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Family Friendly Short Breaks

Short Breaks in Family Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

We have simply stunning family friendly cottages with 3 and 4 day availability. All across the most popular locations of the Lake District, for that much-needed, rejuvenating escape.
 
From large cottages in Windemere to family accomodation in Coniston. All have been refurbished to the highest of VisitEngland self-catering standards. So you can concentrate on getting the most out of your long weekend away.
 
We have Lake District accommodation offers on all year round. Plus our Lakelovers Recommends discount card for top Lake District attractions and restaurants. The whole family can hop, skip and jump your way through a short break in the Lakes.
We have quality accommodation with facilities that are great for kids and families. Secure and equipped gardens and safe terraces are perfect for burning energy in the great outdoors, whilst parents relax. Private parking outside your house makes unpacking easy and you’ll find high chairs, cots, toddler beds, bathtubs, games and toys inside. Z beds make for flexible sleeping arrangements. Pocket sprung and memory foam mattresses with quality cotton linen promise the ultimate in a good night’s rest.
 
Packing is easy for a Lakelovers mini-break with the family too. As is packing because our holiday accommodation includes free towels and bedding.
 
We know how little ones don’t like travelling, so enjoy journeying by boat on a steam cruise with Windermere Lake Cruises or Coniston Launch. Hire bikes and a baby trailer for all the family and enjoy pram friendly walks, such as Beatrix Potter’s favourite Tarn Hows.
 
No matter what the weather, there’s fun and entertainment for all the family in the Lake District. Award-winning attractions like the Lakes Aquarium on Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness and The Puzzling Place in Keswick are firm rainy day activities.
 
Self-catering is particularly suited to all budgets, giving families flexibility to make yummy homemade picnics, store babies milk and weaning purees. Kids can explore the new house and gardens whilst parents enjoy a meal together. Quality kitchen fixtures and appliances, such as large dishwashers and well equipped boot and utility rooms, mean you can spend time on the moments that matter. WiFi and TV packages such as Freeview and Sky come in handy for when down-time is needed too.
 
Family meal planning and cooking is easy breezy with thoughtfully stocked kitchens, including family toasters and pots and pans.
 
From cottages with open plan kitchen and living spaces for all the family to spend time together to sprawling large family cottages, where families have space to spread out and include several bathrooms and en suites so no fighting for the loo, our family friendly short break accommodation scores a 10/10.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

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

Available From£440
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This handsome Lakeland home takes a fantastic location above Bowness village, backing on to National Trust land and commanding superb fell and lake views. With ample living space for family or friends, the interior is comfortably furnished, warmed by feature woodburning stove and featuring characteristic oak panelling in the living room and master bedroom.

Available From£375
Special Offer
Millerbeck Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Millerbeck is simply a wonderful bolt hole situated on the fringes of picturesque Ambleside in a sublime setting at the foot of Loughrigg Fell and only a few minutes stroll through the park over the river to bustling Ambleside centre. Thinking of spending precious time together or socialising with friends in a truly romantic spot with views to die for, then here at Millerbeck you have found it.

Available From£425
Special Offer
Sherwood Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This superb detached residence commands beautiful views through walls of glass, from a peaceful setting only a 5 minute stroll from Bowness village and the shores of Lake Windermere. Presented with an eye for style, Sherwood promises breathing space and sociable gathering for couples, friends or families.

Available From£495
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Sawrey Knotts was built in 1861 by the Magistrate Robert Sowler as a stunning Victorian residence with great character. Top Garden Suite, with its elevated position and own private entrance at the top of the former house offers beautiful views above the rooftops to Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside and as the name suggests has direct access to the gardens.

Available From£395
Special Offer
Annisgarth Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Conveniently situated five minutes' walk from the centre of the popular village of Bowness, Annisgarth is a superb, well presented, terraced property that offers great accommodation in and excellent location.

Available From£625
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1450 to £1233
Miyanli Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This traditional Lakeland detached residence simply has it all - sophisticated Lakeland luxury, a special place to spend precious time together in a peaceful elevated setting, yet literally only a stone's throw from the village centre and the shores of Lake Windermere. Aptly named this wonderful property is surrounded by intoxicating colour from within its dreamy garden.

Available From£650
Special Offer
Croft Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Travelling south of Bowness on Windermere you reach the highly desirable residential area of Storrs Park which includes some of the Lake District's most prestigious properties and so Croft Cottage finds itself in very good company! It is located across the road from Broad Leys, the now head quarters of Windermere Motor Boat Club and was the original butler's residence for the big house when it was privately owned.

Available From£695
Special Offer
Sunbeam Cottage Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A short stroll from the shores of Coniston water, this traditional gamekeeper's cottage is full of the character of Lakeland stone-flagged floors, old oak beams, heartwarming fires and adorable cottage windows -all wrapped up with tasteful decor and furnishings. Views are to the lake and the Coniston fells, taking in Brantwood - famous home of John Ruskin. Sunbeam Cottage has an intriguing link with this famous writer and thinker - find out more when you arrive!

Available From£380
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This former quarryman's cottage enjoys the perfect setting many would say; secluded and tranquil and set between Coniston and Little Langdale and not far from the dramatic Hodge Close quarries. There is great walking both high and low level right from your door. Set in a walker's paradise close to Langdale and the Coniston Fells, this traditional Lakeland cottage is a cosy retreat for lovers of the outdoors.

Available From£365
Special Offer
Bowderstone Keswick
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located close to the centre of the bustling market town of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District, Bowderstone is a much loved family home that has been beautifully finished to offer quality accommodation, with beautiful roof tops views to the mountains and a secluded patio all just a few minutes' walk from all the town's amenities.

