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Keswick Cottages | Sleeps 2-4

Self-Catering cottages in Keswick, sleeps 2 to 4 people

From rustic barn conversions in hilltop hamlets, to sophisticated apartments in the centre of town, your dream cottage is waiting for you in our diverse collection of properties. You may be searching for a cottage in Keswick that sleeps 2-4 that is packed with period charm, an open fire and undisturbed views across the surrounding countryside. You may prefer a more contemporary retreat for your loved one of family; choose one of Keswick’s iconic Victorian slate terraces or a luxury apartment with a state-of-the-art kitchen. All of our properties are tastefully refurbished and finished to an exceptional standard with unique touches that allow you to quickly settle into your home from home.

Nestled in the Borrowdale Valley against the breathtaking backdrop of the Skiddaw range, Keswick is a quaint market town with a lot to offer.
As the hub of the Northern Lakes, a getaway in Keswick puts you within easy reach of some of the national park’s most stunning scenery and some of Cumbria’s biggest attractions. Whether it is soaking up spectacular panoramas across Derwentwater and its shoreline mountains, hiking Wainwright’s Northern Fells, or spotting ospreys at Bassenthwaite, the landscape surrounding Keswick provides a wealth of outdoor experiences to enjoy.
When you have had your fill of adventures in the fresh air, visit the heart of Keswick: Market Square. This pedestrianised area is home to Keswick’s 700-year-old market and the surrounding streets are lined with charming independent retailers and delightful eateries.
Close to town, you can take a trip to the Lake District Wildlife Park, catch a waterfront performance at Theatre by the Lake and revel in the megalithic magnificence of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Self-Catering near Keswick

Choosing from our Many of Lakelovers properties have gorgeous gardens or sun-trap courtyards where you can enjoy the summer months and entertain friends al-fresco. Most cottages enjoy magnificent views across the Borrowdale Valley. Many of our properties are pet-friendly and Keswick is a particularly dog friendly holiday destination, meaning that your pooch can come along too (just look out for the dog-friendly symbol when browsing our website).
What all of our accommodation has in common is quality. All of our Keswick cottages are VisitEngland graded 3-5 stars so that you are guaranteed comfort of the highest degree during your stay with us in the Lake District.

A Little of Keswick’s History

Keswick’s recorded history dates back to middle ages, but the Stone Age settlement at Castlerigg tells us communities have been living around the town for some 4000 years. It is not known what this prehistoric site was originally intended for, but if you’re booking a Keswick grew in prosperity during the reign of Elizabeth I, who was keen to draw on the town’s natural resources to strengthen her warships. For years, the area was mined for its considerable deposits of copper, its slate, and most notably, its graphite. The latter was purportedly discovered by a shepherd in Seathwaite and led to the manufacture of what residents claim was the world’s first pencil. Visit the Cumberland Pencil Museum just off the A66 to learn about the history of pencil making from its ‘sheepish’ beginnings to present day.
Keswick was a popular spot with romantic Lake Poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey and together they catalogued the beauty of the Borrowdale Valley for readers across the world.

Getting There

Arriving at your Keswick cottage by car is easy; the town is situated just 20 minutes from Junction 40 of the M6. The Lake District is well connected to London and Glasgow by the West Coast mainline and, with stations in the nearby towns of Penrith and Carlisle, you will have no trouble getting to Keswick on the train. You can hire an eco-friendly car from Penrith Station at the UK’s only independently-owned Car Club, or you could hop on a bus which gets you into town in 40 minutes.
Once you have reached your cottage, For the more adventurous among us, Keswick is included on the Coast to Coast Cycle Route. It may be time to don your lycra and join in, as the town is the most popular stop of the trip.

