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Cottages with Lake Access

Cottages with Lake Access

Holiday Cottages in the Lake District with Lake Access

The Lake District is home to no less than 18 lakes and tarns, including England’s largest natural lake, the beloved Windermere. And what better way to enjoy their serenity than from one of Lakelovers cottages to rent in the lakes that has lake access or spectacular lake view! With these special Lake District waters, created from Ice Age glacial melting from ten thousand years ago, comes an abundance of activity, on and around the lakes; from unique wildlife, water-based sports like boating, fishing, paddling and swimming to lakeside walking and cycling, and of course relaxing. Whether it is relaxing to the peacefulness of the lake’s or taking part in the many activities in and around them, you’ll certainly not be short of things to do when you choose a holiday with a difference and browse our Lake District cottages with a lake view.

Lakelovers Cottages With Lake Access

Lake District cottages with majestic lake views in locations across the region are perfect for exploring some of the most popular as well as quieter parts of the Lakes, including the vibrant holiday town of Windermere, walkers paradise and historical and Grasmere.

Hand-picked for their premium locations, unique style and superb fittings, all Lakelovers cottages in the Lakes are VisitEngland star rated 3 and higher. We have many Gold rated holiday accommodation in our lake view collection too. Of course our lakes cottage collection all come with an extra-special feature of a lake view, transporting you to complete serenity and relaxation.

From stylish marina boathouses for two, spacious family cottages that welcome pets, to large ten bedroom waterfront estates, all in prime locations throughout the lakes cottages with these views guarantee a very special holiday indeed.

Imagine sharing a special celebration with friends or family on your own elevated terraced verandah. One with breathtaking views over England’s largest lake, Windermere…

How does watching the sun set from your very own lake frontage with private jetty and slipway sound? For a romantic holiday or even for making a surprise proposal! Lakelovers lake-side cottages to rent have a very distinctive romantic feel.

Fancy wondering down through your own lake frontage gardens, morning coffee in hand, to take in the mists clearing over the quiet lapping waters of your favorite lake in the Lake District?

Open the curtains on your lakeshore balcony to reveal magical panoramic views to die for and then take to the waters straight from your gardens in a relaxing rowing boat or even bring our own boat along with you.

When visiting the lakes, cottages with garden access or a short stroll to a lake-side are the ultimate way of experiencing the Lake District and its unique wildlife, nature and activities.

Ensuring your get the most of the views, our lakeshore cottages to rent in the Lakes have huge walls of glass, conservatories, balconies, terraces and windows throughout so the ‘million dollar’ view is never far away. As you raise a toast over a celebratory meal, get ready for a stomp in the hills or whilst sitting enjoying a good book, with sailing boats bobbing close.

And as dogs come free with all Lakelovers holidays that accept pets, what more could be perfect for your four legged best friend than being a stroll away from a good splash and game of fetch in the water!

Lakelovers have hand-picked our range of cottages to rent in the lakes with lakeside locations to suits all budgets and occasions. From secluded lakeside locations, to prime lakeshore spots, luxury retreats to cosy hideaways, take a look through our selection to find what you’re looking for.

Lake View Locations

All the Lake District’s lakes offer something special. From the fabulous walks around Rydal Water or Tarn Hows to bustling boat activity on Coniston Water. And the vibrant resort activity along the shores of Windermere. But here are some particularly great lake must-do’s.

It is England’s second largest and often called the ‘finest’ of the Lake’s waters, Ullswater. Surrounded by the dramatic Helvellyn fells on its southern tip and gentle pastures of the north. Pooley Bridge in the north has some great pubs and cafes, and is very close for easy access to the splendid market town of Penrith, with an array of artisan shops and local food produce. Also the fabulous shopping centre Rheged is only a 15 minute drive from Ullswater.

Nestled on the north of Keswick, where you can choose from some of our cottages to rent in the lakes, wildlife lovers should head to the quiet lake of Bassenthwaite, which has spectacular views of Skiddaw, England’s highest peak and great fishing and wild bird spotting – if you’re lucky you may catch sight of an osprey.

Relaxation

If a slower pace of life is what you’re after, you’ll be suited to fishing on a tranquil lakeshore. And will be pleased to know that visitors can fish for free on Windermere, Ullswater and Coniston Water, which are good for pike and coarse fishing. Pick up your day or weekly permits and head to some of the freshest, cleanest rivers in the UK for fantastic stocks of brown trout, salmon and sea trout. Perhaps less peaceful, but for families fancying a try at fishing, every May the week-long Annual Cumbria Fishing Festival event is perfect for youngsters to join in.

