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Lake District Sailing Breaks

Lake District Sailing Breaks

Lakelovers Cottages for Lake District Sailing Breaks

Whilst there is only one official lake in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite Lake, the region is home to non-other than 16 ‘meres’ or ‘waters’, one of which is Windermere – England’s largest natural body of water.

The famous waters of the Lake District are the perfect opportunity to take in the stunning beauty of the surrounding mountain landscape and the options, when it comes to hiring a boat in the Lake District, are plentiful.

At one end of the scale you have luxury yachts that will whisk you away over the Lakeland waters, serve you a glass of bubbly, allow you to relax in comfort while enjoying the view or act as part of the crew.

At the other end of the boating holiday spectrum you will find exhilarating experiences like white water rafting down the ghylls of the region. What all the Lakes sailing and boat trips have in common is that they are experiences that will never be forgotten.

Lakelovers have close to 500 holiday properties scattered the length and breadth of the region and so if you are looking for sailing or boating holidays in the Lake District, we’ll have accommodation close by a superb water facility and for all budgets.

Large or small, our properties are all unique, but most importantly, they have all been given the VisitEngland seal of approval and have been awarded 3 stars or more. In fact, we have the largest collection of Gold award properties in the Lake District and so you’ll find quality and finesse across our collection.

So, let’s get shipshape and Bristol fashion, hoist the main sail and explore what the Lake District has to offer when looking for holiday boating experiences.

Windermere Lake Cruises – Tours, Ferries and More

Windermere Lake Cruises run a fleet that operate both as cruise boats and as ferries and sailing on Windermere is one of the region’s most popular attractions. This is why we’ve teamed up with Windermere Lake Cruises to offer special discounts for our guests via our Lakelovers Recommends card.

Hop aboard at Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole or Lakeside, relax and enjoy the extraordinary panoramic views as you circumnavigate the UK’s largest stretch of inland water.

Whilst cruising, one of the crew will relay interesting facts about the history of the area and some of the landmarks you will pass.

You can stay aboard the boat for the entirety of the cruise or you can jump off at any of the stops en route and then board a later boat to continue the trip. Dogs are welcome too!

Windermere Lake Cruises also offer a range of other services including rowing and self-drive boats that are available for hire.

Browse our Windermere Cottages and Bowness Cottages.

Glenridding Sailing Centre – Small Sailing Boats

Boating

 holidays in the Lake District come in many shapes and sizes, so if you prefer to be at the helm of the vestal, then maybe the Glenridding Sailing Centre is worth considering.

Based on the shores of Ullswater, one of the most picturesque and tranquil spots in the Lake District, the centre runs courses and activities to suit adults and children, novices and the more experienced.

The majority of the courses use small boats that typically hold between 1 and 3 sailors.

For children aged 6 and over, the Swallows and Amazons activity involves taking to the water in a boat, hunting for treasure and a swashbuckling finale. Adults, meanwhile can enjoy taster sessions or begin racking up some Royal Yachting Association certificates while having fun learning to sail.

In addition, there are group activities and you can also hire sailing boats, canoes and kayaks should you want to explore Ullswater more independently.

Browse our Ullswater Cottages.

Steam Yacht Gondola – Cruising

Head over to Coniston and you can take a boat tour on a Victorian Steam Yacht Gondola. Run by the National Trust, this vessel is an original Victorian boat, that has been rebuilt and now once again graces the waters of Coniston.

There are a variety of tours and cruises to choose from, the Walkers Cruise, for example, will take you across the water to one of three disembarkation points. From there you get to walk through the countryside back to Coniston.

For those who are looking for something more indulgent, why not dine aboard the gondola? There is a picnic cruise, during which you are given a traditional picnic basket for 2, filled with delicious goodies, napkins, crockery and glasses, plus there’s a champagne option to consider (if you really want to push the boat out).

Another dining option is to take afternoon tea while on the cruise – now what could be more Victorian than that?

Browse our Coniston Cottages.

Keswick Adventure Centre – White Water Rafting

In the north of the Lake District at Keswick Adventure Centre, activities on the water come in the shape of things that are a little higher octane and provide the perfect option for the thrill seekers amongst you.

