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Rural Escapes

Rural Escapes

Remote cottages in the Lake District – We would like to share a secret with you. Lakelovers’ collection of remote cottages in the Lake District is the finest in the Lake District. Arriving down an unknown track and through a picturesque hamlet, you’ll find luxury, quality and style that you were not expecting. Yes, our secluded Lake District cottages may be out in the sticks but stick houses they are not. You’ll find underfloor heating, luxury bathrooms with romantic bathtubs, garden hot tubs, state-of-the-art media systems and bespoke kitchens.

Lakelovers have hand-picked the finest collection of rural escapes to bring you the very best experience of a remote holiday break: intimate spaces for planning a romantic surprise, sprawling accommodation for large groups to spread out, well-quipped home from homes for families to relax and breath in the tranquilly of a rural setting.

With over 2362 square kilometres and a population density per square kilometre of only 18, there’s space and tranquillity a plenty with our stunning collection of isolated holiday cottages.

Whilst our cottages are very well equipped with quality washers and dryers, you can pack light for a stay in one of our secluded Lake District cottages, leaving behind the dress codes of work and the formalities of daily routines. Self-catering gives you the privacy to stay in your pyjamas until midday and walk the dog at any time of day or night, should you so wish!

Blissful Locations

If you’re looking to embrace the informalities of country life, a remote location like Troutbeck may appeal. You can walk from of our secluded Troutbeck Cottages up onto Wansfell, along to the village shop, tearoom or popular village pub, the Mortal Man Inn. Take to horseback to explore the historic valley at a trot or experience a bygone era at the National trust owned 17th Century farmhouse, Townend.

Put your ‘out of office’ on and make your home a snug cottage for two in the majestic Langdale Valley. Browse our remote Langdale Cottages and find yourself perched on a fell side, where you can stock up in Ambleside up on the way and not venture further than the sublime surrounding scenery on your doorstep for the rest of your holiday.

Ditch the car and playing ‘taxi’ for the week and opt for a family friendly cottage, with conveniences like relaxed restaurants, shop, cinema and theatres a stroll away. Have a look at our rural escapes in Ambleside and Keswick for secluded properties with local conveniences nearby.

If after a few days hiding away some members of your party want to dress up for an impromptu evening of cocktails or a spot of theatre, then the hotpots of Keswick, Ambleside and Bowness have super day and evening entertainment and have superb local transport links so can be enjoyed from one of our rural cottages.

Whilst it’s nice to escape the 24-hour living of urban life, we don’t want you to miss home from home conveniences when enjoying one of our secluded Lake District cottages. Fear not, you don’t need to be concerned about being too cut off. Most of our properties have WiFi so you can still share holiday snaps and plan trips out. We have gold award cottages with state-of-the-art entertainment systems, including Sky and Freeview, surround sound, HD and curved wall-mounted screens, plus additional smart TVs in bedroom and bathroom suites. Movie nights are one of the top activities enjoyed from our remote holiday cottages in the Lake District.

Alternatively, you could plan a ‘digital detox’, throwing yourselves fully into a relaxing and rejuvenating break in the county. Many of our cottages have library and reading spaces as well as games and of course walks straight form your idyllic rural cottage doorstep. We have superb kitchens and al fresco dining spaces for enjoying the important things in life, which of course is your loved ones.

Don’t forget the excellent service that Lakelovers are proud of includes free towels, welcome packs as well as inclusive leisure facility passes for some properties, for when you really want some pampering ‘me time’.

The woodlands, rivers and mountains of our rural escapes in the Lake District are also ideal retreats for pooch too and we remind you that with Lakelovers’ cottages that welcome pets, dog stay free!

Out and About on a Rural Escape in the Lakes

If you’re worried about keeping guests occupied when booking from our more isolated holiday cottages, but you’re keen to stay away from the crowds, here are some of the less crowded places to visit in the Lake District so you get the best of both worlds.

Holehird Gardens is close to Brockhole Visitor Centre, which is right on the shore of Lake Windermere and attracts the crowds from the popular Lake Windermere Steamers. This makes nearby Holehird, an extraordinary horticultural paradise, a great place to escape whilst still enjoying the wonder of Lake Windermere. The views from Holehird onto Windermere are all the better as they feel private.

When visiting a popular place like the National Trust’s Wray Castle, also on Windermere, it is worth getting behind the scenes and booking onto the tour where you can hear untold stories that the throng of daily visitor’s miss. A garden tour at Beatrix Potter’s house, Hill Top near Hawkshead, is also an alternative and quiet way to take in this national treasure.

Rather than Windermere or Ullswater Steamers, enjoy the Lake District’s famous clear waters from the smaller Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston, which is much quieter.