And if you’re more into sampling fishy culinary delights, head to Windermere bistro Hooked, serving seasonal seafood, where the menu changes depending upon the availability of local fish supplies, including Morecambe Bay shrimps and local sea trout.

Families will find lots to do at the lakeside holiday report of Windermere. As England’s largest lake there is so much to see and do along its shoreline, starting at the bustling Bowness Bay, where you can pick up Windermere Lake Cruises. Stop off at Brockhole, for stacks of family fun from bike hire and pony rides to treetop nets and adventure playground.

Head north to the heart of the Lakes, Ambleside, where there’s a great selection of outdoor clothing and equipment shops, as well as plenty of must-try eateries.

Combine your cruise ticket with a trip to Lakeside Motor Museum, south Windermere, to see a special collection of vehicles, including the ‘Bluebird’ series of world speed record breaking cars and boats from the Campbell family. A seasonal shuttle bus is available from Lakeside Pier to the motor museum.

Return to Bowness and visit the much-loved Lakes Aquarium and World of Beatrix Potter.

In and around the lakes, cottages don’t get much better than this collection of lakeside or lake view properties for a truly special holiday in the Lake District.

Not found what you’re looking for? Please contact us and our team of experienced staff will do everything they can to you find the hand-picked holiday accommodation of your dreams.

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Waternook Ullswater
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private 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 From£6480.00
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Lancashire Rose Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This super Lakeland Lodge is situated 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 From£475.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District, Owls House which sleeps 4, is situated in the Skiptory Howe area, of White Cross Bay and is in a lovely location set amongst the trees with many birds and a variety of wildlife, be sure to keep to keep an eye out for the deer’s. A perfect retreat for family and friends with use of the on site leisure facilities

Available From£645.00
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Silverholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

With impressive views over Lake Windermere, this delightful apartment offers high class, chic decor with a restful and romantic atmosphere! Whether you are planning your honeymoon or a special occasion, longing to explore the great outdoors or simply fancy getting away from it all, Silverholme is the ideal retreat in one of the most desirable Lake District locations.

Available From£765.00
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Otterholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Assembling part of the old Lakeside stone mill and set in the age old woodland within the luxury and exclusive setting of the Hill of Oaks Park, in a prime lakeside location, with picturesque views across Windermere. Otterholme takes full advantage of the privacy that the Park has to offer, yet still only being a 10 minute drive from Bowness village – therefore providing something for everyone.

Available From£522.00
Special Offer New Year's Special Offer - £175 Off
Wykefield Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Approaching the cobbled courtyard entrance to Wykefield, the promise of what is to come will incite the prickle of goosebumps in even the most well-travelled guest. Surrender to the drama and majesty of this idyllic residence with a luxury self-catering break within the picturesque hamlet of Near Sawrey. It is less than a 5-minute stroll from Beatrix Potter's farmhouse, Hill Top, and the cosy pub, The Tower Bank Arms. The famous author holidayed twice at the house which Wykefield is part of and it was here that she made her final edits to her first little book, Peter Rabbit. Once you have fallen for this sympathetically combined Victorian and contemporary Lakeland abode, gazed out at the infinite views of breath-taking countryside and glimpses of lake, you'll find it hard to think you would rather be anywhere else in the world. Let this 'magical corner' of the Lake District lure you under its spell...

Available From£995.00
Special Offer
  • 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£335.00
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Cragholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

With astonishing views over Lake Windermere, this charming apartment offers stylish and contemporary accommodation with a snug, romantic atmosphere!

Available From£522.00
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Ladyholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Hill of Oaks is a luxurious Park situated on the Eastern Shore of Lake Windermere, structuring part of the Old Lakeside Stone Mill. Ladyholme is one of the apartments this Park has to offer. Ladyholme presents a modern yet cosy and romantic atmosphere so whether you are coming to explore the infinite beauty of the Lake District, to celebrate your honeymoon or just to simply escape your life for a short while, Ladyholme is perfect to do all that and more!

Available From£498.00
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Priory Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

With private pedestrian access to Lake Windermere (and public launching facilities available nearby) this fabulous Victorian lodge house provides a unique and very special retreat for family, friends or two couples.

