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3 Star Holiday Cottages

3 Star Holiday Cottages

3 Star Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

Looking for a holiday, but don’t feel the need to spend a lot of money? Then one of our 3 star holiday cottages in the Lake District will suit you down to the ground. Don’t be misled; 3 star still equals the style and quality that Lakelovers are known for. What you will find is a superb collection of properties, hand-picked, that differ in size and style. All located 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 holiday cottages comprise traditional Lakeland houses built from local limestone. Some keep the cosy character for which they have become so popular with tourists. Open fires, wooden beams and quaint gardens. Others are contemporary and contain woodburners, bespoke kitchens and bathrooms.

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

If you’re looking for special extras, for example a hot tub, then again, you won’t 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 great prices.

All our cottages in this range have been rated as 3 star properties by VisitEngland. They 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 can. Here are some handy tips and advice to help you have a great time on a shoestring.

• There are many websites where you can find money saving offers and deals on Lake District attractions. Including 2 for 1 offers and kids go free. This means that if you do your research before going away you can halve 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 that!

Splurge in the Lakes

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. 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. 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. This magical plunge pool has a waterfall running into it – swimming here is like stepping back in time.

Galleny Force, near Stonethwaite in Borrowdale, comprises 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. 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. 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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Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

With views over Grasmere to the famous 'Lion & Lamb', this impressive Lakeland residence takes an elevated position only a short stroll (15 minutes) from the centre of Grasmere. Eller Close House adjoins two smaller cottages and is set within enchanting gardens. Inside you'll find sympathetically refurbished accommodation throughout ample living space.

Available From£695.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just as its name suggests, this stylish Lake District holiday cottage provides an adorable retreat within a peaceful corner of Bowness, next to a park and bowling green. Only slightly away from the buzz of the village and the attractions of Lake Windermere, you'll find a unique blend of country cottage charm and contemporary flair. Fireside warmth in the cosy lounge is finished with luxury leather furnishings.

Available From£395.00
Special Offer Special Offer - 7 Nights was £385 now £345
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£385.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Only a gentle stroll from the centre of Ambleside village, this perfectly formed cottage retreat enjoys a tranquil riverside setting with patio and large private garden. Simple, elegant decor in muted shades adds to the relaxing atmosphere. The cosy living room is all you need after a day on the surrounding fells, with sumptuous leather furnishings, TV and DVD.

Available From£395.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This charismatic Lakeland cottage occupies a blissfully secluded setting midway between the picturesque villages of Glenridding and Patterdale, close to the southern tip of breathaking Ullswater. Beautifully presented and equipped, this dreamy cottage was the local Police house until 1946 and is therefore aptly named. The location, in Grisedale Bridge, is truly romantic with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, also to Ullswater from the first floor landing.

Available From£445.00
Special Offer
Smithy Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A true 'picture postcard' traditional Lakeland cottage in this pretty countryside hamlet, less than a minute's stroll to The Hare & Hounds, a superb pub serving real ales and great food and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Retaining charming original features with inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows.

Available From£395.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Understated style and comfort sets the tone for Ruskin House at LOWGROVE. It is a quintessential Lakeland farmhouse. It is regarded as a home away from home for guests, creating a warm, personalised atmosphere. Perfect for families or friends gatherings or creating romantic hideaways for couples.

Available From£595.00
Special Offer
Mountain View Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Step inside and catch your breath, as you gaze through walls of glass over the magnificent backdrop of the Lakeland Fells. Sip your drinks in the spectacular garden, take your lazy Sunday lunch or breakfast in wonderful dining areas overlooking the majestic mountains. However you spend your time here, don't forget to bring your camera as the panoramic views are hard to believe!

Available From£515.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A stone's throw from the centre of Grasmere, this beautifully renovated Lakeland cottage is situated in a quiet mews courtyard setting and is far from just a convenient bolt hole. With characterful exposed beams and roof angles which have been retained and only add to the charm of the place - somewhere to relax, unwind, and embrace the pace and beauty of this world-renowned area.

Available From£365.00
Special Offer
Columbine Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Hawkshead is famous for its charming whitewashed cottages, and this one fits right into the picture! Columbine Cottage is nestled in a courtyard with a cluster of similar properties, with enviable private parking on the fringe of Hawkshead's picturesque car-free centre, yet only 2 minutes walk from the village shops, pubs and cafes.

Available From£380.00
Special Offer
A River Runs By Windermere
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

A romantic, contemporary and surprisingly convenient riverside retreat in the popular village of Staveley, at the mouth of the Kentmere Valley. Within a tasteful barn conversion, this peaceful property enjoys balcony views and plenty of outdoor breathing space. It has a relaxed ambience and a superb location: Staveley is a friendly and well-served community, and a hub for walkers, laid-back holidaymakers and mountain bikers (property has secure bike store).