Out and About

The market town enjoys one of the Lake District’s most idyllic settings, and there’s plenty of exploring to be done on the doorstep of your Keswick cottage. The Borrowdale Valley is quintessentially Lake District. The landscape around Keswick is studded with lakes and there are 6 for you to enjoy: Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock, Loweswater, Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite Lake (the only ‘lake’ in the Lake District).
Derwentwater is sublime. Just a short stroll from the town centre, the 8 miles around the lake make a serene walk; the peak of Cat Bells rises dramatically from the shore. The view from Friar’s Crag to the east of the lake was described by Ruskin as one of the most beautiful scenes in Europe.
Keswick is home to some of the Lake District’s best loved walks: from the gentler slopes of Cat Bells to the rugged crags of Blencathra, you will easily find a route to suit you. For thrill-seekers, Keswick is an ideal location for outdoor adventures; the area boasts some of the best climbing routes in the country and Keswick’s dramatic landscape means mountain-biking off-road here can be a white-knuckle ride. For a more peaceful experience, cycling around the country lanes offers equally amazing views.
The Lake District Wildlife Park, situated a ten-minute drive from Keswick, makes an excellent day out for all the family. From zebras to gibbons, the park is home to over 100 species of animals who are free to roam in the 24-acre parkland. Your heart will be melted by a visit to the micro piglets.
Or you can explore Keswick’s bustling centre. Shopping is enjoyable and diverse in Keswick; it is charming to see that the town has avoided the influx of big commercial retailers and offers many independent stores to choose from. Peruse the artisan gift shops and craft bakeries, browse the twice-weekly 700-year-old market and take a trip to one of the town’s art galleries.
For evening entertainment, the Alhambra Cinema is among the oldest in Britain and its charming theatre-style décor makes it a lovely place to catch a film. Equally enchanting is the Theatre by the Lake, which enjoys a magnificent setting just a short stroll from Derwentwater. The theatre, which has two stages, hosts a variety of festivals and productions year-round.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

There’s no shortage of delicious food in Keswick. Market Square is lined with pleasant cafes and traditional bakeries, and a number of homely gastropubs, fish and chip shops and excellent restaurants sit around the town. With so much to try, it is a good job that a day in the fresh country air will work up an appetite.
Nestled on the shores of Derwentwater, The Chalet Tea Rooms is a lovely eatery in a picturesque location. The Austrian breakfast is very popular, as is their hearty soup and deep-filled toasties, which have been warming up ramblers on a pit-stop from Cat Bells hikes for years. Muddy paws are welcome too.
If you are in the mood for pub grub, there is an array of cosy pubs with great food to choose from. With its oak beams and flag stone floors, The Dog and Gun is very popular with walkers and climbers and is renowned for its Goulash.
For something a little fancier, enjoy fine dining at the Bistro at the Distillery in Bassenthwaite where chefs use local Lakes produce to create exceptional, honest food. The wine list is extensive too, and the restaurant boasts a range of signature cocktails.
Keswick is the ideal location to explore the quiet and picturesque north Lake District with a loved one, family or friends. However, Beatrix Potter fans may want to check out our Hawkshead holiday cottages. Families looking for a holiday packed with Lake District attractions should browse our Windermere Cottages. Ambleside is thought of as the heart of the Lake District and Great Langdale is a walker and climbers paradise. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it with a Lakelovers Lake District holiday.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630.00
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Lacet Cottage Ullswater
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located in the rolling countryside of the north east Lake District, just a few minutes from the shores of Ullswater, Lacet Cottage, a traditional 19th century cottage, has been lovingly refurbished by the owner to offer exceptional and high quality accommodation, finished to a very high standard for those seeking a beautiful Lakeland retreat.

Available From£595.00
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Heathfield Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Heathfield is located in the popular Crosthwaite area of Keswick and within easy walking distance of the town centre and market square. This 1930s property had been refurbished to a very high standard by its current owners and offers spacious and luxurious accommodation for four people and is an ideal base for friends to relax and enjoy the combination of quality accommodation in a great location.

Available From£490.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£480.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£480.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Situated in the unspoilt village of Uldale, The Grooms Cottage has been lovingly created as a cosy and romantic retreat for two and offers high quality accommodation nestled in the beautiful scenery of the north Lakes. The village of Uldale captures countryside life that has remained unchanged for years with a village pub and church, working farms, quaint cottages and a village green. This property has recently been featured in The Cumberland News and also the award winning Cumbria Life magazine, where you can find its highly complimented write ups.

Available From£450.00
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Rosebay Cottage Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

Built in 1714, 3 Rose Cottages is a delightful picture perfect cottage, in the pretty Lakeland village of Dacre just a short drive, or a pleasant walk, from the shores of Ullswater. Refurbished to an exceptionally high standard by the owner with great attention to detail this pretty cottage offers quality, character and lots of charm.

Available From£445.00
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Boxtree Ullswater
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A few minutes' drive or a delightful walk from the shores of Ullswater, in the pretty village of Dacre, Boxtree is a beautifully restored, two bedroom, 18th century farmer's cottage. This delightful cottage is packed full of quality, charm and character.

Available From£445.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£440.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Taking its name from a member of Ullswater Steamer's fleet of heritage vessels that have provided visitors for over a 100 years to enjoy this most picturesque of the Lake District's lakes, M.V. Western Belle offers quality accommodation and the ideal base from which to explore all the Lake District has to offer. This recently refurbished property has been finished to the very highest standard and is an ideal for couples or families alike.

