Luxury Accommodation in the Lake District

Welcome to Lakelovers’ Gold Award, luxury self-catering cottages in the Lake District. All of our luxury accommodation in the Lake District is Visit England 3 to 5 star rated. Properties that go that extra mile within their class, offering extra special touches, or that go above and beyond with their facilities or finishes, will usually be awarded Visit England Gold Award, and this is what you’ll find here!

Gold Award Luxury cottages in the Lake District

Here at Lakelovers we have a selection of properties from 3 star Gold Award through to luxury five star Gold Award that offer a wealth of fabulous features, from hot tubs and saunas, to inclusive leisure club facilities, to welcome packs and luxury toiletries; not to mention WiFi, home cinema and games rooms.

Choose from a holiday home with bespoke kitchens and bathrooms and chic living spaces or traditional comfort where the open fire is the most important factor.  Are you looking for a luxury barn conversion in Ambleside, with exposed beams and 21st century indulgences - a place to spend time with your friends and family?  Or maybe you’re looking for a long romantic weekend in a modern luxury apartment in Windermere with lake views and within walking distance of the local nightlife?  Browse our property pages and look out for the Gold Award stamp and you’ll soon discover the perfect cottage for you.

If you’re looking for something extra special from your holiday, whether you are on a budget or have an infinite price tag, our wide selection of Gold Award properties across the Lakes will offer you a wealth of choice.  All of our luxury cottages in the Lake District are handpicked for their unique styles and qualities and each offers its own charms and character and the Gold Award gives you confidence that you’re getting the very best self-catering holiday experience.

Gold Award Lakeland Locations

Mark Twain once wrote “There’s gold in them thar hills” and as you will see from our handpicked range of stunning Lake District locations, the same can be said about our Gold Award cottages.

As if that wasn’t enough, your Gold Award luxury accommodation in the Lake District comes with even more added bonuses. These are of course the famous landscapes, waters and history of this famed area. The Lake District now blends these traditional and natural features that has given it the well-earned respect it deserves with a warm culture of contemporary country chic. The result is 2292 kilometers squared of vibrant and exciting National Park that offers a range of outdoor pursuits, culture and hospitality.  Leafing through the Lakelovers Locations web pages you’ll see all the Lake District areas that we operate in. Gold Award cottages are to be found in each and every one of these areas and this, in turn, gives you flexibility.

Choosing your holiday location, whether it be for its proximity to great walking or sailing, or for its cultural wealth, with this range of Gold Award properties holiday shopping is a pleasure.

Luxury Self-Catering in the Lake District

Lakelovers have over 40 years of experience when it comes to providing luxury self-catering accommodation in the Lake District. Over the years we have also developed some additional services that may be of interest to some of our Gold Standard customers. Our concierge service takes the stress of arranging tours, booking tickets and restaurant reservations. You can also arrange for a private catering service where freshly cooked food is delivered to you or made in front of your eyes.  For the ultimate indulgence, why not book a personalised beauty or therapy treatment for you and your guests, delivered at your Gold Award address. If there is something you want that can’t be found on our website, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help and advise.

Lake District Treasure

Should you ever want to leave your luxury cottage in the Lake District, here are a few eateries that are sure to impress. Eating out is a delight in the Lake District, great pub grub, healthy heavens and high-end restaurants are all commonplace. Here’s a section of foodie places, well known for their high standards and outstanding quality.

L’Enclume is a two star Michelin restaurant in Cartmel. The restaurant is famous for both its amazing food and also its laidback ambiance. You wouldn't feel out of place in jeans and t-shirt, nor in something smarter. The food is a celebration of Cumbrian produce from both land and from the sea - a gastronomes paradise.

Chocobar is based in Bowness-on-Windermere and as the name would suggest deals in all things sweet and chocolatey. Enjoy a latte or a hot chocolate and a sticky bun or a waffle while you read the rave reviews Chocobar has been receiving online and in print.

Ambleside is home to Fellini’s, a vegetarian restaurant with an excellent reputation. Besides veggie starters, mains and desserts, you can also choose from vegan and gluten free dishes, all with a Mediterranean twist. When you have finished eating why not check out the art-house cinema just above the restaurant?

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Whatever you need, our team of local experts can help guide you towards your perfect holiday in the Lakes.  Spend time with family, catch up with old friends or spend time with your most treasured loved one.  And don't forget that with Lakelovers, pets stay free in all of our pet friendly properties and all our properties offer free towels and bedding too! Contact us here.

Ryebank

Bowness
2 Customer reviews

This sophisticated Lakeland property truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere, yet in…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £375

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Brantside

Ambleside
8 Customer reviews

This beautifully appointed Gold Award winning property sits in a gently elevated position in the historic conservation area of Ambleside and provides spectacular views to…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - gas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £375

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Fairfield Cottage

Grasmere
1 Customer reviews

What a superb Grasmere holiday home for soaking up the scenery! This stunningly presented Lakeland cottage takes an idyllic setting overlooking the vale of Grasmere…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £599

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Birkwray Farmhouse

Ambleside

This is a beautiful 17th century farmhouse. The essence of old Lakeland charm and character, cosily tucked away in a picturesque setting and presiding over…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £599

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Bowfell Cottage

Bowness
1 Customer reviews

Wow! Fall in love with this peaceful yet central Lakeland Cottage, fully refurbished to the height of modern luxury yet oozing traditional character. Bowfell Cottage…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - gas
  • Private Parking 4
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £495

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The Cottage At Hill Top

Lakeside
3 Customer reviews

This luxurious cottage, a sympathetically converted portion of historic Hill Top which was once the home of famous author Arthur Ransome, as featured in The…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £575

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Fair Rigg

Hawkshead

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…

  • Accommodates 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 4
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £979

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Brunt House

Langdale

This outstanding luxurious Period Lake District residence, which has been professionally interior designed and renovated, occupies a sublime setting in the dramatic entrance to the…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £1375

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The Loft

Ambleside
3 Customer reviews

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…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £390

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Poppy Cottage

Coniston
1 Customer reviews

Poppy Cottage is an enchanting 200 year old cottage combining contemporary luxury with cosy styling set on the lower slopes of a mountain above this picturesque village…

  • Accommodates 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi

From £499

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Rose Cottage (Woodland)

Coniston
1 Customer reviews

This enchanting 17th century Lakeland cottage has had an indulgent contemporary refurbishment, creating an oasis of luxury in a breathtaking rural setting. The sublime location…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £438

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Underheron

Grasmere
2 Customer reviews

Just a stroll from Grasmere village at the foot of Heron Pike, this much-loved holiday home stands secluded within a large fellside garden, surrounded by…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 4
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi

From £750

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Thyme Out

Troutbeck

‘Thyme Out’ is quite simply a gorgeous contemporary Lakeland cottage occupying a picture postcard perfect setting with breathtaking views in every direction. The sophisticated interior…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - gas
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden

From £435

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Biskey Steps

Bowness
4 Customer reviews

A welcoming, stylish and romantic cottage style apartment for one or two couples in a conservation area of Bowness, overlooking the village with views to…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - gas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £299

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