Available From£335.00
Special Offer
Busk Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This wonderfully romantic Lake District cottage nestles in a pretty row just a short stroll from the shops and restaurants of Ambleside and the shores of Lake Windermere. Tucked away in a quiet elevated postition, at Busk Cottage you'll savour your contemporary creature comforts, including a well fitted bathroom and Wi-Fi.

Available From£335.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed

Originally an 18th century Inn, White Lion Cottage is a delightful true Lakeland retreat. Maintaining many of its original features this characterful dog-friendly property has been finished sympathetically with quality in mind and is the perfect place to escape with those closest to you. The stunning, fell side garden provides peace, tranquility and unrivaled views. Perfectly located for walks around the stunning Langdale Valley, you will seldom need the car once here!

Available From£545.00
Special Offer
Slaters Cottage Langdale
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This 300 year old cottage is one of just a few in the sleepy hamlet of Little Langdale, immersed in the walkers' paradise that is the Langdale Valley. You'll find breathtaking scenery at every turn, and exhilarating walks from your doorstep - Lingmoor Fell, Pike O'Blisco and Bow Fell to your north, and Wetherlam, Swirl How and the Coniston Fells to your south. At the end of the day, refuel at Little Langdale's excellent Three Shires Inn.

Available From£545.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This delightful Lakeland character cottage is part of a row in the hamlet of Crook, surrounded by scenic strolls and country pub lunches, yet only a few miles from Bowness village and the shores of Lake Windermere. Traditional features such as original fireplace and cosy woodburning stove give warmth and magic to a stylish and contemporary interior, which provides a pleasant base for up to 4 people.

Available From£335.00
Special Offer
Luke’s Hoose Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£475.00
Special Offer The Top Garden Suite 4 nights available from 8th April until the 12th April at £718…
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Sawrey Knotts was built in 1861 by the Magistrate Robert Sowler as a stunning Victorian residence with great character. Top Garden Suite, with its elevated position and own private entrance at the top of the former house offers beautiful views above the rooftops to Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside and as the name suggests has direct access to the gardens.

Available From£425.00
Special Offer *Special Offer! - 7 nights now REDUCED from £2075 to NOW just £1577!! Saving of £500!!*
  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 8 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This grand period property, with two acres of gardens and grounds, offers a unique opportunity for larger groups to experience a Lakeland country house. Highly flexible accommodation for up to 20, offering tremendous value and set in a gorgeous countryside setting only 2 miles from Bowness and Lake Windermere.

Available From£1385.00
Special Offer
Coniston Water 1 Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Strolling distance from Coniston village centre and yet right by the shores of Coniston Water at Waterhead,this beautifully placed hideaway apartment truly enjoys the very best of both worlds, set in absolute peace and quiet within a delightful country guest house, commanding breathtaking views of the dramatic surrounding mountains including Coniston Old Man.

Available From£360.00
Special Offer
Appletree Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Welcome to Beatrix Potter country! This magical 17th century Lakeland cottage nestles in the picturesque hamlet of Far Sawrey, conveniently placed between Hawkshead and Windermere. The Grade II listed building oozes with the kind of character and charm one dreams of; exposed beams, open fire, solid fuel stove, terrace to sprawling garden and a gently flowing stream running by.

Available From£465.00

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3 Star Holiday Cottages

3 Star Holiday Cottages

3 Star Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

Looking for a holiday, but don’t feel the need to spend a lot of money? Then one of our 3 star holiday cottages in the Lake District will suit you down to the ground. Don’t be misled; 3 star still equals the style and quality that Lakelovers are known for. What you will find is a superb collection of properties, hand-picked, that differ in size and style. All located 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 holiday cottages comprise traditional Lakeland houses built from local limestone. Some keep the cosy character for which they have become so popular with tourists. Open fires, wooden beams and quaint gardens. Others are contemporary and contain woodburners, bespoke kitchens and bathrooms.

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

If you’re looking for special extras, for example a hot tub, then again, you won’t 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 great prices.

All our cottages in this range have been rated as 3 star properties by VisitEngland. They 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 can. Here are some handy tips and advice to help you have a great time on a shoestring.

• There are many websites where you can find money saving offers and deals on Lake District attractions. Including 2 for 1 offers and kids go free. This means that if you do your research before going away you can halve 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 that!

Splurge in the Lakes

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. 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. 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. This magical plunge pool has a waterfall running into it – swimming here is like stepping back in time.

Galleny Force, near Stonethwaite in Borrowdale, comprises 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. 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. Our team of experienced staff will do their best to help you find the perfect holiday cottage in the Lake District for you.