Lake District holiday homes mean cracking cottages

For sights like no other, Cumbria’s Lake District is one of those holiday destinations that’s tough to beat. With miles of coastline, acres of woodland, towering mountains and both the longest and deepest lakes in the country, outdoor adventure in England’s largest national park is part of the deal – though there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy life at a slower pace too. Whether you’re planning a little romance in a Lake District cottage for 2 or need a pet-friendly pad for your pooch, a self-catering stay in Lake District cottages lets you experience the region at a speed that suits.

Short breaks in Lake District cottages

While the abundance of things to see and do in the Lake District means you can visit for pretty much as long as you can get off work, it’s also the perfect place to enjoy short breaks. A quick few days away are likely best spent in a cottage in one of the pretty towns and villages of the Lake District – a favourite pick including the historic village of Cartmel. This ancient spot is best-known for its 12th-century priory and its bustling main square lined with traditional pubs. Elsewhere, energetic travellers can use their short break in the Lake District to conquer the area’s own 3 peaks challenge.

Last-minute Lake District cottages

So easily accessible from much of the UK, last-minute getaways to the Lake District are a popular choice. There are some great Lake District deals to be had on all types of accommodation – from a log cabin with private hot tub on the shores of Lake Windermere to a character cottage with stunning mountain views. Perhaps you’ll like holiday lets in Ambleside, a major tourist resort where a short walk leads to a rushing 70-foot waterfall, the spectacular Stock Ghyll Force, and the summer months serve up the chance to take a scenic horse-drawn carriage from the village centre to Waterhead Pier.

Luxury Lake District cottages

Luxury is always on the menu amid the forested hills, magnificent mountains and serene waters of the Lake District. Opting for deluxe accommodation in the Lakes often brings with it a generous helping of seclusion. Perhaps you’ll enjoy a weekend away with friends in a cottage beside a glistening lake or maybe a splash of romance in a luxury Lake District cottage nestled in private woodland will prove a memorable choice. Head to Grasmere to visit Wordsworth’s grave, feast on gingerbread in the town’s 3rd-generation gingerbread shop and walk among the surrounding flower-strewn hills. 

Pet-friendly Lake District cottages

Holidays are always that little bit better with a furry friend at your side. And with a host of pet-friendly cottages available, it really couldn’t be easier to enjoy rural retreats in the Lake District with your favourite pooch. Walkies is likely to be a regular part of your holiday – so there are few better places to hunt for accommodation than dog-friendly Grizedale Forest Park, home to conifer woodlands, walking trails and the long-term Grizedale Art sculpture project. And when it’s time to relax in the evening, you’ll find well-behaved dogs are welcome in many of the local pubs and restaurants.

Lake District cottages for 2

Lake District cottages for 2 offer an idyllic setting for a romantic break with your significant other. From luxury cottages with private lake access to cottages with hot tubs in the Lake District, loved-up couples can enjoy quality time in a medley of upmarket holiday lets. There are options for couples on a budget too – a stay in a cheap Lake District cottage often on the menu thanks to oodles of last-minute deals available all year round. Dates in Bowness-on-Windermere mean boat excursions on the lake and cones of Lakeland Thunder and Lightning flavour ice cream, while romantic afternoons near Loweswater offer the chance to climb the aptly named Darling Fell.