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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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End Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available

Classy yet full of character, this romantic Lake District cottage is just a stone's throw from the beating heart of Ambleside. Just down the road from the famous 'Little Bridge House', End Cottage is built in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation. Polished oak-style floors contrast cosy, deep-cushioned furnishings and crisp white walls which carry through into the super-stylish kitchen.

Available From£360
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Mere View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars

Arriving at Mere View, the temptation is to look up and to try and work out what the cottage has in store but resist that temptation and walk quickly through the front door, climb the two flights of stairs to the top floor and emerge to the most stunning view of Lake Windermere!

Available From£425
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The Loft Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This traditional yet contemporary classy central Lakeland treat is a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a gorgeous, romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation and those breathtaking views.

Available From£415
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £725 to £616
Bowderstone Keswick
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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
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Pottery Gate Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • On Street Parking
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Pottery Gate, is a beautifully refurbished Victorian terrace offering quality accommodation located just a minutes' walk from the heart of the vibrant village of Bowness-On-Windermere. This welcoming cottage is presented with a contemporary finish and is ideal for friends and family.

Available From£415
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Archie’s Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious detached Lakeland house occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just off the centre of the ever popular village of Ambleside and only a 5 minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere at Waterhead. 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£995
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Apple Tree Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 1 pet allowed

Located close to the centre of the bustling village of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, Appletree Cottage, has been beautifully developed by the current owners to offer quality accommodation, and a cottage garden all just a few minutes' walk from all the village amenities.

Available From£375
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 7 nights reduced from £1995 to £1797
Cross Brow Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Perfect on the cover of any 'box of chocolates' this simply gorgeous traditional Lakeland original farmhouse nestles in a sleepy backwater only a two minute stroll from the heart of picturesque Ambleside. Charming and captivating Lake District outwardly, yet step inside to contemporary and sophisticated living, this is a luxurious place to relax and soak up wonderful Ambleside.

Available From£799
Special Offer Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £380 to £345
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Only a gentle stroll from the centre of Ambleside village, this perfectly formed cottage retreat enjoys a tranquil riverside setting with patio and large private garden. Simple, elegant decor in muted shades adds to the relaxing atmosphere. The cosy living room is all you need after a day on the surrounding fells, with sumptuous leather furnishings, TV and DVD.

Available From£380
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
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Tarn House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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
White Gables Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

White Gables is an attractive Period property just off the absolute heart of Grasmere village centre and what a wonderful find, perfect for soaking up the scenery and relaxing in this superb setting! With a glorious view over the vale of Grasmere, this beautiful property really does have the best of both worlds.

Available From£620
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located in the centre of Ambleside village, No 1 Midland Bank Chambers, is located on the first floor of the former Midland Bank which is today home to Ye Olde Friars chocolate shop. This stunning apartment has been created by the current owners as a luxurious retreat which offers contemporary living in the heart of the Lake District and well located for all the village amenities.

Available From£435
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £795 to £717
Crag View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crag View is a beautiful family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 6 and welcomes dogs. Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Underbarrow, it is just a quick walk from the delightful Black Labrador pub, renowned for a great menu. Crag View is a short 15 minute drive to Bowness and Kendal. Overlooking the picturesque Lyth Valley, it is also ideal for a walking holiday. There is a magnificent range of local walks to suit all abilities, from a hike over nearby Cunswick Scar (steep in places and well worth the effort) to fun walks with young children, for example the walk over Scout Scar. This is one of the 'Miles Without Stiles' walks and is suitable for pushchairs.

Available From£495
Special Offer
2 Rose Cottages Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Enjoying a beautiful location overlooking the surrounding countryside in the pretty Lakeland village of Bouth, No 2 Rose Cottage is a real delight. This beautifully presented cottage offers a welcoming retreat with many period feature complemented with a contemporary finish. For those seeking peace and quite, quality and privacy, No2 Rose Cottages is an excellent choice at any time of the year.

Available From£835
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Ospreys Nest Grasmere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Finished to the highest standard by the owners, Ospreys Nest offers a real retreat right in the heart of the popular village of Grasmere.

Available From£425
Special Offer
Hazel Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available
  • Infants welcome

This charming cottage is located in a fantastic position on Compston Road, just a stone's throw away from the historic town centre of Ambleside which is situated at the head of Lake Windermere. Just perfect for those looking to explore the Lake District whatever the occasion or time of year.

Available From£475
Special Offer
Ecclerigg Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This pretty courtyard country cottage nestles in a peaceful backwater just off the absolute heart of picturesque and bustling Ambleside village. Warm in character yet contemporary in style, we are sure you will love Ecclerigg Cottage. Step foot inside and be instantly charmed by 21st century chic style, which blends so effortlessly with Lakeland life, people call this cottage the 'Tardis', come and see why...

Available From£375
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £425 to £361
Abbotsgarth Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary, boutique-style Lakeland cottage stands strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Abbotsgarth's gently elevated position provides breathtaking views to the Lakeland Fells, and offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Lake Windermere and also the wider Lake District.

Available From£425

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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.