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Lakelovers welcome you to our wide selection of unique self-catering cottages in Cumbria. Here you can choose from some of the very best holiday properties in the Lake District that range in style, size and location. All our holiday cottages have been hand-picked for you – should you be looking for a super luxury 5 star cottage, a fabulous 4 star cottage or a traditional 3 star cottage, we have just the place you’re looking for. With age-old fells and waters, Cumbria has long been known as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK, and in addition to this it is steeped in history and has a rich tapestry of tradition.

Over the last 20 years the tourism industry has grown, Cumbria has developed and is now a hotbed for outdoor leisure, sports and activities, as well as having a rich catalogue of cultural events to suit all. Cumbria has an exciting blend of town and country and traditional meets contemporary, where you will experience the best of both worlds. This blend is reflected in the unique range of Cumbrian cottages we offer at Lakelovers.

With such a wide selection of holiday cottages to choose from, we will find the right property for you quickly and easily. Expect to find exclusive locations, state-of-the-art features and most of all, a selection of cottages that ooze quality and the very best in Lake District hospitality. In fact, Lakelovers have the largest selection of VisitEngland Gold Award winning luxury homes in the Lake District!

Open fires for cosy romantic nights in are a feature of many of our cottages, as are private gardens and parking. If you’re looking for something a bit different we have properties with outdoor hot tubs, games rooms and views that are simply breathtaking, as well as cottages that accommodate large groups of guests, ideal for family parties, reunions or get-togethers. If it’s just you and the dog, no problem, we have around 200 holiday cottages for you to choose from that are dog friendly so Rusty can enjoy a break in the countryside right along with you and what’s more, with Lakelovers pets go free!

All the Cumbrian cottages we offer have their own unique character and charm, but rest assured they are all exceptional in quality, kept to the highest standards and provide everything you will need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. We provide free towels, leaving you one less thing to pack and many of our luxury properties come with free toiletries and welcome hampers!

However you choose to explore this region, in the Lake District there’s something for everyone; explore the dramatic landscapes of Helvellyn or Stickle Gill, take in the cycle routes and bridal ways along gentle hills and ancient woodland, relax alongside or on the tranquil waters of Ullswater or Coniston; pottering around in the hustle bustle of one of Cumbria’s vibrant towns like Windermere or Keswick.

Our Cumbrian cottages in Keswick make for an ideal holiday for dog-lovers, with the Lake District town being voted the most dog friendly in the UK by the Kennel Club. With more dog friendly cafes, pubs and shops per square mile than any other town in the UK, and so many walks to chose from for all walking needs, from short lakeside strolls to ambitious fell scrambles, Keswick is the ideal location for pet lovers.

Cumbria foodie scene

In recent years Cumbria has become renowned for being a place of culinary excellence and has developed quite a ‘foodie’ scene, attracting many famous chefs and restaurateurs.

Whilst staying at one of our Cumbrian self catering holiday cottages, you will be in close vicinity to a tantalising choice of cosy cafes, gastropubs and high end restaurants, including the regions famous Michelin star restaurant L’Enclume in Cartmel and the Gilpin restaurant, Windermere, as featured in the BBC Two series ‘Chefs on Trial’, to name but a couple.

Many of these eateries celebrate Cumbrian produce and ‘source to plate’ dining, using the most local and freshest ingredients on offer and what a plentiful bounty is available!

You can, of course buy the best local food while you are out and about during the day and cook a feast right in the comfort of your own self-catering Cumbrian cottage. Whether eating out or eating in, here are some things to look out for.

June through to August is the best time to eat Cumbrian lamb, and breeds like Herdwick are a popular choice amongst both professional and amateur cooks. Delicious local cheeses include the Eden Smokie produced by the Appleby Creamery and Tovey produced at the Thornby Moor Dairy – both are very popular examples of local cheeses and are great as part of a picnic or lunch. Rare breed Cumbrian beef like Belted Galloway is good to eat all year around and is noted for its excellent flavour – what better centerpiece to a Sunday roast? Cumbrian pork is also excellent and is used in the famous Cumberland sausages that are sure to bring to life any cooked breakfast. Needless to say you’ll also have your pick of lots of lovely fresh fruit and vegetables as well as game, smoked fish and meats, all produced close by to our cottages, giving you a real taste of the region.