Available From£725
Special Offer
Tarn House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Part of a magnificent period property, Tarn House sits above the picturesque Skelwith Village in the Langdale Valley. This is a genuine walkers' paradise; commanding ever-changing views from the garden over the spectacular valley and circumscribed by the Lake District's most famous fells.

Available From£775
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Crosthwaite House is quite simply a gorgeous Period Lakeland residence occupying a picture postcard perfect setting with breathtaking views in every direction. This stylish property forms the first floor of this distinctive house and the property has been carefully and sympathetically divided to retain privacy and maximise the benefits of the stunning and far reaching views.

Available From£525
Special Offer
Edelweiss Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located close to the centre of the bustling village of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, Edelweiss has been beautifully finished to offer quality accommodation, with beautiful views, a secluded garden all just a few minutes' walk from all the village amenities. Flexible accommodation for 8 set over 3 levels to provde privacy when wanted. The lounge is bright and airy and offers a great place to relax, socialise with friends or family around the large dining table or to simply relax and enjoy the views over Loughrigg from the balcony.

Available From£795
Special Offer
Slaters Cottage Langdale
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This 300 year old cottage is one of just a few in the sleepy hamlet of Little Langdale, immersed in the walkers' paradise that is the Langdale Valley. You'll find breathtaking scenery at every turn, and exhilarating walks from your doorstep - Lingmoor Fell, Pike O'Blisco and Bow Fell to your north, and Wetherlam, Swirl How and the Coniston Fells to your south. At the end of the day, refuel at Little Langdale's excellent Three Shires Inn.

Available From£525
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

With a peaceful garden and superb countryside views from every window, this traditional Lakeland cottage is tucked down a peaceful country lane in the hamlet of Crook. Inside the cottage, a homely interior welcomes you as latch doors lead through stone flagged floored rooms, with exposed beams and wood burning stove.

Available From£545
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £635 to £550
Tizzie Whizie Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Arrive at this traditional Lake District cottage, right at the heart of Windermere village, and you'll be surprised by the sophistication within. Spread over three floors, Tizzie Whizie Cottage is decadent yet relaxed; finished with natural colours, plumped up with leather furnishings and oozing Lakeland cottage charm.

Available From£355
Special Offer ***Special Offer! 7 Nights reduced from £720 to £565!***
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A stone's throw from the centre of Grasmere, this beautifully renovated Lakeland cottage is situated in a quiet mews courtyard setting and is far from just a convenient bolt hole. With characterful exposed beams and roof angles which have been retained and only add to the charm of the place - somewhere to relax, unwind, and embrace the pace and beauty of this world-renowned area.

Available From£385
Special Offer
Reston Mill Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Sitting on the edge of the Lake District National Park in the popular village of Staveley, Reston Mill is a great cottage for those seeking accommodation for families or groups of friends. Accommodating ten people in six bedrooms this property offers plenty of space to relax and socialise, and is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District, on foot, by car or on two wheels.

Available From£895
Special Offer
Birkwray Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside between Ambleside and Hawkshead, set in beautiful gardens commanding simply breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see... For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries.

Available From£999

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Family Friendly Short Breaks

Family Friendly Short Breaks

Short Breaks in Family Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

We have simply stunning family friendly cottages with 3 and 4 day availability. All across the most popular locations of the Lake District, for that much-needed, rejuvenating escape.
 
From large cottages in Windemere to family accomodation in Coniston. All have been refurbished to the highest of VisitEngland self-catering standards. So you can concentrate on getting the most out of your long weekend away.
 
We have Lake District accommodation offers on all year round. Plus our Lakelovers Recommends discount card for top Lake District attractions and restaurants. The whole family can hop, skip and jump your way through a short break in the Lakes.
We have quality accommodation with facilities that are great for kids and families. Secure and equipped gardens and safe terraces are perfect for burning energy in the great outdoors, whilst parents relax. Private parking outside your house makes unpacking easy and you’ll find high chairs, cots, toddler beds, bathtubs, games and toys inside. Z beds make for flexible sleeping arrangements. Pocket sprung and memory foam mattresses with quality cotton linen promise the ultimate in a good night’s rest.
 
Packing is easy for a Lakelovers mini-break with the family too. As is packing because our holiday accommodation includes free towels and bedding.
 
We know how little ones don’t like travelling, so enjoy journeying by boat on a steam cruise with Windermere Lake Cruises or Coniston Launch. Hire bikes and a baby trailer for all the family and enjoy pram friendly walks, such as Beatrix Potter’s favourite Tarn Hows.
 
No matter what the weather, there’s fun and entertainment for all the family in the Lake District. Award-winning attractions like the Lakes Aquarium on Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness and The Puzzling Place in Keswick are firm rainy day activities.
 
Self-catering is particularly suited to all budgets, giving families flexibility to make yummy homemade picnics, store babies milk and weaning purees. Kids can explore the new house and gardens whilst parents enjoy a meal together. Quality kitchen fixtures and appliances, such as large dishwashers and well equipped boot and utility rooms, mean you can spend time on the moments that matter. WiFi and TV packages such as Freeview and Sky come in handy for when down-time is needed too.
 
Family meal planning and cooking is easy breezy with thoughtfully stocked kitchens, including family toasters and pots and pans.
 
From cottages with open plan kitchen and living spaces for all the family to spend time together to sprawling large family cottages, where families have space to spread out and include several bathrooms and en suites so no fighting for the loo, our family friendly short break accommodation scores a 10/10.