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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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 05 June 2016 to 07 June 2016; from 05 June 2016 to 07 June 2016; from 06 June 2016 to 30 June 2016;
Late availability: from 05 June 2016 to 09 June 2016;

phone 01539443211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 04 June 2016 to 02 July 2016; from 09 July 2016 to 16 July 2016; from 23 July 2016 to 30 July 2016;

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


Late availability: from 31 May 2016 to 07 June 2016;

phone 01773716699 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


Next availability: from 03 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 13 June 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 20 June 2016 to 01 July 2016;

phone 01229 717151 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 05 June 2016 to 06 June 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 04 November 2016;

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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 06 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 19 June 2016 to 24 June 2016; from 09 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

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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 30 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 17 October 2016 to 04 November 2016; from 11 November 2016 to 02 December 2016;

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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 >

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 18 June 2016 to 09 July 2016; from 03 September 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 16 December 2016;

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Raceside Farmhouse, Lake District National Park, , Kirksanton, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Lovely rural retreat close to Lake District National Park.

Price range from £622 to £1283 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 04 June 2016 to 09 June 2016; from 13 June 2016 to 16 July 2016; from 13 August 2016 to 20 August 2016;

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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 18 June 2016 to 21 June 2016; from 02 July 2016 to 04 July 2016; from 08 July 2016 to 16 July 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

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 >

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 14 June 2016 to 24 June 2016; from 02 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 16 December 2016 to 30 December 2016;

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

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

1 bedroom Cottage Apartment, Lake District National Park.

Romantic retreat in the Lake District with stylish interior and a private warm bubbly spa hot tub, just a walk away from Bowness Village and beautiful Lake Windermere.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £795 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 31 May 2016 to 02 June 2016; from 05 June 2016 to 16 June 2016; from 06 June 2016 to 09 June 2016;
Late availability: from 31 May 2016 to 02 June 2016;

phone 01539443211 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 >

Low Millgillhead, Lamplugh, Cumbria, England

6 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 £995 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 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 June 2016 to 04 June 2016; from 24 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 15 July 2016 to 22 July 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 19 August 2016 to 20 August 2016; from 13 January 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 28 July 2017 to 01 September 2017;

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

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

2 bedroom Farmstay, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Close to picturesque hills and valleys, this 2 bedroom holiday cottage is well located for visiting both the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales.

Price range from £299 to £693 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 June 2016 to 03 June 2016; from 16 June 2016 to 18 June 2016; from 25 June 2016 to 27 August 2016;

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

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