In the north Lakes, enjoy Bassenthwaite rather than the busier Derwentwater and Ullswater. On Bassenthwaite, you can visit a live Osprey’s watch, let off some steam at Whinlatter Forest’s GoApe or mountain bike trails, take in an up-close animal encounters at the Lake District Wildlife Park and eat at the upmarket Lakes Distillery.

Whilst a walk around Grasmere and Rydal water is a delight, why not head away from this Wordsworth trail towards the less busy 2-hour walk around Buttermere with enchanting views of Crummock Water and Loweswater.

For traditional county pub lunches enjoy a drive or bike ride in the quiet country lanes of the Lyth Valley, outside of bustling Windermere and Bowness. Our Lyth Valley Cottages are set in a working pastoral landscape dotted with 17th century farms. You’ll just as easily share a pint in one of the several upmarket village pubs with a local famer as you will with other holidaymakers.

The Lake District is a very seasonal holiday destination, with the hot spots of Windermere and Ambleside upbeat and vibrant over the summer months. With a little planning, you can enjoy these superb towns but without the crowds. Windermere bonfire is a well-organised community event and in November the beautiful boutiques of Bowness turn their attention to Christmas and so off-season can be a great time to visit the Lake District’s hot spots.

For your walking fix, avoid the pull of Scafell, Helvellyn or the Old Man of Coniston and head to the eastern fells. Haweswater is the perfect mix of beauty, views and has the bonus of being secluded. There’s an abundance of wildlife, making this spot a buzz of natural life, rather than chattering walkers.

Lakelovers remote holiday cottages in the Lake District deliver on peace and quiet and the rejuvenating quality of slowing down to the Lake District’s rhythm of tricking waterfalls and zig-zagging fell paths is like no other.

Whether your rural escape is a secret, surprise or simply a well-deserved break, we look forward to quietly welcoming you to a personalised and intimate escape to the Lake District.

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Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £799 to £675
Woodbank Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This fabulous family residence (also a treat for several couples) offers views to Lake Windermere from its slightly elevated position, amid wonderful scenery. A private drive meanders up to the house and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your gathering. Yet, being just a short stroll from the attractions of Bowness and Lake Windermere, Woodbank is right at the heart of some of the best the region has to offer.

Available From£495
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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
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Rosegarth Bowness
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Literally a stone's throw from the steamer pier at Bowness Bay, Rosegarth enjoys a most enviable position in the very heart of one of Lakeland's tourist hotspots, the perfect destination for a memorable family holiday.

Available From£595
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Archie’s Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious detached Lakeland house occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just off the centre of the ever popular village of Ambleside and only a 5 minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere at Waterhead. 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£995
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Fox Hollow Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Beautifully refurbished to a very high standard, this traditional, detached, stone built cottage is well appointed and has been beautifully finished by its current owner, an interior designer, who has set out to create a high quality retreat, with an emphasis on comfort using bespoke soft furnishings, that is suitable for couples, families or groups of friends.

Available From£695
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Balla Wray Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

For those looking for a sublime luxury exclusive holiday home experience in secluded surroundings, Balla Wray is quite simply an outstanding Period lakeside residence circumscribed by glorious landscaped gardens leading into substantial lake frontage with private boathouse, commanding panoramic breath-taking views over Lake Windermere and surrounding majestic mountains.

Available From£6995
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Old Wool Loft Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This gorgeous cosy & classy central Lakeland treat is within the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a contemporary, 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 breath-taking views.

Available From£375
Special Offer
Fell Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available
  • On Street Parking
  • Infants welcome

Located on a quiet side street in the centre of Ambleside village, just a few minutes walk from a great selection of shops, bars and eateries, Fell Cottage is a beautiful cottage that has been finished in a contemporary manner to offer quality accommodation in a convenient location.

Available From£425
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £590 to £531
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Taking its name from a member of Ullswater Steamer's fleet of heritage vessels that have provided visitors for over a 100 years to enjoy this most picturesque of the Lake District's lakes, M.V. Western Belle offers quality accommodation and the ideal base from which to explore all the Lake District has to offer. This recently refurbished property has been finished to the very highest standard and is an ideal for couples or families alike.

Available From£440
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1295 to £1101
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Ellerbeck Bridge is situated in the sweet village of Underbarrow, on the edge of the Lyth Valley. This stunning property has been recently extended to create a suitable base for any occasion, Ellerbeck bridge prides itself on being finished to a high standard throughout, offering plenty of living space and beautiful views, you really do get the best of both worlds. Complimenting the location of this property is the village pub, 'The Black Labrador' which is only a few minutes' walk down the road, there are also many other country pubs within driving distance. Ellerbeck Bridge has an excellent location, there are plenty of laid back country walks and it is also close to the market town of Kendal, or the foodie village of Cartmel, famous for Cartmel Races. Why not try our virtual walkthrough of the property. Simply click here or follow the floorplan link above.

