Family Friendly Cottages

Family Friendly Cottages Lake District

Family Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

The Lake District is a perfect holiday destination for families; plenty of fresh air, wholesome and healthy outdoor pursuits on land and water and a wealth of attractions. These are just some of the reasons that families choose the Lake District year in and year out. Naturally, one of the first considerations when booking accommodation is to find something that is appealing, not only to mum and dad, but also to the children. This is particularly important if you have a young family, but here at Lakelovers we also think that quality should be not be compromised, and our child friendly cottages in the Lake District share our high quality and care standards and are all VisitEngland 3 star and above and many are Gold standard.

Lovelovers hand-picked family friendly cottages

So what makes a holiday cottage family friendly? The first thing to ensure is that everybody is going to be comfortable. Lakelovers offer a wide range of hand-picked child friendly accommodation in the Lake District, all with their own particular style and features, no matter whether your family is large or small we have the holiday cottage to suit you. Inside your holiday cottage expect to find quality throughout; bespoke bedrooms where you can get a well-earned rest, custom kitchens where you can cook up a storm and roomy living spaces that you and all of your family can relax.

Not only do Lakelovers offer a wide selection of unique hand-picked properties, many of are award-winning cottages with special features such as lake access, private grounds with fabulous aspects and private parking, as well as having close proximity to the wonderful fells of the Lake District. Many of our properties include added extras such as games consoles, high chairs, games rooms, DVD’s and inclusive leisure club facilities. As we all know children can be messy and particularly if they are young, if you have a newborn or very young child and it’s a baby friendly cottage in the Lake District that you are looking for, then we can help. Select from a large number of cottages that welcome both children and babies.

Family friendly locations

It goes without saying that all of the towns and villages in the Lake District are family friendly. However, here are some suggestions that may help you decide on a location for your holiday cottage.

On the south shore of Lake Windermere, which is bustling with activity, is the Lakes Aquarium. Aquariums are a colourful, calming and somewhat hypnotic experience for children, as well as being educational. This small aquarium boasts lots of different creature, snakes, lizards, frogs and of course fish from all over the world – you can help at feeding times and even handle some of the exhibits. The aquarium also has great themed activities that take place on a regular basis across the calendar, making this a perfect attraction when rain-clouds appear!

If you prefer to be on the water as opposed to seeing what lives in it, then a boat trip could be just the ticket. One of the most popular activities for families to the northern Lakes is a trip on an Ullswater steam boat. This is an all-weather activity, as you can choose to sit inside the boat or outside. Either way children, babies included, love to watch as you cut your way through amazing views and adore spotting other boats, water buoys and water birds.

Located in the Troutbeck Valley, south Lakeland, you can find Lakeland Pony Treks who offer riding for all ages and levels of experience. You can ride for just half an hour or up to a full day on ponies or horses, through the beautiful countryside around Limefitt Park.

Keep an eye on our blog for lots of ideas for thing to do in the Lake District with your family and other ideas. As you can see, all of our child friendly cottages in the Lake District are but a stone’s throw away from exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.

Feeding your Family

All of Lakelovers’ child friendly accommodation in the Lake District are self-catering and that means you can enjoy the flexibility of when and what you eat. Being in the Lake District means you have some of the best local food that the UK has to offer, such as Cumbrian Sausages, an excellent choice as part of a hearty breakfast maybe with some bacon from some of the districts rare breed pigs. For an evening meal, you may opt to serve lamb, the Herdwick variety is particularly tasty, with locally sourced vegetables.

Of course, there is no need to be a slave to the cooker because the Lake District is also home to some excellent child friendly restaurants and pubs that cater for all tastes and budgets. For a lunchtime excursion, why not try the Brown Horse Inn located in Winster near Bowness-on-Windermere. Inside this rustic pub you will find open fires and wooden beams – on the menu you will find a host of local produce, cooked to perfection. And if your children are grown up enough to appreciate the finer things in life, then one of the district’s top restaurants may be an option for a real treat. Top chef Simon Rogan owns and runs two amazing eateries in Cartmel, L’Enclume and Rogan and Co. Both are fine dining experiences to cherish.

