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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.

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Wykefield Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

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

Available From£995
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Pippin Cottage Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Pippin Cottage appears, from the outside, to be a traditional, Victorian terrace house but step inside and you will be instantly taken by the cool and contemporary makeover that the owners have created. Here old and new blend effortlessly to create a fantastic cottage that offer the ideal place to relax with family and friends, situated within easy walking distance of Keswick Market Square

Available From£385
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Gilpin View Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

In a countryside setting only 10 minutes from Bowness and Lake Windermere, the historic Starnthwaite Ghyll mill house has been tastefully converted into a special complex of character cottages. Delightfully off the beaten track, Gilpin View is one of a row of four attractive cottages overlooking the stream and across the orchard to the lush Lyth Valley, very close to Crosthwaite village and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn (1.5m away).

Available From£365
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £435 to £393
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Cosy, sophisticated and gazing out over the Langdale Valley through a fabulous full wall window... this stylish retreat is a place to spend precious time together and an outstanding base for walkers. The Langdale Retreat forms part of a larger property which enjoys a slightly elevated setting in the sleepy village of Chapel Stile.

Available From£435
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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
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Antrona Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located just a five minute walk from the centre of Windermere, Antrona is a contemporary and stylish apartment with a quirky feel that has been created to offer a good standard of accommodation in a superb location.

Available From£365
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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Thirty Blencathra Street is a traditional Victorian terrace located only a stone's throw from the bustling streets of Keswick's town centre. Renovated to a very high standard, the owners attention to detail and quality is evident throughout, and it makes the perfect base for getaways with family and friends. With easy access to the great outdoors and many walks and bike rides available from the front door, it is only a few minutes' walk from the town's excellent bars, cafés and restaurants.

Available From£725
Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £525 to £425
Lakeland Loft Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This is a contemporary and sophisticated central retreat, nestling in a peaceful spot just a stone's throw from the absolute heart of picturesque and bustling Windermere village. If you yearn for sumptuous relaxation, surrounded by all Windermere has to offer with a bird's eye superb panoramic view, then we are sure you will love Lakeland Loft. One or two couples can spread out here, relax and soak up this stylish loft.

Available From£325
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Slater’s Rest Langdale
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This former quarryman's cottage is a walker's dream in the Langdale Valley, part of a terrace overlooking the valley to the Langdale Pikes. The setting is sublime, only minutes from the sleepy village of Chapel Stile where an excellent pub restaurant, general store and stunning old church are waiting to be explored.

Available From£355
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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Dorothy's Place is the most charming apartment set high above Bowness on Windermere with uninterrupted views of Lake Windermere from its extensive landscaped Gardens. Built in the early 1800's Dorothy's Place is nestled amongst this historic building which exudes rich features and one of the areas most iconic private houses.

Available From£345
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1299 to £1169
Birch House Langdale
  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A magnificent Lake District farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, surrounded by breathtaking countryside in the hamlet of Little Langdale. Once a local Staging Inn, Birch House has been beautifully refurbished to provide an exceptional standard of self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 14 people.

Available From£1299
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High Cleabarrow Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

If quirky features appeal - including centuries old wonky floors, beamed ceilings and original 17th century oak panelling and you seek a holiday home with a bit of a difference, then High Cleabarrow may well tick the boxes for you. This gorgeous traditional Lakeland farmhouse enjoys a wonderful peaceful setting amidst enchanting gardens. With its own tennis court and table tennis room and just a step away from Windermere Golf Club, this property is a special find. Dating back to at least 1704 ( we believe it is a lot older), High Cleabarrow is a delight. Homely, atmospheric, comfortable and full of character, High Cleabarrow enjoys seclusion within its lovely 2 acre gardens whilst the convenience and attractions of Bowness and Windermere are but a 5 minute drive away. At this traditional Lakeland treat, modern living blends effortlessly with the past and the owners have finished it in keeping with its age, yet adding the modern touches of course.

Available From£899
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £625 to £563
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

A true 'picture postcard' cottage in sublime open countryside, less than a mile from two outstanding country pubs and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Lavender Cottage is a divine retreat for your precious time away, with family or friends. Retaining charming original features in its old oak beams, inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows, the accommodation has been tastefully refurbished to stylish 4 star standards.

Available From£425
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Fair Rigg Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Fair Rigg is an outstanding detached Gold Star Lakeland residence with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere. The shores of Lake Windermere are but a few minutes away on foot with direct access to the water, perfect for canoeing or a host of waterborne activities as there is ample storage for all sorts of equipment within Fair Rigg. This charismatic property provides a unique retreat no matter how active, relaxed or sophisticated your gathering.

Available From£999
Special Offer 7 Nights reduced to £525 to £325
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This delightful Lakeland character cottage is part of a row in the hamlet of Crook, surrounded by scenic strolls and country pub lunches, yet only a few miles from Bowness village and the shores of Lake Windermere. Traditional features such as original fireplace and cosy woodburning stove give warmth and magic to a stylish and contemporary interior, which provides a pleasant base for up to 4 people.

Available From£325
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Lower Wansfell Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars

This beautifully presented detached bungalow resides in a peaceful setting on the lower slopes of Wansfell, just a 5 minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside. From its gently elevated position, the property enjoys wonderful views over Ambleside to Loughrigg and the distant Langdale Pikes to the front and Wansfell Pike from the back garden.

Available From£420
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Lakefield House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A rare treat for large groups or families, gazing out over Esthwaite water to the Coniston Fells through superb full-length windows. Lakefield House is surrounded by scenes featured in the stories of Beatrix Potter, being only a few minutes from her former home in Near Sawrey. The lake itself (fictional home of 'Jeremy Fisher') is one of the finest trout lakes in England, and walks in every direction in the surrounding area will leave you spellbound.

Available From£855
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

If you are looking for a well-appointed, quality cottage, just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Grasmere village, with beautiful views out across the meadows to the fells and great walks from the door, then look no further.

Available From£395

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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.