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 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 12 December 2018 to 14 December 2018; from 17 December 2018 to 20 December 2018; from 25 January 2019 to 27 January 2019;
Late availability: from 12 December 2018 to 11 February 2019;

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 12 December 2018 to 06 December 2019; from 12 December 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 12 December 2018 to 14 December 2018;
Late availability: from 12 December 2018 to 11 February 2019;

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 £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


Late availability: from 14 December 2018 to 25 January 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 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018; from 17 December 2018 to 24 December 2018; from 28 December 2018 to 29 December 2018;

The Old Coach House, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Cottage Apartment, North England.

Beautifully presented, gold award winning 2 bedroom holiday home in Ambleside, just a short drive from Lake Windermere, Coniston Water and Grasmere.

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

Price range from £590 to £730 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 13 December 2018 to 24 December 2018; from 28 December 2018 to 29 December 2018; from 05 January 2019 to 04 May 2019;

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 13 December 2018 to 25 May 2019; from 22 June 2019 to 03 August 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 13 December 2018 to 24 December 2018; from 28 December 2018 to 30 December 2018;

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)


Late availability: from 15 December 2018 to 06 January 2019;

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)

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)

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 £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)

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, sauna.

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)

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, sauna.

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)

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 (), sauna.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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)