There’s certainly no shortage of local dairy farms in the Lake District.  So, ice-cream lovers why not track down the ‘sticky toffee’ or ‘Lakeland gingerbread’ flavour Windermere Ice Cream from E.Atkinson & Sons toyshop in Bowness-on-Windermere, made with local milk!  Or, if you’re visiting the western Lakes, staying in one of our Keswick properties perhaps, you may fancy a detour from the beautiful Buttermere lakeside path to Sykes Farm Tearoom for an ice-cream from their own herd or one of the best chocolate brownies around!

With Lakelovers child and baby friendly cottages in the Lake District you are getting the best of both worlds, home from home comfort allowing you a relaxed space and the excitement of all the amazing activities and venues that are to be found right on your doorstep. We look forward to welcoming you.

Enjoy browsing our family friendly cottages in the Lake District or contact our expert Customer Service team on 015394 88855 orenquiries@lakelovers.co.uk who would love to help.

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Special Offer SAVE 20% This Easter – 7 Nights WAS £599 NOW £480
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Just a few hundred yards from Beatrix Potter's former home, Stoney Croft is nestled in the peaceful village of Near Sawrey just outside Hawkshead village. Found along a quiet lane leading to Moss Eccles Tarn, Stoney Croft Cottage has a picture postcard setting that's guaranteed to inspire. Walks abound in all directions, the National Trust owned Tower Bank Arms is only a stone's throw away, and the cottage itself is a soothing retreat.

Available For£365on Tuesday
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Waternook Ullswater
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

5 star opulence on Ullswater, Waternook 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. This eclectic detached 17th century Lakeland residence occupies a sublime, secluded setting within 26 acres of private grounds with 1/2 mile of lake shoreline, commanding simply breath-taking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see.

Available For£6480on Monday
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Crag Head Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This charismatic and distinctly luxurious Lakeland cottage is a worthy winner of the Tourist Board 5 star. Believed to be over 400 years old, Crag Head Cottage has a divine location within the tiny hamlet of Clappersgate - only a mile from vibrant Ambleside and providing a gateway to the breathtaking Langdale Valley. Retaining all its 'olde worlde' charms, this property has been refurbished with such impressive attention to detail that you'll be won over the moment you enter.

Available For£499on Tuesday
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Thrang View Langdale
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A spacious bolthole for groups of up to six, this bungalow is set in a prime location with views over the famous Langdale Valley. In the shadow of Lingmoor Fell, Thrang View is a haven for walkers who can start easy strolls or challenging hikes from the doorstep. Inside, the bungalow is designed to offer maximum comfort and make the best of the unforgettable views.

Available For£499on Tuesday
Special Offer
Honeypot Cottage Langdale
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just as sweet as the name suggests, this chic Lakeland retreat takes a picture-postcard setting overlooking the Langdale Valley. This historic row of cottages was built in 1860, close to the sleepy village of Chapel Stile with its handy shop and excellent country pub. Step inside Honeypot Cottage, and you'll fall in love with the traditional character but instantly soak up the contemporary luxuries of a meticulous restoration.

Available For£365on Monday
Special Offer
Lily Tarn Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi

This luxuriously, newly refurbished, Lakeland cottage occupies a convenient yet peaceful setting just one minute's stroll from the lively heart of Ambleside, with beautiful views from the top floor over the village to the array of surrounding mountains.

Available For£495on Monday
Special Offer
Hill Top Windermere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this superb four bedroom, four bathroom property forms part of a large gentlemen's residence commanding superb views from the bedrooms towards the famous Langdale Pikes and with seasonal views over Lake Windermere itself.

Available For£499on Tuesday
Special Offer SAVE 20% This Easter – 7 Nights WAS £745 NOW £596
Ghyll Heights Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Ghyll Heights is a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre and aptly named as it stands alongside Stockghyll Waterfalls with superb views from a private balcony. This contemporary riverside cottage forms part of a converted original bobbin mill in a peaceful setting yet so close to picturesque Ambleside.

Available For£385on Tuesday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £3995 to £3396
The Great Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

The Great Barn exudes five star luxury and overlooks the serene waters of Ullswater in the Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable vistas imaginable anywhere in the world. This quintessential 17th century converted barn, has seductively leapt into the 21st century with true flair and sophistication, providing outstanding quality and luxury.

Available For£3995on Monday
Special Offer
Merewood Lodge Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious Lakeland cottage combines contemporary living with cosy styling set only a five minute stroll away from the shores of Lake Windermere - what a breath-taking setting and with glorious views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Soaking up the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from the shores of the lake, yet in a peaceful spot perfect for exploring straight from your doorstep, with Ambleside only 5 minutes away by car.