Here, the likes of water rafting and white water tubing are the activities that float their boat. Both involve travelling down fast flowing water at speed and are on offer to anyone aged 12 or over.

Browse our Keswick Cottages.

Lakeland Adventures – Luxury Yachting

A spot of luxury is what you will undoubtedly get from a stay at a Lakelovers holiday cottage and the same can be said about a Lakeland Adventures experience, perfect for premium Lake District sailing breaks.

Elegant yachts that deliver a luxury experience are what Lakeland Adventures specialise in. Customers are promised the opportunity of a “hands-on” experience whilst aboard a beautiful yacht that will carry up to 8 passengers and 2 crew members, should they want it.

If, however, you would prefer to sit back and simply enjoy the luxury, then you can relax, breath in the fresh air and enjoy a glass of champagne as you glide over the Windermere waters in sheer style and comfort.

Browse our Luxury Cottages.

Faeryland – Rowing Boats

For family fun or romantic moments treasured forever, Faeryland in Grasmere provides rowing boats that you can hire to spend a couple of hours with those you love exploring the delightful mere that makes up part of the River Rothay.

Each delightful rowing boat has room for up to 4 passengers and are easy to steer, for a relaxing experience taking in the water and countryside that William Wordsworth so loved.

The pastel coloured boats are pretty on the eye and present a lovely chance to spend some quality time together, just you, the boat and the water gently lapping against the hull – what could be more peaceful? And, of course look out for the famous faeries!

Browse our Grasmere Cottages.

Total Adventure – Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)

We’re not quite sure if this fits under the sailing category, but we can’t not mention stand-up paddle boarding when talking about watersports in the Lakes. And whilst Hawaii Windermere is not, the super-fun sport that has its roots in surfing has certainly found a home in our beautiful lakes and rivers. SUP is fun and easy for all, from couples to groups and even dogs! There are initiation games, similar to turning your canoe, like running across several boards, and inevitably SUP involves getting wet. As well as fun, SUP is a great way of relaxing, fully enjoying the lakes and is an effective low impact exercise too. Head over to our partner Total Adventure for a fun new watersport that is made for Lake District lakes.

Sailing and boating in the Lake District are experiences that are sure to make your holiday sparkle and the ripples from which will run through your memory for years to come. And of course, once you are back on dry land, your Lakelovers holiday cottage awaits, like treasure on an island after a long and glorious voyage.

Contact our experienced customer service team on 015494 88855 or enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk where they will be happy to help you plan your experiences and boating trips so you get the very best out of the very finest waters in the UK.

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Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY CAN BE BOOKED ON A MONDAY TO MONDAY, AS WELL AS A FRIDAY TO FRIDAY BASIS. Please phone 015394 88855 for enquiries or bookings.

Available From£365.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This detached Lakeland cottage was once the post house for the area, now providing contemporary cottage life oozing enchanting charm and found on the fringe of Lakeside surrounded by picturesque countryside in a peaceful setting designed for Westmorland relaxation.

Available From£425.00
Special Offer
The Barn Lakeside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This detached 17th century Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere, found in the sleepy and picturesque hamlet of Finsthwaite overlooking St Peter's church and very close to the beautiful High Dam.This original beazon broom barn is steeped in history and overflowing with character making this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries.

Available From£545.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

Available From£2000.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This fabulous Victorian Lakeland residence stands on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern outlet of Lake Windermere.

Available From£525.00
Special Offer Special 5 night Christmas offer £665 - call 015394 88855 to book now!
Low Mill Cottage Lakeside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located in the hamlet of Stott Park, this delightful cottage would have once been home to a family who would have worked in the local Bobbin Mill just a short distance from the cottage. Low Mill Cottage has undergone many changes since the mill closed and today is a welcome and homely retreat that offers a lovely base from which to explore the Lake District and to relax with friends and family.

Available From£430.00
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
Fellside Lodge Lakeside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

At the southern tip of Lake Windermere, Fellside Lodge benefits from an attractive woodland setting on Newby Bridge Caravan Park. Surrounded by wonderful walks and a network of pretty and peaceful lanes, Fellside Lodge remains within easy reach of a wide variety of excursions and activities - from elegant lake cruises to family fun in bustling Bowness, and even the Lake District's most fabulous historic houses.

