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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Hayloft Rural Retreat, 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 18 December 2015 to 22 December 2015; from 05 January 2016 to 10 January 2016; from 30 September 2016 to 07 October 2016;

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

Chimney Gill Farmhouse, 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 11 September 2015 to 25 September 2015; from 28 September 2015 to 02 October 2015; from 19 October 2015 to 23 October 2015;

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

Westmorland Log Cabin, Allithwaite, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday House, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Stylish and luxurious 2 bedroom wood-clad holiday lodge, situated within a small collection of holiday lodges, next to extensive woodlands and near to Allithwaite, this fantastic dog-friendly log cabin also boasts a wood-burning stove, as well as an outdoor private hot tub, making it an ideal place to relax with family or friends near the Lake District National Park.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £344 to £701 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 15 November 2015 to 16 November 2015; from 18 November 2015 to 20 November 2015; from 07 December 2015 to 22 December 2015;

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 >

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: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £895 to £950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 05 September 2015 to 07 September 2015;
Late availability: from 02 October 2015 to 04 October 2015;

phone 01539443211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meathop Hall Dogs-welcome Cottage, The Lake District , Meathop, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Stunning stone-built large holiday farmhouse with 6 bedrooms situated in a rural hamlet and offering guests a taste of fine country living near Grange over Sands and conveniently close to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £835 to £2035 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 07 September 2015 to 11 September 2015; from 14 September 2015 to 18 September 2015; from 28 September 2015 to 09 October 2015;

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 >

Low Millgillhead, Lamplugh, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Five bedroom Georgian country house which is both child and dog-friendly, set in an acre of mature gardens in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodend Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North England.

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 >

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 £750 to £2300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 September 2015 to 11 September 2015; from 14 September 2015 to 18 September 2015; from 21 September 2015 to 25 September 2015;

phone 01229 717151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Darling How, Keswick, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Picture perfect self-catering farmhouse with 5 bedrooms set on a hillside with pretty garden and views of Lakeland hills, both pet-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £695 to £2495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Parma Violet Apartment, 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 25 September 2015 to 09 October 2015; from 16 October 2015 to 23 October 2015; from 30 October 2015 to 04 December 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 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 03 October 2015 to 17 October 2015; from 28 October 2015 to 31 October 2015; from 07 November 2015 to 27 December 2015;

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

Ferry View Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Pretty 2 bedroom family and pet-friendly holiday cottage situated in picturesque Bowness on Windermere, an excellent base for discovering the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £330 to £520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 14 October 2015 to 17 October 2015; from 31 October 2015 to 20 November 2015; from 23 November 2015 to 28 December 2015;

phone 01773716699 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 20 September 2015 to 24 October 2015; from 01 November 2015 to 24 December 2015;

phone 01768483342 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lingmell House - Lower Gale, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Villa, Lake District National Park.

With a fantastic location close to the heart of the Lake District National Park along with a balcony where you can soak up stunning views plus excellent shared leisure facilities which include a jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room, self-catering holidays don't get any better than this.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Adjacent to property in the lakelands private timeshare.), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £295 to £925 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 19 September 2015 to 10 October 2015;
Late availability: from 19 September 2015 to 03 October 2015;

phone 07793750971 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 September 2015 to 07 September 2015; from 24 September 2015 to 25 September 2015; from 02 October 2015 to 05 October 2015;

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

Moss Windermere Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Three bedroom family-friendly holiday cottage with a fantastic location in Windermere close to the shops and eateries, could be a great base for keen walkers or for those looking to explore the beauty of the Lake District National Park on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £474 to £1029 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Yew Tree Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park.

Nestled next to trees and woodlands within a holiday lodge park is this very comfortable 3 bedroom dog-friendly wooden lodge, with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym on site, this is a great place to relax and is conveniently situated close to Lake Windermere, Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £377 to £818 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 02 November 2015 to 13 November 2015; from 20 November 2015 to 20 December 2015; from 03 January 2016 to 14 January 2016;

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

Pickle Country Cottage, Hutton Roof, Carnforth, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Delightful 1 bedroom rural retreat set next to gorgeous countryside within easy reach of the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park for days out.

Price range from £275 to £511 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

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