Lake District Self-Catering Cottages

From stylish apartments, boathouses, cottages and bungalows; beautiful woodland chalets and lodges; to converted farmhouses, sophisticated townhouses and sprawling manors, Lakelovers self-catering cottages have so much to offer. Nestled in the most popular National Park in the UK, the Lake District, Lakelovers have been proudly welcoming holidaymakers for over 40 years. 15 million visitors a year come to the Lake District to enjoy jaw-dropping mountain and lake scenery, wondrous wildlife and a unique culture and history.

In the words of Alfred Wainwright writing about his beloved Lake District:

“Oh, how can I put into words the joys of a walk over country such as this; the scenes that delight the eyes, the blessed peace of mind, the sheer exuberance which fills your soul as you tread the firm turf? This is something to be lived, not read about.”

We are passionate about this beautiful region, which has so much to offer and look forward to sharing it with you.

So, you’ve done the hard work when considering self-catering holidays in the UK as you’ve found us – the Lake District’s longest-established, premier self-catering accommodation agency.

Here at Lakelovers Lake District cottages we have over 450 properties spread across the region, including pet friendly, so you have plenty of choice at your disposal. Plus, we have personally hand-picked all of our properties, so we only offer self-catering accommodation that is VisitEngland 3-5 star rated. This means that you are guaranteed a relaxed, comfortable and easy home-from-home. From designer kitchens and bathrooms, bespoke interior furnishings and architect-designed properties to traditional Lakeland gems.

Next up is location and we know how important this is for a dream countryside getaway. The choice is yours. Perhaps you’d like to find yourself tucked at the foot of a fell or staying in a chocolate-box hamlet and within walking distance of a traditional pub; alternatively basking on the shores of our beloved Lake Windermere will send you into a dreamy state; or hearts may fill with joy at the thought of a contemporary abode within the bustling beating centre of the region that is Ambleside. Using our expert local knowledge, we have a constantly updated portfolio with self-catering cottages in the most sought-after parts of the Lake District.

Lake District Self-Catering Holidays

Self-catering holidays in the UK are more popular than any other kind of holiday and it’s not difficult to see why. Today, self-catering offers flexibility, privacy and relaxation. Perfect for family holidays, where you can invite extended family members, where groups can be made up of several generations plus pooch!

Couples are choosing the privacy of self-catering to mark special occasions and create long-lasting memories. And for anyone simply wanting to soak up the beauty of this outstanding natural landscape and warm, welcoming community, self-catering gives you a real taste of life in the Lake District.

Self-Catering with Lakelovers

Open the door to your Lakelovers holiday cottage and find a haven of relaxing bliss, superbly fitted out to offer you the very best self-catering experience.

Cooking in one of our state-of-the-art, open-plan kitchens, with patio doors opening out into a dreamy landscape, is an unforgettable pleasure. With American-style fridge for stocking up, Range Cooker for catering for celebratory get-togethers and smart entertainment systems for lots of relaxed holiday fun, a self-catering holiday really is easy breezy. Plus, we have properties in lots of sizes so you can invite lots of family and friends to help with the dishes afterwards. Your party can then retire to the garden for a post-dinner drink and soak up the setting sun as it falls on a peaceful mountain landscape.

Enjoy a morning stroll down a country lane to the local village or town for a paper and fresh bread, whilst the rest of the group enjoy designer bathrooms and en-suites as they get ready for a day of fresh air.

Ready for the day, with your delicious packed lunch of Cartmel Cheeses and Hawkshead Relishes, perhaps a Herdwick lamb pie and certainly some Grasmere Gingerbread, the fun and adventure awaits.

Self-Catering with Distinction

Our cottages are equipped to a very high standard with stylish furnishings akin to a boutique hotel. But, with a self-catering cottage you have the home-from-home comforts, flexibility and privacy. There’s outdoor eating and entertaining with BBQs and al fresco dining areas, outdoor hot tubs and private gardens. Inside, fully equipped and state-of-the-art kitchens, including coffee makers, wine coolers and range cookers make for easy living.

Everyday things are thoughtfully considered, like Egyptian cotton bedding, sumptuous towels and enormous beds with ‘top end’ mattresses.

