3 Star Cottages

3 Star Cottages

3 Star Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

If you’re looking for a holiday, but don’t feel the need to spend a lot of money, then one of our budget holiday cottages in the Lake District will suit you down to the ground. Don’t be misled, however, the term ‘budget’ is by no means a reflection of the style and quality that you will find whilst browsing Lakelovers 3 star cottages. What you will find is a superb collection of properties, hand-picked, that differ in size and style and that can be found in the most sought-after locations throughout the stunning Lake District region. If you’re looking for a walking holiday for two, a property where a large group can have a get-together or a family break, Lakelovers have the perfect affordable cottage in the Lake District, just for you.

Budget cottages in the Lake District

Lakelovers 3 star cottages comprise of traditional Lakeland houses built from local limestone, some of which retain the cosy character for which they have become so popular with tourists; open fires, wooden beams and quaint gardens, others have been modernised and contain woodburners, bespoke kitchens and bathrooms and relaxing living spaces.

Of course Lakelovers collection of budget cottages in the Lake District include contemporary cottages, apartments and lodges to choose from as well, all finished to an exceptional standard. Many of these properties have WiFi so that you can access the web for business or pleasure during your stay in the Lake District.

If you’re looking for special extras, for example a hot tub, then again, you’re sure not to be disappointed with our 3 star holiday cottage range. Even if you’re not looking to book now, browse below too see what’s on offer at exceptionally good prices.

All of our cottages in this range have been rated as 3 star properties by VisitEngland, who are an independent organisation that have been assessing holiday cottages for 25 years. The awards represent the most prestigious level of quality in the British tourism industry.  Alternatively, we also have a range of four star and Five Star Cottages available to choose from.

Money saving tips

Whilst budget self-catering in the Lake District, you may want to set yourself the challenge of saving as much money as you possibly can. Here are some handy tips and advice to help you have a great time on a shoestring.

• There are a number of websites where you can find money saving offers and deals on Lake District attractions and eateries, including 2 for 1 offers and kids go free, meaning that if you do your research prior to going away you can half the cost of visiting many of the most popular attractions.

• The same applies to eating out. Surf the web for a few minutes and you’ll find discounts and offers from a wide range of great Lake District restaurants and other eateries.

Or for some, choosing a budget self-catering holiday in the Lake District is about saving cash on accommodation so you can head into the Lakes and splurge, and there are plenty of fantastic opportunities for just that!

A trip to Cumbria’s finest Michelin starred restaurant L’Enclume, in the historic village of Cartmel, in the South Lakes, is certainly worth saving up for. Enjoy the sample menu here and you’ll get a real taste of Cumbria as ingredients are famously foraged from the local countryside or selected from their own 12 acre farm.

There are many luxury eateries, independent boutiques and unique outdoor experiences across the Lake District for you to enjoy if you’ve budgeted well.

• Of course there are other ways you can save money, for example, instead of having lunch at a pub, cafe or restaurant, prepare a picnic and eat al fresco while enjoying the beautiful views.

• For a cheap evening meal, seek out a good fish and chip shop, takeaway pizzeria or look for early bird menus.

• In terms of getting around, Lakelovers budget holiday cottages in the Lake District are located across the region, choose the location carefully and then try to walk or cycle to local attractions, saving money on fuel for the car or public transport costs.

• If you are a keen walker or climber, then it is easy to get carried away whilst on holiday and buy yourself a new pair of boots or the latest walking jacket, however, if you plan in advance then you can save money by shopping around to get the best deal. Finally, don’t forget that with Lakelovers dogs go free, another saving for you to consider!

Booking your Lake District cottage getaway with Lakelovers comes with lots of added extra’s, including free towels. Plus we’ve partnered with leading Lake District leisure clubs across the region so you can book discounted gym, pool and spa passes to enjoy during your Lakelovers stay too.

Things to do for FREE

Many of us agree that the best the Lake District has to offer is often free. Undoubtedly, walking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK is top of the list, but what else can you do for free whilst staying in one of Lakleovers budget cottages in the Lake District?

