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30th January 2017

5 Reasons To Book a Large Lake District Holiday Cottage

Special occasions are best spent with your family and friends and in the Lake District they evolve into the most magical memories imaginable.

The scenery, the culture make a great start, but well the homes – the rural retreats, the hideaways, the lakeside lovelies  and not forgetting the could-be-castles – simply can’t be knocked.

That stay where you strolled along your own private shoreline. The one where you partied until the small hours in the grandest, Victorian dining room. That time you caught up on the past 5 years while sipping champers on the terrace, or the precious time you spent with your closest friends and family before walking up the aisle on the biggest day of your life.

Wedding party, milestone birthday or anniversary or just any excuse for a large gathering of friends or family, the Lake District gives you an abundance of picturesque landscape. And, Lakelovers gives you a plethora of lavish, luxury homes – the historical, the stately, the stylish.

If that hasn’t swayed you, here are some more reasons why a large holiday cottage in the Lake District is perfect for your group stay:

    1. Hiring a home can be cheaper than booking hotel rooms;
    2. You get your very own private space;
    3. Want to have a party? You can do and bring your own food and drinks;
    4. You and your guests can arrive by boat or even a helicopter *
    5. You can bring your pets*

* At selected homes

We want to help you host that perfect occasion, so here are some of our special homes:


Domvs, Windermere – sleeps 12

As you drive closer and closer, you’ll be increasingly wowed by the magnificent period residence – a castle in its own right.

History and a grand stay beckon here.

The original tower is now a beautiful bedroom with quite possibly the most sumptuous views in the Lake District, and you’ll find the ancient England features, which pay homage to Victorian life with original staircases, high, ornate ceilings and antique furniture, blend effortlessly with the 21st Century modern luxury.

The pre-dinner drinks or high-tea in the gardens, the catching up on the terrace, the get-to –know each other before the wedding – the possibilities are simply great.

Your special occasion will be entirely enhanced here as enchantment and magic await your party here.



Sattherthwaite Farmhouse, Hawkshead – sleeps 8


There is nothing but the magical Grizedale forest surrounding you with a stay at this gorgeous 17th Century traditional Lakeland farmhouse.

No matter what time of year you want to stay, Satterthwaite provides you with some of the most stunning scenery, which dramatically changes with the seasons.

The ambience will make a remarkable and fine backdrop to your special occasion or party with its oozing character of polished slate floors, adorning oak beams, wood-burning stoves, picture windows and quirky staircases.

Your special occasion or party will feel relaxing and homely here.


Waternook, Ullswater – sleeps 20

This ‘superluxe’ home was named in the ultimate party pads in Britain – so, as you can guess it is a great place for a social gathering or special occasion.

Before you even step foot in this Luxury Lake District cottage, you and your guests (who can arrive by boat or helicopter ) will be wowed by this beautiful little kingdom – the 26-acres of secluded grounds and private access to Ullswater lake.

The views will make you speechless, but the home will make you want to socialise and party, since it is brimming with mezzanines, lake-view terraces, a cinema room, bar….and even a hot tub with a view over the Lake District’s picturesque patchwork of scenery.

A gorgeous estate where lakeside meets glamorous.

The Boundary


Whatever special occasion brings you to the Lake District, it will have an air of chic sophistication about it here.

This pretty, period house has been given a sleek, boutique makeover, monochrome colours and quirky furniture.

But the quirky doesn’t stop there , since the owner has a passion for cricket and has named all of the after legendary cricketers – including after C.B. Fry, the legendary Edwardian cricketer and all-round Renaissance man.

There’s an aptly raffish feel to this room, but that’s what you and your guests will love about this unique home, how the bygone days blend seamlessly into the modern of each uniquely-themed room.

The flamboyance will bring a special flavour to your group gathering here.



Ellerbeck Bridge, Lyth Valley – sleeps 8

To make your occasion really special, you can stay in the Lyth Valley – it was after all named by Lonely Planet Guide as one of the top 200 places in the world.

Your idyllic, serene stay in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside starts as you meander along country lanes, getting to Ellerback down a little lane.

Quintessential Lakeland on the outside, you’ll feel like you are celebrating at home – but with added luxury. And, you will have a haven of birds, red squirrels, badgers and deer in the woodland wrapped around you, so you’ll know you’re staying somewhere much more special than home.

The large, triple-aspect lounge-dinner at the heart of the house is the ideal hub for your socialising, where on a nice day guests will want to spread to the outside patio and landscaped gardens beyond.

For a special stay that demands relaxing, this rural retreat is it.

Drummermire, Troutbeck – sleeps 10

There are wonderful homes, but then there are the fairy tale beauties – and this is one of them.

Sitting pretty with its traditional whitewashed walls with a view down the Troutbeck Valley towards Windermere lake, you’ll find Drummermire. And, what a find it is.

Despite being refurbished, it remains a fine example of a 17th Century Lakeland farmhouse brimming with olde-world charm – the oak beams, the quirky alcove walls, the deep-silled cottage windows and shutters and the magnificent fireplaces.

Each and every one of you won’t be able to resist looking idle out of the picture-perfect windows at the majestic views before heading back downstairs where you will find plenty of space to socialise late into the night.

Without a doubt, a home which will inject grace and refinement into your special celebration.

Cleabarrow Manor, Bowness – Sleeps 20

The wedding party, the celebratory tea party – your options are endless here whether you gather inside the grand period house or in the two acres of sweeping lawns and grounds.

Countryside really meets vintage beauty here.

And, it is historic too, since parts of this impressive home date back to the 1600s with Victorian era additions, which gives you with a tasteful blend of period styles to add to the ambience of your special social occasion.

But there are modern twists too from contemporary rooms to a state-of-the-art wet room.


And with a decadent dining room for a formal meal, this home will tick all of your boxes.


Roger Ground House, Hawkshead – sleeps 10

If you want to bring your guests along to a picture postcard beauty, here it is.

This beautiful Grade II-listed home compliments the very Lakeland landscape which inspired Beatrix Potter – idyllic, beautiful and unique.

It might date back to the Tudor period but this timeless property calls for cosy get-togethers –  the catching up on old times, the raising a glass to the start of new ones.

The setting for your celebratory meal in the formal dining room is magnificent – there is space for you all to get around the table for a good bout of merriment.

And when you do eventually retire to bed after a fabulous evening, you’ll not be squabbling over rooms because each one has tasteful decor, which breathes warmth and finesse.

So, for that special occasion coming up, call us on 015394-88855 or see HERE for our full selection of luxury large cottages.