Available From£695
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High Pike Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

High Pike is a ground floor apartment within the prestigious Lakelands Development which is set in an elevated position only a very short walk from the centre of the village of Ambleside. From the lounge with floor to ceiling patio doors, High Pike offers great views across Ambleside to the Lakeland countryside and high fells beyond.

Available From£375
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £345 to £311
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Just a few hundred yards from Beatrix Potter's former home, Stoney Croft is nestled in the peaceful village of Near Sawrey just outside Hawkshead village. Found along a quiet lane leading to Moss Eccles Tarn, Stoney Croft Cottage has a picture postcard setting that's guaranteed to inspire. Walks abound in all directions, the National Trust owned Tower Bank Arms is only a stone's throw away, and the cottage itself is a soothing retreat.

Available From£345
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

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 Mail on Sunday and by the BBC...

Available From£625
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £675 to £540
Woodland Cottage Lakeside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

At the southern tip of Lake Windermere, the charming Woodland Cottage benefits from an attractive setting on Newby Bridge Caravan Park. Surrounded by wonderful walks and a network of pretty and peaceful lanes, Woodland Cottage remains within easy reach of a wide variety of excursions and activities - from elegant lake cruises to family fun in bustling Bowness, and even the Lake District's most fabulous historic houses.

Available From£399
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £685 to £617
The Heights Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Gaze across rooftops toward Lake Windermere from this unique and sophisticated Bowness townhouse, just a few steps from the village centre. Watch boats bob on the lake from the top floor, surrounded by all the individuality and style The Heights has to offer. Sleek furnishings and spacious open-plan design creates a comfortable base from which to explore.

Available From£425
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £775 to £699
Hillhead Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Hillhead Cottage, as the name suggests, is set in an elevated position overlooking the fells just a ten minute walk from the centre of Ambleside Village. This really is one of the most desirable locations in Ambleside and this modern, semi-detached property has been finished to a high standard and offers spacious, quality accommodation in a first class location. Hillhead is a popular property whatever the time of year and much loved by guests for bringing groups of family and friends together.

Available From£775
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £450 to £383
Millbeck Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Millbeck Cottage is located in a quiet corner on the select Falls development just a short walk from Ambleside village. This spacious apartment style property is set over two floors with a particularly well appointed lounge / dining room with bay window. Furnishings throughout are comfortable, contemporary and coordinated. You will also enjoy a balcony to the front to admire the views on long summer evenings. Endless walking opportunities straight from the door means you may never need to use your car during your stay.

Available From£450
Special Offer
Weavers Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This attractive and aptly named Lakeland apartment forms part of an original woollen mill just off the absolute heart of Grasmere village centre with walls of glass enjoying the stunning scenery, a perfect escape from it all in the majestic Lake District.

Available From£425
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £799 to £679
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Quintessential Lakeland on the outside, chic and luxurious within, this converted barn in the Lyth Valley has been refurbished with undeniable contemporary flair. You'll never forget the character of the place, with its old oak beams, vaulted ceilings and traditional gas fire log effect stove to complete the cosy country lifestyle.

Available From£425

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Grass Guard Rural Escapes

Rural Escapes

Rural Escapes

Remote cottages in the Lake District – We would like to share a secret with you. Lakelovers’ collection of remote cottages in the Lake District is the finest in the Lake District. Arriving down an unknown track and through a picturesque hamlet, you’ll find luxury, quality and style that you were not expecting. Yes, our secluded Lake District cottages may be out in the sticks but stick houses they are not. You’ll find underfloor heating, luxury bathrooms with romantic bathtubs, garden hot tubs, state-of-the-art media systems and bespoke kitchens.

Lakelovers have hand-picked the finest collection of rural escapes to bring you the very best experience of a remote holiday break: intimate spaces for planning a romantic surprise, sprawling accommodation for large groups to spread out, well-quipped home from homes for families to relax and breath in the tranquilly of a rural setting.

With over 2362 square kilometres and a population density per square kilometre of only 18, there’s space and tranquillity a plenty with our stunning collection of isolated holiday cottages.

Whilst our cottages are very well equipped with quality washers and dryers, you can pack light for a stay in one of our secluded Lake District cottages, leaving behind the dress codes of work and the formalities of daily routines. Self-catering gives you the privacy to stay in your pyjamas until midday and walk the dog at any time of day or night, should you so wish!

Blissful Locations

If you’re looking to embrace the informalities of country life, a remote location like Troutbeck may appeal. You can walk from of our secluded Troutbeck Cottages up onto Wansfell, along to the village shop, tearoom or popular village pub, the Mortal Man Inn. Take to horseback to explore the historic valley at a trot or experience a bygone era at the National trust owned 17th Century farmhouse, Townend.

Put your ‘out of office’ on and make your home a snug cottage for two in the majestic Langdale Valley. Browse our remote Langdale Cottages and find yourself perched on a fell side, where you can stock up in Ambleside up on the way and not venture further than the sublime surrounding scenery on your doorstep for the rest of your holiday.

