to the lakeshore of Coniston Water.


Camping pod at Low Wray Campsite © NTPL/Paul Harris

Camping pod at Low Wray Campsite

We have pods for hire at Low Wray, Great Langdale and Wasdale campsites. The latter two have heating and lighting so are a cosy option for winter camping.

Berber tents

Berber tent at Low Wray campsite © NTPL/David Hamer

Berber tent at Low Wray campsite

New for 2014 at Low Wray campsite - two new luxury glamping tents for hire. The tents are situated in woodland and can accommodate four to six people. They are fully furnished and have a wood burning stove.

Nordic tipis

Nordic tipi © NTPL/Richard Jenkinson

Nordic tipi

New for 2014 at Wasdale campsite - two Nordic Tipis. The tipis are airy and spacious and equipped with a wood-burning stove. They will sleep two adults and two children.

Lake District bothies

Watendlath Bothy in Borrowdale, Cumbria

Our three bothies offer basic accommodation in remote locations. They are perfect for groups wanting to experience an outdoor adventure away from the trappings of modern life.

Holme Wood


Wasdale Annex