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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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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This idyllic Lakeland cottage, created from an original barn, occupies this picture postcard setting within the sleepy hamlet of Grange in Borrowdale. Borrowdale is one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of the Lake District. Grange Fell is surrounded by magnificent scenery and mountains including the famous Castle Crag and Grange Fell itself and only a short drive alongside the lake into ever popular Keswick town centre.

Available From£535.00
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High Gale Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

High above Ambleside on the lower slopes of Wansfell, this spacious Lakeland cottage enjoys breathtaking views over the village to Loughrigg Fell and beyond. It's a place to relax away from everyday life, or recover after a day on the fells, with light and airy rooms, sumptuous furnishings and pretty, traditional features.

Available From£385.00
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Lake Lodge Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed

A luxury Lake District lodge with hot tub, in a superbly romantic setting. With panoramic views through full length windows and overlooking Lake Windermere, Lake Lodge is a unique retreat for a special occasion or honeymoon in the Lake District. It's perfect for exploring the Lakeland countryside, but equally well-placed to enjoy the delights of Bowness village which is only a couple of miles away.

Available From£495.00
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Little Stone Howe Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

An excellent choice for a romantic break in the Lake District, at any time of year. Little Stone Howe is a classy and contemporary cottage for two, only a few minutes' stroll from the centre of Ambleside village and the elegant shores of Lake Windermere. The decor is crisp and contemporary, with flashes of colour and plenty of homely charms. The outlook is sublime, enhanced by an elevated setting and enjoyed through enormous architect-designed windows.

Available From£335.00
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Langdale View Windermere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this superb four bedroom, four bathroom property forms part of a large gentlemen's residence commanding superb views from the bedrooms towards the famous Langdale Pikes and with seasonal views over Lake Windermere itself.

Available From£515.00
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Woodland Cottage Lakeside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

At the southern tip of Lake Windermere, the charming Woodland Cottage benefits from an attractive setting on Newby Bridge Caravan Park. Surrounded by wonderful walks and a network of pretty and peaceful lanes, Woodland Cottage 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£415.00
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Loughrigg Brow Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 1 car

A few minutes stroll from Lake Windermere's Waterhead Pier, this superb ground floor apartment enjoys stunning views to Loughrigg and the Lakeland Fells. Loughrigg Brow forms part of an impressive Lakeland residence, set within private grounds, and the apartment certainly shares in the elegance of the traditional building.

Available From£335.00
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Riggeswood Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Facing west over tranquil Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead village, you'll find two distinctive whitewashed cottages, one of which is Riggeswood Cottage. The serene beauty of Esthwaite Water has inspired many over the years - William Wordsworth based a famous poem here, while children's author Beatrix Potter made the pretty tarn the fictional home of her character 'Jeremy Fisher'.

Available From£375.00
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Fell View Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi

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£330.00
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Weir Cottage Langdale
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • 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£415.00
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Fellfoot Cottage Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • 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£365.00
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£415.00
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
  • 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
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 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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  • 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
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The Stables Windermere
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • On Street Parking

Tucked away from everyday hustle and bustle of Windermere village centre, we found this sophisticated traditional Lakeland cottage. Built in 1854, The Stables still boasts many of its original features; old exposed beams, traditional stone fireplace and those thick, thick cottage walls. With rest and relaxation as a priority, the owners have refurbished throughout to create a stylish, central holiday property for couples, family or friends to enjoy at any time of year.

Available From£365.00
Special Offer
High Lake Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary 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£315.00
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

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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.