We offer stylish and unique properties that will bring a smile to your face and make for a very easy and relaxing self-catering holiday.

Self-Catering for all Occasions

From country couple’s retreats, family friendly sleeps 4 to larger 4, 5, 6 bedroom accommodation that’s ideal for family get-togethers or walking reunions, we have a range of high quality cottages which we’re sure will meet your needs.

A self-catering holiday is a particularly good choice for large groups and we have impressive properties accommodating up to sleeps 20. For couples, the Lakes is a popular choice for romantics looking for a cosy holiday away in peace and quiet where you can head into the fells, hand in hand, and then return to your private cottage to enjoy a delicious meal for two and relax in your very own outdoor hot tub.

Leaving the car behind, and exploring on foot is one of the major wonders of the Lake District. The region really is a playground of excellent things to do, from simply enjoying the outdoors at whatever pace –  walking, cycling, horse riding, boating – to sightseeing and visiting the region’s popular attractions, and of course taking in Cumbria’s superb culinary side and vibrant festivals and show scene.

The Lake District is only 2,362 km2 and whilst the terrain is far from ‘easy’ it means that you can readily explore all the various regions of the Lakes during your stay. Give the driver a break and don’t worry about parking by exploring on foot using the area’s superb and unique transport network. You can explore the 13 valley’s by open top bus, lake cruise, steam train, bike or foot.

The Lake District is a great holiday choice if you have a pet in the family. Dogs love the freedom of the fells offering endless walkies where pooch can walk the socks off you all day and then will be welcomed with treats and a bowl of water even before you get your well-deserved pint. The towns and villages in the Lakes are renowned for their warm welcome to dogs, and we have over 300 cottages where you can your dog will feel right at home.

We know that a morning dip is how many holidaymakers like to start the day and for some a holiday wouldn’t be a holiday without access to spa facilities, which is why for all of our cottages we offer Leisure Club Passes where we discounted rates are available so you can enjoy the facilities of the region’s top spa’s and health clubs during your self-catering.  A lounge by the pool, hopping between the sauna and steam room and a relaxing swim, transports you to a world of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Lakelovers luxury cottages have inclusive leisure club access so you can enjoy the swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi’s and gym from the region’s best private spa and leisure clubs for free.

For even more exclusivity and privacy chose a holiday cottages with your very own hot tub. What better than taking in the fresh Lake District air and breathtaking scenery than from your very own garden hot tub. This is an ideal choice for a romantic or celebratory holiday.

Short breaks are now available with Lakelovers, so if you fancy a 3 night country escape then why not join us in the picturesque Lake District. Hand-picked, we offer the very best cottages in popular Lake District locations, like Ambleside, Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead, Grasmere and Ullswater to name a few. So, set your dates and choose your location. Your tranquil break in the famous Lake District landscape awaits.

Our website is updated regularly with offers for last minute self-catering holidays, perfect for getting away for a long bank holiday weekend or taking advantage of a good weather spell. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online our expert customer service team would love to hear from you on 015394 88855 or bookings@lakelovers.co.uk. Let your Lake District break begin.

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Coniston Water 1 Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

This beautifully placed hideaway truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Coniston village centre and yet right by the shores of Coniston Water at Waterhead, set in absolute peace and quiet within a delightful country guest house commanding breathtaking views of the dramatic surrounding mountains including Coniston Old Man.

Available From£345
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £355 to £302
Coniston Water 2 Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This beautifully placed hideaway truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Coniston village centre and yet right by the shores of Coniston Water at Waterhead, set in absolute peace and quiet within a delightful country guest house commanding breathtaking views of the dramatic surrounding mountains including Coniston Old Man.

Available From£355
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Rosegarth Bowness
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Literally a stone's throw from the steamer pier at Bowness Bay, Rosegarth enjoys a most enviable position in the very heart of one of Lakeland's tourist hotspots, the perfect destination for a memorable family holiday.

Available From£750
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £425 to £361
Stable End Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set in the beautiful Rusland Valley, between Windermere and Coniston, in the pretty hamlet Crosslands, Stable End is a beautiful barn conversion that is finished to a very high standard and offers great quality in a beautiful location. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen and cosy sitting room Stable End is idea for friends and families wanting to relax and enjoy the beautiful Lakeland counrtyside

Available From£425
Special Offer
Kentrigg Windermere
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Kentrigg is an incredible 5 Bedroom detached property situated a stone's throw from Carus Green Golf Club and restaurant on the Burneside village road.