Available From£525.00
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The Great Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£3995.00
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Balla Wray Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

For those looking for a sublime luxury exclusive holiday home experience in secluded surroundings, Balla Wray is quite simply an outstanding Period lakeside residence circumscribed by glorious landscaped gardens leading into substantial lake frontage with private boathouse, commanding panoramic breath-taking views over Lake Windermere and surrounding majestic mountains.

Available From£6995.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District, Tiggywinkle Beck which sleeps 4, is situated in the Thirlmere area, of White Cross Bay and is located by a small beck. It is just a short walk to the clubhouse, facilities and the lake. A perfect retreat for family and friends with use of the on site leisure facilities

Available From£495.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

From a its elevated position on the shores of Lake Windermere, Lakeside At Louper Weir is a newly built, luxurious, architect designed detached house offering magnificent accommodation that offers a unique escape on the shores of Lake Windermere. Here you not only truly experience Lake District life – you actually live alongside England's largest and most famous lake and experience the luxury this contemporary residence offers in every way!

Available From£1750.00
Special Offer
  • 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£475.00
Special Offer 7 Nights Reduced from £695 to £595
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

If searching for peace and quiet in a romantic hideaway with fabulous views then here you have found a special retreat within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland, complete with an acre of private lake frontage and shared use of 2 rowing boats.

Available From£335.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary retreat enjoys an absolutely magical setting on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Part of an original Lakeland barn, Riverbank Retreat is ingeniously converted to create stylish, soothing accommodation that really makes the most of the location. Here, al-fresco living has a whole new meaning with the enormous balcony overlooking the river. Sink into relaxation, or enjoy nearby access to the lake. Inside, you'll find crisp contemporary decor, sumptuous furnishings and chic dining facilities to suit your cosy sociable gathering.

Available From£375.00
Special Offer Tent Lodge offers a more flexible booking arrangement affording, where possible,…
Tent Lodge Coniston
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Situated just above the North-Eastern shores of Coniston Water, Tent Lodge must be one of the Lake District's best-kept secrets. Offering, where possible, flexible arrival days and durations, this magnificent residence enjoys an abundance of wonderful features including stunning panoramic views over the lake and 'Old Man' mountain range, private lake access and spacious, stylish living.

Available From£2600.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 20
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 10 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

5 star opulence on Ullswater, Waternook Estate 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. Exclusively yours this magnificent private estate comprises of Waternook, accommodating 12 and The Great Barn 8.

Available From£10475.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

Nestled in a small development of individual exclusive lodges this luxurious Lakeland Lodge is conveniently situated on the shores of Lake Windermere and only a few minutes' walk from the popular town of Bowness-On-Windermere. Set within Fallbarrow Park, its five star facilities include a popular bar and restaurant, a well-stocked deli and shop, children's play area, games area and of course with a lakeside location the park offers boat launching and a small marina.

Available From£550.00

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Cottages with Lake Access

Cottages with Lake Access

Holiday Cottages in the Lake District with Lake Access

The Lake District is home to no less than 18 lakes and tarns, including England’s largest natural lake, the beloved Windermere. And what better way to enjoy their serenity than from one of Lakelovers cottages to rent in the lakes that has lake access or spectacular lake view! With these special Lake District waters, created from Ice Age glacial melting from ten thousand years ago, comes an abundance of activity, on and around the lakes; from unique wildlife, water-based sports like boating, fishing, paddling and swimming to lakeside walking and cycling, and of course relaxing. Whether it is relaxing to the peacefulness of the lake’s or taking part in the many activities in and around them, you’ll certainly not be short of things to do when you choose a holiday with a difference and browse our Lake District cottages with a lake view.

Lakelovers Cottages With Lake Access

Lake District cottages with majestic lake views in locations across the region are perfect for exploring some of the most popular as well as quieter parts of the Lakes, including the vibrant holiday town of Windermere, walkers paradise and historical and Grasmere.

Hand-picked for their premium locations, unique style and superb fittings, all Lakelovers cottages in the Lakes are VisitEngland star rated 3 and higher. We have many Gold rated holiday accommodation in our lake view collection too. Of course our lakes cottage collection all come with an extra-special feature of a lake view, transporting you to complete serenity and relaxation.

From stylish marina boathouses for two, spacious family cottages that welcome pets, to large ten bedroom waterfront estates, all in prime locations throughout the lakes cottages with these views guarantee a very special holiday indeed.

