Lake District cottages with lake access

Lake District Cottages on Lakes

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 in the lakes

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 of all of Lakelovers cottages in the Lakes are VisitEngland star rated 3 and higher, and 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 estate’s, all in prime locations throughout the lakes cottages with these views guarantee a very special holiday indeed.

Just imagine sharing a special celebration with friends or family on your own elevated terraced verandah, 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, cottageswith garden access or a short stroll to a lake-side really is 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 carefully 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

Whilst you’ll easily while away time, taking in breathtaking lake views from your lake-side cottage, apartment or boathouse, you’ll not be able to resist heading to the waters.

Of course all of 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 form 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.

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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Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

You want somewhere special to stay in the Lake District, with a little bit of history to it? How do you feel about a charming lakeside cottage set on Windermere Lake itself? Wake up daily, and have your breath stolen by the views. Not only does this property have a wonderful location, it gives you the opportunity to get a glimpse of what life really is like in, and on, the Lakes.

Available For£325on Monday
Special Offer
Otterholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 For£475on Monday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Looking for something special - where in the Lake District is the perfect place to stay? How about your very own lakefront cottage in a sublime setting on Windermere itself? Wow - what a view - wake up every morning and gaze at that simply breath-taking view - spend precious time together and relax. Here you not only truly experience Lake District life - you actually live on England's largest and most famous lake!

Available For£595on Monday
Special Offer
Waternook Ullswater
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • 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 For£6480on Monday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 your very own rowing boats.

Available For£325on Tuesday
Special Offer
Priory Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • 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 For£499on Tuesday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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.

Available For£325on Monday
Special Offer
Silverholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 For£699on Tuesday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 20
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • 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 For£10475on Monday
Special Offer SAVE 20% This Easter – 7 Nights WAS £625 NOW £500
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 For£325on Monday
Special Offer SAVE 20% This Easter – 7 Nights WAS £799 NOW £640
Broomriggs 3 Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

With magnificent lake and mountain views this superb ground floor apartment is within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland complete with superb private lake frontage with use of rowing boats. This apartment forms part of a magnificent original Gentlemen's residence, built at the turn of the last century and designed in the arts & crafts style.

Available For£355on Tuesday
Special Offer
Cragholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 For£475on Monday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious Lakeland Lodge nestles in a row of  exclusive luxury lodges within a peaceful setting yet is conveniently located so to take advantage of White Cross Bay 5 star facilities that include a bar, restaurant, shop and leisure club. The shores of Lake Windermere are just a short stroll away from this beautiful lodge.

Available For£425on Monday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £3995 to £3396
The Great Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 For£3995on Monday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1850 to £1665
Yew Tree Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • Infants welcome

Wow - what a find... this outstanding detached residence simply has it all - Contemporary Lakeside luxury, a very special place to spend precious time together with breathtaking panoramic views overlooking England's largest lake, occupying an idyllic setting within 'millionaires mile' with your very own lake frontage. Step inside and catch your breath as you gaze through architect designed walls of glass out over Lake Windermere.

Available For£1650on Tuesday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A romantic lakeside bolt hole, a place to relax and unwind, spend time together and gaze at the magnificent views, life doesn't get any better! In Macan you don't just experience contemporary Lake District life, you actually live on England's most famous stretch of Water – Lake Windermere…

Available For£325on Monday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £585 to £527
Blakeholme Bay View Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

With breathtaking views over Lake Windermere, this aptly named detached Lakeland lodge offers stylish and contemporary accommodation with a cosy, romantic atmosphere! Whether you are planning your honeymoon or a special occasion, yearning to explore the great outdoors or simply fancy getting away from it all, Blakeholme Bay View is a couple's haven in one of the most desirable Lake District locations.

Available For£475on Tuesday
Special Offer
Ladyholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 For£475on Tuesday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

An outstanding lakeside residence with breathtaking panoramic views set on Lake Windermere. Step inside and catch your breath as you gaze through walls of glass out over Lake Windermere. This attached Period Gentleman's residence was designed to take full advantage of the view and it does! 

Available For£799on Tuesday

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Lake District cottages with lake access

Lake District Cottages on Lakes

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 in the lakes

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 of all of Lakelovers cottages in the Lakes are VisitEngland star rated 3 and higher, and 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 estate’s, all in prime locations throughout the lakes cottages with these views guarantee a very special holiday indeed.

Just imagine sharing a special celebration with friends or family on your own elevated terraced verandah, 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, cottageswith garden access or a short stroll to a lake-side really is 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 carefully 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

Whilst you’ll easily while away time, taking in breathtaking lake views from your lake-side cottage, apartment or boathouse, you’ll not be able to resist heading to the waters.

Of course all of 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 form 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.

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.