One activity that is becoming more and more popular is wild swimming and whether it is in a lake, river, waterfall or a plunge pool it is an exhilarating experience. Here’s a sample of some of the more popular places to take a dip. Rydal Bower is to the north of Ambleside and is a magical plunge pool with a waterfall running into it – swimming here is like stepping back in time. Galleny Force, near Stonethwaite in Borrowdale, comprises of two pools that are great for paddling. Overbeck Br, at Wastwater is located in a simple magical setting – a large clear lake, the perfect place to relax and take in the view. Tongue Pot, near Eskdale is a fabulous place if you are brave enough to do a high jump as the water is five meters deep in places. You can find more places to go wild swimming by visiting the Wild Swimming website or the Outdoor Swimming Society website.

Budget self-catering in the Lake District can be just as much fun as visiting with a wad of cash to spend, but if you have not seen what you are looking for, then do not hesitate to contact us and our team of experienced staff will do their best to help you find the perfect holiday cottage in the Lake District for you.

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  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 7 cars

An adorable group of four Lakeland properties that are all set within a pretty courtyard amongst two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside.

Available From£1245
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £450 to £405
Fellfoot Cottage Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This beautiful Lakeland cottage is situated in Troutbeck Bridge within a handy location at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley - midway between the vibrant villages of Windermere and Ambleside. The enchanting interior is warmed by air source heating complete with wood burning stove, furnished for relaxation and finished with Lake District flair. Outside a cottage garden with patio provides the ideal spot for morning coffee, or a glass or two before dinner! You'll be surrounded by fabulous walking territory, only a very short stroll away from a restaurant / bar, and a well-stocked local shop and never too far from the stunning shores of Lake Windermere. Perfect!

Available From£345
Special Offer
Lettera Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This quirky and contemporary, newly refurbished, Lakeland cottage occupies a convenient yet peaceful elevated setting just a few minute's stroll above the lively heart of Ambleside, with beautiful views to the array of surrounding mountains.

Available From£385
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Modernity flirts with traditional Lakeland at this sophisticated contemporary hideaway, perched on the slopes of Loughrigg Fell commanding simply breath-taking and uninterrupted panoramic views over Ambleside and the high Lakeland fells; from the Fairfield Horseshoe to Red Screes and Wansfell.

Available From£495
Special Offer 4 nights for £565, 3 nights for £499. Please call the office on…
Crandy Nook Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crandy Nook is set over three floors above a coffee shop in the heart of the market town of Keswick, but what is best of all is that the top floor living room and kitchen lifts you high above the roof tops and offer the most superb views from Skiddaw and Latrigg to Whinlatter Forest to the north and Helvellyn, Walla Crag and Scafell to the south.

Available From£495
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Little Chestnut Hill is a detached bungalow set above the bustling village of Keswick, yet only a short stroll into the centre and commanding panoramic breath-taking views towards the range of surrounding mountains including Catbells. Causey Pike and Grisedale Horseshoe.

Available From£
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

This first floor apartment is situated a short stroll away from the heart of Keswick in a quiet backwater lane leading to Castlerigg Stone Circle with superb views towards the summit of Latrigg and surrounding mountains.

Available From£
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Sherwood Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This superb detached residence commands beautiful views through walls of glass, from a peaceful setting only a 5 minute stroll from Bowness village and the shores of Lake Windermere. Presented with an eye for style, Sherwood promises breathing space and sociable gathering for couples, friends or families.

Available From£465
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious Lakeland Lodge nestles in a row of exclusive luxury lodges within a peaceful setting yet is conveniently located so to take advantage of White Cross Bay 5 star facilities that include a bar, restaurant, shop and leisure club. The shores of Lake Windermere are just a short stroll away from this beautiful lodge.

Available From£425
Special Offer
Greenbank House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Greenbank House is set in the beautiful Langdale Valley and offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery anywhere in the Lake District. This large property offers a great location for friends and families to gather to enjoy everything the area has to offer. The location couldn't be better for those who enjoy the outdoors and all the best that the Lake District has to offer.

