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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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Woodside West Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Although centrally located, this contemporary modern cottage enjoys views over the village bowling green towards Lake Windermere. The accommodation is stylish yet comfortable; colourful boutique meets sophisticated retreat. There's ample space for sociable meals in, an air of relaxation thanks to the views, and of course the treat of Bowness and Lake Windermere on your doorstep and even better Woodside West takes short breaks so that you can enjoy all the lakes have to offer.

Available From£445.00
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Le Chalet Langdale
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars

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 provide breath-taking views from almost every pane of glass. Whether you're celebrating a happy event or looking for a well-earned escape with friends, Le Chalet is a special place designed for spending precious relaxation time in sheer luxury and comfort.

Available From£1795.00
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The Old Chapel Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This intriguing rural character property is a former Lakeland chapel; a stunning blend of olde worlde character and 21st century chic. Only a 10 minute drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere, The Old Chapel enjoys a blissful countryside setting; only a stroll from an excellent country pub yet in complete seclusion at the foot of a gated road.

Available From£365.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

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 has to be experienced to be appreciated; a walker's paradise of lush green valley that's still only a few miles from the villages of Broughton and Coniston.

Available From£565.00
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Acorn Cottage Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

If you're looking for an enchanting, perhaps romantic Lakeland retreat, Acorn Cottage is just that. A surprisingly spacious timber-built cottage, sheltered from the bustle of the village and perched on a rocky ledge to give fabulous views across the valley. Fall in love with the pretty traditional decor; wood beams, stable door, local-stone fireplace... warm in winter and bliss in summer as you take to the patio to admire the view across to Heron Pike.

Available From£495.00
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Greengarth Keswick
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Within a flat easy walking distance of the town centre and the market square, Greengarth is located in the popular Crosthwaite area of Keswick. The current owners have fully refurbished and modernised the property to a very high standard. The property has been extended to substantially increase the living space which is open plan and light and airy. Spectacular bi-fold doors open directly onto the patio and garden and offer exceptional and impressive views to Skiddaw, one of the Lake District's highest and most impressive mountains.

Available From£465.00
Special Offer Special Offer! 7 nights reduced from £445 to £395!
  • 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£445.00
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Spring Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

This stylish cottage-style apartment, set over two upper floors, enjoys a peaceful setting within Ambleside's prestigious Falls development, overlooking Stockghyll Falls from the fabulous upper floor living space. The accommodation has a wonderfully calming atmosphere, thanks to soothing natural colours, modern simplicity and an abundance of Lakeland light.

Available From£415.00
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  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

If you are looking for a property with one of the most spectacular views in the British Isles, set in large grounds but can't decide if you want a traditional or contemporary property then we might just have found the property you were looking for!

Available From£925.00
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Sunbeam Cottage Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A short stroll from the shores of Coniston water, this traditional gamekeeper's cottage is full of the character of Lakeland stone-flagged floors, old oak beams, heartwarming fires and adorable cottage windows -all wrapped up with tasteful decor and furnishings. Views are to the lake and the Coniston fells, taking in Brantwood - famous home of John Ruskin. Sunbeam Cottage has an intriguing link with this famous writer and thinker - find out more when you arrive!

Available From£395.00
Special Offer Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £375 to £337
Broomriggs 3 Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

With magnificent lake and mountain views this superb ground floor apartment is within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland complete with superb private lake frontage with use of rowing boats (Rowing boats off water from Nov until spring). This apartment forms part of a magnificent original Gentlemen's residence, built at the turn of the last century and designed in the arts & crafts style.

Available From£375.00
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Langdale View Windermere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this superb four bedroom, four bathroom property forms part of a large gentlemen's residence commanding superb views from the bedrooms towards the famous Langdale Pikes and with seasonal views over Lake Windermere itself.

Available From£515.00
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End Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car Park Available

Classy yet full of character, this romantic Lake District cottage is just a stone's throw from the beating heart of Ambleside. Just down the road from the famous 'Little Bridge House', End Cottage is built in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation. Polished oak-style floors contrast cosy, deep-cushioned furnishings and crisp white walls which carry through into the super-stylish kitchen.

Available From£375.00
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Lacet Cottage Ullswater
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located in the rolling countryside of the north east Lake District, just a few minutes from the shores of Ullswater, Lacet Cottage, a traditional 19th century cottage, has been lovingly refurbished by the owner to offer exceptional and high quality accommodation, finished to a very high standard for those seeking a beautiful Lakeland retreat.

Available From£625.00
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Riverside Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

A breathtaking Lakeland residence, embracing the magic of it's secluded riverside location in the Troutbeck Valley, but still only a few miles from Lake Windermere and Ambleside village. Spacious, elegant and as suited to grand social occasions as it is to relaxed family escapes, Riverside brings the 'outside in' with enormous picture windows overlooking 12 acres of private grounds in this stunning rural setting.

Available From£895.00
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River Lodge Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Overlooking the River Rothay, this impressive house is enviably located only a short riverside walk away from Ambleside Village. River Lodge takes the lion's share of an impressive Lakeland residence, once home to Queen Victoria's physician. Now sympathetically restored, extended and styled with immaculate country house chic and Farrow & Ball colours, River Lodge provides luxurious holiday living in this fantastic location.

Available From£885.00
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Ospreys Nest Grasmere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Finished to the highest standard by the owners, Ospreys Nest offers a real retreat right in the heart of the popular village of Grasmere.

Available From£445.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This fabulous Victorian Lakeland residence stands on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern outlet of Lake Windermere. Set in half an acre of private gardens leading down to the water's edge (perfect for fishing and canoeing), Newby Bridge House is a magical place to escape from everyday life. Step inside, and you'll find period charms blend perfectly with a contemporary boutique style.

Available From£565.00
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Lakeside View Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Every ingredient for a perfect Lake District holiday, family or friends, at any time of year. Through spectacular full wall windows and from a slightly elevated position, Lakeside View gazes out over Bowness Bay and Lake Windermere to the famous Lakeland Fells beyond. Only a stroll away are the vibrant village centre, the boating activities of the bay, and the contemporary high street of the Lake District's most popular destination.

Available From£445.00

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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.