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.

Click on the tabs on the map to explore each country cottage, house or log cabin holiday, or find Cottages in the Lake District by town.

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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)

Moss Windermere Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Three bedroom family-friendly holiday cottage with a fantastic location in Windermere close to the shops and eateries, could be a great base for keen walkers or for those looking to explore the beauty of the Lake District National Park on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £474 to £1029 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Woodend Schoolhouse, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Glorious stone-built cottage standing on its own in the Lake District National Park with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, recently refurbished and offering comfortable character accommodation with special touches such as a wrought iron style four poster bed, this is a great place to stay for two people on a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £540 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)


Late availability: from 20 June 2018 to 23 June 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


Late availability: from 20 July 2018 to 27 July 2018;

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 27 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 06 July 2018 to 08 July 2018; from 11 July 2018 to 13 July 2018;

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)

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)


Late availability: from 20 June 2018 to 02 July 2018;

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)

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: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 21 June 2018 to 14 July 2018; from 04 August 2018 to 11 August 2018; from 25 August 2018 to 08 September 2018;

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 21 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 25 June 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 08 July 2018 to 13 July 2018;

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)
Next availability:
from 21 June 2018 to 14 July 2018; from 21 July 2018 to 28 July 2018; from 18 August 2018 to 08 September 2018;

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 23 June 2018 to 27 June 2018; from 14 July 2018 to 21 July 2018; from 01 September 2018 to 20 October 2018;

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 29 June 2018 to 01 July 2018; from 29 June 2018 to 01 July 2018; from 29 June 2018 to 01 July 2018;
Late availability: from 20 June 2018 to 11 August 2018;

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 21 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 02 July 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 07 September 2018 to 14 September 2018;

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 21 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018; from 01 July 2018 to 06 July 2018;

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 25 January 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 08 March 2019; from 14 June 2019 to 26 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: 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 20 June 2018 to 21 June 2018; from 01 July 2018 to 12 July 2018; from 15 July 2018 to 19 July 2018;
Late availability: from 20 June 2018 to 12 August 2018;

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 21 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 13 July 2018 to 20 July 2018; from 17 August 2018 to 24 August 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 £600 to £625 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 21 June 2018 to 14 July 2018; from 21 July 2018 to 18 August 2018; from 01 September 2018 to 29 September 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 21 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 29 June 2018 to 30 June 2018; from 04 July 2018 to 06 July 2018;

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