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Lake District Luxury Cottages

Luxury Lake District Cottages

Luxury Accommodation in the Lake District

Welcome to Lakelovers’ Gold Award, luxury self-catering cottages in the Lake District. 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! 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.

Gold Award Luxury cottages in the Lake District

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 Cottages 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?

Contact us

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.

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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
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £695 to £627
Pure Grace Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This is simply a luxurious and wonderful Lakeland hideaway with arguably one of the very best views anywhere in the Lake District. The spectacular panoramic lake and fell views have to be seen to be fully appreciated from this exclusive first floor apartment which forms part of this select development at Waterhead on the fringe of Ambleside.

Available From£695
Special Offer
  • 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
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

At the foot of Loughrigg Fell, across the River Rothay from the famous 'Stepping Stones' lies this unique and contemporary self-catering abode. Just a short river bank walk into Ambleside centre and within the charming village of Rydal.

Available From£695
Special Offer
Silver Howe Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Hidden from the hustle and bustle of Bowness, step through the gates at Silver Howe and you discover a beautiful home nestled into a rocky outcrop surrounded by mature trees, offering a unique property that makes this the ideal holiday cottage for both family and friends.

Available From£525
Special Offer
Oaklea Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

This luxuriously eclectic 18th century Lakeland cottage occupies a perfect and peaceful conservation setting just above the ever popular village of Ambleside only a 5 minute stroll from the lively centre itself. For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries.

Available From£650
Special Offer
The Haven Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars

This eclectic Lakeland cottage combines contemporary luxury with cosy styling set only a 2 minutes stroll away from the absolute heart of picturesque Grasmere village centre- what a breathtaking setting and with 360 glorious views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Soaking up the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Grasmere and the shores of the lake, yet in a peaceful spot perfect for exploring straight from your doorstep.

Available From£625
Special Offer
Smithy Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available

This 'chocolate box' Lakeland cottage is something really special for couples, tucked away in central Ambleside yet slightly elevated giving fabulous fell views. It's a traditional blacksmith's cottage, elegantly refurbished with slate floors and white sheen, bursting with creative flair. Just look at that stunning spiral staircase and decadent bathroom.

Available From£365
Special Offer
Scar View Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Commanding the most outstanding views as far as the eye can see over the picturesque Lyth Valley, Scar View occupies a truly idyllic spot on the outskirts of Underbarrow hamlet, nestled in rural bliss. This superb bolt hole has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, oak floorings, a chic bedroom and substantial bathroom and not forgetting the large garden, perfect for lazy summer days.

Available From£335
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 3 pets allowed

From the moment you walk into this outstanding detached property you will be impressed by the quality, the open plan living but most of all the stunning views from every room.

Available From£1095
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
Special Offer
Far Nook Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • Infants welcome

Far Nook is a beautifully presented, traditional, stone built Lakeland house set in attractive gardens, within convenient and level walking distance of Ambleside village and with ample parking for a number of cars. Beautifully finished to a very high standard the property offers high quality accommodation in the heart of the Lake District. With four bedrooms and bathrooms, the house is ideally suited to special occasions, social gatherings and family holidays.

Available From£950
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars

Nestled in the Vale of Grasmere yet quietly tucked away in a charming backwater close to the centre of the village, Rowan at Grasmere offers one of the finest accommodations in the heart of Lakeland. Newly refurbished and designed with exceptional attention to detail blending traditional and quality materials with luxury amenities, Rowan at Grasmere has been crafted to offer the ultimate Lake District holiday.

Available From£950
Special Offer
Brunt House Langdale
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

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 Langdale Valley, with quite simply breath-taking panoramic views. As well as traditional Victorian elegance and large rooms, you'll enjoy the best of modern convenience and luxury.

Available From£1595
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This outstanding Period Lakeland residence occupies a sublime setting in the picturesque historic Troutbeck hamlet close to both Windermere and Ambleside ever popular villages and with simply breathtaking views in every direction as far as the eye can see. For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries. Sleep well, and switch off in a house with very relaxing energy.

Available From£850
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

A traditional 18th century Lakeland farmhouse, recently refurbished to offer the combination of its own enticing charms and all the advantages of its location. Today Rose Cottage is a Lakeland cottage full of character. Yes it has the low ceilings, flagstone floors and vernacular dark oak furniture that would have been familiar to Wordsworth and the Romantic poets.

Available From£595
Special Offer
Chapel How Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This unique and luxurious Lake District character cottage forms part of an elegantly converted Grade II listed chapel, in Ambleside's peaceful conservation area. Dating back to 1550, this romantic property retains its period features; arched church windows, striking exposed beams and even such delights as a church pew featured in the dining area. Three decadent bedroom suites, including the truly special 'Belfry' bedroom, allow families or even 3 couples to share this unique Ambleside property.

Available From£445
Special Offer
Domvs Windermere
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

This magnificent period residence is a castle in its own right and proudly exhibits the original tower, now a magical bedroom, with panoramic and simply breathtaking views, arguably the best from anywhere in The Lake District and probably the British Isles. Aptly named this sumptuous place literally has it all and translated the Latin meaning 'LARGE HOUSE', we think this sums it up to a tee!

Available From£999

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Lake District Luxury Cottages

Luxury Lake District Cottages

Luxury Accommodation in the Lake District

Welcome to Lakelovers’ Gold Award, luxury self-catering cottages in the Lake District. 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! 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.

Gold Award Luxury cottages in the Lake District

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 Cottages 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?

Contact us

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.