As the Lake District’s oldest and most prestigious holiday letting agency with a fine selection of Lake District Cottages, we have over 460 self catering properties in our portfolio, Lakelovers are experts in our field with properties spread through the North, Central and South Lakes, in all the most popular areas; such as Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere and Ullswater to name just a few; we offer a wide selection of unique, hand-picked properties, with something to suit everyone. For your peace of mind and our assurance of quality, you can relax with Lakelovers Cottage Holidays knowing that all our Lake District Holiday Cottages are VisitEngland graded and inspected and that only properties graded 3 stars or higher are accepted into our collection. Additionally we have a wide selection of luxury cottages in the Lake District to choose from.
Ranging from romantic sleeps 2, right up to our largest property, sleeping 20 – perfect for family or large group breaks – whether you are looking for a boathouse on the shores of Lake Windermere or a barn conversion at the foot of the Langdale fells for 8. Even better, we know that your pet is part of the family, which is why we have over 150 dog friendly cottages in the Lake District in our portfolio. Best of all, with Lakelovers Lake District Cottages, pets stay free! Many of our pet friendly properties also take 2 or more dogs, so there’s no need to worry about leaving man’s best friend at home, as your treasured pooch, (or pooches) can come and enjoy the fabulous English Lake District – one of the UK’s pet friendliest destinations – along with you.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful locations in the world, surrounded by areas of natural beauty and with the largest concentration of Lakes and bodies of water – including the largest Lake in England, Lake Windermere – the Lake District is also home to many of the largest fells and mountains in England; including Helvellyn, made famous by people like Alfred Wainwright, a champion of the Lake District’s many walks. Whether it be in the thriving town of Ambleside with its lake shore to the south of the village and with its traditional Lakeland stone built properties, or to get away from it all in the rural locations of Hawkshead, Elterwater or Langdale – a popular start to many of the Lake Districts more challenging walks, or even just looking for a romantic getaway, with good food and good shops, to the popular tourist town of Bowness-on-Windermere – situated right on the shore of Lake Windermere. We also have self-catering properties located in Grasmere, Keswick, Ambleside, Bowness, Cartmel, Coniston, Troutbeck, Ullswater, Lakeside, Staveley and Windermere. The Lake District really has become an all year round destination with the busiest periods being the summer and Easter; although it is growing in popularity for Christmas breaks, as there is always a good chance of snow during this period; especially on the fells, making it that picture perfect destination.
Self-catering gives you privacy, flexibility and a home-from-home. Lakelovers Lake District cottages have some of the finest self-catering cottages in the Lake District and have been doing so for almost 40 years. This unrivalled experience and knowledge of holidaying in the Lake District means you are guaranteed the very best experience of this world-famous region of outstanding natural beauty. The best, most sort-after locations, the most unique properties and high-class customer service, from the day you book and pick up your keys, to when you’re back in the car planning your next journey!
Self-catering with Lakelovers Lake District Cottages offers so much more than a do-it-yourself holiday. There’s welcome hampers, advice on things to do in the local area, special priority tickets for top local attractions, standards independently guaranteed by VisitEngland (minimum of 3* quality acceptance), concierge services, private dining, at-home spa treatments and the freedom to come and go as you please, with total privacy.
Everyone comes to the Lake District for something different and we have worked hard to put together a collection of holiday cottages in the Lake District, in as many towns, villages and hamlets in between, across the national park, as possible; that tick as many of your boxes as we can.
Lakelovers are hand-picked because of their truly unique style and superb, sought-after settings.
As far as settings go, you may be after a secluded property where you can walk straight from your door onto some of the most popular rambles in the UK. Plus you’re probably looking for walking distance to renowned traditional pubs with nationally regarded food and ales. You’re planning a trip to the Lakes to enjoy the outdoors, get amidst the fells, lakes and valleys and enjoy fresh air, good local food and warm hospitality. And this is where your holiday cottage log burner, power shower and roll-top bathtub, well-equipped kitchen, private balcony or patio and super-comfortable lounging area all come into their own, after a day on the fells or on the water.