Imagine sharing a special celebration with friends or family on your own elevated terraced verandah. One with breathtaking views over England’s largest lake, Windermere…

How does watching the sun set from your very own lake frontage with private jetty and slipway sound? For a romantic holiday or even for making a surprise proposal! Lakelovers lake-side cottages to rent have a very distinctive romantic feel.

Fancy wondering down through your own lake frontage gardens, morning coffee in hand, to take in the mists clearing over the quiet lapping waters of your favorite lake in the Lake District?

Open the curtains on your lakeshore balcony to reveal magical panoramic views to die for and then take to the waters straight from your gardens in a relaxing rowing boat or even bring our own boat along with you.

When visiting the lakes, cottages with garden access or a short stroll to a lake-side are the ultimate way of experiencing the Lake District and its unique wildlife, nature and activities.

Ensuring your get the most of the views, our lakeshore cottages to rent in the Lakes have huge walls of glass, conservatories, balconies, terraces and windows throughout so the ‘million dollar’ view is never far away. As you raise a toast over a celebratory meal, get ready for a stomp in the hills or whilst sitting enjoying a good book, with sailing boats bobbing close.

And as dogs come free with all Lakelovers holidays that accept pets, what more could be perfect for your four legged best friend than being a stroll away from a good splash and game of fetch in the water!

Lakelovers have hand-picked our range of cottages to rent in the lakes with lakeside locations to suits all budgets and occasions. From secluded lakeside locations, to prime lakeshore spots, luxury retreats to cosy hideaways, take a look through our selection to find what you’re looking for.

Lake View Locations

All the Lake District’s lakes offer something special. From the fabulous walks around Rydal Water or Tarn Hows to bustling boat activity on Coniston Water. And the vibrant resort activity along the shores of Windermere. But here are some particularly great lake must-do’s.

It is England’s second largest and often called the ‘finest’ of the Lake’s waters, Ullswater. Surrounded by the dramatic Helvellyn fells on its southern tip and gentle pastures of the north. Pooley Bridge in the north has some great pubs and cafes, and is very close for easy access to the splendid market town of Penrith, with an array of artisan shops and local food produce. Also the fabulous shopping centre Rheged is only a 15 minute drive from Ullswater.

Nestled on the north of Keswick, where you can choose from some of our cottages to rent in the lakes, wildlife lovers should head to the quiet lake of Bassenthwaite, which has spectacular views of Skiddaw, England’s highest peak and great fishing and wild bird spotting – if you’re lucky you may catch sight of an osprey.

Relaxation

If a slower pace of life is what you’re after, you’ll be suited to fishing on a tranquil lakeshore. And will be pleased to know that visitors can fish for free on Windermere, Ullswater and Coniston Water, which are good for pike and coarse fishing. Pick up your day or weekly permits and head to some of the freshest, cleanest rivers in the UK for fantastic stocks of brown trout, salmon and sea trout. Perhaps less peaceful, but for families fancying a try at fishing, every May the week-long Annual Cumbria Fishing Festival event is perfect for youngsters to join in.

And if you’re more into sampling fishy culinary delights, head to Windermere bistro Hooked, serving seasonal seafood, where the menu changes depending upon the availability of local fish supplies, including Morecambe Bay shrimps and local sea trout.

Families will find lots to do at the lakeside holiday report of Windermere. As England’s largest lake there is so much to see and do along its shoreline, starting at the bustling Bowness Bay, where you can pick up Windermere Lake Cruises. Stop off at Brockhole, for stacks of family fun from bike hire and pony rides to treetop nets and adventure playground.

Head north to the heart of the Lakes, Ambleside, where there’s a great selection of outdoor clothing and equipment shops, as well as plenty of must-try eateries.

Combine your cruise ticket with a trip to Lakeside Motor Museum, south Windermere, to see a special collection of vehicles, including the ‘Bluebird’ series of world speed record breaking cars and boats from the Campbell family. A seasonal shuttle bus is available from Lakeside Pier to the motor museum.

Return to Bowness and visit the much-loved Lakes Aquarium and World of Beatrix Potter.

In and around the lakes, cottages don’t get much better than this collection of lakeside or lake view properties for a truly special holiday in the Lake District.

Not found what you’re looking for? Please contact us and our team of experienced staff will do everything they can to you find the hand-picked holiday accommodation of your dreams.