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.

Your stay will help us to look after the amazing landscape you will enjoy. Rustic, luxurious, remote, by the lake, in the woods or the fells - the choice is yours.

Special offer on Bowderdale in May

Bowderdale Cottage © National Trust

Bowderdale Cottage

Bowderdale, Gosforth - sleeps 6

Part of a working fellside farm, this cottage has breathtaking views across Wasdale. There is a 15% discount on Bowderdale between 1st - 22nd May.

Lakeside living

Windermere on your doorstep © National Trust / Mike Henton

Windermere on your doorstep

Low Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead - Sleeps 4

This charming cottage is literally 10 yards from the edge of Lake Windermere - ideal for lovers of water sports .

Group getaway

Reception room at Silverthwaite © National Trust / Mike Henton

Reception room at Silverthwaite

Silverthwaite, Great Langdale - sleeps 8

This grand, five bedroom house is ideal for a family get together. Much of the decoration and fireplaces reflect the influence of the Arts and Crafts period.

Rural hideaway

Peace and quiet in the Duddon Valley © Photography by Ward

Peace and quiet in the Duddon Valley

Thrang, Seathwaite - sleeps 5

Take a break from the trappings of modern life in this rustic and peaceful cottage, tucked away at the head of the Duddon Valley.

Spring in the Lakes

The daffs are out, the cute lambs are in the fields - spring is definitely in the air. Low Wray on the quiet western shore of Windermere and Hoathwaite, close to Coniston Water are now fully open for the season. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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

Our recently acquired Berber 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

Our two Nordic tipis are 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