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 Loft, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Detached Cabin, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Sleeps 2 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: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £595


Special Offer: from 25 October 2019 to 27 October 2019; from 08 November 2019 to 10 November 2019; from 27 November 2019 to 29 December 2019;
Late availability: from 25 October 2019 to 25 December 2019;

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Lake District.

sleeps 6 - 21 guests
6 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

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.

Weekly Price from: £1250


Special Offer: from 22 November 2019 to 25 November 2019;
Late availability: from 22 November 2019 to 25 November 2019;

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

1 bedroom Lodge, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and private 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.

Weekly Price from: £795


Special Offer: from 27 October 2019 to 30 October 2019; from 03 November 2019 to 29 December 2019; from 03 November 2019 to 29 December 2019;
Late availability: from 27 October 2019 to 27 December 2019;

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

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.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019;

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

2 bedroom Woodland Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £382
Next availability:
from 26 October 2019 to 29 October 2019; from 16 November 2019 to 23 November 2019; from 30 November 2019 to 14 December 2019;

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

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £347
Next availability:
from 20 December 2019 to 21 December 2019; from 28 December 2019 to 30 December 2019; from 31 January 2020 to 01 February 2020;

Eden Holiday House near the Lake District, Bardsea, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Big Holiday Cottage, Furness Peninsula near the Lake District National Park.

sleeps 8 - 14 guests
8 - 14
6 bedrooms
6
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
4 star

With large spacious rooms, an inviting bubbly private hot tub and extensive gardens, this large 6 bedroom holiday house is ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether in Bardsea by the Cumbrian coast, around half an hour’s drive from the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £915
Next availability:
from 20 October 2019 to 21 October 2019; from 03 November 2019 to 08 November 2019; from 11 November 2019 to 15 November 2019;

Fawcett Mill, Orton, Cumbria, England

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

sleeps 7 - 20 guests
7 - 20
7 bedrooms
7
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage

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.

Weekly Price from: £1595
Next availability:
from 20 October 2019 to 25 October 2019; from 04 November 2019 to 15 November 2019; from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019;

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

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

sleeps 6 - 13 guests
6 - 13
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £955
Next availability:
from 20 October 2019 to 26 October 2019; from 02 November 2019 to 08 November 2019; from 10 November 2019 to 15 November 2019;

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

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, The Lake District and Cumbria.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 18 October 2019 to 09 November 2019; from 16 November 2019 to 05 September 2020;