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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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 11 September 2015 to 09 October 2015; from 16 October 2015 to 23 October 2015; from 30 October 2015 to 04 December 2015;

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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 11 August 2015 to 12 August 2015; from 05 September 2015 to 08 September 2015; from 14 October 2015 to 17 October 2015;

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Etland Barn, Preston Patrick, Cumbria, England

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

Large 6 bedroom family-friendly and pet-friendly barn conversion 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 01 September 2015 to 10 October 2015; from 17 October 2015 to 24 October 2015; from 31 October 2015 to 20 November 2015;

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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 27 December 2015; from 03 January 2016 to 07 January 2016;

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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 >

Goodies Farmhouse, Firbank, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Absolutely stunning 3 bedroom country cottage with breathtaking views of the Cumbrian hills, 5 star quality accommodation, wooden beams and a beautiful interior, this is a very special rural retreat.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 441539621087 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ambleside Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Enjoy staying somewhere special in the Lake District with a stay at this fantastic 3 bedroom wooden holiday lodge, set within a welcoming holiday park right by the shores of Lake Windermere, enjoy staying in luxurious accommodation in the heart of the National Park with the added benefit of a bubbly hot tub with distant lake views where you can truly relax and spend quality time with friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £455 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 28 September 2015 to 02 October 2015; from 09 October 2015 to 16 October 2015; from 18 October 2015 to 23 October 2015;

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High View Park Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park.

Beautiful 3 bedroom Cumbrian holiday lodge with distant lake views, set next to woodlands close to Lake Windermere, one of the best areas in the Lake District National Park, shared leisure facilities on site include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, relaxing sauna and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £373 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 18 December 2015 to 22 December 2015; from 27 May 2016 to 03 June 2016; from 22 July 2016 to 09 September 2016;

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Bluebell Cottage, Firbank, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Lake District.

Idyllic romantic cottage for two with luxurious furnishings, situated in a peaceful Cumbrian valley close to the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01539 621 087 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 >

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 August 2015 to 12 September 2015;

phone 01768483342 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skiptory Woodland Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Woodland Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Have a top holiday in this beautifully decorated 2 bedroom dog-friendly wooden holiday lodge, conveniently situated within a holiday park close to the shores of Lake Windermere, near the heart of the Lake District National Park, two legged visitors should be wagging their tails here and four legged visitors should give this lodge the thumbs up.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £382 to £827 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 10 October 2015 to 11 October 2015; from 07 November 2015 to 12 December 2015; from 19 December 2015 to 22 December 2015;

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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 31 August 2015 to 04 September 2015; from 11 September 2015 to 25 September 2015; from 28 September 2015 to 02 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 >

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 04 December 2015 to 22 December 2015;

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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 >

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 >

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 25 September 2015 to 09 October 2015; from 16 October 2015 to 23 October 2015; from 08 November 2015 to 22 December 2015;

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

Lake Winds Park Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Homely and welcoming 2 bedroom dog-friendly log cabin with its own decked terrace and access to excellent leisure facilities within the lodge park, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, conveniently situated by Lake Windermere close to the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £342 to £711 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

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 11 September 2015 to 18 September 2015; from 02 October 2015 to 23 October 2015; from 30 October 2015 to 20 December 2015;

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

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