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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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Swallows Nest Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

In a truly romantic rural setting outside Ambleside village, Swallows Nest is an enchanting hideaway within a contemporary Lakeland barn and complete with roses around the door. Escape together and soak up the atmosphere of panoramic fell views and glimpses of Lake Windermere. You'll fall in love with the interior of this topsy turvy, sumptuous and cosy retreat.

Available From£360.00
Special Offer
Anns Cottage Langdale
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Infants welcome

Nestled in a pretty Langdale hamlet, this 'topsy turvy' 17th century Lakeland cottage offers walks in abundance from its doorstep. An elegant refurbishment has equipped the accommodation to exacting standards, but kept in place its traditional features; exposed ceiling beams, slate fireplace, thick walls, vaulted ceiling and picturesque windows.

Available From£375.00
Special Offer
Ivy Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 1 car

Approached by a 75 yard pathway on the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell, this luxury cottage in Clappersgate is well worth the stroll. Gazing out to Lake Windermere and beyond, Ivy Cottage is an enchanting retreat for a couple or family close to the mouth of the Langdale Valley and only a short stroll from Ambleside's vibrant village centre.

Available From£399.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Crosthwaite House is quite simply a gorgeous Period Lakeland residence occupying a picture postcard perfect setting with breathtaking views in every direction. This stylish property forms the first floor of this distinctive house and the property has been carefully and sympathetically divided to retain privacy and maximise the benefits of the stunning and far reaching views.

Available From£525.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 20%
Gilpin View Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

In a countryside setting only 10 minutes from Bowness and Lake Windermere, the historic Starnthwaite Ghyll mill house has been tastefully converted into a special complex of character cottages. Delightfully off the beaten track, Gilpin View is one of a row of four attractive cottages overlooking the stream and across the orchard to the lush Lyth Valley, very close to Crosthwaite village and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn (1.5m away).

Available From£365.00
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Syke Villa Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 2 cars

The valley views are unforgettable from this idyllic Lakeland cottage, resting on the slopes of Wansfell in the rural village of Troutbeck. The relaxed pace of life in this historic village is made even more special by it's two excellent local pubs, and also by the fact that both Windermere and Ambleside remain only a few miles away.

Available From£375.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
Ramblers Rest Langdale
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

This gorgeous ground floor apartment is tucked away in the small, peaceful and exclusive Neaum Crag development. With wonderful views and surrounded by 18 acres of picturesque woodland in the Langdale Valley area, Ramblers Rest is ideal for keen walkers who will find many famous routes beginning close by.

Available From£325.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A pretty name for a very pretty, traditional double-fronted Lakeland end cottage, peacefully located on the edge of National Trust land but still only a few minutes downhill stroll to the centre of Bowness. Step inside and you'll find a charming retreat, perfect for a couple or small family at any time of year.

Available From£425.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Cosy, sophisticated and gazing out over the Langdale Valley through a fabulous full wall window... this stylish retreat is a place to spend precious time together and an outstanding base for walkers. The Langdale Retreat forms part of a larger property which enjoys a slightly elevated setting in the sleepy village of Chapel Stile.

Available From£435.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
Roe Deer Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This charming, quintessential Lakeland residence is set against a backdrop of National Trust mature woodland, home to a wealth of wildlife including squirrels, deers and birds that are regular visitors to the cottage garden. Just a mile from Hawkshead and a mere 4 miles from Ambleside, the location is both peaceful and convenient for exploring the quieter, Eastern side of Windermere. Roe Deer Cottage is presented in a typically country style, extremely comfortable with an ever so delightful nod to nostalgia.

Available From£395.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 3 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

You might wonder at the name of this enchanting holiday cottage in the Langdale Valley, tucked away in the pretty village of Elterwater. Not many people know that Elterwater was once home to a gunpowder factory which used superior quality flint only found in the renowned local slate quarries.

Available From£625.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£475.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary retreat enjoys an absolutely magical setting on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Part of an original Lakeland barn, Riverbank Retreat is ingeniously converted to create stylish, soothing accommodation that really makes the most of the location. Here, al-fresco living has a whole new meaning with the enormous balcony overlooking the river. Sink into relaxation, or enjoy nearby access to the lake. Inside, you'll find crisp contemporary decor, sumptuous furnishings and chic dining facilities to suit your cosy sociable gathering.

Available From£375.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 20%
Fellside Lodge Lakeside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Private 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£399.00
Special Offer
Little Spring Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This captivating first floor contemporary Lakeland treat forms part of this Victorian building within the picturesque village of Hawkshead on the edge of Grizedale forest providing a romantic hideaway for any special occasion. Hawkshead is famous for its charming whitewashed cottages, and this one fits right into the picture!

Available From£280.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
Fell View Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car

This quintessential Lake District cottage is wonderfully cosy and oozes traditional character, sitting pretty only a 2 minute stroll from the heart of Ambleside village and a few minutes more from the shores of Lake Windermere. A romantic hideaway or family retreat at any time of year, Fell View Cottage enjoys enviable fell views from the master bedroom and the little patio garden.

Available From£325.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 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 unrivalled views. Perfectly located for walks around the stunning Langdale Valley, you will seldom need the car once here!

Available From£525.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 10%
Crag View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crag View is a beautiful family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 6 and welcomes dogs. Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Underbarrow, it is just a quick walk from the delightful Black Labrador pub, renowned for a great menu. Crag View is a short 15 minute drive to Bowness and Kendal. Overlooking the picturesque Lyth Valley, it is also ideal for a walking holiday. There is a magnificent range of local walks to suit all abilities, from a hike over nearby Cunswick Scar (steep in places and well worth the effort) to fun walks with young children, for example the walk over Scout Scar. This is one of the 'Miles Without Stiles' walks and is suitable for pushchairs.

Available From£495.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Open Fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

A true 'picture postcard' traditional Lakeland cottage in this pretty countryside hamlet, less than a minute's stroll to The Brown Horse, a superb pub serving real ales and great food and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Retaining charming original features with a beautiful open fireplace and enchanting cottage windows, the accommodation has been tastefully refurbished.

Available From£495.00
Special Offer
Curdle Dub Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

The owners have created a comfortable and relaxing ambience having recently upgraded the kitchen and bathroom. Couples or families will feel entirely at home in this much loved holiday home. Curdle Dub is sheltered below the fells of the Coniston range in a peaceful position having a rural outlook towards the graceful valley at the head of Coniston Water and Grizedale Forest beyond.

Available From£365.00

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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.