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With prices of holidays in Europe on the up, maybe, it’s time to book closer to home.

Cumbria and the Lake District have mountains, lakes, rivers – and beaches.

To get to this beauty spot with peaceful waters and rolling hills, you don’t have to negotiate the airport, no need to exchange currency – it’s only a few hours drive or train ride away.

What more do you want from your summer holiday in 2017?

There’s walking, sailing, kayaking, climbing, cycling, horseriding for the adventure-lovers.

And, for those of you looking for something relaxing, there’s an abundance of great tourist attractions and cultural delights. Not forgetting the picturesque patchwork the Lake District provides for free.

Keen to see what the Lake District has to offer, Express journalist Jess Wilson headed ‘up north’ to see what all the hype was about – and she wasn’t disappointed.

In fact, she was delighted.

“It’s hard to see why anyone would want to spend their holidays anywhere other than the Lake District”, she wrote.

Summer in the Lake District

Yew Tree

She stayed at our Yew Tree – a 5-bedroom luxury holiday cottage on the banks of Windermere with its own lakeside jetty.Luxury self-catering cottages in the Lake District








It’s fair to say that she was impressed.

“The cottage is set up with everything you could possibly need – so we felt no need to leave the house for dinner and enjoyed some home cooked grub on the terrace instead”, she wrote in her article last May.

Impressed by the self-catering holiday cottage, here’s what Jess did next:

  • Hiked up Loughrigg Fell

    Loughrigg Tarn

    Loughrigg Tarn

  • Ate gingerbread in Grasmere
  • Visited an art exhibition in Burneside
  • Wandered around the market town of Kendal
  • Started planning her next trip to the Lakes for the entire journey back to London.

Clearly sold by how good a holiday in Cumbria and the Lake District can be, she gave 7 reasons why holidaying in the Lake District might be “the most fun you’ve had all summer”, and here they are:

  1. The walks
  2. The boats
  3. The food
  4. The wildlife
  5. The art
  6. The Beatrix Potter Museum
  7. The accommodation – why? Because she reckons “Lakelovers have an option for everyone – with over 450 properties all over the district”.


 So, how to get the perfect ‘staycation’?

Dog-friendly holiday cottagesFor the perfect start to your Spring or Summer holiday, you need to get your accommodation spot on.

And, you can’t get much better than staying in a cottage at the foot of a fell, by a lake or river, luscious countryside or Lakeland towns or villages.


So, why not look at our self-catering holiday cottages – they’re all ideally located for you to have a great holiday in the Lake District.

Our collection of more than 450 homes includes cosy, sleeps-2 cottages to farmhouses, town centre apartments, lakeside homes to could-be-castles which sleep up to 20.

Perhaps a cottage with a hot tub would make your stay extra special.

And, with more than 170 dog-friendly homes, your four-legged friend can come too.

Browse and book our cottages or call us on 015394-88855 for your Spring or Summer 2017 holiday.