It may be culture that you’re after, in which case we have holiday cottages putting you right in the heart of the Lake District’s famous history, like Beatrix Potter’s orchard, the home of author Arthur Ransom and a stones-throw from William Wordsworth’s former home.
What better than a period property, perhaps a refurbished coaching inn or smithy cottage, complete with wooden beams, slate and white-washed walls, to give you a real taste of vernacular Lake District life.
If it’s the buzz of a vibrant holiday scene you fancy, then you’re in for a treat with a property putting you within walking distance of boutique Lakeland town Bowness-on-Windermere, with enough cafes, bars, restaurants, brasseries and boutique shopping to satisfy even the most ardent of shoppers!
If location is not as important as a relaxing hot-tub, luxurious under floor heating, rejuvenating leisure club access or impressive architect and interior designed holiday home, then head to our luxury gold properties which are sure to impress.
Villeroy and Boch bathrooms, super-smart entertainment systems, bespoke furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, mezzanines and viewing platforms bringing the dramatic Lake District views inside. Complimentary toiletries, welcome hampers, bathrobes, family films, local maps and cosy-time books, firebox kits, await you in some of our more luxurious properties to guarantee a dream holiday in the Lake District.
For those looking for extra indulgence from a self-catering Lake District holiday splurge out with some at-home pampering from our partner My Personal Sanctuary. Without leaving the comfort and privacy of one of our Lake District holiday cottages you can enjoy a personal beauty or massage therapy treatment. What better way to end a day on the fells than to treat aching muscles to a relaxing rub? Or spoil a loved one with a luxurious beauty treatment before you head out for a special birthday lunch.
Everyone comes to the Lake District for something different and we have worked hard to put together a collection of Holiday Cottages in the Lake District, in as many towns, villages and hamlets in between, across the national park, as possible; that tick as many of your boxes as we can. Additionally we have Can’t be bothered to self-cater? Then don’t! As well as the hundreds of restaurants, take-aways and cafes across the National Park, we have also partnered with The Lakes Catering Company; who offer home-cooked traditional foods, hand-delivered to your door! Having a party during your stay? The Lakes Catering Company are professional caterers and can offer you fabulous catering services for whatever you need.
Lakelovers, established for almost 40 years, prides itself on its dedicated, experienced team of staff and vast local knowledge, which means that we can make local recommendations on things to do in the lake district, including: where to eat, what activities to do, where to go walking and places to see. What better recommendation than from those that live and work in the area? Famous for our traditional Lakeland ales, Cartmel sticky toffee pudding, cheeses and Grasmere Gingerbread, foodies will be in their element with a holiday in the Lakes. Sample home-cooked meals in traditional Lakeland pubs – many of which also accept well-behaved owners with their dogs – or one of the many international cuisines available in restaurants across the area. Don’t forget to visit the Coniston Micro Brewery or Hawkshead Brewery for a taste of good old-fashioned real ale. For the more adventurous, why not try Adventure Peaks, Ambleside Climbing Wall or the brilliant Kankku 4×4 self-drive safaris and off-roading experiences; sure to offer you an action-packed and exhilarating day out! Feel like slowing the pace? Then why not try a relaxing sail on the Ullswater steamers, from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding, or a journey on the Lakeside to Haverthwaite Railway. Discover the life of one of the area’s most famous patrons William Wordsworth, at the Wordworth Museum, or take a trip out to the National Trust treasure, ‘Hill Top’, near Sawrey; once home to the world famous author Beatrix Potter.
Whatever you come to the Lakes for, you are guaranteed an experience you will never forget. Many of our holidaymakers stay with us year after year, because there is just too much to see in one trip; though we are certain there is more to see, enjoy and explore than is possible in just one lifetime!
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