Self-catering holiday accommodation for walkers in Cumbria and the Lake District

England is home to spectacular backdrops, with mountains, lakes, striking coastal paths and dense forestry, and going on a walking holiday here is a fantastic way to really appreciate the beauty that this country has to offer. There are plenty of self-catering cottages, houses and apartments available to rent for walkers in England where you can trek by day and relax by night in the comfort of your living room, eating your favourite dishes and watching a great film. This is the best way to explore England’s footpaths and walking trails as you can come and go as you please and you will feel that your accommodation is a home away from home on your break.

A wonderful place to visit in England for a walking holiday is the incredible Lake District National Park. Home to impressive lakes, including the longest in the country, Lake Windermere, quaint villages and pretty waterfalls, there is plenty to see on a walking trip here, where you can soak up the scenery and keep fit at the same time! It is also home to the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, which offers spectacular views to all who climb to the summit.

This is a selection of cottages, apartments, log cabins, pine lodges and country houses, that provide comfortable accommodation for walkers in various parts of Cumbria and the Lake District. Please click on any images shown to view details of the holiday rentals.

Please find additional self-catering accommodation and cottages in the Lake District and northern England of all sizes and categories. All of our cottages are of a good comfortable quality and include luxury 5 star properties in addition to more modest budget priced accommodation.

26 properties match your search for Self catering cottages apartments and holiday accommodation for walkers in Cumbria and the Lake District

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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 £795 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 October 2018 to 29 October 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 07 November 2018; from 17 November 2018 to 19 November 2018;
Late availability: from 21 October 2018 to 21 December 2018;

Dale House, Kettlewell, Yorkshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Fine stone-built self-catering house with a village location in the Upper Wharfe Valley within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, ideal for big family getaways or large groups looking to discover the highlights of the Dales.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1750 to £2170 per week
Sleeps from 9 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 08 October 2018 to 19 October 2018;

Romantic Slaidburn Apartment, Slaidburn, Lancashire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion Apartment, Forest of Bowland.

Romantic rural holiday apartment with valley views, set within the beautiful Forest of Bowland.

Price range from £265 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018;

Beechtree Cottages, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

A collection of 4 star rated and gold award winning holiday cottages surrounded by unspoilt countryside, just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, family-friendly and dog-friendly accommodation.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £310 to £720 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 07 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 22 October 2018 to 29 October 2018;

Dolphin Cottage, Flookburgh, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Family Cottage, South Lakes.

Comfortable and homely sleeps 12 holiday cottage near Cartmel, just a short drive from the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £480 to £1270 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 30 September 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 14 October 2018 to 20 October 2018;

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)


Late availability: from 28 September 2018 to 15 October 2018;

Post Office Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Tindale Fell, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Sleeping up to six people, this quality terraced cottage is in the hamlet of Tindale Fell, close to Brampton.

Price range from £290 to £711 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 29 September 2018 to 20 October 2018; from 03 November 2018 to 22 December 2018;

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Lake District.

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 £1250 to £1950 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 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

Stable Cottage @ Wardhall Gate, Gilcrux, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Cumbria.

Perfect for two, this idyllic romantic retreat with its countryside views, warming woodburner and location close to both the Lake District and Solway coast could be the ideal place for a couple's holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £440 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 September 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 14 October 2018 to 03 November 2018; from 10 November 2018 to 11 November 2018;

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 £595 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 23 October 2018 to 23 December 2018; from 28 October 2018 to 30 October 2018;
Late availability: from 23 October 2018 to 23 December 2018;

Eden Hideaway, Kelso, Borders, Scotland

2 bedroom Bespoke Wooden Luxury Chalets, Scottish Borders.

Stylish high quality 2 bedroom holiday lodge with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and superb countryside views of the Eden and Tweed Valley, set on an organic farm in the Scottish Borders.

Special features: tennis court, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £600 to £1029 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 September 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 07 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 14 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

Pheasant Lodge Scottish Borders, Longtown, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Cumbria/Scottish Borders.

Whether for a mini-moon, honeymoon or a break with friends, this superb adults-only log cabin with its private hot tub with mood lighting is something special; add to this a location just 3 miles from Gretna Green, a 5 star rating, a setting close to unspoilt countryside and a Green at Heart Gold Award and it's clear to see this solid Norwegian Timber Lodge has plenty to offer (plus fishing for salmon and trout is possible on the Border River Esk, along 3 mile river beat and rod hire is available).

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £556 to £1133 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 30 November 2018; from 03 December 2018 to 22 December 2018;

Woodbine Family Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Ambleside, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Charming Ambleside family friendly holiday cottage with original features, sporting an open plan living space and benefiting from a fantastic location within the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £335 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 03 October 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 07 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 19 October 2018 to 22 October 2018;

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 26 October 2018 to 05 April 2019; from 12 April 2019 to 26 April 2019; from 03 May 2019 to 24 May 2019;

Fawcett Mill, Orton, Cumbria, England

7 bedroom Big Holiday House, Eden Valley by the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Large 7 bedroom holiday house sleeping up to 20 people, with spacious accommodation and 5-person sauna and a superb location next to a stream and unspoilt countryside by the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales.

Special features: free internet access, sauna.

Price range from £1595 to £1895 per week
Sleeps from 7 to 20 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 08 October 2018 to 12 October 2018;

Easedale Tarn, Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Wooden Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Wooden holiday cabin nestled next to trees on a holiday development in the Lake District National Park close to Lake Windermere and benefiting from seasonal access to excellent on site leisure facilities.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £475 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 29 September 2018; from 13 October 2018 to 25 May 2019; from 01 June 2019 to 08 June 2019;

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 14 October 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 29 October 2018 to 02 November 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 09 November 2018;

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)

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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

Higher Lee, Trough of Bowland, Lancashire, England

4 bedroom Country Cottage, North England.

Impressive 4 bedroom country cottage with an elegant high quality interior set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens complete with maze, orchard and stream, ideally located for visiting the Forest of Bowland and further afield for visiting the Lake District National Park.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £500 to £1334 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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