Ditch the car and playing ‘taxi’ for the week and opt for a family friendly cottage, with conveniences like relaxed restaurants, shop, cinema and theatres a stroll away. Have a look at our rural escapes in Ambleside and Keswick for secluded properties with local conveniences nearby.

If after a few days hiding away some members of your party want to dress up for an impromptu evening of cocktails or a spot of theatre, then the hotpots of Keswick, Ambleside and Bowness have super day and evening entertainment and have superb local transport links so can be enjoyed from one of our rural cottages.

Whilst it’s nice to escape the 24-hour living of urban life, we don’t want you to miss home from home conveniences when enjoying one of our secluded Lake District cottages. Fear not, you don’t need to be concerned about being too cut off. Most of our properties have WiFi so you can still share holiday snaps and plan trips out. We have gold award cottages with state-of-the-art entertainment systems, including Sky and Freeview, surround sound, HD and curved wall-mounted screens, plus additional smart TVs in bedroom and bathroom suites. Movie nights are one of the top activities enjoyed from our remote holiday cottages in the Lake District.

Alternatively, you could plan a ‘digital detox’, throwing yourselves fully into a relaxing and rejuvenating break in the county. Many of our cottages have library and reading spaces as well as games and of course walks straight form your idyllic rural cottage doorstep. We have superb kitchens and al fresco dining spaces for enjoying the important things in life, which of course is your loved ones.

Don’t forget the excellent service that Lakelovers are proud of includes free towels, welcome packs as well as inclusive leisure facility passes for some properties, for when you really want some pampering ‘me time’.

The woodlands, rivers and mountains of our rural escapes in the Lake District are also ideal retreats for pooch too and we remind you that with Lakelovers’ cottages that welcome pets, dog stay free!

Out and About on a Rural Escape in the Lakes

If you’re worried about keeping guests occupied when booking from our more isolated holiday cottages, but you’re keen to stay away from the crowds, here are some of the less crowded places to visit in the Lake District so you get the best of both worlds.

Holehird Gardens is close to Brockhole Visitor Centre, which is right on the shore of Lake Windermere and attracts the crowds from the popular Lake Windermere Steamers. This makes nearby Holehird, an extraordinary horticultural paradise, a great place to escape whilst still enjoying the wonder of Lake Windermere. The views from Holehird onto Windermere are all the better as they feel private.

When visiting a popular place like the National Trust’s Wray Castle, also on Windermere, it is worth getting behind the scenes and booking onto the tour where you can hear untold stories that the throng of daily visitor’s miss. A garden tour at Beatrix Potter’s house, Hill Top near Hawkshead, is also an alternative and quiet way to take in this national treasure.

Rather than Windermere or Ullswater Steamers, enjoy the Lake District’s famous clear waters from the smaller Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston, which is much quieter.

In the north Lakes, enjoy Bassenthwaite rather than the busier Derwentwater and Ullswater. On Bassenthwaite, you can visit a live Osprey’s watch, let off some steam at Whinlatter Forest’s GoApe or mountain bike trails, take in an up-close animal encounters at the Lake District Wildlife Park and eat at the upmarket Lakes Distillery.

Whilst a walk around Grasmere and Rydal water is a delight, why not head away from this Wordsworth trail towards the less busy 2-hour walk around Buttermere with enchanting views of Crummock Water and Loweswater.

For traditional county pub lunches enjoy a drive or bike ride in the quiet country lanes of the Lyth Valley, outside of bustling Windermere and Bowness. Our Lyth Valley Cottages are set in a working pastoral landscape dotted with 17th century farms. You’ll just as easily share a pint in one of the several upmarket village pubs with a local famer as you will with other holidaymakers.

The Lake District is a very seasonal holiday destination, with the hot spots of Windermere and Ambleside upbeat and vibrant over the summer months. With a little planning, you can enjoy these superb towns but without the crowds. Windermere bonfire is a well-organised community event and in November the beautiful boutiques of Bowness turn their attention to Christmas and so off-season can be a great time to visit the Lake District’s hot spots.

For your walking fix, avoid the pull of Scafell, Helvellyn or the Old Man of Coniston and head to the eastern fells. Haweswater is the perfect mix of beauty, views and has the bonus of being secluded. There’s an abundance of wildlife, making this spot a buzz of natural life, rather than chattering walkers.

Lakelovers remote holiday cottages in the Lake District deliver on peace and quiet and the rejuvenating quality of slowing down to the Lake District’s rhythm of tricking waterfalls and zig-zagging fell paths is like no other.

Whether your rural escape is a secret, surprise or simply a well-deserved break, we look forward to quietly welcoming you to a personalised and intimate escape to the Lake District.