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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 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Ellerbeck Bridge is situated in the sweet village of Underbarrow, on the edge of the Lyth Valley. This stunning property has been recently extended to create a suitable base for any occasion, Ellerbeck bridge prides itself on being finished to a high standard throughout, offering plenty of living space and beautiful views, you really do get the best of both worlds. Complimenting the location of this property is the village pub, 'The Black Labrador' which is only a few minutes' walk down the road, there are also many other country pubs within driving distance. Ellerbeck Bridge has an excellent location, there are plenty of laid back country walks and it is also close to the market town of Kendal, or the foodie village of Cartmel, famous for Cartmel Races. Why not try our virtual walkthrough of the property. Simply click here or follow the floorplan link above.

Available From£695.00
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Lakefield House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A rare treat for large groups or families, gazing out over Esthwaite water to the Coniston Fells through superb full-length windows. Lakefield House is surrounded by scenes featured in the stories of Beatrix Potter, being only a few minutes from her former home in Near Sawrey. The lake itself (fictional home of 'Jeremy Fisher') is one of the finest trout lakes in England, and walks in every direction in the surrounding area will leave you spellbound.

Available From£855.00
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Todd Fell Barn Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Even in the context of the Lake District, Longsleddale, a mere twelve minutes from Kendal and twenty-five from Windermere, is recognized as outstandingly peaceful and stunningly beautiful.

Available From£565.00
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Ash Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

This delightful Lakeland cottage displays sumptuous Victorian design and atmosphere. The rich blend of Period features throughout mix perfectly with the modern contemporary finish and as soon as you step inside Ash Cottage you will marvel at the sheer attention to sophisticated detail.

Available From£399.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £695 to now £560
Wansfell Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Wansfell is in one of the best locations in Ambleside. Set in a conservation area, a few minutes' walk from the town centre, from its elevated position it sits in large gardens that offer views to Lake Windermere. This modern, detached property in its own grounds, has been finished to a high standard by its current owner to offer a high quality retreat in one of the Lake District's most desirable locations whatever the time of year you choose to visit.

Available From£695.00
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Slater’s Rest Langdale
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This former quarryman's cottage is a walker's dream in the Langdale Valley, part of a terrace overlooking the valley to the Langdale Pikes. The setting is sublime, only minutes from the sleepy village of Chapel Stile where an excellent pub restaurant, general store and stunning old church are waiting to be explored.

Available From£355.00
Special Offer Enjoy Christmas here with 20% off!
Hayloft Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car

This captivating contemporary Lakeland retreat sits in a residential location, a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Windermere village providing a gorgeous, romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland barn style externally, in keeping with the locality, but step inside and you'll fall in love with this light and airy converted barn loft.

Available From£399.00
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Fir Trees Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Luxury Lake District lifestyle! This superb detached residence commands spectacular views through walls of glass, from a peaceful setting only a 5 minute stroll from Bowness village and close to Windermere Golf Club. Presented with an impeccable eye for style, Fir Trees promises breathing space and sociable gathering for couples, friends or families.

Available From£525.00
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Riggeswood Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Facing west over tranquil Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead village, you'll find two distinctive whitewashed cottages, one of which is Riggeswood Cottage. The serene beauty of Esthwaite Water has inspired many over the years - William Wordsworth based a famous poem here, while children's author Beatrix Potter made the pretty tarn the fictional home of her character 'Jeremy Fisher'.

Available From£370.00
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Stoat Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car

The very charming Stoat Cottage enjoys a central location in the heart of Staveley, a thriving village that has quietly gained a reputation as a destination village for foodie retreats and everything outdoors making it the perfect base to explore the lakes. This mid-19th century cottage has just been beautifully re-worked to offer quality, stylish accommodation with the theme very much on comfort and convenience.

Available From£325.00
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Old Wool Loft Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This gorgeous cosy & classy central Lakeland treat is within the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a contemporary, 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 breath-taking views.

Available From£375.00
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Brooklands Langdale
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Brooklands Cottage is straight out of Hansel and Gretel's fairytail providing blissful escapism from the humdrum of everyday life in this magical setting over the River Brathay amidst glorious woodland in the heart of Little Langdale. From the moment you arrive at this romantic detached cottage, you will feel all worries and troubles melt away…

Available From£550.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

Set in the Troutbeck Valley, a five minutes' drive north east of Windermere, the village of Troutbeck is one of the most beautiful in the Lake District, with an array of south facing cottages and farmsteads. The cottage is at the head of the village, close to the popular Queens Head, the owners of South Stonethwaite Cottage have lovingly restored it to offer a beautiful Lakeland hideaway.

Available From£385.00
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Oak Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Oak Cottage is a superb Victorian Lakeland terrace cottage that has been fully refurbished to a very high standard in the heart of the popular village of Bowness-On-Windermere. Offering quality accommodation, Oak Cottage is well located for all the village has to offer including shops, bars and restaurants, is in easy walk of the Lake Windermere and is an ideal base from which to explore the whole of the Lake District. The cottage is situated just a few minutes' walk from Biskey Howe which offers stunning views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding area and is a perfect place to enjoy the sunsets across the lake in an evening.

Available From£425.00
Special Offer 4 nights special offer 17-21 December 2018 now only £310 was £396
  • 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£425.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A superb 3rd floor penthouse apartment with a lovely view which has to be seen to be fully appreciated and forming part of this select development at Waterhead on the fringe of Ambleside. Waterhead boasts two delightful restaurant / bars overlooking the lake together with a few shops and as its name suggests there are steamers regularly coming and going from the head of Windermere Lake to take you to a variety of destinations.

Available From£395.00
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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£425.00
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The Smithy Keswick
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

Set in the stunning scenery of the Borrowdale Valley, surrounded by the high fells and glimpses of Derwentwater, The Smithy is a popular traditional Lakeland Cottage that offers welcoming accommodation in a beautiful setting, offering walks from the door and within very easy reach of Keswick town centre.

Available From£395.00
Special Offer 6 night New Year Special Offer 29th Dec - 4th Jan
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

Middle Wray Cottage is a beautiful detached lakeland cottage set in the stunning rolling countryside to the west of Lake Windermere and just a ten minute drive from the delightful charming village of Hawkshead. Situated in the grounds of the Old Vicarage, the one-time home of the founder of the National Trust and Friend of Beatrix Potter, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, and just a few minutes' walk from the imposing Wray Castle, Middle Wray Cottage is a high quality retreat making it the ideal place to relax and enjoy the Lake District throughout the seasons.

Available From£435.00
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The Cats Bield Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Close to the centre of the popular town of Keswick and just one minute from the market square, The Cats Bield is a beautiful cottage that offers quality accommodation, in a handy location and makes the ideal base for getting out and about but also enjoying having everything you need on the doorstep. Within easy walk of all the local shops bars, restaurants and cafes and the twice weekly award winning market.

Available From£365.00

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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!