Self-catering holidays Lake District

A great number of people regularly visit the Lake District in the north west of England. William Wordsworth was inspired to write poetry about it, there are numerous books including the Lakeland Workswirth Bible, guides to walks, tourist attractions, places to eat and just about everything else Lake District related. We have to conclude that it must have something worth seeing.

England’s highest mountains are found in the Lake District. Between them are cradled the various lakes with names that sound familiar; Windermere, Ullswater, Grasmere and a whole host of ‘waters’ and smaller tarns.  The mix of lakes, waterfalls, tumbling brooks and the awe-inspiring Cumbrian hills create spectacular scenery that changes mood with the light and season.  For hikers, the Lake District is an all year round outdoor playground, snow adds an extra challenge for the experienced. Scafell Pike, near Eskdale, is the highest point at 978 metres, followed by Helvellyn and Ill Crag. Scaling their heights is a challenge for the strongest and most determined climbers. Another notch on a hiker’s belt and magnificent views is the reward.

Most visitors to the Lake District are ‘fair weather walkers’ who come to see the wild daffodils in spring and to bask in the sun during summer.  Boats ply the lakes, giving tourists something to do and allowing the best views from below. There are some easy ways to get to the top of hills for those views from on high. There is a walk above Coniston water that people can drive to and then walk the circular 1.5 mile route to enjoy fabulous far-reaching views of the Langdale Pikes and Tarn Hows.

Lakeland towns and villages clustered around the lakes are another tourist magnet. The chances are that people will rent holiday cottages and apartments in towns for their stay because of the convenience of local shops and amenities. Unless people travel as part of a group, most like to go out in the evenings and at least get on nodding acquaintance with other holidaymakers. Meals out, pub nights and tea shops all contribute to a good self-catering holiday in the Lake District.

Towns on any ‘must see’ holiday to the Lakes for the views are Kirkby Lonsdale for ‘Ruskin’s View’, the short woodland walk  from the village of Finsthwaite for another lovely view of a Lakeland tarn.  Everyone who visits the Lakes will return with fond memories of one or more locations, for various reasons. For some it may be the scenery, for others it could be the village with the best tea shop for miles. One thing is for certain, go to the Lakes and discover this stunning part of north west England to have memories of your very own.

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Oaklands House near the Lake District National Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, England

4 bedroom , The Lake District and Cumbria.

Impressive 4 bedroom Cumbrian holiday cottage offering spacious and elegant accommodation including a four poster bed in one bedroom, ideal for groups of 9 family or friends, conveniently close to Cumbria’s coast and the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £795 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fisherground Lodges, Eskdale, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Pine Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Be at one with nature at this unique selection of lodges located in the tranquil and beautiful Eskdale valley in the Lake District surrounded by mountains, rivers and waterfalls.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £350 to £680 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone +44(0)1946 720810 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Wooden Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park.

Stylish, bright, light and airy 3 bedroom pine holiday lodge, situated within a collection of award-winning holiday lodges by Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park, relax and rejuvenate on your Cumbrian holiday with use of excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym.

Special features: pool ().

Price range from £390 to £1013 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 November 2016 to 11 November 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016; from 28 November 2016 to 02 December 2016;

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Parma Violet Apartment near the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Georgian Holiday Apartment, Near the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Park.

With a sweet sounding name, Parma Violet with its stylish interior and location right in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale, could be a great place to stay for those who want pubs, shops and restaurants just a short walk away, plus the added benefit of having the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park within easy reach for days out.

Price range from £344 to £692 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 07 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 02 December 2016;

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Newby Family Cottage, Newby, Penrith, Cumbria, England

4 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Four bedroom Cumbrian cottage, located in the scenic Eden Valley, close to Appleby, Penrith and Ullswater.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £331 to £745 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 27 September 2016 to 16 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 27 May 2017; from 03 June 2017 to 29 July 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beckside Dogs-welcome Cottage, The Lake District , Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Three bedroom pet-friendly rural retreat cottage nestled by a wooded valley, with the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Park within reach for days out.

