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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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Sunnygarth Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

An outstanding detached Lakeland residence which simply has it all - contemporary Lake District luxury, a special place to spend precious time together within an idyllic setting, yet only a short stroll to the heart of Windermere village and the lake itself. Step inside and catch your breath as the ingenious design and attention to details has to be seen to be fully appreciated - here the 21st century is luxuriously felt.

Available From£999
Special Offer
Richmond Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

Located on the south east corner of the Lake District national park, just a ten minute drive from Windermere, five minutes from the market town of Kendal and less than half an hour from the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond is the eastern wing of the magnificent Bannel Head House, a stunning Victorian country residence built in 1900.

Available From£567
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Boxtree Ullswater
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A few minutes' drive or a delightful walk from the shores of Ullswater, in the pretty village of Dacre, Boxtree is a beautifully restored, two bedroom, 18th century farmer's cottage. This delightful cottage is packed full of quality, charm and character.

Available From£445
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £585 to £527
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Wow, what a view from this sophisticated first floor retreat apartment which gazes out over the Langdale Valley, from a peaceful location in the sleepy village of Chapel Stile. It's a great base for couples, families and of course keen walkers... The open plan layout gives you plenty of space to relax, unwind and drink in the views through picture windows.

Available From£399
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Coppertrees Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Located in an elevated position above High Gale, close to the centre of Ambleside Village, Coppertrees is a well-appointed two bedroom, link detached cottage that was originally built as the annex to the neighbouring Victorian property, Swallowhowe. Finished to a high standard the property is laid out as an “upside down” house with the principle living areas upstairs, however due to its hillside position there is direct access from the lounge to the patio and garden.

Available From£395
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £2350 to £1999
One Long Houses Windermere
  • Sleeps 11
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Nestled between the hills of the Kentmere Valley, One Long Houses, commands some of the best views in the area. The eighteenth century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and opened into the adjoining barn to create one of the most impressive properties in the area. Finished to the highest standard with exacting attention to detail the current owners have created the prefect holiday retreat for friends and families.

Available From£1475
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Birkett House Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

A beautiful 17th century property, in a little cluster of four hundred year old houses and barns, right in the centre of the Troutbeck. Generously proportioned accommodation with exposed beams, an open fire, oak flooring and a slate kitchen. Birkett House has been sympathetically restored and furnished to provide luxury accommodation while retaining a cottage feel in a rural setting. It is only five minutes drive from Lake Windermere and the towns of Windermere and Ambleside.

Available From£675
Special Offer ***4 night stay 10-14 December is £489***
Riverville Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Riverville is a newly developed riverside apartment of the highest quality, located in the very heart of Grasmere with views to the Fairfield Horseshoe. Stylishly decorated and furnished with beautiful wall papers, paints, soft throws and cushions, no expense has been spared to deliver a space both well thought through in layout and oozing with luxury.

Available From£575
Special Offer
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£415
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £395 to £357
Burrow Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

Dating back to 1640, this romantic Lake District cottage is a dream inside and out, with a picture postcard white exterior, deep-silled cottage windows, open fire and old oak beams.This chocolate box cottage is an ideal place to relax and unwind and is something really special for couples.

Available From£325
Special Offer
  • 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£385
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located on Waterfoot Park, M.Y. Lady of the Lake takes it names from the oldest of the Ullswater Steamers fleet, built in 1877 and originally a steam vessel, her namesake cottage offers a luxurious retreat whatever the season. The outstanding feature of this cottage is the large feature windows which allow both the light to flood and offer spectacular views across the grounds to the woodland beyond. There is an external door to the side of the windows leading to the patio. In the evening as the curtains are drawn the beautiful feature fireplace becomes the cosy focal point of the room.

Available From£440
Special Offer
Old Village Shop Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available
  • Infants welcome

Located in the very heart of historic Ambleside The Old Village Shop is a large spacious apartment the perfect mix of traditional character along with contemporary modern living, with all the amenities you could need within walking distance. This large ground floor property is ideal for couples with a sumptuous and spacious bedroom and is incredibly well designed with high quality furnishings and décor. The bedroom can comfortably accommodate a cot for an infant - both ccot and high chair are available.

Available From£621
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £699 to £594
Curlew Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Just a short walk from the centre of the popular Lakeland village of Hawkshead, Curlew Cottage is charming, detached, cottage style bungalow. Built around 1930 on a private cul de sac this cottage is popular whatever the time of year.

Available From£449
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This enchanting 17th century Lakeland cottage has had an indulgent contemporary refurbishment, creating an oasis of luxury in a breathtaking rural setting. The sublime location has to be experienced to be appreciated; a walker's paradise of lush green valley that's still only a few miles from the villages of Broughton and Coniston.

Available From£525
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

This luxurious cottage, a sympathetically converted portion of historic Hill Top which was once the home of famous author Arthur Ransome, as featured in The Mail on Sunday and by the BBC...

Available From£625
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

At the foot of Loughrigg Fell, across the River Rothay from the famous 'Stepping Stones' lies this unique and contemporary self-catering abode. Just a short river bank walk into Ambleside centre and within the charming village of Rydal.

Available From£695

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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!