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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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 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017;

phone 01229 717151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 26 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 03 December 2017 to 08 December 2017;

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

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)
Next availability:
from 19 November 2017 to 22 December 2017;

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

Chimney Gill Farmhouse near the Lake District, 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 19 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 30 November 2017; from 03 December 2017 to 22 December 2017;

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
Next availability:
from 20 November 2017 to 11 December 2017; from 15 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 03 January 2018 to 07 April 2018;

phone 01773716699 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 20 November 2017 to 23 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 03 December 2017 to 23 December 2017;

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

Langdale Lodge 15, Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Lodge, The Lake District National Park.

Escape for a relaxing self-catering holiday to this homely 3 bedroom wooden holiday lodge, complete with a private outdoor hot tub along with access to shared facilities at the leisure club on site which include a swimming pool, sauna and gym, whether holidaying with family or friends, this holiday lodge is a great place to stay with an excellent location close to Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

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 22 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 26 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 03 December 2017 to 08 December 2017;

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 02 January 2018 to 05 January 2018; from 25 May 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 01 June 2018 to 08 June 2018;

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 18 November 2017 to 13 December 2017; from 20 November 2017 to 22 November 2018; from 27 November 2017 to 29 November 2017;
Late availability: from 19 November 2017 to 21 December 2017;

phone 01539443211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 19 November 2017 to 20 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 08 December 2017 to 09 December 2017;

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

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.

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 20 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017; from 11 December 2017 to 15 December 2017;

phone 0800 44 33 77 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 19 November 2017 to 08 December 2017; from 15 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 30 December 2017 to 12 January 2018;

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

Parma Violet Apartment near the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, 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 19 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 22 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 30 December 2017 to 01 March 2018;

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

Thirlmere Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park, , Troutbeck bridge, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, Lake District National Park.

Three bedroom wooden holiday lodge where 2 pet dogs are welcome, with a fantastic location near to Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £435 to £1045 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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 >

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 18 November 2017 to 06 December 2017; from 18 November 2017 to 19 November 2017; from 18 November 2017 to 20 November 2017;
Late availability: from 21 November 2017 to 21 December 2017;

phone 01539443211 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 19 November 2017 to 01 June 2018; from 04 June 2018 to 26 June 2018; from 03 July 2018 to 22 September 2018;

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

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 19 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 02 January 2018 to 17 March 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 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 25 November 2017 to 29 December 2017; from 02 January 2018 to 26 May 2018;

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 >