Available From£399.00
Special Offer
The School House Lakeside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Wonderful Lakeland holidays are made here at The School House, a substantial detached and simply magnificent Lake District residence built in 1799, occupying a secluded setting at the southern tip of Lake Windermere with spectacular far reaching surrounding views and above all a magical atmosphere. It's a 5 minute walk to the National Trust Fell Foot Park and Lake Windermere.

Available From£875.00
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
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

An adorable Lakeland cottage within a pretty courtyard of cottages amongst two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be sociable, spacious and quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old cottage is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£419.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously eclectic 17th century Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere, set in beautiful gardens commanding simply gorgeous panoramic views as far as the eye can see...

Available From£850.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 7 cars
  • 6 pets allowed

An adorable group of four Lakeland properties that are all set within a pretty courtyard amongst two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside.

Available From£1265.00
Special Offer
Nutwood Lakeside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

At the southern tip of Lake Windermere, this charming bungalow benefits from an attractive, secluded setting at the end of a private close in Lakeside. Surrounded by wonderful walks and a network of pretty and peaceful lanes, Nutwood remains within easy reach of a wide variety of excursions and activities - from elegant lake cruises to family fun in bustling Bowness, and even the Lake District's most fabulous historic houses.

Available From£399.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

Available From£2000.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

Available From£2000.00
Special Offer
Sheiling Barn Lakeside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This fabulous barn conversion is found in the peaceful village of Finsthwaite, close to the southern shores of Lake Windermere.

Available From£625.00
Special Offer Enjoy Christmas here with 20% off!
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This gorgeous Lakeland barn is set in a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be sociable and quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old barn is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£419.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This eclectic and romantic Lakeland barn is set in a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old barn is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£375.00

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Lake District Sailing Breaks

Lake District Sailing Breaks

Lakelovers Cottages for Lake District Sailing Breaks

Whilst there is only one official lake in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite Lake, the region is home to non-other than 16 ‘meres’ or ‘waters’, one of which is Windermere – England’s largest natural body of water.

The famous waters of the Lake District are the perfect opportunity to take in the stunning beauty of the surrounding mountain landscape and the options, when it comes to hiring a boat in the Lake District, are plentiful.

At one end of the scale you have luxury yachts that will whisk you away over the Lakeland waters, serve you a glass of bubbly, allow you to relax in comfort while enjoying the view or act as part of the crew.

At the other end of the boating holiday spectrum you will find exhilarating experiences like white water rafting down the ghylls of the region. What all the Lakes sailing and boat trips have in common is that they are experiences that will never be forgotten.

Lakelovers have close to 500 holiday properties scattered the length and breadth of the region and so if you are looking for sailing or boating holidays in the Lake District, we’ll have accommodation close by a superb water facility and for all budgets.

Large or small, our properties are all unique, but most importantly, they have all been given the VisitEngland seal of approval and have been awarded 3 stars or more. In fact, we have the largest collection of Gold award properties in the Lake District and so you’ll find quality and finesse across our collection.

So, let’s get shipshape and Bristol fashion, hoist the main sail and explore what the Lake District has to offer when looking for holiday boating experiences.

Windermere Lake Cruises – Tours, Ferries and More

Windermere Lake Cruises run a fleet that operate both as cruise boats and as ferries and sailing on Windermere is one of the region’s most popular attractions. This is why we’ve teamed up with Windermere Lake Cruises to offer special discounts for our guests via our Lakelovers Recommends card.

Hop aboard at Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole or Lakeside, relax and enjoy the extraordinary panoramic views as you circumnavigate the UK’s largest stretch of inland water.

Whilst cruising, one of the crew will relay interesting facts about the history of the area and some of the landmarks you will pass.

You can stay aboard the boat for the entirety of the cruise or you can jump off at any of the stops en route and then board a later boat to continue the trip. Dogs are welcome too!

Windermere Lake Cruises also offer a range of other services including rowing and self-drive boats that are available for hire.

Browse our Windermere Cottages and Bowness Cottages.

Glenridding Sailing Centre – Small Sailing Boats

Boating

 holidays in the Lake District come in many shapes and sizes, so if you prefer to be at the helm of the vestal, then maybe the Glenridding Sailing Centre is worth considering.