Available From£2000
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The Viewpoint Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Perched above the ever popular village of Ambleside, The Viewpoint offers just that; a wonderful vista across slate covered rooftops towards St. Mary's steeple and a 180 bird's eye panorama of the majestic mountain range beyond.

Available From£395
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Hygge at No.8 Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

The Danish art of 'Hygge' is to acknowledge a feeling or a moment, a warmth, a contentment with your loved one, at home or away and although there is no literal translation for this vibe, the concept is displayed perfectly here at Hygge @ no. 8, Applethwaite Hall. The original Hall, completed in 1901 is the epitome of the Arts and Crafts movement and many original features have been retained echoing its historic past throughout the twelve, very individual apartments that were cleverly created during 2017. But walk into Hygge (pronounced Hue-gah) and you're instantly cocooned in an elegant, intimate and luxurious lifestyle apartment and quickly into 'holiday mode'.

Available From£365
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Farrier House Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Just a short walk from the shores of Derwentwater, in the village of Portinscale and less than a ten minute drive from the popular market town of Keswick, Farrier House is a beautiful boutique residence that oozes quality from the moment you step through the door. The owners have lovingly created a stunning property, with great attention to detail and a wonderful collection of Lakeland artwork and that offers fantastic accommodation ideal for family or friends whatever the time of year.

Available From£520
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Oak Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Oak Cottage is a superb Victorian Lakeland terrace cottage that has been fully refurbished to a very high standard in the heart of the popular village of Bowness-On-Windermere. Offering quality accommodation, Oak Cottage is well located for all the village has to offer including shops, bars and restaurants, is in easy walk of the Lake Windermere and is an ideal base from which to explore the whole of the Lake District. The cottage is situated just a few minutes' walk from Biskey Howe which offers stunning views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding area and is a perfect place to enjoy the sunsets across the lake in an evening.

Available From£395
Special Offer Special offer 4 nights for £550 Please call 015394 88855 to book
Hazel Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

The epitome of luxurious loft style living, Robyn's Nest is one of only a dozen properties set in arguably the most prestigious development of recent years, Applethwaite Hall. Located on the second floor of this Art and Crafts building and one of only a dozen careful created homes, Robyn's Nest is an extremely fashionable abode, bang on trend in terms of styling and facilities and ideal for a couple looking for a romantic and special hideaway, whatever the time of year you choose to visit.

Available From£365
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Lauron’s View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Step inside this recently re-styled residence and catch your breath as you gaze through contemporary walls of glass over Lake Windermere towards the Lakeland Fells. Sip your drinks on the spectacular balcony, take your lazy Sunday lunch to the elegantly furnished garden terrace. However you spend your time here, don't forget to bring your camera and have it to hand at all times as the panoramic views are incredible, making for an awesome shot, particularly when an RAF Typhoon or Hurcules make a fly-past! Lauron's View is an ingeniously designed property, displaying the height of Lakeland luxury throughout with freshly updated furnishings and colour palate to bring the styling right up to date.

Available From£675
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

An excellent pair of Lakeland cottages that are all set on either side of courtyard. Perched high in the hills of the beautiful Duddon Valley, with breathtaking views to the Coniston Fells, and Harter Fell rising majestically to the north, Grass Guards is set in an amazing location.

Available From£1470
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Stonecliffe is a large, traditionally built residence occupying a prominent position within the heart of Bowness on Windermere. Dedicated parking is provided for one car, but once here you will find excellent restaurants, bars and visitor attractions within easy walking distance.

Available From£295
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £445 to £401
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Stonecliffe is a large, traditionally built residence which sits in a prominent position within the heart of Bowness on Windermere. Dedicated parking is provided for one car, but once here you will find excellent restaurants, bars and visitor attractions within easy walking distance.

