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Darker nights and cosy holiday cottages

In this month’s self-catering cottage collection we have selected some of our favourite cottages starting from £335 up to £1485, and we’ve mixed in two new to the market holiday cottages that you simple must ogle.

As we prepare for the clocks going back, this collection of snug and impressive holiday cottages really come into their own. As you’ll perhaps already know, Lakelovers holiday cottages are all hand-picked with a minimum VisitEngland accreditation of 3 star rating. We are proud of our holiday cottages and with the onset of darker nights we plan to take full advantage of them.

Just as the Lake District landscape is at its best with the autumnal colours, so too are our cottages. Log burners crackle and the aroma of spicy pumpkin soup and roast dinners drift from the kitchen as holidaymakers opt to eat in over the darker months.  Torch-lit walks back form the local pub, shopping new winter clothing and then trying out new walking gear on bracing autumnal walks, yes we do love this time of year.

Corner Cottage, Troutbeck | 1 bed | 4 star gold award | From £355

For couples looking to pay a little more to enjoy a Gold award Lake District cottage, Corner Cottage offers a stylish renovation with thoughtful extra’s like bottle of wine and milk upon arrival. Set in one of the quietest valleys in the Lake District, Corner Cottage is perched amidst stunning scenery in heart of the conservation village of Troutbeck. Combining a beautifully renovated cottage with a garden offering enviable views, Corner Cottage is quite the find.

Cosy Nook Cottage, Bowness | 2 bed | dog friendly | From £385

Treating the family to The World of Beatrix Potter and a cruise on Lake Windermere? Cosy Nook Cottages is the ideal cottage accommodation.= for a family and dog friendly holiday in the Lake District. Tucked away just minutes from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, step inside Cosy Nook Cottage to find easy self-catering living. Downstairs you’ll find a contemporary kitchen and family-size dining table along-with family friendly lounge with feature electric fire. Upstairs, the 2 double bedrooms have ample space and a cosy feel and the shower bath is perfect for adults and family with small children. As the name suggests, this really is a beautiful, cosy cottage with all the Lake District hotspots on its doorstep.

Bank Barn, Rusland | 3 bed | dog friendly | NEW | from £695

For guests looking for a quality holiday home in the Lake District with large gardens, including pond, period features, lots of space and quality furnishings.

This exceptional detached Lakeland property and gardens is new as a holiday home offering guests the welcoming feel of a real home from home. This spacious 3 bedroom property is a barn conversion and styling is traditional with most of the original features on display, such as exposed wooden beams and stone walls, open fires and original windows. Bank Barn is dressed with a mix of antique furniture and contemporary fixtures and fittings and wrapped in private gardens accessed via a small country lane in the beautiful Rusland Valley between Coniston and Lake Windermere, taking guests away from the hustle and bustle of busier Lake District hot spots. With plenty of private parking and large lawns, patio doors from the kitchen leading to a large and sheltered BBQ and al fresco courtyard, this property will certainly impress and delight.

Herdwick View, Bassenthwaite | 4 bed | NEW | From £1485

Celebrate with family and friends in serious style with this luxurious rennovation on the grounds of one of the Lake’s top luxury spas, Armathwaite Hall. This is a newly renovated detached 4 bedroom holiday home with an enviable location on the grounds of Armathwaite Hall & Spa in the north Lake District.  If you’re looking for a winter wedding in a top Lake District venue then Armathwaite Hall is the place and this brand new, sleeps 8, accommodation is ideal for Lake District wedding guest accommodation. Herdwick View includes 4 en suite king size bedrooms with TVs in each (one on the ground floor) and downstairs a Sonos wireless sound system provides entertainment in all downstairs spaces. If you’re booking a large cottage in the Lake District for a family get together, or if you’re celebrating a special event with friends, the open plan kitchen and dinner at Herdwick View will certainly deliver all your self-catering needs, including large kitchen with sociable food preparation island, large electric hob, wine cooler, spacious American-style fridge/freezer, double oven, dishwasher, family-size dining table and south facing drinks patio – this is a truly stunning renovation that has only taken 2-years!