Available From£440.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 2 pets allowed

Set on a quiet side street, just five minutes walk from Keswick Market Square, Little Leveret, is a real treat of a cottage that reflects the owner's attention to detail and desire to create the perfect Lakeland hideaway.

Available From£395.00
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Agathi Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

Agathi is a larger than expected end of terrace cottage in the heart of the vibrant and popular market town of Keswick. Refurbished to a high standard by its current owners, Agathi offers high quality accommodation, only a short walk from the market square home to the award winning twice weekly market, the great shopping and excellent selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. All are on the doorstep and are a popular draw whatever the time of year.

Available From£395.00
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Oakdene Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Situated in the quiet village of Portinscale and within walking distance of the shores of Derwentwater and just over a mile from the market town of Keswick, Oakdene, is a homely terrace cottage, ideally suited for those visit the Lake District with their four legged friends and who love the great outdoors.

Available From£385.00
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Pippin Cottage Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Pippin Cottage appears, from the outside, to be a traditional, Victorian terrace house but step inside and you will be instantly taken by the cool and contemporary makeover that the owners have created. Here old and new blend effortlessly to create a fantastic cottage that offer the ideal place to relax with family and friends, situated within easy walking distance of Keswick Market Square.Take our 3d virtual tour of the property including floorplan by clicking here.

Available From£385.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located just a short walk from the southern shores of Thirlmere, Thirlmere Cottage is a much loved retreat to which one can escape and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside and the spectacular, ever changing scenery throughout the year.

Available From£385.00
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Surprise View Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Situated on the market square in the centre of Keswick, Surprise View has been carefully created by the current owners to offer high quality accommodation, in a great location and to make the most of the beautiful views across the rooftops to the mountains beyond from the large balcony that is a great feature and from which the property derives its name.

Available From£385.00

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Keswick Cottages Sleeping 2-4

Keswick Cottages | Sleeps 2-4

Self-Catering cottages in Keswick, sleeps 2 to 4 people

From rustic barn conversions in hilltop hamlets, to sophisticated apartments in the centre of town, your dream cottage is waiting for you in our diverse collection of properties. You may be searching for a cottage in Keswick that sleeps 2-4 that is packed with period charm, an open fire and undisturbed views across the surrounding countryside. You may prefer a more contemporary retreat for your loved one of family; choose one of Keswick’s iconic Victorian slate terraces or a luxury apartment with a state-of-the-art kitchen. All of our properties are tastefully refurbished and finished to an exceptional standard with unique touches that allow you to quickly settle into your home from home.

Nestled in the Borrowdale Valley against the breathtaking backdrop of the Skiddaw range, Keswick is a quaint market town with a lot to offer.
As the hub of the Northern Lakes, a getaway in Keswick puts you within easy reach of some of the national park’s most stunning scenery and some of Cumbria’s biggest attractions. Whether it is soaking up spectacular panoramas across Derwentwater and its shoreline mountains, hiking Wainwright’s Northern Fells, or spotting ospreys at Bassenthwaite, the landscape surrounding Keswick provides a wealth of outdoor experiences to enjoy.
When you have had your fill of adventures in the fresh air, visit the heart of Keswick: Market Square. This pedestrianised area is home to Keswick’s 700-year-old market and the surrounding streets are lined with charming independent retailers and delightful eateries.
Close to town, you can take a trip to the Lake District Wildlife Park, catch a waterfront performance at Theatre by the Lake and revel in the megalithic magnificence of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Self-Catering near Keswick

Choosing from our Many of Lakelovers properties have gorgeous gardens or sun-trap courtyards where you can enjoy the summer months and entertain friends al-fresco. Most cottages enjoy magnificent views across the Borrowdale Valley. Many of our properties are pet-friendly and Keswick is a particularly dog friendly holiday destination, meaning that your pooch can come along too (just look out for the dog-friendly symbol when browsing our website).
What all of our accommodation has in common is quality. All of our Keswick cottages are VisitEngland graded 3-5 stars so that you are guaranteed comfort of the highest degree during your stay with us in the Lake District.