Available From£445
Special Offer
The Cats Bield Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Close to the centre of the popular town of Keswick and just one minute from the market square, The Cats Bield is a beautiful cottage that offers quality accommodation, in a handy location and makes the ideal base for getting out and about but also enjoying having everything you need on the doorstep. Within easy walk of all the local shops bars, restaurants and cafes and the twice weekly award winning market.

Available From£365
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Perched high in the hills of the beautiful Duddon Valley, with breathtaking views to the Coniston Fells, and Harter Fell rising majestically to the north, Grass Guards is set in an amazing location. This secluded farm dates back over 500 years and has been loving refurbished to create a high quality retreat for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life and to relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful corners of the Lake District.

Available From£875
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Forming part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall development, The Mulberry At Applethwaite Hall provides a contemporary, luxurious retreat for those wishing to be within striking distance of the Lakeland town of Windermere and her busier neighbour, Bowness yet far enough away to appreciate a peaceful, countryside location. One of the exclusive apartments created within a stunning former Arts and Crafts country house, this first floor, spacious apartment offers some superb views across the manicured grounds to the Langdales beyond and an unforgettable self-catering experience in the very heart of the Lakes. The owners are life-long lovers of the Lake District and have created a stylish and comfortable space complimented by artwork and crafts by local artists.

Available From£425

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Lake District Self-Catering Cottages

From stylish apartments, boathouses, cottages and bungalows; beautiful woodland chalets and lodges; to converted farmhouses, sophisticated townhouses and sprawling manors, Lakelovers self-catering cottages have so much to offer. Nestled in the most popular National Park in the UK, the Lake District, Lakelovers have been proudly welcoming holidaymakers for over 40 years. 15 million visitors a year come to the Lake District to enjoy jaw-dropping mountain and lake scenery, wondrous wildlife and a unique culture and history.

In the words of Alfred Wainwright writing about his beloved Lake District:

“Oh, how can I put into words the joys of a walk over country such as this; the scenes that delight the eyes, the blessed peace of mind, the sheer exuberance which fills your soul as you tread the firm turf? This is something to be lived, not read about.”

We are passionate about this beautiful region, which has so much to offer and look forward to sharing it with you.

So, you’ve done the hard work when considering self-catering holidays in the UK as you’ve found us – the Lake District’s longest-established, premier self-catering accommodation agency.

Here at Lakelovers Lake District cottages we have over 450 properties spread across the region, including pet friendly, so you have plenty of choice at your disposal. Plus, we have personally hand-picked all of our properties, so we only offer self-catering accommodation that is VisitEngland 3-5 star rated. This means that you are guaranteed a relaxed, comfortable and easy home-from-home. From designer kitchens and bathrooms, bespoke interior furnishings and architect-designed properties to traditional Lakeland gems.

Next up is location and we know how important this is for a dream countryside getaway. The choice is yours. Perhaps you’d like to find yourself tucked at the foot of a fell or staying in a chocolate-box hamlet and within walking distance of a traditional pub; alternatively basking on the shores of our beloved Lake Windermere will send you into a dreamy state; or hearts may fill with joy at the thought of a contemporary abode within the bustling beating centre of the region that is Ambleside. Using our expert local knowledge, we have a constantly updated portfolio with self-catering cottages in the most sought-after parts of the Lake District.

Lake District Self-Catering Holidays

Self-catering holidays in the UK are more popular than any other kind of holiday and it’s not difficult to see why. Today, self-catering offers flexibility, privacy and relaxation. Perfect for family holidays, where you can invite extended family members, where groups can be made up of several generations plus pooch!

Couples are choosing the privacy of self-catering to mark special occasions and create long-lasting memories. And for anyone simply wanting to soak up the beauty of this outstanding natural landscape and warm, welcoming community, self-catering gives you a real taste of life in the Lake District.

Self-Catering with Lakelovers

Open the door to your Lakelovers holiday cottage and find a haven of relaxing bliss, superbly fitted out to offer you the very best self-catering experience.

Cooking in one of our state-of-the-art, open-plan kitchens, with patio doors opening out into a dreamy landscape, is an unforgettable pleasure. With American-style fridge for stocking up, Range Cooker for catering for celebratory get-togethers and smart entertainment systems for lots of relaxed holiday fun, a self-catering holiday really is easy breezy. Plus, we have properties in lots of sizes so you can invite lots of family and friends to help with the dishes afterwards. Your party can then retire to the garden for a post-dinner drink and soak up the setting sun as it falls on a peaceful mountain landscape.