Available From£1150
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

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 of bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Fern Bank Cottage is sophisticatedly and traditionally themed throughout - this is a place to relax, spend precious time together and enjoy all offered in this ever popular destination.

Available From£376
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £495 to £447
Number 3 Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

This pretty romantic Lakeland cottage would look good on any chocolate box with lovely outlook over rolling countryside in the picturesque rural hamlet of Crook, a few miles from the tourist centre of Bowness and Lake Windermere. Take refreshing or bracing walks starting straight from your door, pop into the very nearby Sun Inn for a drink or make the most of the beautiful location by walking through to Staveley to visit The Hawkshead Brewery and Wilf's Cafe.

Available From£325
Special Offer
Luke’s Hoose Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

The elevated setting of this stylish Lakeland cottage provides spectacular views to the Lake District mountains from almost every room. Nestled in a peaceful conservation area, only a minute's stroll from Ambleside village centre, Luke's Hoose achieves a perfect combination of traditional charms and contemporary indulgence.

Available From£450
Special Offer
Weir Cottage Langdale
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

Set in the heart of the Lake District's spectacular Langdale Valley, across the road from the crystal clear water of Langdale Beck, this traditional character cottage built of local slate is a delightful retreat. Filled with charm and character this traditional cottage has be lovingly restored whilst retaining much of the original charm. With everything you could need for a memorable stay this is an ideal place to relax and unwind.

Available From£375
Special Offer
Fellside Lodge Lakeside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

At the southern tip of Lake Windermere, Fellside Lodge benefits from an attractive woodland setting on Newby Bridge Caravan Park. Surrounded by wonderful walks and a network of pretty and peaceful lanes, Fellside Lodge remains within easy reach of a wide variety of excursions and activities - from elegant lake cruises to family fun in bustling Bowness, and even the Lake District's most fabulous historic houses.

Available From£399
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This eclectic and romantic Lakeland barn is set in a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old barn is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£345
Special Offer
Secret Nook Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Tucked away on the edge of Windermere village, this contemporary lower ground floor apartment offers a cosy and quality retreat whilst being situated just five minutes' walk from the heart of the bustling village and a ten minute walk along the quiet footpath from the property to the shores of Lake Windermere.

Available From£335
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £325 to £293
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

This contemporary little cottage is set alongside a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. Perfect for a romantic couple this compact treat is adorned in character yet is newly renovated throughout.

Available From£250
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £555 to £501
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This gorgeous Lakeland barn is set in a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be sociable and quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old barn is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£395
Special Offer
Staddlestones Windermere
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • Infants welcome

This substantial detached Lake District residence is a great place to spend precious time together with breathtaking panoramic views overlooking England's largest lake, occupying an idyllic setting only a couple of miles from the village centre. The three story property has a feeling of a 'Swiss chalet' at first glance yet set overlooking Lake Windermere we know its exact location well!

Available From£1600

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3 Star Cottages

3 Star Cottages

3 Star Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

If you’re looking for a holiday, but don’t feel the need to spend a lot of money, then one of our budget holiday cottages in the Lake District will suit you down to the ground. Don’t be misled, however, the term ‘budget’ is by no means a reflection of the style and quality that you will find whilst browsing Lakelovers 3 star cottages. What you will find is a superb collection of properties, hand-picked, that differ in size and style and that can be found in the most sought-after locations throughout the stunning Lake District region. If you’re looking for a walking holiday for two, a property where a large group can have a get-together or a family break, Lakelovers have the perfect affordable cottage in the Lake District, just for you.

Budget cottages in the Lake District

Lakelovers 3 star cottages comprise of traditional Lakeland houses built from local limestone, some of which retain the cosy character for which they have become so popular with tourists; open fires, wooden beams and quaint gardens, others have been modernised and contain woodburners, bespoke kitchens and bathrooms and relaxing living spaces.

