Cottages in the Lake District Perfect for Short Breaks

Escape to one of our weekend cottages in the Lake District; great for short breaks, for that much-needed getaway. Choose from our wide choice of cottages in the Lake District available for short breaks or weekend getaways. Available for 3, 4 and 5 night breaks; from cosy cottages for two, dog-friendly hideaways and spacious properties for special events or family escapes, our short breaks portfolio offers something for everybody needing a little holiday fix!

Lake District short breaks

Whether you're looking for a mid-week getaway or a long weekend escape, our short break cottages will be sure to give you the relaxing rest you need to get you through to your next full week's holiday.

Our short break and weekend cottages in the Lake District offer you the chance to escape and relax in peaceful countryside, get some fresh air and experience outdoor adventures, visit famous Lake District places, such as the homes of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, and enjoy foodie events and festivals.

If it is relaxation that you’re in need of then enjoy a tranquil boat trip on Lake Windermere, drift away in a soothing spa set in calming surroundings and enjoy an invigorating morning walk in unspoilt Lake District heaven.

For a weekend shopping fix, the Lake District’s large range of boutique shops, independent producers and artisans will delight. You just need to choose your shopping destination, as we have short break properties perfectly located in the centre of fabulous shopping districts like Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead.

Whether on a foodie few days away, or just refueling during your walking weekend, choosing from our wide range of luxury-fitted self-catering properties, located close to some of UK’s best-known eateries, you’ll be sure to get the very best out of your Lake District experience.

Dine al fresco on your own terrace, drinking up breath-taking scenery. Relax over a slow romantic breakfast, taste top-notch local produce prepared in your expertly fitted kitchen or treat the family to local pub cuisine in the peaceful rural idyll that is the Lake District.

With bike trails galore, endless rambling walks, some of the best Lake’s and watersports in the country and some of the most challenging terrain and testing surroundings, the Lake District is the perfect destination for a fun outdoor activity weekend break.

And your Lakelovers cottage provides the perfect backdrop for all occasions; planning a weekend of family adventure, hosting special event parties with friends or just an escape to the country.

Fresh air, dramatic scenery, unspoilt landscapes and idyllic rural living are at the heart of the Lake District and our properties capture this special essence of the Lake District. They’re perfectly geared up to make your experience effortless and superbly comfortable; warming woodburners and power showers, boot rooms, secure bike and boat storage, easy water access, superb walking locations and Wi-Fi for route planning.

Whilst we can guarantee heaps of fun, adventure and relaxation in the Lake District, the weather is less certain.

That’s why it’s perfect to have the flexibility of a self-catering approach for a short break, so you can manage your own schedule to suit the weather and your mood.

Our short stay properties are great for all pockets too as you can stick to a budget with packed lunches and home-prepared meals, or choose to splash out from a range of restaurants, takeaways, bistros and pubs.

Whatever you choose, set your own pace and enjoy the flexibility of Lakelovers Lake District Cottages, ideal for short breaks to refresh, restore and delight!

Perfect short break holiday cottages

Treat your friends and loved ones to the comfort, relaxation and sociable enjoyment afforded by the space, privacy and flexibility of Lakelovers short stay and weekend cottages in the Lake District.

Lakelovers short stay cottages are all Visit England 3 to 5 star rated, with some of our Gold Award winning properties available for short breaks too.
This means they are fitted out to the highest standard, with many additional features, giving you the ultimate in comfort and laid-back relaxation.

Raise a celebratory toast on your very own terrace, kick back and unwind in your own hot tub and local leisure facilities, prepare a special family meal with ease in a designer kitchen, plan games and entertainment in luxurious open plan living space or retreat into a cosy world of pure Lake District simplicity.
With our short break cottages you get all the relaxation and ease of a self-catering holiday with the flexibility of a short break, for all events and occasions.

Just what you need for that special weekend away, for hosting a celebratory party, planning a high adventure trip or just some much-needed rest!
Browse our short stay cottages to find your perfect mini-break.

Fellside Cottage

Bowness

We were overjoyed to find this truly romantic, traditional Lakeland cottage so close to the heart of Bowness village and retaining its charming original features…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £349

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High Borrans Dell

Windermere
2 Customer reviews

Style, serenity and scenery are at the heart of this romantic Lake District lodge, one of only a few select lodges set in a secluded…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £350

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Ryebank

Bowness
2 Customer reviews

This sophisticated Lakeland property truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere, yet in…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £375

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Hawkshead Hideaway

Hawkshead

Hawkshead Hideaway nestles within a beautiful 17th Century Grade II listed Tudor/Georgian Period property and boasts fantastic views over Beatrix Potter’s countryside to the Lakeland…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £350

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Fern Bank Cottage

Bowness

This contemporary Lakeland cottage nestles in a row of pretty cottages within a peaceful setting yet is only a short stroll to the absolute heart…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - gas
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £376

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Gowan Cottage

Windermere
1 Customer reviews

Once a thriving bobbin mill, this gorgeous character property is part of the Ings Mill Park development – a select set of cottages set in…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £345

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Lavender Cottage

Bowness

A true ‘picture postcard’ cottage in sublime open countryside, less than a mile from two outstanding country pubs and only a short drive from Bowness…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Garden

From £399

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Sunbeam Cottage

Coniston
11 Customer reviews

A short stroll from the shores of Coniston water, this traditional gamekeeper’s cottage is full of the character of Lakeland stone-flagged floors, old oak beams,…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £365

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Tizzie Whizie

Windermere

Arrive at this traditional Lake District cottage, right at the heart of Windermere village, and you’ll be surprised by the sophistication within. Spread over three…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - electric
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £335

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Wetherlam View

Langdale

Set in the hamlet of Little Langdale in the stunning valley with the same name, and situated between the breath taking Coniston Fells to the…

  • Accommodates 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi

From £575

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High Borrans Spinney

Windermere
1 Customer reviews

Style, serenity and scenery are at the heart of this romantic Lake District lodge, one of only a few select lodges set in a secluded…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £350

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Wishing Well

Hawkshead

This captivating ground floor contemporary Lakeland bolt-hole forms part of this Victorian building within the picturesque village of Hawkshead on the edge of Grizedale forest…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Babies welcome

From £242

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Riverbank Hideaway

Lakeside

This charming character apartment nestles on the banks of the River Leven, in a magical setting at the southern outlet of Lake Windermere. Riverbank Hideaway…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi

From £299

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Glen Rowan

Bowness
3 Customer reviews

Let your romantic side run free in this stunning retreat, gazing out over rolling countryside near the village of Crook, a few miles from the…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £355

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