In the words of Alfred Wainwright writing about his beloved Lake District:
“Oh, how can I put into words the joys of a walk over country such as this; the scenes that delight the eyes, the blessed peace of mind, the sheer exuberance which fills your soul as you tread the firm turf? This is something to be lived, not read about.”
We are passionate about this beautiful region, which has so much to offer and look forward to sharing it with you.
So, you’ve done the hard work when considering self-catering holidays in the UK as you’ve found us – the Lake District’s longest-established, premier self-catering accommodation agency.
Here at Lakelovers Lake District cottages we have over 450 properties spread across the region, including pet friendly, so you have plenty of choice at your disposal. Plus, we have personally hand-picked all of our properties, so we only offer self-catering accommodation that is VisitEngland 3-5 star rated. This means that you are guaranteed a relaxed, comfortable and easy home-from-home. From designer kitchens and bathrooms, bespoke interior furnishings and architect-designed properties to traditional Lakeland gems.
Next up is location and we know how important this is for a dream countryside getaway. The choice is yours. Perhaps you’d like to find yourself tucked at the foot of a fell or staying in a chocolate-box hamlet and within walking distance of a traditional pub; alternatively basking on the shores of our beloved Lake Windermere will send you into a dreamy state; or hearts may fill with joy at the thought of a contemporary abode within the bustling beating centre of the region that is Ambleside. Using our expert local knowledge, we have a constantly updated portfolio with self-catering cottages in the most sought-after parts of the Lake District.
Lake District Self-Catering Holidays
Self-catering holidays in the UK are more popular than any other kind of holiday and it’s not difficult to see why. Today, self-catering offers flexibility, privacy and relaxation. Perfect for family holidays, where you can invite extended family members, where groups can be made up of several generations plus pooch!
Couples are choosing the privacy of self-catering to mark special occasions and create long-lasting memories. And for anyone simply wanting to soak up the beauty of this outstanding natural landscape and warm, welcoming community, self-catering gives you a real taste of life in the Lake District.
Self-Catering with Lakelovers
Open the door to your Lakelovers holiday cottage and find a haven of relaxing bliss, superbly fitted out to offer you the very best self-catering experience.
Cooking in one of our state-of-the-art, open-plan kitchens, with patio doors opening out into a dreamy landscape, is an unforgettable pleasure. With American-style fridge for stocking up, Range Cooker for catering for celebratory get-togethers and smart entertainment systems for lots of relaxed holiday fun, a self-catering holiday really is easy breezy. Plus, we have properties in lots of sizes so you can invite lots of family and friends to help with the dishes afterwards. Your party can then retire to the garden for a post-dinner drink and soak up the setting sun as it falls on a peaceful mountain landscape.
Enjoy a morning stroll down a country lane to the local village or town for a paper and fresh bread, whilst the rest of the group enjoy designer bathrooms and en-suites as they get ready for a day of fresh air.
Ready for the day, with your delicious packed lunch of Cartmel Cheeses and Hawkshead Relishes, perhaps a Herdwick lamb pie and certainly some Grasmere Gingerbread, the fun and adventure awaits.
Self-Catering with Distinction
Our cottages are equipped to a very high standard with stylish furnishings akin to a boutique hotel. But, with a self-catering cottage you have the home-from-home comforts, flexibility and privacy. There’s outdoor eating and entertaining with BBQs and al fresco dining areas, outdoor hot tubs and private gardens. Inside, fully equipped and state-of-the-art kitchens, including coffee makers, wine coolers and range cookers make for easy living.
Everyday things are thoughtfully considered, like Egyptian cotton bedding, sumptuous towels and enormous beds with ‘top end’ mattresses.
We offer stylish and unique properties that will bring a smile to your face and make for a very easy and relaxing self-catering holiday.
Self-Catering for all Occasions
From country couple’s retreats, family friendly sleeps 4 to larger 4, 5, 6 bedroom accommodation that’s ideal for family get-togethers or walking reunions, we have a range of high quality cottages which we’re sure will meet your needs.
A self-catering holiday is a particularly good choice for large groups and we have impressive properties accommodating up to sleeps 20. For couples, the Lakes is a popular choice for romantics looking for a cosy holiday away in peace and quiet where you can head into the fells, hand in hand, and then return to your private cottage to enjoy a delicious meal for two and relax in your very own outdoor hot tub.
Leaving the car behind, and exploring on foot is one of the major wonders of the Lake District. The region really is a playground of excellent things to do, from simply enjoying the outdoors at whatever pace – walking, cycling, horse riding, boating – to sightseeing and visiting the region’s popular attractions, and of course taking in Cumbria’s superb culinary side and vibrant festivals and show scene.
The Lake District is only 2,362 km2 and whilst the terrain is far from ‘easy’ it means that you can readily explore all the various regions of the Lakes during your stay. Give the driver a break and don’t worry about parking by exploring on foot using the area’s superb and unique transport network. You can explore the 13 valley’s by open top bus, lake cruise, steam train, bike or foot.
The Lake District is a great holiday choice if you have a pet in the family. Dogs love the freedom of the fells offering endless walkies where pooch can walk the socks off you all day and then will be welcomed with treats and a bowl of water even before you get your well-deserved pint. The towns and villages in the Lakes are renowned for their warm welcome to dogs, and we have over 300 cottages where you can your dog will feel right at home.
We know that a morning dip is how many holidaymakers like to start the day and for some a holiday wouldn’t be a holiday without access to spa facilities, which is why for all of our cottages we offer Leisure Club Passes where we discounted rates are available so you can enjoy the facilities of the region’s top spa’s and health clubs during your self-catering. A lounge by the pool, hopping between the sauna and steam room and a relaxing swim, transports you to a world of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Lakelovers luxury cottages have inclusive leisure club access so you can enjoy the swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi’s and gym from the region’s best private spa and leisure clubs for free.
For even more exclusivity and privacy chose a holiday cottages with your very own hot tub. What better than taking in the fresh Lake District air and breathtaking scenery than from your very own garden hot tub. This is an ideal choice for a romantic or celebratory holiday.
Our website is updated regularly with offers for last minute self-catering holidays, perfect for getting away for a long bank holiday weekend or taking advantage of a good weather spell. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online our expert customer service team would love to hear from you on 015394 88855 or [email protected]. Let your Lake District break begin.