Cumbria season by season

The summertime is by far the most popular time to visit Cumbria, the countryside is in full bloom and the weather allows easy access to the fells and waters. This is a time when you may wish to embark on family picnics or to hire a rowing boat for a romantic trip on the water. In the evening, towns and villages are busy with diners and people out to sample a bit of Cumbrian entertainment and hospitality. Cumbria is, however an all season holiday destination, in winter, romantic getaways are popular – just the two of you in a rural hideaway, enjoying views of the snow-capped hills around you and clear starlit skies. Spring is as picturesque as autumn is dramatic and both are great times of year for walking or more technical pursuits like climbing and scrambling.

So as you can see there is never a bad time to go self-catering in Cumbria. If you can’t find what you are looking for, or need further information, please contact us and one of our highly experienced staff will help you find the perfect holiday experience!

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  • Sleeps 20
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 10 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

5 star opulence on Ullswater, Waternook Estate is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, arguably the most prestigious self-catering experience in the Lake District or possibly the British Isles. Exclusively yours this magnificent private estate comprises of Waternook, accommodating 12 and The Great Barn 8.

Available From£10475.00
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Poet’s Corner Grasmere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Car Park Available

Just a stone's throw from William Wordsworth's Grasmere home, this enchanting little cottage provides a romantic 4 star Lake District retreat with a character all of its own. Inside the scene is set for cosy evenings in, with subtle lighting and comfy furnishings around a traditional woodburning stove. You'll also find an adorable 'sitting out spot' for pre-dinner drinks or morning coffee al-fresco.

Available From£385.00
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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Over 200 years old, this elegantly refurbished traditional Lake District cottage takes a picture-perfect location on the edge of Grasmere village. The stunning fell views are spectacular all year round, from the top floor lounge and also from the master suite's private sun terrace. The property retains its true Lakeland magic, with picturesque cottage windows and those lovely character beams.

Available From£595.00
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Millers Loft Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

The little village of Lindale lies to the south of the Lake District and close to the popular “foodie” village of Cartmel, a short drive from Lake Windermere. The Millers Loft was originally part of the old Millers Cottage, forming part of the 17th Century corn mill. The owners have created a lovely, homely, first floor, cottage apartment for two offering a lovely bolthole to which to retreat and relax.There are a great choice of country walks in the Lyth Valley and the popular village of Grange Over Sands.

Available From£365.00
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Bay Tree Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously refurbished double-fronted cottage is everything to every lover of Lakeland life. It's only a stroll away from the vibrant shops, restaurants and traditional pubs of Ambleside, and also the shores of Lake Windermere where cruisers depart to ferry you the full length of the lake. The cottage is gently elevated to give superb fell and valley views from both bedrooms and garden.

Available From£410.00
Special Offer Special Offer! 7 nigths reduced from £495 to £445!
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Skylark at Stonecliffe is the newest of the fabulous Stonecliffe development which launched last year with 3 incredible apartments. These contemporary spaces with high ceilings and original features have been so popular the owner has decided to introduce a new sleep 2 to the Stonecliffe collection.

Available From£395.00
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Sunbeam Cottage Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A short stroll from the shores of Coniston water, this traditional gamekeeper's cottage is full of the character of Lakeland stone-flagged floors, old oak beams, heartwarming fires and adorable cottage windows -all wrapped up with tasteful decor and furnishings. Views are to the lake and the Coniston fells, taking in Brantwood - famous home of John Ruskin. Sunbeam Cottage has an intriguing link with this famous writer and thinker - find out more when you arrive! You are also just a short stroll from a traditional country pub as well as being an ideal base for walking, Sunbeam Cottage is a treat for sociable gatherings. The dining room is atmospheric, with traditional stone floor and that working range stove for warmth.

Available From£395.00
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Baystones Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Car Park Available
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Situated in the heart of the market town of Keswick, just a minutes' walk from the market square, Baystones is a fully refurbished and modernised property set over three floors above the Lakelovers office. The owners have worked hard to give this property a real home from home feel, retained much of the property's character whilst bring it bang up to date with quality furnishings, smart bathrooms and a contemporary kitchen.

Available From£475.00
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Ralston Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • Infants welcome

This boutique luxury cottage, in a peaceful corner of Ambleside, has plenty of eclectic treats in store. Within the traditional Lakeland stone exterior, you'll find breathtakingly contemporary living spaces and 3 seductive king-size bedroom suites that appear straight out of a glossy magazine.