Enjoy a morning stroll down a country lane to the local village or town for a paper and fresh bread, whilst the rest of the group enjoy designer bathrooms and en-suites as they get ready for a day of fresh air.

Ready for the day, with your delicious packed lunch of Cartmel Cheeses and Hawkshead Relishes, perhaps a Herdwick lamb pie and certainly some Grasmere Gingerbread, the fun and adventure awaits.

Self-Catering with Distinction

Our cottages are equipped to a very high standard with stylish furnishings akin to a boutique hotel. But, with a self-catering cottage you have the home-from-home comforts, flexibility and privacy. There’s outdoor eating and entertaining with BBQs and al fresco dining areas, outdoor hot tubs and private gardens. Inside, fully equipped and state-of-the-art kitchens, including coffee makers, wine coolers and range cookers make for easy living.

Everyday things are thoughtfully considered, like Egyptian cotton bedding, sumptuous towels and enormous beds with ‘top end’ mattresses.

We offer stylish and unique properties that will bring a smile to your face and make for a very easy and relaxing self-catering holiday.

Self-Catering for all Occasions

From country couple’s retreats, family friendly sleeps 4 to larger 4, 5, 6 bedroom accommodation that’s ideal for family get-togethers or walking reunions, we have a range of high quality cottages which we’re sure will meet your needs.

A self-catering holiday is a particularly good choice for large groups and we have impressive properties accommodating up to sleeps 20. For couples, the Lakes is a popular choice for romantics looking for a cosy holiday away in peace and quiet where you can head into the fells, hand in hand, and then return to your private cottage to enjoy a delicious meal for two and relax in your very own outdoor hot tub.

Leaving the car behind, and exploring on foot is one of the major wonders of the Lake District. The region really is a playground of excellent things to do, from simply enjoying the outdoors at whatever pace –  walking, cycling, horse riding, boating – to sightseeing and visiting the region’s popular attractions, and of course taking in Cumbria’s superb culinary side and vibrant festivals and show scene.

The Lake District is only 2,362 km2 and whilst the terrain is far from ‘easy’ it means that you can readily explore all the various regions of the Lakes during your stay. Give the driver a break and don’t worry about parking by exploring on foot using the area’s superb and unique transport network. You can explore the 13 valley’s by open top bus, lake cruise, steam train, bike or foot.

The Lake District is a great holiday choice if you have a pet in the family. Dogs love the freedom of the fells offering endless walkies where pooch can walk the socks off you all day and then will be welcomed with treats and a bowl of water even before you get your well-deserved pint. The towns and villages in the Lakes are renowned for their warm welcome to dogs, and we have over 300 cottages where you can your dog will feel right at home.

We know that a morning dip is how many holidaymakers like to start the day and for some a holiday wouldn’t be a holiday without access to spa facilities, which is why for all of our cottages we offer Leisure Club Passes where we discounted rates are available so you can enjoy the facilities of the region’s top spa’s and health clubs during your self-catering.  A lounge by the pool, hopping between the sauna and steam room and a relaxing swim, transports you to a world of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Lakelovers luxury cottages have inclusive leisure club access so you can enjoy the swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi’s and gym from the region’s best private spa and leisure clubs for free.

For even more exclusivity and privacy chose a holiday cottages with your very own hot tub. What better than taking in the fresh Lake District air and breathtaking scenery than from your very own garden hot tub. This is an ideal choice for a romantic or celebratory holiday.

Short breaks are now available with Lakelovers, so if you fancy a 3 night country escape then why not join us in the picturesque Lake District. Hand-picked, we offer the very best cottages in popular Lake District locations, like Ambleside, Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead, Grasmere and Ullswater to name a few. So, set your dates and choose your location. Your tranquil break in the famous Lake District landscape awaits.

Our website is updated regularly with offers for last minute self-catering holidays, perfect for getting away for a long bank holiday weekend or taking advantage of a good weather spell. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online our expert customer service team would love to hear from you on 015394 88855 or bookings@lakelovers.co.uk. Let your Lake District break begin.