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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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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£495.00
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Riverbank Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£425.00
Special Offer
Primrose Mount Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Gaze out to Lake Windermere through architect-designed windows, relax in a peaceful enclosed garden and enjoy only a 2 minute stroll to Bowness village and the lake shore from this modern detached residence. Primrose Mount takes a gently elevated location on the edge of Bowness, to take full advantage of the unforgettable lake views which can be enjoyed from almost every room.

Available From£645.00
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£725.00
Special Offer
Crop Howe Langdale
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Arrive at this superb detached Lakeland residence and you'll know you've found something special. Just outside Ambleside, Crop Howe commands simply breathtaking views to the famous Langdale Pikes. The sheer quality within this luxurious ecco property combined with this sublime setting makes it a first choice every time and with so may repeat 'lakelovers' we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Available From£775.00
Special Offer Ghyll Heights 9-14th March 2019 reduced to £350. Please call 015394 88855 to book
Ghyll Heights Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£415.00
Special Offer Special Offer - 7 Nights reduced from £810 to £720
Bay Tree Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously refurbished double-fronted cottage is everything to every lover of Lakeland life. It's only a stroll away from the vibrant shops, restaurants and traditional pubs of Ambleside, and also the shores of Lake Windermere where cruisers depart to ferry you the full length of the lake. The cottage is gently elevated to give superb fell and valley views from both bedrooms and garden.

Available From£410.00
Special Offer
Ralston Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • Infants welcome

This boutique luxury cottage, in a peaceful corner of Ambleside, has plenty of eclectic treats in store. Within the traditional Lakeland stone exterior, you'll find breathtakingly contemporary living spaces and 3 seductive king-size bedroom suites that appear straight out of a glossy magazine.

Available From£625.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • 2 pets allowed

A welcoming and romantic cottage for one or two couples in a quiet location, just 5 minutes from the cinema, shops & restaurants conservation area of Bowness. This property has been beautifully modernised to exacting standards, yet retaining traditional charm. Embrace the convenience of vibrant Bowness, offering shops, cafes, lake cruises and plenty of evening entertainment.

Available From£395.00
Special Offer
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£435.00
Special Offer
Courtyard Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Car Park Available
  • 2 pets allowed

A secluded and romantic retreat, with a village centre location that's hard to beat... Ambleside is bustling and vibrant throughout the year and from Courtyard Cottage you never have far to go to reach your favourite restaurant or bar or see the latest films. Convenient yet secluded from the hustle and bustle, Courtyard Cottage is a real find.

Available From£425.00
Special Offer Special Offer - 7 Nights reduced from £365 to £329
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This charming character apartment nestles on the banks of the River Leven, in a magical setting at the southern outlet of Lake Windermere. Riverbank Hideaway occupies the ground floor part of an original Lakeland barn on the water's edge, converted with taste and style, with hand upholstured luxurious fabrics to create a special holiday retreat. Perfect for couples or a small family, the riverside setting is idyllic all year round.

Available From£365.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

This romantic and poetic little rustic hideaway is one of several self-catering properties which make up the historic 'Stepping Stones' residence - home to William Wordsworth's son and family for over a century. The breathtaking setting is quite unique, at the foot of Loughrigg Fell and surrounded by the countryside which inspired Wordsworth's poetry.

Available From£385.00
Special Offer
Ravenscroft Windermere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This traditional Lakeland residence is conveniently located only a short 5 minute stroll mid way between both vibrant villages of Windermere and Bowness together with the shores of Lake Windermere. Convenience and space makes Ravenscroft a perfect base for sociable gatherings and family holidays at any time of the year with each of the four large bedrooms enjoying en-suite bathroom facilities.

Available From£775.00
Special Offer
The Low House Bowness
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Entering the property you will step into the beautiful powder blue kitchen with high vaulted ceiling and exposed original wood beams. There is an American Style fridge/freezer with water and Ice function. An electric AGA with double oven and induction hob and underfloor heating fills the kitchen with warmth. The Kitchen Island and dining table provides and elegant but practical social space when preparing meals or planning the day ahead over morning coffee.

Available From£1250.00
Special Offer Special Offer! 7 nights reduced from £445 to £395!
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£445.00
Special Offer
Stone Howe Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This breathtaking Ambleside home enjoys an elevated setting with dramatic mountain views through every window. Stone How is spacious, full of character and ingeniously designed on a single level to make the most of the outlook. Every room brings the outside in, with an abundance of windows and glass panels. The living areas are spacious and stylish, extending to a relaxed conservatory and decked patio - perfect for pre-dinner drinks!

Available From£375.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

An adorable Lakeland cottage within a pretty courtyard of cottages amongst two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be sociable, spacious and quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old cottage is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£425.00
Special Offer
Gilpin View Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

In a countryside setting only 10 minutes from Bowness and Lake Windermere, the historic Starnthwaite Ghyll mill house has been tastefully converted into a special complex of character cottages. Delightfully off the beaten track, Gilpin View is one of a row of four attractive cottages overlooking the stream and across the orchard to the lush Lyth Valley, very close to Crosthwaite village and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn (1.5m away).

Available From£375.00
Special Offer
Highgate Ullswater
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Highgate is an imposing farmhouse that dates back to the 19th Century and has recently undergone a major refurbishment to create a fantastic holiday cottage ideal for extended families or friends. Located in the northern edge of the Lake District with easy access to Keswick, Grasmere and Ullswater and easy to reach from the motorway at Penrith, Highgate offers high quality accommodation ideal for all the family.

Available From£945.00

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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.