Of course Lakelovers collection of budget cottages in the Lake District include contemporary cottages, apartments and lodges to choose from as well, all finished to an exceptional standard. Many of these properties have WiFi so that you can access the web for business or pleasure during your stay in the Lake District.

If you’re looking for special extras, for example a hot tub, then again, you’re sure not to be disappointed with our 3 star holiday cottage range. Even if you’re not looking to book now, browse below too see what’s on offer at exceptionally good prices.

All of our cottages in this range have been rated as 3 star properties by VisitEngland, who are an independent organisation that have been assessing holiday cottages for 25 years. The awards represent the most prestigious level of quality in the British tourism industry.  Alternatively, we also have a range of four star and Five Star Cottages available to choose from.

Money saving tips

Whilst budget self-catering in the Lake District, you may want to set yourself the challenge of saving as much money as you possibly can. Here are some handy tips and advice to help you have a great time on a shoestring.

• There are a number of websites where you can find money saving offers and deals on Lake District attractions and eateries, including 2 for 1 offers and kids go free, meaning that if you do your research prior to going away you can half the cost of visiting many of the most popular attractions.

• The same applies to eating out. Surf the web for a few minutes and you’ll find discounts and offers from a wide range of great Lake District restaurants and other eateries.

Or for some, choosing a budget self-catering holiday in the Lake District is about saving cash on accommodation so you can head into the Lakes and splurge, and there are plenty of fantastic opportunities for just that!

A trip to Cumbria’s finest Michelin starred restaurant L’Enclume, in the historic village of Cartmel, in the South Lakes, is certainly worth saving up for. Enjoy the sample menu here and you’ll get a real taste of Cumbria as ingredients are famously foraged from the local countryside or selected from their own 12 acre farm.

There are many luxury eateries, independent boutiques and unique outdoor experiences across the Lake District for you to enjoy if you’ve budgeted well.

• Of course there are other ways you can save money, for example, instead of having lunch at a pub, cafe or restaurant, prepare a picnic and eat al fresco while enjoying the beautiful views.

• For a cheap evening meal, seek out a good fish and chip shop, takeaway pizzeria or look for early bird menus.

• In terms of getting around, Lakelovers budget holiday cottages in the Lake District are located across the region, choose the location carefully and then try to walk or cycle to local attractions, saving money on fuel for the car or public transport costs.

• If you are a keen walker or climber, then it is easy to get carried away whilst on holiday and buy yourself a new pair of boots or the latest walking jacket, however, if you plan in advance then you can save money by shopping around to get the best deal. Finally, don’t forget that with Lakelovers dogs go free, another saving for you to consider!

Booking your Lake District cottage getaway with Lakelovers comes with lots of added extra’s, including free towels. Plus we’ve partnered with leading Lake District leisure clubs across the region so you can book discounted gym, pool and spa passes to enjoy during your Lakelovers stay too.

Things to do for FREE

Many of us agree that the best the Lake District has to offer is often free. Undoubtedly, walking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK is top of the list, but what else can you do for free whilst staying in one of Lakleovers budget cottages in the Lake District?

One activity that is becoming more and more popular is wild swimming and whether it is in a lake, river, waterfall or a plunge pool it is an exhilarating experience. Here’s a sample of some of the more popular places to take a dip. Rydal Bower is to the north of Ambleside and is a magical plunge pool with a waterfall running into it – swimming here is like stepping back in time. Galleny Force, near Stonethwaite in Borrowdale, comprises of two pools that are great for paddling. Overbeck Br, at Wastwater is located in a simple magical setting – a large clear lake, the perfect place to relax and take in the view. Tongue Pot, near Eskdale is a fabulous place if you are brave enough to do a high jump as the water is five meters deep in places. You can find more places to go wild swimming by visiting the Wild Swimming website or the Outdoor Swimming Society website.

Budget self-catering in the Lake District can be just as much fun as visiting with a wad of cash to spend, but if you have not seen what you are looking for, then do not hesitate to contact us and our team of experienced staff will do their best to help you find the perfect holiday cottage in the Lake District for you.