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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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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Old Ambleside House is a luxurious property that dates back to the late 16th/17th Century that has been lovingly refurbished by the current owners to create an amazing property. Offering exceptional short breaks of 3 and 4 nights all year round, right in the heart of old Ambleside to create the most fantastic, high quality retreat for friends and family.

Available From£945
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set just a mile from the centre of Windermere town, Deer Wood forms part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall, designed by none other than Thomas Muirhead whose other works include Old Trafford and Kensington Oval cricket pavilions. One of only 12 luxury apartments within this stunning former country house, the building displays a wealth of original features from the Arts and Craft movement and has been sympathetically reworked to combine modern day facilities with early 20th century heritage.

Available From£425
Special Offer
Hart Head Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Magical Lakeland converted barns don't come better than this, occupying a sublime setting with simply breathtaking views in every direction towards Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells. Words can't truly describe the magic of this setting high above the tiny hamlet of Rydal with panoramic views in all directions - here the mountains appear so close you can almost reach out and touch them.

Available From£795
Special Offer
Swallows Nest Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

In a truly romantic rural setting outside Ambleside village, Swallows Nest is an enchanting hideaway within a contemporary Lakeland barn and complete with roses around the door. Escape together and soak up the atmosphere of panoramic fell views and glimpses of Lake Windermere. You'll fall in love with the interior of this topsy turvy, sumptuous and cosy retreat.

Available From£360
Special Offer
The Curious Orange Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

Lake District cottage, 'gold awarded' opulence in the picturesque hamlet of Troutbeck, circumscribed by glorious open countryside and with breath-taking views in every direction. The Curious Orange is quite simply a luxurious and quirky romantic bolt hole in a sublime spot. The sophisticated and seductive interior is warmed by a traditional woodburing stove, furnished for relaxation and finished with true flair.

Available From£475
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A simply gorgeous and luxurious detached 17th century Period farmhouse in the sleepy hamlet of Satterthwaite. Located between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere, it is blissfully secluded and surrounded by glorious open countryside, yet only a stone's throw from the village pub.

Available From£895
Special Offer
Bowfell Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

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 is a gem of a Lake District holiday cottage with rare ample parking and only a two minute stroll from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. Up to 6 people will find comfort, relaxation and sophisticated charm in this perfect base for family or friends.

Available From£450
Special Offer
The Bowery Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

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 a wealth of exhilarating walks and lake shore attractions to explore close by. The breathtaking panoramic views from The Bowery have to be seen to be fully appreciated, creating a stunning Lakeland backdrop for the luxurious interior.

Available From£345
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

This contemporary little cottage is set alongside 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. Perfect for a romantic couple this compact treat is adorned in character yet is newly renovated throughout.

Available From£280
Special Offer
Far Nook Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary retreat enjoys an absolutely magical setting on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Part of an original Lakeland barn, Riverbank Retreat is ingeniously converted to create stylish, soothing accommodation that really makes the most of the location. Here, al-fresco living has a whole new meaning with the enormous balcony overlooking the river. Sink into relaxation, or enjoy nearby access to the lake. Inside, you'll find crisp contemporary decor, sumptuous furnishings and chic dining facilities to suit your cosy sociable gathering.

Available From£375
Special Offer
The Loft Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

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 hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation and those breathtaking views.

Available From£415
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1300 to £1105
The Grange Windermere
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Whilst being only a five minute stroll from the heart of Windermere village centre, this imposing Lakeland residence, encapsulates Lake District luxury living, commanding magnificent panoramic views over Lake Windermere and the timeless Lakeland fells beyond.

Available From£695
Special Offer
The Cosy Peacock Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

The Cosy Peacock is a truly unique luxury cottage, superbly nestled in the heart of classic Lake District scenery, with breathtaking panoramic views. Wind along the peaceful Troutbeck Valley, which sits mid-way between the vibrant holiday towns of Windermere and Ambleside, and you take in panoramic views as you approach your holiday home.

Available From£617
Special Offer
Pure Grace Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A stylishly appointed cottage themed on a lake-house, with exposed oak beams and dark wood flooring. This unique architect-designed luxury cottage lies at the foot of the Kentmere valley and is set in the secluded informal three-acre gardens of Mirefoot, complete with arboretum and wildlife pond. If searching for sublime relaxation and escapism on the doorstep of ever popular Windermere, look no more?

Available From£960
Special Offer
Smithy Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A true 'picture postcard' traditional Lakeland cottage in this pretty countryside hamlet, less than a minute's stroll to The Hare & Hounds, a superb pub serving real ales and great food and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Retaining charming original features with inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows.

Available From£395
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £465 to £419
Hawkshead Hideaway Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Hawkshead Hideaway nestles within a beautiful 17th Century Grade II listed Tudor/Georgian Period property and boasts fantastic views over Beatrix Potter's countryside to the Lakeland Fells. Roger Ground House & Hawkshead Hideaway stands on the edge of Hawkshead, with a footpath leading directly from the garden gate to the village. The entrance to this enchanting retreat is via a private garden.

Available From£395
Special Offer
Loughrigg Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously elegant detached Period Lakeland residence occupies an idyllic setting with simply breathtaking views on the banks of the River Rothay close to the famous 'Stepping Stones', within the hamlet of Rydal at the foot of Loughrigg Fell. This is truly Lakeland luxury at its very best in one of the most romantic setting within the British Isles.

Available From£1350

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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.