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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 not compromise. Our child friendly cottages in the Lake District share our high quality and care standards. All are 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 things 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 or enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk who would love to help.

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Lily Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Located on a quite side street close to the centre of Windermere village, just a few minutes walk from a great selection of shops, bars and eateries, Lily Cottage is a beautiful cottage that has been finished in contemporary manner to offer quality accommodation in a convenient location.

Available From£465
Special Offer
Appletree Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Welcome to Beatrix Potter country! This magical 17th century Lakeland cottage nestles in the picturesque hamlet of Far Sawrey, conveniently placed between Hawkshead and Windermere. The Grade II listed building oozes with the kind of character and charm one dreams of; exposed beams, open fire, solid fuel stove, terrace to sprawling garden and a gently flowing stream running by.

Available From£450
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Close to the banks of the River Brathay in the Langdale Valley, this traditional Lakeland cottage, with a rather more contemporary interior, has an enchanting outlook towards the ancient river bridge. River Bank presents a perfect 'getaway' opportunity at any time of year; cosy up by the woodburning stove in winter or dine al-fresco in the private garden in summer.

Available From£399
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Oak Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Cosy, sophisticated and gazing out over the Langdale Valley through a fabulous full wall window... this stylish retreat is a place to spend precious time together and an outstanding base for walkers. The Langdale Retreat forms part of a larger property which enjoys a slightly elevated setting in the sleepy village of Chapel Stile.

Available From£435
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Ivy Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car

Approached by a 75 yard pathway on the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell, this luxury cottage in Clappersgate is well worth the stroll. Gazing out to Lake Windermere and beyond, Ivy Cottage is an enchanting retreat for a couple or family close to the mouth of the Langdale Valley and only a short stroll from Ambleside's vibrant village centre.

Available From£399
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The Viewpoint Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Perched above the ever popular village of Ambleside, The Viewpoint offers just that; a wonderful vista across slate covered rooftops towards St. Mary's steeple and a 180 bird's eye panorama of the majestic mountain range beyond.

Available From£395
Special Offer New Year Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £1750 to £1350
Raisthwaite Farm Coniston
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

What a setting for this 17th century detached traditional farmhouse found in an enviable secluded position surrounded by 25 acres of glorious Lake District countryside. Close by to the southern tip of Coniston Water alongside a working Lakeland farm, blissfully picturesque in every sense.

Available From£550
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £799 to £719
The Barn Lakeside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This detached 17th century Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere, found in the sleepy and picturesque hamlet of Finsthwaite overlooking St Peter's church and very close to the beautiful High Dam.This original beazon broom barn is steeped in history and overflowing with character making this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries.

Available From£545
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £770 to £678
Spring Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

This stylish cottage-style apartment, set over two upper floors, enjoys a peaceful setting within Ambleside's prestigious Falls development, overlooking Stockghyll Falls from the fabulous upper floor living space. The accommodation has a wonderfully calming atmosphere, thanks to soothing natural colours, modern simplicity and an abundance of Lakeland light.

Available From£399
Special Offer
Apple Tree Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

Located close to the centre of the bustling village of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, Appletree Cottage, has been beautifully developed by the current owners to offer quality accommodation, and a cottage garden all just a few minutes' walk from all the village amenities.

Available From£375
Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £825 to £700
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Cherry Tree Cottage is a lovely, spacious and convenient holiday cottage situated in Bowness-on-Windermere. It offers a quiet location, away from the crowds yet only a short stroll from the village of Bowness and Windermere Lake itself. Set over 3 floors, this property provides plenty of space for family and couples. If you're looking for a cottage with generous sized bedrooms and living space which is set within a quiet area of Bowness, then this is the place for you to relax and recharge your batteries. The delights of Bowness village are only a 10 minutes' walk away. An absolute bonus for this property is that you don't even require a car to get here; it is within easy reach by using local public transport; buses and railway to and from Windermere, Lake District daily.

Available From£399
Special Offer
Ghyll Foot Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Situated in the heart of Ambleside Village, this whitewashed character cottage is a real treat. Filled with charm and character this traditional cottage has been lovingly restored retaining much of the original charm whilst adding everything you could need for a memorable stay.

Available From£395
Special Offer
Loughrigg Brow Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 1 car

A few minutes stroll from Lake Windermere's Waterhead Pier, this superb ground floor apartment enjoys stunning views to Loughrigg and the Lakeland Fells. Loughrigg Brow forms part of an impressive Lakeland residence, set within private grounds, and the apartment certainly shares in the elegance of the traditional building.

Available From£325
Special Offer
Pavement Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This Victorian cottage enjoys a prime central Ambleside location in the heart of the village. It is set in a quiet side lane with amenities just around the corner. Guests can enjoy the local area without a need to use the car on a daily basis. There are great local walks for all ages and abilities, or you can take a stroll to the lake for cruises and boat hire. You can sample excellent places to eat and first-rate cinemas, plus welcoming pubs and a variety of outdoor activities all within walking distance.

Available From£425
Special Offer
The Blithe Hare Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

The Blithe Hare is the quintessential, 17th century Lakeland cottage nested along a quiet row in Troutbeck Bridge at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley, midway between the vibrant villages of Windermere and Ambleside. The enchanting and stylish interior of this chocolate box cottage has been beautifully created with great flair to provide the perfect, romantic bolt hole and offers a relaxing living space dressed with an eclectic mix of hand-picked furnishings and carefully chosen accessories and artwork.

Available From£375
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious Lakeland Lodge nestles in a 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 short stroll away from this beautiful lodge.

Available From£475
Special Offer
Byways Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Situated on the hillside, with fell views, a few minutes' walk from the centre of the popular village of Ambleside, Byways is a lovingly restored, traditional stone built two bedroom cottage. The cottage offers a seamless blend of original character, contemporary living and a high quality finish, complemented by a pretty cottage garden and patio copmplete with summer house and garden furniture.

Available From£395

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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 not compromise. Our child friendly cottages in the Lake District share our high quality and care standards. All are 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 things 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 or enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk who would love to help.