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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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Skyfall Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

A private drive meanders up to the apartment which is set in private grounds and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your family. Situated on the first floor, this modern apartment offers a luxurious and convenient retreat for those wanting to relax. The owners have ensured Skyfall has been finished to the highest standard with great attention to detail from the inviting lounge with quality furnishings, comfy and relaxing sofas and a tasteful breakfast bar from which to enjoy a morning coffee or tea whilst taking in the relaxing atmosphere. The centre of the popular village of Bowness has a great collection of traditional and modern restaurants, pubs, wine bars and cafes in addition to some of the best shopping in the Lake District, Skyfall is the ideal choice for everything from a romantic weekend away, a few days to explore Lake Windermere or those wanting to visit some of the Lake District's most popular attractions and if you want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Available From£445.00
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Tall Trees Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland residence occupies a sublime setting within woodland glade surrounded by 'tall trees' only a short walk from the shores of Lake Windermere alongside Storrs Park, known locally as 'Millionaires' Mile'. Please be aware that there are some building works being carried out next door to Tall Trees for the duration of 2018 & into 2019. The owner has therefore reflected this in their advertised rates for any disruption caused.

Available From£795.00
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Hartwood Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious and characterful Lakeland property nestles in a perfect and peaceful setting, overlooking the ever-popular village of Ambleside, and yet is only a 5 minute stroll from the lively centre itself. The panoramic views from Hartwood are simply breath-taking, with a wonderful outlook over the village to the sweeping array of surrounding mountains; the vista never ceases to please, come rain or shine. The warm and cosy conservatory, with its stunning ‘wall of glass’ also has lovely seasonal views towards a glittering Lake Windermere in winter.

Available From£675.00
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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 1 car

What a gorgeous Grasmere holiday cottage for soaking up the scenery! This pretty Lakeland cottage has an idyllic setting overlooking the Vale of Grasmere towards Silver How, Steel Fell and Helm Crag - with its distinctive summit rocks providing the alternative name 'The Lion and the Lamb', making it one of the most recognised mountains in the Lake District.

Available From£435.00
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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This idyllic Lakeland cottage, created from an original barn, occupies this picture postcard setting within the sleepy hamlet of Grange in Borrowdale. Borrowdale is one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of the Lake District. Grange Fell is surrounded by magnificent scenery and mountains including the famous Castle Crag and Grange Fell itself and only a short drive alongside the lake into ever popular Keswick town centre.

Available From£535.00
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Rowan Cottage Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

This pretty Lakeland cottage has an idyllic setting away from the hustle and bustle of the beautiful village of Grasmere. Set alongside the River Rothay and centrally positioned in the beautiful Lake District, historic Grasmere with its ancient church is just a few minutes stroll away. The village and scenery inspired many artists and poets including William Wordsworth and later helped spark the birth of the National Trust. You can stay in and relax or get out and explore. Walks of all kinds start straight from the front door. Leave the car behind and wander into the village, amble along the riverside or lakeshore, or put on your boots for famous fell rambles and high-level mountain routes.

Available From£625.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

As one of the highest properties in the village of Troutbeck, just five minutes drive from Windermere, Hilltop At Troutbeck is set in an enviable location with beautiful views across the valley to Lake Windermere beyond. Close to the popular Queens Head and Mortal Man, the cottage is a comfortable retreat where you can relax and enjoy living in this most beautiful of Lakeland village of cottages and farmsteads.

Available From£395.00
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River Lodge Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Overlooking the River Rothay, this impressive house is enviably located only a short riverside walk away from Ambleside Village. River Lodge takes the lion's share of an impressive Lakeland residence, once home to Queen Victoria's physician. Now sympathetically restored, extended and styled with immaculate country house chic and Farrow & Ball colours, River Lodge provides luxurious holiday living in this fantastic location.