Based on the shores of Ullswater, one of the most picturesque and tranquil spots in the Lake District, the centre runs courses and activities to suit adults and children, novices and the more experienced.

The majority of the courses use small boats that typically hold between 1 and 3 sailors.

For children aged 6 and over, the Swallows and Amazons activity involves taking to the water in a boat, hunting for treasure and a swashbuckling finale. Adults, meanwhile can enjoy taster sessions or begin racking up some Royal Yachting Association certificates while having fun learning to sail.

In addition, there are group activities and you can also hire sailing boats, canoes and kayaks should you want to explore Ullswater more independently.

Browse our Ullswater Cottages.

Steam Yacht Gondola – Cruising

Head over to Coniston and you can take a boat tour on a Victorian Steam Yacht Gondola. Run by the National Trust, this vessel is an original Victorian boat, that has been rebuilt and now once again graces the waters of Coniston.

There are a variety of tours and cruises to choose from, the Walkers Cruise, for example, will take you across the water to one of three disembarkation points. From there you get to walk through the countryside back to Coniston.

For those who are looking for something more indulgent, why not dine aboard the gondola? There is a picnic cruise, during which you are given a traditional picnic basket for 2, filled with delicious goodies, napkins, crockery and glasses, plus there’s a champagne option to consider (if you really want to push the boat out).

Another dining option is to take afternoon tea while on the cruise – now what could be more Victorian than that?

Browse our Coniston Cottages.

Keswick Adventure Centre – White Water Rafting

In the north of the Lake District at Keswick Adventure Centre, activities on the water come in the shape of things that are a little higher octane and provide the perfect option for the thrill seekers amongst you.

Here, the likes of water rafting and white water tubing are the activities that float their boat. Both involve travelling down fast flowing water at speed and are on offer to anyone aged 12 or over.

Browse our Keswick Cottages.

Lakeland Adventures – Luxury Yachting

A spot of luxury is what you will undoubtedly get from a stay at a Lakelovers holiday cottage and the same can be said about a Lakeland Adventures experience, perfect for premium Lake District sailing breaks.

Elegant yachts that deliver a luxury experience are what Lakeland Adventures specialise in. Customers are promised the opportunity of a “hands-on” experience whilst aboard a beautiful yacht that will carry up to 8 passengers and 2 crew members, should they want it.

If, however, you would prefer to sit back and simply enjoy the luxury, then you can relax, breath in the fresh air and enjoy a glass of champagne as you glide over the Windermere waters in sheer style and comfort.

Browse our Luxury Cottages.

Faeryland – Rowing Boats

For family fun or romantic moments treasured forever, Faeryland in Grasmere provides rowing boats that you can hire to spend a couple of hours with those you love exploring the delightful mere that makes up part of the River Rothay.

Each delightful rowing boat has room for up to 4 passengers and are easy to steer, for a relaxing experience taking in the water and countryside that William Wordsworth so loved.

The pastel coloured boats are pretty on the eye and present a lovely chance to spend some quality time together, just you, the boat and the water gently lapping against the hull – what could be more peaceful? And, of course look out for the famous faeries!

Browse our Grasmere Cottages.

Total Adventure – Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)

We’re not quite sure if this fits under the sailing category, but we can’t not mention stand-up paddle boarding when talking about watersports in the Lakes. And whilst Hawaii Windermere is not, the super-fun sport that has its roots in surfing has certainly found a home in our beautiful lakes and rivers. SUP is fun and easy for all, from couples to groups and even dogs! There are initiation games, similar to turning your canoe, like running across several boards, and inevitably SUP involves getting wet. As well as fun, SUP is a great way of relaxing, fully enjoying the lakes and is an effective low impact exercise too. Head over to our partner Total Adventure for a fun new watersport that is made for Lake District lakes.

Sailing and boating in the Lake District are experiences that are sure to make your holiday sparkle and the ripples from which will run through your memory for years to come. And of course, once you are back on dry land, your Lakelovers holiday cottage awaits, like treasure on an island after a long and glorious voyage.

Contact our experienced customer service team on 015494 88855 or enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk where they will be happy to help you plan your experiences and boating trips so you get the very best out of the very finest waters in the UK.