Available From£625.00
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Woodside West Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Although centrally located, this contemporary modern cottage enjoys views over the village bowling green towards Lake Windermere. The accommodation is stylish yet comfortable; colourful boutique meets sophisticated retreat. There's ample space for sociable meals in, an air of relaxation thanks to the views, and of course the treat of Bowness and Lake Windermere on your doorstep and even better Woodside West takes short breaks so that you can enjoy all the lakes have to offer.

Available From£445.00
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Gale Coach House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Situated just a couple of minutes' walk from the heart of Ambleside Village, Gale Coach House has been carefully re-created by the current owners to offer high quality accommodation, in a great location and to make the most of the beautiful views from the first floor.

Available From£415.00
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Redwood Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This modern detached property occupies a gently elevated spot on the lower slopes of Wansfell with superb views towards Loughrigg Fell and The Fairfield Horseshoe, only a half mile walk downhill into the heart of bustling Ambleside. Enjoying the very best of both worlds this contemporary cottage sits in a peaceful position yet handy for all the village amenities - bliss. Sociable couples or a family can spread out here, relax and soak up those views.

Available From£435.00
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  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Kentrigg House is an incredible 5 Bedroom detached property situated a stone's throw from Carus Green Golf Club and restaurant on the Burneside village road.

Available From£1745.00
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The Loft Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This traditional yet contemporary classy central Lakeland treat is a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a gorgeous, romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation and those breathtaking views.

Available From£435.00
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Millerbeck Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Millerbeck is simply a wonderful bolt hole situated on the fringes of picturesque Ambleside in a sublime setting at the foot of Loughrigg Fell and only a few minutes stroll through the park over the river to bustling Ambleside centre. Thinking of spending precious time together or socialising with friends in a truly romantic spot with views to die for, then here at Millerbeck you have found it.

Available From£445.00
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Ladyholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Hill of Oaks is a luxurious Park situated on the Eastern Shore of Lake Windermere, structuring part of the Old Lakeside Stone Mill. Ladyholme is one of the apartments this Park has to offer. Ladyholme presents a modern yet cosy and romantic atmosphere so whether you are coming to explore the infinite beauty of the Lake District, to celebrate your honeymoon or just to simply escape your life for a short while, Ladyholme is perfect to do all that and more!

Available From£515.00
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Crandy Nook Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car Park Available
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crandy Nook is set over three floors above a coffee shop in the heart of the market town of Keswick, but what is best of all is that the top floor living room and kitchen lifts you high above the roof tops and offer the most superb views from Skiddaw and Latrigg to Whinlatter Forest to the north and Helvellyn, Walla Crag and Scafell to the south.

Available From£515.00
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Blakeholme Bay View Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

With breathtaking views over Lake Windermere, this aptly named detached Lakeland lodge offers stylish and contemporary accommodation with a cosy, romantic atmosphere! Whether you are planning your honeymoon or a special occasion, yearning to explore the great outdoors or simply fancy getting away from it all, Blakeholme Bay View is a couple's haven in one of the most desirable Lake District locations.

Available From£525.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This modern property occupies a gently elevated spot on the lower slopes of Wansfell with superb views towards Loughrigg Fell, only a gentle stroll from the heart of bustling Ambleside. Enjoying the very best of both worlds this contemporary single level cottage sits in a peaceful position yet only a few minute's stroll from the village amenities - bliss.

Available From£425.00
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Mill Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

This 'chocolate box' 17th century Lakeland cottage forms a perfect romantic retreat at any time of year. Stylish and luxurious with lush countryside views, and only a stroll away from the award-winning Watermill Inn and microbrewery at Ings. Mill Cottage is part of the select Ings Mill Park development, incorporating beautifully converted bobbin mill buildings, cottages and luxury caravan holiday homes, only 2 miles from Windermere.

Available From£385.00

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Cumbria Cottages

Lakelovers Cumbrian Cottages

Lakelovers welcome you to our wide selection of unique self-catering cottages in Cumbria. Here you can choose from some of the very best holiday properties in the Lake District that range in style, size and location. All our holiday cottages have been hand-picked for you – should you be looking for a super luxury 5 star cottage, a fabulous 4 star cottage or a traditional 3 star cottage, we have just the place you’re looking for. With age-old fells and waters, Cumbria has long been known as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK, and in addition to this it is steeped in history and has a rich tapestry of tradition.

Over the last 20 years the tourism industry has grown, Cumbria has developed and is now a hotbed for outdoor leisure, sports and activities, as well as having a rich catalogue of cultural events to suit all. Cumbria has an exciting blend of town and country and traditional meets contemporary, where you will experience the best of both worlds. This blend is reflected in the unique range of Cumbrian cottages we offer at Lakelovers.

