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Lake District Cottages

Welcome to Lakelovers

As the Lake District’s oldest and most prestigious holiday letting agency, with over 460 self catering properties in our portfolio, Lakelovers Lake District Cottages 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, knowing that all our holiday cottages in the Lake District are VisitEngland graded and inspected and that only properties graded 3 stars or higher are accepted into our collection.

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, a barn conversion at the foot of the Langdale fells for 8, or a traditional Lakeland cottage in the historic village of Grasmere for 4, we are sure to have the perfect Lake District cottage for you!

Even better, we know that your pet is part of the family, which is why we have over 150 dog friendly holiday cottages in our portfolio. Best of all, with Lakelovers, 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.

Why Choose the Lake District?

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.

So if you’re looking for holiday cottages in the Lake District, 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 cottages, 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 – then Lakelovers have a holiday cottage to rent that will suite your needs. We also have self-catering cottages 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.

Why Choose Lakelovers?

The best thing about renting one of our Lake District holiday cottages, is the chance to stay in the very heart of Lake District life. Everyone comes to the Lake District for something different and we have worked hard to put together a collection of properties, 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.

One of the main reasons our guests choose a Lake District Cottage, is due to their love of the great outdoors. Whether you are coming to the area to walk, hike, cycle, fish, or simply take in the absolutely breath-taking views, having your own space to return to at the end of the day, with a room for your boots, coats or bikes; a garden for those long summer evenings; or a toasty wood burning stove to warm your cold bones on a winter night after a long day on the fells, holiday cottages provide you with the maximum flexible and privacy for your break.

Those of you looking for romance and relaxation will probably be attracted by our Lakeland hideaways, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, or what about one of our Lake District cottages with hot tubs or Jacuzzi baths and four-poster beds? Or maybe you would like to sample a touch of luxury, with a 5 star gold Lake District cottage and an in-house spa treatment from our partners at My Personal Sanctuary. You can find out more about their wide range of treatments, by clicking here.

A Lake District cottage is also perfect for families and groups looking to get together or explore the Lakes. Families can enjoy lots of outdoor space and so many family friendly activities, without having to squash into tiny hotel rooms or B&Bs. Older children will love our Lake District holiday cottages with games rooms and younger children will love our properties with gardens, where they can ride their bikes and hunt for red squirrels to their hearts content. The Lake District’s central location in the UK, also mean it’s never too far for anyone to travel and makes it a fabulous meeting place for couples and extended family to meet and catch-up. Why not rent one of our sleeps 10+ cottages and have yourselves a family or friends reunion, or use it as a base for your Lake District wedding!

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.

What is there to see in the Lakes?

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.

Family friendly attractions are in abundance in the Lakes, with the Lakes Aquarium, Windermere Lakes Cruises, The World of Beatrix Potter and Tree Top Trekking some of the most popular. Or why not book a holiday cottage in the Lake District with inclusive leisure club access, or purchase a family leisure passes for 1 of 3 of the Lakes top hotels and spas for access to luxury swimming pools and gyms; also available for purchase as single adult and child passes.

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 and Dove Cottage, or take a trip out to the National Trust treasure, ‘Hill Top’, near Sawrey; once home to the world famous author Beatrix Potter.

Guaranteed an experience

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!

We hope you enjoy viewing and selecting, from the very best Lake District cottages available in the Lakes and that you decide to stay with Lakelovers, either for the first time or that we can welcome you back as a loyal guest and friend.

Please click here to view our full list of Lake District Holiday Cottages. If you need any further help please don’t hesitate to call or email us for assistance.

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