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 £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 08 May 2019 to 10 May 2019; from 02 June 2019 to 02 August 2019; from 04 June 2019 to 29 July 2019;
Late availability: from 08 May 2019 to 08 July 2019;

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: free internet access, 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 06 May 2019 to 08 May 2019; from 10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019; from 13 May 2019 to 15 May 2019;
Late availability: from 06 May 2019 to 06 July 2019;

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, 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 £2200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 26 April 2019 to 29 April 2019; from 07 June 2019 to 10 June 2019;
Late availability: from 07 June 2019 to 10 June 2019;

Wellgarth 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: (4)

Next availability:
from 30 April 2019 to 04 May 2019; from 11 May 2019 to 25 May 2019; from 15 June 2019 to 29 June 2019;

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 (), sauna.

Price range from £462 to £2240 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: (3)

Next availability:
from 17 May 2019 to 24 May 2019; from 29 May 2019 to 07 June 2019; from 09 June 2019 to 14 June 2019;

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 £400 to £780 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 20 April 2019 to 20 April 2019;

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: (4)

Next availability:
from 27 April 2019 to 04 May 2019; from 06 May 2019 to 25 May 2019; from 01 June 2019 to 01 July 2019;

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 22 April 2019 to 29 April 2019; from 03 May 2019 to 08 May 2019; from 10 May 2019 to 17 May 2019;

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: (4)

Next availability:
from 23 April 2019 to 03 May 2019; from 17 May 2019 to 07 June 2019; from 01 July 2019 to 21 December 2019;

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: (4)

Next availability:
from 23 April 2019 to 27 April 2019; from 04 May 2019 to 11 May 2019; from 18 May 2019 to 01 June 2019;