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Naming your holiday home isn’t always an easy task. You want your property to stand out and be memorable in the sea of other holiday homes, but you also need it to be easy to remember and appealing to potential guests. We’ve put together this handy guide on how to name your holiday cottage to help you find some inspiration and choose the perfect name for your property…

1. It’s all about location

Thinking about the physical location is one of the best places to start when naming your holiday cottage. Look around and note any landmarks, views, and local points of interest close to your property. Examples like Lakeside Cottage or Hilltop at Hawkshead Hill, or you could even name your cottage after the nearest tourist spot such as Buttermere or Blencathra.

Lakeside property with views of lake windermere - luxury accomodation in Bowness

Lakeside at Louper Weir (Ref: 1019090)

2. Local culture

A great way to make your holiday cottage stand out is by using local dialect in the name. Here in the Lake District, words such as ghyll, tarn and mere would be a great choice. You could also explore some more typically Cumbrian words and phrases, for example, our property La’l Tethera translates to ‘little three’. Think about local wildlife too that could be seen from the property – ideas include Hare’s Breath, Badger’s Shack, or Deer Rise

Luxury detached house near Lake Windermere

Hare’s Breath (Ref: 1077937)

Something else to explore could be any local celebrities linked to the area around your property. In Windermere & Bowness we have a wealth of Beatrix Potter themed cottages such as Mrs Tiggywinkles and Mrs Puddleducks. You could also take inspiration from Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows & Amazons’ novel, John Ruskin & his connections to Coniston, or the famous fell-walker Alfred Wainwright.

First and second floor duplex apartment central Windermere village

Mrs Tiggywinkles (Ref: 972856)

3. What’s the history?

When thinking of how to name your holiday cottage, why not do a little research into the history of the building? Some older listed properties may have the dates carved into stonework to help you find out some details, or you could look at local archives in the library or online. Some of our existing historical properties include Old Village Shop (as the name suggests!), The Old Water Mill  and The Old Post House.

Luxury accommodation for 2, central Ambleside

Old Village Shop (Ref: 1041094)

4. Make it personal

Personal links to the property are a great way to come up with a unique name for your holiday cottage. Why not use your family name if the property has been passed down through generations? Or you could name your holiday cottage after a loved one – ideas could be Alice’s Cottage, Jane’s Cottage or Tilly’s Cottage.

Stone built Lake District Cottage with pretty green plants growing up the walls and flowers in the garden

Poppy Cottage (Ref: 1075793)

5. Be original

Probably the most important thing to remember when choosing how to name your holiday cottage is to keep it original. If your property is on the lake shore, the obvious choice would be Lakeside or Lake View – try to think outside the box and come up with something more imaginative so you stand out. A good idea is to research the names of other holiday homes nearby and try to steer clear of using anything too similar. Some of our more unusual names include Ona Ash, Hygge at No.8 , The Curious Orange and Cosy Peacock both of which create a sense of luxury and hidden charm.


Beautifully decorted House near Bowness on Windermere

The Neon Rose (Ref: 1064429)

We hope this given you some inspiration to find that perfect name!

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** This blog has been adapted based on original content written by Alice Wills Oct 2019