Luxury Christmas Cottages in the Lake District - Lakelovers

Luxury Christmas Cottages

Photo of Smithy Cottage At Lindeth

Holiday cottages are top choice for a magical Christmas break

With the magic of starry skies and snow-capped mountains and the warm hospitality of toasty open fires and festive markets, Christmas cottage breaks in the Lake District really are worth singing about.

So, get the festive vocal chords ready.

In this week’s blog post we bring to you . . . tra la la la . . . 5 gold stars.

Singing over. These are five luxury cottages to rent for Christmas that are guaranteed to make your 12 days of Christmas a feast for all. All unique in themselves, from 3 star to 5 star gold award. These cottages shimmer with Christmas-worthy quality.  

The Bowery, Ambleside – 3 star Gold award apartment – 1-bed – Boutique break for stylish couples

“We have spent 17 Christmases in the lakes. You are the ultimate Lakelovers. Fab customers service. This apartment was outstanding in ever single way. Bespoke. A real Christmas tree and a fresh wreath on the door. Can’t wait to book again. Here’s to a prosperous new year for you all thank you” MRS RADNOR-BOULTON, 55
The Bowery Apartment, Ambleside cottage

Revel in the pure joy of Christmas celebrations with a loved one in this boutique Ambleside apartment

 Old Oak Cottage, Ambleside – 4 star, 1-bed, luxury conversion of one of the oldest properties in Ambleside – free leisure club access 

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Photo of Butt Hill Cottage

Soak up the warm Christmas hospitality during your festive break in Ambleside at Old Oak Cottage, which includes free access to Choices Leisure Club and Spa, Windermere


Riverside Terrace, Ambleside – 5 star Gold award – 2-bed bespoke designed, luxury self-catering holiday accommodation. 

Photo of Riverside Terrace Rivers Edge

Bringing the luxury of a hotel break to the ease and privacy of a self-catering, the gold award holiday suites at Riverside, tucked below the famous Loughrigg Fell, offer a very grown-up Christmas break. Whether sampling the world-class local restaurants or getting creative in the bespoke kitchen, this is a place of ease and pleasure and what better time than Christmas to indulge.

Stable at Oakbank, Langdale – 5 star – 1-bed luxuriously appointed Lakeland bolt-hole

Photo of The Stable At Oakbank

The reviews say it all: “Stables at Oakbank, is a little gem, beautifully designed with a conservatory that is a delight to sit in and enjoy the location. It is a peaceful location but just down the bank is a shop and two pubs so you are not isolated. There are many wonderful walks on the doorstep, would love to return. MS BOYLE 5 5, 25TH AUGUST, 2017

Boxwood, Troutbeck – 4 star, 2-bed contemporary dog friendly cottage for festive family celebrations

Photo of Boxwood Cottage

Share the fun of Christmas with all of the family in this dog friendly cottage. The open plan dining, kitchen and living space is perfect for families wanting to enjoy quality time together and Troutbeck village is one of the most sought-after rural escapes in the Lake District. 

Whilst we specialise in holiday cottages and Christmas cottage breaks, you may be surprised to hear that Lakelovers Lake District cottages have a growing collection of lodges, including the ever-so desirable Keswick Bridge. View our full collection of Lake District lodges here. Christmas lodge breaks are an iconic way to hideaway with loved ones à la Wham’s Last Christmas video, which was shot around an idyllic snowy Swiss ski resort in a chocolate-box holiday lodge.

If you’re planning a large group family get-together for the festive holiday, take a look at booking availability for our large houses to rent for Christmas.

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