Available From£885.00
Special Offer 7 NIGHTS REDUCED FROM £2695 - £2425!
The Firs Bowness
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A stay at The Firs will create truly memorable family holidays, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just for spending time together. This magnificent 19th century Lakeland house with high ceilings and character is spread over three floors and sleeps ten with five modern and spacious bedrooms 4 ensuite and 1 family shower room. A stylish well equipped kitchen/dining area, lounge and separate sitting room, The Firs is everything you need, offering accommodation you will want to come back to with friends or family! It also has ample parking for 5 cars. The Firs is set in a great location, just off the centre of the ever popular village of Bowness on Windermere and is within an easy stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere

Available From£1195.00
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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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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set just a mile from the centre of Windermere town, Deer Wood forms part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall, designed by none other than Thomas Muirhead whose other works include Old Trafford and Kensington Oval cricket pavilions. One of only 12 luxury apartments within this stunning former country house, the building displays a wealth of original features from the Arts and Craft movement and has been sympathetically reworked to combine modern day facilities with early 20th century heritage.

Available From£435.00
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The School House Lakeside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Wonderful Lakeland holidays are made here at The School House, a substantial detached and simply magnificent Lake District residence built in 1799, occupying a secluded setting at the southern tip of Lake Windermere with spectacular far reaching surrounding views and above all a magical atmosphere. It's a 5 minute walk to the National Trust Fell Foot Park and Lake Windermere.

Available From£945.00
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Slaters Cottage Langdale
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This 300 year old cottage is one of just a few in the sleepy hamlet of Little Langdale, immersed in the walkers' paradise that is the Langdale Valley. You'll find breathtaking scenery at every turn, and exhilarating walks from your doorstep - Lingmoor Fell, Pike O'Blisco and Bow Fell to your north, and Wetherlam, Swirl How and the Coniston Fells to your south. At the end of the day, refuel at Little Langdale's excellent Three Shires Inn.

Available From£545.00
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Roseberry Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Car Park Available
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Roseberry Cottage is a real charmer; a sophisticated cottage retreat, only seconds from the vibrant centre of Ambleside. Outwardly a traditional Lakeland terrace with quaint walled patio garden, internally refurbished with contemporary elegance and comfort throughout.

Available From£465.00
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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This former quarryman's cottage enjoys the perfect setting many would say; secluded and tranquil and set between Coniston and Little Langdale and not far from the dramatic Hodge Close quarries. There is great walking both high and low level right from your door. Set in a walker's paradise close to Langdale and the Coniston Fells, this traditional Lakeland cottage is a cosy retreat for lovers of the outdoors.

Available From£375.00
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Loveday Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

'LOVEDAY’ is the perfect self-catering cottage for couples, lovingly restored in a ‘modern rustic’ style. Using traditional, eco-friendly methods, reclaimed materials and retaining many of the original features, it’s the high standard of finish and attention to detail that makes this romantic 17th Century Lakeland cottage so utterly unique.

Available From£365.00
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Slate Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary Lakeland cottage has been stylishly refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lake District retreat. This pretty Lakeland slate cottage is only a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Windermere village, next door to the popular Crafty Baa, with its amazing selection of beers and wines from around the world, and short drive to the shores of the lake - walkable too.

Available From£415.00
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High Lake Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary apartment is found in a surprisingly peaceful location, just off the bustling centre of Bowness village and only a few minutes' stroll from Lake Windermere's shores. The accommodation is fresh, comfortable and ideally placed for families or friends to explore this popular Lake District destination at any time of year.

Available From£315.00
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The Mews Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A short walk from Ambleside, you'll find this fabulous character property on the banks of the River Rothay. The setting is sublime with breathtaking panoramic views, and the property itself is a retreat to write home about. Once a coachman's cottage and stables, the property was later owned by Queen Victoria's physician, then more recently by a local artist.

Available From£695.00
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Beck View Ullswater
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

At the foot of Mell Fell and benefitting from beautiful uninterrupted views across Blencathra, Great Dodd and the rolling hills of the North Lake District, Beck View is a beautifully appointed detached Lakeland Cottage dating back to the 1800’s but with all the modern conveniences for the perfect relaxing Lake District holiday.

Available From£795.00

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cumbrian cottages

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!