A Little of Keswick’s History

Keswick’s recorded history dates back to middle ages, but the Stone Age settlement at Castlerigg tells us communities have been living around the town for some 4000 years. It is not known what this prehistoric site was originally intended for, but if you’re booking a Keswick grew in prosperity during the reign of Elizabeth I, who was keen to draw on the town’s natural resources to strengthen her warships. For years, the area was mined for its considerable deposits of copper, its slate, and most notably, its graphite. The latter was purportedly discovered by a shepherd in Seathwaite and led to the manufacture of what residents claim was the world’s first pencil. Visit the Cumberland Pencil Museum just off the A66 to learn about the history of pencil making from its ‘sheepish’ beginnings to present day.
Keswick was a popular spot with romantic Lake Poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey and together they catalogued the beauty of the Borrowdale Valley for readers across the world.

Getting There

Arriving at your Keswick cottage by car is easy; the town is situated just 20 minutes from Junction 40 of the M6. The Lake District is well connected to London and Glasgow by the West Coast mainline and, with stations in the nearby towns of Penrith and Carlisle, you will have no trouble getting to Keswick on the train. You can hire an eco-friendly car from Penrith Station at the UK’s only independently-owned Car Club, or you could hop on a bus which gets you into town in 40 minutes.
Once you have reached your cottage, For the more adventurous among us, Keswick is included on the Coast to Coast Cycle Route. It may be time to don your lycra and join in, as the town is the most popular stop of the trip.

Out and About

The market town enjoys one of the Lake District’s most idyllic settings, and there’s plenty of exploring to be done on the doorstep of your Keswick cottage. The Borrowdale Valley is quintessentially Lake District. The landscape around Keswick is studded with lakes and there are 6 for you to enjoy: Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock, Loweswater, Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite Lake (the only ‘lake’ in the Lake District).
Derwentwater is sublime. Just a short stroll from the town centre, the 8 miles around the lake make a serene walk; the peak of Cat Bells rises dramatically from the shore. The view from Friar’s Crag to the east of the lake was described by Ruskin as one of the most beautiful scenes in Europe.
Keswick is home to some of the Lake District’s best loved walks: from the gentler slopes of Cat Bells to the rugged crags of Blencathra, you will easily find a route to suit you. For thrill-seekers, Keswick is an ideal location for outdoor adventures; the area boasts some of the best climbing routes in the country and Keswick’s dramatic landscape means mountain-biking off-road here can be a white-knuckle ride. For a more peaceful experience, cycling around the country lanes offers equally amazing views.
The Lake District Wildlife Park, situated a ten-minute drive from Keswick, makes an excellent day out for all the family. From zebras to gibbons, the park is home to over 100 species of animals who are free to roam in the 24-acre parkland. Your heart will be melted by a visit to the micro piglets.
Or you can explore Keswick’s bustling centre. Shopping is enjoyable and diverse in Keswick; it is charming to see that the town has avoided the influx of big commercial retailers and offers many independent stores to choose from. Peruse the artisan gift shops and craft bakeries, browse the twice-weekly 700-year-old market and take a trip to one of the town’s art galleries.
For evening entertainment, the Alhambra Cinema is among the oldest in Britain and its charming theatre-style décor makes it a lovely place to catch a film. Equally enchanting is the Theatre by the Lake, which enjoys a magnificent setting just a short stroll from Derwentwater. The theatre, which has two stages, hosts a variety of festivals and productions year-round.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

There’s no shortage of delicious food in Keswick. Market Square is lined with pleasant cafes and traditional bakeries, and a number of homely gastropubs, fish and chip shops and excellent restaurants sit around the town. With so much to try, it is a good job that a day in the fresh country air will work up an appetite.
Nestled on the shores of Derwentwater, The Chalet Tea Rooms is a lovely eatery in a picturesque location. The Austrian breakfast is very popular, as is their hearty soup and deep-filled toasties, which have been warming up ramblers on a pit-stop from Cat Bells hikes for years. Muddy paws are welcome too.
If you are in the mood for pub grub, there is an array of cosy pubs with great food to choose from. With its oak beams and flag stone floors, The Dog and Gun is very popular with walkers and climbers and is renowned for its Goulash.
For something a little fancier, enjoy fine dining at the Bistro at the Distillery in Bassenthwaite where chefs use local Lakes produce to create exceptional, honest food. The wine list is extensive too, and the restaurant boasts a range of signature cocktails.
Keswick is the ideal location to explore the quiet and picturesque north Lake District with a loved one, family or friends. However, Beatrix Potter fans may want to check out our Hawkshead holiday cottages. Families looking for a holiday packed with Lake District attractions should browse our Windermere Cottages. Ambleside is thought of as the heart of the Lake District and Great Langdale is a walker and climbers paradise. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it with a Lakelovers Lake District holiday.