Available For£499on Tuesday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Looking for something special - where in the Lake District is the perfect place to stay? How about your very own lakefront cottage in a sublime setting on Windermere itself? Wow - what a view - wake up every morning and gaze at that simply breath-taking view - spend precious time together and relax. Here you not only truly experience Lake District life - you actually live on England's largest and most famous lake!

Available For£595on Monday
Special Offer
Broomriggs 3 Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

With magnificent lake and mountain views this superb ground floor apartment is within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland complete with superb private lake frontage with use of rowing boats (Rowing boats off water from Nov until spring). This apartment forms part of a magnificent original Gentlemen's residence, built at the turn of the last century and designed in the arts & crafts style.

Available For£355on Tuesday
Special Offer
Bramble Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This luxurious Lakeland Lodge nestles in a small row of exclusive luxury lodges within a peaceful setting yet is conveniently located so to take advantage of White Cross Bay 5 star facilities that include a bar, restaurant, shop and leisure club. The shores of Lake Windermere are just a stone's throw away from this beautiful lodge.

Available For£499on Tuesday
Special Offer
Riverbank Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

This gorgeous character apartment nestles on the banks of the River Rothay, which meanders gently through Grasmere village. Retaining the character of the original Lakeland stone building, Riverbank has been refurbished with a touch of the contemporary. We particularly love the oak beamed ceilings and traditional windows in both the cosy bedrooms.

Available For£399on Tuesday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £625 to £563
Crag View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Enjoying lovely views over the picturesque Lyth Valley, Crag View occupies a idyllic spot on the outskirts of Underbarrow hamlet, nestled in rural bliss within a cluster of similar modern properties a short drive away from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.

Available For£485on Monday
Special Offer
Waters Edge Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Situated in the very centre of Grasmere Village just yards from the famous parish church of St Oswald's, Water's Edge is a popular maisonette offering quality accommodation in a great location, with beautiful views to the hills, easy access to all the village amenities and attractions and, of course, a walks for all right from the door.

Available For£395on Tuesday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £899 to £764
Foxdene Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously refurbished 17th century cottage takes a sublime rural setting; nestled down a leafy lane, backing onto woodland glade and gazing out over the lush Lyth Valley. Wonderful walking and cycling begins on the doorstep, and at the end of a long day you'll choose from two excellent country pubs close by.

Available For£485on Tuesday
Special Offer
Ben House Grasmere
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

What a superb, spacious and gracious Grasmere holiday home for soaking up the scenery! This stunningly presented Lakeland cottage takes an idyllic setting overlooking the vale of Grasmere towards Silver How and was once the coach house with surrounding stables. Stone Arthur rises behind, completing your breathtaking panoramic outlook. A treat for family groups or friends, Ben House has been furnished and finished with quality time in mind.

Available For£635on Tuesday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £399 to £359
Bow Peak Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

This stylish and sophisticated Lakeland treat, occupying a peaceful yet central position within this ever popular lakeside village destination, commands a superb view towards the Langdale Pikes with a glimpse of Lake Windermere. With private parking right outside, this contemporary bolt-hole is literally a stone's throw from the centre of the village and only a five minute stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere where a plethora of water-borne activities can be enjoyed.

Available For£299on Monday
Special Offer
Pineview Bowness
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Located in its elevated position, Pineview benefits from its convenient situation in Bowness village. Situated on the first floor, this modern apartment offers a luxurious and convenient retreat for those wanting to relax, enjoy some of the most popular bars and restaurants in the Lake District whilst being within easy reach of all the Lake District has to offer.

Available For£355on Monday

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Family Friendly Cottages

Family Friendly Cottages Lake District

Family Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

The Lake District is a perfect holiday destination for families; plenty of fresh air, wholesome and healthy outdoor pursuits on land and water and a wealth of attractions. These are just some of the reasons that families choose the Lake District year in and year out. Naturally, one of the first considerations when booking accommodation is to find something that is appealing, not only to mum and dad, but also to the children. This is particularly important if you have a young family, but here at Lakelovers we also think that quality should be not be compromised, and our child friendly cottages in the Lake District share our high quality and care standards and are all VisitEngland 3 star and above and many are Gold standard.