With such a wide selection of holiday cottages to choose from, we will find the right property for you quickly and easily. Expect to find exclusive locations, state-of-the-art features and most of all, a selection of cottages that ooze quality and the very best in Lake District hospitality. In fact, Lakelovers have the largest selection of VisitEngland Gold Award winning luxury homes in the Lake District!

Open fires for cosy romantic nights in are a feature of many of our cottages, as are private gardens and parking. If you’re looking for something a bit different we have properties with outdoor hot tubs, games rooms and views that are simply breathtaking, as well as cottages that accommodate large groups of guests, ideal for family parties, reunions or get-togethers. If it’s just you and the dog, no problem, we have around 200 holiday cottages for you to choose from that are dog friendly so Rusty can enjoy a break in the countryside right along with you and what’s more, with Lakelovers pets go free!

All the Cumbrian cottages we offer have their own unique character and charm, but rest assured they are all exceptional in quality, kept to the highest standards and provide everything you will need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. We provide free towels, leaving you one less thing to pack and many of our luxury properties come with free toiletries and welcome hampers!

However you choose to explore this region, in the Lake District there’s something for everyone; explore the dramatic landscapes of Helvellyn or Stickle Gill, take in the cycle routes and bridal ways along gentle hills and ancient woodland, relax alongside or on the tranquil waters of Ullswater or Coniston; pottering around in the hustle bustle of one of Cumbria’s vibrant towns like Windermere or Keswick.

Our Cumbrian cottages in Keswick make for an ideal holiday for dog-lovers, with the Lake District town being voted the most dog friendly in the UK by the Kennel Club. With more dog friendly cafes, pubs and shops per square mile than any other town in the UK, and so many walks to chose from for all walking needs, from short lakeside strolls to ambitious fell scrambles, Keswick is the ideal location for pet lovers.

Cumbria foodie scene

In recent years Cumbria has become renowned for being a place of culinary excellence and has developed quite a ‘foodie’ scene, attracting many famous chefs and restaurateurs.

Whilst staying at one of our Cumbrian self catering holiday cottages, you will be in close vicinity to a tantalising choice of cosy cafes, gastropubs and high end restaurants, including the regions famous Michelin star restaurant L’Enclume in Cartmel and the Gilpin restaurant, Windermere, as featured in the BBC Two series ‘Chefs on Trial’, to name but a couple.

Many of these eateries celebrate Cumbrian produce and ‘source to plate’ dining, using the most local and freshest ingredients on offer and what a plentiful bounty is available!

You can, of course buy the best local food while you are out and about during the day and cook a feast right in the comfort of your own self-catering Cumbrian cottage. Whether eating out or eating in, here are some things to look out for.

June through to August is the best time to eat Cumbrian lamb, and breeds like Herdwick are a popular choice amongst both professional and amateur cooks. Delicious local cheeses include the Eden Smokie produced by the Appleby Creamery and Tovey produced at the Thornby Moor Dairy – both are very popular examples of local cheeses and are great as part of a picnic or lunch. Rare breed Cumbrian beef like Belted Galloway is good to eat all year around and is noted for its excellent flavour – what better centerpiece to a Sunday roast? Cumbrian pork is also excellent and is used in the famous Cumberland sausages that are sure to bring to life any cooked breakfast. Needless to say you’ll also have your pick of lots of lovely fresh fruit and vegetables as well as game, smoked fish and meats, all produced close by to our cottages, giving you a real taste of the region.

Cumbria season by season

The summertime is by far the most popular time to visit Cumbria, the countryside is in full bloom and the weather allows easy access to the fells and waters. This is a time when you may wish to embark on family picnics or to hire a rowing boat for a romantic trip on the water. In the evening, towns and villages are busy with diners and people out to sample a bit of Cumbrian entertainment and hospitality. Cumbria is, however an all season holiday destination, in winter, romantic getaways are popular – just the two of you in a rural hideaway, enjoying views of the snow-capped hills around you and clear starlit skies. Spring is as picturesque as autumn is dramatic and both are great times of year for walking or more technical pursuits like climbing and scrambling.

So as you can see there is never a bad time to go self-catering in Cumbria. If you can’t find what you are looking for, or need further information, please contact us and one of our highly experienced staff will help you find the perfect holiday experience!