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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£295.00
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Rydal View Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • On Street Parking
  • Infants welcome

This pretty traditional Lakeland cottage nestles at the end of a traditional terrace around a shared courtyard, in a peaceful area just 2 minutes walk from the very centre of Ambleside village. Step inside and you'll find a contemporary interior with all the comforts of a homely home. Couples or small families will find Rydal View Cottage a peaceful yet convenient base for exploring Ambleside, Lake Windermere and wonderful walks, with plenty of evening entertainment only a stroll away.

Available From£335.00
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£455.00
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Badgers Walk Langdale
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 1 car

Part of Neaum Crag, a peaceful development of log cabins and exclusive apartments, Badger's Walk nestles in the secluded atmosphere of the Langdale Valley. The ground floor property is a paradise for couples or companions, overlooking a small tarn and surrounded by 18 acres of private woodland. A break at Badgers Walk includes full use of the on-site leisure complex including pool, sauna, jacuzzi and games room (March to November).

Available From£299.00
Special Offer Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £375 to £337
Broomriggs 3 Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

With magnificent lake and mountain views this superb ground floor apartment is within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland complete with superb private lake frontage with use of rowing boats (Rowing boats off water from Nov until spring). This apartment forms part of a magnificent original Gentlemen's residence, built at the turn of the last century and designed in the arts & crafts style.

Available From£375.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • 2 pets allowed

A welcoming and romantic cottage for one or two couples in a quiet location, just 5 minutes from the cinema, shops & restaurants conservation area of Bowness. This property has been beautifully modernised to exacting standards, yet retaining traditional charm. Embrace the convenience of vibrant Bowness, offering shops, cafes, lake cruises and plenty of evening entertainment.

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

If searching for peace and quiet in a romantic hideaway with fabulous views then here you have found a special retreat within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland, complete with an acre of private lake frontage and shared use of 2 rowing boats.

Available From£350.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Situated just two minutes' walk from the market square at the heart of the popular town of Keswick, Lillibet Cottage is a delightful and somewhat quirky cottage that has been finished in contemporary manner to offer quality accommodation in a convenient location. If the idea of being able to park the car for a week and having everything you need on the doorstep appeals then this is the ideal cottage for you. Keswick offers a great selection of places to eat and drink all within a few minutes' walk along with a great selection of local shops and of course the popular twice weekly award winning market.

Available From£415.00
Special Offer
Claife View Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This stylish, contemporary and central Bowness apartment takes one of the most envied locations within the Quarry Rigg development. Claife View is at the heart of buzzing Bowness, but set back from the road to enjoy a pretty outlook from the first floor living room towards Claife Heights.

Available From£315.00
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 Special Offer - 4 Night break available for £497. Please call 015394 88855 to book
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Built originally as the dairy for Low Graythwaite Hall and located in the spectacular landscaped grounds of the estate with characterful topiary, manicured lawns, a babbling beck and neighbouring woodland, if wall could talk this cottage would no doubt be able to tell a tale or two!PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY CAN BE BOOKED ON A MONDAY TO MONDAY, AS WELL AS A FRIDAY TO FRIDAY BASIS. Please phone 015394 88855 for enquiries or bookings.

Available From£375.00
Special Offer
Loughrigg Hide Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car Park Available
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Aptly named, this contemporary cottage apartment looks straight towards Loughrigg Fell from its central setting. Found opposite Hayes Garden World, adjacent to Lake Road, only a short stroll from the absolute heart of Ambleside and the ferries at Waterhead, we think this is a perfect base for a holiday at any time of the year. Modern and sophisticated sum up this little hide and if you yearn for somewhere beautiful on the doorstep of Lakeland's most picturesque and visited village - look no further.

Available From£375.00
Special Offer
Gardenside Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Private parking for 1 car

This ground floor apartment is found in a surprisingly peaceful location, just off the bustling centre of Bowness village and only a few minutes' stroll from Lake Windermere's shores. The accommodation is fresh, comfortable and ideally placed for families or friends to explore this popular Lake District destination at any time of year.

Available From£285.00
Special Offer
Coniston Water 1 Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • 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
Special Offer
Damson Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

Damson Cottage is a pretty, romantic white-walled cottage set in the picturesque rural hamlet of Crook, a few miles from the tourist centre of Bowness and Lake Windermere itself. This Lakeland property would look good on any chocolate box with a picturesque outlook over rolling countryside. Take invigorating or bracing walks starting straight from your door, pop into the nearby Sun Inn for a refreshing 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£335.00
Special Offer Special Offer - 7 Nights reduced from £725 to £650
  • 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. On the first floor 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£395.00
Special Offer
Millerbeck Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Millerbeck is simply a wonderful bolt hole situated on the fringes of picturesque Ambleside in a sublime setting at the foot of Loughrigg Fell and only a few minutes stroll through the park over the river to bustling Ambleside centre. Thinking of spending precious time together or socialising with friends in a truly romantic spot with views to die for, then here at Millerbeck you have found it.

Available From£445.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

In a dreamy setting alongside the River Rothay close to Grasmere village, this unique split level cottage is flooded with light and fantastic views. Formerly within the grounds of an impressive country house, the cottage has been tastefully extended and modernised to create a superb holiday home.

Available From£425.00
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

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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.