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The Lake District is home to no less than 18 lakes and tarns, including England’s largest natural lake, the beloved Windermere. And what better way to enjoy their serenity than from one of Lakelovers cottages to rent in the lakes that has lake access or spectacular lake view! With these special Lake District waters, created from Ice Age glacial melting from ten thousand years ago, comes an abundance of activity, on and around the lakes; from unique wildlife, water-based sports like boating, fishing, paddling and swimming to lakeside walking and cycling, and of course relaxing. Whether it is relaxing to the peacefulness of the lake’s or taking part in the many activities in and around them, you’ll certainly not be short of things to do when you choose a holiday with a difference and browse our Lake District cottages with a lake view.
Lake District cottages with majestic lake views in locations across the region are perfect for exploring some of the most popular as well as quieter parts of the Lakes, including the vibrant holiday town of Windermere, walkers paradise and historical and Grasmere.
Hand-picked for their premium locations, unique style and superb fittings. All Lakelovers cottages in the Lakes are VisitEngland star rated 3 and higher. We have many Gold rated holiday accommodation in our lake view collection too. Of course our lakes cottage collection all come with an extra-special feature of a lake view, transporting you to complete serenity and relaxation.
Imagine sharing a special celebration with friends or family on your own elevated terraced verandah. One with breathtaking views over England’s largest lake, Windermere…
How does watching the sun set from your very own lake frontage with private jetty and slipway sound? For a romantic holiday or even for making a surprise proposal! Lakelovers lake-side cottages to rent have a very distinctive romantic feel.
Fancy wandering down through your own lake frontage gardens? With morning coffee in hand, to take in the mists clearing over the quiet lapping waters of your favorite lake in the Lake District?
Open the curtains on your lakeshore balcony to reveal magical panoramic views to die for. And then take to the waters straight from your gardens.
Ensuring your get the most of the views, our lakeshore cottages to rent in the Lakes have huge walls of glass. Plus conservatories and balconies. As you raise a toast over a celebratory meal, get ready for a stomp in the hills. Or sit enjoying a good book, with sailing boats bobbing close.
Lakelovers have hand-picked our range of cottages to rent in the lakes with lakeside locations to suits all budgets and occasions. From secluded lakeside locations, to prime lakeshore spots, luxury retreats to cosy hideaways, take a look through our selection to find what you’re looking for.
Lake View Locations
All the Lake District’s lakes offer something special. From the fabulous walks around Rydal Water or Tarn Hows to bustling boat activity on Coniston Water. And the vibrant resort activity along the shores of Windermere. But here are some particularly great lake must-do’s.
It is England’s second largest and often called the ‘finest’ of the Lake’s waters, Ullswater. Surrounded by the dramatic Helvellyn fells on its southern tip and gentle pastures of the north. Pooley Bridge in the north has some great pubs and cafes. It’s handy for the splendid market town of Penrith, with an array of artisan shops and local food produce. Also the fabulous shopping centre Rheged is only a 15 minute drive from Ullswater.
Nestled on the north of Keswick, wildlife lovers should head to the quiet lake of Bassenthwaite. It has spectacular views of Skiddaw, England’s highest peak. Plus great fishing and wild bird spotting – if you’re lucky you may catch sight of an osprey.
If a slower pace of life is what you’re after, you’ll be suited to fishing on a tranquil lakeshore. And will be pleased to know that visitors can fish for free on Windermere, Ullswater and Coniston Water, which are good for pike and coarse fishing. Pick up your day or weekly permits and head to some of the freshest, cleanest rivers in the UK for fantastic stocks of brown trout, salmon and sea trout. Perhaps less peaceful, but for families fancying a try at fishing, every May the week-long Annual Cumbria Fishing Festival event is perfect for youngsters to join in.
And if you’re more into sampling fishy culinary delights, head to Windermere bistro Hooked. They serve seasonal seafood, where the menu changes depending upon the availability of local fish supplies, including Morecambe Bay shrimps and local sea trout.
Families will find lots to do at the lakeside holiday report of Windermere. As England’s largest lake there is so much to see and do along its shoreline. Start at the bustling Bowness Bay, where you can pick up Windermere Lake Cruises. Stop off at Brockhole, for stacks of family fun from bike hire and pony rides to treetop nets and adventure playground.
Head north to the heart of the Lakes, Ambleside. There’s a great selection of outdoor clothing and equipment shops, as well as plenty of must-try eateries.
Combine your cruise ticket with a trip to Lakeside Motor Museum, south Windermere. See a special collection of vehicles, including the ‘Bluebird’ series. These are world speed record breaking cars and boats from the Campbell family. A seasonal shuttle bus is available from Lakeside Pier to the motor museum.
Return to Bowness and visit the much-loved Lakes Aquarium and World of Beatrix Potter.
In and around the lakes, cottages don’t get much better than this collection. Our lakeside or lake view properties are perfect for a truly special holiday in the Lake District.
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