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Holiday cottages in the Lake District

Stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages in the Lake District and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site for yourself. We have a wide range of holiday cottages across the Lake District close to Keswick, Ambleside and Windermere.

The scenery is truly spellbinding and a must-visit for anyone wishing to hike, climb, cycle, swim, canoe or simply enjoy the views. There’s plenty to offer foodies and shoppers too with quiet market towns dotted with independent cafés and shops.

You can stay in cosy cottages and lakeside hideaways, grand houses, mansion apartments and former farmhouses. Wherever you choose for your Lake District holiday, you’re guaranteed spectacular scenery and memories to treasure.

Windermere and South Lakes

The building that is home to Tanner Brow, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria

Tanner Brow 

Only 100 metres from Lake Windermere, this two-bedroom apartment occupies the first floor of a traditional stone Lake District cottage. From the cottage you'll find walking trails in every direction. Head north for a 4-mile trek to Wray Castle or walk to Claife Viewing Station where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views across Windermere. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of Holeslack Farmhouse, Cumbria

Holeslack Farmhouse 

Built in the 16th century, Holeslack is a Grade II listed building with original features that make a stay here extra special. The cottage's 16th-century spiral staircase, open brick fireplace and oak wood furniture reflect its farmhouse past, while contemporary fittings have been added for a comfortable stay. The four-bedroom cottage has views of medieval Sizergh Castle and the surrounding countryside. Sleeps 8.

The sitting room at The Summer House, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria

The Summer House 

Tucked away in the old kitchen garden of Wray Castle, a short drive from Ambleside, this pretty cottage is the perfect Lake District hideaway. Inside, the cottage has elegant, wood-panelled walls, plump sofas and big picture windows. But the real wow factor of this cottage is the stunning view of Lake Windermere, Langdale Pikes and the central fells. Sleeps 4.

The kitchen at Low Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria

Low Strawberry Gardens 

Adjacent to High Strawberry, this Cumbrian holiday cottage sits on the water's edge of Lake Windermere. With England's largest lake quite literally on your doorstep and use of a jetty to moor a boat or fish from, this self-catering cottage is a great base for watersports enthusiasts. You could bring your own kayak and set out on the water or explore the many walking trails nearby. Sleeps 5.

The kitchen at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria

High Strawberry Gardens 

Once flourishing with freshly grown strawberries in its walled garden, this early 19th-century cottage is on the west shore of Lake Windermere. It's an idyllic setting with the lake at your feet, sailing boats bobbing by your window and the towering mountains beyond. With an easy, level path running along the lake, it's the perfect place for a gentle stroll or bike road. Sleeps 4.

The tree-fringed shoreline of Lake Windermere at High Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria

Group getaways at the Strawberry Gardens Cottages

Strawberry Garden Cottages sit within metres of the west shore of Windermere, complete with their own jetty. With an interconnecting door between the two cottages, they are perfect for a group holiday where guests can also enjoy their own space.

Keswick and North Lakes

The whitewashed exterior of Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria

Watergate Farm 

Stay close to the shores of Loweswater in this traditional Lake District farmhouse. It's full of charm inside with spacious rooms, a farmhouse kitchen and period features. Encompassed by woodland and open farmland with views across the valley, there is a four-mile walk around the the lake which finishes near Kirkstile Inn, a cosy country pub. For a more challenging trail, hike to the top of Melbreak for views of Buttermere Valley. Sleeps 6.

Millbeck Towers, Cumbria

Millbeck Towers 

A former 18th-century mill, Millbeck Towers is ideal for special get-togethers with family and friends. Inside the turret-adorned property is an atmospheric space with high ceilings and historic details. An intricate stained glass window, open fireplaces and chequered tiled floors are just some of the features of this large six-bedroom mansion in Keswick. For those that enjoy the outdoors there is direct access to Skiddaw Range, the highest fells in the North Lakes. Sleeps 12.

Western and Central Lakes

The exterior of Rose Castle Cottage, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria

Rose Castle Cottage 

One of the highlights of a stay at Rose Castle Cottage is the views from the track on the approach to the cottage. The romantic 19th-century cottage is situated high above Tarn Hows in a truly tranquil location with no neighbours on the horizon. Comfortable and cosy but with a few of the trappings of modern life, it's the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Sleeps 4.

The exterior and garden at Wasdale Hall Lodge, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria

Wasdale Hall Lodge 

Stay in a Lake District beauty spot, once voted Britain's best view. Wasdale Hall Lodge sits just yards from the south-western end of Wastwater, England's deepest and most tranquil lake. This sturdy stone cottage, renovated with traditional furnishings, is nestled in the remote valley, with extensive high fell walking and outdoor activities on the doorstep. Sleeps 4.

View of Buttermere and Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria

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