Lovelovers hand-picked family friendly cottages

So what makes a holiday cottage family friendly? The first thing to ensure is that everybody is going to be comfortable. Lakelovers offer a wide range of hand-picked child friendly accommodation in the Lake District, all with their own particular style and features, no matter whether your family is large or small we have the holiday cottage to suit you. Inside your holiday cottage expect to find quality throughout; bespoke bedrooms where you can get a well-earned rest, custom kitchens where you can cook up a storm and roomy living spaces that you and all of your family can relax.

Not only do Lakelovers offer a wide selection of unique hand-picked properties, many of are award-winning cottages with special features such as lake access, private grounds with fabulous aspects and private parking, as well as having close proximity to the wonderful fells of the Lake District. Many of our properties include added extras such as games consoles, high chairs, games rooms, DVD’s and inclusive leisure club facilities. As we all know children can be messy and particularly if they are young, if you have a newborn or very young child and it’s a baby friendly cottage in the Lake District that you are looking for, then we can help. Select from a large number of cottages that welcome both children and babies.

Family friendly locations

It goes without saying that all of the towns and villages in the Lake District are family friendly. However, here are some suggestions that may help you decide on a location for your holiday cottage.

On the south shore of Lake Windermere, which is bustling with activity, is the Lakes Aquarium. Aquariums are a colourful, calming and somewhat hypnotic experience for children, as well as being educational. This small aquarium boasts lots of different creature, snakes, lizards, frogs and of course fish from all over the world – you can help at feeding times and even handle some of the exhibits. The aquarium also has great themed activities that take place on a regular basis across the calendar, making this a perfect attraction when rain-clouds appear!

If you prefer to be on the water as opposed to seeing what lives in it, then a boat trip could be just the ticket. One of the most popular activities for families to the northern Lakes is a trip on an Ullswater steam boat. This is an all-weather activity, as you can choose to sit inside the boat or outside. Either way children, babies included, love to watch as you cut your way through amazing views and adore spotting other boats, water buoys and water birds.

Located in the Troutbeck Valley, south Lakeland, you can find Lakeland Pony Treks who offer riding for all ages and levels of experience. You can ride for just half an hour or up to a full day on ponies or horses, through the beautiful countryside around Limefitt Park.

Keep an eye on our blog for lots of ideas for thing to do in the Lake District with your family and other ideas. As you can see, all of our child friendly cottages in the Lake District are but a stone’s throw away from exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.

Feeding your Family

All of Lakelovers’ child friendly accommodation in the Lake District are self-catering and that means you can enjoy the flexibility of when and what you eat. Being in the Lake District means you have some of the best local food that the UK has to offer, such as Cumbrian Sausages, an excellent choice as part of a hearty breakfast maybe with some bacon from some of the districts rare breed pigs. For an evening meal, you may opt to serve lamb, the Herdwick variety is particularly tasty, with locally sourced vegetables.

Of course, there is no need to be a slave to the cooker because the Lake District is also home to some excellent child friendly restaurants and pubs that cater for all tastes and budgets. For a lunchtime excursion, why not try the Brown Horse Inn located in Winster near Bowness-on-Windermere. Inside this rustic pub you will find open fires and wooden beams – on the menu you will find a host of local produce, cooked to perfection. And if your children are grown up enough to appreciate the finer things in life, then one of the district’s top restaurants may be an option for a real treat. Top chef Simon Rogan owns and runs two amazing eateries in Cartmel, L’Enclume and Rogan and Co. Both are fine dining experiences to cherish.

There’s certainly no shortage of local dairy farms in the Lake District.  So, ice-cream lovers why not track down the ‘sticky toffee’ or ‘Lakeland gingerbread’ flavour Windermere Ice Cream from E.Atkinson & Sons toyshop in Bowness-on-Windermere, made with local milk!  Or, if you’re visiting the western Lakes, staying in one of our Keswick properties perhaps, you may fancy a detour from the beautiful Buttermere lakeside path to Sykes Farm Tearoom for an ice-cream from their own herd or one of the best chocolate brownies around!

With Lakelovers child and baby friendly cottages in the Lake District you are getting the best of both worlds, home from home comfort allowing you a relaxed space and the excitement of all the amazing activities and venues that are to be found right on your doorstep. We look forward to welcoming you.

Enjoy browsing our family friendly cottages in the Lake District or contact our expert Customer Service team on 015394 88855 orenquiries@lakelovers.co.uk who would love to help.