Price range from £351 to £709 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meadow Bank, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Two country cottages in the Lakeland village of Elterwater close to the Langdale Valley in the Lake District National Park, family-friendly and comfortably furnished.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 0161 928 6953 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Silverdale Dogs-Welcome Log Cabin, Cumbria & The Lake District , South Lakeland Leisure Village, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Feel close to nature with a stay in this stylish, dog friendly, log cabin which has an open plan layout, decked area, lawn garden, as well as shared use of an indoor pool, gym and steam room, conveniently located for visiting the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales and just 2 miles from Carnforth and 19th-century Leighton Hall with acre upon acre of gardens and unique gravel maze.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £327 to £691 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 27 September 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 16 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 23 December 2016 to 28 December 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £790 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 04 November 2016 to 20 November 2016;

phone 01229 717151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Striding Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Welcoming dog-friendly wooden holiday lodge with a lovely wooden-clad interior, set within a holiday park which lies by the shores of Lake Windermere, one of the best spots in the Lake District National Park, this could be a great base for exploring the Lake District but there is also plenty to keep all of the family entertained at the park with the shared leisure facilitis including an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, games area and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £418 to £914 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 03 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 19 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 04 November 2016 to 11 November 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Thirlmere Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park, , Troutbeck bridge, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, Lake District National Park.

Three bedroom wooden holiday lodge where 2 pet dogs are welcome, with a fantastic location near to Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £435 to £1045 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Longtail Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and hot tub, within walking distance of Bowness on Windermere close to the heart of the Lake District National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £895 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 28 September 2016 to 31 October 2016; from 28 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 28 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;
Late availability: from 28 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 01539443211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Low Todrigg Cottage and Old Stable, Matterdale, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom cottage, North England.

Two romantic cottages wth charming features such as wooden beams and wood fires in a tranquil country location close to Ullswater within the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 17 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01768483342 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodend Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, midway between the Duddon Valley and Eskdale Valley.

Nestled high up on Birker Fell, this traditional character cottage enjoys a tranquil setting in the Lake District National Park offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with a cosy wood burner, beautiful exposed beams throughout and panoramic views across Birker Fell towards Scafell Pike.

Price range from £300 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0800 772 3101 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 0800 772 3101 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hayloft Rural Retreat, Lake District National Park, Newlands, Keswick, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lake District National Park.

With a setting to die for right next to the Lakeland Fells and a beautiful luxurious interior, this is a fantastic dog-friendly Cumbrian farm cottage with 2 bedrooms which boasts a setting next to awe inspiring countryside in the Newlands Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £347 to £759 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 January 2017 to 10 February 2017; from 24 February 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 07 April 2017 to 14 April 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Chimney Gill Farmhouse near the Lake District, Penrith, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Near to the Lake District National Park.

Pretty 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse set on a working farm close to Sebergham in Cumbria, with a gorgeous interior and exterior, come and experience country living at its best with up to 12 friends or family, with the added benefit of the northern part of the Lake District National Park and Carlisle within easy reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £665 to £1611 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 05 November 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Etland Barn near the Lake District National Park, Preston Patrick, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Large 6 bedroom family-friendly and pet-friendly barn conversion with a modern and stylish interior, set in a tranquil rural hamlet next to lovely countryside close to Kendal in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £890 to £1897 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 September 2016 to 01 October 2016; from 08 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 04 November 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodside Barn Family Cottage, Near the Lake District National Park, Pennington near Ulverston, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

Good value pretty 2 bedroom stone-built holiday cottage boasting a modern, light and airy interior, just 3 miles from Ulverston and close to the Cumbrian Way and the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Price range from £166 to £365 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 17 October 2016 to 19 October 2016; from 04 November 2016 to 10 November 2016; from 13 November 2016 to 02 December 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bank End Holiday Cottages, Grizebeck, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lake District National Park.

Two large pet-friendly Lake District barn conversions, each with 5 bedrooms, one cottage boasts a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and both properties offer stunning countryside views.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £600 to £1490 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01229 889786 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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