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So, you want to stroll alongside a lake, scale a mountain, soak up some culture or curl up by a roaring fire in one of our Lake District cottages surrounded by stunning and picturesque world-famous views? Whatever the reason for your visit, you’ll make amazing memories while staying in one of our fine, hand-picked Lake District holiday cottages.

Whether your desired stay is to be tucked away at the foot of a fell for peace, by a lake for fun or tranquillity or within easy reach of a bustling town, your dream stay in one of our holiday cottages in the Lake District awaits. We are the oldest and most prestigious holiday letting agency in the area with more than 460 beautiful cottages in the most sought after locations from Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere and Keswick, to Ullswater – just to name a few! Your stay is going to be unique, stylish and in a superb setting whether you choose to step back in time in one of our charming, traditional or period cottage with oak beams and open fires; enjoy a luxury boat house on the serene shores of a lake or making it eclectic or environmentally-friendly in a barn conversion. Or, perhaps you want to indulge in one of our luxury cottages? Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, the family holiday, or a group break away of up to 20– your stay will be stress-free in our Lake District holiday cottages as they’re all VisitEngland graded and we only accept 3 stars plus into our collection.

If you’re looking to share your holiday with your pooch, you can, as we have over 175 dog friendly cottages. The English Lake District has so much to offer and so do we. Self-catering with our cottages in the Lake District isn’t just a do-it-yourself holiday, you are welcomed with hampers, get special priority tickets to top attractions, private dining, at-home spa treatments…and more with total privacy and the assurance of the best customer service from the moment you book to the minute you’re back in your car planning the next visit.

The Lake District is famous for its fells and mountains and has been put on the map by outdoor adventurers like Alfred Wainwright. And, our Cumbrian cottages are the perfect base for exploring and rambling nearby mountains. If it’s the picture postcard villages you’re after, many of our homes in places such as Grasmere, Cartmel or Coniston, will tick your box. If you want to stay amongst the buzz of boutique towns, such as Bowness-on-Windermere, with great gastro eateries and enough shopping to satisfy even the most ardent of shoppers, we’ve plenty of places for you too.

But, if it’s culture that you’re craving, we have holiday cottages to put you right at the heart of the Lake District’s famous history – perhaps Beatrix Potter’s orchard, the home of author Arthur Ransome or a stones-throw from William Wordsworth’s former home?

Sounds good doesn’t it? Why not book today for a wonderful stay you’ll never forget.

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