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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
  • 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 right in the heart of old Ambleside to create the most fantastic, high quality retreat for friends and family.

Available From£677
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £925 to £833
Ellerthwaite House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Ellerthwaite House is a beautiful Victorian semi-detached property in a perfect location just a short stroll of under 5 minutes from Windermere village where you will find a great mixture of bars, restaurants and cafes, along with a variety of unique little shops, galleries and boutiques. Perfect for family gatherings or friends to enjoy, and only five minutes' drive from Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere itself.

Available From£525
Special Offer
Fell Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi

Located on a quite 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 contemporary manner to offer quality accommodation in a convenient location.

Available From£425
Special Offer Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £1530 to £1300
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Finished to the highest possible standard, No 1 and No 2 Rose Cottages are two adjacent country cottages that are presented to the very highest standard and offer and amazing option for two couples wishing to travel together but wanting their own space and privacy. Both cottages are finished to the same very same standard and so arriving at the cottages you will be spoilt for choice between the two. The cottages are set in the unspoilt village of Bouth just a few minutes drive from Lake Windermere in the heart of the pretty Rusland Valley. These superb romantic retreats offers something special and provide you with the opportunity to enjoy time together and for your holiday to be as active or relaxing as you wish.

Available From£870
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £695 to £627
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

La'al Field House is a much loved family home that is now being offered as a great holiday home within walking distance of the bustling market square and just across the road from the former Cumberland Pencil Mill and its famous Pencil Museum! This larger than average family home offers plenty of space for everyone to relax, a large garden, views to the surrounding fells and just a few minutes from all the town's amenities.

Available From£495
Special Offer Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £695 to £625
1 Rose Cottages Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Finished to the highest possible standard, No 1 Rose Cottage is set in the unspoilt village of Bouth just a few minutes drive from Lake Windermere in the heart of the pretty Rusland Valley. This superb romantic retreats offers is something special and offers you're the opportunity to enjoy time together and for your holiday to be as active or relaxing as you wish.

Available From£425
Special Offer Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £785 to £706
2 Rose Cottages Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Enjoying a beautiful location overlooking the surrounding countryside in the pretty Lakeland village of Bouth, No 2 Rose Cottage is a real delight. This beautifully presented cottage offers a welcoming retreat with many period feature complemented with a contemporary finish. For those seeking peace and quite, quality and privacy, No2 Rose Cottages is an excellent choice at any time of the year.

Available From£445
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £875 to £744
Highbank Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Highbank is a well presented, larger than average, Victorian terrace house just five minutes' walk from the popular restaurants, cafes, bars and shops in the village of Bowness and less than ten minutes' walk from the shores of Lake Windermere. This excellent family friendly property is just the ideal base for an excellent family holiday or a getaway with friends.

Available From£495
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Hedgehog Hideaway is a beautifully presented cottage of incredible character and quality. Lindale village is perfectly located for exploring the Lake District and taking advantage of the wonderful nearby village of Cartmel and the incredible foodie destinations.

Available From£345
Special Offer
The Lodge Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set in a secluded location looking out across the Rusland Valley, The Lodge is a contemporary romantic retreat to relax and unwind and enjoy each other's company. Presented to a very high standard this cosy hideaway offers quality accommodation and not only benefits from lovely views, it is complemented by a hot tub and elevated patio where you can sit, with a glass of wine and enjoy the beautiful views across this pretty and tranquil area of the Lake District

Available From£299
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Originally built for the local gamekeeper, Low Dog Kennel Cottage offers a wonderful blend of charm and character alongside stylish and contemporary living. Enjoy the walk through the open countryside to the neighbouring village of Cartmel with its historic 12th Century priory and a great range of village pubs and popular eateries including the acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume; artesian local shops including the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Shop and

Available From£365
Special Offer
Boxtree Ullswater
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A few minutes' drive or a delightful walk from the shores of Ullswater, in the pretty village of Dacre, Boxtree is a beautifully restored, two bedroom, 18th century farmer's cottage. This delightful cottage is packed full of quality, charm and character.

Available From£445
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £595 to £537
Bellflower Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Bellflower Cottage appears, from the outside, to be a typical, Victorian end of terrace house but step inside and you will be instantly taken aback by the cool and contemporary makeover the owners have created. Here old and new blend effortlessly to create a fantastic cottage offering the ideal place to relax with family and friends, situated within easy walking distance of Windermere village.

Available From£365
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £2350 to £1999
One Long Houses Windermere
  • Sleeps 11
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Nestled between the hills of the Kentmere Valley, One Long Houses, commands some of the best views in the area. The eighteenth century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and opened into the adjoining barn to create one of the most impressive properties in the area. Finished to the highest standard with exacting attention to detail the current owners have created the prefect holiday retreat for friends and families.

Available From£1475
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £495 to £396
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Dorothy's Place is the most charming apartment set high above Bowness on Windermere with uninterrupted views of Lake Windermere from its extensive landscaped Gardens. Built in the early 1800's Dorothy's Place is nestled amongst this historic building which exudes rich features and one of the areas most iconic private houses.

Available From£345
Special Offer
Barn Cottage Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

The northern tip of Bassenthwaite, just ten minutes' drive from Keswick is a haven of peace and quiet and this lovely location is shared by Barn Cottage, the Bassenthwaite Ospreys and the Lakes Distillery.

Available From£375
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Camellia Cottage is a picture perfect Lakeland Cottage, set in the quite hamlet of Crook just a few minutes' drive from the shores of Lake Windermere and within relatively easy reach of the Central Lakes. The Cottage is an ideal place to relax or engage in a wide range of activities. You may want to sail on the lakes, play golf (a 13 hole course is available in the village and two 18 hole courses are nearby), fish, cycle or simply walk from the door or on accessible Lakeland fells. The range of activities, together with access to great places to eat and drink make Camellia Cottage a prefect Lakeland retreat.

Available From£350
Special Offer
Hill Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Hill Cottage is located on one of the quaintest parts of Ambleside perched above the town looking over the lake and surrounding fells.

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.