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 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?

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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.

Tizzie Whizie

Windermere

Arrive at this traditional Lake District cottage, right at the heart of Windermere village, and you’ll be surprised by the sophistication within. Spread over three…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - electric
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £335

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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
9 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: - woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £375

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Lake Lodge Studio

Bowness
1 Customer reviews

This romantic Lake District lodge with hot tub takes a super location; away from the crowds, backing onto open fell and still only a couple…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (3)
  • Garden
  • Romantic Breaks  

From £299

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Greystones

Hawkshead
3 Customer reviews

Greystones is a special find in this simply magical setting, once a bobbin mill and proudly standing alongside a soothing river in the sleepy hamlet…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £555

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Birkwray Barn

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside between Ambleside and Hawkshead, set in beautiful gardens commanding simply breathtaking…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £850

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Sweden Bank Loft

Ambleside
9 Customer reviews

This luxuriously, newly refurbished, Lakeland loft apartment occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just above the ever popular village of Ambleside, only a 5 minute…

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

From £365

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Lazy Bay Cottage

Windermere
1 Customer reviews

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lakeland retreat. Tucked…

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

From £365

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Glen View Cottage

Grasmere

Over 200 years old, this elegantly refurbished traditional Lake District cottage takes a picture-perfect location on the edge of Grasmere village.  The stunning fell views…

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

From £550

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Le Chalet

Langdale
6 Customer reviews

This luxurious and truly mesmerising detached residence occupies a sublime setting within the heart of picturesque Elterwater. The surrounding iconic Langdale Pikes and Loughrigg Fell…

  • Accommodates 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 5
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome

From £1750

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Bay Tree Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This luxuriously refurbished double-fronted cottage is everything to every lover of Lakeland life. It’s only a stroll away from the vibrant shops, restaurants and traditional…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £399

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Blencathra

Ambleside

Blencathra, Ambleside offers some of the most luxury holiday accomodation that the Lake District has to offer.  Located within 50 acres of private grounds on…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £679

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Rosewood by the River

Langdale
9 Customer reviews

This outstanding luxurious riverside detached residence, which has been professionally interior designed and renovated to the highest standards, occupies a sublime setting alongside the picturesque…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome

From £950

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The Hayloft

Bowness
3 Customer reviews

Soak up the sublime setting of this 17th century Lakeland barn. Keeping Bowness village and Lake Windermere close by, you’ll escape towards the peace and…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi

From £499

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Wetherlam

Ambleside

The setting is sublime and this sumptuous Lakeland hideaway is quite simply luxurious in every sense of the word. Wetherlam is within this magnificent Pullwood…

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

From £919

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Waternook

Ullswater

5 star opulence on Ullswater, Waternook is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, arguably the most prestigious self-catering experience in the Lake District…

  • Accommodates 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 6
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £6480

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The Bowery

Ambleside

This gorgeous boutique apartment is spread over first and second floors; a romantic retreat at the heart of the Lake District’s most cosmopolitan village, with…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pub nearby
  • Dishwasher available
  • Romantic Breaks  

From £366

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